Children of Clinton and Mary Jane (Mattinson) Bigelow, all born at Beckwith, Cumberland, NS:
1592C.2761 Clarence, b ____ ; d _____ ;
1592C.2762 Myrtle, b ____ ; d _____ ;
1592C.2763 Edith ( Edythe), b 24 Apr 1884; d ___ ; m George Savage.
1592C.2764t William John, b 24 Dec 1888; d 12 Feb 1939 Habitant, NS; m 30 June 1915 Mary Ellen Newcomb (b 13 Nov 1893, dau of John Alexander and Rebecca J. (Fox) Newcomb).
1592C.2765 Ethel Janet, b 31 Aug 1890; d
07 Sept 1982 Wolfville, (Habitant), NS; m William Edward Davison (b __ 1889
Canning, NS; d __ 1973 Kentville, NS (Habitant?), son of Dexter Davison
and Laura Harris).; 8-10? children.
(Notes : 92 YRS; OBIT ON FILE; 1894 ON HEADSTONE) (see below)
Clinton, b 09 July 1892; d 21 Mar 1977 Canning; m 13 Sept 1911
Rose Anna Frances Haufer (b ___1898 in Brooklyn, NY; d 18 June 1983 in Blomidon,
NS (Houston cemetery) daughter of William Hoffer and Flora Lawry).
(Notes : 84 YRS.)
1592C.2767t George G., b 16 May 1896; d ___ before 1991; m 26 Sept 1920 Florence Irving ( b ____ ; d 08 July 1991 Westwood, MA see obit); 3 children: George and Curtis Bigelow, and Elaine (Bigelow) Higgins.
1592C.2768 Edgar B., b 28 Dec 1897; d 01 Feb 1978 Norwood, MA; m Ann McKinnon. (Notes : 79 YRS.)
Bigelow Society,The Bigelow Family Genealogy, Vol II, pg 427;
Bigelow Society has #1592C.2662. and John M. instead of William John.
also Clinton L. not Clinton F.
Howe, Bigelow Family of America;
Bigelow Society records.
Subject: Children of Clinton L. Bigelow
Date: Wed, 2 Oct 2002 19:25:42 -0400
From: "Gerry Mattinson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
On your Bigelow Society web page, you list eight children of Clinton L.
BIGELOW & Mary Jane MATTINSON, including:
1592C.2767 Clarence BIGELOW
1592C.2768 Myrtle BIGELOW
I don't see them in the 1901 census, so I presume they were born after
1901. Do you know anything more about these two children? Are you
confident that they are, in fact, children of Clinton & Mary Jane?
On your web site, you list:
Ethel Janet Bigelow, born 1890
married William Edward Davison
I happen to list 10 children:
Mary A. Davison, marr William M. Evans
Laura Davison, marr Everett Silver
Jean Davison, marr Douglas E. MacLaren
Claudene Davison, marr Harold Silver
Gordon M. Davison, b 1913, d 1993
Edward N. Davison, b 1924, d 1994
George R. Davison, b 1926, d 1990
Let me know which children are new to you, and I'll send you whatever I have
on them (although I don't have much on most of them).
I'm writing about Earle. Although he is not listed on your web site, I
wonder if you happen to list him in your database. If so, was he born in
1914 and married Dorothy Brown (1915-1984). Dorothy Brown's obituary lists
a surviving husband (Earl Davison)... but I don't know if this is Earle
Davison, son of Ethel Janet Bigelow.
What are your thoughts?
The obit of his son, James C, who died in 1977, aged 84, lists two brothers
surviving, Edgar, Norwood, Mass., George, Cape Cod, Mass., and sister Ethel, (Mrs
William Davison) Canning., also predeceased by a brother, (name not given,
probably William John, known as Bill or Will) and three sisters, Myrtle, Ethel and
Edith. James and wife are buried in Blomidon cemetery.
That obit also states that James was born in Beckwith, Cumberland Co, NS.
The Centreville, NS, mentioned is the one in that same county, I believe. There
are at least 3 Centrevilles in NS.
Will's son, Dwight, known as Skip, lives in this area, and can probably help you
with more information. Tom Taylor had quite a chat with him before the reunion.
Skip's address is Canning RR#1, B0P 1H0. He lives on part of the property which
his grandfather originally owned, most of which is now the Blomidon Park. Or if
you wish his phone number: 902 582 7225. I could talk with him, but I'm sure you
would enjoy the communication yourself, as he is quite interesting, when you get
him wound up.
You questioned the location of Palmeter's Home: it is actually at the west end of
Kentville, nearly to Coldbrook. It has a different name now, Evergreen Home for
If I find more, I will pass it on.
> 3544 Acadia St., Halifax, NS B3K 3P2
> (902)454-5158/(902)489-5408 (Cell)
Obituary from Bigelow Society Library notes:
" Boston Globe 11 July 1991; Bigelow- In Westwood, July 8, Florence B. (Irving). Beloved wife of the late George G. Bigelow. Mother of George and Curtis Bigelow, both of Westwood. Elaine Higgins of Middleton, Nova Scotia. Sister of Reginald Irving of Falmouth............."