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Spencer and Harry 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.

Spencer

Harry

MacDonald

This could be Spencer Harry MacDonald, but from other steel crosses in the same cemetery, I believe the cross marks the burial for two people: Spencer AND Harry MacDonald. More than likely, they are brothers.

I have not found any records to indicate who Spencer and Harry MacDonald are. The names on the other steel crosses are: Jim, Edward, Charles and Levine MacDonald.

Assuming these individuals are from the same family, we might also assume the couple Levine (also spelt Lavinia in some records) and Charles are the parents of Spencer and Harry.

Found in the 1891 Census is the family with the following children: William, Amelia, Daniel, Mary, Jeremiah Freeman, Annie A., Edmond, James F, Maud Julia, Adam, Freeman and Henry E. The Edmond in this group might be the Edward on the steel cross. The Henry might be Harry, and James could easily be Jim. I have not found any vital or census record with the name Spencer in the area. Hopefully, the name will show up as I continue to add information to this page, and I will be able to properly identify him.

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Atkins, Grace Evelyn: Born May 17, 1901 at Harrigan Cove, Halifax County, NS, the daughter of Margaret Catherine Smith and George William Atkins.

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Second World War Veteran William Alexander Parlee

Today I added one headstone photograph to the page of St. John’s Anglican Church Cemetery, Necum Teuch, Halifax County, NS.

36-parlee-william-a40-parlee-william-a-inscriptionWilliam A. Parlee

Gunner

R. C. A.

26 JAN 1963

Age 40

According to William Alexander Parlee’s death record, he was born July 27, 1922 at Moser River, Halifax County, NS. His wife, who provided the information for the record did not know his parents’ names. According to his obituary, he was the son of Charles Parlee. There is a Charles H. Parlee (July 4, 1895 – September 17, 1968) buried at Riverside Cemetery, Moser River. His wife’s name was Edith B. (December 3, 1902 – August 18, 1971). This could be William’s parents.

William served overseas with the Canadian Army during the Second World War. After he returned to Canada, he married Minnie Ethel Bezanson. They lived in Moser River where he worked as a farmer and foreman.

William was diagnosed with glioma of the brain in 1960. He spent 23 days in Camp Hill Hospital, Halifax, NS, in January 1963 before he passed away on January 26th. He was only 40 years old.

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Atkins, Cora Alice: Born April 25, 1892 at Necum Teuch, Halifax County, NS, the daughter of Margaret Catherine Smith and George W. Atkins.