Richard P. Winter

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.