[MacIvor Crest] Crest of Clan MacIvor

Chapter XIX

Family of John Munro MacIvor and Christy Reid: II

Jessie left home on March 1st, 1911, in company of Mamie McLanders, bound for the west. They brought up in Moose Jaw. I should have said they had been clerking in stores in Truro for a few months before going west. In Moose Jaw they went to work in a department store, McLeod's. Jessie remained there for nearly four years, when she came home, as I said before, with Gertie's remains.

While she was home, her mother took a trip west to visit friends in Alberta; also, she went to Washington State to see her brother Dan and wife. On her way back, she went to Spokane to see George Robertson and folks, then to Assiniboia where Frances is living. After an absence of eight months, she returned home. Jessie then went back west and is again back in the same old store in Moose Jaw.

Frances, the third girl, taught school for some time here. She then went west and taught in Alberta and in several schools in Saskatchewan. She took a term in Regina Normal School, then fate sent her to Assiniboia where she taught school, met and became engaged to a lawyer by name of A. E. McKinnon, a native of Cape Breton. She came home in a short time. He followed her, and they were married here on December 20, 1916. After a tour to his home in Cape Breton, then went back west to Assiniboia where he is practising his profession. Last year Frances was home on a visit with baby, Peg or Margaret.

Margaret Vera, our fourth girl, took up teaching and is now teaching in Hartford, in this county. Grace, the baby, is at home going to school. She is also fitting herself for the teaching profession.


My Wife's People

It is fitting that there should be a short sketch of my wife's people, the Reids, an old though not a very numerous folk here. John Reid, her grandfather, settled on the Gulf Shore. He married Christy McFarlane, a sister of the late John McFarlane, and aunt of the late Senator McFarlane, of Wallace. He (J.R,) contested the county for a seat in the Nova Scotia Assembly in the interests of the Liberal party, but failed, as the Conservative party was very strong at that time. He was John Dave Reid's grandfather.


My Wife's Mother

Mrs. Peter Reid was a daughter of Donald Ross. There was a large family. Two of the sons, Alexander and Roderick, lived and died here. Donald was a shipbuilder. He married a Miss Doncaster, of Amherst. After some years here, they moved to the States where he was for many years engaged in the shipbuilding business.. He had one son, Phillip, who is married and living in Massechusetts.

David also in early life went to the States. He was living in the South when the Civil War broke out. He took sides with those people and joined the army, became an officer, and fought through to the finish. He moved to Massechusetts at the close of the war and was a captain of a steamboat for a long time. He married Miss Helen Calhoun, of East Hadden, Conn. They had three children, two boys and one girl. Henry Seamore Ross is dean of Emerson College School of Oratory, Boston. His sister Winnie was teacher of German and French in Holyoke College, South Africa. She married a Rev. Mr. Heath. She died and is buried there. Fred, the other boy, died some years ago in Philadelphia, Pa. He was married. Harry and his wife travelled extensively in the Old Country and visited his father's people in Scotland.

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