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Message started by June Tower on 16. Apr 2005 at 18:52

Title: Family of Walter Tower
Post by June Tower on 16. Apr 2005 at 18:52

Trying to find information on Walter Tower who died 11 Oct 1945 and believed to be buried in Hillside Cemetery.Who were his parents,siblings,wife ,and children.Any help would be appreciated.

Title: Re: Family of Walter Tower
Post by Catherine Dickie on 17. Apr 2005 at 23:47

Private Walter Henry Tower,1901-11 Oct.1945.buried in Hillside Cemetery Springhill.F 87346,s/o John & Fannie___---Tower,,h/w Sadie Cole,father of Mrs Harold Fisher of Springhill.
John & Fannie were of Worchester,Mass.U.S.A.,
Walter & Sadie m/June 1922.,
He was in The Royal Canadian Army Service Corps.,
Catherine

Title: Re: Family of Walter Tower
Post by June Tower on 19. Apr 2005 at 01:53

Catherine,Thanks for the info,it confirms that Walter was the son of John Tower & Fannie Lewis.They were on the 1901 census,Hillsborugh,Albert Co. with 5 of their 9 children. Beleive they moved to Amherst and later to Worcester,Mass. Walter apparently was the only child to remain in Canada

Title: Re: Family of Walter Tower
Post by Laurie Atkinson on 27. May 2005 at 13:46

I was the second husband of Dorothy Tower, the only offspring of Walter Tower and Sadie Cole Tower.  Dorothy died in Mar. 2001.  She was divorced from Harold Fisher. Dorothy and Harold had three daughters now living in the area; Betty Mac Donald , Springhill.  Shirley Thomas and Linda Goguen of Moncton. John and Fannie Lewis were formerly of Turtle Creek, N.B. They may have lived in Amherst area but with the exception of Walter the whole family emigrated to Worcester Mass John and Fannie Lewis Tower had five boys; Walter, George, Charles, John, Arthur and three daughters;  Winnie Tower Singer, Lillian  Tower Billings and Jennie Tower Eckers. Later on Winnie and  Lillian  moved  to Milwaukee, Wisconsin . I keep in contact via e-mail with  Dora  Tower Bard , Arthur's daughter who lives in North Brookfield, Mass. a short drive from Worcester.  

Title: Re: Family of Walter Tower
Post by June Tower on 30. May 2005 at 00:16

Laurie,
Thanks for the help. I am trying to complete my records on the family of John Tower and Orenda O'Brien,Walter would have been their grandson. These families appear on the 1901 census for Albert Co.,listed under Hillsborough Parish. Could you supply the birth date and place of burial for Dorothy and her mother. I have bits and pieces of information on the rest  of the family and would be happy to share if anyone is interested.

Title: Re: Family of Walter Tower
Post by laurie atkinson on 03. Jun 2005 at 01:43

Further information on the family of Walter Tower
His wife Sadie Josephine Cole Porter Born 1898 died 1965
His daughter Dorothy Tower Fisher Atkinson- born 11 March1923 died 15  March 2001
Both mother and daughter buried at Hillside Cemetery, Springhill Nova Scotia

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