[MacIvor Crest] Crest of Clan MacIvor

Chapter XX

Family of Christy (Reid) MacIvor

My wife had five brothers:-- John David, a resident of Pugwash, a general all round businessman, farmer, cattle dealer, lumberman, government fish inspector and contractor. When a young man he went to Washington territory, where in the lumbering woods he lost a leg.

Daniel Robert, a carriage builder by trade, went also to the States when a young man, where he was married. During the Klondyke rush, he also got in the swim, went to Dawson, where he spent some years. For several years, he had been living in Washington State, in Seattle at the present time. He visited his old friends and relatives in 1920.

Peter, another brother, learned the blacksmith trade and lived in Danvers, Mass., where he married a Miss McGregor, of Antigonish, this province. He died a few years ago, quite a young man, leaving a family.

A fourth brother, Malcolm, followed his brothers to the States. He settled in Waterbury, Conn. He has been a foreman in a factory there for years. He is married and has a family. During the late war, he was in the Home Guards. His son, Merton, was in the navy.

Ed Reid, the baby, is ranching and baching at Wallace Bay.

William married Clara David, and they are on the old home place. They have a family. My wife, Christy, the eldest of the daughters, has two sisters, Kate and Jessie. Kate or Catherine, as I have already told you, married my cousin, Gordon McDonald. Jessie married Jeremiah C. Wood, of Linden, a farmer and lumberman. He sold his farm and bought a home in Truro. They moved there with their family of two boys, Fred and Curtis, and one girl, Margaret, in the spring of 1920. On October 4, he died in hospital in Antigonish of typhoid fever. He was ill only a week. He was buried at Truro by the masons. His age was fifty-one. He had for years been operating in Hants and Antigonish counties in the lumbering business and was very successful. His eldest son, Fred, is at present at business college at Truro.

Now, regarding our branch of the MacIvor family of Cumberland county, I believe I have told you all that I know about our relations and connections. I have endeavoured to follow each family as far and as faithfully as possible, and I have tried to make it as brief as is consistent with the importance of subject treated, and as interesting as possible.

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