February 4th Update

I added the following headstone to the site today. It is found at St. Mary’s Anglican Cemetery, Shiers Road, Harrigan Cove, NS.

Alexander A.

son of Susan and William F.


1912 – 1919


Looking for clues to this young boy, I searched for his death record on the Nova Scotia Genealogy website. None was found. He lived between the 1911 and 1921, so he wouldn’t show up in any census records.

The closes match in my search was Alexander Absolom, son of Susan Fleet and William F. McDonald. Alexander lived only 3 months and 10 days. He died on May 18, 1915. Unless the headstone contains incorrect dates, this is NOT the Alexander A. McDonald buried here, but another son of Susan and William with the same name.

You can view Alexander Absolom McDonald’s death record, and the marriage record for his parents. Susan Fleet married William F. McDonald on June 5, 1908 at Port Dufferin, Halifax County, NS. Susan’s father’s name was Absolom, so we can assume she named her son after him.

I also added the following:

Death Record

Mosher – McDonald, Frances Elizabeth, who was born October 5, 1842 at Harrigan Cove, the daughter of Thomas Mosher. She died at the age of 94 on March 30, 1937 at her son’s, Norman McDonald, home at 4 Lockman Avenue, Halifax, NS. She was buried at Trenton, NS on April 2, 1937.

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