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Descendents of Thomas Speedy (14 Oct 1815- 26 Jan 1900)
and Isabella Patterson (9 Nov 1815 - 26 Nov 1888)

Third Immigrant Generation

72. Phillis Isabel Rutherford . Daughter of James Rutherford & Sarah Frances Speedy. Born 25 Mar 1885 in Tweedside. Died 9 May 1886 in Tweedside. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

    Died at age 13 months from bronchitis.


73. Elizabeth Elford "Lizzie" Rutherford . Daughter of James Rutherford & Sarah Frances Speedy. Born 19 Aug 1887 in Tweedside, NB. Died 20 Dec 1962 in Windsor Hall Nursing Home, Saint John. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.


    From newspaper obituary, undated:

    Mrs W. A. Swan Passes in City

    The death of Mrs Elizabeth E. Swan of 405 City Line, Lancaster, and widow of Wilbert A. Swan occurred at the Windsor Hall Nursing Home Thursday, after a period of failing health.


    Born at Tweedside, York County, she was the daughter of the late James and Sarah (Speedy) Rutherford.   She was a life long resident of Harvey until the death of her husband in 1955 when she moved to Lancaster, to make her home with her son, Donald R. Swan, 405 City Line.   She was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church of Harvey and a member of the Women's Missionary Society of the church.   Since moving to Lancaster, she was a member of St. Matthew's Presbyterian Church.


    Surviving are her three sons, J. Elwood Swan, Lancaster, Donald R. Swan, Lancaster, and Claude D. Swan, Harvey; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; four brothers, Thomas Rutherford, Tweedside, Norman Rutherford, Lawrence, Mass., Cecil Rutherford, Vancouver and Vincent Rutherford, Martinon; one sister, Mrs Robert Coburn, Harvey and several nieces and nephews.


    The body is resting at the residence of a son, Claude D. Swan in Harvey, where the funeral will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church Saturday at 2:30 p.m.   Interment will be in Harvey Cemetery.


    She married Wilbert Alexander Swan, son of James T. Swan & Jessie Cleghorn Wood, 23 Jun 1909 in Harvey . Born 10 Dec 1878 in Tweedside. Died 14 Jan 1955 in Saint John General Hospital. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer. Religion Presbyterian.


    (Ref: Jocelean Swan Hall and Margaret Swan Crozier, "The Swan Family", 1980, p. 165.)

    Wilbert and Lizzie were farmers on the Tweedside Road, where their son Claude Swan now lives.   They had three sons.


    From newspaper obituary, undated:

    Harvey Station Resident Dies

    In failing health for the last five years and seriously ill for a month, Wilbert A. Swan of Harvey Station, York County, died in the General Hospital Friday morning.   He was 76 years of age.   Born at Harvey, a son of the late James and Jessie (Wood) Swan, he had been a resident of that community all his life.   For many years, Mr Swan carried on farming at Harvey until ill health obliged him to retire in 1949.


    He was a member of the Knox Presbyterian Church at Harvey and when his health permitted, took an active part in church affairs.   He served as an elder of the church for many years.   He was also a member of the Orange Order at Harvey.


    Surviving are his wife, the former Miss Elizabeth Rutherford, of Tweedside, York County; three sons, Elwood Swan, Woodstock, Claude D. Swan, Harvey, Donald R. Swan, West Saint John; one sister, Mrs Albert Hay, Harvey, four grandchildren and two nieces.


    The body is being taken to Harvey Station this morning by train and will rest at his residence in Harvey.   The funeral will be held from the Knox Presbyterian Church at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. T. J. Watson.   Interment will be at Harvey.


    They had the following children:

  202   i.   James "Elwood" Swan

  203   ii.   Donald Russell Swan

  204   iii.   Claude Dougan Swan