Re: Henwood & Desmond

Lawrence,
I certainly agree with your opinion. Can you tell me if you have any
information on Richard Thompson Desmond, born about Aug 1846. I�m
looking for a death date and location. Richard�s father Daniel Desmond
married Mary O�Keefe or Keefe, do you have any information on them. All
I know if the O�Keefe family may have come from Ireland.
Pam


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From: Pam Gaudio
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Hi Lawrence,
Thanks for thinking of me. I have the newspaper account you mentioned
below, Gladys sent me this quite a few years ago when I first started
genealogy.
All the best,
Pam

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Pam

Just finally reading old messages, and I find I have the following that
may interest you

Lawrence Nicoll

>From a report to Ancestral File by Roy & Gladys Billings

Note:

Halifax MORNING HERALD, of Nov. 12, 1888

DIED FROM EXPOSURE: A Very Sad Accident Off the Parrsboro Shore.

A shocking event took place off Parrsboro on Tuesday night, which
resulted in the death of a promising young lad, Frank H. Fletcher, son
of Capt. D., of Masstown, near Truro.

Capt. Fletcher and his son were coming across the bay on Tuesday evening
in a boat laden with forty barrels of apples, and when off Partridge
Island, owing to the rough water, the boat swamped and filled. It was
then more than half ebb and just growing dark. They drifted down with
the swift tide past West Bay and their cries attracted the attention of
those on board the barque "CARL LINCK."

A boat was sent from the barque in pursuit of the voices, although
nothing could be seen. Jacob Williger, of Black Rock, was down on the
beach at the time and heard the cries. He had no boat, but ran at once
to West Bay, where Richard Desmond, Robert Anderson, Frank Hewet, and
himself launched Desmond's boat and started down the bay. Those in the
barque's boat, seeing this new rescue party turned back. Fletcher and
his son drifted outside of Black Rock and unfortunately ceased to call
for help after they had passed below it, thinking that no one would hear
them. In consequence of this Desmond, Williger, Hewett and Anderson were
unable to find Fletcher's boat, in the darkness, and, after rowing down
as far as Diligent River, shouting and swing a lantern to attract the
notice of anyone who might be on the water, abandoned the pursuit and
returned.

The swamped boat drifted down the bay with the ebb, and up again with
the flood, and down with the ebb, and on Wednesday morning was sighted
off Brookville by the barque "FREIA," Capt. Hauff, which had left West
Bay that morning. The boy had died, in the mean time, and Capt. Fletcher
was too far gone to make a signal, so that it was only by accident that
those on the barque saw their condition. The barque's boat took father
and son to the shore at Brookville where the son's body was left on the
beach and the father taken to the nearest house, where he soon revived.
The same evening Capt. Fletcher brought his son's body to this town and
yesterday he accompanied it sadly to his home, taking his departure by
the morning train. The deceased was fourteen years of age and was a
promising youth. Captain Fletcher has the sympathy of every one in his
sore affliction - [Leader]

CENSUS: This family was listed as the DIAMOND family in the 1891
Cumberland County census.

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Hi Pam:

I show John Desmond as s/o Richard Desmond, born 1846 in Nfld. and
Hannah
Maria George, born 15 Aug 1853 Parrsboro - died 1923 Parrsboro.

The only difference is I show "H"annah Maria whereas you show Anna
Marie.

Dave
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on 10/26/07 1:04 PM, Pam Gaudio at HYPERLINK
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> Can anyone enlighten me on who this family is.
>
> John Desmond, b. Dec 3, 1871 and died May 26, 1950
>
> His death registration lists his parents as:
> Father: Richard Desmond, born in Newfoundland
> Mother: Hanna Henwood
> The informant of John's death was Grace Desmond, daughter.
>
> The only Desmond in my database that is born in Newfoundland is
Richard
> Thompson Desmond who married Anna Marie George.
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