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Descendents of Thomas Piercy (ca 1760 - unknown)
and Elizabeth Unknown (unknown)

Generation 4
108. Margaret Agnes "Maggie" Moffitt. Daughter of Andrew Moffitt & Margaret "Jane" Piercy. Born 30 Jul 1867 in Harvey, York Co, NB. Christen 22 Sep 1867 in Harvey Presbyterian Church. Died 5 Jun 1921 in Saint John . Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

Copied from newspaper obituaries - 1921:
Messer -- At the resident of her daughter, Mrs W. Fred Clifford, 96 Portland Street, on June 5, Maggie, wife of John Messer, of Tweedside, York County, N.B., leaving her husband, six sons, five daughters, four brothers and four sisters to mourn. Interment will take place at Manners Sutton, York Co.

Mrs John Messer
The death of Mrs John Messer, of Tweedside, York County, N.B., occurred yesterday morning at the resident of her daughter, Mrs W. Fred Clifford. Mrs Messer came to visit her daughter a few days ago to receive medical treatment. The news of her death will come as a great shock to her many friends. She was a native of York County and was fifty-four years of age. The body will be taken to Manners Sutton for interment. Besides her husband, Mrs Messer leaves six son--Norman and Roy at Coburn, York County; Andrew, of Regina; and George, Leonard and Donald, at home at Tweedside; five daughters--Mrs Fred W. Clifford, of this city; Mrs Charles Bell, of Lake George, York County; Mrs Walter Steed, of Chapleau, Ont., and Emma......(rest of clipping missing)

She married John Messer, son of William Messer & Margaret Bell, 25 Jul 1888 in York Co., NB . Born 24 Mar 1867 in Tweedside, NB. Christen 14 Jul 1867 in Harvey Presbyterian Church. Died 26 Sep 1937 in Tweedside . Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer.

From newspaper obituary (1937):
Many Mourn Passing of Well Known Resident of Tweedside, NB
Tweedside, NB, Sept 30 -- John Messer, a well known resident of Tweedside, passed away in his sleep early Sunday morning. Discovery of the death was made by his son George, with whom he resided. Mr Messer was apparently in his usual good health and had done a good day's work on Saturday, had spent some time talking with his son and daughter before retiring at 10:30 pm. He was found dead in his bed, cause of death being placed as heart failure. He was 70 years of age.

The late John Messer was born in 1867, at Tweedside, son of the late William and Margaret Messer. He was a life-long resident of Tweedside, engaged in farming. His wife, Margaret Moffit, daughter of the late John Andrew Moffit, predeceased him by 16 years. His loss is greatly regretted in the community, where he was well and widely known and respected.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs F. Clifford (Jannie) of Saint John; Mrs W. Stead (Alice) of Chapleau, Ontario; Mrs C. Bell (Bell) of Lake Road, NB; Mrs H. Treadwell (Emma) of Brockway, NB; Mrs Gordon David (Doris) of Tweedside; six sons, Norman and Roy, of Coburn, Leonard and Donald, of Saint John; Andrew, in the West, and George, with whom he resided; three brothers, William and Thomas, of Tweedside, and George O., of McAdam; two sisters, Mrs Charles Berry, of Boston and Mrs James Rankine, of Boston; also 33 grandchildren.

The funeral was held Monday afternoon, with service conducted by Rev Mr Kirkland. Deceased was a valued member of the Presbyterian Church. There were prayers at the home, and service in Knox Church. Pall-bearers were his three sons, Leonard, Norman and Roy, and three sons-in-law, Fred Clifford, Henry Treadwell, and Gordon Davis. Flower bearers were his sons George and Donald, and four grandsons, Willis and Willard Clifford, Lloyd and Alfred Messer. There were many beautiful floral tributes.

Favorite hymns were sung by the choir, "He Leadeth Me," "O God Our Help in Ages Past," and "Asleep in Jesus." Interment was made in the family lot at Manners Sutton.

They had the following children:
496 i. Jannie Maud Messer
497 ii. Margaret "Belle" Messer
498 iii. Norman Alwood Messer
499 iv. Mary "Alice" Victoria Messer
500 v. John "Andrew" Moffat Messer
501 vi. Roy William Messer
502 vii. George Connell Messer
503 viii. Harry "Leonard" Messer
504 ix. Emma Elizabeth Ellen Messer
505 x. Doris Mildred Christina Messer
506 xi. Donald Charles Frederick Messer

Entry last updated: 10 Oct 2008
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