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Descendents of Nicholas Lister (1796/1798 - 25 Jan 1869
and Margaret Heughan (1801 - 25 Mar 1846)

Third Immigrant Generation

50. Matthew Henry Lister . Son of Edward Irving Lister & Mary Ann Piercy. Born 6 Nov 1865 in Harvey. Died 29 Jun 1946 in Fredericton. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer.

    From newspaper obituary - 1946:

    Late M. H. Lister.   Well Known Resident of Harvey Station Suffered Stroke.   Many At Funeral.

    Harvey Station, July 19 -- The death of Matthew H. Lister at the Fredericton Hospital on June 29th removed from Harvey one of its oldest residents.   He suffered a stroke about two and a half years ago and had been bedfast every since.   Mr Lister was born at Harvey, Nov. 6th, 1869, the son of the late Edward and Mary Ann (Piercy) Lister.   He was a life long resident of this place, highly respected by all who knew him and he will ever be remembered for his kindly manner and thoughtfulness for others.  

    For a number of years he was councillor.   He was also a member of the Session of the United Church.

    He is survived by four sons, George of West Saint John; Roy and Emery of McAdam; and Maurice of Harvey; two daughters, Mrs David Rutherford, of McAdam and Mrs George McFadyen of Harvey.   Ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild.   He also leaves two brothers and four sisters, Nicholas, of Westfield; Thomas of Harvey; Mrs Eben Little, Mrs Kenneth Embleton, Mrs John Embleton of Harvey, Mrs Raymond Lord of Ipswich, Mass.   John E. Lister, who passed away last September, was another brother.

    He first married Mary Piercy, daughter of Thomas Piercy & Margaret Tait, 22 Jun 1887 in Harvey Presbyterian Church By J. A. McLean . Born 17 Apr 1867 in Harvey. Christen 2 Jul 1867 in St. Paul's Church Records, Fredericton. Died 1 Jan 1905 in Harvey.

    Witnesses to marriage were James Piercy and Maggie E. Lister.

    They had the following children:

  177   i.   Thomas Irvine Lister

  178   ii.   George Odbur Lister

  179   iii.   Dora May Lister

  180   iv.   Mabel Victoria Lister

  181   v.   Roy McLean Lister

  182   vi.   Emery Irvine Lister

  183   vii.   Mary Jane Lister

    He second married Margery Herbert, daughter of George Herbert & Isabel "Belle" Atcheson, 9 May 1906 in York Co., NB. Born 3 Jul 1865 in Harvey. Died 18 Jul 1936 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

    Margery was the second wife of Matthew Lister.

    From newspaper obituary - 1936:

    Buried At Harvey

    Many At Funeral of Late Mrs Matthew Lister--Was Widely Known Woman.

    Harvey Station, July 24 -- The funeral of Mrs Margery Lister, wife of Matthew Lister, a well known resident of Harvey who passed away on July 18th was held from her late home on Monday afternoon and was largely attended by relatives and friends of the family.

    The service was conducted by Rev. A. McKay, pastor of St. Andrew's United Church, assisted by Rev. J. H. MacLean of West Side Kirk, West Saint John.

    The pallbearers were George, Roy and Emery Lister, David Rutherford, Lewis Herbert and B. L. Paul.   The many beautiful floral tributes included a flat bouquet from the W.M.S. of Harvey.

    Mrs Lister is survived by her husband, one son, Maurice, at home, one sister, Mrs Wilmot Tracey of Harvey, two brothers, Robert, of Lethbridge, Alta., and Andrew, of Harvey.

    Among those from outside points who attended the service were Nicholas Lister of Woodstock, NB, Roy H. Hunter of Nipawim, Sask., Mr and Mrs B. L. Paul and son Roy of Toronto, R. E. Herbert of Lethbridge, Alta.

    Interment was made in the Harvey Cemetery.

    They had the following children:

  184   i.   Maurice Herbert Lister