Clarence Edward Goudge was born in Sackville, NS on June fourth, 1910. His parents were Edward Strong Goudge & Jeanetta Alberta Barrett, Clarence had one sister: Lillian Alberta, she was born on October 12th 1914. Clarence also had two half siblings who he lived with: Elizabeth May & Thomas Roland, both from Edward S’s previous marriage to Sarah Alicia Hart. Clarence attended schools in Sackville and at one point was taught by a Francis Fultz. Clarence ended up moving with his Family to the Annapolis valley for several years before returning to live in Sackville. Clarence married Hilda Ruth Hazell and had two sons, Keith Edward Goudge & Barry Robert Goudge. Clarence moved to Florida at some point & died in Pinellas, Florida on March 21st 1989 at age 78.
This receipt was given to Clarence from his father in 1918. It’s part of his allowance for completing chores around the home; some of Clarence’s chores included farming wheat and loading wood. Clarence earned a total of seven cents for all his hard work; seven cents in the 1920s is worth about one dollar and fifty cents today. This would have taken place during the end of the harvest season, when farmers turn their attention to preparing for the incoming winter. Every helping hand would have been needed, even eight year old Clarence would have had a job to do.