Thanks for the tips.
Odd Bessie refers to John as stepson rather than adopted son or just plain
I¹ll add John Johnston as an ³adopted² son of Thomas Alton and Bessie Alma.
Laura is referred to as ³stepdaughter² so possibly isn¹t a d/o Stephen and
Bessie from m/1.
I have an Allison Dowe married to a Bonnie Milberry if it helps any.
NSARM Cumberland Deaths, 1922; Book #65; Page #54
Madeline Dorothy Johnston, New Salem
Born 18 Apr 1918, New Salem
(looks like ³18² but must be ³13² to get the ³6 days²)
Died 19 Jan 1922, New Salem, age 3 years, 9 months, 6 days, of Pneumonia
D/o Thomas Alton Johnston, New Salem, and May Beatrice McAloney, New Salem
Informant; Mrs. Thomas A. Johnston, New Salem, Mother
Buried 21 Jan 1922, New Salem
Source: Dave Winter, 1 Jan 2010
Stephen and Bessie¹s son, John Woodman Siddall who was brought up by his 1st
cousin, Marjorie Effie Morris and her husband, Rev. Roy D. Campbell:
SIDDALL, JOHN WOODMAN - Peacefully, "Johnny O" Siddall, son of Roy and
Marjorie Campbell, husband to Tina Siddall (nee Buckley) and father to Norah
and Victoria Siddall, passed away on November 28, 2009. John was an amazing
father and husband. He was a light-hearted man whose character will leave an
everlasting effect on everyone who met him. To those fortunate enough to
know him well, he is an inspiration and a hero. He never once complained
about the suffering he endured in the last months of his life. He took great
pride in his family and great joy in his life. John is also survived by his
brother Philip Campbell, Philip's wife, Vicki, and their daughter Monica; by
his sister Mary Dawson, her husband John, and their sons Craig and Mark; and
by his brothers Gary Siddall and Clem Siddall and their families. God chose
Johnny O to serve as His beautiful angel and that he will be. Although there
will be no visitation time, relatives and friends are invited to attend a
celebration and memorial gathering on Wednesday at 2:00 pm from Germain
Street Baptist Church, at Germain St and Queen St. Those who wish will be
invited to share thoughts or memories about John. A reception will follow.
For those who wish, remembrances to the Children's Wish Foundation would be
appreciated by the family. These arrangements are under the care and
direction of Brenan's Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint
John (634-7424). www.brenansfh.com.
[Monday, 30-November-2009 The Telegraph-Journal, Saint John NB]
[collected by EMKeys 2009-11-30]
Funeral home webpage has same obit but with 1959-2009 added. I have his
birth parents as John Stephen Siddall (d 1969) and Bessie Alma Lyman.
Dave¹s note: No mention of half siblings, John Johnston or Laura (?) Fisher.
Mentions sister, Mary (John Dawson) that Bessie¹s obit doesn¹t?
On 12/31/09 4:45 PM, "Bruce Clarke" <bclark@...> wrote:
> Madeline Dorothy Johnston was the daughter of Thomas and May Johnston. She was
> born April 10,1918 and died Jan 19,1922.
> May Beatrice Johnston died July 8,1942.
> John Johnston was adopted by Thomas and his 2nd wife, Bessie Siddall.
> It has been told to me that John's father was Allison Dowe of Parrsboro and
> that John is in his 60's and still living out west. His mother's name may be
> Bonnie or he has a sister named Bonnie....not sure how it goes.
> I can only assume Laura was a child of Bessie's 1st marriage to John Stephen
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: David Winter
> To: nscumber
> Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2009 11:21 AM
> Subject: Re: [nscumber] Alton Johnston
> Clemm, Gerry & Bruce:
> Thomas Alton Johnston and May Beatrice MacAloney are believed to have issue
> of Alton Robert, Darrell Duncan and Madeline Johnston.
> Yet in Bessie Alma (Lyman) Siddall Johnston¹s obit, there¹s a stepdaughter,
> Laura (David Fowler) and a stepson, John Johnston. Stepchildren, Alton
> Robert, Darrell Duncan and Madeline are accounted for.
> Darrell Duncan¹s 1999 obit only refers to siblings, Alton and Madeline.
> So, who¹s the mother of Laura and John????
> Did Thomas Alton have a spouse/relationship in between May and Bessie,
> possibly a McCully girl????
> Awful to be like a dog with a bone and don¹t know where to bury it!
> JOHNSTONE, Bessie Alma - 66, North Manor, Hantsport, formerly of Brookfield,
> Colchester Co., died May 5, 1995, in Hants Community Hospital, Windsor. Born
> in Cambridge, she was a daughter of the late Richard and Avis (Reeves)
> Lyman. Surviving are sons, Gary Siddall, Queen Charlotte Island, B.C.;
> George (Clem) Siddall, Terrace, B.C.; John Siddall, Saint John, N.B.;
> stepsons, Darrell Johnstone, New Salem; ***John Johnstone, 150 Mile House,
> B.C.; stepdaughter, Laura (Mrs. David Fowler), Toronto***; brother, John,
> Dartmouth; sister, Olive, Kentville; several grandchildren and
> great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her first husband, John Stephen
> Siddall; second husband, Thomas Alton Johnstone; stepdaughter, Madeleine;
> stepson, Alton Johnstone; sister, Evelyn Bird; brothers, Carl, Henry.
> Visitation 10 a.m.-12 noon today in Mattatall Funeral Home, Truro. Graveside
> service 2 p.m. today in Brookfield Westside Cemetery, Rev. Ken Rains
> officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to Canadian Diabetes Association.
> [Source: unknown]
> Note: Believe that JOHNSTONE should be JOHNSTON - Eric Keys.
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