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and Christina Heughan (ca 1803 - 22 Feb 1875)

Third Immigrant Generation
Entry last updated 10 Feb 2008

18. Mary Ann Johnston. Daughter of Christopher Johnston & Agnes "Nancy" Bell. Born 6 Feb 1869 in Harvey. Died 10 Apr 1916 in Harvey Station. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.


    She married Joseph Robison, son of Stephen Robison & Eleanor "Jane" Herbert, 25 Apr 1890 in Saint John Co., NB . Born 26 Apr 1863 in Harvey. Died 12 Sep 1929 in Harvey Station. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.


    From newspaper obituary - 1915:

    Mary Robinson

    Harvey Station, April 12 -- Mary Robinson, wife of Joseph Robinson, died at her home here on Monday afternoon after a long illness of consumption of the lungs.   She was about forty-seven years of age and was a daughter of Christopher Johnston of Coburn.   She is survived by her husband and three sons, Harry, Delbert and Archie, at home.   She is also survived by her aged father, who is very infirm, two brothers and two sisters.   Her brothers are Luke Johnston of this place, and Thomas Johnston of McAdam.   Her sisters are Mrs James McCann of McAdam, and Mrs Robert Embleton residing here.   She was much esteemed and her death is deeply regretted.

    From newspaper obituary - 1929:   (Surname was spelled "Robinson" in the obituary, instead of "Robison".)

    Joseph Robinson (sic)

    Harvey Station, Sep 13 -- Joseph Robinson, a well-known and highly respected resident, died at his home here at 9.30 last night at the age of 66 years.   He had been in failing health for some time, but was ill only a few days.

    He was the oldest son of the late Stephen and Jane Robinson and is survived by his wife, who is a daughter of Mr and Mrs David Essensee, of this place; a little daughter, Muriel, and three sons by his first wife--Harry, who is in the employ of the C.P.R. of Jackman, Me.; Archie, of McAdam, and Delbert, who is proprietor of a large hotel in Vernon, BC., also three sisters and three brothers, Mrs James Hunter, of this place, Mrs Maunsell Tracy, of Edmonton; Mrs John Saunders, of Portland, Me.; George, of Lethbridge; Charles,   of Harvey Station, and Albert, of Toronto.

    The funeral will be held from his late residence on Saturday afternoon and will be conducted by Rev. J. Hugh McLean, of the United Church.

    Mary Ann and Joseph Robison had three sons:   Harry Alvin, Delbert Jay, and Archibald Harold.

    They had the following children:

  61   i.   Harry Alvin Robison

  62   ii.   Delbert Jay Robison

  63   iii.   Archibald Harold Robison