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Gilbert and Maude Hartt


Gilbert Hartt, the second son of Alfred E. Hartt and Jennie Mersereau, was born on July 8, 1890, in Blissville, Sunbury County, New Brunswick.


Gilbert married Maude Rutherford on January 20, 1913, at the Main Street Baptist Church, in Saint John, New Brunswick.  Maude was born, in 1890, in Westfield, Kings County, New Brunswick.


Gilbert was an entrepreneur and involved in different business during his life.  He operated a clothing store for a time, in Digby, N. S., where his eldest son, Donald, was born.  He was also known to own race horses.  Later, he bought and sold wood products for Oxford Paper of Maine.  In the process, he accumulated land and operated portable sawmills.  During the Second World War, his exports of wood product to the war effort flourished.  When the war ended, he had established the Hartt Lumber Company on land he owned in South Bay on the old river road to Fredericton outside Saint John.  He operated a sawmill from that location using the timber cut from his own lands.  When his two sons returned from overseas after the war, he took them into the business.  


Maude Rutherford was completely dedicated to her family.  She was very close to her mother-in law, Jennie, and sister-in law, Jessie, and active in the Charlotte Street Baptist Church.  She and Gilbert resided on Lancaster Avenue overlooking the Reversing Falls.  The property was sold after Maude's death.


Gilbert died in 1950.  Maude died in 1954.  They are both buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Saint John West.


Children born to Gilbert Hartt and Maude Rutherford Hartt:

Donald Rutherford Hartt Born October 28, 1913 Digby, Nova Scotia Married Jean Stroud (1913-2000) on July 16, 1942.
Died April 19, 1978  
Lloyd Russell Hartt Born 1919 Saint John, New Brunswick Married (1) Lois Stevenson (1920-1987), and (2) Jean Stewart.
Died 1991  


Donald R. Hartt and Jean Stroud had four children: Mary Jane Hartt (three children); Thomas D. Hartt, m. Twyla Ritchie (four children); Margot J. Hartt; and Elizabeth A. Hartt (two children).  

Lloyd R. Hartt and Lois Stevenson had two children:  L. David Hartt (two children), and Brian S. Hartt.

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