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Julia Sophia Pugh
1838 - 1860
Julia, George C., John, Jonathan, Samuel, Isaac
Julia married David Pugh in 1856. David Pugh was born 1829 and died April 5, 1896. —Source: Vital Statistics in NB Newspapers. The Headquarters, Fredericton, New Brunswick Dec. 5, 1860: “On Monday last, Mr. David Pugh, who resides at the Nashwaaksis Stream near its junction with the Saint John River, opposite Fredericton, left home in company with his wife in order to come to town. On reaching the ice, Mr. Pugh passed over the worst part of it, and then returned for Mrs. Pugh but their united weight was too much for the imperfect ice to bear, and they broke through together; but succeeding for a short time to keep their heads over water their cries were heard by the neighbors who hastened to their rescue. Mr. Pugh’s brother, Stephen, was the first to reach them, but he also broke through. In the meantime, the greatest efforts were made by the drowning parties to save each others lives, but even with the aid of those who came to their rescue, Mr. Pugh was taken out in a state of insensibility, while, we, deeply regret to add, the utmost efforts afterwards made to resuscitate Mrs. Pugh proved unavailing. The deceased was, we understand, in the 22nd year of her age, and leaves two young children, to whom she alluded in her dying moments as well as a very large circle of friends to lament their loss.” After Julia died, David had Sarah Hartt Cook help with the family. Sarah Cook was the widow of James Cook and sister of Julia. George L. Pugh used to affectionately refer to her as “Auntie Cook.” Julia is buried in the Loyalist Burial Ground, Fredericton, with her father, George C. Hartt, and her mother, Jane. Children of Julia (Hartt) & David Pugh: Horace 1856-192?
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