John B. Latour1

M, #39601, b. 4 October 1880, d. 14 April 1939
Father*Jerome Latour2,3 b. 1850, d. b 22 Mar 1935
Mother*Mrs. (?) Latour2 d. 1893
Last Edited23 Jan 2020
     He was born on 4 October 1880 in Ontario, Canada.3
     He died on 14 April 1939 in Saskatchewan, Canada, at age 58.1 John B. Latour was buried in Asquith Cemetery, RM of Vanscoy No. 345, Saskatchewan, Canada.1
     He also went by the name of Jack Latour.2

Census Data

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

Citations

  1. [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., John Latour
    Grave marker transcription:
    In memory of John Latour Died Apr. 14, 1939 Aged 59 Yrs.
  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.

Ezra Latour1,2

M, #39602, b. 20 May 1884, d. 1944
Father*Jerome Latour1,2 b. 1850, d. b 22 Mar 1935
Mother*Mrs. (?) Latour1 d. 1893
Last Edited17 Aug 2019
     He was born on 20 May 1884 in Ontario, Canada.3,2 Ezra Latour was buried in Asquith Cemetery, RM of Vanscoy No. 345, Saskatchewan, Canada.3
     He died in 1944 in Saskatchewan, Canada.3
     The following biographical fact was included:
Ezra farmed 5 milles east of Asquith at SW 32-36-8. This farm was later purchased by Chris Hoffman.4

Census Data

     Ezra Latour appeared on the 1901 Canadian Census of an unknown place in the household of his father Jerome Latour.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.
  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., Ezra Latour
    Grave marker transcription:
    In lioving memory of my dear husband Ezra Latour 1884 - 1944 Joy cometh in the morning.
  4. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 160: Chris Hoffman; reference to Ezra Latour farm location. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.

Nelson Latour1,2

M, #39603, b. 1 March 1889
Father*Jerome Latour1,2 b. 1850, d. b 22 Mar 1935
Mother*Mrs. (?) Latour1 d. 1893
Last Edited17 Aug 2019
     He was born on 1 March 1889 in Ontario, Canada.2

Census Data

     Nelson Latour appeared on the 1901 Canadian Census of an unknown place in the household of his father Jerome Latour.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.

Joseph Schnieder1

M, #39605
Last Edited17 Aug 2019

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.

Albena M. Latour1

F, #39607, b. 28 February 1887
Father*Jerome Latour1 b. 1850, d. b 22 Mar 1935
Mother*Mrs. (?) Latour1 d. 1893
Last Edited17 Aug 2019
     She was born on 28 February 1887 in Ontario, Canada.1

Census Data

     Albena M. Latour appeared on the 1901 Canadian Census of an unknown place in the household of her father Jerome Latour.1

Citations

  1. [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.

Lorne Norris LeValley1,2

M, #39609, b. 29 December 1872, d. 10 January 1952
Father*George N. LeValley3
Mother*Mary A. McCollerigh3
Last Edited24 Jan 2020
     He was born on 29 December 1872 in Waverly, Bremer County, Iowa, USA.4,1,3 Lorne married Edith M McColm on 30 December 1893 in Dixon County, Nebraska, USA.2,4,3
     He died on 10 January 1952 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, at age 79.2,4,1
     The following selected information is extracted from his obituary. Survivor(s): Mrs. George Ferguson.1 Lorne Norris LeValley was buried on 12 January 1952 in Woodlawn Cemetery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.2

Asquith and District Honour Roll:
     "LeValley, L.".
Other comments:
     Lorne, or Loran, his wife and daughter came from the U.S. to Saskatoon in 1905. By 1911 he was a real estate broker. These were boom years in Saskatoon, but they came to an end with the recession of 1912. It took another 50 years before the market recovered to the same level. Lorne was a city councillor in 1911 and 1912. He was still a broker at the time of his early enlistment for WWI. He survived the war, and continued to live in Saskatchewan.5
Canadian Military Service - WWI:
     Lorn N. LeValley began military service on 27 October 1914 at the age of 41 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, joining the 28th Battalion. He was married with one child. He gave his occupation as a broker. He had both militia and military experience. He was described as being 5'9 1/4" with grey eyes, grey hair and a fair complexion. He was 41 years, 10 months old, so on the high end of the age scale for recruits.. On his Attestation (enlistment) papers, he listed his next-of-kin as his wife, Edith M LeValley who lived in Asquith or near by and then later, in Saskatoon. He gave her address as Boc 523, Saskatoon on his Attestation papers.4
     In December 1914 in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, he had a hernia that developed during his physical training but he did not report it to the Medical Officer. It was controlled with a truss.6
     On 29 May 1915 in Montréal, Québec, Canada, his unit embarked for England aboard the "S. S. Northland."6
     On 18 September 1915 He went to France as an Acting Sergeant with the 28th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. He was hospitalized twice, first for bronchitis from 24 Feb 1916 to 01 Mar 1916. Then he had a contused heel requiring treatment from 9 Apr 1916 to 13 Apr 1916. At this time he was a Lance Corporal. He was granted furlough to Canada from 5 March 1917 to 28 May 1917 and he sailed on the "S. S. Metagama." His destination was Asquith.4
     Sgt. Lorn Norris LeValley ended his military service on 28 February 1918 in Regina, Saskatchewan, from the 105th Special Services (Canadian Defence Corps) as medically unfit due to pulmonary problems related to his hospitalization for bronchitis in February and March 1916. He also had "myalgia" from "exposure" in France in 1915.
End of Military Service section.4

     His name was also recorded as Loran N. LeValley according to his marriage registration.3
     See the footnotes below for a link to his on-line obituary that appeared in the newspaper the Saskatoon StarPhoenix published in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 11 January 1952 .1

     The following obituary appeared in the newspaper the Saskatoon StarPhoenix published in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 11 January 1952 :
LEVALLEY
THE DEATH OF LORNE Norris LeValley, age 79 years of 418 29th St. W., resident of Saskatoon and district since 1905 occurred in a Saskatoon hospital on January 10. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 12 at 2 pm, from McKague's Funeral Chapel, conducted by Rev. G. Duncan Wilkie. Surviving are: One daughter, Mrs. George Ferguson of Saskatoon. Mr. LeValley came from Nebraska to Saskatoon in I905. He became a member of the City Council in 1911 and 1912. Burial will be made in the family plot in Woodlawn Cemetery
Do not publish this since it is probably covered by copyright.1

Census Data

     Loran R. LeValley and Edith M LeValley appeared on the 1911 Canadian Census of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, enumerated 1 June 1911, enumerated as a broker in real estate. Their daughter Urdine was listed as living with them.7

Family

Edith M McColm b. c 1876, d. 3 Aug 1943
Marriage*Lorne married Edith M McColm on 30 December 1893 in Dixon County, Nebraska, USA.2,4,3 
Child

Citations

  1. [S10012] Deaths: LeValley, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Sasskatoon, Saskatchewan, Jan 11, 1952, Page 16, ,column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Lorne Norris LeValley. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  2. [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., LE VALLEY EDITH MCCOLM 11416 88-L046-S1/2 8/3/1943 8/9/1943
    LEVALLEY LORNE NORRIS 15868 88-L046-N1/2 1/10/1952 1/12/1952.
  3. [S10463] Nebraska, Marriage Records, 1855-1908 (Publisher: State Library and Archives, Nebraska State Historical Society, Lincoln, Nebraska.), Ancestry.com, Nebraska, Marriage Records, 1855-1908; cited as "Nebraska, Marriage Records., Name:     Loran N Le Valley & Edith M Mc Colm.
  4. [S309] Enlistment papers & Service Files, Soldiers of the First World War, WWI Attestation Papers search (Ottawa, ON: Library and Archives Canada), Private Lorne Norris LeValley. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.
  5. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).
  6. [S309] Enlistment papers & Service Files, WWI Service Files, WWI Attestation Papers search, WWI CEF military file (PDF); Private Lorn N. LeValley.
  7. [S10462] Loran R. Le Valley household, Jun 5, 1911 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Ward 3, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Page 17; Family: 26, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).

Edith M McColm1

F, #39610, b. circa 1876, d. 3 August 1943
Father*William G. McColm1
Mother*Ella D. Burnett1
Last Edited24 Jan 2020
     She was born circa 1876 in Iowa, USA.1 Edith married Lorne Norris LeValley on 30 December 1893 in Dixon County, Nebraska, USA.2,3,1
     She died on 3 August 1943 in Saskatchewan, Canada.2,4 Edith M McColm was buried on 9 August 1943 in Woodlawn Cemetery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.2,4
     The following account of the funeral of Edith M McColm appeared in the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Saskatoon StarPhoenix 12 August 1943 :
LE VALLEY FUNERAL, service for Edith McColm Le Valley, of Bjorkdale, Sask., who died August 3. was held August 8, from Shaw's Funeral Home, Tisdale, Sask., with the Rev. Mr. Rainy officiating. On August 9, a service was held at the Saskatoon Funeral Home, by the Rev. Robert Hall. Interment was made in Woodlawn Cemetery. Pallbearers were J. D. Ferguson. D. C. Kyle. H. G. McLean, Stewart McKercher.4

     Edith M LeValley was not referenced as a survivor in the obituary of Lorne Norris LeValley who died in 1952, his wife.5

Census Data

     Edith M LeValley and Loran R. LeValley appeared on the 1911 Canadian Census of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, enumerated 1 June 1911, enumerated as a broker in real estate. Their daughter Urdine was listed as living with them.6

Family

Lorne Norris LeValley b. 29 Dec 1872, d. 10 Jan 1952
Marriage*Edith married Lorne Norris LeValley on 30 December 1893 in Dixon County, Nebraska, USA.2,3,1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S10463] Nebraska, Marriage Records, 1855-1908 (Publisher: State Library and Archives, Nebraska State Historical Society, Lincoln, Nebraska.), Ancestry.com, Nebraska, Marriage Records, 1855-1908; cited as "Nebraska, Marriage Records., Name:     Loran N Le Valley & Edith M Mc Colm.
  2. [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., LE VALLEY EDITH MCCOLM 11416 88-L046-S1/2 8/3/1943 8/9/1943
    LEVALLEY LORNE NORRIS 15868 88-L046-N1/2 1/10/1952 1/12/1952.
  3. [S309] Enlistment papers & Service Files, Soldiers of the First World War, WWI Attestation Papers search (Ottawa, ON: Library and Archives Canada), Private Lorne Norris LeValley. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.
  4. [S10014] Funerals, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Sasskatoon, Saskatchewan, Aug 12, 1943, Page 2, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, Funeral: Edith LeValley née McColm. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  5. [S10012] Deaths: LeValley, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Sasskatoon, Saskatchewan, Jan 11, 1952, Page 16, ,column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Lorne Norris LeValley. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  6. [S10462] Loran R. Le Valley household, Jun 5, 1911 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Ward 3, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Page 17; Family: 26, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).

Urdine LeValley1,2

F, #39611, b. December 1896
Father*Lorne Norris LeValley1,2 b. 29 Dec 1872, d. 10 Jan 1952
Mother*Edith M McColm1,2 b. c 1876, d. 3 Aug 1943
Last Edited24 Jan 2020
     She was born in December 1896 in USA.2
     In the obituary of Lorne Norris LeValley who died 10 January 1952, his daughter, Mrs. George Ferguson of Saskatoon, was listed as a survivor.1

Census Data

     Urdine LeValley appeared on the 1911 Canadian Census of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in the household of her parents, Loran R. LeValley and Edith M LeValley.2

Citations

  1. [S10012] Deaths: LeValley, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Sasskatoon, Saskatchewan, Jan 11, 1952, Page 16, ,column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Lorne Norris LeValley. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  2. [S10462] Loran R. Le Valley household, Jun 5, 1911 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Ward 3, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Page 17; Family: 26, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).

Helen Jane Allan1

F, #39616, b. 10 January 1903
Father*David Brown Allan2
Mother*Mary Jane Willis2
Last Edited19 Aug 2019
     She was born on 10 January 1903 in Madoc, Hastings County, Ontario, Canada.1,2 Helen married James Henry Beirnes on 22 March 1922 in Spokane, Washington, USA, according to Washington Marriage Registration 31268.3,2 A delayed birth registration for Helen Jane Allan was made on 10 August 1936 at Amity in Yamhill County, certified by her father, David Brown Allan. It was also signed by her mother, Mary Jane Allan.1
     Helen Jane Beirnes and Rev. James Henry Beirnes applied for naturalization on 8 February 1941 in Coquille, Coos County, Oregon, USA.4 Helen Beirnes, his wife was listed as next-of-kin/contact on the draft registration of James Henry Beirnes.3

Family

James Henry Beirnes b. 25 Mar 1893, d. 28 Mar 1971

Citations

  1. [S1443] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name:     Helen Jane Allan. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.
  2. [S8094] Washington, Marriage Records, 1854-2013 (Publisher: Ancestry), Ancestry.com, Washington, Marriage Records, 1854-2013; "Original data: Washington State Archives. Olympia, Washington: Washington State Archives including images of the records"; cited as "Washington, Marriage Records, 1854-2013., James H. Bertnes & Helen J. Allen.
  3. [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:     James Henry Beirnes, wife Helen.
  4. [S10016] County Courthouse News by Harrison P. Hornish, The Coos Bay Times, Marshfield, Oregon, Feb. 8, 1941, Page 1, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Naturalization Papers Filed. Hereinafter cited as Coos Bay Times.

David Brown Allan1

M, #39617
Last Edited18 Aug 2019
     David married Mary Jane Willis.2
     On 10 August 1936 at Amity in Yamhill County, David Brown Allan certified the accuracy of information about the birth of his daughter Helen Jane Allan; It was also signed by her mother, Mary Jane Allan.1

Family

Mary Jane Willis
Child

Citations

  1. [S1443] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name:     Helen Jane Allan. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.
  2. [S8094] Washington, Marriage Records, 1854-2013 (Publisher: Ancestry), Ancestry.com, Washington, Marriage Records, 1854-2013; "Original data: Washington State Archives. Olympia, Washington: Washington State Archives including images of the records"; cited as "Washington, Marriage Records, 1854-2013., James H. Bertnes & Helen J. Allen.

Mary Jane Willis1

F, #39618
Last Edited18 Aug 2019
     Mary married David Brown Allan.1
     Mary Jane Allan witnessed the delayed birth registration of Helen Jane Allan on 10 August 1936 in Amity, Yamhill County, Oregon, USA; It was also signed by her mother, Mary Jane Allan.2

Family

David Brown Allan
Child

Citations

  1. [S8094] Washington, Marriage Records, 1854-2013 (Publisher: Ancestry), Ancestry.com, Washington, Marriage Records, 1854-2013; "Original data: Washington State Archives. Olympia, Washington: Washington State Archives including images of the records"; cited as "Washington, Marriage Records, 1854-2013., James H. Bertnes & Helen J. Allen.
  2. [S1443] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name:     Helen Jane Allan. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.

William James Biers1,2

M, #39619, b. 4 February 1886, d. 2 August 1950
Father*William Biers1
Mother*Marie (?)1
Last Edited6 Feb 2020
     He was born on 4 February 1886 in North Bay, Nipissing District, Ontario, Canada.1
     He died on 2 August 1950 in Saskatchewan, Canada, at age 64.2 William James Biers was buried on 5 August 1950 in Woodlawn Cemetery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.2

Introductory Overview:
     William James Biers of Dunfermline is not included in the Asquith and District Honour Roll for WWI.1
Canadian Military Service - WWI :
     William James Biers of Dunfermline was conscripted on 3 January 1918 in Port Arthur, Thunder Bay District, Ontario, Canada, joining the 1st Depot Battalion, Manitoba Regiment. He was described as being 5' 6 1/2" with blue eyes, brown hair and a dark complexion. On his conscription papers he listed his next-of-kin as his father, William Biers of Dunfermline. He was assigned regimental number 2383504.1 William James Biers ended military service as part of general demobilization on 3 August 1919 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, after serving with the 18th Reserve Battalion in England for 11 months.
End of Military Service section.1

     The following account of the funeral of William James Biers appeared in the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Saskatoon StarPhoenix 5 August 1950 :
BIERS
THE FUNERAL SERVICE OF William James Biers who died on August 2 was held from McKague's Funeral Chapel on Saturday, August 5, conducted by Rev. Roy Manwaring and Rev. C. White. Pallbearers were S. C. Archibald, C. Blake, A. Wallace, A. Gendron, B. Toews, A. Matbeson. Burial was made in Woodlawn Cemetery. McKague's Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.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 Willam James Biers. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.
  2. [S10020] Funerals: Biers, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Sasskatoon, Saskatchewan, Aug 7, 1950, Page 14, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Funeral: William James Biers, Saskatoon Obituary Index indicates there was an obituary in the Aug 5th paper, but it is not in the version of the paper included in Newspapers.com. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.

William Biers1

M, #39620
Last Edited19 Aug 2019
     William married Marie (?).1

Family

Marie (?)
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 Willam James Biers. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.