Charles James Moore1

M, #27621, b. April 1905
FatherCharles Moore1 b. May 1870, d. 6 Dec 1917
MotherAda Jackson1 b. 23 Apr 1878, d. 8 Apr 1954

Family

Mildred Healey
Children
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Charles James Moore was born in April 1905 at Nova Scotia.1 He married Mildred Healey on 16 June 1924 at St. Patrick's Church, Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was 19.2 A "Charles William Moore" died in California in 1949 with parents listed as Moore and Jackson. It's possible this was Charles James Moore, but there was also a Charles William Moore born in Ontario on 6 March 1905, the date of birth cited in the record.3

     Charles James Moore was living with his parents Charles Moore and Ada Jackson at 1496 Barrington Street4, Halifax near ground zero when the Mont-Blanc exploded in Halifax Harbour on 6 December 1917. Charles and his siblings Vincent, Nellie, and Irene were at school or on their way there and survived as did married sister Mabel who was living elsewhere in Halifax. Siblings Robert, John, Rupert, Margaret, and Catherine were at home and they died as a result of the explosion.

Census Summary

1900
Birth
1905
1910
Census
1911
1920
Census
1921

Census, Residence

Census1911Charles James Moore appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of Charles Moore and Ada Jackson at 224 Campbell Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia.1
Census1921Charles James Moore appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Howard Sperry and Ada Jackson at 25 Massachusetts Ave, Halifax, Nova Scotia.5
Last Edited3 Jun 2015

Citations

  1. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; 87 - Ward 6, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Family: 114; Page: 12.
  2. [S13] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Marriage Registrations", Mildred Healy; Charles James Moore; Registration Year: 1924; Book: 35; Page: 981.
  3. [S416] State of California Department of Health Services, "California Death Index, 1940-1997", Charles William Moore; 1 April 1949.
  4. In 1917, Pleasant Street, Lockman Street and Campbell Road were renamed Barrington Street. Records recorded before 1917 refer to the old names.
  5. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Halifax (City), Halifax, Nova Scotia; Sub-District: ?; Page: 9; Lines: 38-43.
  6. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Charles Patrick Moore; Registration Year: 1922; Book: 74; Page: 221.
  7. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Helen Moore; Registration Year: 1927; Book: 123; Page: 78.
  8. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Ronald James Moore; Registration Year: 1934; Book: 160; Page: 596.
  9. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Marjorie J. Moore; Registration Year: 1937; Book: 169; Page: 67.

Vincent John Moore1,2

M, #27622, b. August 1906
FatherCharles Moore2 b. May 1870, d. 6 Dec 1917
MotherAda Jackson2 b. 23 Apr 1878, d. 8 Apr 1954
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Vincent John Moore was born in August 1906 at Nova Scotia.2 He married Muriel Winnifred Griffith on 25 October 1933 at Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was 27.1

     Vincent John 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. Vincent and his siblings Charles, Nellie, and Irene were at school or on their way there and survived as did married sister Mabel who was living elsewhere in Halifax. Siblings Robert, John, Rupert, Margaret, and Catherine were at home and they died as a result of the explosion.

Census Summary

1900
Birth
1906
1910
Census
1911

Census, Residence

Census1911Vincent John Moore appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of Charles Moore and Ada Jackson at 224 Campbell Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia.2
Last Edited3 Jun 2015

Citations

  1. [S13] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Marriage Registrations", Muriel Winnifred Griffith; Vincent John Moore; Registration Year: 1933; Book: 70; Page: 912.
  2. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; 87 - Ward 6, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Family: 114; Page: 12.
  3. In 1917, Pleasant Street, Lockman Street and Campbell Road were renamed Barrington Street. Records recorded before 1917 refer to the old names.

Nellie Elizabeth Moore1

F, #27623, b. 18 November 1907, d. 6 June 1997
FatherCharles Moore1 b. May 1870, d. 6 Dec 1917
MotherAda Jackson1 b. 23 Apr 1878, d. 8 Apr 1954
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Nellie Elizabeth Moore was born on 18 November 1907 at Halifax, Nova Scotia.1,2 She married James Oscar Hartlen on 12 June 1928 at St. Joseph's Church, Halifax, Nova Scotia. She was 20.3 Nellie Elizabeth Moore died on 6 June 1997 at Fairview Villa, Halifax, Nova Scotia, at age 89.4

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 7 June 1997:
HARTLEN, Nellie Elizabeth - 89, Terence Bay, died June 6, 1997, in Fairview Villa, Halifax.

Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Ada (Jackson) Moore. She was a lifelong member of Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church, Terence Bay, and was known throughout the community as a generous and kind individual. She was a survivor of The Halifax Explosion.

Surviving are her husband, Oscar James; daughters, Colleen (Mrs. Walter Creelman), Muriel (Mrs. Gordon Flemming), Halifax; Gladys (Mrs. Leo Slaunwhite), Terence Bay; Veronica (Mrs. Blaine Tucker), Whites Lake; sons, Cyril, Prospect Bay; Donald, Petawawa, Ont; Redmond, Whites Lake; sister, Edna (Mrs. Gabe Hanna), Halifax; 22 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by sisters, Irene Drake, Mable Shanks; brothers, Vincent, Charles; grandson, Sheldon Tucker; great-grandson, Jacob Blackburn.

Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday in Atlantic Funeral Home, Halifax. Funeral 10 a.m. Monday in Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church, Terence Bay, Rev. Thomas officiating. Burial in church cemetery. Reception to follow in the fire fall.4


     Nellie Elizabeth Moore was living with her parents Charles Moore and Ada Jackson at 1496 Barrington Street5, Halifax near ground zero when the Mont-Blanc exploded in Halifax Harbour on 6 December 1917. Nellie and her siblings Charles, Vincent, and Irene were at school or on their way there and survived as did married sister Mabel who was living elsewhere in Halifax. Siblings Robert, John, Rupert, Margaret, and Catherine were at home and they died as a result of the explosion.

Census Summary

1900
Birth
1907
1910
Census
1911
1920
Census
1921
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
Death
1997

Census, Residence

Census1911Nellie Elizabeth Moore appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of Charles Moore and Ada Jackson at 224 Campbell Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia.1
Census1921Nellie Elizabeth Moore appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Howard Sperry and Ada Jackson at 25 Massachusetts Ave, Halifax, Nova Scotia.6
Last Edited30 May 2015

Citations

  1. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; 87 - Ward 6, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Family: 114; Page: 12.
  2. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", Mary Helen Moore; Registration Year: 1907; Page: 99200777; a delayed entry registered on 18 June 1973.
  3. [S13] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Marriage Registrations", Nellie Elizabeth Moore; James Oscar Hartlen; Registration Year: 1928; Book: 52; Page: 498.
  4. [S2] Nellie Elizabeth Hartlen Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 7 June 1997.
  5. In 1917, Pleasant Street, Lockman Street and Campbell Road were renamed Barrington Street. Records recorded before 1917 refer to the old names.
  6. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Halifax (City), Halifax, Nova Scotia; Sub-District: ?; Page: 9; Lines: 38-43.

Irene Elizabeth Moore1

F, #27624, b. May 1911
FatherCharles Moore2 b. May 1870, d. 6 Dec 1917
MotherAda Jackson2 b. 23 Apr 1878, d. 8 Apr 1954
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Irene Elizabeth Moore was also known as Beatrice Moore.2 She was born in May 1911 at Nova Scotia.2 She married Bert Drake on 14 December 1932 at Halifax, Nova Scotia. She was 21.1

     Irene Elizabeth Moore was living with her 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. Irene and her siblings Charles, Vincent, and Nellie were at school or on their way there and survived as did married sister Mabel who was living elsewhere in Halifax. Siblings Robert, John, Rupert, Margaret, and Catherine were at home and they died as a result of the explosion.

Census Summary

1910
Birth
1911
Census
1911
1920
Census
1921

Census, Residence

Census1911Beatrice Moore appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of Charles Moore and Ada Jackson at 224 Campbell Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia.2
Census1921Irene Elizabeth Moore appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Howard Sperry and Ada Jackson at 25 Massachusetts Ave, Halifax, Nova Scotia.4
Last Edited29 May 2015

Citations

  1. [S13] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Marriage Registrations", Irene Elizabeth Moore; Bert Drake; Registration Year: 1932; Book: 68; Page: 389.
  2. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; 87 - Ward 6, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Family: 114; Page: 12.
  3. In 1917, Pleasant Street, Lockman Street and Campbell Road were renamed Barrington Street. Records recorded before 1917 refer to the old names.
  4. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Halifax (City), Halifax, Nova Scotia; Sub-District: ?; Page: 9; Lines: 38-43.

John Moore1

M, #27626, b. circa 1913, 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
     John Moore was born circa 1913.1 He died on 6 December 1917 at Halifax, Nova Scotia, in the Halifax Explosion.1

     John Moore was living with his parents Charles Moore and Ada Jackson at 1496 Barrington Street2, Halifax near ground zero when the Mont-Blanc exploded in Halifax Harbour on 6 December 1917. John and his siblings Robert, 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.
Last Edited20 May 2015

Citations

  1. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", John Moore; Registration Year: 1917; Page: 191; Number: 1149.
  2. In 1917, Pleasant Street, Lockman Street and Campbell Road were renamed Barrington Street. Records recorded before 1917 refer to the old names.

Rupert Moore1

M, #27627, b. circa June 1916, 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
     Rupert Moore was born circa June 1916.1 He died on 6 December 1917 at Halifax, Nova Scotia, in the Halifax Explosion.1

     Rupert Moore was living with his parents Charles Moore and Ada Jackson at 1496 Barrington Street2, Halifax near ground zero when the Mont-Blanc exploded in Halifax Harbour on 6 December 1917. Rupert and his siblings Robert, John, 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.
Last Edited21 May 2015

Citations

  1. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Rupert Moore; Registration Year: 1917; Page: 191; Number: 1150.
  2. In 1917, Pleasant Street, Lockman Street and Campbell Road were renamed Barrington Street. Records recorded before 1917 refer to the old names.

Margaret Moore1

F, #27628, b. circa June 1916, 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-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Margaret Moore was born circa June 1916.1 She died on 6 December 1917 at Halifax, Nova Scotia, in the Halifax Explosion.1

     Margaret Moore was living with her parents Charles Moore and Ada Jackson at 1496 Barrington Street2, Halifax near ground zero when the Mont-Blanc exploded in Halifax Harbour on 6 December 1917. Margaret and her siblings Robert, John, Rupert, 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.
Last Edited20 May 2015

Citations

  1. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Margaret Moore; Registration Year: 1917; Page: 191; Number: 1149.
  2. In 1917, Pleasant Street, Lockman Street and Campbell Road were renamed Barrington Street. Records recorded before 1917 refer to the old names.

Catherine Moore1

F, #27629, b. circa November 1917, 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-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Catherine Moore was born circa November 1917.1 She died on 6 December 1917 at Halifax, Nova Scotia, in the Halifax Explosion.1

     Catherine Moore was living with her parents Charles Moore and Ada Jackson at 1496 Barrington Street2, Halifax near ground zero when the Mont-Blanc exploded in Halifax Harbour on 6 December 1917. Catherine and her siblings Robert, John, Rupert, and Margaret 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.
Last Edited21 May 2015

Citations

  1. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Catherine Moore; Registration Year: 1917; Page: 192; Number: 1152.
  2. In 1917, Pleasant Street, Lockman Street and Campbell Road were renamed Barrington Street. Records recorded before 1917 refer to the old names.

Ellen May Sidebottom1

F, #27630, b. May 1882, d. 4 July 1953

Family 1

Edward Jackson b. 6 Apr 1885, d. 6 Dec 1917
Children

Family 2

Vincent McDonald b. 10 May 1878, d. 16 Mar 1962
Children
     Ellen May Sidebottom was born in May 1882 at Rochdale, England.2,1 She married Edward Jackson, son of James Jackson and Elizabeth Hallaran, on 13 April 1904 at Halifax, Nova Scotia. She was 21. He was 19.1 Ellen May Sidebottom became a widow at age 35 upon the death of her husband Edward Jackson on 6 December 1917 at Halifax, Nova Scotia.3 Ellen May Sidebottom married Vincent McDonald, son of Mary (?), on 18 September 1918 at Halifax, Nova Scotia. She was 36. He was 40. They were previously married to siblings Margaret Jackson and Edward Jackson, both of whom died in the Halifax Explosion.4 Ellen May Sidebottom died on 4 July 1953 at Halifax Infirmary, Halifax, Nova Scotia, at age 71.5

     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.

Census Summary

1880
Birth
1882
1890
1900
1910
Census
1911
1920
1930
1940
1950
Death
1953

Census, Residence

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.2
Last Edited28 May 2015

Citations

  1. [S13] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Marriage Registrations", Ellen May Sidebottom; Edward Jackson; Registration Year: 1904; Book: 1820; Page: 87; Number: 121.
  2. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; 87 - Ward 6, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Family: 33; Page: 4.
  3. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Edward Jackson; Registration Year: 1917; Page: 183; Number: 1102.
  4. [S13] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Marriage Registrations", Ellen Jackson; Vincent McDonald; Registration Year: 1919; Book: 8; Page: 92.
  5. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Ellen May McDonald; Registration Year: 1953; Page: 3688.
  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.
  8. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", McDonald [unnamed twins]; Registration Year: 1920; Book: 70; Page: 252.

Florence Jackson1

F, #27631, b. June 1904, d. 6 December 1917
FatherEdward Jackson1 b. 6 Apr 1885, d. 6 Dec 1917
MotherEllen May Sidebottom1 b. May 1882, d. 4 Jul 1953
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Florence Jackson was born in June 1904 at Nova Scotia.1 She died on 6 December 1917 at Halifax, Nova Scotia, at age 13, in the Halifax Explosion.2

     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.

Census Summary

1900
Birth
1904
1910
Census
1911
Death
1917

Census, Residence

Census1911Florence Jackson appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of Edward Jackson and Ellen May Sidebottom at 5 Duffus Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia.1
Last Edited21 May 2015

Citations

  1. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; 87 - Ward 6, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Family: 33; Page: 4.
  2. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Florence Jackson; Registration Year: 1917; Page: 179; Number: 1079.

Ellen Jackson1

F, #27632, b. April 1907
FatherEdward Jackson1 b. 6 Apr 1885, d. 6 Dec 1917
MotherEllen May Sidebottom1 b. May 1882, d. 4 Jul 1953
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Ellen Jackson was born in April 1907 at Nova Scotia.1

Census Summary

1900
Birth
1907
1910
Census
1911

Census, Residence

Census1911Ellen Jackson appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of Edward Jackson and Ellen May Sidebottom at 5 Duffus Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia.1
Last Edited29 May 2015

Citations

  1. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; 87 - Ward 6, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Family: 33; Page: 4.

Edward Jackson Jr.1

M, #27633, b. 17 March 1909, d. 6 December 1917
FatherEdward Jackson1 b. 6 Apr 1885, d. 6 Dec 1917
MotherEllen May Sidebottom1 b. May 1882, d. 4 Jul 1953
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Edward Jackson Jr. was born on 17 March 1909 at Halifax, Nova Scotia.2,3 He died on 6 December 1917 at Halifax, Nova Scotia, at age 8, in the Halifax Explosion.4

     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.

Census Summary

1900
Birth
1909
1910
Census
1911
Death
1917

Census, Residence

Census1911Edward Jackson Jr. appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of Edward Jackson and Ellen May Sidebottom at 5 Duffus Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia.1
Last Edited21 May 2015

Citations

  1. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; 87 - Ward 6, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Family: 33; Page: 4.
  2. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", Edward James Jackson; Registration Year: 1909; Page: 56300610; Number: 56300610.
  3. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; 87 - Ward 6, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Family: 33; Page: 4; where his birth date is February 1910.
  4. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Edward Jackson, Jr; Registration Year: 1917; Page: 179; Number: 1078.

Edward Bezanson Jackson1

M, #27634, b. 11 April 1909
FatherGeorge Richardson Jackson1 b. 2 Oct 1869, d. 25 Dec 1957
MotherHarriet May Darus1 b. c 1878

Family

Catherine Elizabeth Foster
Children
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Edward Bezanson Jackson was born on 11 April 1909 at Halifax, Nova Scotia.1 He married Catherine Elizabeth Foster on 28 April 1931 at 24 Church Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was 22.2
Last Edited28 Sep 2016

Citations

  1. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", Edward Bezanson Jackson; Registration Year: 1909; Page: 56300658; Number: 56300660.
  2. [S13] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Marriage Registrations", Catherine E Foster; Edwan [Edward] B Jackson; Registration Year: 1931; Book: 62; Page: 536.
  3. [S2] James Roger 'Jim' Jackson Death Notice, The Halifax Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 17 September 2016.

Charles Frederick Jackson1

M, #27635, b. circa 1912, d. 6 December 1917
FatherEdward Jackson1 b. 6 Apr 1885, d. 6 Dec 1917
MotherEllen May Sidebottom1 b. May 1882, d. 4 Jul 1953
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Charles Frederick Jackson was born circa 1912.1 He died on 6 December 1917 at Halifax, Nova Scotia, in the Halifax Explosion.1

     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.
Last Edited21 May 2015

Citations

  1. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Charles Frederick Jackson; Registration Year: 1917; Page: 69; Number: 415.

Patricia Jackson1

F, #27636, b. circa March 1917, d. 6 December 1917
FatherEdward Jackson1 b. 6 Apr 1885, d. 6 Dec 1917
MotherEllen May Sidebottom1 b. May 1882, d. 4 Jul 1953
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Patricia Jackson was born circa March 1917.1 She died on 6 December 1917 at Halifax, Nova Scotia, in the Halifax Explosion.1

     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.
Last Edited21 May 2015

Citations

  1. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Patricia Jackson; Registration Year: 1917; Page: 68; Number: 414.

James Clifford McGrath1

M, #27637, b. circa 1892, d. 8 March 1916

Family

Minnie Jackson b. 6 May 1889, d. 1973
Child
     James Clifford McGrath was born circa 1892 at Halifax, Nova Scotia.1 He married Minnie Jackson, daughter of James Jackson and Margaret Topping, on 11 August 1915 at Halifax, Nova Scotia. She was 26.1 James Clifford McGrath died on 8 March 1916 at Halifax, Nova Scotia.2
Last Edited30 May 2016

Citations

  1. [S13] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Marriage Registrations", Mary Celia Jackson; James Clifford McGrath; Registration Year: 1915; Book: 1822; Page: 27; Number: 470.
  2. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Clifford McGrath; Registration Year: 1916; Book: 21; Page: 78; Number: 464.
  3. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Clifford McGrath; Registration Year: 1917; Page: 180; Number: 1084.

Clifford McGrath1

M, #27638, b. circa 1915, d. 6 December 1917
FatherJames Clifford McGrath1 b. c 1892, d. 8 Mar 1916
MotherMinnie Jackson1 b. 6 May 1889, d. 1973
Relationship5th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Clifford McGrath was born circa 1915.1 He died on 6 December 1917 at Halifax, Nova Scotia, in the Halifax Explosion.1

     Clifford McGrath was living with his mother Minnie Jackson at the home of her parents James Jackson and Margaret Topping, 18 Duffus Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia near ground zero when the Mont-Blanc exploded in Halifax harbor on 6 December 1917. Clifford died in the explosion. His mother and grandfather survived, but his grandmother and aunt did not.
Last Edited30 May 2016

Citations

  1. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Clifford McGrath; Registration Year: 1917; Page: 180; Number: 1084.

Mary Louise McDonald1

F, #27640, b. circa 1887, d. 6 December 1917

Family

John A. Jackson b. 11 Jan 1883, d. 6 Dec 1917
Child
     Mary Louise McDonald was also known as Louisa.2 She was born circa 1887 at Sydney, Nova Scotia.1 She married John A. Jackson, son of James Jackson and Elizabeth Hallaran, on 15 October 1907 at Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was 24.1 Mary Louise McDonald died on 6 December 1917 at Halifax, Nova Scotia, in the Halifax Explosion.2

     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
1887
1890
1900
1910
Census
1911
Death
1917

Census, Residence

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 15.3
Last Edited16 Oct 2017

Citations

  1. [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.
  2. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Louisa Jackson; Registration Year: 1917; Page: 179; Number: 1075.
  3. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; 81 - Ward 6, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Family: 126; Page: 14.
  4. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", Dorothy Debrosa Jackson; Registration Year: 1911; Page: 56600203; Number: 56600204.