Roy Eldon Croft1,2

M, #27361, b. August 1910, d. 3 August 1996
FatherEdward A. Croft1 b. 4 May 1857
MotherMartha Bezanson1 b. 1872

Family

Florence Blanch Millett b. 23 Jan 1913, d. 18 Apr 1997
Children
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Roy Eldon Croft was born in August 1910 at Nova Scotia.3,1 He married Florence Blanch Millett on 4 July 1933 at Wolfville, Nova Scotia. He was 22. She was 20.4 Roy Eldon Croft died on 3 August 1996 at Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville, Nova Scotia.2 He was buried on 6 August 1996 in Gaspereau Cemetery, Gaspereau, Nova Scotia.2

     Obituary, 5 August 1996:
CROFT, Roy Eldon - 86, Greenwich, Kings Co., died August 3, 1996, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville.

Born in Greenfield, Kings Co., he was a son of the late Edward and Martha (Bezanson) Croft. He lived in the valley area all of his life. He worked for Acadia University until his retirement in 1975.

Surviving are wife, the former Florence Millett; sons, Maynard, Greenwich; Douglas, New Minas; daughters, Gloria (Mrs. Gordon Schofield), White Rock; June Sharpe, Virginia (Mrs. Wilfred Hughes), Avonport; 20 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by daughter, Marguerite; brothers, Ross, George, Lee; sisters, Ethel, Annie, Dolly.

Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, funeral 2 p.m. Tuesday both in H.C. Lindsay Memorial Chapel, Wolfville, Rev. Gary Manthorne officiating. Burial in Gaspereau Cemetery.2

Census Summary

1910
Birth
1910
Census
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1920
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1921
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
Death
1996

Census, Residence

Census1911Roy Eldon Croft appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of Edward A. Croft and Martha Bezanson at Greenfield, Nova Scotia.3
Census1921Roy Eldon Croft appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Edward A. Croft and Martha Bezanson at Gaspereau Village, Nova Scotia.1
Last Edited15 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Gaspereau, Kings, Nova Scotia; Sub-District: 15; Page: 8; Lines: 9-13.
  2. [S2] Roy Eldon Croft Death Notice, The Chronicle Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 5 August 1996.
  3. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; 22, Kings, Nova Scotia; Family: 91; Page: 10.
  4. [S13] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Marriage Registrations", Croft, Roy; Millett, Florence Blanch; Registration Year: 1933; Book: 70; Page: 102.
  5. [S351] Family History Committee, Cemetery Records of Kings County, Gaspereau New, Section 4, Stone 5, "Marguerite Benedict died 21 Dec 1995, age 61, dau. of Roy & Florence [Millett] Croft, wife of Stanley Benedict. [Obit Hlfx. Herald]"
  6. [S2] Maynard Donald Croft Death Notice, The Chronicle Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 23 December 2013.

Ethel Croft1

F, #27362, b. 12 June 1891
FatherEdward A. Croft1 b. 4 May 1857
MotherMartha Bezanson1 b. 1872

Family

Earl Valentine Murray b. 14 Feb 1889, d. 4 May 1951
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Ethel Croft was born on 12 June 1891 at Nova Scotia.2,3 She married Earl Valentine Murray on 27 July 1912 at Wolfville, Nova Scotia. She was 21. He was 23.4 Ethel Croft was the informant listed on the death certificate of Earl Valentine Murray who died 4 May 1951.5

Census Summary

1890
Birth
1891
1900
Census
1901
1910
Census
1911
1920
Census
1921

Census, Residence

Census1901Ethel Croft appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of Edward A. Croft and Martha Bezanson at Kings County, Nova Scotia.2
Census1911Ethel Croft appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of Edward A. Croft and Martha Bezanson at Greenfield, Nova Scotia.1
Census1921Earl Valentine Murray and Ethel Croft appeared on the census of 1921 at Wolfville, Nova Scotia, with George Murray.6
Last Edited14 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; 22, Kings, Nova Scotia; Family: 91; Page: 10.
  2. [S5] 1901 Canadian Census; Ward 7, Kings, Nova Scotia; Family: 158; Page: 17.
  3. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; 22, Kings, Nova Scotia; Family: 91; Page: 10, "Jun 1893."
  4. [S13] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Marriage Registrations", Croft, Ethel Maud; Murray, Earl Valentine; Registration Year: 1912; Book: 32; Page: 495.
  5. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Murray, Earl Valentine; Registration Year: 1951; Page: 3354.
  6. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Wolfville (Town), Kings, Nova Scotia; Sub-District: 17; Page: 15; Lines: 42-49.

Annie Croft1

F, #27363, b. 19 October 1895, d. 1979
FatherEdward A. Croft1 b. 4 May 1857
MotherMartha Bezanson1 b. 1872

Family

Lewis M. Benjamin b. 1882, d. 1964
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Annie Croft was born on 19 October 1895 at Nova Scotia.2,3 She married Lewis M. Benjamin on 10 May 1913 at Wolfville, Nova Scotia. She was 17.4,5 Annie Croft died in 1979.5 She was buried in Gaspereau Cemetery, Gaspereau, Nova Scotia.5

Census Summary

1890
Birth
1895
1900
Census
1901
1910
Census
1911
1920
Census
1921
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
Death
1979

Census, Residence

Census1901Annie Croft appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of Edward A. Croft and Martha Bezanson at Kings County, Nova Scotia.2
Census1911Annie Croft appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of Edward A. Croft and Martha Bezanson at Greenfield, Nova Scotia.1
Census1921Lewis M. Benjamin and Annie Croft appeared on the census of 1921 at White Rock, Nova Scotia, with Wilson L. Benjamin, Mildred G. Benjamin and Beatrice Benjamin.6
Last Edited15 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; 22, Kings, Nova Scotia; Family: 91; Page: 10.
  2. [S5] 1901 Canadian Census; Ward 7, Kings, Nova Scotia; Family: 158; Page: 17.
  3. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; 22, Kings, Nova Scotia; Family: 91; Page: 10, "Oct 1896."
  4. [S13] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Marriage Registrations", Croft, Annie Blanche; Benjamin, Lewis Melvin; Registration Year: 1913; Book: 32; Page: 619.
  5. [S351] Family History Committee, Cemetery Records of Kings County, Gaspereau New, Section 2, Stone 369, "Lewis M. Benjamin, 1882-1964, wife, Annie B. Croft, 1895-1979."
  6. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Horton, Kings, Nova Scotia; Sub-District: 14A; Page: 6; Lines: 47-50, Page 7: Line: 1.

Clara Croft1

F, #27364, b. September 1905
FatherEdward A. Croft1 b. 4 May 1857
MotherMartha Bezanson1 b. 1872
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Clara Croft was born in September 1905 at Nova Scotia.1

Census Summary

1900
Birth
1905
1910
Census
1911

Census, Residence

Census1911Clara Croft appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of Edward A. Croft and Martha Bezanson at Greenfield, Nova Scotia.1
Last Edited14 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; 22, Kings, Nova Scotia; Family: 91; Page: 10.

Maynard Donald Croft1

M, #27367, b. 29 September 1934, d. 20 December 2013
FatherRoy Eldon Croft1 b. Aug 1910, d. 3 Aug 1996
MotherFlorence Blanch Millett1 b. 23 Jan 1913, d. 18 Apr 1997
Relationship5th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
Maynard Donald Croft
     Maynard Donald Croft was born on 29 September 1934 at Hantsport, Nova Scotia.1 He died on 20 December 2013 at Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville, Nova Scotia, at age 79.1 He was buried in Gaspereau Cemetery, Gaspereau, Nova Scotia.1

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 23 December 2013:
Croft, Maynard Donald – age 79 years of Wolfville, passed away peacefully at the Valley Regional Hospital on December 20, 2013.

Born in Hantsport on September 29, 1934; he was the son of the late Roy and Florence (Millett) Croft. Maynard worked for many years as a crewman for the Department of Transportation. He was very well known in the community for his passion of country and blue grass music , and spending countless nights at the Old Orchard Inn barn dances; he was a proud and avid supporter of all the local benefits. Maynard had many loves in his life but above all he treasured his cats and horses.

Left with many happy and loving memories are his daughter Polli Brace (Larry) of Yarmouth; brother Doug Croft of New Minas; sisters June Sharpe of Avonport and Gloria Schofield (Gordon) of White Rock; brothers in law Stan Benedict and Wilfred Hughes; grandsons Russell MacLeod (Ashley Killam) and J.D. MacLeod; great granddaughter Samantha Hawley; also by several nieces, nephews, cousins and a large circle of extended family members and friends.

Predeceased by his sisters Virginia Hughes and Marguerite Benedict; half brother Purdy Millett.

Visitation will be held at the Serenity Lindsay Funeral Home, Wolfville Chapel on Monday, December 23, 2013 from 11-1pm. A private family service will follow with Rev. Gary Manthorne officiating. Interment to take place in the Gaspereau Cemetery.1
Last Edited15 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S2] Maynard Donald Croft Death Notice, The Chronicle Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 23 December 2013.

Virginia Croft1

F, #27372, b. circa 1938, d. 22 October 2008
FatherRoy Eldon Croft1 b. Aug 1910, d. 3 Aug 1996
MotherFlorence Blanch Millett1 b. 23 Jan 1913, d. 18 Apr 1997

Family

Wilfred Hughes
Relationship5th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Virginia Croft was born circa 1938.2 She married Wilfred Hughes.1 Virginia Croft died on 22 October 2008.2
Last Edited15 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S2] Roy Eldon Croft Death Notice, The Chronicle Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 5 August 1996.
  2. [S2] Virginia Faye "Ginny" Hughes Death Notice, The Chronicle Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 24 October 2008.

Marguerite Croft1

F, #27378, b. circa 1934, d. 21 December 1995
FatherRoy Eldon Croft1 b. Aug 1910, d. 3 Aug 1996
MotherFlorence Blanch Millett1 b. 23 Jan 1913, d. 18 Apr 1997

Family

Stanley Benedict
Relationship5th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Marguerite Croft was born circa 1934.1 She married Stanley Benedict.2,1 Marguerite Croft died on 21 December 1995.1 She was buried in Gaspereau Cemetery, Gaspereau, Nova Scotia.1
Last Edited15 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S351] Family History Committee, Cemetery Records of Kings County, Gaspereau New, Section 4, Stone 5, "Marguerite Benedict died 21 Dec 1995, age 61, dau. of Roy & Florence [Millett] Croft, wife of Stanley Benedict. [Obit Hlfx. Herald]"
  2. [S2] Maynard Donald Croft Death Notice, The Chronicle Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 23 December 2013.