Longworth, Israel, 1835–1902

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Longworth, Israel, 1835–1902

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Lawyer, Author. Born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Israel Longworth was the son of Robert Longworth, a successful ship builder. Married to Mary Starr, they had eight children, however seven died in a diphtheria epidemic in 1876 and daughter Marion was the only surviving child. Educated at Mount Allison University, he worked in Halifax until he became a student of law with Sir Adams Archibald. He was admitted to the Bar in1861, and set up a practice in Truro, NS. During his term as Truro’s second Mayor in 1878 -79, the town reservoir was opened and fire bells were installed. He was the author of several books and papers on historical subjects – his History of Colchester County has been reprinted. In religion he was Methodist and is buried in the Robie Street Cemetery, Truro, NS.


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March 1, 2019




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