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Bill, Tax


Accession number: 2013.27.2.7
Object type: School
Date: April 6 1892
Materials: Paper
Measurements: 22 cm L x 14 cm W
Subject: Bridgewater, Schools, Poll Tax, James A. Curll, Secretary, Bridgewater School Section, No. 64, Stephen Edgar March
Narrative: STEPHEN EDGAR MARCH WAS BORN ON 4 AUGUST 1870 IN BRIDGEWATER, THE SON OF REV. STEPHEN AND ANNA ELIZABETH (KEATING) MARCH OF BRIDGEWATER.  STEPHEN EDGAR MARCH MARRIED ELEANOR LOUISE WADE  OF BRIDGEWATER IN 1893.  MARCH GRADUATED FROM DALHOUSIE LAW SCHOOL AND WAS ADMITTED TO THE BAR IN 1893.  MARCH PRACTICED LAW IN THE OFFICE OF THE LATE F.B. WADE FOR SEVERAL YEARS.  BECAUSE OF HEALTH REASONS, MARCH WAS TOLD TO DEVOTE MORE TIME TO THE OUTDOORS AND HE TOOK UP FARMING AND WAS SUCCESSFUL FARMER FOR ELEVEN YEARS.  IT WAS THEN HE TOOK UP CIVIL ENGINEERING AND LAND SURVEYING IN 1937 AND WAS MADE STIPENDIARY MAGISTRATE FOR THE MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT OF THE PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA, AN OFFICE HE HELD UNTIL HIS DEATH.  MARCH WAS A LIFE LONG RESIDENT OF BRIDGEWATER.  MARCH WAS A MEMBER OF THE BRIDGEWATER BAPTIST MEN'S CHOIR, HONOURARY MEMBER OF THE BRIDGEWATER TENNIS CLUB AND WAS ACTIVE IN SPORTS AND RECEIVED MANY TROPHIES.  HIS FAVOURITE HOBBY WAS WATER COLOUR PAINTING OF WHICH A GROUP OF 59 WORKS OF NATIVE BIRDS HANGS IN THE PROVINCIAL ARCHIVES IN HALIFAX.  MARCH DIED 26 JUNE 1967 AND IS BURIED IN BROOKSIDE CEMETERY, BRIDGEWATER.
Description: Rectangular sheet of blue paper which is printed and handwritten.  Top edge has two holes punched out.  Tax Bill issued from James A. Curll, Secretary to the Trustees of the Bridgewater School Section, No. 64 to S. Edgar March for poll taxes.
History of Use: Used to document payment for poll taxes.