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Digby obituaries for June 1929 thru February 1932

1929 Mrs George Haight

died on Wednesday, June 12, 1929 Source: Digby Courier Submitter: Luella Marshall Obituary contained surnames HAIGHT, MERRITT, WESTCOTT

MRS GEORGE HAIGHT The death occured at Rossway on Monday June 10th.of Mrs George HAIGHT ,eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs Hadden WESTCOTT of Waterford , at the early age of 29 years and 2 months.The deceased had been in failing health since last fall with consumption. She leaves to mourn besides a sorrowing husband two small children , Audrey age 5 and Winthrop aged 2, a father and mother ,4 sisters and 4 brothers. [Florence ]Mrs Kenneth MERRITT of Mink Cove, Daisy , Imelda and Alda at home, Leigh in Chicago, Wilfred , Sidney and Aubrey at home. The deceased was a member of the First Digby Neck Baptist church. The funeral service was conducted by the Rev. J.T. DIMOCK from the Baptist Church at Rossway. Interment was in the Baptist Cemetery at Rossway.

1929 Mrs Robert Benson

died on Friday, August 30, 1929 Submitter: Luella Marshall Obituary contained surnames BENSON, YOUNG

MRS ROBERT BENSON Following an illness of three months duration, from a stroke of paralysis there passed away at her home Tuesday morning August 20, Mrs Margaret [YOUNG ], wife of Robert L. BENSON at the age of sixty-eight years. She was a useful member of the Unites Church and will be much missed in all branches of church work.She is survived by her husband and three children, Harry and George of Bear River and Esther on the staff of the Youth's Companion, Boston,and two sisters.The funeral service was held from her late home on the River Road Wednesday afternoon , conducted by the Rev. F.M. Sawdon, assisted by the Rev. J.W. SMITH. interment was in Mount Hope Cemetery.

1929 Frank H. Hall

died on Friday, August 30, 1929 Source: Digby courier Submitter: Luella Marshall Obituary contained surnames ATHERTON, HALL, TRYON

FRANK H.HALL Frank H. HALL , a master painter and well known in Broad Street, Boston for fifty years died on August 21st. at his home 167 College Avenue , West Somerville. Mr. Hall was born in Digby county , Nova Scotia Sept,. 12 1855.In his early youth he followed the sea and in 1872 went to Boston from Gloucester and learned the painter's trade. His first place of business was at 90 Broad Street , on the site of the present Broad Exchange building.His present place was at 132 Broad Stree.Mr HALL was a member of the Painting and Decorating Employers Association , the Massechusetts Painters and Decorating Association. He was a member of Gate of Temple Lodge and St. Matthews Lodge of Masons . Mr. HALL was for many years a member of the Fourth Street Baptist Church , South Boston. He is survived by his wife , Mrs Elizabeth C. HALL , a daughter Mrs Ethel H. TRYON , who makes her home with her parents and who is engaged with her father in buiness, and two sons , Harry R. HALL of Washington DC and George L. HALL of Baltimore MD and two grand childremn , Roger M. ATHERTON of Melrose and Hale ATHERTON of Lynn.

1929 Ruth A. Hitchen

died on Wednesday, October 30, 1929 Source: UNION LEADER NEWSPAPER,NEW HAMPSHIRE Submitter: gail metcalfe Obituary contained surnames DOLLARD, HITCHEN, MARSHALL, MITCHELL, PORTER, WHEELER

MRS. RUTH A. HITCHEN DIES AT HOSPITAL. Mrs. Ruth A. HITCHEN died Tuesday, at 1:30 p.m. a local hospital after four weeks illness. She was a native of Nova Scotia and was 78 years of age. Mrs. HITCHEN resided with her daughter Mrs. Clara R. MITCHELL of 149 Eve Street. She was the widow of William HITCHEN and is survived by two daughters, Mrs Joseph WHEELER of Berlin, NH and Mrs. Clara R. MITCHELL of this city; three sons, Jesse W. PORTER of Newton, Mass, Thomas J. HITCHEN of Nashua and Harry S. HITCHEN of Newton, Mass, and one sister, Mrs. Charlotte MARSHALL of Nova Scotia. (This obituary was received from Bette DOLLARD, gr-gr-granddaughter of Augusta *Ruth* (PORTER) HITCHEN of Digby, NS)

1929 Enslie Stailing

died on Friday, November 15, 1929 Source: Digby Courier Submitter: L MARSHALL Obituary contained surnames CAIN, JENKINS, JONES, MCKINNON, STAILING, WRIGHT

Digby Courier Nov. 15 1929 ENSLIE STAILING Word has been received in Digby this week of the death of a very prominent citizen of Digby.in the earlier days of the town , namely Enslie STAILING who died at the home of his daughter in Portland on Saturday last at the age of 80 years. Born in Annapolis Royal on the 2nd day of February 1849 , the son of the late George and Susan LECAIN STAILING , moved to Digby with his parents several years later where he and his father under the name of G. STAILING & Son carried on a large livery business. They in partnership with the late Mr. ROGERS, conducted a mail coach service between Digby and Yarmouth., and for many years operated the mail service on Digby N eck and before the advent of the railroad ,cross country mail and coach service between Annapolis Royal and Liverpool. The late Mr. Stailing was a member of the town Council in the early days of the town's incorporation and also a member of the school board. He, with his father also ran the old International Hotel which stood on the site now occupied by the Royal Bank of Canada Building. The front of the old hotel still stands and is now the front of the home of H.T.Warne. Mr Stailing was twice married, by his first wife who was Miss Carrie JENKINS of Yarmouth , three daughter survive him, Susan, Margaret and Martha. He is survived by his second wife formerly Miss Florence JONES of Digby also one son and a daughter, Clifford and Helen. Mrs S. J. MCKINNON and P. LE Cain WRIGHT of Digby are cousins.

1930? Mrs. Charlotte Comeau

died on Wednesday, January 1, 1930 Submitter: Shirley Obituary contained surnames COMEAU

In the 99th year of her age, Mrs. Charlotte COMEAU, widow of Charles COMEAU, died at Belliveau's Cove, last week. She had been confined to her bed for several years and was in possession of her faculties to the last. No date or paper indicated, this scrapbook seems to be mostly in the 1930's

1930? Edward M. Gaudet

died on Wednesday, January 1, 1930 Submitter: Shirley Obituary contained surnames GAUDET, MACDONALD, MACDOUGAL, PENNY, WHALEN, WILCOX

Sometimes in the 1930's. The death occurred on Thursday at his home on Church Street, of Edward M. GAUDET; after a brief illness. Mr. GAUDET, who was well known in Yarmouth and in New England, formerly was a carpenter of considerable ability. He was born at New Tusket, Digby County, and lived in Yarmouth for 30 years. He moved to the United States about 18 years ago to be near his children but after the death of his first wife, came back to Yarmouth. He married again last April and his home in this town. Funeral services were conducted Saturday morning by Rev.Father William PENNY, of St. Ambrose Church. Interment was in the Catholic cemetery. He is survived by his widow; one brother, Henry; of Tusket; two sisters, Miss Adelaide GAUDET, Yarmouth; and Mrs. Mattie MACDOUGAL, Boston; and nine children, Andrew, Roxbury, Mass.; Ernest, Victor, James, of Lexington, Mass.; Bernard of Somerville, Mass.; Mrs. Lillian WHALEN, Newtonville, Mass.; Mrs. Harold WILCOX, Wallaston, Mass.; Mrs. James MACDONALD, Somerville, Mass. All members of his family, including those in the United States, were present for the funeral. The children rushed here by auto as soon as they learned of the father's critical condition, but arrived a few hours too late to see him alive. They returned after the funeral, Mrs. James GAUDET, also came to Yarmouth with her husband.

1930? Charlotte Comeau

died on Wednesday, January 1, 1930 Submitter: Shirley Obituary contained surnames COMEAU

In the 99th year of her age, Mrs. Charlotte COMEAU, widow of Charles COMEAU, died at Belliveau’s Cove, last week. She had been confined to her bed for several years and was in possession of her faculties to the last. ( ca 1930)

Mrs. Nathalie Saulnier

died on Tuesday, April 1, 1930 Source: Yarmouth Newspaper Submitter: Doreen A. Anderson Obituary contained surnames BOURQUE, DEVEAU, GAUDET, MORTON, MUISE, ROSS, SAULNIER

Mrs. Nathalie SAULNIER: Mrs. Nathalie SAULNIER, widow of John Baptiste SAULNIER, passed away on Easter Sunday at the home of her daughter Mrs. Albert DEVEAU Woodvale, Digby County after an illness of over five years during which time she was completely bed-ridden. She was born in New Tusket and was in her 88th year. Besides one brother, Joseph GAUDET of Meteghan Station, she is survived by six daughers, Mrs. Samuel MUISE of Ontario; Mrs. James BOURQUE of Sluice Point; Miss Olive of Amesbury, Mass.;Mrs. Benjamin MORTON of Yarmouth; Mrs. Walter ROSS of Salem, Mass. and Mrs. Albert DEVEAU; three sons, Avite of Woodvale; Frank in Maine; Oliver of Ipswich, Mass.; also thirty-three grandchildren and twenty-nine greatgrand- children. The funeral service was held Tuesday norning at St. Vincent de Paul Church, Salmon Rivier, with requiem mass by Rev. J.A. Maillet, as celebrant.

1930 W Vantassel

died on Thursday, April 17, 1930 Source: REEL 813676 Submitter: CLR Obituary contained surnames COUTREAU, VANTASSEL, WINSLOW

VANTASSEL, W age 73 , a barber for 50 years; died April 17, 1930 Holy Ghost Hospital, Cambridge of cancer; born Digby, NS of William (born France) and May WINSLOW (born NS); buried R.C. Cemetery, Digby - wife Merether COUTREAU - #263 on reel

1930 Ferdinand Martin Thibodeau

died on Monday, November 17, 1930 Source: The Haverhill Gazette, Haverhill, Massachusetts page 16 Submitter: Carmen Thibodeau Proulx Obituary contained surnames THIBODEAU

THIBODEAU - in this city, November 16, at the Gale Hospital, Ferdinand Thibodeau in his 44th year. Funeral will be held Wed. at 7am from the home, 44 Hillside St. Requeum High Mass at St. Joseph's Church at 8. Relatives and friends invited. Internment in St. Joseph's cemetery. Arrangements in charge of William J. Comeau, Inc.

1930 Moses M. Deveau

died on Saturday, November 29, 1930 Source: Chronicle Herald Submitter: Paul Hamon Obituary contained surnames AMIRAULT, AMIRIAULT, DEVEAU, MOSES, SAULNIER

Moses M. DEVEAU Salmon River Nov.27 1930 Word was received by Paul DEVEAU , of this place that his brother Moses DEVEAU had died in Haverhill MA about a week ago. at the age of 68 years. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs Maurice DEVEAU and was born at Salmon River. His father was one of the leading farmers of the vicinity in his day. Mr DEVEAU had married Miss Mary SAULNIER , a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs Cyprien SAULNIER of Bear Cove , St. Alphonse de Claire. About twenty-two years ago they removed to Haverhill MA where they have resided ever since. Besides his widow he leaves behind two brothers, Peter in the United States and Paul in Salmon River and one half -brother August in Hamilton Ont.and one sister Mrs AMIRIAULT [Emille]in the United States , two sons and three daughters.

1931 Gladys HANKINSON

died on Friday, June 26, 1931 Source: The Digby Weekly Courier Submitter: Adam KM Hankinson Obituary contained surnames GATES, HANKINSON

Mrs. T. E. HANKINSON – Weymouth was greatly saddened on Tuesday, of last week (16th) by the sad news of the death of Gladys, beloved wife of T. E. HANKINSON, of Middleton, formerly of Weymouth. She died very suddenly at the Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital, in that town, after a brief illness of but few days. Deceased was the only daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. G. K. GATES, of Weymouth, and resided there until she went to Middleton about seven years ago. There is left to mourn the sorrowing husband, and an only child, Helen, about two years of age; also four brothers, Harold, in Denver, Col.; Ephraim, Church, and Perley of Weymouth. The funeral service was held at her late home in Middleton, on Wednesday afternoon, Rev. A. I. Higgins conducting the service, assisted by Rev. A. G. Pentz, of Aylesford, and Rev. Peter A. Walker, who had been her pastor in Middleton, the latter giving the address. The service was very largely attended, which bespoke the popularity of the deceased, and the beautiful array of flowers testified to the high esteem of the many friends in that town. Interment took place in Weymouth. Mrs. HANKINSON was very active in the social, musical and church life both in Weymouth and at Middleton. Two weeks ago she was the soleist at the recital given by Professor Newnham and other artists of the staff of Acadia College. She was a C. G. I. T. leader, teacher in the Sunday School, and a valued member of the choir of St. John’s United church, Middleton. The Courier joins in extending sincerest sympathy to the bereaved ones.

1931 S. B. Marshall

died on Thursday, October 1, 1931 Submitter: gail metcalfe Obituary contained surnames MACLEOD, MARSHALL, WILSON

S.B. MARSHALL, October 1931 - Stephen Barnabas MARSHALL, an aged and highly respected resident of South Range, died last Friday at the advanced age of 83 years. He was a son of the late Stephen and Rebecca MARSHALL, of South Range, and was born in that village. He leaves a widow, who is now in the United States; two sons, Frank, in New Hampshire, and John, at home; and one daughter, Mrs. Hubert WILSON, of Lansdowne. The funeral took place on Sunday and was very largely attended. Rev. A.A. MACLEOD, of Bear River, was the officiating clergyman.

1931 T. A. Lambertson

died on Monday, November 16, 1931 Source: Digby Courier Submitter: Luella Marshall Obituary contained surnames CROCKER, DOTY, FOSTER, LAMBERTSON

The funeral of Tunis Albert LAMBERTSON , took place Thursday at Barton , from the home of his sister Mrs Elizabeth DOTY, with whom he had made his home of late years. Mr. LAMBERTSON was 75 years of age, last January.Surviving are two sisters , Mrs Elizabeth DOTY of Barton, and Mrs Catherine CROCKER of Bridgeport Conn. Mrs Arthur FOSTER of Barton is a niece and he had other nieces and nephewsin the Unite States. Rev. Mr. EWING conducted the funeral servuce.

1931 Mrs Sarah Elizabeth Holdsworth

died on Monday, November 16, 1931 Source: Digby courier Submitter: Luella Marshall Obituary contained surnames HOLDSWORTH, LEWIS

Mrs Sarah Elizabeth HOLDSWORTH On Monday Oct.12th. , Mrs Sarah Elizabeth HOLDSWORTH passed peadefully away at her home on Carleton Street , after a few days illness. The deceased had been confined to her home for a number of years . She was of a bright and lovable disposition , which greatly endeared her to the hearts of all who came to know her. Mrs HOLDSWORTH was born in Baltimore , Maryland on January 21st. 1844 and was married to the late George Henderson HOLDSWORTH on November 28th. 1867, he having predeceased her a little less than a year ago on November 8th. 1930 Mrs HOLDSWORTH was a member of Broadway Methodist Episcopal Church, Baltimore . After moving to Digby she was always interested in the welfare of Grace Methodist church. She leaves to mourn their loss two daughters and four sons, Mrs Charles F. LEWIS of Saint John NB ; George H. of Franklin Park Mass; Willaim B. of Halifax NS;Wesley L. of Digby ; Warren A. of Lynn and Mabella at home;also eight grand children ; three great grand children and a number of nieces and nephews . The funeral service was held from her late home at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with interment in the Grace United Church Cemetery.


died on Friday, December 11, 1931 Source: Newspaper: The Outlook, Middleton, N.S. Submitter: Submitted by Eleanor Tree; Transcribed by Luanne Shaw Obituary contained surnames CRAWFORD, HIGGINS, MURPHY

Ira CRAWFORD The death occurred at Bridgetown on Saurday of Ira CRAWFORD, of Light House Road, Digby County, formerly of Nictaux West. Besides his parents he is survived by one brother, Harry; also one sister, Mrs. Wilfred MURPHY, of Culloden, Digby Co. Funeral service was held at St. Johns United Church on Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. A. I. HIGGINS.

1932 Rev. S.S. Thompson

died on Friday, January 1, 1932 Submitter: Luella Marshall Obituary contained surnames THOMPSON

News of the death of Rev. S.S. THOMPSON in Halifax last week was received with great regret by his many friends in Smith's Cove. Mr. THOMPSON was agent at Bear River station for a number of years , just previous to entering the ministry. During his residence in Smith's Cove , Mr. THOMPSON took a lively interest in all efforts for the benefit of the community. There are many who will remember the bible classes he organized and the substantial assistance he gave for raising money for the repairs on the Temperance Hall.

1932 Capt. John Ryan

died on Friday, February 5, 1932 Source: Digby Courier Submitter: Luella Marshall Obituary contained surnames RYAN, THURBER

Capt. John RYAN The death of Capt. John RYAN , 94 occured at his home in Marshalltown on Saturday. The late Capt. RYAN was born at Gulliver's Cove ,but has resided at Marshalltown for the past sixty-eight years. Up until a few years ago he followed the Coasting trade out of St. Mary's Bay , ports to New England , his first and last command being the well known schooner Princess, which he sailed during her whole career. When Capt. RYAN retired the Princess was hauled up on the beach at Barton ;where she went to pieces . Capt. RYAN was the son of Patrick RYAN of Ireland and Maria THURBER of Westport

1932 William W. Height

died on Friday, February 5, 1932 Source: Digby Courier Submitter: Luella Marshall Obituary contained surnames AMIRAULT, HEIGHT, KIRBY, MCLEOD, WAGNER, YOUNG

William W. HEIGHT The death occured on Jan. 24th. of William W. HAIGHT , at his home at North Range at the age of seventy -five years. He is survived by his widow and five daughter, Mrs John L. YOUNG, of Rockland ME, Mrs Chas. P. KIRBY of Baltimore MD ;Mrs Daley WAGNER of Riverdale;Mrs Wm. B. MCLEOD and Mrs Edward AMERIAULT at North Range also three sons;Ernest at Sissiboo Falls ; Ralph and Curtis at home. He was a kindly and loving father and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Funeral services were held on Tuesday with Rev. M.R. EWING officating. Interment was in the United Church Cemetery.

1932 Vera Eileen Haynes

died on Friday, February 12, 1932 Source: Digby Courier Submitter: Luella Marshall Obituary contained surnames HARTLIN, HAYNES, MCGRATH

Vera Eileen HAYNES Much sympathy is felt for Mr. and Mrs Ira HAYNES , of Victoria Beach , in the death of their youngest daughter , Vera Eileen , a bright little child of 15 months , who passed away on Monday February 1st. following an illness of whooping cough. and pneumonia. Surviving are the parents, four brothers, Walter,Morris , Stewart and Ira Jr. and two sisters Mrs Howard MCGRATH and Winnifred , all of Victoria Beach. The funeral services were conducted on Wednesday afternoon by the Rev. H.S. HARTLIN pastor of the Baptist Church , with burial in Victoria Beach Cemetery.

1932 Mrs James Bingay

died on Friday, February 12, 1932 Source: Digby Courier Submitter: Luella Marshall Obituary contained surnames BINGAY, SMITH, YOUNG

A telegram on Tuesday announced the death that day of in Vancouver of Mrs Elizabeth BINGAY. , widow of the late Capt. James E. BINGAY, formerly of Barton. Mrs BINGAY , who was seventy-seven years of age, moved to Vancouver about twenty-five years ago and has since made her home in that city. She has been an invalid for several years and her death was not unexpected. She leaves two daughters ,[Jean] Mrs James M. YOUNG of Klamath Falls , Oregon and [Miriam] Mrs Charles E. SMITH of Barton , Digby County , also nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

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