George Edward Fenety, Queen’s Printer and Mayor of Fredericton


Lot #171.

Sacred to the memory of E.M. Sutton Fenety, son of G.E. and Eliza Fenety who died January 26th 1886, aged 31 years. "Thy will be done."

Dear Kate, daughter of G.E. Fenety and Eliza Fenety, died 17th March 1867, aged sixteen years and six months.

Dear Arthur, son of G.E. Fenety and Eliza Fenety, died 28th May 1866, aged seventeen years and eight months.

Albert G. son of G.E. and Eliza Fenety, died Feb. 11th 1864, aged one year and ten months.

Footstones: “E.M.S.F.,” “A.G.F.,” and “A.F.”

New Brunswick Courier, Saint John, NB, 4 June 1842:

m. Saturday eve., by Rev. I.W.D. Gray, George E. Fenety, Editor & Prop. of ‘Morning News’ / Elizabeth Wallace youngest d/o late Capt. Jonathan Wallace of St. George (Charlotte Co.)

George Edward Fenety (born 1812) was a son of William Fenety and Mary Hall. His first wife, Elizabeth, died in 1845. Eliza Ann, youngest daughter of Robert Arthur, was his second wife. They were married in New York in 1847 and had nine children. One daughter, Mary (“May”) Isabel, married Charles G.D. Roberts.

G.E. Fenety was Queen’s Printer 1862-1896, author of Political Notes and Observations (1867), and elected Mayor of Fredericton in 1877. While mayor, he presented the city with the present town clock. He also caused to be set out the row of maple trees along the river’s embankment in front of the town. The gardens of his home "Linden Hall" were a show place. His home was on Brunswick Street opposite the Cathedral and the gardens covering four lots stretched from Brunswick Street through the block to George Street.