Mitchell family

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Flora Henry (1853-1918) came to Oyster Pond, Halifax County, Nova Scotia in the early 1870s to teach school. On December 8, 1875, she married John Duncan Mitchell (1845-1885). John Duncan Mitchell was a local seaman who was a grandson of Colin Campbell Mitchell (ca. 1767-1847) who immigrated to Nova Scotia from Fifeshire, Scotland in 1784. John had worked as a ship’s carpenter on the schooner “P.C. Hill” while it was captained by his uncle Philip Mitchell (1806-1871). John and Flora had two children together, Roxanna “Roxie” Ethel (1877-1941) and William Mose Ogle “Willie O” (1881-1949). John Duncan died in 1885 and in 1891 Flora, known then as Mrs. J.D. Mitchell or “Flowie Dunc,” opened a store in Oyster Pond. After Flora’s death in 1918, primary responsibilities for the store were passed to her son W.M.O. Mitchell, who continued running it until his death in 1949.


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Hosking, Garth Merdon Leon (1912-1994)

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Garth Hosking is the grandson of Flora and John Duncan Mitchell.

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Revised Dec. 15, 2016 by Laureena Leadbeater


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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 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 Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics / Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management.

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