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Alexander FORTUNE
Margaret E. McEACHERN
Husband:  Alexander "Alex" FORTUNE
Birth:  Jul 1860/65, NS
Death apparently:  1911-1920
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  John FORTUNE, b. 1823/4, NS
Mother:  Ann __?__, b. 1824/5, NS
Marriage:  25 Nov 1890, St. Andrew's Church, St. Andrew's Parish, Judique, Inverness Dist., NS
Wife:  Margaret E. McEACHERN
Birth:  1870/73, NS
Occupation:  homemaker
Children born in Judique, Inverness Dist, NS:
1.  John FORTUNE, b. Jan 1891 or 1893
2.  Mary Catherine FORTUNE, b. Mar 1895
3.  Ann "Annie" FORTUNE, b. May 1898
4.  Charles "Charlie" FORTUNE, b. Feb 1901
5.  Mary Ann FORTUNE, b. Mar 1908
6.  Michael Allen FORTUNE, b. Jun 1907
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; CAN, Canada, NS, Province of Nova Scotia; USA, US, United States, Michigan

Sources (n.b., Judique is a small community located on Cape Breton Island, NS; it was settled mainly by Scots Highlanders who spoke Scots Gaelic see Wikipedia):

1a.  Nova Scotia, Canada:  Antigonish Catholic Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1823-1905 (online at Ancestry.com):
Name Alexander Fortune
Event Type Marriage
Marriage Date 25 Nov 1890
Marriage Place St. Andrew's, Judique, Inverness, NS
Spouse Margaret Mceachen

1b.  Nova Scotia, Canada:  Antigonish Catholic Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1823-1905 (online at Ancestry.com):
Name Mary Catherine Fortune Mary Ann Fortune
Gender | Age Female | 0 Female | 0
Event Type Baptism Baptism
Birth Date 7 Mar 1894 8 Mar 1903
Baptism Date 9 Mar 1894 10 Mar 1903
Baptism Place St. Andrew's, Judique, Inverness, NS St. Andrew's, Judique, Inverness, NS
Father Alexander Fortune Alex Fortune
Mother Margaret Mceachern Mary Mceachern

2.  1891 Canadian Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Alexander FORTUNE (æ 25, b. NS) is living in Judique, Inverness Dist., NS (p. 24), with his parents, John FORTUNE (æ 67, b. NS) & Ann (æ 6), plus siblings.

3.  1901 Canadian Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #8 of 19):  Judique, Inverness Dist., NS (p. 8), official enumeration date 31 Mar 1901 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1901:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Canadian Census Mean.(missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 14 15 16 17 21 27 29 30 31 32 33
62 62 Fortune Alexander M W Head M W 1865 35 NS Pr Scotch Canadian R Catholic Farmer / 30 / / /   Gaelic
       "    Maggie F W Wife M " 1870 30 NS Pr " " "       / / /   "
       "    Ann F W Mother W " 1824 76 NS Pr " " "       / / /   "
       "    John M W Son S " 1891  9 NS Pr " " "       / / /   "
       "    Mary F W Dau S " 1893  7 NS Pr " " "       / / /   "
       "    Annie F W Dau S " 1917  3 NS Pr " " "       / / /   "
       "    Charlie M W Son S " 1900  1 NS Pr " " "       / / /   "

4.  1911 Canadian Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #9 of 13):  Judique, Inverness Dist., NS (p. 9), official enumeration date 1 Jun 1911 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1911:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Canadian Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 14 15 16 17 18 21 34 35 36
75 77 Fortune Alexander Hillsdale M Head M Jul 1860 41 NS Irish Canadian R Catholic farmer ? Y Y Y G+E
            Margarate   F Wife M May 1873 38 NS Scotch Canadian R Catholic none ng   Y Y G+E
            John   M Son S Jan 1893 18 NS Irish Canadian R Catholic farming ? Y Y Y G+E
            Mary Cathrine   F Dau S Mar 1895 16 NS Irish Canadian R Catholic   ng   Y Y G+E
            Annie   F Dau S May 1898 13 NS Irish Canadian R Catholic   ng   Y Y G+E
            Charles   M Son S Feb 1901 10 NS Irish Canadian R Catholic   ng   Y Y G+E
            Mary Ann   F Dau S Mar 1903  8 NS Irish Canadian R Catholic   ng   Y Y G+E
            Michel Allan   M Son S Jun 1907  2 NS Irish Canadian R Catholic   ng       G+E

5a.  1920 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find.

5b.  1921 Canadian Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find.  The Mary, Allan, and John FORTUNE living as stepchildren with John & Bella McEACHERN in Port Hawkesbury Town, Inverness, NS (p. 11), may be the youngest children of our subjects.

6.  1930 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find.

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