Section K

Winter

In memory of Clara Hale, daughter of R.P. and R.S. Winter, died 4th Oct. 1862 in the 16th year of her age.

Richard P. Winter, 1818-1871.

His wife Rebecca S. 1822-1871.

Footstone: “C.H.W.”

Richard P. Winter, prior to 1850, was described as "mechanic" and was a carpenter. He married in 1843, and the family attended the Methodist Church.

Royal Gazette Supplement, Fredericton, NB, 15 April 1843:

Married on Thursday evening, the 13th inst. by the Rev. Sampson Busby, Mr. R.P. Winter of Fredericton, to Miss Rebekah S. Ward, youngest daughter of Mr. John Ward of Kentville, Nova Scotia.

His children were Henry P. (born 1845), Clara Hale (born 1847), Marian Bertrand (born 5 December 1848), Herbert G. (born 1851), and Emma Elizabeth (born 25 April 1855). They resided in Campbell Street for some years as his mother, Susan Winter, and her second husband, Thomas Pickard, owned property there.

R.P. Winter entered the grocery business and for years conducted a successful business in the brick building on the corner of Queen and Westmorland Streets, where James Hale had a general store in the 1840s, and where Winter had been an assistant. His home was a large house on the north-east corner of Regent and Brunswick Streets. His grocery business was in York Street just prior to his death in 1871. At one time he was a customs officer, as was his son Herbert.

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White

In memory of Elizabeth wife of James White died July 23, 1873 aged 46 years "Gone but not forgotten"

Elizabeth, wife of James White, and her sister Euphremia (born 1826), were daughters of Alward and Mary Harned, all of whom are believed to be buried in this lot. Elizabeth White lived in the same house at 24 Waterloo Row all her life. It was built by her father. When she and James White married they lived there with her widowed mother, Mary.

James White was inventive. He was a watchmaker and exhibited an astronomical clock at the York County Agricultural Society Exhibition in 1852 and served on a committee for the promotion of manufactures in metal. He was the chief engineer of the Fredericton Fire Department in the 1870s.

In 1871, James was listed in the census as aged 45, Irish, Wesleyan Methodist, and a watchmaker. His wife Elizabeth was 44, and they had three children at that time: Emily Jane, 10; Henry, 6; and Frances, 3 years. Henry ("Harry") White, born 1865, became the manager of the gas works on Shore Street and a keen student of electrical devices. The telescope which stood in his garden was of great interest to young people. His brother, James Junior, was a dry goods merchant.

Lot #53. James White claims a lot in the Old P. B. Ground situate in the Old Part, This is a double lot and bounded as follows, on the north by Jus L Marsh’s lot, and on the south by the late John Anderson’s lot. Mr. White purchased the above lot from Geo Botsford in the year 1860.

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Torrens

Lot #75 is unenclosed, with four stones in a row. A large stone is inscribed at the base with the family name and bears the names of Henry Torrens and his second wife, Eliza. On the west side of this stone are the names of their children.

Henry Torrens, 1830-1875

Eliza P., his wife, 1832-1917

George H. d. 1861, Margaret W. d. 1859, Sarah Jane d. 1940, Effie d. 1948.

Two small stones mark the graves of Margaret W. and of George H. Torrens.

Margaret W. Torrens, died Oct. 31st, 1859

In memory of George H. Torrens son of Henry and Frances Torrens, died Sept. 3rd, 1861, ae 2 years.

Now illegible and broken, a small white marble stone was laid to the memory of Frances A., the first wife of Henry Torrens, who died at the age of 27, in 1860.

Henry Torrens was a native of Donegal, Ireland, and a Wesleyan Methodist. He was a well-established butcher and had as his assistant Timothy Shannon. In 1866 Henry Torrens held a twenty-one year lease on part of the basement of City Hall, for which he paid one shilling per annum. His part was a meat shop, and the remainder was occupied by N. Hooper as a grocery and liquor store. He served as a Fredericton alderman.

The family lived on the north side of King Street, the first brick house below Carleton. His children, according the census in 1871, were Emily Jane, 13; Alice, 11; Jane, 9; Mary, 7; Annie, 3; and Eva, 2. Jenny and her older sister Alice were the last survivors of this family. Jenny Torrens played the piano in the Methodist Sunday School and was a music teacher.

Eliza Torrens claims a lot in the Burial Ground, size about 16 x 18 feet. Bounded on one side by the McCausland lot and on the other by the Estey lot and marked by two marble slabs to Frances and George Torrens respectively. This lot was obtained by the Torrens family about the year 1890.

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Todd

A large Masonic emblem marks the graves of the Todd family.

In Memoriam. George Todd, born Dec. 25, 1812, died June 12, 1898. "From labour to refreshment".

Sarah A. Todd, b. Nov. 19, 1815, died Jan. 2nd, 1883. "Her children rose up and called her blessed."

Charles Murray Todd, b. July 28, 1838, d. April 17, 1883.

John Franklin Todd, b. Oct. 1, 1853, d. Jan. 23, 1861.

In memory of Robert Wiley, son of George and Sarah Todd, d. 19th July, 1849, ae 19 months.

Footstones: "G.T., S.A.T." and "R.W.T."

It was reported in 1938 by the York-Sunbury Historical Society that George Cox Todd was a grandson of the Loyalist Reuben Todd, who was a son of Mix Todd, a soldier of the Revolutionary War. The name Cox relates back to the wife of Justus Todd, Sarah Cox, who in December 1812, carrying a heavy load of vegetables, sugar, and beans, perished when she went through the ice. In 1837, a Lieut. William Todd, born in 1813, was serving with the 85th Regiment.

Journals of the House of Assembly, New Brunswick, 11 February 1847:

Mr. Fisher by leave presents a petition from Adams Crane of Douglas in the County of York praying that the pension due to the late Ruth Todd, at the time of her death as the widow of an old soldier of the Revolutionary war may be granted to him.

Journals of the House of Assembly, New Brunswick, 20 February 1847:

To Adam Crane, the sum of 11 pounds being the amount due to his late mother-in-law, Ruth Todd, the widow of the late Mix Todd, an old soldier of the Revolutionary War for the year ending 1846.

George Todd’s place of business for over sixty years was a foundry on King Street, which occupied the former site of the Reformed Baptist Church. He was a blacksmith. He was the grandfather of Emma Todd who died in 1954. She lived all her life in her grandfather’s house, east of the gaol on Brunswick Street. The lovely old house was demolished in 1974, for parking purposes.

New Brunswick Directory for 1865-66:

CITY FOUNDRY King St. Fredericton, N.B. George Todd, manufacturer of cook, close and parlour stoves. Ploughs.

In 1871 Jane Todd, Irish, aged 84, was living with her daughter Jane, Mrs. John Edgecombe. She is thought to be the mother of George Todd. Murray Todd was the eldest son of George and Sarah Todd. George S. Todd, his brother, was the father of Emma Todd.

George Harry, son of W.H. and Elizabeth Bradley, died January 2, 1870, aged 8 years and 9 months. "Of such is the Kingdom of Heaven."

It is thought that Elizabeth, the child’s mother, was a daughter of George and Sarah Todd. Harry Bradley lived in the home of George Todd. In 1864, "Bradley’s Wharf" was opposite the Grammar School near the Cathedral.

George Todd claims a lot in the B. Ground, size 15 x 20 feet. Situate in the New Part of the burial ground. Bounded by the John Anderson lot. On the South by George Street fence. This lot is enclosed by an iron fence with the name ‘George Todd’ on the Gate and is marked by a Monument to the memory of Mr. Todd’s son Robert Wiley. This lot was purchased by Mr. Todd over twenty years ago for the sum of twelve dollars.

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Stevenson and MacPherson

Old Burying Ground

William Stevenson was a grocer, Queen and Phoenix Square, according to the New Brunswick Directory for 1865-66, and James MacPherson was a harness maker. In 1871, when William Stevenson retired, he was living with his nephew John Macpherson, son of James, who continues the business of Stevenson’s grocery store.

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Reverend William Smithson and family

Old Burying Ground

The Reverend William Smithson was born in Yorkshire, England, and was a Wesleyan Methodist minister resident in Fredericton in 1829, subsequently living in Sheffield, St. Stephen, and Sackville. His wife was Elizabeth, youngest daughter of Lieut. James Harrison of the New Jersey Volunteers who had settled in Sheffield.

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John Simpson, Queen’s Printer: first Mayor of Fredericton

Old Burying Ground

“Whether as Captain of a volunteer Company, Mayor of the City, Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, or Queen’s Printer, his constant aim was to do his duty and do it well…”

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George Pattison, dry goods merchant

Old Burying Ground

The dry goods business of George Pattison, in Commerce House, Fredericton, was established before 1840 and was continued successfully after Pattison’s death in 1864 by Patrick Dever.

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John Neill, founder of Fredericton Curling Club

Old Burying Ground

John Neill came from Scotland and began a hardware business, Fredericton’s Big Hardware Store, that continued into the third generation. He was the secretary of the Fredericton Society of St. Andrews from 1847 to 1852, and it was he who introduced curling into Fredericton.

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The Mark Needham family

Old Burying Ground

Mark Needham, born 1778 in Yorkshire, was the son of an army captain of the 54th Regiment, which was stationed in Fredericton when the city was first laid out. The father died and Mark Needham took on the support of his mother and her three orphaned children. He rose to become a prominent citizen of Fredericton.

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