Accession number: 84.4.2
Object type: Ox
Object subtype: Double Gallows
Date: before 1984
Materials: PAINTED WOOD
Measurements: 116 cm L x 11.3 cm W x 19 cm H
Subject: LUNENBURG COUNTY, ANIMALS, OXEN, EARLE LANGILLE
Narrative: Earle Raymond Langille was born 20 September 1920 in Mahone Bay, N.S., the son of LeRoy and Clarice Langille. Earle Langille was educated in Mahone Bay, the Provincial Normal College, Mount Allison, Acadia and St. Mary's Universities. Langille served with the West N.S. Regiment from 1939 to 1940. After being discharged due to illness, Langille began teaching serving in various schools in Pictou, Colchester, Halifax and Lunenburg counties. In 1960, he was appointed principal of Hebbville Consolidated Junior High School from where he retired from teaching in 1981. Langille was a member of the Lunenburg County Retired Teachers Association, elder in the Bridgewater United Church for 50 years, served as President of the Lunenburg County Historical Society, Chairman of the DesBrisay Museum from January 1974 to January 1977 and a member from 1972 to 1991. Having a keen interest in history, Langille also served for 25 years with the Nova Scotia Museum Complex. Langille was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 49, Mahone Bay for 65 years and a member of Acacia Lodge No. 39 for 70 years. Earle Langille was married to Christine and had son Peter. Earle Langille died 15 January 2016 and the funeral was held from the Bridgewater United Church.
Description: RED DOUBLE GALLOWS HEAD OX YOKE. SQUARE HANDLE CARVED AT TOP. TWO GROOVES CUT OUT TO ATTACH STRAPS.
History of Use: USED TO JOIN A PAIR OF OXEN TOGETHER.
COLLECTED BY EARLE LANGILLE FROM VARIOUS PARTS OF LUNENBURG COUNTY, CHELSEA AND CONQUERALL BANK, IN LESS THAN 10 YEARS.