Stephen Blizzard Bustin, my great grand uncle, was born on this date in 1877 in Mechanic Settlement, Kings County, New Brunswick, the fifth of nine children born to Samuel James Bustin and Mary Elizabeth Ross, and their third son.
As far as I can determine, Stephen lived and farmed the great portion of his life in Elgin, Albert County, although he may have lived his last years in Moncton, Westmorland County.
His youngest brother being my great grandfather, Frederick Parker Bustin, I often heard him referred to as one of the two "old batchelors." The other brother who remained unmarried was Stephen and Fred's brother Walter Samuel Bustin.
This is a picture of Stephen Bustin, thankfully annotated by my great grandmother.
Stephen died at the age of 86, in the Moncton City Hospital on January 9, 1964, and is buried with his brother Walter, in the Riverbank Community Cemetery in Sussex Parish.
1901 Census of New Brunswick, Elgin, Albert County, Stephen Bustin, transcribed digital image, Automated Genealogy (http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=1809&highlight=40&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Stephen+Bustin) : accessed 4 May 2014.
1911 Census of New Brunswick, Elgin, Albert County, Stephen Bustin, transcribed digital image, Automated Genealogy (http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=1951&highlight=32&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Stephen+Bustin) : accessed 4 May 2014.
"Canada Census, 1881", index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MV63-1BM : accessed 12 Mar 2014), Stephen Bustin in entry for Samuel Bustin.
"Canada Census, 1891," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWKZ-PZ9 : accessed 04 May 2014), Stephen Bustin, Elgin, Albert, New Brunswick, Canada; citing Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148099.
New Brunswick. Dept. of Health and Social Services. Vital Statistics from Government Records (RS141), Reg. 1147, Vol. 262, Microfilm F20890. Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB, Canada. http://archives.gnb.ca/. Accessed and downloaded 5/4/2014.
New Brunswick Genealogical Society, Capital Branch, compilers. “Riverbank Community Cemetery” Database. New Brunswick Cemeteries. (http://archives.gnb.ca/Search/Cemeteries/?culture=en-CA/ : accessed 28 May 2012), database entry for Stephen B. Bustin.
This is the 18th in a series, “52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks,” coordinated by Amy Johnson Crow at No Story Too Small.
You might also enjoy: