Farquhar Beaton and his Descendants


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Farquhar Beaton and his Descendants

Compiled by:
James Eardley Beaton
First Printing: June 1995
Second Printing: January 1996

Previous Edition: WHO THE HECK WAS FARQUHAR BEATON?

June, 1992

We tried hard to be as accurate as possible as we researched libraries in Prince Edward Island, Scotland, British Columbia and New Brunswick. In many cases dates and names are shown differently for the same person. We had to accept information submitted in good faith if we did not have the personal knowledge or time to check it out. Please feel free to communicate errors or omissions to us for correcting.

I N T R O D U C T I O N

My name is Eardley Beaton. I was born at Bonshaw, Prince Edward Island on April 24, 1939. I had a very happy childhood with my loving parents, Jimmie and Linda Beaton. I remember my uncles, aunts, grandparents and some cousins on visits to their homes or at the occasional picnic by the sea. I regret that we didn't get to know more of the Beatons on the Island, but like everyone else, we were trying to scratch out a living and deal with concerns of World War II etc.

When I moved to Western Canada in 1961, it was my good fortune to meet many of Malcolm Beaton's family, who either came west around 1910, or were born later in the Piapot and Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan areas. We have since enjoyed many fiddle tunes and family gatherings in Calgary, Kimberley and Vancouver.

Many thanks must go to all those who have cooperated by supplying, in many cases, completed Family Record Sheets together with newspaper clippings, pictures and personal memories. Others have done their best by adding small bits of information, all of which helps complete the puzzle. I want to especially acknowledge the work done by the late Gordon Glaholt. He produced a Beaton story in 1978 that featured Malcolm Beaton's family and their early days at Piapot, Saskatchewan. Gordon, skillfully, researched early Highland history and he created a scenario that could have had Farquhar being born in Western Canada to a Hudson's Bay fur trader of Scottish origin and a native Indian maiden. This, he suggested, might have meant young Farquhar was taken back to Scotland for rearing by relatives and when he grew up he married and returned to Canada. It seems pretty far-fetched, but since we can't prove him wrong, it was very creative and Gordon must be smiling up there as I recall the story.

YOU CAN REALLY HELP BY:

1.Remove the "Family Record" sheet which should be the next page, and photocopy as many sheets as you need for all of your family members.

2.Complete as accurately as possible. Everyone appreciates having their names spelled correctly. Get all names - they make it more fun. Let's get family highlights, type of work, major achievements, community service, leadership roles, hobbies, sports and current addresses. Include what you wish - leave out if you must!

3.Send completed forms to:

EARDLEY BEATON
#401 - 2475 York Avenue
Vancouver, B.C. V6K V6K 1C9
Telephone/Fax: (604) 734-4900

Finally, don't hesitate to correct any information you feel is wrong. We tried for accuracy, but we know there are some things we are not certain about. Be sure to send corrections to me so that a more accurate record can be kept as a Master file to be available for future use or reference.

Best regards,
EARDLEY BEATON
Telephone (604) - 734-3944

ANCESTRAL HISTORY

We have no definite research to confirm the birthplace or birth dates of our ancestors, Farquhar Beaton and Flora Nicholson. We have, however, lots of information to lead us to believe that they existed, such as:

1. Land Lease dated January 14, 1845 given to Farquhar Beaton for 100 acres on the Old Princetown Road (Hazel Grove/Hunter River, P.E.I.).

2. Church records describing births of their children.

3. P.E.I. Census Records dated 1861, 1881, 1891 and 1901 indicating parents born in Scotland and children all born on P.E.I.

4. Atlas of P.E.I. showing Farquhar as a land owner.

5. Farquhar's Last Will and Testament dated February 18, 1887.

6. Flora's obituary indicates they both came from Scotland approximately 1839.

7. Family "legends" passed down indicate:

F O R M A T

This genealogical story (or Family Tree) covers five generations with Farquhar Beaton being the First Generation. The Second Generation sets out the family of our eight ancestors, all of which were born on Prince Edward Island. The order is oldest to youngest. This is very important. For example, since Mary was the eldest, her descendants will always come first in all generations, i.e. Third, Fourth and Fifth. Then, in order will be descendants of Margaret, Malcolm, Christina, Jessie, Catherine, John and Samuel. Therefore, in order to find if you have an entry, you must know your ancestors.

Cousins are determined from the different branches such as:

First Generation - Parents
Second Generation - Brothers & Sisters
Third Generation - 1st Cousins
Fourth Generation - 2nd Cousins
Fifth Generation - 3rd Cousins

Abbreviations:

B = Born (date & place)
D = Death ( " " )
M = Marriage ( " " )
M: 1 (M: 1) First Marriage etc. (date & place)
James Eardley = means Eardley is preferred name
Morris "Bud" = means Bud is preferred name.
(BEATON) = means maiden name

FIRST GENERATION

FARQUHAR "FREDERICK" BEATON
B: 1815 - Scotland
D: Oct. 3,1890 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

M: 1839 - Scotland

FLORA "GRANNY" NICHOLSON
B: Aug. 1819 - Scotland
D: Oct.14, 1914 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

Family:

Born:

MARY

1842 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

MARGARET

Nov. 1845 - " "

FLORA

(died in infancy)

MALCOLM

June 30, 1848 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

CHRISTINA

June 3, 1849 - Hazel Grove, P.E.I.

CATHERINE

Jan. 1, 1855 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

JESSIE

May 22, 1856 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

JOHN

April 5, 1857 - " "

SAMUEL

Nov. 28, 1860 - " "

History:

Farquhar and Flora were parents of eight children at least, and we have census and other records to support this. Many mysteries remain about their exact birth places and dates (Flora and Farquhar). Farquhar was also referred to as "Frederick" in later life? Was he a coachman or a farmer? Census records and church records give confirmation of approximate ages and other details. He signed his name with an "x" indicating he could not write and mostly spoke the Gaelic language. His Last Will and Testament was dated Feb. 18, 1887 and probated Oct. 12, 1890. As was a custom of the times, he gave everything to his wife and the son who agreed to stay and farm - this was John, who never left the Hunter River area. 1901 Census show Flora as a widow living with son John. Birthdate Aug? 1819 - born Scotland - Presbyterian - came to Canada 1839. A Farquhar Beaton was born on Isle of Tiree in 1818? Flora was a very refined and intelligent lady who was a daughter of Isle of Skye parents of some substance. Her father was Sir Sam Nicholson and her mother was Katie MacLure. They (Farquhar and Flora) took 3 weeks on their honeymoon trip by boat from Scotland.

SECOND GENERATION

Farquhar
Mary

MARY (BEATON) SMITH
B: 1842 - Hunter River, P.E.I.
D: 1938 - Manchester, New Hampshire.

M: (1)Oct.15, 1863 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

RICHARD GOSS - " "
B: - Ireland ?
D: 1876 - P.E.I.

M: (2)March 2 1876 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

NICHOLAS WICKHAM
B: 1843 - Hunter River, P.E.I.
D: May 11, 1906 - Dillon, Colorado

M: (3)Apr.19, 1909 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

JOHN SMITH
B: 1850 - Hunter River, P.E.I.
D: - Hunter River, P.E.I.

Family:

 

Born:

SARAH

(M: 1)

1865 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

FLORA E.

 

1867 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

ROBERT Earl

 

1869 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

FREDERICK EARL

 

Nov. 15, 1870 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

DAVID R.

 

April 6, 1874 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

MARY "MOLLY"

 

April 23, 1876 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

BRIDGET "BESSIE"

(M: 2)

1877 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

JOHN "JACK"

 

1879 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

REGINALD

 

1882

History:

Census and marriage records confirm Mary was the oldest of the Beaton family born in the Hunter River area. She was born in 1842 or 1843. Bill Goss of Los Angeles, California, recently advised he is a grandson of Mary and Richard Goss. Bill was born at Monson, Mass. His father was David Goss and his mother was Elisabeth McAuliffe. Mary operated a boarding house in Quincy, Mass. in 1896. She resided at Mt. Vernon, N.Y. in 1933. Presumably, her children moved to the States with her. All three husbands were farmers as listed by census records. Besides Bill Goss, we have spoken with Hugh Goss, Calgary, and Molly Drake, Vernon Bridge, P.E.I. Mary was an ambitious and determined woman. Her first husband, Richard Goss, reportedly died of a ruptured appendix and second husband, Nicholas Wickham, died in a mining accident in Colorado.

SECOND GENERATION

Farquhar
Margaret

MARGARET (BEATON) BERTRAM
B: Nov. 1845 - Hunter River, P.E.I.
D: Feb. 23, 1900 Piapot, Saskatchewan

M: Jan. 16 1868 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

DAVID BERTRAM
B: May 15,1839 - Hunter River, P.E.I.
D: March 6,1930 - Kelowna, B.C.

Family:

Born:

CHARLES (twin died as infant)

1868 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

ADA HANNAH

Feb. 7,1870 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

JOHN TOM

Feb. 28,1873 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

JOSEPH

1874 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

FLORENCE EMMALINE

Mar. 7,1876 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

MARY ALICE

Mar. 14,1878 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

LOUISA

May 19,1880 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

NORA EDITH

1882 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

LOTTIE JANE

Sept.13,1886 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

DAVID WARD

Mar. 21,1888 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

GEORGE GREER

Jan. 29,1891 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

History:

Margaret moved West in 1892 to the Maple Creek, Sask. district where her husband David became involved in cattle and sheep ranching. Margaret is buried in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, cemetery. David was a captain in the Army and was nearly involved in the Riel Rebellion. He was a lifelong Orange Lodge Member. David moved to Kelowna in 1906. We hope to get exact names and dates on the many relatives in the Bertram families.

SECOND GENERATION

Farquhar
Malcolm

MALCOLM BEATON
B: June 30, 1848 - Hunter River, P.E.I.
D: June 24, 1934 - Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

M: 1 July 1, 1875 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

MARY ANN McLEOD
B: Oct. 20, 1852 - Hunter River, P.E.I.
D: July 2, 1904 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

M: 2 Nov. 5, 1905 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

MARGARET ANN "MAGGIE" WALLACE
B: Aug. 29, 1883 - Malpeque, P.E.I.
D: Mar. 25, 1978 - Kamloops, B.C.

Family:

Born:

ALEXANDER (M: 1)

March 11, 1876 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

RONALD+

1876 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

JOHN ROSS

Nov. 29, 1877 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

CHARLES+

1878 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

CHRISTIANNE

April 13, 1880 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

FREDERICK

Oct. 1, 1885 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

MALCOLM ELDON

Dec. 8, 1889 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

LAURETTA PEARL *

Mar. 17, 1903 - Boston, Mass.

DANIEL McLEAN (M: 2)

Sept. 5, 1906 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

ALEXANDER

Nov. 7, 1907 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

BENTLEY

Feb. 1909 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

CHARLES BERTRAM

March 21, 1911 - Piapot, Saskatchewan

FLORENCE

1913 - Piapot, Saskatchewan

GORDON **

1913 - Piapot, Saskatchewan

ADA HAZEL

Oct. 30, 1916 - Piapot, Saskatchewan

MARION CORRINE

Nov. 20, 1917 - Piapot, Saskatchewan

MALVENE BESSIE

April 29, 1919 - Piapot, Saskatchewan

MORRIS BRUCE "BUD"

Nov. 23, 1920 - Maple Creek, Sask.

BLANCHE IRENE

Nov. 3, 1922 - Maple Creek, Sask.

* Born at Boston, Mass. to Maggie Wallace and James Henry Grant.

** Twin of Florence and adopted by the Caswell family in Sask.

+ Died at a young age.

History:

Prolific father and champion fiddler (we wonder if there is a connection, ha ha). Mac fathered 22 children in two marriages. Malcolm lived in Hunter River for some 62 years before heading West to Piapot and eventually Moose Jaw, Sask. He was musical and became a champion old-time fiddler. His early life saw him have three different properties on the Island. He operated a meat market, drove a rural mail route and probably did a little farming and "dealing" to make a buck to help raise two families. He has left many treasured memories with his family, not the least of which is the most musical branch of the clan.

SECOND GENERATION

Farquhar
Christina

CHRISTINA (BEATON) BERTRAM
B: June 3, 1849 - Hazel Grove, P.E.I.
D: Aug. 31,1923 - Pleasant Valley, P.E.I.

M: June 18,1872 -

THOMAS BERTRAM
B: June 3,1850 - Hunter River, P.E.I.
D: 1941 - Pleasant Valley, P.E.I.

Family:

Born:

RICHARD N.

Oct. 8, 1873 - Pleasant Valley, P.E.I.

JOHN A.

Mar. 7, 1876 Pleasant Valley, P.E.I.

SAMUEL J.

June 3, 1877 Pleasant Valley, P.E.I.

EMMA MARY

Dec.28, 1880 Pleasant Valley, P.E.I.

FRED THOMAS

Sept.20,1883 Pleasant Valley, P.E.I.

CATHERINE NORA

June 14,1885 Pleasant Valley, P.E.I.

EDNA JESSIE

Jan. 3,1890 Pleasant Valley, P.E.I.

SPURGEON DANIEL

Oct. 3,1892 Pleasant Valley, P.E.I.

History:

Christina was involved in her farm community and church work and she was well respected as a humble but efficient leader who always spoke highly of her neighbours and friends.

SECOND GENERATION

Farquhar
Jesse

JESSIE (BEATON) McINNIS
B: May 22, 1856 - Hunter River, P.E.I.
D: Oct. 26, 1928 -

M: Dec. 30, 1873 - Rennie's Road, P.E.I.

HECTOR McINNIS
B: July 10, 1849 -
D: Nov. 22, 1906 - (buried at Brackley, PEI)

Family:

Born:

FREDERICK

- Hunter River, P.E.I.

ELIZABETH "BESSIE"

- Hunter River, P.E.I.

RICHARD ALDEN

Oct. 20, 1882 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

FLORENCE BELLE

Aug. 5, 1887 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

JOHN W.

Oct. 16, 1885 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

ANNIE L.

June 29, 1889 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

JESSIE

Nov. 15, 1890 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

ROBERT

May 5, 1894 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

History:

We should be able to get more details on this family as there are lots of relatives on P.E.I. Helene Curtis remembers visiting her grandmother, Jessie, at their large home in the Pleasant Valley - Elliott Station District. She was a very religious woman and she seemed to kneel for hours saying her prayers. The 1901 census shows the family farming at Lot 33, (Brackley Point).

SECOND GENERATION

Farquhar
Catherine

CATHERINE (BEATON) PATTERSON
B: Jan. 1, 1855 - Hunter River, P.E.I.
D: 1945 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

M: Aug. 7, 1875 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

JAMES PATTERSON
B: Mar. 4, 1853 - Hunter River, P.E.I.
D: 1942 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

Family:

Born:

MARJORY ANN

Aug. 5, 1876 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

JOHN JAMES

Nov. 26, 1877 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

MARIAH JANE

Feb. 4, 1880 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

CATHERINE FLORENCE

Mar. 5, 1881 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

ADA MAE

Apr. 27, 1883 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

SAMUEL ERNEST

Sept 12, 1888 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

RICHARD

1890 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

J. WELLINGTON

Feb. 18, 1891 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

DAVID WARD

Sept 24, 1893 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

EVELYN ELIZABETH

July 4, 1896 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

CHRISTINA

Sept.15, 1897 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

History:

"Aunt Kate" and the Patterson home in Hunter River was popular with many of the Beatons. The Pattersons operated lumber, grist mills and a store. Original Patterson came from Scotland in 1834 (although I have info that a James Patterson came from England in 1841 and he was listed on 1891 census as a widower and father at age 74, born in England).

SECOND GENERATION

Farquhar
John

JOHN JAMES BEATON
B: April 5, 1857 - Hunter River, P.E.I.
D: Oct. 26, 1933 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

M: Dec. 31, 1879 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

SARAH JANE MacINNIS
B: Nov. 17, 1861 - Hunter River, P.E.I.
D: 1938 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

Family:

 

Born:

CATHERINE FLORENCE

 

Sept. 9, 1880 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

FLORA EMMA

 

Dec. 1, 1881 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

ANNIE MINERVA

 

Dec. 20, 1883 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

JAMES HENRY

 

Nov. 1, 1885 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

MARY ELIZABETH

+

Oct. 12, 1887 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

JOHN ELIAS

 

Jan. 20, 1888 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

SARAH MAYE

 

July 23, 1891 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

SAMUEL ERNEST

 

Mar. 18, 1894 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

MARTHA LILLA

 

Apr. 19, 1895 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

MARJORIE MARGARET

+

May 14, 1899 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

SHEILA JANE

+

- Hunter River, P.E.I.

DINAH EVELYN

+

May 10, 1901 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

DINAH MILDRED

 

July 12, 1903 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

+ Died at a young age

History:

Johnny Beaton was a mail driver and farmer at Hunter River. The writer personally met Annie, James Henry, (everyone on P.E.I. knew him), John Elias, Sarah Maye, Martha Lilla, and Dinah Mildred. We understand John and family to be quite religious. Sarah Jane MacInnis was a daughter of Hugh MacInnis and Katy MacMillan of Rennie's Road. Johnny Beaton lived at Rennie's Road, just out of Hunter River, on the farm he inherited from Farquhar. This property which was known as the "top of the hill farm" has been renovated several times and part of the land has been sold off.

SECOND GENERATION

Farquhar
Samuel

SAMUEL BEATON
B: Nov. 28, 1860 - Hunter River, P.E.I.
D: Dec. 3, 1945 - Long Creek, P.E.I.

M: 1July 29, 1884 - Bonshaw, P.E.I.

CATHERINE MARGARET MacNEVIN
B: Feb. 20, 1863 - Bonshaw, P.E.I.
D: Nov. 9, 1889 - Bonshaw, P.E.I.

M: 2

FANNY FLORENCE MYERS
B: Oct. 3, 1871 - Crapaud, P.E.I.
D: July 5, 1945 - Charlottetown, P.E.I.

Family:

Born:

HEATH EARDLEY (M: 1)

Sept 17, 1885 - Bonshaw, P.E.I.

HARRY SAMUEL

July 2, 1887 - Bonshaw, P.E.I.

DANIEL ARCHIBALD

Nov. 5, 1888 - Bonshaw, P.E.I.

ADA BLANCHE (M: 2)

Oct. 22, 1891 - Bonshaw, P.E.I.

WENDELL HOMER

May 14, 1894 - Bonshaw, P.E.I.

LOUIS THEOPHILUS

Sept. 2, 1896 - Bonshaw, P.E.I.

ANNIE GRACE

Jan. 18, 1899 - Bonshaw, P.E.I.

JAMES ALEXANDER

April 4, 1901 - Bonshaw, P.E.I.

CHARLES ABRAHAM

Aug. 7, 1902 - Bonshaw, P.E.I.

History:

Sam left home at age 12 to work in a country store at Bonshaw. He later took over that store and was Postmaster for 20 years. He operated a store at Hampton and the popular "Beaton House" for travellers at Bonshaw. He was active in community, social and religious life. In politics, he was a Conservative, but generous to other views. This tall distinguished businessman was known as "Pop" by his family. As the writer's grandfather, he is remembered wearing a 3 piece suit, watch fob and spats over his shoes. I forgive you, "Gramps" for shaking that sugar over my plate of beans when I was about 4 years old.

THIRD GENERATION

Farquhar
Mary
Sarah

SARAH (GOSS) MCPHEE
B: 1865 - Hunter River, P.E.I.
D: -

M: -

LAUGHLIN McPHEE
B: -
D: -

Family: They had six children.

History:

A granddaughter, Holly Clancy, lives at Weathersfield, Conn.

THIRD GENERATION

Farquhar
Mary
Flora E.

FLORA E. (GOSS) CARTER
B: 1867 - Hunter River, P.E.I.
D: 1948 - New Hampshire, U.S.A.

M: -

JAMES FRANK CARTER
B: 1867 -
D: 1956 - New Hampshire, U.S.A.

Family:

Born:

MAYNARD

1897 (died 1918)

MERTON

- married Gladys?

History:

A granddaughter, Phyllis Collins, of Sarasota, Florida, visited Isle of Skye, but could not find roots.

THIRD GENERATION

Farquhar
Mary
Robert Earl

ROBERT EARL GOSS
B: 1869 - Hunter River, P.E.I.
D: -

M: -

SARAH McDONALD
B: -
D: -

Family:

Born:

RICHARD WESLEY

(Dentist) - New Bedford, Mass.

MARY

 

ROBERT A.

 

History:

Bill Goss tried to find Richard Wesley's family in New Bedford, Mass, but his leads petered out.

THIRD GENERATION

Farquhar
Mary
Frederick Earl

FREDERICK EARL GOSS
B: Nov. 15, 1870 - Hunter River, P.E.I.
D: Aug. 09, 1949 - Glendale, California

M: -

EVA AUGUSTA THOMPSON
B: Oct. 8, 1869 - Boston, Mass.
D: Dec. 12, 1962 - Glendale, California

Family:

Born:

MILDRED

June 19, 1898 - Quincy, Mass.

FLORENCE

Dec. 13, 1900 - Quincy, Mass.

RICHARD

Jan. 7, 1903 - Quincy, Mass.

History:

Thank you Molly Drake and Bill Goss for this information.

THIRD GENERATION

Farquhar
Mary
David R

DAVID R. GOSS
B: April 6, 1874 - Hunter River, P.E.I.
D: Mar. 25, 1945 - Los Angeles, California

M: July 3, 1915 - Monson, Mass.

ELIZABETH ELLEN McAULIFFE
B: Aug. 2, 1884 - Monson, Mass.
D: Feb. 10, 1979 - Orange, Calif.

Family:

Born:

WILLIAM

May 22, 1918 - Monson, Mass.

MARY

July 4, 1920 - Monson, Mass.

HELEN

Aug. 4, 1923 - Los Angeles, Calif.

BARBARA

Apr.12, 1925 - Los Angeles, Calif.

History:

This is Bill Goss' father. David no doubt left P.E.I. as a youngster with his mother. After he got married and started a family, they moved to California in 1920 for his health. His brother, Fred, had gone to California in 1907. So, we have lots of Goss relatives living there.

THIRD GENERATION

Farquhar
Mary
Mary "Molly"

MARY "MOLLY" (GOSS) MacPHEE
B: April 23, 1876 - Hunter River, P.E.I.
D: 1942 - Bellevue, P.E.I.

M: -

DOUGLAS MacPHEE
B: 1866 - Bellevue, P.E.I.
D: 1913 - Bellevue, P.E.I.

Family:

Born:

BESSIE GOSS

1902 - (died 1982)

EVERETT LIONEL

1905 - (died 1929)

ROBERT MALCOLM

1910 - (died 1992)

History:

This is Mary and Richard's daughter. Doug. MacPhee's parents were Malcolm MacPhee and Catherine MacPherson.

THIRD GENERATION

Farquhar
Margaret
John Tom

JOHN THOMAS BERTRAM
B: Feb. 28, 1872 - Hunter River, P.E.I.
D: May 13, 1915 - Maple Creek, Saskatchewan

M:

ELLA JANE HOOPER
B: 1884 - Hunter River, P.E.I.
D: 1925 - Piapot, Sask.

Family:

Born:

DOROTHY

Dec. 16, 1899 - (died April 25/87)

PEARL LOTTIE

(died April 8/88)

MATTIE

 

DAVID

1908 (died in 1935)

BEATRICE

July 2, 1910 (died April 3/51)

JOHN

(died Nov. 18/82)

ELVINA

1915 -

History:

David B. Bertram, Regina, has given me this much of the extensive Bertram families and descendants of Margaret Beaton. We understand when Jane Hooper became a widow, she married Fred Beaton in Piapot. Fred Ellis, Burnaby, B.C. is a son of Beatrice Bertram. We require Family Record Sheets so that we may get all the details.

THIRD GENERATION

Farquhar
Malcolm
John Ross

JOHN ROSS BEATON
B: Nov. 27, 1877 - Hunter River, P.E.I.
D: June 21, 1955 - Burlington, Vermont

M: (1)-

MARY JANE KICKHAM
B:
D: Oct. 25, 1926 - New Haven, P.E.I.

M: (2)

MYRA MORSE
B: Jan. 4, 1894 - Waterbury, Vermont
D: Nov. 12, 1991 - Duxbury, Vermont

Family:

Born:

ALICE MAY (M: 1)

Dec. 1, 1901 - Quincy, Mass.

ANNIE LOUISE

Nov. 13,1902 - Quincy, Mass.

JOHN LEO

Jan. 26,1904 - Quincy, Mass.

FREDERICK THOMAS

Feb. 28,1907 - New Haven, P.E.I.

ROBERT STANLEY (M: 2)

May 20,1920 - Waterbury, Vermont

STELLA MARY

July 20,1922 - Waterbury, Vermont

MYRA HELEN

Apr. 16,1925 - Westfield, Mass.

MARIANA

Nov. 3,1926 - Westfield, Mass.

KATHRYN JANE

June 26,1931 - New York, N.Y.

History:

Jack was the third son of Malcolm Beaton - born at Hunter River, P.E.I. As it was common for Islanders to go to the Boston area for work, he and his first wife may have been married there. After divorcing in 1917, Jack remarried and started his second family in Vermont. Jack was a stone cutter employed at C.L. O'Clair Granite Works, Barre, Vermont. His second wife was a nurse and she was an avid fisherman and hiker. We are delighted to have "recently discovered" all our many cousins in Vermont - thanks to Nancy (Dow) Fletcher, we have lots of details. Also, thanks to Mary Isabelle Ward for information on the first family.

THIRD GENERATION

Farquhar
Malcolm
Alexander

ALEXANDER BEATON
B: March 11, 1876 - Hunter River, P.E.I.
D: 1907 - Charlottetown, P.E.I.

M: ?

Family: Nil

History:

Buried at Hunter River Presbyterian Cemetery. Apparently, Alexander worked as a chauffeur for the wealthy Vanderbilt family at Boston, Mass. It is reported that they paid for his monument at Hunter River, P.E.I.

THIRD GENERATION

Farquhar
Malcolm
Christianne

CHRISTIANNE (BEATON) MANEY
B: April 13, 1880 - Hunter River, P.E.I.
D: 1902 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

M:

LOUIS JOSEPH PATRICK MANEY
B: May 8, 1883 - Boston, Mass.
D: May 2, 1956 - Boston, Mass.

Family:

Born:

BESSIE BEATRICE

Sept. 1, 1900 - Quincy, Mass. USA

History:

Christianne "Annie May" was the fifth child of Malcolm and Mary Ann Beaton. She was their first daughter. Unfortunately, she died at the early age of 22 and left her only child, Bessie, (aged 2).

THIRD GENERATION

Farquhar
Malcolm
Frederick

FREDERICK BEATON
B: Oct. 1, 1886 - Hunter River, P.E.I. (?)
D: 1970 - Maple Creek, Sask.

M: 1916 - Piapot, Sask.

ELLA JANE (HOOPER) BERTRAM
B: 1884 - Hunter River, P.E.I.
D: 1925 - Piapot, Sask.

Family:

Born:

ELLA

- Piapot, Sask.

HAROLD

- Piapot, Sask.

DORIS

- Piapot, Sask

.History:

We visited with Fred in the 60's and 70's at Piapot and Maple Creek, Saskatchewan. He was a nice man. Freddie (name used in 1891 P.E.I. census) was shown in a school picture in Hunter River in 1898. He may have been born in U.S.A. He married the widow of John Tom Bertram. Unfortunately, she was killed in a train collision in Piapot. Doris resides at Dawson Creek, B.C. We require Family Record Sheets on these family members.

THIRD GENERATION

Farquhar
Malcolm
Malcolm

MALCOLM ELDON BEATON
B: Dec. 8, 1889 - Hunter River, P.E.I.
D: 1974 - Edmonton, Alberta

Family: None known

History:

Mac was a war vet and we met him at Colonel Belcher Hospital in Calgary in the 60's. He was a bachelor and worked at construction. He was known as a kind man in Athabasca, Alberta, where he lived for many years. He had owned land in the Piapot, Sask. area near his father and the Bertrams. Mac was a W.W.I Veteran and was wounded at Vimy Ridge. He also enlisted in W.W.II and survived. Mac loved the North. He trapped and staked claims in uranium mining areas. He did okay financially and shared it all with his many friends, both male and female. He was given a full Legion funeral.

THIRD GENERATION

Farquhar
Malcolm
Lauretta Pearl

LAURETTA PEARL (BEATON) HUNTER
B: March 16, 1904 - Roxbury, Mass. USA
D: Jan. 30, 1990 - Kamloops, B.C.

M: (1) 1921 - Moose Jaw, Sask.

EARL EDDY
B:
D:

M: (2)

ROBERT HUNTER
B: - Saskatchewan
D: 1985 - Vancouver, B.C.

Family: None known

History:

Pearl's biological father was James Henry Grant (name change from Gallant), who was born April 23, 1884 at Hunter River, P.E.I. He died March 10, 1936 at Concord, New Hampshire. Pearl was adopted by Malcolm Beaton when he married her mother, Margaret Wallace. Pearl helped raise the brothers and sisters in her new family at Piapot, Sask. before moving on to the Moose Jaw area. Her first marriage was troublesome and then she moved to Vancouver, B.C. and with her second husband, Robert Hunter, they operated pool halls and boarding houses from the 1940's onward. Pearl had many stories to tell about her life and in fact she wrote that story before her death. Pearl was known and loved by the Beatons from Moose Jaw to Vancouver.

THIRD GENERATION

Farquhar
Malcolm
Daniel McLean

DANIEL McLEAN BEATON
B: Sept. 5, 1906 - Hunter River, P.E.I.
D: Feb. 28, 1994 - Edmonton, Alta.

M: 1 - Moose Jaw, Sask.

EVANGELINE STICKELS
B: 1906 - Ontario
D: Oct. 24,1946 - Moose Jaw, Sask.

M: 2 March 29,1945 - Vernon, B.C.

ANNA KALANUK
B: May 27, 1916 - Moose Jaw, Sask.

Family:

Born:

HARTWELL DONALD (M: 1)

May 5, 1929 - Outlook, Saskatchewan

SHIRLEY MAY

Nov.21,1930 - Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

BLANCHE HELEN

Dec.21,1931 - Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

DOREEN JOAN

Feb.14,1933 - Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

DONALD McLEAN

July 5,1934 - Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

VERNA LOUISE (M: 2)

Mar. 3,1935 - Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

IVY JUNE

June 4,1936 - Pelly, Saskatchewan

RICHARD MALCOLM

Jun.11,1937 - Kelowna, B.C.

ARTHUR MacLEAN

Jun.12,1938 - Kelowna, B.C.

GERALD BRUCE

Feb. 1,1940 - Vernon, B.C.

DANIEL WAYNE

Jul.13,1942 - Vernon, B.C.

SHARON LAURAINE

Jul.20,1943 - Armstrong, B.C.

FRANKLIN WINSTON

Nov. 7,1944 - Armstrong, B.C.

History:

Dan was the eldest of Malcolm's second family. Most of his family are in Alberta and British Columbia. Dan came West at age four and settled with his family in the Piapot, Sask. area. Early memories had him playing with many friends, including the nearby native Indians. He has lived in Moose Jaw, Sask. and worked in the many ranches and farms on the prairies - then on to the Okanagan Valley for a number of years. He worked as a teamster on ranches and carpentry jobs. He loved his family and friends and his music. He was one of the last "old-time fiddlers". Rural outdoors and his animals gave him great pleasure in the wide open Western plains. Dan and Annie spent the last 20 years in the Calgary, Alta. area.

THIRD GENERATION

Farquhar
Malcolm
Alexander

ALEXANDER BEATON
B: Nov. 7, 1907 - Hunter River, P.E.I.
D: Jan. 16, 1987 - Calgary, Alberta

M:

DOROTHY COOK -
B: Oct. 20, 1909 - Prince Albert, Sask
D: Jan. 22, 1977 - Calgary, Alta.

Family:

Born:

LORNE

Sept. 29, 1934 - Saskatoon, Sask.

History:

Alex enjoyed his fiddle collection as he was musical. He homesteaded near Pelly, Saskatchewan and he travelled and lived throughout Saskatchewan and Alberta. His last number of years were enjoyed in Calgary, Alta.

THIRD GENERATION

Farquhar
Malcolm
Bentley

BENTLEY BEATON
B: Feb. 1909 - Hunter River, P.E.I.
D: May 14, 1986 - Moose Jaw, Sask.

M: 1931 -

GERTRUDE ASHWORTH
B: Jan. 12,1913 - Chaplin, Sask.
D: 1995 - Moose Jaw, Sask.

Family:

Born:

MILDRED MARGARET

Feb. 20, 1932 - Moose Jaw, Sask.

JOAN ISOBEL

Jun. 28, 1933 - Moose Jaw, Sask.

MARLENE LORETTA

Sept. 3, 1934 -(drowned Nov.7/44)

RONALD LEON

Oct. 10, 1935 - Moose Jaw, Sask.

BRUCE WALLACE

Oct. 11, 1936 - Moose Jaw, Sask.

DONALD GRANT

Jan. 18, 1939 - Moose Jaw, Sask.

EVELYN MAY

Feb. 11, 1940 - Moose Jaw, Sask.

PATRICK HOWARD

Aug. 13, 1944 - Moose Jaw, Sask.

SANDRA JUNE

May 24, 1946 - Moose Jaw, Sask.

KENNETH

Feb. 10, 1948 - (died in 1949)

TERANCE ALLEN

Sept.25, 1949 - Moose Jaw, Sask.

GARY STEVEN

Jan. 9, 1951 - Moose Jaw, Sask.

LESLIE HARRY

Sept 12, 1953 - Moose Jaw, Sask.

History:

Ben moved from P.E.I. to Piapot, Saskatchewan as a baby. He then spent most of his life in Moose Jaw where he met Gertie and together they raised a large family. Ben loved his music with the guitar and fiddle being his specialties. This feisty "Beaton" loved his family and life in Moose Jaw. His working life was partly taken up as a buyer in the poultry business.

THIRD GENERATION

Farquhar
Malcolm
Ada Hazel

ADA HAZEL (BEATON) FELHAUER
B: Oct. 30, 1916 - Piapot, Sask.
D: Sept.18, 1976 - Bear Canyon, Alta.

M: August 1939 - Regina, Sask.

WALTER FRANCIS FELHAUER
B: Dec. 28, 1912 - Marquis, Sask.
D: Oct. 22, 1992 - Chase, B.C.

Family:

Born:

DENNIS DALE

June 29, 1944 - Rimbey, Alta.

JOSEPHINE "JODY" MARG

Mar. 15, 1949 - Whitehorse, Yukon

WALTER WAYNE

Jan. 30, 1951 - Dawson Creek, B.C.

LOUIS RAYMOND

Sept. 2, 1952 - Dawson Creek, B.C.

MALCOLM BRUCE

June 28, 1954 - Dawson Creek, B.C.

History:

Hazel loved the outdoors and her animals. Daughter Jody recalls her mom sitting for hours on the banks of the Peace River and fishing which she really enjoyed. They had a small farm at Arras, B.C. Prior to that they followed work in the trucking and major construction sites throughout B.C. and the Yukon. When Hazel died her ashes were scattered on the waters of her beloved Peace River.

THIRD GENERATION

Farquhar
Malcolm
Marion Corrine

MARION CORRINE (BEATON) ENEAS
B: Nov. 20, 1917 - Piapot, Sask.
M: Nov. 30, 1931 - Moose Jaw, Sask.

M: (1)

ARTHUR SANDERSON
B: 1912 - Moose Jaw, Sask.
D: - Moose Jaw, Sask.

M: (2) June 7, 1934 to WILBERT BERNARD MONTAGUE

M: (3) June 18, 1943 to " " " "

M: (4) 1956 to George Lahka Singh Eneas

M: (5) l987 to John Pierce Reamsbottom

Family: None known

History:

Mary, as she is known, has lived most of her life in B.C. She now resides in Kamloops, B.C.

THIRD GENERATION

Farquhar
Malcolm
Malvene Bessie

MALVENE BESSIE (BEATON) ATKINSON
B: Apr. 29, 1919 - Piapot, Sask.
M: June 5, 1954 - Dawson Creek, B.C.

M:

LESLIE CLARENCE ATKINSON
B: April 1, 1912 - Wadena, Sask.
D: Nov. 6, 1984 - Dawson Creek, B.C.

Family: None known

History:

Bess made her way from the Prairies to Vancouver, B.C. and she lived here for several years before moving North to Dawson Creek, B.C. She has worked a number of years in the ladies wear business. She misses her late husband, Les, who was well liked in this Mile "O" town on the Alaska Hwy. Bess has played various musical instruments and she enjoyed singing. She still lives in her home in Dawson Creek, B.C. and enjoys spending her summer weekends at her cabin situated along the Kiskatinaw River at Arras, B.C. Bess has recently advised that she is in possession of a "ring" that was passed on to her from her grandmother Flora Beaton that she took with her from Scotland. There is a lion and crowns on the inside.

THIRD GENERATION

Farquhar
Christina
Edna

EDNA JESSIE (BERTRAM) PICKERING
B: Jan. 3, 1890 - Pleasant Valley, P.E.I.
D: 1978 - Kensington, P.E.I.

M:

WILLIAM ERNEST PICKERING
B: June 18,1876 - Clinton, P.E.I.
D: July 29,1962 - Summerside, P.E.I.

Family:

Born:

VERA IRENE

July 31, 1921 - Clinton, P.E.I.

GEORGE ROLAND

Nov. 5, 1922 - Clinton, P.E.I.

EVA KATHERINE

Feb. 19, 1924 - Clinton, P.E.I.

History:

This family farmed at Clinton, P.E.I. We visited son, George, and wife, Rena, at their lovely home at Kensington, P.E.I. in the summer of '95.

THIRD GENERATION

Farquhar
Christina
Catherine Nora

CATHERINE NORA (BERTRAM) WIGMORE
B: June 14, 1885 - Pleasant Valley, P.E.I.
D: July 1978 - Kensington, P.E.I.

M: Jan. 30, 1907 - Pleasant Valley, P.E.I.

THOMAS WIGMORE
B: Aug. 07, 1877 - Graham's Road, P.E.I.
D: June 16, 1958 - Kensington, P.E.I.

Family:

Born:

FREDERICK HENRY

Nov. 7, 1907 - Graham's Road, P.E.I.

BERTRAM CECIL

Oct. 15,1909 - Graham's Road, P.E.I.

ROBERT HAZEN

Nov. 24,1911 - Graham's Road, P.E.I.

LENA CHRISTINE

Dec. 22,1913 - Graham's Road, P.E.I.

THOMAS ELMER

Feb. 20,1916 - Graham's Road, P.E.I.

MARY EDNA

Sept.28,1918 - Graham's Road, P.E.I.

EMMA ADELAIDE

Sept.27,1925 - Graham's Road, P.E.I.

MILDRED CATHERINE

July 22,1927 - Graham's Road, P.E.I.

History:

Christina Beaton's daughter, Katie, married into the Wigmore clan and they lived on the family farm on Oldtown Road, and later in Pleasant Valley before retiring to Kensington, P.E.I. Tom was a Justice of the Peace and a Member of the P.E.I. Legislature.

THIRD GENERATION

Farquhar
Christina
John A.

JOHN A. BERTRAM
B: March 7, 1876 - Hunter River, P.E.I.
D: May l7, l974 - Charlottetown, P.E.I.

M:

LOUISE HOWARD -
B: - Winsloe, P.E.I.
D: 1961

Family: None

History:

John spent much of his life in Hunter River, Pleasant Valley and Fredericton, P.E.I. He moved to Charlottetown following the death of his wife in 1961. He outlived three sisters and four brothers when he died at age 99.

THIRD GENERATION

Farquhar
Christina
Emma

EMMA MARY (BERTRAM) MORRISON
B: Dec. 28, 1880 - Pleasant Valley, P.E.I.
D: Feb. 17, 1961 - (Buried at Hunter River)

M:

THEODORE MORRISON

Family:

Born:

CHRISTINA

 

ANN

 

(plus two boys)?

 

History:

Thanks to some notes left by the late Martha Rimmer for this info. This family lived at Woodsbury, Vermont.

THIRD GENERATION

Farquhar
Jessie
Richard Alden

RICHARD ALDEN MacINNIS
B: Oct. 20,1882 - Hunter River, P.E.I.
D: 1918 -

M:

FLORENCE ANNE MacLEOD
B: 1876 -
D: July - 1963 - Charlottetown, P.E.I.

Family:

Born:

IRENE (FORD)

Jan. 27,1911 - Brackley, P.E.I.

GLADYS (SKEFFINGTON)

Dec. 18,1914 - Charlottetown, P.E.I.

ALLIE ALDEN

June 16,1916 - Ebenezer, P.E.I.

History:

Helen MacPhail of Argyle Shore is a daughter of Allie.

THIRD GENERATION

Farquhar
Jessie
Fred

FREDERICK MacINNIS
B: 1870's - Hunter River, P.E.I.
D: 1938 -

M: (1)

MARY ELLEN NEILL

M: (2)

CHRISTIE NICHOLSON

Family:

Born:

VERNON

 

PERCY

 

HELENA

- (Married Dr. Owen Curtis)

HAZEL

- (Married Gordon Power)

HARVEY

 

ROBERT

 

ERNEST

 

MARY

 

History:

This son of Jessie Beaton and Hector MacInnis had at least two off-springs that we know of...both live in Charlottetown. We require Family Record Sheets to clear up the details.

THIRD GENERATION

Farquhar
Jessie
Jessie

JESSIE MacINNIS
B: Nov. 15, 1890 -
D:

M:

GEORGE "MAC" MACDONALD

Family:

Born:

ROBERT

 

FREDERICK ALDEN

 

History:

This family lived in U.S.A.

THIRD GENERATION

Farquhar
Jessie
Bessie

ELIZABETH "BESSIE" MacINNIS
B:
D:

M: (1)

ARCHIBALD MacEACHERN
B:
D:

M: (2)

JAMES MacSWAIN
B:
D:

Family:

Born:

PHOEBE (M: 2)

(Married Hickox)

FLORENCE

(Married Irving Haslam)

JESSIE

(Married Toombs)

DONALD

(never married)

History:

H E L P! - Jessie and Hector's daughter.

THIRD GENERATION

Farquhar
Catherine
John James

JOHN JAMES PATTERSON
B: Nov. 26, 1877 - Hunter River, P.E.I.
D: Nov. 4, 1905 -

M:

Family: (believe unmarried)

History:

John was the eldest son of Catherine Beaton - He died on operating table.

THIRD GENERATION

Farquhar
Catherine
James Wellington

JAMES WELLINGTON PATTERSON
B: Feb. 18, 1891 - Hunter River, P.E.I.
D: Oct. 29, 1974 - Charlottetown, P.E.I.

M: - Hunter River, P.E.I.

FLORENCE SILLIPHANT
B: - Hunter River, P.E.I.
D: Jan. 9, 1995 - Charlottetown, P.E.I.

Family: None

History:

Well's mother was Catherine Beaton, affectionately known as Aunt Kate. Well and wife, Flo, spent their later years in Charlottetown, P.E.I.

THIRD GENERATION

Farquhar
Catherine
Christina

CHRISTINA PATTERSON
B: Sept. 13, 1897 - Hunter River, P.E.I
D: Mar. 23, 1974 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

M:

WILLIAM ARCHIBALD "BILLY" MacMILLAN
B: Apr. 26, 1894 - Hunter River, P.E.I.
D: May 5, 1973 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

Family:

Born:

HILTON DAVID

March 7, 1917 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

History:

Catherine's daughter was called after her Aunt Christina (Beaton) Bertram. Christina is buried in the Presbyterian Cemetery at Hunter River, P.E.I.

THIRD GENERATION

Farquhar
Catherine
Marjorie

MARJORIE ANN (PATTERSON) KINNEY
B: Aug. 5, 1876 - Hunter River, P.E.I.
D: Dec. 26,1940 - Charlestown, New Hamp, USA

M:

JAMES KINNEY
B:
D:

Family:

Born:

CATHERINE

 

MARJORIE

 

History:

Help! This lady has resided at Barre and Northfield, Vermont.

THIRD GENERATION

Farquhar
Catherine
Catherine

CATHERINE FLORENCE (PATTERSON) LEVIS
B: Mar. 5, 1881 - Hunter River, P.E.I.
D:

M:

CHARLES HENRY LEVIS
B: - Skibberan, Ireland
D: September 25 - Calgary, Alberta

Family:

Born:

EVELYN

(Married S.E. Worts, Winnipeg)

History: They lived in Piapot, Saskatchewan.

THIRD GENERATION

Farquhar
Catherine
Ada

ADA MAE PATTERSON
B: Apr. 27,1883 - Hunter River, P.E.I.
D: 1971 -

M:

JOHN F. MacMILLAN
B:
D: 1975 - (Buried at Floral Hills,PEI)

Family:

Born:

RALPH

 

LLOYD JOHN

Mar. 13, 1920 - Summerside, P.E.I.

History: Help!

THIRD GENERATION

Farquhar
John
Catherine Florence

CATHERINE FLO (BEATON) WOHLRABE
B: Sept. 9, 1880 - Hunter River, P.E.I.
D:

M:

HENRY WOHLRABE
B: - New York, N.Y.
D:

Family:

Born:

FRED

 

MARTHA

 

HENRY

 

ALBERT

 

JAMES EDWARD

 

History:

We have this lady as the eldest of John Beaton's family and it appears she made her way to the U.S.A. and had a family of at least 5. It would be nice to have Family Record Sheets.

*We also show a birthdate as February 27, 1879?

THIRD GENERATION

Farquhar
John
Flora Emma

FLORA EMMA (BEATON) DOWLING
B: Dec. 1, 1881 - Hunter River, P.E.I.
D:

M: - Boston ?

JOSEPH DOWLING
B:
D:

Family: None known

History:

Jack Beaton reports "Emma and Joe helped bring me up after mother died when I was 2 1/2 years old. I was taken to Emma in Auburndale, Mass. She was wonderful to me .... only mother I ever knew".

THIRD GENERATION

Farquhar
John
Annie Minerva

ANNIE MINERVA (BEATON) STAFFORD
B: Dec. 20, 1883 - Hunter River, P.E.I.
D: Apr. 27, 1967 - Vancouver, B.C.

M: 1912 -

JOSEPH A. STAFFORD
B: June 3, 1889 - Yorkton, Sask.
D: Apr. 11, 1967 - Vancouver, B.C.

Family:

Born:

ELSIE MILDRED

Sept. 26, 1913 - Piapot, Sask.

EMMA MINERVA

Apr. 28, 1916 - Piapot, Sask.

WESLIE

Apr. 21, 1919 - Piapot, Sask.

DAWSON

(died at age 3)- Piapot, Sask.

History:

Annie moved West from Hunter River to Piapot, Sask. and met Joe Stafford. After living in Piapot, they made their way to the Coast where Joe worked in a lumber mill and Annie raised the family. Tragically, their only remaining son, Weslie, was killed in an industrial accident at the same place his father worked. Dawson had died at age 3. This religious couple lived modestly at Burnaby, B.C. and they died within 16 days of one another.

THIRD GENERATION

Farquhar
John
James Henry

JAMES HENRY BEATON
B: Nov. 1, 1885 - Hunter River, P.E.I.
D: Dec. 4, 1983 - Charlottetown, P.E.I.

M:

CATHERINE (FRASER) MacCLURE
B:
D:

Family:

Born:

JOHN BEVERLY CLYDE

Nov. 13, 1940 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

History:

James Henry was well known around Hunter River and Charlottetown where he could be seen "preaching" on the streets. I remember talking to a couple of oldtimers in Hartsville who told me about one hot day in Hunter River when they spotted Jim wearing a heavy winter coat. They said, "it's a warm day Mr. Beaton", he looked at them under his bushy eyebrows and replied "not as hot as it will be in hell if you don't mend your ways". He died at Beach Grove Extended Care Facility in 1983 - he was either 96 or 98 depending on which birthdates you use. "Jim" loved children and was always arranging games for kids. His marriage didn't last long. His only son, John, is a first mate on the P.E.I. ferries.

THIRD GENERATION

Farquhar
John
John Elias

JOHN ELIAS BEATON
B: Jan. 20, 1888 - Hunter River, P.E.i.
D: July 29, 1985 - Killaloe, Ontario

M:

ISABEL "BELLA" BRISCOE
B:
D:

Family: Kitchener (adopted as Bella's sister's boy - lived later in Detroit and worked for Ford Motor Co.)

History:

John Elias lived to age 97. John E. and Bella were a conservative and religious couple. John was a carpenter in the Pembroke and then Killaloe, Ontario areas. It appears he had no family. His sister Maye married Bella's brother, Brian.

THIRD GENERATION

Farquhar
John
Sarah Maye

SARAH MAYE (BEATON) BRISCOE
B: July 23, 1891 - Hunter River, P.E.I.
D: 1980 - Calgary, Alberta

M:

BRIAN C. BRISCOE
B:
D: 1950's - Vancouver, B.C.

Family:

Born:

FRED

 

GOLDIE

 

DAWSON

(now lives at Calgary, Alta.)

LLOYD

(now lives at Seattle, Wash.)

GORDON

History:

This nice lady lived in Piapot, Saskatchewan, Vancouver, B.C. and Calgary, Alberta. We understand they owned a goldmine in B.C. in the 40's. Jack Beaton remembers Maye as a very kind and pleasant lady. Son, Dawson, sold Briscoe chord organs and a grandson, Matt, was active in property development in Vancouver. Our efforts to obtain more details have not been responded to.

THIRD GENERATION

Farquhar
John
Samuel Ernest

SAMUEL ERNEST BEATON
B: March 18, 1894 - Hunter River, P.E.I.
D: 1955 - Danbury, Conn.

M:

HAZEL HOUSTON
B: 1897 - Rustico, P.E.I.
D: 1925 - Rustico, P.E.I.

M: (2)

ANNA McHUGH
D: 1969 -New Canaan, Conn.

Family:

Born:

ALMA

(Married Gus Schultz, Harrisonburg, Va.)

HELEN

(Married Bill Beesley, New Canaan, Ct.)

EVELYN

(Not married - Dover, New Hampshire)

EUNICE

(Married-Arden Searles, Greensboro, N.C)

JOHN (JACK)

Oct. 12, 1922 - Moose Jaw, Sask.

HAZEL

(Married Roland Stevenson,Greenwich,Ct.)

History:

Ernest initially made his way from P.E.I. to Western Canada for some time. His first wife became ill and died shortly after. He then went to the USA and worked and lived in New York City eventually settling nearby in New Canaan, Ct. He remarried and operated his own rug and upholstery business.

THIRD GENERATION

Farquhar
John
Martha Lilla

MARTHA LILLA (BEATON) RIMMER
B: April 9, 1896 - Hunter River, P.E.I.
D: Sept. 2, 1986 - Charlottetown, P.E.I.

M: Feb. 8, 1925 - Omaha, Nebraska

CLYDE CARLTON RIMMER
B: Jan. 25, 1894 - Eagleville, Missouri
D: June 11, 1973 - Charlottetown, P.E.I.

Family: None

History:

This religious couple was active in publishing and distributing gospel publications. They lived in various places including Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, New York City and Hunter River, P.E.I. Martha was a seamstress on New York's 5th Ave. in early years. Clyde, a pharmacist, had a great sense of humour and was a genuine gentleman.

THIRD GENERATION

Farquhar
John
Dinah Mildred

DINAH MILDRED (BEATON) MacMILLAN
B: July 12, 1903 - Hunter River, P.E.I.
D: - Charlottetown, P.E.I.

M:

CLAUDE S. MacMILLAN
B: - Brackley Point, P.E.I.
D: - Charlottetown, P.E.I.

Family:

Born:

JOHN CLAUDE

March 3, 1928 - Charlottetown, P.E.I.

ANNE CLAUDETTE

1934 - Charlottetown, P.E.I.

MAYNARD

May 5, 1930 - Charlottetown, P.E.I.

ROBERT

(died at infancy) Charlottetown, P.E.I.

WINDSOR NEIL "Dukie"

- Charlottetown, P.E.I.

History:

Mildred and Claude were involved in operating the Morell Hotel in Charlottetown, P.E.I. in the 40's. We need more details on dates of family members to put their stories together. We certainly have talked with Claudette in her busy nursing home as well as Maynard during our Island visits. The writer enjoys talks with "Johnny Mac" on the West Coast. Hopefully, we will have more details in the next edition.

THIRD GENERATION

Farquhar
Samuel
Heath Eardley

HEATH EARDLEY BEATON
B: Sept. 17, 1885 - Bonshaw, P.E.I.
D: Sept. 27, 1916 - Killed in Action, W.W.I

History:

The oldest son of Sam and Catherine Margaret Beaton (and the writer's namesake) was never married. Heath never made it back to his beloved Canada. He was killed at the 2nd battle of the Somme in France. We take pride in having his handwritten letter to his sister Blanche, which was written in 1915 in Belgium. He wished to be remembered to all the family and friends at Bonshaw and he was looking forward to getting home to his dear Canada. Your supreme sacrifice meant I have not had to serve - Thank you.

"430076 Private Heath Eardley Beaton of the 31st Battalion (Alberta Regiment) died on 27 September 1916 at age 31. Having no known grave, he is commemorated by name on the Vimy Memorial, France."

THIRD GENERATION

Farquhar
Samuel
Harry Samuel

HARRY SAMUEL BEATON
B: July 2, 1887 - Bonshaw, P.E.I.
D: Aug 12, 1976 - Toronto, Ontario

M:

AGNES WELCH
B: 1902 - Strathroy, Ontario
D:

Family:

Born:

PATRICIA HELEN

May 20, 1924 - Halifax, N.S.

History:

I visited Uncle Harry (writer's uncle) in Toronto in the late 50's and early 60's as he and his wife Agnes lived in an apartment at 250 Davenport Road where Agnes still resides. We even visited daughter, Pat, in their brick bungalow in the Leaside district. Pat has two daughters. Harry was a dapper dresser as he was a commercial traveller in the clothing industry and an honourary member of the Canadian Travellers Association. Wife Agnes enjoyed attending horse races. I believe she was a nurse.

THIRD GENERATION

Farquhar
Samuel
Daniel Archibald

DANIEL ARCHIBALD BEATON
B: Nov. 5, 1888 - Bonshaw, P.E.I.
D: Sept.2, 1918 - Killed in Action-W.W.I.

History:

Archie nearly made it - tragically he was killed near the end of W.W.I. just before his 30th birthday. He was serving with the 78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment). A small bible shipped home says "Just a small token of remembrance and love from your Daddy in Blighty to Kathlyn Moors from Father this 1st day of Jan. 1918 - London, England". ???

"288828 Private A.D. Beaton of the 78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment) died on 2 September, 1918. He is buried in the Beaurains Road Cemetery, Beaurains, France in Row B, Grave 26."

THIRD GENERATION

Farquhar
Samuel
Ada Blanche

ADA BLANCHE (BEATON) MacKENZIE
B: Oct. 22, 1891 - Bonshaw, P.E.I.
D: Dec. 30, 1971 - Charlottetown, P.E.I.

M: Oct. 05, 1921 - Bonshaw, P.E.I.

HUGH ARCHIBALD MacKENZIE
B: Aug. 17, 1887
D: Aug. 27, 1959

Family:

Born:

JAMES HEPBURN

 

JOHN BEVERLY BEATON

Nov. 13, 1940 - Hunter River, P.E.I.

(These boys were brought into the homes and treated like sons)

History:

Blanche and Hughie farmed most of their life at Long Creek, P.E.I. Blanche was a very kind and warm person. I believe she taught school in her early years. She was a strong community and church worker.

THIRD GENERATION

Farquhar
Samuel
Wendall Homer

WENDALL HOMER BEATON
B: May 14, 1894 - Bonshaw, P.E.I.
D: Aug. 22, 1964 - Charlottetown, P.E.I.

M: 1

AGNES "Nessie" GRAHAM
B: 1896 - Scotland
D: June 8, 1939 - Wollaston, Mass.

M: 2Sept 21,1940 - Hampton, P.E.I.

GENEVA MAE WEST
B:
D:

M: 3Sept.29,1945 - Charlottetown, P.E.I.

MARGARET "MARGO" MARY KELLY
B: - Halifax, N.S.

Family: None

History:

Wendell was a W.W.I veteran. He was an avid sportsman (fishing, hunting, harness racing), auctioneer, city councillor and active in community services as well as Chief of Caledonian Club, City Baseball League Assoc., Member of the Board of Trade, Fish & Games Assoc., Member of Trinity United Church, and was active in the Canadian Cancer Society (Life Member). His early career was in the Boston area where he held a management position with the New England Coal and Coke Company. He was probably best known for his auction rooms and for being one of the Island's top auctioneers.

THIRD GENERATION

Farquhar
Samuel
Louis Theophilus

LOUIS THEOPHILUS BEATON
B: Sept. 2, 1896 - Bonshaw, P.E.I.
D: July 17, 1968 - Charlottetown, P.E.I.

M: 1, 1918 - Charlottetown, P.E.I.

ELSIE D. TANTON
B: Aug. 15, 1890 - Charlottetown, P.E.I.
D: Jan. 18, 1973 - Charlottetown, P.E.I.

M: 2 Oct. 6, 1948 -

LILLIAN M. FARRAR
B: Jan. 23, 1927 - Appin Road, P.E.I.

Family:

Born:

THELMA BLANCHE (M: 1)

Oct. 11, 1918 - Bonshaw, P.E.I.

DERYL PAUL (M: 2)

Jan. 13, 1949 - Bonshaw, P.E.I.

VEDA LOIS

Jan. 17, 1950 - Bonshaw, P.E.I.

SHERRY LOUISE

Oct. 17, 1955 - Bonshaw, P.E.I.

HARRY SAMUEL

June 12, 1957 - Bonshaw, P.E.I.

LEWIS GARY

Mar. 16, 1959 - Charlottetown, P.E.I.

VINA DARLENE

Mar. 10, 1961 - Charlottetown, P.E.I.

JANNET DIANNE

Mar. 12, 1963 - Charlottetown, P.E.I.

History:

"Toff" was a businessman. He was owner/captain of river boats "Strathgartney" and "E. Nancy Lee" transporting goods between Bonshaw and Charlottetown in years 1928 and 1929 (at least). He was a general merchant in Bonshaw for many years, as well as operator of a restaurant, dance hall, nursing home, etc. He was active in the P.E.I. Potato Marketing Board. Toff was always called upon to give support to community and political events. The movies and in later years dances were known of throughout the Island as being held at Toff's "Bonshaw Inn".

THIRD GENERATION

Farquhar
Samuel
Annie Grace

ANNIE GRACE (BEATON) DARRACH
B: Jan. 18, 1899 - Bonshaw, P.E.I.
D: Jan. 18, 1993 - Charlottetown, P.E.I.

M: 1918 -

DANIEL VICTOR DARRACH
B: Nov. 20, 1888 - New Haven, P.E.I.
D: Dec. 18, 1944 - Charlottetown, P.E.I.

Family:

Born:

CHARLES BEATON

March 6, 1919 - Bonshaw, P.E.I.

DOROTHY BLANCHE

Sept.29, 1920 - Bonshaw, P.E.I.

LLOYD NICHOLSON

Aug. 15, 1924 - Quincy, Mass,

History:

Annie and husband Dan lived in Quincy, Mass for some 20 years, otherwise they lived in the Charlottetown, P.E.I. area. After her husband's death, Annie operated a boarding house for many years thus showing the strong will of survivorship that is so evident throughout the Beaton Clan. Annie loved to write and she always had a nice verse or two to read. She was a devoted L.O.B.A. Member (Lodge) and active in church and community endeavours.

THIRD GENERATION

Farquhar
Samuel
James Alexander

JAMES ALEXANDER BEATON
B: April 4, 1901 - Bonshaw, P.E.I.
D: Aug. 5, 1986 - Charlottetown, P.E.I.

M: Dec. 30, 1925 - Charlottetown, P.E.I.

MELINDA LETITIA MacEACHERN
B: July 7, 1905 - Mermaid, P.E.I.
D: March 3 1985 - Argyle Shore, P.E.I.

Family:

Born:

CATHERINE BEVERLEY

July 31, 1932 - Bonshaw, P.E.I.

JAMES EARDLEY

April 24, 1939 - Bonshaw, P.E.I.

History:

Jimmie loved P.E.I. and its people. He had spent some time working off Island in Montreal, Toronto, and Prince George, but most of his life was spent in Bonshaw. Later life was enjoyed in the Cornwall area with a neat property at Meadow Bank where he even raised foxes. He was a "frustrated" farmer as he preferred dealing with people, selling everything from fish to radios, shoes, poultry, etc. He enjoyed driving horses in the earlier years. He loved seeing all his many friends around Charlottetown. His dear wife, Melinda, predeceased him after 60 years of marriage.

THIRD GENERATION

Farquhar
Samuel
Charles Abraham

CHARLES ABRAHAM BEATON
B: Aug. 7, 1902 - Bonshaw, P.E.I.
D: June 24, 1919 - Bonshaw, P.E.I.

History:

Young Charlie was only 17 the night he came home from a drive in the buggy. He was putting the horse in the barn and stepped behind the animal and while pulling off the harness, he was kicked in the stomach and died within a short time.


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