Beairsto, James Edison

Birth Name Beairsto, James Edison
Gender male
Age at Death 86 years, 6 months, 1 day


From the History of Baltic, available on the Island Lives website:

James Beairsto, son of Duncan (b. 1850, d. 1926) and Joanne (Wallace)
Beairsto (b. 1857, d. 1919) married 1879, and the grandson of William
Duncan Beairsto and Elizabeth Champion of Spring Valley, was born in
1900 at "Art Leards Mill" in Spring Valley and moved with his family, at
the age of eight, to Indian River. He later lived at the Baltic Mill where his
father was a miller and ground wheat with Burr Stones.

The Beairsto's were a very musical family; playing the violin, the organ,
and singing was a way of life for them and they brought entertainment and pleasure wherever they went. James began to play the violin at the age of nine and recalls playing at a dance in Indian River at the age of eleven and was reimbursed $6.50 for an evening. Other members of this family who lived in the Baltic were: Lucy, Millie, Grace, Bertha, Preston, and Fred.
James was employed for a number of years at MacNutt's Store,
Malpeque and in 1928 he purchased the farm of his brother-in-law, William Brander. In 1932 he married Hattie Campbell, daughter of Mamie Ellis and Russell Campbell, Indian River.


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth October 12, 1900 Prince Edward Island, Canada PEI Baptismal Index gave James Ellison, original record difficult to read  
Death April 13, 1987 Summerside, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada    


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