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Ronald Mitchell Brown Slade was born on January 10, 1904. His parents were Alexander Crawford Slade and Hattie (Harriet) F. (Gaetz) Slade. He lived in Musquodoboit Harbour and worked as a labourer. He married Annie May Murley on December 15, 1936 and together they had three children: Diane Glenda, Norma Marie, and Ronald Alexander. He lived in Musquodoboit Harbour all his life and worked as a carpenter and a truck driver for the Department of Highways and Public Works. Ronald passed away circa 1986.
Alexander Crawford Slade was born on August 23, 1869. He was the brother of Charles Duncan Slade, who was born on September 10, 1867. Their parents were Charles Slade and Mary Jane (Crawford) Brown (1827-1909). Mary Jane Crawford had married James D. Brown on Christmas Day, 1845 and together they had eight children. James Brown was killed in a mining accident in Tangier on December 11, 1862. She was remarried to Charles Slade, a thirty year old bachelor, on December 23, 1886 at Musquodoboit Harbour and they had two sons together.
Alexander Crawford Slade married Harriet ‘Hattie’ Florence Gaetz on September 21, 1897. They lived in Musquodoboit Harbour and he was employed as a labourer. Together, he and Hattie had four children: Elliott, Gertrude, Charles, and Ronald. Gertrude married James W. Myers. Alexander died on March 8, 1956 and Hattie died in September, 1959.
Charles ‘Duncan’ Slade, brother of Alexander, married Sarah Agnes Day on Christmas Day, 1891. He lived in Musquodoboit Harbour and was employed as a lumberman and a farmer. Together they had four children: Charles Edward, Sadie Jane, Henry Mott, and James Duncan. Duncan Slade died of tuberculosis on April 17, 1921. Sarah died on September 17, 1911.
Musquodoboit Harbour (N.S.)
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Dec. 9, 2016 by Laureena Leadbeater
Claire Hilchie correspondence, March/ April, 2013.
Province of Nova Scotia (2011). Nova Scotia historical vital statistics. Retrieved Feb. 27,
2013, from https://novascotiagenealogy.com/ResultsPage.aspx