Thomas Grasby1

M, #11530, b. between 1851 and 1884, d. 1913
Last Edited24 Apr 2017
     He was born between 1851 and 1884 in Franklin, Manitoba, Canada.1 Thomas married Jennie Souster on 8 April 1896 in Elton, Manitoba, Canada, Manitoba Marriage Registration 1896-001026.2
     He died in 1913.1,3
     He also went by the name of Tom Grasby.4

Family

Janet Souster b. c 1877, d. 6 May 1951
Children

Citations

  1. [S376] World Family Tree Download of Volume 2, tree 2643 (Publisher: World Family Tree Download of Volume 2, tree 2643), Brøderbund Software - World Family Tree CDs (caution - an unreliable data source), www.genealogy.com; "This database is of questionable value. If not other sources are given for an event or relationship, consider it unreliable and subject to further research for verification"; cited as "Volume 2, tree 2643.
  2. [S868] Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency, Manitoba Vital Statistics (Winnipeg, MB: Vital Statistics Agency), Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency - Genealogy Search page, Thomas Grasby and Jennie Souster. Hereinafter cited as Manitoba Vital Statistics.
  3. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 141 - Thomas and Janet Grasby. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.
  4. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, Asquith Record, Page 299 - Ed Souster.
  5. [S868] Manitoba Vital Statistics (published), Last Name: GRASBY
    Given Names: HARRIETT ELIZABETH.

Janet Souster1,2,3

F, #11531, b. circa 1877, d. 6 May 1951
Father*John Souster1,2 b. 15 Feb 1849, d. 1 Jul 1918
Mother*Harriet Burley1,2 b. 28 Aug 1855, d. 8 Jul 1930
Last Edited15 Jul 2019
     She was born circa 1877 in Ontario, Canada.3 Jennie married Thomas Grasby on 8 April 1896 in Elton, Manitoba, Canada, Manitoba Marriage Registration 1896-001026.4
     She died on 6 May 1951 at here home in Asquith, RM of Vanscoy No. 345, Saskatchewan, Canada.5,2,6
     The following selected information is extracted from her obituary. Survivor(s): Mrs Allen, Albert Grasby, Wallace Grasby, Edward Grasby, John Thomas Roy Grasby, Ernie Souster, Thomas Souster, Edward Souster and William Souster.6 Janet Grasby was buried on 10 May 1951 in Asquith Cemetery, RM of Vanscoy No. 345, Saskatchewan, Canada.2,6
     She also went by the name of Jane.7
     The following obituary appeared in the newspaper the Saskatoon StarPhoenix published in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 8 May 1951 :
Grasby
The passing of Mrs. Janet Grasby in her 75th year, late of Asquith, Sask., occurred at the family residence on May 6, 1951. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 10 at 1:30 o'clock Standard Time from Asquith United Church. Park Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Surviving are one daughter, Mis. Ida Allan. Asquith; four sons, Albert. Wallace and Edward of Asquith. and Roy of Saskatoon; a sister. Mr. S. Ranson of Brandon, tour brothers. Thomas Souster of Saskatoon. Ernie Souster of Leoville, Sask , Edward Souster ot Asquith: Walter Souster of Lone Rock, Sask; 20 great grandchildren and 15 grandchildren. The late Mrs. Grasby had resided in Asquith district for the past 43 years. The interment will lake place in the Asquith Cemetery.
Do not publish this since it is probably covered by copyright.6 Shewas referenced in the biographical information that appeared about John Souster and Harriet Souster in 1982 in the book The Asquith Record, Asquith, Saskatchewan, Canada,[: :CR:]
John and Harriet Souster
John Souster was born Feb. 15, 1849 in Lanark County, Ont. His wife, Harriet Burly was born Aug. 28, 1855 in Frontenac County, Ont. They were married Jan. 9. 1872 in Bedford Township, Ont. They had eight children - Eliza, William, Janet, Thomas, Ernie, Edward, Wallace. Lilly. The family came west in 1906 to get homestead land and to "grow with the west". John and Harriet lived with Ernie Souster on his homestead, NW 18-36.8M3. Eliza. the eldest, stayed in Manitoba.

They travelled by train and had their stock shipped as well. From Saskatoon they drove the stock to Asquith.

John Souster died July 1, 1918. Harriet died July 8. 1930. They are both buried in the Asquith Cemetery.1

     31 July 2011 Research notes:
This could be Jennit Souster (age 11) in 1881 census, but age of father John and mother's name does not coincide with this record.8

Census Data

     Janet Grasby appeared on the 1921 Canadian Census of RM of Park No. 375, Saskatchewan, enumerated 1 June 1921. Janet was enumerated as a widowed farmer. Her children Roy, Albert, Wallace and Edward were listed as living with her. As well as her grandchildren Lawrence Jones whose mother died in 1918.3

Family

Thomas Grasby b. bt 1851 - 1884, d. 1913
MarriageJennie married Thomas Grasby on 8 April 1896 in Elton, Manitoba, Canada, Manitoba Marriage Registration 1896-001026.4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 299; John and Harriet Souster. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.
  2. [S376] World Family Tree Download of Volume 2, tree 2643 (Publisher: World Family Tree Download of Volume 2, tree 2643), Brøderbund Software - World Family Tree CDs (caution - an unreliable data source), www.genealogy.com; "This database is of questionable value. If not other sources are given for an event or relationship, consider it unreliable and subject to further research for verification"; cited as "Volume 2, tree 2643.
  3. [S7547] Janet Grasby household, June 1, 1921 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Park (municipality), Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Page 3; Family: 33, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
  4. [S868] Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency, Manitoba Vital Statistics (Winnipeg, MB: Vital Statistics Agency), Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency - Genealogy Search page, Thomas Grasby and Jennie Souster. Hereinafter cited as Manitoba Vital Statistics.
  5. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, Asquith Record, Page 141 - Thomas and Janet Grasby.
  6. [S7546] Deaths - Grasby, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, May 8,1951, Page 18, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Janet Grasby née Souster. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  7. [S868] Manitoba Vital Statistics (published), Last Name: GRASBY
    Given Names: JOHN THOMAS ROY.
  8. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).
  9. [S192] Rick Moffat, Assumption, Listed first among children in Asquith District history, assume tihs indicates she was the oldest.
  10. [S868] Manitoba Vital Statistics (published), Last Name: GRASBY
    Given Names: HARRIETT ELIZABETH.
  11. [S868] Manitoba Vital Statistics (published), Last Name: GRASBY
    Given Names: IDA MAY FRANCES.
  12. [S868] Manitoba Vital Statistics (published), Last Name: GRASBY
    Given Names: RACHEL LILLIAN.
  13. [S868] Manitoba Vital Statistics (published), Last Name: GRASBY
    Given Names: JAMES ALBRET (sic).

Ida May Frances Grasby1,2,3

F, #11532, b. 20 February 1899, d. 24 November 1978
Father*Thomas Grasby1 b. bt 1851 - 1884, d. 1913
Mother*Janet Souster1,3 b. c 1877, d. 6 May 1951
Last Edited12 May 2019
     She was born on 20 February 1899 in RM of Odanah, Manitoba, Canada.1,3 Ida married Archibald Allan circa 1915.4,1,5
     She died on 24 November 1978 in a local hospital in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, at age 79.6,1
     The following selected information is extracted from her obituary. Survivor(s): Evelyn Wall and Albert Grasby. Predeceased: Archie Allan.6 Ida May Frances Grasby was buried on 28 November 1978 in Asquith Cemetery, RM of Vanscoy No. 345, Saskatchewan, Canada.1,6
     She lived at Asquith, RM of Vanscoy No. 345, Saskatchewan, Canada.1 She was Ethnicity/Relig; Baptist.1
     In the obituary of Janet Souster who died 6 May 1951, Janet's daughter, Mrs Allen was listed as a survivor.7
     In the obituary of Archie Allan who died 21 May 1968, his wife, Ida Allan was listed as a survivor.5
     In the obituary of Wallace Franklin Grasby who died 4 February 1969, his sister, Ida Allan of Asquith, was listed as a survivor.8
     See the footnotes below for a link to her on-line obituary that appeared in the newspaper the Saskatoon StarPhoenix published in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 27 November 1978 .6

     The following obituary appeared in the newspaper the Saskatoon StarPhoenix published in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 27 November 1978 :
ALLAN
The death of Mrs. Ida May Frances Allan age 79 years of the Holiday Home, Langham, Sask. formerly of Asquith, Sask. occurred in a saskatoon hospital on Friday, November 24th, 1978. The Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 28th at 2 :30 p.m. from the Asquith Baptist Church conducted by Rev. W. Lay. Surviving are: two daughters, Mrs. Charlie (Leona) Winacott, Martensville, Sask. and Mrs. Harry (Evelyn) Wall, Saskatoon; three sons, Andrew, Saskatoon, John, Broadview, Sask. and Frank of Asquith; twenty nine grandchildren and thirty six great grandchildren; one brother, Albert Grasby of Asquith. She was predeceased by her husband, Archie in 1961 and by two infant sons. The late Mrs. Allan was born at Odanah, Manitoba and came to Asquith, Sask. in 1909. She lived in the Asquith district until 1953 when she moved to the town of Ascidia where she lived until 1976. Mrs. Allan had lived at Langham for the past two years. Interment will take place in the Asquith Cemetery. Arrangements are in care of Westwood Funeral Chapel.
Do not publish this since it is probably covered by copyright.6
     The following biographical information appeared in the book The Asquith Record published in Asquith, Saskatchewan, 1982:
Archie Allan
by Andrew Allan
Archie McFee Allan was born in South Dakota, U.S.A in 1890. He immigrated with his parents. Andrew and Janet Allan, to the Cordova. Man. area, at age nine. His youth and young manhood were spent in this district. In March. 1913 he and his good friend Hugh McKee loaded their possessions in a boxcar and came west to Asquith to their respective farms in the Grasby School District. approximately six miles northeast of town.

Dad met and married Ida Grasby, who had, with her parents, come to the Grasby district a few years before the Grasby school was built. She had started school at Eagleholme.

Their first child. Leona (Winnacott) was born in 1915, followed by Andrew (myself) in 1917. Evelyn (Wall) in 1919. Two sons died in infancy, later came John in 1931 and Frank in 1934. Archie and Ida continued to farm, through good times, the thirties and the war years, until 1950. Dad had four horses, two work horses, one brood mare and his pony driver, Maud. Many people will remember her, I know we older children do, as it was on her that we learned to drive and ride. They sold their livestock and unnecessary machinery and effects, then retired to Saskatoon for a short while, later returning to Asquith. They still farmed the land with the help of their two youngest sons until John left to make his own way. Frank stayed on, then purchased the land which he still farms.

Dad passed away in 1968 at the age of 78 years, and Mom passed away in 1978 at the age of 79 years. At the time of Mother's passing, there were five children. 28 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren.

Leona married Charles Winnacott formerly of the Eagle Creek district, they had ten children, five girls, Dorothy, Marjorie. Audrey, Shirley and Norma; five boys, George. Harold. Donald, Jerald and Keith. Their present address is White Fox, Sask.

I, Andrew worked with my dad on the farm until 1941 when I enlisted in the Air Force and spent the next three years as an aero engine mechanic. Returning home, I met and married Alma Grummett of the Grandora district in 1945. We remained on the farm until 1947 when I obtained work with the city for 31 1/2 years then took retirement and returned to Asquith In 1980. We have three children. Barbara resides in Saskatoon with her husband. Dave Werschner and their two children. Robert resides in Melfort with his wife, Sharon (Haley) and their three sons. Judith lives in Maple Ridge, B.C. with her husband. Vince Kowalchuk and their two daughters.

Evelyn married Harry Wall. They have five children, Darlene. Allan. Frances, Betty and Donna. Their present address is Saskatoon.

John married Verna Gordon (daughter of Lorne Gordon and Pearl Sloan). They have six children. Gordon, Cheryl, Carol, Darlene. Melody and Sandra. John works for the Saskatchewan Liquor Board and resides in Fort Qu'Appelle.

Frank married Ella Morrison (her parens reside here in Asquith) in 1955. They have five children. Audrey and Joyce (married and living in Saskatoon), James, June and Ronald live at home. Frank is employed by Western Automotive in Saskatoon but sell operates the old farmstead.

It is a bit nostalgic to be able to go out to the farm and remember the good times, the hard times and the sad times, but I have gone the complete circle and the good memories tar outweigh the bad.4

     In the obituary of Albert Grasby who died 23 August 1983, his sister, Ida Allan was listed as predeceased.9

Family

Archibald Allan b. 25 May 1890, d. 21 May 1968
Marriage*Ida married Archibald Allan circa 1915.4,1,5 
Child

Citations

  1. [S376] World Family Tree Download of Volume 2, tree 2643 (Publisher: World Family Tree Download of Volume 2, tree 2643), Brøderbund Software - World Family Tree CDs (caution - an unreliable data source), www.genealogy.com; "This database is of questionable value. If not other sources are given for an event or relationship, consider it unreliable and subject to further research for verification"; cited as "Volume 2, tree 2643.
  2. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 141 - Thomas and Janet Grasby. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.
  3. [S868] Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency, Manitoba Vital Statistics (Winnipeg, MB: Vital Statistics Agency), Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency - Genealogy Search page, Last Name: GRASBY
    Given Names: IDA MAY FRANCES. Hereinafter cited as Manitoba Vital Statistics.
  4. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, Asquith Record, Page 57; Archie Allan by Andrew Allan.
  5. [S9321] Deaths: Allan, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Saskatoon, SK, May 22, 1968, Page 37, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Archie McFee Allan. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  6. [S9605] Deaths: Allan, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Nov 27, 1978, Page 24, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Ida May Frances Allan née Grasby. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  7. [S7546] Deaths - Grasby, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, May 8,1951, Page 18, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Janet Grasby née Souster. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  8. [S9604] Deaths: Grasby, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Feb 5, 1969, Page 39, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Wallace Franklin Grasby. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  9. [S9550] Deaths: Grasby, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Aug 26, 1983, Page 29, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Albert Grasby. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.

James Albert Grasby1,2,3

M, #11533, b. 27 November 1904, d. 23 August 1983
Father*Thomas Grasby1 b. bt 1851 - 1884, d. 1913
Mother*Janet Souster1,3 b. c 1877, d. 6 May 1951
Last Edited27 Jun 2019
     He was born on 27 November 1904 in RM of Odanah, Manitoba, Canada, according to Manitoba Birth Registration 1905-003000. Note that his obituary gives his birthplace as Minnedosa which is in the RM of Minto.1,3,4 James married Mary Ann Reekie on 5 April 1928.5,1,6,7
     He died on 23 August 1983 in a local hospital in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, at age 78.1,6,7
     The following selected information is extracted from his obituary. Survivor(s): Mary Grasby and Harland Grasby. Predeceased: Roy Grasby, Wallace Grasby, Edward Grasby, Elizabeth Jones, Rachel Grasby and Ida Allan.7 Albert Grasby was buried on 27 August 1983 in Asquith Cemetery, RM of Vanscoy No. 345, Saskatchewan, Canada.1,7
     He lived at Asquith, RM of Vanscoy No. 345, Saskatchewan, Canada.1 He also went by the name of Albert.1,8,7
     In the obituary of Janet Souster who died 6 May 1951, Janet's son, Albert Grasby was listed as a survivor.9
     The following biographical information is from my (Rick Moffat's) personal knowledge or recollections, before 1960:
The Grasby's were our next door neighbours on Main Street in Asquith, until Uncle Mac built his house between us on half of our original lot.10

     In the obituary of Wallace Franklin Grasby who died 4 February 1969, his brother, Albert Grasby of Asquith, was listed as a survivor.11
     In the obituary of Ida May Frances Allan who died 24 November 1978, her brother, Albert Grasby of Asquith, was listed as a survivor.12
     See the footnotes below for a link to his on-line obituary that appeared in the newspaper the Saskatoon StarPhoenix published in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 26 August 1983 .7

     The following obituary appeared in the newspaper the Saskatoon StarPhoenix published in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 26 August 1983 :
GRASBY
The death of Albert Grasby, age 78 years, of Asquith, Saskatchewan occurred in a local hospital on August 23rd, 1983. Surviving are: his wife, Mary; one daughter, Mrs. Marian Johnson, and her husband Bob, of Edmonton; three sons, Jim Grasby, and his wife Mavis, of Asquith, Harland Grasby, and his wife Shirley, of Saskatoon and Art Grasby, and his wife Gail, of Saskatoon; eleven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Mr. Grasby was predeceased by: his parents; three brothers, Roy, Wallace and Edward; and by three sisters , Elizabeth Jones, Rachel Grasby and Ida Allan. Mr. Grasby was born in Minnedosa, Manitoba. He came to Asquith at an early age to the family homestead in the Grasby district and farmed there until retirement. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, August 27th, 1983 at 2:00 p.m. in the Asquith United Church conducted by Rev. Marion Thompson and Rev. Wayne McLaren. Interment will be made in the Asquith Cemetery. McKague's Funeral Home will be in charge of arangements (sic).
Do not publish this since it is probably covered by copyright.7
     In the obituary of Mary Grasby who died 3 May 1988, her husband, Albert Grasby was listed as predeceased.6
     In the obituary of Harland Edward Grasby who died 28 July 1993, his father, Albert Grasby was listed as predeceased.13

Census Data

     Albert Grasby appeared on the 1921 Canadian Census of RM of Park No. 375, Saskatchewan in the household of his mother Janet Grasby.8

Family

Mary Ann Reekie b. 15 Mar 1904, d. 3 May 1988
Marriage*James married Mary Ann Reekie on 5 April 1928.5,1,6,7 
Child

Citations

  1. [S376] World Family Tree Download of Volume 2, tree 2643 (Publisher: World Family Tree Download of Volume 2, tree 2643), Brøderbund Software - World Family Tree CDs (caution - an unreliable data source), www.genealogy.com; "This database is of questionable value. If not other sources are given for an event or relationship, consider it unreliable and subject to further research for verification"; cited as "Volume 2, tree 2643.
  2. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 141 - Thomas and Janet Grasby. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.
  3. [S868] Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency, Manitoba Vital Statistics (Winnipeg, MB: Vital Statistics Agency), Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency - Genealogy Search page, Last Name: GRASBY
    Given Names: JAMES ALBRET (sic). Hereinafter cited as Manitoba Vital Statistics.
  4. [S7547] Janet Grasby household, June 1, 1921 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Park (municipality), Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Page 3; Family: 33, Library and Archives Canada (LAC), Last Name: GRASBY
    Given Names: JAMES ALBRET (sic).
  5. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, Asquith Record, Page 142f: Albert and Mary Grasby.
  6. [S9549] Deaths: Grasby, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, May 4, 1988, Page 56, column 1 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Mary Grasby née Reekie. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  7. [S9550] Deaths: Grasby, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Aug 26, 1983, Page 29, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Albert Grasby. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  8. [S7547] June 1, 1921 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Park (municipality), Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Page 3; Family: 33.
  9. [S7546] Deaths - Grasby, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, May 8,1951, Page 18, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Janet Grasby née Souster. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  10. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).
  11. [S9604] Deaths: Grasby, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Feb 5, 1969, Page 39, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Wallace Franklin Grasby. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  12. [S9605] Deaths: Allan, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Nov 27, 1978, Page 24, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Ida May Frances Allan née Grasby. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  13. [S9569] Deaths: Robb, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, July 31, 1993, Page 43, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Harland Edward Grasby. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.

Wallace Franklin Grasby1

M, #11534, b. 17 September 1907, d. 4 February 1969
Father*Thomas Grasby2,3 b. bt 1851 - 1884, d. 1913
Mother*Janet Souster3,2,4 b. c 1877, d. 6 May 1951
Last Edited12 May 2019
     He was born on 17 September 1907 in Manitoba, Canada.2,4
     He died on 4 February 1969 in a local hospital in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, at age 61.1
     The following selected information is extracted from his obituary. Survivor(s): Bertha Alice Grasby, Ida Allan, Roy Grasby, Albert Grasby and Edward Grasby. Predeceased: Rachel and Elizabeth.1 Wallace Franklin Grasby was buried on 6 February 1969 in Asquith Cemetery, RM of Vanscoy No. 345, Saskatchewan, Canada.2,1
     He lived at Asquith, RM of Vanscoy No. 345, Saskatchewan, Canada.2 He also went by the name of Wallace.3,2,5
     In the obituary of Janet Souster who died 6 May 1951, Janet's son, Wallace Grasby was listed as a survivor.6
     The following obituary appeared in the newspaper the Saskatoon StarPhoenix published in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 5 February 1969 :
GRASBY
THE PASSING OF MR. Wallace Franklin Grasby. age 61 years of Asquith, Sask.. occurred in a Saskatoon hospital on Feb. 4th, 1969. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, Feb. 6th. 1969 at 1.30 p.m. from Park Funeral Chapel conducted by Mr. S. A. Doan. Surviving are: his loving wife Alice: two daughters, Mrs. G. M. Robb (Bertha) of Saskatoon, Esther at home; two sons. Mervin at home and Glen of Saskatoon; one sister. Mrs. Ida Allan of Asquith, Sask., and three brothers. Roy of Cando, Sask., Albert of Asquith and Edward of Saskatoon. Mr. Grasby was predeceased by his mother and father and by two sisters. Rachel and Elizabeth. Born in Manitoba he came to the Asquith district with his parents in 1908. Mr. Grasby took his schooling at the Grasby School and married in June of 1945. Mr. Grasby had continued to farm in the Asquith district until the time of his passing. Interment will be made in the Asquith Cemetery. Courtesy parking north of the Chapel.
Do not publish this since it is probably covered by copyright.1
     See the footnotes below for a link to his on-line obituary that appeared in the newspaper the Saskatoon StarPhoenix published in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 5 February 1969 .1

     In the obituary of Albert Grasby who died 23 August 1983, his brother, Wallace Grasby was listed as predeceased.7
     In the obituary of Bertha Alice Robb who died 22 December 1993, her father, Wallace Grasby was listed as predeceased.5

Census Data

     Wallace Grasby appeared on the 1921 Canadian Census of RM of Park No. 375, Saskatchewan in the household of his mother Janet Grasby.4

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S9604] Deaths: Grasby, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Feb 5, 1969, Page 39, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Wallace Franklin Grasby. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  2. [S376] World Family Tree Download of Volume 2, tree 2643 (Publisher: World Family Tree Download of Volume 2, tree 2643), Brøderbund Software - World Family Tree CDs (caution - an unreliable data source), www.genealogy.com; "This database is of questionable value. If not other sources are given for an event or relationship, consider it unreliable and subject to further research for verification"; cited as "Volume 2, tree 2643.
  3. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 141 - Thomas and Janet Grasby. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.
  4. [S7547] Janet Grasby household, June 1, 1921 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Park (municipality), Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Page 3; Family: 33, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
  5. [S9568] Deaths: Robb, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Dec 24, 1993, Page 61, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Bertha Alice Robb née Grasby. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  6. [S7546] Deaths - Grasby, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, May 8,1951, Page 18, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Janet Grasby née Souster. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  7. [S9550] Deaths: Grasby, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Aug 26, 1983, Page 29, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Albert Grasby. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.

Mary Ann Reekie1

F, #11535, b. 15 March 1904, d. 3 May 1988
Last Edited20 Aug 2019
     She was born on 15 March 1904 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.1,2 Mary married James Albert Grasby on 5 April 1928.3,1,2,4
     She died on 3 May 1988 at her home in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, at age 84.1,2
     The following selected information is extracted from her obituary. Survivor(s): Harland Grasby. Predeceased: Albert Grasby.2 Mary Ann Reekie was buried on 7 May 1988 in Asquith Cemetery, RM of Vanscoy No. 345, Saskatchewan, Canada.1,2
     In the obituary of Alvin Jones who died 6 June 1930, his sister-in-law, Mrs. J. Grasby was listed as a survivor.5
     The following biographical information is from my (Rick Moffat's) personal knowledge or recollections, before 1960:
The Grasby's were our next door neighbours on Main Street in Asquith, until Uncle Mac built his house between us on half of our original lot.6

     In the obituary of Albert Grasby who died 23 August 1983, his wife, Mary Grasby was listed as a survivor.4
     See the footnotes below for a link to her on-line obituary that appeared in the newspaper the Saskatoon StarPhoenix published in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 4 May 1988 .7

     The following obituary appeared in the newspaper the Saskatoon StarPhoenix published in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 4 May 1988 :
GRASBY
The death of Mary Grasby, age 84 years, of Oliver Lodge, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, formerly ot Asquith, Sask., occurred at her residence on Tuesday, May 3rd, 1988. Surviving are: one daughter, Marian (Bob) Johnson of Edmonton, Alta; three sons, Jim (Mavis) Grasby of Asquith, Harland ( Shirley) Grasby and Art (Gall) Grasby both of Saskatoon; eleven grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law Blanche Reekie of Saskatoon and Alice Grasby of Asquith and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband, Albert Grasby August 23rd, 1983 and one brother Jim Reekie. Mrs. Grasby was born in Saskatoon and raised In the Ruddell District. She received her education at Ruddell, North Battleford and attended Bedford Road Collegiate in Saskatoon and graduated from Saskatoon Normal School. She taught school in the Richard District before coming to teach at Grasby School in 1926. Mrs. Grasby married her late husband In 1928 and they operated a dairy farm In the Grasby District. They moved Into the Asquith District In 1951 and continued to grain farm until retiring in 1978. She lived in Asquith until coming to Saskatoon In 1986. She was a member of the Asquith United Church, taught Sunday School and was a lifetime member of th U.C.W. She loved her garden, flowers and also the outdoors. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, May 7th, 1988 at 2:00 p.m. from the Asquith United Church, Asquith, Sask., conducted by Rev.William Kiesman,Rev. Marion Thomson and Rev. Wayne McLaren. Interment will be made In Asquith Cemetery, Asquith, Sask. McKAGUE'S FUNERAL CHAPELS are in charge ot arrangements.
Do not publish this since it is probably covered by copyright.2
     In the obituary of Harland Edward Grasby who died 28 July 1993, his mother, Mary Grasby was listed as predeceased.8

Family

James Albert Grasby b. 27 Nov 1904, d. 23 Aug 1983
Marriage*Mary married James Albert Grasby on 5 April 1928.3,1,2,4 
Child

Citations

  1. [S376] World Family Tree Download of Volume 2, tree 2643 (Publisher: World Family Tree Download of Volume 2, tree 2643), Brøderbund Software - World Family Tree CDs (caution - an unreliable data source), www.genealogy.com; "This database is of questionable value. If not other sources are given for an event or relationship, consider it unreliable and subject to further research for verification"; cited as "Volume 2, tree 2643.
  2. [S9549] Deaths: Grasby, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, May 4, 1988, Page 56, column 1 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Mary Grasby née Reekie. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  3. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 142f: Albert and Mary Grasby. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.
  4. [S9550] Deaths: Grasby, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Aug 26, 1983, Page 29, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Albert Grasby. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  5. [S9886] Obituary: Asquith, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Jun 11, 1930, Page 6, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Alvin Jones of Asquith. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  6. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).
  7. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, Asquith Record, Obituary: Mary Grasby née Reekie.
  8. [S9569] Deaths: Robb, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, July 31, 1993, Page 43, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Harland Edward Grasby. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.

Archibald Allan1

M, #11536, b. 25 May 1890, d. 21 May 1968
Father*Andrew Allan2 b. c 1856, d. 27 Oct 1935
Mother*Janet Wallace2 b. 26 Nov 1854, d. 27 Jul 1927
Last Edited6 Mar 2019
     He was born on 25 May 1890 in Gary, Deuel County, South Dakota, USA.2,3,4 Archibald married Ida May Frances Grasby circa 1915.2,3,4
     He died on 21 May 1968 at home in Asquth, Saskatchewan, Canada, at age 77.5,3,4
     The following selected information is extracted from his obituary. Survivor(s): Ida Allan, Evelyn Wall, Susan McKee, Sarah Witter, Jennie Souster and Charlie Allan.4 Archibald Allan was buried on 25 May 1968 in Asquith Cemetery, RM of Vanscoy No. 345, Saskatchewan, Canada.3,4
     He was United Church.3 His name was also recorded as Archie McFee Allan.4,3
     In the obituary of Janet Wallace who died 27 July 1927, her son, Archie Allan of Asquith, SK, was listed as a survivor.6
     In the obituary of Andrew Allan who died 27 October 1935, Andrew's son, Archibald Allan of Asquith, SK, was listed as a survivor.1
     See the footnotes below for a link to his on-line obituary that appeared in the newspaper the Saskatoon StarPhoenix published in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 22 May 1968 .4

     The following obituary appeared in the newspaper the Saskatoon StarPhoenix published in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 22 May 1968 :
ALLAN THE DEATH OF MR. Archie McFee Allan, age 77 years, of Asquith, Sask., occurred at his residence on Tuesday, May 21, 1968. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 25 at 2 p.m. from the Asquith United Church, conducted by Mr. C. Seivert. Surviving are: his loving wife. Ida; two daughters, Mrs. C. Winnacott (Leona), Saskatoon, Mrs. H. Wall (Evelyn), Saskatoon; three sons, Andrew, Saskatoon, John, Big River, Sask., Frank, Asquith; twenty-nine grandchildren ten great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Susan McKee, Neepawa, Manitoba, Mrs. Sarah Witter, Minnedosa. Manitoba, Mrs. Jennie Souster, Saskatoon; one brother. Charlie Allan, Calgary. The late Mr. Allan was born at Gary, South Dakota and came to Canada in 1904. He lived in Manitoba for nine years before coming to the Asquith district in 1913. He farmed in the Asquith district until 1951, when he retired and moved to the town of Asquith. Mr. Allan was a member of the Asquith Wheat Pool Board for several years and a trustee of the Grasby School District for several years. He was also a member of the Orange Lodge. Mr. and Mis. Allan celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1965. Memorial donations to Saskatchewan Heart Foundation 511 Canada Building appreciated in lieu of flowers. Interment will take place in the Asquith Cemtery (sic). Arrangements are in care of Westwood Funeral Chapel
Do not publish this since it is probably covered by copyright.4
     In the obituary of Ida May Frances Allan who died 24 November 1978, her husband, Archie Allan was listed as predeceased.7
     The following biographical information appeared in the book The Asquith Record published in Asquith, Saskatchewan, 1982:
Archie Allan
by Andrew Allan
Archie McFee Allan was born in South Dakota, U.S.A in 1890. He immigrated with his parents. Andrew and Janet Allan, to the Cordova. Man. area, at age nine. His youth and young manhood were spent in this district. In March. 1913 he and his good friend Hugh McKee loaded their possessions in a boxcar and came west to Asquith to their respective farms in the Grasby School District. approximately six miles northeast of town.

Dad met and married Ida Grasby, who had, with her parents, come to the Grasby district a few years before the Grasby school was built. She had started school at Eagleholme.

Their first child. Leona (Winnacott) was born in 1915, followed by Andrew (myself) in 1917. Evelyn (Wall) in 1919. Two sons died in infancy, later came John in 1931 and Frank in 1934. Archie and Ida continued to farm, through good times, the thirties and the war years, until 1950. Dad had four horses, two work horses, one brood mare and his pony driver, Maud. Many people will remember her, I know we older children do, as it was on her that we learned to drive and ride. They sold their livestock and unnecessary machinery and effects, then retired to Saskatoon for a short while, later returning to Asquith. They still farmed the land with the help of their two youngest sons until John left to make his own way. Frank stayed on, then purchased the land which he still farms.

Dad passed away in 1968 at the age of 78 years, and Mom passed away in 1978 at the age of 79 years. At the time of Mother's passing, there were five children. 28 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren.

Leona married Charles Winnacott formerly of the Eagle Creek district, they had ten children, five girls, Dorothy, Marjorie. Audrey, Shirley and Norma; five boys, George. Harold. Donald, Jerald and Keith. Their present address is White Fox, Sask.

I, Andrew worked with my dad on the farm until 1941 when I enlisted in the Air Force and spent the next three years as an aero engine mechanic. Returning home, I met and married Alma Grummett of the Grandora district in 1945. We remained on the farm until 1947 when I obtained work with the city for 31 1/2 years then took retirement and returned to Asquith In 1980. We have three children. Barbara resides in Saskatoon with her husband. Dave Werschner and their two children. Robert resides in Melfort with his wife, Sharon (Haley) and their three sons. Judith lives in Maple Ridge, B.C. with her husband. Vince Kowalchuk and their two daughters.

Evelyn married Harry Wall. They have five children, Darlene. Allan. Frances, Betty and Donna. Their present address is Saskatoon.

John married Verna Gordon (daughter of Lorne Gordon and Pearl Sloan). They have six children. Gordon, Cheryl, Carol, Darlene. Melody and Sandra. John works for the Saskatchewan Liquor Board and resides in Fort Qu'Appelle.

Frank married Ella Morrison (her parens reside here in Asquith) in 1955. They have five children. Audrey and Joyce (married and living in Saskatoon), James, June and Ronald live at home. Frank is employed by Western Automotive in Saskatoon but sell operates the old farmstead.

It is a bit nostalgic to be able to go out to the farm and remember the good times, the hard times and the sad times, but I have gone the complete circle and the good memories tar outweigh the bad.2

     February 2017 Research notes:
Family tree database shows he was buried in Asquith Cemetery, but neither the Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project no Find A Grave list him in this cemetery.8

Family

Ida May Frances Grasby b. 20 Feb 1899, d. 24 Nov 1978
Marriage*Archibald married Ida May Frances Grasby circa 1915.2,3,4 
Child

Citations

  1. [S7430] Obituary - Andrew Allan, The Winnipeg Tribune, Winnipeg, MB, Oct 28, 1935, Page 8, column 1 & 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Andrew Allan - Part 1 and Obituary: Andrew Allan - Part 2. Hereinafter cited as Winnipeg Tribune.
  2. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 57; Archie Allan by Andrew Allan. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.
  3. [S376] World Family Tree Download of Volume 2, tree 2643 (Publisher: World Family Tree Download of Volume 2, tree 2643), Brøderbund Software - World Family Tree CDs (caution - an unreliable data source), www.genealogy.com; "This database is of questionable value. If not other sources are given for an event or relationship, consider it unreliable and subject to further research for verification"; cited as "Volume 2, tree 2643.
  4. [S9321] Deaths: Allan, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Saskatoon, SK, May 22, 1968, Page 37, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Archie McFee Allan. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  5. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, Asquith Record, Page 57: Archie Allan by Andrew Allan.
  6. [S7438] Obituaries - Allan, The Winnipeg Tribune, Winnipeg, MB, Jul 28, 1927, Page 2, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com. Hereinafter cited as Winnipeg Tribune.
  7. [S9605] Deaths: Allan, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Nov 27, 1978, Page 24, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Ida May Frances Allan née Grasby. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  8. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).

John Souster1,2

M, #11537, b. 15 February 1849, d. 1 July 1918
Father*William Lowster3
Mother*Jennet (?)3
Last Edited3 Apr 2018
     He was born on 15 February 1849 in Lanark County, Ontario, Canada.2,1 John married Harriet Burley on 9 January 1872 in Newboro, Bedford Twp., Leeds and Grenville County, Ontario, Canada, according to their according to Ontario Marriage Registration.1,2,4
     He died on 1 July 1918 in Asquith, RM of Loganton, Saskatchewan, Canada, at age 69.1,2 John Souster was buried in Asquith Cemetery, RM of Vanscoy No. 345, Saskatchewan, Canada.1
     His name was also recorded as John Lowster on his marriage registration.3
     The following biographical information appeared in the book The Asquith Record published in Asquith, Saskatchewan, 1982:
John and Harriet Souster
John Souster was born Feb. 15, 1849 in Lanark County, Ont. His wife, Harriet Burly was born Aug. 28, 1855 in Frontenac County, Ont. They were married Jan. 9. 1872 in Bedford Township, Ont. They had eight children - Eliza, William, Janet, Thomas, Ernie, Edward, Wallace. Lilly. The family came west in 1906 to get homestead land and to "grow with the west". John and Harriet lived with Ernie Souster on his homestead, NW 18-36.8M3. Eliza. the eldest, stayed in Manitoba.

They travelled by train and had their stock shipped as well. From Saskatoon they drove the stock to Asquith.

John Souster died July 1, 1918. Harriet died July 8. 1930. They are both buried in the Asquith Cemetery.1

Family

Harriet Burley b. 28 Aug 1855, d. 8 Jul 1930
Children

Citations

  1. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 299; John and Harriet Souster. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.
  2. [S376] World Family Tree Download of Volume 2, tree 2643 (Publisher: World Family Tree Download of Volume 2, tree 2643), Brøderbund Software - World Family Tree CDs (caution - an unreliable data source), www.genealogy.com; "This database is of questionable value. If not other sources are given for an event or relationship, consider it unreliable and subject to further research for verification"; cited as "Volume 2, tree 2643.
  3. [S1444] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch provide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., John Souster and Harriet Burley.
  4. [S1444] "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936", online Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935: John Lowster and Harriet Burley.
  5. [S1443] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: James Thomas Souster. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.
  6. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, Asquith Record, Page 299 - Ed Souster.
  7. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, Asquith Record, Page 299 - John and Harriet Souster.

Harriet Burley1

F, #11538, b. 28 August 1855, d. 8 July 1930
Father*Siems Burley1
Mother*Eliza (?)1
Last Edited21 Feb 2019
     She was born on 28 August 1855 in Frontenac County, Ontario, Canada.2 Harriet married John Lowster on 9 January 1872 in Newboro, Bedford Twp., Leeds and Grenville County, Ontario, Canada, according to their according to Ontario Marriage Registration.3,2,4
     She died on 8 July 1930 in Asquith, RM of Loganton, Saskatchewan, Canada, at age 74.3,2 Harriet Burley was buried in Asquith Cemetery, RM of Vanscoy No. 345, Saskatchewan, Canada.3
     Her name was also recorded as Harriet Burly.2,3,1
     The following biographical information appeared in the book The Asquith Record published in Asquith, Saskatchewan, 1982:
John and Harriet Souster
John Souster was born Feb. 15, 1849 in Lanark County, Ont. His wife, Harriet Burly was born Aug. 28, 1855 in Frontenac County, Ont. They were married Jan. 9. 1872 in Bedford Township, Ont. They had eight children - Eliza, William, Janet, Thomas, Ernie, Edward, Wallace. Lilly. The family came west in 1906 to get homestead land and to "grow with the west". John and Harriet lived with Ernie Souster on his homestead, NW 18-36.8M3. Eliza. the eldest, stayed in Manitoba.

They travelled by train and had their stock shipped as well. From Saskatoon they drove the stock to Asquith.

John Souster died July 1, 1918. Harriet died July 8. 1930. They are both buried in the Asquith Cemetery.3

Family

John Souster b. 15 Feb 1849, d. 1 Jul 1918
Children

Citations

  1. [S1444] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch provide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., John Souster and Harriet Burley.
  2. [S376] World Family Tree Download of Volume 2, tree 2643 (Publisher: World Family Tree Download of Volume 2, tree 2643), Brøderbund Software - World Family Tree CDs (caution - an unreliable data source), www.genealogy.com; "This database is of questionable value. If not other sources are given for an event or relationship, consider it unreliable and subject to further research for verification"; cited as "Volume 2, tree 2643.
  3. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 299; John and Harriet Souster. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.
  4. [S1444] "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936", online Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935: John Lowster and Harriet Burley.
  5. [S1443] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: James Thomas Souster. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.
  6. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, Asquith Record, Page 299 - Ed Souster.