Biswanger - Julia May

Hello Kathryn,

You list Julia Beswanger, b: Abt. 1877, d/o George W. Beswanger & Lydia Matilda Rogers.

I list her as Julia May Biswanger, b 10-Mar-1876, marr Jervis Lawson Soley on 17-Oct-1900 in Truro.

Ref: Don Lewis' transcriptions of the Cumberland and Colchester Co. census returns:
1881 - Westchester, Family #178
Julia May Biswanger (4) d/o George & Lydia
1891 - Springhill A, Family #603
Julia Buswanger (14) d/o George & Lydia
1901 - Clifton, Family #34
Julia Soley (23) b 10-Mar-1876, w/o Jervis

Jervis was previously married to Mary Lavenia Loughead and had 3 children. The obit for one of these children, lists two half-sisters, Edith and Hazel (see below). They may be children of Jervis & Julia, but I have no proof at this time.

Dec 14, 1985 Chronicle Herald:
TRURO - Margaret Peppard Stillings, King street, Truro, died Thursday at home. Born in Lower Truro, she was a daughter of the late Jervis and Mary (Loughead) Soley. She attended school in Beaver Brook and Maitland, graduated from Empire Business College and worked several years as a bookkeeper and stenographer. She is survived by two daughters, Josephine, Truro; Geraldine (Mrs. Raymond West), Middleton; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Earl; two brothers, John and William; two half-sisters, Edith and Hazel. The body is in Ettinger-Kennedy Memorial Residence, where the funeral will be 2 p.m. today, Dr. Malcolm Harlow officiating. Burial will be in Brookfield Eastside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Victorian Order of Nurses.

Gerry Mattinson

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