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.
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)
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,
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
They found the presence of shale and other adulterants rendered the coal
of inferior quality, incapable of producing a clean, hot fire. Coal
in the Fredericton vicinity was proved most disappointing. Hal is
buried in the Gladstone Cemetery on Pride's Landing Road, Fredericton,