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Student minister in Nampa in 1934?

Am looking for the name of the student minister, probably United Church, who served the Nampa area in 1934. He was from Sarnia Ontario.

Maureen Beecroft - 2009-03-29 18:39:11


All b. Bradford W Yorks England.
On 1911 Canadian Census living in Calgary. Stone cutters/Masons
1913 in Strathcona (Edmonton) where John, son of John and Mary was born.
1915 John and William Padgett signed up for WW1 in CEF. John was a widower.

1915 They were living in Strathcona 99St 71 Ave with Tom and Bertha (PADGETT)DEACON.

John Padgett died of war wounds in Bradford; Wm returned to Bradford after the War.
Tom and Bertha DEACON returned to Edmonton 1920. They lived in Ritchie area until their deaths in 1950's, and are buried in Mt Pleasant Cemetery.
Looking for info on Mary Padgett's death and burial; other DEACON and PADGETT families who may have emigrated to Canada.

Diana Sereda - 2009-03-28 13:54:45

Seib family

Looking for anyone who has information on the Seib family who came from the US to Alberta around 1916 - the parents names were Ignatz and Adelheid (nee Engel).

J. Seib - 2009-03-26 20:46:36

Family Tree

Smart brothers
Looking for info on Thomas, James Ernest, and Robert Gorden Smart.
James was a vet in WW1 and in 1915 they lived at 1306 Athabasca St, Edmonton. James was born 1886, and Robert was born 1887.They were all born in Quebec and moved west on or about 1903.Their parents returned east about 1945 but all of their family remained in the west. I have their family tree back to Scotland in the 1700's but have lost all trace of this branch. Any info would be appreciated

Donald - 2009-03-25 13:43:42

Bremner, Boag families

My husband is researching our family tree and we have an uncle who lived in Clover Bar: James Charles Chatterton Bremner (known as Charlie) he married Edith Lillian Fielders and also built the 'Bremner House'

We only discovered recently that Charlie died through suicide. The book David is writing is almost complete, but we need to liaise with any members of the 'Archie Boag' family (if there are any relatives still in Edmonton)Archie was Charlie's close friend (they were both from the same area in Scotland) to see if they can help discover the reason for such an action to take place. Contrary to rumour Charlie was very sound financially (we have obtained his will etc.) but his sudden death remains a mystery. The coroner's report is missing. His death cert says death by gunshot. It would be a relief to close this final chapter of his life in the book.

We will coming over from the UK next year for the opening of the 'Bremner House' and hope to research further at that time of course.

Any stories would be of interest

thanks for taking the time to read this

kind Regards

Sue Bremner

Sue Bremner - 2009-03-24 16:40:27

Carruthers Family

Looking for James, William, Robert Carruthers back in the 1800's

Carruthers - 2009-03-24 16:32:01

John William Campbell

Hell-o,I am looking for information on my grand uncle,William Campbell who was very involved with the Grande Prairie Fire department

Hugh Mac Donald - 2009-03-24 11:30:01

birth of baby girl 04/12/68

I am looking for any information on the birth of a baby girl born April 12, 1968. The natural father was Neil Milton Armstrong. He passed away in 1969 in the Elora area. The baby girl was born at the Miseracordia Hospital in Edmonton. Any information would be greatly apreaciated.

Jolie Armstrong - 2009-03-24 08:20:46

Fandrick, Leduc, 1893

Any information about the Theodore & Justine Fandrick family... The came to Alberta in 1893 with two children: Natalia, 1889 and Karl 1892 from somewhere in Russia (German descent). I would like to know if anyone might have info about where in Russia they might have started from. Homestead records have them next to a family named Litke who also came in 1893, possibly from the same area?

Shirley Runte - 2009-03-23 11:49:40


Is there someone who can give me direction or information about finding baptisms in the Ukraine. I am looking for the places, Bukeveyna, Chernevtsi, Ulasiw and/or Cieszanow. I believe that these places maybe too big or an area so a more specific place would be necessary but don't have that info at the moment.
Thank you for any information that can be provided about how to go about this.

David Vinge - 2009-03-22 17:13:09

Bob Anderson

Looking for Anderson, Bob in the Swan Hills area in the early 1980's or 1970's.

anderson, bob - 2009-03-19 01:04:44


I am looking for any relatives of William and Celanise Delagrandeur, their children were born in the 1880's approx, they lived in Toronto, also looking for Celanise's family the Laplantes from Quebec

Donna - 2009-03-04 22:27:58

Flying Officer Owen Wells Porter and wife, Joan/Rimbey, Alberta

Does anyone in Alberta recognize the name of Flying Officer Owen Wells Porter( 23 year-old son of Charles W. and Constance Porter, of Rimbey, or his wife, Joan M. Porter, who lived in Rimbey, Alberta, or at least had a mailing address there in the mid 1940? F/O Porter, a pilot during the Battle of Britain, was killed on July 31, 1944. He is buried in France, in the MORGNY-LA-POMMERAYE CHURCHYARD. His navigator, 21 year-old F/O JOHN ALFRED GARRETT,was the son of Alfred Henry James Garrett and Martha Susannah Garrett, ofDagenham, Essex. England. Garrett is buried with Porter in a joint grave. I'm in touch with the Garrett family.Todate though, I've not been able to trace any family of F/O Porter nor have I been able to locate a photograph of him.I'm anxious to make contact with anyone who recalls the Porter name or knows what became of Joan? Thank you. I'm
certainly willing to cover any costs related to this search. (Floyd Williston227 Stuart Ave.Winnipeg, MB

floyd williston - 2009-03-03 17:36:37

Gladys Margaret WHITE - Lac La Biche

Just discovered my great grand uncle Mark WHITE remarried after his wife Suzannah died. He married a Maud, and moved from Lethbridge to Lac La Biche, and he had a daughter Gladys Margaret born 1913.

Anyone have any information on this family. Thank you.
Nova Scotia

Trish Lewis - 2009-03-01 10:18:30

Raed Tatary

Raed please contact me concerning M.K. Tatary of Edmonton, AB

deib - 2009-02-28 17:03:59

Tomahawk, AB census

What month was the 1916 census done in Tomahawk, AB. Located grandfather but not his wife and children. Think they might still have been in Edmonton but can't locate them.

Deib - 2009-02-28 17:00:09


Looking for family/info in regards to Robert M Sheehan dob dec 28, 1917. Mannville area. Large family of 5 girls, 2 boys. Parents names believed to be Nicholas and Rose(ne Turlock).

Any information would be greatly appreciated.

marilyn - 2009-02-28 15:43:29

WORBETS, Royal William

Hi, I am working to trace my wife's fathers family. We don't know much about them other than Royal came from Vegreville (we believe in his 30's). He was born in January 1909, or so we think. His father left/abandoned his family and went to Vancouver. At least one family member may have renamed himself "Bird" since Worbets translates to bird.

Thank you, Sam Brown

Sam Brown - 2009-02-28 11:57:03


My dad William John Johnson told me that I had a uncle, George Johnson that lived in Calgary and an auntie that lived in Carstairs. I don't remember her name. I know she was married and living there. My dad William was raised in Fort Simpson, NWT back in 1910 or so. Any information would be greatly appreciated. I tried getting a birth certificate but back then no one kept records.

Ruby Foley nee Johnson - 2009-02-27 21:17:20

Joseph and Lowell Holmes

Holmes, Edmonton Alberta, 1880-1951. I am looking for any information on Joseph Holmes and his son Lowell Holmes born 1913 in Alberta. They resided there in 1916. Joseph and his wife Mary Campbell are buried in 7th Ave Edmonton Cemetery. I was wondering if Lowell is as well. If there is an Obiturary for him. There was no for Joseph.

Tina - 2009-02-26 16:03:33

Family History

Sidney Vernon Jameson, Calgary, 1906 onwards.
I am trying to trace any family members of mine in Canada, as I believe my father was went to Canada in the early 1900s for Plumstead in England. Any help would be appreciated.

Jameson - 2009-02-26 04:27:35

Jessie Ross

Looking for any information on Jessie Ross and her family who lived at RR3 Lacombe Alberta in the late 40s/early fifties and who may previously have farmed at Coronation.
Also Ann Aird (ne Ross?) who lived in Edmonton around the same time.
Jessie and possibly her husband would have emigrated from Scotland in the early part of the 20th century from Scotland. Possibly from Dornoch, where the family originally came from.

I rcently unearthed an album of photos sent to my mother, Jessie's niece. The photos are poorly captioned but include a Joe (Ross?), Gordon, Jack, Annie and Billy. Jessie had one possibly two sons who served in Europe in WW2 and visited the family home in Glasgow. After WW2 my mother planned to emigrate to Canada at the invitation of Jessie but changed her mind at the last minute. In the mid 50s the teenaged daughters of two of Jessie's sons visited Glasgow.

David - 2009-02-23 14:09:46

Kenneth William Harris 1930,Provost Alberta

Looking for Kenneth William Harris born in 1930. Lived in Provost, Alberta in 1950's. Please contact with any information?

J. Allen W. King - 2009-02-21 13:22:52

Toole, John and Bernard

John and Bernard Toole
Toole, John and Bernard. There was a post from 2004 looking for John and Bernard Toole. John is my dad and Bernard was my uncle. Please contact me if you knew either. E-mail that was attached to 2004 post no longer working. Thanks

Mary Toole - 2009-02-20 21:17:39

Smithson James and Margaret

SMITHSON,Edgerton ALBERTA,1907- I am looking for Information on James and Margaret Smithson who came to Alberta from Ontario in 1907. They settled in Edgerton AB and had 9 children. Their children were Burt, Edith, Gladys, Maizie, Beatrice, Basil, Mildred, Connie and Keith. Margaret passed away in 1914 and James in 1921. All the girls went to live with an Aunt Carrie Coldwell, sister of Margarets. If you know or have any information on descendants, please let me know.

Debbie Headon (Arneson) - 2009-02-18 09:03:37

John "Jack" Martin

I am looking for a relative named Jack Martin who was a storekeeper in Edmonton in 1943 (store possibly located at 101st Ave. and 104th St.) He was German or Russian, and may have been born in Pennsylvania in the late 1890s. I have a hunch that he is the son of Thomas and Annie Martin who immigrated to Alberta from the USA in 1910. They were Russian. Their sons Thomas and John (Jack?) served in WWI. Any leads or connections greatly appreciated. Thanks. Barbara

Barbara Hager - 2009-02-18 01:02:53


Carman McCurdy, Dawson Creek, died c.1986, age c.60. Originally resident of North Gower, Ont. Wish to communicate with anyone who knows of this man. A family history has been published and his descendants may wish to receive a copy.

Lee Bartley - 2009-02-17 11:47:16

Death Records

I am looking for Letitia May Fancott Turnbull. She was born in England on May 26, 1883. She emigrated to Canada around 1911/1912 and married a man by the name of Turnbull. Her last known address was Dapp, Alberta. I believe that she went by the name "May". This is all the information that I have.
Thank you.

Linda Glass - 2009-02-16 10:04:58

Norwood Family

Looking for any records concerning
Clarence Norwood who moved to the Edmonton area in the 1930's from the Brantford area of Ontario.
He was born about 1912

Bob Halberstadt - 2009-02-13 15:12:01

john stewart

looking for any information on John Stewart born 8/18/1886 in Edgerton Alberta resided in Ashern Manitoba until death family wanting to know as much as possible.Family history is a real mystery

spencer - 2009-02-06 14:37:50


I'm looking for information about my Great Grandfather and Great Grandmother. My Greatgrand father came from Wales and I believe he meet his bride Miss Nellie(Ellen)Pearson in Lethbridge, Alberta. They married and then moved north to Halkirk, Alberta where he mined for Coal.

Michael Emmett - 2009-02-06 10:29:27

Searching for younger brother

I have been searching for my younger brother David Floyd Smelski DOB August 28, 1955. David was adopted by a couple, who had a boy and a girl. They lived in Edmonton. He was adopted at the age of 8 or 9 years old. Our mother's name was Marie Madeline Maud, Catagas. DOB April 7, 1932. She resided in Edmonton and lived with David's dad Maurice Smelski from Dauphin, Manitoba.
David, I have been searching for you and want to meet you.
Please contact me at (204)726-8005 or my cell # (204) 730-0682

doris gabriel - 2009-02-03 23:06:10

Mary Kinon/Elsie Elizabeth Matheson

Mary Kinon DOB unknown, DOD speculated to be May, 1935. Almost absolutely from Manitoba, Kinonjeoshtegon First Nation (as called now) It is said she may have died in Childbirth...so Dr. may have been in attendance... child is Elsie Elizabeth Matheson (but this surname is not known to be firm) DOB May 16 - 21, 1935 @ Edmonton AB and sent to either Youville Residential School or Edmonton Industrial School.
I am the daughter of Elsie Elizabeth.

Laura Hynds - 2009-02-01 14:05:03


COOPER, UNDERWOOD, EDMONTON, CANADA, ENGLAND, 1900 or thereabouts I am looking for information on my great-grandparents, Frederick Cooper and Lucy Underwood. They were supposed to have lived in England until around 1930 or so, when they came to Canada with their 8 children: Myfanwy Lucy Cooper, Laurel Correl Cooper, Alberta Cooper, Gwen Cooper (married name Kopp), B. Keith Cooper (wife: Dianne), Joseph Cooper, Ralph Cooper and Gordon Cooper.
Anyone with info, please e-mail me.

Lori Pringle - 2009-01-29 22:21:30


BARTON, CALGARY, 1944/6. My cousin married a Canadian service man and emigrated to Calgary about the above dates. She and her husband lived at 5 Stanley Crescent. If anyone has any information I'd be glad to know.

Thelma Moreton - 2009-01-29 05:55:32

Grandmothers birth family

IVY CONSTANCE CORINE (BELL) BATT - Adoption Sept, 8th 1924. Born Aug 31st, 1924.

IVY CONSTANCE CORINE (BELL) BATT - 2009-01-27 15:18:36



CHRIS BATISTE - 2009-01-27 08:45:32


Looking for information on an Anderson Family from the DIamond City, Alberta area (Lethbridge) 1930 - 1950. My great grand father had a farm in this area. He his children included (Eunice, Carl, Archie + 2 others). His first wife past away about 1947 after falling while visiting her son in a Calgary Hospital. I believe her maiden and was Greene, and she was from the New York area. The son, and the mother passed away within a month of each other. My Grandmother (Eunice) was born in South Dakota moving to Saskatchean at a young age, she married Wilfred Hodgins and lived in Lethbridge and Calgary. She passed away in 1980 I have pages of information on the Hodgins, but nothing on the Anderson.

Stacey - 2009-01-25 20:33:23


Shaw, Sophia 16 Jan 1825 - 25 May 1915 Same stone as William Shaw in plot # W 01 05 in a cemetery at Elk Point. Any info would be appreciated on this person, thank you, Bev

Shaw,Nanton,1925 - 2009-01-25 15:53:41


Shaw, William b 30 Jun 1830 died 21 June 1911, buried in plot # W 01 04 in a cemetery at Elk Point on the SW quarter of section 11 township 16 range 28 West of 4. Would like any info on this person Thank you, Bev

Shaw,Nanton,1911 - 2009-01-25 15:46:53

Gary & Joan Cooper, Edmonton, Alberta

Researching family of Gary Cooper and wife Joan of Ontario, Canada, to Edmonton in 1960's, and their families.

Catt - 2009-01-22 21:27:35

Martin, Ludwig

I have begun to research my husband's family tree and seem to be having difficulty with contacting members of the Martin family. Ludwig and Karoline Martin emigrated to the Strathcona region from Russia with the Moravian missionaries.
I have information I would be willing to share.

Hazel Martin - 2009-01-22 20:12:56

Elizabeth Clarke

Does any one have an ancester with the surname of Clarke. Elizabeth Clarke born about 1880 in the Medicine Hat or Cypress Hills. Little is known about her.

Lillian Gault - 2009-01-22 19:36:58

Clark, Edmonton, 1913-?

Trying to find any information on a family emmigrated to Edmonton from Scotland 1913. Marjory Williamson Clark b.1886, husband Thomas Clark b.1887, Catherine b.1907,James b.1909,Thomas b.1912/13 all born Scotland any info or advice greatly appreciated.

Doug - 2009-01-19 22:49:48

Burdulis, Petras

BURDULIS, EDMONTON, 194?-1952 - I'm looking for any info (or anybody who may have known him) on my grandfather Petras Burdulis. He arrived in Edmonton sometime after the WWII as a displaced person (DP) from a war refugee camp in Germany. He died in Edmonton in 1952.

Regards and thank you,
Sarunas Burdulis, Etna, New Hampshire, USA

Sarunas Burdulis - 2009-01-18 14:21:23


Please I am looking to find family records of the Gueritan Family of Fort Chip . I believe French/ Native
Ann or Anne Gueritan is my friend's Mother Kari Neilson was adopted and for the Last 44 years she has yearned for her Mother only to find out [2007]that she has died and is buried with Kari's grandmother some where in Fort Chip .
Can anyone help us in our quest to find her gravesite please.

Regards, Gloria Dean of Oshawa Ontario 45 minutes out of Toronto

Gloria Dean - 2009-01-17 17:33:22


HARTWELL,HAMILTON,1945 would like to contact any relative of Christine or Percy Hartwell.Last known address 119 Rothsay Ave Hamilton

donald macleod - 2009-01-15 05:51:50

Litke, Goltz

I am looking for background on my grandfather Henry Litke and my grandmother Wilhelmina Goltz whop immigrated into Canada in 1893 or 1894. They were living in the Edmonton area in 1894.

Lloyd Litke - 2009-01-14 16:00:20

mary hrycyk valin

I am trying to find info on my grandmother who came to Canada in about 1910. She married my grandfather George Valin in Port Arthur ON or at St. Joachim church in Edmonton (conflicting info) in June of 1912. Her father Roman Hrycyk and mother Anna Hokaniez did not come to Canada. As far as I know they lived in what was Austria, now Poland. Any help would be much appreciated.
Marlene Valin Savoie

Valin - 2009-01-14 11:13:09


I am looking for information on ANNIE CAIRNS STEVENSON born 1909 SCOTLAND, arrived 1929 in CANADA, destination EDMONTON. I would really appreciate any help as this is a brick wall for me.


Anne - 2009-01-13 15:12:49