Students attending school in Tweedside, 1904

Photograph taken in the late summer (term began on August 15) or early fall of 1904 of students attending school in Tweedside, District No. 6, Parish of Manners Sutton, Harvey Station, York County, New Brunswick. The students in the second and third rows are unevenly arranged making the caption description difficult. Explanatory notes are provided for some students below to help determine placement. Copies of the school register for the Tweedside school are in existence for 1901-1908 (including 1904) and provide an excellent demographic snapshot of the area during the first decade of the 20th century. According to the register there were 36 children in the Tweedside School catchment area between the ages of 6 and 15, of which 32 attended school at least part of the timeu. Many of the absent children were older and tended to have very spotty attendance records as they were probably needed to work at home. Image courtesy of Hazen Patterson (August, 1985). Caption dictated to Jean Patterson by Hazen Patterson (fall 1985). Facsimile image rescanned and digitally enhanced by Tim Patterson, December 2006

Front Row: Left to Right:

  • Margaret Ann Cecelia “Celia” Messer, 12, d/o James Bell Messer and Julia Ann Cecilia Wood.
  • Sarah Mary Isabell “Sadie” Messer, 12, d/o William Messer and Sarah Elizabeth “Sadie” Rutherford.
  • Sadie May Boyd Wood, 8, d/o George Thomas Wood and Elizabeth Messer
  • Margaret Isabelle “Belle” Rutherford, 9, d/o James Rutherford and Sarah Frances Speedy.
  • Josie “Carrie” Bailey Swan, 11, d/o Henry “Harry” Swan and Joselean “Celia” Burrell.
  • Ethel Rae Larner, 12, d/o Edward Larner and Jannette Gladstone “Jennie” Swan.
  • Elizabeth Jane Lillian “Lillie” Swan, 13, d/o Henry “Harry” Swan and Joselean “Celia” Burrell.
  • Rena Idella “Della” James, 11, d/o Edward “Ned” James and Janet “Jeanette” Wood.

Second Row: Left to Right:

  • Sarah Elizabeth Jane “Bessie” Burrell, 6, d/o Thomas A. S. Burrell and Isabella Christina “Tina” Piercy.
  • Mary Jane Agnes “Aggie” Bell, 6, d/o William A. “Bill” Bell and Ellen Isabel Messer.
  • Edith Annie Richardson Messer, 8, d/o William Messer and Isabella Torrance.
  • Minnie May Messer, 10, (tall girl between 2 nd and 3 rd row) d/o James Bell Messer and Julia Ann Cecilia Wood.
  • Clarence Kelley Swan, 6, s/o Alexander “Sandy” Swan and Annie Burrell.
  • Mary “Alice” Victoria Messer, 9, (tall girl in front of teacher) d/o John Messer and Margaret Agnes “Maggie” Moffitt.
  • Thomas “Sterling” Black Patterson, 6, (small boy in frilled shirt or vest) s/o James Wesley “Jim” Patterson and Sarah Ann “Annie” Brown.

Back Row: Left to Right:

  • William “Stephen” Russell Swan, 9, s/o Alexander “Sandy” Swan and Annie Burrell
  • Gilbert Thomas Rutherford, 9, s/o John M. Rutherford and Charlotte “Christina” Embleton
  • George “Clifford” James, 11, s/o Edward “Ned” James and Janet “Jeanette” Wood
  • George “Hazen” Patterson, 10, (directly behind little Clarence Swan) s/o James Wesley “Jim” Patterson and Sarah Ann “Annie” Brown
  • James “Lewis” Rutherford, 8, (in front of teacher) s/o John M. Rutherford and Charlotte “Christina” Embleton
  • David Earle Rutherford, 10, s/o John M. Rutherford and Charlotte “Christina” Embleton
  • John “Andrew” Moffat Messer, 7, s/o John Messer and Margaret Agnes “Maggie” Moffitt
  • Carroll McLean Patterson, 7, s/o James Wesley “Jim” Patterson and Sarah Ann “Annie” Brown
  • Norman Alwood Messer, 11, s/o John Messer and Margaret Agnes “Maggie” Moffitt

Absent:

  • Lee James, 12, s/o Edward “Ned” James and Janet “Jeanette” Wood.
  • Ella Louise Messer, 6, d/o James Bell Messer and Julia Ann Cecelia Wood.
  • Margaret “Belle” Messer (b. 15 Jun 1891) d/o John Messer and Margaret Agnes “Aggie” Moffitt.
  • James Allan Messer (b. 26 Sep 1888) s/o James Bell Messer and Julia Ann Cecelia Wood.
  • Thomas “Oscar” Messer, 12, s/o William Messer and Sarah Elizabeth “Sadie” Rutherford.
  • Roy William Messer (b. 11 Feb 1899) s/o John Messer and Margaret Agnes “Maggie” Moffitt.
  • Cecil Clarence Rutherford, 7, s/o James Rutherford and Sarah Frances Speedy.
  • Norman James Rutherford, 13, s/o James Rutherford and Sarah Frances Speedy.
  • Thomas Speedy Rutherford, 15, s/o James Rutherford and Sarah Frances Speedy.
  • Walter “Wallace” Wood, 14, s/o George Thomas Wood and Elizabeth Messer.

Teacher: (tall lady at back):
Grace Goodspeed, native of Burtt’s Corner

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