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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.

Alphabetical Birth Records Search

Searching for surnames starting with the letter B

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.

Alphabetical Birth Records Search

Searching for surnames starting with the letter A

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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Searching for surnames starting with the letter A

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

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

Alphabetical Birth Records Search

Searching for surnames starting with the letter A

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

Mary Catherine Snow and Roy Hallet Horton 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

Roy H. MacDonald: 1915 – 1997

his wife

Catherine M. Snow: 1916 – BLANK

 

According to his birth record, Roy Hallet Horton MacDonald was born April 16, 1915 at Harrigan Cove, Halifax County, NS, to Minnie Lois Hayes and Gilford Morris MacDonald. He married Mary Catherine Snow on December 22, 1934 at St. John’s Rectory, Truro, NS. According to their marriage record, Roy was 19 at the time and working as a chauffeur. Catherine was 18 years old and working as a housekeeper. She was born at Halifax, NS, but was living at Truro. She was the daughter of Sarah Leadbeater and James H. Snow of Harrigan Cove.

According to Roy’s obituary, he died at the age of 82 on December 20, 1997 in the Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital, Sheet Harbour, Halifax County, NS.

According to Catherine’s obituary, she died at the age of 90 on February 8, 2007 in the Victoria General Site, QEII Hospital, Halifax.

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Searching for surnames starting with the letter A

Anderssen, Sherman Rogers: Born September 8, 1904 at Moser River, Halifax County, NS, the son of Annie Rebecca Tingley and Carl Hauger Anderssen.

Ruby Elaine MacDonald

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

Ruby Elaine

MacDonald

1955 – 2001

daughter of Rita & Raymond

An obituary was published in the Chronicle Herald, Halifax, NS, on February 4, 2001 for Miss Ruby Elaine MacDonald, age 45. It also appeared in the Halifax Daily News on February 5th. If I find it amongst the many obituaries I’ve saved, I will add it to the website. From her parents’ headstone, she was the daughter of Rita M. and Raymond L. MacDonald.

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Searching for surnames starting with the letter A

Andersen, Sigrid Isabel: Born September 23, 1902 at Moser River, Halifax County, NS, the daughter of Annie Rebecca Tingley and Carl Hauger Anderssen.

Rita M. and Raymond L. 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

Husband

Raymond L.

1928 – 1995

wife

Rita M.

1931 – BLANK

Rest in Peace

I don’t have any further information on this couple. Raymond may be the son of Mary Ann Jordan McDonald and Trueman Lester MacDonald. From the symbols on his headstone, it appears he was a member of the Orange Order.

The F L T in the three links of chain represents Friendship, Love and Truth. This symbol is also used on headstones of Independant Order of Odd Fellows and Freemasonry, however, the archway, snake, eye of Providence (covered by flower), ladder and 2 1/2 are exclusive to the Orange Lodge. The symbols supposedly represent the following

  • Snake – Everlasting Life
  • Archway – Passageway to Heaven
  • Five-point Star – Spirit Rising to Heaven
  • Formula 2 1/2 – Two and a Half Tribes

Alphabetical Birth Records Search

Searching for surnames starting with the letter A

Anderssen, Eric Archibald: Born: July 7, 1901 at Moser River, Halifax County, NS, son of Anna Rebecca Tingley and Carl Anderssen.