Hosking family

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Frederick William Hosking (1874-1931) was a baker who immigrated to Nova Scotia from Portsmouth, England. On September 30, 1903 Hosking married Roxanna “Roxie” Ethel Mitchell (1877-1941). Roxanna was born in Oyster Pond, Halifax County, Nova Scotia and before she married Frederick, she worked as a dry goods clerk in Halifax. Frederick and Roxanna had two children, William Lyall (1905-1926) and Garth Merdon Leon (1912-1994). Frederick served overseas in the First World War and probably during this time Roxanna moved back to her family home in Oyster Pond, where her mother Flora (Henry) Mitchell (1853-1918) and brother William Mose Ogle “Willie O” Mitchell (1881-1949) were operating a store. After the war, the Hoskings opened an ice cream parlour on the second floor of the store. Frederick also spent time living and working in the United States, and died there in 1931. In 1939 their son Garth Hosking married Mildred Edna Roberts (1916-2009), a schoolteacher from Truro. In the late 1930s, Garth opened a garage near the Oyster Pond store, and upon his uncle W.M.O. Mitchell’s death in 1949, he assumed ownership of the store. The store was operated primarily by his wife Mildred Hosking until it closed around 1975. Garth and Mildred had three children, Elaine (Hosking) Dooks, Marlene (Hosking) LeLacheur, and Merdon Hosking.


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Bibliography: Eastern Shore families: Head of Jeddore / Robert Kim Stevens. – Lake Charlotte: Maritime Imprints, 2001. “Hosking (Roberts), Mildred Edna”. Chronicle Herald. 28 Jan. 2010 http://jobspress.com/announcements/obituaries/hosking-roberts-mildred-edna-%E2%80%94-93-oyster-pond. Memories of Oyster Pond's Village Store: 1891-1975 / Memory Lane Heritage Village, Lake Charlotte, Nova Scotia. – (Community Memories / Virtual Museum of Canada). 27 Jan. 2010 http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/pm.php?id=exhibit_home&fl=0&lg=English&ex=00000291. Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics / Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management.

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