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.

Nelson Campbell: the shoe store that temperance built


Lot #78. There are no tombstones in the Nelson Campbell lot, which was purchased from Moses Hall in 1871. Nelson Campbell, born 1836, is buried here in an unmarked grave.

In 1865 Nelson Campbell was a hotel keeper in Wilmot Alley, but ten years later his establishment was solely a tavern. He prospered, and continued until the Scott Act (Canada Temperance Act, 1878) was enforced, then promptly changed his business to selling custom shoes. Campbell’s Shoe Store was on Queen Street. His assistant there was H. S. Campbell, not a relation. When Nelson Campbell died, H. S. Campbell purchased the business, and for many years it was a leading shoe store in Fredericton.

Nelson Campbell, his wife Margaret, and their children, Clara and Frederick, were members of the Church of Scotland.

James Pollock and Esther Lowrie family


Buried near the Sampson lot in unmarked graves are James Pollock (1796-1870), his wife Esther Lowrie (1791-1874), and two of their children: Jane (1822-1850), the eldest daughter, and Esther L. Mullin (1827-1848). Henry Lowrie (1804-1884) and his wife Ellen are also buried here.

Mrs. James Pollock, Esther, was a sister of John and Henry Lowrie.

Hill notes:

Benjamin P. Williams, Parish of Douglas yeoman and Catherine his wife sold to John Lowrie for 100 pounds by deed of sale June 1829 and recorded register deeds and will, River St. John front 9 chains 11 feet 20 acres more or less with all houses, out houses, buildings edifices fences before Peter Fraser reg 10 June, 1833.

Esther L. Pollock married John Mullin, a shoemaker, on 1 July 1847 and died within a year. He remarried soon after, and his first child was named Esther.

Morning News, Saint John, NB, and Royal Gazette, Fredericton, NB, 19 April 1848:

Died at Fredericton, on the 8th inst. Esther, wife of Mr. John Mullin and fourth daughter of Mr. James Pollock, aged 21 years.

James Pollock, a saw filer, had come with his wife in 1820 to New Brunswick from Ireland, according to the 1851 census. In 1842, James Pollock was a Lieutenant in the New Brunswick Regiment of Artillery. The family attended the Methodist Church. They lived on the corner of King Street, and the Sampson family lived in the next house on Carleton Street. The Pollock home was destroyed by fire in 1850 and nothing was saved.

According to the 1851 census, the household of James Pollock, 54, Irish, Labourer, included his wife Esther, 60, Irish; Henry, son, 14; and John Williams, lodger, 18, English, “subject to fits.”

New Brunswick Reporter and Advertiser, Fredericton, NB, 5 August 1870:

Died on the 22nd ult., in this city, Mr. James Pollock aged 74 years.

Henry Pollock, the only son of James and Esther, was born in 1838. He was a harness maker and lived with his parents until 1861 when he moved to Cambridge. While there he was married and became a member of the British Order of Templars. When he returned to Fredericton, he formed a lodge. Henry’s wife, Matilda Hall, lived with her aunt Martha Pollock prior to her marriage.

Lovell’s Directory 1871 described him as a carriage trimmer at Carleton and Brunswick Streets. In 1881, Henry Pollock was 42, Methodist, harness maker, living with Matilda, his wife, 43[?], and their children: Charles H., 15; Esther, 14; William H., 12; Mary, 10; Jennie, 7; John, 4; and George, 1 year.

The Gleaner, Fredericton, NB, 6 June 1891:

The ‘Boston Herald’ — Charles Pollock, a young carriage trimmer has been missing since last Saturday. He left his residence at 103 Union Street about 5 o’clock Sunday eve. and that was the last seen of him. He worked at 153 High St. and had no relatives in Boston, his home being in Fredericton, N.B. – He is a son of Henry Pollock who is trimmer at Edgecombe’s carriage factory.

Henry Pollock was a well-known citizen, living in a house he built in upper Charlotte Street. He was a member of the Volunteer Fire Brigade and Captain of No. 1 Hose Company, consisting of eight men and the hand reel, and also played in the city brass band. When he died, in 1918, he was given the largest Odd Fellows funeral ever seen in Fredericton.