Salvation Army, Burin, NL

My grandfather, Hubert Frank Appleby, was a member of the Salvation Army in Burin, NL, and rose to the rank of captain. Both he and his future wife, Primadine Taylor, attended the services, one preaching, the other banging the tambourine.

On my last visit to Newfoundland three summers ago, I took several pictures of the Salvation Army building in Burin Bay. At that time, it was up for sale.

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This sign hangs in one of the buildings in Burin Bay

The Salvation Army

A branch of the Salvation Army was established at Burin in the year 1890 and the first barracks was erected in the area known as Ship Cove. The established churches were opposed and even hostile to the foundation of a religious body with a semi-military background in their midst. Consequently, the army moved to Burin Bay and erected a barracks where the present headquarters stand. The present citadel was built and dedicated in 1970.

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A partial transcription of the Salvation Army Cemetery, Salmonier, Burin District, can be found on the Newfoundland’s Grand Banks website.

Newfoundland Vital Statistics for Burin, which also contains individuals in the Salvation Army, can also be found on the Newfoundland’s Grand Banks site.

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Stone in the wall of the Salvation Army, Burin

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The view from the Salvation Army steps, Burin, NL

Burin Bay, NL

The view of the shore across the street from the Salvation Army, Burin Bay, NL

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5 thoughts on “Salvation Army, Burin, NL

  1. Does anyone know if there is a history center for the salvation army? I too had a relative that marched with the army’s band in Nova Scotia. Please reply to statonfamily@hotmail.com if you have information on the Salvation Army in Nova Scotia. Thanks. LS.

  2. Hello, there: my grandmother, Martha Rowe, born in Whale Cove, was the daughter of Louis Rowe of that Citadel. I understand that my great-grandfather John Baker and my grandfather John Albert Baker also went to the Burin Bay Citadel. Martha, John, and John Sr. all left Newfoundland in 1925, to settle in Toronto, but the rest of the Rowes are still there (right close to the Citadel in Burin Bay too). The Bakers of my grandfather’s line mostly died out or got dispersed, although lots of other branches of Bakers from that same ancestry are still there (I don’t think they’re Army, though). I’m now working on a book about Whale Cove and my grandmother.

    • Hello, Diane. Thank you for visiting my page and leaving a comment.

      My grandmother Taylor’s family also had members who went to Toronto in the early 1900s.

      Please, let me know when your book is published. I can interview you for this site to help spread the word.

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