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Age of Sail Museum

Bowser, Dara

  • Person
  • 1956-

Dara Garfield Bowser was born in 1956 to Josephine Slater and Garfield Bowser. He is a descendant of the Cannings, Slater and Hatfield families of the Parrsboro Shore, N.S.

Cochrane, Freda Marie

  • Person
  • 1931-2016

Cochrane, Freda M. (nee Wagstaff) passed away on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 in Northwood Care Centre, Halifax. Freda was born in Port Greville in 1931 to the late Gilbert and Rebecca (Parsons) Wagstaff. She attended school in Port Greville and Parrsboro before continuing her education at the Provincial Normal College in Truro from 1949-50. In 1951, Freda married the love of her life, Robert (Bob) and they enjoyed 48 years together raising their two children in Port Greville, Sheet Harbour and Brookfield. Freda taught school for 9 years touching the hearts of all her students. In 1960, she made the decision to be a full time stay-at-home Mom, dedicating her life to her family. Freda played an active role in her church and community always willing to selflessly donate her time and efforts. She was a member of Unit 7 UCW in Brookfield, a life member of the Grace United Church Women's Group in Port Greville. Freda started volunteering with the Port Greville Age of Sail Museum in 1992 and served on the regular board until 2012 when she became an Honorary Board Member. Freda was devoted to the history of the area and a life size cutout of Freda and her husband, Bob stand in the museum's schoolroom display at the Age of Sail Museum. She was a wonderful baker, homemaker, seamstress and knitter and her friends and family were the lucky recipients of many homemade treasures over the years. Freda was instrumental in establishing the Robert Cochrane War Memorial in Port Greville.Freda was also the daughter in-law to Ken Cochrane who owned and operated the Cochrane Shipyard. Freda is survived by her son, David , Advocate; daughter, Anna Marie Bates, and her husband, Brent, Fall River; grandsons, Gregory (Kristin), Edmonton, Alta.; Garrett, University of Regina, Sask.; brothers, Millard (Marguerite), Port Greville; Henry (Jackie), Edmonton, Alta.; sisters, Jean Thomas, Stoney Creek, Ont.; Dorothy Evans, Parrsboro; special family member, Sarah Wetmore, Fox River; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert; a son, Robert John in infancy; a brother, Charles Wagstaff; sister in law, Millie Wagstaff; brothers in law, Tommy Thomas and Phil Evans.

Collins, Alex

  • Person
  • 1870-unknown

Alexander Collins, was born in Liverpool, N.S. He took to sailing at an early age and worked on engines and boilers on ships. He spent many years in Wards Brook, N.S.

Crossman family

  • Family
  • 1861-

George Edward Crossman was born on February 18, 1861, in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, to Olivia Jane Lewis (Crossman), age 27 and William Crossman, age 39. He was the older brother to five sisters and two brothers. George married Eudevilla Spicer Ayer in Amhesrt, Nova Scotia, on April 12, 1884, when he was 23 years old. George and Eudevilla had ten children: Emma May, Harry S, Buddy, Martha Mattie, Lottie Emma, Rosanna Blanche, Nellie, Cathleen, Marion, and Elizabeth. Census records indicate that George Crossman lived in Cumberland, Nova Scotia in 1901, and 1911. He passed away on June 26, 1940 in Cumberland, Nova Scotia, at 79 years of age.

Dewis, Sinclair

  • Person

Sinclair Dewis is the Great Grandson of Captain Robert Dewis and Emily Spicer. He has taken an active role in gathering the Dewis family history for years.

Fales, Douglas

  • Person
  • 1929-

Douglas Fales began his career in 1943 as an apprentice at the Bishop St. studio of Adam Sherriff Scott. After school, he followed a brief stint at The Gazette before joining Morgan's and later Ogilvy's as a professional illustrator. There he worked for 40 years, sketching men's fashions and other works until his retirement in 1985. As an artist, Fales works with oil and pastels and conté. Fales created artwork for the Spencers Island Lighthouse relating to the Mary Celeste. His work is also featured at Lunenburg and various Montreal galleries.

Fletcher, Roy Lesmere

  • Person
  • 1931-2018

Roy Lesmere Fletcher was born in 1931 in New Salem, Cumberland County, NS, to Carl and Gertrude (Atkinson) Fletcher. Roy left home at fourteen and went to London, Ont. where he worked for the city of London. He later joined the Canadian Armed Forces. Roy was a well decorated soldier who served in the Korean War. He lived in London, Ont. for 38 years, moving back to New Salem, N.S. in 1977. He moved to Parrsboro in 2003 and to Amherst in 2005. He worked as a Commissionaire for the Sand River Correction Centre, and retired in 1990, when the Centre closed. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Emily Baker in 2007; sisters, Cora, Marion, Olga; brothers, Roland, Sydney. He passed away on August 19, 2018, in Upper Nappan, Cumberland County, NS.

Hatfield family

  • Family
  • 1740 -

John Hatfield was born in 1740 in Fontmell Magna, Dorset, England. Early in the American Revolutionary War, he was a Sergeant in the 4th (Kings Own) Regiment of Foot, where he served in Boston, Staten Island, and Brooklyn before being discharged on March 10, 1777. He was then appointed Captain in the 3rd New Jersey Volunteers, a unit based largely out of Staten Island on April 15, 1777. He served with the Volunteers in the Battle of Savannah under Lt. Col. Archibald Campbell on December 29, 1778. Later, he served in the 1779 Quebec campaign with Robert Rogers's Kings Rangers.

He was married on June 28, 1778 to Mary Lockerman at New York City’s Trinity Church, by the Loyalist Reverend Charles Inglis, Rector and Chaplain in the regiment and who later was made Bishop of Nova Scotia. Family oral history indicates that Capt. John Hatfield eloped with his wife-to-be, Mary Lockerman, bringing her from Staten Island to New York in a small row boat. She came from an anti-Loyalist Knickerbocker family.

John and Mary had three children. The family sailed from New York to Nova Scotia with 2,000 Loyalists circa 1783. They arrived first in Yarmouth and then moved to the Parrsborough Shore. They landed and took possession of land at Fox River. He was granted 700 acres in 1784 at Lot 51 in Fox River, "on the shore of Minas Gut." He retired from the Kings Rangers with half pay in 1792.

The Hatfields prospered, and purchased more land, some years before the present town, Parrsboro, (first called Mill Village) was named. John Hatfield took an active part in the development of Parrsboro district. He was appointed by the Court of Sessions in 1794 as Surveyor of Highways and he was again appointed in 1799. Captain John Hatfield passed away on November 16, 1804 and was interred in uniform within the Hatfield family burying ground near the mouth of the Fox River. Approximately, 50 years later Mary (Lockerman) Hatfield was buried in the churchyard of the Holy Trinity parish of Port Greville, Nova Scotia.

Knowlton family

  • Family
  • 1757-

Daniel Caleb Knowlton was born in 1757 to Daniel Knowlton Jr. and Zerviah Watkins in Ashford, Windham County, Connecticut, USA. Daniel married Rachael (Jenks) Knowlton (1769-1810) of Digby County, Nova Scotia, daughter of John Olney and Catherine Jenks, circa 1776. Daniel and Rachael had 13 children all born in Advocate Harbour, Nova Scotia: Zerviah, Louise Lois, Stephen, Sylvenus, John, Daniel, Rosamond, Robert, Nathan, Mary, Asa, Jesse L. and George. Daniel Knowlton passed away in his early sixties in September of 1821. His wife, Rachael passed away in 1810 in Advocate Harbour, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia. They are both buried in the Advocate Cemetery.

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.

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