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Descendents of John Wightman (Jun 1789 – 13 Jan 1867)
and Mary Davison (1795 – 19 Aug 1871)
Third Immigrant Generation Continued...
37. Sarah Elizabeth "Sadie" Rutherford. Daughter of John Rutherford & Elizabeth "Bessie" Wightman. Born 7 Nov 1864. Died 18 Jun 1893. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Religion Presbyterian.
Sarah died at age 28 yr. 9 mos., leaving five children: Bessie, Albert, Ford, Oscar and Sadie.
She married William Messer, son of William Messer & Margaret Bell, 1 Jul 1885 in Harvey Presbyterian Church By D. MacRae, Presbyterian . Born 30 Dec 1860 in Tweedside. Died 27 Jun 1940 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer, Butcher.
Witnesses to marriage were John Messer and Isaac Rutherford.
From newspaper obituary - 1940
William Messer Dies at Age 79. Father of York County MLA Passes at Harvey Station
Fredericton, NB, June 27 -- William Messer, father of York County MLA died at his home early this morning. He was 79 years old and had been in failing health for about a year.
Mr Messer was born in Harvey in a home some 360 yards from the one in which he died about 1:30 a.m. today. He was a life long resident of the community. He was a butcher for many years, but retired about 10 years ago to devote his full attention to his farm. Mr Messer was married twice.
He is survived by his second wife, Mrs Isabelle Messer, three sons, Ford Messer, MLA and Albert Messer both of Harvey, and Oscar Messer, St. Stephen; three daughters, Mrs Edmond Swan, Harvey, Mrs Roy Swan, McAdam and Mrs Howard Bliss, Boston, an adopted son Edison Messer, at home and an adopted daughter, Miss Agnes Bell, Boston. The funeral will take place at the home at 2 p.m., to be followed by a service at the Harvey Presbyterian Church at 3 p.m., Rev. Allison McLean will officiate. Interment will be made in the Harvey Cemetery.
From newspaper obituary - 1940:
Died at Harvey Today
The death occurred at Harvey at an early hour this morning of William Messer, one of the oldest and best known men in that section of York County. He carried on farming and was respected by all who knew him and his death will occasion regret. He is survived by his widow, Mrs Isabelle Messer; three sons, Ford Messer, M.P.P., and Albert Messer of Harvey, and Oscar Messer, of St. Stephen; three daughters, Mrs Edward Swan, of Harvey; Mrs Roy Swan, McAdam, and Mrs Howard Bliss, Boston, Mass., and an adopted son and daughter, Edison Messer, at home, and Miss Agnes Bell, of Boston.
They had the following children:
104 i. Elizabeth Ethel "Bessie" Messer
105 ii. William "Albert" Messer
106 iii. John Rutherford "Ford" Messer
107 iv. Thomas "Oscar" Messer
108 v. Sarah Mary Isabell "Sadie" Messer