Descendents of Robert Torrance (ca 1815 – 21 Mar 1901)
and Eleanor "Ellen" MacDonald (b. ca 1820 – 16 Nov. 1897)

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DESCENDENTS OF ROBERT TORRANCE (CA 1815 – 21 MAR 1901)
AND ELEANOR "ELLEN" MACDONALD (B. CA 1820 – 16 NOV. 1897)

First Generation

1. Robert Torrance

Born Approx 1815 in Newbattle, Midlothian, Scotland. Living in Prestonholm Village, Cockpen, Midlothian, Scotland just prior to emigration. Died 21 Mar 1901 in Harvey . Pre-emigration occupation: Banksman at Coal Works. In the North of England and Scotland a: Bank is the top of the shaft, or the entrance to the mine. A Banksman is a man who works at the Bank, and typically that means he receives the coal and transfers it to screens or to some form of transport. The Banksman also has to communicate with the pit bottom; the communication was normally done with signals transmitted by a bell and rope, later by electrical signals, and later still by telephone and other apparatus. The Banksman is therefore a crucial man of the pit and held a position of some responsibility.

The village of Prestonholm (coordinates 332400 662600) was in Cockpen Parish, and lay between Dalhousie Castle and the Kirkhill Hotel. It was inhabited mainly by flax mill and coal collier workers. However, it was demolished on orders of one of the Ramsay family, the then tenants of Dalhousie Castle. Nothing is left of it now bar a few bricks at the top of the field. See Cockpen Parish - New Statistical Account 1845, Volume 1 page 606-610 below for account of life in the area in the mid 19th century. (source: Lois Foster, 5 April 2008)

Occupation in Harvey: Farmer (probably assisted by brother Thomas Torrance. Religion Presbyterian.

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(L) Location map showing the birth places of Robert and Thomas Torrance and their respective wives Eleanor 'Ellen' MacDonald and Isabella Dickson. (R) Higher resolution map showing communities where Robert (Newbattle) and Thomas (Dalkeith) Torrance were born and where they were working in Prestonholm as Banksmen prior to emigration. Google maps compiled: Tim Patterson, 16 April 2009.

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Aerial photograph showing where the community of Prestonholm once stood. Google map compiled: Tim Patterson, 16 April 2009.

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(L) Ordinance map showing where the village of Prestonholm once stood. (R) 1845 map showing distribution of buildings and factories in and around Prestonholm.

1851 census records for the families of brothers Thomas and Robert Torrance. The two families lived next door to each other in Prestonholm Village. Transcript of scanned image found below.

Scan of 1851 Scotland Census
Civil Parish: Cockpen
Roll: CSSCT 1851_175
Parish Number: 676
Prestonholm Village

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Census 1851

The surname has various spellings:  Torrance, Torrence and Torrens.


Robert and his wife Ellen (listed as Helen in 1851 census) and older children came to New Brunswick between 1854/1856.  Robert, Ellen and children Elizabeth, Jennet, William, Eleanor and Mary were born in Scotland.

Robert received 100 acres of land in Manners Sutton, York Co., NB, 22 Nov 1859.  (PANB, Land Grants 1784-1997, Volume #57,Grant  #9341, Microfilm F16356.)  The family settled on Lot N, near Frog Lake.

In the 1861 Census, living in the same area as Robert, was a Thomas Torrance, born approximately 1809 and his wife Isabelle, born approximately 1805.  Not known how Robert and Thomas were related, but in later years Thomas lived in the same household as Robert.  (From Harvey Presbyterian Church records, Thomas Torrance died 1 Aug 1894, age 89 years.)

In the 1861 Census, Robert Torrance employed one male and one female.  Acres of land owned or occupied--24 improved, 75 unimproved; Cash value of farm 40 pounds, value of implements and machinery, 1 pound.  He had 3 milch cows, 2 other neat cattle, 5 sheep, 1 swine, and slaughtered 100 lb. pork.  Produced 100 lb. butter; 18 lb. wool; 1 ton hay; 50 bu. oats; 10 bu. buckwheat; 20 bu. timothy; and 60 bu. potatoes.

In the 1881 Census for Manners Sutton, York Co., NB, Robert is 66 years old, wife Eleanor is 60 years old, children Eleanor, 28, Isabella, 23, Annie, 21, Thomas, 20 and Robert 18 are living at home; also Thomas Torrance, widowed, age 74, born in Scotland, pauper, is living in the household.

In the 1891 Census, Robert is 76, Ellen is 71; children Ellen, 40, Isabella, 35, Thomas, 30 and Robert, 28 are living at home, also Thomas Torrance, 85, Lodger is living with Robert Torrance's family.

(Birth dates for children of the Torrance family were copied from great grandson Arden Wilson's note book, Feb 1992, jh)

Robert died 21 May 1901, age 86 years.   Death included in Harvey Presbyterian Church records.  Probably buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery without gravestone.

He married Eleanor "Ellen" MacDonald. Born Approx 1820 in Scotland. Died 16 Nov 1897 in Harvey, York Co. NB. Religion Presbyterian.

Died 16 Nov 1897, age 75 years.  Death included in Harvey Presbyterian Church records.  Probably buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery without gravestone.

They had the following children:
           2    i.           Elizabeth "Betsy" Torrance
           3    ii.          Janet "Jessie" Torrance
           4    iii.         William Torrance
           5    iv.          Eleanor "Ellen" Torrance
           6    v.           Mary Ann Torrance
           7    vi.          Isabella Torrance
           8    vii.         Ann "Annie" Torrance
           9    viii.        Thomas Alexander Torrance
          10   ix.         Robert Henry Torrance

Supplementary Data: 

Cockpen Parish - New Statistical Account 1845, Volume 1 page 606-610

PARISH OF COCKPEN.

PRESBYTERY OF DALKEITH, SYNOD OF LOTHIAN AND TWEEDDALE.

THE REV. WILLIAM DAVIDSON, A. M. MINISTER.

1.-TOPOGRAPHY AND NATURAL HISTORY.

 

Name-the present has been the name of the parish as far back as can be ascertained. It is probably of Gaelic origin.

Extent.-the parish is somewhat of an oval form, 3 miles long from north to south, and 1½ mile broad from east to west. It contains about 4 square miles.

Topographical Appearances. The general appearance of the surface is flat. It is varied, however, by gradual rises and falls, and is all of a cultivated rich clay soil, except a small portion on the north end of at Hillhead, which is a soil of very fine rich loam. the stiff clay soil is in general, about 2 feet thick and rests upon a stiff clay subsoil; and the limey soil at Hillhead lies upon a sandy or gravelly subsoil. The parish is composed of what naturalists call the independent coal formation. We have coarse coal, foliated coal, and slate coal, in beds from about 2 feet to 3½ feet thick. The rocks between which the coals are deposited, and slightly inclined strata, are clay-sandstone, slate-clay, bituminous shale, and limestone. In some places, patches or nodules of greenstone are to be found. There is a bed of clay sandstone, a Skeltimuir, on the west side of the parish, about 300 feet above the level of the sea, wherein are found petrifications of seashells.


There is now only one coal mine in parish, on the estate of Mr Dundas of Arniston. This coal-work is near the south side of the parish at Stobhill. It has been wrought to the depth of 94 fathoms 3 feet, through 15 beds of coal, of from 1½ to 2 feet thick excepting only one, which is of no less than 7 feet in thickness. The rocks betwixt which the beds of coal are deposited, are a sandstone and limestone of from 6 or 7 to 14 feet in thickness, and very little inclined, only from 1 to 3½ degrees. It is expected soon to reach a bed of fine splint coal, which is computed to be 5½ feet thick.

The parish is traversed, within a mile of its South boundary, by the river South Esk, flowing from southwest to north-east. The river flows within a few yards of Dalhousie Castle, a venerable structure built in the 12th century, and which, a few years ago, received such additions and improvements by its eminent proprietor, the late Earl of Dalhousie, as render it a truly noble structure. Dalhousie-burn also, a fine stream, passes between Dalhousie Grange and the manse, within 200 yards of each of them, and falls into the South Esk half a mile to the eastward. The North Esk also touches Cockpen parish on the north, and forms there the boundary between it and Lasswade. The South Esk, after leaving Dalhousie Castle, passes close by the romantic place where Cockpen house stood, the mansion of the Laird of Cockpen, about a furlong to the east of Dalhousie Castle; and then passes the singularly beautiful Dalhousie Garden, the fence of the south side of which is formed entirely by the Esk's precipitous sandstone bank. The beauty of the river's high banks, all covered with wood, (oak, ash, Birch, plane, thorn, elder, & c.) and of the gardens so situated, is greatly admired. Trees of all kinds seem to flourish on our clay soil, except the balm of Gilead firs. These all die about their sixteenth or seventeenth year.

 

II.- CIVIL HISTORY
Landowners.-the late Earl of Dalhousie, who was eminent in the military or civil service of his country, was born in this parish: and there at present resided in its John Craig, Esq. of Preston home; and, during the summer months, John told, Esq of Kirkhill, WS. Besides these two, the parish is the property of the following nobleman and gentleman: the right Honourable the Earl of Dalhousie, who has nearly the half of the parish; the Most Noble the Marquis of Lothian; Mr Dundas of Polton; Robert Dundas, Esq of Arniston, each of whom possess nearly 1/6 of the parish; and Robert Wardlaw Ramsay, Esq. of Whitehill, who has only about 40 acres.

Parochial Registers.-the register of marriages and baptisms has, with few exceptions, been regularly kept from the year 1695.

To the present time. It has been, for many years past, most carefully attended to.


Modern buildings.-in the year 1816, a new manse was built by the heritors; and in 1820, an elegant new church, in its immediate neighbourhood; both most conveniently situated in the centre of the parish.


mansion-houses.-there are no mention houses in the parish, except Dalhousie Castle and Hillhead. Lord Dalhousie, more than 50 years ago, purchased the old mansion-house and farm of Cockpen from Baron Cockburn.


Mills.-there are two Mills, manufactories of flax-yarn and paper, the former at Prestonholm, on the South Esk, and the latter at St Leonard's in the immediate neighbourhood of Lasswade on the north Esk.

 

III.-Population.
It is stated in the former account, that, "by a list, found among the papers of the then incumbent, it appears that, in 1749, there were in the parish 160 families, containing 229 males and 349 females, or 640 individuals; of which 454 were above, and 194 under ten years of age. The return to Dr Webster was 640 souls." By the census of 1811, the population was 2000; but in 1821, it was 75 short of that number, owing probably to the removal of some colliers.


Soon, however, after that period, Mr Craig, proprietor of the flax-mill at Prestonholm, brought about 200 additional hands to his work, which raised the number in the parish of 2000. But on the burning of the same mill, which unfortunately happened on the 27th of February 1827, 567 persons left the parish. In 1814, there were in the parish 382 families, and 1760 individuals, of whom 796 were males, 972 females; 319 under seven years of age, and 20 above seventy. The average number of births for the last seven years has been 50, and of marriages 18. No register of the deaths has been kept.


By the census of 1841, there were 505 families, and population of 2345, which has been considerably increased since that year.

 

IV.-INDUSTRY.
There are at present in the parish 10 farmers who keep servants and cottars under them. The number of these farm servants and cottars is 100. There are 10 persons engaged in retail shop-keeping; 300 at least in manufactures; and 12 tradesmen. There are only 4 male household servants, and 36 female ones. The parish is all arable and under the tillage, excepting immediate banks of the rivers and burdens, and policy around Dalhousie Castle, &c. it is computed that there is about one eight of the parish not under tillage. The number of arable acres, therefore, is about 2200. Some of the farms are about 400 acres in extent; but most of them are not half so large; and some of the rents are L3, 5s. per acre, others not half that sum.


Farm Leases.-the duration of leases is usually nineteen years. The farms are all enclosed by thorn hedges; and the usual course of tillage is summer fallow; then a crop of wheat; then peas, sometimes turnips or potatoes, then a crop of oats or barley, along which the ground is sown down with grass and clover for a year or two. It is then ploughed again and sown with oats, and afterwards put into fallow. There is, no doubt, far more grain is produced in the parish than is consumed in it. Dalkeith market, held weekly throughout the year, affords a convenient place of sale. The rental is about L. 4000

Manufactures.-There are two kinds of manufacture carried on, flax-yarn and paper. The first is at Prestonholm, where 214 men, women and children above ten years of age are employed. At the paper-mill at St Leonards, 18 men and 35 women are employed. Three fourths of the paper is sent to London, and the remainder is sold in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

 

V.-PAROCHIAL ECONOMY
the nearest market town is Dalkeith, at the distance of two miles and a quarter of from the centre of the parish; and there are three villages, Prestonholm, Bonnyrigg, and West Mill or St Leonard's.


Abundant means of communication are enjoyed. A turnpike road from Edinburgh towards Carlisle passes through the middle of the parish; one from Dalkeith towards Peebles; and another from the same place towards Noblehouse. There are three toll-bars in parish; and three bridges over the South Esk, all in good order.

Ecclesiastical State.-the parish church is in a convenient situation for the people, none of whose houses are more than two miles distant from it. It was built in 1820, and is in excellent repair: it is much admired for its simple elegance and convenience of structure; and it accommodates easily 750 persons. There are free sittings for about 300. Indeed, only three families pay seat-rents. The manse, as before stated, was built in 1816, and is in good repair. The Glebe is contiguous to it, and consists of seven acres and three roods Scotch, which let at L.3 per acre. The stipend consists of 53 bolls, 3 pecks, and 4/5 of a lippy of bear; 86 bolls, 1 firlot, 2 pecks, and 15 lippy of oatmeal; and £128 Scots (L.10, 13s.4d.) In money. The tiends are exhausted; and the Minister has, since the year 1824, the sum of L.24, 4s.10½d. annually from the Exchequer. The number of commumicants at last communion was 316.

There is a free Church in the village of Bonnyrigg, about a mile from the parish church. The same village also their are a Morrisonian meeting-house, and a Baptist meeting house. Both opened during the past year. The parish church was never better attended.

Education.-There is one parochial school, with the legal accommodation. The number of scholars usually attending it is from 90 to 100, and the branches taught are, English, writing, arithmetic, mensuration, bookkeeping, Latin, mathematics, and the principles of religion. The schoolmaster has the maximum salary and the following fees: per month for English reading, 10d.; writing, 1s.; arithmetic, 1s. 2d.; mensuration, book-keeping, or Latin, 1s. 8d. There are four and endowed schools; one of them generally attended by about 60 or 70 scholars; another by about 50; the third by about 30, and the fourth by about 20.

Poor.-the average number of persons that receive parish aid regularly is 57; and the average sum of money they receive is 1s. 6d. a-week. Many, however, receive occasional relief, without becoming regular paupers. The annual amount of church collections is about L.40; and this is kept in a separate fund from the assessment to supply a different class of poor. We have an assessment of about L.300 a-year.

Alehouses. There are 9 public-houses in the parish, and certainly they have rather a bad effect upon morals; but they are all decently kept.

Fuel.-Coals are the only kind of fuel used, and they are all procured in the parish or its immediate neighbourhood, at the rate of 3d. per cwt.

 

July 1845.

DESCENDENTS OF ROBERT TORRANCE (CA 1815 – 21 MAR 1901)
AND ELEANOR "ELLEN" MACDONALD (B. CA 1820 – 16 NOV. 1897)

Second Immigrant Generation

2. Elizabeth "Betsy" Torrance

Daughter of Robert Torrance & Eleanor "Ellen" MacDonald. Born 13 Sep 1843 in Scotland. Died 29 Jan 1917 in Harvey Station. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

    

Copied from newspaper obituary -- 1917:

   

Harvey Station, Feb 8 -- The death of Mrs Elizabeth Wilson, widow of the late Robert Wilson, took place at her home at Harvey Station on Jan 29th.  Deceased, who was a native of Scotland and came to this country 59 years ago, was in the seventy-fourth year of her age and had suffered for the past two months from a severe attack of heart trouble which she bore with christian faith and patience.  She leaves three sons and seven daughters, two step-daughters, 25 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren as well as a large circle of friends to mourn their loss.  The sons are Alexander and Thomas, of Harvey Station, and Elmore of Boston; the daughters are Mrs John O'Grady of Manitoba, Mrs Bruce Stuart of Mattawamkeag, Me., Mrs Abner Starrat, and Mrs F. B. Murdock of Boston, Mrs Charles Towle of Brownville Jct., Mrs Wm. W. Messer of Coburn, NB and Miss Maud, of Boston; the step-daughters are Mrs F. W. Hammond of Foxcroft, Me., and Mrs Gilbert Fenalson of Mattawamkeag, Me.

   

The funeral service, which was held at her late home on Jan. 31st was conducted by the Rev. J. F. McKay.

She married Robert Wilson, son of Robert Wilson & Mary Brown, 5 Apr 1867 in York Co., NB By Rev. Samuel Johnson . Born 8 Jul 1831 in Howlaws, Scotland. Died 14 May 1901 in Harvey Station. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer. Religion Presbyterian.

   

Witnesses to Betsy's marriage were Alex Wilson and Barbary Wilson.

   

Robert entered Canada in 1837 with his parents, Robert Wilson and Mary Brown, and his siblings, who were among the first settlers of Harvey.  He first married Margery Cessford on 10 Jul 1854, and had three children.  Margery died 24 Sep 1860.  Second marriage was to Elizabeth "Betsy" Torrance on 5 Apr 1867, and they had eleven children.

   

Robert was called "Bobby".  He was a farmer, and had a farm on the Patterson Road.  The 1861 Census showed that he had 27 acres of improved land and 220 acres of unimproved land; cash value of farm was 150 pounds and cash value of implements and machines, two pounds.  He had one horse, one milch cow, one other neat cattle, five sheep, one swine.  He had 27 pounds of wool; six tons of hay off two acres; 75 bushel of oats off two acres; and 10 bushel of buckwheat off one acre.

   

Ref: Jocelean Swan Hall, "The Wilsons of Harvey", 1798 - 1983, Centennial Printing, Fredericton, NB, 1983, p. 2, 69.

   

They had the following children:

11         i.            Margaret "Maggie" Wilson
12         ii.            Ellen "Nell" Wilson
13         iii.            Alexander R. Wilson
14         iv.            Isabelle "Belle" Wilson
15         v.            Elizabeth "Lizzie" Wilson
16         vi.            Annie Wilson
17         vii.            Frances "Fanny" Wilson
18         viii.            Thomas R. Wilson
19         ix.            Robert "Elmore" Wilson
20         x.            Jessie "Maude" Wilson
21         xi.            Carrie Viola Wilson

 
 

DESCENDENTS OF ROBERT TORRANCE (CA 1815 – 21 MAR 1901)
AND ELEANOR "ELLEN" MACDONALD (B. CA 1820 – 16 NOV. 1897)

Second Immigrant Generation

3. Janet "Jessie" Torrance

Daughter of Robert Torrance & Eleanor "Ellen" MacDonald. Born 22 Oct 1845 in Scot. Died 8 Jun 1917 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

   

She married David Lister, son of Nicholas Lister & Margaret Heughan, 20 Feb 1865 in Harvey Presbyterian Church By Rev. Samuel Johnson . Born 6 Mar 1831 in Annan, Scot. Died 16 Feb 1919 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer.

   

From York Co NB Marriage Register C 1850-1866 (PANB):  Witnesses to marriage were James Carmichael and Elizabeth Torrance.

    

Jessie was the second wife of David Lister.

   

David came to America from Annan, Scotland, with his parents and siblings in 1843.

 

Copied from newspaper obituary - 1919:

David Lister

Harvey Station, Feb 17 -- David Lister, the oldest resident of this parish, died at his home at Coburn yesterday after a short illness.  He was in the ninetieth year of his age and was remarkable strong and well for one so old until a few days ago.  He was stricken with a cold.  He was a native of the south of Scotland, and came to Harvey with his parents and several brothers and sisters and other settlers about seventy-five years ago.  Most of his long life was spend on his farm at Coburn and he was one of the early settlers who made a success of farming.  He was twice married and is survived by a number of sons and daughters, among whom are N. D. Lister, of Woodstock; Fred Lister, collector of customs at McAdam; William Lister, merchant, of McAdam; Robert, of Manners Sutton; James and the Misses Mary and Lena Lister, residing at home.  He was a man of high character and was universally esteemed.  The funeral was held at his late residence at Coburn this afternoon, the service being conducted by Rev. J. F. McKay."

   

According to the 1861 Census, David was a 31 years old farmer, and owned or occupied 40 acres improved land and 90 acres unimproved land.  Cash value of farm was 100 pounds, value of implements and machinery, 1 pound.  He had 2 morses, 2 milch cows, 3 other neat cattle, 9 sheep, 2 swine and slaughtered 200 lb. pork.  Produced 120 lb. butter, 20 l. cheese, 24 lb. wool, 5 tons hay, 60 bu. oats and 30 bu. timothy.

   

David had five children from first marriage and eleven children from second marriage.

 

(Dates on gravestone in Harvey Settlement Cemetery:  Born Feb 1831 Died Feb 17, 1919.)

   

They had the following children:

22            i.            Robert Lister
23            ii.            George Irvine "Dode" Lister
24            iii.            James M. Lister
25            iv.            Mary E. Lister
26            v.            Nina Lister
27            vi.            John "Albert" Lister
28            vii.            Frederick Thomas "Fred" Lister
29            viii.            Annie Lister
30            ix.            Lena Isabella Lister
31            x.            Lewis "David" Lister
32            xi.            Roy Alonzo Lister

 

DESCENDENTS OF ROBERT TORRANCE (CA 1815 – 21 MAR 1901)
AND ELEANOR "ELLEN" MACDONALD (B. CA 1820 – 16 NOV. 1897)

Second Immigrant Generation

4. William Torrance

Son of Robert Torrance & Eleanor "Ellen" MacDonald. Born 14 May 1848 in Scotland.

   

William is not in the 1861 Census--possibly he died young.  No further information.

 

DESCENDENTS OF ROBERT TORRANCE (CA 1815 – 21 MAR 1901)
AND ELEANOR "ELLEN" MACDONALD (B. CA 1820 – 16 NOV. 1897)

Second Immigrant Generation

5. Eleanor "Ellen" Torrance

Daughter of Robert Torrance & Eleanor "Ellen" MacDonald. Born 4 Feb 1851 in Scotland.

   

Ellen was living with her parents in Census 1861, 1871, 1881 and 1891.  No further information.

 

DESCENDENTS OF ROBERT TORRANCE (CA 1815 – 21 MAR 1901)
AND ELEANOR "ELLEN" MACDONALD (B. CA 1820 – 16 NOV. 1897)

Second Immigrant Generation

6. Mary Ann Torrance

Daughter of Robert Torrance & Eleanor "Ellen" MacDonald. Born 6 Aug 1853 in Scot.

  

She married John Lesley Coburn, son of William Cockburn (Coburn) & Jane Robison, 14 Sep 1873 in St. Paul's Church, Fredericton By John M. Brooke. Born 21 Oct 1848 in Harvey. Christen 24 Dec 1848 in Harvey By Rev. Daniel McCurdy.

   

Witnesses to marriage were S. E. Atherton and Ella Killeen.

   

No further information on this family.  It is believed they went west to Seattle.

   

They had the following children:

33            i.            Ellen Selena Coburn
34            ii.            George Gartley Coburn

 

DESCENDENTS OF ROBERT TORRANCE (CA 1815 – 21 MAR 1901)
AND ELEANOR "ELLEN" MACDONALD (B. CA 1820 – 16 NOV. 1897)

Second Immigrant Generation

7. Isabella Torrance

Daughter of Robert Torrance & Eleanor "Ellen" MacDonald. Born 17 Mar 1855/1856 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Died 13 May 1941 in Tweedside. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Religion Presbyterian.

    

From newspaper obituary - undated:

Died at Tweedside.  Mrs William Messer, 85, Was Born in Scotland--Known For Kindness.

    

Harvey Station, May 19 -- The death at Tweedside on May 13th of Mrs Isabelle Messer, widow of William Messer, removes one of the most highly respected and oldest residents of this community.  She died at her home following a brief illness of pneumonia and complications.

   

Mrs Messer was a daughter of Mr and Mrs Robert Torrens, having come to this country (at the age of one and a half years) from Edinburgh, Scotland.  Last March 17th Mrs Messer observed her 85th birthday.  Mr Messer predeceased her 11 months ago.  She was a woman of fine Christian character and great kindliness and never considered any task too heavy when performed for those she loved.  She is survived by one daughter, Mrs Roy Swan of McAdam; three step-daughters, Mrs Edmund Swan, Tweedside; Mrs Howard Bliss, Boston, Mass.; Miss Agnes Bell, at home; four step-sons, Oscar Messer, St. Stephen; Ford Messer, M.P.P., and Albert Messer, of Harvey; Edison Messer, of Tweedside; one sister, Mrs Fred Richardson, of Lebattis, Maine; and one brother, Robert Torrens, of St. Stephen.

   

She married William Messer, son of William Messer & Margaret Bell, 12 Jun 1895 in York Co., NB . Born 30 Dec 1860 in Tweedside. Christen 2 Jun 1861 in Harvey Presbyterian Church. Died 27 Jun 1940 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer, Butcher.

   

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 child:

35            i.            Edith Annie Richardson Messer

 

DESCENDENTS OF ROBERT TORRANCE (CA 1815 – 21 MAR 1901)
AND ELEANOR "ELLEN" MACDONALD (B. CA 1820 – 16 NOV. 1897)

Second Immigrant Generation

8. Ann "Annie" Torrance

Daughter of Robert Torrance & Eleanor "Ellen" MacDonald. Born 28 Apr 1858 in NB. Died 27 Aug 1941 in St. Stephen Hospital.

   

She married Fred Richardson.

   

Lived at Sabattus.  No further information.

 

DESCENDENTS OF ROBERT TORRANCE (CA 1815 – 21 MAR 1901)
AND ELEANOR "ELLEN" MACDONALD (B. CA 1820 – 16 NOV. 1897)

Second Immigrant Generation

9. Thomas Alexander Torrance

Son of Robert Torrance & Eleanor "Ellen" MacDonald. Born 4 Oct 1860 in Harvey. Died 26 Aug 1938 in Ottawa. Buried in St. Stephen Rural Cemetery. Occupation Barber.

   

Copied from newspaper obituary:

Late T. Torrance

Native of Harvey Who Died in Ottawa, Buried at Old Ridge.

   

St. Stephen, Sept. 1 -- The body of Thomas Torrance arrived on Monday from Ottawa where his death occurred after a short illness at the home of his son, Everett, of the Department of Pensions and National Health.  It was taken to the home of his brother, Robert Torrance, at Old Ridge and the service held the same afternoon.  There was a very large attendance from St. Stephen and the surrounding country, and there was a great quantity of beautiful floral tributes.  Rev. B. D. Earle of Kirk United Church of which Mr Torrance was a member, officiated.  He was assisted by Rev. Dr. W. W. Malcolm of Missouri, a former pastor.  Two selections were rendered by a male quartette.  Pallbearers were W. S. Poole, Herbert Fraser, Howard Dinsmore, Herbert Dinsmore, Clifford Thompson and George D. Budd.  Interment was in the St. Stephen Rural Cemetery.

   

Mr Torrance was born in Harvey seventy-nine years ago, the son of Mr and Mrs Robert Torrance.  He was employed as a barber in Woodstock and afterwards set up his own shop in Sabattus, Me., coming later to St. Stephen where he conducted a shop until 1935 when he retired, after about twenty years in business in this town.  He is survived by his wife, formerly Miss Hattie Thompson of Old Ridge, one son, Everett, Ottawa; one brother, Robert, Old Ridge; two sisters, Mrs W. Messer, Harvey and Mrs Fred Richardson, Sabattus, Me.

   

(1901 Census for Manners Sutton gives birth date as 4 Oct 1868, age 40 years, and living with his brother Robert.)

   

He first married Jane "Janie" Patterson, daughter of William George Patterson & Margaret Isabella Embleton, 20 May 1885 in St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Fredericton By Rev. A. J. Mo. Born 2 Mar 1868 in Harvey.

   

From The Daily Telegraph, Saint John, 22 May 1885: "Married St. Paul's manse, Fredericton, 20th inst., by Rev. A. J. Mowatt, Thomas A. Torrance and Miss Janie Patterson, both of Harvey, Manners Sutton (York Co.)"

   

Witnesses to marriage were William Little and Annie Torrance.

   

No further information.  It is possible that Jane died as a young married woman, and Thomas Torrance  married again.

    

They had the following children:

36            i.            Robert Arden Torrance

   

He second married Hattie Elva Thompson, 9 Mar 1910 in Charlotte Co., NB. Born in Old Ridge, Charlotte Co.

    

They had the following children:

37            i.            George "Everett" Torrance

 

DESCENDENTS OF ROBERT TORRANCE (CA 1815 – 21 MAR 1901)
AND ELEANOR "ELLEN" MACDONALD (B. CA 1820 – 16 NOV. 1897)

Second Immigrant Generation

10. Robert Henry Torrance

Son of Robert Torrance & Eleanor "Ellen" MacDonald. Born 22 Jan 1862 in Harvey. Died 8 Nov 1948 in Charlotte Co., NB . Buried in St. Stephen Rural Cemetery.

   

(1901 Census birth date:  22 Jan 1863, age 38 yr.)

   

He married Laura Isabella Wood, daughter of George Wood & Margaret "Maggie" Piercy, 8 Jul 1896 in Harvey. Born 17 Oct 1877 in Tweedside. Christen 17 Aug 1878 in Harvey Presbyterian Church. Died 11 Jan 1953 in St. Stephen. Buried in St. Stephen Rural Cemetery.

   

They had the following children:

38            i.            Ellen Hildred Torrance (Twin)
39            ii.            Margaret "Hazel" Torrance (Twin)
40            iii.            Frederick Alonzo Alexander Torrance
41            iv.            Jessie Elizabeth Torrance
42            v.            Robert "Sidney" Torrance

 

DESCENDENTS OF ROBERT TORRANCE (CA 1815 – 21 MAR 1901)
AND ELEANOR "ELLEN" MACDONALD (B. CA 1820 – 16 NOV. 1897)

Third Immigrant Generation

11. Margaret "Maggie" Wilson

Daughter of Robert Wilson & Elizabeth "Betsy" Torrance. Born 2 May 1867 in Harvey Sta. Died 27 Mar 1931 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Buried in Manitoba.

   

She married John "Jack" O'Grady. Died 1950 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Buried in Winnipeg. Occupation Conductor On CPR.

  

Jack was a conductor on the CPR, and worked on the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad at one time.  They lived their later life in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and both are buried there.  After Maggie's death, Jack remarried a woman named Lill.

   

They had the following children:

43            i.            Basil Sylvester O'Grady

 

DESCENDENTS OF ROBERT TORRANCE (CA 1815 – 21 MAR 1901)
AND ELEANOR "ELLEN" MACDONALD (B. CA 1820 – 16 NOV. 1897)

Third Immigrant Generation

12. Ellen "Nell" Wilson

Daughter of Robert Wilson & Elizabeth "Betsy" Torrance. Born 19 Oct 1868 in Harvey Sta. Died 6 Jul 1956 in Alliance, Ohio. Buried in Mattawamkeag Cemetery, Maine.

   

Nell died at the home of her daughter, Mildred Rogers in Alliance, Ohio.  Nell and Bruce are buried in Mattawamkeag, Maine.

   

Copied from obituary:

Mrs Nell Stewart

Mattawamkeag, July 6 -- Mrs Nell Stewart, widow of Bruce Stewart, died this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs Charles Rogers, in Alliance, Ohio, where she went recently to make her home,  Mrs Stewart was 88 years of age.  Born at Harvey, NB, she was the daughter of Mr and Mrs Robert Wilson.

   

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs Rogers, Mrs Herbert Libbey of Mattawamkeag and Mrs Mark Vincent of Danforth; two sisters, Mrs Frances Messer, Mrs Maude Embleton, both of Harvey, NB.  Several grandchildren and great-grandchildren also survive.

   

Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Stewart residence in Mattawamkeag, with the Rev. Robert Ellten officiating.

   

Interment will be in the Mattawamkeag Cemetery.

  

She married Bruce Stewart. Born 1867. Died 14 May 1954. Buried in Mattawamkeag, Maine. Occupation Sectionman On Maine Central Railway.

   

Bruce was a sectionman of the Maine Central Railway.  They lived at Mattawamkeag, Maine, and had six children.

   

They had the following children:

44            i.            Alvy B. Stewart
45            ii.            Eva Stewart
46            iii.            Zella Stewart
47            iv.            Margaret Stewart
48            v.            Earle Stewart
49            vi.            Mildred Stewart

 

DESCENDENTS OF ROBERT TORRANCE (CA 1815 – 21 MAR 1901)
AND ELEANOR "ELLEN" MACDONALD (B. CA 1820 – 16 NOV. 1897)

Third Immigrant Generation

13. Alexander R. Wilson

Son of Robert Wilson & Elizabeth "Betsy" Torrance. Born 4 Aug 1870 in Harvey, York Co, NB. Died 5 Feb 1945 in VPH, Fredericton. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer. Religion Presbyterian.

      

Copied from newspaper obituary -- 1945:

ALEX WILSON DEAD

Well Known Resident of Harvey Station Had Been Ill Some Time.

Harvey Station, NB, Feb 13 -- Many friends will regret to learn of the death of Alex Wilson, a well known and highly respected resident of this place, at Victoria Hospital, Fredericton, on Feb. 5th.

   

Although in poor health for some time, his death came as a shock to his family.  Mr Wilson was 74 years of age and was a life-long resident of Harvey.  He was a son of the late Mr and Mrs Robert Wilson.  He is survived by his widow, formerly Miss Annabelle Craig of Harvey; three daughters, Mrs Angus Swan, Mrs Irvine Little and Miss Annie Wilson, all of Harvey; three sons, Arden of Harvey Station, Frank of West Saint John, and Willis at home; five sisters, Mrs Bruce Stewart of Mattawamkeag, Maine, Mrs C. H. Toole of Windsor, Ont., Mrs F. B. Murdock of Boston, Mass., Mrs William Messer and Mrs Manzer Embleton of Harvey Station; one half-sister, Mrs Gilbert Fennelson of Bangor, Maine; and two brothers, Elmer Wilson of Boston and Thomas Wilson of Harvey Station.

   

The funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon, Feb 7th and was largely attended, Mr Wilson having been a general favorite with old and young.  A short service was held at the home after which the cortege proceeded to Knox Presbyterian Church, of which the deceased was a member, where a public service was held conducted by the minister, Rev. J. G. McDonald, assisted by Rev. Ross Robbins, pastor of Harvey United Church.  Hymns sung by request were "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?" and "Does Jesus Care?"  Mrs J. G. McDonald sang a solo, "The Beautiful Garden of Prayer."  The pallbearers were six nephews, Arthur, William and Kay Craig, Edwin Messer, Robert and Edgar Wilson.  The floral tributes were many and beautiful.  Interment took place in Harvey Cemetery.

   

He married Annabella Craig, daughter of Thomas Frank Craig & Isabel Thompson, 14 Nov 1894 in Harvey. Born 3 Jun 1872 in Harvey. Christen 11 Aug 1872 in Harvey Presbyterian Church. Died 14 Sep 1955 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

   

They lived on a farm on the Patterson Road and had six children.

   

From newspaper obituary (1955):

Annabelle Wilson Buried at Harvey

Harvey Station -- Mrs Annabelle Wilson, widow of Alex R. Wilson, passed away at her home after a lengthy illness.

A daughter of the late Thomas and Isabelle Craig she was 83 years of age and life long resident of Harvey.  Her husband predeceased her in February 1945.  Mrs Wilson was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church and a regular attendant before her illness.

   

She is survived by three sons and three daughters:  Arden and Willis Wilson, Harvey; Frank Wilson, Sagwa, NB; Mrs Angus Swan; Mrs Irvine Little and Miss Annie Wilson, Harvey; five grandchildren, Shirley Wilson, Janice, Sandra, Beverley and Vaughan Little; and one brother, John T. Craig, all of Harvey.

   

Following a prayer service at her home the funeral was held from Knox Church and was conducted by Rev. Howard Grace of St. Stephen.  Charles Watson sang a favorite hymn, The Old Rugged Cross, and the choir of Knox Church sang Beyond the Sunset and In the Beautiful Garden of Prayer.

   

They had the following children:

50            i.            Robert "Arden" Wilson
51            ii.            Thomas "Frank" Wilson
52            iii.            Willis Hammond Wilson
53            iv.            Mabel "Isabelle" Wilson
54            v.            Annie Velma Wilson (Twin)
55            vi.            Bessie Thelma Wilson (Twin)

 

DESCENDENTS OF ROBERT TORRANCE (CA 1815 – 21 MAR 1901)
AND ELEANOR "ELLEN" MACDONALD (B. CA 1820 – 16 NOV. 1897)

Third Immigrant Generation

14. Isabelle "Belle" Wilson

Daughter of Robert Wilson & Elizabeth "Betsy" Torrance. Born 26 Mar 1872 in Harvey Sta. Died 4 Aug 1936 in North Medford, Mass. Buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, North Medford. Religion Fulton Heights Community Church.

    

Copied from newspaper obituary (1936):

MRS JOSEPH A. STARRETT

Mrs Isabelle W. Starrett, age 63, wife of Joseph A. Starrett, 84 Walsh St., North Medford, passed away suddenly at her home from a shock.  She was born in Harvey, N.B., daughter of Robert R. and Elizabeth (Torrance) Wilson, and had lived in this country for 21 years.  Mrs Starrett was a resident of Medford 20 years, coming from Milton.  She was an active worker in the Fulton Heights Community church and funeral services will be conducted by the former pastor of the church, Rev. John Shade Franklin of Newton.

   

Besides her husband, Mrs Starrett is survived by a daughter, Mrs Arthur H. Anderson of Medford; three brothers, Alex and Thos R. of Harvey and Elmer Wilson of Dorchester; and six sisters, Mrs Wm. Messer, Harvey; Miss Maude Wilson, Bronx, NY; Mrs Chas Towle, Brownville, Me., Mrs Bruce Stewart and Mrs Gilbert Fenlayson, Mattawamkeag, Me. and Mrs Bartlett Murdock, Dorchester.  Interment will be in Oak Grove cemetery.

   

She married Joseph A. Starratt.

 

They lived in North Medford, Mass., and had one daughter.

    

They had the following child:

            56            i.            Isabel Starratt

 

DESCENDENTS OF ROBERT TORRANCE (CA 1815 – 21 MAR 1901)
AND ELEANOR "ELLEN" MACDONALD (B. CA 1820 – 16 NOV. 1897)

Third Immigrant Generation

15. Elizabeth "Lizzie" Wilson

Daughter of Robert Wilson & Elizabeth "Betsy" Torrance. Born 16 Sep 1873 in Harvey Sta. Died 5 Jul 1947 in Boston, Mass.

   

She married Finlay "Bartlett" Murdock, 28 Jul 1909 in York Co., NB. Born in Noel, Hants Co., N.S.

   

Lizzie and Bartlett lived in Boston, and had two children.

   

They had the following children:

57            i.            Elizabeth Marie "Betty" Murdock
58            ii.            Finlay "Bartlett" Murdock Jr.

DESCENDENTS OF ROBERT TORRANCE (CA 1815 – 21 MAR 1901)
AND ELEANOR "ELLEN" MACDONALD (B. CA 1820 – 16 NOV. 1897)

Third Immigrant Generation

16. Annie Wilson

Daughter of Robert Wilson & Elizabeth "Betsy" Torrance. Born 21 Jun 1876 in Harvey Sta. Died 9 Oct 1947. Buried in Brownville Jct., Maine.

  

She married Charles Henry Towle, in Mattawamkeag, Maine. Born 1878 in Enfield, Maine. Died 25 Apr 1945 in Windsor, Ont. Buried in Brownville Jct., Maine. Occupation General Yardmaster For CPR.

   

Charles was the son of Edward Towle.    Charles worked for the railroad, and they lived in Brownville Jct., Maine; McAdam, NB; Smith Falls, Chapleau and Windsor, Ontario.  Retired as General Yardmaster for CPR in Windsor, Ontario, where he died.

   

Annie and Charles are buried in Brownville Jct., Maine.  They had two sons.

   

They had the following children:

59            i.            Charles Elroy "Roy" Towle
60            ii.            Robert Edwin "Babe" Towle

DESCENDENTS OF ROBERT TORRANCE (CA 1815 – 21 MAR 1901)
AND ELEANOR "ELLEN" MACDONALD (B. CA 1820 – 16 NOV. 1897)

Third Immigrant Generation

17. Frances "Fanny" Wilson

Daughter of Robert Wilson & Elizabeth "Betsy" Torrance. Born 6 May 1878 in Harvey Sta. Christen 17 Aug 1878 in Harvey Presbyterian Church. Died 5 Aug 1963 in Harvey Community Hospital. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

    

Died 5 Aug 1963, age 85 yr 2 mo 30 days.

   

(Ref: Jocelean Swan Hall, "The Wilsons of Harvey", 1798 - 1983, Centennial Printing, Fredericton, NB, 1983, p. 70, 92.)

   

She married William D. Messer, son of Walter Messer & Isabella Speedy, 19 May 1897 in York Co., NB . Born 8 Feb 1869 in Harvey. Christen 29 Aug 1869 in Harvey Presbyterian Church. Died 27 Jan 1935 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer. Religion Presbyterian.

Lived in Harvey, York Co, NB. He died from falling off a hay load when he was 65 years of age.

   

Copied from newspaper obituary - 1935:

William D. Messer Dies From Injuries.  Fell From Load of Hay and Never Regained Consciousness.

Harvey Station, N.B. Jan 28 -- William D. Messer, of Coburn, who was seriously injured on January 17th when he fell from a load of hay, died yesterday at his home without fully regaining consciousness.  He was 65 years of age.

   

The late Mr Messer was one of the best known men in this section of York County and was known in Fredericton and other parts of the Province.  He was a kind and courteous man, a good neighbour and father and many will regret his passing.

   

On January 17th last he was assisting his son in some hay hauling operations and was sitting on the load when the horses suddenly stopped and he was thrown from the load to the ground, receiving injuries to his head which caused him to lose consciousness.  He never rallied and the end came yesterday afternoon.  He is survived by his widow, formerly Miss Frances Wilson, two daughters, Mrs John Piercy, McAdam, and Mrs Odbur Grant, of Canterbury; one son, Edwin Messer, at home; four sisters, Mrs Thomas McFarlane, South Tweedside; Mrs I. S. Haines, Portland, Me.; Mrs Nellie Clark, Portland, Me.; Mrs A. J. Fisher, Boston; four brothers, Thomas and Allan J. Messer, of Harvey; James P. of Coverdale, BC, and Walter A. of Portland, Me.  Two grandchildren also survive.

   

They had the following children:

61            i.            (Female) Messer
62            ii.            Bertha Isabel Messer
63            iii.            Edwin Glenwood Messer
64            iv.            Mabel "Bernice" Messer

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4296. Undated photograph of "Willie & Fan Messer". William D. Messer was the son of Walter Messer & Isabella Speedy. (b. 8 Feb 1869, Harvey. d.27 Jan 1935, Harvey). His wife Frances "Fanny" Wilson was the daughter of Robert Wilson & Elizabeth "Betsy" Torrance (b. 6 May 1878, Harvey, d. 5 Aug 1963, Harvey).

 

Source: Ross Wood, Tweedside, Harvey, York Co., N.B. Rephotographed, by Tim Patterson7 Aug 2008.

 
 
 

DESCENDENTS OF ROBERT TORRANCE (CA 1815 – 21 MAR 1901)
AND ELEANOR "ELLEN" MACDONALD (B. CA 1820 – 16 NOV. 1897)

Third Immigrant Generation

18. Thomas R. Wilson

Son of Robert Wilson & Elizabeth "Betsy" Torrance. 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.

   

He married Margaret Nesbitt, daughter of Thomas Nesbitt & Janet Little, 17 Jul 1907 in York Co., NB. 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.

   

They had the following children:

65            i.            Robert Graydon Wilson (Twin)
66            ii.            Virginia Alvira Wilson (Twin)
67            iii.            Elizabeth Audrey Wilson
68            iv.            (Infant) Wilson
69            v.            Edgar Elmore Wilson

DESCENDENTS OF ROBERT TORRANCE (CA 1815 – 21 MAR 1901)
AND ELEANOR "ELLEN" MACDONALD (B. CA 1820 – 16 NOV. 1897)

Third Immigrant Generation

19. Robert "Elmore" Wilson

Son of Robert Wilson & Elizabeth "Betsy" Torrance. Born 25 May 1882 in Harvey Sta. Christen 14 Jul 1883 in Harvey Presbyterian Church. Died 5 Apr 1949 in Boston.

   

He married Sarah "Sadie" MacGillivray, Jun 1910. Born 25 Jan 1884. Died 4 Jul 1943.

   

Elmore and his wife Sadie lived in Boston and had three children.

   

They had the following children:

70            i.            Alice Christine Wilson
71            ii.            Winifred Louise Wilson
72            iii.            Barbara Marie Wilson

 
 

DESCENDENTS OF ROBERT TORRANCE (CA 1815 – 21 MAR 1901)
AND ELEANOR "ELLEN" MACDONALD (B. CA 1820 – 16 NOV. 1897)

Third Immigrant Generation

20. Jessie "Maude" Wilson

Daughter of Robert Wilson & Elizabeth "Betsy" Torrance. Born 26 Nov 1885 in Harvey Sta. Died 26 Aug 1970 in Harvey Community Hospital. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

   

She married Manzer George Hill Embleton, son of George R. Embleton & Jane Briggs, 17 Jul 1942. Born 28 Oct 1885 in Harvey. Died 3 Jan 1975 in Harvey Community Hospital. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

   

Manzer and Maude lived in Harvey.

DESCENDENTS OF ROBERT TORRANCE (CA 1815 – 21 MAR 1901)
AND ELEANOR "ELLEN" MACDONALD (B. CA 1820 – 16 NOV. 1897)

Third Immigrant Generation

21. Carrie Viola Wilson

Daughter of Robert Wilson & Elizabeth "Betsy" Torrance. Born 20 May 1896 in Harvey Sta. Died 15 Oct 1931 in Victoria Hospital, Fredericton. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

   

From newspaper obituary (1931):

Mrs Carrie Mowatt

   

Harvey Station, Oct 23 -- The community was shocked to hear of the death of Mrs Carrie Mowatt, wife of Everett Mowatt, which occurred at the Victoria Hospital, Fredericton, on October 15th, after a few weeks illness at the age of 36 years.

   

She was formerly Miss Carrie Wilson, of Harvey and had resided in Harvey all her life.

   

She leaves to mourn besides her husband, five children, Alice who lives with her aunt, Mrs Benjamin Harris at McAdam and Albert, Barbara, Linton and Glen at home.

   

The body arrived in Harvey on Thursday evening and was taken to her late home from which the funeral was held on Saturday afternoon.

   

Beautiful floral offerings were received from relatives and friends.  Interment was in Harvey Cemetery.

   

She married Everett Edward Mowatt, son of Andrew Mowatt & Isabella Watt, 22 Dec 1915. Born 19 Aug 1891 in Harvey Station, York Co. Died 27 Sep 1971 in Kings Co. Memorial Hospital, Sussex. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

   

Copied from newspaper obituaries (1971):

MOWATT:  At Kings County Memorial Hospital, Sussex, September 27, 1971, Everett Edward Mowatt of Harvey Station, in his 81st year.  Survived by one son, two daughters, nine grandchildren, one great-grandchild and one sister.

   

Resting at Swan's Funeral Home, Harvey Station, from where the funeral will be held Wednesday with service at 2:30 p.m., Rev. S. R. Jackson officiating.  Interment in Harvey Cemetery.

     

Everett E. Mowatt

Harvey Station -- Funeral services were held for Everett E. Mowatt from Swan's Funeral Home in Harvey Station.  Rev. S. R. Jackson officiated.

   
Pallbearers were Robert Wilson, Arden Wilson, Willis Moffitt, Russell Bell, Frank Wilson, Willis Wilson.

 

Mr Mowatt was born at Harvey Station August 19, 1891 son of the late Andrew and Isabelle Mowatt.  He was employed with the Canadian Pacific Railroad until retirement in August 1956.

   

He is survived by a son Albert of Harvey Station, two daughters, Alice of Toronto; Mrs Ronald (Barbara) Downey of Sussex, nine grandchildren, one great grandchild, one sister Margaret Mowatt of Etna, Maine, several nieces and nephews.

   

Interment took place in the Harvey Cemetery.

   

They had the following children:

73            i.            Alice Rae Mowatt
74            ii.            Albert Vimy Mowatt
75            iii.            Barbara Mowatt
76            iv.            Glendon Earl Mowatt
77            v.            Linton Myles Mowatt

DESCENDENTS OF ROBERT TORRANCE (CA 1815 – 21 MAR 1901)
AND ELEANOR "ELLEN" MACDONALD (B. CA 1820 – 16 NOV. 1897)

Third Immigrant Generation

22. Robert Lister

Son of David Lister & Janet "Jessie" Torrance. Born 25 May 1865 in Harvey. Christen 5 Oct 1866 in St. Paul's Church Records, Fredericton. Died 1934. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer.

   

Farmers in the Frog Lake area of Harvey, and had four children.

   

He married Sarah Graham, daughter of Gilbert Graham & Jane McCormick, 4 Mar 1903 in York Co., NB. Born May 1865 in Blaney Ridge. Died 3 Feb 1948. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

   

They had the following children:

78            i.            Myles Roy Lister
79            ii.            Alton Donald Lister
80            iii.            Maurice "Gifford" Lister
81            iv.            Effie "Blanche" Lister

DESCENDENTS OF ROBERT TORRANCE (CA 1815 – 21 MAR 1901)
AND ELEANOR "ELLEN" MACDONALD (B. CA 1820 – 16 NOV. 1897)

Third Immigrant Generation

23. George Irvine "Dode" Lister

Son of David Lister & Janet "Jessie" Torrance. Born 20 Jul 1867 in Harvey. Christen 21 Oct 1867 in St. Paul's Church Records, Fredericton. Died 18 May 1948 in McAdam. Buried in Rockland Cemetery, McAdam.

   

(Dates on gravestone:  1866 - 1947)

   

He married Jane Eleanor "Janie" Speedy, daughter of William A. Speedy & Mary Ann Moffitt, 16 Dec 1891 in Harvey Presbyterian Church, York Co.. Born 19 Jun 1870 in Harvey. Christen 24 Jul 1870 in Harvey Presbyterian Church. Died 28 Jun 1965 in McAdam. Buried in Rockland Cemetery, McAdam.

   

For details of this family see "The Moffitts of Harvey Settlement, New Brunswick 1791-1991" by Emerson Moffitt.

   

From newspaper item, undated ( possibly 1961):

Oldest Voting Resident In McAdam Recalls Early Memories Of Community.

McAdam (Special) -- A McAdam woman, who remembers way back before the turn of the century, has marked her 91st birthday.

   

Living with a son, George Lister and his wife Mary and family, in the same house she and her husband built in 1907, Mrs George Lister Sr. still enjoys good health and her short jaunts for a friendly chat to the homes of nearby neighbors.

   

The former Janie Speedy, she was a daughter of the late Mr and Mrs William, Mary Anne (Moffitt) Speedy, of Harvey Station.  She is the head of an 88-member family, made up of five daughters, three of whom are living, and four sons, 31 grandchildren and 48 great-grandchildren.

   

At 19, 'Janie' as she is known to her host of friends became the bride of George A. Lister in December of 1889.  They resided at York Mills during the early years of their marriage, coming to McAdam in 1906 when Mr Lister entered the employ of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company here as a carman.  He died in 1939.

   

Despite the fact that she was a hard worker during her younger days, Janie enjoys fairly good health.  She gave birth to her nine children at home with only a midwife attending her.  Indeed in all her 91 years she has only had need of a doctor's services twice and boasts of never having been in a hospital.

   

During her active younger years, Mrs Lister ran a successful boarding house which kept her busy, but she always found time for her favorite occupation of quilting and crocheting, turning out beautiful work.  A slight failing in sight necessitated her giving this up three years ago.

   

Asked about her early memories of McAdam, Mrs Lister said she and her husband were among the first to settle here, coming by horse and sled.  That was the only means of transportation in those days, she said.  Horse and sled in the winter and wagon in the summer.  There were very few homes or families here then, she said, a far cry from the population of over 3000 now.  There were no real roads, more like cleared, rutted lanes, wide enough for wagons.  It has been quite an experience for her to watch the tiny village grow and expand.

   

At the last election, Janie, who has never failed to vote since she was first eligible, was the oldest voting resident in the community.

   

She is a charter member of the Ina Rebekah Lodge No. 68 and is always remembered by them at Christmas.

   

She is still very alert and active, only last week attending the wedding of one of her grandchildren and receiving many compliments on the attractive appearance she presented in her wedding finery.

   

On the occasion of her birthday, Janie was visited by her many relatives and friends and also received many gifts and congratulatory cards and messages.

   

Members of her immediate family are Gordon Lister, Moncton; Emma, Mrs Roy McKinley, Woodstock; Lenwood Lister, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Dorothy, Mrs H. K. Byce, Duncan, British Columbia; George Lister and Leta, Mrs Jack Vail, McAdam.  Two daughters, Nettie and Doris, and a son Roy, died several years ago.

   

They had the following children:

82            i.            Gordon Bedford Lister
83            ii.            Nettie Maud Lister
84            iii.            Roy Penfield Lister
85            iv.            Emma Idella Lister
86            v.            Lenwood Albert Lister
87            vi.            Doris Marguerite Lister
88            vii.            George Alexander Lister
89            viii.            Dorothy Lister
90            ix.            Leta Mary Jane Lister

 
 
 
 

DESCENDENTS OF ROBERT TORRANCE (CA 1815 – 21 MAR 1901)
AND ELEANOR "ELLEN" MACDONALD (B. CA 1820 – 16 NOV. 1897)

Third Immigrant Generation

24. James M. Lister

Son of David Lister & Janet "Jessie" Torrance. Born 25 Apr 1869 in Harvey. Christen 29 Sep 1869 in St. Paul's Church Records, Fredericton. Died 1929. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

 

DESCENDENTS OF ROBERT TORRANCE (CA 1815 – 21 MAR 1901)
AND ELEANOR "ELLEN" MACDONALD (B. CA 1820 – 16 NOV. 1897)

Third Immigrant Generation

25. Mary E. Lister

Daughter of David Lister & Janet "Jessie" Torrance. Born 1871 in Harvey. Died 23 Jun 1962 in Nursing Home. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

DESCENDENTS OF ROBERT TORRANCE (CA 1815 – 21 MAR 1901)
AND ELEANOR "ELLEN" MACDONALD (B. CA 1820 – 16 NOV. 1897)

Third Immigrant Generation

26. Nina Lister

Daughter of David Lister & Janet "Jessie" Torrance. Born 1874 in Harvey.

   

She married John "William" Patterson, son of James Wesley "Jim" Patterson & Mary Swan, 17 Sep 1902 in Harvey Presbyterian Church. Born 23 Jan 1875 in Tweedside, NB. Christen 9 Mar 1875 in Harvey Presbyterian Church. Died 1941 in Ipswich, Mass.

    

From The Gleaner, Fredericton, 27 Dec 1895:  Harvey Station (York Co.) Dec 22 -- Wm Patterson of Tweedside came home last week from New Hampshire in rather a critical condition.  While working in the woods he was struck on the head by a falling tree and rendered unconscious for several hours.  He did not receive the full force of the blow, which no doubt would have proved fatal.  The tree also passed over his legs bruising them badly.

   

In 1918, William was living in Boston.

   

William and Nina lived in Ipswich, Mass., and had three children.

   

They had the following children:

91            i.            Dorothy May Patterson           
92            ii.            James Millard Patterson            
93            iii.            Audrey Jenette Marguerite Patterson

 
 

DESCENDENTS OF ROBERT TORRANCE (CA 1815 – 21 MAR 1901)
AND ELEANOR "ELLEN" MACDONALD (B. CA 1820 – 16 NOV. 1897)

Third Immigrant Generation

27. John "Albert" Lister

Son of David Lister & Janet "Jessie" Torrance. Born 1877 in Harvey. Died 6 Jan 1913 in McAdam. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

    

Fell from train at McAdam, lived 2 1/2 days.

DESCENDENTS OF ROBERT TORRANCE (CA 1815 – 21 MAR 1901)
AND ELEANOR "ELLEN" MACDONALD (B. CA 1820 – 16 NOV. 1897)

Third Immigrant Generation

28. Frederick Thomas "Fred" Lister

Son of David Lister & Janet "Jessie" Torrance. Born 30 Sep 1878 in Harvey. Christen 29 Dec 1878 in Harvey Presbyterian Church. Died 1957 in St. Joseph's Hospital, Saint John. Buried in Rockland Cemetery, McAdam. Occupation Collector For Customs And Excise Department.

   

Names given as "Thomas Frederick" in church baptism records.

   

(Dates on gravestone:  1879 - 1959)

   

Copied from newspaper obituary - 1957:

Frederick Thomas Lister

Customs Man Died Port City Hospital

McAdam -- The death occurred at St. Joseph's Hospital, Saint John, after a lingering illness of Frederick Thomas Lister, a well-known retired collector of customs at McAdam.  He passed away at the age of 79.

   

Mr Lister was the son of the late David and Jessie (Torrence) Lister of Harvey Station.  He came to McAdam in his youth and entered the employ of the CPR, working in various departments, later entering into the general store business in McAdam.  In 1904 he entered the Customs and Excise Department, later being promoted to the position of Collector which he maintained until his retirement in 1946 after 42 years of service.

   

He was most active in church and community life, being a trustee and a member of the session of St. Paul's United Church as well as the senior choir.  He also served on the board of school trustees and was secretary-treasurer of McAdam Electric Light Commission for 29 years.  During this service, he was included in the King's Honor List on two occasions and on each was presented a silver medal which commemorated acts of executive ability.

   

He is survived by his wife, the former Almeda Love of St. Stephen; one son, W. Holly Lister, of McAdam; three sisters, Misses Mary and Lena Lister, both of McAdam, and Mrs Spurgeon Ellis (Annie) of Berlin, N.H., several nephews and nieces.

   

He married Almeda Lavinia Love, 6 May 1908 in Saint John Co., NB. Born May 1872 in St. David, Charlotte Co. Died 16 Oct 1972 in Swanhaven Nursing Home, Harvey. Buried in Rockland Cemetery, McAdam.

   

Copied from newspaper obituary - 1972:

Mrs Frederick Lister

McAdam -- Funeral service for one of York County's oldest citizens Mrs Amelda (Love) Lister was held from St. Paul's United Church here with Rev. Kenneth Campbell officiating.

   

The pallbearers were Alton Lister, Gifford Lister, Gary a son of William and Eileen Lister, Samuel Weelock, Donald Mersereau and Neil Anderson.

   

Interment was made in the Rockland Cemetery, McAdam.

   

Mrs Lister celebrated her 100th birthday in May.  Her death occurred at the Swanhaven Nursing Home, Harvey Station following an illness of a few months.  Born at St. David, Charlotte County, she was a daughter of the late James and Janet (Maxwell) Love.  She came to McAdam in 1907.  Her husband Frederick Thomas Lister predeceased her in 1957.

   

Mrs Lister enjoyed good health until her 100th birthday, prior to that she held membership in the United Church Women, held various offices in the church and was a member of the choir.

   

Surviving are one son, Holly of McAdam; one sister Mrs Frederick Graham of South Carolina, several nieces and nephews.

   

They had the following child:

94            i.            W. Holly Lister

 
 

DESCENDENTS OF ROBERT TORRANCE (CA 1815 – 21 MAR 1901)
AND ELEANOR "ELLEN" MACDONALD (B. CA 1820 – 16 NOV. 1897)

Third Immigrant Generation

29. Annie Lister

Daughter of David Lister & Janet "Jessie" Torrance. Born 3 Nov 1880 in Harvey.

   

She married Spurgeon Ellis.

   

Lived in Berlin, New Hampshire.

DESCENDENTS OF ROBERT TORRANCE (CA 1815 – 21 MAR 1901)
AND ELEANOR "ELLEN" MACDONALD (B. CA 1820 – 16 NOV. 1897)

Third Immigrant Generation

30. Lena Isabella Lister

Daughter of David Lister & Janet "Jessie" Torrance. Born 3 May 1883 in Harvey. Christen 3 Aug 1884 in Harvey Presbyterian Church. Died 21 Jan 1976 in Swanhaven Nursing Home, Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

 
 

DESCENDENTS OF ROBERT TORRANCE (CA 1815 – 21 MAR 1901)
AND ELEANOR "ELLEN" MACDONALD (B. CA 1820 – 16 NOV. 1897)

Third Immigrant Generation

31. Lewis "David" Lister

Son of David Lister & Janet "Jessie" Torrance. Born 28 Sep 1885 in Harvey. Died 20 Apr 1889 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

 

DESCENDENTS OF ROBERT TORRANCE (CA 1815 – 21 MAR 1901)
AND ELEANOR "ELLEN" MACDONALD (B. CA 1820 – 16 NOV. 1897)

Third Immigrant Generation

32. Roy Alonzo Lister

Son of David Lister & Janet "Jessie" Torrance. Born 16 Aug 1889 in Harvey. Died 2 May 1894 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

   

Died of Spinal disease at age of 4 years.

 

DESCENDENTS OF ROBERT TORRANCE (CA 1815 – 21 MAR 1901)
AND ELEANOR "ELLEN" MACDONALD (B. CA 1820 – 16 NOV. 1897)

Third Immigrant Generation

33. Ellen Selena Coburn

Daughter of John Lesley Coburn & Mary Ann Torrance. Born 9 Jan 1875. Christen 11 Jul 1877 in St. Paul's Church Records, Fredericton.

   

(From Harvey Presbyterian Church records:  Nellie S. Coburn  d. 23 Mar 1893, age 18, died at Westfield, NB.   Could this be Ellen Selena??)

 

DESCENDENTS OF ROBERT TORRANCE (CA 1815 – 21 MAR 1901)
AND ELEANOR "ELLEN" MACDONALD (B. CA 1820 – 16 NOV. 1897)

Third Immigrant Generation

34. George Gartley Coburn

Son of John Lesley Coburn & Mary Ann Torrance. Born 7 Oct 1876. Christen 11 Jul 1877 in St. Paul's Church Records, Fredericton.

DESCENDENTS OF ROBERT TORRANCE (CA 1815 – 21 MAR 1901)
AND ELEANOR "ELLEN" MACDONALD (B. CA 1820 – 16 NOV. 1897)

Third Immigrant Generation

35. Edith Annie Richardson Messer

Daughter of William Messer & Isabella Torrance. Born 19 May 1896 in Tweedside. Died 15 Jul 1990 in Wauklehagen Manor, McAdam. Buried in Rockland Cemetery, McAdam.

    

From The Daily Gleaner, 16 Jul 1990:

SWAN --At the Wauklehagen Manor, McAdam, July 15, 1990, Mrs Edith Annie (Messer) Swan, widow of Roy Alexander Swan of McAdam.  Survived by one son, W. Allison Swan, three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, Several nieces and nephews.

   

Resting at the S. O. Mehan and Son Funeral Home, 23 Main Street, St. Stephen, from where funeral service will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m.  Interment in Rockland Cemetery, McAdam.  Visiting hours Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

   

She married Alexander "Roy" Swan, son of Alexander "Sandy" Swan & Annie Burrell, 27 Sep 1922 in Manners Sutton, York Co., NB . Born 20 Oct 1888 in Tweedside. Died 1951.

   

Roy and Edith lived in McAdam and had one child.

   

They had the following child:

95            i.            W. Allison "Allie" Swan

 
 

DESCENDENTS OF ROBERT TORRANCE (CA 1815 – 21 MAR 1901)
AND ELEANOR "ELLEN" MACDONALD (B. CA 1820 – 16 NOV. 1897)

Third Immigrant Generation

36. Robert Arden Torrance

Son of Thomas Alexander Torrance & Jane "Janie" Patterson. Born 1886. Died 3 Oct 1886 in Harvey, York Co., NB.

   

From The Daily Telegraph, Saint John, 16 Oct 1886:  "Died Harvey, 3rd inst., Robert Arden Torrance, age 7 mos., only child of Thomas Torrance and Jane Torrance."

   

Harvey Presbyterian Church records:  Robert Arden Torrance died 4 Oct 1886, age 7 mo.

 

DESCENDENTS OF ROBERT TORRANCE (CA 1815 – 21 MAR 1901)
AND ELEANOR "ELLEN" MACDONALD (B. CA 1820 – 16 NOV. 1897)

Third Immigrant Generation

37. George "Everett" Torrance

Son of Thomas Alexander Torrance & Hattie Elva Thompson. Born 14 Oct 1911 in St. Stephen, Charlotte Co., NB.

 

DESCENDENTS OF ROBERT TORRANCE (CA 1815 – 21 MAR 1901)
AND ELEANOR "ELLEN" MACDONALD (B. CA 1820 – 16 NOV. 1897)

Third Immigrant Generation

38. Ellen Hildred Torrance

Daughter of Robert Henry Torrance & Laura Isabella Wood. Born 14 Jul 1898 in Harvey. Died 10 Jan 1899 in Harvey.

   

From Harvey Presbyterian Church records:  died 10 Jan 1899, age 5 mo. 27 days.

   

Probably buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery without gravestone.

 

DESCENDENTS OF ROBERT TORRANCE (CA 1815 – 21 MAR 1901)
AND ELEANOR "ELLEN" MACDONALD (B. CA 1820 – 16 NOV. 1897)

Third Immigrant Generation

39. Margaret "Hazel" Torrance

Daughter of Robert Henry Torrance & Laura Isabella Wood. Born 14 Jul 1898 in Harvey. Died in MacLean Memorial Hospital, McAdam. Buried in St. Stephen Rural Cemetery.

   

From newspaper item - 1935:

Lindsay-Torrance

St. Stephen, Sept 5 -- An interesting wedding took place at the residence of Mr and Mrs Robert H. Torrance, St. Stephen, on Saturday afternoon, Aug 31st, when their daughter, Margaret Hazel became the bride of William George Lindsay of McAdam.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. B. D. Earle of the Kirk United Church in the presence of relatives and a few close friends.

   

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, was most attractive in a smart costume of powder blue crepe with a hat to match, and matching accessories.  Her flowers were sweetpeas and baby's breath.  There were no attendants.

   

A buffet luncheon was served at the close of the ceremony which took place at one o'clock.  The house was attractively decorated in fall flowers and greenery.  Mrs Lindsay changed to a brown travel tweed suit, brown felt hat, brown shoes and bag, and the happy couple left by motor for a honeymoon in Maine and New Brunswick.  On their return Mr and Mrs Lindsay will make their home in McAdam.

   

Copied from newspaper obituary - undated

MRS WILLIAM LINDSAY

McAdam -- Funderal service for Hazel Margaret Lindsay, widow of William G. Lindsay, McAdam, was held at Kirk-McColl United Church, St. Stephen, with Rev. L. C. Bone officiating.

   

Pallbearers were Frank Leland, Ray Moore, Max Forsythe, Phillip Chessie, Leigh Waldron and Ross Leadbeater.

   

Mrs Lindsay died at the MacLean Memorial Hospital, McAdam.

   

Born in Harvey, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Laura (Wood) Torrance.

   

She is survived by a step-son Maurice Lindsay, McAdam and a step-daughter Ola Godkin, Toronto, and several nieces and nephews.

   

Burial took place in St. Stephen.

   

She married William George Lindsay, 31 Aug 1935 in At Bride's Home, St. Stephen. Born 1890 in McAdam. Died 13 Oct 1966 in McAdam. Buried in Rockland Cemetery, McAdam.

   

William George Lindsay had two children by his first marriage:  Maurice Lindsay and Ola Lindsay Godkin.

 

DESCENDENTS OF ROBERT TORRANCE (CA 1815 – 21 MAR 1901)
AND ELEANOR "ELLEN" MACDONALD (B. CA 1820 – 16 NOV. 1897)

Third Immigrant Generation

40. Frederick Alonzo Alexander Torrance

Son of Robert Henry Torrance & Laura Isabella Wood. Born 20 Nov 1899 in Harvey. Died 20 Jul 1960 in Calais.

  

1901 Census birth date: 20 Nov 1900, age 1 year.

   

He married Ethel Linda Smith, 9 Sep 1926 in St. Stephen, Charlotte Co., NB.

 

DESCENDENTS OF ROBERT TORRANCE (CA 1815 – 21 MAR 1901)
AND ELEANOR "ELLEN" MACDONALD (B. CA 1820 – 16 NOV. 1897)

Third Immigrant Generation

41. Jessie Elizabeth Torrance

Daughter of Robert Henry Torrance & Laura Isabella Wood.

   

From newspaper item - 1921 (marriage):

Clark - Torrance

On Wednesday, November 30, at the manse, St. Stephen, by Rev. Wm. W. Malcolm, John Courtenay Clark of Moore's Mills and Jessie Elizabeth Torrance of Old Ridge.

   

She married John Courtenay Clark, 30 Nov 1921 in St Stephen, NB.

DESCENDENTS OF ROBERT TORRANCE (CA 1815 – 21 MAR 1901)
AND ELEANOR "ELLEN" MACDONALD (B. CA 1820 – 16 NOV. 1897)

Third Immigrant Generation

42. Robert "Sidney" Torrance

Son of Robert Henry Torrance & Laura Isabella Wood. Born 25 Sep 1906 in St. Stephen, Charlotte Co., NB . Died 1975. Buried in St. Stephen Rural Cemetery.

   

He married Elva Jennie Porter, 25 Nov 1925 in St. Stephen, Charlotte Co., NB. Born 1906. Died 1973. Buried in St. Stephen Rural Cemetery.

DESCENDENTS OF ROBERT TORRANCE (CA 1815 – 21 MAR 1901)
AND ELEANOR "ELLEN" MACDONALD (B. CA 1820 – 16 NOV. 1897)

Index

Clark, John Courtenay, spouse of            41

Coburn, Ellen Selena            33

Coburn, George Gartley            34

Coburn, John Lesley, spouse of            6

Craig, Annabella, spouse of            13

Ellis, Spurgeon, spouse of            29

Embleton, Manzer George Hill, spouse of            20

Graham, Sarah, spouse of            22

Lindsay, William George, spouse of            39

Lister, Alton Donald            79

Lister, Annie            29

Lister, David, spouse of            3

Lister, Doris Marguerite            87
Lister, Dorothy            89
Lister, Effie "Blanche"            81
Lister, Emma Idella            85
Lister, Frederick Thomas "Fred"            28
Lister, George Alexander            88
Lister, George Irvine "Dode"            23

Lister, Gordon Bedford            82
Lister, James M.            24

Lister, John "Albert"            27
Lister, Lena Isabella            30

Lister, Lenwood Albert            86
Lister, Leta Mary Jane            90
Lister, Lewis "David"            31

Lister, Mary E.            25

Lister, Maurice "Gifford"            80
Lister, Myles Roy            78
Lister, Nettie Maud            83
Lister, Nina            26

Lister, Robert            22

Lister, Roy Alonzo            32

Lister, Roy Penfield            84

Lister, W. Holly            94
Love, Almeda Lavinia, spouse of            28

MacDonald, Eleanor "Ellen", spouse of            1

MacGillivray, Sarah "Sadie", spouse of            19

Messer, (Female)            61
Messer, Bertha Isabel            62
Messer, Edith Annie Richardson            35

Messer, Edwin Glenwood            63
Messer, Mabel "Bernice"            64
Messer, William D., spouse of            17

Messer, William, spouse of            7

Mowatt, Albert Vimy            74
Mowatt, Alice Rae            73
Mowatt, Barbara            75
Mowatt, Everett Edward, spouse of            21

Mowatt, Glendon Earl            76
Mowatt, Linton Myles            77
Murdock, Elizabeth Marie "Betty"            57
Murdock, Finlay "Bartlett" Jr.            58
Murdock, Finlay "Bartlett", spouse of            15

Nesbitt, Margaret, spouse of            18

O'Grady, Basil Sylvester            43
O'Grady, John "Jack", spouse of            11

Patterson, Audrey Jenette Marguerite            93
Patterson, Dorothy May            91
Patterson, James Millard            92
Patterson, Jane "Janie", spouse of            9

Patterson, John "William", spouse of            26

Porter, Elva Jennie, spouse of            42

Richardson, Fred, spouse of            8

Smith, Ethel Linda, spouse of            40

Speedy, Jane Eleanor "Janie", spouse of            23

Starratt, Isabel            56
Starratt, Joseph A., spouse of            14

Stewart, Alvy B.            44
Stewart, Bruce, spouse of            12

Stewart, Earle            48
Stewart, Eva            45
Stewart, Margaret            47
Stewart, Mildred            49
Stewart, Zella            46
Swan, Alexander "Roy", spouse of            35

Swan, W. Allison "Allie"            95
Thompson, Hattie Elva, spouse of            9

Torrance, Ann "Annie"            8

Torrance, Eleanor "Ellen"            5

Torrance, Elizabeth "Betsy"            2

Torrance, Ellen Hildred            38

Torrance, Frederick Alonzo Alexander            40

Torrance, George "Everett"            37

Torrance, Isabella            7

Torrance, Janet "Jessie"            3

Torrance, Jessie Elizabeth            41

Torrance, Margaret "Hazel"            39

Torrance, Mary Ann            6

Torrance, Robert            1

Torrance, Robert "Sidney"            42

Torrance, Robert Arden            36

Torrance, Robert Henry            10

Torrance, Thomas Alexander            9

Torrance, William            4

Towle, Charles Elroy "Roy"            59
Towle, Charles Henry, spouse of            16

Towle, Robert Edwin "Babe"            60
Wilson, (Infant)            68
Wilson, Alexander R.            13

Wilson, Alice Christine            70
Wilson, Annie            16

Wilson, Annie Velma            54
Wilson, Barbara Marie            72
Wilson, Bessie Thelma            55
Wilson, Carrie Viola            21

Wilson, Edgar Elmore            69
Wilson, Elizabeth "Lizzie"            15

Wilson, Elizabeth Audrey            67
Wilson, Ellen "Nell"            12

Wilson, Frances "Fanny"            17

Wilson, Isabelle "Belle"            14

Wilson, Jessie "Maude"            20

Wilson, Mabel "Isabelle"            53
Wilson, Margaret "Maggie"            11

Wilson, Robert "Arden"            50
Wilson, Robert "Elmore"            19

Wilson, Robert Graydon            65
Wilson, Robert, spouse of            2

Wilson, Thomas "Frank"            51
Wilson, Thomas R.            18

Wilson, Virginia Alvira            66
Wilson, Willis Hammond            52
Wilson, Winifred Louise            71

Wood, Laura Isabella, spouse of            10