Robert James Neilson

6 April 1885–May 1964 (Age 79)
Shirley Settlement, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada

The Life of Robert James

When Robert James Neilson was born on 6 April 1885, in Shirley Settlement, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada, his father, Alexander Neilson, was 37 and his mother, Annie Susan Shanks, was 21. He married Matilda Ann Laskey on 26 June 1912, in York, New Brunswick, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in New Brunswick, Canada in 1885 and York, New Brunswick, Canada for about 10 years. He died in May 1964, in Saint John, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

Robert James Neilson
Matilda Ann Laskey
Marriage: 26 June 1912
Phyllis Muriel Neilson
Clyde Alexander Neilson
Margaret Ethel Neilson

Spouse and Children

26 June 1912
York, New Brunswick, Canada


Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (3)

1901 · Hartland Covered Bridge

Age 16

July 4, 1901, the Hartland covered bridge was finished. It spans across the Saint John River, making it the longest covered bridge. Until it was built, the only way across the river was by ferry.
1937 · Miramichi Strike

Age 52

August 20, 1937, the Miramichi lumber strike took place. Over 1,500 millworkers and longshoremen struck 14 lumber firms for wage increases.
1955 · Recorder Low Temperature

Age 70

In 1955, New Brunswick broke the record with a freezing temperature of -47.2° C, in Sisson Dam

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: patronymic from Neill .2 Americanized form of Swedish Nilsson .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • James Neilson in household of Alexander Neilson, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • James Nielson, "New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950"
  • James Neilson in entry for Clyde Alexander Neilson and Thelma Eugenia Lee, "New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950"

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