DESCENDENTS OF JAMES RUTHERFORD (JAN 1788 - 4 MAR 1879)
AND ISABELLA RUSSELL (4 MAR 1805 - 20 APR 1888)

First Immigrant Generation

1. James Rutherford

Born Jan 1788 in Tweedmouth. Died 4 Mar 1879 in Tweedside, York Co., N.B. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer. Religion Presbyterian.

 

According to 1851 Census, James and Isabella came to America in June 1850.  

   

From the Daily Telegraph - 7 Mar 1879--"Died Tweedside (York Co.) 11th ult., James Rutherford, 82nd year, a native of Tweedmouth, near Berwick-upon-Tweed, having come from there 29 years ago.   Deceased was father of John Rutherford, station master, Harvey Station."

 

He married Isabella Russell. Born 4 Mar 1805 in England. Died 20 Apr 1888 in Tweedside, York Co., N.B. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Religion Presbyterian.

 

It is believed that Isabella Russell was a sister of Elizabeth Russell, wife of Henry Swan, and came to Canada at the same time as Elizabeth, her sons Alexander and John Swan, and daughters Elizabeth and Sarah Swan.

 

For complete information on the Rutherford family see the genealogy book, "The Rutherford Family of Harvey 1850 - 1999" compiled by Janet Watson.

 

They had the following children:

  2   i.   John Rutherford

  3   ii.   Sarah Rutherford

  4   iii.   John Rutherford

 

DESCENDENTS OF JAMES RUTHERFORD (JAN 1788 - 4 MAR 1879)
AND ISABELLA RUSSELL (4 MAR 1805 - 20 APR 1888)

Second Immigrant Generation

2. John Rutherford

Son of James Rutherford & Isabella Russell. Born 1825. Christen 15 May 1825 in Berwick-Upon-Tweed. Died Before 1831 in England.

 

DESCENDENTS OF JAMES RUTHERFORD (JAN 1788 - 4 MAR 1879)
AND ISABELLA RUSSELL (4 MAR 1805 - 20 APR 1888)

Second Immigrant Generation

3. Sarah Rutherford

Daughter of James Rutherford & Isabella Russell. Born 2 Oct 1828 in Tweedmouth, England. Christen 26 Oct 1828 in Berwick-Upon-Tweed. Buried 1905 in Rural Cemetery, Woodstock Road, Fredericton. Religion Presbyterian.

 

She married John Harvey Sr., in England. Born 1 Jan 1826 in Berwick-On-Tweed, England. Died 2 Feb 1894 in Fredericton, NB. Buried in Rural Cemetery, Woodstock Road, Fredericton. Occupation Harness Maker. Religion Presbyterian.

 

From the New Brunswick Census of 1861, York County, City of Fredericton, Carleton Ward:

 

Harvey, John           M     Head     34      England     Harness Maker

Harvey, Sarah          F      Wife       31     England

Harvey, Robert        M     Son        11     Scotland

Harvey, Isabella       F      Dau        09     Nat.

Harvey, Margaret    F      Dau        03     Nat.

Harvey, John           M     Son        01m  Nat.

 

It would appear that they came to Canada after the   birth of their son Robert, who was born approx. 1850 in Scotland.   Possibly came to Canada with Sarah's parents, James Rutherford and Isabella Russell, who came in June 1850--according to the 1851 Census.

 

In 1861 Fredericton Census, John was a harness maker, living in Carleton Ward; 1871 Census, collar maker; and in 1881 Census, carriage fore..(?) living in St. Ann's Ward, Fredericton.

 

From The Daily Gleaner, 2 Feb 1894, page 3:

Another Gone

Mr John Harvey, Senior, Passed Away Last Night.

Mr John Harvey, Senior, aged 68, died at his residence, Queen street, at a late hour last night.   Mr Harvey has been ill for six months, suffering from Sciatica.

 

He was born at Berwick-on-Tweed on New Years Day, 1826.

 

He married Miss Rutherford, a native of Tweed-Mouth, on the opposite side of the Tweed from Berwick.   They came to America nearly forty years ago, and after a few years residence in the United States, settled in Fredericton.

 

Mr Harvey was one of Fredericton's most respected residents, and although living a very quiet life, he kept himself in touch with the active life of the world.   He was for many years a member of the F.& A.M.   He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and had never missed a communion up to the time of his sickness.

 

His wife and four children, Mrs A. D. Thomas, Miss Annie, Miss Janie, and Mr John Harvey, jr., of this city, survive him.

 

The funeral will take place on Sunday afternoon at 3:30 from his late residence, Queen street.

 

From The Daily Gleaner, 2 Feb, 1894, page 2:

DIED

   

In this city, on February 1st, John Harvey, native of Berwick on Tweed, Great Britain, in the 69th year of his age.   Funeral on Sunday at 3:30 pm from his late residence, Queen street.

 

   

From The Daily Gleaner, 5 Feb 1894, page 2:

Mr Harvey's Funeral Yesterday

   

The funeral of the late John Harvey, sr., yesterday afternoon was largely attended.   The floral tributes were very handsome.   Among them was one in the shape of a wheel designed by Miss Schleyer for Edgecombe & Sons, for which firm Mr Harvey worked for nearly thirty years.   Rev. Willard McDonald conducted the funeral service.

 

They had the following children:

  5   i.   Robert Harvey

  6   ii.   Sarah "Isabella" Harvey

  7   iii.   Margaret Ann "Annie" Harvey

  8   iv.   John Harvey Jr.

  9   v.   Sarah Jane "Janie" Harvey

DESCENDENTS OF JAMES RUTHERFORD (JAN 1788 - 4 MAR 1879)
AND ISABELLA RUSSELL (4 MAR 1805 - 20 APR 1888)

Second Immigrant Generation

4. John Rutherford

Son of James Rutherford & Isabella Russell. Born 19 Jul 1831 in England. Died 21 Dec 1900 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Religion Presbyterian.

 

3 July 1871 - Colonial Farmer, Fredericton:   "John Rutherford of Tweedside left here last Tuesday morn. for England to visit his native place."

 

28 Aug 1871 - Colonial Farmer, Fredericton:   "We have received the "Berwick Journal" of August 4 from which we learn that our friend John Rutherford of Tweedside, Manners Sutton (York Co.), N.B., who is at present on a visit to his native place was present at the "Tweedside Kettle" held at Yarrow Haugh on the previous Wednesday.   (See original)"

 

Friday, Aug 4, 1871, page 3, The Berwick Journal and General Advertiser:

   

"Tweedside Kettle -- This annual kettle was held at Yarrow Haugh on Wednesday afternoon, and compared with former years was a decided success.   There were upwards of 50 gentlemen present, among whom were three gentlemen, natives of Tweedside from America.   Mr Gray of the Pack Horse, Church Street, was the purveyor, and in saying that the provision of salmon, lamb, and the etceteras, was of first rate quality, and in great abundance, we are only endorsing the opinion of all who were present.   Dinner was served at three o'clock, the chairman of committee, Mr W. Jurden, presiding, and the vice-chairmen being Mr J. Duncan and R. Craik.   After justice had been done to the goods they provided the company adjourned to the green award, where quoiting and other games were engaged in with great spirit.   An hour spent in this manner, and the company again assembled to the tent, where the usual loyal and patriotic toasts were given and enthusiastically drank.   Mr T. H. Pattison replying for the Volunteers.   The chairman gave "Tweedside Kettle," Mr Duncan replying.   "The Town Council of Berwick" was given by Mr R. Craik, and replied to by Alderman Smith and Councillor Turner.   Mr Stafford gave "Both sides of the Tweed" to which Mr John Russell replied.   "The shipping Interests of the Port," was given by Mr R. Holmes, and replied to by Mr Riddell, jun.   "The Agriculture Interest" by Mr Macgregor, replied to by Mr John Marshall.   "The town and Trade of Berwick" by Mr J. Rutherford, replied to by Mr R. Rutherford.   "The Ladies" by Mr John Russell, replied to by Mr Geo Moor.   "The Strangers" by Mr Scott (Spittal), replied to by Mr T. Russell, from America.   "Mr Rutherford from America" by Mr G. F. Stevens, replied to by Mr Rutherford.   "The Committee" by Mr Turner, replied to by the Chairman.   "The Press" by Mr Holmes, replied to by Mr G. F. Stevens, Berwick Journal; and "To our next Merry Meeting" by the Chairman.   The Committee were re-appointed with the addition of Mr Holmes and Geo Moor.   A very pleasant day was spent."

 

Copied from newspaper obituary - undated:

Death Roll

Ex Warden John Rutherford of Manners Sutton Passed Away.

   

The death occurred at his home at Tweedside, Harvey, on Friday evening last, of Mr John Rutherford, one of the most active and influential men of the parish.   Death resulted from an attack of pneumonia.   He was 70 years of age and leaves to mourn an invalid widow, three sons, John and Charles at home and James who resides in the parish and two daughters, Mrs John Swan of Tweedside and Miss Isabelle Rutherford of Brownville Junction.   Mrs John Harvey of this city is a sister of the late Mr Rutherford.

 

The funeral took place at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon.

   

The late Mr Rutherford was a native of Tweedside, England and came to New Brunswick about 50 years ago, settling in the parish of Manners Sutton at the place which was named after his native town.   He was a progressive and energetic farmer and soon gained competency.   He was an active member of the Church and Sunday School, filled many positions of responsibility and trust and was ever at the front and lent his assistance to all good works.   He represented the Parish of Manners Sutton at the County Council for a number of years, and was warden of the municipality for two or three terms.

 

He married Elizabeth "Bessie" Wightman, daughter of John Wightman & Mary Simpson, 25 Dec 1854. Born 5 Mar 1831 in Wooler, England. Died 15 Jun 1901 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Religion Presbyterian.

 

From newspaper obituary - undated:

Entered into Rest

Death of Mrs John Rutherford of Tweedside, leaving many mourning friends.

  

It is with deep regret that the many friends learn of the death of Mrs Rutherford, of Tweedside, York County, which sad event occurred on Saturday last, after an illness of several years duration, although the end came with startling suddenness.   The deceased lady was the widow of the late Squire John Rutherford of Tweedside, so well and favourably known both in Fredericton and throughout York County, not only in connection with the municipal Board, with which he was for a number of years connected, but also for the high esteem in which he was held by the community generally.   His death occurred in December last.   Mrs Rutherford came to this Country with her family from Northumberland County, England, some 64 years ago, when but a child of six years, and settled in Tweedside, when that now fine settlement was an almost unbroken forest.   She afterwards became the wife of the late John Rutherford and a family of four sons and two daughters were born to them.   Three sons and two daughters remain to mourn their irreparable loss.   The late Mrs Rutherford was a kind and loving mother and a sincere Christian lady, and was ever a worthy helpmate for his husband and lived to see great changes in the country of her adoption.   The bereaved family have the deepest sympathy of their many friends.

 

They had the following children:

  10   i.   Mary Simpson Rutherford

  11   ii.   James Rutherford

  12   iii.   Philis Russell Rutherford

  13   iv.   Thomas Russell Rutherford

  14   v.   Sarah Elizabeth "Sadie" Rutherford

  15   vi.   Isabella Rutherford

  16   vii.   John M. Rutherford

  17   viii.   George Rutherford

  18   ix.   George "Charles" Rutherford

 
 

DESCENDENTS OF JAMES RUTHERFORD (JAN 1788 - 4 MAR 1879)
AND ISABELLA RUSSELL (4 MAR 1805 - 20 APR 1888)

Third Immigrant Generation

5. Robert Harvey

Son of John Harvey Sr. & Sarah Rutherford. Born Approx 1850 in Scotland. Died 6 Oct 1882 in Kingston, Ontario. Buried in Rural Cemetery, Fredericton. Occupation Harness Maker.

   

In the 1871 Census, Robert was listed as a harness maker.   He is buried in the Rural Cemetery, Fredericton.

 

DESCENDENTS OF JAMES RUTHERFORD (JAN 1788 - 4 MAR 1879)
AND ISABELLA RUSSELL (4 MAR 1805 - 20 APR 1888)

third Immigrant Generation

6. Sarah "Isabella" Harvey

Daughter of John Harvey Sr. & Sarah Rutherford. Born 12 Sep 1852 in USA. Christen 16 Dec 1857 in St. Paul's Church Records, Fredericton. Occupation Dressmaker.

   

Isabella was born in the United States, baptized on 16 Dec 1857 at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Fredericton.   She was a dressmaker.

      

She married Albert Duncan Thomas, 1 Mar 1881 in St. Paul's Church, Fredericton By Rev. A. J. Mowatt . Died 5 Feb 1921 in Fredericton.

   

Witnesses to marriage were W. B. Coulthard and John Harvey.
 

They had the following children:

  19   i.   Ethel "Phyllis" Thomas

  20   ii.   Isabel Adams Thomas

  21   iii.   Bessie Graden Thomas

DESCENDENTS OF JAMES RUTHERFORD (JAN 1788 - 4 MAR 1879)
AND ISABELLA RUSSELL (4 MAR 1805 - 20 APR 1888)

third Immigrant Generation

7. Margaret Ann "Annie" Harvey

Daughter of John Harvey Sr. & Sarah Rutherford. Born 6 Sep 1858 in Fredericton. Christen 7 Nov 1858 in St. Paul's Church Records, Fredericton. Died 8 Jun 1936 in Fredericton. Buried in Rural Cemetery, Fredericton. Occupation School Teacher.

 

Annie was a school teacher and was on staff at the Model School, Fredericton.

From The Daily Gleaner, 8 Jun 1936:

 

HARVEY -- At Fredericton, NB, June 8th, 1936, Annie Harvey, daughter of the late John and Sarah (Rutherford) Harvey, aged seventy-seven years.

Funeral on Wednesday afternoon from the home of Miss Bertha Harvey, 245 York Street, with services at 2:30 o'clock by Rev. George Telford and Rev. Dr. G. E. Ross and interment in the family plot in Rural Cemetery.

 

Miss Annie Harvey Died This Morning

One of New Brunswick's Well Known Teachers is Dead at 77.

One of New Brunswick's grand old teachers died this morning at Farraline Home in the person of Miss Annie Harvey at the age of 77 years.

Miss Harvey was born in Fredericton, a daughter of the late John and Sarah (Rutherford) Harvey.   She obtained her education in Fredericton and was graduated by the Provincial Normal School.   She taught in different places in the Province, including St. Stephen, and on account of her excellent teaching qualifications she was chosen for the staff of the Model School where many of the student teachers received their first lesson in teaching and carried into life the example she set them.   She taught many of the children of that day who carried with them the influence of her kind and upright character and to her many of them gave credit for their success in life.   During the Great War she was active and many letters she received from boys in the trenches who had been in her room in Model School thanked her for her kindly leadership.   She was a devout member of St. Paul's Church and possessing a kind and charitable heart she was ever ready to cheer and encourage the less fortunate ones and her passing brings to a close a life abundantly lived and well filled with good and helpful deeds.

 

Miss Harvey taught in Model School for 39 years and following her retirement lived in Saint John for some time.   She came back to Fredericton and made her home at Farraline Home where she passed away this morning.   She is survived by a sister, Mrs Harry Wilton, Kingston, Ont., and several nieces and a nephew, Misses Phyllis Thomas, Isobel Thomas and Bessie Thomas, in British Columbia; Misses Helen, Margaret and Jean Wilton, of Kingston, and J. H. Harvey and Miss Bertha Harvey, Fredericton.

 

The funeral will take place on Wednesday afternoon from the home of Miss Bertha Harvey, 245 York Street, with service at 2.30 o'clock by Rev. George Telford and Rev. Dr. G. E. Ross and interment made in the family plot in Rural Cemetery.

DESCENDENTS OF JAMES RUTHERFORD (JAN 1788 - 4 MAR 1879)
AND ISABELLA RUSSELL (4 MAR 1805 - 20 APR 1888)

third Immigrant Generation

8. John Harvey Jr

Son of John Harvey Sr. & Sarah Rutherford. Born 12 Sep 1861 in Fredericton. Christen 3 Nov 1861 in St. Paul's Church Records, Fredericton. Died 29 Aug 1901 in Fredericton. Buried in Rural Cemetery, Woodstock Road, Fredericton. Occupation Photographer.

 

John Harvey established a portrait studio in 1883 located at 372 Queen Street.   It was known as Harvey Studios.   At that time, photography as a consumer industry was just beginning (Eastman Kodak was founded in 1881), so   Harvey Studios was one of the oldest continuous picture-taking operation in Fredericton, in Canada, and in North America.   After the death of John Harvey in 1901, the business was owned and operated for 16 years by Martha Harvey.   In 1917, Mrs Harvey sold the studio to Frank Pridham.

 

After her husband's death, Martha continued to lived in their spacious home at 245 York Street, her two grown children, Don and Bertha, staying with her.

(Information taken from "The Officers' Quarterly, a Publication of the York Sunbury Historical Society, Inc., Vol 10, No. 3 - Summer 1994)

    

Copied from newspaper obituary - undated:
Death of Mr J. Harvey

Who passed away Thursday, leaving many mourning friends.

The deeply lamented, though not unexpected, death occurred yesterday of Mr John Harvey, the widely known photographer.   Mr Harvey had been a sufferer from heart disease for about a year past and had been confined to his home since last spring.   He had been in critical condition for several days and passed away at eleven o'clock in the morning, surrounded by his sorrowing family.

 

The deceased who was the son of the late Mr John Harvey of this city, was thirty-nine years of age.   His wife, a daughter of the late Mr John Fleming and the two children, John and Bertha survive.   A bereaved mother, residing here, and three sisters are left, the latter being Mrs A. D. Thomas of this city; Miss Annie Harvey, of the Model School staff, and Mrs Harry Wilton, of Kingston, Ontario and now here.   Messrs J. H. Alex and Robert Fleming are brothers-in-law of the deceased.   The late Mr Harvey was universally esteemed and leaves a large circle of mourning friends.   He was a member of Fredericton Knights of Pythias.

He married Martha Johnston Fleming, daughter of John Fleming & Jane Harper, 23 Sep 1890 in St. Paul's Church Records, Fredericton. Born 12 Aug 1862 in Fredericton. Died 16 Jan 1934 in Fredericton. Buried in Rural Cemetery, Woodstock Road, Fredericton.

 

They had the following children:

  22   i.   Bertha Hastings Harvey

  23   ii.   John Fleming "Don" Harvey

 
 
 

DESCENDENTS OF JAMES RUTHERFORD (JAN 1788 - 4 MAR 1879)
AND ISABELLA RUSSELL (4 MAR 1805 - 20 APR 1888)

third Immigrant Generation

9. Sarah Jane "Janie" Harvey

Daughter of John Harvey Sr. & Sarah Rutherford. Born 6 Dec 1863 in Fredericton. Christen 7 Feb 1864 in St. Paul's Church Records, Fredericton. Occupation School Teacher.

 

She married Henry A. Wilton, 7 Jun 1899 in St. Paul's Church Records, Fredericton. Born in Kingston, Ont.

DESCENDENTS OF JAMES RUTHERFORD (JAN 1788 - 4 MAR 1879)
AND ISABELLA RUSSELL (4 MAR 1805 - 20 APR 1888)

third Immigrant Generation

10. Mary Simpson Rutherford

 

Daughter of John Rutherford & Elizabeth "Bessie" Wightman. Born 26 Oct 1855 in Harvey. Died 26 Jul 1928. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

 

From The Daily Telegraph, 7 Jul 1873:   "Married at residence of the bride's father, by Rev. Samuel Johnson, 5th ult., John Swan and Mary Rutherford, eldest daughter of John Rutherford, Esq., all of Manners Sutton"   (Also in Colonial Farmer 14 Jul 1873, and NB Reporter 16 Jul 1873.)

 

Witnesses to marriage were James Swan and Isabella Harvey.

For more information on the Rutherford family refer to the book, "The Rutherford Family of Harvey 1850-1999" compiled by Janet Watson.

 

She married John "Jack" Swan, son of James Swan & Jane Moody, 5 Jul 1873 in Harvey Station,York Co., NB By Rev. Samuel Johnson . Born 29 Dec 1844 in Manners Sutton, York Co, NB. Christen 10 Feb 1845 in Harvey By Rev. Daniel McCurdy . Died 22 May 1906 in Harvey Sta. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer. Religion Presbyterian.

 

(Ref:   Page 28, "The Swan Family (early 1800s - 1980)" by Jocelean Swan Hall and Margaret Swan Crozier.)

   

Jack was known as "Black Jack" to distinguish him from other Jack Swans of that time.   Jack and his wife Mary Rutherford lived on the original James Swan farm, (later known as the Jack and Phyllis Swan farm).

 

Jack died 22 May 1906, age 61 years 4 months -- paralysis.

 

They had the following children:

  24   i.   Amelia Nesbit Swan

  25   ii.   James Albert "Ab" Swan

  26   iii.   Elizabeth Rutherford "Lizzie" Swan

  27   iv.   John "Russell" Rutherford Swan

  28   v.   Henry Robert "Harry" Swan

  29   vi.   George Thomas Swan

DESCENDENTS OF JAMES RUTHERFORD (JAN 1788 - 4 MAR 1879)
AND ISABELLA RUSSELL (4 MAR 1805 - 20 APR 1888)

third Immigrant Generation

11. James Rutherford 

Son of John Rutherford & Elizabeth "Bessie" Wightman. Born 25 Jul 1858. Died 4 Feb 1930 in Saint John. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Religion Presbyterian.

 

In York Co., NB, Marriage Records Book E, 1879-1889, compiled by Elizabeth S. Sewell, 2001, his name is given as "John".

He married Sarah Frances Speedy, daughter of Thomas Speedy & Isabella Patterson, 19 Oct 1881 in St. Paul's Church, Fredericton By Rev. A. J. Mowatt . Born 6 Sep 1859 in Harvey. Died 22 Jan 1945 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Religion Presbyterian.

 

Witnesses to marriage were Thomas R. Speedy and Phillis R. Rutherford.

Copied from newspaper obituary:

Died at Harvey.   Mrs James Rutherford Was Well Known in Community.   Many at Funeral.

Harvey Station, N.B., Feb 23--The death occurred on January 22nd, at the home of her daughter, Mrs Wilbert Swan, of Mrs Sarah Rutherford, widow of the late James Rutherford, who predeceased her 15 years ago.

 

Mrs Rutherford, being in her 86th year had only a few days illness, and her sudden passing was a shock to her many friends.   She was a life long resident of Harvey and was a faithful member of the Knox Presbyterian Church.   She was highly respect and well known for her fine religious character.

She is survived by four sons, Thomas, at home, Norman, of Lawrence, Mass., Cecil, of British Columbia, and Vincent, of Grand Bay; two daughters, Mrs Wilbert Swan and Mrs Robert Coburn, both of Harvey, fourteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

 

The funeral took place on January 24, with prayers at the house, followed by a service at the Knox Presbyterian Church, conducted by Rev. James MacDonald.   Interment was made in the family lot in the Harvey Cemetery.

 

The pallbearers were Lewis Rutherford, Edwin Messer and four grandsons, Elwood Swan, Donald Swan, Claude Swan and Cecil Coburn.

 

They had the following children:

  30   i.   John "Oliver" Rutherford

  31   ii.   Phillis Isabel Rutherford

  32   iii.   Elizabeth Elford "Lizzie" Rutherford

  33   iv.   Thomas Speedy Rutherford

  34   v.   Norman James Rutherford

  35   vi.   Margaret Isabelle "Belle" Rutherford

  36   vii.   Cecil Clarence Rutherford

  37   viii.   Amy Rutherford

  38   ix.   Vincent Earl Rutherford

 
 
 

DESCENDENTS OF JAMES RUTHERFORD (JAN 1788 - 4 MAR 1879)
AND ISABELLA RUSSELL (4 MAR 1805 - 20 APR 1888)

third Immigrant Generation

12. Philis Russell Rutherford

Daughter of John Rutherford & Elizabeth "Bessie" Wightman. Born 19 Sep 1860. Died 1 Jun 1884. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

DESCENDENTS OF JAMES RUTHERFORD (JAN 1788 - 4 MAR 1879)
AND ISABELLA RUSSELL (4 MAR 1805 - 20 APR 1888)

third Immigrant Generation

13. Thomas Russell Rutherford 

 

Son of John Rutherford & Elizabeth "Bessie" Wightman. Born 1 Nov 1862. Died 4 May 1892. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

 

Lived in Fairville, N.B.   Had two children:   Russell and Maude.

  

Gravestone in Harvey Settlement Cemetery:   In memory of Thomas R. Rutherford, died May 4, 1892 age 29 years.   He giveth his beloved sleep.

 

He married Charlotte Louise "Lottie" Watters.    After the death of her first husband, Thomas Russell Rutherford, Lottie married Frank Lingley, 6 Jul 1897, Saint John Co., NB.

 

They had the following children:

  39   i.   Russell Rutherford

  40   ii.   Maude Rutherford

 
 

DESCENDENTS OF JAMES RUTHERFORD (JAN 1788 - 4 MAR 1879)
AND ISABELLA RUSSELL (4 MAR 1805 - 20 APR 1888)

third Immigrant Generation

14. Sarah Elizabeth "Sadie" Rutherford 

Daughter of John Rutherford & Elizabeth "Bessie" Wightman. Born 7 Nov 1864. Died 18 Jun 1893. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Religion Presbyterian.

 

Sarah died at age 28 yr. 9 mos., leaving five children:   Bessie, Albert, Ford, Oscar and Sadie.

 

She married William Messer, son of William Messer & Margaret Bell, 1 Jul 1885 in Harvey Presbyterian Church By D. MacRae, Presbyterian . Born 30 Dec 1860 in Tweedside. Died 27 Jun 1940 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer, Butcher.

 

Witnesses to marriage were John Messer and Isaac Rutherford.

 

From newspaper obituary - 1940

William Messer Dies at Age 79.   Father of York County MLA   Passes at Harvey Station

Fredericton, NB, June 27 -- William Messer, father of York County MLA died at his home early this morning.   He was 79 years old and had been in failing health for about a year.

 

Mr Messer was born in Harvey in a home some 360 yards from the one in which he died about 1:30 a.m. today.   He was a life long resident of the community.   He was a butcher for many years, but retired about 10 years ago to devote his full attention to his farm.   Mr Messer was married twice.

 

He is survived by his second wife, Mrs Isabelle Messer, three sons, Ford Messer, MLA and Albert Messer both of Harvey, and Oscar Messer, St. Stephen; three daughters, Mrs Edmond Swan, Harvey, Mrs Roy Swan, McAdam and Mrs Howard Bliss, Boston, an adopted son Edison Messer, at home and an adopted daughter, Miss Agnes Bell, Boston.   The funeral will take place at the home at 2 p.m., to be followed by a service at the Harvey Presbyterian Church at 3 p.m., Rev. Allison McLean will officiate.   Interment will be made in the Harvey Cemetery.

 

From newspaper obituary - 1940:

Died at Harvey Today

The death occurred at Harvey at an early hour this morning of William Messer, one of the oldest and best known men in that section of York County.  

He carried on farming and was respected by all who knew him and his death will occasion regret.   He is survived by his widow, Mrs Isabelle Messer; three sons, Ford Messer, M.P.P., and Albert Messer of Harvey, and Oscar Messer, of St. Stephen; three daughters, Mrs Edward Swan, of Harvey; Mrs Roy Swan, McAdam, and Mrs Howard Bliss, Boston, Mass., and an adopted son and daughter, Edison Messer, at home, and Miss Agnes Bell, of Boston.

 

They had the following children:

  41   i.   Elizabeth Ethel "Bessie" Messer

  42   ii.   William "Albert" Messer

  43   iii.   John Rutherford "Ford" Messer

  44   iv.   Thomas "Oscar" Messer

  45   v.   Sarah Mary Isabell "Sadie" Messer

 

DESCENDENTS OF JAMES RUTHERFORD (JAN 1788 - 4 MAR 1879)
AND ISABELLA RUSSELL (4 MAR 1805 - 20 APR 1888)

third Immigrant Generation

15. Isabella Rutherford

Daughter of John Rutherford & Elizabeth "Bessie" Wightman. Born 8 Nov 1867 in Harvey Station, NB. Died 8 Feb 1948.

 

Not married.   Isabella was a telegraph operator.

 

DESCENDENTS OF JAMES RUTHERFORD (JAN 1788 - 4 MAR 1879)
AND ISABELLA RUSSELL (4 MAR 1805 - 20 APR 1888)

third Immigrant Generation

16. John M. Rutherford

 

Son of John Rutherford & Elizabeth "Bessie" Wightman. Born 5 Feb 1870 in Tweedside, NB. 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.

 

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.

 

He married Charlotte "Christina" Embleton, daughter of James Embleton & Isabella Little, 8 Apr 1891 in York Co., NB . Born 2 Aug 1872 in Harvey. 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.

 

They had the following children:

  46   i.   David Earle Rutherford

  47   ii.   Gilbert Thomas Rutherford

  48   iii.   James "Lewis" Rutherford

  49   iv.   Elizabeth Hildred "Bessie" Rutherford

DESCENDENTS OF JAMES RUTHERFORD (JAN 1788 - 4 MAR 1879)
AND ISABELLA RUSSELL (4 MAR 1805 - 20 APR 1888)

third Immigrant Generation

17. George Rutherford

 

Son of John Rutherford & Elizabeth "Bessie" Wightman. Born 19 Oct 1873. Died 1 Apr 1874. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

 

George died 1 Apr 1874, at the age of 5 months.

 
 

DESCENDENTS OF JAMES RUTHERFORD (JAN 1788 - 4 MAR 1879)
AND ISABELLA RUSSELL (4 MAR 1805 - 20 APR 1888)

third Immigrant Generation

18. George "Charles" Rutherford

Son of John Rutherford & Elizabeth "Bessie" Wightman. Born 5 Jun 1876. Died 1 Feb 1956.

   

Lived in Westfield, N.B.   No children.

From newspaper item - 1934:

 

Married at Saint John

 

A marriage of interest took place at the home of the officiating clergyman, Rev. E. H. Cochrane, West Saint John, on Nov. 10 at 8 p.m. Miss Ella Maude Wilson, daughter of Mr and Mrs Emmerson R. Wilson, Newcastle, was united in marriage to Charles George Rutherford, Westfield, son of the late Mr and Mrs John Rutherford, Harvey Station.   The register was signed by Miss Ethel Stevenson and Arthur Parker.   After the ceremony the bridal party motored to the home of Mr and Mrs T. Rutherford, 19 Sea Street, West Saint John, where a reception was held.   At eleven o'clock dainty refreshments were served in the dining room, which was tastefully decorated, the color scheme being green and white.   After a short wedding trip in the northern part of the province the happy couple will reside in Westfield.

 

He married Ella Maude Wilson, daughter of Emmerson R. Wilson, 10 Nov 1934 in West Saint John. Born in Newcastle.

 

DESCENDENTS OF JAMES RUTHERFORD (JAN 1788 - 4 MAR 1879)
AND ISABELLA RUSSELL (4 MAR 1805 - 20 APR 1888)

Index

Embleton, Charlotte "Christina", spouse of               16

Fleming, Martha Johnston, spouse of               8

Harvey, Bertha Hastings               22

Harvey, John Fleming "Don"               23

Harvey, John Jr.               8

Harvey, John Sr., spouse of               3

Harvey, Margaret Ann "Annie"               7

Harvey, Robert               5

Harvey, Sarah "Isabella"               6

Harvey, Sarah Jane "Janie"               9

Messer, Elizabeth Ethel "Bessie"               41

Messer, John Rutherford "Ford"               43

Messer, Sarah Mary Isabell "Sadie"               45

Messer, Thomas "Oscar"               44

Messer, William "Albert"               42

Messer, William, spouse of               14

Russell, Isabella, spouse of               1

Rutherford, Amy               37

Rutherford, Cecil Clarence               36

Rutherford, David Earle               46

Rutherford, Elizabeth Elford "Lizzie"               32

Rutherford, Elizabeth Hildred "Bessie"               49

Rutherford, George               17

Rutherford, George "Charles"               18

Rutherford, Gilbert Thomas               47

Rutherford, Isabella               15

Rutherford, James               1

Rutherford, James               11

Rutherford, James "Lewis"               48

Rutherford, John               2

Rutherford, John               4

Rutherford, John "Oliver"               30

Rutherford, John M.               16

Rutherford, Margaret Isabelle "Belle"               35

Rutherford, Mary Simpson               10

Rutherford, Maude               40

Rutherford, Mildred Margaret Isabel               50

Rutherford, Norman James               34

Rutherford, Philis Russell               12

Rutherford, Phillis Isabel               31

Rutherford, Russell               39

Rutherford, Sarah               3

Rutherford, Sarah Elizabeth "Sadie"               14

Rutherford, Thomas Russell               13

Rutherford, Thomas Speedy               33

Rutherford, Vincent Earl               38

Speedy, Sarah Frances, spouse of               11

Swan, Amelia Nesbit               24

Swan, Elizabeth Rutherford "Lizzie"               26

Swan, George Thomas               29

Swan, Henry Robert "Harry"               28

Swan, James Albert "Ab"               25

Swan, John "Jack", spouse of               10

Swan, John "Russell" Rutherford               27

Thomas, Albert Duncan, spouse of               6

Thomas, Bessie Graden               21

Thomas, Ethel "Phyllis"               19

Thomas, Isabel Adams               20
Watters, Charlotte Louise "Lottie", spouse of               13

Wightman, Elizabeth "Bessie", spouse of               4

Wilson, Ella Maude, spouse of               18

Wilton, Henry A., spouse of               9