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Keddy/Bushey Marriage

Keddy/Bushey Marriage

Posted: 1354054495000
Classification: Query
Looking for the marriage date for Percy Seymour Keddy b. Jan 10-1902 and Viva Bushey b. Oct. 12 1904 both in Novia Scotia. By 1934 had a son in Saint John, NB.

Re: Keddy/Bushey Marriage

Posted: 1357746013000
Classification: Query
Hi there,

In case you havent seen this already,

I have yet to come across a marriage record or reference to one however for Percy Seymour Keddy, besides that document above which does show she did marry a Keddy.

If I can be of more help let me know!

Re: Keddy/Bushey Marriage

Posted: 1358014385000
Classification: Query
Thanks for this source. I did not have either of them yet.
Ordered paper copies! If you find anything else please contact me and if I ever find an actual marriage record I will send it to you. Sherry

Re: Keddy/Bushey Marriage

Posted: 1358086877000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1358087575000
Hi Sherry,

Found something else for you this morning.
A child born to Percy & Viva in NB

Thelma Mae Keddy
b: jul 1 1934 St. John, NB
d: Aug 24 1934 St. John, NB
father : Seymour Keddy of NS
mother: Viva Addison (Bushey) of NS

Also based on the birth record for Viva, it was stated the applicant Bernard R. Bushey was her brother - so I checked and found a marriage record for him

Bernard Russell Bushey (b: c1897 Freeport, NS)
married to Eleanor Frances Gilbert on January 13th, 1926 in Digby CO.

THey were both of the Baptist Religion. He is listed as the son of David Bushey from Weymouth? and Mary (possibly THurston?)
ELeanor Frances his wife, daughter of Ellwood Gilbert and (cant make it out)


Re: Keddy/Bushey Marriage

Posted: 1358087885000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1358088225000
Im not sure what you need, or have...but hope this information is helpful

Another child born to the Bushey family, which clears up some of the ? I had in my previous post

George Henry Bushey b: Aug 7 1887 in Freeport, Digby Co., NS
father: David Bushey (born Belliveau Cove, NS)
mother: Mary C. (Catherine) Thurber (clears up the "Thurston" I thought)

The Mother Mary C. Bushey (Thurber) made the application herself which tells us in 1948 that David Bushey was already deceased.

Here is a death record, for a son of George Henry Busheys (Brother to Viva)

and a death record for Viva's father, David Bushey

Which shows us he was born Jan 16, c 1861 (Based on his age at death) He is stated again from Belliveau Cove, NS.
Lists his father as David Bushey Sr. from Sherbrooke, Quebec and mother unknown from Cork, Ireland.

Informant is stated to be Earl, another son of his.

Re: Keddy/Bushey Marriage

Posted: 1358090102000
Classification: Query
Like I said I dont know what you already have but I figured Id carry on for as much as I can. (I have no relation to this family just like to help when I can)

Ive attached the 1891 Census for Freeport, Digby which has David & Mary Bushey (nee Thurber) and family.

David b:1860 NS age 31 States father b:Ontario m:Ireland
Mary b:1865 NS age 26 States both parents b: NS
Margaret b:c1884 USA age 3
George H. b:c1888 NS
Dora M. b:c1890 NS age1

1901 Census (Freeport, Digby Co.)
Attached Census

David Head b: Jan 16 1860 NS age 40
Mary Wife b: Mar 12 1864 NS age 36
Margarett Dau b: Jan 14 1884 NS age 17
George H. Son b: Aug 7 1887 NS age 13
Dora M. Dau b: Oct 15 1889 NS age 11
Kathleen Dau b: Feb 6 1893 NS age 8
Bernard Son b: Feb 6 1893 NS age 8
Rita Dau b: Dec 4 1897 NS age 3
Aleta Dau b: Jan 4 1900 NS age 1

Youll notice that Margarett is stated born in NS this census, not USA.

1911 Census (Freeport, Digby NS)
BUSHEY (everyone born NS)-attached census

David, Head 51 Jan 1860
Mary Wife 46 Mar 1865
George Son 23 Aug 1887
Kathelene Dau 18 Feb 1892
Bernard Son 16 Feb 1895
Rita Dau 10 Dec 1887
Alita Dau 8 Jan 1902
Velma Dau 9 Feb 1902
Viva Dau 6 Oct 1904
Earl Son 7 Mar 1905

Re: Keddy/Bushey Marriage

Posted: 1358090972000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1358091273000
Here is David Bushey living in the USA (Gloucester, Essex Massachusetts, with his parents and siblings in the 1870 Census)

David Head b:1835 Canada, age 35 Occ: Rigger
Mary Wife b:1837 Rhode Island age 33
David Son b:1860 Nova Scotia age 10
Adaline Dau. b:1854 Nova Scotia age 16
John W. Son b:1862 Nova Scotia age 8
Henry Son b:1865 Nova Scotia age 5
Charles Son b:1866 Massachusetts age 4
Mary E. Dau b:1869 Massachusetts age 1

Birth Record for Leta Pearl Bushey (Jan 4 1900 Freeport)

Dora Boshey married to Holland Thurber. Here is them on the 1911 Census (living next to her family)

Holland Head 38yrs B: Aug 1872 NS
Dora Wife 22yrs B: Oct 1888 NS

Found this as well in Saint John, NB Records, a sister to Vivas.

Index to Provincial Registrations of Births
Sex M
Date 1917-02-09
Father INGRAM, R. B.
Number 3954
Code A5/1917
Microfilm F24966

I have attached Leta Pearl Bushey's marriage record to Ronald B. Ingram as well.


Re: Keddy/Bushey Marriage

Posted: 1358091499000
Classification: Query
Marriage Record found in Saint John, NB for Rita May Bushey.
(found it interesting she married a "Addison" and on the death record for Vivas son in 1934, NB it listed her surnam as Addison with BUSHEY in brackets.

(sorry for the info overload, kinda got on a roll)


Re: Keddy/Bushey Marriage

Posted: 1358094290000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1358094774000
Dont know if your interested in the KEDDY Ancestry or not
Here is the marriage record for Percy Seymour Keddys parents

William Abner Keddy & Cassie May Jessop.

Also obituary

"Keddy, Theodore M. - At home on March 13, 1998, Theodore Malcolm of Hickey Road, passed away.
"Born in Saint John, son of Viva (Bushey) and the late Seymour Keddy. He had been a career Soldier with the Canadian Armed Forces as well as serving in the Korean War and was a member of Branch 14 Royal Canadian Legion. In addition to his mother he is survived by his long time companion, Edith Fleet, a son Daniel of Chalk River, Ontario, and a daughter, Karen Clouthier and her husband Kim of Petawawa, Ontario, two sisters, Carole Keddy of Saint John and Evelyn Jones and her husband Kenneth of Essex, Mass, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren, and a niece and a nephew."

Found this interesting as I have a Fleet tie in NS in my tree. Also to point out I live in Petawawa, Ontario which is just 10-15 up the road from Chalk River,.

Here is the marriage record for David Bushey and Mary Thurber, (Viva's parents) surname incorrectly entered as Butcher.

Re: Keddy/Bushey Marriage

Posted: 1358095619000
Classification: Query
Thanks so much for and and all your information. I have some info, but anything you send will be helpful as I am looking for 2-3 documents (like birth, death, marriage records) to prove each piece of data before I will give it to my friend for whom I am trying to help discover her father's biological parents' genealogy. I have searched for months on ancestry as well as through the few documents my friend had and the internet as a whole and the only Viva Bushey that comes close to being the biological mother is the Viva who married Keddy. If I ever find Viva and Seymour Percy Keddy's marriage certificate I think I can prove or rule out this Viva and you never know where mention of that marriage date will come from, so thanks again. Take Care, Sherry
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