Eva May McDonald and William Angus Croft

Today I added a headstone photograph to the page of Riverside Cemetery, Moser River, Halifax County, NS.

Croft

Eva M. Croft

1888- 1966

her husband

William A. Croft

1880 – 1968

At Rest

According to their marriage record, Eva May McDonald and William Angus Croft wed on October 16, 1907 at Halifax County, NS. Eva was 19 at the time. She was born at Moser River, the daughter of Jane Unknown and John McDonald.

Angus was 23 at the time of marriage and was working as a lumberman at Moser River. He was born at Bridgewater, Lunenburg County, NS. His parents were not recorded in the record.

Eva’s death record will be available on the Nova Scotia Genealogy website in July 2017.

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Balcom, Thomas M.: Born August 22, 1867 at Salmon River, Halifax County, NS, the son of Catherine O’Leary and Edmund Balcom.

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Kathleen Marion Smith and Reuben Oscar Moser

Today I added a headstone photograph to the page of Riverside Cemetery, Moser River, Halifax County, NS.

Moser

Reuben O. Moser

1910 – 1963

his wife Kathleen M.

1916 – 2005

To Memory Every Dear

According to the birth record for Reuben Oscar Moser, he was born on December 24, 1910 at Moser River. He was the son of Melissa Bezanson and William N. Moser.

According to his marriage record, Reuben married Kathleen Marion Smith on April 29, 1933 at The Manse, Sheet Harbour, Halifax County, NS. At the time, Reuben was 22 years old and working as a labourer at Moser River. Kathleen was 17 years old when she wed. She was living at home with her parents Hattie Fraser and Frank Smith.

According to the death record for Reuben, he died August 2, 1963 in the Halifax Infirmary, Halifax, NS. He was only 52 years old and had started working for the Corps of Commissionaires three years earlier. The couple lived at 61 Pine Crest, Dartmouth, NS.

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Balcom, Edward H.: Born August 23, 1866 at Salmon River, Halifax County, NS, the son of Ann Unknown and Samuel Balcom.

Helen Rose Smith and Earle Cyril Moser

Today I added a headstone photograph to the page of Riverside Cemetery, Moser River, Halifax County, NS.

Moser

Earle C.: 1918 – BLANK

his wife

Helen R.: 1927 – 2002

 

According to the obituary of Helen Rose Smith, she was born May 14, 1927 at Halifax, NS, the daughter of Hattie Fraser and Frank Smith. She married Earle Cyril Moser in c1946. She died October 5, 2002 in Duncan MacMillan Nursing Home, Sheet Harbour, Halifax County, NS. She was 75 years old and had been married to Earle for 56 years. She was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Moser River, Halifax County, NS.

According to the obituary for Earle Cyril Moser, he was born September 18, 1918 at Moser River, the son of Melissa Bezanson and William Moser. Earle was a Second World War veteran, serving with the Halifax Rifles. He died November 16, 2009 in Duncan MacMillan Nursing Home, Sheet Harbour. He was 91 years old. He was buried alongside his wife.

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Banks, Arthur: Born August 11, 1865 at Smith’s Cove, Halifax County, NS, the son of Mary Brown and Robert? Banks.

George Parker Moser

Today I added a headstone photograph to the page of Riverside Cemetery, Moser River, Halifax County, NS.

Moser

George P.: 1911 – 1980

Rest in Peace

According to the obituary for George Parker Moser, he was born in Moser River, the son of Jessie Pace and Vernon Moser. He was predeceased by his siblings, Douglas and Kathleen. Surviving him were siblings Charles, Harold, Margaret, Bernice and Beulah.

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Balcom, John Sprott: Born January 12, 1865 at Salmon River, Halifax County, NS, the son of Catherine O’Leary and Edmund Balcom.

Aubrey Donald Moser

Today I added a page for the Riverside Cemetery in Moser River, Halifax County, NS. This cemetery is large and is located next to the highway, so it is easily found by researchers.

To the cemetery page, I added one headstone.

Moser

Aubrey Donald

Apr. 10, 1928

Mar. 10, 1999

Until We Meet Again

I don’t have any further information on Aubrey Donald Moser, but his obituary appeared in the Chronicle Herald Newspaper, Halifax, NS, on March 12, 1999. I have the Herald Library CD containing obituaries from 1992 to 1999, and the index of obituaries from 1961 to 1992, so when I get a moment, I will find the obituary and post it. His obituary also appeared in the Halifax Daily News on March 13, 1999.

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Battist, George Frederick: Born: August 30, 1864 at Lower Quoddy, Halifax County, NS, the son of Eliza Turner and John Battist.

Hiram MacDonald

Today I added one headstone photograph to the page of St. Mary’s Anglican Church Cemetery, Shiers Road, Harrigan Cove, Halifax County, NS.

Hiram

MacDonald

Died July 27, 1923

Age 72 years

I could not find Hiram MacDonald’s death record on the Nova Scotia Genealogy website after searching with various spellings and years. Either he died out of the province or his record was indexed incorrectly. According to his headstone, he would have been born about 1851.

According to the 1901 Census, he was born September 26, 1857. However, according to the 1911 Census, he was 59 years old, indicating he was born in 1853 if his birthday was in September.

In 1901, he lived with his father, Archibald McDonald, born November 18, 1817. In my records, I have an Archibald born around the same time who married Mary Ann Englehutt. Searching further, I found the family in the 1891 Census. Hiram was 38 years old (born c1852 if born in September) and lived with his mother, Mary Ann, age 86 (born c1805), and father, Archibald, age 76 (born c1815).

Given that Hiram lived his life in Harrigan Cove, it is highly likely his death record has been indexed incorrectly. There shows no history he left the province, so he probably died here. The census records show no sign of marriage, so he was probably single his entire life.

In the 1911 Census, he was single and living with his nephew, Hiram Jackson, age 23, and niece, Lizzie Jackson, age 29.

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Balcom, Margaret Eveleigh: Born October 20, 1864 at Salmon River, Halifax County, NS, the daughter of Ann O’Leary and Samuel Balcom.

Balcom, Margaret Eveleigh: Born October 25, 1873 at Salmon River, Halifax County, NS, the daughter of Catherine O’Leary and Edmund Balcom.

Annie L. and Frank C. MacDonald

Today I added one headstone photograph to the page of St. Mary’s Anglican Church Cemetery, Shiers Road, Harrigan Cove, Halifax County, NS.

MacDonald

Father

Frank C. 1919 – 1987

Mother

Annie L.: 1919 – 1977

Rest in Peace

I have no further concrete evidence for Annie L. and Frank C. MacDonald. Frank may be the son of Ella Blanche McDonald and William Joseph MacDonald. A Frank was mentioned in the obituary of Olive Margueritte Jewers (nee MacDonald) as a brother. They would be in the same age group to be siblings.

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Atkins, Gordon Blair: Born December 24, 1911 at Harrigan Cove, Halifax County, NS, the son of Emma Alice Hape and Frederick Wallace Atkins.

Atkins, Harold Frederick: Born May 15, 1913 at Harrigan Cove, Halifax County, NS, the son of Emma Alice Hape and Frederick Wallace Atkins.

…and that ends the search for A surnames for the area.

Patricia Mary and Phillip Duncan MacDonald

Today I added one headstone photograph to the page of St. Mary’s Anglican Church Cemetery, Shiers Road, Harrigan Cove, Halifax County, NS.

MacDonald

Phillip Duncan: 1955 – 1997

his wife

Patricia ‘Patsy’ Mary: 1959 – BLANK

I have no further information on this couple, and I could not find an obituary for Phillip Duncan MacDonald.

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Anderssen, Norman: Born January 3, 1911 at Moser River, Halifax County, NS, the son of Anna Rebecca Tingley and Carl Hauger Anderssen.

War Cook Book – Lillian Smiley and William Martin

The Wartime Economy Book of Recipes for 1945 was published on April 10, 1945. The recipes were “selected from more than 8000 Maritime recipes” submitted for consideration. Over three hundred different communities from the three Maritime Provinces participated.

On page 12 is a recipe submitted by Mrs. Lillian Martin, Necum Teuch, Nova Scotia.

The recipe Lillian submitted to the Wartime Economy Book of Recipes for 1945 was for Creamed Slaw. Check out the new page I created to hold Family Recipes.

Wartime cookbooks put emphasis on substitutions and rationing. Although my parents’ families did not go without many food items because they lived in rural areas where they grew and raised most of their food, others were not as fortunate. Eggs, sugar, honey, butter and other items were in short supply. The first page of Wartime Economy Book of Recipes for 1945 provides tips on how to stretch sugar and butter to make it last longer. In many recipes, molasses was used in place of sugar.

The book contains recipes for the usual foods—cakes, cookies, rolls, chowders—and a few unusual—borsht, rarebit, rose hip honey, apple butter. Pasta dishes were not made in my household until the early 1980s, but recipes for macaroni and noodles are included in this book. At times, I find old recipes add too much salt, perhaps to compensate for the reduced amount of sugar, to add flavour. However, the recipes in this book don’t seem to be laden with the white substance that should be consumed in moderation.

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Clarissa Johanna MacDonald, Reginald John Hare and Sons

Today I added three headstone photographs to the page of St. Mary’s Anglican Church Cemetery, Shiers Road, Harrigan Cove, Halifax County, NS. They are for a married couple and their two sons.

Hare

Husband

Reginald J.: 1908 – 1995

Wife

Clarissa J.: 1918 – BLANK

Rest in Peace

According to Clarissa Johanna MacDonald’s obituary, she was born March 10, 1918 at Harrigan Cove, Halifax County, NS, the daughter of Margaret ‘Maggie’ Catherine Rumley and Henry Ephriam MacDonald. She married Reginald John Hare, and they had the following children: John, Donald, Michael, Lillian, David and Kathleen. Clarissa died April 23, 2009 in the Birches Nursing Home, Musquodoboit Harbour, Halifax County, NS.

According to Reginald John Hare’s obituary, he was born March 15, 1908 at Sydney Mines, Cape Breton County, NS, the son of Hannah Hare and John Hare. He died April 11, 1995 in Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital, Sheet Harbour, Halifax County, NS.

Michael G.

Hare

Born Sept. 21, 1961

Passed Away Aug. 3, 1996

son of Reg. & Clarissa

Hare

Donald R.

1953 – 1987

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Atkins, Edith Rita: Born August 27, 1906 at Harrigan Cove, Halifax County, NS, the daughter of Emma Hape and Fred Atkins.