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Descendents of John Thompson (1800 – 25 Aug 1888)
and Isabella Swan ( ca 1800 – 20 May 1851)
Second Immigrant Generation
Entry last updated: 24 Feb 2008
6. Isabel Thompson. Daughter of John Thompson & Isabella Swan. Born 3 Aug 1840 in Harvey. Christen 22 Aug 1840 in Harvey Settlement By Rev. Daniel McCurdy . Died 10 Jul 1930 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.
3702. Ca 1870 tin type image of family of Thomas Craig. Left to Right. Isabel Thompson with son John in lap; daughter Etta standing; Thomas Craig seated with son Henry in lap. Age of photograph is based on probable age of John, who was born 24 Jul 1869. He appears to be between age 1 and 2 in photograph. Collection of Brian Swan, La Peche, Quebec. Album orginated from his grandmother Ella Jessie Swan (née Thompson) who provided the image identification. Rephotographed, 9 Jun 2008 by Tim Patterson. Cropped and contrast adjusted by Tim Patterson 10 Feb 2009
From unidentified newspaper clipping:
DIED IN HARVEY
Mrs Isabella Craig Dies Five Months After Her Husband in 90th Year
Harvey, July 11 -- Mrs Isabella Craig, widow of Thomas Craig, who predeceased her by only five months, passed away July 10th at her home at the advanced age of 89 years and 11 months. The deceased, who had been a life-long member of the Presbyterian Church, leaves to mourn two sons, H. P., and J. T. Craig, one daughter, Mrs Alexander Wilson, also fourteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted at home of deceased by Rev. G. E. Knight of Knox Presbyterian Church, assisted by Rev. J. F. MacKay. The pall-bearers were Kay, William, Arthur and James Craig, Arden and Frank Wilson. Interment in Harvey burying grounds.
She married Thomas Frank Craig, son of Henry Craigs & Isabella Kay, 11 Jul 1866 in Harvey Settlement By Rev. Samuel Johnson . Born 9 May 1841 in Harvey. Christen 30 May 1841 in Harvey Settlement By Rev. Daniel McCurdy . Died 16 Feb 1930 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.
Witnesses to marriage were John Howitt and Jane Thompson.
Thomas lived all his life on the original grant of land granted to his father, Henry.
From "Files of The Gleaner of 1887", reprinted 1937: "Mr Thomas Craig has the contract for carrying the mails between Harvey and Brockway. He goes on the route the first of October. Mr Craig being prompt and careful in all his undertakings will without doubt make a good carrier, and will get his mails through on time."
From newspaper obituaries - 1930:
Harvey Station, Feb. 17 -- The death of Thomas Craig occurred at his home in Manners Sutton yesterday morning after an illness of some five weeks. Deceased, who was born in Manners Sutton on May 9, 1841, was the son of the late Thomas and Isabel Kay Craig, of Berwick-on-Tweed, England, who were among the first Settlers at Harvey, coming to this country in 1837. Deceased was a life-long Presbyterian.
He is survived by his wife, formerly Miss Isabel Thompson, who was also the child of two Harvey Pioneers, the late Mr and Mrs John Thompson, of Northumberland county, England, and three children, Henry P. Craig, John T. Craig and Mrs Alexander Wilson, all of Manners Sutton, also 14 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Died in Harvey
Thomas Craig, One of the Oldest Residents, Passes Away After Short Illness.
Harvey, N.B., Feb 19 -- The death of Thomas Craig, one of Harvey's oldest residents, occurred Sunday morning, February 16, after a short illness. Deceased, who spent all his life in Harvey, is survived by his aged widow, two sons, H.P. and J. T. Craig; one daughter, Mrs Alexander Wilson, all of Harvey; fourteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Deceased was a member of the Presbyterian Church, taking an active part in all church work, for a period of eighteen years being a leader of the choir. The funeral was held Monday afternoon, a short service at the house being conducted by Rev. G. E. Knight and Rev. J. H. McLean and in Knox Presbyterian Church by Rev. G. E. Knight, where, in spite of the inclement weather, a large number met for the funeral service. The hymns sung were, Asleep in Jesus; Peace, Perfect Peace, by the choir; and a solo, Going Down the Valley One by One, by Rev. G. E. Knight. The pallbearers were six grandsons, Kay, Willie, Arthur and James Craig, Arden and Frank Wilson. Interment was made in the Harvey burying ground.
They had the following children:
27 i. Henrietta Elizabeth "Etta" Craig
28 ii. Henry Patterson Craig
29 iii. John Thompson Craig
30 iv. Annabella Craig
31 v. Thomas Frank Craig