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I am in touch with Wilson Akitt's grand daughter and would love to find family or friends who may have memories or PHOTOS of my gt uncle. A picture of his 1955 Alberta plaque would be a treasure.. Wilson emigrated from Chester,UK 1906,died 1949
He was granted his land rights in about 1911,farming at Ribstone,Battle River at 44.2.4.
So looking foreward for any scrap to pass on as Elaine has no knowledge of her ancestors. Many thanks ,in anticipation, carolyn jones.
akitt,ribstone1949 - 2014-01-06 10:24:33
Information on Mother who passed
Hi, are you able to provide me with any information on my mother who passed away around 1975, 1976, she worked at the Charles Camsell Hospital as a registered nurse . . . ANYTHING! Please and thank you.
Sheryl Gurney (nee Foster) - 2014-01-06 10:23:24
Looking for Josef Tischler
Josef Tischler immigrated to Canada in 1963.
He had a residence at :
7844 Hunterslea Cr., N.W., Calgary, Alberta, T2K 4N2.
He had this address for 10 to 15 years
Any help would be appreciated, even if you know a relative of his to pass this on to.
Johnny Tischler - 2014-01-03 01:24:04
WW1 Nurses - obituaries
I am seeking obituaries for 2 WW1 nurses for a book I am writing......
Jennie Martin who took her training there in
Edlmonton. At the time of her attestation in December 1918, she was working at the Strathcona Military Hospital. I suspect she took her training at the University Hospital before it was leased to the government to be used during the war as a military hospital, and I
can only assume that she continued working there after the war, when the hospital reverted back to the University. Are there any
documents still in existence that could tell me something about Jennie's work life there? Now that the 1921 census has been transcribed, I looked for her but could find her nowhere in Canada, and I'm hoping she was simply missed when the census was transcribed. I have no death date for Jennie, but most of her 'sisters' of the same age died in the 1940's or 1950's. I hope there are some newspaper obits indexes available for that timeframe.
Secondly, I am looking for Morna Duckett Brunton who worked at one of the Edmonton hospitals, possibly in the 1930's and 40's. I have no idea which hospital she worked in ( I have not yet sent/paid for a search to be done of the obituaries at the library). She died at
Edmonton November 11, 1949 at the age of 74, so I would imagine she had been retired a few years. She does not appear on the 1921
census because she went to the Children's Orthopaedic Hospital in Seattle, Washington upon her discharge from the Canadian Army Medical Corps in 1919. I do not know when she returned to Canada or when she took up
nursing at Edmonton. I have a feeling she may have trained at Edmonton Hospital in the early years of the 20th century. She married in 1906 to George Brunton, who was living at Edmonton at that time (they married in Ontario) and she may have moved to Edmonton for awhile ater the wedding and took nurses training there.
Thank you to anyone who may have some answers for me.
Sher Leetooze - 2013-12-02 18:07:18
EDWIN BEUCHLER / BUECHLER 1921
Searching for any information on Edwin Buechler born around 1920/1 in Hanna, Alberta later died in 1954 Petersfield, Hampshire, UK. ideally birth certificate details where can i get them from.
Mrs Richardson - 2013-11-29 16:49:50
I am interested in any information about Charles Stiebritz and his family who lived in Halkirk, Alberta arround 1907.
Charles moved later on to the Vulcan area but it is unknown where and when he died and where three of kids have gone to.
jan krijff - 2013-11-25 21:26:15
replying to Kay
This is reply to Kay regarding my search for my BF, David Alan Niven , BM Carol Jean Mcbride, and Brother. Born Calgary Oct 29 1956.Grace Hospital for unwed mothers. Bname, Ona Gail Mcbride They resided in Medicine Hat in the early 50`s renting a farm. She stayed at Grace Hospital during the last of her Pregnancy and apparently hid it from my BF. My brother is the son of both of them. She took a Business course in Calgary while she was pregnant and after. I did see a picture her from the Calgary Library with her Class at the School. She was Born in Goergetown Ontario on April 26 1936 ?
diane nicholson - 2013-11-25 21:16:49
Seeking information and death dates for Cornelius and Elizabeth Garvey. The last record that have of them was in 1944 when there son Connor Phelan Garvey was listed in a Winnipeg paper as a war casualty with his father Conelius residing at Stoney Plain Alberta. They were previously listed at Fort McMurray and possibly Battle River. Cornelius was a WWI veteran and may have served as a teacher for an aboriginal community after the war. He may be the same individual as "Charles Garvey" who was operating a store at Battle River in 1921. He married Elizabeth Sophia Phelan at Winnipeg in 1919. Any information would be appreciated.
Kevin Geraghty - 2013-11-15 06:47:20
HAITCHO, Marie Adele
Anybody related to my grandmother? Heard she was Cree - Married Johnny Deneyoua in Fort Simpson in the 1900's possibly? Any info, IBM
Pauline Deneyoua - 2013-11-15 06:46:41
looking for 3 girls with this name
Hi I am looking for my 3 half sisters. We have the same biological father, his name is FRED BAUMGARDT. Your mom's name was CAROL CHRISTINE PAULET, your grandfather on your mom's side was OMER PAULET. They were from CALGARY ALBERTA I was quite young when I met you. You would probably remember me by the name BILLIE. If anyone can help me find them it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
PAULET,CALGARY ALBERTA - 2013-11-13 15:43:31
I am looking for Miriam Koren who may have information about my birth mother, Margaret Mary Dow. I would be gratefull for any help.
Martin Leavitt - 2013-11-13 15:40:05
Looking for Ken Sargent
Ken Sargent was in Princess Patricia Light Infantry 1957-1959.
If you have any information please email me.
Corinne Sproule (Kobeluck) - 2013-11-12 23:12:16
seeking half sister, Darlene Bittner. Brother Anthony woods, Father Bob Dixon. Urgent I contact Darlene re info.
joan nunweiler - 2013-11-02 18:08:42
Searching for Birth Father, brother
I have been searching for my BF and Brother for 30 years. My BM`s name was Carol Jean McBride. BF David Alan Niven? Brother born in 1953\1954. I was born at Grace Hospital in Calgary on Oct 29th 1956, named Ona Gail McBride. Any help would be great.
Niven David, 1956 Medicine Hat - 2013-11-01 10:34:31
Edmonton barber school
EDMONTON - Looking for information regarding Edmonton barber school between 1911 and 1915. Are there any records available?
Lorna Eggert - 2013-10-30 21:03:20
Norma Jane Mercredi
Looking for parent's names of Norma Jane Mercredi (married name Cummings).
debbie daigle - 2013-10-28 06:59:02
looking for birth family siblings
born August 1926 Edmonton
lived in Viking
Thomas Patricia - 2013-10-25 11:19:35
Birth Mother Surname Tilley
Tilley, Vancouver Grace Hospital, baby boy birth name David Brent Tilley. November 26, 1950 Birth mother born 1931 was Stenographer or Telegrapher for railway. Father was also Telegrapher. Transferred from another town in BC, or another province in Canada to have baby. Searching for any birth family. Birth mother had two older sisters, and two younger step-siblings. Her father was killed in auto accident. She was a descendent of Sir Samuel Leonard Tilley
Lois - 2013-10-25 11:19:17
I am trying to locate members of Ronald Potts family who I have been told lived in Athabasca and died there!
Can anyone be of assistance>
Cheers from South Australia
Danielle Thompson - 2013-10-19 22:55:54
am looking for information on my birth father whose name was John(Jack) Berry and he worked for the railway plus drive a delivery truck in Edmonton(Jasper Place) area I was born Nov. 15, 1948 and my birth mothers' name was Alice Cowie
NIELSEN - 2013-10-14 13:36:12
Baby Boy Keding
Searching for our half brother. Mother: Traute Keding. Baby boy born between 1942-1945. Likely in Convent in Edmonton. Mother was of German decent. If you see this, you have six younger brothers who'd love to meet you.
Keding - 2013-10-14 13:35:25
Searching for family of Mary Clark Kipling Saskatchewan
Frederick Clark Graham deceased looking for
My father is deceased, but I am seeking information about his birth family,mother Mary Clark Kippling Saskatchewan gave him up August 1924 Edmonton He was the eleventh child born to Mary Clark. A brother was a professor of agriculture at the University of Saskatoon. (from what we have obtained so far. I am just seeking information for a family tree. Thanks.
Lynda Graham - 2013-10-14 13:33:01
MYER, MEDICINE HAT, DECEMBER 2, 1960... Born 1:19 p.m. to 23 year old Alberta born birth mother and Alberta born birth father.... Placed in foster home 11 days later and adopted June 26, 1962..... any information would be greatly appreciated.
Laurel - 2013-10-07 12:48:42
Looking for grandfather
I am looking for a birth certificate or any information on my grandfather George Neil Kovan who was supposedly born April 23, 1897 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. We can not find anything about him. His Father was said to have been born in Russia and his mother in Germany so the name may have been changed when leaving Europe. Any help would be very much appreciated.
Kovan, Edmonton, 1897 - 2013-10-07 12:47:55
Violet Clara Colbreay
Trying to find Betty Clayton from Alberta who is the gt gt granddaughter of the above. I am the gt gt niece of Violet.
June Hawkins - 2013-10-02 04:02:12
BARBER, David Albert 1890-1947
I am doing a history of the 153rd Wellington Battalion CEF (my grandfather's WWI Battalion). Records indicate David Barber died 12 March 1947 at University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton and he was buried City of Edmonton Cemetery. I would like any information on David Barber and, if possible, a picture of his headstone. Thanks for any help you can give me. Bruce
Bruce Gilbert - 2013-09-26 08:23:00
Hello, I am looking for information relating to Peter Shearer, who was buried in the Beechmount Cemetery on Jan. 2, 1963. I would like a photo of the gravestone or a copy of the obituary, which appeared in the Edmonton Journal on Dec. 29, 1962 and/or Dec. 31, 1962.
C - 2013-09-07 18:04:46
Hi , I am researching my family tree and I am stumped. I am looking for any info on George William Lajimodiere born in 1931 Frog Lake, and his parents Jean Baptiste Lajimodiere and Caroline Trottier. Caroline was born in Onion lake or maybe Medicine Hat around 1902...?? That is all that I know so any info would be so greatly appreciated.
Tracy - 2013-09-02 10:01:41
Balthazar (Boldy) Matia
Am seeking information concerning the death and resting place of the above individual. He was from Czechoslovakia, and died in Edmonton about 1991.
Thanks in advance for your help.
John Toth - 2013-08-31 23:41:41
Hi Bert - If you see this message, please reply as I have lost your email address and as you can see I have a new one.
Catherine Johanson - 2013-08-23 22:54:39
Edmonton Cemetery - Soldiers Plot
How big is the Soldiers Plot of Edmonton Cemetery and would anyone fancy having a wander through it to see if my relative is buried there?
Rose - 2013-08-23 22:53:51
ona gail mcbride
searching for any info on a Son of David alan Niven, Carol jean Mcride. born 1952/53 in Calgary or Medicine Hat.. Alberta. Any help would be great. They rented a farm in Medicine Hat in the early 1950`s
diane nicholson - 2013-08-21 13:32:02
RCAF Airmen - WR West and DE West
WEST, EDMONTON, 1941 - I am looking for information on two RCAF airmen from WW2 who came from Edmonton. They are WR West and DE West (I do not know if they were brothers). They were in the first graduating class from No. 15 Service Flying Training School at Claresholm, Alberta, August 1941.
E. Neil Taylor - 2013-08-21 13:31:20
RONALD G MORGAN
Looking for details and relatives of Ronald G Morgan son of Kenneth and Nancy Morgan and grandson of Thomas and Katie Morgan of Edmonton
kmorgan - 2013-08-11 23:30:18
I am looking for information on family with the last name of AVERY in the Wainwright area around the 1930.s ---it was a family of 4, parents with a son and daughter---possibly the father worked on the railway.
NIELSEN - 2013-08-09 00:23:40
SEAMANS, EDSON, 1934 ,, Our family lost touch many years ago and I'm hoping to find out details of when he died, if he has any living decendants, etc.
Fay Burnett - 2013-07-29 11:02:05
Paul Legersky or Hedwega Legersky
Hello I am looking for any descendants of Paul or Hedwega Legersky. They were both my great grandparents. My grandmother Alma also had two sons one I know was named Edward and lived in kelowna bc. I know he changed his name to Thomas edwards. Desperate to know more info
Paul and Hedwega Legersky - 2013-07-19 07:17:02
I am looking for informaion on Fanshawe Wild LITTLEWOOD b. 1856 Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, d. 7 Jul 1933 Edmonton, Alberta. He and his wife Lydia Ellen Coke Littlewood (Smith) came to Canada about 1910/11. There Childeren were William, Cemma, Benjamin, Grace, Winifred and Gladys.
Where the family may have lived (Edmonton?)and how, where they are buried etc.
L.T. - 2013-07-03 17:10:58
Locate a person (or descendants)
Maurice William McLaughlin, b October, 1917 on
a farm. In WW ll, he was awarded a Distinguished
Flying Cross by the RCAF. He was in Squadron 419.
I have reason to believe that he is/was related to me.
Thanks very much...in advance
Jim McLaughlin - 2013-06-24 23:20:07
Hilda Porter Wright
I am searching for information about Hilda Porter Wright. Hilda came to Canada in the early 1900's as a Barnardo Child and married Mr. Albert Wright
Janice Elkiw - 2013-06-20 11:23:05
Date and location at death
Do you have records for the death of Lula Davis Michael? She may have died at Bonneyville, Cold Lake, or Meadow Lake, Alberta. Sh was born in the 1880s and lived to be a very old lady, perhaps died in the 1960s? She had a homestead near Therien, AB.
Butler, Lorna Michael - 2013-06-13 22:51:48
James Auchinachie Boyd
Does anyone have obituary for James Auchinachie Boyd died circa 1995
David McSevney - 2013-06-13 22:51:29
Oswald Henry Willett/Marie Mason/Potvin
I am looking for info on my great grandfather's second marriage around 1921Hilda/Medicine Hat area. Believe he homesteaded in the Hilda area after coming up from Michigan with 1st wife,Louise Amelia Paulson, she passed in 1918 and is buried in Medicine Hat. He remarried to Marie in about 1921.They eventually moved to the Wavy Lake area and in later years out to Vancouver, B.C.
Would also like more light shed on Marie where she was born and when.
Ginger Martens - 2013-06-13 22:51:08
Looking for Donna Hewlett . She lived in Base Borden Ontario. Shes a childhood friend. I have since married and wish to find her. I knew her in the 70s.
susan shaw - 2013-06-13 22:49:34
SHAW - OF CALGARY ALBERTA. FOR MURRAY OR TERRENCE SHAW. THEY LIVED IN CALGARY IN THE 1950s - 1960s etc.
susan shaw - 2013-06-13 22:49:11
Jacobsen, Johannes, of Westlock, Dapp, arrival 1928 died 1969
Family of Johannes Jacobsen from Vejle, Denmark and arrived in Canada 1928.
Lived in Westlock, Dapp area with wife Rose Ellen Thomas and children. Johannes was born 1905 in Denmark and died 1969. His wife was born 1919 and died 1994.
Not sure about any details about wife or dont know children
Chris Burditt - 2013-06-13 22:48:47
William Ernest Robert Grandmaison
My late husband William Ernest Robert (william Robert) was born in Cold Lake Alberta in 1936 or 1937. His parents were Lillian and Rene (pronounced Rainy) Grandmaison . I am looking for any information I can get. Robert ( Ernie) joined the PPCLI and was in Germany in 1955 or 1956.
They lost a young daughter in a house fire in the late 1930,s Can anyone help me . this history is slipping away and his grandson (aged 16) is very interested
Rebecca Clee - 2013-06-13 22:48:24
I am trying to find out something about a little girl who would have been my aunt. Her name was 'Betty' Bauer, and I believe she was born in 1922 in Humboldt SK. My mom, her sister Lillian was born in 1923. In about 1925 0r 26, the Bauers moved to Grimshaw AB. When Betty was 10 (I believe 1932) she died suddenly from diabetes. I am trying to track some record of this family's existence, esp dates around Betty's death. But I can find nothing at all. Can you help? So appreciate it.
Beverley Oliver - 2013-06-13 22:47:54
Margaret Crombie Craig
Margaret Crombie Craig was my husband's Grandmother. She was born approx. 1887 in Scotland and married Robert Craig in Winnipeg, Manitoba on Sept. 21, 1907. (The minister was Rev. Charles H. Stewart)
She pased away in 1962 in Edmonton and she and Robert are buried at the Westlawn Memorial Gardens in Edmonton.
I would be interested in learning more about her, as to the names of her parents and any siblings she may have had.
With sincere thanks
Crombie, Calgary, 1916 - 2013-05-23 10:40:33
Robert and Jane Noble FINDLAY
I am looking for information about the death and burial of Robert FINDLAY (1844- ) and his wife Jane Noble FINDLAY (1848- ). They were last recorded in 1916 as living at Edmonton with their son James and daughter-in-law Myra.
Robert FINDLAY was a brother of my great grandmother Agnes (Findlay) Smith
Peter M. Smith - 2013-05-23 10:40:02