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

Second Immigrant Generation

68. Eleanor Camilla "Ellen" Embleton . Daughter of Robert Embleton & Elizabeth "Betsy" Wilson. Born 23 Jan 1863 in Harvey. Died 1916.

    Witnesses to marriage were Walter Piercy and Mary Embleton.

    She married Matthew Piercy, son of Walter Piercy & Sarah Swan, 9 May 1883 in York Co., NB By Robert Nevin, Presbyterian . Born 10 Apr 1859 in Harvey. Died 4 Nov 1949 in Loma, Montana. Buried in Riverside Cemetery.

    Matthew and Ellen moved to Fort Benton, Montana in 1899.   They had three children, born in Harvey.

    Copied from newspaper obituary - 1949:

    Chouteau County Resident For 50 Years Passes Away

    Matthew Piercy, of Loma, Passed Away At His Home Friday Night; Was 90 Years Of Age.

    Matthew Piercy, a resident of Chouteau County for more than a half century, passed away at his home a mile south of Loma on last Friday evening about 7:30.   Mr Piercy had been in his usual good health, being a visitor in Fort Benton on Thursday with friends, Friday morning he did not feel too well and remained around the house and in the afternoon he became rather listless and drowsy and late in the afternoon slept quite a little and appeared to go into a semi-coma although he would rouse up and talk a little with his daughter and son.   He slipped peacefully away at about 7:30 pm.

    Mr Piercy had lived a full and peaceful life, being a little past 90 years of age.   He was loved and respected by all who knew him and his passing will be mourned by a large circle of friends throughout the country.

    He was born in Harvey Station, in New Brunswick, Canada, on April 10, 1859, where he grew to young manhood and was united in marriage to Ellen Embleton there on May 9, 1883.   He moved with his family to Fort Benton in 1899, arriving here May 5th.   He lived in Fort Benton and was employed for about eight years by the T. C. Power & Bro. Ltd., company and cared for the horses used by the company and operated the depot freight line for them.   Leaving there he was employed for about two years by Wallace Chase as manager of their lumber yard.

    In 1911 he took up the present Piercy ranch as a homestead and has resided there continuously since.   He retired from active work about ten years ago.

    He leaves to mourn his passing two children, Alvan Piercy, of Loma, and Mrs Elizabeth Ross, of Seattle, who has been with him since 1943.   He was preceded in death by his wife, who passed away in 1916 and by a son, Artell, who passed away in 1947.   Also surviving are two granddaughters, Mrs Mark (Elizabeth Ross) Gabrielson of Seattle, and Mrs Richard (June Piercy) Ballinger, of Lancaster, California, and one great granddaughter, Christine Ballinger, of Lancaster, and by an older brother, Harry, of British Columbia, and a sister, Mrs Sarah Coburn of New Brunswick, Canada, and several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

    Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock from the Benton Funeral Home with Rev. Hugh S. Herbert, pastor of the Methodist Church conducting the services.   Burial was made in the family plot at Riverside cemetery.   The relatives have the sincere sympathy of all in the passing of this old time county resident.

    They had the following children:

  281   i.   Robert "Alvin" Piercy

  282   ii.   Elizabeth Camilla Piercy

  283   iii.   James "Artall" Piercy