Edward Spragg Nurse of Richard

NURSE, Edward Spragg
      Born: Salmon Cove; baptized 25 June 1834, St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Trinity, by William Bullock
      Died: 21 August 1884, age 50; buried 28 August 1884, Salmon Cove East
      Father: Richard Nurse
      Mother: Mary Spragg
      Married: 29 November 1862, St. Paul's Church, Trinity; Witnesses: Robert Nurse, Ann Nurse, Jacob Pitcher, Elizabeth Forde, Albert Freeman, Mary Freeman, George Lambe, Johanna Bestone
      Spouse: Honor Forde
      Born: baptized 12 February 1843, Trinity Anglican Parish
      Died: age 39; buried 08 February 1882, Salmon Cove East
      Father: James Forde
      Mother: Sarah Freeman
      Children:
           [1] Sophia Nurse; born 29 July 1864; baptized 07 August 1864, by Arthur Watts, Reader, St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Trinity; died May 1865 (10 months), burial 16 May 1865 from St. Silas Church, English Harbour
           [2] William Nurse; born 31 July 1866, Salmon Cove; baptized 12 August 1866, Trinity Anglican Parish; died 1 June 1879, age 12 years and 10 months; buried 15 June 1879, Salmon Cove
           [3] Sophia Blackett Nurse; born 20 December 1868, Salmon Cove; christened 14 February 1869 by Benjamin Smith, Trinity Anglican Parish
           [4] Sarah Elizabeth Nurse; born about 1871; christened 05 March 1871, Trinity Anglican Parish
           [5] Edward Richard; born 04 April 1873, Salmon Cove; christened 01 June 1873, Trinity Anglican Parish, by Jacob Pitcher
           [6] Mary Nurse; born 1874, Salmon Cove East; christened 27 September 1874, Trinity Anglican Parish
           [7] James Nurse; born 18 April 1876, Salmon Cove; christened 07 May 1876, Trinity East – Port Rexton Anglican Parish
           [8] Edmund Sprague Nurse; born 26 April 1878, Salmon Cove East; christened 02 June 1878, Trinity East – Port Rexton Anglican Parish
           [9] Uriah (Urias) Nurse; born 10 March 1880, Salmon Cove East; christened 06 May 1880, Trinity East – Port Rexton Anglican Parish
           [10] Honor Nurse; born 13 January 1882, Salmon Cove East; christened 02 April 1882, Trinity East-Port Rexton Anglican Parish

Note: William, son of Edward and Honor, may have been the William Nurse lost in the Trinity Bay sealing disaster during the Storm of 1892.

NURSE, William
      Born: 31 July 1866, Salmon Cove; baptized 12 August 1866, Trinity Anglican Parish
      Father: Edward Spragg Nurse
      Mother: Honor Forde
      Married: 24 May 1896, Trinity East-Port Rexton Anglican Parish
      Spouse: Grace Ann Penny
      Born: March 1878, Green Bay Cove
      Children:
           [1] Charles Edward Nurse; born September 1896, Green Bay Cove; christened 08 November 1896, Trinity East – Port Rexton Anglican Parish
           [2] Henry George Nurse; born July 1901, Green Bay Cove; christened 11 August 1901, Trinity East-Port Rexton Anglican Parish
           [3] Cecilia Jane Nurse; born November 1903, Green Bay Cove; christened 06 December 1903, Trinity East-Port Rexton Anglican Parish

NURSE, Mary
      Born: 1874, Salmon Cove East; christened 27 September 1874, Trinity Anglican Parish
      Died: 16 June 1935, aged about 61; buried 18 June 1935, Anglican Cemetery, Champney’s East
      Father: Edward Spragg Nurse
      Mother: Honor Forde
      Married: 14 June 1906, Trinity East-Port Rexton Anglican Parish
      Spouse: Esau Nurse (first cousin)
      Born: 27 November 1876, Green Bay Cove; christened 25 March 1877, Trinity East – Port Rexton Anglican Parish
      Died: October 1962, aged 85, Champney’s East
      Father: William Nurse
      Mother: Cecilia Hiscock
      Children:
           [1] William Edward; born July 1908; christened 02 August 1908, Trinity East-Port Rexton Anglican Parish
           [2] Pearl May Nurse; born February 1912, Champney’s East; christened 25 February 1912, Trinity East-Port Rexton Anglican Parish
           [3] Uriah Nurse; born circa 1917

NURSE, Edmund Spragg
      Born: 26 April 1878, Salmon Cove East; christened 02 June 1878, Trinity East – Port Rexton Anglican Parish
      Father: Edward Spragg Nurse
      Mother: Honor Forde
      Married: 29 May 1907, Trinity East – Port Rexton Parish
      Spouse: Beatrice Mary Hookey
      Born: 12 October 1882, Salmon Cove West; christened 20 November 1882, Trinity East – Port Rexton Anglican Parish
      Father: John Hookey
      Mother: Jane Goldsworthy
      Children:
           [1] Leona Nurse; born December 1908, Champney’s East
           [2] Lillian Nurse; born November 1911, Champney’s East
           [3] Florence Nurse; born circa 1912 (1935 census)
           [3] Annie Nurse; born November 1914, Champney’s East
           [4] James Harvey. Nurse; born August 1915, Champney’s East
           [5] Richard Stewart Nurse; born November 1920, Champney’s East

Note: in 1945, Edmund Sprague, who apparently went by the name of Sprague, was a retired fisherman. He was also a widower and had sons Richard S. and James Harvey living at home. Richard, age 26, was listed as a Soldier who had formerly been a fisherman. James Harvey, age 24, was apparently engaged in Lumbering, but was also a former fisherman. In 1935 Sprague and his 16-year-old son Richard were engaged in the Shore Cod fishery, while 18-year-old James was employed in the Labrador Cod fishery.

NURSE, Charles Edward
      Born: September 1896, Green Bay Cove; christened 08 November 1896, Trinity East – Port Rexton Anglican Parish
      Father: William Nurse
      Mother: Grace Ann Penny
      Spouse: Olive
      Born: circa 1897
      Children:
           [1] William Nurse, born August 1920, Green Bay Cove
           [2] Marjorie Nurse, born circa 1922
           [3] Gilbert Nurse, born circa 1925 (engaged in Cod fishery in 1945)
           [4] Joseph Nurse, born circa 1926 (School Teacher in 1945)
           [5] Jessie Helen Nurse, born circa 1934


NURSE, Cecilia Jane
      Born: November 1903, Green Bay Cove; christened 06 December 1903, Trinity East-Port Rexton Anglican Parish
      Father: William Nurse
      Mother: Grace Ann Penny
      Spouse: Arthur Barnes
      Born: February 1903, Champney’s West
      Died: before 2006
      Father: Frank Barnes
      Mother: Joanna

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