George Harris O'Neil of Parrsboro

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Amherst Daily News, Monday, January 28, 1963, pg. #6; Reel #2723, NSARM,
Halifax, N.S.
OBITUARY: G.H. O'Neil
Parrsboro - George Harris O'Neil, a prominent citizen of Parrsboro, passed
away January 18, at South Cumberland Memorial Hospital where he had been a
patient for the past three weeks. Although in failing health for some time,
his death came as a shock to his family and friends. He was 81 years of age
and was the son of the late Charles and Charlotte O'Neil, also of Parrsboro.
Surviving are a son, Walter E., of Sharon, Mass.; a daughter, Bessie M. Noll
of Canton, Mass.; two sisters, Bessie M. Lamb of Parrsboro; Lottie M. Swan
of Liverpool, N.S.; and one brother, David of Bridgewater, N.S. Also, two
granddaughters, Susan O'Neil of Sharon, Mass., and Beverley Noll of Canton,
Mass.; One sister, Helen Crockett of Texas, two brothers, William O'Neil of
California and a younger brother, Walter O'Neil of Parrsboro predeceased
him. The funeral service was held January 21st from St. George's Anglican
Church with the Rev. R.E. Doering officiating. Interment was in St. George's
Cemetery. Mr O'Neil was well known in many parts of Nova Scotia as he
carried on a tailoring business in different towns in the province. He also
spent several years in the United States until ill health forced him to
return to his native province where he carried on his tailoring business in
Parrsboro until his health forced him to retire.

Source: Dave Winter, 5 Jan 2011
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His parents, previously posted:

Parrsboro Record, Tuesday, December 19, 1939; Reel #2863, NSARN, Halifax,
N.S.
OLDEST CITIZEN PASSES AWAY
Mrs. Chas. O'Neil, Parrsboro's oldest citizen, passed to her rest late
Friday evening, December 15th, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Lamb,
Victoria Street, with whom she made her home since the death of her husband
some years ago. Celebrating her 95th birthday last May, Mrs. O'Neil was
formerly Miss Charlotte Roberts, daughter of the late Thomas and Elizabeth
Beck Roberts. She came to Parrsboro from Murray Harbor, P.E.I. at the age of
three years and has since resided here. Enjoying good health, Mrs. O'Neil
throughout her advanced years retained a remarkable memory and could relate
historical incidents in the life of our town, as well as taking a keen
interest in present day events. Of a kind and generous disposition, she was
beloved by all who knew her. She is survived by three sons and three
daughters, William of Miami, Fla.; David of Bridgewater; George of
Parrsboro; Mrs. Frank Lamb (Bessie) also of this town; Mrs. L.R. Crockett
(Sadie) of Wesloco, Texas; and Mrs. Fred Swan (Lottie) of Springhill. Also
by eight grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren. The funeral
service, conducted by Rev. C.R. Harris, was held on Sunday afternoon at 2:30
from St. George's Anglican Church, of which the deceased was the oldest
member. Interment was made in the family lot in the Anglican Cemetery. The
pallbearers were: J.H. Cutten, Johnson Spicer, Harvey MacAloney and George
Berry. Funeral directors S.W. Smith and son.

Source: Dave Winter, 16 Jul 2008
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Parrsboro Record, Tuesday, November 29, 1932, pg. #1; Reel # 2860, NSARM,
Halifax, N.S.
OBITUARY: Charles O'Neil
Charles O'Neil, an old and respected resident of Parrsboro, passed away at
his home on Sunday, November 27th. He had attained the age of 88 years. The
late Mr. O'Neil was very well known in the shipping circles of Parrsboro and
vicinity in his earlier days. For years he was employed as ship's carpenter
and then worked for some time as a contractor for ship timber. He will be
remembered as one of Parrsboro's first councilors, elected soon after the
town was incorporated. He was a resident of the town all his life and
retained a vital interest in it's affairs. While he had always resided on
his farm on the Beaverdam Road, where he kept one of the most beautiful
gardens of the town, Mr. O'Neil had lived the past few years of his life at
his home on Church Street. He was a vestryman of the Church of England. The
funeral was held Tuesday from his home. After a short service at the home,
the remains were taken to the church, interment being made from there in St.
George's Cemetery. Rev. C.R. Harris, rector of St. George's Church,
Parrsboro, officiated. The deceased leaves to mourn their loss a wife, who
was formerly Charlotte Roberts of Parrsboro; three sons, William, of Miami,
Fla.; George, of Canton, Mass.; and David of Bridgewater; also three
daughters, Helen, Mrs. A. Comp, Donna, Texas; Mrs. Frank Lamb, Parrsboro;
and Mrs. Fred Swan, Springhill. Another son, Walter, died at the age of 10
years.

Source: Dave Winter, 27 Aug 2008
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