Massachusetts (marked with the red star) is seen here in relation to the Maritime provinces.  There were much comings and goings by sea of John Givan's family between Harbourville, Nova Scotia and Massachusetts.

The map on the left shows the Boston vicinity where Henry Peel Givan's daughters Lulu, Edna and Myrtle settled.  Edna lived with her husband Bill Payson in Medford.  The map on the right shows Malden, east of Medford. Here lived Myrtle who never married and was nurse companion to the Endicott family.  Also in Malden were Lulu and her husband Charles Bicknell.  Anna Jones Givan died while visiting her daughter in Malden in 1927 and was buried back in Moncton, New Brunswick.

Newton can be seen on the left side. This is where Frances Burt received her nursing training in 1915 before serving in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps in France during WWI.

Seen here marked with the red star is Byfield, Massachusetts, a small town about 20 miles north of Melrose (which is at the top of the previous map for reference).  Matilda Sutherland Burt died while staying at Adelynrood religious retreat in Byfield in 1935. She was buried back in Wethersfield, Connecticut with her husband, Reverend A.F.B. Burt.

Interesting Links:

1) Massachusetts GenWeb Project.
2) Information on the Massachusetts state flag and associated links to historical information.
3) 1895 Massachusetts atlas.
4) 1895 U.S.A atlas main page.

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