Edward P. Hartt


Susan Duchesnay



 (Special recognition to Diana Cowland who lives in the very area that the above pictures represent.  We appreciate her taking the time to photograph these items of interest for those of us who cannot visit them personally.)


Susan Duchesnay as a child

Oromocto River at Fredericton Junction











Edward Perley Hartt (1847-1917)

 Edward Perely was born to Thomas and Adline (Perley) Hartt 1848.  He married Susan Mary  Duchesnay (1876-1962). Susan was 18 yrs old and was 28 yrs younger than Edward.  When Edward died in 1917 leaving Susan with the gang, the oldest was 22 yrs and the youngest was 1 yrs old.  Susan married
 Fred Allen who was a widower with 2 teenage daughters and they lived out their lives in the old squire Thomas Hartts house.  Harold (Hal) Hartt
lived with them.  They are both buried in Gladstone cemetery.

 Story from "Days of Old " Edward inherited his father home.  When the house  was built the carpenter continued to live with the family until the
building was completed.  Apparently the carpenter worked well into the evening and needed a lantern held to assist him.  At one point the hair of the unfortunate assistant caught fire.

 Children of Edward and Susan (Duchesnay) Hartt

Charles Harold 1895-1989, Edith Maude.1897-1986, Ernest Perley 1898-1978, Mary Vida 1900-1967, Edward Burton 1904-1904, Alice Lavina 1905-1961, Elizabeth Bernice 1902-1964, Clara Adriana 1906-1995, Frank Leslie 1908-1987, Arthur 1910 -1910, David Endicott 1913, Ruth  Elinor 1916

 (Harold,  Edward , Thomas E., Thomas, Thomas A, Jonathan, Samuel, Isaac)

Charles Harold Hartt (1895- 1989)
Hal was the oldest child of Edward and Susan Hartt.  Harold was born October 1, 1895, never married and died November 2, 1989   He was a local veteran in W. W. 1.  He helped with  the Hartt information for the book " Days of  Old". A story is told that Harold one day took a pick axe while talking with two of his friends John McLaughlin and Bliss Nason and began picking in a bit of depression.  He broke through three or four inches of shale and discovered what proved to be a fourteen-inch, coal seam, the thickest ever found
> locally.  A large pit was dug and as the coal was removed it was thrown into a bin where it could be seen for years as little was ever taken away.
They found the presence of shale and other adulterants rendered the coal of inferior quality, incapable of producing a clean, hot fire.  Coal mining
in the Fredericton vicinity was proved most disappointing.  Hal is buried in the Gladstone Cemetery on Pride's Landing Road, Fredericton, N.B.