Transcription of Jennie Pike’s Date Diary (1932-1940)

Jennifer (Allen) Pike (1879-1943) was the daughter of Joseph Logan and Mary Ann (Dennison) Allen.  Her father was Alexander Gibson’s boss carpenter and supervised the construction of the Marysville brick houses in New Brunswick (Canada).  Allen Street in Marysville is named for him.  Her mother died of tuberculosis in 1881.

Jennifer was raised in Marysville.  She may have worked for a time in the St. Croix Cotton Mill.  She married Chester Pike of Milltown.  After their marriage they moved to Marysville and worked in the Cotton Mill.  During her years in Marysville, she was very active in her community.

For some time, Jennifer kept a diary of people and events in Marysville.  Her daughter, Gladys Edney, gave the diary to Eleanor (Ebbett) Allen who has made a copy available to the Fredericton Region Museum to transcribe, research and reproduce.

Link to diary transcription project.

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