R Alexander1

M, #38261
Last Edited25 Jan 2019

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S3472] Anna Hester Kirsop Riddell entry; Montroyal Declaration of Passenger to Canada, Sep 5, 1924, Name:     Kathleen Edith Potts; in Rolls T-14939 through T-15248 (Canada: Library and Archives).

John Mead Buchanan1,2

M, #38262, b. 31 July 1916, d. 29 January 2011
Father*J Buchanan3
Last Edited31 Jan 2019
     He was born on 31 July 1916 at Trail, British Columbia, Canada.1 John married Elsie Guthrie in the Third Avenue Church manse on 4 December 1942 at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.3,1
     He died on 29 January 2011 at Cowichan District Hospital, Duncan, British Columbia, Canada, at age 94.1
     The following selected information is extracted from his obituary. Predeceased: Elsie Guthrie.1
     
Canadian Military Service:

     John Mead Buchanan began military service in September 1941 at the age of 25 enlisting with the Royal Canadian Engineers.1 John Mead Buchanan ended his military service circa 1946
End of Military Service section.4

     The following newspaper article appeared in the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan StarPhoenix 7 December 1942 :
Guthrie Is Attractive Bride Of Lt. Buchanan
A wedding ceremony of interest was performed by the Rev. O. Stanley Packham at Third Avenue Church manse Friday, December 4, when Elsie May Guthrie, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Guthrie of Govan, Sask., became the bride of Lieut. John Mead Buchanan, R.C.E., Trail, B.C., son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Buchanan.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride was attractively gowned in a Vanity model afternoon frock in Queens blue with rhinestone trim, veiled hat to match and navy accessories. Her flowers were Dream roses and bavardla. Her matron of honor was Mrs. James Houston, who chose old rose with brown accessories and corsage of Talisman roses and sunset mums. Mr. Les Guthrie was best man.

A reception was held later at The Bessborough where the parents of the bride and groom assisted In welcoming the guests, Mrs. Guthrie wearing for the occasion a gown of air force blue with bead trimmed yoke and corsage of red roses. Mrs Buchanan was in turquoise crepe with lace trimmed bodice, black accessories and shoulder knot of roses. Mrs. M. Cowan entertained guests with piano selections.

The three-tiered wedding cake formed the table decorations, being effectively flanked with ivory tapers and white spray mums.

The toast to the bride was proposed by Mr. M. H. Hall, the bridegroom giving an appropriate reply.

The happy couple left on a wedding trip to Regina, the bride travelling In a black crepe costume with silk fringe trim, Sonje model hat, Hudson seal coat and corsage of roses. They will be at home after December 15 at Medicine Hat, Alta.

Out-of-town guests Included Mr. and Mrs. J. Buchanan and Mrs. J. H. Salter of Trail, B.C.3
He was the informant on the death registration of his wife, Elsie May Buchanan, who died on 13 July 1978.5
     See the footnotes below for a link to his obituary that appeared Vancouver Sun published in Vancouver, British Columbia, 2 February 2011.1

Family

Elsie May Guthrie b. 25 Sep 1914, d. 13 Jul 1978
Marriage*John married Elsie Guthrie in the Third Avenue Church manse on 4 December 1942 at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.3,1 

Citations

  1. [S8621] Obituaries: Buchanan, John Mead, The Vancouver Sun, Vancouver, British Columbia, Feb 2, 2011, Page 36, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: John Mead Buchanan. Hereinafter cited as Vancouver Sun.
  2. [S8614] Deaths: McLellan, The Vancouver Sun, Vancouver, British Columbia, Jan 30, 1981, Page 29, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Rhoda Blanche McLellan. Hereinafter cited as Vancouver Sun.
  3. [S8622] Elsie Guthrie Is Attractive Bride of Lt. Buchan, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Dec 7, 1942, Page 9, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com, Elsie Guthrie Is Attractive Bride of Lt. Buchan. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  4. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207), He to Cominco after the war, so I assume he was discharged in about 1946.
  5. [S8623] Elsie May Buchanan née Guthrie, Death Registration 1978-09-010415 (July 14, 1978), Royal BC Museum - Genealogy Collection, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, BC Death registration image: Elsie May Buchanan née Guthrie. Hereinafter cited as BC Death Registration - Buchanan, E M.

Mrs. (?) Norman1

F, #38265, d. before December 1958
Last Edited26 Jan 2019
     She died before December 1958.1

Citations

  1. [S8620] Newlyweds Home to be in Mexico City, The Province, Vancouver, British Columbia, Dec 31, 1958, Page 23, columns 1 & 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Newlyweds Home to be in Mexico City. Hereinafter cited as Province.

Elsie May Guthrie1

F, #38266, b. 25 September 1914, d. 13 July 1978
Father*Samuel David Guthrie1
Mother*Mamie McKay2
Last Edited8 Jun 2020
     She was born on 25 September 1914 at Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada.2 Elsie married LT. John Mead Buchanan in the Third Avenue Church manse on 4 December 1942 at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.1,3
     She died on 13 July 1978 at Trail Regional Hospital, Trail, British Columbia, Canada, at age 63 according to BC Death Registration 78-09-010415.3,2 The informant on her death registration was her husband, John Mead Buchanan.2      Elsie May Guthrie was buried on 14 July 1978 at Mountain View Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Trail, British Columbia, Canada.2
     The following newspaper article appeared in the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan StarPhoenix 7 December 1942 :
Guthrie Is Attractive Bride Of Lt. Buchanan
A wedding ceremony of interest was performed by the Rev. O. Stanley Packham at Third Avenue Church manse Friday, December 4, when Elsie May Guthrie, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Guthrie of Govan, Sask., became the bride of Lieut. John Mead Buchanan, R.C.E., Trail, B.C., son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Buchanan.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride was attractively gowned in a Vanity model afternoon frock in Queens blue with rhinestone trim, veiled hat to match and navy accessories. Her flowers were Dream roses and bavardla. Her matron of honor was Mrs. James Houston, who chose old rose with brown accessories and corsage of Talisman roses and sunset mums. Mr. Les Guthrie was best man.

A reception was held later at The Bessborough where the parents of the bride and groom assisted In welcoming the guests, Mrs. Guthrie wearing for the occasion a gown of air force blue with bead trimmed yoke and corsage of red roses. Mrs Buchanan was in turquoise crepe with lace trimmed bodice, black accessories and shoulder knot of roses. Mrs. M. Cowan entertained guests with piano selections.

The three-tiered wedding cake formed the table decorations, being effectively flanked with ivory tapers and white spray mums.

The toast to the bride was proposed by Mr. M. H. Hall, the bridegroom giving an appropriate reply.

The happy couple left on a wedding trip to Regina, the bride travelling In a black crepe costume with silk fringe trim, Sonje model hat, Hudson seal coat and corsage of roses. They will be at home after December 15 at Medicine Hat, Alta.

Out-of-town guests Included Mr. and Mrs. J. Buchanan and Mrs. J. H. Salter of Trail, B.C.1

     In the obituary of John Mead Buchanan who died 29 January 2011, his first wife, Elsie Guthrie was listed as predeceased.3

Family

John Mead Buchanan b. 31 Jul 1916, d. 29 Jan 2011
Marriage*Elsie married LT. John Mead Buchanan in the Third Avenue Church manse on 4 December 1942 at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.1,3 

Citations

  1. [S8622] Elsie Guthrie Is Attractive Bride of Lt. Buchan, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Dec 7, 1942, Page 9, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com, Elsie Guthrie Is Attractive Bride of Lt. Buchan. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  2. [S8623] Elsie May Buchanan née Guthrie, Death Registration 1978-09-010415 (July 14, 1978), Royal BC Museum - Genealogy Collection, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, BC Death registration image: Elsie May Buchanan née Guthrie. Hereinafter cited as BC Death Registration - Buchanan, E M.
  3. [S8621] Obituaries: Buchanan, John Mead, The Vancouver Sun, Vancouver, British Columbia, Feb 2, 2011, Page 36, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: John Mead Buchanan. Hereinafter cited as Vancouver Sun.

J Buchanan1

M, #38267
Last Edited27 Jan 2019

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S8622] Elsie Guthrie Is Attractive Bride of Lt. Buchan, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Dec 7, 1942, Page 9, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com, Elsie Guthrie Is Attractive Bride of Lt. Buchan. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.

Samuel David Guthrie1

M, #38268
Last Edited27 Jan 2019
     He was born at Scotland.1 Samuel married Mamie McKay.1

Family

Mamie McKay
Child

Citations

  1. [S8623] Elsie May Buchanan née Guthrie, Death Registration 1978-09-010415 (July 14, 1978), Royal BC Museum - Genealogy Collection, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, BC Death registration image: Elsie May Buchanan née Guthrie. Hereinafter cited as BC Death Registration - Buchanan, E M.
  2. [S8622] Elsie Guthrie Is Attractive Bride of Lt. Buchan, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Dec 7, 1942, Page 9, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com, Elsie Guthrie Is Attractive Bride of Lt. Buchan. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.

Mamie McKay1

F, #38269
Last Edited27 Jan 2019
     Mamie married Samuel David Guthrie.1

Family

Samuel David Guthrie
Child

Citations

  1. [S8623] Elsie May Buchanan née Guthrie, Death Registration 1978-09-010415 (July 14, 1978), Royal BC Museum - Genealogy Collection, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, BC Death registration image: Elsie May Buchanan née Guthrie. Hereinafter cited as BC Death Registration - Buchanan, E M.

Blake Williams1

M, #38274, d. 1951
Last Edited27 Jan 2019
     Blake married Marion Lockerbie circa November 1910.1
     He died in 1951.2

Family

Marion Lockerbie d. Mar 1961
Child

Citations

  1. [S8627] Deana J. Driver, editor, Prairie Pilot: Lady Luck Was On My Side; The Stories of Walter D. Williams (Saskatchewan, Canada: DriverWorks Ink, 2012), snippets for the Introduction:

    Walter David Williams, the autor of the stories in this book, was born on September 9, 1911, about 10 months after the wedding of his parents Blake and Marion (nee Lockerbie) Williams...The famiy farmed in the Revenue area of west central Saskatchewan untill Walter was eight...

    ...After highschool Walter rekindled a relationship he had during his high school years with a local girl names Frances Jean Allcock...Walter and Jean had a sporadic long-distance relationship for about 10years before marrying on February 15, 1939.... Hereinafter cited as Prairie Pilot.
  2. [S8627] Deana J. Driver, Prairie Pilot, snippets for the Introduction:
    ...When Blake Williams died in 1951...In March 1961, Walter's mother Marion died of cancer...

Marion Lockerbie1

F, #38275, d. March 1961
Last Edited27 Jan 2019
     Marion married Blake Williams circa November 1910.1
     She died in March 1961.2

Family

Blake Williams d. 1951
Child

Citations

  1. [S8627] Deana J. Driver, editor, Prairie Pilot: Lady Luck Was On My Side; The Stories of Walter D. Williams (Saskatchewan, Canada: DriverWorks Ink, 2012), snippets for the Introduction:

    Walter David Williams, the autor of the stories in this book, was born on September 9, 1911, about 10 months after the wedding of his parents Blake and Marion (nee Lockerbie) Williams...The famiy farmed in the Revenue area of west central Saskatchewan untill Walter was eight...

    ...After highschool Walter rekindled a relationship he had during his high school years with a local girl names Frances Jean Allcock...Walter and Jean had a sporadic long-distance relationship for about 10years before marrying on February 15, 1939.... Hereinafter cited as Prairie Pilot.
  2. [S8627] Deana J. Driver, Prairie Pilot, snippets for the Introduction:
    ...When Blake Williams died in 1951...In March 1961, Walter's mother Marion died of cancer...

Edward Trask1

M, #38276, b. circa 1874
Father*Reuben Deforest Trask1,2 b. Mar 1846, d. 25 Apr 1923
Mother*Minerva Melissa Bennett1,2 b. 18 Sep 1850, d. 22 Jan 1934
Last Edited1 May 2021
     He was born circa 1874 at Kansas, USA.2

Census Data

     Eddie R. appeared on the 1880 Federal Census Washington Twp., Crawford County, Kansas in the household of his parents, Reubin Trask and Minerva Trask.2
     In the obituary of Ruben (sic) D. Trask who died 25 April 1923, his son, Ed Trask was listed as a survivor.3
     In the obituary of Minerva Melissa Trask who died 22 January 1934, her son, Edward Trask of Laura, SK, was listed as a survivor.1

Citations

  1. [S8633] Mrs. Rueben Trask, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Jan 26, 1934, Page 21, column 7 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Minerva Melissa Trask. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  2. [S5766] Reubin Trask household, June 14, 1880 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Washington, Crawford, Kansas; Page: 159B; Family: 126, Ancestry.com Roll: 378; Family History Film: 1254378; Image: 0428.
  3. [S11455] Death of Ruben D. Trask, The Girard Press, Girard, Kansas, 03 May 1923, Page 1, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Ruben (sic) D. Trask (Aged 78). Hereinafter cited as Girard Press.

Hugh Trask1

M, #38277, b. February 1886
Father*Reuben Deforest Trask1,2 b. Mar 1846, d. 25 Apr 1923
Mother*Minerva Melissa Bennett1,2 b. 18 Sep 1850, d. 22 Jan 1934
Last Edited1 May 2021
     He was born in February 1886 at Kansas, USA.2

Census Data

     Hugh A. appeared on the 1900 Federal Census Washington Twp., Crawford County, Kansas in the household of his parents, Rueben D. Frask (sic) and Minerva M. Frask (sic), listed as "at school."2
     In the obituary of Ruben (sic) D. Trask who died 25 April 1923, his son, Hugh Trask was listed as a survivor.3
     In the obituary of Minerva Melissa Trask who died 22 January 1934, her son, Hugh Trask of Battleford, SK, was listed as a survivor.1

Citations

  1. [S8633] Mrs. Rueben Trask, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Jan 26, 1934, Page 21, column 7 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Minerva Melissa Trask. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  2. [S11454] Rueben D Frask (sic)s household, 15 June 1900 U.S. Federal Census, Washington, DC, USA, Washington, Crawford, Kansas; Page: 8; Family: 165, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration Enumeration District: 0095.
  3. [S11455] Death of Ruben D. Trask, The Girard Press, Girard, Kansas, 03 May 1923, Page 1, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Ruben (sic) D. Trask (Aged 78). Hereinafter cited as Girard Press.

C. A. Trask1

M, #38278, b. February 1884, d. 16 July 1967
Father*Reuben Deforest Trask1,2 b. Mar 1846, d. 25 Apr 1923
Mother*Minerva Melissa Bennett1,2 b. 18 Sep 1850, d. 22 Jan 1934
Last Edited2 May 2021
     He was born in February 1884 at Girard, Crawford County, Kansas, USA.3,2
     He died on 16 July 1967 in a local hospital at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, at age 83.4
     The following selected information is extracted from his obituary. Survivor(s): Floyd Trask. He was predeceased by his wife Ella in 1956.4      Com Trask was buried on 19 July 1967 at Hanley Cemetery, Hanley, RM of Rosedale No. 283, Saskatchewan, Canada.4

Census Data

     Commodore A. appeared on the 1900 Federal Census Washington Twp., Crawford County, Kansas in the household of his parents, Rueben D. Frask (sic) and Minerva M. Frask (sic), listed as "at school."2
     He was also known as Arnold Commordore Trask on a Manifest List of Alien Passengers applying to enter the U.S.A.3 Arnold Commordore Trask crossed the border on a temporary visit on 18 November 1910 at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, travelling to Girard, Kansas to visit Mrs. J. C. Neet(?). He was accompanied by his wife Etta who was 3 months pregnant, and his daughter, Gladys. Another couple from Harris, George Sumner Varnes and his wife, Maude, were also travelling to Girard.3
     In the obituary of Ruben (sic) D. Trask who died 25 April 1923, his son, Com Trask was listed as a survivor.5
     In the obituary of Minerva Melissa Trask who died 22 January 1934, her son, C. A. Trask of Hanley, SK, was listed as a survivor.1
     In the obituary of Simeon Trask who died 4 February 1963, his brother, C. A. Trask of Harris, was listed as a survivor.6
     See the footnotes below for a link to his obituary that appeared StarPhoenix published in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 18 July 1967.4

Citations

  1. [S8633] Mrs. Rueben Trask, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Jan 26, 1934, Page 21, column 7 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Minerva Melissa Trask. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  2. [S11454] Rueben D Frask (sic)s household, 15 June 1900 U.S. Federal Census, Washington, DC, USA, Washington, Crawford, Kansas; Page: 8; Family: 165, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration Enumeration District: 0095.
  3. [S9793] U.S., Border Crossings from Canada to U.S., 1895-1960 (Publisher: National Archives and Records Administration), Ancestry.com, U.S., Border Crossings from Canada to U.S., 1895-1960; "Index and images of manifest sheets submitted to the U.S. Dept. of Labor"; cited as "Border Crossings., Name: Arnold Commodore Trask travelling with his wife, Etta, and daughter Gladys.
  4. [S11457] Deaths: Trask, StarPhoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 18 Jul 1967, Page 16, column 8 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: C. A. (Com) TRASK (Aged 83). Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  5. [S11455] Death of Ruben D. Trask, The Girard Press, Girard, Kansas, 03 May 1923, Page 1, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Ruben (sic) D. Trask (Aged 78). Hereinafter cited as Girard Press.
  6. [S11456] Deaths: Trask, StarPhoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 05 Feb 1963, Page 15, column 7 viewed at Google News Archive, The newspaper.com image of his obituary is too out of focus to be legible. See the following link on the Google News Archive. His obituary is just to the left of the highlighted item: Obituary: Simeon Alexander Trask. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.

Simeon Trask1

M, #38279, b. 18 April 1881, d. 4 February 1963
Father*Reuben Deforest Trask1,2 b. Mar 1846, d. 25 Apr 1923
Mother*Minerva Melissa Bennett1,2 b. 18 Sep 1850, d. 22 Jan 1934
Last Edited2 May 2021
     He was born on 18 April 1881 at Girard, Crawford County, Kansas, USA.3,2
     The following selected information is extracted from his obituary. Survivor(s): Floyd Trask and C. A. Trask. He was pre-deceased by Mrs. Trask in 1946.4
     He died on 4 February 1963 in a local nursing home at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, at age 81.4      Simeon Trask was buried at Harris Cemetery, Harris, RM of Harris No. 316, Saskatchewan, Canada, See the footnotes below for a link to his Find A Grave menorial page where Darlene Hightower has included his interesting biography.3

Census Data

     Simeon A. appeared on the 1900 Federal Census Washington Twp., Crawford County, Kansas in the household of his parents, Rueben D. Frask (sic) and Minerva M. Frask (sic), listed as "at school."2
     Simeon Trask was also known as Simeon ALexander Trask.5
     In the obituary of Ruben (sic) D. Trask who died 25 April 1923, his son, Tim Trask was listed as a survivor.6
     In the obituary of Minerva Melissa Trask who died 22 January 1934, her son, Simeon Trask of Harris, SK, was listed as a survivor.1
     See the footnotes below for a link to his obituary that appeared StarPhoenix published in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 5 February 1963.5

Citations

  1. [S8633] Mrs. Rueben Trask, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Jan 26, 1934, Page 21, column 7 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Minerva Melissa Trask. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  2. [S11454] Rueben D Frask (sic)s household, 15 June 1900 U.S. Federal Census, Washington, DC, USA, Washington, Crawford, Kansas; Page: 8; Family: 165, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration Enumeration District: 0095.
  3. [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., Simeon Alexander “Tim” Trask.
  4. [S11456] Deaths: Trask, StarPhoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 05 Feb 1963, Page 15, column 7 viewed at Google News Archive, The newspaper.com image of his obituary is too out of focus to be legible. See the following link on the Google News Archive. His obituary is just to the left of the highlighted item: Obituary: Simeon Alexander Trask. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  5. [S11456] Star-Phoenix, 05 Feb 1963, Page 15, column 7, The newspaper.com image of his obituary is too out of focus to be legible. See the following link on the Google News Archive. His obituary is just to the left of the highlighted column: Obituary: Simeon Alexander Trask.
  6. [S11455] Death of Ruben D. Trask, The Girard Press, Girard, Kansas, 03 May 1923, Page 1, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Ruben (sic) D. Trask (Aged 78). Hereinafter cited as Girard Press.