DeBaie - Meekins of Springhill

Who really is William Joseph/Joseph William DeBaie?

Is he a son or grandson raised as a son of Patrick Donald DeBaie and Mary

I have William Edward DeBaie, born about 1902; m/1 Stella Beatrice Meekins
I have Patrick Joseph DeBaie, born 16 Feb 1914; m/1 Madeline Rebecca Parsons
I have John DeBaie, born (?); m/1 Eliza K. Halverson
I now have William Joseph/Joseph William DeBaie, born about 1922; m/1 Doreen
Virginia Meekins

Springhill Record, Thursday, February 11, 1943, pg. #2; Reel #3209, NSARM,
Halifax, N.S.
WEDDING: DeBaie - Meekins
A quiet wedding took place at All Saint's Rectory on Wednesday, February 3
at 2:30 p.m., when Rev. W.M. Knickle united in marriage Doreen Virginia
Meekins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Meekins and William Joseph DeBaie,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick DeBaie. The bride wore a street length dress of
brown crepe with accessories to correspond. She was attended by the groom's
sister, Mrs. Charles Barrett and Mr. Barrett supported the groom. At six
o'clock, a wedding supper was served at the home of the groom's parents with
immediate relatives to the contracting parties in attendance. The groom, who
served over two years with the N.N.S.H. And overseas with the West Nova
Scotia Regiment, received his honorable discharge in November. Mr. and Mrs.
DeBaie, who have the best wishes of their many friends will reside on Queen

Source: Dave Winter, 19 Sep 2011
Note: All Saint's Anglican Church records list him as age 21 and her as age
16 at time of marriage in 1943
Chronicle Herald, Thursday, April 29, 1976, pg. #32; Reel #6059, NSARM,
Halifax, N.S.
OBITUARY: Mrs. Harold Putnam
Brookfield - Mrs. Harold Putham, 46, died Tuesday in Halifax Infirmary. Born
in Springhill, she was the former Doreen Meekins, a daughter of Mrs. Mabel
(White) Meekins and the late John Meekins. She was a member of Knox United
Church. Besides her mother, she is survived by a daughter, Diane (Mrs.
Harold Milton), Sackville, N.B.; two sons, Erle and Harold Jr., both at
home; four sisters, Norma (Mrs. Joe Richard), Mary (Mrs. Jack Powell),
Thelma (Mrs. Alpheus Pike) and Dorithy (Mrs. John Poter [sic]), all of
Springhill; a brother, James, Dartmouth; and two grandchildren. The body is
in Mattatall's Funeral Home, Truro. Service will be 2 p.m. Friday.

Chronicle Herald, Friday, April 30, 1976, pg. #18; Reel #6059, NSARM,
Halifax, N.S.
OBITUARY: Mrs. Harold Putnam
Brookfield - Funeral service for Mrs. Harold Putnam will be held 2 p.m.,
today in Knox United Church, Rev. Randall Cameron officiating. Burial will
be in the Brookfield Cemetery.

Source: Dave Winter, 19 Sep 2011
Note; spellings are as published. Daughter, Diane Mary is believed to be
from m/1 to DeBaie.