Rose Cooper1

F, #34769, b. circa 1915, d. 30 July 1935
Father*Edward Cooper2
Last Edited22 Feb 2019
     She was born circa 1915.1,2
     She died on 30 July 1935 at Saskatchewan, Canada.1
     The following newspaper article appeared in the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan StarPhoenix 30 July 1935 :
Girl Dies As Flames Raze Home
Rose Cooper, Aged 20, of Sutherland District, Is Victim at Asquith
TRAPPED IN NIGHT
Charred Remains Found in Ruins of John Holmes' Residence Today
Special to the Star-Phoenix
ASQUITH, Sask., July 30

Fire of mysterious origin claimed one life early this morning as the farm home of John Holmes, four miles north of Asquith, was razed. The victim was Rose Cooper, 20, formerly resident of the Sutherland district, who was employed as housekeeper on the farm. Two other occupants of the two story house, Herbert and Floyd Fairbrother, 18 and 20, escaped by jumping fro a second-storey window, the former receiving severe cuts on his feet and burns.

Jump for Lives
The fire broke out between midnight and 1 o'clock this morning while Holmes was absent, cutting hay at another farm in the vicinity. No cause for the fire could be found as no stoves had been used since noon on Monday, the lighting plant had not been put into operation that evening and no lamps apparently had been used after members of the household retired at 11 o'clock.

The two boys were awakened by smoke after midnight. Floyd tried to awaken Rose Cooper but was unable to get to her room because of
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smoke and flames. Both young men called lustily but were unable to rouse the girl. Finally they were forced to Jump for their lives without effecting Bose's rescue.

House Destroyed
Clad only in their night attire they ran to the home of Harry Turner, half a mile distant. and returned with assistance. It was too late. The house was burned to the ground

Coroner H. C. Whitemarsh. M D., was summoned as well as Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Corporal J. Paynter. Saskatoon, went to take charge of the investigation.

After hours of probing In the smoldering timbers of the residence, a few charred bones, believed Rose Cooper's were found in the basement. It Is thought the girl had suffocated in her bed without knowing of the fire and had been precipitated from her second storey bedroom to the basement as the house collapsed. It was thought likely an inquest would he called today.

Rose Cooper had been employed as housekeeper on the farm several months.

It was learned today that Edward Cooper operates a farm 12 miles east of Sutherland and that he had a daughter, Rose. While Cooper could not be located, neighbors stated the girl was working 23 miles west of Saskatoon.

Mr. Holmes is well known in Saskatoon. For many years he captained an Asquith cricket team which played in the Saskatoon and District Cricket League each Saturday with local teams.2

     The following newspaper article appeared in the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan StarPhoenix 30 July 1935 :
DOMESTIC DIES IN FARM FIRE NEAR ASQUITH
Rose Cooper, About 20, Perishes--Two Youths Try to Save Her
ASQUITH. Sask., July 30.
One life was lost and two escaped with injuries from a mysterious fire which wiped out the farm home of John Holmes, four miles north of Asquith, early this morning. The victim was Rose Cooper, aged about 20, housekeeper on the farm, whose home was believed east of Sutherland. Her body has not been found.

Holmes was away visiting another farm, a short distance away, when fir broke out between 12 and 1 o'clock this morning. Two young men, Herbert and Floyd Fairbrother, 18 and 20, were left in the farmhouse with the housekeeper. They were awakened by smoke and Floyd tried to awaken the girl but could not reach her room for smoke and flames.

Both boys called but apparently were unsuccessful in rousing the girl. Finally they had to jump from the window of their room. In doing so, Herbert suffered a badly cut foot, shock and loss of blood.

The boys, clad only in night attire, ran to the home of Harry Turner, a neighbor half a mile distant, to summon aid. Before they could return, however, the Holmes house was burned to the ground.

The origin of the blaze was surrounded by mystery as there had been no fire in the stove since noon Monday. It was thought likely an inquest would be held. Dr. C. H. Whitemarsh is coroner. Miss Cooper had been housekeeper on the Holmes farm several months.

John Holmes was a noted English cricketer in his day. His wife, Mrs. Holmes, was the president of the Egg pool, about four or five years ago.2

     The following newspaper article appeared in the Winnipeg, Manitoba Winnipeg Tribune 30 July 1935 :
Origin of Blaze Mystery as No Fire in Stove for Days
(By Canadian Press)
Asquith, Sask., July 30.

One life was lost and two escaped with injuries when a mystery fire early this morning wiped out the farm home of John Holmes, four north of here. Victim of the blaze was Rose Cooper, aged about 20, housekeeper on the farm. Her body has not yet been found.

Holmes was away visiting another farm, a short distance away when fire broke out between 12 and 1 o'clock this morning. two young men, Herbert and Floyd Fairbrother, 18 and 20, were left in the farmhouse with the housekeeper. They were awakened by smoke and Floyd tried to awaken the girl, but could not reach her room for smoke and flames.

Both boys called lustily but apparently were unsuccessful in rousing the girl.

Finally they had to jump from the window of their room. In doing so Herbert suffered a badly cut foot, shock and loss of blood.

The boys, clad only in night attire, ran to the home of Harry Turner, a neighbor, half a mile distant, to summon aid. Before they could return, however, the Holmes house was burned to the ground.

Origin of the blaze was surrounded by mystery as there had been no fire in the stove since noon Monday.

It was thought likely this morning an inquest would be held. Doctor C. H. Whitemarst (sic) is coroner on the case. Miss Cooper had been housekeeper on the Holmes farm several months. Asquith is twenty-five miles west of Saskatoon.1

     The following newspaper article appeared in the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan StarPhoenix 1 August 1935 :
GIRL SUFFOCATED
Special to the Star-Phoenix
ASQUITH, Aug. 1

Death from suffocation during a fire of unknown origin, was the verdict brought in by the coroner's Jury Wednesday night at an inquest into the death of Rose Cooper, 20, at the farm home of John Holmes here early Tuesday morning. Coroner Dr. H. C. Whltemarsh was in charge of the inquiry.

The funeral is being held today at the girl's home near Sutherland.3

Citations

  1. [S6960] Origin of Blaze Mystery as No Fire in Stove for Days, The Ottawa Journal, Ottawa, Ontario, July 30, 1935, Page 1, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com. Hereinafter cited as Ottawa Journal.
  2. [S7874] Girl Dies As Flames Raze Home, The Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, July 30, 1935, Page 3, column 5, and page 8, column 1 viewed at Newspapers.com, Girl Dies As Flames Raze Home; continued. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  3. [S8761] Girl Suffocated, The Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Aug 1, 1935, Page 3, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com, Front page: Rose Cooper died in farm fire. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.

Eliza Souster1

F, #34771
Father*John Souster1 b. 15 Feb 1849, d. 1 Jul 1918
Mother*Harriet Burley1 b. 28 Aug 1855, d. 8 Jul 1930
Last Edited6 Mar 2017

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.

Lilly Souster1

F, #34772
Father*John Souster1 b. 15 Feb 1849, d. 1 Jul 1918
Mother*Harriet Burley1 b. 28 Aug 1855, d. 8 Jul 1930
Last Edited6 Mar 2017

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.

Odin Dahlseide1

M, #34773, d. 25 October 1980
Last Edited10 Nov 2020
     Odin married Margaret Souster on 17 July 1929.1,2
     He died on 25 October 1980.1,2

Family

Margaret Souster b. 1910

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: Ed Souster. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.
  2. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, Asquith Record, Page 108: Odin Dahlseide by Audrey Townson.

Annie Sophia Park1

F, #34774, d. 18 October 1956
Last Edited18 May 2020
     She was born at Ontario, Canada.1 Annie married William James Alcorn in 1898.2,3
     She died on 18 October 1956 at Saskatchewan, Canada.2
     The following selected information is extracted from her obituary. Survivor(s): Flossie Riley, Mary Mather, Adele Powell, Harold Theodore Alcorn, Gordon Francis Alcorn, Duncan Ross Alcorn and William Kenneth Alcorn.4      Annie Alcorn was buried on 23 October 1956 at Asquith Cemetery, RM of Vanscoy No. 345, Saskatchewan, Canada.2,4
     She was commonly known as Sophia Parker.3
     The following newspaper article appeared in the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan StarPhoenix 27 October 1938 :
Mrs. W. J. Alcorn of Asquith announces the engagement of her daughter, Mary Alfreda, to Mr. John Andrew Mather of Kinistino, only son of Mr. and Mrs. T. W. J. Mather of Asquith. The wedding will take place in November.5

     The following newspaper article appeared in the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan StarPhoenix 20 January 1940 :
Mrs. W. J. Alcorn of Asquith announces the engagement of her daughter, Adelle Jean (sic), to Mr. Sidney Powell of Melville, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Powell of Justice, Man. The marriage will take place early in February.6

     See the footnotes below for a link to her obituary that appeared StarPhoenix published in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 20 October 1956.4

Family

William James Alcorn b. Feb 1871, d. 20 Nov 1934
Marriage*Annie married William James Alcorn in 1898.2,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S8764] William Kenneth Alcorn, Death Registration 83-09-010451 (July 5, 1983), Royal BC Museum - Genealogy Collection, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, BC Death Registration image: William Kenneth Alcorn. Hereinafter cited as BC Death Registration - Alcorn, William K.
  2. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 55ff: Alcorn Family. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.
  3. [S6963] Gordon Alcorn, Death Registration 82-09-016301 (Oct 3, 1982), Royal BC Museum - Genealogy Collection, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Gordon Registratiiodon Alcorn death registration. Hereinafter cited as BC Death Registration - Alcorn, Gordon.
  4. [S8768] Deaths: Alcorn, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Oct 20, 1956, Page 24, column 1 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Annie Alcorn née Park. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  5. [S8770] Social and Personal, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Oct 27, 1938, Page 8, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, Emgegement: Alcorn--Mather. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  6. [S8769] Social and Personal, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Jan 20, 1940, Page 40, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, Emgegement: Alcorn--Powell. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  7. [S8762] Wedding Of Interest Is Solemnized, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Nov 18, 1938, Page 8, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, Wedding: Mather--Alcorn. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.

Henry James Ballard1

M, #34775, b. circa 14 January 1904, d. 21 June 1939
Father*Reginald Ballard1 b. 1880, d. Apr 1947
Mother*Mary Ann Giles2 b. 1881, d. Nov 1953
Last Edited16 Oct 2020
     He was born circa 14 January 1904 at Asquith, RM of Vanscoy No. 345, Saskatchewan, Canada.3 The cause of his death was given as heart attack en route to the San Francisco World's Fair.1
     He died on 21 June 1939 near the Cascade Summit at Klamath County, Oregon, USA.2
     The following selected information is extracted from his obituary. Reginald Ballard, Mary Ann Ballard, Lillian Mae Ballard and Grace Ballard was/were referenced but not by name.2      Henry James Ballard was buried on 26 June 1939 at Asquith Cemetery, RM of Vanscoy No. 345, Saskatchewan, Canada.4,5
     The following obituary appeared Evening Herald published in Klamath Falls, Oregon 22 June 1939:
Obituary
Henry J. Ballard

Henry J. Ballard. a resident of Revelstoke. B. C., and an employee of the Canadian Pacific railroad, passed away near the Cascade Summit on Wednesday, June 21. The deceased was a native of Asquith, Sask., Canada, and was aged 35 years, 5 months and 7 days when called. He is survived by his parents and two sisters in Asquith, Sask., Canada. Mr. Ballard was a member of Kootenay Lodge A. F. & A. M., Revelstoke. B. C. The remains were forwarded via Southern Pacific to Revelstoke, B. C.. Thursday morning, June 22. at 10:40 a. m. Ward's Klamath funeral home in charge of the arrangements.3



     The following obituary appeared StarPhoenix published in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 27 June 1939:
HENRY J. BALLARD
     Henry J, Ballard, 36, of Revelstoke, B.C. who died suddenly on board a train on his way to the World's Fair, June 22, at Klamath Falls, Oregon, was burled Monday afternoon, from Asquith United Church. Saskatoon Funeral Home was in charge. The Rev. T. Currant officiated. Pallbearers were: Roy Warren, Huntley Matheson, A. T Calder, Frank Gregory, John Miller, and E. H. Trlckey. The funeral was under the auspices of the Asquith Masonic Lodge, and Brother Banks conducted the last rites of that order. Mr. Ballard was a native of Ontario, He was a C.P.R. employee.6



     February 2017 Research notes:
Update with bio from Asquith family history.7

Citations

  1. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 64 & 65; Ballard Family by his granddaughters. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.
  2. [S6967] Obituary - Henry J. Ballad, The Klamath News, Klamath Falls, Oregon, 22 Jun 1939, Page 2, column 1 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Henry J. BALLARD (aged 35). Hereinafter cited as Klamath News.
  3. [S6967] Klamath News, 22 Jun 1939, Page 2, column 1.
  4. [S3862] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., Henry Ballard
    Grave marker transcription:
    Henry James Ballard 1904 - 1939.
  5. [S10846] Obituary: Henry J. Ballard, Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 27 Jun 1939, Page 3, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Henry J. BALLARD (Aged 35 sic). Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  6. [S10846] Star-Phoenix, 27 Jun 1939, Page 3, column 6, Obituary: Henry J. BALLARD (Aged 35 sic).
  7. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).

Margaret Allan1,2

F, #34776
Father*Andrew Allan2 b. c 1856, d. 27 Oct 1935
Mother*Janet Wallace2 b. 26 Nov 1854, d. 27 Jul 1927
Last Edited7 Apr 2017
     Margaret married Robert Burgess on 7 January 1914 at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.1,2
     In the obituary of Janet Wallace who died 27 July 1927, her daughter, Mrs. Robert Burgess of 284 Beverley, Winnipeg, MB, was listed as a survivor.2

Citations

  1. [S817] Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency, Manitoba Vital Statistics (Winnipeg, MB: Vital Statistics Agency), Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency - Genealogy Search page, Robert Burgess and Margaret Allan; Registration No.: 1914-078169; Jan 7, 1914, Winnipeg. Hereinafter cited as Manitoba Vital Statistics.
  2. [S6969] Obituaries - Allan, The Winnipeg Tribune, Winnipeg, MB, Jul 28, 1927, Page 2, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com. Hereinafter cited as Winnipeg Tribune.

Agnes Elizabeth Tripp1

F, #34780
Last Edited20 Mar 2017
     Agnes married John Payne.1
     Agnes Elizabeth Tripp was recorded as mother of the bride at the marriage of John Wesley Brisco and Mabel Pearl Payne on 14 January 1933.1

Family

John Payne
Child

Citations

  1. [S1349] 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 Wesley Briscoe & Mabel Pearl Payne; Witnesses: Earl Wilson Ritchie, Douglas, Ont and Clara May Payne, Renfrew, Ont.