Individual Notes

Note for:   Eunice Amanda Beek,   18 MAY 1917 - 5 MAY 2004         Index

Burial:   
     Date:   11 MAY 2004
     Place:   Alderwood Cem., Moncton, NB, CN

Individual Note:
     EUNICE BEEK
Last surviving child in the family. Ken Beek and family visited Eunice

Obituary in Moncton Newspaper May 8, 2004
"Eunice Amanda Judson 1917-2004
It is with great sadness the family announce the death of Eunice A. Judson, formerly of Wedgewood Ave., which occurred at K. E. Spencer Home, Moncton on Wednesday, May 5, 2004. She was a long time Riverview resident and was known as "Eunie" to the many children she looked after through the years. She also loved to travel the world, which she did for a number of years. Born at Ferry Rd. NB on May 18, 1917, she was the daughter of the late James and Mary (Clark) Beek. She was a member of St. Pauls United Church, Cleveland Ave, Riverview and was a member of the Ladies UCW of St. Pauls.

She is survived by a daughter Shirley Capson (Allan) of Riverview, sons, Dewar Judson of Riverview and daughter-in-law Louise Judson of Riverview, five grandchildren, Jason (Monique) Capson, Stacey Capson, Mark (Melanie)Judson and Scott Judson of Riverview, two great grandchildren, Janica Capson and Olivia Capson. Also mourned by her former Husband Dewar Judson (June) of Moncton , and by several nieces, nephews and many good friends. "Have a cup of tea for Eunie". She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by a grandson, Anthony and a great granddaughter, Jessica.

The family will be receiving relatives and friends at the Riverview Funeral Home Pine Glen Road, on Monday, May 10, 2004 from 7 to 9 only . The funeral service will be from St. Paul's United Church on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 2 pm with Reb. Shawn Redden officiating. Interment Alderwood Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends in the church hall immediately following the funeral service. Remembrances of Eunie may be made in your own special way.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Riverview Funeral Home 506 857-9544."

Honorary Pall Bearers Jason Capson, Stacey Capson, Mark Judson, Melanie Judson, Scott Judson, Allan Capson. Marie Beek sang a solo at the funeral.

Eunice's grandson Anthony died july 7, 1992

Individual Notes

Note for:   Della Flatt,   14 NOV - UNKNOWN         Index

Individual Note:
     Della was a very old woman when she died at Blackadar Nursing Home. She was totally blind for a number of years. She walked with the use of a crutch, because a malformed leg. As a child she was raised in Millgrove Ontario, where she attended the brick school near the 4 corners. She was a gifted artist and loved poetry.

Individual Notes

Note for:   William Joseph Rooke,   13 FEB 1890 - AFT 1952         Index

Individual Note:
     William Joseph Rooke
He was discovered in Ancestry.com

Birth Registration Ontario Feb. 13, 1890 William Joseph Rooke, male #033356
parents Joseph Rooke and Clara E. Johnson , father a machinist, Informant father Joseph Rooke Niagara Falls, Registered Feb. 26, 1890 Registrar D. Campbell. J. R Robinson

Draft Registration Card US #44 Wm. Joseph Rooke, A21-4-17 age 27 , living Vanderbilt Michigan b. Feb. 13, 1890 an alien born in Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada, occupation: minister Cong. Church in Vanderbilt grey eyes, brown hair, medium build and height.. Signed by William Joseph Rooke

1920 Census US Michigan Ionia County Belling City Enumerated 6 Jan 1920, Sup. District 8, Enumeration Dist. 63 West Washington St. #309 #108 #128
Rooke, William head renting male white age 30 married not listed as alien or naturalized. b. Canada, father b. England, mother b. England minister Congregational Church
Rooke, Anna M wife female white age 35 married b. Canada, father Canada, mother b. Canada not employed

1930 Census US Connecticut Hartford Enumerated April 14, 1930 Sup Dist. 2 Enum Dist. 2-122 Sheet 9A p. 165 High St. #4 #24 #26
Rooke, William H. head renting $31 age 40 married at age 25 b. Canada, parents b. Canada? pastor Congregational
Rooke, Annie M wife age 44 married at age 31 b. Canada, parents b. Canada not employed

Manifest Detroit Michigan Aug. 25, 1952 (hard to read the info)
Rooke, William Joseph 8-25-45 Canada passport #4-275433 CLIS RO 7/28/57
civ # 483 Windsor, Ont. Section 4 (C) born Niagara Falls, Ont. 2-13-90 Age 62 male married Occupation Eng. ? reads and writes language Eng, Place Eng. nationality Canada permanent address Wyoming Ontario Sister Beatrice Stinson at 81 Elmwood, London, Ont.
Yes 1915 1945 various??(unsure of what this line of info means.)
Wife Marguerite 620 West Winter- Orlando Fla. money $100, ever arrested? no Reside permanently
DCT A 35428 Height 5 ft. 6 inches, medium complexion, hair gray, eyes blue distinguishing marks nil,
Sea Port of landing San Francisco July 1945 Matzonia (I think this query relates to trips outside the country before this time, since it believed he went to Honolulu in 1945... Unsure if this was related to war service.
Recorded by Evans

Apparently Joseph and Annie Mable did not have any offspring.

Individual Notes

Note for:   Joseph Beek,   15 DEC 1901 - 16 OCT 1954         Index

Burial:   
     Date:   1954
     Place:   Chatham Northumberland, NB CN

Individual Note:
     JOSEPH BEEK B. 1901
As a child Joseph worked in the woods and on his father's farm in Millbank. At one point as a young boy, he was caught in a sawmill. Fortunately he escaped with non-life threatening injuries. Joseph Beek was a veteran of WWI and WW II. He entered the service in the First World War under age. He served in Europe and was wounded in battle. He did not marry Elva MacPherson until very late. He signed up again for the Second War where again he was overseas but eventually came home to train the troops. He was a PTI and a man of great strength and fitness. He left the service near the end of WW II ranked CMS. He had a plumbing business and was well known and respected in the town of Chatham. He was a very stern gentleman, attended the United Church, a tea totaller, and a strict disciplinarian with his children. He died of a stomach bleeding ulcer in a sudden and unexpected manner.

Miramichi Leader Aug. 29, 1995 Local History by Charlie Whitty Quote
1913 Joseph Beek of Millbank, who is employed at the Dominion Pulp Mill, was seriously injured in an accident in August 1913. He was passing under the haul-up slip at the mill when in some way he got caught in the endless chain. He was hauled around the gears and was badly bruised and shaken up, but no bones were broken.

From the Canada Archives Service in World War I Attestation Paper received by internet Nov. 2002
Attestation Paper Folio 793 Regimental number 793862 RE 150, Box 586-48
Joseph Beek of Ferryville Northumberland County, New Brunswick, Canada
Born: Ferryville Parish of Newcastle, Northumberland County, NB
Next of kin: Mrs. James Beek, mother, of Ferryville Parish of Newcastle, Northumberland Co.
Date of birth: December 15th , 1898 ( false because real birth date is Dec. 15, 1901)
Trade: laborer, not married, willing to accept vaccination and inoculation,
Belong to an active militia? yes. Served in a Military force? no
Declaration to serve for a term of one year or during the war now existing between Great Britain and Germany should the war last longer than one year and for six months after the termination of that war and until legally discharged.
Signed by Joseph Beek and witnessed by James Springer, Feb. 18, 1916
Oath to defend His Majesty, King George V and to obey orders of all the generals and Officers set over me. Signed and witnessed as above.
Certificate of Magistrate cautioning recruit re making any false statements and signed at Chatham NB 18th February 1916
Justice Signature: Pay S. Holmes Lt. JP
Description: Apparent age 18 years Height: 5 ft. 7 in.
Girth chest expanded 36 in. Range of expansion 3 in.
Complexion: light Eyes: blue Hair: fair
Distinguishing Marks: two scars on outer side of arm result of burn and cut Religion: Presbyterian
Certificate of Medical Examination Feb. 16, 1916 GW? Park Capt A.M. at Chatham, NB M.O. 132nd Battalion CEF
Signature of Joseph Beek given

Miramichi Leader Charles Whitty Local History reprint Dec. 10, 1996.
"Fourteen North Shore boys arrived in March 1942 at an Eastern Canadian port after spending a year or more in England and are now spending leaves at their various homes prior to being posted to instructional work in Canada. Following is a list of the Miramichi boys who are being welcomed home: Sgt. Peter Daigle, Sgt Albert Savoy, Sgt W.B. Taylor , CSM Joseph Beek, son of James Beek Ferry Road , Sgt. Perley Everett Whyte"

Miramichi Press re Witty Column dealing with snippets from the past
Reference to Joseph Beek as a standard bearer Chatham Branch BESL at Legion Hall in 1945. Indicates that Joseph Beek joined as one of 5 new members.

Miramichi Press Charlie Whitty Local History May 20, 1946 Joseph Beek on Winner United Church Bowling league team at St. Lukes Alley . Others on team Dan Dickeson, Les McLaughlin, George McDermaid, George McDermaid Jr. and Dan Dickeson Jr.

Last Post Legion Magazine Canada Not tracked to family tree at this time, Feb. 2004
BEEK Corporal Frank World War 2 Lloydminster, Saskatchewan 1995 March 1996
BEEK Corporal Raymond F. Royal Canadian Artillery, RCE Regular Force, Reserve British Columbia 2001 November/December 2001
    BEEK Private Turnie World War 2 New Brunswick 1997 September/October 1998


Index to Death Certificates New Brunswick Archives Name BEEK, JOSEPH Sex M Date 1954 | 10 | 16
County WESTMORLAND Registration 4302 Volume 215 Microfilm F20843 (died at Moncton hospital)

In the Miramichi Press 1941 after Aug. 15th?
Interesting letter from Sergt. Beek
Mr. and Mrs Joseph Beek of Ferry Road, have received the following letter from their son, Joseph a Sergeant in the North Shore Regt. who recently arrived safely in England. This is Sergeant Beek's second trip to the Old Country, as he is a veteran of the 1914-1918 Great War, into which he managed to scramble by enlisting when he was 16 years of age.
His many friends will be glad to know he is well. As he remarks in his letter, he finds England changed from the old days. he writes:
England, Aug 6, 1941
Dear Mother,
Just a few lines to let you know I am OK we have a grand trip coming over. It was great weather and no one even got sea sick.
This country is a little different from when I was here before; we get enough to eat, but everything is rationed, clothes and food, but there is no one starving anyway.
I was talking to Gray Godfrey. He is just a short way from where I am staying and he looks pretty good. I can't find out just where George (his brother) is yet, but will see him one of these days.
We are going on pass for a few days. I am going up to Scotland, I was up there before. There isn't much bombing going on over here now. I guess Russia has them pretty well tied up, and it keeps them away from England.
I don't want you to worry for I am all right and will be back to see you all again in a short while, I sent a telegram to Elva just as soon as I landed. I see a lot of the boys that came over here before in the 28th Battery. They came down here to see us. I didn't see Archie, Clark or Charlie Lockhart for they are quite a ways from us. I will close for now hoping you are all well. Give my love to all
Bye bye for now,
    Your loving son Joe

Funeral Held at Chatham.
The funeral of Joseph Beek, who died in the Moncton Hospital on Saturday morning, was held from his home on Pleasant Street here on Tuesday afternoon.
The funeral, under IOOF and military auspices, was very largely attended. A private service at the house was held at two o'clock followed by a public service in St. Andrew's United Church. Rev. R. A. Ross, the pastor, conducted the service assisted by the choir.
Following the Service the long cortege proceeded to Riverside cemetery where interment was made. The pallbearers were Norman MacDonald, Audrey Loggie, and Archie Watling, Clarence Searle, R. A. Walls and William Bell. At the graveside the IOOF committal service was held with Franck Cameron , Noble grand, in charge and R. A. Walls as chaplain. The BESL service was conducted by Arthur Sutton, president of the local Branch. The firing party under Sgt. major William Spray, fired three volleys and the last post was sounded by Joseph Currie. There were many beau5tiful floral tributes and messages of sympathy received by the surviving family.


Individual Notes

Note for:   Joseph Beek,   28 FEB 1839 - 1902         Index

Event:   
     Type:   Baptised
     Date:   14 FEB 1842
     Place:   Ludlow Northumberland, NB, CN

Burial:   
     Date:   1902
     Place:   NB CN

Individual Note:
     JOSEPH BEEK B. 1839
Land Grant primary copy received 2000, from NB Provincial Archives R5686- 1883/05/10 Vol 112 #10381
Includes the photocopy of the original grant by Queen Victoria and a surveyors Map of Blissfield Northumberland Co. scale 25 chains to the inch.
Joseph Beek two tracts of land situated in the Parish of Blissfield in the County of Northumberland. The first tract beginning at the southeastern angle of lot number five in Hazelton Settlement thence running by the magnet south twenty degrees and fifteen minutes west seventy-five chains thence south eight-six degrees and thirty minutes east with a rectangular distance of fifteen chains to a hemlock tree, thence north twenty degrees and fifteen minutes east seventy chins and thence north sixty-nine degrees and 45 minutes west 15 chains to the place of beginning. Excepting the part of the settlement road coming through the above described tract. Containing one hundred acres more or less and distinguished as the First Tract Lot Number 6 in Hazelton Settlement.
The second tract beginning on the eastern side of the settlement road at the south west angle of the lot number seventeen in Hazelton settlement. Thence running by the magnet north sixty-nine degrees east eighty chains thence south twenty one degrees east twelve chains and fifty links thence south sixty-nine degrees west eighty chains to the eastern side of the settlement road aforesaid and thence along the same following the several courses thereof in a northerly direction to the place of beginning. Containing one hundred acres more or less and distinguished as the second tract , lot number sixteen in the Hazelton Settlement. The two tracts containing together 200 acres more or less in Hazelton Settlement . Signed by RD Wilmot, witnessed by His Honorable Honorable Robert Duncan Wilmot, Lieutenant Governor of the Province at Fredericton, the ninth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand and eighty-three in the 46th Year of Our Reign. By the command of the Lieutenant Governor, signature of William Elder registered 10th of May 1883 #19.381 (includes survey map)

Many of the children were baptized at the Boiestown Church including George, Henry Irving, Margaret Jane and Nathaniel

Could not find on the censuses Frank who apparently died young and William of which there is no record. Somewhere I got those two names as children of Joseph Beek and Margaret Pratt. I have removed them from the family for now.

Province of New Brunswick Archives 1865-66 & 1867 Hutchison Directories
Beek, Joseph, junior, farmer, Ludlow, Northumberland New Brunswick

1871 Census District #184, Subdistrict Blissfield Division C10389
Beek, Joseph age 32 married Wes Methodist born N.B. farmer origin Irish Wesleyan Methodist.
Beek, Nancy age 31 wife Wes Methodist born N.B. origin German (parents cannot read or write)
Beek, Isabel age 10 daughter born N.B. Irish origin (from father) (There was possibly a child born before Isabel that died young)
Beek Nancy A. age 7 daughter born N.B. (one transcription had name Beek, Mary A.)
Beek Grace age 6, daughter born N.B.
Beek, James W. age 4 son born N.B.
Beek, Margaret J. age 2, daughter born N.B.
Info included: tenant 200 A, 20 A. improved, 14 bu. oats, 40 bu buckwheat, 1 A potatoes, 150 bu potatoes, 1/2 bu. buckwheat, 5 A. hay, 1 house, 1 barn 4 wagons, a plough, 2 horses, 2 milk cows, 8 horned cows, 2 sheep, 6 swine (3 cows, 2 sheep, 3 swine butchered) 50 lb. butter, 12 lb wool, 4 beaver, 16 muskrats, 2 fox, 1 otter, barrel 1/4 salmon, 20 cord wood

Not found on the 1881 Census

1891 Census Blissfield, Northumberland Co. lot w 1/3 4 House 72 New Brunswick Canada
Beek, Joseph male age 51 married born NB father b. Ireland, mother b. NB methodist, farmer employed one, not read or write
Beek, Nancy female age 50 married wife born PEI father born PEI and mother? nothing indicated, not read or write
Beek, James M. ( middle name William?) age 23 son born NB father born NB mother born PEI, farm labourer, cannot read or write
Beek, George male age 18 son born NB father born NB and mom born PEI, reads and writes
Beek, Margaret J. female age 21 daughter. reads and writes
Beek, Nathaniel male age 16 son could read
Beek, Henry N? age 12 son could read
Beek, Susannah female age 5 daughter

1901 Census NB NORTHUMBERLAND (#19) New Brunswick Canada Subdistrict: Blissfield C Page 11 Images are from National Archives Web Site Schedule 1 Microfilm T-6442 Transcriber: Jack Cassidy (Spelling should be Beek)
13 83 Beak Joseph M Head M b. Feb 28 1839 age 62 PANB
14 83 Beak Nancy F Wife M b. Aug 4 1850 age 61 PANB (year of birth should be 1840)
15 83 Beak Henery M Son S b. Mar 17 1879 age 22 PANB
16 83 Beak Susie F Daughter S b. Sep 15 1886 age 15 PANB

Series of Land transfers referenced the land of Joseph Beek and heirs. May be many inaccuracies taken in 1980 Newcastle Courthouse.
Grantee Beek, Margaret wife of James Beek July 22, 1872 $20. Grantor Joseph Beek Sr. Vol. 59 page 366
1871 March 27, Joseph Beek Sr. and Ann Sarah Ann Vol 65 page 412
1888 / /Abb(E) Swim Henry Vol. 66 page 120 deed
1888 Beek Alex and Sarah Ann Grantee to Swim Henry Vol 66 page 120 deed Blissfield
James sold to Mitchell Manford F. 93 226 deed Blissfield #6
Joseph (heirs) sold to Mitchell Manford F. 93 226 deed #16
Joseph Mary (heirs) sold to Mitchell Peter S. 93 232 deed
Mary A sold to Logie Robert A. 95 448 mortgage discharge Newcastle
Nance sold to Mitchell Manford F. 93 226 deed
Nataniel sold to Mitchell Manford F. 93 229 deed
Sept 5 Mary A Beek and James Beek $250. 7% interest to Loggie

1901 Census New Brunswick CN
Beak Joseph 62 NB NORTHUMBERLAND Blissfield c 11 13
Beak Nancy 61 NB NORTHUMBERLAND Blissfield c 11 14
Beak Henery 22 NB NORTHUMBERLAND Blissfield c 11 15
Beak Susie 15 NB NORTHUMBERLAND Blissfield c 11 16

Buried behind the Baptist Church in Doaktown, NB, CN (saw and photographed tombstone in 1980 Ken Beek)
Grave located in the corner nearest to the church and the road. White stone in good condition.
    Inscription: Joseph Beek 1839-1902 His wife Nancy 1840-1931

Joseph Beek was born 1 on 28 Feb 1839 in ,,New Brunswick. He died 2 in 1902 in Blissfield,Northumberland,New Brunswick. He married Margaret Ann Nancy Pratt on 25 Dec 1860 in Blissfield,Northumberland,New Brunswick. Farmer

Margaret Ann Nancy Pratt [Parents] was born 1, 2 on 4 Aug 1840 in , , Prince Edward Island. She died 3 on 9 Feb 1931 in Blissfield,Northumberland,New Brunswick. She married Joseph Beek on 25 Dec 1860 in Blissfield,Northumberland,New Brunswick.

They had the following children:
       F i Isabella Agnes Beek
      F ii Mary A Beek 1 was born 2 in Blissfield,Northumberland,New Brunswick.
      F iii Grace Beek 1 was born 2 in Blissfield,Northumberland,New Brunswick.
      M iv James W Beek
      F v Margaret J Beek
      M vi George Beek 1 was born 2 in Blissfield,Northumberland,New Brunswick.
      M vii Nathaniel Beek
      M viii Emery Beek 1 was born 2 in Blissfield,Northumberland,New Brunswick.
      F ix Susannah Edna Beek


Individual Notes

Note for:   Margaret Ann Nancy Pratt,   4 AUG 1840 - 9 FEB 1931         Index

Burial:   
     Date:   1931
     Place:   Northumberland, NB CN

Individual Note:
     MARGARET PRATT B. 1840 (alias Praught)
Pratt information online as of 2000, http://www.islandregister.com/praught.html

Nancy Beek widow of Joseph Beek deed signed by Nancy Beek, James Beek, Mary Beek Aug. 17, 1908

Individual Notes

Note for:   Nathaniel Underhill Beek,   11 APR 1875 - 24 MAR 1955         Index

Burial:   
     Date:   UNKNOWN
     Place:   NB CN

Individual Note:
     NATHANIEL BEEK
A second Nathaniel Beek given to me by Mrs. Betty Saunders who was doing research for a book she was writing "Colonial Families of the South West Miramichi". Birth is not confirmed. She also gave the birth dates of other members of the family but they in some cases conflicted with information from the NB Archives. Baptismal date for Nathaniel and 3 of his siblings was June 11, 1883.

Nathaniel Beek living Covered Bridge St Mary's York Co NB 1907 (Christy Munn);

Marriage Provincial Archives New Brunswick, Canada Film# F15579 Code B4/1896 #1103
Index to New Brunswick Marriages: 1847-1951 Northumberland County
Name: BEEK, NATHANIEL Married: MUNN, CHRISTIE Date: 1896-10-25 (YYYY-MM-DD)

Died age 91 approx. Visited by family members of his brother Joseph Beek in the 1940's & 1950's.
     Is is believed the 1901 Census below confirms that Nathaniel Beek 1 was alive and married at the time of the census.

1901 Census NB NORTHUMBERLAND (#19) New Brunswick Canada Enumerated March 15, 1901
Subdistrict: Blissfield c Page 6 Images are from National Archives Web Site Schedule 1
Microfilm T-6442 Transcriber: Jack Cassidy
26 46 Beak Nat M Head M Apr 11 1875 age 26 PANB *** note birth year is 1875 not 1874 here.
27 46 Beak Christy F Wife M Jun 16 1871 age 30 PANB
28 46 Beak Bula F Daughter S Mar 8 1894 age 7 PANB
29 46 Beak Grace F Daughter S Apr 12 1898 age 3 PANB
30 46 Beak Milly F Daughter S Jan 3 1899 age 2 PANB
31 46 Beak Alex M Son S Mar 18 1901 age 3 days PANB
32 46 Doak George M Lodger S Nov 9 1865 age 36 PANB
33 46 Parker Sarah F Lodger S Nov 23 1867 age 34 PANB
34 46 Parker Joseph M Son of lodger S Aug 12 1887 age 14 PANB
35 46 Parker Henery M Son of lodger S Feb 8 1889 age 12 PANB
36 46 Parker Bessie F Lodger S Jun 30 1892 age 9

1911 Census Northumberland County, New Brunswick, CN Sub-District 9, Blissfield Parish , Doaktown, page 11, Enumerated June 9/10, District 9 Enum. District 12 (crossed out) Recorded Feb. 2006.
#92 #93 Beek, Nat Blissfield, male head married b. April 1874 age 37 b. New Brunswick English Canadian, Baptist labourer yes lumber woods, 24- 54- 140 at end -yes yes
Beek Mrs. female wife married b. June, 1872 b. New Brunswick English, Canadian Baptist at end - yes yes
Beek, Frederick male son b. March 1901 age 10 b. New Brunswick, English, Canadian, Baptist
Beek, Grace female daughter b. April 1897 age 14, b. New Brunswick English, Canadian, Baptist
Beek, Millie, female, daughter b. January 1899 age 12, b. New Brunswick, English, Canadian, Baptist
Beek, Susie, female, daughter b. October 1904 age 7, b. New Brunswick, English, Canadian, Baptist
Beek, Annie female , daughter, March 1908, age 3, New Brunswick, English, Canadian, Baptist
Beek, Mabel female, daughter, April 1909, age 2, b. New Brunswick, English, Canadian, Baptist

Death Nathaniel Beek Registration New Brunswick RS141 Vital Statistics Died 1955/March 24, Vol. 217 Microfilm F20845

RS686 - Index to New Brunswick Land Grants [1784 - 1997] Microfilm F16479
NameBEEK, Nathaniel Volume180Grant number29313
CountyNorthumberlandDate12/05/1928
Accompanying plan---Acres91




Individual Notes

Note for:   Isabel Agnes Beek,   1 SEP 1862 - 12 APR 1920         Index

Individual Note:
     ISABEL BEEK B. ABT. 1861
Frequently called, "Bell"

Individual Notes

Note for:   Susan Edna Beek,   15 SEP 1886 - 1983         Index

Burial:   
     Date:   UNKNOWN
     Place:   NB CN

Individual Note:
     SUSAN BEEK B. 1885
Birth Date from 1901 Census for Blissfield, Northumberland Co., New Brunswick , Canada.
(14 Sept. 1885 a second possible birth date in the records)
Visited Mrs. Harley (Beek) Price in the Boisetown Nursing Home at the age of 90 in Photos were taken of her with Ken Beek and family in 1975.
Her recollections included: Father and grandfather were both named Joseph. The Pratts were from Germany. Her mother came over when she was 6 years old. James Scott Beek was her great uncle. Susan was the youngest in the family of 10. Father got 200 A. of crown land. Mother got it at his death and the Mitchells got it for nothing. Her dad's family were Jim, Nat, Henry, George in New Hampshire, Ann, Bill, Maggie. Mother made leather for 25 cents a pound. Susan recalled riding horses bareback. She said Beeks were from Northern Ireland.
Gramma's name was Nancy Pratt. Susan has grandchildren. (these were just snipits written down at the time)

Have the newspaper clipping of her obituary from the Miramichi Press (info from Ken Beek b. 1939)
Susan E. Price, of Priceville, died yesterday at her home. She was 98. She was predeceased by her husband and two sons Joseph L Price and Stanley A. Price.
She is survived by 9 daughters, Mrs. Jessie Charters, Mrs. Irvine Kenny (Winnie) Mrs Glen Fletcher (Jaunita), Mrs Manley Woodword (Doris), Mrs. W. H. Maston (Louise), all of Fredericton, Mrs Henry Munn (Margart), Ludlow, Mrs. Sanford Clowater (Mildred) MacNamee, Mrs. Leola Smith, Calgary Alta, Mrs. W. S. Rice (Flora) St. John, a son Henry C. Price, McNamee, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
A member of the St. James Anglican Church and church women's group, she was the remaining member of her family.
Visiting will be Thursday from 2-4 pm and from 7-9 pm at St. James Anglican Church, Ludlow, York Funeral Home is in Charge or arrangements. Funeral Services will be held from St. James Anglican Church Friday at 2 pm with Rev. Richard McConnell officiating.
Pallbearers will be Myles Russell, Manley Price, Gary Maston, Eugene Price, Richard Smith and Harley Clowater. Interment will take place in St. James Anglican Church Cemetery.

Barbara Susannah Price b. March 2, 1899, NB and died after 1914... Unsure if that is a first child born, but not listed on 1901 census. Baptism 1914 St. James Anglican Church Ludlow, NB

Individual Notes

Note for:   Elva Alice MacPherson,   7 NOV 1909 - 12 JUL 1998         Index

Burial:   
     Date:   15 JUL 1998
     Place:   Chatham, Northumberland, NB CN

Individual Note:
     ELVA MACPHERSON B. 1909
Chatham NB CN is presently called Miramichi 2002.
Attended the White School as did her family members and her children. Reunion of the White School, Chatham NB was held in July 1999, attended by her son Ken Beek (b. 1939) It was built on Wellington St. in 1878 for $3000. The school closed in 1957.

Elva attended school and graduated from grade 8. She took piano lessons and was able to play her old pump organ, which is still in working condition 2001. She was very attached to her parents. She worked at various homes in the town of Chatham as a cook, housekeeper and caretaker for the elderly. She was an excellent sewer and enjoyed rug hooking. She met Joseph Beek, considerably older than she was and they married just before WW II. He was in the military and was away much of the time in the early years of their marriage. When her husband died suddenly, in 1954, she was left a widow with 3 children under 14. Somehow she managed to hold the family together with a meager pension. She always enjoyed a joke and wanted to hear all the news of the family, her 5 grandchildren and the community. In later years she spent time at the home of her son Ken Beek. She sold her house and went into a retirement home, where she succumbed to cancer.

Miramichi Leader July 22, 1997 page 7 Section B
Obituary Elva A. Beek
Mrs. Elva A. Beek, 87 formerly of 43 Pleasant St., Chatham, passed away Monday, July 14, 1997, at Mount St., Joseph Home, Chatham.
Born in Chatham, she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Emma Lilly (McDowell) MacPherson. She was a homemaker and attended St. Andrew's United Church, Chatham.
She is survived by two sons: Kenneth Beek and wife Gloria , of Merrickville, Ont.; Joseph Beek and wife Eleanor , of Center Napan , NB, one daughter, Ruth McClelland of Trenton, Ont; grandchildren, Harold, Andrew , Avis, Kathey, and Brenda; five great-grand children and many nieces and nephews.
She is predeceased by her husband, Joseph Beek (1954). Last member of family.
The remains rested at Maher's Funeral Home. Funeral al service was held at Maher's Funeral Home Chapel, Wednesday, July 16, at 2 PM, with Rev. Don Britt officiating. Hymns were: Rock of Ages and The Old Rugged Cross. Organist was David Bunnell.
Active pallbearers were: Allison and Burt Gilliss, Harold Beek, Andrew Beek, Malcom MacPherson, and George MacPherson.
Burial was in Riverside Cemetery. Arrangements were under the care of Maher's Funeral Home, Chatham, 773-4321.