WILLIAM JACK DIBBLEE COLLECTION

MC 36

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

William Jack Dibblee (September 17, 1879 - July 11, 1960) was the son of J. T. Allan and Marie (Ellegood) Dibblee, and a descendant of one of the first families to settle in the Woodstock area. He was educated in Woodstock schools and Rothesay Collegiate School at Rothesay, New Brunswick.

On September 6, 1911, he married Marion Grace Dibble (December 29, 1884 - 1962), daughter of Charles Frederick and Adrianna (Myles) Dibblee. They had one son, Frederick A. Dibblee.

As a young man, he entered the family hardware business. He eventually sold out his interests to engage in the insurance business.

For many years he represented the Town of Woodstock in the Carleton County Council where he was especially active as chairman of the municipal home committee. He also served for many years as secretary of the Woodstock Board of School Trustees, and on the trustees board of the L. P. Fisher (now Carleton Memorial) Hospital.

Mr. Dibblee served on the Woodstock Town Council and was a member of the Board of Assessors for the Town. He was also a member of the Carleton County Children's Aid and the Victorian Order of Nurses. Mr. Dibblee was active in the Woodstock Curling Club and was a charter member, and later an active member of the Woodstock Rotary Club. In pre-war years he was prominent in the work of the local agricultural society, especially in the organization of the fall fairs which were held in Woodstock prior to the war.

W. Jack Dibblee was also an active participant in the Woodstock Board of Trade and a member of the Woodstock Driving Club. He joined various lodges and orders during his lifetime and had been a member of the Order of Foresters since 1888. Mr. Dibblee received a 50-year pin from the Grand Order of the New Brunswick Lodge and he was one of the original members of the Skiff Lake Fishing Club.

In politics he was a conservative and traditionally had been the man to nominate former Premier Hugh John Flemming at the party conventions.

CONTENT: The greater part of this collection consists of photographs. The textual items are formal documents.