Author Topic: Joseph Sharpe died Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1881  (Read 1005 times)

Offline bigt

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Joseph Sharpe died Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1881
« on: Friday 31 August 12 22:01 BST (UK) »
I am looking for information on the death of Joseph Sharpe, born 1839, Lanarkshire, Scotland, who died at Halifax, Nova Scotia, on or around 12 September 1881.

He was the chief engineer on HMS Pheonix, which ran aground on Prince Edward Island on the night on 12 September 1881.  According to the information available, no lives were lost.

The date and place of death was taken form a Will/Probate Index.

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Re: Joseph Sharpe died Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1881
« Reply #1 on: Friday 31 August 12 22:53 BST (UK) »
There was no civil register on Prince Edward Island prior to 1906, vital statistics information is not readily available for that time period from one specific source.
Many churches kept records of baptisms, marriages and deaths. It is from these registers that available baptismal and death information prior to 1906 has been abstracted. The Public Archives and Records Office has microfilmed a large number of church records from parishes across Prince Edward Island.
Apparently, indexes are available for some records of the Church of Scotland, St. John's Presbyterian Church in Belfast, St. Peter's Anglican Church in Charlottetown and St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church on Lennox Island.
The type and amount of information in these records varies by church. Generally deaths were poorly documented in comparison to baptisms or marriages.

http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/index.php3?number=1019767&lang=E

This site explains the dates etc for deaths in Nova Scotia
https://www.novascotiagenealogy.com/Deaths.aspx

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Re: Joseph Sharpe died Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1881
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 19 April 14 01:01 BST (UK) »
There were several answers on a duplicate thread...Including a newspaper death notice confirming  the date...please follow the link & answer there if you wish to participate in this query.
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=613538.0
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