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Accession number 2013.027

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  • 1818-1959 (Creation)
    Slade family

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3 folders of textual records

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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.

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Series forms part of the Ronald Slade family fonds and consists of pages from the Slade family bible recording births, deaths, and marriages, including Charles Slade, Mary Jane (Crawford) Brown, and their children: Charles Duncan and Alexander Crawford. Also included are records of Mary Jane’s first husband, James Brown, and their children: Archibald, Isabella, James, Henry, Mary Ann, Frances, Ronald, and Edward. In addition, records for Duncan (Charles Duncan) Slade and Sarah Day, Alexander C. Slade and Hattie F. Gaetz and their children: Elliott, Gertrude, Charles, and Ronald are included together with records of Gertrude Marie Myers and James W. Myers.

Series also includes the obituary of Mrs. Alexander Slade (Hattie Florence Gaetz), a certificate of Martha Frances Abbott, the marriage certificate of Ronald Mitchell Slade and Annie Marie Murley, and two marriage certificates of Alexander C. Slade and Hattie F. Gaetz. In addition, series contains clippings of the obituary of Mrs. Alexander Slade, an advertisement requesting information about Slades posted by Ida Slade, and two obituaries of Ronald M. Slade.

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Copies of the obituaries were places in the vertical files.

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