Saint Croix Courier
Supplement on St. Stephen and Milltown
in St. John Daily Sun on Wednesday, April 6, 1892
Links pertaining to Charlotte County
at NB Gen Links
Cousin Willy, who lived in St. Stephen
often visited Mum. Usually she knew when he was coming and would greet him
at the door, wearing a new apron and the house would be spotlessly clean.
But today he made an unexpected visit. He opened the kitchen door to find
her down on her hands and knees, with the scrub brush in one hand and a bar
of yellow Surprise soap in the other.
He held out the package he was carrying and remarked, “Maybe I should
have brought you a case of soap instead of this box of Ganong’s chocolates?”
I knew that chocolates were made in St. Stephen but I didn’t know that
Mum’s all purpose cleaner was also manufactured there.
Last week as I was viewing the microfilm of the St. John Daily Sun of
April 6, 1892, that included an eight page supplement devoted to St. Stephen
and Milltown, the advertisement for Surprise soap brought many memories of
home rushing to me.
In addition to the many ads and excellent photos of local businesses,
churches, public buildings, residences and local business men such as Fred
Waterson, Henry Webber, J. R. Sederquest, I found lots of interesting tidbits
of news of a historical nature.
If you are interested in the births, marriages and deaths that were published
in the Saint Croix Courier from 14 October 1865 to 11 April 1957, you will
find a four volume index in the Saint John Free Public Library and the
St. Stephen Library that was compiled by Melvin Chase of New Hampshire.
I think you will be pleasantly surprised at the gold mine of links that
are provided for Charlotte County by just clicking on the red ‘County of Charlotte’ on the ‘New Brunswick’ map on
the NB Gen Links website at http://nbgenlinks.new-brunswick.net/.
You will find information on births, baptisms, marriages, cemeteries,
census records, deaths, obituaries, burial records, voter lists, school
records, letters, photos and much more - all arranged by parishes
By the way, while at NB Gen Links website, I suggest you spend some time
checking out the many links to genealogical material that are provided
for all areas of New Brunswick and farther afield.
The Saint John Branch of the New Brunswick Genealogical Society
will be holding their meeting on Wednesday, May 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lions
Den of the Loch Lomond Villa. The topic will be Love and Marriage in Our
Family Tree with information on marriage bonds, marriage certificates, marriage
records prior to 1888 and what genealogical information they may hold. If
you have a story to tell, a picture to show, or something from a wedding
to bring to the meeting, please do so. Visitors welcome.
Titus - Vail: Lauretta Titus was
five years old and living in the home of John and Elvira Titus of Titusville,
Hampton Parish, Kings County in the 1881 census. In 1896 she married Gilbert
Vail, son of William and Eunice Vail. In the 1901 census, she is living in
Halifax. Her death occurred in 1916 in Sydney, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.
After Lauretta’s death, her daughter Dorothy Vail attended the Keirsteadville
School from 1917 to 1921. Can anyone provide me with information on Lauretta
Titus Vail or with whom her daughter, Dorothy Vail, lived in Keirsteadville
after her mother’s death?
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Handren – Hanrahan. I am trying to
document the relationship between these men - William Handren born 1781
in Saint John, Henry Hanrahan born 1792 in Nova Scotia and John Hanrahan
born in 1790. Who were their parents and siblings? Henry’s father (name
unknown) was murdered in Nova Scotia (early 1800’s?) and this left his mother
to raise the 4 boys. She was a member of the Loudoun Clan/Branch of
the Campbells in Scotland before moving to Nova Scotia. Henry
married Julie Tabor. His son Henry married a Susan Tabor. William wound
up in Massachusetts, married once in 1809 and had 11 children. Henry stayed
in St. Martins married 3 times and had 7 or possibly 8 children. On the
1827 land petition, John was married with 6 children.