Nov 24th, 1910
History of Kings County.
The History of Kings County, Nova Scotia, the famous Evangeline Country, comprising about nine hundred pages is just published. Dr. Eaton, the author of the work, an Episcopal clergyman and a literary man of much prominence, has given three years to the writing of it, and in its pages will be found a graphic account of the countys varied history, from the earliest French settlement to the present time. Five years after the expulsion of the Acadians a large number of families of the utmost importance in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut, attracted by the offer of the rich lands of the exiled French, removed to Nova Scotia, and from these planters the present population and many notable persons in the United States, and in other parts of Canada, are sprung. To the story of this migration Dr. Eaton has devoted many pages of his book, and it is not too much to say that in his treatment of it what to many people will be an entirely new episode in American history, will be brought to light. The western part of the county was settled later by American Loyalists, and this historic migration, also, receives in the book its share of attention. In the work, the countys industrial, political, educational, religious, and family history have been traced, and the book will certainly prove one of the notable contributions to American local history. For all persons born in the county or whose ancestors lived there, and who are interested in their families history, or in the history of the county, the book has deep interest.
Mr. E. Mosher
Mr. Ephraim Mosher, a native of Lunenburg County, but for the past forty years has resided in Kings County, passed away suddenly at his home in Grafton on the morning of November 7th. The deceased had been confined to the house for over a year, and had been a sufferer for sometime with rheumatism and dropsy. The death, however, occurred from heart failure. His first wife, who was also a native of Lunenburg County, died five years ago, and in August, 1907, Mr. Mosher was married to Annie, widow of the late Captain Cook, of Harborville, who most faithfully performed the duty of caring for Mr. Mosher during his long period of almost complete helplessness.
The funeral took place on Wednesday, November 9th. Services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Bryant. Messrs. Ambrose Burke, Ernest Bowlby, James Moody and Grant R. Bowles, all most respected neighbors of the deceased, performed the duties of pallbearers, and the remains were laid to rest beside those of his wife in the Methodist Cemetery, but a few steps from his former home.
The coffin was covered with many beautiful floral offerings, including lilies from Mrs. G.E. Best, sprays from Mrs. G.R. Bowles and Miss Burke; cross from Mrs. J. Moody, and wreaths from Misses Jennie Moody, Vivian Bowles and May Keddy. Besides a sorrowing widow, the deceased leaves three brothers, Peter of Waterville, William, of Chester, and John, of Booth Bay, Maine. Another brother, who resided in Lunenburg County, passed away but a few months ago.