Dorothy Delrosa Jackson1

F, #27641, b. 22 January 1911, d. 3 October 1993
FatherJohn A. Jackson1 b. 11 Jan 1883, d. 6 Dec 1917
MotherMary Louise McDonald1 b. c 1887, d. 6 Dec 1917

Family

Seabirt Whittier Morse b. 21 Jul 1908, d. 26 Dec 1947
Children
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Dorothy Delrosa Jackson was born on 22 January 1911 at Halifax, Nova Scotia.1 She married Seabirt Whittier Morse.2 Dorothy Delrosa Jackson and Seabirt Whittier Morse were divorced before 20 April 1940 when Dorothy was listed as divorced on the 1940 census.3 She died on 3 October 1993 at Los Angeles, California, at age 82.4

     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

1910
Birth
1911
Census
1911
1920
1930
Census
1930
1940
Census
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
Death
1993

Census, Residence

Census1911Dorothy Delrosa Jackson appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of John A. Jackson and Mary Louise McDonald at 122 Campbell Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia.5
Census1930Seabirt Whittier Morse and Dorothy Delrosa Jackson appeared on the census of 1930 at 813 Lakme Avenue, Wilmington, California, with Seabirt Whittier Morse Jr.6
Census1940Dorothy Delrosa Jackson appeared on the census of 1940 at 818 Neptune Street, Wilmington, California, with Seabirt Whittier Morse Jr., Robert Louis Morse and John W. Morse.3
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Citations

  1. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", Dorothy Debrosa Jackson; Registration Year: 1911; Page: 56600203; Number: 56600204.
  2. [S865] County Courthouses, California, "California County Marriages, 1850-1952", Barbara Joyce Reynolds; Seabert Whittier Morse, Jr.; Wilmington, Los Angeles County, California; Date: 4 August 1950; Book: 3452; Page: 81.
  3. [S4] 1940 U.S. Federal Census; Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California; Roll: T627_431; ED: 60-1254; Page: 11A; Lines: 7-10.
  4. [S416] State of California Department of Health Services, "California Death Index, 1940-1997", Dorothy Delrosa Morse; 3 October 1993.
  5. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; 81 - Ward 6, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Family: 126; Page: 14.
  6. [S4] 1930 U.S. Federal Census; Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California; FHL Film: 2339890; Roll: 155; Image: 271.0; ED: 0582; Page: 16A; Lines: 16-18.

Mary Evelyn Boner1

F, #27642, b. circa 1895, d. 6 December 1917

Family

William Jackson b. 16 Jul 1894, d. 6 Dec 1917
Child
     Mary Evelyn Boner was born circa 1895 at Halifax, Nova Scotia.1 She married William Jackson, son of James Jackson and Elizabeth Hallaran, on 4 June 1917 at Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was 22.1 Mary Evelyn Boner died on 6 December 1917 at Halifax, Nova Scotia, in the Halifax Explosion.2

     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.
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Citations

  1. [S13] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Marriage Registrations", Mary E. Boner; William Jackson; Registration Year: 1917; Book: 5; Page: 176.
  2. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Mary Evelyn Jackson; Registration Year: 1917; Page: 178; Number: 1074.
  3. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", William Jackson; Registration Year: 1917; Page: 179; Number: 1077.

William Jackson1

M, #27643, b. circa September 1917, d. 6 December 1917
FatherWilliam Jackson1 b. 16 Jul 1894, d. 6 Dec 1917
MotherMary Evelyn Boner1 b. c 1895, d. 6 Dec 1917
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     William Jackson was born circa September 1917.1 He died on 6 December 1917 at Halifax, Nova Scotia, in the Halifax Explosion.1

     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.
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Citations

  1. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", William Jackson; Registration Year: 1917; Page: 179; Number: 1077.

Bessie Bradley1

F, #27644, b. circa 1893, d. 24 December 1963

Family 1

Frederick Jackson b. 2 May 1892, d. 6 Dec 1917
Children

Family 2

Child
  • Mary Jackson6 b. c 1920
     Bessie Bradley was also known as Elizabeth Bradley.2 She was born circa 1893 at Halifax, Nova Scotia.1 She married Frederick Jackson, son of James Jackson and Elizabeth Hallaran, on 18 July 1913 at Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was 21.1 Bessie Bradley became a widow upon the death of her husband Frederick Jackson on 6 December 1917 at Halifax, Nova Scotia.3 Bessie Bradley married Leo Landry on 11 August 1921 at St. Joseph's Church, Halifax, Nova Scotia.4 Bessie Bradley died on 24 December 1963 at Victoria General Hospital, Halifax, Nova Scotia.5

     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
1893
1900
1910
1920
Census
1921
1930
1940
1950
1960
Death
1963

Census, Residence

Census1921Bessie Bradley appeared on the census of 1921 at 13A Maine Ave, Halifax, Nova Scotia, with William Richard Jackson, Eileen Mary Jackson, Eva Margaret Jackson and Mary Jackson.6
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Citations

  1. [S13] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Marriage Registrations", Bessie Bradley; Frederick Jackson; Registration Year: 1913; Book: 1821; Page: 195; Number: 356.
  2. [S2] Eva Margaret Deschenes Death Notice, J.A. Snow Funeral Home (Halifax, Nova Scotia).
  3. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Fred Jackson; Registration Year: 1917; Page: 201; Number: 1211.
  4. [S13] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Marriage Registrations", Elizabeth Jackson; Leo Landry; Registration Year: 1921; Book: 10; Page: 498.
  5. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Elizabeth Landry; Registration Year: 1963; Page: 7064.
  6. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Halifax (City), Halifax, Nova Scotia; Sub-District: 79; Page: 8; Line: 50; Page: 9: Lines: 1-4.
  7. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", William Richard Jackson; Registration Year: 1913; Page: 52800275; Number: 52800277.

William Richard Jackson1

M, #27645, b. 21 September 1913
FatherFrederick Jackson1 b. 2 May 1892, d. 6 Dec 1917
MotherBessie Bradley1 b. c 1893, d. 24 Dec 1963
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     William Richard Jackson was born on 21 September 1913 at Halifax, Nova Scotia.1

     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

1910
Birth
1913
1920
Census
1921

Census, Residence

Census1921William Richard Jackson appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Bessie Bradley at 13A Maine Ave, Halifax, Nova Scotia.2
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Citations

  1. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", William Richard Jackson; Registration Year: 1913; Page: 52800275; Number: 52800277.
  2. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Halifax (City), Halifax, Nova Scotia; Sub-District: 79; Page: 8; Line: 50; Page: 9: Lines: 1-4.

Eva Margaret Jackson1,2

F, #27648, b. 30 September 1917, d. 17 March 2010
FatherFrederick Jackson2 b. 2 May 1892, d. 6 Dec 1917
MotherBessie Bradley2 b. c 1893, d. 24 Dec 1963
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
Eva Margaret (Jackson) Deschenes
     Eva Margaret Jackson was born on 30 September 1917 at Halifax, Nova Scotia.1,2 She married Jean Leon Deschenes.1 Eva Margaret Jackson died on 17 March 2010 at Arbourstone, Halifax, Nova Scotia, at age 92.1

     Obituary, March 2010:
DESCHENES, Eva Margaret – 92, Halifax, passed away peacefully in her sleep at Arbourstone early on the morning of March 17, 2010.

Born in Halifax on September 30, 1917, to Elizabeth (Bradley) Jackson and Fredrick Jackson, baby Eva survived the Halifax Explosion of December 6, 1917. In the wreckage of their home on Richmond Hill, she fell through the floor to the coal cellar and was rescued by her maternal Uncle Jack. Her mother Bess and siblings William and Eileen also survived. Eva's father Fredrick, who worked in the railyards, would have been immediately in front of the site of impact and he perished in the disaster. Eva was a beloved mother, aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother with a quick sense of humour and great sense of fun and adventure. A spirited, generous and loving person, her memory and legacy will live on in all of us.

Eva was predeceased by her former husband Jean Leon Deschenes; brothers William and Leo; sisters Eileen, Mary and Kathleen; grandsons Michael MacLeod and Timothy (Sharon) MacLeod.

She is survived by daughter Elizabeth (Ivor) MacLeod and son Marcel Deschenes all of Halifax; sister Agatha Bright of Orangeville Ontario; granddaughters Leslie (Hal Thompson) MacLeod of Halifax and Yolande Descehenes and Bernadette Deschenes of Ontario; granddaughter-in-law Sharon MacLeod; great-grandchildren Scott MacLeod, Benjamin Thompson and Madeline Thompson, all of Halifax. Eva was a loving aunt to several nieces and nephews and surviving her are George (Nancy) Ferguson and Claire Riley, of Halifax; Kathleen (Robert) Kettle of Sarnia, Ontario; Michael Bright, Orangeville, Ontario; Stephen (Robin) Bright, Toronto; and Sandi Bright, Orangeville, Ontario.

In August 2009 Eva took up residence on the 4th floor in Arborstone Enhanced Care Facility on the Purcell's Cove Road. She loved it there and was treated with care, love and dignity by the wonderful nurses and staff. The family extends our sincere thanks for their tremendous compassion and care of our beloved family member.

Visitation will be held at J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 3-5pm on Sunday, March 21, 2010 and a memorial service will be held at the funeral home chapel on Monday at 10am. Interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetary, Lower Sackville.1


     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

1910
Birth
1917
1920
Census
1921
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
2000
2010
Death
2010

Census, Residence

Census1921Eva Margaret Jackson appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Bessie Bradley at 13A Maine Ave, Halifax, Nova Scotia.2
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Citations

  1. [S2] Eva Margaret Deschenes Death Notice, J.A. Snow Funeral Home (Halifax, Nova Scotia).
  2. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Halifax (City), Halifax, Nova Scotia; Sub-District: 79; Page: 8; Line: 50; Page: 9: Lines: 1-4.

Leverett E. Baker1

M, #27652, b. circa 1884, d. 3 October 1915

Family

Emma Jackson b. 29 Aug 1887, d. 6 Dec 1917
Children
     Leverett E. Baker was born circa 1884 at Chester, Nova Scotia.1 He married Emma Jackson, daughter of James Jackson and Elizabeth Hallaran, on 21 May 1908 at Halifax, Nova Scotia. She was 20.1 Leverett E. Baker died on 3 October 1915 at Victoria General Hospital, Halifax, Nova Scotia, as a result of injuries sustained in an accident.2
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Citations

  1. [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.
  2. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Leverett E. Baker; Registration Year: 1913; Book: 20; Page: 580; Number: 3480.
  3. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Hilda Kathleen Baker; Frederick Berkley Lloy; Registration Year: 1926; Book: 46; Page: 843.
  4. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", John Stanley Baker; Registration Year: 1910; Page: 56500612; Number: 56500613.
  5. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", William Alexander Baker; Registration Year: 1912; Page: 52600585; Number: 52600586.
  6. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Clyde Baker; Registration Year: 1917; Page: 146; Number: 878.

Hilda Kathleen Baker1

F, #27653, b. circa 1906
FatherLeverett E. Baker1 b. c 1884, d. 3 Oct 1915
MotherEmma Jackson1 b. 29 Aug 1887, d. 6 Dec 1917
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Hilda Kathleen Baker was born circa 1906 at Halifax, Nova Scotia.1 She married Frederick Berkley Lloy on 12 June 1926 at Halifax, Nova Scotia.1

     Lawrence A. Boutilier and Emma Jackson were living at 1496 Barrington Street2, 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.
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Citations

  1. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Hilda Kathleen Baker; Frederick Berkley Lloy; Registration Year: 1926; Book: 46; Page: 843.
  2. In 1917, Pleasant Street, Lockman Street and Campbell Road were renamed Barrington Street. Records recorded before 1917 refer to the old names.

John Stanley Baker1

M, #27655, b. 29 August 1910
FatherLeverett E. Baker1 b. c 1884, d. 3 Oct 1915
MotherEmma Jackson1 b. 29 Aug 1887, d. 6 Dec 1917
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     John Stanley Baker was born on 29 August 1910 at Halifax, Nova Scotia.1 He married Theresa Margaret Blank on 17 August 1936 at Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. He was 25.2

     Lawrence A. Boutilier and Emma Jackson were living at 1496 Barrington Street3, 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.
Last Edited21 May 2015

Citations

  1. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", John Stanley Baker; Registration Year: 1910; Page: 56500612; Number: 56500613.
  2. [S13] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Marriage Registrations", Theresa Margaret Blank; John Stanley Baker; Registration Year: 1936; Book: 82; Page: 559.
  3. In 1917, Pleasant Street, Lockman Street and Campbell Road were renamed Barrington Street. Records recorded before 1917 refer to the old names.

William Alexander Baker1

M, #27657, b. 22 July 1912
FatherLeverett E. Baker1 b. c 1884, d. 3 Oct 1915
MotherEmma Jackson1 b. 29 Aug 1887, d. 6 Dec 1917
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     William Alexander Baker was born on 22 July 1912 at Halifax, Nova Scotia.1

     Lawrence A. Boutilier and Emma Jackson were living at 1496 Barrington Street2, 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.
Last Edited29 May 2015

Citations

  1. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", William Alexander Baker; Registration Year: 1912; Page: 52600585; Number: 52600586.
  2. In 1917, Pleasant Street, Lockman Street and Campbell Road were renamed Barrington Street. Records recorded before 1917 refer to the old names.

Clyde Leverett Baker1

M, #27658, b. circa 1914, d. 6 December 1917
FatherLeverett E. Baker1 b. c 1884, d. 3 Oct 1915
MotherEmma Jackson1 b. 29 Aug 1887, d. 6 Dec 1917
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Clyde Leverett Baker was born circa 1914.1 He died on 6 December 1917 at Halifax, Nova Scotia, in the Halifax Explosion.1

     Lawrence A. Boutilier and Emma Jackson were living at 1496 Barrington Street2, 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.
Last Edited21 May 2015

Citations

  1. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Clyde Baker; Registration Year: 1917; Page: 146; Number: 878.
  2. In 1917, Pleasant Street, Lockman Street and Campbell Road were renamed Barrington Street. Records recorded before 1917 refer to the old names.

Daisy Jackson1

F, #27660, b. circa 1870, d. 28 September 1898
FatherJames Jackson1 b. 10 Feb 1848, d. 4 Jun 1901
MotherElizabeth Hallaran1 b. c 1851, d. 6 Dec 1917
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Daisy Jackson was born circa 1870 at Nova Scotia.1 She died on 28 September 1898 at Halifax, Nova Scotia.2

Census Summary

1870
Birth
1870
1880
Census
1881
1890
Census
1891
Death
1898

Census, Residence

Census1881Daisy Jackson appeared on the census of 1881 in the household of James Jackson and Elizabeth Hallaran at Halifax, Nova Scotia.3
Census1891Daisy Jackson appeared on the census of 1891 in the household of James Jackson and Elizabeth Hallaran at Halifax, Nova Scotia.1
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Citations

  1. [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.
  2. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Daisy Jackson; Registration Year: 1898; Page: 206; Number: 101.
  3. [S5] 1881 Canadian Census; Ward 3, Halifax City, Nova Scotia; Roll: C_13168; Family: 163; Page: 32.