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I am looking for decendants of John Campbell and Alice Annette(Eastman).
They lived at Limehill Cape Breton. John died in 1939 and Alice married
Elwin MacLean. I know the immediate family, but I need John and Alice's
parents, brothers, sisters, etc. I married their son William(BILL)
Looking for burial and or any other information on the Family of John COLE.
JOHN COLE born to an English family in New Brunswick in 1836. Orphaned at a
young age and it is believed he was raised in Tuden, NB by a family named
BARRY. Married Bridget GILLIN, July 1864 at St. Gertrude's RC, Woodstock,
NB. Three children, Sarah (Sadie), b. 1865, Mary Elizabeth, b. 1868, and
William, b. 1869, all born in NB. Engaged successfully in the lumber
business in Woodstock area for many years until his fortunes turned and lost
everything. The family moved to Sidney, NS probably 1880's. Sadie COLE
worked in retail stores in Sidney until her death (date ?). Mary Elizabeth
COLE operated a millinery store in Sidney in the early 1890's until her
marriage 1895 to Daniel McCann of Bangor, ME.
It is believed that John COLE died and is buried somewhere on Cape Breton
Island around the turn of the century. Bridget lived her late years in
Bangor with her daughter. She died in Bangor and death records indicate her
remains were shipped to Cape Breton Island. (No location indicated) The
COLE family was Catholic.
Thank all of you who responded, especially with more information than I had
even asked for. I appreciate the thoughtfulness. I read all the postings,
even though I don't do much posting myself. Thanks especially to Ed, Bob,
Charlene,Liz, and Maureen.
Any more information on dates for the Piper MAC NEILS would be wonderful.
Delores and Mike Quinn
Is anyone familiar with this cemetery? -
Calvin United Church Cemetery
Whale Cove, Margaree Harbour, Inverness County, NS
Part of it is transcribed on Rootsweb and it has the surname I am studying
(Lawrence) listed under "Other names present". I'm trying to find out which
Lawrences are buried there.
Pat - you wrote:Sat, 28 Oct 2000 11:28:39 -0300
From: "harrypat" <harrypat(a)ican.net>
Subject: Re: St Margaret's Roman Catholic Church
Could you please pass on the location of this church? My husband and I are
also interested in MAC NEIL name and Jane is now of the same MAC NEIL family
group that Mike and I are on. We also are having a terrible time finding
dates for these elusive ancestors. Our branch eventually went over to
Piper's Cove and stayed there. I think most of our family were baptized,
married, and buried from St Barra's Church but this church may be before that
time- I really don't know yet. May I also ask you if you have access to MAC
NEILS names listing from St Barra's church? TIA Sincerely, Delores
CAPE BRETON POST, WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 22, 1984
MISS CECILIA GILLIS - FEB. 21, 1984
Miss Cecelia Gillis, 86, Spring Garden Villa for the past four years,
died at St. Rita Hospital, Tuesday, Feb. 21. Born at Grand Mira, she was
the daughter of the late Duncan M. and Isabel (MacEachern) Gillis. She
was a member of St. Joseph's Church. She was a former resident of
Dorchester, Mass., and was the last surviving member of her immediate
She was predeceased by five brothers, James; Ambrose; Dan; Joseph; Alex
and Steve, four sisters, Annie; Margaret; Florence and Elizabeth.
The body will rest at T. W. Curry Parkview Chapel today after 7 p.m. The
funeral mass will take place Friday at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph's Church
with interment St. Margaret's Cemetery, Grand Mira.
MRS. C. WINNIFRED MACSWEEN - FEB. 20, 1984
Mrs. C. Winnifred (Winnie) MacSween, 66 Edgewood Drive, Sydney, died
Monday, Feb. 20 at the Victoria General Hospital, Halifax. Born here she
was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John J. Murphy, 934 George St.,
Surviving are her husband, John Archie, two sons, Allan, Edmonton;
Dennis, at home, two brothers, George and Gerald, Sydney; three sisters
Claire, Mrs. Victor Letarte; Ruth, Mrs. Rod Macdonald, both of Sydney,
and Kay, at home.
She was predeceased by two brothers, John and Cyril, two sisters, Nora
The body is resting at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. The funeral will be
held Friday at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Heart Church with interment in
Donations may be made to the Heart Fund or the Canadian Cancer Society.
MARGARET J. MACLEAN - FEB. 20, 1984
GRAND ANSE, RICHMOND CO. - Margaret J. MacLean, 76, of Grand Anse,
Richmond County, died Monday, Feb.20, in the Strait Richmond Hospital,
Born in Grand Anse, she was a daughter of the late Merdock and Margaret
(MacKenzie) Macdonald. She was a member of the Black River UCW.
she is survived by one daughter, Jean Latimer, Scarborough Ontario; two
sister, Mrs. Cassie MacDonald, Richmond Villa and Mrs. Christine
Peeples, Point Tupper and five grandchildren.
Besides her husband John, she was predeceased by three brothers,
Kenneth; Hughie and Alex; one sister, Mrs. Annie Ferguson.
The body will rest at the home of Wesley Peeples of Grand Anse. The
funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from Black River United Church.
Burial will follow at the MacPherson Cemetery, Grand Anse. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made to the Black River United Church or a
charity of your choice.
EDITH CAVELL AUSTEN- FEB. 20, 1984
WHYCOCOMAGH - Mrs. Edith Cavell Austen of Whycocomagh passed away Monday
at Victoria County Memorial Hospital in Baddeck. Born in Whycocomagh she
was the daughter of the late Daniel and Katherine MacMillan Matheson.
She was retired from employment at Canada Post. She was a member of St.
Andrew's Presbyterian Church and was the church organist for 50 years.
she was a member of the Gordon MacLeod Chapter, Order of the Eastern
Star. She was a life member of the Women' Missionary Society and a
member of Ladies' Aid.
surviving are her daughter, Juanita, Mrs. Earl Matthews of Whycocomagh,
one son, Brent of Whycocomagh; one sister, Mrs. Isabel MacFarlane of
Baddeck; four grandchildren and one great grandchild.
She was predeceased by her husband, Frederick; one son in infancy and
one brother in infancy.
The body is resting at the Dennis Haverstock funeral Home Whycocomagh.
Funeral service will be held Thursday 11 a.m. from St. Andrew's
Presbyterian Church, Whycocomagh, the Rev. Alexander MacDonald
officiating. Interment will be at the Stewartdale Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society
or St. Andrew's Church Memorial Fund.
JOHN NAPIER - FEB. 21, 1984
GLACE BAY - John Napier, 86, of 1521 Coburg Road in Halifax died Tuesday
Feb. 21, 1984, at the Victoria General Hospital in Halifax.
While in Glace Bay, he resided at 6 Kay St. but for the past several
years was a resident of Halifax.
Mr. Napier came to Canada from his native Scotland at an early age, He
was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Napier.
Mr. Napier worked as a miner at Inverness, No. 6 in Donkin and No. 11 in
Glace Bay. Then he was employed at Seaboard Power Plant as a boiler
operator and retired in the early 1960s.
While residing in Donkin, he was a member of St. Luke's United Church
and was church treasurer. He was also a member of the church choir.
In the early 1940s he moved to Glace Bay and became a member of Knox
Church. He was a member of the Glace Bay Glee Singers.
Following his retirement he moved to Halifax.
Twice married he was predeceased by his first wife the former Katie
Jessie MacIsaac. He was also predeceased by two sisters.
He is survived by his wife the former Sarah (Sadie) MacDonald; a son,
James, of Donkin; a daughter, (Christine) Mrs. Lewis Hickey, of
Scarborough, Ont.; a sister, Mrs. Margaret (Peggy) Roy, of Stellarton;
brothers, David of Gatineau, Que.; and James, of Hamilton; six
grandchildren; one great grandchild;; step daughters, Mrs. Raymond
Ferguson, of Halifax; and Mrs. Annie Jones, of Kirkland, Que.; eight
step grandchildren; and four step great grandchildren.
The body will rest at Pattens Funeral Home, Union St. Glace Bay after 7
p.m. Wednesday. Funeral arrangements will be announced.
CARMEN L. HUGHES - FEB 21, 1984
Carmen L. Hughes, 76 of 3420 Warren Ave., New Waterford, died Tuesday,
Feb 21, 1984 at Sydney City Hospital.
the body will rest at the V.J. MacGillivray Funeral Home, New Waterford.
Funeral arrangements will be announced.
MRS. MATILDA DESVEAUX - FEB. 22 1984
Mrs. Matilda Desveaux, 94, 3474 Baker St., New Waterford, died
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 1984 at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital. She
was the former Matilda Chiasson. She was the last surviving member of
her immediate family.
Surviving are two sons, Lubin, New Waterford, Reginold, Westmount, four
grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by a daughter, Susan.
The body will rest at the V.J. MacGillivary Funeral Home today after 7
p.m. The funeral mass will be held 10 a.m. Friday, at Mount Carmel
FUNERAL - JOSEPH A. MACDONALD
The funeral mass for Joseph A. MacDonald, now resting at T.W. Curry
Parkview Chapel, will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at St. Andrew's Church,
Boisdale with interment in parish cemetery.
JOHN ARCHIBALD MACDONALD - FEB. 21, 1984
John Archibald MacDonald, 96, of Glencoe Mills, died Tuesday, Feb. 21,
1984, at the Inverary Manor, Inverness.
Born at Glencoe Mills, he was the son of the late Michael and Mary Anne
He is survived by three daughters, Flora (Mrs. Dougald Beaton) and
Elizabeth (Mrs. Alex MacMaster), both of Brook Village, and Mary Anne
(Mrs. Joseph Beaton) Mabou, one son, Michael Dan, New Waterford, one
brother, Dan Lawrence, of Buffalo, New York, 21 grandchildren and 26
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, the former Annie
MacLellan, one daughter, Jane, one son, Joseph one sister Mary Belle and
seven brothers, Ronald; John; Dan; John Angus; Alex; Colin and Donald.
The body will rest at St. Mary's Church vestry, Mabou after 7 p.m.
Funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph's Church,
Glencoe, with burial in the parish cemetery, under the direction of the
Inverness Funeral Home.
Looking for marriage and birth records on the following couple :
ANGUS MACNEIL b. about 1821 (place of birth on census given as Scotland, on
death certificate as Grand Narrows).
JANE GILLIS b. about 1831 (place of birth on census given as Nova Scotia).
In 1871 they lived Sydney (Division 2 on census) area of Cape Breton. Ch:
were Margaret, Daniel, Alexander, Roderick, John and Joseph (in order which
may indicate possible names of their parents).
Their marriage probably took place about 1850 as first child born about
Does anyone have access to marriage records around 1850 for Sydney area or
possibly Grand Narrows area or birth records 1821 and 1831 that they could
check for me?
Any help would be very appreciated.
My grandmother was Kathryn Mary MACLEAN, d/o Kenneth Norman MacLean and Jessie Ann (MacQuarrie) MacLean. I know Kathryn was born August 16, 1896. I thought it was in Port Hastings where her older brothers Allan (or Hector Allan) and John Thomas (b April 3, 1894)were born. Her Social Security application, however, reads Boston. (Surprise!) But, she got her year of birth incorrect, so I hope she didn't do the same on the location. (She wrote 8/16/87, but the typed part of the form reads 8/16/96.) However, Beryl at the Port Hastings Historical Museum can find no mention of her in the church baptism records where she did find the boys.
All that said, I am trying to find anything out about her parents. There are plenty of MacLeans and MacQuarries in the Port Hastings/Lake Horton (where Jessie is from, I think) area but I cannot definitively tie them to any of the families. Does anyone have either of these great grandparents anywhere in their lines? I have the History of Inverness County but find no mention of Kenneth and nothing of Jessie per se. Any help here would be greatly appreciated!
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I am searching for information on Christina Maud Fletcher-
Nicholson and her husband Dan G. Nicholson who was
Chief Nicholson of the Dominion Coal Co.'s police in
Glace Bay. They were married in 1907 in Glace Bay.
Maud is my grandmother's sister.
Your help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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I am searching for information on Mary Fletcher-Stewart and
Mayor Angus Stewart - Sydney Mines. They were married
in 1905 in Glace Bay. Mary is my grandmother's sister.
Your help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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The Road to Yesterday!
I found this Obit in todays Brantford Expositor. Thought it might be of interest to someone.
DAY Avery Maurice At the Brantford General Hospital on Thursday, October 26, 2000, in his 92nd year, born 1909 in Jeddore, Nova Scotia, youngest child of Cornelius (Walter) and Harriett Jane (Hill) Day. He was the last surviving member of hisimmediate family; residing on Dawson Street, Dartmouth, he received eye and leg injuries in the Halifax explosion. Predeceased in 1988 by his wife of 55 years, the former Elsie Marion Gillett; surviving are daughters Barbara Verge (William), Grand Bend; Carol Woodcock and Sandra Taylor, both of Brantford; son Robert (Jill) of London; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; predeceased by brothers George Harvey and Gordon Edison Day and sisters Ethel Margaret (in childhood), Beatrice Mary Potter and Ella Margaret Walker. Mr. Day was a 50 year Jewel recipient from the Royal Grand Lodge, Nova Scotia, member of the Eastern Star Lodge #51 A. F. & A. M., Scottish Rite 32 degrees, Mocha Centre Shriners, Past Worthy Grand Patron of Ontario !
O. E. S. and also Past Patron Brant Chapter #188 O. E. S. Friends will be received at the BECKETT - GLAVES FAMILY FUNERAL CENTRE, 88 Brant Avenue on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. Funeral service will be held at Sydenham United Church, Brantford on Saturday at 3 p. m. Interment Mount Hope Cemetery. Donations to Sydenham United Church, Camp Trillium or the charity of your choice appreciated. O. E. S. service will be held at the funeral home at 7 p. m. Friday evening. A Tree will be planted for Avery in the Beckett - Glaves Memorial Forest.
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I have an ancestor born 1850 in Sydney Forks. I can't find a birth
record (of course),
so I would like to pursue any possibilities of finding a baptism record,
or even a
marriage record of her parents.
Does anyone know of likely churches to try? Sydney Forks itself is very
I don't know which demonination to start with. Any and all info would
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Juanita McDonald,,,,Hello. Is it possible for you to do look-ups? Philip
George Falle died Dec. 25, 1952 at North Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.
He was my grandfather and I would be interested in what was said in his
obit. Thank you, even if you do not do look-ups. It is great to read your
To: NS-CAPE-BRETON-D(a)rootsweb.com <NS-CAPE-BRETON-D(a)rootsweb.com>
Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2000 8:00 AM
Subject: NS-CAPE-BRETON-D Digest V00 #244
Before I post the obits, and it is rather short tonight, I would like to
say thank you, to all who have written to me and have told me how much
that they have appreciated, seeing them posted. Though most of you know
that I had started this to keep myself from diving into my own research,
when there was a wedding a foot, I decided to continue it, after, the
wedding, which by the way, was one of the happiest day of my life.
When I first thought to do this, I wasn't sure how it would go over, as
I didn't want to offend anyone or bring back sad memories, if someone
saw an obituary of a loved one. I know that hasn't been the case, and
everyone seems to appreciate it, and for that I am truly grateful. I've
enjoyed reading your kind words, such as seeing an obituary that you
hadn't known was published on the island, or telling me that the person
was related to you, or just fond memories of someone you once knew, or
just telling me to keep on posting them, as they are hoping the day will
come they'll see one that they can use in their research. To all of you,
I say thank you.
CAPE BRETON POST - MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1980
MARINER FLEMING - NOV. 15, 1980
NEW WATERFORD - Funeral services were held this morning for Mariner
Fleming, Sydney River, formerly of New Waterford. Mr. Fleming, 72, died
Saturday at St. Rita Hospital, Sydney. He was the son of the late Mrs.
and Mrs. Thomas Fleming. He was a native of Margaree.
The past four years he resided with his daughter, Mrs. Francis MacLean,
He worked as a coal miner in New Waterford, was active in sports and
while in New Waterford he was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
His wife the former Ima Cameron predeceased him in 1972.
He is survived by sons, Hugh, Marnie, both of Saint John, New Brunswick;
daughters (Rene) Mrs. Francis MacLean, Sydney River; (Isabel) Mrs.
Kenneth Taylor, Ajax, Ontario; a brother Michael Fleming, Margaree,
eight grandchildren and by one great grandchild.
Funeral under the direction of the V.J.MacGillivray Funeral Home took
place this morning with mass at Mount Carmel Church. Interment was made
in the parish cemetery.
CHRISTINE ANNE CAMERON - NOV. 16, 1980
Christine Anne Cameron, 75, of Louisbourg, widow of the late Gordon
Cameron, who predeceased her in 1979, died yesterday at the home on
A daughter of the late Neil D. and Margaret (MacDonald) MacCuish, she
was born at Albert Bridge. She was a member of Zion Presbyterian
Church, and of the Loyal True Blue Association No. 199
Mrs. Cameron is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Jessie Greer, Dartmouth
and Mrs. Florence Coletti, Lower Sackville, and one son, Donald
Louisbourg, two sisters, Anne MacCuish, Louisbourg, and (Phemie) mrs.
Donald MacDougall, West Bay, four grandchildren. She was predeceased by
three brothers, Fraser, Donald, and Alexander, and her sister Mary.
Her body rests at W.A. Chant's Funeral Home. Funeral service will be
conducted in Zion Presbyterian Church at 2 p.m. Wednesday by Rev.
MacLean, and interment will take place in Loch End Cemetery, Catalone.
Donations to any charitable cause are suggested as memorial donations.
Hi All......Just a note to say , there is an auction on ebay for 26 letters written between 1941 and 1946 between a family and their son during WWII, from Nova Scotia to Ontario , and one from England. It seems they contain personal info. about the family , the war , rationing etc. According to the description , it appears the father was a minister. The letters are in their envelopes , with the stamps and dates , and when I enlarged it , it appears to be addressed to last name " Markam". If any Markam's are related please email me and I will forward the link to you to view.
Looking for information on my Grandmother's, Mary Elizabeth Quinn
(Digou) two sisters and brothers. Problem is for the sisters I only have
their married names: Mrs Placide Mombourquette (Digou) from L'Ardoise
and Mrs. D. Sampson (Digou) from Grand Lake Road. The brothers are
William Digou and Jack Digou. All these people originally lived in
South Bar in the early 1900 period. South Bar lies between Sydney and
New Waterford. Some of the family continue to live there today but have
no information on the above.
Any and all information would be welcome.