January 10, 2009

Flat Island, Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland

This is Flat Island, most likely in the 1940s or 1950s, although I can't say for sure since I don't know where the photo came from. I found it online a few months ago.

If anyone can date this photo, or knows who the folks are in the foreground or even whose house is whose in this picture, that information would be greatly appreciated!!!

Having never been there, the only thing I know for certain is that we are looking at St Nicholas Anglican Church on the right! There is also a cemetery in the photo directly in front of the church, one of three cemeteries on Flat Island.

10 comments:

lord said...

Just found this blog - GREAT work kiddo!!!

Anonymous said...

Emma Jane Samson born 1866 to James Samson & Susanna [Butt]married James Morgan was my great grandmother.

Trevor Johnson said...

Hi! I just came across your site and I am also researching the Samson's of Flat Island. My family moved up from there to Catalina - Port Union sometime in the 1920's I believe but they had been there for some time.

About the earliest names I have at the moment are Thomas Edward Samson married to Martha Jane Hancock. I have conflicting info on his parents.

I found a lot of other Samson's but I can't quite make the connections. Hopefully your site can help me out and I would be happy to pass along whatever information I might have.

jill howse davis said...

This photo is from 1957. It is my late Uncle. Bert Samson and 2nd oldest daughter Janice.

Jill Howse Davis said...

add me on facebook, Nancy R. lots more Flat Island pics.

cpike said...

My grandmother Tamar (Samson) Pike was the oldest child of Richard Samson and Jane Morgan. She married Moses Pike. All were from Flat Islands

Anonymous said...

I AM LOOKING FOR ELEANOR SAMSON WHO MARRIED NICHOLAS GEORGE.
NICHOLAS GEORGE WAS FROM TURKS COVE.ELEANOR AND NICHOLAS WERE BORN ABOUT 1800.
I BELIEVE THAT ELEANOR WAS DAUGHTER OF ISSAC AND MARTHA SAMSON AND NICHOLAS GEORGE SON OF JORDAN AND SARAH GEORGE. MY E MAIL IS MCURRAN@STX.RR.COM
THANKS

Jo Ellen Reynolds said...

Has anyone done a complete list of graves on Flat Island? I am looking to verify that my husband's great-great grandmother, Emily Anne Knee Davis died and was buried on Flat Island around 1884.
I would even be happy to verify that she and her husband, Robert James Davis and their two children, Annette Sallie and Egbert John were living there between 1880 and 1889. Thanks, drradical@aol.com

Anonymous said...

My Grandfather is John Charles Davis born christmas day in 1910 in Flat Island. His Parents weere Thomas Ralph Davis (b 1878) and Francis Samson (b 06/11/1885). Francis Samson parents were Richard Sampson and Jane Morgan. All from Flat Islands.

Crystal Samson said...

It is my Dad and my older sister in the picture. Bert Samson (Son of Gilbert and Violet)