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Leo Adelbert Como

Leo Adelbert Como

Male 1885 - 1965  (80 years)

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  • Name Leo Adelbert Como 
    Born 9 Mar 1885  [1
    Gender Male 
    Baptised 19 Apr 1885  Joggins Mines, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • His godparents were Charles DesBarres and Agusta Melonson.
    Occupation Express Messenger for CNR working on the train between Halifax and Montreal  [2, 3
    Leo A Como (1878 - 1965)
    Leo A Como (1878 - 1965)
    Express Messenger on the CNR mail train that travelled between Halifax and Montreal.
    Photo taken at the Maccan train station, Nova Scotia.
    Occupation Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    hotel clerk after his retirement from the CNR 
    Residence Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Leo Como worked on the mail train until retirement. His wife lived in Joggins while he worked on the CNR Express Messenger mail train which travelled between Halifax and Montreal. Leo would travel back and forth from Halifax to Joggins to visit his wife, Phoebe.
    Residence Aug 1924  Joggins, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence Nov 1933  Joggins, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Died 21 Apr 1965  Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Funeral Home Card for Leo A Como (1885-1965)
    Funeral Home Card for Leo A Como (1885-1965)
    Buried Ragged Reef Cemetery, Ragged Reef, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Notes 
    • Leo worked around the Como Hotel as a youngster and adult. Then he worked for the Maritime Coal and Railway Company and held positions from engineer, driver, conductor and finally superintendent. Afterwards, he went to work for the CNR and was Express Messenger, travelling to various parts of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Quebec. Money was also transported by train then. - from Noma (Como) LeBlanc, daughter, 1993.
    Person ID I8594  Annette - Research
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 

    Father Sylvine Como,   b. 12 Aug 1843, Minudie, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1924, Joggins, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Margaret (Maggie) Melanson,   b. 1848, Joggins Mines, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1916  (Age 68 years) 
    Family ID F5771  Group Sheet

    Family Phoebe Agnes Babineau,   b. 8 Sep 1883,   d. 28 Sep 1982  (Age 99 years) 
    Married 16 Jun 1904  [8, 9
    • Witnesses at their marriage were Charles Hache and Annie Babineau.
    Children 
     1. Noma Dorothy Como,   b. 30 Oct 1909,   d. 13 Sep 2001, Chatham, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     2. Frederick Edgar Como,   b. 27 May 1914,   d. 9 Jul 1994  (Age 80 years)
    Family ID F3619  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Leo Adelbert Como, son of Sylvine & Maggie Como
    Leo Adelbert Como, son of Sylvine & Maggie Como
    (1885 - 1965)
    Henry, Leo & Bertha Como
    Henry, Leo & Bertha Como
    Children of Margaret (Melanson) & Sylvine Como.
    Taken around 1888.
    Tintype
    Sylvine Como & son, Leo Adelbert Como
    Sylvine Como & son, Leo Adelbert Como
    Taken about 1888.
    Tintype
    Leo, Bertha & Henry with father, Sylvine Como
    Leo, Bertha & Henry with father, Sylvine Como
    Taken December 1916 after their mother, Margaret (Melanson) Como died.
    Phoebe & Leo Como, daug Noma, grandson Ron
    Phoebe & Leo Como, daug Noma, grandson Ron
    Phoebe (Babineau) and her husband Leo Como, their daughter Noma (Como) LeBlanc, and their grandson, Ronald LeBlanc.
    Photo taken in Sydney, Nova Scotia in early 1940s.
    Leo Como & daughter Noma (Como) LeBlanc
    Leo Como & daughter Noma (Como) LeBlanc
    Photo taken in 1946 in Blenheim, Ontario, Canada.
    Leo A Como 1885-1965
    Leo A Como 1885-1965
    Husband of Phoebe Babineau.

  • Sources 
    1. [S84] Parish:Joggins & Missions,NS 1849-1909 (P10) from LDS Reel 0857500, p.3-bap..

    2. [S377] Info:Jackie (LeBlanc) Sevcik, email Jan2013.

    3. [S189] Info:Carm (LeBlanc) Jacklin, conversation Apr2008.

    4. [S377] Info:Jackie (LeBlanc) Sevcik, conversation Jan2013.

    5. [S189] Info:Carm (LeBlanc) Jacklin, obituary for Captain Sylvine Como 5Sep1924.

    6. [S439] Newspaper: Images of clippings in Ella (Burke) Ouellette's Scrapbook, Funeral for Mrs Sylvine Babineau, Nov 1933.

    7. [S11] Cemetery:Cumberland Co.Cemeteries, none., p.76,B18.

    8. [S44] Info:Aunt Noma or Carm Jacklin (T24).

    9. [S84] Parish:Joggins & Missions,NS 1849-1909 (P10) from LDS Reel 0857500, p.338- mar..


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