Update Oct, 2010-Sandra Scott Cook
Much of the information I have compiled came
from cemetery records, census records, etc online at the http://ngb.chebucto.org/
. The information that I put together I had confirmed and added to with the
help of many family members. Frances and Jack Rowsell were especially helpful.
Note: I received from Nonna Edwards I did write her
however did not receive a response, I believe from her email address she
resides in the
Date: Tue, 16 May 2006 23:25:13 +0100
Have just read your page. My grandmother was a Miles.
Your James Miles 1753-1835 who married Dinah Hapgood was born in Melbury Abbas, Dorset not the I of W. His parents were James Miles 1726 Melbury Abbas and Charity Lush and his grandfather was James Miles 1704-1787 Cann, Dorset.Gr grandparents were James Miles 1657-1723 and Mary Horder 1660-1718. His gr. gr. grandparents were John Miles 1635-1703 and Hannah Haskoll both of Cann Dorset. I hope this is useful and would love to hear from you anyway.
Wight, an island and unitary
authority, part of the historic county of Hampshire, lying off the south coast
of England, in the
The flag of the Wessisc people is a black banner with a yellow cross, similar in design to the Flag of Saint George, and almost the same as the standard of Dûnein. The flag of Wight is the flag of Saint Geowan, who is the patron saint of Wight. His remains are buried in Newhythe Cathedral. Yellow, white and black are the traditional colours of Wight and the Wessisc people.
The motto of the
Arms;Azure a castle triple towered argent between three anchors or.
Crest: On a wreath of the colours a mural crown or charged with three anchors azure.
On the dexter side a horse and and on the sinister side a sea horse both argent
Motto:All this beauty is of God
Arms:Azure a Stag's Head
caboshed between the attires a Cross flory Or on a Chief Argent a Fleur-de-Lys
between two Saxon Crowns Gules.
Crest: Out of a Coronet composed of two Fleurs-de-Lys Or and as many Roses Gules barbed and seeded proper set alternately upon a Rim Gold a demi Lion Ermine ducally gorged also Gold and holding between the paws a Chapeau Gules turned up Ermine
'SERIO SERVIRE'-Earnestly to serve.Granted
May 29, 1959 to the Wimborne and Cranborne Rural District Council
The East Dorset and Wimborne District was formed by the amalgamation of the Wimborne Minster
Resembling a cathedral city in miniature the recorded
history of Wimborne dates back to the 8th century when King Alfred ruled
The new flag was adopted in 1980. In this flag, the primary colours of red, gold, and blue are placed against a background of white. The white represents snow and ice, the blue represents the sea; red represents human effort and gold represents our confidence in ourselves.
Newfoundland Coat of Arms was originally granted on January 1, 1637 to a
private company. It was not until 1928 that it was rediscovered and officially
reintroduced. The arms consist of a red shield bearing a silver cross with
lions and unicorns in the quarters. The supporters holding the shield are
European interpretations of
Venetian explorer and navigator John Cabot is credited with discovering
historic lighthouse at
Miles, born about 1760-70 in
”There are at least five Miles in Bonavista before 1785 ...Charles, William, James, Mary and John. It is possible that these five Miles were siblings but no concrete evidence supporting this theory has yet been revealed.”Holwell
the start of the new century , tragedy struck. In May 180 1, Dinah passed away,
but not before giving birth to their second daughter, Jane. Dinah was buried at
the Church of England cemetery at Bonavista on Sunday the tenth. James, now in
his thirties and likely doing all that he could to extract a living from the
sea, was left to care for five children, from ten years of age to infant. It's
unlikely he would be able to handle such a daunting task without the help of
He married Dinah
Hapgood, July 04, 1793 in
2. i John Miles b. 1791.
ii James Miles, born about 1794, baptized Dec 25,
iii William Miles, born about 1795, baptized Dec 25, 1799
iv Ann Miles, born about 1797, baptized Dec
v Jane Miles, born about 1801, baptized Dec 15,
2. John Miles, (1.James1) born 1791 (England) baptized Dec 25, 1799 in
Bonavista NF, died Sep 17, 1861. It
appears parents are James and Dinah Miles. There was some info that he was born
1791 and came from
“John was in all likelihood a fisherman. Unfortunately,
when he and Betsy started their family in the 1820's the fishery was dismal.
All through the decade catches were poor and the families all along
Times were hard indeed. A Reverend Wilson, in his Newfoundland and its Missionaries (quoted in Prime BerthS, pI 09-111) wrote of the hardships that prevailed that terrible winter:
Saturday, May Sth, 1832... "The past winter was certainly the most severe that I have ever experienced. It has frozen almost incessantly since last November, and the frost has been intense, the thermometer haven fallen frequently to from fljteen to eighteen degrees below zero. The cold still continues, and the ground is as impervious as in the month of February; whilst the bay and, as far as we can judge, the whole coast is completely blocked up with ice. The severity of the winter, followed by a severe spring, and the general failure of the seal fishery; and this again succeeded by an ice-bound coast that prevents any supplies from being brought into the harbour, have all added to that poverty which has long oppressed the inhabitants of Bonavista; and they are at this moment in circumstances of great distress.
In .fact, the cries of distress, bordering on actual starvation, are truly appalling. During the winter, whole families have been necessitated to live upon potatoes and salt, with scarcely any other article of food; and the extreme severity of the frost have destroyed a great number of potatoes. Two persons are reported to have fainted away from hunger,o while the wan countenances, and debilitated constitutions of others, though in the prime of life, render them objects of the greatest commiseration ...Some families are now subsisting entirely on a small pittance of Government bread, issued under the direction of the Committee. But this resource must soon be exhausted; and as no provisions can be obtained from the merchants' stores, should navigation be interrupted only for a short time longer, the consequences to many is likely to be serious. "...in the midst of poverty our members continue steadfast.
Our chapel on Sabbath evening is well filled. Our prayer meetings in private houses, which we have held two every week during the winter, have been usually crowded".
Sunday, 27 May, 1832... The ice is still in our bay,. and in consequence of the impediment it offers to navigation, our people are reduced to great distress, and famine begins to be felt amongst us.
Sunday, June 3 ...Another week has passed on, and no appearance of a clear coast. Yesterday, the wind came to the east and still continues to blow violently from the east to southeast; so that the ice that was in the bay is driven up with greater force than before.
Monday, June 4 ...Almost every day some instance occurs of cattle dying from want of food,. and report states that nine horses died from the same cause last night ...almost every stock of provisions is nearly exhausted. The Government provisions are all expended. The potatoes which were our only dependence, are also almost all gone,. and there is only one store that contains any provisions, and that only a very small quantity. There is now a schooner in sight that has been in the ice for six weeks. Some of the crew walked ashore today, and report that their companions are almost perishing with cold and hunger. " Holwell
John Miles Headstone
He married Elizabeth
Etsell, Jan 02,1821 in Bonavista NF, born July, 1799
in Bonavista, NF, (daughter of William Etsell born about 1762 died Feb 23, 1831
Bonavista NF and married Oct 31, 1803 Jane
Butler) baptized Dec 26,1806, died April 09, 1899 in
3. i William Miles b. 1822.
4. ii James Miles b. 1824.
5. iii John Miles b. 1827.
6. iv Thomas Miles b. 1830.
7. v George Miles b. 1832.
8. vi Samuel Miles b. 1834.
vii Marianne Miles, born 1836, baptized Oct 14,1836 in
viii Joseph Miles, born 1837, baptized Oct 29,1837 in
ix Jane Miles, born 1840 in
of an Obit for Jane Miles Brown that I received from
“We regret to have to record the passing of two loyal and devoted church workers.
Mrs. George Brown, who had married at King's Cove, on
the death of her husband returned to her native place, and forthwith threw
herself heart and soul into the work of the Women's Association. At the same
time, she devoted herself to her aged mother and brother. The mother, Mrs.
Elizabeth Miles, stayed with us strong in mind and spirit till within three
months of one hundred years of age. The brother, Mr. Joseph Miles died during
last summer. And now, suddenly almost, after a sharp attack of pneumonia Mrs.
Brown, Aunt Jane, has been taken away. She bequeathed more than $100 towards a
memorial to her father and mother, to be placed on the altar of
x Henry Miles, born 1843, baptized Aug 06, 1843
xi Thirza Miles, born 1845, baptized Dec 28, 1845
She married William Burton, Dec 12, 1880.
xii Elizabeth Miles, born 1848, baptized Oct 04,1848 in
3. William Miles, (2.John2, 1.James1) born 1822 in Bonavista, NF, baptized Dec 01, 1822 in Bonavista, NF, died June 27,1899 in Bonavista NF. From some info I found in a in a directory 1894-97. William Sr. Miles was a Fisherman. William and Jane Sherhan Miles had 8 children..
“William's exact date of birth is clouded somewhat by conflicting records but it appears safe to say that his baptism occurred on 1 Dec 1822 at Christ Church, Bonavista. Jane was about three years his junior. Growing up in the very difficult 1820s and 30s, it can be assured that William's and Jane's childhood were not ones of carefree leisure and fun. Neither the Miles nor Shirran surnames have been found in any lists of benevolent individuals fortunate enough to donate to churches, schools or the like. In 1832 William was a boy of about ten years, the oldest in his family, and probably felt the pains of hunger more than once during this particularly severe Newfoundland winter. Despite the harsh conditions though, there was some respite for the children through church activities and the newly founded education program.
By the end of the 1820s, education at Bonavista had become finally established, and both major religious denominations, the Church of England and Methodists, each had a full time minister. Beginning in 1826 under the tutalage of a Mr. and Mrs. Meek, a full time day school opened which averaged between one to two hundred students over the next several years. A new school was built in 1830, and Sunday School was well attended. A Friday Evening Bible Class was also regularly attended by about 100 children and young adults.
By the time William became a young man, things were looking more promising in Bonavista. The fishery had improved and in 1843 a new lighthouse built on Cape Bonavista finally gave mariners some guidance along the foggy and ice-bound shores. In 1849, William and Jane married. The service took place at Christ Church on I Dec 1849 and was conducted by Bertram Jones. Standing as witnesses were John Miles and Jane Squires. Their daughter, Emma May, was born in 1850.
The research of Jack and Frances Rowsell revealed that Jane's name was listed as Skiffington in the Church of England marriage register at Bonavista, but through Jack's own family tradition, her name was known to have been Shirran. It is presumed that Skiffington may have been Jane's surname by a previous marriage. By the end of the 1860s, the family of William and Jane had grown to include nine children. With the exception of Emma May and Mary, records have been found indicating that all reached adulthood. Few details have been collected on most of the children. It is known that before marrying Arthur Miles, Orusilla Templeman was the widow of a man named Mifflin and Leonard moved to Catalina where he became a tinsmith.
It appears conclusive that William died when he was 77 years of age, although there seems to be some conflict whether the year he died is 1893 or 1899. A letter from Jack and Frances Rowsell in April 1994 indicated that he was buried on 23 Jun 1899. Another letter received from them in January 1996 states that according to his headstone at the Anglican cemetery at Bonavista, William died on 27 Jun 1893. This later reference would have William born five years before his parents marriage. It should also be noted that William' s baptism occurred on I Dec 1822. Although confirmation is required, it would appear likely that William died on 23 Jun 1899 and was buried four days later on the 27th. Jane lived for approximately another 22 months, passing away on 4 May 1901 in her 76th year.” Holwell
He married Jane Shirran, Dec 01, 1849 in Bonavista, NF, (daughter of William Sherhan and Mary Lush) baptized Sept 28, 1828 in Bonavista, NF, died May 04, 1901 in Bonavista, NF. Jane: I have found out from Frances Rowsell that even though the marriage records show Jane's maiden name as Skeffington.(She may have been previously married). She was really a Jane Sherhan (Shirran, Sheraing, Shering) Baptized Sept 28, 1828. Her parents William Shirran baptized Jan 30, 1800 born 1796 and Mary Lush baptized Jan 14, 1800 born 1799. William Shirran parents were Samuel Shearing and Elizabeth. Samuel and Elizabeth Shearing had 9 children I found John, Elizabeth, Ann, Mary, William, Mary, Jane, Alice, and Martha. (Shearing's came from England 1792). Mary Lush's parents were John Lush and Mary Simmonds married in Bonavista Jan 14, 1800.(Also note Mary was baptized same day Jan 14, 1800).John Lush and Mary Simmonds had 5 children I found Mary b 1794 d 1795, Mary (ours), Elizabeth, John, and Ann.
i Emma Ann Miles, baptized Dec 15,1850 in Bonavista NF.
ii Mary Miles, baptized Jan 02,1853 in Bonavista, NF.
iii Samuel Miles, born Aug 09,1855.married Leah Elliot had 3 children known (1.Reginald John b. 1894 d.1969 married Margaret White b 1910 d1970). 2.Gertrude and 3.William.
Obituary for Reginald John Miles-Sent to me from Frances
R.J. Miles-Bonavista-On March 25th, R. J. Miles passed peacefully away while watching television, and with his death Bonavista lost a loyal citizen. A man who was
ever mindful of the history of the town and spent the greater part of his life collecting data and relics of historical value. An avid reader
and possessed with a excellent memory, Mr. Miles was always ready to talk to anyone, both old and young, when they were seeking information.
greatest contact with the public was through his occupation as Librarian. In March 1945 the regional library was opened at Bonavista, and Mr. Miles
was appointed as librarian, a position he held until he became ill at Christmas 1968. The first library opened in a surgery of the late Dr. C.A.Forbes,
was later moved to a building owned by the late Stewart Templeman, until the present building was officially opened in 1952. During his twenty four
years as librarian he had corresponded with persona and companies from all parts of the globe, gathering historic information and items. A couple of years
ago he brought part of his collection to the library and opened a small museum, which has been a source of much interest to visitors who come to
the library. In his younger days he was a teacher, and also served with the Newfoundland Railway as mailman on the train. An active member of the
Anglican Church, he served on all committees for a number of years, was lay delegate to Synod, and in 1965 resigned his position of church warden,
after having held that position for over 20 years. A man of many qualities, he will be missed from behind the desk at the Bonavista Memorial Library,
especially by the children to whom he was always attentive. Mr. Miles was 74 years of age. He leaves to mourn his widow Margaret; also one sister
Gertrude Garland of St. John’s and a number of nephews and nieces Internment took place in the Anglican cemetery with Rev.F.R. Oake
the burial service.
iv Edward Butler Miles, baptized Dec 20, 1857.
9. v William Thomas Miles b. 1859.
vi Arthur Miles, born Jan 01,1862 in Bonavista, NF, baptized Feb 23,1862 in Bonavista, NF, died Oct 14, 1938 in Bonavista, NF.
He married Drucilla Templeman, Feb 16, 1904 in Bonavista, NF, born Oct 22, 1864 in Bonavista, NF, died June 18, 1957 in Bonavista, NF.
vii Victoria Miles, baptized July 17,1864.
She married John Drake, Sept 24,1887 in Bonavista NF.
viii Leonard Miles, baptized Dec 25, 1866 in Bonavista NF. He was born Spillers Cove. However it listed his parents as William and Jane Miles. Verified he belonged to this family below in a letter written From Jessie Miles Fitzgerald to mom.
4. James Miles, (2.John2, 1.James1) born 1824 in Bonavista, NF, baptized Dec 05,1824 in Bonavista, NF. Notes from Frances, Witness at wedding George Miles and Flora Little and married by E.A.Sall.
He married Mary Ann Rolls, Dec 22, 1853 in Bonavista, NF.
i Jane May Miles, baptized May 19, 1855 in Bonavista.
ii Ameila Miles, baptized Aug 16,1857 in Bonavista.
iii John Miles, baptized Nov 21, 1859.
iv Joseph Rolls Miles, baptized Oct 06, 1861 in Bonavista.
v Jane Elizabeth Miles, baptized Oct 28,1863 in Bonavista.
vi Jessie Miles, baptized Nov 07,1868 in Bonavista.
5. John Miles, (2.John2, 1.James1) born 1827, baptized Aug 05, 1827 in Bonavista, NF. John Holwell is a great great Grandson of John Miles and Flora Little. Through Dougald Miles.
He married Flora Little, May 14,1854 in Bonavista, NF.
10. i George Miles.
ii Maria Ann Miles, baptized Nov 03, 1856 in Bonavista.
iii Elizabeth Miles, baptized Nov 14, 1858 in Bonavista.
iv Thomas Littles Miles, baptized Nov 13, 1860 in Bonavista.
v Dougald Miles, baptized Dec 25, 1865 in Bonavista. married Sarah Jane Ryder. From Frances
Died 17 Oct 1944, age 79 yrs
Also his wife
Died 23 October 1945, age 75 yrs
“Father in thy Gracious Keeping
Leave we now thy servants sleeping”
vi Helen Miles, baptized Feb 16, 1865 in Bonavista, NF.
vii Eli Miles, baptized Oct 02,1870 in Bonavista.
viii Irene Miles, baptized May 04, 1873 in Bonavista.
6. Thomas Miles, (2.John2, 1.James1) born 1830, baptized Jan 17, 1830 in Bonavista, NF.
He married Ann Templeton, Jan 04, 1863 in Bonavista, NF.
i Samuel Miles, baptized Dec 13, 1863 in Bonavista.
ii Theodore Miles, baptized Oct 18,1865 in Bonavista.
iii Frederic Miles, baptized Nov 10,1867 in Bonavista.
iv Herbert Joseph, baptized Sep 13, 1870 in Bonavista.
v Elsie Elizabeth Miles, baptized Oct 06, 1872 in Bonavista.
7. George Miles, (2.John2, 1.James1) born 1832, baptized July 22,1832 in Bonavista NF.
He married Elizabeth Green, Nov 09,1856 in Bonavista NF, born 1835, (daughter of William Green and Ann Wiseman) baptized July 19, 1835 in Bonavista, NF, died Mar14,1911 in Bonavista, NF.
i Anne Elizabeth Miles, baptized Nov 06, 1859 in Bonavista.
ii William Green Miles, baptized Apr 27, 1862 in Bonavista.
iii Henry Miles, baptized Nov 04, 1864 in Bonavista.
iv Adeline Green Miles, baptized Dec 10,1865 in Bonavista.
v Ann Marie Miles, baptized Oct 09, 1870 in Bonavista.
vi James Miles, baptized Jan 14, 1872.
vii Namoi Miles, baptized May 17, 1874 in Bonavista.
viii Dorcas Ellen Miles, baptized Feb 13, 1876 in Bonavista.- Information and photo’s below on Dorcas Family sent to me Oct 2010 via Mary Russell a ggrandaughter of Dorcas Miles Porter. Many thanks to Mary-for sharing information on her side of the Family.
Web site of Mary’s Great Aunt Gertrude’s grandson. http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/b/a/r/Duane-S-Barrett/BOOK-0001/0005-0004.html
8. Samuel Miles, (2.John2, 1.James1) born 1834, baptized Nov 16, 1834 in Bonavista, NF.
He married Mary Mifflen, Dec 09, 1869 in Bonavista, NF.
i Ann Darling Miles, born Jan 01,1872 in Bonavista.
ii Agnes Jane Miles, born May 10,1874 in Bonavista.
iii Felix Miles, born Oct 03,1875 in Bonavista.
iv Gilbert Miles, born July 29, 1877 in Bonavista.
v Mary Elizabeth Miles, born April 10, 1879 in Bonavista.
vi Ann Darling Miles, born Nov 27, 1881 in Bonavista.
William Thomas Miles, (3.William3, 2.John2, 1.James1) born 1859 in Bonavista, NF, baptized Nov 20, 1859, died Sept 20,1943 in Bonavista, NF, buried in Bonavista, NF Old Anglican Cemetery. From Directory North of Walkams Bridge 1894-97 William of William was a Fisherman then in 1904 William was a carpenter. It was thought that William was born in 1861. According to his death date and records he was suppose to be 82. However According to baptism record he was baptized in 1859???????? However his Uncle George had a son William Green Miles who was baptized April 1862. So it is possible that George is his father and not William or he is 2 yrs older. I have since had confirmation that William Thomas Miles that married Margaret Peters is William Miles son and not his brother George's.(Frances Rowsell) Also from Frances "He giveth his beloved sleep" was written on William and Margaret’s head stone. William was a fisherman most of his life and carpenter before 1904. It is believed he helped build the New Church of England in Bonavista The cornerstone of the concrete church was laid in 1926 and completed in 1931. Early records indicate that back in 1723 there were 400 people in Bonavista belonging to the Church of England (Anglican). Records indicate that C of E Churches were built in Bonavista in 1730, 1822, 1862, 1931 and the present church built in 1980. William had lost his eyesight in later years. From Margaret’s Obituary his granddaughter Margaret looked after them both until death.
Church of England that William Miles had hand in building started 1926 completed 1931.
To Father and Mother
Died Sep 20, 1943 age 82
Died March 10, 1940 age 76 yrs
“He givieth his beloved sleep”
He married Margaret Peters, Jan 31,1886 in Bonavista, NF, born Feb 14, 1864 in Melrose NF, (daughter of Philip Peters and Mary Haley) died March 02,1940 in Bonavista, NF, buried March 10,1940 in Bonavista, NF Old Anglican Cemetery. Margaret: She was born Catholic however when she married, she was married Anglican. Therefore her birth records were literally wiped from Catholic records. I found from Frances Rowsell that her grandparents were Philip Peters and Anastasia Marner. Philip and Anastasia were married in Raggs Harbour now Melrose NF on Dec 21, 1816. Philip Peters came from Tipery Ireland and Anastasia came from Waterford, Rexford ,Ireland. Philips Father was possibly Thomas Peters and Anastasia’s Parents were Aiden O'Donnell and Mary?
I have been going over these dates and believe that we may be missing a generation between (Philip and Anastasia) and (Philip and Mary), Margaret's parents. I will try to explain. Philip Peters Margaret’s dad was alive on 1921 census birth date May 1839 at time 82 yrs old. His wife Mary was 78. According to info from Frances, Philip Peters was born June 07, 1821. Which would make him 100 yrs old in 1921? I think it is highly possible that there is another generation between. When I spoke to Frances she felt that he might have been older than his wife, 19 yrs?? Philip and Mary Haley Peters had 8 children I know of born between 1964 and 1878. Margaret 1864, Philip1866, Thomas, Johanna 1871, Alex 1873, John 1876, James 1877, Mary 1878. Mary Haley (Margaret’s mother) was baptized Feb 27, 1842 in Bonavista. Mary’s Parents were William Haley and Jane Goodland Haley married Nov 21, 1833. Mary’s grandparents were also William and Jane Gosling Haley (Hayley, Hailey) married Nov 11, 1806. The Haley's were Anglican's from Bonavista NF. Not sure of origin. The copy of the obituary was sent to me from Frances Rowsell it was a photocopy which I tried to translate below. Sounds like she was a grand lady.
Margaret Peters Miles (Obituary)
On Saturday, after…. noon, the… passed to reward one of our highly and respected to..was in a person..of Mrs. William Miles Sr.. the late Mrs. Miles had been ailing for some time. On Friday she suffered a paralytic Stroke but in spite of all medical skill and loving hands could do, she finally succumbed.
The late Mrs. Miles was one of nature noblewomen, whose Godly examples and good deeds numbered_______ thousands. She always met worldly troubles with a smile and spoke ill of no one. She was an ardent supporter and member of the Anglican Church and a highly respected member of the C.E.W.A. where her influence was felt and kindly advice given. Fortified by the rites of her church she has now pass beyond the mysterious veil to reap her just reward from the Saviour she loved and served so well during her lifetime. This grand old lady was prior to her marriage, a Miss Peters of Melrose T.B.
She leaves to mourn her passing a loving husband, who has been blind the past few years. To him the loss sustained is a serious one. She also left to mourn her loss five daughters, namely Mrs. Thomas Collier and Mrs. Frank Fitzgerald at Bonavista. Mrs. Harold Rowsell and Mrs. R. Ploughman at St. John’s and Mrs. Hubert Sweetland, residing in the U.S.A. Also two sons are left to mourn namely ..Walter at Halifax, NS and Robert in the U.S.A. besides a large circle of grandchildren and other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended.
Miss Margaret Miles resided with her the past year where she played the part of a good grand daughter, who’s loving hands did all possible for the comfort and well-being of her aged grandparents.
Interment took place on Sunday March 10th,In the Anglican Cemetery. The Rector Rev. L. Norman officiating. The funeral was largely attended …….. her path to glory and may her sole rest in peace.
March 11, 1940
11. i Jessie Amelia Miles b. May 17,1886.
12. ii Emma Ann Miles b. July 01,1888.
13. iii Beatrice Mary Miles b. July 01,1890.
14. iv Gladys Miles b. June 16,1893.
15. v Walter Philip Miles b. Sep 02,1895.
16. vi Arthur Robert Miles b. Oct 18,1897.
17. vii Agnes (Aggie) Jane Miles b. Sept 05,1900.
10. George Miles, (5.John3, 2.John2, James1) baptized July 10, 1854 in Bonavista.
He married Emily _____?.
i Irene Miles, born Aug 09,1884.
ii Darvis Stewart Miles, born Feb 18,1885 in Bonavista.
iii John Chesley Miles, born Jan 13, 1891 in Bonavista.
9. Jessie Amelia Miles, (9.William4, 3.William3, 2.John2, 1.James1) born May 17,1886 in Bonavista, NF, baptized May 30,1886.died in 1972. Death year taken from a letter below written to Aunt Polly From Gertrude Strong Miles June 1982.
The letter below was written to Elizabeth from Aunt Jessie Sept 29, 1968 she tells a bit about herself.
She married Francis Fitzgerald, July 29, 1911 in Bonavista, NF, born in Bonavista, NF.
i John (Jack) Fitzgerald, born Jan 14, 1912 in Bonavista, NF.
He married Margaret Crowley, born in Holyrood, NF.
ii Clem Fitzgerald, born 1914 in Bonavista. NF.
He married Mary Martin, born in Catalina, NF.
iii Clarence Fitzgerald, born 1916 in Bonavista, NF, died 1934 in NF.
iv Margaret Fitzgerald, born Aug 12, 1918 in Bonavista, NF.
She married Nicolas Fleming, born in Spillers Cove, NF.
v Vincent Fitzgerald, born 1921 in Bonavista NF.
He married Blanch Seaward, born in Goosebury Cove, NF.
vi Robert Fitzgerald, born in Bonavista, NF.
18. vii Genevieve Fitzgerald b. Jan 10, 1928.
viii Edward Fitzgerald, born 1923 in Bonavista, NF, died 1976 in NF.
He married Florence Howell, born in St. John's, NF.
ix Bertram Fitzgerald, born April 16, 1925 in Bonavista, NF, died June, 1996 in Canada.
He married Mildred Felton, born in Glovertown, NF.
11. Emma Ann Miles, (9.William4, 3.William3, 2.John2, 1.James1) born July 01,1888 in Bonavista, NF, baptized July 29,1888, died 1983 in Springfield, Mass. In Letter below written to Aunt Polly from Gertrude Strong Miles in 1982. Emma was 94 and Blind couldn’t even recognize her own children. She died the next year at age 95.
She married Hubert Sweetland, born Jan 10,1885 in Bonavista, NF, baptized Feb 22,1885, died 1965 in Danvers Mass.
19. i Edith Hall Sweetland
20. ii Bertram William Sweetland
21. iii Ruby Kathleen Sweetland
iv Gladys Sweetland, died in Bonavista, NF. Found in notes Died age 19 yrs and 9 months daughter of Hubert and Emma Sweetland buried at OLD ANGLICAN CEMETERY, BONAVISTA, NEWFOUNDLAND Not sure if Daughter or not.
13. Beatrice Mary Miles, (9.William4, 3.William3, 2.John2, 1.James1) born July 01,1890 in Bonavista, NF, baptized Oct 16,1890, died Jan 09,1941 in Bonavista, NF.
She married Thomas Collier, Aug 05, 1913 in Bonavista, NF, died Sept 29, 1955 in St John's Auto accident Topsail rd St. John's.
i Margaret(Sister Maria Mary)Collier, born in Bonavista, NF.
22. ii Gladys Collier
23. iii Una Collier
14. Gladys Miles, (9.William4, 3.William3, 2.John2, 1.James1) born June 16,1893 in Bonavista, NF, died Dec 02,1971 in Boston, Mass.
Photo copy from paper piece missing 9, 1972- from Frances
“Word was received here last week of the death on Dec 02 of Mrs. Gladys Rowsell of West Somerville, Mass at the age of 78 years. She leaves to mourn two sons,
Jack at Medford, Mass and Charlie in Newfoundland; one daughter Eileen ( Babs) Mrs. E.G. Cranford at Melrose, Mass; three sisters Agnes (Mrs. Roland Ploughman) and Mrs. Emily Sweetland in Massachusetts and Mrs. Jessie Fitsgerald at Bonavista; also a number of grandchildren. Her husband Harold predeceased her several years
ago. Interment took place in the U.S.A.”
Same page of Paper:
I was saddened recently when I read in the Boston news of the death of Mrs. Gladys Rowsell (nee Gladys Miles) who died at Summerville, Mass USA.,
December 02, 1971. She was my school teacher when I was thirteen and fourteen years old at Bonavista. She was the best teacher we ever had at the time
and in life I have always honored her. Please find space to print this final tribute to her.
I see her again in memory
Walk up the old school floor.
A bell she would ring a few seconds
Then gently would close the door;
She then would read from the scripture
And then we would sing a hymn.
‘We love the place oh God
Stay with us to life’s end.”
She made us feel as one family
She taught us the right from wrong.
She painted the hill of success very steep.
To reach the top keep plodding on;
“Don’t be discouraged dear children
For the problems of life you must face.
And remember if you should stumble or fall
To lie there would be a disgrace.”
I see her stand in the old church.
With her lover by her side.
Singing God’s praise together
Before she became his bride.
She was upright in every walk of life
And I know in Bonavista Town.
There are men and women who join with me
In sadness because she’s gone.
I was a lad about fourteen years old,
When she wished me good bye at the train.
That was fifty three years ago.
We were never to meet again.
But we kept in touch by writing letters
To forget her I never could.
For Stamped in my memory forever
Is the image of the teacher that was good.
So I write this tribute in sincerity
To a teacher and friend of a time,
She died in the U.S.A. aged seventy eight
In a few days I will be sixty nine.
No more she walks by the old school house
Or recites the poem “We Are Seven”
But I know the door swings open wide,
She now sings the triumph song of heaven.
3 Elizabeth Street
There was also an obituary on the same page of paper May 27, Hubert Keats prominent resident of Windsor, Grandfalls and a former Bonavistonnian, passed away suddenly at his home at age of
69 years. (I have the full obit although hard to read, he only lived a few months after writing this lovely tribute to Gladys.)
She married Harold Rowsell, April 11,1917 in Bonavista, NF, born Dec 06, 1891, died Oct 29, 1963 in Somerville, Mass.
24. i William Charles White Rowsell
25. ii Reginald (Rex) Strathie Rowsell
iii Arthur Douglas Rowsell, born Mar 07,1921 in Bonavista NF, died Dec 17, 1942 in Germany (WW2).
26. iv Harold Robert Rowsell
27. v Phyllis Irene Rowsell
28. vi John (Jack) Strathie Rowsell
15. Walter Philip Miles, (9.William4, 3.William3, 2.John2, 1.James1) born Sep 02, 1895 in Bonavista, NFLD, died April 13, 1968 in Alton, NS. Buried in Fort Ellis with second wife Vera Werenka Miles. Walter joined the Royal Newfoundland Regiment on Dec 14, 1914. Served in WW1. Suffered of frostbite and Gas poisoning during his service. He was discharged on May 07, 1919. He returned home with a wife and daughter. At age 27 he applied for American Citizenship or maybe a working citizenship. His wife and daughter were in living Newfoundland and he in Boston at the time. His occupation at this time was a carpenter. During his stay in Massachusetts he worked on the renovation of Hess House on Good Harbour Beach, Gloucester. By 1933 age 38 Walter was in Halifax Nova Scotia living at 442 Quinpool Road. I assume this is where he met Vera she was also living in Halifax at the time. On March 10, 1939 his first wife Alice passed away. In 1942 age 47 he tried to join the CAF, however he was rejected. At this time his second family was started and 3 children would have been born. By 1943 he was working as an immigration officer in Halifax. His father passed away in Newfoundland in 1943 because Walter and his brother were named in the Will Walter and Gertrude Miles (Roberts Widow) signed a power of attorney February 1945 giving a John Miles power to dispose of property in NF. He was still an immigration officer in 1948. In 1951 the family moved to Milford NS, where Walter and Vera were married in 1953 they had a small farm. Next they moved to a larger farm in Murchyville, NS where he again farmed. They then moved to Birch Hill NS during this time they bought and ran Red and White store in Brookfield NS. Before 1959, they were living in Alton, NS next to Vera’s brother George. Walter enjoyed hunting and Fishing. He had one of his deer heads mounted that he Shot In 1940. Walter lived a couple of years alone after Vera passed away. He died of a heart attack in Alton, NS in 1968 Age (72). Found Walter age (33) and his first wife Alice age (31) and daughter Margaret age (13) on the 1930 census for Medford USA. Alice from Scotland however her parents both listed as from Northern Ireland. His occupation was listed as Carpenter and Alice listed as waitress
Hess House Good Harbor Beach,
Walter June 01, 1945
He married (1) Alice (Sissy) Dodds, Jan 29,1917/8 in Glasgow, Scotland, born in Ayr, Scotland, died Mar 10,1939 in Bonavista, NF.
is a small portion out of Walters Discharge paper with information on Wedding
29. i Margaret Miles b. April 1918.
He married (2) Veronica Werenka, on Jan 19, 1953, born Feb 03,1909 in Romania, (daughter of Alexander Werenka (Verenca) and Paulina Chiperi) died March 01,1966 in Alton, NS, buried in Fort Ellis ,NS. Veronica:.
30. ii Elizabeth Marie Miles
31. iii Walter Philip Miles
32. iv Paulina Veronica Miles
33. v Robert Alexander Miles
vi William George Miles William (Billy) George Miles is unmarried and living Western Canada 2002.
34. vii Sophie Ann Miles b. Dec 01, 1948.
16. Arthur Robert Miles, (9.William4, 3.William3, 2.John2, 1.James1) born Oct 18, 1897 in Bonavista, NF, died after 1939.
He married Gertrude Strong, born Nov 18, 1896 in NF, died Dec 22, 1988 in Melrose, Ma. Age 92.
Gertrude Strong Miles 1982
Below excerpt from Letter Written from Gertrude to Aunt Polly June 1982
35. i William(Billy) Ward Miles b. April 28,1924.
36. ii Evelyn Marjorie Miles b. May 20,1926.
iii Arthur Robert Miles, born April 04,1928 in Boston, Ma. Died April 27, 2008 No Children.
Arthur Robert Miles Obituary
Of Melrose, formerly of Medford, suddenly April 27, 2008. Brother of the late Evelyn M. Morehouse and William M. Miles. Brother-in-law of George Morehouse of Melrose and Marguerite Miles of Wells, ME. Uncle of Janet Morehouse of Winchester and Sandra Miles and her husband, Gerald Miller of Hampton, NH. Great uncle of Tory Miller of Dover, NH and Holly Miller of Hampton, NH. Funeral Service at the Robinson Funeral Home, 809 Main St., MELROSE Thursday, May 1 at 10 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Wednesday 4-8 PM. For obituary, directions and guestbook please visit robinsonfuneralhome.com. Robinson Funeral Home Melrose(781) 665-1900
Published in the Boston Globe from 4/28/2008 - 4/30/2008
17. Agnes (Aggie) Jane Miles, (9.William4, 3.William3, 2.John2, 1.James1) born Sept 05,1900 in Bonavista, NF, died Nov 14, 1977 in Medford, Ma.
Aggie and Roland 1943
She married Roland Ploughman, born Jan 22, 1901 in Greens Harbour, NF, died June 14, 1973 in Malden Mass.
37. i Jean Rosamond Ploughman
38. ii Roy Ploughman .
18. Geniveve Fitzgerald, (11.Jessie5, 9.William4, 3.William3, 2.John2, 1.James1) born in Bonavista, NF.
She married Ray Drover, Jan 29, 1948 in Bonavista, NF, born Dec 25, 1925 in Grandfalls, NF, died Feb 07, 1996 in Bonavista, NF.
i Yvonne Drover b in Bonavista NF. She married Joseph Kelly. They had 4 children Shawn, Kyla , Trudy and Tracy Kelly.
ii Aden Drover b in Bonavista, NF.
He married Roberta Fleming born in St. John’s NF. They had 2 children Jennifer Drover, Lee Drover
iii Cynthia Drover b in Bonavista NF.
She married Chesley Hicks they had 4 children Jason born Feb, 1980, Rodney born March 1981, Stephen and Charlotte.
19. Edith Hall Sweetland, (12.Emma5, 9.William4, 3.William3, 2.John2, 1.James1) born Oct 09, 1911 in Bonivista, NF.
She married Albert Machler, in Cambridge, Ma, born July 28, 1906 in Ma, died Oct 17, 1990 in Springfield, Ma.
i Ronald Machler.
He married Sandra___?, June 03, 1967 in Springfield MA. They had 3 children Mark, Kelly and Kimberly.
ii Linda Machler.
She married John Logan. They had 2 children John Albert Logan and Christine Logan
20. Bertram William Sweetland, (12.Emma5, 9.William4, 3.William3, 2.John2, 1.James1) born Jan 16,1916 in Bonavista, NF, died March 27, 1996 in Arlington, Ma.
He married Sydwell Cranford, April 23, 1939 in Cambridge, NF, born Mar 10, 1918 in St. John's, NF, died June 23, 1989 in Boston, Ma.
i Betty Loraine Sweetland, born in Summerville, Ma.
She married Harold Mutina, born in Ma.
ii William Sweetland b in Summerville, MA.
He married Jan Smith. They had 2 children Robert Sweetland and Cheryl Sweetland.
He married (2) Laura________?.
21. Ruby Kathleen Sweetland, (12.Emma5, 9.William4, 3.William3, 2.John2, 1.James1) born Aug 26, 1918 in Bonavista, NF, died Oct, 1995 in Brookfield, NH.
She married George Alton Spencer, in Cambridge, Ma.
i Phyllis Spencer.
ii Robert Spencer.
22. Glayds Collier, (13.Beatrice5, 9.William4, 3.William3, 2.John2, 1.James1) born June 16, 1915.
She married George Potts, born in NF.
i Joyce Potts. She married Keith Flexman they had 4 children Heather, Stephen, Kelly and Amy Flexman.
23. Una Collier, (13.Beatrice5, 9.William4, 3.William3, 2.John2, 1.James1) born Oct 14, 1918 in Bonavista, NF.
She married James Kent.
i Peter James Kent.
24. William Charles White Rowsell, (14.Glayds5, 9.William4, 3.William3, 2.John2, 1.James1) born Feb 18, 1918, died June 05, 1988 in Halifax, NS.
He married (1) Mary Cooze, ab 1941, born in St John's, NF, died 1945 in St. John's, NF.
i Harold Robert Rowsell b in St. John’s NF Christine Ellen Russell on June 29, 1969 in Medford MA born Dec 02, 1948 in Medford MA. They had a child Stephen Frederick Rowsell in Charleston, MA
He married (2) Margaret Ryder born in Bonavista, NF.
He married (3) Millicent Higdon, b in St. John's, NF, born in NF.
ii William Charles Rowsell, born in NF.
He married Theresa Rita Thompson, born in NS, Canada.
iii Millicent Regina Rowsell b. NF
She married Mark Stephen Phillipoff. They had 4 children Melissa, Michael, Mathew and Nichole Phillipoff
(Son Michael and common law wife Megan Penny have one son Skylar Phillioff) Information sent to me via email from Stephen Philloff Sep 2008.
iv Barbara Ann Rowsell, born in NF.
She married Henri Gerald Vatour, born in NS, Canada.
v Emily Ellen Rowsell, born in NF.
vi Reginald Strathie Rowsell, born in NF.
25. Reginald (Rex) Strathie Rowsell, (14.Glayds5, 9.William4, 3.William3, 2.John2, 1.James1) born Dec 01,1919 in Bonivista NF, died June 17,1965 in St John’s NF.
He married Frances Cooke, in St. John's NF, born June 28, 1921 in Twillingate, NF.
i David Rowsell b. in St John’s NF. He married Louis Simmonds born in Grace Harbour, NF. They had 2 children Justin Strathie Rowsell, born in St. John’s NF, Emily Grace Rowsell born in St.John’s NF.
ii Kenneth Rowsell b in St. Johns NF. He married Mary Cooney born St. John’s NF. They have 2 children Michael Rowsell and Heather Rowsell.
26. Harold Robert Rowsell, (14.Glayds5, 9.William4, 3.William3, 2.John2, 1.James1) born July 01, 1922 in Bonivista NF, died Nov 08,1966 in Cambridge, Mass.
He married Bernice Hodder, Oct 11, 1944 in St. John's, NF, born 1922 in Twillinggate NF.
i Douglas Rowsell, born in St. John's, NF.
ii Derek Rowsell, born in St. John's, NF.
27. Phyllis Irene Rowsell, (14.Glayds5, 9.William4, 3.William3, 2.John2, 1.James1) born Oct 3, 1923in Bonivista NF. Died Sep 11, 2010.
She married Edwin Cranford, Apr 25,1948 in Cambridge Mass, born Mar 05,1922 in St. John's, NF, died Sept 24,1981 in Melrose, Mass.
i Susan Cranford b in Cambridge MA. She married Dale Bennan Furr on August 03, 1968 in Melrose MA, born in Rockingham, NC. They had a child John David Furr born in Charlotte, NC.
ii Douglas George Cranford, born in Cambridge, Ma.
He married Joyce Lee Vogt, June 24, 1979 in Danvers, Ma, born in Wakefield, Ma.
iii Judith Cranford b. in Cambridge MA. She married(1)John Ralph Melchionno on May 25, 1972 in Melrose MA. They had John Anthony Mechionno/McInnes b. in Melrose, MA. He married Catherine Thompson, born in Nebraska. They had a child Asher Anthony McInnes, in Nebraska.
She married (2)Robert Alan McInnes on April 17, 1977 in Melrose MA born Apr 17, 1949 in Denver Co, died Aug 22, 1996 in MA.
iv Richard Edwin Cranford, born in Melrose, Ma.
He married Laura Jennings, May 29, 1982 in Cambridge, Ma, born in Ipswich, Ma.
v Elaine Cranford b in Melrose MA. She married Richard Parsons on April 18, 1975 in Melrose MA, Born in Melrose, MA. They had 4 children Lisa Lee Parsons born in Melrose, MA, Simeon James Parsons born in Melrose MA, Samuel Thomas Parsons born in Melrose MA and Dale Henry Parsons born in Malden MA.
vi Laura Cranford b in Melrose MA She married Martin Finnigan on March 17, 1979 born in Boston MA. They had 2 children Jennifer Lynn b in Melrose MA and Stephanie Marie Finnigin.
vii Jeffery Alan Cranford b.in Melrose MA He married Cheryl Ann Harper, May 02, 1982 in Melrose, MA born. They had 4 children born in Stoneham MA Alicia Ryan, Jason Adam b, Megan Eileen b and Andrew Edwin Cranford.
Mrs. P. Eileen (Rowsell) Cranford, of Melrose, went to be with the Lord on Saturday morning September 11, 2010 at the Jewish Rehabilitation Center in Swampscott. She was 86 years old.
Mrs. Cranford was born October 3, 1923 in Bonavista, Newfoundland, a daughter of the late Harold Rowsell and Gladys (Miles) Rowsell.
She was raised in Newfoundland, graduated from Newfoundland High School and settled in Melrose, MA to raise her family. Mrs. Cranford was an active member of Trinity Church for many years where she was president of the Altar Guild and taught Sunday School. She was a Past Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, Melrose Chapter #14 Order of the Eastern Star and a member of the Demolay Mother’s Circle. She served on the Advisory Board for the Melrose Assembly #7, Rainbow Girls and as a den mother for the Cub Scouts. Mrs. Cranford was a seamstress, an “Avon lady” and a member of the Double or Nothing Club. Mrs. Cranford also found time to provide childcare for working mothers in the Melrose area.
Eileen was the beloved wife of the late Edwin G. Cranford with whom she shared 33 years of marriage. Devoted mother of Susan and Dale Furr of Rockingham, NC, Douglas G. and Joyce Cranford of Salem, Judith McInnes and Michael Harland of FL, Richard E. Cranford and Laura Jennings-Cranford of Charlestown, Elaine and Richard Parsons of Melrose, Laura and Martin Finigian of Melrose, and Jeffrey A. and Cheryl Cranford of Wilmington. Dear sister of the late Charlie, Douglas, Rex, Bert and Jack Rowsell. Loving sister-in-law of Frances Rowsell of VA and Doris Floyd of Burlington. Cherished grandmother of John David and Carrie, John Anthony, Lisa, Simeon, Samuel, Dale, Jennifer, Stephanie, Alicia and Justin, Jason, Meghan and Andrew. Also survived by 7 loving great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral Service at Trinity Church, 131 W. Emerson St., Melrose, Wednesday, September 15 at 10 AM . Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours at the Robinson Funeral Home, 809 Main St., Melrose on Tuesday from 4 – 8 PM. Interment in Pine Hill Cemetery, Tewksbury. Gifts in Eileen’s memory may be made to A Servant's Heart Food Pantry, c/o Faith Evangelical Church, 200 Franklin St, Melrose, MA 02176. For online tribute, directions or to send a condolence, visit RobinsonFuneralHome.com.
(Jack) Strathie Rowsell, (14.Glayds5, 9.William4, 3.William3, 2.John2, 1.James1) born in
Note mom made
while talking to
She (Frances) is well, her husband Jack passed away May 12, 2004
He had bladder cancer. Jack had circulation problems
It was discovered he suffered from epilepsy when he was 67, it affected him only mildly. It began to get worse at 75.
When he was 78 had a seizure and fell while coming up the basement stairs. He went into a coma and never recovered.
It is strange that his mother Gladys also developed epilepsy at age 67 and died when she was 78.
He married Frances Crewe Louise Lewis, Mar 11, 1951 in Somerville, Ma, born in Arlington, Mass. Looks like according to sister in law Eileen Cranford’s Obit Sep 2010 Frances living in Virginia.
i Valerie Louise Rowsell
She married 1) Michael Scott Hamilton, Sept 13, 1971 in Arlington MA. Born May 06, 1950 in Cambridge MA, Died June 05, 1996 in Cambridge MA. They had 4 children Michael Scott Hamilton born in Brighton, MA, John Robert Hamilton Born in Arlington MA, Brian James Hamilton born in Waltham, MA
She married (2) Kenneth Sumner Feb 14, 1987 in Lowell MA born in Stoneham MA. They had 2 children twins Thomas Eli Sumner, Matthew Charles Sumner born. Norfolk VA.
ii Karen Ann Rowsell, born in Cambridge Mass. Karen divorced and changed her name to Karen Peters.
She married Edward Mowrey, Jan 08, 1983 in Cambridge, Mass, born in St. Louis, Mo.
29. Margaret Miles, (15.Walter5, 9.William4, 3.William3, 2.John2, 1.James1) born April 1918 in Scotland, died Nov 27, 1960 in Prince Rupert, BC. Death Record Margaret S. Connington Nov 27, 1960 Prince Rupert BC age 42 found BC Archives #1960-09-014131/Rollb 13249 Gsu microfilm# 2033347. From this information she has middle initial S.
She married James Connington. Ab. 1946 in Cape Breton N.S.
i Patricia Connington. Patricia has 2 children Paul Lovatt and Jennifer Lovatt.
She married Stanley Lovatt,
ii Richard Connington.
iii Philip Connington. has a boy and girl.
30. Elizabeth Marie Miles, (15.Walter5, 9.William4, 3.William3, 2.John2, 1.James1) born in
She married (1) Vernon Ellis Scott, Oct 23,1959 in Middle Musquodoboit, NS, born July 20,1936 in Murchyville, NS, (son of John Permenas Scott and Sarah Amelia Bell) died July 31,1971 in Chaswood, NS, buried Aug 03,1971 in Pioneer Cemetery, Musquodoboit, NS. Vernon: Died in car accident Chaswood, NS.
39. i Sandra Elizabeth Scott.
40. ii Pauline Doris Scott.
She married (2) Franklin Burton Fox, Nov 05, 1988 in Middle Musquodoboit, NS.
31. Walter Philip Miles, (15.Walter5, 9.William4, 3.William3, 2.John2, 1.James1)
married Pearl Geraldine Henwood, born Feb 23,1945 in
Pearl Miles and Katherine Ann Miles
41. i Katherine Anne Miles.
42. ii Bonnie Lee Miles.
iii Heather Marie Miles.
iv Jennifer Lynn Miles.
v Mary Elizabeth Miles.
She married Sean MacDonnell, Oct 13, 2001 in Dartmouth, NS.
vi Walter Philip Miles.
32. Paulina Veronica Miles, (15.Walter5, 9.William4, 3.William3, 2.John2, 1.James1).
She married Donald Oscar Hayes born March 29,1941 Died May 21,2004
Donald O. Hayes, 63
Donald O. Hayes, 63, husband of
Pauline (Miles) Hayes, of
He served in the
Marine Corps. He retired from New England Power Service Co. after 25 years. He
was a life member of the
He was a caring, generous and loving person. He will be missed by his many special friends and neighbors.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by four daughters, Donna Soper of Beverly, Gina Erickson and her husband Carl of Hillsboro, Brittney and Kaylie Hayes, both of Gloucester;
three sons, Michael Hayes of Brookline, Donald Jr. and Brodie Hayes, both of Gloucester; eight grandchildren, Sara Enslow, Matthew Enslow, Collin Adams, Lily Erickson, Olivia Pearl Erickson,
Miles Erickson, Reed
Erickson and Quinn Erickson; two brothers, Kenneth Hayes and his wife, Madelyn,
and Wayne Hayes, all of
special friends Paul and Diane Mellow and family of Raynham; and many nieces, nephews, godchildren and cousins.
There will be no visiting hours.
A funeral Mass will be held Friday, May 28, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of
HAYES -- Of Gloucester, May 21, 2004, Donald O. Hayes, 63, husband of Pauline (Miles) Hayes, father of Donna Soper, Gina Erickson, Brittney, Kaylie, Michael, Donald Jr. and Brodie Hayes.
There will be no visiting hours.
A funeral Mass will be held Friday, May 28, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of
43. i Gina Catherine Hayes.
ii Donald Oscar Jr. Hayes.
He married Amy Ellen Watson May 26, 1989. They later divorced.
iii Kaylie Loren Hayes.
iv Brittney Jean Hayes.
v Brodi Michael Wayne Hayes.
33. Robert Alexander Miles, (15.Walter5, 9.William4, 3.William3, 2.John2, 1.James1)
He married Thelma Hiaffea Maria McAllister, born in Sudbury, Ontario.
44. i Michael Robert Miles
34. Sophie Ann Miles, (15.Walter5, 9.William4, 3.William3, 2.John2, 1.James1) born Dec 01, 1948 died Oct 11, 2008.
I have walked, I have discovered, I have learned…
I have embraced all of these experiences with who I am:
I am strength ~ I face adversity with the courage of a lion, and clear the path for all who may follow
I am wisdom ~ I listen with unbiased ears, and guide my friends along their chosen paths
I am integrity ~ I speak from the heart, and believe what I speak
I am love ~ I give all of me to those I love, and their happiness is my reason
O'NEILL, Sophie Anne (Miles)
O'NEILL, Sophie Anne - Loving mother, sister and friend, passed away in her home in Halifax on October 11, 2008. Sophie was born in Halifax on December 1, 1948, a daughter of Walter Phillip and Vera (Werenka) Miles; sister to Elizabeth, Phillip, Robert, Pauline and Billy. She lived her life in Halifax, devoted to her family; late husband, Ronnie; son and daughter, Andrew and Melanie. Sophie was a long-time employee of the Halifax School board. Her dedication to her work, and the community at Burton Ettinger will long be remembered. She will be greatly missed by the staff, students and her coworkers and friend, Kathy. Sophie's positive spirit and selfless nature were with her every day. She loved all forms of life and was always surrounded by her cats and dogs. Her love will never be forgotten by her four legged companion, Maggie. Sophie possessed an amazing energy and enthusiasm for life. She loved music books and learning. Sophie was exceptionally creative and enjoyed photography, drawing, sewing, crafts and gardening. Most of all, she liked sharing all she did with her son, daughter and siblings. She was a wonderful mother and friend to her children. She made everyone's world a better one and her beautiful spirit will remain with us always. Memorial service and reception will be held on Saturday, October 18 at 1 p.m. in L'Acadie Vineyard, 310 Slayter Rd., Gaspereau Valley, Wolfville. Donations may be made in memory to the NS SPCA, 1600 Bedford Hwy., Suite 422, Bedford, NS B4A 1E8. E-mail condolences to: firstname.lastname@example.org
married Ronald James O'Neill, Dec 16, 1973 in
i Melanie Alexis O'Neill.
ii Andrew Ronald O'Neill.
35. William(Billy) Ward Miles, b. April 28,1924 d. Fall 2003 (16.Arthur5, 9.William4, 3.William3, 2.John2, 1.James1) born April 28,1924 in Boston, Mass.
Walter Philip Miles with William Ward Miles 1924
He married Marguerite Virginia Schnare, born Dec 29, 1923 in Lunenburg, NS.
i Sandra Marguerite Miles b. in Medford Mass. She married Gerald
Miller, born in Gofftown NH. They had 2
children Tory Levi Miller , born in
36. Evelyn Marjorie Miles, (16.Arthur5, 9.William4, 3.William3, 2.John2, 1.James1) born May 20,1926 in Boston, Ma.
She married George Moorehouse. George: His Parents from Yarmouth NS.
i Janet Moorehouse, born in Stoneham, MA.
She married Brian Handspicker, born in Mc Allen, Texas.
37. Jean Rosamond Ploughman, (17.Agnes5, 9.William4, 3.William3, 2.John2, 1.James1) born in Greens Harbour T.B.,NF.
She married (1) Richard Donald Raymond, born in NS.
i Patricia Jane Raymond. She married James Mondello and had 3 children Michael, Lauren and Matthew Mondello.
ii Elizabeth Jean Raymond b in MA. She married Richard Gill and had 2 children Randy Gill and Erica
iii Richard (Ricky) Raymond b in MA. He married Jane Ruane May 02, 1981 and they had 3 children Allison Raymond, Juilann Raymond and Katherine Raymond.
iv Susanne Joan Raymond b.in Ma. She married Kenneth Fillebrown and they had four children Daniel, David, Nichole, and Rene Fillebrown.
She married (2) Barney Bernard.
v. William John Raymond b. in
38. Roy Ploughman, (17.Agnes5, 9.William4, 3.William3, 2.John2, 1.James1) born Nov 12, 1927 in Greens Harbour, T.B., NF, died Feb 23, 1996 in Rangely, Maine.
He married Constance Swinimer, in Cambridge, Ma, born Nov 26, 1928 in Ma.
i Robin Ploughman b in Ma. She married Greg Porciello. They had 2 children Heather Porciello, and Joey Porciello,
39.Sandra Elizabeth Scott, (30.Elizabeth6, 15.Walter5, 9.William4, 3.William3, 2.John2, 1.James1).
She married John Stephen Cook, Feb 15, 1986 in Alton, NS, (son of John Edward Cook and Stena Pauline Carter).
i Samantha Denise Cook
ii John Stephen Cook
iii Scott Vernon Cook
40. Pauline Doris Scott, (30.Elizabeth6, 15.Walter5, 9.William4, 3.William3, 2.John2, 1.James1).
She married Bruce Ewert, May 20, 1996 in Penticton, BC.
i Alexandra Nicole Ewert
ii Sydney Veronica Ewert
iii Michael Vernon Ewert
41. Katherine Anne Miles, (31.Walter6, 15.Walter5, 9.William4, 3.William3, 2.John2, 1.James1). Father to Nathinal and Mason (Stephen McNutt). Kathy's common law spouse is Richard Lee Johnson.
i Nathaniel Blake McNutt.
ii Mason James Mcnutt.
42. Bonnie Lee Miles, (31.Walter6, 15.Walter5, 9.William4, 3.William3, 2.John2, 1.James1).
She married Kevin Dunn, May 16,1992.
i Emily Pearl Dunn.
ii Megan Nicole Dunn
iii. Nicholas Robert Dunn
43. Gina Catherine Hayes, (32.Paulina6, 15.Walter5, 9.William4, 3.William3, 2.John2, 1.James1).
She married Carl Erickson February 13, 1987
i Lily Erickson.
ii Olivia Pearl Erickson.
iii Miles Alexander Erickson.
iv Reed Erickson.
v Quinn Gustave Erickson.
vi Eve Elizabeth Erickson
44. Michael Robert Miles, (33.Robert6, 15.Walter5, 9.William4, 3.William3, 2.John2, 1.James1) born in Holberg, BC.
He married Lori Harbarenko.
i Kayla Harbarenko, born in Grand Prarie, Alberta.
ii Shayna Leigh Miles, born in Grand Prarie, Alberta.