Lynn, I don't know a thing about your family but it strikes me that if
you said the names quickly, Nearing and Nairn would sound almost the
same to a reporter. Doubt it was a "name change"....just a name
mistake in some written information. Just a thought, for what it is
Mrs. Nicholson Inc.
On May 26, 2013, at 8:42 PM, <ldziak(a)msn.com> wrote:
I'm trying to organize and update my genealogy.
While looking over notes from my grandmother's cousin - Bill Foley,
who passed away in 2006 I found some confusing information regarding
family members that passed away in the mine disaster.
My gggrandfather Allan McIntyre's sister Mary McIntyre married
John Nearing in the 1860's.
They had 5 children: 4 boys & 1 girl
Thomas 1866Malcolm 1868James 1870
Lawrence 1872Florence 1873 Mary the mother
apparently died during childbirth 1873
In 1881 I find the family living in McLellans Mountain in Pictou CO.
John NAIM 40Jane Naim ? 32Thomas Naim
14Malcolm 13James Naim 10Lawry
Naim 7 Mary Naim ? 2
The boy's sister Florence McIntyre was being raised by her uncle
Daniel McIntyre, who is a widow & living in Sydney with his two
children - Alex & Flora
While reading the information I could find on the mine disaster they
list John the father & his 2 sons Malcolm & James as having
perished in the mine. With the LAST NAME of NAIRN .....James being
one of the last ones carried out. Their ages are listed as:John
50Malcolm 21James 20
Bill Foley just notes that the Nearings passed away in the mine
disaster, not making any mention of the difference of names (he was
a very thorough researcher )
I guess what I want to know is why the name change? By the 1891
census the 2 surviving sons Thomas & Lawrence are living in
Bridgeport with the last name of Nearing.
Any insight would be greatly appreciated, Thank you
Lynn - Buffalo, NY
(my great grandfather's brother Thomas Rogers also died in the mine
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