Margaret Hinch1

F, #27601, b. 17 February 1912, d. 6 December 1917
FatherJoseph Devereaux Hinch1 b. 22 Dec 1865, d. 6 Dec 1917
MotherMary E. Jackson1 b. 19 Feb 1877, d. 8 Aug 1958
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Margaret Hinch was born on 17 February 1912 at Halifax, Nova Scotia.2 She died on 6 December 1917 at Halifax, Nova Scotia, at age 5, in the Halifax Explosion.1

     Joseph Devereaux Hinch and Mary E. Jackson were living with their children (Clara, Elina, Thomas, Mable, Joseph, Fredrick, Annie, Margaret, Ralph and Jean) at 66 Veith Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia when the Mont-Blanc exploded in Halifax harbor on 6 December 1917. Their home was near ground zero. Mary E. Jackson was the only survivor. I do not know if all the members of the family were in the house, or if some of the family members who died were elsewhere but still within the blast zone.
Last Edited20 May 2015

Citations

  1. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Margaret Hinch; Registration Year: 1917; Page: 132; Number: 797.
  2. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", Margaret C. Hinch; Registration Year: 1912; Page: 52600003; Number: 52600003.

Ralph Hinch1

M, #27602, b. circa 1913, d. 6 December 1917
FatherJoseph Devereaux Hinch1 b. 22 Dec 1865, d. 6 Dec 1917
MotherMary E. Jackson1 b. 19 Feb 1877, d. 8 Aug 1958
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Ralph Hinch was born circa 1913.1 He died on 6 December 1917 at Halifax, Nova Scotia, in the Halifax Explosion.1

     Joseph Devereaux Hinch and Mary E. Jackson were living with their children (Clara, Elina, Thomas, Mable, Joseph, Fredrick, Annie, Margaret, Ralph and Jean) at 66 Veith Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia when the Mont-Blanc exploded in Halifax harbor on 6 December 1917. Their home was near ground zero. Mary E. Jackson was the only survivor. I do not know if all the members of the family were in the house, or if some of the family members who died were elsewhere but still within the blast zone.
Last Edited21 May 2015

Citations

  1. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Ralph Hinch; Registration Year: 1917; Page: 132; Number: 798.

Jean Hinch1

F, #27603, b. circa 1915, d. 6 December 1917
FatherJoseph Devereaux Hinch1 b. 22 Dec 1865, d. 6 Dec 1917
MotherMary E. Jackson1 b. 19 Feb 1877, d. 8 Aug 1958
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Jean Hinch was born circa 1915.1 She died on 6 December 1917 at Halifax, Nova Scotia, in the Halifax Explosion.1

     Joseph Devereaux Hinch and Mary E. Jackson were living with their children (Clara, Elina, Thomas, Mable, Joseph, Fredrick, Annie, Margaret, Ralph and Jean) at 66 Veith Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia when the Mont-Blanc exploded in Halifax harbor on 6 December 1917. Their home was near ground zero. Mary E. Jackson was the only survivor. I do not know if all the members of the family were in the house, or if some of the family members who died were elsewhere but still within the blast zone.
Last Edited20 May 2015

Citations

  1. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Jean Hinch; Registration Year: 1917; Page: 132; Number: 793.

Mary Beatrice Hinch1

F, #27604, b. circa March 1893, d. 27 February 1895
FatherJoseph Devereaux Hinch1 b. 22 Dec 1865, d. 6 Dec 1917
MotherMary E. Jackson1 b. 19 Feb 1877, d. 8 Aug 1958
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Mary Beatrice Hinch was born circa March 1893.1 She died on 27 February 1895 at Halifax, Nova Scotia.1 The cause of death was Scarlet Fever.1
Last Edited20 May 2015

Citations

  1. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Mary Beatrice Hinch; Registration Year: 1895; Page: 123; Number: 76.

Sarah Elizabeth Hinch1

F, #27605, b. circa July 1894, d. 27 February 1895
FatherJoseph Devereaux Hinch1 b. 22 Dec 1865, d. 6 Dec 1917
MotherMary E. Jackson1 b. 19 Feb 1877, d. 8 Aug 1958
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Sarah Elizabeth Hinch was born circa July 1894.1 She died on 27 February 1895 at Halifax, Nova Scotia.1
Last Edited20 May 2015

Citations

  1. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Sarah Elizabeth Hinch; Registration Year: 1895; Page: 123; Number: 77.

Joseph W. Hinch1

M, #27606, b. circa August 1896, d. 3 February 1899
FatherJoseph Devereaux Hinch1 b. 22 Dec 1865, d. 6 Dec 1917
MotherMary E. Jackson1 b. 19 Feb 1877, d. 8 Aug 1958
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Joseph W. Hinch was born circa August 1896.1 He died on 3 February 1899 at Halifax, Nova Scotia.1
Last Edited31 May 2015

Citations

  1. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Registration Year: 1899; Page: 214; Number: 10.

Ada Jackson1

F, #27611, b. 23 April 1878, d. 8 April 1954
FatherJames Jackson1 b. 10 Feb 1848, d. 4 Jun 1901
MotherElizabeth Hallaran1 b. c 1851, d. 6 Dec 1917

Family

Charles Moore b. May 1870, d. 6 Dec 1917
Children
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Ada Jackson was born on 23 April 1878 at Nova Scotia.1 She married Charles Moore on 18 October 1901 at Halifax, Nova Scotia. She was 23. He was 31.2 Ada Jackson became a widow at age 39 upon the death of her husband Charles Moore on 6 December 1917 at Halifax, Nova Scotia.3 Ada Jackson married Howard Sperry on 1 April 1920 at St. George's Church Rectory, Halifax, Nova Scotia. She was 41. He was 23.4 Ada Jackson died on 8 April 1954 at Victoria General Hospital, Halifax, Nova Scotia, at age 75.5 She was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Halifax, Nova Scotia.5

     Charles Moore and Ada Jackson were living at 1496 Barrington Street6, Halifax near ground zero when the Mont-Blanc exploded in Halifax Harbour on 6 December 1917. Charles and their children Robert, John, Rupert, Margaret and Catherine died as a result of the explosion. Their children Charles, Vincent, Nellie and Irene were at school, or on their way there, and survived.

     Ada identified the bodies of dozens of victims, including her own children and other members of her extended family. Married daughter Mabel (Moore) Shanks also identified several victims.

     Ada Jackson's sister Emma was also living at 1496 Barrington Street. She died in the explosion, as did her son Clyde Leverett Baker. Emma's other children survived, as did her new husband Lawrence A. Boutilier.

Census Summary

1870
Birth
1878
1880
Census
1881
1890
Census
1891
1900
Census
1901
1910
Census
1911
1920
Census
1921
1930
1940
1950
Death
1954

Census, Residence

Census1881Ada Jackson appeared on the census of 1881 in the household of James Jackson and Elizabeth Hallaran at Halifax, Nova Scotia.7
Census1891Ada Jackson appeared on the census of 1891 in the household of James Jackson and Elizabeth Hallaran at Halifax, Nova Scotia.8
Census1901Ada Jackson appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of James Jackson and Elizabeth Hallaran at Halifax, Nova Scotia.1
Census1911Charles Moore and Ada Jackson appeared on the census of 1911 at 224 Campbell Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia, with Mabel Moore, Robert Moore, Charles James Moore, Vincent John Moore, Nellie Elizabeth Moore and Beatrice Moore.9
Census1921Howard Sperry and Ada Jackson appeared on the census of 1921 at 25 Massachusetts Ave, Halifax, Nova Scotia, with Edna Sperry, Charles James Moore, Nellie Elizabeth Moore and Irene Elizabeth Moore.10
Last Edited3 Jun 2015

Citations

  1. [S5] 1901 Canadian Census; Halifax (City) Ward No 6, Halifax (City), Nova Scotia; Family: 73; Page: 8.
  2. [S13] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Marriage Registrations", Ada Jackson; Charles Moore; Registration Year: 1901; Book: 1819; Page: 278; Number: 405.
  3. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Charles Moore; Registration Year: 1917; Book: 359; Page: 59.
  4. [S13] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Marriage Registrations", Ada Moore; Howard Sperry; Registration Year: 1920; Book: 8; Page: 823.
  5. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Ada Sperry; Registration Year: 1954; Page: 2242.
  6. In 1917, Pleasant Street, Lockman Street and Campbell Road were renamed Barrington Street. Records recorded before 1917 refer to the old names.
  7. [S5] 1881 Canadian Census; Ward 3, Halifax City, Nova Scotia; Roll: C_13168; Family: 163; Page: 32.
  8. [S5] 1891 Canadian Census; Ward 6a, Halifax City, Nova Scotia; Roll: T-6314; Family: 98; Page: 23; Lines: 21-25; Page: 24; Lines: 1-5.
  9. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; 87 - Ward 6, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Family: 114; Page: 12.
  10. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Halifax (City), Halifax, Nova Scotia; Sub-District: ?; Page: 9; Lines: 38-43.
  11. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Moore; Registration Year: 1901; Page: 280; Number: 29.
  12. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Moore; Registration Year: 1904; Page: 42; Number: 26.
  13. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", James William Moore; Registration Year: 1909; Book: 8; Page: 141; Number: 844.
  14. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Gordon R Moore; Registration Year: 1910; Book: 8; Page: 265; Number: 1586.
  15. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", John Moore; Registration Year: 1917; Page: 191; Number: 1149.
  16. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Moore; Registration Year: 1915; Book: 21; Page: 3; Number: 13.
  17. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Rupert Moore; Registration Year: 1917; Page: 191; Number: 1150.
  18. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Margaret Moore; Registration Year: 1917; Page: 191; Number: 1149.
  19. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Catherine Moore; Registration Year: 1917; Page: 192; Number: 1152.

John A. Jackson1,2

M, #27612, b. 11 January 1883, d. 6 December 1917
FatherJames Jackson1 b. 10 Feb 1848, d. 4 Jun 1901
MotherElizabeth Hallaran1 b. c 1851, d. 6 Dec 1917

Family

Mary Louise McDonald b. c 1887, d. 6 Dec 1917
Child
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     John A. Jackson was born on 11 January 1883 at Nova Scotia.1 The Halifax marriage register indicates his parents were "Joseph and Elizabeth", but census entries indicate his parents were James Jackson and Elizabeth Hallaran. John A. Jackson married Mary Louise McDonald on 15 October 1907 at Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was 24.2 John A. Jackson died on 6 December 1917 at Halifax, Nova Scotia, at age 34, in the Halifax Explosion.3

     John A. Jackson and Mary Louise McDonald were living at 1 Roome Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia near ground zero when the Mont-Blanc exploded in Halifax harbor on 6 December 1917. They both died as a result of the explosion. Their daughter Dorothy Delrosa Jackson survived.

     John's brother William Jackson and his wife Mary and son William were living at the same address. They all died.

     John and William were not at home at the time of the explosion. They were working on the waterfront with a third brother, Edward Jackson. They were quite close to the explosion and none of their bodies were recovered.

     Elizabeth Hallaran, mother of John and William, was also living at 1 Roome Street. She also died in the explosion.

Census Summary

1880
Birth
1883
1890
Census
1891
1900
Census
1901
1910
Census
1911
Death
1917

Census, Residence

Census1891John A. Jackson appeared on the census of 1891 in the household of James Jackson and Elizabeth Hallaran at Halifax, Nova Scotia.4
Census1901John A. Jackson appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of James Jackson and Elizabeth Hallaran at Halifax, Nova Scotia.1
Census1911John A. Jackson and Mary Louise McDonald appeared on the census of 1911 at 122 Campbell Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia, with Dorothy Delrosa Jackson and with domestic Ellen Ross, age 15.5
Last Edited16 Oct 2017

Citations

  1. [S5] 1901 Canadian Census; Halifax (City) Ward No 6, Halifax (City), Nova Scotia; Family: 73; Page: 8.
  2. [S13] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Marriage Registrations", Mary Louise McDonald; John A. Jackson; Registration Year: 1907; Book: 1820; Page: 234; Number: 487.
  3. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", John A. Jackson; Registration Year: 1917; Page: 157; Number: 943.
  4. [S5] 1891 Canadian Census; Ward 6a, Halifax City, Nova Scotia; Roll: T-6314; Family: 98; Page: 23; Lines: 21-25; Page: 24; Lines: 1-5.
  5. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; 81 - Ward 6, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Family: 126; Page: 14.
  6. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", Dorothy Debrosa Jackson; Registration Year: 1911; Page: 56600203; Number: 56600204.

Edward Jackson1

M, #27613, b. 6 April 1885, d. 6 December 1917
FatherJames Jackson1 b. 10 Feb 1848, d. 4 Jun 1901
MotherElizabeth Hallaran1 b. c 1851, d. 6 Dec 1917

Family

Ellen May Sidebottom b. May 1882, d. 4 Jul 1953
Children
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Edward Jackson was born on 6 April 1885 at Nova Scotia.1 He married Ellen May Sidebottom on 13 April 1904 at Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was 19. She was 21.2 Edward Jackson died on 6 December 1917 at Halifax, Nova Scotia, at age 32, in the Halifax Explosion.3

     Edward Jackson and Ellen May Sidebottom were living at 5 Duffus Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia near ground zero when the Mont-Blanc exploded in Halifax harbor on 6 December 1917. Edward and his children Florence, Edward, Charles and Patricia died as a result of the explosion. Ellen identified the bodies of several victims, including her children.

     A "Benedict Jackson" of the same address, 3 years old, is listed in the Halifax Explosion Remembrance Book database, but without a death registration entry. He may be another child of Edward and Ellen.

     John A. Jackson and Mary Louise McDonald were living at 1 Roome Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia near ground zero when the Mont-Blanc exploded in Halifax harbor on 6 December 1917. They both died as a result of the explosion. Their daughter Dorothy Delrosa Jackson survived.

     John's brother William Jackson and his wife Mary and son William were living at the same address. They all died.

     John and William were not at home at the time of the explosion. They were working on the waterfront with a third brother, Edward Jackson. They were quite close to the explosion and none of their bodies were recovered.

     Elizabeth Hallaran, mother of John and William, was also living at 1 Roome Street. She also died in the explosion.

     William Jackson and Mary Evelyn Boner were living at 1 Roome Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia near ground zero when the Mont-Blanc exploded in Halifax harbor on 6 December 1917. They both died as a result of the explosion, as did their son William.

     William's brother John A. Jackson and his wife Mary and daughter Dorothy were living at the same address. Only Dorothy survived.

     William and John were not at home at the time of the explosion. They were working on the waterfront with a third brother, Edward Jackson. They were quite close to the explosion and none of their bodies were recovered.

     Elizabeth Hallaran, mother of William, John, and Edward, was also living at 1 Roome Street. She also died in the explosion.

Census Summary

1880
Birth
1885
1890
Census
1891
1900
Census
1901
1910
Census
1911
Death
1917

Census, Residence

Census1891Edward Jackson appeared on the census of 1891 in the household of James Jackson and Elizabeth Hallaran at Halifax, Nova Scotia.4
Census1901Edward Jackson appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of James Jackson and Elizabeth Hallaran at Halifax, Nova Scotia.1
Census1911Edward Jackson and Ellen May Sidebottom appeared on the census of 1911 at 5 Duffus Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, with Florence Jackson, Ellen Jackson and Edward Jackson Jr.5
Last Edited30 May 2015

Citations

  1. [S5] 1901 Canadian Census; Halifax (City) Ward No 6, Halifax (City), Nova Scotia; Family: 73; Page: 8.
  2. [S13] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Marriage Registrations", Ellen May Sidebottom; Edward Jackson; Registration Year: 1904; Book: 1820; Page: 87; Number: 121.
  3. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Edward Jackson; Registration Year: 1917; Page: 183; Number: 1102.
  4. [S5] 1891 Canadian Census; Ward 6a, Halifax City, Nova Scotia; Roll: T-6314; Family: 98; Page: 23; Lines: 21-25; Page: 24; Lines: 1-5.
  5. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; 87 - Ward 6, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Family: 33; Page: 4.
  6. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Charles Frederick Jackson; Registration Year: 1917; Page: 69; Number: 415.
  7. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Patricia Jackson; Registration Year: 1917; Page: 68; Number: 414.

Emma Jackson1

F, #27614, b. 29 August 1887, d. 6 December 1917
FatherJames Jackson1 b. 10 Feb 1848, d. 4 Jun 1901
MotherElizabeth Hallaran1 b. c 1851, d. 6 Dec 1917

Family

Leverett E. Baker b. c 1884, d. 3 Oct 1915
Children
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Emma Jackson was born on 29 August 1887 at Nova Scotia.1 She married Leverett E. Baker on 21 May 1908 at Halifax, Nova Scotia. She was 20.2 Emma Jackson became a widow at age 28 upon the death of her husband Leverett E. Baker on 3 October 1915 at Victoria General Hospital, Halifax, Nova Scotia.3 Emma Jackson married Lawrence A. Boutilier on 8 November 1917 at Halifax, Nova Scotia. She was 30. He was 22.4 Emma Jackson died on 6 December 1917 at Halifax, Nova Scotia, at age 30, in the Halifax Explosion.5

     Lawrence A. Boutilier and Emma Jackson were living at 1496 Barrington Street6, Halifax near ground zero when the Mont-Blanc exploded in Halifax Harbour on 6 December 1917. Emma died in the explosion, as did her son Clyde. Her children Hilda, John and William survived, as did her new husband Lawrence. There are several death register entries for Emma and Clyde, including an entry for Emma at 1 Roome Street, the home of her brother John A. Jackson.

     Emma Jackson's sister Ada was also living at 1496 Barrington Street with her husband Charles Moore and their children. Charles died in the explosion, as did five of their children.

Census Summary

1880
Birth
1887
1890
Census
1891
1900
Census
1901
1910
Death
1917

Census, Residence

Census1891Emma Jackson appeared on the census of 1891 in the household of James Jackson and Elizabeth Hallaran at Halifax, Nova Scotia.7
Census1901Emma Jackson appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of James Jackson and Elizabeth Hallaran at Halifax, Nova Scotia.1
Last Edited16 Oct 2017

Citations

  1. [S5] 1901 Canadian Census; Halifax (City) Ward No 6, Halifax (City), Nova Scotia; Family: 73; Page: 8.
  2. [S13] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Marriage Registrations", Emma M. Jackson; Leverett E. Baker; Registration Year: 1908; Book: 1820; Page: 253; Number: 159.
  3. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Leverett E. Baker; Registration Year: 1913; Book: 20; Page: 580; Number: 3480.
  4. [S13] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Marriage Registrations", Emma Baker; Lawrence A. Boutilier; Registration Year: 1917; Book: 5; Page: 699.
  5. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Emma Boutilier; Registration Year: 1917; Page: 20; Number: 124 and 125 (two entries for the same person).
  6. In 1917, Pleasant Street, Lockman Street and Campbell Road were renamed Barrington Street. Records recorded before 1917 refer to the old names.
  7. [S5] 1891 Canadian Census; Ward 6a, Halifax City, Nova Scotia; Roll: T-6314; Family: 98; Page: 23; Lines: 21-25; Page: 24; Lines: 1-5.
  8. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Hilda Kathleen Baker; Frederick Berkley Lloy; Registration Year: 1926; Book: 46; Page: 843.
  9. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", John Stanley Baker; Registration Year: 1910; Page: 56500612; Number: 56500613.
  10. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", William Alexander Baker; Registration Year: 1912; Page: 52600585; Number: 52600586.
  11. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Clyde Baker; Registration Year: 1917; Page: 146; Number: 878.

Frederick Jackson1

M, #27615, b. 2 May 1892, d. 6 December 1917
FatherJames Jackson1 b. 10 Feb 1848, d. 4 Jun 1901
MotherElizabeth Hallaran1 b. c 1851, d. 6 Dec 1917

Family

Bessie Bradley b. c 1893, d. 24 Dec 1963
Children
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Frederick Jackson was born on 2 May 1892 at Nova Scotia.1 He married Bessie Bradley on 18 July 1913 at Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was 21.2 Frederick Jackson died on 6 December 1917 at Halifax, Nova Scotia, at age 25, in the Halifax Explosion.3

     Frederick Jackson and Bessie Bradley were living at 7 Merkel Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia when the Mont-Blanc exploded in Halifax harbor on 6 December 1917. Frederick was working in the railyards near ground zero. His remains were never found. Bessie Bradley and their children William, Eileen and Eva survived.

Census Summary

1890
Birth
1892
1900
Census
1901
1910
Census
1911
Death
1917

Census, Residence

Census1901Frederick Jackson appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of James Jackson and Elizabeth Hallaran at Halifax, Nova Scotia.1
Census1911Frederick Jackson appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of Elizabeth Hallaran at 220 Campbell Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia.4
Last Edited30 May 2015

Citations

  1. [S5] 1901 Canadian Census; Halifax (City) Ward No 6, Halifax (City), Nova Scotia; Family: 73; Page: 8.
  2. [S13] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Marriage Registrations", Bessie Bradley; Frederick Jackson; Registration Year: 1913; Book: 1821; Page: 195; Number: 356.
  3. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Fred Jackson; Registration Year: 1917; Page: 201; Number: 1211.
  4. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; 87 - Ward 6, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Family: 103; Page: 11.
  5. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", William Richard Jackson; Registration Year: 1913; Page: 52800275; Number: 52800277.
  6. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Halifax (City), Halifax, Nova Scotia; Sub-District: 79; Page: 8; Line: 50; Page: 9: Lines: 1-4.

William Jackson1

M, #27616, b. 16 July 1894, d. 6 December 1917
FatherJames Jackson1 b. 10 Feb 1848, d. 4 Jun 1901
MotherElizabeth Hallaran1 b. c 1851, d. 6 Dec 1917

Family

Mary Evelyn Boner b. c 1895, d. 6 Dec 1917
Child
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     William Jackson was born on 16 July 1894 at Nova Scotia.1 He married Mary Evelyn Boner on 4 June 1917 at Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was 22.2 William Jackson died on 6 December 1917 at Halifax, Nova Scotia, at age 23, in the Halifax Explosion.3

     William Jackson and Mary Evelyn Boner were living at 1 Roome Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia near ground zero when the Mont-Blanc exploded in Halifax harbor on 6 December 1917. They both died as a result of the explosion, as did their son William.

     William's brother John A. Jackson and his wife Mary and daughter Dorothy were living at the same address. Only Dorothy survived.

     William and John were not at home at the time of the explosion. They were working on the waterfront with a third brother, Edward Jackson. They were quite close to the explosion and none of their bodies were recovered.

     Elizabeth Hallaran, mother of William, John, and Edward, was also living at 1 Roome Street. She also died in the explosion.

Census Summary

1890
Birth
1894
1900
Census
1901
1910
Census
1911
Death
1917

Census, Residence

Census1901William Jackson appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of James Jackson and Elizabeth Hallaran at Halifax, Nova Scotia.1
Census1911William Jackson appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of Elizabeth Hallaran at 220 Campbell Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia.4
Last Edited16 Oct 2017

Citations

  1. [S5] 1901 Canadian Census; Halifax (City) Ward No 6, Halifax (City), Nova Scotia; Family: 73; Page: 8.
  2. [S13] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Marriage Registrations", Mary E. Boner; William Jackson; Registration Year: 1917; Book: 5; Page: 176.
  3. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", William Jackson; Registration Year: 1917; Page: 8; Number: 50.
  4. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; 87 - Ward 6, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Family: 103; Page: 11.
  5. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", William Jackson; Registration Year: 1917; Page: 179; Number: 1077.

Charles Moore1

M, #27618, b. May 1870, d. 6 December 1917

Family

Ada Jackson b. 23 Apr 1878, d. 8 Apr 1954
Children
     Charles Moore was born in May 1870 at Sydney, Nova Scotia.2,3 He married Ada Jackson, daughter of James Jackson and Elizabeth Hallaran, on 18 October 1901 at Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was 31. She was 23.1 Charles Moore died on 6 December 1917 at Halifax, Nova Scotia, at age 47, in the Halifax Explosion.4

     Charles Moore and Ada Jackson were living at 1496 Barrington Street5, Halifax near ground zero when the Mont-Blanc exploded in Halifax Harbour on 6 December 1917. Charles and their children Robert, John, Rupert, Margaret and Catherine died as a result of the explosion. Their children Charles, Vincent, Nellie and Irene were at school, or on their way there, and survived. Married daughter Mabel (Moore) Shanks also survived.

Census Summary

1870
Birth
1870
1880
1890
1900
1910
Census
1911
Death
1917

Census, Residence

Census1911Charles Moore and Ada Jackson appeared on the census of 1911 at 224 Campbell Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia, with Mabel Moore, Robert Moore, Charles James Moore, Vincent John Moore, Nellie Elizabeth Moore and Beatrice Moore.2
Last Edited3 Jun 2015

Citations

  1. [S13] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Marriage Registrations", Ada Jackson; Charles Moore; Registration Year: 1901; Book: 1819; Page: 278; Number: 405.
  2. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; 87 - Ward 6, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Family: 114; Page: 12.
  3. [S13] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Marriage Registrations", Ada Jackson; Charles Moore; Registration Year: 1901; Book: 1819; Page: 278; Number: 405; his age there is 27 which yields a birth circa 1874.
  4. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Charles Moore; Registration Year: 1917; Book: 359; Page: 59.
  5. In 1917, Pleasant Street, Lockman Street and Campbell Road were renamed Barrington Street. Records recorded before 1917 refer to the old names.
  6. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Moore; Registration Year: 1901; Page: 280; Number: 29.
  7. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Moore; Registration Year: 1904; Page: 42; Number: 26.
  8. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", James William Moore; Registration Year: 1909; Book: 8; Page: 141; Number: 844.
  9. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Gordon R Moore; Registration Year: 1910; Book: 8; Page: 265; Number: 1586.
  10. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", John Moore; Registration Year: 1917; Page: 191; Number: 1149.
  11. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Moore; Registration Year: 1915; Book: 21; Page: 3; Number: 13.
  12. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Rupert Moore; Registration Year: 1917; Page: 191; Number: 1150.
  13. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Margaret Moore; Registration Year: 1917; Page: 191; Number: 1149.
  14. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Catherine Moore; Registration Year: 1917; Page: 192; Number: 1152.

Mabel Moore1

F, #27619, b. November 1896, d. 1989
FatherCharles Moore1 b. May 1870, d. 6 Dec 1917
MotherAda Jackson1 b. 23 Apr 1878, d. 8 Apr 1954

Family

Francis J. Shanks b. c 1896, d. 12 Jun 1950
Children
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Mabel Moore was also known as Mabel Jackson.2 She was born in November 1896 at Nova Scotia.2,1 Mabel Moore was listed as "Mabel Jackson", the daughter of James Jackson amd Elizabeth Hallaran, in the 1901 census. In the 1911 census, she is listed as the daughter of Ada (Jackson) Moore and Charles Moore. She married Francis J. Shanks on 22 September 1914 at Halifax, Nova Scotia. She was 17.3 Mabel Moore died in 1989.4 She was buried in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia.4

     Mabel Moore and her husband and children were living in Halifax at the time of the Halifax Explosion, but they were not living in the main blast area, the Richmond neighborhood that was home to Mabel's parents, siblings, and extended family. Mabel and her immediate family survived, as did Mabel's mother Ada Jackson. Mabel's father Charles Moore was killed, as were Mabel's siblings Robert, John, Margaret, Rupert and Catherine. Her other siblings, Charles, Vincent, Nellie and Irene, were injured.

     Mabel identified the bodies of several victims of the explosion. She and her mother Ada bore the brunt of that gruesome task for the family.

Census Summary

1890
Birth
1896
1900
Census
1901
1910
Census
1911
1920
Census
1921
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
Death
1989

Census, Residence

Census1901Mabel Jackson appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of James Jackson and Elizabeth Hallaran at Halifax, Nova Scotia.2
Census1911Mabel Moore appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of Charles Moore and Ada Jackson at 224 Campbell Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia.1
Census1921Francis J. Shanks and Mabel Moore appeared on the census of 1921 at Halifax, Nova Scotia, with Harold Shanks, Gordon Shanks, Frances Shanks and Annie Shanks.5
Last Edited3 Jun 2015

Citations

  1. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; 87 - Ward 6, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Family: 114; Page: 12.
  2. [S5] 1901 Canadian Census; Halifax (City) Ward No 6, Halifax (City), Nova Scotia; Family: 73; Page: 8.
  3. [S13] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Marriage Registrations", Mabel E. Moore; Francis J. Shanks; Registration Year: 1914; Book: 1821; Page: 259; Number: 541.
  4. [S678] Various Contributors, "BillionGraves", Mabel E. Shanks, Gate Of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia; Memorial Number: 12978549.
  5. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Halifax (City), Halifax, Nova Scotia; Sub-District: 69; Page: 20; Lines: 8-13.

Robert Moore1

M, #27620, b. February 1903, d. 6 December 1917
FatherCharles Moore1 b. May 1870, d. 6 Dec 1917
MotherAda Jackson1 b. 23 Apr 1878, d. 8 Apr 1954
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Robert Moore was born in February 1903 at Nova Scotia.1 He died on 6 December 1917 at Halifax, Nova Scotia, at age 14, in the Halifax Explosion.2

     Robert Moore was living with his parents Charles Moore and Ada Jackson at 1496 Barrington Street3, Halifax near ground zero when the Mont-Blanc exploded in Halifax Harbour on 6 December 1917. Robert and his siblings John, Rupert, Margaret, and Catherine were at home and died as a result of the explosion. Married sister Mabel was living elsewhere in Halifax and survived, as did Charles, Vincent, Nellie, and Irene who were at school or on their way there.

Census Summary

1900
Birth
1903
1910
Census
1911
Death
1917

Census, Residence

Census1911Robert Moore appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of Charles Moore and Ada Jackson at 224 Campbell Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia.1
Last Edited20 May 2015

Citations

  1. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; 87 - Ward 6, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Family: 114; Page: 12.
  2. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Robert Moore; Registration Year: 1917; Page: 115; Number: 692.
  3. In 1917, Pleasant Street, Lockman Street and Campbell Road were renamed Barrington Street. Records recorded before 1917 refer to the old names.