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Hello, I'm looking for information on a Neil McKinnon and a Flora McCallum
from Inverness County NS. They married in NS and came to NB from
Whycocomagh and their first child was born here in NB in 1887/1889.
I am also looking for help with a Frank Pledge from the Sydney area who was
raised by a family named Cook. He was the s/o Edward Pledge & Mary Lawson.
Frank was deformed (his Mother was unable to deal with his deformity so he
was raised by the Cooks) and he became a midget wrestler after working many
years for an oil company. He died in Moncton NB 10 years ago @67. He had one
sister named Frances that he never got to meet. He wrestled under the name
Hi Steve & Larry;
I am researching the Murphy's of Port Hood but have the following in my
John H. MacKeen MURPHY of Port Hood, NS B Aug. 17, 1844 - D 1922
farmer & fisherman, town treasurer for Port Hood buried in the
Presbyterian, Union Cemetery, Port Hood
was married on Nov. 30, 1872 St. Anne's Church Roman Catholic to
Agnes Ann (KEATING) (Annie) of Guysborough, NS B Mar. 13, 1848 - D
Sept. 14?19?, 1910 St. Peter's Cemetery
Unfortunately this is the only information that I have but it may
possibly be a relative to one or both of you. Please keep me in mind if
you have any Murphy connections, I'll be more than willing to compare
notes! Will be away for a bit so if you e-mail me it may be a week or
so before I get back to you.
researching Murphy's of Inverness, Victoria & Guysborough Counties.
Dear E. A.'
Thank you for all of the work you do on this site. Just want you to know that it
is greatly appreciated.
Barbara Allan DiPetrillo
"E.A. Capstick" wrote:
> I have just finished updating the families page at
> http://www.rootsweb.com/~nscpbret/families.html with 18 new links marked
> by *NEW* in green. Some other minor link fixes have been made on other
> pages, as well as an update to the Query and surname registry to reflect
> additions for February. I have other cemetery and Colonial Correspondence
> additions, which I hope to have done before the end of March break (tomorrow).
> I now have a network of friends who are taking care of most of the queries
> I get in my personal mail, so I hope to be able to spend the bulk of my
> free time on keeping the pages current.
> E.A.Capstick capstick(a)highlander.cbnet.ns.ca Glace Bay, NS
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Saw your posting with interest. My wife descends from Mary Ellen
KEATING who was the wife of Robert Joseph MacDougall and residents of
Port Hood. Mary Ellen was born in Guysborough Co. NS in 1831, the
daughter of William & Margaret KEATING.
Eleanor KEATING, wife of Peter Smyth, was also from Guysborough and
also a resident of Port Hood. These families are probably all
Please contact me and we can compare notes.
From: cathy naugle <cnaugle(a)navnet.net>
To: NS-CAPE-BRETON-L(a)rootsweb.com <NS-CAPE-BRETON-L(a)rootsweb.com>
Date: March 29, 2000 5:43 PM
Subject: [NS-CB-L] Keating family of Port Hood
looking for information on a Keating family that lived at Port
Hood,Inverness ca:1820-40.My gr gr gr grandmother was Bridget Keating
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I am looking for my grandmother's brother who was born in Sydney in 1908 and died before 1912. His birth and death should be recorded somewhere in or around Sydney.
son of John MAGUIRE and Ellen ( Eleanor ) KIDD
born 1908, died before 1912.
I have tried unsuccessfully to find/access local catholic parishes in or around Sydney.
Can someone kindly direct me to the appropriate body, iether church or government, for inquiry?
Hello-- I tho't I'd list the person I am trying to locate right now.
Donald Mcdonald b. July 15, 1820 on Pictou Island He married Elizabeth
Campbell b. May 21, 1828 in Perth. ON. He seems to be eluding me. Jan
Also searching Waybrant/Weybrant Ingraham Splan Francis
If anyone is doing research on the above family there is some information in
a book called:
Leamington Heritage 1874-1974.
It was done for the town for the Centennial. Printed & bound by the
University of Toronto Press Toronto M5S 1A6 Canada.
From: halmary <halmary(a)gateway.net>
To: Sue7M3(a)aol.com <Sue7M3(a)aol.com>
Date: Friday, March 24, 2000 11:20 PM
Subject: Re: [NS-CB-L] unsubscribe
>Thank You for letting me know I did it the incorrect way. I must not be as
>well versed with these things as you are. I am so glad that most Cape
>Bretoners are not as ignorant as you are.
>From: Sue7M3(a)aol.com <Sue7M3(a)aol.com>
>To: halmary(a)gateway.net <halmary(a)gateway.net>
>Date: Friday, March 24, 2000 9:44 PM
>Subject: Re: [NS-CB-L] unsubscribe
>>You don't unsub by sending a message to the whole group you idiot!
Would anyone have any suggestions on how to find a picture of a person born
N. Sydney in 1900? My mom's father died when she was 4 and I'd love to
locate a picture of him at any age. He was Catholic, would any schools take
pictures back then or am I dreaming? He and my grandmother migrated to
Boston early 1920's, he died 1933.
Many thanks for any suggestions
Neil MacMullin married Mairi nighean Iain. They were both born and died in S Uist. They had 5 children: Donald, Michael and Neil who emigrated to CB; Sarah and John remained in S Uist. John married Catherine Stuart. They had two sons Angus and Neil who emigrated to Lingan, CB. Neil married a daughter of Donald MacIsaac and they had one son, Neil who lived in Sidney, and two daughters, Mary and Catherine. Catherine(1/18/1850 to 10/19/1928) was my great grandmother and she married Michael MacDonald(9/29,1836 -8/8/1891). They lived in Lingan and Glace Bay and had 9 children Angus, Mary Ann, Sarah, Annabelle (who married Michael MacKenzie), Margaret Ann (who married David MacNeil), John A. (my grandfather), Stephen, Michael and Angus(?). I have more information on some of these MacMullins if anyone is interested, but I am trying to trace the MacDonald side.By the way, after Michael died, Catherine married John Duffel.
Thank you to all who answered my request on the Walshs'. Also do anyone
know what year the Cassidy Photo Studio or Photography shop existed in
North Sydney, CB?
Any help would be appreciated.
I am looking for information on John Archibald MacDonald, born in Lingan, CB,NS in 1878 to Catherine McMullen (Sp?) and Michael MacDonald. Some Siblings include Angus, Stephen and Michael as well as the youngest sister Belle (Sp?) who married "Mick" MacKenzie and lived in Louisbourg until she died 10 to 20 years ago. The family lived in Glace Bay for many years.
I am looking for information about Ewan ( Ewen ) Morrison , wife Martha
Margaret . They left Scotland and arrived in Halifax and then onto Sydney NS.
They had nine children : Kenneth, Neil , Purvis ,Ewan , Donald, Lorne , Sadie
, Beatice & Helen.
Kenneth married Amanda Swallow of Tantallon after graduating from Dalhousie
University. They lived in Sydney, until his death in 1911, and the Amanda
moved back to Halifax and remarried. Thanks
Susan in Victoria and others,
The Beaton Institute is alive and well and is on a college campus heading
from Sydney toward Glace Bay. Try this address:
If you go to Cape Breton, it is a great place to do research, helpful staff
and lots of info.
Susan, Peabody, MA
----- Original Message -----
From: Susan Bottom <rozella(a)home.com>
Sent: Sunday, March 19, 2000 2:23 PM
Subject: Re: [NS-CB-L] Where are the Marconi Towers?
> From the book, "Cape Breton - A Changing Scene - a collection of Cape
> Photgraphs 1860-1935" by Owen Fitzgerald.
> The caption on a photograph in the book reads:
> "Marconi Transmission Towers, Table Head, c. 1903.
> It was from Table Head near Glace Bay that on Dec 15, 1902, Gugleilmo
> Marconi transmitted the first wireless message across the Atlantic. In
> the towers were relocated three and one half miles inland; by 1907, 10,000
> messages a day were passed between the new site and the receiving station
> Clifden, Ireland. "
> The photo credit is The Beaton Institute, UCCB
> Sorry I don't know where they are now if indeed they still exist. Anyone
> Susan in Victoria, BC
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "melinde sanborn" <melinde-and-george(a)mediaone.net>
> To: <NS-CAPE-BRETON-L(a)rootsweb.com>
> Sent: Sunday, March 19, 2000 10:34 AM
> Subject: [NS-CB-L] Where are the Marconi Towers?
> > Dear List,
> > Two questions:
> > 1.) Where are the Marconi Towers (or where were they in the 1960s <g>)?
> > 2.) I have a reference to a place called the Brasbie Farm in a letter
> > dated 1961, supposedly near "the Marconi Towers." I suppose that
> > someone named Brasbie lived there at that time. Is this place still
> > there, and what is the address/proprietor's name?
> > I want to go see these places on my next trip down to CB.
> > Thanks,
> > George in New Hampshire
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> > See the Cape Breton Cemeteries Index at
> > http://www.rootsweb.com/~nscpbret/cemindx.html
1.) Where are the Marconi Towers (or where were they in the 1960s <g>)?
2.) I have a reference to a place called the Brasbie Farm in a letter
dated 1961, supposedly near "the Marconi Towers." I suppose that
someone named Brasbie lived there at that time. Is this place still
there, and what is the address/proprietor's name?
I want to go see these places on my next trip down to CB.
George in New Hampshire