DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

95. Gladys J. Little

Daughter of John Little & Hepsibah "Hepsie" Parker. Born 1886 in York Mills, NB. Died 24 Jul 1967 in Harvey Community Hospital. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

   

Unmarried, she lived with her mother on the farm now known as the Allan Bartlett farm.

 

From newspaper obituary - 1967:

Gladys Little Dies at Harvey

The death of Miss Gladys J. Little occurred at the Harvey Community Hospital after a brief illness.  Miss Little was the eldest daughter of John and Hepsie (Parker) Little.  She is survived by one sister, Mrs Isabel Johnston.

   

Funeral service was held from the home of Lorne Little, where Mrs Johnston is now residing.  Officiating at the service was Rev. W. L. Randall, assisted by Rev. S. R. Jackson.  Hymns were rendered by Rev. and Mrs W. L. Randall and Blair Watson.  Interment was in the Harvey Cemetery.

 

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

96. Isobel "Bell" Little

Daughter of John Little & Hepsibah "Hepsie" Parker. Born 13 Mar 1887 in York Mills. Died 13 Jan 1969 in Harvey Community Hospital. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

 

Isobel died 13 Jan 1969, age 81 yr 10 mo, at Harvey Community Hospital.

 

She married Hillard Christopher Johnston, son of Luke Craig Johnston & Mary Jane Embleton, 7 Jun 1922. Born 4 Sep 1891 in Harvey. Died 1950. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer.

 

"Hilly"  and his wife Bell lived on a farm second tier, back of Lot 13, in Harvey.  No children.

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

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97. Hilberry Little

Son of John Little & Hepsibah "Hepsie" Parker. Born 13 Mar 1887 in York Mills, NB. Died 20 Mar 1931. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

   

Unmarried.  Twin of Isabel.

 

From newspaper obituary - 1931:

Hilberry Little

Harvey Station, York County, March 22 -- Hilberry Little, 44, passed away Friday after a lingering illness.  The funeral was held from the home of his mother, Mrs Hepsy Wilson, this afternoon, service being conducted by Rev. J. H. MacLean, assisted by Rev. George Knight.  Mrs Howard Little presided at the organ and favorite hymns were sung.

   

He was born in York Mills and besides his mother, two sisters, Miss Gladys Little, at home and Mrs Hillard Johnston survive.  The pallbearers were John Embleton, Clarence Little, James Nesbitt, Lorne Little, Russel Briggs and Hillard Johnston.  Interment was in the Harvey Cemetery.

 
 

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

98. George "Alfred" Embleton

Son of Joseph Twizell Embleton (link to Embleton family pages) & Isabella Little. Born 10 Aug 1871 in Harvey. Christen 10 Sep 1871 in Harvey Presbyterian Church. Died 29 Oct 1932.

 

He married Mary Emma Patterson, daughter of Saunders Patterson & Maria, 24 Dec 1894 in York Co., NB. Born 24 Dec 1870. Died 26 Aug 1958 in Oromocto Lake, Tweedside. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Teacher.

   

Mary was the daughter of Saunders and Maria Patterson.  Mary was a school teacher who moved to Harvey and is not believed to be related to the Pattersons of Harvey.

   

Died 26 Aug 1958, age 88 yr., at Oromocto Lake at Eldon Embleton's camp.

 

Alfred and Mary lived at York Mills, in the house where Roy and Olive Piercy later lived.  They had one child.

 

They had the following child:

311 i. Eldon Patterson Embleton

 

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

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99. James "Kenneth" Embleton

Son of Joseph Twizell Embleton & Isabella Little. Born 1873 in Harvey. Christen 15 Mar 1874 in Harvey Presbyterian Church. Died 20 May 1930 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer.

 

From newspaper obituary - 1930:

Kenneth Embleton

Harvey Station, May 21 -- The death of Kenneth Embleton occurred at his home at an early hour yesterday morning after a few weeks' illness.  He was 57 years of age and the second son of the late Joseph and Isobel Embleton.  Deceased was well known and highly respected by all who knew him.  He is survived by his wife and one son, Irvine, and one daughter, Ida, both at home; three brothers, Alfred, McAdam; John, York Mills, and David, who lives on the old homestead at Coburn.

   

The funeral was held from his late home Wednesday afternoon at 2:30, Rev.J. H. MacLean having charge of the service.

 

He married Lottie Selena Lister, daughter of Edward Irving Lister & Mary Ann Piercy, 10 Oct 1900 in York Co., NB. Born 27 Mar 1882 in Harvey. Died 2 Feb 1971 in Harvey Community Hospital. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

Lottie died 2 Feb 1971, age 88 yr 10 mo 6 days, at Harvey Community Hospital.

Kenneth and Lottie were farmers.  They lived on Lot 11, second tier, next to Thomas Wilson.  Kenneth was a well-known Jersey breeder and established the third herd in the Harvey area in 1913.  After his death, his son Irvine continued on the farm.

   

Kenneth and Lottie had three children.

They had the following children:

312 i. Irvine Edgar Embleton

313 ii. Avis Isabel Embleton

314 iii. Ida Isabelle Embleton

 

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

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100. John Lewis "Jack" Embleton

Son of Joseph Twizell Embleton & Isabella Little. Born 19 Jan 1876. Christen 2 May 1876 in Harvey Presbyterian Church. Died 7 Mar 1944 in York Mills. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

 

From newspaper obituary (1944):

Died as York Mills

Harvey, NB, March 11 -- Friends of John Embleton of York Mills were shocked to learn that he had passed away very suddenly this morning following a heart attack.  He had been in poor health for some time.  He was a lifelong resident of Harvey and was well known and highly regarded by a large circle of friends.  He is survived by his wife, formerly Miss Belle Lister of Harvey; one daughter, Mrs Roy Piercy, of York Mills; one son, Lester; and five grandchildren; and one brother, David Embleton, of Coburn.

 

He married Isabella Victoria "Bell" Lister, daughter of Edward Irving Lister & Mary Ann Piercy, 23 Sep 1903 in Harvey. Born 27 Dec 1879 in Harvey. Christen 8 Jun 1880 in Harvey Presbyterian Church. Died 21 Dec 1950 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

 

Jack and his wife Bell lived at Upper York Mills, and had three children.

 

They had the following children:

315 i. Saville Embleton

316 ii. Olive Mae Embleton

317 iii. Lester Edward "Ted" Embleton

 

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

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101. David Embleton

Son of Joseph Twizell Embleton & Isabella Little. Born 9 Jul 1878 in Harvey. Christen 17 Aug 1878 in Harvey Presbyterian Church. Died 13 Mar 1946 in Coburn, NB. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer. Religion Presbyterian.

 

Copied from newspaper obituary:

D. Embleton Dead.  Well Known Resident of Coburn Died After Brief Illness--Many At Funeral.

 

Harvey Station, NB, March 15 -- David Embleton, a highly esteemed and lifelong resident of this place passed away early Tuesday morning at his home at Coburn, following a brief illness.  He was the last member of his family and is survived by his wife, formerly Miss Carrie Little, and several nieces and nephews.

   

The funeral was held yesterday afternoon and was largely attended.  A short service was held at the home at 2.30 o'clock followed by a public service in Knox Presbyterian Church, of which deceased was a member, and was conducted by Rev. W. E. Aitken, pastor of the United Church.

   

The choir of Knox church sang by request, Nearer My God to Thee, and Sun of My Soul.  Charles Watson sang a solo Shadows.

   

The pallbearers, chosen by deceased, were Norman Little, Irvine Little, Lewis Rutherford, Delbert Lister, James Nesbitt and Fred Piercy.  There were many lovely floral tributes.  Burial took place in Harvey cemetery.

   

He married Carrie Jane Little, daughter of Ebenezer "Eben" Little & Mary Agnes Lister, 20 Oct 1920. Born 5 Apr 1886 in Harvey. Died 17 Jul 1958 in Victoria Public Hospital, Fredericton. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

 

Farmer in Little Settlement.  Their home was a popular site for entertainment, Dave played the fiddle, and family and friends gathered to dance.  No children.

 

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

102. Isabelle "Belle" Nesbitt

Daughter of Thomas Nesbitt & Janet Little. Born 18 Apr 1873 in Harvey. Christen 6 Jul 1873 in Harvey Presbyterian Church. Died 14 Nov 1954 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

 

She married James "Wesley" Patterson, son of William George Patterson & Margaret Isabella Embleton, 10 Jun 1896 in York Co., NB. Born 29 Jan 1870 in Harvey. Christen 24 Jul 1870 in Harvey Presbyterian Church. Died 12 Mar 1927 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer.

 

W. C. Patterson and Lizzie Nesbitt were attendants at Belle and Wes' marriage.

 

Wes and Belle lived on Lot 9, second tier (original land grant of Wm Patterson) in the rear settlement of Harvey.  They had seven children:  Hazel, Annie, Margaret, Orman, Jennie, Vera and Mina.

    

For further information on this family, see page 22 of "The Little Family of Harvey Settlement".

 

They had the following children:

318 i. Hazel Marion Patterson

319 ii. Annie Olive Patterson

320 iii. Margaret Isabel Patterson

321 iv. George "Orman" Patterson

322 v. Janet Elizabeth "Jennie" Patterson

323 vi. Vera Irene Patterson
324 vii. Mina Nesbitt Patterson

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

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103. George "Dode" Nesbitt

Son of Thomas Nesbitt & Janet Little. Born 29 Nov 1874 in Harvey. Died 1929 in Harvey. Occupation Farmer.

 

Unmarried.  Farmer, lived on farm where Alvin Moffitt presently lives.

 
 

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

104. Elizabeth "Lizzie" Nesbitt

Daughter of Thomas Nesbitt & Janet Little. Born 24 Oct 1876 in Harvey. Died 2 Jun 1935 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

 

From newspaper obituary - 1935:

Mrs Jardine Wilson, Ill Several Years, Died At Her Home, Many At Funeral.

Harvey Station, June 4 -- Elizabeth Nesbitt Wilson, wife of Jardine Wilson, of Coburn, passed away at her home on Sunday after an illness of several years.  She was born October 24, 1876, at Coburn, a daughter of the late Thomas and Mrs Nesbitt.  She was quiet and unassuming and had a kindly disposition.  Until her illness she was an active member of the United Church.  Besides her sorrowing husband and mother she leaves to mourn, one son, Edward Nesbitt Wilson; four sisters, Mrs J. W. Patterson and Mrs Thomas R. Wilson, of Harvey; Mrs C. A. Kelly of Coburn, and Mrs H. M. Little of York Mills, and one brother, James Nesbitt.

   

The funeral, held Monday, was conducted by Rev. Alexander MacKay of the United Church from the Universalist Church at Coburn.  Interment was in the Harvey Cemetery.

 

She married Alexander "Jardine" Wilson, son of Alexander Wilson & Isabelle "Belle" Bell, 17 Jun 1906 in York Co., NB. Born 13 Jul 1875 in Harvey. Christen 19 Sep 1875 in Harvey Presbyterian Church. Died 12 Dec 1955 in Harvey Sta. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Carpenter.

 

Attendants at Lizzie and Jardine's marriage were Levi Wilson and Margaret Nesbitt.

Jardine and Lizzie lived in Portland, Maine for several years after their marriage and their three children were born there, and infant son Phillip died there.  For a time after their return to Harvey, Jardine was manager of the Farmers' Trading Co. store (where Watsons store is now).  Jardine was a well known carpenter.

 

From newspaper obituary - 1955:

A. Jardine Wilson Dies After Brief Illness

Harvey Station -- Following a brief illness A. Jardine Wilson died in the Harvey Community Hospital.  By his bedside was his only son, Edward, who had come from Truro, N.S. to visit him.

   

Mr Wilson was born in Harvey in 1875, a son of Alexander and Isabelle (Bell) Wilson.  For several years he lived in Portland, Me., where he was a successful carpenter.  In 1906 he married Elizabeth Nesbitt, and three children were born to them all in Portland.  An infant son, Phillip died there.  Later the only daughter Jennie died in Harvey and years later his wife also passed on.

   

Edward is the only surviving member of the immediate family.  Two brothers and two sisters also survive, Levi, Oliver and Mrs Edward McConnell at their home nearby, and Mrs Albert Johnston with whom Mr Wilson made his home for the past four years.  There are also six grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

   

The funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon  with prayers at the late home.  Afterwards at the United Church, Rev. William Randall conducted the service.  Interment was in the Harvey Cemetery.

 

They had the following children:

325 i. Edward Nesbitt Wilson

326 ii. Philip Wilson

327 iii. Jennie Isabel Wilson

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

105. James Little Nesbitt

Son of Thomas Nesbitt & Janet Little. Born 19 Jul 1879 in Harvey. Christen 2 Nov 1879 in Harvey Presbyterian Church. Died 7 Feb 1961 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer.

 

Unmarried.  Lived on farm where Alvin Moffitt presently lives.   Died 7 Feb 1961, age 81 yr 6 mo 19 days.

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

106. Margaret Nesbitt

Daughter of Thomas Nesbitt & Janet Little. Born 15 Nov 1883 in Harvey. Christen 20 May 1883 in Harvey Presbyterian Church. Died 11 Dec 1950 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

 

From newspaper obituary - 1950:

Mrs T. Wilson Dead

The death of Mrs Thomas Wilson occurred at her home here on Dec 10, following a lengthy illness.

   

Mrs Wilson was formerly Miss Margaret Nesbitt, a daughter of Thomas and Janet (Little) Nesbitt, of Harvey and was 67 years of age.  She was a member of St. Andrews United Church and the Ladies Sewing Circle and when her health permitted was a faithful worker.  In her passing many have lost a kind neighbour and a true friend.

   

Mrs Wilson is survived by her husband; two sons, Robert and Edgar of Harvey, and one daughter, Mrs William Holland, Winnipeg, Manitoba; three sisters, Mrs Bell Patterson, Mrs Nan Kelly and Mrs Howard Little and one brother, James Nesbitt, all of this place.  There are also several grandchildren.

   

The funeral was held on Dec. 12 with prayers at her home followed by service in St. Andrews Church conducted by the pastor, Rev. J. L. Rose, assisted by Rev. A. H. Sproule, of Knox Presbyterian Church.  Interment was in the Harvey Cemetery.

 

She married Thomas R. Wilson, son of Robert Wilson & Elizabeth "Betsy" Torrance, 17 Jul 1907 in York Co., NB. Born 24 Mar 1880 in Harvey Sta. Died 31 Aug 1955 in Harvey Sta. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer. Religion Presbyterian.

 

Thomas did not have a middle name, but used the initial "R" to distinguish him from other Thomas Wilsons.

   

He  was a farmer and lived on Lot 8, third tier, on the Patterson Road in Harvey, and they had five children.

 

They had the following children:

328 i. Robert Graydon Wilson (Twin)

329 ii. Virginia Alvira Wilson (Twin)

330 iii. Elizabeth Audrey Wilson

331 iv. (Infant) Wilson

332 v. Edgar Elmore Wilson

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

107. Annie Embleton "Nan" Nesbitt

Daughter of Thomas Nesbitt & Janet Little. Born 29 Jun 1885 in Harvey. Died 29 Oct 1961 in Harvey Community Hospital. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

  

Nan died 29 Oct 1961, age 76 yr 4 mo at Harvey Community Hospital.  Funeral service from Howard Little's home, York Mills.

 

She married Cornelius Andrew Kelly, in Rumford, Maine.

 

Nan and Cornelius Kelly were married in Rumford, Maine, and also lived in Hamilton, Ohio.  After the death of her husband, Nan returned to Harvey with her two children, and lived with her brother, Jim.

 

They had the following children:

333 i. Shirley Blanche Kelly

334 ii. Cornelius Andrew "Neil" Kelly Jr.

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

108. Lottie Marion Nesbitt

Daughter of Thomas Nesbitt & Janet Little. Born 5 Feb 1890 in Harvey. Died 22 Oct 1965 in Harvey Community Hospital. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

   

Lottie died 22 Oct 1965, age 75 yr 8 mo 17 days, at Harvey Community Hospital.

 

From newspaper obituary - 18 Nov 1965:

Mrs H. Little Laid to Rest

Harvey Station -- The funeral of Mrs Howard M Little was held from her home, Harvey Station.  Rev. William Randall officiated.  Hugh and Blair Watson sang several hymns.  The pallbearers were Robert Wilson, Edgar Wilson, Roderick Little, Ward Little, Kenneth Bartlett and Lloyd Wilkins.  Interment was in the Harvey Cemetery.

   

Born at Harvey Station in 1890, she was the former Lottie Marion Nesbitt, daughter of the late Thomas and Janet Nesbitt.  She graduated from Shaw's Business College in Portland, Me., and worked for several years in Rumford, Me.  She returned to York Mills and married Howard Little who operated Briggs and Little Woolen Mill.  She is survived by two daughters, Mrs R. J Rushbrook of Montreal and Mrs Barron Clarke of Toronto; one son, Roy of York Mills; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

   

She was a member of the Harvey Universalist Church and very active in all community affairs.  She took part in the work of the Red Cross, Cancer Society, Harvey Hospital and Harvey Improvement Association.  She was also an active member and officer of the Order of the Eastern Star.

 

She married Matthew "Howard" Little, son of John "Albert" Little & Jane Agnes Lister, 13 Jun 1917. Born 3 Jan 1885 in Harvey. Died 14 Aug 1982 in Wauklehegan Manor, McAdam. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

 

Howard was a co-owner of Briggs and Little Woolen Mills, at York Mills.  Later his share was taken over by his son, Roy.  Howard was a prominent business man in the area.

 

From The Telegraph Journal, 16 Aug 1982:

LITTLE -- At the Wauklehegan Manor, McAdam, Aug 14, 1982, Howard M. Little, in his 98th year, of York Mills, York County, husband of the late Lottie M. (Nesbitt) Little; survived by one son, two daughters, six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

 

Resting at Swan's Funeral Home, Harvey Station, until Tuesday, where services will be held at 2:30 pm with Rev. David Chesney officiating.

 

They had the following children:

335 i. Edwin James Little

336 ii. Regina Elizabeth Little

337 iii. Marie Christine Little

338 iv. Roy Albert Little

 
 
 
 
 

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

109. Lewis Napoleon Johnson

Son of Frederick Johnson & Margaret Little. Born 19 Jan 1886. Died Mar 1957. Buried in Brockway Union Cemetery.

 

He married Lucy Mildred Jordan. Born 5 May 1891. Died 7 Apr 1953. Buried in Brockway Union Cemetery.

   

Lucy was the daughter of Benjamin Jordan and Hannah Rose.

   

Lewis and Lucy lived in Lawrence Station, and had five children:  Wallace, Richard, Georgie, Albert and Margaret.

   

They had the following children:

339 i. Wallace Frederick Johnson

340 ii. Richard Benjamin Johnson

341 iii. Georgie May Johnson

342 iv. Albert Lewis Johnson

343 v. Margaret Emma Johnson

 

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

110. Margaret "Ellen" Johnson

Daughter of Frederick Johnson & Margaret Little. Born 1 Jul 1887. Died 9 Jan 1976.

   

She married James "Alfred" Cathcart. Born 1871. Died 29 Jun 1954. Occupation Farmer/ Woodsworker.

   

Ellen and Alfred lived in Waweig, and Alfred was a farmer and worked in the woods.  After Alfred died, Ellen moved to a house on the Ledge Road, St. Stephen.  They had one child:  Mary Cathcart.

 

They had the following child:

344 i. Mary Cathcart

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

111. Wilbert James Johnson

Son of Frederick Johnson & Margaret Little. Born 20 Mar 1889. Died 5 Nov 1959. Buried in Brockway Union Cemetery.

 

From newspaper clipping (1924):

Johnson - Cleghorn

At St. Stephen, November 5, by Rev C. R. F. MacLennan, Wilbert James Johnson of Lawrence Station and Miss Charlotte Ethel Cleghorn of Flume Ridge.

 

He married Ethel Charlotte Cleghorn, daughter of Alexander "Sandy" Cleghorn & Rachel L. Breen, 5 Nov 1924 in St. Stephen. Born 14 Nov 1892 in Flume Ridge. Died 18 Jan 1969. Buried in Brockway Union Cemetery.

 

Wilbert was a farmer and lumberman, and lived at Lawrence Station.  They had a family of eight children:  Pauline, Seymour, Maxine, Evelyn, Joyce, Joan, Jean and Wilberta.

 

They had the following children:

345 i. Pauline Rachel Johnson

346 ii. Seymour Clyde Johnson

347 iii. Maxine Maud Johnson

348 iv. Evelyn Helen Johnson

349 v. Margaret "Joyce" Marie Johnson

350 vi. Frances "Joan" Kathleen Johnson (Twin)

351 vii. Jean Louise Johnson (Twin)

352 viii. Wilberta Dyas Johnson

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

112. Richard Cartright Johnson

Son of Frederick Johnson & Margaret Little. Born 29 Dec 1890. Died 11 Jan 1960.

   

Not married.

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

113. Evelyn Isabel "Eva" Johnson

Daughter of Frederick Johnson & Margaret Little. Born 21 Nov 1893 in Flume Ridge. Died 1 Nov 1993 in Pine Grove Nursing Home, Fredericton. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

Little Settlement Float Build for the 1937 centennial celebrations

4103. Little Settlement Float built for the 1937 centennial celebrations of the founding of Harvey Settlement. Eva (Johnson) Little and a Nesbitt are sitting in the back. Source: Collection of Vercelia (Little) Gass, Tweedside, New Brunswick.. Rephotographed, cropped and contrast adjusted by Tim Patterson 6 August 2008.

From newspaper clipping (1923):

Little - Johnson

At the Manse, St. Stephen, November 15, by Rev W. W. Malcolm, Oscar Betts Little of Coburn, NB, and Evelyn Isabelle Johnson of Lawrence Station.

 

From the Daily Gleaner, 17 Nov 1993:

Evelyn I. Little

The funeral for Evelyn (Eva) I. Little, 99, of Pine Grove Manor, Fredericton, was held from Swan Funeral Home, Harvey Station, with Rev. Ruth Stewart officiating.

 

Pallbearers were Seymour Johnson, Hugh Watson, Bernard (grandson), Lesslie, Vaughn and Roy Little.  Interment was in the Harvey Community Cemetery.

   

Born in Flume Ridge, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Margaret (Little) Johnson.

   

She is survived by one son Roderick and his wife Marilyn of Harvey Station, five grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

   

She was predeceased by three brothers and one sister.

 

She married Oscar Betts Little, son of John "Albert" Little & Jane Agnes Lister, 15 Nov 1923 in St. Stephen, NB. Born 28 Apr 1883 in Harvey. Died 4 Jan 1963 in Harvey Community Hospital. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer. Religion Universalist.

   

Oscar and Eva were farmers on the land Oscar's father and grandfather farmed and which was later farmed by Oscar's son Roderick.

   

Oscar died 4 Jan 1963, age 79 yr 7 mo 6 days, at Harvey Community Hospital.

 

Copied from newspaper obituary (1963):

O. B. LITTLE

Harvey -- The funeral of Oscar Betts Little was held from the home here with service conducted by Rev. William Randall.  Favorite hymns were sung by Hugh and Blair Watson and Mr. Randall.  Pallbearers were Roy, Irvine, Sterling and Ronald Little, Earl Patterson and Wilbur Jones.  Interment was in Harvey Cemetery.

   

Born at Harvey, he was a son of the late Albert and Jane Agnes (Lister) Little.  He was a farmer during most of his life and was a member of the Universalist Church.  His death occurred at Harvey Community Hospital following a short illness.  He was 79.

   

Surviving are his wife, the former Evelyn Johnson of Lawrence Station; one son, Roderick of Harvey; one brother, Howard Little, York Mills; one sister, Mrs Lorne Coffey, Harvey, and four grandchildren.

 

They had the following child:

353 i. Roderick Johnson Little

 
 
 
 

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

114. Hugh Percy Little

Son of Thomas "Herbert" Little & Margaret L. "Maggie" Wilkin. Born 14 Jul 1887 in Harvey. Died 12 Jan 1971 in Lewis Nursing Home, Canterbury. Buried in Rockland Cemetery, McAdam.

 

From newspaper obituary - 1971:

LITTLE:  At the Lewis Nursing Home, Canterbury, January 12, 1971, Hugh Percy Little of McAdam.  Survived by his wife, two sons, two daughters, 12 grandchildren, two brothers, one sister, several nieces and nephews.

   

Resting at the S. O. Mehan and Son Funeral Home, 23 Main at Union Street, St. Stephen, until Wednesday afternoon when the body will be taken to the residence, 50 Lake Avenue, McAdam, where funeral service will be held Thursday at 2 pm.  Entombed at Rockland Cemetery vault with interment in the spring in Rockland Cemetery, McAdam.

 

He married Muriel Ida Hood, daughter of George Hood Jr. & Isabella A. Noble, 24 Mar 1915 in York Co., NB. Born 12 Jul 1892 in Magaguadavic. Died 11 Oct 1983 in Wauklehegan Manor, McAdam. Buried in Rockland Cemetery, McAdam.

 

From The Telegraph Journal, 19 Oct 1983:

Ida Muriel Little

The death of Ida Muriel Little of McAdam, wife of the late Hugh Little, occurred in Wauklehegan Manor, McAdam.  She was 91.  Born in Magaguadavic in 1892, she was the daughter of the late George and Isabel (Noble) Hood.  She graduated from nursing school in Woodsville, N.H.  After her marriage, she made her home in McAdam.

   

Surviving are two sons, Raymond of McAdam and Archie of Saint John; two daughters, Mrs Millar MacLure (Evelyn) of Toronto and Mrs Clayton Teed (Helen) of Hamilton, Ont.; 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

   

Funeral service was held Thursday, October 13, from St. George's Anglican Church following prayers at the home of her son, Raymond.  Rev. Robert Barry officiated, assisted by Rev. Guy Chevreau of the United Baptist Church.  Interment was made in Rockland Cemetery, McAdam.

 

They had the following children:

354 i. Evelyn Muriel Little

355 ii. Winnifred J. Little

356 iii. Raymond Hugh "Bud" Little

357 iv. Helen Isabel Little

358 v. Archibald Geoffrey "Archie" Little

Helen Isabel Little and Evelyn Muriel Little

4130. Undated (but ca 1925) portrait photograph o Helen Isabel (Little) Teed, (b. 13 Oct 1924) and her older sister Evelyn Muriel (Little) Macclure (b. 8 May 1917). Children of Hugh Percy Little (b. 14 Jul 1887; d. 12 Jan 1971) and Muriel Ida Hood (b. 12 Jul 1892, d. 11 Oct 1983)

Source: Collection of Vercelia (Little) Gass, Tweedside, New Brunswick.. Rephotographed, cropped and contrast adjusted by Tim Patterson 6 August 2008.

 

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

115. Margaret "Jean" Little

Daughter of Thomas "Herbert" Little & Margaret L. "Maggie" Wilkin. Born 16 Apr 1889. Died 4 Feb 1978. Buried in Rockland Cemetery, McAdam.

   

She married Edward Howard Young, son of Robert Young, 24 Sep 1911 in York Co., NB. Died Oct 1957. Buried in Rockland Cemetery, McAdam.

   

Lived in McAdam.  No children.

rockway. Born 1893 in Brockway. Died 1979. Buried in Brockway Union Cemetery.

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

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116. Geoffrey Herbert Little

Son of Thomas "Herbert" Little & Margaret L. "Maggie" Wilkin. Born 16 Jul 1891 in Harvey. Died 11 Jan 1984 in MacLean Memorial Hospital, McAdam. Buried in Brockway Union Cemetery. Occupation CPR Carman. Religion United Church Of Canada.

 

From The Daily Gleaner, 7 Feb 1984:

Geoffrey H. Little

The funeral of Geoffrey Little, of McAdam, was held at Saint Paul's United Church.  Rev. Gordon Simon, pastor of the church officiated.

   

Mr Little was 92.  He was born at Harvey, the son of the late Herbert and Margaret (Wilkin) Little on July 6, 1891.  He moved with his family to Brockway and later, as a young man came to McAdam where he operated a grocery store with his brothers.  He also built and sold several homes in the community.

   

In 1940 he went to work for the Canadian Pacific Railway as a carman where he worked until his retirement 27 years ago.  Mr Little is survived by one brother Nicholas of McAdam, and several nieces and nephews.  His wife Ruth predeceased him in 1979.

   

He was a member of St. Paul's United Church, a member of the Masonic Lodge and a member of the Carmen's Lodge Blair No. 242 Brotherhood of Railway Workers of America.  The Lodge members conducted a short service for Mr Little and presented a memorial Bible to his great nephew Jamie Little.  The pallbearers were his great nephews, Robbie, Danny, Tony, Keith, Jimmy and Mitchell Little.  The committal service was held at the church to be followed by interment in Brockway cemetery in the spring.

 

He married Ruth V. Vail, daughter of Francis Henry "Frank" Vail & Alicia J. Brockway. Born 1893 in Brockway. Died 1979. Buried in Brockway Union Cemetery.

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

117. Raymond James Little

Son of Thomas "Herbert" Little & Margaret L. "Maggie" Wilkin. Born 31 Oct 1896. Died 19 Jan 1964. Buried in Rockland Cemetery, McAdam.

 

He married Jean MacDonald. Born 7 Jul 1907. Died 14 Jun 1996 in McAdam Health Center, McAdam. Buried in Rockland Cemetery, McAdam.

 

Jean was the daughter of Archibald MacDonald and Cora Porter.

 

Lived in McAdam.  Had one child:  Jack MacDonald Little.

  

For details of this family see "The Little Family of Harvey Settlement 1786-1992" compiled by Janet Swan Watson, Brenda Saunders Swan and Jocelean Swan Hall--page 53.

 

 

From The Daily Gleaner, 17 Jun 1996:

LITTLE, Jean

At McAdam Health Center, McAdam, N.B., on June 14, 1996, Jean MacDonald Little widow of James Raymond Little of 50 Oak Street, McAdam, NB.  Survived by one son Jack and his wife Theresa, three grandsons, Robert and his wife Sherry of Nackawic, NB, Daniel and his wife Marjorie of McAdam, NB, Jamie and his wife Nancy of St. Andrews, NB, one granddaughter Mary Lee and Scott Taylor of Cardigan, PEI, nine great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

  

Resting at St. Paul's United Church, McAdam, NB, from where funeral service will be held on Monday, June 17, 1996 at 2 pm with Rev. Elizabeth Davies officiating.  Interment Rockland Cemetery, McAdam, NB.  In lieu of flowers remembrances to charity of one's choice would be appreciated by the family.  The S.O. Mehan and Son Funeral Home Ltd., 23 Main Street, St. Stephen, NB in care of arrangements.

 

They had the following child:

359 i. Jack MacDonald Little

 
 
 

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

118. Nicholas Wilkin Little

Son of Thomas "Herbert" Little & Margaret L. "Maggie" Wilkin. Born 31 Dec 1899 in Harvey Sta. Died 28 Mar 1986 in McAdam. Buried in Rockland Cemetery, McAdam. Occupation Customs Officer, McAdam.

 

From The Daily Gleaner, 28 Apr 1986:

Nicholas W. Little

Funeral services were held for Nicholas Wilkin Little of McAdam at St. Paul's United Church.  Rev. Vera Simons officiated followed by a memorial service by the McAdam Branch #7 of the Royal Canadian Legion.  He was also a member of the Ashley Masonic Lodge #35 F and AM who held a memorial service.

   

He was a Customs Officer in McAdam until his retirement in 1964.

Born in Harvey Station on Dec 31, 1899 he was the youngest son of the late Thomas Herbert and Margaret (Wilkin) Little.  He was predeceased by three brothers, Raymond, Hugh and Geoffrey, and a sister Mrs Edward Young (Jean).

   

He is survived by his wife Elizabeth (Coburn) Little, three sons, Donald of McAdam; Ralph of Honeydale; and Ross of New Maryland and two daughters, Mrs Roberta Gillespie (Sandra) and Mrs C. James Little (Norma), both of Harvey Station; 16 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren, four nieces and three nephews.

   

The pallbearers were grandsons Terrance, James, Michael and Mitchell Little and William and Ronald Gillespie.  Interment in Rockland Cemetery at McAdam in the spring.

 

He first married Doris Marguerite Lister, daughter of George Irvine "Dode" Lister & Jane Eleanor "Janie" Speedy. Born 8 May 1904 in McAdam. Died 15 Mar 1923 in McAdam. Buried in Rockland Cemetery, McAdam.

 

Doris was the first wife of Nicholas Little, and she died three days after the birth of her only child, Donald Lister Little, b. 12 Mar 1923.

 

From newspaper obituary - 1923:

Mrs Nicholas W. Little

The community of McAdam was shocked and saddened March 14 by the sudden death of Mrs Doris Little, wife of Nicholas Little, after a brief illness.  Deceased was but nineteen years of age, was possessed of a bright, loveable disposition and will be greatly missed by a large circle of friends as her bright smile and kindly word were ever ready to greet all.

   

Besides a sorrowing husband and infant son she leaves to mourn their loss her parents, Mr and Mrs George Lister, four brothers, Gordon of the Canadian west, Roy, Lenwood, George, and four sisters, Mrs Arden Moffitt, Mrs Roy McKinley, Misses Dorothy and Leta at home, who have the sympathy of the entire community in their sad bereavement.

 

They had the following child:

360 i. Donald Lister Little

 

He second married Elizabeth Isabell Coburn, daughter of Henry Edgar "Ed" Coburn & Vercelia Victoria "Celia" Little, 6 Jun 1926 in McAdam, NB . Born 27 Aug 1904. Died 5 Jan 1993 in DECH, Fredericton. Buried in Rockland Cemetery, McAdam.

 

From The Daily Gleaner, 7 Jan 1993:

LITTLE

At the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital, Fredericton, NB, January 5, 1993, Elizabeth Isabel Little, wife of the late Nicholas Wilkin Little of McAdam, NB.  Survived by three sons, Donald and wife Ruth of McAdam, Ralph and wife Ruby of Honeydale, Ross and wife Virginia of Fredericton; two daughters Sandra and husband Robert Gillespie of Harvey, Norma and husband James Little of Harvey, 16 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

   

Resting at St. Paul's United Church, McAdam, NB, from where funeral service will take place on Thursday, January 7, 1993 at 2 pm.  Visiting hours will be held at the church on Wednesday, January 6, 1993 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.  An Order of Eastern Star Service will be held on Wednesday, January 6, 1993 at 7 pm at the church.  Interment at Rockland Cemetery, McAdam, NB.  In lieu of flowers donations to the charity of ones choice would be appreciated by the family.  Funeral arrangements held by S. O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home Ltd., 23 Main Street, St. Stephen, NB.

 

They had the following children:

361 i. Ralph Herbert Little

362 ii. Ross Edgar Little

363 iii. Sandra Jean Little

364 iv. Norma Elizabeth Little

 

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

119. Vivian Fredrica Little

Daughter of James Lewis Little & Annie F. Parker. Born 20 May 1887 in York Mills, NB. Died 31 Mar 1942 in Harvey Station. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Nurse.

James Lewis Little Family

4120. Undated cabinet card of family of James Lewis Little (Born 22 Feb 1859 in Harvey. Died 28 Apr 1940 in York Mills). Son of James Little & Isabella "Belle" Herbert, and wife Annie F. Parker, daughter of William Parker & Jane McLean, Born 1866 in Pokiok Settlement. Died 11 Oct 1934. Also in photograph four of their children; Vivian Fredrica Little (b. 20 May 1887) ; Amy Ora Little (b. 27 Sept 1888); Tressa Jane Little (b. 25 June, 1890); Mina Isabel Little (b. 28 May, 1894).

Source: Collection of Vercelia (Little) Gass, Tweedside, New Brunswick.. Rephotographed, cropped and contrast adjusted by Tim Patterson 6 August 2008.

From newspaper obituary - 1942:

Died At Coburn

Mrs Guy Little Had Many Friends Who Regret Her Death.

The death of Mrs Guy Little occurred at her home here on March 31.  Although in failing health for some time, her death came as a shock to all.  Mrs Little was in her 54th year and a graduate of the Rhode Island school of nursing.  Since her marriage 20 years ago she had carried on community work and community nursing quite extensively and had brought comfort to many homes with her cheerful manner and helpfulness.  She was loved by all who knew her and she will be sadly missed.  Besides her husband, she leaves to mourn two sons, Louis, living in this place, and Gray at home, two daughters, Mrs Walter Piercy, of Manners Sutton and Betty Jane, at home, four sisters:  Mrs Harold White, Providence, R.I., Mrs Lorne Little, Mrs John Briggs, Mrs Elmer Wilkin and one brother Kenneth all of York Mills.

   

The funeral was held from the Universalist Church here on Thursday afternoon.  Rev. J. McKay conducted the service, assisted by Rev. R. Robbins and Rev. A. McLean.

 

She first married John Henry, son of James Henry & Isabella Dickson, 22 Feb 1905 in Harvey Presbyterian Church Records. Born 30 Mar 1881 in Wilmot, York Co., N.B. Died Sep 1966 in St. Stephen. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. They were divorced.

John was the biological son of Betsy Wilkin, and brought up by James and Isabella Henry.  In the 1881 Census for Manners Sutton, he is 3 weeks old, born March 30, listed as the youngest child in the home of James and Isabella Henry, in Wilmot. 

   

John was listed as "brother" living in the home of Robert Henry in the 1901 Census.

 

They had the following child:

365 i. Lewis Henry Little

 

She second married Guy Amos Little, son of Amos Little & Elizabeth Lesley "Lizzie" Coburn (link to Coburn family pages). Born 14 Jun 1882 in Harvey. Died 18 Sep 1956 in York Mills. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer.

   

Guy died 18 Sep 1956, age 74 yr.  Died at home of his brother, Lorne Little at York Mills.

Guy and Vivian lived on the homestead farm.

   

They had the following children:

366 i. Gray Pennoyer Little

367 ii. Alice Louise Little (Adopted)

368 iii. Betty Jane Little (Adopted)

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

120. Amy Ora Little

Daughter of James Lewis Little & Annie F. Parker. Born 27 Sep 1888 in York Mills, NB. Died 17 May 1948 in York Mills. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

James Lewis Little Family

4120. Undated cabinet card of family of James Lewis Little (Born 22 Feb 1859 in Harvey. Died 28 Apr 1940 in York Mills). Son of James Little & Isabella "Belle" Herbert, and wife Annie F. Parker, daughter of William Parker & Jane McLean, Born 1866 in Pokiok Settlement. Died 11 Oct 1934. Also in photograph four of their children; Vivian Fredrica Little (b. 20 May 1887) ; Amy Ora Little (b. 27 Sept 1888); Tressa Jane Little (b. 25 June, 1890); Mina Isabel Little (b. 28 May, 1894).

Source: Collection of Vercelia (Little) Gass, Tweedside, New Brunswick.. Rephotographed, cropped and contrast adjusted by Tim Patterson 6 August 2008.

From newspaper obituary - 1948:

Funeral at York Mills

The funeral of Mrs Elmer Wilkin was held from her late home in York Mills Wednesday afternoon, May 19 and in spite of wet weather, it was attended by a large gathering.

   

Rev. W. E. Aitken of the United Church conducted the funeral service.  A quartette from the local chapter S.P.E.B.S.Q.S.A. of which her son Lloyd is a member rendered two fine selections:  "We Shall Know As We Are Known" and "The Beautiful Land".  Piano accompaniment by Mrs Linda Little.  There were many beautiful flowers and interment was made at York Mills (sic).

   

Mrs Wilkin was a highly esteemed resident of this community.  A daughter of the late James and Annie Little she was born fifty-nine years ago, in the house where she died.  Later she was married in it and here she and Mr Wilkin brought up their two children, Lloyd, now married and living near the old home and Pauline, the daughter.

   

Besides her husband, these two children and two grandchildren, Mrs Wilkin is survived by three sisters, Mrs John Briggs, Mrs Lorne Little of York Mills, Mrs Leonard Thomas, Providence, R.I., and one brother, Kenneth, York Mills.

   

Mrs Wilkin had been in failing health for over a year.

 

She married Thomas "Elmer" Wilkin, son of John Wilkin & Mary Anne "Annie" Dorcas, 26 Dec 1911 in Harvey Presbyterian Church Records. Born 25 Dec 1885 in Wilmot, York Co. Died 18 Apr 1960 in Victoria Public Hospital, Fredericton. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

   

For details of this family, see page 64 of "The Little Family of Harvey Settlement 1786-1992" compiled by Janet Swan Watson, Brenda Saunders Swan and Jocelean Swan Hall.

   

Elmer lived at York Mills, NB, and for many years operated a road grader.

   

They had the following children:

369 i. Lloyd Henry Wilkin

370 ii. Pauline Annie Wilkin

 
 

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

121. Tressa Jane Little

Daughter of James Lewis Little & Annie F. Parker. Born 25 Jun 1890 in York Mills. Died 7 Oct 1993 in Loch Lomond Villa, Saint John. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

James Lewis Little Family

4120. Undated cabinet card of family of James Lewis Little (Born 22 Feb 1859 in Harvey. Died 28 Apr 1940 in York Mills). Son of James Little & Isabella "Belle" Herbert, and wife Annie F. Parker, daughter of William Parker & Jane McLean, Born 1866 in Pokiok Settlement. Died 11 Oct 1934. Also in photograph four of their children; Vivian Fredrica Little (b. 20 May 1887) ; Amy Ora Little (b. 27 Sept 1888); Tressa Jane Little (b. 25 June, 1890); Mina Isabel Little (b. 28 May, 1894).

Source: Collection of Vercelia (Little) Gass, Tweedside, New Brunswick.. Rephotographed, cropped and contrast adjusted by Tim Patterson 6 August 2008.

From The Daily Gleaner, 8 Oct 1993:

BRIGGS

On Thursday, October 7, 1993, Tressa Jane Briggs, of Loch Lomand Villa, Saint John, formerly of York Mills, NB, in her 104th year.  Survived by three sons Ross and his wife Lucille of Vancouver, Alan and his wife Phyllis of York Mills, Manley and his wife Clarice of Saint John, one daughter Thelma Briggs of Saint John.

   

Resting at Swan Funeral Home in Harvey until Saturday when funeral service will be held in the funeral home at 2 pm, Rev. Gordon Blackwell and Rev. David Dewar officiating.  Visiting hours Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.  Interment in Harvey Community Cemetery.

 

She married John H. Briggs, son of Thomas Briggs & Sarah Jane "Janie" Swan, 11 Jun 1913 in York Co., NB. Born 7 Sep 1887 in Harvey Sta. Died 11 May 1930 in Chipman Memorial Hospital, St. Stephen. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Milling Business.

 

From newspaper obituaries -- 1930:

John Briggs of York Mills, age 43, died May 11, 1930.  Mr Briggs death followed an operation in Chipman Memorial Hospital, St. Stephen.  His health had not been good for some time but able to be around the house and see to his work.  He was a son of the late Mr and Mrs Thomas Briggs, Manners Sutton, and carried on a large milling business at York Mills, and also had an interest in the box factory of that place.

 

DEATH OF JOHN BRIGGS

Well Known Resident of York Mills Passes Away Following an Operation.

Harvey Station, May 29 -- News of the sudden death of John Briggs, of York Mills, at the age of 43 years, was learned of with profound regret on May 11th.

   

Mr Briggs' death followed an operation in the Chipman Memorial Hospital, St. Stephen.  His health had not been good for some time but able to be around the house and see to his work.  He was a son of the late Mr and Mrs Thomas Briggs, Manners Sutton and carried on a large milling business at York Mills, also had an interest in the box factory of that place.  He was a good neighbor, and a man held in the very greatest respect by all who knew him.  He was a friend to everybody and always ready to give a helping hand.  He leaves to mourn his wife, three young sons and one daughter, all at home; three brothers and one sister, Mathew Briggs, of Briggs and Little Woollen factory, York Mills; Allan Briggs, of York Mills; Charles Briggs, on the old homestead at Manners Sutton; Mrs LeBaron Little and Mrs Harry Swan, Harvey Station.  (note--two sisters)

   

The funeral was held Tuesday with a short service at the house and then going to Knox Presbyterian Church.  The funeral service was conducted by the Rev Mr Knight.  Does Jesus Care, I Want to Go there, Don't You, and Going Down the Valley were the three hymns sung by request..

   

The floral tributes were many and beautiful.  Interment was made in the Harvey cemetery.

 

For further information on this family see page 66, "The Little Family of Harvey Settlement 1786-1992" compiled by J. Watson, B. Swan and J. Hall.

 

They had the following children:

      371      i.      Thelma Mina Briggs

      372      ii.      John "Ross" Briggs

      373      iii.      Allan Alburn "Tommy" Briggs

      374      iv.      Manley Donald Briggs

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

122. Mina Isabel Little

Daughter of James Lewis Little & Annie F. Parker. Born 5 Jun 1894 in York Mills, NB. Died 28 May 1983 in Harvey Community Hospital. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

 

From The Telegraph Journal, 19 Jul 1983:

Mrs Mina Little

Harvey -- The death of Mrs Mina Little occurred at the Harvey Community Hospital after a lengthy illness.  She was 88.

   

She was born in Harvey, a daughter of the late James and Annie (Parker) Little.  Surviving are two sisters, Mrs Tressa Briggs of Saint John, and Mrs Leonard Thomas (Elta) of Oklahoma; six daughters, Mrs Libbey Vail (Tressa), Mrs Lester Embleton (Mabel), Elizabeth, all of York Mills; Mrs Edgar Dorcas (Ethel) of Christie Ridge, Mrs Carman Little (Sylvia) of Grand Bay, Mrs Allan Hood (Roxie) of Magaguadavic; two sons, Elwood and Claude, both of York Mills; 20 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.  Her husband, Lorne, died in 1974, and a son, Amos, in 1947.

   

Funeral service was held from Swan's Funeral Home, with Rev. David Chesney officiating.

 

She married Lorne Amos Little, son of Amos Little & Elizabeth Lesley "Lizzie" Coburn (link to Coburn family pages), 8 Jun 1910 in York Co., NB. Born 12 May 1886 in Little Settlement, Harvey. Died 5 Oct 1974 in York Mills, NB. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Lumbering.

James Lewis Little Family

4120. Undated cabinet card of family of James Lewis Little (Born 22 Feb 1859 in Harvey. Died 28 Apr 1940 in York Mills). Son of James Little & Isabella "Belle" Herbert, and wife Annie F. Parker, daughter of William Parker & Jane McLean, Born 1866 in Pokiok Settlement. Died 11 Oct 1934. Also in photograph four of their children; Vivian Fredrica Little (b. 20 May 1887) ; Amy Ora Little (b. 27 Sept 1888); Tressa Jane Little (b. 25 June, 1890); Mina Isabel Little (b. 28 May, 1894).

Source: Collection of Vercelia (Little) Gass, Tweedside, New Brunswick.. Rephotographed, cropped and contrast adjusted by Tim Patterson 6 August 2008.

For further information on this family see the book  "The Little Family of Harvey Settlement 1786-1992" compiled by J. Watson, B. Swan, J. Hall.

   

Lorne and Mina lived at York Mills and had nine children:  Tressa, Elwood, Mabel, Claude, Elizabeth, Ethel, Amos, Sylvia and Roxie.

 

They had the following children:

375 i. Tressa Velma Little

376 ii. Lorne "Elwood" Little

377 iii. Mabel Vivian Little

378 iv. Claude James Little

379 v. Elizabeth Frances Little

380 vi. Ethel Jean Little

381 vii. Amos Gerald Little

382 viii. Sylvia Ann Little

383 ix. Roxie Lois Little

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

123. James "Kenneth" Little

Son of James Lewis Little & Annie F. Parker. Born 8 Aug 1898 in York Mills, NB. Died 3 Nov 1968 in Harvey Community Hospital. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Millwright, Lumbering.

 

He married Sarah "Rosella" Christina Little, daughter of LeBaron Lester Little & Margaret Jane "Maggie" Briggs, 29 Apr 1927. Born 9 Mar 1905 in McAdam. Died 14 Apr 1985 in Harvey Community Hospital. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Nurse; Post Office Employee.

   

In early years they lived at York Mills where Kenneth was involved with various mills.  They retired in the village of Harvey.

   

For further information on this family see page 67, "The Little Family of Harvey Settlement 1786-1992" compiled by J. Watson, B. Swan, J. Hall.

 

From The Daily Gleaner, 15 Apr 1985:

   

LITTLE:  At Harvey Community Hospital on April 14, 1985, Mrs Rosella C. Little, age 80 years of Harvey Station.  Wife of the late Kenneth J. Little.  Survived by one son, Dr. J. Kenneth of Yarmouth, NS, one daughter Mrs Ruth Mack of Portland, Maine; seven grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, one sister Lottie Messer, two brothers, Fred and Charles Little all of Harvey.

   

Resting at Swans Funeral Home, Harvey until Tuesday when prayers will be said at 2 pm followed by service in Knox Presbyterian Church at 2:30 pm, Rev. David Dewar officiating.  Interment in Harvey Community Cemetery.  Visiting hours Monday 2-4 and 7-9.  If so desired in lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Cancer Society.

 

They had the following children:

384 i. James "Kenneth" Little M.D.

385 ii. Ruth Margaret Little

 
 
 

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

125. Archibald "Archie" Little

Son of Robert Archibald Little & Jane "Janie" Robison. Born 15 May 1884 in York Mills. Died 19 May 1918 in Saint John. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

 

From newspaper obituary - 1918:

Private Archie Little

The body of Private Archie Little who died at the hospital at Saint John on Sunday, was brought to his late residence at York Mills on Monday evening.

   

The funeral was held there yesterday and was largely attended.  Interment was in the cemetery at Harvey.

   

The deceased, who was about thirty years of age, was the eldest son of Mr and Mrs Robert A. Little of York Mills.  He had been in the military training camp at St. John only a few weeks when he was seized with a heavy cold which developed into spinal meningitis, which terminated fatally after about a week's illness.  He was a young man of excellent character and his death is very deeply regretted.

 

For details of Archie Little's WWI military service see his entry under the Harvey Cenotaph section of this site.

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

126. Clarence Little

Son of Robert Archibald Little & Jane "Janie" Robison. Born 3 Jun 1888 in York Mills, NB. Died 21 Jul 1976 in York Mills. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

   

He married Mary Cruikshanks "Mayme" Wilkin, daughter of John Wilkin & Mary Anne "Annie" Dorcas, 12 Sep 1918 in Presbyterian Manse, St. Stephen. Born 31 Aug 1887 in Wilmot, York Co. Died 15 Jan 1972 in Harvey Community Hospital. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

 

Clarence and Mayme were married on 12 Sep 1918 in the Presbyterian Manse in St. Stephen.  They lived at Upper York Mills, where Clarence was in business with his father, operating mills.  Clarence, with his daughter Anna, wrote the "HIstory of Upper Mills", which is included in "The Little Family of Harvey Settlement 1786-1992", and provides much information on where various members of the Little family lived.

   

Clarence and Mayme had two daughters, Jean and Anna.  Jean died at birth.

   

For details of this family see Page 71, "The Little Family of Harvey Settlement 1786-1992" compiled by Janet Swan Watson, Brenda Saunders Swan and Jocelean Swan Hall.

 

They had the following children:

388 i. Jean Little

389 ii. Anna Eleanor Little

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

124. Elta Little

Daughter of James Lewis Little & Annie F. Parker. Born 17 Nov 1906 in York Mills, NB. Died 7 May 1989 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

   

Elta lived in Providence, RI, for many years, then lived in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, where she died.  See page 69 of "The Little Family of Harvey Settlement 1786-1992" compiled by Janet Swan Watson, Brenda Saunders Swan and Jocelean Swan Hall, for Elta's family.

 

She first married Harold White. Died 1940.

   

They had the following child:

386 i. Karen White

She second married Leonard Thomas.

   

They had the following child:

387 i. Jane Thomas

 
 
 

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

127. Mary Little

Daughter of Robert Archibald Little & Jane "Janie" Robison.

   

Mary died at birth.

 

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

128. Nellie Ray Little

Daughter of George Marshall Little & Mary Isabel Lister. Born 25 Jan 1889 in York Mills. Died 9 May 1896 in York Mills. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

   

Nellie died at age 7 yr. 3 mo. and 15 days.

 

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

129. James "Grant" Little

Son of George Marshall Little & Mary Isabel Lister. Born 14 Sep 1890 in York Mills. Died 4 Oct 1920. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

   

Grant died at age 30 years.

 

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

130. Alma Isabell Little

Daughter of George Marshall Little & Mary Isabel Lister. Born 17 Jun 1897 in York Mills. Died 26 Nov 1982 in Moncton Hospital. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

 

From The Daily Gleaner, 27 Nov 1982:

Mrs Alma Briggs

Mrs Alma Isabel Briggs of Riverview and formerly of York Mills, died Friday at the Moncton Hospital following a brief illness.  She was 85.

   

Born in York Mills, she was the daughter of the late George and Mary (Lister) Little.  She was a member of St. Paul's United Church, Riverview, and a life member of the Saxby Temple No. 35 Pythian Sisters of Riverview.  Her husband, the late Allan Briggs, predeceased her in 1932.

   

She is survived by her daughter, Mrs Merle Robinson (Katrine) with whom she lived, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  She is the last surviving member of her immediate family.

   

The body is resting at Tuttle Brothers Funeral Home, Moncton from where the funeral service will be held on Sunday, Nov 28 at 2:30 pm.  The body will be forwarded to the Swan Funeral Home, Harvey Station where a prayer service will be held on Tuesday, Nov 30 at 2 pm.  Interment will follow in Harvey Cemetery.

She married Allan Thomas Briggs, son of Thomas Briggs & Sarah Jane "Janie" Swan, 27 Sep 1922. Born 31 Oct 1894 in Harvey Sta. Died 4 Jul 1932. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

   

Allan died at age 38 years.  Allan and Alma lived at York Mills, and had two children.

They had the following children:

390 i. Mary Katherine "Katrine" Briggs

391 ii. Betty Briggs

 

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

131. William "Irving" Young

Son of Hugh Young & Margaret Jane Little. Born Oct 1882 in Brockway. Died 12 Feb 1923 in Brockway. Buried in Brockway Cemetery.

 

From newspaper obituary (1923):

WILLIAM IRVING YOUNG

William Irving Young passed peacefully away at the home of his parents in Brockway on February 12 after an illness of eight months with consumption.

   

Deceased, who was forty years of age last October, was an only son of Mr and Mrs Hugh Young, was born at Brockway and was loved and respected by all who knew him.

   

About twelve years ago he attended the U.N.B. at Fredericton and studied for a civil engineer.  After finishing his course, he went to Quebec where he spent a year or more at this work.  For some time he was employed on the Valley Railroad and at the time he became ill was employed with Foss & Phillips in St. John.

   

In 1916 Mr Young was united in marriage with Miss Nerene Kilburn, second daughter of Mr and Mrs Hedley Kilburn of Kingsclear, by Rev A. D. McLeod, Methodist pastor, then of Kingsclear.  Three children were born to them, the second child, a boy, dying in infancy.  He leaves to mourn their great and irreparable loss, one daughter, Katrine, aged 5 years, and one son, Kilburn, aged two years, his parents, Mr and Mrs Hugh Young, and an only sister, Miss Jennie Young at home, all of whom have the sincere sympathy of a host of friends in their sorrow.

   

Rev A. D. McLeod, now of Oak Bay, delivered a touching sermon.  There were many beautiful floral offerings from friends and family.  The pallbearers were Bruce and Irving Little and Ernest Vail of Brockway, Edward Young of McAdam and Messrs. Rigby and Owen of St. John, civil engineers and friends of Mr Young.

   

The remains were laid to rest in the Brockway cemetery.

 

He married Nerene Kilburn, 1916 in Kingsclear, NB. Born 1896. Died 1963. Buried in Brockway Union Cemetery.

   

Nerene was the daughter of Hedley Kilburn and Pamelia Cliff.  After the death of Irving, Nerene married John McLean,  and they had one Carolyn Anne McLean, b. 16 Dec 1936.

 

They had the following children:

392 i. Katrine Young

393 ii. (Infant Son) Young

394 iii. John "Kilburn" Young

 

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

132. Jennie Young

Daughter of Hugh Young & Margaret Jane Little. Born 1896 in Brockway. Died 15 Jan 1988 in Charlotte County Hospital, St. Stephen. Buried in Brockway Cemetery.

 

From The Daily Gleaner, 5 Feb 1988:

Jennie Y. Davis

The funeral of Jennie Young Davis was held at Mehan's Funeral Home, St. Stephen, Rev. Hugh MacDonald officiated.

   

She was born in Brockway in 1896 to Hugh and Margaret Jane Young.  She was the widow of Eugene Davis of Brockway.  In 1980 she moved to Lonicera Hall, St. Stephen.

    

A brother, William Irving Young and his son John Kilburn Young predeceased her.

    

She is survived by a niece, Mrs John Budd (Katrine Young Mitchell) of Cleveland, Ohio and her children Geoffry Mitchell of Lowell, Mass., John Mitchell of Calais, and Deborah Mitchell of Nashua, NH; and by the children of John Kilburn Young: John Stephen Young of Dorval, Que., Susan Young (Mrs R. B. Mitton) of Halifax, NS and Margaret Jane Young of Dorval, Que.

   

Mrs Davis was a member of the Brockway Union Church and the United Church Women.  She played the organ and sang in the choir there for many years.

   

Interment was in Brockway Union cemetery.  Pallbearers were Grant Watson, Jonathan Graham, Randall McIntee, Carl Vail, Arnold Vail and Sheldon Keddy.

 

She married Eugene Davis.

    

Eugene and Jennie lived in Brockway.  No children.

 

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

133. James Hughan Little

Son of Alexander William Little & Agnes Little. Born 1 Jan 1879 in Harvey, York Co, NB. Died 20 Feb 1931 in Milltown, NB. Occupation Grocery Store.

 

From newspaper obituary - 1931:

 

DEATH OF JAMES H. LITTLE IS CAUSE OF WIDE SPREAD REGRET

   

The death of James H. Little, aged 52, at his home in Milltown, after several months illness was heard with keen regret by his host of friends throughout the town and country, passing away on Friday morning, February 20th.  The deceased, born in Harvey, York County and with his family moved to Milltown about nine years ago, entering in the grocery business with Roy T. Speedy.

   

In July 1929 the firm of Speedy and Little, as they were well and favourably known, dissolved partnership and Mr Little opened up a grocery store in St. Stephen where he continued to build up a successful business.  He was active in community life and while giving strict attention to business, he found time to give his services to church work and fraternal organizations.  He was a member of the Milltown school board  and deeply interested in the vocational committee work, and as a mark of honor the flag was at haf staff during funeral hours.

 

He married Mary Jane "Minnie" Johnston, 29 Jun 1910 in New Westminister, BC . Born 4 Jan 1886. Died 7 Mar 1971.

   

Minnie was the daughter of Edward Johnston and Christina Webb.  James and Minnie lived in Milltown, and operated a grocery store first in Milltown then in St. Stephen.  They had three children:  Verna, Laura and Lloyd.

   

They had the following children:

395 i. Verna Gladys Little

396 ii. Mabel Agnes "Laura" Little

397 iii. Lloyd Edward Johnston Little

 

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

134. William "Irving" Little

Son of Alexander William Little & Agnes Little. Born 10 Feb 1881. Died 23 Sep 1965. Buried in Brockway Cemetery. Occupation Farmer In Brockway.

   

Not married.  Was a farmer in Brockway.  Buried in Brockway Cemetery.

 

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

135. Elmer Little

Son of Alexander William Little & Agnes Little. Born 19 Oct 1883. Died 12 Dec 1956.

   

He married Jean Stuart Polley, 4 Sep 1918. Born 9 Apr 1893. Died 19 May 1971.

 

Jean was a daughter of Arthur Polley and Margaret Ellen McBride.  Jean was married previously to Sam Cook.

   

Elmer and Jean lived in St. Stephen area, and had three children:  Helen, John and Irene.

 

They had the following children:

398 i. Helen Jean Little

399 ii. John Robert Little

400 iii. Dorothy "Irene" Little

 

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

136. Verna J. Little

Daughter of Alexander William Little & Agnes Little. Born 1888. Died 1956.

   

Not married.

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

137. Etta Little

Daughter of Alexander William Little & Agnes Little. Born 1894. Died 1979. Occupation School Teacher.

 

She married Barry L. Dunphy. Born 27 Jun 1882. Died 1971. Occupation Farmer.

Barry's first wife was Alma Merrithew.  Barry was a farmer.  Etta and Barry lived in Keswick, and had one son.

They had the following child:

401 i. Bruce A. Dunphy

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

138. Bruce Alexander Little

Son of Alexander William Little & Agnes Little. Born Oct 1896 in Harvey Station, NB. Died 24 Jun 1936 in Moncton City Hospital, Moncton. Buried in Brockway Union Cemetery. Occupation Farmer.

 

Copied from newspaper obituary (1936)--

   

Bruce A. Little, 39 Succumbs Suddenly While on Business Trip to Moncton

Bruce Alexander Little, 39, met with sudden death in the Moncton City Hospital while on a visit there Wednesday of last week.  Taken suddenly ill after supper Tuesday evening, he was rushed to hospital where he died less than 24 hours later of complications arising from a punctured esophagus.  The immediate cause of death was strangulation.  Food escaping from the esophagus caused the collapse of one lung and forced his heart out of its normal position, but an autopsy performed in Moncton failed to disclose the presence of any foreign substance that would have injured his esophagus.

   

His wife, formerly Dorothy Forsythe of Little Ridge and Mr Maxwell were with him when he died.  His mother, Mrs Alex Little, also went to Moncton but left to return home after it appeared that her son was on the road to recovery.  Besides his wife, he is survived by four small sons:  James, Gray, William Irving and Maxwell Bruce, two brothers and two sisters.

   

News of his passing in the prime of his life came as a shock and occasioned wide spread sorrow in this vicinity where he was widely known and where his jovial friendly nature made him a favorite with all.  In his own community, he was a leading figure, a successful farmer.

   

He was born in Harvey, but the family moved to Old Bay Road when he was still a boy.  For some years he was a traveller for the Gunn Packing Company and later for Christie, Brown and Company, leaving his position to go into partnership with his brother Elmer, in farming on his father's farm on Old Bay Road.  The brothers in addition to general farming operated an extensive milk route to St. Stephen.

 

He married Dorothy E. Forsyth. Born 24 Oct 1906. Died 31 Dec 1983 in St. Stephen. Buried in Brockway Union Cemetery.

Dorothy was a daughter of William Forsyth and Charlotte Maxwell.

   

Bruce and Dorothy lived on a farm on the Old Bay Road, St. Stephen, and had five children, the youngest born soon after Bruce's death.

 

From The Telegraph Journal, 3 Jan 1984:

LITTLE -- At St. Stephen, December 31, 1983, Mrs Dorothy E. Little, of St. Stephen, widow of Bruce A. Little, survived by four sons, two sisters, one brother, 17 grandchildren, four great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

   

Resting at the MacDonald Funeral Home, 20 Marks Street, St. Stephen, from where funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 pm.  Interment in the Brockway Union Cemetery.

 

They had the following children:

402 i. James A. Little

403 ii. Gray Robert Little

404 iii. William Irving Little

405 iv. Maxwell Bruce Little

406 v. Bruce Alden Little

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

139. Elsie Hunt

Daughter of Charles William Vail & Elizabeth Little. Born 3 Jan 1906. Died 19 Jan 1972.

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

140. George Granville Thomas

Son of Richard Thomas & Ellen Little. Born 23 Jan 1887 in Thomaston Corner. Died 1961. Buried in St Stephen Rural Cemetery.

 

He married Grace Doten. Born 25 Dec 1897. Died 12 Dec 1970. Buried in St Stephen Rural Cemetery.

   

George and Grace lived most of their married life in Little Ridge, Charlotte County, and had one daughter.

 

They had the following child:

407 i. Theron Elaine Thomas

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

141. Harold B. Thomas

Son of Richard Thomas & Ellen Little. Born 19 Nov 1888 in Thomaston Corner. Died 3 Sep 1937 in Toronto, Ont. Buried in St Stephen Rural Cemetery. Occupation Railway Engineer.

 

Copied from newspaper obituary (1937):

Former St. Stephen Man Killed in Toronto

St. Stephen, Sept 3 -- Friends in St. Stephen of Harold Thomas received word today of his sudden death in Toronto.  No particulars were sent, but it was understood he was killed on the railway, as he had been employed as a railway engineer.

   

He was formerly of St. Stephen, and the body will be brought here for burial in the family lot at the Rural Cemetery, likely on Monday.  Besides his wife, who resided in Toronto, he is survived by his mother, Mrs Richard Thomas, St. Stephen; three brothers, George and Allison, St. Stephen, and Hugh, McAdam; and five sisters, Mrs Allen Murphy and Mrs William Struensee, New York; Mrs A. H. McMurtree, Toronto; Mrs Charles Watson, in the West, and Miss Stella Thomas, Toronto.

  

Mr Thomas had a brother who was killed on the railway some years ago.

 

He married Mary.

   

Harold and his wife Mary lived in Toronto.  No children.  After Harold's death, Mary married a Mr Ford

 
 
 
 
 
 

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

142. Hugh Arnold Thomas.

Son of Richard Thomas & Ellen Little. Born 10 Oct 1890 in Thomaston Corner. Died 5 Jul 1971. Buried in St Stephen Rural Cemetery.

   

Hugh lived in McAdam, and had four children by first marriage, and two children by second marriage.

 

He first married Millicent Addie Nason, 27 Sep 1911 in York Co., NB. Born 16 Jun 1893. Died 1 Jul 1924. Buried in St Stephen Rural Cemetery.

   

Millicent died at age of 30 years.

 

They had the following children:

408 i. Arnold Osborne Thomas

409 ii. Lawrence Elroy Thomas

410 iii. William "Irving" Thomas

411 iv. Phyllis Evelyn Thomas

 

He second married Dorothy Elizabeth Robison, daughter of Andrew "Dan" Robison & Frances Miller, 12 Dec 1926 in Manners Sutton, York Co., NB . Born 20 Feb 1904 in Harvey, NB . Died 15 Apr 1990 in DECH, Fredericton. Buried in St. Stephen Rural Cemetery.

 

From The Daily Gleaner, 16 Apr 1990:

THOMAS

On Sunday, April 15, 1990, Dorothy Elizabeth Thomas, formerly of McAdam and Saint John, passed away after a brief illness at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital, widow of the late Hugh A. Thomas.  Predeceased by one son Stanton L. Thomas of Peterborough, Ontario.  Survived by one son Blaine Thomas of Kelly Creek, Kingsclear; three step-sons Arnold, Lawrence and Irvine, all of McAdam; one step-daughter Mrs William Walsh (Phyllis) of Fairfield, Conn., one sister Mrs Henry McGiven (Louise) of Oregon, Wis., 16 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren.

   

Resting at Swan Funeral Home, Harvey, until Wednesday noon then will rest at St. Andrew's United Church with funeral service at 2:30 pm, Rev. Ruth Stuart officiating.  Visiting at the funeral home Monday 7 - 8:30 pm, Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 pm.  Cremation to follow.  Donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice if so desired.

 

They had the following children:

412 i. Harold "Blaine" Thomas

413 ii. Stanton Leslie Thomas

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

143. Stella Myrtle Thomas

Daughter of Richard Thomas & Ellen Little. Born 10 Nov 1892 in Thomaston Corner. Died 28 Feb 1941. Buried in St Stephen Rural Cemetery.

 
 

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

144. William "Irving" Thomas

Son of Richard Thomas & Ellen Little. Born 4 Nov 1894 in Thomaston Corner. Died 3 Apr 1920 in Greenville, Maine. Buried in St Stephen Rural Cemetery. Occupation Brakeman With CPR.

 

From newspaper obituary (1920);

W. Irving Thomas

The death of William Irving Thomas occurred in the hospital at Greenville, Maine, on April 3rd.  He was a son of Richard Thomas of St. Stephen and employed as brakeman on the C.P.R. when the sad accident took place resulting in his death.  He was twenty five years of age, a young man esteemed by all who knew him and one who was always agreeable and willing to do his part.  He was a close adherent of the Presbyterian church and whenever possible always attended service.  He leaves to mourn their irreparable loss his father and mother, five sisters and four brothers, all of whom were able to attend the funeral except one sister teaching in Saskatchewan.

   

The funeral was held at his home on Wednesday afternoon of last week where his many friends gathered to pay the last tribute of respect and was the most largely attended held here for some time.

   

The service was conducted by Rev W. W. Malcolm, music being rendered by the choir of the Presbyterian church.  The flowers were beautiful and included a broken circle from the family.

   

He was laid to rest by four of his young friends, Fred Thomas, Jack Waterson, Arthur Finkill and Victor Poole, in the family lot in the St. Stephen Rural cemetery.

 

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

145. Emily "Claire" Thomas

Daughter of Richard Thomas & Ellen Little. Born 10 Apr 1898 in Thomaston Corner. Died 18 Jan 1993 in Swanhaven Nursing Home, Harvey. Buried in Brockway Union Cemetery.

 

From The Daily Gleaner, 19 Jan 1993:

ARMSTRONG

At Swan Haven Nursing Home, Harvey, on Monday, January 18, 1993, E. Claire Armstrong, in her 95th year.  Widow of the late Rev. William Armstrong.  Survived by one daughter, Frances Little; four sons, Hugh, Blair, Grant and Donald Watson.  Predeceased by her first husband, the late Charles Watson; daughter Betty Estabrooks; infant daughter Eleanor.

   

Resting at Swan Funeral Home, Harvey until Wednesday when funeral service will be held in St. Andrews United Church at 3 pm.  Visiting hours at the funeral home Thesday 2-4 and 7-9 pm.  Interment in Brockway Cemetery at a later date.  Rev. K. Ruth Stuart officiating.  Donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice if so desired.

 

Excerpt from The Daily Gleaner, 12 Feb 1993 re: E. Claire Armstrong:

Born at Thomaston Corner, she was the daughter of Richard and Ellen (Little) Thomas.  Graduating from Provincial Normal School in 1916, she taught in several New Brunswick schools before going to Saskatchewan where she met and later married Charles Watson.  They lived near Oxbow, Saskatchewan.

   

In 1937 with six children they moved to St. Stephen then to Harvey Station where they managed and eventually bought the Farmers' Trading Company Store.  In later years she lived in several other New Brunswick communities:  Brockway, Lawrence Station and Fredericton.

 

She first married Charles Arthur Watson, 31 Jul 1923 in Saskatchewan. Born 17 Apr 1899 in Sask. Died 7 Mar 1957 in Saint John, NB. Buried in Brockway Union Cemetery.

Excerpt from The Daily Gleaner, 4 Jul 1990:

WATSON'S STORE MARKS 50 YEARS IN BUSINESS

Harvey -- "If they don't have it or can't get it, you probably don't need it" -- this has been suggested of Watson's Store now celebrating 50 years of serving Harvey and surrounding area.

   

Watson's Store was first opened in 1892 under the name of the "Farmer's Trading Company Store" also known as the "Grange".  In the fall of 1937 having experienced the depression years in the small grain growing and stock farming community of Auburnton, Sask., Charles Arthur Watson, his wife Claire (Thomas) Watson and their six children--Betty, Frances, Hugh, Blair, Grant and Donald made their way east in a 1929 Chev.

   

Although a farmer, Mr Watson had a good deal of business experience having sold cream separators in the west, managed a co-op part time, and travelled to prairie farms with Haskil Vail buying horses for shipment and sale in St. Stephen.  On presenting himself to the shareholders and with a recommentation from Aunt Liz--Charles became the new manager of the Company Store.  The Watson family lived in a t wo bedroom house adjoining the store.  Mr Watson started work Dec 6, 1937.

   

In 1940 the shareholders offered the store for sale and Mr Watson made arrangements with each to purchase their shares.  Some were paid in cash but many took part payment and received goods over several years to use up credit notes issued.  The name then became Watson's Store.

   

The war years brought prosperity to the business; many commodities were scarce and with demand so great there was no trouble selling; in fact ration cards were issued for many items.

   

As Mr Watson still owned two half sections of land in Saskatchewan he made arrangements with a farm neighbor to share crops grown there.  On two occasions his neighbor, Wilmar Armstrong travelled east with a boxcar load of horses which were kept in Emery Little's barn across from Watson's Store until they were sold.

   

February 1943 brought disaster to the Watsons.  A fire of unknown origin destroyed the store, home and most of the contents.  Because of exploding cans of oil-type paint, the raging fire was not easily extinguished.  The store's safe was pulled from the burning fire but much of the contects were destroyed.  A few papers including the deed was still legible with the seal melted into the paper.  Any coins in the safe had been melted together, paper money and documents not bound tightly together were burned to ashes.  All accounts receivable as well as payables were destroyed.  The only stock saved was flour and feed in an adjacent shed.  The shed was immediately put to use as a temporary store.

   

Neighbors and surrounding communities responded by offering money, labor and materials to assist in rebuilding; the family went to stay with neighbors and a new building was erected on the same site, moving in before Christmas 1943.

   

Failing health in the 40's led to Mr Watson easing out of the store business and settling in Brockway where he raised chickens and turkeys and ran a summer lodge and cabins on Oromocto Lake.

   

Hugh Watson began full time work in the store in June 1951 with Blair joining in partnership in 1955.  The business has changed over the years with an addition to the main store in 1966 and an addition to adjoining warehouse and two additional warehouses built in 1989.............

 

They had the following children:

414 i. Betty Jean Watson

415 ii. Frances Elaine Watson

416 iii. Hugh Charles Watson

417 iv. William "Blair" Thomas Watson

418 v. Robert "Grant" Watson

419 vi. Donald James Watson

420 vii. Eleanor Claire Watson

 

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

146. Edith Augusta Thomas

Daughter of Richard Thomas & Ellen Little. Born 22 Jul 1900. Died 13 Jun 1975.

   

She married Alexander "Mac" McMurtrie in Sept 1930. Born 9 Jun 1899. Died 6 Dec 1977.

   

Edith and her husband Alexander "Mac" McMurtrie lived in Toronto, Ontario, and had one daughter.

   

They had the following child:

421 i. Mary Joan McMurtrie

Please see 1954 postcard addressed to Edith and “Mac” at this link

 

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

147. Allison Richard Thomas

Son of Richard Thomas & Ellen Little. Born 9 Nov 1901. Died 13 Jul 1979. Buried in St Stephen Rural Cemetery.

  

He married Mary Maud Stairs. Born 31 Jan 1901. Died 12 Oct 1989. Buried in St Stephen Rural Cemetery.

  

Allison and Mary lived on the homestead farm near St. Stephen, and had four children:  Joyce, David, JoAnne and Arlene.

   

They had the following children:

422 i. Joyce Jeanette Thomas

423 ii. David Edison Thomas

424 iii. Joanne Marie Thomas

425 iv. Arlene Ruth Thomas

 

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

148. Nellie Gwendolyn Thomas

Daughter of Richard Thomas & Ellen Little. Born 18 Jan 1903. Died 4 Feb 1977.

   

Nellie lived in St. Stephen, and had one child from first marriage.

  

She first married Carl Waterson.

   

They had the following child:

426 i. Lois Waterson

 

She second married William C. Struesse. Born 25 Jan 1907.

 

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

149. Jeanette Elizabeth Thomas

Daughter of Richard Thomas & Ellen Little. Born 23 Sep 1906 in Thomaston Corner, NB. Died 16 Jan 1994 in Mississauga, Ont. Buried in St Stephen Rural Cemetery.

 

From The Daily Gleaner, 13 May 1994:

MURPHY

Jeanette Elizabeth (nee Thomas) Murphy passed away at the Mississauga Lifecare Centre on Sunday, January 16, 1994.  Born at Thomaston's Corner, New Brunswick on September 23, 1906.  Devoted wife of the late Albert Anthony Murphy, dear mother of Mr Albert Richard and wife Miriam of New Canaan, Conn., and Dr. John Thomas and wife Barbara of Barrie, Ont., loving grandmother of John R., Debra, William, Cara, Jeanette, Richard, Seanna and John A., and five great grandchildren.

   

There will be a memorial service held Friday, May 13 at 4 pm from the Kirk McColl Church in St. Stephen, NB, Rev. John Bursey officiating.

 

She married Albert Anthony Murphy. Born 16 Dec 1903. Died Dec 1968. Buried in St. Stephen Rural Cemetery.

   

Jeanette and Albert had two children.

 

They had the following children:

427 i. Richard Albert Murphy

428 ii. John Murphy

 

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

150. Margaret "Maggie" Embleton

Daughter of James Embleton & Isabella Little. Born 19 Jan 1867 in Harvey. Christen 31 Mar 1867 in Harvey Presbyterian Church. Died 25 Jul 1952 in Lethbridge, Alberta.

 

She married George Robison, son of Stephen Robison & Eleanor "Jane" Herbert, 27 Apr 1887 in York Co., NB By Rev. J. A. McLean, Presbyterian . Born 19 May 1867 in Harvey. Christen 14 Jul 1867 in Harvey Presbyterian Church. Died 4 Apr 1934 in Lethbridge, Alberta. Occupation C.P.R. Employee.

   

Witnesses to marriage were Joseph Robinson and Jane Embleton.

   

George and his wife Margaret Embleton had eight children, all born in New Brunswick.  George was employed with the C.P.R., and they moved to Lethbridge, Alberta in the spring of 1911, where they lived until their death.  Their children were:  Isabel, Alma, Herman, Norman, Millard, Jessie, Nellie and Douglas.

 

Excerpt from newspaper obituary - 1934:

George Robison, 16 Years Elder Knox Church, Passes.

   

The death occurred at the residence, 2004 Seventh Avenue S., on Wednesday, of George Robison, aged 66 years, a citizen of this city since 1911.  Born on May 19, 1867 at Harvey Station, NB, deceased was in the employ of the C.P.R. for 20 years and came to the west in the spring of 1911, arriving in Lethbridge on April 15 of that year.  On April 27, 1887, deceased was married to Margaret Embleton of Harvey Station, NB, and to this union eight children were born.  Two sons, Millard and Norman were killed overseas during the  war, and a daughter, Isabelle passed away during the 'flu epidemic 1918.

   

Besides his widow deceased leaves to mourn his loss three daughters, Mrs B. B. Hoyt, Mrs Geo Watson and Nellie all of this city, and two sons, Douglas of Lethbridge, and Herman of Medicine Hat.  (Rest of clipping is missing.)

   

For further information on this family see page 103, "The Little Family of Harvey Settlement 1786-1992."

 

They had the following children:

429 i. Elizabeth "Isabel" Robison

430 ii. Alma Jane Robison

431 iii. Herman Stephen Robison

432 iv. Norman James Robison

433 v. Millard Joseph Robison

434 vi. Jessie Margaret Robison

435 vii. Nellie Christina Robison

436 viii. Douglas Charles Robison

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

151. Jane "Janie" Embleton

Daughter of James Embleton & Isabella Little. Born 4 Jul 1868 in Harvey. Christen 31 Aug 1868 in Harvey Presbyterian Church. Died 12 Nov 1944 in Brockway. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

   

Jane was second wife of John Moffitt Swan.  First wife was Mary Coburn, who died 11 Nov 1892.

 

From newspaper obituary - 1944:

Died At Brockway

Mrs Jane Swan, Well Known Woman of Harvey, Died at Daughter's Home.

Brockway, Nov 22 -- The death of Mrs Jane Swan occurred on Sunday, November 12th, at the home of her daughter, Mrs Harold Langley after an illness of about six months.

  

Mrs Swan who was seventy-six years of age spent most of her life in Harvey where she was born, but several years ago came to Brockway to make her home with Mr and Mrs Langley and by her pleasant and cheerful manner endeared herself to the whole community.  Those left to mourn are her daughter, Mrs Langley; one son, John Swan, Harvey; five grandchildren; one sister, Mrs Thomas Lister of Harvey; one step-daughter, Mrs James Swan, Tweedside; three step-sons, Harry of Harvey, Arthur of Fredericton and George of Oregon.  Her husband died over forty years ago.

   

The funeral took place on Tuesday with prayers at the house, the body then being taken to St. Andrew's Church in Harvey where Mrs Swan worshipped for many years.  The service was conducted by Rev. William Armstrong assisted at Harvey by Rev. Ross Robbins.  The choir sang several selections and a beautiful solo "Sunrise in Heaven" was sung by Mrs Lewis Rutherford of Tweedside.  The bearers were six nephews, Earl Lister, Lewis Rutherford, Lloyd Messer, Steven Swan, Earl Swan and Herbert Swan.  Mrs Swan was held in high esteem by a host of relatives and friends and there were many beautiful flowers.  Burial took place in the family plot at Harvey.

She married John Moffitt Swan, son of John "Jack" Swan & Margaret M. Moffitt, 14 Mar 1900 in York Co., NB. Born 27 Oct 1853 in Tweedside. Died 7 May 1902 in Tweedside. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer. Religion Presbyterian.

John had his right leg cut almost off by a circular saw in the mill at Tweedside, and died about twelve hours later.  He lived on a farm in Tweedside, in recent years known as the Caroll Patterson farm.

They had the following children:

437 i. Ella Christina Swan

438 ii. John Milton "Jack" Swan

 
 

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

152. Charlotte "Christina" Embleton

Daughter of James Embleton & Isabella Little. Born 2 Aug 1872 in Harvey. Christen 15 Sep 1872 in Harvey Presbyterian Church. Died 8 Sep 1933 in Tweedside. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Religion Presbyterian.

 

From newspaper obituary:

Mrs John Rutherford

Harvey Station, Sept 11 -- The death of Christina, beloved wife of John Rutherford, occurred at her home, Harvey Station, on Sept 8, after a long illness at the age of 61 years.  She leaves to mourn, her husband, three sons, David of McAdam, Gilbert of Saint John, Lewis at home; two daughters, Mrs Edwin Messer of Coburn and Mildred at home; also five grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs George Robison of Lethbridge, Alberta, Mrs Janie Swan and Mrs Thomas Lister of Coburn.

   

The funeral was conducted at her late home by Rev. George E. Knight, deceased being a life long member of the Presbyterian Church.  The pallbearers were five of her nephews, Russell and Albert Swan, Oscar and Albert Messer, Cecil Rutherford and son-in-law Edwin G. Messer.

 

  

She married John M. Rutherford, son of John Rutherford & Elizabeth "Bessie" Wightman, 8 Apr 1891 in York Co., NB . Born 5 Feb 1870 in Tweedside, NB. Christen 5 Jun 1870 in Harvey Presbyterian Church. Died 7 Jul 1939 in Tweedside. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer. Religion Presbyterian.

   

They were farmers in Tweedside, and had five children.  For details on this family see "The Little Family of Harvey Settlement, 1786-1992" compiled by Janet Swan Watson, Brenda Saunders Swan, Jocelean Swan Hall--Page 114; also "The Rutherford Family of Harvey 1850-1999" compiled by Janet Watson.

 

Copied from newspaper obituary - 1939;

Died at Tweedside.

John Rutherford, aged 69, was well known in Harvey District.

The death occurred Friday, July 7, of John Rutherford, life long resident of Tweedside at the age of 69 years.

 

Although in failing health for some time, his death came suddenly at the last.  He leaves to mourn three sons, David, of McAdam, Gilbert, of Saint John, Lewis, at home; two daughters, Mrs Edwin Messer, of Coburn, and Mildred, at home; one brother, Charles, of Westfield; and one sister, Isabel, of Boston; also five grandchildren.  His wife predeceased him six years ago.

  

The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at the home.  The service was conducted by Rev. A. MacLean, pastor of the Knox Presbyterian Church of which the deceased was a life long member.

  

There was a large attendance and many beautiful floral tributes from relatives and friends showing the high esteem in which he was held.

  

Hymns, Peace, Perfect Peace; Does Jesus Care?; and We'll Never Say Goodbye, were sung by a male quartette.

  

The pall bearers were six nephews, Albert, Russell and Jack Swan, Earl Lister, Albert Messer and Thomas Rutherford.  Burial took place in the family lot in Harvey Cemetery.

 

They had the following children:

439 i. David Earle Rutherford

440 ii. Gilbert "Thomas" Rutherford

441 iii. James "Lewis" Rutherford

442 iv. Elizabeth Hildred "Bessie" Rutherford

443 v. Mildred Margaret Isabel Rutherford

 

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

153. Mary "Ella" Embleton

Daughter of James Embleton & Isabella Little. Born 7 Oct 1875 in Harvey. Christen 2 May 1876 in Harvey Presbyterian Church. Died 1 Dec 1948 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

 

From newspaper obituary - 1948:

Died At Coburn

Mrs Thomas Lister, Well Known Woman of Community, Ill Short Time.

Harvey, Dec 9 -- The death of Mrs Thomas Lister at her home, Longview Farm, Coburn, NB, on Wednesday, December 1st, was learned of with regret by an unusually large circle of friends and relatives.  Though she had been in poor health for many years she had only been seriously ill since June and had been confined to bed for only two weeks.

   

Mrs Lister was, before her marriage, Miss Ella Embleton, and was born at Harvey 73 years ago, a daughter of the late James and Isabelle (Little) Embleton and had spent her life in this district where she was well known for her kindly hospitality.  She was a life long member of St. Andrew's Church and an associate member of the Woman's Missionary Society.  She is survived by her husband; one daughter, Mrs Walter Pomeroy, St. Stephen, NB; one son, Earle E. Lister, of Coburn; one sister, Mrs Margaret Robison, Lethbridge, Alberta; and 10 grandchildren.

   

The funeral service, which was largely attended, was held on Friday afternoon from her late home and was conducted by her pastor, Rev. W. E. Aitken, assisted by Rev. A. H. Sproule of Knox Presbyterian Church and a male quartette from St. Andrew's United Church, consisting of Gilbert Robison, William Revell, Charles Watson and Elwood McLean, who sang Abide With Me, and The Beautiful Land.  Pallbearers were six nephews, Lewis Rutherford, Lloyd Messer, Maurice Lister, Delbert Lister, Irvine Embleton and Irvine Little.  Interment was made in Harvey Cemetery.  The floral tributes were numerous and very beautiful.

 

She married Thomas Harvey Lister, son of Edward Irving Lister & Mary Ann Piercy, 6 May 1896 in York Co., NB. Born 18 May 1874 in Harvey. Christen 19 Jul 1874 in Harvey Presbyterian Church. Died 26 May 1957 in Harvey Hospital. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer, Blacksmith.

   

Tom and Ella lived on Longview Farm, Coburn, where Ella was brought up, and had two children:  Earle and Audrey.

 

They had the following children:

444 i. Earle Edward Lister

445 ii. Audrey Isabel Lister

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

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154. Lillian Isabel "Lillie" Embleton

Daughter of James Embleton (link to Embleton family pages) & Isabella Little. Born 1890 in Harvey. Died 26 Oct 1920 in Harvey . Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

 

She married William "Albert" Messer, son of William Messer & Sarah Elizabeth "Sadie" Rutherford, 2 Jun 1909 in York Co., NB . Born 22 Jan 1888 in Tweedside, NB . Died 1 Nov 1968 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer.

   

Witnesses at Lillian and Albert's wedding were Bessie Messer and Eddie Swan.  Albert and Lillie lived on a farm on the Swan Road.  They had five children.

 

Lillie died from childbirth.

They had the following children:

446 i. Hildred Isabell Messer

447 ii. Hazel Elizabeth Messer

448 iii. Florence Messer

449 iv. Lloyd Embleton Messer

450 v. William Millard Messer

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

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155. Edith Susanna Little

Daughter of John D. "Jack" Little & Margaret Coburn. Born 1876 in Harvey. Died 17 Dec 1905. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation School Teacher.

   

Edith was a school teacher.  Not married.  She died of arthritis/rheumatism.

 
 
 

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

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156. Margaret Elizabeth "Lizzie" Little

Daughter of John D. "Jack" Little & Margaret Coburn. Born Approx 1880 in Harvey. Christen 15 Aug 1880 in Harvey Presbyterian Church.

   

Marriage records, BC Archives, gives Lizzie's name as "Elizabeth Margret Little".  Married George Butler in North Vancouver on 21 Jun 1917.  (Reg. Number:  1917-09-089258.  BC Archives Microfilm Number:  B11380.  Gsu Microfilm Number: 1983708.)

   

Lizzie and her husband lived in Vancouver, BC, and had two sons.  No further information available on this family.

   

She married George Butler, 21 Jun 1917 in North Vancouver, BC.

   

They had the following children:

451 i. Donald Butler

452 ii. Jack Butler

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

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157. Jane "Janie" Little

Daughter of John D. "Jack" Little & Margaret Coburn. Born 7 Jun 1882 in Harvey. Died in San Francisco.

   

Not married.  Died in San Francisco.

 
 

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

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158. Maude Anna Little Williams

Daughter of John D. "Jack" Little & Margaret Coburn. Born 16 Oct 1884 in Harvey. Died 24 Apr 1972 in Vancouver, B.C. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Teacher.

   

Maude's mother, Maggie, died shortly after the birth of Maude, and her mother's sister, Alice Williams adopted her and she was known as Maude Williams.  She was a teacher and lived in Vancouver, BC.  Never married.

 

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

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159. David "Odbur" Little

Son of John D. "Jack" Little & Martha Wilson. Born 11 Jan 1887 in Harvey. Died 12 Sep 1938 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer.

 

Not married.  Farmed his father's farm in Harvey.  Died of a heart condition.

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

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160. Annie Little

Daughter of John D. "Jack" Little & Martha Wilson. Born 1889 in Harvey. Died 13 Mar 1890 in Harvey.

   

Died at age 8 months, whooping cough.

 

Copied from the Daily Gleaner, 21 March 1890:

   

Harvey Station -- La grippe has fled, only to give place to whooping cough, which is raging here in a very severe form.  Several children are very sick, and two have already died,  both being the youngest children in the families of John D. Little and Wm. Holland.

 
 

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

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161. Mary "Alice" Little

Daughter of John D. "Jack" Little & Martha Wilson. Born 14 Apr 1891 in Harvey. Died 8 Sep 1987 in Saskatchewan.

 

She married William Alex McDonell. Born 14 Mar 1886. Died 3 May 1980.

  

Alice lived in Saskatchewan and had four children.

   

They had the following children:

453 i. John Alex McDonell

454 ii. Wilma Joy McDonell

455 iii. Helen Jean McDonell

456 iv. David Ormand McDonell

 

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

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162. Angelina Hughuan Little

Daughter of John D. "Jack" Little & Martha Wilson. Born 14 Jun 1895 in Harvey. Died 29 Jun 1994 in Sask.

   

She married John "Henry" Campbell, 1926. Born 18 Jul 1892. Died 31 Aug 1960 in Sask. Occupation Farmer.

   

Angelina and Henry lived on a farm near Wolseley, Sask., until Henry's death, then Angelina moved to Regina.  They had four children:  Malcolm, Marion, Douglas and Christina.

 

They had the following children:

457 i. Malcolm Henry Campbell

458 ii. Marion Ellen Campbell

459 iii. Douglas Neil Campbell

460 iv. Christina Jean Campbell

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

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163. Helen Isabella Little

Daughter of John D. "Jack" Little & Martha Wilson. Born 2 Aug 1899 in Harvey.

   

Not married.  Lived in Nanaimo, BC.

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

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164. Joseph "Lewis" Smith

Son of William Walter Embleton Smith & Jane "Janie" Little. Born 2 Aug 1870 in Harvey. Christen 18 Sep 1870 in Harvey Presbyterian Church. Died in British Columbia. Buried in British Columbia.

 

His name may have been spelled "Louis".  Never married.  In 1938 and 1944,  Lewis was living in Hillcrest, Alberta.  Believed to have died, and was buried, in British Columbia.  No further information

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

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165. Margaret Isabel Smith

Daughter of William Walter Embleton Smith & Jane "Janie" Little. Born 3 Jan 1872 in Harvey. Christen 31 Mar 1872 in Harvey Presbyterian Church. Died 20 Apr 1913 in Alberta. Buried in Alberta.

   

She married Edward E. Taylor, 20 Nov 1894. Edward died in Alberta.

   

Margaret and Edward Taylor lived in Alberta, and had two children:  Margaret and Harvey.  No further information.

 

They had the following children:

461 i. Margaret "Dolly" Taylor

462 ii. Harvey Taylor

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

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166. Mary "Alice" Smith

Daughter of William Walter Embleton Smith  & Jane "Janie" Little. Born 10 Feb 1874 in Harvey. Christen 14 Jun 1874 in Harvey Presbyterian Church. Died 25 Aug 1909 in Maine. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

   

She married Franklin Whitehead Barker Rev., 20 Jun 1895 in Harvey, York Co., NB. Born in Sheffield, NB. Died in CT.

   

After their marriage, Alice and Franklin Barker lived at Somesville, Mr. Desert, Maine, and had three children.

   

He died in CT at age 86 years.  He last pastored a Congregational Church in Unionville, CT.  His father was from Sheffield, NB, Rev. Joseph Barker who married Annie Upton from Sheffield, and they had ten children.  (Information from Darylann Barker, letter to Margaret Wood, 2 Jun 2001.)

   

When Alice died, her children were 2, 10 and 12 years old.  One daughter died at age 21 years of pneumonia.  The other daughter and her son died before age 60 years of Alzheimers Disease.

 

They had the following children:

463 i. Margaret Barker

464 ii. Muriel Barker

465 iii. Francis Smith "Frank" Barker

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

167. (Infant Son) Smith

Son of William Walter Embleton Smith & Jane "Janie" Little. Died 4 Jun 1875 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

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168. Emma Jane Smith

Daughter of William Walter Embleton Smith & Jane "Janie" Little. Born 9 May 1876 in Harvey. Died Jul 1928. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Nurse.

Not married.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

169. David Andrew Smith

Son of William Walter Embleton Smith & Jane "Janie" Little. Born 28 Nov 1877 in Harvey. Died 29 Oct 1929. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

   

Not married.

 

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

170. Nellie Graham Smith

Daughter of William Walter Embleton Smith & Jane "Janie" Little. Born 26 Aug 1879 in Harvey. Christen 18 Dec 1879 in Harvey Presbyterian Church. Died 4 Nov 1928 in Providence, R.I. Buried in Providence, R.I.

   

Name given as "Ellen Graham" in church baptism records.

   

She married Amos M. Bowen. Buried in Providence, R.I.

   

Nellie and Amos Bowen did not have children.  They are buried in Providence, RI.

 

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

171. Annie Elizabeth Smith

Daughter of William Walter Embleton Smith & Jane "Janie" Little. Born 20 Jun 1881 in Harvey. Died 13 Jun 1934 in Westbrook, Maine. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

Probable wedding day photograph (30 Jun 1909) of Annie Elizabeth Smith (front and center; b. 20 Jun 1881, d. 13 Jun 1934 of pneumonia at her home in Westbrook, Maine). Married Rev. Roderick Augustus MacDonald. Had two children

Probable wedding day photograph (30 Jun 1909) of Annie Elizabeth Smith (front and center; b. 20 Jun 1881, d. 13 Jun 1934 of pneumonia at her home in Westbrook, Maine). Married Rev. Roderick Augustus MacDonald. Had two children. (Source: Judy Davis, 31 Mar 2007).

Other subjects in photograph are unknown. However, as this is a wedding party photograph it probably includes some of her siblings and the older lady in the dark dress is probably her mother Jane (Janie) Little.

From newspaper obituary - 1934:

Mrs R. A. MacDonald

St. Stephen, June 21 -- Friends on the border were shocked to hear of the death of Mrs Roderick A. MacDonald who died of pneumonia at her home at Westbrook, Me.  She was born in Harvey, York County, NB, fifty-two years ago, the daughter of Mr and Mrs William E. Smith (Jane Little).  She graduated from the Normal School at Fredericton and taught for several years in the vicinity.  Following her marriage to Rev. R. A. MacDonald she came with him to Calais where he was pastor of the Congregational Church in that city.  The thirtieth day of the present month would have marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of their marriage.  They moved to Westbrook twelve years ago where Mrs MacDonald has been as beloved and active as when in Calais.  She is survived by her husband, a daughter, Mrs Arthur Richardson and a son, Roderick of Westbrook and a granddaughter, her mother, Mrs William E. Smith and two brothers, Norman Smith of Harvey and Lewis Smith of Calgary, Alberta.

   

The funeral was held in the Warren Street Congregational Church, Westbrook and was largely attended.  The floral tributes were very fine, one huge spread of roses being from the Women's League.  The member of the Ministerial Association attended in body.

 

She married Roderick Augustus MacDonald Rev., 30 Jun 1909 in Harvey, York Co., NB.

 

They had the following children:

466 i. Alice "Jean" MacDonald

467 ii. Roderick Alan MacDonald

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

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172. William "Norman" Smith

Son of William Walter Embleton Smith & Jane "Janie" Little. Born 17 Feb 1883 in Harvey Station. Christen 20 May 1883 in Harvey Presbyterian Church. Died 4 Nov 1938 in Harvey Station, NB. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Merchant.

 

From newspaper obituary - 1938:

N. W. Smith Dead.  Well Known Resident of Harvey Station Passed Away at Age of 54 Years.

Harvey Station, N.B., Nov 4 -- Norman William Smith, a life long resident of Harvey Station, and one of its most highly respected citizens, passed away at an early hour this morning.

   

Mr Smith who was 54 years of age was the youngest son of the late W. W. E. Smith and Mrs Smith, of this place.  He was a well known merchant, having conducted a general store practically all his life.  Until his health failed he was very prominent in all community affairs, always ready to help in any worth while cause.  He was a member of the United Church, and Ashlar Lodge No. 36 F & A M, McAdam.

   

On Oct 7th, 1909, Mr Smith was married to Miss Agnes M. Saunders of Portland, Me., who predeceased him four years ago.  He is survived by his aged mother, Mrs W. W. E. Smith, one daughter, Mrs C. Arthur Smith of Fredericton; one son, Donald N. Smith, of Harvey Station; and one brother, Louis, of Hillcrest, Alberta.

 

He married Agnes May Saunders, 7 Oct 1909 in Portland, Maine. Born 1886 in Portland. Died 25 Oct 1934 in Harvey Station. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

   

Daughter of Joshua Saunders and Mary  Brown, of Portland, Maine.

From newspaper obituary - 1934:

Died at Harvey

The death occurred at Harvey on Tuesday of Mrs Agnes Smith, wife of Norman Smith, after a year's illness at the age of 48 years.  She lived in Portland, Me., before coming to Harvey 25 years ago.  She was well known and highly esteemed not only in Harvey but wherever she was known and her death will be learned of with regret.  She is survived by her husband, a son and daughter, Margaret and Donald, and two sisters residing in Massachusetts.  The funeral took place this afternoon with service by Rev. Mr MacKay and interment at Harvey.

They had the following children:

468 i. Norman "Donald" Smith

469 ii. Margaret Alice Smith

 
 

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

173. Alma Victoria Little

Daughter of Thomas Herbert Little & Margaret "Isabel" Embleton. Born 3 Mar 1874 in Harvey. Died 19 Jan 1948 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

 

From newspaper obituary - 1948:

Mrs Thomas Cessford

Jan 19 -- The community was shocked to learn of the death of Mrs Thomas Cessford, which occurred at her home this morning.  While eating breakfast, she suffered a heart attack and died instantly.  Deceased, who before her marriage was Miss Alma Little, a daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Thomas Little of Coburn, is survived by her husband, two sisters; Mrs George Embleton and Miss Elizabeth Little of Coburn; two brothers, David Little of Coburn and Harry Little of Harvey Station and one nephew, Harold Embleton, Wilmot, NB.

   

The funeral service will be held from her late home tomorrow with service by Rev. W. E. Aitken and burial in Harvey Cemetery.

 

She married Thomas "Tommy" Cessford, son of John "Jack" Cessford & Margaret Grieve, 23 Oct 1901 in York Co., NB. Born 18 Jun 1871 in Harvey. Died 5 Mar 1959 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer.

   

Tommy and Alma lived on Lot 8, second tier, on the Patterson Road in Harvey.  No children

 

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

174. Jarvis A. Little

Son of Thomas Herbert Little & Margaret "Isabel" Embleton. Born 1 Apr 1876 in Harvey. Died 13 Mar 1893 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

   

Died at age 17 years.

 

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

175. Elizabeth "Lizzie" Little

Daughter of Thomas Herbert Little & Margaret "Isabel" Embleton. Born 16 Aug 1879 in Harvey. Died 18 May 1968 in Temperance Vale. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

   

Not married.  Lived at home.  Died in a nursing home in Temperance Vale.

 

Copied from newspaper obituary - 1968:

   

LITTLE:  At the Pinder Rest Home on Saturday, May 18, Elizabeth Little, age 88, of Coburn.  Survived by one sister, Mrs Margaret Embleton, one brother, Harry Little, both of Harvey.

   

The remains are resting at her home, Coburn, until Tuesday, May 21 when service will be held at 2:30 pm, Rev. William Randall officiating.  Interment will follow in Harvey Cemetery.

 

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

176. Margaret Isabell Little

Daughter of Thomas Herbert Little & Margaret "Isabel" Embleton. Born 23 Apr 1881 in Harvey. Died 17 Oct 1969. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

   

She married George Embleton, son of Michael Embleton & Mary Elizabeth Thomas, 12 Jun 1905 in Harvey Presbyterian Church. Born 26 Mar 1877 in Harvey. Christen 18 Aug 1877 in Harvey Presbyterian Church. Died 8 Aug 1929 in McAdam.

   

George was killed in a blasting accident during road construction near McAdam.  After his death, Margaret moved back to her homestead and lived with her brother David and sister Lizzie.

    

Margaret and George had two children, one son died in infancy.

 

They had the following children:

470 i. Harold Delbert Embleton
471 ii Embleton (infant son)

 

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

177. Harry Albert Little

Son of Thomas Herbert Little & Margaret "Isabel" Embleton. Born 11 Mar 1883 in Harvey. Died 9 Jul 1973.

 

Served in the First World War.  Worked on the railroad.  Moved back to the homestead after retirement.  Not married.  Died at age 90 years.

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

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178. David Little

Son of Thomas Herbert Little & Margaret "Isabel" Embleton. Born 30 May 1893 in Harvey Sta. Died 9 Jan 1965 in Harvey Sta. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer.

   

Farmer on homestead farm.  Not married.  Died 9 Jan 1965, age 71 yr 7 mo 10 days, died about six o'clock in his sleep.

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

179. Cyrus David Briggs

Son of Matthew Briggs & Mary Elizabeth Little. Born 16 Dec 1890 in Harvey, York Co., NB. Christen 23 Sep 1893 in Harvey Presbyterian Church Records. Died 10 Apr 1970 in Missoula, Montana.

   

In 1891 Census, he was one year old and living with his mother in his grandparent's home in Harvey Station, NB.

   

Birth registered three times in vital statistics for NB, once giving his name as Cyrus David Little Briggs.

 

Burial: Missoula Cemetery, Missoula, Missoula County, Montana
Burial Plot: Grave 1, Lot 8, Block 28A, Inter # 14193
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=84531779

Information on Findagrave entry contributed by Sheila Lafferty, 27 January, 2014.

Missoula Cemetery August 2005

Missoula Cemetery. Photo August 2005,

photo credit Loretta-Marie Dimond.

 
 
 

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

180. Linda Gelena Little

Daughter of David "Allan" Little & Margaret Ann Lister. Born 17 Aug 1883 in Harvey. Died 4 May 1971 in Harvey Community Hospital. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Religion United Church.

   

She married George Wesley "Wes" Coburn, son of James "Jim" Coburn & Elizabeth H. "Bessie" Swan, 24 Sep 1902 in Harvey, York Co., NB . Born 4 Dec 1875 in Harvey Sta. Christen 30 Apr 1867 in Harvey Presbyterian Church. Died 21 Sep 1957 in Saint John General Hospital. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation General Store. Religion United Church.

   

Wes and Linda operated a general store approximately 3 miles from the village of Harvey (on Lot 14, land granted to Matthew Piercy).  They had two sons.

 

Excerpt from article in the Daily Gleaner, Wednesday, 14 Jul 1937:

Business Firms Have Grown Up With Harvey.  Harvey Business Firms Go Back Eighty Years....

   

1877 - This year saw the founding of the firm which now bears the name of G. Wesley Coburn.  At that time James Coburn, father of G. Wesley Coburn, acquired the store from its former owners.  The building had been erected and a business in groceries, dry good and general supplies, had been carried on by its founder, John Piercy, for a number of years before Mr Coburn took control.  Frequent changes in ownership occurred with Mr Coburn taking over in 1877.  In 1890 he passed the establishment over to his son, G. Wesley Coburn, and since that date the firm has been under one management.  G. Wesley Coburn and Sons carry on an extensive trade in farm and household supplies.  One of its most important lines of good carried is the Murphy Company, Montreal, products, which include a complete assortment of house paint, varnishes, Narvo enamels and floor enamels.

 

From newspaper obituary - 1957:

Harvey Station Merchant Dies

The death of George Wesley Coburn, 81, well-known merchant of Harvey Station, occurred at the Saint John General Hospital after a brief illness.

   

Born at Harvey Station, a son of the late James and Elizabeth (Swan) Coburn, he had been a resident of that community all of his life.  He had operated the firm G. Wesley Coburn and Sons for 64 years.  Mr Coburn was a member of St. Andrews United Church and its choir.

   

Surviving are his wife, the former Miss Linda Little; two sons, Oswald and DeWitt Coburn, of Harvey Station; three sisters, Mrs Hazen Patterson, Mrs Pembroke Little, and Mrs Arnold Little, all of Harvey; four brothers, Roy Coburn, Alexander Coburn, Wilbert Coburn, all of Harvey, and Edgar Coburn of McAdam; several nieces and nephews.

   

The funeral will be held from Harvey with interment in Harvey Cemetery.

 

They had the following children:

472 i. James "Oswald" Coburn

473 ii. DeWitt Allan Coburn

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

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181. David "Arnold" Little

Son of David "Allan" Little & Margaret Ann Lister. Born 20 Dec 1884 in Harvey. Died 23 Jun 1965 in Victoria Public Hospital, Fredericton. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer. Religion United Church.

   

Farmer on his father's farm, where his son Ronald farmed.

 

From newspaper obituary - 1965:

D. A. Little's Funeral Held

The funeral of D. Arnold Little, Harvey Station, was held from the St. Andrews United Church, with Rev. William Randall officiating.  He was assisted by Rev. S. R. Jackson, of Knox Presbyterian Church, and members of the male quartette of the United Church:  Mr Randall, Blair Watson, Hugh Watson and Wilbur Jones.  Pallbearers were Irvine Little, John Thompson, Oswald Coburn, Delmont Little, Earle Patterson and James Coburn.  Interment was in Harvey Community Cemetery.

   

Mr Little's death occurred at Victoria Public Hospital, Fredericton at the age of 80.   Born at Harvey Station on Dec 20, 1884, he was a son of the late Allan and Margaret Ann (Lister) Little, and resided in that community all his life.  He was engaged in farming.  A member of the United Church of Canada, Mr Little served as elder for many years.

   

Surviving are his wife, the former Zilla Coburn; two daughters, Mrs Maurice Lister and Mrs Gilbert Robison; one son, Ronald, all of Harvey Station; two sisters, Mrs Wesley Coburn and Mrs Roy Coburn; one brother, Ward A. Little; ten grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

 

He married Sarah "Zilla" Coburn, daughter of James "Jim" Coburn & Elizabeth H. "Bessie" Swan, 28 Jun 1911 in York Co., NB . Born 11 Aug 1889 in Harvey Sta. Died 6 Feb 1966 in Harvey Sta. Buried in Harvey Community Cemetery. Occupation Housewife. Religion United Church.

 

From newspaper obituary - 1966:

Mrs Z. Little Laid To Rest

Harvey Station -- A host of relatives and friends gathered at St. Andrews United Church, Harvey Station to pay final tribute to Mrs Sarah Zilla Little, widow of the late Arnold Little, Harvey Station, whose death occurred at the Harvey Community Hospital here, following a brief illness.  She was 76.  Rev. William Randall officiated at the service, assisted by Rev. S. R. Jackson and members of the male quartet.  Interment was in the Harvey Community Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Bradshaw Coburn, Irvine Little, Cleighton Little, James Coburn, Earle Patterson and Alvin Moffitt.

   

A native of Harvey Station, Mrs Little was the daughter of the late James and Elizabeth (Swan) Coburn.  A member of St. Andrews United Church, she was a lifelong resident of this community.

 

They had the following children:

474 i. Pearl Elizabeth Little

475 ii. Ruth Pauline Little

476 iii. Ronald Allan Little

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

182. (Infant Son) Little

Son of David "Allan" Little & Margaret Ann Lister. Born 1886 in Harvey. Died 1886 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

 
 
 

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

183. Harry "Lewis" Little

Son of David "Allan" Little & Margaret Ann Lister. Born 28 Sep 1887 in Harvey. Died 8 Mar 1961 in Vancouver, BC.

   

Lewis left Harvey approximately 1908 and moved to British Columbia, where he married Sylvia, and they lived in Vancouver.  They had  no children, but Sylvia had a daughter, Eileen, who married Homer Hamilton.  Eileen died from a brain tumor in 1946/47.  Sylvia remarried, and moved to Washington.  (The above information from close family members, however from marriage records it would appear that his wife's name was Sophia Brown, instead of Sylvia, unless he was married twice.)

 

BC Marriage registration number: 1923-09-259544; BC Archives Microfilm Number: B13745; GSU Microfilm Number: 2074227:  Groom name: Lewis Harry Little, Bride name: Sophie Brown, Event date: 1923  9  29 (Yr/Mo/Day), Event place: Vancouver. 

 

From newspaper obituary - 1961:

Louis H. Little

Harvey Station -- Word has been received here of the death of Louis H. Little, which occurred in Vancouver.  He was 73.

   

Mr Little was born in Harvey Station, the son of the late Allan and Margaret Ann Little.  He had lived in Vancouver for the past 49 years.

   

Surviving are his wife, two sisters, Mrs G. Wesley Coburn and Mrs Roy Coburn; two brothers, Arnold Little and Ward Little, all of Harvey.

 

He married Sophia Brown, 29 Sep 1923 in Vancouver, BC.

   

No further information.

 

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

184. (Infant Son) Little

Son of David "Allan" Little & Margaret Ann Lister. Born 1891 in Harvey. Died 1891 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

   

Was one month old when 1891 census was taken.  Presumed he died in infancy.

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

185. Margaret "Ellen" Little

Daughter of David "Allan" Little & Margaret Ann Lister. Born 28 May 1892 in Harvey. Died 1 Jan 1896 in Harvey.

   

Died of whooping cough at age 4 years.

 
 

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

186. Lila May Little

Daughter of David "Allan" Little & Margaret Ann Lister. Born 28 Oct 1894 in Harvey. Died 26 Nov 1986 in DECH, Fredericton. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Religion United Church.

 

From The Daily Gleaner, 4 Dec 1984:

Harvey Woman Turns 90

Lila Coburn, life-long resident of Harvey and better known as Gram or Aunt Lila, recently celebrated her 90th birthday with a family dinner for about 65 people at the St. Andrews United Church hall.  Over 150 people greeted her on her special day, and she received many delightful and useful gifts.

   

Born in 1894 on a farm in a place known as Little Settlement, Lila had one sister and three brothers.  After living at home for 16 years she went to work in G. W. Coburn's store for six years.

   

One of the special moments in her childhood she recalls is the Christmas when she was nine years old, two years after her father had died.  Times were lean and there wouldn't be any gifts, so she thought.  However, her mother had sent one of her brothers to the store and that year Lila received a china cup and saucer, which she cherished for many years.

   

In 1916, Lila married Roy Coburn who was also a farmer.  They raised six children--Althea Jones and Margaret Wood now residing in Harvey and Shirley Mersereau of Fredericton, James and Arnold of Harvey and Guy of Peterborough, Ont.  She had 20 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.

   

Lila says the secret of her longevity is hard work--most of her life being spent on a farm.

   

She has had two trips to Vancouver during her 90 years by train--once before she was married and again in 1965 to visit her brother who died shortly after her second visit.

   

Although partially blind Lila says with patience and perseverance she completes several projects in needlework.  In the past year she has made over 40 cushions most with patchwork tops which she gives for gifts or to church groups for sales.  She is still an active member of the UCW and the church, and is able to visit with her friends.

 

From The Daily Gleaner, 9 Dec 1986:

Lila M. Coburn

The funeral of Lila May Coburn, 92, was held at St. Andrews United Church with Rev. David Chesney officiating, assisted by Rev. Bradley Little.

   
A native of Harvey Station, she was a daughter of the late Margaret Anne (Lister) and Allen Little.  She was a member of and active in all organiztions of the United Church.

   

She is survived by three daughters, Mrs Wilbur Jones (Althea), Mrs George Wood (Margaret) of Harvey Station and Mrs Raymond Mersereau (Shirley) of Fredericton and three sons, Guy of Peterborough, Ont., James and Arnold of Harvey Station; 19 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and cousins.

   

She was predeceased by her husband Roy, one sister and three brothers.

   

Pallbearers were six grandsons, Peter Wood, Allie Wood, Danny Coburn, Brian Coburn, Wayne Phillips and Dow Phillips.  Interment was at Harvey Cemetery.

 

She married Charles "Roy" Coburn, son of James "Jim" Coburn & Elizabeth H. "Bessie" Swan, 27 Sep 1916 in Harvey, York Co., NB . Born 12 Feb 1888 in Harvey Sta. Died 5 Oct 1965 in Harvey Sta. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer. Religion United Church.

   

Roy was a farmer on Lot 13 in Harvey (original Land Grant to Alex Hay).

   

Roy died 5 Oct 1965, age 77 yr 7 mo 23 days, died in woods loading pulp.

 

From newspaper obituary - 1965:

R. C. Coburn Paid Final Tribute

Harvey Station -- The funeral of Roy Charles Coburn was held from St. Andrews United Church with Rev. William L. Randall officiating.  Pallbearers were Oswald Coburn, Bradshaw Coburn, Cleighton Little, Ronald Little, all of Harvey Station, Milford Coburn, Saint John, and Coburn Patterson of Woodstock.  Interment was in Harvey Community Cemetery.

   

Mr Coburn's death occurred at his home.  He was 77.  Born at Harvey Station, a son of the late James and Elizabeth (Swan) Coburn, he lived here the greater part of his life where he was engaged in farming.

 

They had the following children:

477 i. Guy LeRoy Coburn

478 ii. Linda "Althea" Coburn

479 iii. Margaret Minnie Coburn

480 iv. James Claude Coburn

481 v. Shirley Elizabeth Coburn

482 vi. Arnold DeWitt Coburn

 

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

187. Ward Allan Little

Son of David "Allan" Little & Margaret Ann Lister. Born 10 Nov 1898 in Harvey. Died 6 Mar 1985 in DECH, Fredericton. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Millwright, Briggs & Little Woolen Mills.

 

From The Daily Gleaner - 7 Mar 1985:

   

LITTLE -- At the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital on Wednesday, March 6th, 1985, Ward A. Little of York Mills in his 87th year.  Survived by three daughters, Mrs Joe Thompson (Lillian), Mrs Carl Harris (Avis), Mrs Alvin Moffitt (Jean), one sister Mrs Lila Coburn, several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

   

Resting at his home until Saturday where funeral service will be held at 2 pm. Rev. William Randall officiating.  Interment in Harvey Community Cemetery.  Swan Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

He married Emily Selena Kingston. Born 12 Dec 1902 in Saint John, NB. Died 13 Sep 1982 in DECH, Fredericton. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

   

Emily's father - George Kingston, Fredericton Junction, and mother - Ethel Walsh, Molles River, NB.

   

Ward and Emily lived at York Mills, first at Upper Mills where they had a farm, then later moved next to Briggs and Little Woolen Mills when Ward became involved in the operation of the mill.

 

From The Telegraph Journal - 14 Sep 1982:

   

LITTLE - At the Doctor Everett Chalmers Hospital, September 13, 1982, Mrs Emily S. Little of York Mills; survived by her husband, Ward Little, three daughters, 14 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 4 sisters, several nieces and nephews.

   

Resting at her home, from where the funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2:00 pm with Rev. Chesney officiating.  Interment in Harvey Community Cemetery.  Arrangements by Swan Funeral Home, Harvey.

 

They had the following children:

483 i. Lillian Irene Little

484 ii. Avis Marguarite Little

485 iii. Emily Gelena "Jeanie" Little

 

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

188. Lila Maude Coburn

Daughter of John Wood Coburn & Eleanor "Ellen" Christina Little. Born 1 Oct 1883 in Harvey. Christen 28 Oct 1883 in Harvey Presbyterian Church.

   

Birth date from 1901 Census, Victoria, BC.

 

She married Anson Carr Frost, 9 Jan 1907 in Nanaimo, BC. Born Approx 1879. Died 26 May 1962 in Vancouver, BC.

 

She married William Theodore Ewing, 10 Sep 1919 in Nanaimo, BC.

 

DESCENDENTS OF DAVID LITTLE (1678 - UNKNOWN)
AND MARY PEIL (CA 1682 - UNKNOWN)

seventh Generation

189. Dora Pauline Coburn

Daughter of John Wood Coburn & Eleanor "Ellen" Christina Little. Born 23 Dec 1894 in Nanaimo, BC. Died 31 Jan 1972.