George Arthur JOLLIMORE

Male 1879 - 1947  (68 years)


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  • Name George Arthur JOLLIMORE 
    Born 20 Sep 1879  Northwest Arm, Halifax, NS Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 30 May 1880  Halifax County, NS Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Baptism 6 Feb 1881  Halifax, Halifax, NS Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Name George William Jollimore 
    Died 1 Oct 1947  Halifax, Halifax, NS Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    Buried Camp Hill Cemetery, Halifax, NS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I93187  A Few Relatives of Bob and Mary Hegerich
    Last Modified 20 Apr 2008 

    Father John William JOLLIMORE,   b. 4 Dec 1854, Prospect, Halifax, NS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1930, Terence Bay, Halifax, NS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Relationship Adopted 
    Mother Leah SLAUENWHITE,   b. 3 Aug 1855, Terence Bay, Halifax, NS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1931, Terence Bay, Halifax, NS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Relationship Adopted 
    Married 25 Mar 1874  Terence Bay, Halifax, NS Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Family ID F5964  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father George Edward JOLLIMORE,   b. 10 Jun 1840, Mill Cove, Lunenburg, NS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1914, Prospect, Halifax, NS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Margaret GRONO,   b. 1846, Halifax County, NS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1884, Halifax County, NS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Married 15 Nov 1862  Halifax, Halifax, NS Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Family ID F7594  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine Elizabeth SLAUENWHITE,   b. Abt 16 Oct 1882, Terence Bay, Halifax, NS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1980, Halifax, Halifax, NS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 97 years) 
    Married 10 Jul 1899  Terence Bay, Halifax, NS Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Children 
     1. John Frederick JOLLIMORE,   b. 28 Oct 1899, Terence Bay, Halifax, NS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 10 Jan 1981, Halifax, Halifax, NS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     2. Ideala JOLLIMORE,   b. 22 Mar 1902, Terence Bay, Halifax, NS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1902, Terence Bay, Halifax, NS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Sadie Ideala JOLLIMORE,   b. 19 Feb 1903, Terence Bay, Halifax, NS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1976, Fairfield, Fairfield, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     4. Nellie Verta JOLLIMORE,   b. 25 Feb 1905, Terence Bay, Halifax, NS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1985, Dartmouth, Halifax, NS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     5. Ida Marie JOLLIMORE,   b. 14 Jun 1908, Terence Bay, Halifax, NS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1996, Leonia, Bergen, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     6. Jessie Madeline JOLLIMORE,   b. 3 Oct 1910, Terence Bay, Halifax, NS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1981, NS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     7. Lillian Avis JOLLIMORE,   b. 26 Jun 1912, Terence Bay, Halifax, NS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1967, Halifax, Halifax, NS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     8. George Harvey JOLLIMORE,   b. 1 Aug 1914, Terence Bay, Halifax, NS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1995, Halifax, Halifax, NS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     9. Evelyn Hattie JOLLIMORE,   b. 7 Oct 1915, Terence Bay, Halifax, NS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1995, Halifax, Halifax, NS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     10. Florence JOLLIMORE,   b. 11 Dec 1917, Halifax, Halifax, NS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1990, Halifax, Halifax, NS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    Last Modified 13 Nov 2022 
    Family ID F7722  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • JOLLIMORE family oral history has it that this George JOLLIMORE was illegitimate, born in Jollimore to a wealthy married woman whose husband told her she could stay but not the child (who might have been born to someone named Something like GOOLEY?) could not. It is said that he child was adopted by a JOLLIMORE family from Terence Bay and he took the name JOLLIMORE.

      It is known that John W. and Leah JOLLIMORE of Terence Bay have an adopted son named George Arthur JOLLIMORE living with them in 1881 and 1891. He is gone in 1901, but in 1899, a George JOLLIMORE of Terence Bay m. Catherine Elizabeth [Betsy] SLAUNWHITE and they live in Terence Bay. Later, in 1947, Betsy SLAUNWHITE's husband dies and, on his death certificate, his parents' names are given as John and Leah JOLLIMORE. His death certificate also states that he was b. 20 Sep 1879.

      On the 1899 civil marriage record of Betsy SLAUNWHITE and George JOLLIMORE, his parents are given as George and Margaret (Grono) JOLLIMORE. George and Margaret do have a son, George William JOLLIMORE, who is b. at the same time as George Arthur. Also, there are two distinct baptismal records and 1881 Census entries for George William and George Arthur, so one would think that they are two different people. But in 1891, the children of George and Margaret are living with Peter and Sophia JOLLIMORE, and George Arthur is conspicuous by his absence. And, the witnesses at the 1899 marriage of George and Betsy are the s/o Peter JOLLIMORE and his wife, so all things considered, the Grono name on George's marriage record is difficult to dismiss since it fits the story of an illegitimate birth and the disappearance of George William.

      All things considered, I believe that, on balance, the weight of evidence would seem to tell us that the man who marries Betsy SLAUENWHITE and dies 1947 is George Arthur JOLLIMORE, alias George William JOLLIMORE, and that they are one and the same person, the two baptisms and Census entries not withstanding. [Bob H]

  • Sources 
    1. [S67] 1881 Census of *NS*, Halifax County, Terence Bay, family #17.

    2. [S81] 1901 Census of *NS*, Halifax County, Terence Bay, family #4.

    3. [S9289] Parish Register, St. Paul's Anglican Church--Halifax, Abstracted by Joe Whitby.

    4. [S4521] Obituary Notice for George Jollimore.

    5. [S9289] Parish Register, St. Paul's Anglican Church--Halifax, Cited by Iris Shea.

    6. [S12554] !NS Historical Vital Statistics, 1947, book 1947, page 4810.

    7. [S12554] !NS Historical Vital Statistics, 1874, page 59, #128.

    8. [S9275] Parish Register, St. Luke's Anglican Church--Halifax, Cited by Iris Shea.

    9. [S12554] !NS Historical Vital Statistics, 1899, p.199, #216.