Beatrice Victorie Cook 's Life

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Beatrice Victorie (née Cook) Balfour[C.] and Descendants
First daughter of Alexander[C.] and Mary Catherine (née Hottot) Cook;
1904 – 1959

BEATRICE VICTORIE COOK was born in Point La Nim on the 20th of March 1904 and baptised privately according to Catholic rites on the 15th of May 1905. The French form of her name is used here, rather than the Anglicised ‘Beatrix Victoria’, as Beatrice appears to have become the common form in later life.
Beatrice spent her childhood and early adulthood at the family farm in Point La Nim. She was there in 1921 and in 1935, and remained there until her marriage in 1938. Raised in a household split between a Presbyterian father and a Roman Catholic mother, Beatrice seems to …show more content…

Herman died in 1975.
Evangeline ‘Vangie’ (née Cook) Flanagan[C.]
Second daughter of Alexander[C.] and Mary Catherine (née Hottot) Cook;
1905 – aft. 1935

EVANGELINE ‘VANGIE’ COOK was born in Point La Nim on the 7th of July 1905 and raised on her family’s farm there. According to the 1921 Canada Census, she was a student attending school nine months of the year. She appears on historical records as a Presbyterian like her father, rather than a Roman Catholic like her mother.
On the 2nd March 1933, Evangeline married Abraham ‘Abe’ Flanagan of Richibucto. Born in 1913 to parents Edgar and Bridget (née Radin) Flanagan, Abe was a mill employee and a member of the Anglican Church. The pair were married at 125 Adelaide Street, Dalhousie by licence.

Evangeline’s signature following her marriage in 1933.

Until at least 1935, the pair resided in Point La Nim. Abe, along with his brothers, all came to work at the International Paper Company newsprint mill that opened in Dalhousie towards the end of the 1920s.
Little is known of Evangeline’s children. Doug Chapados noted that there was “an awful big gang” of them and places the number of Evange-line’s children at seventeen. Whether such a figure is accurate or not remains unknown. At least one of them was an Ernest ‘Ernie’ Flana-gan.
Thereafter, however, the fates of Evangeline and her husband are largely

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