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Chapter XVI


Uncle William's family consisted of three girls, Mary Ann, Margaret and Sibella. The boys are eight in number: Dan, Rod'k, Allin, Kenneth, Malcolm, Angus, Gordon and Calvin.

Mary Ann married Croford Brown of Wallace Bay. She died quite young, leaving two sons, Eberton and Elisha. Elisha died before he was grown up. Eberton went to the States with his father. He was a conductor on a rail road, where he was killed by a drunken man, a few years ago.

Margaret married a Mr. Turner of Toronto. They had two sons and one daughter, Maud. After the death of their mother, which occurred when the family were quite young, they moved to Boston. Maud died while a young woman. Arthur and Gordon, the two boys, are engaged in the automobile business in Boston. Both were married, and both their wives died. Gordon has taken to himself another wife lately. They often visit their Uncle Gordon, on the old home place. Sibella, who spent some years visiting her brothers on the Pacific Coast, is at home with Gordon. She had too good sense to ever get married.

Dan, while a young man, went to Washington territory, as it was called then -- was engaged at the ship building trade at Port Blakley, which business he followed for a number of years. He made considerable money, and when he died some years ago, he was quite a young man, leaving considerable property. He was a splendid man and much respected.

Allin was for several years with Dan in Port Blakley. He came home and settled on part of the home farm, where he is still living, in single blessedness, where we will leave him.

Malcolm, or Mack, as he was called, learned the blacksmith's trade. He also went west to W. T. with his brother Dan. After Dan's death he engaged in the hotel business, married, and had one son, Mack. Mack died some years ago, a man in middle life.

Kenneth, after a long illness, passed out -- a fine young man. Angus, after learning the blacksmith's trade, went to North Dakota, and went into the feed and livery business. Later was in the hotel business. Now, with his wife and daughter are living on a farm. The daughter is a famous singer.

The next son is Calvin, who for many years has been in business in Boston, has also a farm on the old Gulf, and a dwelling in Pugwash village. Every summer he comes back to look after this farm and have a pleasant visit, then goes back to Boston. He is single, and am afraid a confirmed old bachelor.

Rod, who was older than Calvin, learned the house carpenter's trade. He also went west to Idaho. He went into farming and stock ranching, in which he was very successful. He also remained single, was living alone, and was found dead in his house, also quite a young man.

Gordon, the youngest of the family, and also of seven sons, according to tradition he should have been a healer of human ailments, but am afraid in this respect he was a failure. I never heard of anyone he cured or anything except lobsters, in which business in connection with farming he has been engaged in for some years on the old homestead. When a boy he learned the carriage business, at which he worked both in this country and in the States. While there he met his fate, married her in the person of Miss Kate Reid, daughter of Peter Reid, and sister of my wife. I am sorry to say they have no family of their own, but have adopted two soldiers' children, a boy and a girl, whose father was killed in the war. They are the children of Harris Smith, an Englishman.

He had adopted another boy. His name was Frank Brownell, of Oxford, Nova Scotia, but he was killed in the same battle in which Smith was killed. You will find their names on the monument in Pugwash.

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