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Hello to all!
Thanks to those who attended the North Sydney Museum
Seminar "How To Start Your Family Tree".
Is there anyone on this list that may know of the natives
that resided in Bras'dor or in the Millcreek area? Also, does anyone have some their surnames and where did they go.?
Some of my Josseaume( jesso) married Youngs which were
believed to be Native.
I would like to find out more about one of my ancestors.
One of my g-g-g-g-grandfathers was an Alexander MacIntosh from Shielding
near Apple Cross in Rosshire.
He emigrated to Nova Scotia , Canada in 1815 and settled in Inverness
County, at Big Harbour Island where he apparently received a land grant in
I assume he was therefore born sometime in the late 1700's.
I believe he died around 1855.
Does anyone know how I can get a death certificate for him and if it is
likely to list his parents on the certificate? How do i get information on
his land grant?
Does anyone know anything about him?
Thanks in advance
In a message dated 2/27/01 11:03:54 PM Central Standard Time,
> He was predeceased by brothers Henry; Joseph; Thomas and Semi. >>
Juanita I just want to check on this coz this is one of my families the
LARADES is it possible that Semi is Remi I only ask because I'm unfamiliar
w/Semi as a name
CAPE BRETON POST, THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 1989
BUD PHILLIPS -APRIL 15, 1989
Andrew Alexander (Bud) Phillips, 63 LaHabra, Calif., died Saturday,
April 15, at LaHabra.
Formerly of Cape Breton, he was the son of the late Maurice and Mina
Phillips former residents of George St., Sydney.
He is survived by his wife the former Kay Cameron; one son Malcolm; two
daughters Nancy and Elaine; six grandchildren; one brother Fred, Mira
and one sister Alice Cameron, Hugh St., Sydney.
A memorial service took place in LaHabra, April 18.
WILLIE LARADE - APRIL 18, 1989
Willie Larade, 80, Margaree, formerly of Cheticamp, died Tuesday, April
18 at home.
Born in Cheticamp, he was the son of the late Athalase and Marie (left)
Lard. He was a member of St. Michael's Parish.
He is survived by three sisters Josephine (Mrs. James C. LeBlanc),
Margaree; Elizabeth (Mrs. Hubert C. Roach) and Marie Anne Roach, both of
He was predeceased by brothers Henry; Joseph; Thomas and Semi.
The funeral mass will be held at 2 p.m. in St. Peter's Church, Cheticamp
with Rev. D. Boudreau officiating. Interment will be made in parish
MARJORIE MACLEAN - APRIL 18, 1989
(see All Call Iona Home # 497 and 495)
Marjorie Ann MacLean, 91, Lower Sackville, N.S., formerly of Washabuck
Centre, died Tuesday, April 18, at Camp Hill Hospital.
Born at Londonderry, N.S. She was the daughter of the late Neil Peter
and Marjorie (Druham) MacLean. She was a long time member of Holy Rosary
Church, Washabuck, a life member of the parish altar society and an
active community worker. She was a former manager of Washabuck Co-Op
She is survived by one daughter Marjorie (Mrs. Harold Andrews), Rindge,
New Hampshire; three grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two sisters
Mary Vail, Holston, Mass and Hallett, of Omena, Michigan.
She was predeceased by four brothers Roddie, Peter; John D.; and Neil S.
and three sisters Annie Mae; Mary Christina and Catherine.
The body will be in Holy Rosary Church, Washabuck, Thursday from 2-5
p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be held Saturday at 11 a.m.
Interment, under the direction of MacAskill Funeral Home, will be made
in parish cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Holy Rosary Altar
ANGUS MACKILLOP - MARCH 31, 1989
FREDERICTON NEW BRUNSWICK
Funeral services took place in the J.A. MacAdam Funeral Home for Angus
D. MacKillop, 230 Inglewood Drive, Fredericton, who died at his
residence March 31.
Born at Baddeck Bay, he was the son of the late Malcolm and Mary Ann
(MacAulay) MacKillop. He was employed as superintendent at York
Structural Steel for more than 25 years. He was a member of the Capital
Surviving are his wife the former Gisele Monpetit; one son, Malcolm,
Toronto; three brothers Murdock and James, Baddeck; Allan, Vancouver;
five sisters, Norrie MacLeod, St. Anns C.B.; Catherine Reynolds and
Muriel Kasier, both of Baddeck, Daisy MacDonald and Florence Goad, both
Interment will be made in Cape Breton. Memorials may be made to the
Canadian Cancer Society.
JOHN MACNEIL - APRIL 19, 1989
John Angus MacNeil, 75, Daley Road, New Victoria, died Wednesday, a the
New Waterford Consolidated Hospital.
Born in New Waterford, he was the son of the late Dan A. and Molly
(Redquest) MacNeil.(see All Call Iona Home # 255 and # 571)
He was a former resident of Toronto, where he was employed with the
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. He was a member of Saint Joseph
Parish and was a veteran of World War II.
He is survived by one son, Norman, Toronto; a brother, Michael "Bitts"
Glace Bay and two sisters, Johnena and Lena.
He was predeceased by one daughter, Mary Belle.
The body rests at the V.J. MacGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St.,
today after 7 p.m.
I checked but no notation who List owner is on e-mail that I received when I
Try sending message to PEI-ROOTS- L(a)rootsweb.com , and request that the
List Owner contact you..
From: E.A. Capstick <capstick(a)cbnet.ns.ca>
To: NS-CAPE-BRETON-L(a)rootsweb.com <NS-CAPE-BRETON-L(a)rootsweb.com>
Date: Sunday, February 25, 2001 9:24 PM
Subject: [NS-CB-L] Fwd: [NS-SS] Maritimes Most Wanted
>>From: sgowen(a)ns.sympatico.ca (Susan Gowen)
>>Subject: [NS-SS] Maritimes Most Wanted
>>"The Maritimes Most Wanted" is up and running with over 100 entries to
>>The only way this will work is if the address to this page is linked to as
>>many web sites as possible.
>>So if you have a site or know someone else who has one, please add a link.
>>The more people who find the site, the better chance of someone
>>your "most wanted".
>>As well, I do not belong to any New Brunswick or P.E.I mail lists.
>>If someone would be kind enough to email me,
>>I need the email addresses of any N.B. and PEI list owners, please.
>>Let me know if you have a "capture".
>>Good luck, everyone.
>>Eastern Passage & Cow Bay GenWeb
>==== NS-CAPE-BRETON Mailing List ====
>On June 10, 2000, 445 addresses have been subscribed,
>331 in list mode and 114 in digest mode.
I am posting my sister's query again, for two reasons; one is that I got
her e-mail address wrong, twice, and finally its right. Also the fact
that she is no longer having problems with the computer. Great. The
second reason is I am going to add, the 'Place Names and Places of Nova
Scotia,' reference for it, as it had a change of name to Glenwood in
1914; so someone may not have recognized it.
HAY COVE, RICHMOND COUNTY, page 286
It is on the Bras D'Or lake and about fourteen miles north-east of St.
Peters. The Indian name was Galnotek. The name of the district was
changed to Glenwood in 1914. Among the grantees were Catherine McNeil,
1836, and John McDonald 1858. There were eighty people living in the
community in 1956.
My sister is looking for information on two MacKenzie brothers by the
name of John and Stephen, who settled in Hay Cove, Richmond County, Cape
They were the sons of DONALD MACKENZIE and ELIZABETH MACPHERSON. She
would appreciate any help/information she can get on JOHN and STEPHEN
This line of MacKenzie's are descendants of ALEXANDER MCKENZIE
(ARCHIBALD) who was a brother of Hector MacKenzie, who settled at
Christmas Island. Alexander MacKenzie, according to the History of
Christmas Island did not come to this country but three of his sons did.
Neil @ 1822 and brothers ANGUS and John did @ 1826.
ANGUS MACKENZIE, had two sons and two daughters. The sons were DONALD
DONALD MACKENZIE (ANGUS) b. Vertersay, Barra Scotland, 1806 m.
Elizabeth MacPherson. They had four sons Alexander, who settled in Mass.
U.S.A.; Michael, who became a priest and died while serving the Parish
of East Bay; JOHN and DONALD, settled in Hay Cove.
JOHN and DONALD MacKenzie, are the two brothers that she is seeking help
She can be reached at "B. Campbell" < hapkido(a)interlog.com >
Hello from the land of never ending snow. No its not Newfoundland, but
Cape Breton. Tonight is no better as the gently falling snow should soon
turn into a raging blizzard, if the weather man is correct in his
forecast and so far this winter his predictions are right on the mark.
Lets take a trip around the LAKE AINSLIE with this post. Though I don't
know why, as on a summer's day its gorgeous, but in a winter blizzard it
could be one of the most hairy raising adventures you 'd undertake in a
car. We'll make the trip in the order the communities come up and not as
they are listed in the book. So fasten your seat belts, and enjoy the
Ref: PLACE-NAMES and PLACES OF NOVA SCOTIA
AINSLIE GLEN, INVERNESS COUNTY- page 3
It is about a mile and a half south-west of South Lake Ainslie.
Settlers here included John McMillan who obtained a grant of land in
1859 and Catherine McDonald who obtained a grant in 1861.
Between 1864 and 1867 a school was built here. Another school was
constructed here in 1909. John McKay and John Stewart taught school here
SOUTH LAKE AINSLIE, INV. Co. - page 631
It is at the southern end of Head Lake at the southern end of Lake
Ainslie. In 1820 James Crowdy, who had been Secretary and Registrar of
Cape Breton Island from 1814 to 1820 petitioned for and was granted five
hundred acres of land at the south end of Lake Ainslie.
Other grantees included, Alexander McSween, 1858. Hector McKinnon, 1872
and Allan McKinnon, 1872, Rory McDonald and Angus McSwain, 1874.
In 1833 Thomas Burk was the school teacher for Lake Ainslie.
A store and forge were located here in the 1870's.
Here we'll turn left and continue our journey down the road on the west
side of the lake, as all who are from the area know, its the safest way
to travel during a winter storm. The lake will be on your right as we
travel and the mountain on your left sheltering us from the wind, and
you can watch the swirling snow cascading across the frozen lake to the
east side. Maybe see some hardy souls out skating on the lake, on a
patch of ice they've cleared.
CLAVERHOUSE, INV. Co. - page 133
It is near the south-western part of Lake Ainslie between West Lake
Ainslie and South Lake Ainslie.
Grantees included Angus MacDonald, 1870, Allan and Donald McDonald, 1871
and Neil McSween 1892. More recent grantees have been Duncan E. Cameron
and Mrs. Mysie Matheson.
The name "Claverhouse" was bestowed by early Scottish settlers who were
admirers of John Graham, Viscount Dundee.
WEST LAKE AINSLIE, INV. Co. -page 724
It is on the west side of Lake Ainslie.
Angus MacDonald, a native of Scotland, who served as Ensign with the 6th
West Indian Regiment, applied for land here in 1818, had it surveyed for
him here in 1819, and granted to him in 1837. His brother, Captain
Ronald MacDonald also received a grant but he sold it to John McIsaac
and moved elsewhere. John Walker, from Uist, Scotland, took up a place
near here. He was a native of Scotland, and left a sizeable farm to his
As early as the 1870's boring for oil was made on the west side of Lake
Ainslie. The Lake Ainslie Oil Company leased a certain amount of
offshore property in this locality.
A school was recommended for the Lake Ainslie district in 1826. In 1831
the school teacher at Lake Ainslie was Thomas Burk. He had twenty-five
pupils. In 1836 Donald McKinnon, Archibald Campbell, Laughlin McMillan
and Charles McMillan taught school at Lake Ainslie. There was a school
located at Lake Ainslie West Side in the 1870's.
We are now coming up to Mason Point, which really juts out into the lake
and kind of squeezes it as does Ainslie Point as they reach towards one
another to form Loch Ban. The snow is still falling, but not much wind,
so you can see clearly across the lake to Twin Rock Valley. Hope the
wind doesn't come up before we get there, or we may come to a stand
still for quite awhile, or forced to turn around and retrace our steps.
MASON POINT, INV. Co. - page 420
It is on the north-west shore of Lake Ainslie.
Settlers included John McDonald, a native of Prince Edward Island who
had land surveyed for him in 1827 and granted him in 1836. Duncan
McDougall, who had land surveyed and granted in 1836 and John McDougall
who received a grant in 1836.
A school-house was located at the point in the 1870's.
We'll round the bend and come up to-
MCCORMACK, INV. Co., INV. Co. - page 390
It is near the south-west corner of Loch Ban, the north west extension
of Lake Ainslie.
Early settlers included Duncan McDougall, who obtained a warrant of
survey in 1828 and a grant in 1836, Donald McLean, who obtained a grant
in 1858, Allan McCormack who received a grant in 1859, John Rankin who
received a grant in 1861 and Alexander McDougall who received a grant in
This locality is probably named after its early settler Allan McCormack.
Donald McCormack was an early postmaster.
We'll turn right to continue our journey around the north end of the
lake at Strathlorne Station. The lake will sneak in and out of our view
as we travel around the north end of the lake, as we follow the road. If
we had continued left instead of right we'd have come to Strathlorne,
lets turn around and go back its only about a mile, and we can warm
ourselves with a tea or coffee. Can't stay long though as the snow is
beginning to fall a little heavier, and I do want to get through Twin
Rock Valley before the wind picks up.
STRATHLORNE, INV. Co. - page 651
It is about two and a half miles south-south-east of Broad Cove Banks
and about two miles west of Loch Ban, once known as Broad Cove
Intervale, its name was changed, in honor of the Marquis of Lorne,
Governor-General of Canada (1878-1883, to Strathlorne in 1879. "Strath"
is Gaelic word meaning "a broad valley"
Early settlers were immigrants from Scotland. These included Charles and
John McLean, whose father Roderick and had settled at Broad Cove in
1810, donald McIsaac, who arrived in Cape Breton Island in 1810, had a
warrant for land in 1820 and received a grant in 1834, Archibald
Kennedy, Catherine and John McIsaac, who obtained grants in 1834,
Alexander Kennedy and Ronald Kennedy, who obtained grants in 1836, John
McLellan Sr., John McLellan Jr., John McLellan the third, and donald
McLellan, who had land assigned to them by tickets of location in 1822,
and Alexander and Angus McIsaac.
Strathlorne Station is about a mile to the south-east of Strathlorne and
is on the C.N.R. Line. (the C.N.R. Line is long gone, and today its used
as a ski-doo trail, and in summer, a biking and hiking trail.)
In 1849 Broad Cove Intervale had a teacher named Daniel Anderson with 38
pupils. In the 1870's the place had a church, two schools, two forges, a
mill and seven shops.
Rev. Aeneas McLean, a Presbyterian from North Uist was in this area
acting as a probationer and missionary in 1831-32. Rev. John Gunn, a
native of Sutherlandshire, Scotland, arrived here in 1840. A
Presbyterian Church was built in 1831. A second one was built in 1856. A
third was constructed in 1895.
A way office was established at Broad Cove Intervale in 1841. It
afterwards became a post office, Strathlorne had a population of 75 in
Down your tea and lets get going, times a wasting and I really mean to
be around the lake before the wind is howling, louder that the old coal
trains that once travelled over the tracks on passed Strathlorne
Station, as they hauled the coal from the mines of Inverness, to be
shipped to market.
AINSLIE POINT, INV. Co. -page 3
It is located at the centre of the northern end of Lake Ainslie and
about seven miles south-east of the town of Inverness.
Early settlers included Norman McPherson, Robert McLeod and Donald
McLean who obtained tickets of location in 1821. Other grantees included
John McKinnon and Mrs. Flora McInnes who after being there for a number
of years, got their grants in 1838.
The place is named after the Lieutenant-Governor of Cape Breton Island,
SCOTSVILLE, INV. Co. -page 611
It is located at the north-east tip of Lake Ainslie. Hugh Campbell, a
native of the Isle of Muck, Scotland, who arrived at Pictou, Nova
Scotia, in 1820 came to Judique in 1821 and procured property at
Scotsville in the same year. He owned the first grist mill at Lake
Ainslie. Hugh Campbell also erected a carding mill and a sawmill besides
operating a farm. He built the first Presbyterian Church at East Lake
Ainslie. Another settler, Donald McKinnon also from the Isle of Muck,
landed at Pictou in 1820 and settled here about 1821. Other grants were
received by John McGregor in 1856 and Charles McMillan, 1862, Lachlin
McKay, 1870 and John Charles Campbell, 1871.
The original name of Scotsville was "Outlet of Lake Ainslie" or "Outlet"
being the site of the mouth of the South-West branch of the Margaree
River. The present name, adopted in 1883, indicates that Scots settled
the place. In 1854, D. McLean taught five pupils and a Mr. Ayre taught
nine at Lake Ainslie North-East.
In the 1870's the community had a grist mill, two stores, and a school.
The Scotsville Presbyterian pastorate is an outlying charge of
The 1956 population of Scotsville was 214.
Here we turn right onto route 395, and now we are heading for Twin Rock
Valley. You can watch the lake on your right side, and watch for the
wind picking up that blanket of snow that covers the frozen lake, it can
come quicker than a blink of the eye, and engulf you in blinding white,
bringing you to an utter stand still, hoping you come to a stand still
before you end up in the swamp on one side or in the lake on the other.
Here we are, we are so close to the lake now, that any wrong move in a
white out can end us up in the lake. Ah good, the banks of snow are so
high on either side of the road, that it will act like a tunnel and the
white out won't be so bad. Remember, its been snowing here since early
Dec. and boy do we have a lot of snow. It does serve a purpose,
sometimes, like now. There is the turn for Twin Rock Valley, won't drive
up as its in about a mile and a half, and we'd be driving back facing
into the wind.
TWIN ROCK VALLEY, INV. Co. - page 689
It is about one and a half miles east of Lake Ainslie. The name is
Six MacMillan brothers came from the Isle of Muck, Scotland, to this
area. There were Malcolm, Duncan, Neil, Donald, Angus and Donald, the
turner. In 1872, Murdock MacMillan and Duncan MacMillan obtained grants
of land in the area and in 1874 Lauchlin MacKinnon received a grant
EAST LAKE AINSLIE, INV. Co. -page 186
The place is located about in the centre of the eastern side of Lake
Ainslie. Its name is in honor of Major General Ainslie who was
Lietenant-Governor of Cape Breton island from 1816-1820.
Hugh McMillan, a native of Fort William, Scotland, who emigrated here in
1806 was an early settler. John McDougall a native of Scotland was
twenty-two years of age in 1819 when he applied for land. Donald
McKinnon received a grant of land here in 1847. In 1810
In 1810 Allan McLean arrived from Scotland. He received a warrant in
1821, had land surveyed in 1826 and granted to him in 1827. Charles
MacDonald received a grant in 1869 and Hugh McMillan received one in
Early school teachers here were John McKay and Charles McMillan who in
1847 had twenty and twenty-eight pupils respectively. A school and a
grist mill were here in 1870's.
When Rev. John McLennan of Belfast, Prince Edward Island visited here in
1827 and 1829 he found sixty Presbyterian families residing here in very
poor circumstances. The first Presbyterian minister in the area was the
Rev. Aeneas McLean who, in 1831, had been at Broad Cove. The Rev.
Alexander Farquharson was settled as minister at Lake Ainslie in 1834.
He remained here until 1858. Lake Ainslie congregation was united with
that of Middle River until 1870. The first Church was built here about
1835. Another church followed and the third was built in 1880. It was
renovated in 1919. A manse was also added during the pastorage of Rev.
Alexander Grant 1817-1894.
EAST LAKE, INV. Co. page 186
It is about one and a half miles north of the southern extremity of Head
Lake on the eastern side of Lake Ainslie. The name is descriptive.
Settlers by the names of McKay, McPhail and McLean were here in the
1870's. Neil McLean received a grant of 231 acres here in 1876.
A school and a lime kiln were here in the 1870's.
We are at our journeys end and back where we began. So goodnight and
>From: sgowen(a)ns.sympatico.ca (Susan Gowen)
>Subject: [NS-SS] Maritimes Most Wanted
>"The Maritimes Most Wanted" is up and running with over 100 entries to
>The only way this will work is if the address to this page is linked to as
>many web sites as possible.
>So if you have a site or know someone else who has one, please add a link.
>The more people who find the site, the better chance of someone "capturing"
>your "most wanted".
>As well, I do not belong to any New Brunswick or P.E.I mail lists.
>If someone would be kind enough to email me,
>I need the email addresses of any N.B. and PEI list owners, please.
>Let me know if you have a "capture".
>Good luck, everyone.
>Eastern Passage & Cow Bay GenWeb
Due to the fact that all list have been down for a couple of days,I wanted to remind those interested in this subject, that PAX TV will be broadcasting this two hour special tonight from 9 - 11 PM eastern std.time.
For anyone not familiar with subj. I'ts an expose' of an adoption ring from the 1930-40's in Nova Scotia, that could help some genealogically to understand their anscestors situation better.
Hope you all enjoy. Cheers Edd Sinnett
It has been awhile. I have had to change e-mail accounts. Was receiving so
much spam that the lists all took me off. What a mess. Hopefully I will
have better luck here.
I am still searching for my MUSGRAVE line. I am desperately trying to find
any info or even someone who can say this guy even existed. He is my
grandfather HARRY (HENRY) LEONARD MUSGRAVE. Harry was born somewhere in the
early 1900's. His parents were Clarence and Henrietta MUSGRAVE. There
other children were Alice (Musgrave) Farquhar, John Archibald, Prescott and
Any help would be most appreciated.
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Quite a few children, during the mid-1800s, were given "Wilson" as a middle name. It can be confusing, because it may send people looking for a female ancestor with "Wilson" as a surname. In fact, they were probably named Wilson to honour The Reverend Matthew Wilson, a much-beloved Presbyterian minister who arrived from Scotland in 1842. In addition to his congregation at Sydney Mines, he also accepted the congregations of Upper North Sydney, Leitches Creek and Little Bras d'Or. According to Elva Jackson, in "Windows on the Past", there is a stained glass window as a memorial to Mr. Wilson at St. Mathew-Wesley United Church. Mr. Wilson retired in 1883 and died in 1884. He is buried at the Historic Presbyterian Cemetery in Sydney Mines. A transcription of his monument can be read here:
Just something to keep in mind if you find Wilson as a middle name.
Hi everyone...Got a call from a friend tonight that is a sympatico customer.
She asks to let all know that sympatico is having problems and is down. No
mail is going out and very little is getting received. They are working on
Sorry to have to do this to the list again.
I e-mailed you earlier today. I do not know why it isn't getting
through. It is not bouncing back. Will not be able to resend before
Monday. I will then to contact the Sympatico postmaster and see if they
can help get the message through.
My apologies to you and the list...
I have recently received the following message from the Listmaster at
Starting at 8 a.m. PST Friday, February 23, RootsWeb will begin a planned
temporary downtime for maintenance of its servers and hosting process. It
will limit this downtime as much as possible, and will return with increased
performance and reliability for future growth.
Ann Capstick capstick(a)highlander.cbnet.ns.ca
NS-CAPE-BRETON-L list administrator
>Any Homepages set up in Genealogy.com or in Familytreemaker..
>To: ghc(a)nbnet.nb.ca <ghc(a)nbnet.nb.ca>
>Date: Thursday, February 22, 2001 3:07 PM
>Subject: Re: [NB-L] HomePages -Genealogy,&Familytreemaker
>>what home pages are you talking about?
Sorry to have to go through the list but I believe that the information
regarding Bowden Murphy that I e-mailed you sometime back must have been
lost in cyber space as I did not receive a reply from you.
For some unknown reason, my computer has a real problem with Sympatico
addresses. I tried sending the mail to the address, then doing a
straight reply but it was bounced back both times. The third attempt
supposedly went through as I did not get an error message but I suspect
that you may have never received it. Yours is the third Sympatico e-mail
address that this has happened with and I have no idea why. I received
your mail just fine - Contrary Computers!!!!
Anyway, if you did not receive the info, please let me know and I'll see
if I can sort the problem out to get it to you.
Wonder if someone can help me.
Does anyone know how I can contact the custodian of the records for Holy
Cross/Lakeside Cemetery in Cape Breton , Nova Scotia. I am interested in
finding records for someone buried there. I have found the inscription of
thier grave on the Cape Breton web site. The last name on the stone is
unknown and I would like to verify that this person is or is not my
great-grandmother. Inscription reads as follows:
In Memory of
Mary Ann died 1898 age 50
and their daughter
Ellen Florance died 4/24/1898 age 13
Believe Mary Ann's last name on the stone is KELLY. I need to verify her
maiden name as being Howard or Howie.
If her maiden name is Howard she would be my great great grandmother. If her
name is Howie a friend of mine is adding the wrong ancestors/decendents to
his KELLY tree. Any help in this would be greatly appreciated.
Have been searching for information on Percy MacDonald of Glace Bay,NS, who marr Myrtle Hillier of Charlottetown,PEI
and had 1 child,Mary Margaret Mabel MacDonald b. Feb 23,1943...Parents separated when Peggy about 2years old..Father
continued to visit her, in Charlottetown, till her mom died March 10,1947 at the young age of 28 (b.Oct 12,1918)....
Then her dad 'disappears' and she was raised by her maternal grandparents..Family stories have passed on that it was because
of the grandparents that he no longer visited his daughter..
I have been very blessed that someone has found our grandmother's Family Bible and their wedding date is in it..
Percy MacDonald and Myrtle Hillier married on August 22, 1938 ....
Another link.....Does anyone have access to marriage records at that time...?? Maybe we could find more info that way...
Peggy wonders if she has MacDonald cousins..?? Maybe her dad remarried and she has siblings ... ???
Heather, NB Canada