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Howard Webster’s Ancestors
Photos, Records, & Newsprint

Included here are the more interesting and relevant photos, records, and newspaper articles we came across when researching Howard’s ancestors.

On this page:
James Kitchin – Howard’s uncle – (1839-1916)
James Kitchin – Howard’s grandfather – (1818-1874)
James Kitchin – Howard’s g-g-grandfather – (born b.1780)
David Butler Webster – Howard’s father – (1841-1911)
Edward Webster – Howard’s grandfather – (1804-1888)

James Kitchin – 1839-1916 (Howard’s uncle)

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James Kitchin (jr.) – Shipbuilder
ca.1905
Back: Dr. J.S. Muray & Albert Munro.
Front: Minnie & James Kitchin,
& daughter Louisa
(Source: “Wooden Ships of River John” )

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James Kitchin
Appointed: Fishery Overseer

Privy Council Minutes, 4 Sep 1897
R.G. 2, Series 1, Volume 744

(Source: Library and Archives, Canada)

 

James Kitchin – 1818-1874 (Howard’s grandfather)

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James & Eliza Kitchin
Haliburton Cemetery, Haliburton
Pictou County, Nova Scotia, Canada
(Source:  Find A Grave )

IN MEMORY OF
JAMES KITCHIN
WHO DIED AT PICTOU
JANY 22, 1874
AGED 86 YEARS
ELIZA
HIS WIFE
BORN AUG. 15th 1818
PASSED AWAY APRIL 22ND 1905

KITCHIN

 

James Kitchin (Howard’s g-g-grandfather?)

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(Source: "A History of the County of Pictou"
by Rev. George Patterson, 1877
)

Per "The History of Pictou County", published in 1877, the author mentions a James Kitchin who for many years had a watchmaker’s shop in town.  He was an Englishman and a Quaker (Society of Friends).  The only watchmaker we know of in the Kitchin family was Howard Webster’s great-great-grandfather, born before 1780 (see the tree of Howard’s Kitchin ancestors).

 

Dr. David Butler Webster – 1841-1911 (Howard’s father)

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Service Records
Company K, 2 Regiment
Massachusetts Heavy Artillery
9 Dec 1863 – 3 Sep 1865
(Source: U.S. Civil War Records)

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U.S. Naturalization Record
5 May, 1868 – pg. 1

(Source: Federal Naturalization Records)

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U.S. Naturalization Record
5 May, 1868 – pg. 2

(Source: Federal Naturalization Records)

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Passport Application
Buenos Aires, June 27, 1907
(Source: U.S. Passport Applications)

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U.S. Consul-General
Death Report of a Citizen

March 23, 1911

 
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Obituary – 23 Mar. 1911
Buenos Aires Herald

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Obituary – 23 Mar. 1911
Buenos Aires Standard

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Obituary – 1911
The Dental Cosmos
Philadelphia

Boston Dental College:
(mentioned in obits.) became a college in 1868; it was brought into being by the Massachusetts Dental Association.  Its listing in the 1869 Dental Cosmos does not list any graduates, but 1871 & 1872 do but no Webster appears in those lists.  The 1870 issue was not available.  We checked other years in the Internet Archive for any mention of Webster no luck.

The following is an excerpt from:
“A Short History of Modern Dentistry” by Edward M. Feinberg, D.M.D.
(copied 10 Sep. 2019)
Available on the web at:
 www.edwardfeinbergdmd.com/history-of-dentistry/ 

“Only 3 dental schools existed in the United States at the end of the civil war, and many dental practitioners (barbers, blacksmiths and apothecaries) were apprentice-trained itinerants.  Some people sought dental care from their physicians “whose skills included simple extractions, lancing and bloodletting”.  Others tried “self care” from periodicals like “The Family Physician and Guide to Health” (published in upstate NY in 1833).  In the first half of the 19th century, transportation to established dental offices was often impossible or risky, and the exchange of information among dental practitioners was difficult.

Edward Webster – 1804-1888 (Howard’s grandfather)

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Edward Webster
Belyea’s Cove Cemetery
Belyea’s Cove, Queens County
New Brunswick, Canada
(Source:  Find A Grave )

GONE HOME

In memory of
EDWARD WEBSTER
died
17th Dec., 1888.
Aged 84 years.

Revelations 14:13 missing.

——o——
(Revelations 14:13)

 

Peter Benitz (Benitz Family)