Robert Baxter and family


Lot #75. There are eight graves in this lot, 6 x 8 feet, situated between that of Robert Weeks and the monument in memory of the Reverend John Brownell. The lot was purchased in 1808 from Henry Chestnut. There is one fairly new stone, complete with engravings.

Robert Baxter.

Louisa D. Baxter,

Nancy Baxter,

Harriet L. Baxter,

Hedley V. Baxter.

Robert Baxter kept a candy store. Harriet Louisa, daughter of Robert Baxter, was born 20 January 1867[?] and baptised in the Methodist Church in Fredericton on 1 February 1873. Louisa D. Hovey, Mrs. Baxter, died 15 December 1919 at Nashua, New Hampshire. Her last surviving daughter, Laura, died 18 May 1937 and is buried there.

Lovell’s Directory 1871:

Baxter, Mrs. Louise, Queen, Fredericton, widow of Robert/Storekeeper

The 1881 census for Fredericton lists Louisa Baxter, Methodist, English, dress maker, aged 40 years, widow. In her household were John Baxter, 20, tanner; Robert, 19, store clerk; Hedley, 17; Laura, 15; Charles, 13; and Hattie, 11.

Gleaner, Fredericton, NB, 4 July 1890:

News was received in the city last night of the death of Hedley Baxter at Haverhill, Mass. to which place he moved from here some 4 or 5 years ago. Deceased was employed for a number of years at Neill’s hardware store. The remains will be brought here for interment.

Gleaner, Fredericton, NB, 7 July 1890:

The funeral of Hedley BAXTER, the particulars of whose sad death at Haverhill, Mass., were given in Saturday’s ‘Gleaner’, took place from N.B.R. station upon the arrival of the train Saturday afternoon. The remains were accompanied by the deceased’s two brothers, Charles Baxter and Robert Baxter and Mr. Blake, a companion of Hedley’s, who walked together behind the hearse. The interment took place in the old burial ground, Rev. Payson conducting an impressive service.

Atherton and Russell


Sacred to the memory of Stephen E. Atherton, died Feb. 2nd 1875, age 40 years, 11 months. "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord".

Frances, wife of Stephen Atherton, 1835-1925.

Frances, wife of John Russell, 1806-1892.

Footstones: “F.A.,” “S.E.A.,” “F.R.”

Stephen Atherton was the father of Harry Atherton of this city, and brother of Dr. Alfred B. Atherton. Lovell’s Directory 1871 shows S.E. Atherton with a grocery and liquor business at Queen and Brunswick. He was a surveyor of lumber in 1871. John Russell, Stephen Atherton’s father-in-law, died in 1875 and is buried in the lot he owned jointly with Simmons, his business partner.

New Brunswick Reporter and Fredericton Advertiser, Fredericton, NB, 3 February 1892:

The funeral of late Mrs. John Russell took place on Monday. The remains were interred in the old burial ground. Mrs. Stephen Atherton, daughter of the deceased, is at present very ill with la grippe.

Robert Anderson and Maria Lockhart


In memory of Robert Anderson, who died April 20, 1870, aged 35 years. "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord".

In memory of Maria, wife of Robert Anderson, died in Boston, Oct. 10, 1883, aged 47 years. "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord."

Footstone: “R.A. “

According to the New Brunswick Directory for 1865-66, Robert Anderson was a baker on Queen Street near Regent Street. His home was on Charlotte Street near St. John Street. His wife was Maria, daughter of William and Rebecca Lockhart who came to New Brunswick in 1845, according to the 1851 census. His son, William Lockhart Anderson, was three years old when Robert Anderson died. Maria, a dress maker in 1881, died when her son was fifteen. He married Ella Sophie Pallen in 1893 and was the father of Ethel (born 1894) and Marion (born 1896) Anderson.