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PIDGEONs of St John, NB (David)

David M PIDGEON was the sixth son of Jacob Henry PIDGEON and Mary BRITTAIN (see the PIDGEONs of St John family tree). His son,  Caleb Burpee Pidgeon was and the father of the Hollywood actor Walter Pidgeon.  Caleb was usually known as C Burpee Pidgeon, or simply CB Pidgeon and ran a Boot & Clothing store on Cedar Street, Saint John (see photo, below).

Notes:
   ab. = about,  b. = born,  bp. = baptised,  bu. = buried,  d. = died,  m. = married,
David Manchester PIDGEON (b.17/3/1818, Greenwich, NB, – d.15/4/1903, Saint John) steamboat captain
   m1.() Susan Amelia DAVIS (b. – d.28/10/1852, Indiantown, St John)
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    |– Mary Ann PIDGEON (b.ab.1838, Saint John – d.)
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    |– Jacob Albert PIDGEON (b.10/1842, – d.28/12/1846, Indiantown, Saint John)
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    |– Lucretia PIDGEON (b.ab.1846, New Brunswick, – d.17/4/1886, Saint John)
    |      m.( 5/6/1873. Indiantown) George Ludlow ESTABROOKS (b.30/1/1846, Swan Creek, NB – d.12/8/1926,
    |       |                                                                                                                                            Penticton, BC)
    |      └  Mabel Simpson ESTABROOKS (b.19/7/1874, Saint John NB, – d.11/2/1937, Somerland BC
    |              m.(20/9/1897, BC) Arthur St Claire BRINDLE (b.1/10/1869, NB – d.)
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    |               |– Nettie PIDGEON BRINDLE (b. – d.)
    |               |      m.() Warren HUNTER (b.27/8/1896, Sherborn (NS?) – d.21/8/1988, Uxbridge MA(?))
    |              └  Gladys Muriel BRINDLE (b.May 1901, Canada – d.)
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    |– Caleb Burpee PIDGEON (b.23/11/1848, Saint John NB, – d.16/10/1903)
    |      m1.(30/12/1872) Amanda A. MUNRO (b.ab.1850 – d.11/6/1880, Indiantown, Saint John)
    |       |    1881:  at St John – Burpee;  Frank, Nellie, David, Donald  + Margrett MUNRO
    |       |Walter Pidgeon's father's store in St John   
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    |       |– Frank Manchester PIDGEON (b.ab.1873, Saint John –
    |       |                                                 d.25/3/1904, Saint John)
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    |       |– Nellie Amanda PIDGEON (b.ab.1875, Staint John –
    |       |                                            d.12/2/1898, Saint John)
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    |       |– David Burpee PIDGEON (b.26/10/1877, St John – d.1/1953, 77y, Toronto, ON)
    |       |      m.(9/6/1903, Saint John) Hazel Levania RAINNIE (b.6/5/1878, Saint John – d. after1/1953)
    |       |       |    1915, Feb 26 – Lieutenant David B Pidgeon enlisted Canadian Over-seas Exp. Force
    |       |       |    1921:  at 381 Ave Northcliffe, Montréal, Qc – David & Hazel;  Gordon, David
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    |       |       |– ? PIDGEON (b. – d.) Gordon was the 2nd child;  this one was alive in July 1905.
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    |       |       |– Gordon Burpee PIDGEON (b.5/7/1905, Saint John – d. after1/1953)
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    |       |      └  David Rainnie PIDGEON (b.8/1910, Saint John – d. after 1953)
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    |       |– Donald Fraser PIDGEON (b.10/8/1878, Portland NB, – d. after1/1953)
    |       |      m.( 10/6/1902, Saint John) Edith Gertrude CHESLEY (b.5/5/1877, Portland, NB – d.)
    |       :       |    1914, Dec 10 – Donald Fraser Pidgeon enlisted Canadian Over-seas Exp. Force
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    |       |      └  Nettie Amanda PIDGEON (b.15/8/1903, St John – d.)
    |       |              m.() Ethel Belle ? (b.ab.1888, St. John – d.)
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    |       |– Alberta A (Bertie) PIDGEON (b.4/6/1880, – d.18/6/1880, 2w, Indiantown, Saint John)
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    |      m2.( 25/2/1891, St John) Margaret (Maggie) H MUNRO (b.ab.1863 – d.4/1/1892, Indiantown, Saint John)
    |       |    1891:  at Portland Lorne, Saint John – Burpee & Maggie;  Frank, Nettie, David, Donald
    |       |                                                                                        + Donald MUNRO (73, b.Scotland, wid) + servant
    |       |– stillborn son PIDGEON (b. & d.4/1/1892, Saint John)
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    |      m3.( 2/9/1896, Saint John) Hannah Sophronia SANBORN (b.29/10/1860, Prince William, NB –
    |       |                                                                                                                   d.31/12/1954, Los Angeles, CA)
    |       |    1901:  at 30 Cedar St, St John – CB & Hannah;  Frank, David, Don, Walter, Harry
    |       |               at North Sydney, Cape Breton, NS – B Calib & Sophonia;  D Walter, S Ira
    |       |    1911:  at ?? Cedar St, St John – Saphronie (wid);  Walter D, Ira S, Charles W
    |       |    1921:  at 30 Cedar St, St John – Hannah S (wid);  Ira S (student), Charles W
    |       |    1930:  at 710 N Walden Dr, Beverly Hills, CA – Hannah S (wid) with son Walter D & family (see below)
    |       |    1940:  at 7360 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA – Hannah S (wid);  Charles W
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    |       |– Walter Davis PIDGEON (b.23/9/1897, Saint John – d.25/9/1984, Los Angeles, CA) Hollywood actor
    |       |      m1.( 27/8/1919) Edna Verne (Muriel) PICKELS (b.3/1/1896, Annapolis Royal, NS – d.23/10/1926,
    |       |       |                                                                                                                                Annapolis Royal)
    |       |       |    1930:  at 710 N Walden Dr, Beverly Hills, CA – Walter D (wid);  Edna V  + Hannah S (mother),
    |       |       |                                                                                                                            Charles W (brother)
    |       |       |– Edna Verne PIDGEON (b.23/10/1921, Newton, Ma – d.12.2016, 95y, Port Orchard, Wa)
    |       |       :      m.(23/12/1946, CA) John Reginald AITKENS (b.3/10/1913, Hoddeston, England – d.19/6/1990)
    |       |       :       |    Divorced 5/1971, Santa Cruz, CAWalter Pidgeon & Greer Garson
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    |       |      m2.(1931) Ruth WALKER (b.11/10/1897, Missouri –
    |       |                                               d.1/3/1993, Los Angeles, CA)
    |       |            1940:  at 710 Walden Ave, Beverly Hills, CA – Walter
    |       |                                              & Ruth;  Edna  +butler & maid
    |       |                       at 704 Walden Ave was the actress Greer
    |       |                                              GARSON with her mother Nina
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    |       |– Ira Sanborn (Harry) PIDGEON (b.10/6/1900, Saint John, – d.20/11/1981, Needham, MA) Physician
    |       |      m.( 25/8/1928, St John) Jean Abigail YOUNG (b.ab.1904, Saint John – d.7/1/1949)
    |       |       |    1940:  at 39 Orchard Ave, Newton, Mass – Ira S & Jean A;  Richard G, Phyllis J
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    |       |       |– Richard Graeme PIDGEON (b.7/4/1931, Brookline, MA – d.18/4/2007, Mountain View, CA)
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    |       |      └  Phyllis Jean PIDGEON (b.1934, Boston, MA, – d. after 2011)
    |       |              m.() Sidney VAUGHAN (b.7/1/1934, Newton, MA, – d.21/6/2007, Needham, MA)
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    |      └  Charles Titus White PIDGEON (b.3/12/1901, Saint John – d.14/10/1985, 83y, Los Angeles, CA)
    |               :                                                                                                                                       Stockbroker
    |               :    1930:  at 710 N Walden Dr, Beverly Hills, CA – Charles W,  with bro. Walter D & family (see above)
    |               :    1940:  at 7360 Holywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA – Charles W, with mother  Hannah S (see above)
    |              m.(14/2/1976, Los Angeles) Barbara M HINIKER (b.20/12/1912 – d.1/8/2001, 88y, Los Angeles, CA)
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    |– Mary Isabella (Bella) PIDGEON (b.26/3/1849, – d. after 1922)
    :      m.( 1873, Saint John) James SIMPSON (b.ab.1843 – d. before. 1901)
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    :      └  Frederick E SIMPSON (b.ab.1874, Saint John – d.)
    :              m.(2/7/1902, Mansfield, MA) Margaret E WHITE (b.ab.1878, Mansfield MA – d.)
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   m2.(29/9/1859, Saint John) Mary Jane LANE (b.1827, Saint John – d.22/12/1899, 72y 8m, St John)
    |    1871:  at Westfield, Kings Co, NB – David (53) & Mary (43);  Elizabeth (10), Mary (8)
    |    1881:  at Guy, Saint John – David (64) & Mary J (54);  Bessie (20), Minnie (18)
    |    1891:  at Guy, Saint John – David M (74) & Mary J (64);  Bessie (30), Mary A CURRIE (wid, 29)
    |    1901:  at Cuy’s, Saint John – David (wid, 83);  M Amelia (wid, 38), Bessie (36)
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    |– Elizabeth Anne (Bessie) PIDGEON (b.3/9/1860, Saint John – d.21/8/1919, Saint John)
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   └  Mary Amelia (Minnie) PIDGEON (b.24/12/1862, Saint John – d.13/5/1941, Saint John)
           m1.(29/12/1886, Carleton) Henry CURRIE (b. – d. before 1891)
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            |– stillborn CURRIE (b. & d.28/6/1888, St John)
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           m2.(6/9/1905, Saint John) Herbert Orlando SMART (b.13/5/1853, Nashua, NH – d.13/6/1925, St John)

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