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Descendents of Henry Swan (1773 - before 1851)
and Elizabeth Russell (ca. 1783 - 22 Jan 1870)
Third Immigrant Generation Continued...
60. Isabella Christina "Tina" Piercy . Daughter of Walter Piercy & Sarah Swan. Born 13 Dec 1865 in Harvey. Died 21 Jul 1948 in Tweedside. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Religion Presbyterian.
Tina and Tom Burrell lived on a farm in Tweedside.
From newspaper obituary - 1948:
Died At Harvey
Mrs Christina I. Burrell, Outstanding Citizen of Harvey, Ill Few Hours.
Harvey, July 2 -- Many friends were shocked to hear of the death of Mrs Christina I. Burrell at her home in Tweedside. Stricken with a severe heart attack on Wednesday afternoon, July 21st, she failed to rally, passing away at 11 o'clock that night. Though in poor health for the past five years Mrs Burrell had been quite active and on the morning she became ill had enjoyed a motor drive with her grandson. She was born at Manners Sutton, NB, Dec. 18th, 1865. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs Charles Briggs, one sister, Mrs John E. Coburn, both of Manners Sutton, two brothers, Henry Piercy, Courtenay, BC, Matthew Piercy, Loma, Montana, and one grandson, Thomas M. Briggs, Manners Sutton.
Mrs Burrell was a woman of fine Christian character, ever ready to lend a helping hand to anyone in sickness or trouble. She was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church and a life member of the Woman's Missionary Society. She will be sadly missed by an unusually large number of friends.
The funeral was held on Friday afternoon with a short prayer service at her late home followed by a public service in Knox Church which was well attended. Rev. A. H. Sproule, pastor of the church officiated, assisted by the choir with Mrs Linda Little at the organ. Hymns sung were Lead, Kindly Light. The Lord's My Shepherd, and Abide With Me.
Pallbearers were five nephews, James O. Piercy, J. Edgar Coburn, Stephen Swan, Clarence Swan, James R. Swan, and a close friend, Hazen Patterson. Burial took place in Harvey Cemetery.
She married Thomas A. S. Burrell, son of Isaac Burrell & Elizabeth Nesbitt, 14 Jul 1897 in York Co., NB. Born 16 Apr 1864 in Tweedside, NB. Died 24 Nov 1938 in Tweedside. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer. Religion Presbyterian.
From newspaper obituary - 1938:
Died At Tweedside
Thomas Burrell, Former County Councillor Died Following Stroke.
Harvey Station, Nov. 28 -- The death of Thomas Burrell, aged 74, took place at Tweedside, York County, on Thursday, Nov. 24th, after an illness of fifteen weeks following a stroke which left him helpless.
Mr Burrell succeeded his father Isaac, on the homestead and spent his entire life as an honored, respected and successful citizen and farmer of the community. He was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, Harvey, which he attended regularly. He was widely known as an honest and upright man and had the confidence of his fellow citizens in a high degree. For several years he was a member of the York County Council from the Parish of Manners Sutton.
The late Mr Burrell is survived by his widow, formerly Miss Tina Piercy, and one daughter, Mrs Charles Briggs of Manners Sutton, and a grandson, Thomas Briggs.
The funeral was held from the residence on Sunday, November 27th, and was conducted by Rev. Dr. Frank Baird, at present interim-moderator of the Harvey church, and though the day was unusually stormy the attendance was large. There were many beautiful floral tributes.
Interment was in the family lot in the Harvey cemetery. The pallbearers were Hazen Patterson, Stephen Swan, Clarence Swan, Wallace Wood, James Swan, Guy Piercy.
They had the following children:
231 i. Sarah Elizabeth Jane "Bessie" Burrell
61. James Piercy . Son of Walter Piercy & Sarah Swan. Born 18 Apr 1869 in Harvey. Died 27 Sep 1947 in McAdam. Buried in Rockland Cemetery, McAdam. Occupation Meat & General Grocery Store. Religion United Church.
Copied from newspaper obituary -1947:
James Piercy Died In McAdam
McAdam, Sept 29 -- (Special) -- The death of James Piercy of McAdam occurred at his home early on Saturday morning. Mr Piercy had been in ill health for the last three months, but his death was sudden.
He was born at Coburn, York County and in 1898 was united in marriage to Elizabeth Lister of York Mills, who survives him. He came to McAdam to reside about 45 years ago, and opened a meat and general grocery store, which he ran up to about 11 years ago when he retired. He was a member of St. Paul's United Church, and a past worshipful master of Ashlar Lodge No. 36 F. and A.M. of McAdam. During his long business career in this town, he made many friends who will learn with regret of his death.
He is survived by his wife and four sons, Harry, McAdam; Walter, Kingston, Ont.; Franklin, Cartier, Ont; Donald, Ottawa; and one daughter, Miss Nellie Piercy, McAdam; three grandchildren, two brothers, Harry, Vancouver Island, B.C.; Matt, Loma, Montana; a twin sister, Mrs John E. Coburn, Harvey and another sister, Mrs Thomas Burrell, Tweedside, and a large number of nieces and nephews.
He married Elizabeth Piercy "Lizzie" Lister, daughter of James M. Lister & Eleanor "Ellen" Piercy, 3 Aug 1898 in York Co., NB. Born 4 May 1873 in Harvey. Died 16 Nov 1956 in McAdam. Buried in Rockland Cemetery, McAdam.
Copied from newspaper obituary - 1956:
McAdam Resident Passes at Home
McAdam (Special) -- The death of Mrs Elizabeth Piercy occurred at McAdam after a short illness. She was 83 years of age. Her husband predeceased her.
Mrs Piercy was born at York Mills, a daughter of the late James and Eleanor Lister and came to McAdam in 1901. Since then she has been a devout member of St. Paul's United Church and its organizations.
In the community she will be remembered for her untiring work and service in the Red Cross and for which she was awarded the Red Cross Service Badge. She held life membership in the Sewing Circle of St. Paul's United Church, was a member of the Women's Missionary Society, and taught Sunday School for several years.
Mrs Piercy is survived by four sons, Harry and Frank of McAdam; Donald, Ottawa; Walter, Kingston; two brothers; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and several nieces andnephews.
Funeral services were conducted from the residence to St. Paul's United Church with Rev. James Adamson officiating. Pallbearers were James O. Piercy, Clarence Swan, Haris Murray, Howard Little, Ward Little, Arnold Little.
They had the following children:
232 i. Samuel Walter "Lister" Piercy
233 ii. Henry William "Harry" Piercy
234 iii. Sarah Ellen "Nellie" Piercy
235 iv. Stanley Piercy
236 v. Walter James Piercy
237 vi. Franklin Boothby Piercy
238 vii. Donald Cameron Piercy
62. Sarah "Sadie" Piercy . Daughter of Walter Piercy & Sarah Swan. Born 18 Apr 1869 in Harvey. Died 23 Mar 1962 in Harvey Community Hospital, Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.
Died 23 Mar 1962, age 92 yr 11 mo 5 days.
Copied from newspaper obituary - 1962:
Mrs Sarah Coburn
Harvey Station -- The funeral service for Mrs Sarah (Piercy) Coburn of Harvey was held from Knox Presbyterian Church here with Rev. S. Raymond Jackson, minister of the church, officiating.
Pallbearers were three nephews, Harry, James and Franklin Piercy, all of McAdam; a grandson, Jack Coburn, Harvey; and two grand-nephews, Thomas Briggs and Walter Piercy, both of Harvey.
Interment was in the family lot at Harvey Cemetery.
Born at Harvey in 1869, Mrs Coburn was a daughter of the late Walter and Sarah (Swan) Piercy. Her death occurred at Harvey Community Hospital following a long illness. She had resided the greater part of her life at Harvey.
Following her marriage to John E. Coburn, she resided with her husband for a brief period at Boston, Mass., and Saint John. She had assisted in the operation of her husband's general store business at Manners Sutton for many years. Her husband died in 1930.
Mrs Coburn was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church and a life member of the Women's Missionary Society and Sewing Circle of that church.
Surviving are a daughter, Florence, at home; two grandsons, David and John Coburn, both of Harvey; four great grandsons, Allister, Kenneth, Laurence and Robert Coburn, all of Harvey. A daughter, Bessie, and a son, Edgar, predeceased her.
She married John Ervin Coburn, son of Thomas Cockburn (Coburn) & Nancy Johnston, 20 Jan 1892 in York Co., NB . Born 26 Dec 1861 in Harvey. Died 9 Jul 1930 in Harvey, York Co., NB . Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Operated A General Store Business.
They had the following children:
239 i. Elizabeth Edith "Bessie" Coburn
240 ii. Florence Christina "Flossie" Coburn
241 iii. James "Edgar" Coburn
63. George Alexander Piercy . Son of Walter Piercy & Sarah Swan. Born 23 Dec 1871 in Harvey. Died 10 Apr 1927 in North Berwick, Maine. Occupation Moulder With Hussey Plow Co.
From newspaper obituary - North Berwick, 1927:
Our community was greatly shocked last week to learn of the sudden death of George Piercy, who died of pneumonia at his home on Wells Street, Sunday, April 10th. He was one of our most highly respected citizens. For more than fourteen years he has been employed by the Hussey Plow Co. as moulder. He was faithful, honest and industrious and will be greatly missed in the community.
He married Julia Goodale, 31 Aug 1913 in North Berwick, Maine.
Julia was the daughter of Enoch Goodale and Hannah Stevens of Wells.