Jacob Frederick 1910-1984

Barbara Carver

Jacob F. Penney, Sr. 1984 Halifax Herald

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Epworth United Church, New Germany, Rev. Gary Patterson officiating, for Jacob Frederick Penney, Sr., 63, of New Germany, who died Saturday in Victoria General Hospital, Halifax.

Born in Upper Northfield, he was a son of the late Charles Archibald and Lois Ray (Morton) Penney.

He was a farmer for 46 years and a regular worker in the woods. In his early life he drove the rural mail to North River for fifteen years. He was a trustee for North Rosedale School and later a member of the Municipal School Board. As a municipal councillor for eighteen years, he played a major role in keeping the ambulance service in the community and bringing the South Shore Library Bookmobile to the area. He was also instrumental in bringing other major services to the New Germany area.

He was a member of the Progressive Conservative party and was an adherent of the United Church. He was a founding member of Rosedale Home for Special Care. He was a registered Shorthorn cattle farmer and an honourary member of the Federation of Agriculture. For fifteen years he was a director of the South Shore Exhibition.

He is survived by his wife, the former Barbara Helen Carver; one daughter, Rosemary (Mrs. John Rafuse), New Germany; four sons, Frank, Merigomish; Jacob, Jr., and Bruce, of New Germany; Dale of Pinehurst; two sisters, Mrs. Mabel Slauenwhite, Randolph, Mass.; Margaret (Mrs. Merlin Spidle), Barss Corner; four brothers, Clifford and Gilbert ,both of Upper Northfield; Elmer, Watford; Victor, Eastern Passage; twelve grandchildren.

He was predeceased by a sister, Lexie; and three brothers, Roger, Wilfrid, and Clive.

Burial will be in Epworth United Cemetery.

Donations may be made to Rosedale Home for Special Care.

 Clifford Henry Chesley  Bridgewater Bulletin 1950

With the passing away of Clifford Chesley, at his home early on Saturday morning, August 26, the community of Dayspring lost one of its oldest, best known and most highly respected residents.  He had been in ill health for the past six months.  He was a man of firm principles; in religion, an adherent of the Baptist Church.

Born in New Germany in 1868, the son of the late Henry Chesley and Sarah Rhodenizer Chesley, he has been a resident here for 73 years.  Three sisters survive him.  They are: Susan, Mrs.Dan Savage;  Bertha, Mrs. Alton Gooch;  Eva, Mrs. Jap Phillips, all of North Eastern, Mass.  Five sisters and three brothers predeceased him.

His wife, who survives him, was formerly Miss Mary Mae Eisenhauer of Worcester, Mass.

The funeral was held from his home on Tuesday afternoon, with the Rev. D.L. Kennedy and Lic. Seth Crowell officiating.  A favourite hymn, "Blest Be the Tie That Binds," was sung.  Walmot Conrad sang, as a special request, the solo, "Prodigal Son."  The pallbearers, all close friends of the family, were Bertie Robar,  Wilbert Mailman, Douglas Tumblin, and Wilmot Conrad.

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