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and Christina Heughan (ca 1803 - 22 Feb 1875)

Third Immigrant Generation
Entry last updated 10 Feb 2008

10. John Ervin Coburn . Son of Thomas Cockburn (Coburn) & Nancy Johnston. Born 26 Dec 1861 in Harvey. Died 9 Jul 1930 in Harvey, York Co., NB . Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Operated A General Store Business.


    He married Sarah "Sadie" Piercy, daughter of Walter Piercy & Sarah Swan, 20 Jan 1892 in York Co., NB . Born 18 Apr 1869 in Harvey. Died 23 Mar 1962 in Harvey Community Hospital, Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

    Sadie died 23 Mar 1962, age 92 yr 11 mo 5 days.

    Copied from newspaper obituary - 1962:

    Mrs Sarah Coburn

    Harvey Station -- The funeral service for Mrs Sarah (Piercy) Coburn of Harvey was held from Knox Presbyterian Church here with Rev. S. Raymond Jackson, minister of the church, officiating.

    Pallbearers were three nephews, Harry, James and Franklin Piercy, all of McAdam; a grandson, Jack Coburn, Harvey; and two grand-nephews, Thomas Briggs and Walter Piercy, both of Harvey.

    Interment was in the family lot at Harvey Cemetery.

   Born at Harvey in 1869, Mrs Coburn was a daughter of the late Walter and Sarah (Swan) Piercy.   Her death occurred at Harvey Community Hospital following a long illness.   She had resided the greater part of her life at Harvey.

    Following her marriage to John E. Coburn, she resided with her husband for a brief period at Boston, Mass., and Saint John.   She had assisted in the operation of her husband's general store business at Manners Sutton for many years.   Her husband died in 1930.

    Mrs Coburn was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church and a life member of the Women's Missionary Society and Sewing Circle of that church.

    Surviving are a daughter, Florence, at home; two grandsons, David and John Coburn, both of Harvey; four great grandsons, Allister, Kenneth, Laurence and Robert Coburn, all of Harvey.   A daughter, Bessie, and a son, Edgar, predeceased her.

    They had the following children:

  43   i.   Elizabeth Edith "Bessie" Coburn

  44   ii.   Florence Christina "Flossie" Coburn

  45   iii.   James "Edgar" Coburn