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John Robert Carson
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Birth: Aug., 1876
Death: Dec. 6, 1917
Halifax
Nova Scotia, Canada

John Robert Carson, 41, was a victim of the Halifax Explosion. He perished with his wife and three youngest children. His two eldest children survived.

John was married to Catherine Major on 11 October 1904, Halifax.
They had five children:

John Edward (Nov. 1904-?)
Kathleen Cecelia (8 April 1908-?)
Harold (1911-6 Dec 1917)
Gordon (1913-6 Dec 1917)
Lillian (1916-6 Dec 1917)

The family lived at 1410 Barrington Street.

Due to the amount of damage done, the tsunami, the fires and a snowstorm just days later, many bodies were either not recovered until the spring or summer. Many bodies were never found at all.

The charred remains of John Sr, Catherine, Harold, Gordon and Lillian were later buried in separate cemeteries probably due to each set of remains being located at different times. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Catherine Major Carson (1885 - 1917)*
 
 Children:
  Harold Carson (1911 - 1917)*
  Gordon Carson (1913 - 1917)*
  Lillian Carson (1916 - 1917)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Holy Cross Cemetery
Halifax
Halifax County
Nova Scotia, Canada
 
Created by: GenealogyBuff
Record added: Nov 20, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 80731786
John Robert Carson
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