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Descendents of George Embleton (1776 - 1833)
and Margaret Davidson (1782 - 1836)

Second Immigrant Generation

53. David Embleton . Son of George Embleton & Elizabeth Twizell. Born 1855 in Harvey. Died 19 May 1924 in Barter Settlement, Char. Co. Buried in St. Stephen Rural Cemetery.

    David and Laura were living at Barter Settlement, Charlotte County at the time of their deaths.   No further information.

    From Saint Croix Courier, 29 May 1924:   Deaths - EMBLETON: At Barter Settlement, May 19, David Embleton, aged 69 years.

    He married Laura Irvine, 28 Nov 1885. Born 1852. Died 27 Feb 1908 in Barter Settlement, Char. Co. Buried in St. Stephen Rural Cemetery.

    From Saint Croix Courier, 5 Mar 1908:   Died - EMBLETON - At Barter Settlement, Feby 27th, Laura, wife of David Embleton, aged 55 years.

54. Margaret Isabella Davidson Embleton . Daughter of George Embleton & Elizabeth Twizell. Born 17 May 1856 in Harvey. Died 30 Oct 1924 in Fredericton. Buried in St. Stephen Rural Cemetery.

    Witnesses to marriage were Elisha Embleton and Annie Coffey.

    Margaret and George lived in St. Stephen area and had six children.

    Copied from Obituary, Saint Croix Courier, 30 Oct 1924:

     Died in Fredericton

     The death occurred at noon today at the home of her daughter, Mrs George Green, 235 Carleton Street, of her mother, Mrs Margaret I. (Embleton) Coffey, widow of the late George Coffey of Milltown aged sixty eight years, after a lingering illness.   Deceased had made her home for the past four years with her daughter, and made many friends who will regret to learn of her death.   She is survived by four sons, Fred of Basswood, Manitoba, Robert of Milltown, George of Hamilton, and David of British Columbia.   Two daughter, Mrs George Green with whom she lived and Miss Mabel Coffey of Presque Isle and three brothers:   Thomas Embleton of Dumfries, Elisha Embleton of Harvey, and Michael of St. Stephen.

    She married George S. Coffey, son of James Coffey & Catherine Armstrong, 16 Nov 1876 in York Co., NB By Joseph McLeod, Free Baptist . Born 30 May 1849 in N.B. Died 11 Apr 1919 in Chipman Memorial Hosp., St. Stephen. Buried in Rural Cemetery, St. Stephen. Occupation Carpenter.

    From the Saint Croix Courier, 17 Apr 1917:


     George Coffey met death while adjusting a belt to revolving pulley.   Early Friday morning last, a sad accident occurred at the cottom mill, the victim being George Coffey one of the pioneer workers, his name being identified with those who were employed in the building of the mill in 1881.

     In connection with his work as carpenter, he had charge of the belting, and previous to the installing of the rope drive in 1908, he was frequently called upon to superintend the readjustment of the large driving belts.   Since the above date, he had continued to readjust the belting in other parts of the mill.

     Friday morning about 7:45, he was called upon to adjust a five inch belt to a rapidly moving pulley in the dye house, which conveys power to a vacuum pump.   He had ascended a ladder, and while standing on a platform was using a broom handle, holding it against the side of the driving pulley.   In some manner, the stick caught and broke, and it is presumed struck him a severe blow on the throat and side of the head, which hurled him to the floor, a distance of about eighteen feet.   He was unconscious when picked up, and remained in this state until he passed away at Chipman Memorial Hospital about two hours after the accident.

     The deceased had many friends and was affiliated with the Knights of Pythias and Oddfellows and had been associated with the orange order.

     The funeral took place Monday afternoon with Rev. B. O. Hartman of the Methodist Church officiating.   The bearers were, from the Knights of Pythias, Robert McIntosh, Byron Murphy, B. H. Trecartin, and from the Oddfellows of Calais, Maine, Charles Harris, Charles Barker and J. W. Thomas.

     A choir composed of F. S. Groves, Percy Smith, Mrs D. K. Harman and Miss Daisey Kerr, rendered appropriate selections.   The deceased was aged sixty seven years and is survived by his wife, four sons and two daughters, namely: Robert of Milltown, Fred of Newdale, Manitoba, George of Hamilton, Ontario, and David in the Canadian West, Miss Mable Coffey at home and Mrs George Green of Fredericton.

     His brothers who survive are James Coffey of Presque Isle, Richard and Henry of Harvey, and Fred of St. Stephen.   One sister survives, Mrs George Moran of Boston.

     The floral offerings were many and very pretty and included set pieces from the Knights of Pythias, Oddfellows and the employees of the shops at the cotton mill.   Interment was in the rural cemetery.

     Quiet in his manner but sincere and honest in all life's duties, Mr Coffey was justly held in sincere esteem and will be missed in many circles.


     Coroner Lawson and Maxwell Robinson were in town Monday afternoon and empanelled a jury composed of Harrison McAllister, Harry Haley,   Raymond Johnson, Edward Farnham, Beverley Jordan, William Barter, and William Smith.   They visited the scene of the accident to George Coffey and heard evidence from manager J. W. Graham, Percy Appleby, and John Fleming after which a verdict was rendered that death was purely accidental and that no blame was attached to anyone.

    They had the following children:

  214   i.   James Frederick "Fred" Coffey

  215   ii.   Elizabeth Lillian "Bessie" Coffey

  216   iii.   Robert C. Coffey

  217   iv.   George Henry Embleton Coffey

  218   v.   David Coffey

  219   vi.   Mabel B. Coffey

  220   vii.   Katherine "Kate" Coffey