Mann, Johnstone Angus

Birth Name Mann, Johnstone Angus 1a 2a 3
Gender male
Age at Death 71 years, 7 months, 16 days

Narrative

Johnstone Angus was born in October 1899, a twin brother of Allison.
He was an employee of the New Glasgow Creamery, and in an article from the Guardian newspaper, the company noted his productivity. He was living in New Glasgow in 1928. Johnstone, like the his brothers, also did some of the roadwork on the Irishtown Road for Public works.
According to a local history of Irishtown/Burlington, Johnstone served in the merchant marine during the second world war. Ancestry has links to lists of crew members, including the ship S. S. Cyrus Field, where Johnstone served as a fireman during the 1940s. Sailing out of Halifax, Nova Scotia, the Cyrus Field was a repair ship for the Western Union Atlantic Cables company, performing maintenance and repairing breaks. These cable lines were critical for Allied communications during the war. Due to the nature of their work, especially in having to remain in position during a repair, the cable ships were not in a position to defend themselves, and often sailed in navy convoys. This made them "sitting ducks", and although many ships were attacked, the Cyrus Field was fortunate in not coming under fire. This information came from Bill Burns, who maintains a website on submarine cable ships.
Johnstone's first trip on the Cyrus Field was in 1942, where his occupation was fireman. He was a oiler on the ship on its 1947 trip to New York from Halifax.

Later he moved to Saint John, New Brunswick where he worked for the Irving Oil Company.

He died there in 1971 at the age of 72 years.

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth October 18, 1899 Irishtown, Lot 20, Queens County, Prince Edward Island, Canada   1b 2b 3
Christening April 18, 1901 Prince Edward Island, Canada    
Death June 3, 1971 Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada   3
Residence 1901 Lot 20, Queens County, Prince Edward Island, Canada   1c
Residence 1911 Queens County, Prince Edward Island, Canada   2c

Parents

Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Mann, William JohnstoneNovember 15, 1859April 10, 1901
Mother McFadyen, ElizabethMarch 24, 1869November 22, 1956
    Brother     Mann, Leslie Archibald September 8, 1892 December 10, 1974
    Brother     Mann, Andrew Robertson April 13, 1894 November 22, 1961
    Brother     Mann, William Keir December 6, 1896 June 6, 1992
    Brother     Mann, Allison Beer October 18, 1899 August 8, 1987
         Mann, Johnstone Angus October 18, 1899 June 3, 1971
    Sister     Mann, Hazel Elizabeth December 8, 1900 December 24, 1997

Source References

  1. 1901 Census of Canada
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        Birth date: 1899 Birth place: Pe Residence date: 1901 Residence place: Lot (township/canton) 20, Queen's (west/ouest), Prince Edward Island, Canada

      • Source text:

        Birth date: 1899 Birth place: Pe Residence date: 1901 Residence place: Lot (township/canton) 20, Queen's (west/ouest), Prince Edward Island, Canada

      • Source text:

        Birth date: 1899 Birth place: Pe Residence date: 1901 Residence place: Lot (township/canton) 20, Queen's (west/ouest), Prince Edward Island, Canada

  2. 1911 Census of Canada
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        Birth date: October 1899 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1911 Residence place: Queens, Prince Edward Island, Canada

      • Source text:

        Birth date: October 1899 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1911 Residence place: Queens, Prince Edward Island, Canada

      • Source text:

        Birth date: October 1899 Birth place: Prince Edward Island Residence date: 1911 Residence place: Queens, Prince Edward Island, Canada

  3. Ancestry.com: Canada, Voters Lists, 1935-1980