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Eliza F. Ansell

I am looking for any marriage info on my husbands great grandmother. Born 1889 in Ontario, married Thomas William Jones, don't know the date or where married. Had her first child May 22,1913 names Inez Ansell Jones in Edmonton, Alberta. Eliza died 1918. Any info pleas contact me.

Lois Nangle - 2009-12-30 21:28:33

David Armstrong

David Armstrong,born in Ontario on May,22 1858 was thought to be in "Mulhurst, Alta" in 1932-1935. I haven't been able to find him or Mulhurst, only Mulhurst Bay. Any help would be cherished.

Jeff Armstrong - 2009-12-26 11:28:28


Still looking for information on Jay Johnson who ranched near Leslieville AB. I can't find him at the Cattlemen Association site, but I understand Jay was a nickname.
Jay had 5 kids with Elida Wagar:Alice, Teddy, Ralph, Eddy and Wayne. My husand's name on a Sunday School certificate is Donald Johnson but Allan and Don were not Jay's kids. Alice was the oldest of Jay's kids; Wayne the youngest. All used the Wagar surname when I met them.
Elida left when Wayne was two, about 1960.
Jay died sometime in the 1960's.
Any help finding information on Jay would be greatly appreciated.

Jaye Wagar - 2009-12-25 05:53:46


please make contact

Alanna MacLeod - 2009-12-24 19:37:19

Lost Sister

I am looking for a half sister born in Edmonton. I believe my father is her father. She may have been born in the 1950's to a mother who immigrated from Austria. My sister, brother and I would like to locate her. My father has since passed away. I do not have any information with regards to her mother's name.

Sandy Thor-Larsen - 2009-12-24 16:55:53

Janette Rybie?

could who ever sent me a reply ref to Janette Rybie please re address it baronwolfgang@mail.com
she lived in Warburg in the early 1970's
did a lot of travel in her job when she was selling
would like to speak to her so if you can help please email me back thank you in advance Wolfgang "Earl" Schoenherr

wolfgang schoenherr - 2009-12-21 11:00:49

brother's family

Martin Terrence O'Brien died May 1959 in Fort Saskatchewan, buried in Edmonton

obrien - 2009-12-18 22:22:29

WEST, Vilna/Smoky Lake, 1920s-1970s

Looking for an uncle who I knew by the name of CORKY WEST. He had two daughters - Myrtle and Debbie - whose names have likely changed.

Catherine Clement - 2009-12-15 12:50:00

Rybie Warburg

The email address you have is not valid. Please repost.

Georgina - 2009-12-13 18:52:06

looking for Janette Rybie? from Warburg Alberta

Hello lost touch with her in 1969 would like help in finding her now that we have computers this just might work
My name is Earl Schoenherr meet in Sudbury Ont. in 1970
Thank you for your help in this matter

wolfgang schoenherr - 2009-12-09 08:01:30

Finding Relatives

Abbott, Mundare, Alberta - sister of Bertram James Roberts who died 1962 in Oakville Ontario, immigrated from England, lived in Montreal. I am looking for the decendants of Mrs. Abbott, the sister of Bertram James Roberts, my father, deceased at 48 years old. This sister lived on a farm in Mundare.She would be deceased now, and had many children. My father had 2 daughters, Merry and Anne, my mother was Jean and we lived in Oakville, Ontario.
Thanks very much,

Elise Roberts in North Vancouver.

Elise Roberts - 2009-12-08 15:12:26

My Father in law

My father in Law, George William Prosser of Montreal was a pen pal to Elaine Beckett of Edmonton from 1936 to 1950. He met her in the late 50's I believe she was married to a Morrison then but that may not be her last name now. He is looking to see if she lives and is reachable.

Matth ew Morrison - 2009-12-05 22:34:27



mike - 2009-12-05 10:05:24


I am looking for the obituaries of Eugene Bradshaw d. 29 Aug 1993 Edmonton & his wife Vera Bradshaw d. 10 July 2007 Edmonton.
Many thanks.

Barb - 2009-12-04 20:38:13

Jay Johnson

I'm looking for any information on Jay Johnson. Jay was a nickname, I don' know his real name. He farmed or ranched near Leslieville Alberta. His partner was Elida Wagar and they had five children: Alice, Teddy, Eddy, Wayne and Ralph. Elida's two sons from a previous partnership were Donald and Allen. Jay died sometime in the 60's.
Any help giving him a background would be appreciated.

j - 2009-11-30 08:38:20

lost nephew

Looking for nephew. born 1-2-64 Little,Rock Ar Given name Larry Leon Turner Jr mothers name kathrine Waddell of Hughes, Ar father Larry Leon Turner of Eldorado Ar. mothers was in home for unwed mothers wanted to keep you with all her heart state took you away from us we've always known about you and love you very much. Aunt Sandi

sandra waddell ilsley - 2009-11-29 19:04:45

Antonius Vierveijzer

I am looking for any information about;
Vierveijzer, Antonius Lambertus Cornelis.(Dutchman)
He resided in Calgary in may 1910.
He has vanished and has left no trace behind.
What has come of Antonius?.
Perhaps someone has an answer.
Jan Krijff

jan krijff - 2009-11-29 16:07:22

Carroll / Sinclair families

Hi, I am looking for the above families. I have an address in the Edmonton area and I'm keen to research my family there. My 2x Gt Uncle John Carroll came from Scotland and helped with the building of the Great Western Railway and finally stayed in Edmonton.
Can anyone help please? Thank you. Carol

Carol Hansford - 2009-11-25 06:53:17

Alen France

Looking for France family out of Norberg, Alberta. Alen France was killed in 1943 at Patricia Bay, Vancouver Island in the Air Force. Would appreciate any information at all!

Faye Romanchuk - 2009-11-20 16:25:34

Richards Children

Albert Thomas Richards left the UK and settled in Trail Creek, receiving a grant of land in the area. He and his wife Maud are buried in Lakeview Cemetery. I am trying to trace their children Maud, Winifred and James.
Di Daniels

Richards,Stettler,1921 - 2009-11-20 09:11:17

General Store in Clyde

George HALL, ran a general store in Clyde, abt.1911 - 1914. Poss was in partnership with SHAE/SHAY, then moved large family to Dunster,B.C. any info appreciated.

Edith Armstrong McLeod - 2009-11-18 18:24:45

McPolin birth

I am looking for anyone who knows the whereabouts of Stephen James ???? Born May 22/1958 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He has a brother Dennis who is 9 years older than him. He was adopted by an older couple. Last name at birth was MCPOLIN.

Louella Lovell - 2009-11-11 18:34:46


Looking for Jimmy Delorme. Possibly still alive, likely born in 1920's. He came to visit us at Grimshaw in the spring of 1956. He & my mother Philomene were cousins. I am tracing my family tree and stuck on this Delorme [aka Lemay] line.

Caron - 2009-11-09 23:18:36

looking for Mary Haper headstone in Beechmount Cemetery

Harper, Mary, Edmonton, 1966
I am looking for the headstone of Mary Margaret Haper nee Stevenson who is buried in Beechmount Cemetery, Edmonton, Alberta. She died on 27 April 1966. She was the wife of Walter Alexander Harper.

Cecile Bys - 2009-11-07 13:46:06


Looking for any info on Cormier family living in Wetaskiwin in 1911 (see census).
I am related to the wife & just learned her married name. Pls contact me, thank you. JT

J.Tattersall - 2009-11-07 13:14:39

Gavins of Edson Alberta


We are searching for ancestors by the name of Charles Leo Gavin and Mary Ellen (Melville) and their descendants who had a pharmacy in Edson from perhaps the 1920s onwards. He died in 1959 and she perhaps sometime in the mid 1980s. They married 8 January 1921 in the Catholic Church in Swift Currant. He was born in Lansdowne Ontario, and probably went west sometime around 1913 or so. we think she had ancestors y the name of Goodfriend, although her pre-marriage name was Melville. We think that she was the pharmacist and he assisted. There also is some (perhaps erroneous)indication that he may have died in Camrose, although he is definitely interred in Edson as is she where she died.
Can anyone help with information about them and any descendants. They are buried in the principal cemetery in Edson.

I would be a grand nephew, my grandfather, Charles Leo's brother, being Benjamin Gavin of Lansdowne Ontario.

Joseph B Gavin,


Joseph B Gavin - 2009-11-02 17:49:05


Baby girl born August 26,1971 would like information on where about or obit

Jones,Shirley - 2009-11-02 13:01:59

BOOTE, Calgary burial

The references I have state that Henry Charles BOOTE came from Montreal to live with his son Arthur John BOOTE and family,in Ogden.
Henry Charles was born in 1844 in Brighton Sussex UK.
I'm looking for his death or burial date...
If anyone can help me I would appreciate any help
Thanks very much

Dave Dyke - 2009-10-26 18:56:16

Looking for family Boucher from Lac Le Bische, AB

I am looking for family members of a Daniel Leo Boucher born April 19 or 24, 1946 near or in Lac La Bische, Alberta. His mother name may have been Marie (Foth or Anderson) Boucher.

Boucher - 2009-10-21 13:48:23

49 Battalion Edmonton

49th Battallion CEF WWI
MIA 49th Battallion CEF WWI
I am part of a team attempting to identify two Canadian WWI Missing In Action soldiers. One has been identified: Private Herbert Peterson from Alberta. Still working on the other.
Presently looking for extended family of the following: Corporal Watson (James Frederick Trevail) Private Perry (John) Private Macdonald (Alexander Ross)Private Melnichuk (Steve) Private Lepore (Henry) Private Roxburgh (Wallace) Private McManus (Frank) and Private Slye (Samuel James)

Janet (Agombar) Roy - 2009-10-19 11:55:55


I am looking for Information on a Halvor Taralson. He was from Franchere Alberta. He died in a car accident about 1966 on the Old Fort Road near Edmonton. He is my Grandfather.

Thank you.

Priscilla Taralson - 2009-10-15 22:03:54

Family Tree

BENTZ, MAPLE CREEK, SASK.& BARRHEAD, ALBERTA 1932-TO PRESENT. Looking for anyone who might have information on a Bentz family (11 siblings)who lived in the Ravenscrag/Maple Creek area around 1932-1940, then moved to a farmstead in Barrhead, Alberta. Some of the siblings names were: Robert, Lewis, Calvin, Harvey, Raymond, Alice - not sure of the rest. I believe the parent's names were John & Matilda.

Mona Chester - 2009-10-13 21:11:51


I am researching my Great Grandfather Robert McCutcheon who was at Fort Walsh in the 1870's then became Sherrif of Medicine Hat. I am looking for information on him or his family.

Rick McCutcheon - 2009-10-09 20:41:32


I have found a reference with this family in the Drumheller Mail, dont know what year. Would like to hear from anyone with information on this family name

SCORINGI - 2009-10-05 11:49:23

Grace Meneely

I am searching for information on my husband's grandmother. She was born Grace Coreen Olver in Ontario in 1889. She moved with her family to Edmonton, and eventually married Andrew Hugh Meneely in Edmonton. I would love to see a copy of the marriage announcement if it is available. Thank you.

Colleen Evans - 2009-10-03 18:35:56


Interested in any information someone might have on "Paul A. Stewart" born approximately 1937/1938... moved around Canada...specifically in the Toronto area during the mid to late 1960's.

Karyanne - 2009-10-01 12:50:51

Fairclough/ Jameson

I am attempting to contact any relatives of William George Fairclough or Sydney Vernon Jameson. Thought to have moved to Calgary, Alberta in about 1915. Please can you help, any help appreciated.

Brian Jameson - 2009-10-01 03:25:22

Martin family

Martin,(C.)Stewart,Medicine Hat
A 1982 Winnipeg Free Press obit for James Cameron Martin shows his brother, Stewart Martin still alive and living in Medicine Hat. I am looking for any bit of information about Stewart Martin.Stewart and "Cam" started their life in Manitoba (poss.Gladstone).Stewart's father was James Tracy Martin,originally from Southern Ontario.

S.Paterson - 2009-09-28 12:37:05

Family deaths

Edson Alberta 1915-1939 We're trying to locate burial dates for:
Dorothy Ellen Mabel Mills, 1st daughter of
Thomas and Cynthia Mills of Edson Ab. She died in infancy,and also of 2 small sons Robert Mills and Henry Donald McPherson Mills. all infant deaths. The children are buried in the Pioneer Cemetery at Edson Alberta and that's as far as we know. All of them born during the years following 1915, not sure of birth dates either. We're doing a family history, that's why we'd like the information if possible. Henry would have been born in the early 1930's and Robert in the late 1920's as far as we know. Thanks for your help.

Candace Heath - 2009-09-27 14:10:35

adopted brother

My mother had a baby boy born around Nov.-Dec. of 1937-39 at the Misericordia hospital in Edmonton Alberta. My aunt says that my mom may have named him Tom. Any info grealy appreciated.

james herd - 2009-09-26 12:24:12

donald roy timbrill

I am trying to trace a MR DONALD ROY TIMBRILL who died in 2004 and as far as i know left a widow by the name of sewell which was her family name.He also had a brother called PETER REGINALD TIMBRILL. My mother KATHLEEN MARGERET TIMBRELL was daughter of REGINALD TIMBRILL and FLORENCE WRIGHTON. My mother was adopted in 1939. Would appreciate if anyone can shed some light on this as i am trying to trace my family tree.

catherine clayton - 2009-09-23 16:33:53

information on a death

MAUTHE, STRATHCONA, 1910 - 1913 -
I am searching for information on my G Grandmothers Death. I don't have much information. I have a photo of her in a casket taken by M. Burgess in Strathcona. She had a child in 1910 but my grandfather does not remember her so I figure she died before he was 5 which would be 1913. The Child born in 1910 died in infancy. His name was Monroe her name was Lenora (Nora) Ewing Mauthe nee Jones. I have a corner from a receipt from what looks like a Funeral Home. The PO Box in the corner is PO Box 1433. It reads in part "In account with A....."It shows they were charged for Casket & Shell, Hearse & Carriages, Gloves, Embalming, Opening Grave, Attendance etc, Robe and Death Notice. Her Husbands name was George P Mauthe.

Patricia Burton - 2009-09-19 19:23:37

George Albert Johnson

Trying to find more information about my Grandfather's JOHNSON family. Grandfather, Lawrence E. Johnson (b 1904 Red Deer - d 1981 Williams Lake BC) had two siblings:
Amy Marie Johnson (b Feb 1906 Alberta - d. Australia) and
George Albert Johnson, Jr (b Sep 1908 Cushing, Nebraska - d Sep 1993 Lethbridge).
Their mother's ancestry, that of
Fredrika "Freda" Johanna Bergner (b 29 Sep 1883 Stode Sweden - d 14 Oct 1951)
& buried in Lamerton Alberta) is known. Freda's father being
Erik Peter Bergner (b May 1864 Stode Sweden - last known in Lamerton, Alberta) and her mother
Ingeborg Mart(h)a Pahlsdotter (b Nov 1862 Stode Sweden - last known at Jarvis Bay, Alberta).
They immigrated from Sweden via the ports of Gotheburg Sweden, Liverpool England,
Queenstown Ireland, and New York City, USA. The arrived in NY on SS Alaska 14 Aug 1887 &
were heading for Atkinson, Holt Co., Nebraska. They appear on the 1900 South Dakota census
in Gregory, Gregory Co., South Dakota. They next appear in 1901 Alberta census in
Lamerton near Mirror in the Red Deer area of Alberta. Besides Freda they had four other daughters:
* Bert(h)a (b 29 Jun 1887 Sweden) who married George Neis (son of Henry Carl & Elizabeth Neis) and
had Thelma, Virgil, Henry, Rhoda, & Lavona;
* Edith (b 25 Sep 1891 USA) who married Charles Reay and had Norman
* Esther (Hester, Esta) & * Ruth who were both living with their widowed mother Ingeborg in
the Lamerton area on the 1916 Alberta Census
Am very interested in finding more about my Grandfather's father. I know that one of my
Grandfather's nieces in Lethbridge Alberta had researched this tree. Perhaps someone in
Beverly's family is continuing her work. Meanwhile hoping to find information about
George Albert Johnson Sr. who appears as age 23, on the 1906 Alberta census with
his wife Freda, son Lawrence, dau. Amy Marie, and son George Jr.
at Section 22, T41, R22, W4 in the Lamerton area. Wondering if the neighbour
George Johnson appearing on the 1901 Alberta census birthdate 27 July 1883 and listed as the son of
William Johnson, born 23 May 1847 in Ontario (ie: family information states that their father was born in "York - not Yorkshire") of English heritage and of
Jane A. (Johnson) born 1 Mar 1954 in USA of German heritage. Their children are listed as
George b 27 July 1883 USA
Dolly b 6 Mar 1885 USA
Nelly b 11 May 1886 USA
Bessie b 15 May 1887 USA
Florence b 25 Dec 1888
They lived near George T., Mary J., and Mable L. White and Bill and Ida Greene as well as the Bergners
in the Lamerton area of Alberta.

Susan Johnson - 2009-09-18 16:55:09

Esther Darleen Bauer

Looking for any info for Esther Darleen Bauer, Born June 28, 1936 in Burstall Sask.

Stirling - 2009-09-18 15:47:55

George/Delia Connor

Looking for George and Delia Connor. George was born in Michigan, 1870, and worked in Canadian wheat fields in early 1900s. His wife Delia was born in Michigan in 1880. Place of death is unknown.

Margaret Hinkle - 2009-09-18 14:43:06

death -

Unable to find date of death of my Uncle
William Petersen, Three Hills AB
Occured about 1935 - 36
Buried at Three Hills Town cemetery
Do you have a copy of his obit?

Bruce Davis - 2009-09-18 12:00:43

looking for bio-father

I am male, DOB 1981 June 5. My mother (Bev Cardinal) was here in Edmonton and met my bio father. She told me his name was Barry Shapelli (spelling unsure) She said he was Ukrainian, but I look Italian if anything. Any ways, if anyone knows this guy, let me know.

Christopher Turcotte (cardinal) - 2009-09-15 00:41:50

searching for bith parents

I was born in St. Albert, Alberta, on February 13, 1975. I think that my birth mothers last name is Butler but I am not 100%. I am very interested in meeting either my birth mom or dad. I would like to tell them thanks and that I know that they did it for my better good. I have 4 kids of my own now and I have another one on the way. Everyone is healthy and full of life. Thanks again, I really hope that you are well. Please contact me. No strings attached.

Casey Lloyd - 2009-09-12 17:35:12


Searching Charles and May Yeomans
They came to the Picardville area after
WW1. He worked in a coal mine, and farmed at the Sam Yeoman Sr. place. I need to know the date they arrived here. Charles came from a Red Cross hospital in England

Barbara Ost - 2009-09-11 22:34:14

family info

please help me find info on my birthfather,s family, his name is Jim Gordon he passed away in 1996 or 1997 his family is from Saddle Lake originally, He would have been a truck driver at the time of his passing.

Darryll Ross - 2009-09-11 14:03:12