Jane (Pitts) Bool
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Jane Anne (Pitts) Bool (1839 - 1909)

Jane Anne Bool formerly Pitts
Born in Devonshire, Englandmap
Wife of — married about 1872 [location unknown]
Died in Truro, Colchester, Nova Scotia, Canadamap
Profile last modified | Created 27 Dec 2020 | Last significant change: 13 Apr 2021
11:20: Stephen Arnold edited the Biography for Jane Anne (Pitts) Bool (1839-1909). [Thank Stephen for this]
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Jane Ann Pitts was born about 1839. She was the daughter of James Pitts and Anne Tweedie.

Benalla Standard (Vic.): Tuesday 7 October 1902
MANSFIELD. On Tuesday last James H. Pitts, one of the oldest travelling compositors in the state, died at the local hospital from a complication of complaints, heart failure being the immediate cause of death. We have known him for nearly 30 years, and during that time he has travelled all the colonies, with the exception of Western Australia. Although he could have settled down independently in the old country many years, he would not do so, preferring a roving life, knowing no restraint. He has a brother and sister in this state, and sister in America, filling high positions. In his younger days he was a violinist of some note. His remains were interred in the local cemetery, his brother in Melbourne defraying all expenses. Poor Jim, may his soul rest in peace, says the "Courier." "Amen," says the "Standard" staff.[1]

A poster, scanned in 3 parts ( badly cropped so part is missing), printed in Canada, By the Rev. Henry Bool, undated, from the Watmuff Trunk, has a note stating "Your Uncle Bool living in Canada (Married my only Sister Jane Anne Bool. (signed) Bessie Watmuff"

On the back, poorly written penciled note by Bool, says

"My lectures are given monthly in connection with ?church?  ?mtunh? of Bapt[ism]
?butco dark? and Presbyterian, dwelling pro[vided]
I have the opportunity of preaching fo...
Pastors of some of the best Churches [in]
the Provinces - on Sabbath."

My Heritage, has Henry Bool and Jane marrying in 1872 and her birth year as 1839. Various Canadian censuses list their children as:
Phillip Bool
Elizabeth Rogers Bool
Annie A. Bool
Harold McKenzie Bool
Mary E. Bool (1874-1955)
Charles H. Bool
Harold Bool
Evelyn J. Bool

Harold and McKenzie are Pitts family names, McKenzie possibly was Jane's grandmother, ie James Pitts's mother's maiden name, or Anne Tweedie's mother, and John Mckenzie Pitts, Jane's brother named his second son Harold.

Jane Anne Bool, died 1909 in Truro, Colchester
page 29 DEATHS
District No. 1, Truro County of County of Colchester
No. 173
1 Name of Deceased: Bool, Jane Anne
2 Sex: Female
3 Date of Death: May 19, 1909
4 Age: 70 yrs
5 Residence: Truro
Street and No. or P.O. Address:
6 Occupation: Housewife
7 Single, Married or Widowed: Married
8 If Single give Name of Father:
If married give Name of Husband: Bool, Henry
9 Where Born: Devonshire, Eng.
10 Cause of Death- Primary: Oslyois [osteoporosis?] + Gangrene of foot
Secondary: Exhaustion
11 Length of Disease: Five years
12 Religious Denomination: Baptist
13 Race of Deceased: Anglo Saxon
14 Name of Physician in Attendance: T. T. Eaton
15 Name of Undertaker: J. E. B. Olive
16 Place of Burial: Cemetary: Union, Truro 17 Name of Person making Rators??? : Evelyn Bool McInhenney
18 Date of Rators??? May 19, 1909.
19 Remarks:[2]

Find a Grave has more details, her children were born in 1874 and 1881, they will be profiled when citeable and the information is sorted out here a bit more.

Jane Anne Pitts Bool Birth: 1839 Death: Truro, Colchester County, Nova Scotia, Canada Burial Robie Street Cemetery Truro, Colchester County, Nova Scotia, Canada Memorial ID 154599745[3]

Her Husband
Rev Henry Bool Birth 1836 England Death 25 Jan 1911 (aged 74–75) Truro, Colchester County, Nova Scotia, Canada Burial Robie Street Cemetery Truro, Colchester County, Nova Scotia, Canada Memorial ID 154599744[4]

Her Children
Mary Elizabeth Bool Birth 20 Jul 1874 (incorrect it was August) River Hebert, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada Death 10 Nov 1956 (aged 82) (incorrect birth transcription on Find a Grave) Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada Burial Robie Street Cemetery Truro, Colchester County, Nova Scotia, Canada Memorial ID 154599746[5]

Charles Haddon Bool Birth 5 Oct 1881 Pugwash, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada Death 27 Apr 1943 (aged 61) New London, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, USA Burial Elkins Cemetery Elkins, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, USA Memorial ID 188352912[6]

Nova Scotia Genealogy has info https://www.novascotiagenealogy.com Births Bool, George H. Aylesford, Kings County 1873
Bool, Mary Elizabeth River Hebert, Cumberland County 1874
Bool River Hebert, Cumberland County 1876
Bool, Eveline Jame River Hebert, Cumberland County 1876
Boole, Ainsley Allison Sydney, Cape Breton County 1903
Bool, Evelyn Kendall Sydney, Cape Breton County 1906

Marriages Groom's Name [sort a-z] Bride's Name Place [sort a-z] Year Boole, Thomas Benjamin Roxby, Mary Ann Halifax County 1834
Boole, Thomas Bent, Ann E. Annapolis County 1849
Bool, George H. Shaw, Elsie M. Halifax County 1902
McElhinney, Herbert A. Bool, Evelyn J. Colchester County 1906
Strong, Ralph K. Bool, Annie A. Colchester County 1909
Bool, Charles Hadden Walker, Florence Elizabeth Colchester County 1914


Bool, Jane Anne Truro, Colchester County 1909
Bool, Henry Truro, Colchester County 1911
Boole, Isabella Liverpool, Queens County 1918
Boole, Rachael Liverpool, Queens County 1919

1874 Bool, Mary E Halifax, Halifax County - 1955
She was born River Hebert, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, 20th August 1874, Died 1955-12-10 aged 81years 3 months 20 days, where she had been resident 9 years at the Old Ladies Home, 528 Gottingen St., Halifax, (having formerly lived at Truro). (The year 1856 on the headstone disagrees with the paperwork.) She died of carcinoma of pancreas (suffered 1 year) and cirrhosis of the liver (suffered 8 months).[7] She is buried with her parents in Truro, Nova Scotia.


  1. Benalla Standard (Vic.): Tuesday 7 October 1902- Page 3 http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/155255989
  2. Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics https://www.novascotiagenealogy.com/ItemView.aspx?ImageFile=4-29&Event=death&ID=60155
  3. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/154599745/jane-anne-bool
  4. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/154599744/henry-bool
  5. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/154599746/mary-elizabeth-bool
  6. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/188352912/charles-haddon-bool
  7. Province of Nova Scotia https://www.novascotiagenealogy.com/ItemView.aspx?ImageFile=1955-6361&Event=death&ID=375536

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Birth place of Jane Anne (Pitts) needs verification, born in Canada is wrong or we have two people with same name.
posted by Stephen Arnold
edited by Stephen Arnold

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