Re: Alton Robert Johnston of New Salem + Parents

Found Beatrice McAloney * Source of birth date. "McAloney Family of
North America" page 12, 13*
Gave birth date as 8 Sept 1897 and her name as Mamie Beatrice McAloney
born in New Salem, Cumberland Co., married to Thomas Johnson.
c/o Robert Benjamin McAloney and Mary Marie Lunn Nothing else on Mamie

Jim Welsh

David Winter wrote:
> Chronicle Herald, Thursday, February 3, 1972, pg. #22; Reel #6008, NSARM,
> Halifax, N.S.
> OBITUARY: A.R. Johnson
> New Salem - Alton R. Johnson, 52, of New Salem, died Wednesday at Port
> Greville. Born in New Salem, he was a son of the Thomas Johnson and
> the late
> Marie (MacAloney) Johnson. Surviving besides his father, is a brother,
> Darrell, New Salem. The body is at Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro.
> Funeral
> service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in New Salem United Church, Rev.
> Willard Lyons officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
> Source: Dave Winter, 4 Jan 2010
> Note: Transcribed as published; believe Johnson should be Johnston and
> Marie
> should be May.
> ===============
> His Mother, May Beatrice McAloney:
> Parrsboro Record, Tuesday, July 14, 1942, pg. #4; Reel #2863, NSARM,
> Halifax, N.S.
> OBITUARY: Mrs. Thomas Johnston
> The death of Mrs. May Johnston, wife of Thomas Johnston, occurred suddenly
> at her home in New Salem, on Wednesday morning, July 8th, after an illness
> of only a few days and came as a great shock to her family and many
> friends.
> Born at New Salem, forty-five years ago, a daughter of Mrs. Robert
> McAloney
> and the late Mr. McAloney, she resided there all her life and was one
> of the
> communities highly respected and beloved residents. Left to mourn her loss
> are her husband; two sons, Darrell and Alton, both at home; also her
> mother,
> Mrs. Robert McAloney, two sisters, Mrs. James Mitton, Mrs. James
> McDougall,
> all of New Salem; and Ervin of Saint John. The largely attended funeral
> service, conducted by Rev. Mr. Wright, of Advocate, was held from the late
> residence on Friday afternoon, with interment in the family lot at New
> Salem. There were many beautiful floral tributes.
> Source: Dave Winter, 4 Jan 2010
> ===================
> His father, Thomas Alton Johnston:
> Chronicle Herald, Saturday, May 10, 1986, pg. #43; Reel #6267, NSARM,
> Halifax, N.S.
> OBITUARY: Thomas A. Johnstone
> Brookfield - Longtime lumberman, Thomas (Tomy) Alton Johnstone, 87, of
> Brookfield, Colchester County, died Friday in Hillcrest Manor. Born in New
> Salem, Cumberland County, he was a son of the late Duncan and Bessie
> (Grant)
> Johnstone. He attended Knox United Church, Brookfield. He was a retired
> lumberman and farmer and a sawyer for 60 years in different sawmills.
> He is
> survived by his wife, the former Bessie Siddall; a daughter, Laura (Mrs.
> David Fowler), Toronto; two sons, Darrell, New Salem; John, 150 Mile
> House,
> B.C.; three stepsons, Gary Siddall, Queen Charlotte Islands, B.C.; George
> Siddall, Terrace, B.C.; John, Saint John, N.B.; a sister, Agnes (Mrs.
> Brenton Spicer), Apple River; six grandchildren and ten great
> grandchildren.He was predeceased by (blurred) wife, the former May
> MacAloney; a daughter, Madeline; a son, Alton; three sisters, Muriel,
> Kathleen and Mabel; two brothers, Robert and Danny/ The body is in
> Mattatall's Funeral Home, Truro, where funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Rev.
> Larry Harrison officiating. Burial will be in Brookfield Westside
> Cemetery.
> In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Memorial Fund, Knox United
> Church, Brookfield.
> Source: Dave Winter, 4 Jan 2010
> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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