Francis (Frank) Napoléon Gallant
Son of Napoléon Gallant & Catherine Clark

Frank Gallant and Fanny McIver
Frank and Fanny Gallant celebrating
their 50th Wedding Anniversary in 1940

Frank Gallant was born in September 1864 in Tignish, PEI and is the son of Napoleon and Catherine (Clark) Gallant. He had five brothers and three sisters and two died in infancy; he was a fisherman, factory work and farmer. He also helped haul boats across Northumberland Strait in the winter. Frank also did some trapping and would skin foxes and other animals for people. He also soldered can goods for the neighbours and the factories. He loved to play cards and work crossword puzzles and was called a problem solver.

Frances McIver (Fanny) was born in Newton, PEI in July of 1860. She attended school there then went to college for her license as a teacher. Fanny graduated in 1878. It was while she was teaching in Tignish that she met and married Frank Gallant in 1890.

From this union there were ten children born. The first two were twins who died and were buried in Tignish. Four more children were born in Tignish. Frank and Fanny sold their farm and moved to Newton where four more children were born.

 



Fanny didn't have time for teaching with children to look after and farm work to be done. She was always willing to give a helping hand whenever needed. She loved to sew, hook mats and knit.

Frank and Fanny sold their farm in Newton and moved to Kinkora where they lived until Frank's death in July, 1942. Fanny then moved in with her son, John C., his wife, Lena and family. She lived with them until her death in January, 1952 and was missed by all.

Frank and Fanny Gallant visiting John and Maggie Clark and Catherine (Clark) Gallant.
Frank and Fanny (McIver) Gallant visiting with Frank's uncle & aunt, John and Maggie (Colhassey) Clark and Frank's mother, Catherine (Clark) Gallant - Tignish, PEI - Circa 1930.

 
Frank Gallant
Frank Gallant looking quite dapper
Circa 1930s.
 
Fanny McIver
Fanny McIver's 1878 graduation picture
when she received her teaching degree.




Frank and Fanny's home in Newton, PEI
 
Frank and Fanny's home in Newton, PEI
Frank and Fanny moved from Tignish to a house in Newton around 1897. Here is what the
house looked like at that time. Their last 4 children where born in this house.
The Gallant home in recent years now owned by Freddie McIver
A more recent picture of the house in Newton where Frank & Fanny lived with their family.
Freddie McIver & family currently resides in this house.

Frank and Fanny's Daughters
Frank & Fanny Gallant's 5 beautiful daughters.
L-R standing in back: Clara and Frances Gallant
L-R seated: Emily, Faustina and Mary Maud
Fanny feeding a calf on the farm in Newton, PEI
 
Frank and Fanny standing in front of their house in Newton, PEI
Fanny Gallant feeding a calf on the
family farm in Newton, PEI in 1931.

 
Frank & Fanny Gallant posing in front
of their house in Newton, PEI in 1931.
Frank and Fanny on their 50th Wedding Anniversary in 1940.
Frank and Fanny Gallant celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary with three of their children
in 1940. L-R: Boyd Gallant, Frank & Fanny Gallant, Mary Maud McCarville and Clara Daley.
Frank and Fanny Gallant - 1940
 
Frank and Fanny Gallant celebrating their
50th Wedding Anniversary in 1940.
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