Frances "Fannie" (Wasson) Rolfe Conlon of Parrsboro

The way I now see it, Capt. James A. Conlon m/1 his 1st cousin, Mary Alberta
"Bertie" Berry - both their mothers being sisters.

Amherst Daily News, Tuesday, April 26, 1921, pg. #3; Reel #2649, NSARM,
Halifax, N.S.
OBITUARY: Mrs. Frances Conlon
The death of Mrs. Frances Conlon, widow of the late Capt. Wm. F. Conlon,
occurred at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday after a lingering illness. She was 76
years of age. The deceased was the daughter of the late James Wasson, one of
the pioneer settlers in this vicinity. She is survived by three daughters,
Mrs. Fred Roberts of Vancouver; Mrs. (Capt.) Norris M. Ollvie [sic, Ogilvie]
and Mrs. W.H. Belding of Parrsboro. Capt. Conlon and only son, Capt. James
Conlon were drowned in December 1905, when their vessel, the tern schooner
SAKATA capsized while crossing the Gulf of Mexico. Three sisters also
survive, Mrs. James Randall and Mrs. Allan Berry of Parrsboro, and Mrs.
Magnus Benjamin of St. John.

Source: Dave Winter, 17 Oct 2011
>From GOOGLE ing "Schooner, Sakata"


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ONLY ONE OF CREW SAVED.; Mate Clung to Wreck Four Days -- Ate Oil Coat.

TAMPA, Dec. 26. -- The three-masted schooner Sakata of Parsborough, Nova
Scotia, has been wrecked and its entire crew of at least seven men drowned
except Mate John F. Williams of St. John's, New Brunswick. The drowned
included John Conlon, managing owner of the schooner, and his son, both of
Parsborough; John Cox of St. John's, the steward, and four men.
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