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ContributorEmail: at828@chebucto.ns.ca

Source: The Evening Mail, 11 June 1907, p. 9.

Ed. Notes:

Material Type: Obituary

Subject: Obituaries--Nova Scotia--Halifax County,Musquodoboit (Halifax County)

Date: 09/04/98


The Evening Mail, Tuesday, 11 June 1907, p. 9, col. 2:
Walter McCURDY, of Middle Musquodoboit, who has been ill for some time, died on Thursday. The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon. He was a brother of the late M. J. McCURDY, of this city.

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McCurdy, Walter, of Middle Musquodoboit (c.1840-1907)

Contributor: Anna M. MacDonald

Date: 02/19/99

ContributorEmail: at828@chebucto.ns.ca

Source: The Evening Mail, 11 June 1907.

Ed. Notes:

Subject: Obituaries--Nova Scotia--Halifax County

Material Type: Obituary


The Evening Mail, Tuesday, 11 June 1907, p. 9, col. 2:
Walter McCURDY, of Middle Musquodoboit, who has been ill for some time, died on Thursday. The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon. He was a brother of the late M.J. McCURDY, of this city.
The Evening Mail, Wednesday, 12 June 1907, p. 12, col. 5:
Died - At Middle Musquodoboit, June 7, Walter McCURDY, in the 67th year of his age.

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McDaniel, John, of Musquodoboit Harbour (c.1851-1904)

Contributor: Anna M. MacDonald

ContributorEmail: at828@chebucto.ns.ca

Source: The Evening Mail, 6 October 1904, p. 5.

Ed. Notes:

Material Type: Obituary

Subject: Obituaries--Nova Scotia--Halifax County,Musquodoboit Harbour (Halifax County)

Date: 08/18/98


The Evening Mail, Thursday, 6 October 1904, p. 5:
Died - At Musquodoboit Harbor, October 3, John McDANIEL, aged 53, leaving a widow, two sons and one daughter to mourn their loss.

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McDonald (nee McInnes), Mary, of Mabou (c.1836-1903)

Contributor: Anna M. MacDonald

ContributorEmail: at828@chebucto.ns.ca

Source: The Evening Mail, 13 October 1903, p. 2:

Ed. Notes:

Material Type: Obituary

Subject: Obituaries--Nova Scotia--Inverness County,Mabou (Inverness County)

Date: 06/17/98


The Evening Mail, Tuesday, 13 October 1903, p. 2:
Died - At Little Mabou, Inverness, September 24, Mary (nee McINNES) beloved wife of Alex McDONALD, aged sixty-seven.

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McDonald, Alexina, of Mabou (-1902)

Contributor: Anna M. MacDonald

ContributorEmail: at828@chebucto.ns.ca

Source: The Evening Mail, 18 Mar 1902, p. 8.

Ed. Notes:

Material Type: Obituary

Subject: Obituaries--Nova Scotia--Inverness County,Mabou (Inverness County)

Date: 07/11/98


The Evening Mail, Tuesday, 18 March 1902, p. 8:
Died - Mabou, C.B., March 6, Alexina, daughter of the late Angus and Mary McDONALD.

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McDonald, John, of Little Mabou (c.1843-1903)

Material Type: Newspaper article

Contributor: Anna M. MacDonald

ContributorEmail: at828@chebucto.ns.ca

Source: The Evening Mail, 18 May 1903, p. 3.

Ed. Notes:

Subject: Obituaries--Nova Scotia--Inverness County,Deaths at sea,Mabou--Little (Inverness County)

Date: 06/16/98


The Evening Mail, Monday, 18 May 1903, p. 3:
MABOU, May 16 - A drowning accident occurred here yesterday while John McDONALD, of Little Mabou, was proceeding down the harbor in a sailing boat, the latter was struck by a heavy squall which capsized her. The boat sank immediately, and before assistance could be rendered McDONALD, who was alone in the boat, disappeared. Deceased, who was about sixty years of age leaves a widow and family. Mr. McDONALD'S father died suddenly some two weeks ago.

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McDonald, Mary (MacPhee) (c. 1861 - 1941)

Material Type: Obituary

Contributor: Paul Harmon

ContributorEmail: cheryl.harmon@ns.sympatico.ca

Subject: Port Hood (Inverness County)

Source: February 16, 1942 Halifax Daily Star

Ed. Notes:

Date: 02/10/99


Mrs. Mary McDonald The death occurred early Monday morning in the Victoria General Hospital of Mrs. Mary McDonald, aged 81 years, after a short illness. She was the widow of Angus McDonald of Port Hood. She had lived there all her life until 12 years ago when she moved to Woodside to live with her daughters. Mrs. McDonald had since been a member of the Immaculate Conception church at Woodside.
Surviving are one son, Colin McDonald of Brookline, Mass.; six daughters, Mrs. Florrie MacNeil and Mrs. John Murray of Woodside, Mrs. John MacLellan and Mrs. Colin MacIsaac of Brookline, Mass., Mrs. John MacDonald of Glace Bay and Mrs. Malcolm MacIntyre of Port Hawksbury; also two sisters, Mrs. Matilda Beaton of New York and Mrs. Mary Spencer of Boston, and one brother, Angus MacPhee of Little Mabou, NS.
The body will rest at the residence of Mrs. John Murray, Franklyn Street, Woodside, until Wednesday morning when it will be forwarded to Port Hood where interment will take place.

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McDonald, Mrs. Charlotte, of Moser River (c.1826-1907)

Material Type: Obituary

Contributor: Anna M. MacDonald

ContributorEmail: at828@chebucto.ns.ca

Source: The Evening Mail, 25 May 1907, p. 8.

Ed. Notes:

Subject: Obituaries--Nova Scotia--Halifax County,Moser River (Halifax County)

Date: 08/18/98


The Evening Mail, Saturday, 25 May 1907, p. 8, col. 7:
Died - At Moser River, on the 20th of May, Mrs. Charlotte McDONALD, aged 81.

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McDonell, Mrs. Mary U., of Bridgewater (c.1810-1900)

Material Type: Obituary

Contributor: Anna M. MacDonald

ContributorEmail: at828@chebucto.ns.ca

Source: The Evening Mail, 12 December 1900, p. 6.

Ed. Notes:

Subject: Obituaries--Nova Scotia--Lunenburg County,Bridgewater (Lunenburg County)

Date: 07/08/98


The Evening Mail, Wednesday, 12 December 1900, p. 6:
Died - Bridgewater, November 25, Mary U., wife of Angus McDONELL, aged 90.

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McEachern, John (c. 1848 - 1930)

Material Type: Obituary

Contributor: Paul Harmon

ContributorEmail: cheryl.harmon@ns.sympatico.ca

Subject: Malignant Cove (Antigonish County)

Source: July 15, 1930 Halifax Herald

Ed. Notes:

Date: 02/10/99


Esteemed Citizen of Malignant Cove Dies Antigonish, July 14 - John McEachern, well-known and highly esteemed citizen of Malignant Cove, died at his home, after a long illness at the age of 82 years. He was born at Pleasant Valley, Antigonish County, and married Miss Mary A. MacDonald, of Malignant Cove, besides whom he is survived by one daughter, Catherine, at home, and a son, Daniel, also at home. The funeral Thursday morning was largely attended.

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McGrath, Patrick, of Halifax (c.1865-1905)

Contributor: Anna M. MacDonald

ContributorEmail: at828@chebucto.ns.ca

Source: The Evening Mail, 30 October 1905, p. 3.

Ed. Notes: Death at sea

Material Type: Newspaper article

Subject: Obituaries--Nova Scotia--Halifax County,Merchant mariners,Merchant Mariners

Date: 06/10/98


See article under "Purcell, Patrick" on this website.
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McIntyre, James, of Campbell's Cove, East Point, P.E.I. (-1884)

Contributor: Anna M. MacDonald

Date: 02/06/99

ContributorEmail: at828@chebucto.ns.ca

Source: Citizen and Evening Chronicle, 6 April 1885, p. 3.

Ed. Notes:

Subject: Newspapers

Material Type: Newspaper article


Citizen and Evening Chronicle, 6 April 1885, p. 3., col. 1:
A. P.E. ISLANDER'S MURDER. - On the 20th inst. in Los Angeles, California, Aldolfo SILVAS was hanged for the murder of James McINTYRE. The latter belonged to Campbell's Cove, East Point. P.E.I. About 2 o'clock on the morning of July 21, 1884, McINTYRE and Timothy HICKEY were on New High street, Los Angeles. When they arrived in front of No. 318, a saloon kept by Frank OLIVLER, HICKEY, who was on the inside of the walk, jostled against the occupant of a chair. The touch was but trifling, but in an instant the occupant jumped up and commenced to call one of the men disagreeable names. A scuffle immediately ensued. The lounger in the chair drew a large knife and made a lunge at McINTYRE. The latter tried to beat off his antagonist, but being unarmed his efforts were futile. While McINTYRE was using his hands his assailant thrust his knife several times into his body. These blows had fatal effect and within twenty feet from where the scuffle commenced McINTYRE fell, and soon expired. His companion, HICK EY, in the meantime had deserted him. The man who committed the deed was Adolfo SILVAS.

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McKenzie, Duncan, formerly of Nine Mile River (c.1830-1902)

Material Type: Obituary

Contributor: Anna M. MacDonald

ContributorEmail: at828@chebucto.ns.ca

Source: The Evening Mail, 6 February 1902, p. 9.

Ed. Notes:

Subject: Obituaries--Nova Scotia--Halifax County,Halifax (Halifax County),Hants County (Nova Scotia),Nine Mile River (Halifax County)

Date: 07/02/98


The Evening Mail, Thursday, 6 February 1902, p. 10:
Died - At Halifax, February 5th, Duncan McKENZIE, a native of Nine Mile River, Hants county, aged 72. Funeral took place to-day. (Boston and Lynn papers please copy.)

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McLean, James R. m. Murphy, Anita Bell (1903)

Material Type: Marriage Announcement

Contributor: Anna M. MacDonald

ContributorEmail: at828@chebucto.ns.ca

Source: The Evening Mail, 9 June 1903, p. 6.

Ed. Notes:

Subject: Marriage records--Nova Scotia--Halifax County,Ship Harbour (Halifax County),Shubenacadie (Colchester County)

Date: 07/14/98


The Evening Mail, Tuesday, 9 June 1903, p. 6:
Married - At Ship Harbor, June 6, 1903, by Rev. I. ROSBOROUGH, M.A., James R. McLEAN, son of the late Dr. McLEAN, of Shubenacadie, to Miss Anita Bell MURPHY, of Ship Harbor.

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McLEAN, John, of Halifax (-1906)

Contributor: Anna M. MacDonald

Date: 02/02/99

ContributorEmail: at828@chebucto.ns.ca

Source: The Evening Mail, 5 November 1906, p. 5.

Ed. Notes:

Subject: DisastersMcL

Material Type: Newspaper Articles


The Evening Mail, Monday, 5 November 1906, p. 5:
PLANT LINER HALIFAX HAS FLAG HALF-MAST
Ship's Carpenter, John McLean, of This City, Washed Overboard and Drowned in Terrible Hurricane That Swept the Steamer's Decks - Twenty-Four Hours Overdue Reaching Boston.
BOSTON, November 4th. - With her flag flying at half-mast, her deck houses battered, and broken, the crew of a shipwrecked fisherman on board, and everyone of her own sixty-two passengers thankful to reach dry land once more, the Plant line steamer Halifax came into port yesterday morning, twenty-four hours overdue. From stem to stern the big ship gave eloquent testimony of her fearful encounter with a North Atlantic hurricane, and the signal of death at the masthead denoted that one of the crew, John McLEAN, the ship's carpenter, had paid a fearful tribute to the fury of the wind and sea. Thursday last the full force of the storm overtook the Halifax, and for twenty-four hours terrific seas washed the decks continuously, battering down the doors, flooding the saloon, and stripping off the woodwork as though it had been paper. While panic reigned in the cabin, and the women passengers were plunged in despair, Captain ELLIS and his men stuck manfully at their posts, and to their heroic efforts the salvation of the ship and its terrified passengers is due. McLEAN was washed overboard and lost in the darkness before there was time to give the alarm or to throw him a line. __________________
H.L. CHIPMAN, manager of the Plant line company, received a telegram Saturday morning from Boston stating that the steamer Halifax, which sailed from here Wednesday at midnight had arrived in Boston Saturday morning, being over fifty-five hours on the trip, and that during the voyage John McLEAN, carpenter of the steamer, had been washed overboard and drowned. Mr. McLEAN was formerly carpenter on the steamer Alpha, but for some time past has been in the Plant line service. The deceased was a man of sterling qualities and was highly respected by all who knew him.
Mr. McLEAN lived at No. 48 Robie street and leaves a wife and two small children. Mr. CHIPMAN notified Rev. Mr. GLENDENNING, whose church the deceased attended, and who conveyed the sad news to Mr. McLEAN's family.
When the Halifax left the Plant wharf Wednesday night it was raining, but not blowing hard, and she evidently struck the storm Thursday when well down the coast, as the telegram stated she hove to for twenty hours in Thursday's storm.
The passengers by the Halifax were: - Miss MELVIN, Miss WEYNOTT, Miss N. VANCE, Mrs. S. DeYOUNG, J. WEBSTER, Miss McQUARRIE, Miss CHISHOLM, Miss L. BROWN, Miss K. MURPHY, Misses CAVANAGH, D. GREENOUGH, Miss G. STEWART, I. MAHER, E. BOUTILIER and wife, E. KROVES, C. COLCHESTER, Mrs. A.C. STONE, S. KAYZO, J.A. CARMICHAEL, A.I. GILZEE, Mrs. W.H. HALLIDAY, Mrs. H. MERRILL, Miss E.K. DeFREYTAS, S. SMITH, Miss DEMPSEY.
Miss Fannie FRYER, former secretary of the Y.M.C.A., this city, was also a passenger.

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McNab, Isabel C., of Eastern Passage (c.1811-1900)

Contributor: Anna M. MacDonald

ContributorEmail: at828@chebucto.ns.ca

Source: The Evening Mail, 7 August 1901, p. 3.

Ed. Notes:

Material Type: Obituary

Subject: Obituaries--Nova Scotia--Halifax County,Eastern Passage (Halifax County)

Date: 06/30/98


The Evening Mail, Wednesday, 7 August 1901, p. 3:
Died - Brook Farm, Eastern Passage, August 4, Isabel C., daughter of the late John McNAB, of Perthshire, Scotland, aged 89. Funeral to-day at 3.30.

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Meagher (nee Keller), Susan (c.1802-1904)

Material Type: Obituary

Contributor: Anna M. MacDonald

ContributorEmail: at828@chebucto.ns.ca

Source: The Evening Mail, 19 March 1904, p. 1.

Ed. Notes:

Subject: Obituaries--Nova Scotia--Halifax County,Queen Hotel (Halifax),Trafalgar. Battle of (1805),Dartmouth (Halifax County)

Date: 06/21/98


The Evening Mail, Saturday, 19 March 1904, p. 1:
Died at Age of 102 Years
Mrs. Susan MEAGHER died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Andrew FRASER, Fairbanks street, Dartmouth, yesterday afternoon, at the age of 101 years and 11 months.
Mrs. MEAGHER first saw the light of day on what is now known as Keeler's farm, near the First lake, Dartmouth. Her father was John H. KEELER, farmer, who died at the ripe age of 89 years. Her brother [mother] was a Miss TUFTS who died over 60 years of age. Mrs. MEAGHER was the oldest of a family of eleven. She had seven children, five of whom are dead. The survivors are: Mrs. Ellen FRASER, wife of Andrew FRASER, of the Queen Hotel staff and Mrs. FAULKNER, wife of Walter FAULKNER, of Boston, a former resident of Dartmouth. Mrs. MEAGHER had three grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren, and thirty nephews and nieces.
The deceased retained all her faculties up to two months ago, and was n almost perfect health up to a short time before her death. Mrs. MEAGHER in conversation with the Mail on the occasion of the last anniversaary of her birth referred to a number of important events that occurred during her life. She remembered well the celebration held in Halifax following the coronation of Queen Victoria and her ascension to the throne. She also recollected the day that announcement was made in Halifax that Wellington had defeated Napolean at the battle of Waterloo. She was one of the witnesses of the arrival of the Chesepeake and the Shannon in Halifax after the signal victory of the British over the Americans.
The date of the funeral has not yet been fixed.
And at p. 16:
Died - At Dartmouth, on Friday evening, at 11 o'clock, at her residence, Mrs. Edward MEAGHER, aged 101 years and 11 months, long held in high esteem for her many virtues, cheeful disposition and happy old age. Funeral notice later.
The Evening Mail, Tuesday, 22 March 1904, p. 10:
The funeral of Mrs. MEAGHER, centenarian, took place ysterday at Dartmouth. The remains were taken to the Baptist church, and while the services were being held there a telegram was received from Mrs. FALCONER, in Boston, a daughter of the deceased, asking that the body be held until her arrival in Dartmouth. Her request was complied with, and the remains were left in the church over night. The internment will take place this afternoon. Services were held at the house yesterday by Rev. Dr. KEMPTON At the church Rev. W. I. CROFT, pastor of the Methodist church gave an impressive address. The cortege was very long and included the prominent citizens of town and city. A large number of people attended the services at the church.

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Meisner, Jennie, of Chezzetcook (c.1886-1907)

Contributor: Anna M. MacDonald

ContributorEmail: at828@chebucto.ns.ca

Source: The Evening Mail, 14 May 1907, p. 12.

Ed. Notes:

Material Type: Obituary

Subject: Obituaries--Nova Scotia--Halifax County,Chezzetcook (Halifax County)

Date: 08/11/98


The Evening Mail, Tuesday, 14 May 1907, p. 12, col. 3:
The death occurred this morning at the Halifax Infirmary, of Jennie MEISNER, aged twenty-one years. Miss MEISNER'S home is in Chezzetcook, to which place the body will be taken for internment.

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Merlin, John (c.1853-1907)

Contributor: Anna M. MacDonald

ContributorEmail: at828@chebucto.ns.ca

Source: The Evening Mail, 22 April 1907, p. 12.

Ed. Notes:

Material Type: Obituary

Subject: Obituaries--Nova Scotia--Halifax County,Halifax County (Nova Scotia)

Date: 08/11/98


The Evening Mail, Monday, 22 April 1907, p. 12, col. 4:
Died - At Victoria general hospital on April 22nd, after a short illness, John MERLIN, aged 54. He had been employed for the last five years on the Lady Laurier. He leaves an aged mother, one brother, W. H. MERLIN, and two sisters to mourn the loss of a kind son and brother. Funeral will take place from the resdience of his brother, W. H. MERLIN, 257 Gottingen street, on Wednesday at 2.30 p.m.

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Merlin, William, of Prospect (c. 1835-1907)

Contributor: Anna M. MacDonald

Date: 02/22/99

ContributorEmail: at828@chebucto.ns.ca

Source: The Evening Mail, 21 October 1907, p. 6.

Ed. Notes:

Subject: Obituaries--Nova Scotia--Halifax County

Material Type: Obituary


The Evening Mail, Monday, 21 October 1907, p. 6, col. 2:
The death occurred on the 19th, at his home in Prospect, of William MERLIN, aged 72 years, one of the best known fishermen in that vicinity. About three weeks ago Mr. MERLIN made a big haul of mackerel - a record-breaker. Shortly afterward he went out on another fishing expedition, and, getting "storm stayed" on an island, caught a heavy cold. He speedily developed alarming symptoms passing away, as stated, on the [19th]. He was an energetic and a sterling man, highly respected by all his neighbors. His wife survives him. His funeral will take place to-morrow at Prospect.

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Mitchell (nee Fairbanks), Mrs. Emily, formerly of Halifax (c.1825-1906)

Material Type: Obituary

Contributor: Anna M. MacDonald

ContributorEmail: at828@chebucto.ns.ca

Source: The Evening Mail, 10 October 1906, p. 12.

Ed. Notes:

Subject: Obituaries--Quebec,Halifax (Halifax County)

Date: 07/05/98


The Evening Mail, Wednesday, 10 October 1906, p. 12:
Died - At Montreal, October 10th, Emily, widow of James MITCHELL, of that place, and eldest daughter of the late William B. FAIRBANKS, of Halifax, in the 81st year of her age.

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Mitton, Eugene Presley (1921-1998)

Material Type: Obituary

Contributor: Susan Reeves

ContributorEmail: dreeves@telusplanet.net

Subject: Obituaries--New Brunswick--Saint John County

Source: Berwick Register Nov. 1998

Ed. Notes:

Date: 01/16/99


MITTON, Eugene Presley - died November 20, 1998, at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital. Born in New Salem on March 22, 1921, he was the son of the late Mary Leona (Cuthberson) and Thomas Presley Mitton. He was a veteran of the Second World War and a lifelong member of Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 4, Fredericton. He worked for DND for 38 years in Camp Utopia, Saint John, and Base Gage town. After retirement, he spent 10 years in Ottawa, before returning to Fredericton. Surviving are his wife, Rita (McIntosh); son, Dale, Ottawa; daughter, Brenda (Mrs. Robert Alexander), Fredericton; four granddaughters; a grandson; three great-grandsons; sister, Isabelle (Mrs. Howard Watton), Aylesford; brothers Kenneth, Thomas, Amherst; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Stanley, Mervin, Orville, Donald, Chester, Irving; sister, Stella Maude Mitton. Legion service was held November 22, 1998 in York Funeral Home, Fredericton. Funeral service was held November 23, 1998 in All Saints Church, Fredericton, The Venerable David E. Mercer officiated. Burial in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Field of Honour, Saint John West, N.B.

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Montgomery, Frances Mary (1937 - 1998)

Material Type: Obituary

Contributor: Susan Reeves

ContributorEmail: dreeves@telusplanet.net

Subject: Obituaries--Nova Scotia--Shelburne County

Source: Berwick Register Nov. 1998

Ed. Notes:

Date: 01/16/99


MONTGOMERY, Frances Mary - 61, Middle East Pubnico, died November 17, 1998, at home. Born May 24, 1937, in East Quinan, she was a daughter of Elsie Mary (Vacon) Banks and the late Gordon Banks. She worked with the Edmonton Tribunal for a number of years, after which she moved to Pubnico where she worked as a fish processor. Surviving are brothers, Emerson, Gordon, Berwick; Oscar, Fredericton; sisters, Bessie (Mrs. Terrry Taylor), Aylesford; Mrs. Marie Gould, Black Rock; Goldie (Mrs. Doug Hanson), Wainfleet, Ont.; Irene (Mrs. Mike Tough), Berwick; Pearl (Mrs. Real Hebert), Centreville. She was predeceased by her husband, Jack; brother, Johnny; sister, Mary McDermott. Graveside service 2 p.m. November 20, 1998 in Upper Clyde Cemetery, Upper Clyde River, Shelburne Co. Donations to any charity.

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Morash, Charles W., of Cole Harbour (c.1841-1904)

Material Type: Obituary

Contributor: Anna M. MacDonald

ContributorEmail: at828@chebucto.ns.ca

Source: The Evening Mail, 30 September 1904, p. 6.

Ed. Notes:

Subject: Obituaries--Nova Scotia--Halifax County,Cole Harbour (Halifax County)

Date: 06/24/98


The Evening Mail, Friday, 30 September 1904, p. 6:
Died - At Cole Harbour, Halifx, September 28, after a lingering illness, Charles W. MORASH, aged 63 years, leaving a widow and sister and a large circle of friends. Funeral on Friday at 2 o'clock.

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