Re: Mabel Isabella (Johnstone) Hamilton of Apple River

Title: Re: [nscumber] Mabel Isabella (Johnstone) Hamilton of Apple River
Hi Clemm:

You think like I do on this one and I feel hubby didn’t know much of his wife’s vital stats.

Mabel had to have been born before the 1901 Census, possibly taken in the spring of 1901 in order to have been enumerated.


On 15-02-11 1:47 PM, "nscumber" <> wrote:


Mabel Johnson shows up in the 1901 census  Spencer's Island  in HH # 273 as being born in 1900. Her death certificate says she was born in Elgin. NB . Possibly so , but  I doubt that very much as all the rest of the family were born in Cumberland County.
Mabel's mothers birth name shown on Mabels death certificate is in error. Mother was Bessie Grant, not Bessie Haatfield..
Looks as if Don Hamilton was not very well informed on his wife's vitals.

Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2015 07:40:14 -0400
Subject: [nscumber] Mabel Isabella (Johnstone) Hamilton of Apple River

   Based on the 1911 Census, I believe she may have been born in 1902 and was
possibly age 60 at death.

There's a registered birth for her sister, Muriel Jean Johnston (Mrs. Hubert
Field) of 8 Jan 1908 while Mabel's hubby says Mabel was born 27 Feb 1908 in
Elgin, Albert County, N.B., which is only a 6 week difference.

Chronicle Herald, Monday, December 24, 1962, pg. #13; Reel #5898, NSARM,
Halifax, N.S.
Colchester County Official Dies At 54
Truro - Mrs. Donald Hamilton, Colchester County municipal clerk and
treasurer, as well as secretary of the Colchester Municipal school board,
died at her Queen Street home Sunday.
The former Mabel Johnstone, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs.
Duncan Johnstone, who resided for many years in Apple River, Cumberland
She was 54 years old.
Mrs. Hamilton was municipal clerk and treasurer for more than 20 years, and
previous to receiving that appointment she was secretary in the municipal
office. She became secretary of the school board over 12 years ago, when
rural high schools were first built in the municipality.
Mrs. Hamilton took an active and prominent role in community activities. She
was a life member of the Bible Society; a past president of the Truro
Soroptomist club; district commissioner of the Girl Guides; and was keenly
interested in promoting dramatics.
She was a governor for the Maritime region of the Soroptomist Federation of
the Americas.
She was also active in the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities, and was a
past president of the Nova Scotia branch of the municipal finance officers
association of America.
She was a member of First United Church, and was active in various women's
She is survived by her husband; two sisters, rs. Hubert Field, Princeport,
and Mrs. Brenton Spicer, Apple River; and one brother, Thomas Johnstone,
She is resting at the Kennedy Memorial Residence and funeral service will be
held from there Wednesday at 2 p.m., Rev. Stanley MacQueen officiating.
Committal services will be in the Lewis Memorial Chapel at Robie Street

Source: Dave Winter, 11 Feb 2015
Automated Genealogy Version;
1911 Cumberland County Census, Port Greville, family #195 , GRANT:
21  _ 195 Grant Daniel _ M Head M Feb 1844 67 1901 Links
22  _ 195 Grant Sarah _ F Wife M Jul 1840 70 1901
(believe from here down is JOHNSON)  _
23  _ 195 Grant Duncan _ M Son-in-law M Sep 1873 37 1901 _
24  _ 195 Grant Bessie _ F Daughter M Aug 1873 37 1901 _
25  _ 195 Grant Daniel _ M Grandson S Aug 1896 14 1901 _
26  _ 195 Grant Thomas _ M Grandson S Mar 1898 13 1901 _
27  _ 195 Grant Rachel? _ F Granddaughter S Jan 1899 12 1901 _
28  _ 195 Grant Carrie _ F Granddaughter S May 1900 11 1901 _
29  _ 195 Grant Mabel _ F Granddaughter S Jan 1902 9 1901 _
30  _ 195 Grant ? _ M Grandson S Mar 1909 2 1901
Mabel Isabela Hamilton, died 1962 in Truro, Colchester County
Item can be found in Registration Year: 1962 - Page: 7242