George William Canfield1

M, #39581, b. 13 June 1894, d. 14 December 1985
Father*George Salde Canfield1
Last Edited7 Feb 2020
     George was born on 13 June 1894 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.1
     He died on 14 December 1985 in Saskatchewan, Canada, at age 91.2 He was buried in the Holbein district in Wild Rose North Cemetery, RM of Shellbrooke No.483, Saskatchewan, Canada.2

Introductory Overview:
     George William Canfield is not included in the Asquith and District Honour Roll for WWI.3
Canadian Military Service - WWI :
     George William Canfield of Asquith was conscripted on 16 October 1918 in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, joining the No. 12 Engineer's Depot. He gave his address as Asquith. He was a Gas Engineer.. He was described as being 5' 8" with brown hair, grey eyes and a fair complexion. On his conscription papers he listed his next-of-kin as his father, George Salde Canfield of RR#1, Shellbrooke, Saskatchewan. He was assigned regimental number 2736113.1
     On 22 October 1918 in Regina, Saskatchewan, he was hospitalized in "Parish Hall" with influenza until Nov 1st. He was treated iwth Dovers, calomel, potassium bicarbonate and strychnine!1 George William Canfield ended military service as part of general demobilization on 6 December 1918 in Regina, Saskatchewan,
End of Military Service section.1

Citations

  1. [S309] Enlistment papers & Service Files, Soldiers of the First World War, WWI Attestation Papers search (Ottawa, ON: Library and Archives Canada), Sapper George William Canfield. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.
  2. [S8227] Saskatchewan, Canada, Cemetery Transcripts, 1850-1994 , Ancestry.com, Saskatchewan, Canada, Cemetery Transcripts, 1850-1994; "This database contains cemetery transcriptions by the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society"; cited as "Saskatchewan Cemetery Transcripts, 1850-1994., Canfield, George William cemetery 493.11 (Wild Rose North Cemetery); b. 1894 D. Dec. 14, 1985; H. of Ivy M.
  3. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).

Charles Henry Carleton1,2

M, #39582, b. 14 December 1881, d. 23 January 1953
Father*David Henry Carleton3
Mother*Susanna Stuckey3
Last Edited20 Mar 2020
     Charles was born on 14 December 1881 in Grand Valley, East Luther Twp., Dufferin County, Ontario, Canada, according to Ontario Birth Registration 902642.3,1,4 Alternatively, he was born on 15 December 1881 in Grand Valley, East Luther Twp., Dufferin County, Ontario, according to his WWI enlistment papers.2,1 Charles married Louisa Hyttsten on 29 December 1906 in Carman, Manitoba, Canada.5,1,4 A delayed birth registration for Charles Henry Carleton was made on 28 August 1936 at Medicine Hat, certified by his mother Susanna Carleton.3
     He died on 23 January 1953 in Colonel Belcher Hospital, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, at age 71.2,1
     The following selected information is extracted from his obituary. Survivor(s): Louisa Carleton.1 Charles Henry Carleton was buried on 27 January 1953 in Burnsland Cemetery, Calgary, Alberta, CanadaG.6,1
Military Service - Boer War:
     Charles Henry Carleton began military service in 1899 in Fort McLeod, Northwest Territories (Alberta), Canada.2,1
     Charles Henry Carleton ended his military service circa 1900 having served with the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles in South Africa.
End of Military Service section.2


Introductory Overview:
     Charles Henry Carleton of Asquith is not included in the Asquith and District Honour Roll for WWI.
Other comments:
     Charles served in the Boer War and then enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force (C.E.F.) in 1915. He may not have been in the Asquith disitrct very long prior to his enlistment explaining why he was not included in the Roll of Honour. His 1953 obituary notes that he was farming at Tisdale before enlisting, but this is not reflected in his service file. Charles and Louisa moved to Calgary in 1943.7
Canadian Military Service - WWI:
     Charles Henry Carleton of Asquith began military service on 20 December 1915 at the age of 34 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, joining the 65th Battalion.. He gave his address as Asquith. He was a farmer. He was described as being 5' 8 1/4" with a fair complexion, blue eyes and fair hair. On his Attestation (enlistment) papers, he listed his next-of-kin as his wife, Louisa Carleton c/o Y.W.C.A. in Saskatoon. He was assigned regimental number 8942.2
     On 20 June 1916 He embarked from Canada arriving in England on the 28th. He fractured his ankle while disembarking in Liverpool, leaving him with subsequent weakness. On Dec 28, 1916 he went overseas (to France) joining the 46th Battalion. He was hospitalized several times in early 1917 for maladies including ankle pain, rheumatism and an abscess behind his right knee. He was returned to England for an operation on the knee, and appears not to have been returned to France.2 Pte. Charles Henry Carleton ended military service as part of general demobilization on 21 January 1919 in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, after serving for 2 1/2 months in France with the 46th Battalion. After his return, he and his wife were living in Perdue when he applied for his War Gratuity.
End of Military Service section.2

     See the footnotes below for a link to his on-line obituary that appeared in the newspaper the Calgary Herald published in Calgary, Alberta, 26 January 1953 .1


Link to the Canadian Great War Project:; Private Charles Henry Carleton7

Census Data

     Charles Henry Carleton and Louisa appeared on the 1921 Canadian Census of RM of Connaught No. 457, Saskatchewan, enumerated 1 June 1921. Charles was enumerated as a farmer and Church of England while she was Lutheran.4

Family

Louisa Hyttsten b. c 1883, d. 30 Jul 1961
Marriage*Charles married Louisa Hyttsten on 29 December 1906 in Carman, Manitoba, Canada.5,1,4 

Citations

  1. [S10033] Obituaries and Funerals: Charles Henry Carleton, Calgary Herald, Calgary, Alberta, Jan 26, 1953, Page 19, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Charles Henry Carleton. Hereinafter cited as Calgary Herald.
  2. [S309] Enlistment papers & Service Files, Soldiers of the First World War, WWI Attestation Papers search (Ottawa, ON: Library and Archives Canada), Private Charles Henry Carleton. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.
  3. [S1443] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name:     Charles Henry Carleton. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.
  4. [S10674] Charles Henry Carleton household, June 1, 1921 Canada Census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, RM of Connaught, Prinice Albert (census district) Saskatchewan; Page 8, Family: 82, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Folder Number: 158.
  5. [S868] Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency, Manitoba Vital Statistics (Winnipeg, MB: Vital Statistics Agency), Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency - Genealogy Search page, Marriage: Charles Henry Carleton & Louisa Hyttsten. Hereinafter cited as Manitoba Vital Statistics.
  6. [S4199] 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., Private Charles H. Carleton
    Grave marker transcription:
    Charles H Carleton, Private, 46 Battn C.E.F., 23 Jan 1953, Age 71.
  7. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).

Almond Ludvig Colbiornsen1

M, #39583, b. 3 April 1896, d. 12 April 1991
Father*Kjeld Stub Colbiornsen1,2 b. c 1855, d. 13 Apr 1946
Mother*Jennie Neirlein3,2 b. c 1860, d. 9 Feb 1933
Last Edited21 Mar 2020
Almond Ludvig Colbiornsen c. 1919
Included in Emergency Passport Application
     Almond was born on 3 April 1896 in Belgrade, Stearns County, Minnesota, USA.1 Alternatively, he was born circa 1897 in U.S.A. in the 1916 census when he was 19.2 Almond married Alice M Anderson before 1927.4
     He died on 12 April 1991 at age 95.5

Asquith and District Honour Roll:
     "Colboirnson (sic) Al" of Saskatoon (and Asquith).
Other comments:
     At the time of his enlistment, Almond, sometimes Almon, was living with his parents on Dufferin Ave. in Saskatoon. He was a student at the University of Saskatchewan and he joined the Western Universities Battalion. Sometime during his service, his parents moved back to Asquith, or the nearby district where they farmed. During the 1920's and early 1930's, he practised law in Maidstone. He later emigrated to Minnesota where he applied for and received U.S. citizenship. His brother, Kjeld, was a dentist in California. He changed his surname to Colbie since his clients had difficulty pronouncing or spelling his surname. Their father's obituary lists them both using the Colbie surname, but this may have been an editorial error by the obituary writer. When Kjeld, Jr. died in 1990, his obituary listed his brother Almond Colbiornsen of Sedona, Arizona as a survior.6
Canadian Military Service - WWI:
     Almond Ludvig Colbiornsen of Saskatoon began military service on 28 April 1917 at the age of 21 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, joining the 196th Overseas Draft, Western Universities. He was an unmarried student with no previous military experience. He was described as being 5' 8 1/4" with a fair complexion, light brown eyes and fair hair. On his Attestation (enlistment) papers, he listed his next-of-kin as his father, Kjeld S. Colbiornsen of Saskatoon, and later of Asquith. He was assigned regimental number 2193338.1
     On 2 June 1917 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, he embarked on the "S.S. Olympic" and disembarked at Liverpool, England on the 9th. On 10 Jun 1917 he joined the 7th Reserve Battalion. On 09 Sep 1917 he transferred to the Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) and on the 27th he arrived at their reinforcement camp in France. He joined an active unit on 04 Nov 1917 after 2 days en route. On 12 Nov 1917 he was assigned as an observer for the 7th Canadian Field Battery.1 Almond Ludvig Colbiornsen ended military service as part of general demobilization on 5 June 1919 in London, Middlesex, England, at his request. He received permission to travel to Norway where his parents were born. His proposed destination was c/o Edward Nerlien, Nes Hedemarken (a traditional district in the county of Hedmark in Eastern Norway.) This would have been a relative of his mother..
End of Military Service section.1

     He was also known as Almond Colbie.7 He immigrated with his parents, Kjeld S. Colbiornsen and Jennie Colbiornsen in 1911 to the Asquith district, RM of Loganton, Saskatchewan, Canada, from Minnesota.2 Almond Ludvig Colbiornsen applied for an emergency U.S. passport on 13 November 1919 at the American Legation, Christiania, Norway. In it he asserted that he was a law student, and that his father, K.S. Colbiorsen was born in Ski, Norway and emigrated to the U.S. in about 1876 from Christiania, Norway. He (his father) lived in or near Belgrade Minnesota from 1876 to 1911. Then he moved to Canada to farm. Almond also left the U.S. in 1911, presumably accompanying his family. He also declared that he would travel to Canada via the U.S. but that he would return within two years with the purpose of performing the duties of citizenship therein.8
     Almond Ludvig Colbiornsen, her son in Maidstone, Saskatchewan, was referenced, but not by name, in the obituary of Jenny Colbiornsen who died 9 February 1933.9 On 22 June 1938 his name was legally changed to Almond Ludwig Colbiornsen as part of his naturalization petition.10 Almond Ludvig Colbiornsen was naturalized on 22 June 1938 in the U.S. District Court, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. He was renewing his U.S. citizenship since he had become a naturalized Canadian.10 He registered for the "Old Man's" draft on 27 April 1942 in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, USA. He was married and self-employed.11
     In the obituary of K. Colbiornsen who died 13 April 1946, his son, Almond Colbie of St. Pau, Minnesota, was listed as a survivor.7
     In the obituary of Dr. Kjeld Stub Colbie who died 8 March 1990, his brother, Almond Ludvig Colbiornsen of Sedona, Arizona, was listed as a survivor.12

Census Data

     He appeared on the 1916 Census of Canadian Prairie Provinces RM of Loganton, Saskatchewan in the household of his parents, Kjeld S. Colbiornsen and Jenny Colbiornsen, listed as a farmer's son.2

Family

Alice M Anderson
Marriage*Almond married Alice M Anderson before 1927.4 

Citations

  1. [S309] Enlistment papers & Service Files, Soldiers of the First World War, WWI Attestation Papers search (Ottawa, ON: Library and Archives Canada), Private Almond Ludvig Colbiornsen. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.
  2. [S10163] Kjeld S. Colbiornsen household, June 1, 1916 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Loganton (Municipality) Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Page: 16; Family No: 162, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: T-21944.
  3. [S266] Woodlawn Cemetery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Internet Site , unknown repository, Woodlawn Cemetery, Saskatoon, Alphabetical Interment pages; "This index gives the name, grave number, Block/Plot/Section id and date of death"; cited as "Woodlawn Cemetery, Saskatoon., COLBIORNSEN, ESTHER, d. 1975/12/12, bur. 1975/12/16, Grave# 33244, Block-Lot-Section: 51A-L046-SH
    COLBIORNSEN, JENNIE, d. 1933/02/09, bur. 1933/02/11, Grave# 7512, Block-Lot-Section: 71-L091-S1/2
    COLBIORNSEN, KJELD STUB, d. 1946/04/13, bur. 1946/04/18, Grave# 12714, Block-Lot-Section: 71-L091-N1/2.
  4. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207), Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Colbiornseon were part of the cast of a comedy performed in Maidstone. Comedy performed at Maidstone.
  5. [S537] U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, online 1935-2014, Name:     Almond L. Colbiornsen. Hereinafter cited as SSDI.
  6. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat , He was included in the Chemistry I class list for the U of S in May 1915.
  7. [S10159] Deaths: Colbiornsen, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 15 Apr 1946, Page 18, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Onituary: K. Colbiornsen. Hereinafter cited as Star Phoenix.
  8. [S2054] U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925, online U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925, Name:     Almond Ludvig Colbiornsen. Hereinafter cited as US Passport Apps.
  9. [S10159] Star Phoenix, 15 Apr 1946, Page 18, column 6, Onituary: J. Colbiornsen.
  10. [S10164] Almond Ludvig Colbiornson, Naturalization Record, No. 4487072, Name:     Almond Ludwig Colbiornsen
    Birth Date:     1896 (22 Jun 1938); Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah, USA.
  11. [S2775] U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 (Publisher: National Archives and Records Administration), Ancestry.com, World War II Draft Registration search; "United States, Selective Service System. Selective Service Registration Cards, World War II: Fourth Registration"; cited as "Old Man's Draft., Name:     Almond Ludvig Colbiornsen.
  12. [S10166] Funeral Notices: Colbie, Kjeld Stub, Dr., The San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco, California, 18 Mar 1990, Page 29, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Dr. Kjeld Stub Colbie. Hereinafter cited as San Francisco Examiner.

Thomas Leyton Conboy1,2

M, #39584, b. 16 April 1896, d. 7 December 1985
Father*Thomas Conboy1,2 b. c 1866
Mother*Catherine E. Rowan3,2 b. 18 Apr 1873, d. 29 Jul 1933
Last Edited8 Mar 2020
     Thomas was born on 16 April 1896 in York Mills, York Twp., York County, Ontario, Canada, according to Ontario Birth Registration 043010.1,4 Leyton married Nellie Sillers on 15 December 1923 in St. Andrew's manse, London, Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada, according to Ontario Marriage Registration 015792.2,5,6,7
     He died on 7 December 1985 in Vermilion Health Care Complex, Vermilion, Alberta, Canada, at age 89.6
     The following selected information is extracted from his obituary. Predeceased: Jane Conboy.6

Asquith and District Honour Roll:
     "Conboy, Leighton" of Asquith.
Family Background:
     Leyton Conboy was a nephew of the John Boyd Conboy family documented in the Asquith history. Both his father, Thomas, and John came to the Hurdman Lodge (later Environ) area in 1903 with their parents and at least two other siblings. In 1915 the "Conboy Bros." were farming 5 of their 7 sections of land and in 1916 they had 8 sections plus 2,500 sheep that they hoped would graze stubble after their harvest to reduce the need to work the land. However, a large mortgage auction in 1922 may indicate they had over extended themselves.
Other comments:
     Leyton was conscripted in Aug 1918, 3 months before the end of the war. He never had to leave Saskatchewan in his service. He married Nellie (Jane) Sillers in 1923, and sometime later, they moved to Vermilion where they resided until their deaths. In 1950 he was the fire chief at Vermilion.8,9
Canadian Military Service - WWI :
     Thomas Leyton Conboy of Asquith was conscripted on 20 August 1918 in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, joining the 1st Depot Battalion, Saskatchewan Regiment. He was an unmarried farmer. He was described as being 5' 11" with a fair complexion, brown eyes and light hair. On his conscription papers he listed his next-of-kin as his father, Thomas Conboy of Hurdman Lodge c/o Asquith P.O.. He was assigned regimental number 3355975.1 Pte. Thomas Leyton Conboy ended military service as part of general demobilization on 24 January 1919 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada,
End of Military Service section.1

     He also went by the name of Leighton Conboy.10
     The following newspaper article appeared in the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Saskatoon Daily Star 26 December 1923 :
CONBOY--SILLERS
     A pretty wedding took place at St Andrew's manse, London, Ontario, Saturday, at 12.30, when Nellie Sillers, daughter of Mrs. John Sillers, was married to Leyton Conboy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Conboy, of Asquith, Sask. Rev. D. C. MacGregor performed the ceremony.
     The bride wore a becoming gown of flat crepe, heavily beaded and caught at the side with an ornament. Her hat and veil were of log cabin shade with shoes to match, and she wore a corsage of roses. Mr. and Mrs. William Lyttle were the attendants, Mrs. Lyttle wearing a gown of blue canton crepe with bead trimmings, a gray hat and a muskrat coat.
     Following the ceremony the wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride's mother in Ellas street. Mr. and Mrs. Conboy left later on a honeymoon to Toronto, the bride donning for travelling a sandalwood vela-vela gown and a muskrat coat, the gift of the groom. They will return to London and remain here for several weeks before going on to reside in Asquith, Sask. Among the numerous gifts received was a substantial check from the bride's mother.5

     In the obituary of Jane Ellen Conboy who died 29 October 1978, her husband, Thomas L. Conboy was listed as a survivor.7
     See the footnotes below for a link to his on-line obituary that appeared in the newspaper the Edmonton Journal published in Edmonton, Alberta, 9 December 1985 .6

Census Data

     He appeared on the 1916 Census of Canadian Prairie Provinces Saskatchewan in the household of his parents, Thomas Conboy and Kathleen Conboy, listed as a farmer's son.3

Family

Jane Ellen Sillers b. 14 May 1896, d. 29 Oct 1978
Marriage*Leyton married Nellie Sillers on 15 December 1923 in St. Andrew's manse, London, Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada, according to Ontario Marriage Registration 015792.2,5,6,7 

Citations

  1. [S309] Enlistment papers & Service Files, Soldiers of the First World War, WWI Attestation Papers search (Ottawa, ON: Library and Archives Canada), Pte. Thomas Leyton Conboy. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.
  2. [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., Name:     Thomas Layton Conboy & Jane Ellen Sillers.
  3. [S10034] Thomas Conboys household, June 1, 1916 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Twps. 37-39 (south of North Saskatchewan River) Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Page: 6; Family No: 47, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: T-21944.
  4. [S1443] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name:     Thomas Leyton Conboy. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.
  5. [S10168] Weddings: Conboy--Sillers, Saskatoon Daily Star, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 26 Dec 1923, Page 8, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Wedding: Conboy--Sillers. Hereinafter cited as Daily Star.
  6. [S10181] Deaths: Conboy, Thomas (Tom) Leyton, Edmonton Journal, Edmonton, Alberta, 09 Dec 1985, Page 36, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Thomas Leyton Conboy. Hereinafter cited as Edmonton Journal.
  7. [S10182] Deaths: Conboy, Jane Ellen, Edmonton Journal, Edmonton, Alberta, 31 Oct 1978, Page 72, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Jane Ellen Conboy. Hereinafter cited as Edmonton Journal.
  8. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207), Conboy Bros 1915;
    Conboy Bros. 1916;
    Conboy Bros. Purchase Sheep Flock;
    W.M. Conboy's Barn Dance;
    Property Auction.
  9. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 31: Asquith and District Honour Roll. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.
  10. [S10104] George Sillers rites Saturday, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Jun 23, 1966, Page 5, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: George Sillers. Hereinafter cited as Star Phoenix.

Lorne Milson Lane1

M, #39585, b. 28 November 1896
Father*William Lane1
Last Edited21 Mar 2020
     Lorne was born on 28 November 1896 in Welland, Ontario, Canada.1

Introductory Overview:
     Lorne Milson Lane is not included in the Asquith and District Honour Roll for WWI.
Other comments:
     He enlisted from Asquith where he periodically worked during the harvest season, including working for August Summach and Matt Little, both in the Avondale district. There is a brief biographical entry for him in "The Asquith Record" on page 187. He was conscipted late in the war, and served in France in a labour pool.2
Canadian Military Service - WWI :
     Lorne Milson Lane of Asquith was conscripted on 18 June 1918 in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, joining the 1st Depot Battalion, Saskatchewan Regiment. He was described as being 5' 8 3/4" with a fair complexion, blue eyes and fair hair. On his conscription papers he listed his next-of-kin as his father, William Lane of Burk's Falls, Ontario. He was assigned regimental number 3352654.1
     On 7 November 1918 he transferred to France serving with the 3rd Canadian Infantry Works Company.1 Pte. Lorne Milson Lane ended military service as part of general demobilization on 3 July 1919 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada,
End of Military Service section.1

Citations

  1. [S309] Enlistment papers & Service Files, Soldiers of the First World War, WWI Attestation Papers search (Ottawa, ON: Library and Archives Canada), http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/">Private Lorne Milson Lane. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.
  2. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).

William Lane1

M, #39586
Last Edited16 Aug 2019

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S309] Enlistment papers & Service Files, Soldiers of the First World War, WWI Attestation Papers search (Ottawa, ON: Library and Archives Canada), http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/">Private Lorne Milson Lane. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.

George Geall1

M, #39587, b. 1 November 1895, d. 2 March 1962
Father*Edward Winter Geall1,2,3
Mother*Emma Jane Leggat1
Last Edited6 Mar 2020
     George was born on 1 November 1895 in Surrey County, England.3 Alternatively, he was born on 1 November 1893 in Sutton, Surrey County, England, according to his enlistment papers1 or circa 1896 in Sutton, Surrey County, according to his marriage registration.2 George married Doris Martha Lassam on 1 January 1924 in Steveston Methodist Church, Steveston, British Columbia, Canada.2
     He died on 2 March 1962 (pronounced dead on arrival) in Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, at age 66 after collapsing while clearing snow from his son-in-law's walks.3,4
     The following selected information is extracted from his obituary. Survivor(s): Doris Geall and Ted Geall.5 The informant on his death registration was according to BC Death Registration 1962-09-003462.3 George Geall was buried on 5 March 1962 in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.6
     George Geall was town foreman from 1956 to 1960 in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada.3
     See the footnotes below for a link to his on-line obituary that appeared in the newspaper the Vancouver Sun published in Vancouver, British Columbia, 3 March 1962 .6

     The following account of the funeral of George Geall appeared in the Edmonton, Alberta Edmonton Journal 8 March 1962 :
GEALL
    :NB:Mr. George Geall, Edmonton, age 66. Funeral services were held Monday, March 5, 1962. from the New Chapel of S. Bowell and Son, New Westminster. Reverend S Edgecumbe officiated. Interment was at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Burnaby. He is survived by his loving wife Doris, two sons. Leonard and Wilfred both of Edmonton; three daughters, Mrs. Norman (Norma) Brooks, New Westminster. B.C.. Mrs. Pete (Hilda) Kozak. Surrey. B.C.. and Mrs. Nell (Florence) Wright. Whitehorse, Yukon Territories; fourteen grandchildren: 3 brothers, Fred and Ted of Saskatoon. Bill of Edmonton: three sisters. Mrs. W. T. Lamb. Mrs. H. O. Hart of Vancouver, and Mrs E. Colvin of Port Alberni. B.C.5

Family

Doris Martha Lassam b. c 1906
Marriage*George married Doris Martha Lassam on 1 January 1924 in Steveston, British Columbia.2 

Citations

  1. [S309] Enlistment papers & Service Files, Soldiers of the First World War, WWI Attestation Papers search (Ottawa, ON: Library and Archives Canada), Private George Geall. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.
  2. [S10377] Geall - Lassam marriage, 03 Jan 1924, Royal BC Museum - Genealogy Collection, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. 1924-09-274404, BC Marriage Registration image: Geall--Lassam.
  3. [S10378] George Geall, Death Registration 1962-09-003462 (13 Mar 1962), Royal BC Museum - Genealogy Collection, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, BC Death Registration image: George Geall. Hereinafter cited as BC Death Registration - Geall, Georgel.
  4. [S10379] Coast Cold Snap Nearing End, Edmonton Journal, Edmonton, Alberta, 03 Mar 1962, Page 1, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Extract from onger story: George Geall collapses. Hereinafter cited as Edmonton Journal.
  5. [S10381] Funerals: Geall, Edmonton Journal, Edmonton, Alberta, 08 Mar 1962, Page 22, column 8 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Funeral: George Geall. Hereinafter cited as Edmonton Journal.
  6. [S10380] Deaths: Geall, The Vancouver Sun, Vancouver, British Columbia, 03 Mar 1962, Page 22, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: George Geall. Hereinafter cited as Vancouver Sun.

Emma Jane Leggat1,2

F, #39588
Last Edited4 Jan 2020
     Emma married Edward Winter Geall.1
     Emma Jane Leggat was also known as Geall. She and Edward Winter Geall immigrated in 1902 to Canada from England with their 7 children.3

Family

Edward Winter Geall
Child

Citations

  1. [S309] Enlistment papers & Service Files, Soldiers of the First World War, WWI Attestation Papers search (Ottawa, ON: Library and Archives Canada), Private George Geall. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.
  2. [S10377] Geall - Lassam marriage, 03 Jan 1924, Royal BC Museum - Genealogy Collection, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. 1924-09-274404, BC Marriage Registration image: Geall--Lassam.
  3. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 138f: E. W. Geall, Sr.. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.

Jame McGuey1

M, #39589, b. circa 1835, d. 25 February 1935
Last Edited16 Aug 2019
     Jame was born circa 1835 in Lower Canada, British North America.1
     He died on 25 February 1935 in Saskatchewan, Canada.1 He was buried on 26 February 1935 in Asquith Cemetery, RM of Vanscoy No. 345, Saskatchewan, Canada.1
     The following obituary appeared in the newspaper the Saskatoon StarPhoenix published in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 28 February 1935:
OLDEST RESIDENT CALLED BY DEATH
Colorful Character Thought Centenarian; Traveled Extensively
ASQUITH.--Asquith lost its oldest citizen on February 25 by the death of James McGuey whose age is established to be in the vicinity of 100 years. "Old Jim" as he was familiarly known, was until two years ago a familiar figure around the Arlington Hotel. He was well known to travelers and famous for his tall stories.

Born near Chelsea in Quebec his early life was spent principally in the lumber camps of that Province and local people were treated to many reminiscences of those days when 20 years ago ho met Duncan Laventure, then also eighty years of age and since deceased, with whom he had worked fifty years previously on the Syaun River with the late Martin Russell, lumberman, of Renfrew, Ontario. Mr. Laventure was then visiting his son here.

In 1885 he was chosen as an experienced boatman to go with the expedition to the Nile for the relief of Gordon and has told many colorful stories of his experiences at that time. He also worked on the construction of the Crow's Nest Pass drifting in 1914 to these parts where he has since lived.

The funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon from the Baptist Church with the Rev. A. Cursons officiating. Pallbearers were J. T. Dunlop, J. Ewan, L Laventure and V. Warren. Interment took place in the Asquith Cemetery.1


Citations

  1. [S10003] Oldest Resident Called By Death, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Sasskatoon, Saskatchewan, Feb. 28, 1935, Page 17, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: James McGuey of Asquith. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.

Duncan Laventure1,2

M, #39590
Last Edited16 Aug 2019
     Duncan married Marth Andrews.3

Family

Marth Andrews
Child

Citations

  1. [S10003] Oldest Resident Called By Death, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Sasskatoon, Saskatchewan, Feb. 28, 1935, Page 17, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: James McGuey of Asquith. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  2. [S10008] Lived 25 Years in Asquith Area, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Sasskatoon, Saskatchewan, Jan. 17, 1936, Page 17, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Louis Laventure. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  3. [S1443] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: Duncan Laventure. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.
  4. [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., Lewis Duncan Laventure & Ida Mary Moore Arnot.

A Buck1

M, #39592
Last Edited16 Aug 2019

Citations

  1. [S10005] Ruby J. Buck Is Attractive Bride, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Sasskatoon, Saskatchewan, Mar 25, 1943, Wedding: Laventure--Buck. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.

Marth Andrews1

F, #39594
Last Edited16 Aug 2019
     Marth married Duncan Laventure.1

Family

Duncan Laventure
Child

Citations

  1. [S1443] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: Duncan Laventure. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.

Jerome Latour1,2

M, #39596, b. 1850, d. before 22 March 1935
Last Edited23 Jan 2020
     Jerome married Mrs. (?) Latour.1 Jerome was born in 1850 near Valleyfield, in Canada East, United Province of Canada.3,1 Alternatively, he was born on 14 May 1852 in Canada East according to the 1901 census.2
     He died before 22 March 1935 in Asquith, RM of Vanscoy No. 345, Saskatchewan, Canada.1 He was buried on 22 March 1935 in Asquith Cemetery, RM of Vanscoy No. 345, Saskatchewan, Canada.3,1

Census Data

     Jerome Latour appeared on the 1901 Canadian Census of an unknown place , enumerated 31 March 1901. Jerome was enumerated as a carpenter, a widower and a Presbyterian. His children Joseph, John, Sophie, Ezra, Nelson and Albena M. were listed as living with him.2

Family

Mrs. (?) Latour d. 1893
Children

Citations

  1. [S10010] Erected Many East Buildings, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Sasskatoon, Saskatchewan, Mar 26, 1935, Page 13, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com,, . Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  2. [S10011] Jermoe Latour household, Mar 31, 1901 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Winchester, Dundas, Ontario; Page 8; Family: 70, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: T-6464.
  3. [S5076] Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project , Rootsweb, Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project - Asquith; "This index of burials includes some photos of the related grave markers"; cited as "Sask Cemeteries Project - Asquith., Jerome Latour
    Grave marker transcription:
    In loving memory of our dear father Jerome Latour 1850 - 1935 Till The Day Dawms.
  4. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 223: Joe and Lottie Schneider. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.

Sophie Latour1,2

F, #39597, b. 27 January 1883
Father*Jerome Latour1,2,3 b. 1850, d. b 22 Mar 1935
Mother*Mrs. (?) Latour2 d. 1893
Last Edited26 Oct 2019
     Sophie was born on 27 January 1883 in Ontario, Canada.3 Sophie married James Watson.1,2

Census Data

     Sophie Latour appeared on the 1901 Canadian Census of an unknown place in the household of her father Jerome Latour.3

Family

James Watson

Citations

  1. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 223: Joe and Lottie Schneider. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.
  2. [S10010] Erected Many East Buildings, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Sasskatoon, Saskatchewan, Mar 26, 1935, Page 13, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com,, . Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  3. [S10011] Jermoe Latour household, Mar 31, 1901 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Winchester, Dundas, Ontario; Page 8; Family: 70, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: T-6464.

James Watson1

M, #39598
Last Edited17 Aug 2019
     James married Sophie Latour.2,1
     He also went by the name of Jim Watson.2

Family

Sophie Latour b. 27 Jan 1883

Citations

  1. [S10010] Erected Many East Buildings, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Sasskatoon, Saskatchewan, Mar 26, 1935, Page 13, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com,, . Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  2. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 223: Joe and Lottie Schneider. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.

Mrs. (?) Latour1

F, #39599, d. 1893
Last Edited17 Aug 2019
     (?) married Jerome Latour.1
     She died in 1893.1

Family

Jerome Latour b. 1850, d. b 22 Mar 1935
Children

Citations

  1. [S10010] Erected Many East Buildings, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Sasskatoon, Saskatchewan, Mar 26, 1935, Page 13, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com,, . Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  2. [S10011] Jermoe Latour household, Mar 31, 1901 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Winchester, Dundas, Ontario; Page 8; Family: 70, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: T-6464.

Joseph Latour1,2

M, #39600, b. 28 February 1875
Father*Jerome Latour1,2 b. 1850, d. b 22 Mar 1935
Mother*Mrs. (?) Latour1 d. 1893
Last Edited17 Aug 2019
     Joseph was born on 28 February 1875 in Ontario, Canada.2

Census Data

     Joseph Latour appeared on the 1901 Canadian Census of an unknown place in the household of his father Jerome Latour, listed as a carpenter.2

Citations

  1. [S10010] Erected Many East Buildings, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Sasskatoon, Saskatchewan, Mar 26, 1935, Page 13, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com,, . Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  2. [S10011] Jermoe Latour household, Mar 31, 1901 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Winchester, Dundas, Ontario; Page 8; Family: 70, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: T-6464.