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51 Died age 21. Macfarlane, John A (I142)
52 Died Age 31 Macfarlane, Alexander (I141)
53 Died at 5 weeks. First child of Malcolm H gillis' 2nd wife Margaret MacFarlane. Gillis, John Duncan (I80)
54 Died at age 86. Macfarlane, Anne (I140)
55 Died at Beach Grove Nursing Home Miller, Josephine (I468)
56 Died at Cape Breton Region Hospital Sydney, NS 1am Wed morning 21July 2010.


Alexander K. MacNeil

Born in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed away in: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed away on: 16/07/2010

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we, the family,
announce the passing of Alexander MacNeil on July 21, 2010, at the
Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by his loving
Born in Benacadie Glen, he was the son of the late John James and
Mary Lucy (MacDougall) MacNeil.
Alexander leaves behind his longtime companion, Elaine MacGillivary;
daughter, Kimberlee MacNeil, Sydney; son, John Raymond (Erica)
MacNeil, Alberta; sisters, Margaret MacNeil, New Brunswick, Theresa
(Mel) Gillis, Boston; brothers, Michael, Benacadie Glenn, Eddie, New
Brunswick, Jimmy (Marie), New Brunswick, Melvin (Jean), Toronto,
Roddie, Dartmouth, and Martin (Wilma Jean), Christmas Island; the
mother of his children and his good friend, Marie MacNeil;
grandchildren, Lisa (Dan), Sherri (John), Derek (Ashley), Cohen and
Jolene, all of Sydney; great-grandchildren, Madison, Ethan, Emma,
Brooke, Kenneth and Braiden.
Besides his parents, Alexander was predeceased by his son, Alfred,
brother, John Dan, and granddaughter, Tara Lynn.
Visitation will be Friday, July 23, 2010, from 12- 2 p.m. at the S.W.
Chant and Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney. A funeral
service will be celebrated at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with
Fr. Errol MacDonald officiating. Interment will follow in
Resurrection Cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.chantfuneralhome.com.

Obituary Posted By Chants Funeral Home, 
MacNeil, Alexander Joseph (I392)
57 Died at the age of 9 years. Gillis, Margaret Jane (I145)
58 Died at the age of 98 Beaton, Donald (I330)
59 Died New Years Eve of a heart attack. Scott, Earl Everett Jr (I73)
60 Died young Gillis, John Alex (I308)
61 Divorced date unknown Family F7
62 Elizabeth M. Scott

TILTON ? Elizabeth May Scott, 78, formerly of Dearborn Road in Northfield died Friday, June 18, 2004, at the Merrimack County Nursing Home in Boscawen after a period of failing health.

She was born in Concord, July 22, 1925, the daughter of Emerson and Alice (Keaton) Hoar. She lived in the Tilton-Northfield area for severalyears and resided in Summerfield, Fla., following her husband's retirement.

For many years she was employed as an inspector and assembler at Freudenberg NOK in Tilton. She was an avid bingo player and enjoyed reading, playing cards and traveling with her husband to country fairs.

She was predeceased by her husband, Earl E. Scott Jr. who died on Jan.1, 1992.

Survivors include two sons, Dennis E. Scott of Turners Falls, Mass., and Alan E. Scott of Tilton; three daughters, Nancy Denaris of Tilton,Cheryl Gearin of New Ipswich and Patti McKinney of Lincoln; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Patricia Minuitti of Concord; several nieces and nephews.

There are no public calling hours. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will follow in Park Cemetery.

The William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home of Tilton is assisting the family with arrangements.

Expressions of Sympathy may be made to the Merrimack County Nursing Home Activities Fund at 325 DW Highway, Boscawen, NH 03303. 
Hoar, Elizabeth May (I72)
63 Father of Anne and Gillies MacBain MacBain, unknown (I431)
64 Fiddler Macfarlane, John Alex (I440)
65 First wife of Michael MacNeil Beaton, Ann (I396)
66 Frank Miller
SSN: 004-46-2840
Last Residence: 04605 Ellsworth, Hancock, Maine, United States of America
Born: 14 Mar 1904
Died: Dec 1969
State (Year) SSN issued: Maine (1962 ) 
Miller, Frank (I470)
67 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Scott, N. (I54)
68 Funeral / wake at the D.W. Grannan & Son Funeral Home 378 Mass Ave Arlington, Ma Tuesday morning at 8am. Funeral Mass in St Agnes Church at 9am . Visiting hours were Mon 2-4 and 7-9. Retired teacher from Hosmer School Watertown, MA.

Margaret died on Sat 27th of July and buried on Tues the 30th of July 1985.

SS Death Index
Birth Date: 2 Jul 1904
Death Date: Jul 1985
Social Security Number: 013-36-5305
State or Territory Where Number Was Issued: Massachusetts
Death Residence Localities
ZIP Code: 02174
Localities: Arlington, Middlesex, Massachusetts
E Arlington, Middlesex, Massachusetts
East Arlington, Middlesex, Massachusetts 
Gearin, Margaret M (I378)
69 GEARIN - Edward F., 67, died Oct. 3, 1998. TOWN & COUNTRY FUNERAL HOME, 7242 Normandy Blvd.

Address: 7541 LEROY DR
State: FL
Zipcode: 32244
Phone: (904) 771-9351

Buried at:

Name: Edward F Jr Gearin
Birth Date: 24 Jul 1931
Death Date: 3 Oct 1998
Cemetery: Riverside Memorial Park
Cemetery Address: 7242 Normandy Boulevard Jacksonville, FL 32205 
Gearin, Edward F (I11)
70 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Garafalo, V.P. (I10)
71 GERTRUDE NELLIGAN, 90 ACTIVE IN PARISH Boston Globe, The (MA) September 2, 2001

WATERTOWN - Gertrude (Rayne) Nelligan, 90, a lifelong resident of Watertown, died Aug. 27 at her home. A 1928 graduate of Saint Patrick High School in Watertown, Mrs. Nelligan worked as a bookkeeper for Joyce Brothers in Boston after high school. Prior to her retirement, she worked for many years at the Hood Rubber/B. F. Goodrich Co. in Watertown. She later worked as a cafeteria worker for the Watertown Middle School. A lifelong member of St. Patrick's Church, she was active in school and parish activities. She was a former member of the Blessed Virgin Mary Sodality and of the arts and crafts committee for the parish bazaar. She leaves her daughters, Frances G. Nelligan of Watertown, Audrey P. MacDonald of Burlington, and Alice M. DuBois of Watertown; a son, Charles L. of Billerica; a brother, Robert L. Rayne of Waltham; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was the wife of the late Francis B. Nelligan. A funeral Mass was celebrated Friday at St. Patrick's Church. Burial was in the family lot in the parish cemetery. Arrangements were made by the MacDonald, Rockwell & MacDonald Funeral Home of Watertown. Memo: GLOBE WEST 1 / OBITUARIES Edition: THIRD Section: Globe West Page: 9 Copyright (c) 2001 Globe Newspaper Company Record Number: 0108310449 
Rayne,, GERTRUDE (I380)
72 GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 42.4783, Longitude: -71.2556
Gearin, William Joseph (I12)
73 He (Bill) met Margaret Murphy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Murphy of Woburn, in the financial section of Boston where she worked for the New England Telephone Co.

Family F200
74 He (Domhnull Ban Onorach) was the son of Donald, son of John, son of Donald, son of Alasdair Rianaich of the Bohuntin or Sliochd an Taighe Mac Donalds.

He married Isabel Beaton, Daughter of Finlay, son of Alexander Beaton of Skye (Scotland).

He Lived in Lochaber, Scotland, but in 1805 migrated to Canada and took up land on the South West River of Mabou, where, after overcoming successfully the pioneer problems so characteristic of his age, he died at an advanced age and is buried in St Peters Cemetary, Port Hood, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada. 
MacDonald, Donald (I162)
75 He had 4 daughters. Isabel married into the MacDonald family. Beaton, Finlay (I236)
76 He was a captain in the Mackintosh Regiment at Culloden killed 14 Hanovarian soldiers before being cut down by the cavalry. He was an unusually tall man, of 6'7". An opening was discovered in a wall and Gillies stepped in and filled the breach. He then killed the Hanovarians (Dragoons), before being killed himself.

Link is a pic of the battle with Gillies as the central figure.

Lord Byron wrote:

"The clouds may pour down on Culloden's red plain,
But their waters shall flow o'er its crimson in vain,
For their drops shall seem few to the tears for the slain,
But mine are for thee, my brave Gillies MacBain!
"Though thy cause was the cause of the injured and brave;
Though thy death was the hero's and glorious thy grave,
My sad heart bleeds o're thee, my Gillies MacBain!
"How the horse and the horseman thy single hand slew!
But what could the mightiest single arm do?
A hundred like thee might the battle regain;
But cold are thy hand and heart, Gillies MacBain!
"With thy back to the wall and thy breast to the targe,
Full flashed thy claymore in the face of their charge:
The blood of their boldest that barren turf stain,
But, Alas! Thine is reddest thee, Gillies MacBain!
"Hewn down, but still battling, thou sunk'st on the ground -
Thy plaid was one gore, and thy breast was one wound;
Thirteen of thy foes by thy right hand lay slain
Oh! Would they were thousands for Gillies MacBain!
"Oh! Loud and long heard shall thy coronach be,
And high o'er the heather thy cairn we shall see;
And deep in all bosoms thy name shall remain
But deepest in mine, dearest Gillies MacBain!
"And daily the eyes of thy brave boy before
Shall thy plaid be unfolded, unsheathed the claymore;
And the white rose shall bloom on his bonnet again
Should he prove the true son of my Gillies MacBain!" 
MacBain, Major / Captain Gillies (I432)
77 He was a composer, of celtic music, poet and teacher. He was a Gaelic poet in that resided with his family at SouthWest Margaree Cape Breton Nova Scotia. He was known as The Bard of Margaree for his many musical compositions and poems. Malcolm was born at SouthWest Margaree, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada and died on the farm on which he was born in his 73rd year. He fathered 17 children and was married twice. He is buried in South West Margaree St Joseph's Cemetery. In 1978 a cairn was erected at the foot of the Gillis family farm paying tribute to his life. Two Canadian musical artists are currently performing two of his most famous compositions. They are Nighean Donn A'Chuil Reidh (Brown Haired Maiden of The Smooth Tresses) and Bal Na H-Aibhne Deas (Ball at Southwest Margaree). He was proficient playing the bagpipes, piano/organ, but is most noted for his playing of the violin. Two silver cups awarded to him from a fiddle contest in the United States and is a testament to his playing ability. Alexander MacLaren & Sons, Glasgow, Scotland published a book of his work ‘Smeorach Nan Cnoc's Nan Gleann' in 1939. A new book ‘The Songster of the Hills and the Glens' was published in 2004 that contains additional works and family history not included in the original 1939 book. In 1978 on a BBC broadcast program of Cape Breton Culture, Professor Norman MacDonald of Celtic Studies at the University College of Cape Breton, Sydney, Nova Scotia noted that, "Gillis deserves wider recognition as by far the best nature poet writing anywhere in Gaelic between 1830 and 1930."



Malcolm Gillis - Obituary "The Casket" (Antigonish, Nova Scotia) 10 October, 1929. September 23, 1929 Gillis - Sad was the news spread around the morning of Sept. 23, 1929, that Malcolm H. Gillis, Upper Margaree, was dying. Father Chisholm was soon at his bedside, administered the last rites of the Church, and he died a few hours later in his 73rd year. He had a light attack of paralysis a year ago, from the effects of which he never completely recovered. Mr. Gillis began teaching school when quite young, and followed it up, though not continuously, for some forty years, when he was put on the pension list. At the same time he had charge of the homestead, which he managed skillfully, making considerable improvements thereon until failing health obliged him to retire from active work. He ranked high as a musician, his performances on the violin being exceptionally good, often winning prizes at competitions all over the country. He-was church organist for many years, often making great sacrifices in order to teach sacred music to young people in the parish. He composed many songs of considerable merit, in both English and Gaelic. He immortalized his native district in "Cnoic us Glinn a Bhraighe", a song that is very popular wherever the Gaelic language is spoken. Many a gathering he enlivened and cheered with music and song, and his company was always sought after. He was hardly ever heard uttering a cross or an offensive word, and he made hosts of friends wherever he moved. He was twice married, first to Mary McFarlane, issue one daughter Catherine, Mrs. John Dan Gillis, Upper Margaree. His second wife, who survives him, is Margaret McFarlane, issue 17 children, two of whom died in infancy. Minnie and Dougald died of the "flu"; John Joe of pneumonia; and the following are living: Mrs. John Alex McFarlane, Upper Margaree; Mrs. William Cocker, Framingham; Mrs. AJ. MacIntyre, Boston; Hugh, in New Bedford, Mass.; Alex, in Boston; Annie, Agnes, James, Malcolm, Ambrose, John A, and Angus B. at home (the last two arriving from Boston and New York one day late for the funeral). One brother Angus in Allston, Mass.; and one sister, Maggie, at home also survive. The funeral cortege was a large one, many people coming from far and near to pay their last respect to their departed friend. The mournful strains of the piobmhor (Great Highland Pipes) on the shoulders of Allan MacFarlane reverberated among the hills that he loved so dearly, as the procession wended its way from his home to the church. Requiem high mass was celebrated by Rev. R.H. MacDougall, Margaree Forks, while in the sanctuary were seated Father Chisholm, Pastor, and Father MacKeough, Tracadie, while Father Cormier, Margaree, ably assisted the choir. Father Dougald McEachern, Arisaig, was obliged to return home the day before. The death of Malcolm Gillis has left his friends the poorer, and his place is hard to fill. May his soul rest in peace. 
Gillis, Malcolm Hugh (I60)
78 He was a violin player. Died at 15 yrs during the influenza pandemic of 1918- 1919. Gillis, John Joseph (I88)
79 He was a violin player. Died during the influenza pandemic of 1918- 1919. Gillis, Dougald c. (I87)
80 He was from the Bohuntin or "Sliochd an Taighe" MacDonalds

*Start of the MacDonalds of South West Mabou* 
MacDonald, Alasdair Rianaich (I252)
81 He was the son of Alexander of Skye and was the progenitor of the Beatons Of South West Mabou, the Beatons "Masons" and the Beatons of Mull River. John had a family of 3 sons and one daughter (Mary). Beaton, John (I257)
82 HEALEY - Arthur Charles, 81, of Southborough, MA, formerly of West Babylon, New York and Hendersonville, North Carolina, passed away Wednesday, November 14th, 2012. He was the dedicated husband of the late Marilyn June (Russell) Healey. He is survived by his son - Arthur C. Healey Jr., his wife Melissa and their daughters Shannon, Erin and Kathryn of Southborough, MA; He is also survived by his daughter - Barbara Healey-Statzer, her husband Rick and their children John Bohanon and Brianna Bohanon of Port Ritchey, FL. He was a graduate of Jamaica High School and worked for over thirty-five years as a bank officer with National Westminster Bank and Bank of America. He served as a Deacon and church council treasurer at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lindenhurst; he was also a member of the Lyons Club of Copiague and served his country honorably as a Sergeant in the US Marine Corps during the Korean War.

Published in Newsday on Nov. 29, 2012 - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?pid=161309716#sthash.fEuyJL1U.dpuf 
Healey, Arthur Charles (I688)
83 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Gearin, J.R.G. (I74)
84 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Gillis, H. (I387)
85 http://www.findagrave.com Miller, Doris Marie (I43)
86 Hugh was 5 years old in 1823 when he came to S.W Margaree Cape Breton,NS. He and his family came over from Morar Scotland in 1821 to NS.

Birth Year <1818> Birthplace Scotland Age 63 Occupation Farmer Marital Status M Ethnic Origin Scottish Head of Household Hugh GILLIS Religion Catholic 
Gillis, Hugh Bridge (I58)
87 Hurley Margaret Arlington 1869 Volume 227 Page 109 Marriage
1900 census Gearin was spelled Gerarin

Listed as Mira  
Hurley, Margaret (I446)
88 In the presence of Priest Charles Leo Nelligan, Best Man William Gearin, and Maid of Honor Mary Mullahey. Family F17
89 Incorrectly listed on many sites including the http://www.islandregister.com/nelligan1.html. Mary is listed under as a sibling to her 3rd cousins under parents John Nelligan and Margaret Ann Harper who are 2nd cousins 1x removed to her.

MARY JANE NELLIGAN, b. November 10, 1888, Tignish, P.E.I.

Confirmation of error was brought to my attention by Mary Shea granddaughter to Mary Jane Nelligan. A second confirmation by my aunt Gertrude Miller Burke confirmed to me that her grandparents John Nelligan and Margaret Ann Harper, who Mary Jane is incorrectly listed under as a child, did not have a child by that name, and she (Gertrude) did not have an aunt by that name either.
Mary Jane also in not listed under the obituary of (Gertrude's) aunt Mary Alma. John Nelligan and Margaret Ann Harper only had 3 daughters.

Alma Mary Foley, 83, Of Three Brooks

The Pictou Advocate, Wednesday, November 25, 1987 - Alma Mary Foley, 83, Three Brooks, formerly of Sydney, died Sunday, Nov. 22 in Sutherland Harris Memorial Hospital, Pictou. Born in Tignish, P.E.I., she was a daughter of the late John and Margaret (Harper) Nelligan. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Sydney. She is survived by a son, Andrew, Three Brooks; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward; a daughter, Joyce (Mrs Carmen Mario Pezzarello); three sisters, Mary, Viola, Patricia; six brothers, Bishop Charles Leo; William, Michael, Joseph, Francis, a brother in infancy. Funeral mass was held Tuesday, Nov. 24 in Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, Pictou, Rev. Kyte Gillis officiating. Burial was in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney. 
Nelligan, Mary Jane (I563)
90 Industry: North Project
Class of worker: Wage or salary worker in Gov't work 
Gearin, Edward (I14)
91 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Robinson, J.J. (I5)
92 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F208
93 Jane married Archibald, brother of her brother James' wife. Family F20
94 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Robinson, J.J. (I5)
95 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Power, J. (I227)
96 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Power, J. (I40)
97 John Gillis, son of Peter, emigrated from Moidart, Scotland, and settled at the South West River of Mabou. He later moved to the Glencoe district of the County of Inverness. He married Anne Beaton, daughter of pioneer Angus Beaton of Little Judique and had a family of four sons and two daughters. Gillis, John (I282)
98 John's 2nd wife. Lowrey, Eleanore (I678)
99 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F175
100 Katie Agnes, a 3 months old child of Malcolm H. Gillis died this morning of whooping-cough.
May 24, 1912 
Gillis, Katie Agnes (I93)

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