John Franklin McPhedran1

M, #40021, b. 10 May 1891, d. 22 September 1963
Father*John McPhedran2 b. 1857, d. Oct 1941
Mother*Edna MacLachlan2 b. 20 Aug 1861, d. 6 Mar 1942
Last Edited11 Feb 2020
     He was born on 10 May 1891 in Plympton Twp., Lambton County, Ontario, Canada.3 Alternatively, he was born on 10 May 1892 according to his WWI attestation, in Watford, Lambton County, Ontario, Canada. Note that his son Gordon's death registration gives his father's birthplace as Petrolia, Ontario.2,4 John married Lillian Bertha Brinkworth.5
     He died on 22 September 1963 in Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, USA, at age 72.5,2
     The following selected information is extracted from his obituary. Survivor(s): Lillian Bertha McPhedran, Gordon McPhedran, Jack McPhedran and Donna Margaret Eggertson.5

Asquith and District Honour Roll:
     "McPhedran, Frank".6
Canadian Military Service - WWI:
     John Franklin McPhedran of Biggar P.O. began military service on 17 April 1916 at the age of 24 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, joining the 96th Battalion, Canadian Highlanders. He was an unmarried lumberman with no prior military experience. He was described as being 5'7" tall with blue eyes, brown hair and a fresh complexion. On his Attestation (enlistment) papers, he listed his next-of-kin as his father, John MacPhedran of Wyoming P.O., Ontario. He was assigned regimental number 204747.2
     On 27 September 1916 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, his unit embarked on the "S.S. Laconia", disembarking at Liverpool on 06 Oct 1916 where he was appointed an Acting Lance Corporal (A/L/Cpl) and joining the Canadian Machine Gun Depot. He became an Acting Sergeant (A/Sgt) on 13 Jun 1917 and then reverted to his permanent grade before going to France on 09 Nov 1917.2
     On 17 November 1917 in France he joined the 16th Canadian Machine Gun Company. On 19 Dec 1917 he was promoted to Sergeant. On 1 Sep 1918 at Arras, he received a shrapnel wound to his left foot, later amended to his left ankle. By this time, his father had moved to Croswell, Michigan. He was invalided to England and was discharged from hospital on 13 Dec 1918.2
     On 5 February 1919 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, he disembarked from the "Baltic."2 Sgt. John Franklin MacPhedran ended military service as part of general demobilization on 4 March 1919 in London, Ontario, Canada, when he was discharged as medically unfit due to his wound. He intended to reside at 515 Ave. G. South, Saskatoon.
End of Military Service section.2

     He also went by the name of Frank McPhedran.7 His name was recorded as John Franklin McPhederan on his birth registration.3
     In the obituary of Edna McPhedran who died 7 March 1942, her son, Frank McPhedran in Manitoba, was listed as a survivor.7
     See the footnotes below for a link to his on-line obituary that appeared in the newspaper The Sacramento Bee published in Sacramento, California, 25 September 1963 .5

     The following obituary appeared in the newspaper The Sacramento Bee published in Sacramento, California 25 September 1963 :
McPHEDRAN
     In this city September 22, 1963, John F. McPhedran beloved husband of Lillian McPhedran, loving father of Gordon McPhedran of Vancouver, Jack McPhedran of Neepawa, Manitoba, Mrs. Elizabeth Turner of Sacramento and Mrs. Donna Eggertson of Winnipeg, Canada, leaves two brothers and one sister, also leaves 11 grandchildren; a native of Canada, aged 72 years. Private services will be held in Canada next week. Citizens Mortuary 2301 J St., funeral directors
Do not publish this since it is probably covered by copyright.5
     In the obituary of Jack McPhedran who died 26 February 2010, his father, Franklin McPhedran was listed as predeceased.8

Family

Lillian Bertha Brinkworth b. 22 Aug 1903, d. 27 Nov 1984
Marriage*John married Lillian Bertha Brinkworth.5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207), The majority of sources use the "Mc" prefix for the family surname.
  2. [S309] Enlistment papers & Service Files, Soldiers of the First World War, WWI Attestation Papers search (Ottawa, ON: Library and Archives Canada), CEF Service File (large PDF:) Private John Franklin MacPhedran. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.
  3. [S1443] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name:     John Franklin McPhederan. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.
  4. [S10507] Gordon Eldon McPhedran, Death Registration 74-09-017684 (25 Nov 1974), Royal BC Museum - Genealogy Collection, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, BC Death Registration image: Gordon Eldon McPhedran. Hereinafter cited as BC Death Registration - McPhedran, G E.
  5. [S10506] Death Notices: McPhedran, The Sacremento Bee, Sacremento, California, 25 Sep 1963, Page 56, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com, John F. McPhedran. Hereinafter cited as Sacremento Bee.
  6. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat.
  7. [S10511] Thumb Deaths: Mrs. Edna McPherson, The Times Herald, Port Huron, Michigan, 07 Mar 1942, Page 8, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Edna McPhedran née MacLachlan. Hereinafter cited as Times Herald.
  8. [S10514] McPhedran, Winnipeg Free Press, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 13 Mar 2010, Page 49, column 4 viewed at Newspaper Archive, Obituary: Dr. John (Jack) A. McPhedran. Hereinafter cited as Free Press.

Margaret (?)1

F, #40022
Last Edited14 Oct 2019
     Margaret married Jacob Barclay.1

Family

Jacob Barclay
Child

Citations

  1. [S309] Enlistment papers & Service Files, Soldiers of the First World War, WWI Attestation Papers search (Ottawa, ON: Library and Archives Canada), CEF Service File (large PDF): William Harry Barclay. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.

Charles McKenzie1,2,3,4,5

M, #40024, b. October 1896
Father*William McKenzie1,2,3,4,5 b. Jun 1852, d. 11 Jun 1932
Mother*Catherine Lorimer Scott1,3,4,5 b. 1854, d. 28 Nov 1919
Last Edited3 Feb 2020
     He was born in October 1896 in Inverkeithny parish, Banffshire, Scotland.3,5,6 Alternatively, he was born on 12 October 1898 in Turriff, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, according to his CEF attestation.2

Asquith and District Honour Roll:
     "McKenzie, C. (wounded)" of Asquith.
Family Background:
     The William and Catherine McKenzie family moved to the Eagle Bank district near Asquith in 1905. They had 2 daughters and 7 son. It was Mrs. McKenzie that suggested the name "Eagle Bank" for the new school district in March 1906. They named their farm "Eagle Bank Farm." Their son John (Jack) donated 2 acres for the school location. Their daughter Jean had come to canada in 1898 and lived in Manitoba. She returned to Scotland in about 1903 and encouraged her family to move to Canada. When she returned, three of her brothers, Peter, William and John accompanied her. John filed on a homestead in the Eagle Bank district and took out one for his father as well. His parents and the rest of the family came out in 1905. Three of the younger sons, Harry (Sept 1914), Charles (Mar 1916) and Allen (Nov 1916) enlisted during WWI. Various service file entries show that Mrs. McKenzie's adress was changed several times, including Medicine Hat and Cranbrook, B.C.
Other comments:
     Charles and two other brothers, Harry and Allan served during WWI. He began service in 1916 with the 96th Battalion, Canadian Highlanders but was later transferred to a labour battalion. He received a shrapnel wound to his right ear in 1917. In 1918 he requested a transfer to 1st Division Motor Transport Corps to be with his older brother (unnamed, but probably Harry.)7
Canadian Military Service - WWI:
     Charles McKenzie of Asquith began military service on 23 March 1916 at the age of 19 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, joining the 96th Battalion, Canadian Highlanders. He was an unmarried farmer with no previous military experience. He was described as being 5'9" tall with blue eyes, brown hair and a dark complexion. On his Attestation (enlistment) papers, he listed his next-of-kin as his father, William McKenzie of Asquith.2
     On 27 September 1916 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, his unit embarked on the "S.S. Laconia," arriving at Liverpool 06 Oct 1916 and transferring to the 92nd battalion.2
     On 13 November 1916 in France he joined the 13th Battalion. On 15 Aug 1917 he received a shrapnel wound to his right ear. He was discharged back to duty on the 22nd. On 18 Jun 1919 he embarked in Glasgow on the "H.M.T. Saturnia", arriving in Montreal on 28 Jun 1919. He was transferred to the C.A.S.C. (Canadian Army Service Corps.)2
     On 15 June 1918 in France his request to transfer to the 1st Division M.T. Co. (Motor Transport Corps) in order to be with his elder brother was approved.2 Charles McKenzie ended military service as part of general demobilization on 4 July 1919 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He intended to return to Eagle Bank (a district about 7 miles from Asquith), Asquith, Saskatchewan. It was also the name of the family farm..
End of Military Service section.2

     He immigrated with his parents, William McKenzie and Catherine Lorimer Scott in 1905 to the Eagle Bank district, Saskatchewan, Canada, from Scotland.1
     In the obituary of William McKenzie who died 11 June 1932, his son, Charlie McKenzie of Grenfell, was listed as a survivor.8
     In the obituary of Jean A. McKenzie Leech-Porter who died 16 December 1964, her brother, Charles McKenzie of Big River, Saskatchewan, was listed as a survivor.9

Link to the Canadian Great War Project:; "Soldier Page" for Pte. Charles McKenzie7

Census Data

     Charles McKenzie appeared on the1901 British Census of in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, at Auchterless civil parish, in the household of his parents, William McKenzie and Catherine McKenzie.5
     He appeared on the 1906 Census of Canadian Prairie Provinces Saskatchewan in the household of his parents, William McKenzie and Catherine McKenzie.4
     Charles McKenzie appeared on the 1911 Canadian Census of Saskatchewan in the household of his parents, William McKenzie and Katherine McKenzie.3
     He appeared on the 1916 Census of Canadian Prairie Provinces RM of Perdue No. 346, Saskatchewan in the household of his parents, William McKenzie and Catherine McKenzie, listed as a farmer's son but currently at Camp Hughes.6

Citations

  1. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 215f: William McKenzie. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.
  2. [S309] Enlistment papers & Service Files, Soldiers of the First World War, WWI Attestation Papers search (Ottawa, ON: Library and Archives Canada), CEF Service File (large PDF): Private Charles McKenzie of Asquith. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.
  3. [S10236] William McKenzie household, Jun 5, 1911 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Sub-district 14, Saskatchewan; Page 14; Family: 151, Library and Archives Canada (LAC), very poor legibiility in the name column of this page.
  4. [S10237] William McKenzie household, Jun 1, 1906 Canada Census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Twps. 34 & 35, Saskatchewan; Page: 21; Family: 279, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
  5. [S10238] William McKenzie household, March 31, 1901 Scotland Census, Edinburgh, Scotland, Auchterless, Aberdeenshire, Scotland; Page: 2, General Register Office for Scotland Roll: CSSCT1901_63.
  6. [S10239] William McKenzie household, June 1, 1916 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Perdue (Municipality) Saskatchewan; Page: 11; Family No: 106, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: T-21944.
  7. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).
  8. [S10235] Obituary: William McKenzie, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 21 Jun 1932, Page 4, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: William McKenzie. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  9. [S10233] Death Notices: Leech-Porter, The Leader-Post, Regina, Saskatchewan, 18 Dec 1964, Page 26, column 1 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Jean A. Leech-Porter née McKenzie. Hereinafter cited as Leader-Post.

William McKenzie1,2,3,4,5

M, #40025, b. June 1852, d. 11 June 1932
Last Edited2 Feb 2020
     He was born in June 1852 in Alvah, Banffshire, Scotland.1,3,4,5,6 William married Catherine Lorimer Scott in Scotland.1,7,5,6
     He died on 11 June 1932 in the Eagle Bank district, Saskatchewan, Canada.1,8
     The following selected information is extracted from his obituary. Survivor(s): Jean Leech-Porter, Jack McKenzie, Harry McKenzie, George McKenzie, Charlie McKenzie and Allan McKenzie. Predeceased: Lizzie. His wife, Catherine Lorimer McKenzie was referenced but not by name.8 William McKenzie was buried in Asquith Cemetery, RM of Vanscoy No. 345, Saskatchewan, Canada.1,9,8
     He and Catherine Lorimer Scott immigrated in 1905 to Saskatchewan from Scotland, accompanied by Harry, Elizabeth, George, Charles and Allan.1
     The following obituary appeared in the newspaper the Saskatoon StarPhoenix published in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 21 June 1932:
William McKenzie
     In the death of William McKenzie the district of Eagle Bank lost one of its earliest pioneers. Deceased was born in Banffshire, Scotland, in 1852. He came to Canada with his wife and family in 1905 settling about 35 miles west of Saskatoon where he has since resided.
     Mr. McKenzie is survived by his widowed daughter, Mrs. Jean Leech-Porter, and by seven sons: William, of Medicine Hat; Jack of Grenfell; Peter, of Trail, B.C Harry of Powell River, B.C; George of Beatty; Charlie, of Grenfell, and Allan, of Adarville, Cal. He was predeceased by his wife in 1919 and by his youngest daughter, Lizzie, in 1918. For the funeral Eagle Bank school remained closed during the day in respect to the deceased. Prayer was heard at the deceased's home from where the procession moved to the United Church at Asquith where the service was held. Rev. H. Sangwine officiated assisted by Rev. F. B. Richardson of Perdue. Five of Mr. McKenzie's sons, William, Jack, Peter, George and Charlie, with Bert White, acted as pallbearers. The funeral was attended by a number of old timers, also by Mr. and Mrs. Harry Andrews of Maidstone and Mr. and Mrs. Bert White of Kinley. Mrs. Anderson and Mrs. White both being nieces of the deceased. Interment was made in the Asquith cemetery. Lovely floral tributes were received.8


Census Data

     William McKenzie and Catherine McKenzie appeared on the 1901 British Census of Scotland, at Auchterless civil parish, Aberdeenshire, enumerated 31 March 1901, enumerated as a ploughman. Their children Jane A., Harry, Elizabeth, George and Charles were listed as living with them.5
     William McKenzie and Catherine McKenzie appeared on the 1906 Census of Canadian Prairie Provinces, Saskatchewan, in the Wheatfield district, enumerated 1 June 1906. Their children Elizabeth, George, Charles, Allen and John were listed as living with them.4
     William McKenzie and Katherine appeared on the 1911 Canadian Census of Saskatchewan, enumerated 1 June 1911.. Their children John, Lizzie, Charles and Allen were listed as living with them.3
     William McKenzie and Catherine McKenzie appeared on the 1916 Census of Canadian Prairie Provinces, RM of Perdue No. 346, Saskatchewan, enumerated 1 June 1916, enumerated as a farmer. Their children Harry, Charles and Allan were listed as living with them.6

Family

Catherine Lorimer Scott b. 1854, d. 28 Nov 1919
Marriage*William married Catherine Lorimer Scott in Scotland.1,7,5,6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 215f: William McKenzie. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.
  2. [S309] Enlistment papers & Service Files, Soldiers of the First World War, WWI Attestation Papers search (Ottawa, ON: Library and Archives Canada), CEF Service File (large PDF): Private Charles McKenzie of Asquith. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.
  3. [S10236] William McKenzie household, Jun 5, 1911 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Sub-district 14, Saskatchewan; Page 14; Family: 151, Library and Archives Canada (LAC), very poor legibiility in the name column of this page.
  4. [S10237] William McKenzie household, Jun 1, 1906 Canada Census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Twps. 34 & 35, Saskatchewan; Page: 21; Family: 279, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
  5. [S10238] William McKenzie household, March 31, 1901 Scotland Census, Edinburgh, Scotland, Auchterless, Aberdeenshire, Scotland; Page: 2, General Register Office for Scotland Roll: CSSCT1901_63.
  6. [S10239] William McKenzie household, June 1, 1916 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Perdue (Municipality) Saskatchewan; Page: 11; Family No: 106, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: T-21944.
  7. [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., http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll">Asquith Cemetery: Catherine Lorimer Scott Mckenzie.
  8. [S10235] Obituary: William McKenzie, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 21 Jun 1932, Page 4, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: William McKenzie. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  9. [S8227] "Saskatchewan Cemetery Transcripts, 1850-1994", online Saskatchewan, Canada, Cemetery Transcripts, 1850-1994: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll">Asquith Cemetery: William Mckenzie.
  10. [S10500] Harry McKenzie, Death Registration 1975-09-006758 (24 Apr 1975), Royal BC Museum - Genealogy Collection, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, BC Death Registration Image (PDF): Harry McKenzie. Hereinafter cited as BC Death Registration - McKenzie, H.
  11. [S10502] McKenzie--McDonagh marriage, 4 Jan 1937, Royal BC Museum - Genealogy Collection, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. 1936-09-443234, BC Marriage Registration image: McKenzie--McDonagh.
  12. [S10240] Canada, WWI CEF Personnel Files, 1914-1918 (Publisher: Library and Archives Canada), Ancestry.com, Canada, WWI CEF Personnel Files, 1914-1918 search; "These service file images are uslaly identical to those provided by the LAC index and attached files, but in at least one case, I have found extract informationhere"; cited as "Canada, WWI CEF Personnel Files., Name:     Allan McKenzie.

Catherine Lorimer Scott1,2

F, #40026, b. 1854, d. 28 November 1919
Last Edited2 Feb 2020
     She was born in 1854 in Alvah, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.2,3,4,5 Alternatively, she was born in December 1855 in Scotland according to the 1911 census.6 Catherine married William McKenzie in Scotland.1,2,4,5
     She died on 28 November 1919 in Saskatchewan, Canada.1,2 Catherine Lorimer Scott was buried in Asquith Cemetery, RM of Vanscoy No. 345, Saskatchewan, Canada.2
     She was also known as Kertie McKenzie according to her son Charles' family history within his service file.7 She and William McKenzie immigrated in 1905 to the Eagle Bank district, Saskatchewan, Canada, from Scotland, accompanied by Harry, Elizabeth, George, Charles and Allan.1
     Catherine Lorimer McKenzie, his late wife, was referenced, but not by name, in the obituary of William McKenzie who died 11 June 1932.8

Census Data

     Catherine McKenzie and William McKenzie appeared on the 1901 British Census of Scotland, at Auchterless civil parish, in Aberdeenshire, enumerated 31 March 1901, enumerated as a ploughman. Their children Jane A., Harry, Elizabeth, George and Charles were listed as living with them.4
     Catherine McKenzie and William McKenzie appeared on the 1906 Census of Canadian Prairie Provinces, Saskatchewan, in the Wheatfield district, enumerated 1 June 1906. Their children Elizabeth, George, Charles, Allen and John were listed as living with them.3
     William McKenzie and Katherine appeared on the 1911 Canadian Census of Saskatchewan, enumerated 1 June 1911.. Their children John, Lizzie, Charles and Allen were listed as living with them.6
     Catherine McKenzie and William McKenzie appeared on the 1916 Census of Canadian Prairie Provinces, RM of Perdue No. 346, Saskatchewan, enumerated 1 June 1916, enumerated as a farmer. Their children Harry, Charles and Allan were listed as living with them.5

Family

William McKenzie b. Jun 1852, d. 11 Jun 1932
Marriage*Catherine married William McKenzie in Scotland.1,2,4,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 215f: William McKenzie. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.
  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., http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll">Asquith Cemetery: Catherine Lorimer Scott Mckenzie.
  3. [S10237] William McKenzie household, Jun 1, 1906 Canada Census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Twps. 34 & 35, Saskatchewan; Page: 21; Family: 279, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
  4. [S10238] William McKenzie household, March 31, 1901 Scotland Census, Edinburgh, Scotland, Auchterless, Aberdeenshire, Scotland; Page: 2, General Register Office for Scotland Roll: CSSCT1901_63.
  5. [S10239] William McKenzie household, June 1, 1916 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Perdue (Municipality) Saskatchewan; Page: 11; Family No: 106, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: T-21944.
  6. [S10236] William McKenzie household, Jun 5, 1911 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Sub-district 14, Saskatchewan; Page 14; Family: 151, Library and Archives Canada (LAC), very poor legibiility in the name column of this page.
  7. [S309] Enlistment papers & Service Files, Soldiers of the First World War, WWI Attestation Papers search (Ottawa, ON: Library and Archives Canada), CEF Service File (large PDF): Private Charles McKenzie of Asquith; Page 70. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.
  8. [S10235] Obituary: William McKenzie, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 21 Jun 1932, Page 4, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: William McKenzie. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  9. [S10502] McKenzie--McDonagh marriage, 4 Jan 1937, Royal BC Museum - Genealogy Collection, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. 1936-09-443234, BC Marriage Registration image: McKenzie--McDonagh.

Jean Allan McKenzie1

F, #40027, b. 26 April 1879, d. 16 December 1964
Father*William McKenzie2 b. Jun 1852, d. 11 Jun 1932
Mother*Catherine Lorimer Scott2 b. 1854, d. 28 Nov 1919
Last Edited21 Oct 2019
     She was born on 26 April 1879 in Alvah, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.1,3 Jean married Rev. John Leech-Porter.4,1
     She died on 16 December 1964 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, at age 85.1
     The following selected information is extracted from her obituary. Survivor(s): Harry McKenzie, George McKenzie, Charles McKenzie and Allan McKenzie. Predeceased: Rev. John Leech-Porter.5 Jean Allan McKenzie was buried on 23 December 1964 in Grenfell Cemetery, RM of Elcapo No. 154, Saskatchewan, Canada.1,5
     She immigrated in 1897 to Canada from Scotland.2
     In the obituary of William McKenzie who died 11 June 1932, his widowed daughter, Jean Leech-Porter was listed as a survivor.6
     She left her home in Kinley, Saskatchewan to moved to Hamilton, Ontario to be close to her son Jack.7
     See the footnotes below for a link to her on-line obituary that appeared in the newspaper the Saskatoon StarPhoenix published in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 18 December 1964 .5

     The following obituary appeared in the newspaper the Leader-Post published in Regina, Saskatchewan 18 December 1964 :
LEECH-PORTER
     On Wednesday December 16, 1964, Jean A. McKenzie, widow of Rev. John Leech-Porter, late of 1808 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ont., and formerly of Asquith and Grenfell, Sask., age 85 years. Funeral service will be held in St. Michaels and Ail Angels Anglican Church, Grenfell. on Wednesday, December 23, at 2 p m. Rev. R. D. Perry officiant. Interment in Grenfell Cemetery. Predeceased by her husband in 1920. Mrs. Leech-Porter is survived by one son, Jack, of Hamilton. Ont. five brothers, Peter McKenzie. Harry and George McKenzie, all of Vancouver, B.C. Charles McKenzie, Big River, Sask, Allan McKenzie, of Haines, Alaska, and one grandson. Arrangements care of Tubman Funeral Home, Wolseley
Do not publish this since it is probably covered by copyright.5
     The University of Saskatchewan, College of Nursing awards the Jean A. Leech-Porter Prize in Obstetrics. I have been unable to determine when this prize was established but it was still being awarded in 2005.8

Census Data

     Jane A. McKenzie appeared on the1901 British Census of in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, at Auchterless civil parish, in the household of her parents, William McKenzie and Catherine McKenzie, listed as a general domestic servant.3

Family

Rev. John Leech-Porter b. 1861, d. 1920
Marriage*Jean married Rev. John Leech-Porter.4,1 

Citations

  1. [S2188] Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project, online Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project, Grenfell Cemetery: Jean Allan Leech-Porter née McKenzie
    Grave marker transcription:
    Jean Allan McKenzie wife of John Leech-Porter a friend to those in need Born April 26, 1879 Banff Scotland Died Dec 16, 1964 Hamilton, Ontario. Hereinafter cited as Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project.
  2. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 215f: William McKenzie. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.
  3. [S10238] William McKenzie household, March 31, 1901 Scotland Census, Edinburgh, Scotland, Auchterless, Aberdeenshire, Scotland; Page: 2, General Register Office for Scotland Roll: CSSCT1901_63.
  4. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, Asquith Record, Page 216: Jean (Leech-Porter) McKenzie.
  5. [S10233] Death Notices: Leech-Porter, The Leader-Post, Regina, Saskatchewan, 18 Dec 1964, Page 26, column 1 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Jean A. Leech-Porter née McKenzie. Hereinafter cited as Leader-Post.
  6. [S10235] Obituary: William McKenzie, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 21 Jun 1932, Page 4, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: William McKenzie. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  7. [S10234] Leaving District, Pioneer Honored, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 12 Nov 1954, Page 30, Column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Jean Leech-Poter leavng Kinley district. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  8. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207), Jean A. Leech-Porter Prize in Obstetrics recipient.

John McKenzie1,2

M, #40029, b. June 1884, d. 1958
Father*William McKenzie3,1,2 b. Jun 1852, d. 11 Jun 1932
Mother*Catherine Lorimer Scott3,1,2 b. 1854, d. 28 Nov 1919
Last Edited2 Feb 2020
     He was born in June 1884 in Scotland.1 John married Jessie Ann Buchan on 10 July 1912 at the Eagle Bank Farm, RM of Loganton, Saskatchewan, Canada.4
     He died in 1958.4
     He also went by the name of Jack McKenzie.3
     In 1924, Jack and Jessie moved from to the Grenfell district where they farmed and ran a dairy business.4
     In the obituary of William McKenzie who died 11 June 1932, his son, Jack McKenzie of Grenfell, was listed as a survivor.5
     In the obituary of Jessie Ann McKenzie who died 5 August 1962, her husband, John McKenzie was listed as predeceased.6

Census Data

     He appeared on the 1906 Census of Canadian Prairie Provinces Saskatchewan in the household of his parents, William McKenzie and Catherine McKenzie.2
     John McKenzie appeared on the 1911 Canadian Census of Saskatchewan in the household of his parents, William McKenzie and Katherine McKenzie, listed as a farmer.1

Family

Jessie Ann Buchan b. c 1892, d. 5 Aug 1962
Marriage*John married Jessie Ann Buchan on 10 July 1912 at the Eagle Bank Farm, RM of Loganton, Saskatchewan, Canada.4 

Citations

  1. [S10236] William McKenzie household, Jun 5, 1911 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Sub-district 14, Saskatchewan; Page 14; Family: 151, Library and Archives Canada (LAC), very poor legibiility in the name column of this page.
  2. [S10237] William McKenzie household, Jun 1, 1906 Canada Census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Twps. 34 & 35, Saskatchewan; Page: 21; Family: 279, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
  3. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 215f: William McKenzie. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.
  4. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, Asquith Record, Page 214ff: John McKenzie.
  5. [S10235] Obituary: William McKenzie, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 21 Jun 1932, Page 4, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: William McKenzie. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  6. [S10501] Mckenzie rites held at Grenfell, The Leader-Post, Regina, Saskatchewan, 11 Aug 1962, Page 11, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Jessie Ann McKenzie née Buchan. Hereinafter cited as Leader-Post.

Harry McKenzie1,2,3

M, #40031, b. 21 December 1888, d. 22 April 1975
Father*William McKenzie1,2,3,5,4 b. Jun 1852, d. 11 Jun 1932
Mother*Catherine Lorimer Scott1,2,3,4 b. 1854, d. 28 Nov 1919
Last Edited3 Feb 2020
     He was born on 21 December 1888 in Turiff Parish, Auchenhamper, Banffshire, Scotland.6,7,2,3,5 Harry married Emily Marita Katharine McDonagh on 31 December 1936 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, according to BC Marriage registration 36-09-443234. They were probably married at the St. Andrew's Wesley United Church manse since the address given is close to the church, and is also the address of the clergyman. Harry was a foreman at a sawmill operation and she was a widow.5,4
     He died on 22 April 1975 in Shaughnessy Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, at age 86 according to BC Death Registration 75-09-006758.. He had been a Sawyer with MacMillan & Bloedell.5
     The following selected information is extracted from his obituary. Survivor(s): Emily Kate McKenzie, George McKenzie and Allan McKenzie.7 Harry McKenzie was buried on 25 April 1975 in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.8,7

Introductory Overview:
     Harry McKenzie is not included in the Asquith and District Honour Roll for WWI.
Family Background:
     See his family history in the section for his brother Charles
Other comments:
     Harry was the oldest of three sons of William and Catherine McKenzie to serve in WWI. He had volunteered shortly after the war was declared going to Valcartier Camp in Quebec where he had his medical examination on 09 Sep 1914 and officially enlisting on the 23rd.9
Canadian Military Service - WWI:
     Harry McKenzie began military service on 23 September 1914 at the age of 25 joining the 72nd Regiment, Seaforth Highlanders of Canada milita. He was an unmarried "setter" with no previous military experience. A later form gave his occupation as "settler". He was described as being 5' 8 3/4" with blue eyes, black hair and a dark complexion. On his Attestation (enlistment) papers, he listed his next-of-kin as his mother, Mrs. William McKenzie of Eagle Bank Farm, Asqiuth.10
     On 3 October 1914 in Québec, Québec, Canada, his unit embarked on the "S. S. Andania" arriving in England on the 7th.11
     On 12 February 1915 he disembarked in France.12
     On 17 March 1915 he was treated for influenza by the No. 3 Field Ambulance, returning to duty on the 19th.12
     On 1 April 1915 he embarked for France.13
     On 2 September 1915 in France he was transferred to the 1st Canadian Division Supply Column.14
     On 30 December 1916 in France he was awarded a Good Conduct Badge. On 18 May 1917 he was given 14 days Field Punishment #1 for "allowing civilians to ride on W.D. vehicles."15
     On 15 April 1918 he was taken on strength to the 1st DMT Coy (1st Divisional Motor Transport Company?)16
     On 22 February 1919 he "proceeded to England" from France.13
     On 18 May 1919 in Southhampton, Hampshire, England, he embarked for Canada on the "S. S. Aquitania," arriving on 25 May 1919.17 Pte. Harry McKenzie ended military service as part of general demobilization on 27 May 1919 in Montréal, Québec, Canada. He intended to return to Asquith.
End of Military Service section.18

     He immigrated with his parents, William McKenzie and Catherine Lorimer Scott in 1905 to the Eagle Bank district, Saskatchewan, Canada, from Scotland.1
     In the obituary of William McKenzie who died 11 June 1932, his son, Harry McKenzie of Powell River, BC, was listed as a survivor.19
     In the obituary of Jean A. McKenzie Leech-Porter who died 16 December 1964, her brother, Harry McKenzie of Vancouver, B.C., was listed as a survivor.20
     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, 24 April 1975 .7

     The following obituary appeared in the newspaper the Vancouver Sun published in Vancouver, British Columbia 24 April 1975 :
McKENZIE
     Passed away in Shaughnessy Hospital, on April 22, 1975, Harry McKenzie, a resident of the Icelandic Senior Citizens Home, Vancouver. Survived by his loving wife, Emily Kate, Vancouver: his step-son W. L. (Bill) McDonagh, Victoria; step-daughter, Mrs. Eileen McTaggart, North Vancouver; 2 brothers, George, Vancouver: Allan, Haines, Alaska, Mr. McKenzie was born in Auchenhamper, Scotland, came to Canada as a boy, served with the 16th Canadian Scottish Regiment in The First World War, was a member of The Britannia Mason ic Lodge No. 73 A.F. & A.M. Rev. Anderson will conduct a memorial service in the Mount Pleasant, Nunn & Thomson Chapel. Kingsway at 11th Ave., on Friday, April 25, at 12 noon. Flowers in containers please
Do not publish this since it is probably covered by copyright.7

Census Data

     Harry McKenzie appeared on the1901 British Census of in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, at Auchterless civil parish, in the household of his parents, William McKenzie and Catherine McKenzie.2
     He appeared on the 1916 Census of Canadian Prairie Provinces RM of Perdue No. 346, Saskatchewan in the household of his parents, William McKenzie and Catherine McKenzie, listed as a farmer's son but currently overseas in the military.3

Family

Emily Marita Katharine Dale b. c 1891, d. 2 Jun 1976
Marriage*Harry married Emily Marita Katharine McDonagh on 31 December 1936 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, according to BC Marriage registration 36-09-443234. They were probably married at the St. Andrew's Wesley United Church manse since the address given is close to the church, and is also the address of the clergyman. Harry was a foreman at a sawmill operation and she was a widow.5,4 

Citations

  1. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 215f: William McKenzie. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.
  2. [S10238] William McKenzie household, March 31, 1901 Scotland Census, Edinburgh, Scotland, Auchterless, Aberdeenshire, Scotland; Page: 2, General Register Office for Scotland Roll: CSSCT1901_63.
  3. [S10239] William McKenzie household, June 1, 1916 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Perdue (Municipality) Saskatchewan; Page: 11; Family No: 106, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: T-21944.
  4. [S10502] McKenzie--McDonagh marriage, 4 Jan 1937, Royal BC Museum - Genealogy Collection, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. 1936-09-443234, BC Marriage Registration image: McKenzie--McDonagh.
  5. [S10500] Harry McKenzie, Death Registration 1975-09-006758 (24 Apr 1975), Royal BC Museum - Genealogy Collection, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, BC Death Registration Image (PDF): Harry McKenzie. Hereinafter cited as BC Death Registration - McKenzie, H.
  6. [S309] Enlistment papers & Service Files, Soldiers of the First World War, WWI Attestation Papers search (Ottawa, ON: Library and Archives Canada), WWI CEF Military Service File (PDF:) Private Harry McKenzie; Page 1 & 41. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.
  7. [S10499] Deaths: McKenzie, The Vancouver Sun, Vancouver, British Columbia, 24 Apr 1975, Page 55, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Harry McKenzie. Hereinafter cited as Vancouver Sun.
  8. [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., Harry McKenzie.
  9. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).
  10. [S309] Enlistment papers & Service Files, WWI Service Files, WWI Attestation Papers search, WWI CEF Military Service File (PDF:) Private Harry McKenzie; Page 1 & 41.
  11. [S309] Enlistment papers & Service Files, WWI Service Files, WWI Attestation Papers search, WWI CEF Military Service File (PDF:) Private Harry McKenzie.
  12. [S309] Enlistment papers & Service Files, WWI Service Files, WWI Attestation Papers search, WWI CEF Military Service File (PDF:) Private Harry McKenzie; Page 23.
  13. [S309] Enlistment papers & Service Files, WWI Service Files, WWI Attestation Papers search, WWI CEF Military Service File (PDF:) Private Harry McKenzie; Page 17.
  14. [S309] Enlistment papers & Service Files, WWI Service Files, WWI Attestation Papers search, WWI CEF Military Service File (PDF:) Private Harry McKenzie; Page 9 & 17.
  15. [S309] Enlistment papers & Service Files, WWI Service Files, WWI Attestation Papers search, WWI CEF Military Service File (PDF:) Private Harry McKenzie; Page 7.
  16. [S309] Enlistment papers & Service Files, WWI Service Files, WWI Attestation Papers search, WWI CEF Military Service File (PDF:) Private Harry McKenzie; Page 17 & 24.
  17. [S309] Enlistment papers & Service Files, WWI Service Files, WWI Attestation Papers search, WWI CEF Military Service File (PDF:) Private Harry McKenzie; Page 17 & 47.
  18. [S309] Enlistment papers & Service Files, WWI Service Files, WWI Attestation Papers search, WWI CEF Military Service File (PDF:) Private Harry McKenzie; Page 20 & 21.
  19. [S10235] Obituary: William McKenzie, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 21 Jun 1932, Page 4, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: William McKenzie. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  20. [S10233] Death Notices: Leech-Porter, The Leader-Post, Regina, Saskatchewan, 18 Dec 1964, Page 26, column 1 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Jean A. Leech-Porter née McKenzie. Hereinafter cited as Leader-Post.

Elizabeth Kirton McKenzie1

F, #40032, b. August 1891, d. 1918
Father*William McKenzie2,3,4,5 b. Jun 1852, d. 11 Jun 1932
Mother*Catherine Lorimer Scott2,3,4,5 b. 1854, d. 28 Nov 1919
Last Edited21 Oct 2019
     She was born in August 1891 in Scotland.1,3,4 Lizzie married Rodney Donaldson in Eagle Bank Farm, Saskatchewan, Canada.2
     She died in 1918 in Saskatchewan, Scotland.2
     She also went by the name of Lizzie McKenzie.2,3 Elizabeth McKenzie immigrated with her parents, William McKenzie and Catherine Lorimer Scott in 1905 to the Eagle Bank district, Saskatchewan, Canada, from Scotland.2
     In the obituary of William McKenzie who died 11 June 1932, his youngest daughter, Lizzie was listed as predeceased.6

Census Data

     Elizabeth McKenzie appeared on the1901 British Census of in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, at Auchterless civil parish, in the household of her parents, William McKenzie and Catherine McKenzie.5
     She appeared on the 1906 Census of Canadian Prairie Provinces Saskatchewan in the household of her parents, William McKenzie and Catherine McKenzie.4
     Lizzie McKenzie appeared on the 1911 Canadian Census of Saskatchewan in the household of her parents, William McKenzie and Katherine McKenzie.3
     Elizabeth Donaldson and Rodney Donaldson appeared on the 1916 Census of Canadian Prairie Provinces, Strathcona, Alberta, enumerated 1 June 1916, enumerated as a railway fireman.7

Family

Rodney Donaldson b. c 1886
Marriage*Lizzie married Rodney Donaldson in Eagle Bank Farm, Saskatchewan, Canada.2 
Child

Citations

  1. [S2188] Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project, online Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project, Asquith Cemetery: Elizabeth Kirton Donaldson née McKenzie and her son, Morley McKenzie Donaldson. Hereinafter cited as Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project.
  2. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 215f: William McKenzie. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.
  3. [S10236] William McKenzie household, Jun 5, 1911 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Sub-district 14, Saskatchewan; Page 14; Family: 151, Library and Archives Canada (LAC), very poor legibiility in the name column of this page.
  4. [S10237] William McKenzie household, Jun 1, 1906 Canada Census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Twps. 34 & 35, Saskatchewan; Page: 21; Family: 279, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
  5. [S10238] William McKenzie household, March 31, 1901 Scotland Census, Edinburgh, Scotland, Auchterless, Aberdeenshire, Scotland; Page: 2, General Register Office for Scotland Roll: CSSCT1901_63.
  6. [S10235] Obituary: William McKenzie, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 21 Jun 1932, Page 4, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: William McKenzie. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  7. [S10232] Rodney Donaldson household, June 1, 1916 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Strahcona, Alberta; Page: 55; Family: 605, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: T-21954.

George McKenzie1,2

M, #40033, b. circa 1894, d. 1976
Father*William McKenzie1,2,3 b. Jun 1852, d. 11 Jun 1932
Mother*Catherine Lorimer Scott1,2,3 b. 1854, d. 28 Nov 1919
Last Edited21 Oct 2019
     He was born circa 1894 in Inverkeithny parish, Banffshire, Scotland.4,2,3 George married Lillian Wyatt in March 1924.4
     He died in 1976.4
     George McKenzie immigrated with his parents, William McKenzie and Catherine Lorimer Scott in 1905 to the Eagle Bank district, Saskatchewan, Canada, from Scotland.1
     In the obituary of William McKenzie who died 11 June 1932, his son, George McKenzie of Beatty, was listed as a survivor.5
     In the obituary of Jean A. McKenzie Leech-Porter who died 16 December 1964, her brother, George McKenzie of Vancouver, B.C., was listed as a survivor.6
     In the obituary of Harry McKenzie who died 22 April 1975, his brother, George McKenzie of Vancouver, was listed as a survivor.7

Census Data

     George McKenzie appeared on the1901 British Census of in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, at Auchterless civil parish, in the household of his parents, William McKenzie and Catherine McKenzie.3
     He appeared on the 1906 Census of Canadian Prairie Provinces Saskatchewan in the household of his parents, William McKenzie and Catherine McKenzie.2

Family

Lillian Wyatt d. 1963
Marriage*George married Lillian Wyatt in March 1924.4 

Citations

  1. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 215f: William McKenzie. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.
  2. [S10237] William McKenzie household, Jun 1, 1906 Canada Census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Twps. 34 & 35, Saskatchewan; Page: 21; Family: 279, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
  3. [S10238] William McKenzie household, March 31, 1901 Scotland Census, Edinburgh, Scotland, Auchterless, Aberdeenshire, Scotland; Page: 2, General Register Office for Scotland Roll: CSSCT1901_63.
  4. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, Asquith Record, Page 216: George McKenzie.
  5. [S10235] Obituary: William McKenzie, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 21 Jun 1932, Page 4, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: William McKenzie. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  6. [S10233] Death Notices: Leech-Porter, The Leader-Post, Regina, Saskatchewan, 18 Dec 1964, Page 26, column 1 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Jean A. Leech-Porter née McKenzie. Hereinafter cited as Leader-Post.
  7. [S10499] Deaths: McKenzie, The Vancouver Sun, Vancouver, British Columbia, 24 Apr 1975, Page 55, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Harry McKenzie. Hereinafter cited as Vancouver Sun.

Allan McKenzie1,2,3

M, #40034, b. May 1900
Father*William McKenzie1,4,5,3 b. Jun 1852, d. 11 Jun 1932
Mother*Catherine Lorimer Scott1,4,5 b. 1854, d. 28 Nov 1919
Last Edited12 May 2020
     He was born in May 1900 in Inverkeithny, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, since he was 10 months old in the 1901 census.5,6 Alternatively, he was born in May 1901 in Scotland according to the 1911 census, but this is obviously incorrect since he appeared in the 1901 census prior to this date7 or on 16 May 1890 or 16 May 1898 in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, according to his CEF attestation papers (both dates appear in his files.)2,3

Asquith and District Honour Roll:
     "McKenzie, Allan" of Asquith P.O..
Family Background:
     See the section for his brother Charles McKenzie for their family history
Other comments:
     Allan volunteered for the CEF in 1916 but authorities discovered he was underage. He was discharged 38 days later. In 1918 he was conscripted and served in England in labour battalions. After the war he moved to the United states according to obituaries for his father (1932, when he was at Adarville, California) and for his sister Jean (1964, when he was at Haines, Alaska.)8
Canadian Military Service - WWI:
     Allan McKenzie of Asquith P.O. began military service on 21 November 1916 at the age of 16 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, joining the 243rd Battalion. He was an unmarried farmer with no previous military experience. He falsified his birth year in order to appear old enough to enlist. He was described as being 5'6" tall with brown hair, grey eyes and a fresh complexion. On his Attestation (enlistment) papers, he listed his next-of-kin as his father, William McKenzie of Asquith P.O..3
     Pte. Allan McKenzie ended his military service on 28 December 1916 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, as medically unift after 38 days for being underage. He had shown his birth certificate to military authorities prior to his discharge.
End of Military Service section.3

Canadian Military Service - WWI :
     Allan McKenzie of Box 106, Asquith was conscripted on 31 May 1918 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, joining xxx. He was a fireman and laborer, and had previously served with the 243rd Battalion in Saskatoon. He was described as being 5'7" tall with gray eyes, fair hair and a medium complexion. On his conscription papers he listed his next-of-kin as his mother, Katherine McKenzie of Box 106, Asquith.2 Pte. Allan McKenzie ended military service as part of general demobilization on 15 January 1919 in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, after serving in England with the Forestry and Railway Construction Company. His discharge certificate notes he was a local casualty in England but no other details are given.
End of Military Service section.2

     He immigrated with his parents, William McKenzie and Catherine Lorimer Scott in 1905 to the Eagle Bank district, Saskatchewan, Canada, from Scotland.1
     In the obituary of William McKenzie who died 11 June 1932, his son, Allan McKenzie of Adarville, California, was listed as a survivor.9
     In the obituary of Jean A. McKenzie Leech-Porter who died 16 December 1964, her brother, Allan McKenzie of Haines, Alaska, was listed as a survivor.10
     In the obituary of Harry McKenzie who died 22 April 1975, his brother, Allan McKenzie of Haines, Alaska, was listed as a survivor.11

Census Data

     Allan appeared on the 1901 British Census of Scotland, in Aberdeenshire, in the household of William McKenzie and Catherine McKenzie.6
     He appeared on the 1906 Census of Canadian Prairie Provinces Saskatchewan in the household of his parents, William McKenzie and Catherine McKenzie.5
     Allen McKenzie appeared on the 1911 Canadian Census of Saskatchewan in the household of his parents, William McKenzie and Katherine McKenzie.4
     He appeared on the 1916 Census of Canadian Prairie Provinces RM of Perdue No. 346, Saskatchewan in the household of his parents, William McKenzie and Catherine McKenzie, listed as a farmer's son.12

Citations

  1. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 215f: William McKenzie. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.
  2. [S309] Enlistment papers & Service Files, Soldiers of the First World War, WWI Attestation Papers search (Ottawa, ON: Library and Archives Canada), CEF Service File (large PDF): Private Allan McKenzie. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.
  3. [S10240] Canada, WWI CEF Personnel Files, 1914-1918 (Publisher: Library and Archives Canada), Ancestry.com, Canada, WWI CEF Personnel Files, 1914-1918 search; "These service file images are uslaly identical to those provided by the LAC index and attached files, but in at least one case, I have found extract informationhere"; cited as "Canada, WWI CEF Personnel Files., Name:     Allan McKenzie.
  4. [S10236] William McKenzie household, Jun 5, 1911 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Sub-district 14, Saskatchewan; Page 14; Family: 151, Library and Archives Canada (LAC), very poor legibiility in the name column of this page.
  5. [S10237] William McKenzie household, Jun 1, 1906 Canada Census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Twps. 34 & 35, Saskatchewan; Page: 21; Family: 279, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
  6. [S10238] William McKenzie household, March 31, 1901 Scotland Census, Edinburgh, Scotland, Auchterless, Aberdeenshire, Scotland; Page: 2, General Register Office for Scotland Roll: CSSCT1901_63.
  7. [S10236] Jun 5, 1911 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Sub-district 14, Saskatchewan; Page 14; Family: 151.
  8. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).
  9. [S10235] Obituary: William McKenzie, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 21 Jun 1932, Page 4, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: William McKenzie. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  10. [S10233] Death Notices: Leech-Porter, The Leader-Post, Regina, Saskatchewan, 18 Dec 1964, Page 26, column 1 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Jean A. Leech-Porter née McKenzie. Hereinafter cited as Leader-Post.
  11. [S10499] Deaths: McKenzie, The Vancouver Sun, Vancouver, British Columbia, 24 Apr 1975, Page 55, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Harry McKenzie. Hereinafter cited as Vancouver Sun.
  12. [S10239] William McKenzie household, June 1, 1916 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Perdue (Municipality) Saskatchewan; Page: 11; Family No: 106, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: T-21944.

Rodney Donaldson1,2

M, #40035, b. circa 1886
Last Edited18 Oct 2019
     He was born circa 1886 in Scotland.2 Rodney married Lizzie McKenzie in Eagle Bank Farm, Saskatchewan, Canada.3

Census Data

     Rodney Donaldson and Elizabeth Donaldson appeared on the 1916 Census of Canadian Prairie Provinces, Strathcona, Alberta, enumerated 1 June 1916, enumerated as a railway fireman.2

Family

Elizabeth Kirton McKenzie b. Aug 1891, d. 1918
Child

Citations

  1. [S2188] Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project, online Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project, Asquith Cemetery: Elizabeth Kirton Donaldson née McKenzie and her son, Morley McKenzie Donaldson. Hereinafter cited as Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project.
  2. [S10232] Rodney Donaldson household, June 1, 1916 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Strahcona, Alberta; Page: 55; Family: 605, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: T-21954.
  3. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 215f: William McKenzie. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.

Morley McKenzie Donaldson1

M, #40037, b. circa 1916, d. 2 November 1918
Father*Rodney Donaldson1 b. c 1886
Mother*Elizabeth Kirton McKenzie1 b. Aug 1891, d. 1918
Last Edited18 Oct 2019
     He was born circa 1916 probably after June 1 since he was not enumerated in the 1916 census.1
     He died on 2 November 1918 in Saskatchewan, Canada.1

Citations

  1. [S2188] Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project, online Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project, Asquith Cemetery: Elizabeth Kirton Donaldson née McKenzie and her son, Morley McKenzie Donaldson. Hereinafter cited as Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project.

Rev. John Leech-Porter1,2

M, #40038, b. 1861, d. 1920
Last Edited18 Oct 2019
     He was born in 1861.2 John married Jean Allan McKenzie.1,3 Rev. John Leech-Porter was buried in Grenfell Cemetery, RM of Elcapo No. 154, Saskatchewan, Canada.2
     He died in 1920 in Saskatchewan, Canada.1,2
     In the obituary of Jean A. McKenzie Leech-Porter who died 16 December 1964, her husband, Rev. John Leech-Porter was listed as predeceased.4

Family

Jean Allan McKenzie b. 26 Apr 1879, d. 16 Dec 1964

Citations

  1. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 216: Jean (Leech-Porter) McKenzie. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.
  2. [S2188] Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project, online Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project, Grenfell Cemetery: John Leech-Porter
    Grave marker transcription:
    Rev. John Leech-Porter Rector St. Michael's All Angels Grenfell 1861 - 1920. Hereinafter cited as Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project.
  3. [S2188] Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project, online Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project, Grenfell Cemetery: Jean Allan Leech-Porter née McKenzie
    Grave marker transcription:
    Jean Allan McKenzie wife of John Leech-Porter a friend to those in need Born April 26, 1879 Banff Scotland Died Dec 16, 1964 Hamilton, Ontario.
  4. [S10233] Death Notices: Leech-Porter, The Leader-Post, Regina, Saskatchewan, 18 Dec 1964, Page 26, column 1 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Jean A. Leech-Porter née McKenzie. Hereinafter cited as Leader-Post.

Lillian Wyatt1

F, #40039, d. 1963
Last Edited19 Oct 2019
     Lillian married George McKenzie in March 1924.1
     She died in 1963.1

Family

George McKenzie b. c 1894, d. 1976

Citations

  1. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 216: George McKenzie. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.

Gilbert Thomas Hitchings1

M, #40040, b. 16 May 1894, d. 8 October 1967
Father*John Thomas Hitchings2,1 b. c 1869, d. 24 Jan 1947
Mother*Edith (?)2,3
Last Edited27 Oct 2019
     He was born on 16 May 1894 in Gloucestershire, England, although his CEF enlistment papers give his birthplace as Austria.1,4 Gilbert married Clara May Whiteman on 17 September 1923 in Asquith, RM of Loganton, Northwest Territories (Saskatchewan), Canada.2,5
     He died on 8 October 1967 in a local hospital in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, at age 73.4,6,5
     The following selected information is extracted from his obituary. Survivor(s): Clara May Hitchings.4 Gilbert Thomas Hitchings was buried on 12 October 1967 in Woodlawn Cemetery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.6,4

Asquith and District Honour Roll:
     "Kitchen (sic) Gilbert" of Asquith.
Family Background:
     John Hitchings came to the Asquith district in April 1912 from England. He was accompanied by his daughter Edith (18) and son Herbert (19.) The rest of the family, including Gilbert, came in August 1912. Note that the Asquith history showed that he came with his father earlier in the year, but he is included in the passenger list with his mother and siblings in August 1918.
Other comments:
     Gilbert spent about a quarter of his service time on harvest leave (with extensions) from 19 Aug 1918 to 26 Oct 1918. He served only in Canada, and possibly only in Saskatchewan. After the war, "Gib" married and farmed in the Asquith district until retiring in 1959 when he and his wife moved to Saskatoon.1
Canadian Military Service - WWI :
     Gilbert Thomas Hitchings of Asquith was conscripted on 25 June 1918 in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, joining the 1st Depot Battalion, Saskatchewan Regiment. He was an unmarried farmer with no previous military experience. He had had his medical examination in Saskatoon on 25 Oct 1917. He was described as being 5' 1 3/4" tall with brown eyes, dark hair and a fresh complexion. On his conscription papers he listed his next-of-kin as his father, John Hitchings of Asquith P.O..1 Pte. Gilbert Thomas Hitchings ended military service as part of general demobilization on 14 February 1919 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He spent about a quarter of his service time on harvest leave, with extensions.
End of Military Service section.1

     He also went by the name of Gib Hitchings.2 He; listed as a labourer was found on a passenger list for the "Royal Edward" from Bristol, England with his mother dated 28 August 1912.2,3
     In the obituary of John Thomas Hitchings who died 24 January 1947, his son, Gilbert Hitchings of Asquith, was listed as a survivor.7
     In 1959, Gilbert and Clara moved from their Asquith distrct farm to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.4
     The following obituary appeared in the newspaper the Saskatoon StarPhoenix published in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 10 October 1967 :
HITCHINGS
     THE PASSING OF Mr. Gilbert Thomas Hitchings, age 73 years of 1427 Avenue C, North, Saskatoon, occurred in a local hospital on Sunday, October 8th. 1967. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 12th at 1:30 pm. from Park Funeral Chapel. Surviving are: his wife Clara May; four daughters: Mrs. A. J. Britain (Lorena) of Kelowna, B.C; Mrs. G. Stubbs (Gene) of Alberni B.C.: Mrs. Jeraldine LaPlate and Mrs. F. J. Shepperd (Doreen) both of Saskatoon; three sons: Gilbert George and Lawrence Edward both of Saskatoon and Ervin Clifford of Grandora, Sask; one sister: Mrs. Grace Ewen of Asquith, Sask. three brothers: Wilson G. Hitchings and Norman Hitchings both of Saskatoon and W. Hitchings of Asquith, Sask. and twenty-five grandchildren. The late Mr. Hitchings was born in Gloucester. England and came to Canada fifty-five years ago. He farmed at Asquith for about twenty-five years before retiring in 1959 when he came to Saskatoon where he had since resided. Mr. Hitchings was a veteran of the First World War. Interment will take place in the family plot in Woodlawn Cemetery. Courtesy parking north of the Chapel staff attendant.
Do not publish this since it is probably covered by copyright.4
     See the footnotes below for a link to his on-line obituary that appeared in the newspaper the Saskatoon StarPhoenix published in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 10 October 1967 .4

     In the obituary of Wilfred Lionel Owens who died 22 March 1987, his brother, Gilbert Hitchings was listed as predeceased.8
     In the obituary of Wilson George Hitchings who died 21 April 1987, his brother, Gilbert Hitchings was listed as predeceased.9

Family

Clara May Whiteman b. 19 May 1907, d. 16 Sep 1978
Marriage*Gilbert married Clara May Whiteman on 17 September 1923 in Asquith, RM of Loganton, Northwest Territories (Saskatchewan).2,5 

Citations

  1. [S309] Enlistment papers & Service Files, Soldiers of the First World War, WWI Attestation Papers search (Ottawa, ON: Library and Archives Canada), CEF Service File (large PDF): Private Gilbert Thomas Hitchings. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.
  2. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 158f: John Hitchings. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.
  3. [S2139] Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935 , Library and Archives Canada (LAC), Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935; "This database provides indexed access to images of passenger lists from Library and Archives Canada, Department of Employment and Immigration fonds"; cited as "Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935., Mrs. John Hutchings (sic), with her children: Gilbert (19) , Gladys (12), Grace (10), William (6) and Wilfred (3).
  4. [S10242] Deaths: Hitchings, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 10 Oct 1967, Page 34, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Gilbert Thomas Hitchings. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  5. [S10241] Deaths: Hitchings, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 19 Sep 1978, Page 29, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Clara May Hitchings née Whiteman. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  6. [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., Page containing burial information for surname: Hitchings.
  7. [S10252] Deaths: Hitchings, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 27 Jan 1947, Page 14, column 7 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: John Thomas Hitchings. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  8. [S10251] Deaths: Hitchings, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 24 Mar 1987, Page 29, column 1 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Wilfred Lionel Hitchings. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  9. [S10243] Deaths: Hitchings, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 24 Apr 1987, Page 31, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Wilson "Bill" George Hitchings. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.