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Charles F. Edgecombe (23 Dec 1922 – 22 Dec 1992) was a descendant of John Edgecombe, who with Joseph Stentiford, established a wagon & carriage business in the early 1840’s, one of the earliest and largest in Fredericton.
Gordon William Mosher (1908 – 1989) was born in Campbellton, New Brunswick. Following graduation from the Provincial Normal School he taught at Dawsonville, Jacquet River and Logieville and then entered university completing a BA at Mount Allison and a BEd at UNB. In 1936, he accepted a teaching position in the Canadian Academy at Kobe, Japan. Following the outbreak of the Second World War, he returned to Canada and taught briefly at Campbellton High School. Mosher enlisted in the RCAF in 1940 and after completing basic training he took his pilot training certification and was stationed at Dauphin Manitoba where he trained hundreds of air force pilots under the Commonwealth Air Training Plan. In 1942, Mosher was granted a transfer overseas and was first sent to England where he was trained in sub hunting, coastal command bombing and torpedo bombing. His first combat experience was in North Africa and following Rommel’s defeat Mosher was assigned to the RAF Squadron 203 and sent to India to support Montbatten’s Burma campaign against the Japanese. He was promoted to Squadron Leader and piloted a Liberator Bomber used to sweep the Bay of Bengal of enemy ships and subs. He received the Distinquished Flying Cross for his part in attacks on port installations in Sumatra. After 18 months in India & Ceylon his operational tour ended in May 1945. Returning home from the war Mosher returned to teaching becoming succcessively, principal of Bathurst High school, a teacher in Cormier High School in Edmundston and Superintendent of Schools for Victoria County. He died at Campbellton in 1989.
Peter Owens (27 May 1862 – 7 Feb 1955) left Fredericton for Great Falls, Montana in the 1890’s where he was employed in a clothing store owned by Andrew Thisted, known as the Hub.
Dr. Benjamin Coburn was born on 24 October 1838, the son of David Coburn of Keswick Ridge, York County. At age nine, he was orphaned and moved to Fredericton to live with relatives. He was educated in the Baptist Seminary in Fredericton, Harvard, and Vermont College. He served as an assistant surgeon in the American Civil War, and then established a medical practice in Chipman, Queens County. There he married Euphemia (Effie) A. King (born 8 August 1849). After eight years in Chipman, ill-health necessitated a twelve-month rest in Florida. He then returned to New Brunswick and set up a practice in Keswick Ridge, which he carried on for over thirty years.
A year before his death he moved to Fredericton and was appointed Secretary of the Provincial Board of Health. He died on September 22, 1900. In religion, Coburn was Baptist; in politics, he was a Liberal, he ran unsuccessfully in the election of 1895. In addition, he was a Free Mason and a member of the Independent Order of Foresters. He was survived by his wife (who died June 16, 1935) and four children.
Three generations of the Bunker family of Rusagonis, New Brunswick including, Henry Bunker (1826-1885), Sherman S. Bunker (30 July 1853-2 Jan 1896)
and Zellan S. Bunker (1893-1965).
George A. Burkhardt was the son of Michael and Caroline. He was born on 21 November 1856 in Roxbury, Massachusetts and married Elizabeth Dorothy Whitehead (1856-1938) in Fredericton on 13 June 1887. Elizabeth Dorothy Burkhardt was the daughter of Alfred Whitehead and Eleanor Jane Ebbetts. She and her husband, George, and her sister Alfaretta Whitehead went to Coronado, California to live. George Albert Burkhardt was the son of Michael and Caroline Burkhardt. He was a photographer with his own studio in Fredericton. In 1913, They owned 3 houses in Corondo. They lived at 918 B Ave.. The other houses were at 461 A Ave., and 877 C Ave. There were no children. George died on 16 April 1941 and Dorothy on 29 June 1938. Both are buried in California.
Walter Richards Fleet, born 29 April 1895 in Fredericton, New Brunswick, son of Charles Alexander Fleet and Margaret Wisely Segee. Walter was a school teacher at the time that he was drafted under the military service act in March 1918. He was almost immediately discharged for being “medically unfit”.
Connie was born on 9 Dec 1906 at Nashwaaksis NB, daughter of Joseph Hill and Maud Mary Turvey. She was employed at the F. B. Edgecombe Co., Fredericton from October 1921 to October 1933. She is buried in the St. John the Evangelist Anglican Cemetery in York County, New Brunswick. A Girl Guide company in Nashwaaksis in 1932 with Hill as the Captain.
Lilian Mary Beckwith Maxwell (1877-1956) was born in Fredericton, the daughter of Charles Beckwith and Mary Helen Glasier. She graduated from the University of New Brunswick in 1898 with a Bachelor of Arts with Distinction in English. She attended Wellington Teachers' Training School in Massachusetts and the Provincial Normal School in Fredericton, and taught in Ludlow and Saint John. She married James Brown Maxwell, an engineer. After living in the United States for a short time, they, with their three children, settled in Fredericton. Lilian Maxwell was a charter member of the York-Sunbury Historical Society, and wrote for the Society as well as for newspapers and magazines. She had several books published including The History of Central New Brunswick and The River St. John and Its Poets. She was a member of the Senate of the University of New Brunswick and received an honorary Doctorate of Laws from that Institution. She was also a charter member of the Society for the prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and of the Governor Carleton Chapter of the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire. Her other interests included art and antiques.