Re: OBIT - Joseph F. MARTIN, August 1945

Thank you so much for posting this obit- I didn't have it so I really appreciate it.

How does one go about accessing these records- are they available at the Ottawa House or is it more complicated ? There are a few other records I'd like to have like my grandmother's obit -Angelina Martin who died around Feb 13 1954 also in Parrsboro. Or even just to browse old newspapers for references to family members before my time.

My mother, Elizabeth(Martin)Beaton grew up in the Ackles ( Jean Colpitts mother)house on Pleasant St. After Joseph died,she and her mother,Angelina, traded houses with the Ackles family and moved to the house on Western Ave where I grew up. My mother told me ancedotal stories over the years but I'm not sure how well I remember them. By the time I started researching myself she was no longer here to ask. Angelina and Joseph also had a son, Joseph Leo who died June 4,1907 at the age of 1 year 2 months.They saved the plaque from the grave marker so I suspect maybe that was before they came to Parrsboro.
They married in Loggieville NB in 1899 and I think I found them on the 1901 census in PEI- Joseph was born there and Angelina's family moved there from NB when she was a child. I know they were in Parrsboro by 1914 when my mother was born but was unable to find them on the 1911 census in NS, NB or PEI.But I also couldn't find my father in that census and I know he was in the Parrsboro area. However Angelina's brother Hiliare is on the 1911 census in Parrsboro. My mother said he was a carpenter by trade and made the railing that used to be in front of the alter at St Bridget's.

I've done well with the Beaton/Skidmore and the Martin/Theriault lines going backwards but unless you have good family historians it's hard to know where to look to get the more recent info to fill in the blanks.

Again thanks so much for posting this obit.


--- In, Kathryn Jeffers <k.jeffers@...> wrote:
> The death of Joseph F. Martin occurred suddenly at his home here early Friday morning. Although
> in failing health since last fall, and being a patient for three months in Springhill hospital
> and the Victoria General in Halifax, during the past few months he has been about his shop in
> his home and was at work on Thursday. Born in Tignish, P.E.I., seventy nine years ago he was
> the last member of the family of the late Firmin and Gertrude Richard Martin. Surviving are his
> widow, the former Angelina Theriault of Loggieville, N.B., and two daughters Pte. Elizabeth
> Martin, C.W.A.C. stationed in Halifax and (Margaret) Mrs. Carl F. Work of Portland, Maine. Also
> one grandson. The funeral mass was held at St. Brigid's Roman Catholic Church at nine o'clock
> yesterday morning, Rev. J.P. Mackey officiating. Interment was made in the R.C. Cemetery.
> From the Parrsboro Record Newspaper, published Tuesday, 7 August 1945, page 4. (Jpeg image
> available)
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