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

Third Immigrant Generation

17. Elizabeth Little . Daughter of William Little & Janet "Jennie" Lister. Born 24 Aug 1859 in Harvey. Died 16 Nov 1949 in Chipman Memorial Hospital, St. Stephen. Buried in Brockway Cemetery.

    From newspaper obituary - 1949:

    Mrs C. Vail Dead

    The death occurred at Chipman Memorial Hospital, St. Stephen, on Nov 16, of Mrs Elizabeth Vail, widow of Charles Vail, in her ninetieth year.   Mrs Vail, formerly Miss Elizabeth Little was born in Harvey, a daughter of William and Jennie Little and moved to Brockway with her parents when she was young, so most of her life was spent here.   She was affectionally known to all as Aunt Liz and she will long be remembered for her kindness and hospitality.   Her husband predeceased her by fifteen years.

    She leaves to mourn the members of her household, an adopted daughter Miss Elsie Hunt; a nephew, Irving Little, a niece Miss Verna Little, a grand nephew Grant Watson and a brother Arthur Little; also two sisters, Mrs Hugh Young of Brockway and Mrs Richard Thomas of St. Stephen, besides many nieces and nephews.

    The funeral was held from her late home on Sunday afternoon and was conducted by Rev. William Armstrong.   A quartette, comprising of Charles Watson, Arthur Craig, Elwood MacLean and Wilbur Jones sang two selections, "The Beautiful Land" and "Abide With Me".   Mrs Carl Byers was accompanist.   The bearers were five nephews, Hugh Thomas, Allison Thomas, Wilfred Kilpatrick, Brockway Vail, Charles Vail and a neighbor, Harold Langley.

    She married Charles William Vail, 19 Nov 1895 in York Co., NB. Born 1859. Died 20 May 1934 in Brockway. Buried in Brockway Cemetery.

    From newspaper obituary - 1934:

    Charles William Vail

    Brockway, NB, May 23 -- It was with sorrow that this community learned last Sunday morning that Charles William Vail, a life long resident of this place, had passed away at the age of seventy-five years.   He had been in failing health for nearly a year but only the last three weeks was he confined to his bed.   Mr Vail was a prominent Mason and Oddfellow and was also an ardent fisherman.   Besides his wife and adopted daughter, Miss Elsie Hunt, he is survived by one sister, Mrs Alfred Thomas, and two brothers, James Vail and Solomon Vail, all of Brockway.

    The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon and was one of the largest ever held in this place.   The service at the house was conducted by Rev. William Armstrong of the United Church and the pallbearers were six nephews, Lem Vail, Brockway Vail, Oscar Young, Everett Vail, George Vail and Charles Vail.   The many beautiful floral tributes testified to the high esteem in which he was held.

18. William Irving Little . Son of William Little & Janet "Jennie" Lister. Born 23 Mar 1861 in Harvey. Died Jun 1881. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

19. Mary Lister Little . Daughter of William Little & Janet "Jennie" Lister. Born 17 Jan 1863 in Harvey. Died 1920 in Brockway. Buried in Brockway Cemetery.

20. Ellen Little . Daughter of William Little & Janet "Jennie" Lister. Born 3 Mar 1865 in Harvey. Died 8 May 1954. Buried in St. Stephen Rural Cemetery, St. Stephen, NB.

    She married Richard Thomas, son of Alfred Thomas & Margaret Dundass, 24 Feb 1886 in St. Stephen, NB. Born 27 Sep 1860 in Thomaston Corner, NB. Died 15 Jan 1925 in St Stephen. Buried in St. Stephen Rural Cemetery, St. Stephen, NB.

    Further information on this family can be found in the book "The Little Family of Harvey Settlement 1786-1992" compiled by Janet Swan Watson, Brenda Saunders Swan, Jocelean Swan Hall.

    They had the following children:

  91   i.   George Granville Thomas

  92   ii.   Harold B. Thomas

  93   iii.   Hugh Arnold Thomas

  94   iv.   Stella Myrtle Thomas

  95   v.   William Irving Thomas

  96   vi.   Emily "Claire" Thomas

  97   vii.   Edith Augusta Thomas

  98   viii.   Allison Richard Thomas

  99   ix.   Nellie Gwendolyn Thomas

  100   x.   Jeanette Elizabeth Thomas