Tag Archive | Atkins

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.

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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

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.

Levine and Charles MacDonald

Today I added one headstone photograph to the page for St. Mary’s Anglican Church Cemetery, Shiers Road, Harrigan Cove, Halifax County, NS. It is one of four steel crosses in a row.

Charles

Levine

MacDonald

This couple may be Lavinia Mary Parker and Charles Edmond McDonald who married on December 22, 1874 at Harrigan Cove. According to the marriage record, Lavinia was 19 years old at the time of marriage. She lived (and may have been born) at Owl’s Head, Halifax County, NS, the daughter of Letitia and Thomas Parker.

Charles was 23 at the time of the wedding. He was born at Harrigan Cove, the son of Mary and Daniel McDonald. He worked as a fisherman. This may be the same Charles who died August 23, 1931 at Harrigan Cove. According to his death record, he was Charles Edward McDonald, born April 4, 1847 at Harrigan Cove, the son of Miss Parker and Daniel McDonald.

The birth year calculated from Charles Edmond’s marriage record puts him born about 1851, so a few years off of the death record, which is NOT uncommon. Charles Edward was married, but no spouse was noted. His son, Edward C. MacDonald provided the information for the death record.

According to the 1891 Census, the family of Charles (age 40; born c1851) and Lavinia (age 35; born c1856) had a son named Edmond, who was five at the time. Their other children were William, Amelia, Daniel, Mary, Jerimiah and Annie.

I’ll leave this information as is, and individual researchers can use it to seek further evidence that the couple on the headstone matches those in the vital records and Census record. If anything further comes across my desk, I’ll added to their names in the Book of Names.

Update: I took a second look for Lavinia’s death record and found it. She was indexed as Mary Lavenia McDonald. She died April 12, 1932 at Harrigan Cove. According to the record, she was born November 11, 1854 at Owl’s Head, Halifax County, NS, the daughter of Lettie Parker and Thomas Parker. Although her mother was recorded as a Parker, I’d need more evidence to prove this was her actual maiden name.

Alphabetical Birth Records Search

Searching for surnames starting with the letter A

Atkins, Jennie Frances: Born April 15, 1901 at Harrigan Cove, Halifax County, NS, the daughter of Minerva Jane Swallow and Rueben Atkins.