Re: OBIT - Joseph F. MARTIN, August 1945

Thanks for your response. I was able to find a copy of my grandmother's death certificate online at the site you mentioned and a friend has offered to look it up the next time she goes to the archives in Halifax. Based on the info there it sounds as though she and Joseph moved to Parrsboro around the time my mother was born. The obits sometimes give a bit more info on extended family- Joseph's gave the married name of my aunt Peggy, which I knew but was not entirely sure of the spelling. She moved to the US when she was young and I only met her once when I was growing up. Her son wrote to my mother when she died and that was the last contact. It also mentioned Joseph was the last surviving member of his family which I didn't know.

My father was Elvert Roderick Beaton, youngest son of John Beaton and Ellen Skidmore. John was originally from PEI (I do have his extended family there- courtesy of another family member who has done a great deal of research) and Ellen was the daughter of James Skidmore and Frances Higgs. He was born Mar 28 1896 and Ellen died Apr 1 1896 from complications related to his birth. I've found some of his siblings on the census- most were older and out working already, a few were listed in other households with extended family. He isn't listed on the archive site. I've tried other names ( some of his siblings disagreed on his given name) or just the surname but nothing comes up with a similar date. He said he had polio as a child but I don't know the age and wonder if he might have been in hospital for an extended time.

Mary



--- In nscumber@yahoogroups.com, David Winter <davidwinter@...> wrote:
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> Mary:
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> Realizing no one has answered your query, most obits that have been posted
> have been transcribed by volunteers from microfilmed newspapers held in
> various archives and genealogical museums in the province. There¹s also the
> Chronicle Herald Obit CD (now out of print) which has published obits in the
> 1993-2000 range but the index includes just the names and publication dates
> from 1960-1993.
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> I¹ve been getting my obits from the N.S. Archives in Halifax as I live
> nearby.
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> Your grandparent¹s death records would be available on:
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> <https://www.novascotiagenealogy.com>
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> (the newer deaths start at 1908 and stop at 1960)
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> Did your mother marry a Cumberland County Beaton?
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> Dave
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> On 14/09/11 7:46 PM, "mrybrine" <mrybrine@...> wrote:
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> > Thank you so much for posting this obit- I didn't have it so I really
> > appreciate it.
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> > 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.
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> > 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.
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> > 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.
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> > Again thanks so much for posting this obit.
> >
> > Mary
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> > --- In nscumber@yahoogroups.com <mailto:nscumber%40yahoogroups.com> , Kathryn
> > Jeffers <k.jeffers@> wrote:
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> >> > OBITUARY
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> >> > 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.
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> >> > From the Parrsboro Record Newspaper, published Tuesday, 7 August 1945,
> >> page 4. (Jpeg image
> >> > available)
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