Re: Spicer query

****Correction Dave.****

I meant Gordon ended up in Hamilton, Ont. same as his NEPHEW George Robinson, s/o Robert Boles Robinson and Gladys Marguerite Allen.

Also Robert and Gladys daughters Margaret and Laura Mae Robinson both married Bennett's. Would you happen to know who this Delbert Bennett and the other Bennett might be?


On Tuesday, October 14, 2014 3:12 PM, "David Winter davidwinter@... [nscumber]" <> wrote:

Hi Steve:

Gordon could possibly be by someone else but it’s strange there’s no registered birth for him in the 1912 range, unless he was younger on the census and actually born 1914 which will be out this coming summer.

Maybe Fisher and Laura patched their differences in 1919 for one day to see their only daughter, Gladys married?

Needs a bit more research for sure.


On 14-10-14 2:02 PM, "nscumber" <> wrote:



In Gladys Marguerite (Allen) Robinson's obit, there is no mention of a brother Gordon. Strange, you would think that they would remember their mothers only sibling. Could Gordon be a half brother? father unknown. Gordon ends up in Hamilton with his Uncle George.

Gladys' marriage certificate was witnessed by parents Fisher and Laura Allen in 1919, so they could have separated between then and 1921.



Halifax Herald, 19-March-1998 [condensed version]

ROBINSON, Gladys M. - 96, Apple River, Cumberland Co., died March 18, 1998, in Bayview Memorial Health Centre, Advocate. Born in Allen Hill, Cumberland Co., she was a daughter of the late Fisher and Laura (Bennett) Allen. Surviving are daughters, Margaret (Mrs. Delbert Bennett), New Salem; Mrs. Robina Crossman, Newcastle; Laura Mae Bennett, Saint John; sons, Hartley, Halifax; George, Hamilton; 23 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert; daughter, Alice Corbin.


On Monday, October 13, 2014 10:41 AM, "David Winter davidwinter@... [nscumber]" <> wrote:


Hi Steve:

I couldn’t find them either on the 1891 Cumberland Census.

There have been a few known cases of families missing on the Don Lewis transcriptions that have been on the original census scans. Maybe this is one of them?


On 14-10-13 10:03 AM, "nscumber" <> wrote:



Thank you for the obits and info. I couldn't find them on the 1891 census.


On Sunday, October 12, 2014 7:44 PM, "David Winter davidwinter@... [nscumber]" <> wrote:



>From another researcher:

***Alice Bennett brought a daughter, Laura Bennett into the marriage. Laura Bennett married Fisher Allen, Allen Hill. Her daughter Gladys married Robert Robertson. Robertsons were the last family to leave Spicer’s Cove.***

Laura May Bennett was born 1881 at Eatonville. Alice Bennett m/1 Anard “Aner” Spicer on 2 Apr 1882, Methodist, Eatonville. Where the two dates are so close, I’m assuming Anard “Aner” Spicer is her birth father and m/1 her birth mother, Alice Maude Bennett shortly after Laura was born.

Is Gordon Allen Fisher Allen’s son; I don’t know at this point. I can’t locate a registered birth for him from 1911-1913. Maybe that’s the reason Fisher and Alice separated?

Parrsboro Record, Tuesday, March 2, 1965, pg. #12; Reel #2869, NSARM, Halifax, N.S.
OBITUARY: Mrs. Laura Allen
The death of Mrs. Laura Allen occurred at Bay View Hospital, on February 23, at the age of 84. She was born in Eatonville, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Aner Spicer. She is survived by one daughter, Gladys (Mrs. Robert Robinson), of Apple River; one son, Gordon Allen, of Hamilton, Ont.; 6 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Pearl Miller of Hamilton, Ont.; and one brother, Cecil Spicer of Truro. The funeral was held on Thursday, February 25, from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robinson. The service was conducted by Rev. Ernest Breen of Pugwash. The hymns sung by the choir were "Rock Of Ages" and "In The Garden". The pallbearers were Russell Dunn, Hubert Rector, Paul Spicer and Wallace Rector. Interment was in Advocate Cemetery.

Source: Dave Winter, 14 Nov 2012
PARRSBORO -- Oct. 24 [1924]
With the side of his head blown completely off by a charge of heavy buckshot, Fisher Allen, a 50 year old resident of Allen Hill, three miles from Spencer's Island, was found lying dead on the floor of his cabin by his brother-in-law early on Thursday evening.  The unfortunate man is believed to have taken his own life. After having spent two days moose hunting in the woods, Allen was seen to return to his home, where he resided alone, on Thursday afternoon. Following his return, however, he made no effort to communicate with relatives who live in the vicinity and when evening came and no light appeared in his cabin, his brother-in-law was concerned, and decided to investigate.  He found the man, who apparently had been dead for some time, lying on the floor in a pool of blood, the empty shotgun by his side.  It is understood that no one in the vicinity heard the shot fired. Allen, according to statements made by his friends, was of an unusually quiet and moody disposition.  He was a married man but had been living apart from his wife for several years.
The body was taken to Spencer' Island where internment will be made.
[From Freda Cochrane's scrapbook]
Fisher Allen is separated from Laura May Bennett by 1921 and is a border with the Neves in Port Greville:

1921 Census of Canada about Fisher Allen
Name:     Fisher Allen
Gender:     Male
Marital Status:     Married
Age:     46
Birth Year:     abt 1875
Birth Place:     Nova Scotia
Relation to Head of House:     Lodger
Father Birth Place:     Nova Scotia
Mother Birth Place:     New Brunswick
Racial or Tribal Origin:     English
Province or Territory:     Nova Scotia
District:     Cumberland
District Number:     55
Sub-District:     Port Grenville
Sub-District Number:     31
City, Town or Village:     Port Greville
Street or Township:     Allen Hill
Municipality:     Cumberland
Income:     510
Neighbors:     View others on page
Household Members:     
Name     Age
Roy L Neves     30
Lottie M Neves     23
Perry E A Neves     2
George L Neves     8/12
Fisher Allen     46
Laura May (Bennett) Allen is separated from Fisher and living in River Hebert with her daughter and son-in-law:

1921 Census of Canada about Laura Allen
Name:     Laura Allen
Gender:     Female
Marital Status:     Married
Age:     40
Birth Year:     abt 1881
Birth Place:     Nova Scotia
Relation to Head of House:     Mother
Father Birth Place:     Nova Scotia
Mother Birth Place:     Nova Scotia
Racial or Tribal Origin:     English
Province or Territory:     Nova Scotia
District:     Cumberland
District Number:     55
Sub-District:     River Hebert
Sub-District Number:     26
City, Town or Village:     River Hebert
Street or Township:     River Hebert
Municipality:     Cumberland
Neighbors:     View others on page
Household Members:     
Name     Age
Robert Robertson     31
Glaydis Robertson     20
Alice M Robertson     11/12
Laura Allen     40
Gordon Allen     9

On 14-10-12 5:49 PM, "nscumber" <> wrote:


Could the Laura mentioned below be Laura May Bennett (born: Nov 1880 in Eatonville), who married M. Fisher Allen on 12 July 1899, be the illegitimate d/o Alice Jane Bennett before she married Aneral Spicer on 2 April 1882? Anybody Help?

[condensed version]

Parrsboro - The death of Carl Oscar Spicer occurred at home
Friday, October 14, after an illness. Sixty-four years of age, he
was a son of the late Anyner and Alice (Bennett) Spicer, Apple River.
He is survived by his wife, Lydia Spicer; one daughter, (Jennie) Mrs.
Douglas Goodall of Moncton; and one stepdaughter, (Florence) Mrs.
Wilber Hebb, of Parrsboro. Also surviving are one brother and two
sisters, Cecil, of Truro; (Pearl) Mrs. John Lepine, Hamilton, Ont.; and
***Mrs. Laura Allen, of Apple River. ****

Amherst Daily News October 22, 1955

[condensed version]

Spicer, Cecil Roy - 85, Truro, died Friday in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Apple River, Cumberland County, he was a son of the late Aneral and Alice (Bennett) Spicer. He is survived by his wife, the former
Alma Yetter; a daughter, Mrs. Lorraine Colpitts, Truro; three sons, Lloyd, George and Stephen, all of Truro; 10 grandchildren; seven greatgrand-
children. He was predeceased by a brother, Carl; two sisters,**Laura**
and Pearl and an infant sister.

Chronicle Herald, Saturday, August 20, 1988