Item MS-2-497, SF Box 41, Folder 11 - Deed of insolvent person's property assignment

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Deed of insolvent person's property assignment

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MS-2-497, SF Box 41, Folder 11

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  • 1904 (Creation)

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1 page (1 folder)

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Amos Benjamin Etter (1849-1918) was a merchant in Amherst, Nova Scotia. He was born at Mt. Watley, New Brunswick, to Peter Etter and Jane Atkinson, and educated at Amherst Academy. In 1871 he entered into the dry goods business with David T. Chapman in Amherst. In 1882 he formed a partnership with Robert Pugsley, from which he retired in 1910. For many years he also engaged extensively in farming and raising horses.

Etter served first as deputy sheriff (1875-1895) and then as high sherriff of Cumberland County (1895-1908), when he was appointed to the Legislative Council. He was president of the Liberal Association for Cumberland County, and served four years as a town councillor. He was married in 1878 to Clarissa Pugsley and he died in 1918.

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Item is a deed of assignment of James H. Betts' property in trust for the benefit of his creditors.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], MS-2-407, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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August 2012

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  • Box: SF Box 41