Sadie Belle Beckwith

Female 1907 - 2010  (102 years)


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  • Name Sadie Belle Beckwith 
    Born 19 Nov 1907  Bishopville, Kings, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 17 Aug 2010  Bishopville, Kings, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • PAYZANT (Beckwith), Sadie Belle — 102, lifelong resident of Bishop­ville, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, August 17, 2010. Born on November 19, 1907, in Bishopville, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Annabelle (Ri­ley) Beckwith. Af­ter completing high school in Hantsport, she found employ­ment as a \'Nanny\' and housemaid in Windsor for five years. Sadie moved to Boston, Mass. for the next four years, where she continued work­ing in her chosen profession. In 1929 with the \'Great Depression\' looming Allen Payzant made his way to Boston and convinced Sadie to return to Nova Scotia with him to become his bride. Sadie and Allen purchased a farm in Bishopville where they worked side by side clearing land, growing crops and raising livestock to sustain their new family. Like their hearts, the door of their house was always open, pro­viding a home for family, school teach­ers and hired help. Sadie was often called upon to mother babies, toddlers and youngsters in addition to raising her own boys. Increasingly, Sadie be­came famous for her award-winning pies, bread and rolls, preserves and fancy work in local exhibitions. Her outstanding quilts were highly sought after, as every thread was painstak­ingly stitched by her talented hands. She was always proud to display her many ribbons and awards which were won by her at local county exhibitions throughout the province. Sadie was a founding member of the Bishopville Daisy Club. This club became the hub of activity when it purchased the for­mer \'Little Red Schoolhouse\' and was renovated into the community hall. Sadie was instrumental in organizing a committee to restore the Bishopville Cemetery and she worked diligently to keep the doors to the Bishopville Church open. Sadie was a lifetime member of Hantsport Baptist Church, where she sat on many committees over the years. She was also a member of the Hantsport Elders Project and had always taken a heartfelt interest in the welfare of others. Above all else, her love and devotion to her fam­ily always shone through. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Allen (1963); infant son, Fre­derick; son, Clyde (1998); daughter-in­-law, Shirley (1999); granddaughter-in­-law, Kristine (2000); brothers, George, James and Stanley; sisters, Lena, Ru­by, Jesse and Ida. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, August 20, in Hantsport Baptist Church, (corner of Willow and Main Streets) Hant­sport, Rev. Daniel Jamer officiating, followed by burial in Riverbank Cem­etery, Hantsport. A reception will fol­low in Hantsport Baptist Church Fel­lowship Hall. In lieu of flowers, dona­tions in memory of Sadie may be made to Bishopville Cemetery.
    Buried Riverbank Cemetery, Hantsport, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4303  Hantsport Families
    Last Modified 27 May 2021 

    Father Andrew Burpee Beckwith,   b. 20 May 1870, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1928, Bishopville, Kings, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Mother Annabelle Riley,   b. 10 Jun 1872, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1463  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Allen Godfrey Payzant,   b. 17 Feb 1895, Windsor, Hants. Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1963, Bishopville, Kings, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 5 Nov 1929  Hantsport, Hants, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. John William Payzant,   b. 25 Jun 1930, Bishopville, Kings, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 2021, Bedford, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     2. Clyde Andrew Payzant,   b. 2 Dec 1931, Hantsport, Hants, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1998, Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     3. Allen Frederick Payzant,   b. 25 Oct 1936,   d. 15 May 1937  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F2114  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Nov 1907 - Bishopville, Kings, Nova Scotia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Nov 1929 - Hantsport, Hants, Nova Scotia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Aug 2010 - Bishopville, Kings, Nova Scotia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Riverbank Cemetery, Hantsport, Nova Scotia Link to Google Earth
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    1. [S38] The Chronicle Herald.