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MARTIN from St. John's died in Halifax

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MARTIN from St. John's died in Halifax

Posted: 24 Apr 2013 8:17PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am looking for a John MARTIN, of the Martin family from the White Hills area near Quidi Vidi in St. John's. I believe that several siblings of this family moved to the Halifax area.

The first to move would have been Hannah Martin who married George Phillips, a bookbinder from Devon. They moved to Halifax about 1836 and were probably the reason some other MARTIN siblings came. I have found the headstones for both George and Hannah Phillips in Halifax.

The death of a William Martin was also reported in the Times & General Commercial Gazette in St. John's on 2 Dec 1874. No age was given but a note was also for "Halifax Papers Please Copy". So I assume I need to look for something in the Halifax newspapers in December 1874.

Finally, is anyone out there with access to a Halifax newspaper circa October 16 1879. I believe that this John Martin was a brother to Hannah Martin PHILLIPS

Harbor Grace Standard & Conception Bay Advertiser
8 Nov 1879

At Halifax, on the 16th ult., John MARTIN, a native of St. John's, N.F., in the 83rd year of his age, leaving a family to mourn the loss of a kind and loving father.

http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/nfld-roots/200...

I have checked the free online resource novascotiagenealogy.com without success for this family and specifically John's death in October 1879.

Any suggestions, feedback, directions gladly received to resolve this 9 year quest.

Geoff Martin
Calgary

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
GeoffMartin52... 25 Apr 2013 2:17AM GMT 
wmck2 27 Apr 2013 12:56AM GMT 
GeoffMartin52... 27 Apr 2013 5:07AM GMT 
triplebay 6 May 2013 1:53PM GMT 
GeoffMartin52... 6 May 2013 7:01PM GMT 
triplebay 6 May 2013 2:03PM GMT 
GeoffMartin52... 6 May 2013 7:32PM GMT 
triplebay 7 May 2013 1:05AM GMT 
GeoffMartin52... 7 May 2013 1:37AM GMT 
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