Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Death Calls Charlotte Butler Nelson and Elias Nelson

Yesterday, I wrote about my great grandparents. Thanks to one of my found, distant, far flung cousins (well, she does live in Nova Scotia), I have their newspaper obituaries which, written in 1942 and 1946, hark back to an obsolete era of writing and are full of tidbits that shine a light on their lives.
Reports of Charlotte Nelson's death and funeral 

The report of Charlotte's death does have a couple of errors. Moore was not her middle or maiden name. In fact Moore is not a Butler family name, but a Nelson family name. And her mother's name was Olive, not Alice, but reading handwritten notes, I imagine it would be easy enough to mistake Olive for Alice. There are other mistakes in the report of Charlotte's death, mixing up her daughters' names.
Report of Elias Nelson's death

Charlotte was a Baptist, while Elias was Anglican and a Mason. Their children were raised as Baptist. I'm fortunate to have my great grandparents' marriage and death certificates. But I do wonder what happened to their family bible, photos and other records.

The never ending story continues....

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