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

Third Immigrant Generation

53. John Edward Lister . Son of Edward Irving Lister & Mary Ann Piercy. Born 20 Jun 1872 in Harvey. Died 4 Sep 1945 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer. Religion Presbyterian.

    From newspaper obituary - 1945:

    John Edward Lister Suddenly Stricken

    Well Known Jersey Breeder Was At Work When He Suffered Seizure.

    Harvey Station, NB, Sept 25 -- The death of John Edward Lister, one of Harvey's well known Jersey breeders occurred at the home of his nephew, George Moffitt, on Sept 4th, and came as a severe shock to his family and friends.   He had left his home that morning in his usual health and was working with Mr Moffitt when he was stricken.   Medical help was immediately summoned but he passed away before the arrival of the doctor.

    Mr Lister who was 73 years of age was a son of the late Edward and Mary Ann (Piercy) Lister and with the exception of a few years in the employ of the CPR at McAdam had spent his life at Coburn where he owned and operated a large farm.   He was a man of genial disposition and had many friends.   He was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church and active in all its work.   Those left to mourn are his wife, formerly Miss Elizabeth Swan, two daughters, (Linda) Mrs Wesley Little of Harvey Station and (Mina) Mrs Gordon Richardson, West Saint John, one son Delbert Lister at home and four grandchildren, three brothers and four sisters are Thomas and Matthew Lister of Harvey, Nicholas Lister, Westfield, NB, Mrs Raymond Lord, Ipswich, Mass., Mrs John Embleton, York Mills, Mrs Eben Little, Coburn, and Mrs Kenneth Embleton, Harvey Station.

    The funeral service was held on Thursday afternoon, Sept 6th, from Knox Presbyterian Church, Mrs. J. F. MacKay of St. Paul's United Church, McAdam, officiated, assisted by the choir who sang by request, Sometime We'll Understand, Asleep in Jesus and Goodnight Down Here But Good Morning Up There.   Pallbearers were Earle E. Lister, Maurice Lister, Norman D. Little, Harold Murray, Milo, Me., James Craig, Fredericton, and Herbert Swan.   The funeral was one of the largest seen in years and the floral tributes were beautiful.   Interment took place in Harvey Cemetery.

    He married Elizabeth Rutherford "Lizzie" Swan, daughter of John "Jack" Swan & Mary Simpson Rutherford, 21 Jun 1899 in York Co., NB. Born 24 Oct 1880 in Harvey. Died 1 May 1965 in Harvey Community Hospital. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

    Lizzie died 1 May 1965, age 84 yr 7 mo 7 days, at Harvey Community Hospital.

    They had the following children:

  195   i.   Linda Mary Lister

  196   ii.   Infant Son Lister

  197   iii.   Delbert George Lister

  198   iv.   Mina Amelia Lister

54. Thomas Harvey Lister . Son of Edward Irving Lister & Mary Ann Piercy. Born 18 May 1874 in Harvey. Died 26 May 1957 in Harvey Hospital. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer, Blacksmith.

    He married Mary "Ella" Embleton, daughter of James Embleton & Isabella Little, 6 May 1896 in York Co., NB. Born 7 Oct 1875 in Harvey. Died 1 Dec 1948 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

    From newspaper obituary - 1948:

    Died At Coburn

    Mrs Thomas Lister, Well Known Woman of Community, Ill Short Time.

    Harvey, Dec 9 -- The death of Mrs Thomas Lister at her home, Longview Farm, Coburn, NB, on Wednesday, December 1st, was learned of with regret by an unusually large circle of friends and relatives.   Though she had been in poor health for many years she had only been seriously ill since June and had been confined to bed for only two weeks.

    Mrs Lister was, before her marriage, Miss Ella Embleton, and was born at Harvey 73 years ago, a daughter of the late James and Isabelle (Little) Embleton and had spent her life in this district where she was well known for her kindly hospitality.   She was a life long member of St. Andrew's Church and an associate member of the Woman's Missionary Society.   She is survived by her husband; one daughter, Mrs Walter Pomeroy, St. Stephen, NB; one son, Earle E. Lister, of Coburn; one sister, Mrs Margaret Robison, Lethbridge, Alberta; and 10 grandchildren.

    The funeral service, which was largely attended, was held on Friday afternoon from her late home and was conducted by her pastor, Rev. W. E. Aitken, assisted by Rev. A. H. Sproule of Knox Presbyterian Church and a male quartette from St. Andrew's United Church, consisting of Gilbert Robison, William Revell, Charles Watson and Elwood McLean, who sang Abide With Me, and The Beautiful Land.   Pallbearers were six nephews, Lewis Rutherford, Lloyd Messer, Maurice Lister, Delbert Lister, Irvine Embleton and Irvine Little.   Interment was made in Harvey Cemetery.   The floral tributes were numerous and very beautiful.

    They had the following children:

  199   i.   Earle Edward Lister

  200   ii.   Audrey Isabel Lister