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

Second Immigrant Generation

11. Alice W. Speedy . Daughter of Thomas Speedy & Isabella Patterson. Born 1 Apr 1855 in Harvey Station, NB. Died 1 Apr 1855 in Harvey Station, NB. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

    Died at age one day.


12. Thomas R. Speedy . Son of Thomas Speedy & Isabella Patterson. Born 31 Mar 1857 in Harvey. Died 15 Feb 1938 in St. Stephen . Buried in St. Stephen Rural Cemetery.

    From Register of Communicants, Harvey Presbyterian Church:   Thomas R. Speedy and Mrs Elizabeth Speedy, removed to St. Stephen, N.B., 27 Apr 1901.


   Undated newspaper clipping - St. Stephen area--

   Some important changes of real estate have taken place during the past few days.   Thomas R. Speedy has sold his interest on the old "Toal" farm just outside the town limits on Old Ridge to Richard Thomas of Harvey, a brother of Joseph Thomas who owns the other half of the farm.   Mr Thomas has moved his family here and is conducting the milk business established by Mr Speedy.   (Note:   the farm was sold March 1907.   jh)



   St. Stephen, Feb 16--Apparently in the best of health, Thomas R. Speedy suffered a heart attack while walking near the gymnasium on King Street early yesterday afternoon and died before medical aid could be summoned.


   He was in his 81st year and was born in Harvey, a son of Mr and Mrs Thomas Speedy, who came from Scotland in the early days of the settlement.   Moving to St. Stephen about the turn of the century, he farmed on the outskirts of the town, later coming into town where he entered the grain business.


   A number of years ago he established a woollen mill and took as active interest in its management up to the time of his death.

   His wife, formerly Miss Elizabeth Dundas, of Harvey, predeceased him a number of years ago and he is survived by five sons, John and Roy, St. Stephen; Fred and   Carl, Toronto, Ont.; and Norman of Saint John; and two daughters, Mrs Judson Stewart and Mrs J. W. Wilson, St. Stephen.


    Page 27, The Way We Were 1908 - Calais- St. Stephen- Woodland - Eastport - Campobello - St. Andrews.   Printed by:   Print 'N Press, Ltd., St. Stephen, N.B.     --- T. R. SPEEDY


   Established in 1900, and as present since November, 1907, the supply house of T. R. Speedy on Water street has had a rapid increase in patronage under Mr Speedy's management.   Mr Speedy handles extensively grain of all kinds, hay, straw, fertilizer, stock food and rock salt, the stock carried being always large and the lowest market prices quoted.   A specialty is made of corn and meal.   Three people are employed and floor space of 1,400 square feet is occupied.   Mr Speedy was born in Harvey, N.B., and was there educated in the public schools. Previously he was a farmer.   Mr Speedy is a member of the K of P. He is a very successful business man highly regarded in the community and esteemed by all his patrons.


    He married Elizabeth Dundass, daughter of Thomas Dundass & Janet Marshall. Born 10 Aug 1863 in Thomaston Corner, NB. Died 6 Apr 1914 in St. Stephen. Buried in St. Stephen Rural Cemetery.


    From Saint Croix Courier, 16 Apr 1914:   Died - SPEEDY, at St. Stephen, April 6th, Mrs T. R. Speedy, aged 50 years.


    They had the following children:

  61   i.   Lewis Gilbert Speedy

  62   ii.   John Albert Speedy

  63   iii.   Elva Agnes Speedy

  64   iv.   Frederick Elmer Speedy

  65   v.   Roy Thomas Speedy

  66   vi.   Norman James Speedy

  67   vii.   Eddie Lloyd Speedy

  68   viii.   Carl Henry Speedy

  69   ix.   Dora Selena May "Lena" Speedy

  70   x.   Idella Cecilia "Della" Speedy


13. Sarah Frances Speedy . Daughter of Thomas Speedy & Isabella Patterson. Born 6 Sep 1859 in Harvey. Died 22 Jan 1945 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Religion Presbyterian.


    Copied from newspaper obituary--   Died at Harvey.   Mrs James Rutherford Was Well Known in Community.   Many at Funeral.


   Harvey Station, N.B., Feb 23--The death occurred on January 22nd, at the home of her daughter, Mrs Wilbert Swan, of Mrs Sarah Rutherford, widow of the late James Rutherford, who predeceased her 15 years ago.


   Mrs Rutherford, being in her 86th year had only a few days illness, and her sudden passing was a shock to her many friends.   She was a life long resident of Harvey and was a faithful member of the Knox Presbyterian Church.   She was highly respect and well known for her fine religious character.


   She is survived by four sons, Thomas, at home, Norman, of Lawrence, Mass., Cecil, of British Columbia, and Vincent, of Grand Bay; two daughters, Mrs Wilbert Swan and Mrs Robert Coburn, both of Harvey, fourteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren.


   The funeral took place on January 24, with prayers at the house, followed by a service at the Knox Presbyterian Church, conducted by Rev. James MacDonald.   Interment was made in the family lot in the Harvey Cemetery.

   The pallbearers were Lewis Rutherford, Edwin Messer and four grandsons, Elwood Swan, Donald Swan, Claude Swan and Cecil Coburn.


    She married James Rutherford, son of John Rutherford & Elizabeth "Bessie" Wightman, 19 Oct 1881 in St. Paul's Church, Fredericton By Rev. A. J. Mowatt . Born 25 Jul 1858. Died 4 Feb 1930 in Saint John. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Religion Presbyterian.


    Witnesses to marriage were Thomas R. Speedy and Phillis R. Rutherford.

    (In York Co., NB, Marriage Records Book E, 1879-1889, compiled by Elizabeth S. Sewell, 2001, his name is given as "John".)


    They had the following children:

  71   i.   John "Oliver" Rutherford

  72   ii.   Phillis Isabel Rutherford

  73   iii.   Elizabeth Elford "Lizzie" Rutherford

  74   iv.   Thomas Speedy Rutherford

  75   v.   Norman James Rutherford

  76   vi.   Margaret Isabelle "Belle" Rutherford

  77   vii.   Cecil Clarence Rutherford

  78   viii.   Amy Rutherford

  79   ix.   Vincent Earl Rutherford