McKenzie, Minerva Hazel

Birth Name McKenzie, Minerva Hazel
Gender female
Age at Death 89 years, 7 days


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth April 16, 1908 Toney River, Nova Scotia  
Residence 1928   Minerva applied for her birth certificate, giving Pictou Co. as her residence
Marriage about 1930 Massachusetts, United States  
Residence 1935 Toney River, Nova Scotia possible that Minerva McEachern, living next to McKenzie families, went back to Nova Scotia. No trace of Johnstone on this list.
Death April 23, 1997   social security says Minerva H. McEachern died in Canada, death registered for this number in Massachusetts.
Residence 1940 Toney River, Nova Scotia Minerva made trips across the boarder in 1940 and 1942


Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father McKenzie, Leonard
Mother Johnston, Effie May
         McKenzie, Minerva Hazel


    Family of McEachern, William Johnstone John and McKenzie, Minerva Hazel
Married Husband McEachern, William Johnstone John
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage June 30, 1931 Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts according to census and city records, Mass Marriage Index
  1. McEachern, Aubrey Angus
  2. McEachern, Johnston Leonard



On a boarder crossing form, Minerva says she was in the United States from September 15 1928 to September 4 1940, and that her last residence was Woburn, Massachusetts. The form was dated October 1940, and she was resuming her residence in the United States. She gave her occupation as housewife. She gave similar information the next year, although her occupation was listed as domestic.
There was also a Minerva McEachern, living in Toney River, next to McKenzie families in the 1935 and 1940 voter's lists?
My guess is that with her husband possibly ill, perhaps had sent her two boys back to Nova Scotia while she was working in Massachusetts. She gave her residence as Pictou, Nova Scotia in 1935.
Her address was River John Nova Scotia in 1994 when her sister in law Jean died.

name: Minerva Maceachern
event: Census, event year: 1940
event place: Ward 5, Newton, Newton City, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
age: 32
marital status: Married
relationship to head of household (standardized): Servant
birthplace: Nova Scotia Canada, estimated birth year: 1908
residence in 1935: Pictou
Cohn family...
servant Minerva Maceachern F 32 Nova Scotia Canada
Citing this Record "United States Census, 1940," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 10 Feb 2013), Minerva Maceachern in household of Haskell Cohn, Ward 5, Newton, Newton City, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 9-429, sheet 5A, family 81, NARA digital publication T627, roll 1615.




  1. McKenzie, Leonard
    1. Johnston, Effie May
      1. McKenzie, Minerva Hazel
        1. McEachern, William Johnstone John
          1. McEachern, Aubrey Angus
          2. McEachern, Johnston Leonard