Pinder, Zitelia Susan July 27, 1876, 3 months
From the Old Burying Ground records, City of Fredericton:
Richard M. Pinder claims a lot 8 x 13, old part bounded south by the Charles Mills lot, east by William Anderson’s lot and on the north by A. Estey’s lot. Enclosed by four wooden stakes and marked by monuments with names Stella and Robie on same. This lot was marked for the above claimer by William Craig in the early 1870s.
“Stella” and “Robbie” were the children of John and Elizabeth Wilson.
Richard M. Pinder lived in Brunswick Street on the north corner of Church. He was a partner in Cooper’s carriage trade in the 1870s, Cooper and Pinder. The carriage factory was in King Street between York and Westmorland Streets. He married Frances C. Payne, eldest daughter of Richard Payne, in 1874. Zitelia Susan was their daughter. Several others of their children died young, including two sons of diptheria in 1881.
Census, Fredericton, NB, 1901:
Pinder, Richard, head of household, born Feb 16 1846, aged 55
Francis, wife, Aug 28 1846, 54
Annie, daughter, Mar 19 1881, 20
May, daughter, Dec 30 1882, 18
Gertrude, daughter, Apr 16 1885, 15
Jack, son, Oct 4 1889, 11
Annie, mother, widow, Apr 6 1814, 86
Richard Pinder’s mother Ann, widow of John Pinder, was a confectioner and grocer. In 1861, the census showed Ann Pinder, 46, sharing a home with Elizabeth, 24; George, 13; Mary, 9; and three grandsons: Henry Devitt, 5; Francis, 3; and George R., 1 month.
The New Brunswick Directory for 1865-66 lists Richard and James Pinder, both carpenters, at Queen near St. John Street. Lovell’s Directory 1871 shows Richard M. Pinder, Colwell Pinder Company, Queen Street, and James K. Pinder, Builder, Queen Street.
New Brunswick Reporter and Fredericton Advertiser, Fredericton, NB, 1 April 1896:
Major Wm T. Howe of Stanley (York Co.) and Capt. R.M. Pinder of this city, two of the oldest officers in the 71st Battalion, have resigned their commissions in the militia…. Capt. Pinder has been connected with the militia for nearly 35 years. He was a member of the old Victoria Rifles and was with his corps at St. Andrews at the time of the Fenian scare. He was a crack rifle shot in his younger days and was at Wimbleton with the Canadian team in 1875.
Pinder is not a common surname in Fredericton, and others listed in the records are most likely related to Richard Pinder.