Samuel Chipman Parker

click here for larger image Fruit-grower - Secretary of the Nova Scotia Fruit Growers' Association, Elected Municipal Council 1901, 1904 and 1907 - First Mayor of Berwick 1923 - 1925 (re-elected for 2nd term but resigned shortly after), Berwick Postmaster 1912 - 1926, Justice of the Peace, Author, Treasurer of Berwick Baptist Church.

At the time of his death in 1927 he was President of three organizations (Kings Mutual Fire Insurance Company, Kings Memorial Hospital Association and the local Red Cross) and Secretary (Berwick Fruit Company) of another.


December 30, 1925

The Mayor Extends Season’s Compliments

Berwick, depending as it does on the apple crop from the surrounding district, is feeling the effects of the poor crop and depressed market. However, the merchants report a good Christmas trade and hope for better things in 1926.

The Evaporator, under the capable management of C. S. Grimm & Co., has done a wonderful work in disposing of a large quantity of second-class stuff and incidentally paying out a considerable amount in wages.

Kings Memorial Hospital has had a busy year, never more so than during the holiday season. About fifteen patients are being cared for there, and service seems to be the watchword of the Hospital staff. Possibly The Register does not realize the importance of the Hospital as a financial asset to the community. As a matter of fact it does a larger business than the Town of Berwick. The total receipts for the last financial year were $10,833.18 and expenditures on maintenance were $9,199,94 with an additional $1,500 paid on capital account.

Berwick has a valuable asset in The Register, that perhaps is not fully appreciated. In the opinion of the writer The Register is the best small town weekly in the province, and should be supported by all of our citizens.

Allow me, Mr. Editor, to take this opportunity on behalf of the Mayor and Town Council to extend to all our towns-people the compliments of the season and best wishes for a happy and prosperous 1926.

S. C. Parker,

Berwick, N.S., Dec. 30, 1925.


Men & Events of 50 Years Ago
A series of articles written by S. C. Parker for the Register in 1927

(more articles will be posted from this series)

JANUARY 19, 1927 - Letters To The Editor MARCH 2, 1927 - BERWICK AT CONFEDERATION MARCH 9, 1927 - BERWICK AT CONFEDERATION
MARCH 16, 1927 - BERWICK AT CONFEDERATION AND AFTER MARCH 23, 1927 - BERWICK AT CONFEDERATION AND AFTER MARCH 30, 1927 - BERWICK AT CONFEDERATION AND BEFORE
APRIL 6, 1927 - BERWICK AT CONFEDERATION APRIL 13, 1927 - BERWICK ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO Picture added JUNE 1, 1927 - Berwick Mourns Death of Prominent Citizen

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