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Descendents of James Rutherford (Jan 1788 - 4 Mar 1879)
and Isabella Russell (4 Mar 1805 - 20 Apr 1888)

Third Immigrant Generation

8. John Harvey Jr . Son of John Harvey Sr. & Sarah Rutherford. Born 12 Sep 1861 in Fredericton. Christen 3 Nov 1861 in St. Paul's Church Records, Fredericton. Died 29 Aug 1901 in Fredericton. Buried in Rural Cemetery, Woodstock Road, Fredericton. Occupation Photographer.


   John Harvey established a portrait studio in 1883 located at 372 Queen Street.   It was known as Harvey Studios.   At that time, photography as a consumer industry was just beginning (Eastman Kodak was founded in 1881), so   Harvey Studios was one of the oldest continuous picture-taking operation in Fredericton, in Canada, and in North America.   After the death of John Harvey in 1901, the business was owned and operated for 16 years by Martha Harvey.   In 1917, Mrs Harvey sold the studio to Frank Pridham.


   After her husband's death, Martha continued to lived in their spacious home at 245 York Street, her two grown children, Don and Bertha, staying with her.

(Information taken from "The Officers' Quarterly, a Publication of the York Sunbury Historical Society, Inc., Vol 10, No. 3 - Summer 1994)

     Copied from newspaper obituary - undated:

    Death of Mr J. Harvey

    Who passed away Thursday, leaving many mourning friends.

    The deeply lamented, though not unexpected, death occurred yesterday of Mr John Harvey, the widely known photographer.   Mr Harvey had been a sufferer from heart disease for about a year past and had been confined to his home since last spring.   He had been in critical condition for several days and passed away at eleven o'clock in the morning, surrounded by his sorrowing family.


    The deceased who was the son of the late Mr John Harvey of this city, was thirty-nine years of age.   His wife, a daughter of the late Mr John Fleming and the two children, John and Bertha survive.   A bereaved mother, residing here, and three sisters are left, the latter being Mrs A. D. Thomas of this city; Miss Annie Harvey, of the Model School staff, and Mrs Harry Wilton, of Kingston, Ontario and now here.   Messrs J. H. Alex and Robert Fleming are brothers-in-law of the deceased.   The late Mr Harvey was universally esteemed and leaves a large circle of mourning friends.   He was a member of Fredericton Knights of Pythias.

    He married Martha Johnston Fleming, daughter of John Fleming & Jane Harper, 23 Sep 1890 in St. Paul's Church Records, Fredericton. Born 12 Aug 1862 in Fredericton. Died 16 Jan 1934 in Fredericton. Buried in Rural Cemetery, Woodstock Road, Fredericton.


    They had the following children:

  22   i.   Bertha Hastings Harvey

  23   ii.   John Fleming "Don" Harvey

9. Sarah Jane "Janie" Harvey . Daughter of John Harvey Sr. & Sarah Rutherford. Born 6 Dec 1863 in Fredericton. Christen 7 Feb 1864 in St. Paul's Church Records, Fredericton. Occupation School Teacher.

    She married Henry A. Wilton, 7 Jun 1899 in St. Paul's Church Records, Fredericton. Born in Kingston, Ont.