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Hardy Lands in Little York, Meacham's 1880 Map

14. Hannah3 Hardy (George2, Thomas1) was born ca. 1818 on Prince Edward Island. She was raised on her father's farm at Little York and after her marriage lived nearby at Pleasant Grove, Lot 34.

Hannah Hardy married John Yeo, 2 December 1838 at Grace Methodist Church, Charlottetown, by Rev. L. C. Jenkins. He farmed at Pleasant Grove, Lot 34. John Yeo prepared his will in 1857, at which time the children given below were listed. John Yeo was a brother of James L. Yeo, who married Hannah's sister, Mary Hardy.


i. Mary Jane Yeo

ii. Richard Yeo

iii. George Yeo

iv. Sarah Yeo

v. William Yeo

vi. Grace Yeo

vii. Charles Yeo

viii. John Yeo, m. Annie McKinnon, lv. Charlottetown.

ix. Elizabeth Hannah Yeo

15. Thomas3 Hardy (George2, Thomas1), known locally as "Big Tom," was born ca. 1830 at Little York. He lived and farmed at Little York, where he leased land in 1857. In 1861 he had 70 acres, of which 50 were cultivated. His principal crops were potatoes and oats, and he owned two horses, five cattle, eight sheep and a hog. He also produced some 40 pounds of clover seed in 1861, a somewhat unusual activity at Little York at this time. He was a Methodist and vital records on his family are found in the circuit book kept at the Cornwall Methodist (now United) Church. In 1877, Thomas Hardy left Prince Edward Island and moved "out West." He eventually settled at Vancouver, BC, where he died in 1906.

Thomas Hardy married Ellen Ferguson, 19 February 1857. According to the 1861 census she was a native Prince Edward Islander and a Methodist.


i. Alfred James Hardy, b. 25 Jan. 1858, Little York, d. 24 March 1877, bur. Little York United Church Cemetery.

ii. son, b. ca. 1860, per 1861 census returns.

iii. Wellington Hardy, b. 9 Sept. 1863, Little York.

iv. Barbara Ellen Hardy, b. 14 Aug. 1866, Little York.

v. John Alexander Hardy, b. 2 Sept. 1868, Little York.

vi. Thomas Wesley Hardy, b. 28 Sept. 1870, Little York, m. Margaret Winnifred Graham.

vii. Mary Eveline Hardy, b. 28 Aug. 1872, Little York.

viii. Lucy Hardy, b. 5 Oct. 1874, Little York.

ix. Hanson Hardy, b. 7 Sept. 1876, Little York.

16. Elizabeth Spencer4 Hardy (Charles3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 20 October 1838 at Little York and bapt. 2 Dec. 1838 at Grace Methodist Church, Charlottetown. She died 19 March 1923, æ. 85 years, and is buried at People's Cemetery, Crapaud, Lot 29.

Elizabeth Hardy married Robert Ince, 12 May 1865. He was born ca. 1833 on PEI and was of Scots-Irish ancestry. The announcement of his wedding (The Patriot, 10 June 1865) listed Robert Ince as clerk of the small debts court at De Sable, Lot 29, and he farmed at De Sable. He probably was a son of Joseph and Mary Ann Ince, who arrived on Prince Edward Island from Ireland ca. 1824. He died 3 March 1908, æ. 75 years, and is buried at Crapaud.


i. Joseph A. Ince, b. ca. 1866.

ii. Hammond L. Ince, b. ca. 1868.

iii. Walter Ince, b. ca. 1871.

iv. Frederick M. Ince, b. ca. 1873, m. Mary C. Murray.

v. Ida Mary Ince, b. ca. 1875.

17. Mary Ann4 Hardy (Charles3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 11 January 1842 at Little York, even though in the 1881 census of Lot 29 she is listed as being 34 years old. She died 4 February 1919 and is buried in the People's Cemetery, Crapaud, Lot 29.

Mary Ann Hardy married Thomas Ince, 4 February 1864 (The Examiner, 15 Feb. 1864). Thomas was from De Sable, Lot 29. He appears in the 1881 census living at De Sable, a farmer having 48 years of age. According to family tradition he and his brother Robert both met their respective future wives on a muddy spring day at Little York. The Hardy girls were trying to cross the road, and the Ince brothers appeared and carried them over the muddy road -- an encounter that began a relationship that led to marriage. He died 26 July 1917, æ. 87 years, and is buried at Crapaud.


i. Mary Ellen Ince, b. ca. 1865, d. 6 Nov. 1938, never married.

ii. Emeline Ince, b. ca. 1867, m. Albert L. Card, d. 28 Sept. 1890.

iii. Joseph Ince, b. ca. 1869.

iv. Charles H. Ince, b. ca. 1871.

18. Charles W.4 Hardy (Charles3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 19 June 1845 at Little York and baptized 18 July 1845 at Grace Methodist Church, Charlottetown, by the Rev. J. B. Strong. He was known locally as "Chal" to distinguish him from his father. His father died while he was a young child and he was raised by his mother and step-father at Little York. He farmed at Little York until the 1880s, at which time he became too ill for strenuous labor. He sold his leasehold to Richard Vessey, husband of his cousin Margaret Hardy, and took his family to Charlottetown where they ran a boarding house. Charles Hardy died 20 February 1892 at Charlottetown. He is buried at the Methodist (now United) Church at Little York.

Charles Hardy married Elizabeth Mae MacMillan on 5 September 1871, according to the civil registration made some 18 months after the event. Elizabeth was born 4 February 1847 at Covehead, Lot 34, the daughter of Angus MacMillan (1818-1905) and Sarah (or Sally) Leitch, his first cousin. Elizabeth was also the granddaughter of Lauchlin MacMillan (1749-1833) and Sarah MacPherson (1755-1856), who emigrated from Scotland to Prince Edward Island on the brig Rambler in 1804. Elizabeth did not remarry after her husband's death and continued to run the boarding house at Charlottetown until ca. 1916, when her youngest child had grown to maturity. She left Charlottetown and went to live with an unmarried son, Frank Hardy, who had moved to New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, where he farmed. She died 11 October 1932, allegedly at New Glasgow, but the Nova Scotia civil death records do not support this claim by the family. She was buried 13 October 1932 at Little York, which suggests she may have died there.


27. i. Charles Waldron Hardy, b. 27 June 1872, m. Anne Maria Sample.

28. ii. Sarah Ellen Hardy, b. 18 May 1874, m. William Warren.

29. iii. Ida May Hardy, b. 11 Feb. 1876 at Little York, m. Samuel Linfield.

30. iv. Margaret E. Gertrude Hardy, b. 7 July 1877, m. Ronald MacEachern.

31. v. Laura Hardy, b. 10 Dec. 1879, m. William Warrington.

32. vi. Etta Mae Hardy, b. 14 Sept. 1882, m. James Sudan.

vii. Frank Hardy, b. 8 Nov. 1884, moved to New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, before 1914 when he was listed as a truckman in the Nova Scotia provincial directory, d. 19 Aug. 1949, New Glasgow, never married.

33. viii. Lulla Hardy, b. 24 June 1887, Little York, m. Robert Nelson Stevens.

34. ix. Blanche Hardy, b. 15 Dec. 1889, m. Thomas MacPhail.

x. Adella Jane Hardy, b. 11 April 1892, d. 4 May 1893, bur. Little York United Church Cemetery.

19. Albert4 Hardy (Charles3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 21 March 1848 at Little York and baptized on 23 July 1848 at Grace Methodist Church, Charlottetown, by Rev. C. DeWolfe. As an adult he lived at Union Road, Lot 34, at least until the 1870s. He moved with his family before 1881 to New Brunswick. He died in late March/early April 1882 in an industrial accident at the Elgin Spool Factory, Port Elgin, NB (Examiner, 8 April 1882).

Albert Hardy married Annie ______.


i. William Charles Hardy, b. 11 Feb. 1868, Union Road.

ii. Elizabeth Ellen Hardy, b. 23 May 1870, Union Road.

20. Jane4 Hardy (Henry3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 28 December 1842 at Little York. She remained in the vicinity of her birthplace until the autumn of 1883 when she removed with her second husband and family to Grenfell, Saskatchewan. She died ca. 1925 at Grenfell.

Jane Hardy married(1) Thomas D. Vessey, 27 December 1871 at Little York. He died 30 December 1872, æ. 29 years, and is buried at Little York. There does not appear to have been issue from this marriage.

Jane Hardy married(2) Warren Hood, 26 October 1874. He was born ca. 1850 in England, the son of Robert Hood and Phoebe Symonds. At the time of his marriage he was a tinsmith and stove dealer living at Victoria, Lot 29. In the spring of 1883, he went west looking for land upon which his family could homestead. He first went to Glenboro, Manitoba, where a brother in law lived, but free homesteading land there was all taken up. He then moved further west, in the company of his brother in law, Frederick Hardy, until both reached Grenfell on 24 May 1883, arriving on the construction train. He acquired a homestead and returned to Prince Edward Island to collect his family. They returned to Grenfell in the autumn of 1883. Warren Hood took up homestead 12-18-8-W2, which he farmed. He also operated a tinsmith business for a while in the town of Grenfell, but had to give this up and move back to his land to maintain rights to his homestead farm. He was a member of the Methodist Church. He died at Grenfell in 1929.

children: (by Warren Hood)

i. Wallace Claybyn Hood, b. 12 Sept. 1875, Victoria, Lot 29, m. Helen Nellie Elliott, 16 March 1904, lv. Grenfell, Saskatchewan, d. 1915, issue:

a. Warren Hood, b. 16 Dec. 1904, d. 1970, never married.

b. Archibald Hood, b. 8 Aug. 1906, m. Thea Rygh, 14 Dec. 1933, farmed at Whitefield, Saskatchewan, lv. 2463 Broder St., Regina.

c. Robert Louis Hood, b. 29 March 1908, d. 1974, never married.

d. Eli Vessey Hood, b. 10 May 1910, unm., lv. Regina, Saskatchewan

ii. Margaret Laura Hood, b. 11 Feb. 1877, Victoria, m. Isaac Frank Jones, lv. Grenfell, Saskatchewan, no issue.

iii. Henry Hardy Hood, b. 27 Dec. 1878, Victoria, m.(1) Susannah Henderson, Nov. 1909, m.(2) Pearl Wilhemine Adams, 18 Nov. 1918, farmed at Grenfell, d. 1965, issue:

(by Susannah Henderson)

a. Lewis Henderson Hood, b. 27 Aug. 1911, m. Irene Patterson.

b. Susie Hood, b. 1915, d. ca. 1915, æ. 3 months.

(by Pearl Adams)

c. Susan Isabella Hood, b. 17 Sept. 1919, m. Harry Ginnis.

d. Warren Douglas Hood, b. 25 March 1921, m. Marie Saunders.

e. Claybyn Broderick Hood, b. 4 July 1922, m. Irene Dech.

f. Mary Arletta Hood, b. 17 Sept. 1923, m. Walter Quiroga.

g. Irene Lucy Hood, b. 17 Jan. 1927, m. George Gataint.

iv. Ethel Dorothy Hood, b. 27 Nov. 1879, Victoria, m. Frederick Marchant Walshaw, 19 Dec. 1904, lv. Grenfell, Saskatchewan, d. 1973, issue:

a. Kenneth Frederick Walshaw, b. 4 July 1909, m. Myrtle ______.

b. Edith Dora Walshaw, b. 16 July 1911, m. Gordon MacLean, lv. Regina, Saskatchewan, no issue.

c. Hylton Winston Walshaw, b. 5 April 1918, m. Ethel Green.

d. Laura Marion Walshaw, b. 24 June 1921, school teacher, never married, lv. Regina, Saskatchewan

v. Robert Louis Hood, b. 26 May 1882, Victoria, m. Mary Cromerty, d. 1966

21. Margaret4 Hardy (Henry3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 23 September 1844 at Little York. She was a Methodist and lived in the village of her birth. She died 21 August 1889 and is buried in the Little York United Church Cemetery, with a funeral from Grace Methodist Church, Charlottetown.

Margaret Hardy married Richard Vessey, 27 April 1865 at the residence of her father at Little York. He was born ca. 1836 and died 23 January 1933, æ. 97 years, and is buried at Little York. He was a descendent of the Robert Vessey, born ca. 1791, who emigrated to PEI from Yorkshire in 1817 with the Hardy families on the Valiant.


i. Elizabeth Ann Vessey, b. 22 Jan 1866, d. 1937, bur. Little York United Church Cemetery, never married.

ii. Frank Elliott Vessey, b. 12 March 1868.

iii. Herbert Henry Vessey, b. 15 Jan. 1870, d. 18 Aug. 1889, æ. 19 years, 7 months, bur. Little York United Church Cemetery.

iv. Ambry Edwin Vessey, b. 17 April 1871, m. Maud Maxwell, issue:

a. Muriel Vessey

b. Barbara Vessey

c. Mary Vessey

v. Eli George Vessey, b. 6 April 1873, m. Mary Reeves.

vi. Warren Richard Vessey, b. 8 May 1875, m. Hattie Jane Brown, 12 Dec. 1900, d. 27 May 1953, bur. Little York United Church Cemetery, issue:

a. Leigh Vessey, m. Mayme Vessey.

b. Claud Vessey, m. Marie Halliwell.

c. Reginald Vessey, m. Mary Burns.

d. Ivan Vessey, m. Helen Hardy.

e. Stanley Vessey, m. Norma Currie.

f. Margaret Vessey, b. 29 April 1914, d. 18 April 1915, bur. Little York United Church Cemetery.

vii. Newton Lyman Vessey, b. 8 October 1876, m. Lauretta Crockett.

viii. Reuben Robert Vessey, b. 27 July 1889 (twin), d. 22 August 1889, bur. Little York United Church Cemetery.

ix. Milton Frederick Vessey, b. 27 July 1889 (twin), m. Janie G. Gill (21 Sept. 1882-9 Oct. 1953), d. 12 Nov. 1956, bur. Little York United Church Cemetery.

x. Archibald Vessey, b. 18 April 1882, m. Lucy Mallett, d. 22 March 1963, issue:

a. Frances Vessey

b. Harold Vessey, m. Lorraine Webb.

c. Verna Vessey, m. Herbert Profitt.

xi. Horace Vessey, b. 3 October 1884, m. Edith Barrach, d. 1 November 1983.

22. Frederick4 Hardy (Henry3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 27 December 1846 at Little York and baptized 10 October 1847 at Grace Methodist Church, Charlottetown. He lived at Little York where he farmed. A sketch of his farm home at Little York can be found on page 38 of the 1880 Meacham Atlas. In the spring of 1883 he and his brother in law, Warren Hood, went west to Manitoba. They could not procure land at Glenboro, their original destination, so they journeyed further west, arriving at Grenfell, Saskatchewan, on 24 May 1883. There was a celebration in progress; they liked what they saw and decided to file for homesteads. Fred located on 34-1-8-W2, some 15 kilometers NW of Grenfell. He located here because this land bordered a marsh (a source of water) and was 15 km. from the Qu'Appelle Valley where fuel could be had. The two men built a sod duplex on their land at Grenfell, returned to Prince Edward Island for their families, and returned to Grenfell in mid-October 1883 after having their children all baptized at the York Methodist Church on 6 October 1883. They were able to travel by train as by then the railroad had been built west past Moose Jaw. In the spring of 1884, the family shared a house with Mr. Aggett until their own house could be built on his homestead. The North West Rebellion broke out in 1885, so Fred and his son, Rowan, then 12 years old, went "on transport" with two teams. The family overcame disasters such as prairie fires, drought and frost, and were able to procure more land and live comfortably. Fred died 4 March 1899 of what was described as "inflammation of the bowel," probably a ruptured appendix. He is buried at Grenfell.

Frederick Hardy married Alice Ayers, 30 December 1871 at the Union Road Presbyterian Manse by Rev. J. Duncan (Patriot, 6 Jan. 1872). She was born 13 July 1851 at Union Road, Lot 33, the daughter of Josiah Ayers and Mary Rundle, and died 4 January 1940, buried at Grenfell.


i. Rowan Frederick Hardy, b. 22 Oct. 1872, Little York, lv. Grenfell and Neudorf, Saskatchewan, hardware and John Deere dealer, d. 1948, bur. Grenfell, unm.

ii. Carrie Eliza Hardy, b. 16 Mar. 1874, Little York, d. 20 Aug. 1897, bur. Grenfell.

iii. Mary Ida Hardy, b. 17 Dec. 1875, Little York, d. 14 May 1959, bur. Grenfell, unm.

35. iv. Wilbert Josiah Hardy, b. 30 Oct. 1877, Little York, m. Florence Elizabeth Reynolds.

36. v. Almira Lydia Hardy, b. 28 Mar. 1880, Little York, m. George Anderson.

vi. Harry John Hamilton Hardy, b. 7 May 1882, Little York, lv. Grenfell and Regina, grain buyer and Supt. for National Grain Co., m.(1) Christina Pearl Irvine, 1924 in Ontario, m.(2) Audrey May Smith, 19 May 1945 at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, d. 16 Jan. 1958, bur. Grenfell, Saskatchewan

vii. Wallace Percy Hardy, b. 22 Dec. 1885, Grenfell, Saskatchewan, farmed at Grenfell, d. 23 June 1972, bur. Grenfell, never married.

viii. Bessie Alice Hardy, b. 11 Aug. 1888, Grenfell, lv. Grenfell, Neudorf and Whitewood, Saskatchewan, taught school for a few years, d. 11 Feb. 1972, bur. Grenfell.

ix. Maggie Eva Hardy, b. 6 April 1891, Grenfell, lv. Grenfell, d. 21 April 1979, bur. Grenfell.

23. Elizabeth Caroline4 Hardy (George3, George2, Thomas1) was born 10 September 1833 at Pleasant Grove, Lot 34. She died 1874 of tuberculosis.

Elizabeth Hardy married Abraham Harper, 31 July 1872 (Patriot, 15 Aug. 1872). He was a widower who lived on Suffolk Road, Lot 34. As a widower he married(2) Lucy Shaw.


i. Hannah Lucinda Harper, b. ca. 1873, lv. with grandfather George Hardy in 1881 census, m. Samuel Arbing, lv. Mount Stewart, Lot 37.

24. Henry4 Hardy (George3, George2, Thomas1) was born 21 July 1840 at Pleasant Grove, Lot 34. He lived at Pleasant Grove and after 1888 at Little York, where he operated Hardy's Grist and Saw Mill. In 1877 he donated to the church the land on which the Methodist parsonage at Little York was built. He does not appear in the provincial directories for either 1909 or 1924, suggesting that by 1909 his sons had taken over the business. He was a member of the Liberal Party. He died 1 November 1929 of old age at York Mills and is buried at Little York.

Henry Hardy married(1) Lucy Ellen Carr, 22 June 1870. She was born 1837 at West Covehead, died 4 March 1913, and is buried at Little York.

Henry Hardy married(2) Mary Bell Jewell, of Charlottetown. She d. in 1928.

children: (by Lucy Ellen Carr)

i. infant child, b. 1870/71, d. 15 Apr. 1871, bur. St. James United Church Cemetery, West Covehead.

37. ii. William Elbridge Forrester Hardy, b. 18 June 1872, Pleasant Grove, m. Lilly A. Mallet.

iii. Montgomery Rudolph Hardy, b. 1874, took over father's mill, d. Sept. 1944 of a heart attack, bur. Little York United Church Cemetery, never married.

38. iv. Bart Cromwell Hardy, b. 25 Aug. 1876, Pleasant Grove, m. Mary Maria Ayers.

39. v. Elizabeth, b. 1879, m. Maxwell Taylor.

25. Harriet4 Hardy (George3, George2, Thomas1) was born 9 June 1842 at Pleasant Grove, Lot 34. She lived at Pleasant Grove. She died in 1930.

Harriet Hardy married Edward Wyatt, 15 December 1878 at Little York by Rev. H. R. Baker. He was a widower from Pleasant Grove. He was born ca. 1841 on Prince Edward Island, was a Presbyterian farmer of Scottish ancestry, and a widower.


i. Minnie Mae Wyatt, b. 18 Mar. 1880, Pleasant Grove, d. 30 Nov. 1911, bur. Little York United Church Cemetery, never married.

ii. Edward Arthur Wyatt, b. 1 Dec. 1882, Pleasant Grove, m. Jeanette Elena Dover, 4 Nov. 1931 at Little York, lv. Pleasant Grove, d. 16 May 1958.

26. Isaac4 Hardy (George3, George2, Thomas1) was born 9 April 1847 at Pleasant Grove, Lot 34. He was a farmer at Pleasant Grove, about three kilometers from Little York. He died in 1907 and is buried at the United Church at Little York.

Isaac Hardy married Mary Ann Mobbs, 7 March 1887. She was born in 28 October 1858 at Covehead Road, the daughter of Thomas Mobbs and Catherine McKenzie, died 6 June 1923 and is buried with her husband at Little York.


40. i. Gertrude Elizabeth Hardy, b. 1 Jan. 1888, Pleasant Grove, m. Robert Douglas Crockett.

ii. Hilbert Dalling Hardy, b. 4 July 1889, Pleasant Grove, d. 17 Jan. 1919, bur. Little York United Church Cemetery, unm.

iii. Helena Caroline Hardy, b. 3 April 1891, Pleasant Grove, m. William Wallace Duck, 1 June 1927 at Little York, lv. RR #3, Suffolk, Lot 34, d. 19 Dec. 1956, bur. Little York United Church Cemetery, no issue.

iv. Emily Laura Hardy, b. 20 Aug. 1892, Pleasant Grove, d. Feb. 1895, bur. Little York United Church Cemetery.

41. v. Mary Lucinda Hardy, b. 8 Jan. 1894, Pleasant Grove, m. Denton Randall.

42. vi. Pamela Pearl Hardy, b. 31 Oct. 1895, Pleasant Grove, m. Charles A. Carr.

vii. John Clifford Hardy, b. 30 July 1897, Pleasant Grove, m. Catherine M. Matheson, lv. Pleasant Grove and then at 11 Gordon Dr., Charlottetown, d. 19 June 1974, bur. Little York United Church Cemetery.

viii. Emmeline Hardy, b. 21 Nov. 1898, Pleasant Grove, d. 14 Jan. 1923 of tuberculosis, bur. Little York United Church Cemetery, never married.

43. ix. James Walter Hardy, b. 5 Nov. 1900, Pleasant Grove, m. Iris Eleanor Gordon, 12 May 1927.

44. x. Lillian Jane Hardy, b. 27 Feb. 1902, Pleasant Grove, m. Lloyd Shaw.

27. Charles Waldron5 Hardy (Charles4, Charles3, Thomas2, Thomas1), known as Waldron, was born 27 June 1872 at Little York. He was raised at Little York and before moving away served as witness to the will of Stephen Mills, the second husband of his paternal grandmother. As a young man he left Prince Edward Island and moved to New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. At New Glasgow he worked as a teamster, having a trucking company of his own. Later in life he was in charge of the team of horses for the New Glasgow Fire Department. He died at New Glasgow on 30 April 1960 (tombstone says 3 May 1960) and he is buried at the Telford Cemetery, Telford, Pictou Co., Nova Scotia, also known as the Pine Tree Cemetery.

Waldron Hardy married Anne Maria Sample, 14 December 1903 at Charlottetown. She was born 19 January 18__ at Peakes Station, Lot 38. She died 26 November 1966 at New Glasgow and is buried with her husband at Telford.


i. Fredericton Charles Hardy, b. ca. 1904, d. at birth.

45. ii. Florence Blanche Hardy, b. 22 Aug. 1905, New Glasgow, m.(1) Thomas Parker, m.(2) Thomas Shackley.

iii. Jean Elizabeth Hardy, b. ca. 1908, New Glasgow, vest maker, later worked in alterations department at David's Woman's Store, New Glasgow, lv. New Glasgow, NS, never married.

46. iv. Annie May Hardy, b. 25 April 1910, New Glasgow, m. William Andrew Diamond.

47. v. Robert S. Hardy, b. 8 March 1912, New Glasgow, m. (1) Mary Dutkoskie, m.(2) Louise Flemming.

48. vi. Ernest Hardy, b. ca. 1914, m. Molly Clark.

49. vii. Helen Margaret Hardy, b. 30 March 1916, New Glasgow, m. Mark Joseph Stewart.

50. viii. Albert Hardy, b. 27 March 1918, New Glasgow, m. Helen Cecilia Fennel.

28. Sarah Ellen5 Hardy (Charles4, Charles3, Thomas2, Thomas1), known as Sadie, was born 18 May 1874 at Mount Edward Road, PEI. She removed with her husband to New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, ca. 1907, where she remained until 1944, when the family moved to Halifax. She died 8 February 1950 at Halifax and is buried at Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

Sadie Hardy married William Henry Warren, 5 November 1903 on Prince Edward Island. William Warren was born 15 June 1872 at Charlottetown, died in February 1954 or 1955 at Halifax and is buried at Dartmouth.


i. Blanche Warren, b. 22 Jan. 1906 on PEI, d. 10 Aug. 1906.

ii. Ethel Violet Warren, b. 20 Jan. 1908, New Glasgow, NS, unm., lv. Clyde River, Lot 31, and later at Dartmouth, NS.

iii. Charles Henry Warren, b. 6 Aug. 1910, New Glasgow, m. Annie Hand, 28 Nov. 1935 at Stellarton, d. 5 July 1961, Dartmouth, issue:

a. Dorothy Anne Warren, b. 17 July 1936, m. Dennis Henneberry.

b. Joan Patricia Warren, b. 7 Jan. 1940.

c. Joyce Marie Warren, b. 28 Dec. 1940, m. Charles Thibault.

d. Charles Keith Warren, b. 17 Aug. 1952.

29. Ida May5 Hardy (Charles4, Charles3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 11 February 1876 at Little York. She emigrated to Melrose, Mass., in the late 1890s. She lived with her husband at Melrose until ca. 1903, when they moved to Somerville, Mass., remaining there until 1924 when they moved to Watertown, Mass. After the death of her husband she lived from 1951 to 1964 at Needham, Mass. He died 1 February 1964 at Waltham, Mass., and was buried at the Ridgelawn Cemetery, Watertown, Mass.

Ida Hardy married Oliver Samuel Linfield, 9 October 1901 at Melrose, Mass. He was born 25 February 1874 at Twillingate, Newfoundland, the son of Josiah Linfield and Sarah Ann Rousell. He was a carpenter and construction builder. He died 1 November 1951 at Waltham and is buried at Watertown.


i. Marion Pearl Linfield, b. 27 July 1902, Melrose, m. Carl Frank Whitcher, 20 June 1923, Somerville, Mass, lv. Anaheim, Calif., issue:

a. Linfield Robert Whitcher, b. 3 April 1926, Portland, Maine, m. Jane Thom.

b. Carol Joan Whitcher, b. 14 Aug. 1931, New Haven, Conn., m. William Thompson.

ii. Dorothy May Linfield, b. 23 Feb. 1904, Somerville, Mass., m. Arthur J. Mitchell, 13 Oct. 1933 at Wickford, Rhode Island, no issue, lv. Bridgewater, New Hampshire.

iii. Roy Wilbur Linfield, b. 10 June 1907, Somerville, Mass., m.(1) Evelyn Ruth Howard, 6 September 1930, Waltham, Mass., m.(2) Florence Ruth Baldwin, 23 January 1959 at Belmont, Mass., m.(3) Marjorie L. O'Donnell, 20 August 1966 at Belmont, Mass., lv. Waltham, Mass., issue:

a. Betty Ann Linfield, b. 27 Nov. 1934, Somerville, Mass., m.(1) Hubert P. Humphrey, m.(2) Peter de Mello, m.(3) Wolfgang Kaiser.

b. Nancy Jean Linfield, b. 7 July 1938, Somerville, Mass., m. Lawrence Woodland.

c. Susan Howard Linfield, b. 24 Sept. 1941, Cambridge, Mass., m. John Walterback.

iv. Beatrice Linfield, b. 25 Sept. 1912, Somerville, Mass., m. Arthur Frederick Raymond Cook, 23 June 1939 at Watertown, Mass., lv. Vero Beach, Florida, issue:

a. Carolyn Raye Cook, b. 9 Dec. 1946, Lawrence, Massachusetts, m.(1) Walter Schultze, m.(2) Ellsworth Peters, m.(3) Otis Best.

30. Margaret E. Gertrude5 Hardy (Charles4, Charles3, Thomas2, Thomas1), known as Gertie, was born 7 July 1877 at Little York. She lived near New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. She died 6 January 1944 at New Glasgow and is buried in the Lorne Street Cemetery, New Glasgow.

Gertie Hardy married Ronald MacEachern. He was born in 1861 at Salt Springs Station, Cumberland Co., NS, and died in July 1959. He is buried at Salt Springs Station.


i. Dorothy MacEachern, b. ca. 1910, m. Norman Copeland, lv. Lyons Brook, Pictou Co., NS, d. ca. 1960, issue:

a. Scotty Copeland, d. æ. 8 or 9 years.

31. Laura5 Hardy (Charles4, Charles3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 10 December 1879 at Little York. After her marriage she lived at New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. She died in December 1962 at New Glasgow and is buried at the Lorne Street Cemetery, New Glasgow.

Laura Hardy married William Warrington. He was born ca. 1879 and he died in 1951, buried Lorne Street Cemetery, New Glasgow.


i. Elizabeth Warrington, b. 1920, New Glasgow, d. 1923, bur. Riverside Cemetery, New Glasgow.

32. Etta Mae5 Hardy (Charles4, Charles3, Thomas2, Thomas1), also known as Henrietta, was born 14 September 1882, probably at Little York. After her marriage she lived with her husband at Sherwood, Lot 33, where they farmed and sold their produce on the local market at Charlottetown. She died 24 February 1964, æ. 81 years, and is buried at Sherwood.

Etta Hardy married James W. Swan, probably ca. 1903. He died 2 August 1962, æ. 80 years.


i. Charles Henry Swan, b. 1 May 1904, Sherwood, m. Leah Cannon, lv. Sherwood, issue:

a. Charles Blair Swan, b. 6 Nov. 1930, m. Isabel Gibson.

b. Alder Wescott Swan, b. 25 June 1938, m. Grace Carpenter.

ii. Pearl Irene Swan, b. 29 April 1906, Sherwood, m. Reginald John MacLellan, d. 19 June 1976, issue:

a. Lois Elizabeth MacLellan, b. 17 May 1940, m. ______ Thompson, divorced.

b. Paul David MacLellan, b. 28 Dec. 1947, unm. (1979), lv. Holmans, PEI.

iii. Ethel Elizabeth Swan, b. 25 Sept. 1908, Sherwood, m. George Dalziel, lv. Charlottetown, issue:

a. Willard Keith Dalziel, b. 19 Nov. 1931, m. Margaret Campbell.

iv. James William Swan, b. 18 Jan. 1911, Sherwood, m. Marion Harper, lv. Sherwood, d. 15 July 1973, issue:

a. Everett Swan, b. 10 March 1945, m. Helen Stubbert.

b. Marilyn Swan, b. 7 May 1949, m. John Long.

c. Linda Swan, b. 26 April 1956, m. Allan MacCallum.

v. Ada Olive Swan, b. May 1916, Sherwood, d. 16 Aug. 1935, never married.

33. Lulla5 Hardy (Charles4, Charles3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 24 June 1887 at Little York. She emigrated to Boston, Mass, in the early 1900s, where she worked as a domestic servant and a milliner. After her marriage she moved first to Whitefield, New Hampshire, and then to Hartford, Vermont, where her husband worked as a blacksmith. She later lived at Woburn, Medford and Springfield, Mass., with her husband. After her husband's death she lived with a daughter at Winchester, Mass, and then with her daughter at Goffstown, NH. She died 3 January 1969 at Goffstown, her will being proved in the New Hampshire courts. She is buried in the Pilgrim Cemetery, Peabody, Mass.

Lulla Hardy married Robert Nelson Stevens, 23 December 1905 at Boston, Mass. Nelson, as he was known, was born 20 February 1880 at Musquodoboit Harbour, Halifax co., Nova Scotia, the son of Robert Jamison Stevens and Mary Stevens. For further details of his life and of his descendants surnamed Stevens, see Robert Kim Stevens and Cj Stevens, The Stevens Families of Nova Scotia (Baton Rouge, Oracle Press, 1983). Nelson Stevens died 9 August 1944 of peritonitis stemming from an intestine perforated during a bungled rectal examination, and is buried at Peabody, Mass.


i. Olive Blanche Stevens, b. 11 Feb. 1906, Whitefield, New Hampshire, m. Harold William Borns, Sr., 25 Feb. 1927, lv. Scituate, Mass. and in retirement at RD #2, Deerwood Dr., Lakewood Hills, East Sandwich, Mass 02537, issue:

a. Harold William Borns, Jr., b. 28 Nov. 1927, Cambridge, Mass, m.(1) Phyllis Kuehl, m.(2) Margaret ______, professor of geology at Univ. of Maine, lv. Orono, Maine.

ii. Robert Carl Stevens, b. 30 July 1908, Hartford, Vermont, m. Jean White, 17 Sept. 1938 at Medford, mass., lv. Alexandria, Virginia, retired to Venice, Florida, d. 15 May 1985 at Venice while recoving from a spinal operation, issue:

a. Robert Kim Stevens, b. 20 March 1941, Alexandria, Virginia, m. Revalee Renick, 5 June 1965 at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, lv. Washington, DC.

b. Dana Nelson Stevens, b. 19 April 1945, Alexandria, Virginia, m.(1) Jessica Rostow, m.(2) Mary Bane Snyder, lv. Sarasota, Florida.

iii. Helen Elizabeth Stevens, b. 21 July 1911, Hartford, Vermont, m. Elof Ivar Lennart Olson, 1 July 1934, Medford, Massachusetts lived at RR#2, West Road, Goffstown, New Hampshire 03045, d. 1975 of lung cancer, issue:

a. Robert Lennart Olson, b. 21 April 1938, Medford, Mass., m. Nancy Griffin.

b. Peter Carl Olson, b. 30 March 1941, Medford, Mass., m. Cynthia Anna Trahan, 8 April 1967 at Goffstown, New Hampshire.

iv. Ruth Evelyn Stevens, b. 19 Oct. 1913, Hartford, Vermont, m.(1) Norman Harrold, 21 Sept. 1938, m.(2) Donald Howard, May 1963, registered nurse, lv. Winchester, Massachusetts, d. in California of a drug overdose and alcoholism, issue:

a. Norman Henry Harrold, Jr. (twin), b. 15 Aug. 1939, Winchester, Mass., USCG officer, lv. Oregon.

b. David Stevens Harrold (twin), b. 15 Aug. 1939, m. Linda Dunnigan.

c. Donald William Harrold, b. 19 July 1940, lv. Natick, Massachusetts.

d. Nancy Ruth Harrold (twin), b. 25 Jan. 1945, m. Alphene Crosby.

e. Stanley Paul Harrold (twin), b. 25 Jan. 1945, m. Mary Johnson.

34. Blanche5 Hardy (Charles4, Charles3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 15 December 1889 at Little York. She moved to New Glasgow, NS, with her mother, and remained there to marry and raise a family. She is fondly remembered by her children as a mild-mannered woman who worked hard to make the home a pleasant place in which to be, full of homemade foods, pickles, preserves and the like. She died of a heart attack on 23 May 1948 and is buried in the Telford Cemetery, Telford, NS.

Blanche Hardy married Thomas Henry MacPhail, 31 May 1910. Harry, as he was called, was born 19 January 1885 at Alberton, PEI, the son of Alexander MacPhail and Annie MacNeil. He lived some of the early life at his grandfather's home at Buctouche, NB, and graduated from the provincial dairy school at Sussex, NB, in 1902. For several years he owned a cheese factory in Antigonish, NS, and also owned a meat business for a number of years in Moncton, NB, and New Glasgow, NS. He was very sports minded, and was active in hockey, ball, and bowling. He also had an excellent retentive memory. He was a member of the Baptist Church, his grandfather Donald MacPhail having been a Baptist minister to the Gaelic-speaking community. He died 16 January 1974 at Dartmouth, NS, and is buried at Telford.


i. Charles Alexander MacPhail, b. 7 May 1911, New Glasgow, radiator repairman, worked at New Glasgow and Dartmouth, retired (as of 1976), lv. Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, never married.

ii. Annie Elizabeth MacPhail, b. 17 Sept. 1912, New Glasgow, Registered Nurse, graduated from Victoria General Hospital at Halifax in 1936, Canadian Army nurse 1942-1946, serving in England, France, Belgium and the Netherlands, lives with her older brother at Dartmouth, NS.

iii. Donald Franklin MacPhail, b. 9 Jan. 1915, New Glasgow, m. Nellie MacMarron, lv. Kentville, NS, issue:

a. Elizabeth MacPhail, b. ca. 1942, nurse in the Salvation Army.

iv. Harry Campbell MacPhail, b. 8 March 1918, New Glasgow, m. Jessie Ruth Urquart, 25 March 1943, Thorburn, NS, lv. Coldbrook, Kings County, NS, issue:

a. Diane R MacPhail

b. Donald G MacPhail

c. Robert DMacPhail

d. Camille A MacPhail

v. Norman Keith MacPhail, b. 7 Dec. 1919, New Glasgow, m. Frances Dovley, lv. RR#1, Dartmouth, NS, issue:

a. Shawn MacPhail, b. ca. 1967 (adopted).

b. Anne MacPhail, b. 1972.

vi. Courtney Foster MacPhail, b. 14 May 1922, New Glasgow, m. Hattie Evangeline Pitts, 23 March 1943 at Kentville, NS, lv. Brooklyn, Yarmouth Co., NS, issue:

a. Clarence Foster Thomas MacPhail, b. 25 Sept. 1944, New Glasgow, NS, m. Delphine ______.

b. Harry Alexander MacPhail (twin), b. 24 Nov. 1950, Moncton, NB, m. Lise Deschenes, 28 July 1979, lv. Grand Falls, NB.

c. Harriet Elizabeth MacPhail (twin), b. 24 Nov. 1950, Moncton, NB, m. Richard DeWitt.

35. Wilbert Josiah5 Hardy (Frederick4, Henry3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 30 October 1877 at Little York. He came west with his father at the age of five years and was raised on his father's land in the Weldon district of Grenfell, Saskatchewan. In 1900 he purchased a homestead for himself in the McPherson district (NE 26-17-8-W2), and later purchased the rest of the section. He farmed with his brother, Percy, and was active in all community activities, especially the Weldon Union Church, Red Cross, School Board, Weldon Telephone Company, and sporting activities -- baseball in particular. He died suddenly on 26 May 1931 and is buried at Grenfell.

Wilbert Hardy married Florence Elizabeth Reynolds, 5 January 1916 at Ellisboro, Saskatchewan. Florie was born 13 March 1888 at Ottawa, Ontario, the daughter of Henry C. Reynolds and Jane Thompson. She was a dressmaker, working in Montreal before coming west to keep house for her brother, Harry Reynolds, who was farming in the Weldon District, Grenfell. She also worked in a millinery shop in Wolseley, Saskatchewan. She died 2 March 1980 and is buried at Grenfell.


51. i. Alice Florence Hardy, b. 14 Jan. 1917, Grenfell, m. Charles Albert Garratt.

52. ii. Colin Charles Wilbert Hardy, b. 23 Mar. 1919, Grenfell, m. Barbara Falce.

53. iii. Edgar Reynolds Hardy, b. 18 Sept. 1922, Grenfell, m. Mary-Anne Steininger.

iv. Stanley Rowan Hardy, b. 28 Oct. 1924, Grenfell, d. 15 June 1929, buried Grenfell.

54. v. Eileen Marie Hardy, b. 27 Oct. 1927, Grenfell, m. Douglas Kent.

36. Almira Lydia5 Hardy (Frederick4, Henry3, Thomas2, Thomas1) known as Fairie, was born 28 March 1880 at Grenfell, Saskatchewan, where she was raised and helped with farm duties until her marriage. She was a quiet, loving, gentle lady who lived by the motto, "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything." Fairie died 30 May 1967.

Almira Hardy married George Anderson on 28 November 1906. George was born in 1873 in England and came to Canada at the turn of the century. He farmed in the McPherson District, Grenfell. He died 11 November 1944.


i. Frances Alice Anderson, b. 23 Feb. 1908, Grenfell, m. Walter Kemp, 1931, Grenfell, lv. Kelowna, BC, issue:.

a. Alice Kemp, b. 14 Sept. 1934, Calgary, m. Alan Evans.

b. Alex Kemp, b. 12 Oct. 1937, Calgary, m. Carolyn Stewart.

c. Shirley Kemp, b. 15 May 1941, Calgary, m.(1) David Lennon, m.(2) Wayne Riddell.

ii. Frederick John Corbet Anderson, b. 27 Sept. 1909, Grenfell, m. Doris Russell, 1945, Strasbourg, Sask., lv. Grenfell, Sask., issue:

a. Lawrence Anderson, b. 10 Sept. 1947, Grenfell, m. Shelly Brennan.

b. Caron Anderson, b. 21 May 1950, Grenfell, m. Spencer Partington.

c. Mervin Anderson, b. 2 Dec. 1958, Grenfell, m. Terese Trottier.

d. Lana Anderson, b. 1959, Grenfell, d. 1963, bur. Grenfell.

iii. Elma Marjorie Anderson, b. 26 Oct. 1911, Grenfell, m. 1955, John H. McIntosh, no issue, teacher, retired at Kelowna, BC.

iv. Lloyd Percy Anderson, b. 30 Dec. 1917, m.(1) Nan Ogilvie, 1943, Calgary, m.(2) Trudy Carter, 1974, lv. Calgary, d. 4 May 1976, issue:

(by Nan Ogilvie)

a. Elizabeth Anderson, b. 1947, Calgary, m. Robert Newton.

b. Margaret Anderson, b. 21 Jan. 1954, Calgary, m. Glen Barnes.

37. William Elbridge Forrester5 Hardy (Henry4, George3, George2, Thomas1), known as Elbridge or Elby, was born 18 June 1872 at Pleasant Grove, Lot 34. He ran until the 1910s the Hardy grist and saw mill near Little York that he and his brother had inherited from their father. In the 1924 Prince Edward Island Directory he was listed as a farmer living at Union Road. He died in 1945 and is buried at Little York.

Elbridge Hardy married Lilly Ada Mallet, 29 November 1900. She was born 1875 at Union Road, the daughter of Walter Mallet and Caroline Rodd, died in 1966 and buried at Little York.


55. i. Myra Caroline Hardy, b. 31 May 1901, m. Harold Watts.

56. ii. William Edison Hardy, b. __ Dec. 1909, m. Irene Slackford.

38. Bart Cromwell5 Hardy (Henry4, George3, George2, Thomas1) was born 18 June 1872 at Pleasant Grove, Lot 34. He lived and farmed at Union Road, Lot 33. He died 8 December 1969 and is buried in the Union Road Cemetery.

Bart Hardy married Mary Maria Ayers, 17 September 1900 at Union Road (Chronicle Guardian, 17 Sept. 1901). Known as Mae, she was born 4 May 1878 at Union Road, the daughter of Thomas Ayers and Marta Seller. Her maternal grandmother was Elizabeth Hardy. She died 6 February 1968 and is buried at Union Road.


i. Vera Priscilla Hardy, b. 13 Feb. 1902, Union Road (Morning Guardian, 14 Feb. 1902), m. Raymond Cruwys, 22 Nov. 1922 at Union Road, lv. Kingston, Lot 31, d. 9 Sept. 1934, bur. United Church Cemetery, Cornwall, Lot 32, issue:

a. Lloyd G. Cruwys, b. 21 Sept. 1923, m. Helen Jones.

b. Avis May Cruwys, b. 28 Feb. 1925, m. Kenneth Shaw, 23 Oct. 1954.

c. Ralph Samuel Cruwys, b. 27 Aug. 1926, m. Thelma Barrett, 9 May 1950.

d. Hollis Raymond Cruwys, b. 14 May 1928, m. Roma Coles, 12 March 1950.

e. Stanley Cruwys, b. 15 March 1931, m. Betty McCallum, 9 Sept. 1953.

f. Gerald William Cruwys, b. 7 Oct. 1932, m. Marjorie McCallum, March 1955.

g. Vera Cruwys, b. 2 Sept. 1934, m. Lester Marce, 5 Oct. 1952, d. 22 Oct. 1976.

ii. Florence May Hardy, b. 17 Dec. 1903, Union Road, m. George Frederick Henderson, 11 June 1931 at Covehead, lv. Union Road, issue:

a. Birdena Gertrude Henderson, b. 15 July 1932, m. Daniel Gould, 12 Feb. 1963.

b. George Bliss Henderson, b. 23 Dec. 1933, m. Ann Campbell, 15 Oct. 1960.

c. Ralph Henderson, b. 1936, m. Paulette Mutch, 30 July 1960.

iii. Dorothy Martha Hardy, b. 11 March 1907, Union Road, m. Fulton Webster Moreside (of North River, near Charlottetown), 13 Feb. 1929 at Union Road, lv. New Brunswick, issue:

a. Priscilla Fern Moreside, b. 23 Jan. 1930, m.(1) Allan Daye, 24 Aug. 1949, div. 1963, m.(2) Archie Fader.

iv. Ora Louise Hardy, b. 26 July 1908, Union Road, m. Chester Ward, 20 July 1932, lv. Massachusetts, issue:

a. Shirley May Ward, b. 16 Feb. 1933.

b. Anita Louise Ward, b. 5 Jan. 1937, m. George Gremwell.

c. Douglas Chester Ward, b. 19 Oct. 1945.

d. Dorothy Paulette Ward, b. 9 Oct. 1948.

v. Robert T. George Hardy ( Ralph G. on tombstone), b. 9 Nov. 1910, Union Road, d. 27 Aug. 1911, bur. Little York United Church Cemetery.

57. vi. Wilfred Fulton Hardy, b. 8 Jan. 1917, Union Road, m. Freda Ward.

39. Elizabeth5 Hardy (Henry4, George3, George2, Thomas1) was born 1879 at Pleasant Grove, Lot 34.

Elizabeth Hardy married Maxwell Taylor.


i. Frank Earl Taylor, b. 18 Feb. 1902, m. ______ ______, lv. El Paso, Texas, issue:

a. Thomas Taylor

ii. Doris E. Taylor, b. 20 May 1906, born blind, d. 1951, unm.

iii. Harold Taylor, b. 1911, m. Ann ______, d. 2 March 1985, no issue.

iv. Viola Robin Hardy Taylor, b. 21 Jan. 1913, m. Levi Pearle, issue:

a. David Pearle

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