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and Christina Heughan (ca 1803 - 22 Feb 1875)

Third Immigrant Generation
Entry last updated 10 Feb 2008

12. Tressa Bertina Coburn. Daughter of Thomas Cockburn (Coburn) & Nancy Johnston. Born 15 Jul 1865 in Harvey. Died May 1965 in McAdam. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.


    Tressa Bertina Coburn was the daughter of Nancy Johnston Coburn and her second husband, John Dorcas, but she always used the "Coburn" surname.

    From newspaper obituary - 1965:

    The largely attended funeral service for Mrs Tressa Bertina Piercy of Harvey Sta., wife of the late Walter Piercy, was held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Harvey Sta., with Rev. S. R. Jackson officiating, assisted by Rev. J. Murdock Fraser of St. Paul's United Church, McAdam.

    Pallbearers were five grandchildren, Walter, Cecil and LeRoy Piercy, Guy Swan and Roland Coburn, and a great grandchild, Donnie Phillips.   Interment was in Harvey Station Cemetery.

    Mrs Piercy's death occurred at MacLean Memorial Hospital, McAdam at age of 99.   A native of Harvey Sta., she was the last of the six member family of John and Nancy (Johnston) Coburn.

     She married Walter Piercy, son of Walter Piercy & Sarah Swan, 13 Feb 1889 in Harvey, York Co., NB . Born 17 Jan 1864 in Harvey. Died 6 Feb 1939 in McAdam. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer. Religion Presbyterian.

    From The Daily Telegraph, Saint John, 21 Feb 1889: "Married Harvey (York Co.) 13th inst., by Rev. J. A. McLean, B.A., Walter Piercy and Teressa Coburn, both of Harvey."  

    From newspaper obituary - 10 Feb 1939:

    Friends in Harvey were shocked to learn of the passing of Walter Piercy, a life long resident of this place, which occurred at McAdam Junction on the evening of Feb 6th following a brief illness.   He was a son of the late Walter and Sarah (Swan) Piercy and was born on Jan 17, 1864, one of a family of twelve children.


    He was engaged in farming at Manners Sutton and had been a member of the board of assessors and secretary to the board of school trustees in his home parish for more than 25 years.   He was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church.

    They had the following children:

  46   i.   Guy Irvine Walter Piercy

  47   ii.   James Oscar Piercy

  48   iii.   Dora Bertina Piercy