Eva A. Moser and Walter Grant MacDonald

Today I added a headstone photograph to the page for the United Church Cemetery, Quoddy.

At Rest

In Loving Memory of

Walter C. MacDonald

1896 – 1942

his wife

Eva A.

1898 – 19__

While searching for information on these individuals, I found several errors on the headstone. Walter’s middle initial should have been a G for Grant. He was born in 1876, not 1896. Eva was born (according to the 1881 Census, she was 2 years old) in 1878 or 1879, not 1898. I found no death record for her, so she probably died after 1965.

According to Walter Grant MacDonald’s birth record, he was born April 18, 1876 at Harrigan Cove, Halifax County, NS, the son of Elizabeth Atkins and George Alexander McDonald. His parents married in 1864 at Harrigan Cove.

Found in the 1881 Census for Necum Teuch, Eva A. Moser (age 2) was living with her parents, Adelaide (age 22) and Jasper Moser (age 26, miner). In the 1891 Census, Eva (age 12) was living with her parents, Adelaide (age 32) and Jasper (age 36, house carpenter), and her siblings, Agnes (age 9) and Edna (age 9 months). A lodger, William Snow, age 28, was also living in the household. He was a gold miner.

According to Eva and Walter’s marriage record, they married on July 26, 1899 at Quoddy, Halifax County, NS. Eva was 20 years old when she wed. Walter was 23 years old and working as a fisherman.

Walter’s death record stated he died on September 14, 1942 at Harrigan Cove. He was 66 years old. His birth date was recorded as April 11, 1876. He had last worked as a fisherman in June 1942. The person providing the information for the death record was not a relative. He was Earl Snow of Harrigan Cove. Walter’s friends took care of the burial.

Alphabetical Birth Records Search

Searching for surnames starting with the letter A

Atkins, Margaret Ann: Born April 5, 1896 at Harrigan Cove, Halifax County, NS, the daughter of Margaret Ann Turner and William Solomon Atkins.

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