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Descendents of Thomas Herbert (1798 - 24 Feb 1862)
and Isabella Embleton (1804 - 16 Feb 1892)
Third Immigrant Generation
60. Eleanor "Ellen" Robison . Daughter of Stephen Robison & Eleanor "Jane" Herbert. Born 7 May 1865 in Harvey. Died 18 Jul 1934 in Harvey. Buried in Acton Cemetery. Religion United Church Of Canada.
Copied from newspaper obituary - 1934:
Death Regretted. Mrs Ellen Hunter Loved by All Who Knew Her--Many at Funeral.
Harvey Station, July 25 -- There passed to her eternal reward on Wednesday, July 18th, a much beloved citizen of this community in the person of Mrs Ellen Hunter, widow of the late James A. Hunter and eldest daughter of the late Stephen and Jane (Herbert) Robison of Harvey. She was in the 70th year of her age.
Of a kind and loving disposition and possessed of a staunch faith and a great love for all things good, she will be greatly missed by young and old and her Christian influence will long be felt by those who were privileged to be her friends. She was a devoted member of the United Church of Canada.
Besides her husband, two sons predeceased her, Albert, who died in babyhood and Alfred S., who paid the supreme sacrifice in the Great War. There are left to mourn one son, Charles W., Brownville Junction, Me., one daughter, Miss Dora M., who tenderly and devotedly cared for her mother through years of partial invalidism; one little grand-daughter, Jean Hunter, Brownville Junction; two brothers, Charles Robison, Harvey, N.B. and Albert Robison, Toronto; and two sisters, Mrs M. S. Tracy, Calgary, Alta., and Mrs J. A. Saunders, Portland, Maine.
The funeral, which was largely attended, was held Friday afternoon from her late home, with services conducted by her pastor, Rev. A. MacKay. Two hymns, Rock of Ages and Peace, Perfect Peace were sung by a mixed quartette and No Night There was sung as a solo by P. Cougle.
Interment took place in the family lot in the Acton Cemetery. The pall bearers were four nephews of the deceased, Ernest Hunter, Gilbert Robison, Ronald Hunter and Willard Davis.
The profusion of beautiful flowers bore mute testimony of the love and sympathy of relatives and friends.
She married James Alfred Hunter, son of William Hunter & Mary Jane Duncan, 19 May 1887 in Harvey Presbyterian Church Records By J. A. McLean . Born 8 Dec 1860 in Smithfield, York Co., NB. Died 16 Aug 1921 in Harvey. Buried in Acton Cemetery. Religion Presbyterian.
Witnesses to marriage were Joseph Robinson and Lizzie Hunter.
Copied from newspaper obituary - 1921:
James A. Hunter
Harvey Station, Aug 17 -- James A. Hunter, a much respected resident of this place, died at his home here at an early hour yesterday after an illness of several months from cancer. He had been in poor health since the winter but his condition was not thought to be serious until the spring, when he went to the hospital at Fredericton for treatment. It was then found that his condition was hopeless. He returned home several weeks ago and has lingered longer than was expected. He was the second son of William Hunter, one of the pioneers of Kingsclear, and was about sixty years old. He is survived by his wife and one son and an adopted daughter. His son is Charles Hunter and his daughter is Miss Dora Hunter, both residing here. He is survived also by his aged mother, who is in her ninety-second year; four brothers and three sisters. His brothers are S. B. Hunter, M.P.P., William Hunter, Albert Hunter, of this place, and John Hunter, residing in British Columbia, all of whom were with him when he died. His sisters are Mrs Richard Davis, of this place; Mrs H. Gibbons, of Bayswater (N.B.), and Mrs Jesse Strum, of Yonkers (Sask.) One of his sons, Alfred Hunter, was killed in Flanders during the late war. The funeral was held here today and was conducted by Rev. M. J. Macpherson, of Stanley.
They had the following children:
231 i. Charles William Hunter
232 ii. Alfred Stephen Hunter
233 iii. Albert Lancelot Hunter
234 iv. Dora Mabel Hunter (Adopted)
61. George Robison . Son of Stephen Robison & Eleanor "Jane" Herbert. Born 19 May 1867 in Harvey. Died 4 Apr 1934 in Lethbridge, Alberta. Occupation C.P.R. Employee.
George and his wife Margaret Embleton had eight children, all born in New Brunswick. George was employed with the C.P.R., and they moved to Lethbridge, Alberta in the spring of 1911, where they lived until their death. Their children were: Isabel, Alma, Herman, Norman, Millard, Jessie, Nellie and Douglas.
Excerpt from newspaper obituary - 1934:
George Robison, 16 Years Elder Knox Church, Passes.
The death occurred at the residence, 2004 Seventh Avenue S., on Wednesday, of George Robison, aged 66 years, a citizen of this city since 1911. Born on May 19, 1867 at Harvey Station, NB, deceased was in the employ of the C.P.R. for 20 years and came to the west in the spring of 1911, arriving in Lethbridge on April 15 of that year. On April 27, 1887, deceased was married to Margaret Embleton of Harvey Station, NB, and to this union eight children were born. Two sons, Millard and Norman were killed overseas during the war, and a daughter, Isabelle passed away during the 'flu epidemic 1918.
Besides his widow deceased leaves to mourn his loss three daughters, Mrs B. B. Hoyt, Mrs Geo Watson and Nellie all of this city, and two sons, Douglas of Lethbridge, and Herman of Medicine Hat. (Rest of clipping is missing.)
For further information on this family see page 103, "The Little Family of Harvey Settlement 1786-1992."
He married Margaret "Maggie" Embleton, daughter of James Embleton & Isabella Little, 27 Apr 1887 in York Co., NB By Rev. J. A. McLean, Presbyterian . Born 19 Jan 1867 in Harvey. Died 25 Jul 1952 in Lethbridge, Alberta.
Witnesses to marriage were Joseph Robinson and Jane Embleton.
They had the following children:
235 i. Elizabeth "Isabel" Robison
236 ii. Alma Jane Robison
237 iii. Herman Stephen Robison
238 iv. Norman James Robison
239 v. Millard Joseph Robison
240 vi. Jessie Margaret Robison
241 vii. Nellie Christina Robison
242 viii. Douglas Charles Robison
62. Charles Robison . Son of Stephen Robison & Eleanor "Jane" Herbert. Born 4 Jun 1869 in Harvey. Died 19 Aug 1870 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.
From Thursday Daily Telegraph, 25 Aug 1870: "Died Harvey, 19th Aug, Charles Robison, youngest son of Stephen Robison and Eleanor Jane Robison, age 1 year 2 months."
63. Charles Robison . Son of Stephen Robison & Eleanor "Jane" Herbert. Born 10 Sep 1871 in Harvey Sta., York Co., NB. Died 8 Aug 1941. Buried in Robison Family Cemetery, Harvey Sta. Occupation Farmer.
Excerpts from newspaper obituary, 10 Aug 1941:
Many At Funeral of Charles Robison
Prominent Resident of Harvey Station Buried Yesterday Following Church Service.
Harvey Station, Aug 10 -- Impressive tribute to the memory of Charles Robison, one of Harvey's best known and popular farmers was paid by relatives and a wide circle of friends at the funeral held this afternoon at the village church of which he was a life long member. Rev. Ross C. Robbins, pastor, officiated at the services, assisted by Rev. J. Hugh MacLean, Saint John and Rev. A. MacKay, Norton, NB, former pastors. ...............
Mr Robison's memory is honored among us because of the family name he bore, one of the oldest names in Harvey's history. But the presence of so many to do him final tribute speaks eloquently of the honor and respect toward the man himself. We join in expressing the comfort of our fellowship to the family now bereaved. .......................
The pallbearers were Arnold Little, Cecil Grieve, Maurice Lister, Donald Knox, Alfred Dougan and Leonard Gay; flower bearers, Burns Little and Ersel Corey.
Interment was in the family cemetery. There were many beautiful floral tributes and telegrams of sympathy received.
Born September 10, 1871, Mr Robison lived all his life at Harvey and founder of the widely known Chas. Robison & Sons show herd of registered Jerseys which won numerous prizes at the Maritime cattle shows at Halifax, Saint John, Charlottetown, Fredericton, Amherst and St. Stephen. He was a member of the Harvey Improvement Association and was always willing and ready to devote his time and energy to forward any project for the welfare of the community. He was kind, sympathetic and generous and his loss will be keenly felt.
Mr Robison is survived by his wife, the former Miss Elzina Graham of Magundy, NB, whom he married in 1895; three daughters, Mrs J. Cameron Berry, Oak Bay; Mrs D. A. McAlary, Edmundston and Miss Elda, at home; two sons, Gilbert G., on the homestead, and C. Edwin, employed with Dominion Seed Potato Certification Division; another son, Gordon T., predeceased him; two sisters, Mrs John Saunders, Portland, Me., and Mrs M. S. Tracy, Edmonton, Alta.; one brother, Albert, Toronto, and five grandchildren.
He married Elzina Isabel Graham, daughter of Gilbert Elliott Graham & Theresa L. Fraser, 3 Jul 1895 in York Co., NB . Born 4 Aug 1877 in Magundy, N.B. Died 25 Feb 1952. Buried in Robison Family Cemetery, Harvey Sta.
They had the following children:
243 i. Alice Lorena Robison
244 ii. Ellen Jane Robison
245 iii. Elda Elzina Robison
246 iv. Gilbert Graham Robison
247 v. Gordon Stephen Robison
248 vi. Charles "Edwin" Robison