Sunday, December 27, 2009

Part 3

Results of recent research into descendants of Charles Grant in the Sydney - Glace Bay area of Nova Scotia,
Part III

Douglass L. Grant

The following discoveries have been made since the previous updates. They are given more or less in order of discovery, and not in their actual chronological order. A note of explanation about place names is in order. In the 1871 and 1881 censuses, the term "Lingan" or "Lingan Mines" was used to describe a large area including present-day New Waterford, Scotchtown, Gardiner Mines, River Ryan, Reserve Mines, Dominion, and Glace Bay, as well as present-day Lingan. While it is likely that two families whose names appeared close together in the census listings did live close together, it is usually difficult or impossible to know with certainty where their home was located. Later censuses were much more specific about general location and even the district or street in the larger towns.

April 29, 2000

Re burial of James Grant:

The grave in Greenwood Cemetery supposedly sold to James A. Grant in 1943 is in fact that of James, brother of Walter, William and the others, and the father of John Spur Grant. He is buried there with his second wife Dollena Morrison (1866-1936), his son Neil (1897-1917) and daughter Mary Grant Cecil (1900-1938). The plain black headstone is massive, and the 1943 date may be that of its installation. It is not known where James' first wife is buried.

May 1, 2000

Re Alexander Malcolm Grant:

The marriage of the author's grandparents, Alexander Malcolm Grant and Agnes Lynk, has been found recorded on July 6, 1911. The marriage certificate in the author's possession bears the date July 6, 1909, but appears to have been altered. Their first child, Irene, is believed to have been born in 1910; their second, the author's father, was definitely born 26 October 1912, by the birth certificate in the author's possession.

Re Arthur S. Grant and Phoebe Phillips Grant Martell:

The report of the Nova Scotia Department of Mines for the year 1899 contains a detailed report of the explosion in Caledonia Mine which claimed the life of Arthur S. Grant, the son of Peter Grant and Mary Ann Dolman, along with ten others. A fire near a pump deep in the mine set off an explosion about 4 o'clock on the morning of June 16, and the smoke and fumes generated overcame a party on its way down into the mine to try to extinguish the fire. (His name is given as Albert in the report, which also exonerated the company for the deaths.) Arthur is buried in Mitchell Island Union Cemetery in Ball's Creek, close beside his father.

In the 1901 census, his widow Phoebe is recorded as having three children (Elmer, b. 20 November 1891; Clyde, b. 7 February 1893; and Rita, b. 10 August 1894). On 26 April 1909, Phoebe took as her second husband Frederick W. Martell (b. 1871), the son of Joseph Martell and Elizabeth Dillon. Phoebe died 2 January 1919, aged 46. (This was the time of the influenza pandemic that began near the end of World War I, but the cause of her death is not determined.) Unfortunately, the issues of the Cape Breton Post covering the period of Phoebe's death are missing from the microfilm copies, so her obituary is not available. Fred Martell died on 3 August 1949, and they are buried together, very close to the grave of James A. Grant. Fred Martell's obituary does not mention any stepchildren. The Nova Scotia Directory for 1914 lists an Elmer Grant, miner, living on Cottage Street, Glace Bay, the same street on which his stepfather resided at the time of his death. No information has yet been obtained on the other children of Arthur and Phoebe, beyond their dates of birth.

{The author's rediscovery of Phoebe's headstone was a bizarre experience. After locating the grave of James and his family members, the author felt quite literally drawn to a much smaller stone nearby on which only the name "Fred Martell" was clearly visible. Closer examination revealed Phoebe's name on the bottom. Perhaps the Scots' tradition of "second sight" isn't quite obsolete yet.}

Re Margaret Sparling:

A bond (contract) of marriage between James Allen and Margaret Sparling, both of Cape Breton, was registered on 19 December 1815. No parents are identified. It is unlikely that this was the same Margaret Sparling who had married Adam Moore in 1793, as mentioned in Part II. It is possible that this was a sister of Mary Sparling, the mother of Maria Jefferson, but may also have been a cousin.

May 2, 2000

Re Edward Grant:

The obituary for Edward, described as a retired Baptist minister, appeared in the Chronicle-Herald of March 18, 1927. It added little to what was known already except that his daughter Vivian was adopted. Surviving siblings are not listed, nor is any count given. Intuition suggests that there may have been some gulf between Edward, the educated man of the cloth and champion of temperance, and the five brothers who had gone to work in the mines, three of whom were still living when Edward died. The only concrete evidence which supports this theory is the omission of any mention of Edward from his father's will, probated in 1902.

Added June 7:
In 1881, E. J. Grant, 31, Baptist minister, and his wife, Nancy J., 30, lived in Dartmouth. They had no children. His name does not occur anywhere in that vicinity in the 1891 or 1901 census. It therefore appears that Edward's pastoral charge in Dartmouth came near the beginning of his career, probably followed by time in New Brunswick. Whether his mother Maria spent any time with Edward's family near the end of her life remains uncertain.

May 10 - June 12, 2000 (added to incrementally)

Further to Harry Grant and his descendants:

William Henry (Harry) Grant was the youngest son of William Grant and Margaret Mackenzie. (Please see p. 3 of Part I.) Harry and Catherine E. Coady were married at St. Joseph's Church, Reserve Mines, on 29 March, 1919. Witnesses were John Gillis and Brigid Coady. Neither the ages of the parties nor the names of their parents were recorded. Because Harry remained a Protestant, a dispensation was required from Bishop Morrison, and, to quote the narrative record, "the necessary promises were signed by the contracting parties." The priest performing the ceremony was A. Coady; it is not known if he was related to Catherine.

Catherine E. Coady was born 9 April 1891, the daughter of John Coady (b. 2 April 1856) and Bridget Murphy (b. 27 November 1862); the latter was known affectionately as "Buster", even to her grandchildren. According to the 1891 census, the family was then resident in the census district of Bridgeport, which included what is now Reserve Mines. (The visit from the census taker to the Coady family took place on 6 April, three days before Catherine's birth, so only the two oldest siblings listed below are mentioned.) At the time of the 1901 census, the district where the family lived was called Lorway Mines, and her siblings included Mary (b. 30 March 1888), Dennis M. (b. 25 May 1889), Ellen W. (b. 1 September 1892), Richard J. P. (b. 17 March 1894), Michael James Hugh (b. 5 December 1895), Bridget Tobin (b. 25 September 1897), and Julius C. (b. 14 November 1899). The baptisms of Michael and Bridget are recorded at St. Joseph's Church, although the latter's birth is given as 28 August 1896.

In 1891, a family with surname Murphy lived next door to John and Bridget Coady. They were Dennis, 55, a mine contractor (trucking) born in Nova Scotia whose mother was born in Ireland; Ellen, 57, born in Ireland; Emmet, 16, a truck horse driver; Daniel, 13; Catherine, 23; and Ellen, 11. Given the names of Catherine Coady Grant's siblings, there can be little doubt that Dennis and Ellen were the parents of her mother Bridget.

In the 1871 census, what appears to be the same family was living in Cow Bay (now Port Morien). They were Dines, 35, a miner (spelling from the census list); Ellen, 37, born in Ireland; Bridget, 8; Catherine, 4; and Joseph, 2. No reference can be found to this family in the 1881 census, either in Cow Bay or Lingan.

In 1881, John Coady, miner, age given as 23, was living in Lingan (see note above) with Mary Coady, 30. It is probable that Mary was the older sister of John, as both were unmarried. In 1871, a John Coady, whose age was given as 11, and Mary Coady, stated age 18, lived in Young's Bridge, near Margaree, with parents Martin, 47, and Ann, 40, both of whom were also born in Nova Scotia. There were six others in the family. It therefore appears that Catherine's roots in Margaree are limited to the male line. No record of the marriage of John Coady and Bridget Murphy has been found, either in Cape Breton or in Inverness County.

John Coady died 1 July 1921. His age was given as "about 70"; if the date of birth given in the 1901 census was correct, he was in fact 65. Mrs. Bridget "Buster" Coady died in 1938; no date is given in the parish records, but other funerals bracket its date as between 26 April and 4 July. Her age was given as 78; again, if the 1901 census information is correct, she was in fact 74. Both were buried in the parish cemetery.

Harry and Kate lived in Glace Bay for a few months after marriage. The 1918-9 directory of Glace Bay shows Harry living on Hickman's Lane, most probably with his widowed mother Margaret. Their first child, Mary Margaret, was born 14 April 1919 (or possibly 13 April), and baptised at St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church, Glace Bay on 20
April. Godparents were Lewis and Bridget Coady. (Margaret received her first communion at St. Joseph's on 12 June 1929, and her date of birth was recorded at that time as 14 April 1919.) A second daughter, Catheelen (Kathleen?) was born on 28 May 1920, and baptised at St. Anne's on 20 May (an apparent error for 30 May). Godparents were John James and Margaret Hennessey. A marginal notation reads, "Father is a Protestant." Kathleen's birth is recorded as having taken place in Reserve Mines, so it appears the family had moved into their own home there by that time.

The first communion rolls also mention the first communion of one Henry Grant in June of 1936, with confirmation that September. It is likely this refers to Harry's son William Murray, born 27 May 1928, who was under the impression until late in life that his middle name was in fact Henry. Harry himself retained his Protestant affiliation to the end of his life. Harry died 20 December 1963, and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery after services from Gordon United Church, Reserve. Catherine died on 1 May 1971, and is buried in the parish cemetery, McLeod's Road. (At that time, the only surviving sibling mentioned in the obituary was Mrs. John Gillis of New Aberdeen, whose given name was Julia. Her date of birth may have been later than 1901. Coady Gillis of Glace Bay is her son.)

Descendants of Harry Grant and Catherine Coady:

Harry and Catherine were predeceased by five of their children. Dorothea Elaine (Doris) Grant was born 6 September 1926 and died 25 June 1946. Also apparently not surviving their parents were Kathleen (mentioned above), Bridget (see below), John William, born 27 September 1923, and Walter Eric, born 8 July 1929. The death of an "infant child of Mr. Grant, Reserve" is recorded at St. Joseph's, with burial on 16 July 1936; this child was apparently stillborn and never baptised. A handwritten list, compiled by Catherine and in the possession of her granddaughter Elaine Livingstone Capstick of Glace Bay (see below) mentions all the children except Walter Eric, with some slight variation in birth dates from the church records. The dates of death of all but Doris and Bridget remain unknown. The absence of information on the others is puzzling, since parish records mention many funerals of infants and young children.

Bridget (commonly known as "Dudies"), born 27 June 1921, was the first of Harry and Kate's children baptised at St. Joseph's. She was married to Clarence Leo (Con) Rigby of New Waterford on 29 June 1943. She died on 15 July 1948, and is buried in St. Joseph's Cemetery. She was survived by a daughter Catherine Doreen, who now resides in Hamilton, Ontario.

Edna Frances (b. 18 August 1922) married Robert Dunn of Toronto. She died 1 November, 1999, and was predeceased by her husband. Four children survived her, Earl, Grant, Terry and Linda. Linda is married to Vernon Wilson and resides in Mississauga, Ontario.

Gordon Edward, born 15 September 1924, died 8 December 1977 in Glace Bay. The parish records mention a marriage to one Mary Catherine McIsaac on 18 September 1954 at Swampscott, Massachusetts. This marriage ended in divorce. There were no children, and Gordon did not remarry.

Melbourne (Melburn in his baptismal record), commonly known as "Hunna", was born on 17 December 1932, and died on March 15, 1999. His widow, Erma (born Watson), still resides in Dominion. Their son Kevin (m. Paula) and daughter Beverley (m. Thomas O'Donnell) both reside in Glace Bay.

William Murray, born 27 May 1928, resides in Toronto, with his wife Rosina. More detailed inquiries are pending.

Bernard Alonzo (Lonnie), born 23 April 1931, and his wife Shirley divide their time between Williams Lake, British Columbia and Arizona. Their children are Robert Cecil, born 24 November 1951 in Halifax, and Pamela Kathleen, born 13 September 1958 in Ottawa. Robert married Jo-anne Kathleen Cain (b. 23 October 1951) at Ottawa on 27 June 1972. Their children, both born in Chilliwack, are Jennifer Lee, born 17 May 1976 and Tyler Clayton, born 16 February 1980. Pamela has a daughter, Jessica Leigh Seeley, born in Vancouver on 18 October 1987, and is currently seeking a second daughter who was adopted.

The oldest daughter of Harry and Kate, Mary Margaret, married Malcolm Angus (Max) Livingstone of Dominion on 17 October 1939. They also made their home in Reserve Mines. Their children, all baptised at St. Joseph's, were: Catherine Maxine (b. 3 May 1940), Bridget Elaine (b. 17 January 1943), Margaret Patricia (b. 30 November 1943), Malcolm Gerard (b. 2 February 1947), Harriet Marie (b. 22 April 1949), and Wayne Joseph (b. 23 August 1952). A notation appears beside the baptismal record that Patricia married Joseph Edward Young on 6 August 1966 in Toronto; they now reside in Brampton.

Malcolm (Max) Livingstone died on 29 April 1980, and Margaret on 7 April 1994. Their six children all survive: Maxine is Mrs. Jack Sweeney of St. Stephen, N.B.; Elaine, Mrs. Frank Capstick of Glace Bay; Patricia as above; Harriet in Bedford; Gerard (who is unmarried) in Sydney; and Wayne also in St. Stephen. These lines are also being pursued.

The parish records also record the birth of a child, Darren Joseph, to Harriet on 9 September 1968 in Halifax.

May 24, 2000

Re: Angus Grant

In Part I, reference was made to a family tree received from Angus Grant of New Waterford. After inquiries from his uncle, Bernard Grant of Windsor, Nova Scotia, the author has determined that this branch is descended from an Angus Grant who migrated to the New Waterford area from Thorburn early in the twentieth century. These members of the clan are therefore not direct descendants of Charles Grant. It is believed that the father of the earlier Angus was named John, and that he died in an accident in the Allen Shaft in Pictou County. An effort will be made to verify this from the historical record. Separate provision will be made on the future website for this family tree, so that the information collected will not be lost.

Update (June 5, 2000):

The obituary of Angus Grant, the elder, who died on 31 August 1937 was examined, and it confirmed that he was a native of Thorburn. A list of mine fatalities in Nova Scotia was also examined, and it was found that a J. Grant was one of 13 killed in the Vale Colliery in an explosion on 10 February 1885. There was a major explosion in the Allen Shaft on 18 January 1918, with 88 fatalities, together with a number of other incidents involving smaller numbers of deaths, but none of the victims was named Grant.

In addition, the list referred to the death of a William Grant, 26, in Dominion No. 6 colliery, which was located in what is now Donkin, from a fall of stone on 29 January 1907. No obituary appeared in the local paper, and his family connections are unknown. These two, together with Arthur Grant, discussed above, appear to be the only persons named Grant killed in mining accidents in Nova Scotia.

May 31, 2000:

Re Alonzo Grant and Rosie Grant:

The first marriage of Alonzo to Rebecca Boutilier is, in fact, recorded in the Marriage Register for Cape Breton County, but was missed on first reading. It took place on 20 September 1882 at the Baptist Church, Ball's Creek. The bride was from North Sydney, the daughter of Henry and Evelina Boutilier. Walter Grant and Dan MacKinnon were witnesses.

In the 1901 census, a Rosie Grant, whose date of birth is given as 29 December 1893 is shown living in Sydney with her grandmother, Evelina Boutilier. It would appear the latter is the mother of Alonzo Grant's first wife. At the same time, Alonzo is living in Old Bridgeport (Dominion) with his second wife Catherine. On 20 December, 1907, Rosie M. Grant was a witness to the wedding of Milledge P. Jefferson (a first cousin once removed of Maria Jefferson Grant) to Margaret Jean MacKinnon. It seems unlikely she would have been able to perform this legal function if she were in fact less than 14. If her date of birth were misrecorded as "1893" when it should have been "1883", then Rosie's birth would have been slightly less than nine months after that of William, given as 6 April 1883 in the 1901 census. Whether Alonzo's first marriage was dissolved by the death of Rebecca or by divorce (the latter admittedly very uncommon at that time) is also unknown.

Re the unidentified "Anna Grant":

Another correction: the name initially taken as "Grant" in the 1881 census and mentioned in the open questions at the end of Part II, on closer inspection proves to be "Briant" or "Briand".

June 7, 2000:

Re Mary Ann Dolman:

The 1838 census, which lists only the heads of household by name (and with no information on the age of the head), lists a Samuel Doleman, mason, in District 48 ("Stewart's Mill to Ball's Creek", roughly what is now known as Leitches Creek). His family consisted of 1 female under 6, 2 males and 1 female under 14, and 1 female over 14. Since the younger Peter Grant's wife would have been about 9 years of age in 1838, she was probably the one female over 6 but under 14. The surname has not been found anywhere in Cape Breton in any later census. If this man arrived in Cape Breton before 1819, it is possible that his occupation may have brought him into direct contact with Charles Grant, who was also a mason.

June 8, 2000

Re Alice Grant, previously unidentified:

The Mormon website lists Alice Grant as a daughter of Peter Grant and Sarah, born 5 August 1810 in Sydney and baptised at St. George's. (Elva Jackson does not include Alice in her list of that family.) The list of Grants baptised at North Sydney begins with an Alice, baptised 13 October 1832, but excluded 1839. The latter may indicate simply that she left the district, not necessarily that she left the Baptist faith. The 1871 census lists "Allace" Woods, 61, widow, born in Nova Scotia, a Baptist, living in Cow Bay with (presumably) her children Sarah, 30; Charles, 20, miner; and Thomas, 17, miner. As noted in Part II, in the 1881 census, Alice Grant, 73, is living with Thomas C. Woods, 27 and wife Mary Ann (MacLeod), 18. When the young couple was married on 15 December 1880, the parents of Thomas were given as John, a tailor, and Alice; Malcolm, a farmer, and Mary of Mary Ann. Going back to the 1838 census, John Woods is listed as the gaoler (i.e., jailer) in peninsular Sydney, with family of one female over 14 (presumably Alice, then about 28). (When and how the family came to reside in Cow Bay is not clear, although we have noted examples of migration from the North West Arm and other farming communities to the mining districts between the 1860's and early 1900's.) Presumably, Alice died before the 1891 census, since her name does not appear in it. In 1891, Thomas C. and Mary E. Woods had children Paul J., 9; Mary, 3, and Alice, 2. In 1901, their family consisted of Mary, 13; Allice, 11; John, 9; Angus, 6; Rebecca, 3; and Henry, born 12 November 1900. As a child, Alice almost certainly knew her grandfather, the pioneer Charles Grant; we now know that her name lived on into another generation, and into the twentieth century. The children of Thomas and Nellie have not been traced beyond that point. In 1891, Thomas' older brother Charles, then 41, Baptist, coal miner, also lived in Cow Bay, and had wife Mary, 36, and children Allise, 12; James, 10; Thomas, 9; and Hattie, 2. Records of Black Brook Cemetery indicate that James Woods (1880-1952) and wife Annie Kate (1881-1971) are both buried there. Also in 1891, a John H. Woods, 48, blacksmith, Roman Catholic, lived in Cow Bay with wife Elisabeth, 47, and children Elisabeth, 21; Mitolota (?), 19; Charles B., 15; and Agnes, 11. It is unclear whether John H. was also a son of Alice; however, Alice did have a brother named John Herbert. In eastern Cape Breton, the surname "Woods" now occurs only in New Waterford and North Sydney.

Re Alexander Grant and descendants:

The following information is derived principally from the card file in the Beaton Institute established by Elva Jackson.

Alexander Grant (1795-1855) was a son of Charles Grant and Nancy Gordon, born in Cape Breton. He married Ann Musgrave at St. George's Anglican, Sydney on 9 November 1820, and had a second marriage to a woman named Elizabeth who was born about 1801. This Alexander Grant had a household of 10 in 1838. Among his family were Alexander (b. 1826) and Charles Henry (b. 1819). Possibly among his family were Bessie Grant (who had two marriages, first to a man named Fairbrother, and second to Bartholomew Musgrave), and George Grant, who made his home in the United States.

Charles Henry Grant (1819-1889) married Eliza Jane Ball (1829-1909), daughter of Alexander John and Jane (Horne) Ball, at St. George's on 1 January 1846. Among their family were Anna (m. William MacKay); Philip (c. 1850-1899, unmarried); Henrietta (b. 1851, m. Adam Lloyd Bayley, resided North Sydney); Melissa (b. 1852, m. one Archibald, resided Boston); Alice (b. 1854); Alexander (b. 1856); Jane (b. 1858); Robert (b. 1860, m. Ada Lewis, see below); Howard (b. 1864, see below); Caroline (b. 1865); Laura (b. 1866); and Olivia (b. 1870). [Dates of birth are approximate, and appear to be derived from the 1871 census.]

Alexander Grant (b. 1826) married Mary Ann Jane MacLeod at St. George's on 24 February 1854. Among their children, as listed by Elva Jackson, were Milton (b. 1856), William (b. 1857), Ada (b. 1859), Lavina (b. 1861), George C. (b. 1863), Anne (b. 1865), Ward (b. 1867) and Alvin (b. 1870). [Again, dates of birth are approximate, and appear to be derived from the 1871 census.] In addition, although not listed above, this couple appears to have had a son Alfred, b. 1852, who resided with another family at Ball's Bridge in 1871; the other members of that household were Charles Grant, 60; Sarah, 40; and Sarah, 79, the last named of English origin but born in Cape Breton. As noted in Part I, Alexander and his entire family, with the exception of Alfred, had disappeared from the area by 1881.

Alfred married Christy Ann McKay, 23, of Whycocomagh (daughter of Malcolm and Maggie) in a Presbyterian ceremony at Cow Bay on 30 November 1875. He lists his parents as Alexander and Ann, and his age as 24. Witnesses were William Grant and Udvilla Boutilier. In 1881, Alfred, occupation given as farmer, and Christy resided at Ball's Creek, and both gave their ages as 28; their children were Mary Bell, 2 (m. Henry Lewis, 6 January 1898), and Maggie, 11 months (b. May, 1880). Also residing with them was Sarah Grant, age given as 63. In 1891, Alfred resided at Leitches Creek with Christine, both 38, his occupation labourer. Their children now included Edward, 8 (m. Maggie Jackson, 21 May 1904) and Sarah J., 5. Sarah Grant, 73, parents born Scotland, resides with them, and is described as the mother of Alfred. In 1901, Alfred, b. 16 April 1852, now a miner, and Christy, b. 20 August 1853, were living in Old Bridgeport (now Dominion), with Edward, b. 2 July 1882, a miner; Sarah, b. 2 April 1884; and Clifford, b. 13 March 1893. In the 1914 directory, Alfred is listed as a miner living on Mitchell Avenue, Dominion, and Clifford as boarding on Mitchell Avenue.

Robert Grant (1860-1951), son of Charles and Eliza Jane (Ball) Grant, married Ada Lewis (1868-1950), daughter of John George Lewis and Sarah Jane Hill. They resided at Point Edward. Their children were: Thelma Ripple (m. Stanley H. Jackson); Yuba Marjory (m. Lorne Ingraham); Charles (m. Margaret MacDonald, see below); Irene (b. 1901, unmarried); Mary (m. Daniel "Kid" MacDonald); Addison Wellington (m. Alice E. Sergeant, see below); Rita (m1. Frederick L. Nealley, m2. Yvan A Poirier); Robert (m. Irene); Olney (m. Fraser Stewart MacDonald). [The last-named is still living, and resides in Sydney. In Brookside Cemetery, Sydney Mines, there is a headstone for Irene Margaret Grant, Dec 4 1915 - July 29 1986, wife of Robert B. Grant.]

Howard Grant (b. 1864) was also a son of Charles Grant and Eliza Jane Ball. He first married Josephine Neville, 18, daughter of Michael and Matilda Neville, on 8 October 1894 at the Baptist Church, North Sydney. This marriage produced no children, and ended in divorce. [Josephine may have been the Josephine Grant who married Salvatore Agostino at the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Sydney, on 29 March 1904, although she declared herself at the time to be 21 and a widow.] Howard moved to Dorchester, Massachusetts, where he married a woman whose first name was Mary. They had a daughter, Katherine, who married a Russell Green.

Addison Wellington Grant was a son of Robert Grant and Ada Lewis. He married Alice Elizabeth Sergeant in Acton, Massachusetts. Their children were Shirley Helene (m. William Joseph Gray) and Ada Elizabeth (m. David Griswold Walker). All resided in Acton.

Charles Grant was another son of Robert Grant and Ada Lewis. He married Margaret MacDonald, and they resided at Point Edward. Their children were Aubrey (m. Camille Trudel, resident in Toronto, see below); Kenneth (m. Geraldine Wall, resident in Brampton, Ontario, see below); Ivan (m. Ardith Larcomb, resident in Medley, Alberta, see below); Avril (1938 - 1975), a CNA by profession; and David Lorne (m. Ruth Murray, resident in Point Edward). [Ruth Murray Grant was the source of this information, when interviewed on 22 September 1981.]

Robert Grant was another son of Robert Grant and Ada Lewis. He resided at Point Edward. His wife was named Irene, and his children were Sidney, Robert, Addison, Shelley and Dennis.

Kenneth Grant was a son of Charles Grant and Margaret MacDonald. He married Geraldine Wall, and resided in Toronto. Their children are Charles Barry, Donald Kenneth, Tanya Margaret, Cynthia Maria and Arlene Maria.

Ivan Grant was another son of Charles Grant and Margaret MacDonald. He married Ardeth Larcomb, and resided in Medley, Alberta. Their children were Debra Lynn and Wendy Lee.

Aubrey Grant was another son of Charles Grant and Margaret MacDonald. He married Camille Trudel, and they reside in Toronto. Their children are Sean Todd and Robb Franklin, the latter adopted.


A closing note:

It is with sadness that we note the passing of Ina Lorna (Grant) Frederickson in Edmonton on June 7, 2000. She was the sister of Blair Grant (collaborator in this project), daughter of the late Harold Dolman and Mary Grant, and great-granddaughter of Peter Grant and Mary Ann Dolman. She was survived by husband Ernest; three daughters, Mary (Mrs. Nick Yeager), Carol (Mrs. Scott Weir), and Raun Coates; grandchildren Michael Yeager, David, Adam, Aaron and Shauna Coates, and Bretton Weir; brother Blair (Gloria); sisters Lynda (Mrs. Bill MacKenzie) and Joyce (Mrs. Jim Mapes). A grandson, Kyle Weir, predeceased her in June, 1991.

(Last modified June 20, 2000; minor correction June 29, 2000)

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