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Port Greville (N.S)

Howard, David S.

  • Person
  • -1911

Captain David S. Howard was born in Port Greville, N.S. He went to sea at an early age and became Captain of the Parrsboro-built schooner Gilbert Bent at the age of nineteen. He also was the Captain of Brigantine Landora. For a time, Captain Howard turned towards shipbuilding, but later returned to sea as the Captain of some of the schooners he built including the Davida, Earl of Aberdeen and the H.J. Logan. He passed away on June 12, 1911 at the age of 65.

Leary family

  • Family
  • 1855-

James Edward Leary was born on July 16, 1855 in Millbury, Massachusetts to Mary Ellen Donley and Henry Leary. He was the older brother to four sisters, Georgiana, Prudence, Margrite and Willima. James Leary married Mary Elizabeth Porter at the Windsor Baptist Church of Windsor, Hants County, Nova Scotia, on July 8, 1880, when he was 24 years old. James and Mary had 8 children: Elizabeth Almira Leary (1880-1920), Ressie Leary (1881-1988), Tonia Leary (1883-1988), Eldred E. Leary (1887-1988), Adrian E. Leary (1889-1889), Lorenda “Rennie” Porter Leary (1891-1988), Sophronia Marie Leary (1895-1992) and Willias Leary (1897 -?). Census records indicate that James Leary lived in Port Greville, Nova Scotia in 1891 and Cumberland, Nova Scotia in 1901 and 1921. His wife Mary Elizabeth passed away on December 28, 1933 in Port Greville, Nova Scotia at the age of 75. James Learly also died on December 28, 1933 at the age of 78.

Shaw, Gayle

  • Person
  • 1945-2020

Gayle Shaw nee Colpitts was born in 1945 and raised in Port Greville, N.S. Gayle moved to British Colombia as a young adult. There she met and married Terry Shaw 1949-present. Once retired they returned to N.S. to care for family. They owned the Port Greville Shaw Country Market and Ebb Tide B&B from 2000-2015. Both Gayle and Terry were very involved in the Port Greville community.

Welch family

  • Family
  • 1854-

Joshua Welch was born on September 7 1854 in Port Greville, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia. He was married to Emilne Welch (1862 – 1938) of Fraserville, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia. Emilne gave birth to their daughter Lottie Bell on 17 December 1892 in Wards Brook, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia. Their daughter, Lottie Bell, married Stewart Ayer and had one child Jessie Fraulen (Welch) McCully. Census records indicate that Joshua lived in Parrsboro in 1881, Port Greville in 1891, 1901 and 1921.Joshua passed away on 28 July 1927 in Port Greville, NS.