Wilson George Hitchings1

M, #40061, b. 13 March 1906, d. 21 April 1987
Father*John Thomas Hitchings2 b. c 1869, d. 24 Jan 1947
Mother*Edith (?)2,3
Last Edited27 Oct 2019
     He was born on 13 March 1906 in Gloucestershire, England.1
     He died on 21 April 1987 in a local hospital after a long illness in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, at age 81.1
     The following selected information is extracted from his obituary. Survivor(s): Grace Ewen. Predeceased: Herbert Hitchings, Wilfred Hitchings, Norman Hitchings, Gilbert Hitchings, Edith Thompson and Gladys Paul.1 Wilson George Hitchings was buried on 25 April 1987 in Woodlawn Cemetery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.4,1
     He also went by the name of Bill Hitchings.2 He 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, Wilson Hitchings of Saskatoon, was listed as a survivor.5
     In the obituary of Norman Hitchings who died 21 August 1975, his brother, Wilson Hitchings of Saskatoon, was listed as a survivor.6
     The following obituary appeared in the newspaper the Saskatoon StarPhoenix published in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 24 April 1987 :
HITCHINGS
     The death of Wilson George ( Bill ) Hitchings age 81 years of 317 Ruth Street East, Saskatoon occurred in a local hospital, after a lengthy illness on Tuesday, April 21, 1987. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, April 25, 1987 at 11:00 a.m. from the Chapel of the SASKATOON FUNERAL HOME conducted by Elders Ruby and Frank Ward. Surviving are his loving wife, Eleanor; three sons, David and his wife Diane and their children Scott, Karen and Adriane all of Winnipeg; Arthur and his wife Gloria and their children Laurie (Ron) Wright and Colleen; George and his wife Juliann and their children Phaedra and Zane all of Saskatoon; and one daughter, Evelyn Stanbury and her husband Clive and their children Cheryl and Derrick of Port Moody, B.C; one sister, Grace Ewen of Saskatoon; one special niece, Margaret Hughes of Saskatoon, who helped Bill during the years he was sick. He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his parents; four brothers, Herbert, Gilbert, Wilfred, and Norman; two sisters, Edith Thompson and Gladys Paul. Bill was born in Gloucestershire, England on March 13, 1906. He came to Canada in 1912 with his parents, to the Asquith district where they homesteaded. He married Eleanor Mills on April 10, 1939. He moved to the Saskatoon district farm in 1940 and later to the city in 1945 where they've lived ever since. Bill enjoyed the outdoors, golf, his flower garden, and he travelled extensively. He was an active member of the Hub City Wanderers Trailer Club. His greatest love was for little children, and he was involved with the Boy Scouts for many years. Bill was an active member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He was employed at Western Automotive Rebuilders for 25 years until his retirement in 1981. Bill was greatly loved and will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. (Courtesy parking South of the Chapel on 4th Avenue at 25th Street.)
Do not publish this since it is probably covered by copyright.1
     See the footnotes below for a link to his on-line obituary that appeared in the newspaper the Saskatoon StarPhoenix published in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 24 April 1987 .1

Citations

  1. [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.
  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. [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.
  5. [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.
  6. [S10248] Deaths: Hitchings, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 23 Aug 1975, Page 26, column2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Norman Hitchings. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.

Wilfred Lionel Owens1

M, #40062, b. circa 1910, d. 22 March 1987
Father*John Thomas Hitchings2 b. c 1869, d. 24 Jan 1947
Mother*Edith (?)2,3
Last Edited27 Oct 2019
     He was born circa 1910 in England.1
     He died on 22 March 1987 in a local hospital in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.1
     The following selected information is extracted from his obituary. Predeceased: John Hitchings, Edith Hitchings, Herbert Hitchings, Gilbert Hitchings, Norman Hitchings, Edith Thompson and Gladys Paul.1
     Wilfred Hutchings (sic) 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, Wilfred Hitchings of Asquith, was listed as a survivor.4
     In the obituary of Norman Hitchings who died 21 August 1975, his brother, Wilfred Hitchings of Asquith, was listed as a survivor.5
     The following obituary appeared in the newspaper the Saskatoon StarPhoenix published in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 24 March 1987 :
HITCHINGS
     The passing of Mr. Wilfred Lionel Hitchings, age 77 years, of Asquith, Sask. occurred in a Saskatoon hospital on Sunday, March 22nd, 1987. The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, March 26th at 1:30 p.m. from The Asquith Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Wayne McLaren. Surviving are: two daughters, Marlene and Lorraine; one sister: Mrs. Grace Ewen of Saskatoon; one brother: Bill (Eleanor) Hitchings of Saskatoon and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Mr. John and Mrs. Edith Hitchings, three brothers, Herbert, Gilbert and Norman and two sisters, Mrs. Edith Thompson and Mrs. Gladys Paul. The late Mr. Hitchings was born in England and came to Canada in 1912, settling at Asquith, Saskatchewan where he had since resided. Interment will take place in the Asquith Cemetery. Arrangements are in care of PARK FUNERAL CHAPEL.
Do not publish this since it is probably covered by copyright.1
     See the footnotes below for a link to his on-line obituary that appeared in the newspaper the Saskatoon StarPhoenix published in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 24 March 1987 .1

     In the obituary of Wilson George Hitchings who died 21 April 1987, his brother, Wilfred Hitchings was listed as predeceased.6

Citations

  1. [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.
  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. [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.
  5. [S10248] Deaths: Hitchings, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 23 Aug 1975, Page 26, column2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Norman Hitchings. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  6. [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.

Norman Henry Hitchings1

M, #40063, b. circa 1914, d. 21 August 1975
Father*John Thomas Hitchings2 b. c 1869, d. 24 Jan 1947
Mother*Edith (?)2
Last Edited23 Oct 2019
     He was born circa 1914 in Asquith, RM of Loganton, Saskatchewan, Canada.2,3 Norman married Edith Jessica Mills circa September 1940.2,4
     He died on 21 August 1975 in Asquith, RM of Vanscoy No. 345, Saskatchewan, Canada.3
     The following selected information is extracted from his obituary. Survivor(s): Grace Ewen, Wilson Hitchings and Wilfred Hitchings. Predeceased: Edith Hitchings.3 Norman Henry Hitchings was buried on 25 August 1975 in Asquith Cemetery, RM of Vanscoy No. 345, Saskatchewan, Canada.3
     In the obituary of John Thomas Hitchings who died 24 January 1947, his son, Norman Hitchings of Asquith, was listed as a survivor.5
     In the obituary of Edith Jessica Hitchings who died 19 February 1968, her husband, Norman Henley (sic) Hitchings of Saskatoon, was listed as a survivor.6
     The following obituary appeared in the newspaper the Saskatoon StarPhoenix published in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 23 August 1975 :
THE PASSING of Mr. Norman Hitchings age 61 years of 2,007 20th St. W. Saskatoon occurred at Asquith, Saskatchewan on August 21, 1975. The funeral service will be held on Monday, August 25, 1975 at 10:00 a m. from ST. Thomas Wesley United Church conducted by Rev. S. Dingwall. Park Funeral Chapel will be in charge. Surviving are: his wife, Agnes, one daughter. Mrs. M. (Laverne) Szjevolt of Asquith, four sons, Ivan of Ottawa, Ont., and Don, Mel and Keith, all of Saskatoon, one sister, Mrs. Grace Ewen of Asquith, two brothers, Wilson of Saskatoon and Wilfred of Asquith and eight grandchildren. Mr. Hitchings was predeceased by his first wife Edith in 1968: also two brothers and two sisters. Mr. Hitchings was born in Asquith, where he took his schooling. He came to Saskatoon in 1948 and worked with Davies Electric for 20 years. He was with Industrial Motors at the time of his passing. Mr. Hitchings was associated with Playgrounds Hockey and took an active part with the Boy Scout Movement in Saskatoon. The family gratefully decline floral tributes. In lieu of flowers. Memorial Donations to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 610 Rusholme Road, Saskatoon, will be so much appreciated. Interment: will be made in the Asquith Cemetery.
Do not publish this since it is probably covered by copyright.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, 23 August 1975 .3

     In the obituary of Wilfred Lionel Owens who died 22 March 1987, his brother, Norman Hitchings was listed as predeceased.7
     In the obituary of Wilson George Hitchings who died 21 April 1987, his brother, Norman Hitchings was listed as predeceased.8

Family

Edith Jessica Mills b. 1 Aug 1919, d. 19 Feb 1968
Marriage*Norman married Edith Jessica Mills circa September 1940.2,4 

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., Nornan Henry Hitchings (no other information).
  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. [S10248] Deaths: Hitchings, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 23 Aug 1975, Page 26, column2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Norman Hitchings. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  4. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207), 25th Anniversary: Mr. and Mrs. Norman Hitchings.
  5. [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.
  6. [S10245] Deaths: Hitchings, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 21 Feb 1968, Page 38, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Edith Jessica Hitchings née Mills. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  7. [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.
  8. [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.

John Paul1

M, #40064
Last Edited22 Oct 2019
     John married Gladys Hitchings.1

Family

Gladys Hitchings b. c 1900, d. 1918

Citations

  1. [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.

Elizabeth May Hallett1

F, #40066, b. 20 March 1893
Father*William Hallett1
Mother*Esther Boadway1 b. c 1867
Last Edited27 Mar 2020
     She was born on 20 March 1893 in McMurrich Twp., Parry Sound District, according to Ontario Birth Registration 020863.1 May married George Gregory.2 Elizabeth married Herbert Hitchings.3,4
     In the obituary of Alex Gregory who died 19 September 1974, his sister-in-law, Mary Hitchings of Saskatoon, was listed as a survivor.5

Family

Herbert Hitchings b. c 1893, d. 24 Jun 1963

Citations

  1. [S1443] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name:     Elizabeth May Hallett. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.
  2. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 143: John Gregory. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.
  3. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, Asquith Record, Page 158f: John Hitchings.
  4. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, Asquith Record, Page 149f: Alvin Hallett.
  5. [S10688] Deaths: Gregory, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 21 Sep 1974, Page 32, column 1 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Robert (Alex) Gregory. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.

James W Thompson1

M, #40067
Last Edited26 Oct 2019
     James married Edith Hitchings possibly in Saskatoon or the RM of Park on 5 October 1914 in Saskatchewan, Canada.1,2
     He also went by the name of Jim Thompson.2

Family

Edith Hitchings b. c 1894

Citations

  1. [S10254] Thompson--Hitchings, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 06 Oct 1914, Page 6, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, Wedding: Thompson--Hitchings. 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 158f: John Hitchings. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.

Thomas Wildman Mills1

M, #40070, d. 7 November 1959
Last Edited24 Oct 2019
     Thomas married Cynthia Laurena Whiteman.2
     He died on 7 November 1959 in a local hospital in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.1
     The following selected information is extracted from his obituary. Survivor(s): Cynthia Mills and Edith Hitchings.1 Thomas Wildman Mills was buried on 10 November 1959 in Woodlawn Cemetery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.3
     The following obituary appeared in the newspaper the Saskatoon StarPhoenix published in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 9 November 1959 :
T. W. Mills Final Rites Tuesday
     A man who saw Canadian railway history in the making, Thomas Wildman Mills, 84, of 820 Avenue L, north, died in hospital Saturday. Funeral services will be from the Park Funeral Chapel Tuesday afternoon at 1.30 o'clock conducted by the Rev. H. B. Bye.
     Born in Scotland, Mr. Mills began his railway career at the age of 12 in Glasgow. He came to Canada in 1896 to work for the CPR at Rat Portage, now Kenora, Ont. He moved west and was present when Lord . Strathcona drove the last spike at Mount Sir Donald. He left the CPR in 1910 to work for the old Grand Trunk Pacific and the CNR until 1939 when he retired. He moved to Saskatoon in 1950.
     He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Cynthia Mills; 12 daughters, Mrs, W. G. (Eleanor) Hitchings, Mrs. N. (Edith) Hitchings, Mrs. W. (Ethel) Mongovius, Mrs. M. (Mona) Morgan and Mrs. L. (Janet) Hitchings all of Saskatoon; Mrs. V. (Kathleen) Rosen and Mrs. M. (Jessie) MacCallum of Edson, Alta; Mrs. G. (Elizabeth) Griggs of Red Water, Alta; Mrs. R. (Rosemary) Bovill of Big River, Wilma, Patricia and Candace all at home; two sons, John A. of Calgary and Thomas D. of Edson, Alta; 32 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Do not publish this since it is probably covered by copyright.1
     See the footnotes below for a link to his on-line obituary that appeared in the newspaper the Saskatoon StarPhoenix published in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 9 November 1959 .1

Family

Cynthia Laurena Whiteman d. 9 Dec 1963
Child

Citations

  1. [S10246] T. W. Mills Final Rites Tuesday, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 09 Nov 1959, Page 9, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Thomas Wildman Mills. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  2. [S10245] Deaths: Hitchings, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 21 Feb 1968, Page 38, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Edith Jessica Hitchings née Mills. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  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., Page containing burial information for surname: Mills.
  4. [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.

Edith Jessica Mills1

F, #40071, b. 1 August 1919, d. 19 February 1968
Father*Thomas Wildman Mills2 d. 7 Nov 1959
Mother*Cynthia Laurena Whiteman1 d. 9 Dec 1963
Last Edited24 Oct 2019
     She was born on 1 August 1919 in Asquith, RM of Loganton, Saskatchewan, Canada.1 Edith married Norman Henry Hitchings circa September 1940.2,3
     She died on 19 February 1968 in a local hospital in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, at age 48.1
     The following selected information is extracted from her obituary. Survivor(s): Norman Henley (sic) Hitchings.1 Edith Jessica Mills was buried on 22 February 1968 in Asquith Cemetery, RM of Vanscoy No. 345, Saskatchewan, Canada.1
     In the obituary of Thomas Wildman Mills who died 7 November 1959, his daughter, Edith Hitchings of Saskatoon, was listed as a survivor.4
     In the obituary of Cynthia Laurena Whiteman who died 9 December 1963, her daughter, Edith Hitchings of Saskatoon, was listed as a survivor.5
     The following obituary appeared in the newspaper the Saskatoon StarPhoenix published in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 21 February 1968 :
HITCHINGS
     THE PASSING OF Mrs. Edith Jessica Hitchings, age 48 years, beloved wife of Mr. Norman Henley Hitchings of 2007 20th St west, Saskatoon. Sask., occurred in a local hospital on February 19th, 1968. The funeral service will be held on Thursday. February 22nd at 2 p.m. from St. Thomas-Wesley United Church conducted by Rev. C. McMurtry. Park Funeral Chapel will be in charge. The family gratefully decline floral tributes, Donations may be made to 11th group Boy Scouts, St. Thomas Wesley United Church. Surviving are: her loving husband Norman; four sons. Lieutenant Ivan Hitchings stationed at Canadian Forces Base, Chatham. N.B., Donald, Melvin and Keith living at home; one daughter, Laverne at home; also one granddaughter; 11 sisters, Mrs. W. G. Hitchings (Eleanor), Mrs. D. Morgan (Mona), Mrs. W. Mongovius (Ethel), Mrs. R. Bovill (Rosemary), Mrs. L. Hitchings (Janet), Mrs. D. Heath (Candance (sic)), Miss Wilma Mills, ail of Saskatoon, Mrs. V. Rosen (Kathleen) of Edson, Alberta, Mrs. G, Griggs (Elizabeth) of Redwater. Alberta, Mrs. M. McCallum (Jessie) of Brule. Alberta, Mrs. R. Morris (Patricia) of Ottawa, Ont; two brothers, Mr. John A. Mills of Vancouver. B.C. and Mr. Thomas Mills living at Edson. Alberta, Mrs. Hitchings was predeceased by one son Phillip in 1953, by her father in 1959, by her mother in 1963 and by one brother. Trooper George W. Mills killed in action in 1944. Born August 1st. 1919 at Asquith, bask., Mrs. Hitchings moved with her family to Edson, Alberta where she took her schooling. After her marriage Mrs. Hitchings returned to Asquith, Sask. where she resided until 1948 when her family moved to Saskatoon and had continued to reside here until her death. For the past 15 years Mrs. Hitchings had been very active in Boy Scout work, acting as Assistant Cub Leader, as Cub Leader and also as a member the Ladies Auxiliary. She was a strong group supporter. Interment will be made in the family plot in the Asquith Cemetery.
Do not publish this since it is probably covered by copyright.1
     See the footnotes below for a link to her on-line obituary that appeared in the newspaper the Saskatoon StarPhoenix published in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 21 February 1968 .1

     In the obituary of Norman Hitchings who died 21 August 1975, his first wife, Edith Hitchings was listed as predeceased.6

Family

Norman Henry Hitchings b. c 1914, d. 21 Aug 1975
Marriage*Edith married Norman Henry Hitchings circa September 1940.2,3 

Citations

  1. [S10245] Deaths: Hitchings, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 21 Feb 1968, Page 38, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Edith Jessica Hitchings née Mills. 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 158f: John Hitchings. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.
  3. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207), 25th Anniversary: Mr. and Mrs. Norman Hitchings.
  4. [S10246] T. W. Mills Final Rites Tuesday, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 09 Nov 1959, Page 9, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Thomas Wildman Mills. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  5. [S10253] Deaths: Mills, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 12 Dec 1963, Page 32, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Cynthia Laurena Mills née Whiteman. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  6. [S10248] Deaths: Hitchings, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 23 Aug 1975, Page 26, column2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Norman Hitchings. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.

John McPhedran1

M, #40072, b. 1857, d. October 1941
Last Edited4 Feb 2020
     He was born in 1857.2 John married Edna MacLachlan.3 John McPhedran was buried in Wyoming Cemetery, Lambton County, Ontario, Canada.2
     He died in October 1941.2,1
     In the obituary of Edna McPhedran who died 7 March 1942, her husband, John MacPhedran was listed as predeceased.1

Family

Edna MacLachlan b. 20 Aug 1861, d. 6 Mar 1942
Child

Citations

  1. [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.
  2. [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., John McPhedran
    Grave marker transcription:
    McPHEDRAN
    John McPhedran 1857 - 1941
    His wife Edna MacLachlan 1861 - 1942
    Laura Jane 1889 - 1915.
  3. [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.

Edna MacLachlan1,2,3

F, #40073, b. 20 August 1861, d. 6 March 1942
Last Edited4 Feb 2020
     She was born on 20 August 1861 in Canada West, United Province of Canada.4 Edna married John McPhedran.1
     She died on 6 March 1942 at the home of her son, where she had lived for the last 5 months, in Sarnia, Lambton County, Ontario, Canada, at age 80.3,2 The informant on her death registration was.3
     The following selected information is extracted from her obituary. Survivor(s): Frank McPhedran. Predeceased: John MacPhedran.2 Edna MacLachlan was buried on 9 March 1942 in Wyoming Cemetery, Lambton County, Ontario, Canada.3,5
     The following obituary appeared in the newspaper the Times Herald published in Port Huron, Michigan 7 March 1942:
Mrs. Edna McPhedran
     Croswell, March 7-- News has been received here of the death Friday of Mrs. Edna McPhedran. 80, former resident of Croswell. in Sarnia. in the home of her son, Alex McPhedran.
     Funeral services will be held in Sarnia Monday afternoon. Burial will be in Wanstead, Ont.
     Surviving are three sons. Alex McPhedran. Sarnia. Frank and James McPhedran. in Manitoba, and a daughter. Miss Louise McPhedran, Manitoba; and a brother James MacLachlan. Croswell.
     Her husband. John McPhedran. died in October, 1941. Mrs. McPhedran was formerly Miss Edna MacLachlan. Her brother. James MacLachlan. and cousin. Mrs Max Chipman, both of Croswell. are planning to attend the funeral.2


Family

John McPhedran b. 1857, d. Oct 1941
Marriage*Edna married John McPhedran.1 
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:) Private John Franklin MacPhedran. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.
  2. [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.
  3. [S1442] Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario), Ancestry.com, Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946; "This database is an index (with images) to over 2 million deaths that were registered in Ontario from 1869 to 1938, and 1943 to 1946. The database also includes deaths of Ontario military personnel overseas from 1939-1947"; cited as "ON Deaths, 1869-1946., Name:     Edna McPhedran née MacLachlan.
  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.
  5. [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., Edna McPhedran née MacLachlan
    Grave marker transcription:
    McPHEDRAN
    John McPhedran 1857 - 1941
    His wife Edna MacLachlan 1861 - 1942
    Laura Jane 1889 - 1915.

Cynthia Laurena Whiteman1,2

F, #40074, d. 9 December 1963
Father*(?) Whiteman3
Mother*Candace Lorena Rose3
Last Edited24 Oct 2019
     Cynthia married Thomas Wildman Mills.4
     She died on 9 December 1963 in a local hospital in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.1
     The following selected information is extracted from her obituary. Survivor(s): Edith Hitchings and Mrs. G. Hitchings.1 Cynthia Laurena Whiteman was buried on 14 December 1963 in Woodlawn Cemetery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.1
     In the obituary of Thomas Wildman Mills who died 7 November 1959, his wife, Cynthia Mills was listed as a survivor.5
     The following obituary appeared in the newspaper the Saskatoon StarPhoenix published in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 12 December 1963 :
MILLS
     THE PASSING OF MRS. Cynthia Laurena Mills, age 64 years of 820 Avenue L, North, Saskatoon occurred in a local hospital on Monday, December 9. 1963. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 14 at 3 p.m. from Park Funeral Chapel, conducted by Rev, T. Clark, Surviving are: twelve daughters: Mrs. W. G. Hitchings (Eleanor); Mrs. N. Hitchings (Edith); Mrs. D. Morgan (Mona); Mrs. W. Mongovius (Ethel); Mrs. R. Bovill (Rosemary); Miss Wilma: Mrs L. Hitchings (Janet) and Miss Candace. all of Saskatoon: Mrs E Rosen (Kathleen) and Mrs. M. McCallum (Jessie! both of Edson, Alta ; Mrs. G. Griggs (Elizabeth) of Redwater. Alta. and Mrs. R. Morris (Patricia) of Regina, Sask; two sons: Thomas David of Edson, Alta. and John Alfred of Montreal; two sisters: Mrs. G. Hitchings of Saskatoon and Mrs, E. Love of Regina, Sask; three brothers: James Whiteman of Saskatoon; Thomas Whiteman of Meadow Lake, Sask, and Lorne Whiteman of Flin Flon, Man; thirty - eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren The late Mrs. Mills was born In Neepawa, Man. and had lived at Edson, Alta. from 1910 until 1950 when she came to Saskatoon where she had since resided. Mrs. Mills was predeceased by her husband, Thomas Wildman Mills in 1959 and by one son, George, killed in action in Italy in 1944. 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.1
     See the footnotes below for a link to her on-line obituary that appeared in the newspaper the Saskatoon StarPhoenix published in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 12 December 1963 .1

Family

Thomas Wildman Mills d. 7 Nov 1959
Marriage*Cynthia married Thomas Wildman Mills.4 
Child

Citations

  1. [S10253] Deaths: Mills, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 12 Dec 1963, Page 32, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Cynthia Laurena Mills née Whiteman. 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., Page containing burial information for surname: Mills.
  3. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).
  4. [S10245] Deaths: Hitchings, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 21 Feb 1968, Page 38, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Edith Jessica Hitchings née Mills. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  5. [S10246] T. W. Mills Final Rites Tuesday, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 09 Nov 1959, Page 9, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Thomas Wildman Mills. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.

John Owens1

M, #40076, b. 28 February 1894
Father*Owen Owens1
Last Edited26 Mar 2020
     He was born on 28 February 1894 in Llanerchymedd, Wales.1 John married Sarah J. Hughes circa 27 September 1917 in Anglesey, Wales, having received permission to marry on that date.2,3

Asquith and District Honour Roll:
     "Owens, J. E. (wounded)".
Other comments:
     TENTATIVE IDENTIFICATION: John Owens is the only "J Owens" I found from the Saskatoon area who was wounded. There are no enlistment records for a J. E. Owens, and newspaper searches did not find enlistment or casualty records. I have found no evidence of an Asquith or district connection, but when he came to Canada, he had travelled with Hugh Owens who was going to Saskatoon to farm.
     In the 1939 England and Wales Register (similar to a census) he was listed as a mason with 5 children.1
Canadian Military Service - WWI:
     John Owens of Saskatoon began military service on 7 December 1915 at the age of 21 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, joining the 65th Battalion. He was an unmarried farmer with no prior military experience.. He was described as being 5'6" tall with blue eyes, fair hair and a fair complexion. He was assigned regimental number 472773.1
     On 18 June 1916 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, his unit embarked on the "S. S. Empress of Britain", arriving at Liverpool on the 28th. He went to France as part of the 46th Battalion on 10 Aug 1916. On the 27 Sep 1917 he received permission to marry.1
     On 3 September 1918 in France he received a gun shot wound to his left thigh and was discharged from hospital 18 Oct 1918 with no disability.1 Pte. John Owens ended military service as part of general demobilization on 7 May 1919 in London, England, after he requested to remain in England/Wales rather than returing to Canada. He intended to live at Llanerchymeed, Anglesey, North Wales.
End of Military Service section.1

     He was included on a passenger manifest for the "Tunisian" from Liverpool dated 30 March 1913 arriving at Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was bound for Melita, Manitoba. Hugh Owens who was listed right before him was going to Saskatoon. Both were going "farming." They may or may not have been related.4

Census Data

     John Owen and Sarah J. Owen appeared on the 1939 England and Wales Register, at Twrcelyn Rural District, Anglesey, enumerated 29 September 1939, enumerated as a mason. They had 5 children or whom three have their names unavailable because their records are "officailly closed.5'

Family

Sarah J. Hughes b. 19 Oct 1896
Marriage*John married Sarah J. Hughes circa 27 September 1917 in Anglesey, Wales, having received permission to marry on that date.2,3 

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 John Owens. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.
  2. [S309] Enlistment papers & Service Files, WWI Service Files, WWI Attestation Papers search, CEF Service File (large PDF): Private John Owens; Page 36.
  3. [S7203] England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1916-2005, online England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1916-2005, John Owens & Sarah J Hughes. Hereinafter cited as England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1916-2005.
  4. [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., Name:     John Owens.
  5. [S10522] John Owen household, Sep 29, 1939 Household registration, England, Twrcelyn (rural district) Anglesey, Wales, The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO).

Owen Owens1

M, #40077
Last Edited23 Oct 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), CEF Service File (large PDF): Private John Owens. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.

Sarah J. Hughes1,2

F, #40078, b. 19 October 1896
Last Edited9 Feb 2020
     She was born on 19 October 1896.3 Sarah married John Owens circa 27 September 1917 in Anglesey, Wales, having received permission to marry on that date.4,2

Census Data

     Sarah J. Owen and John Owen appeared on the 1939 England and Wales Register, at Twrcelyn Rural District, in Anglesey, enumerated 29 September 1939, enumerated as a mason. They had 5 children or whom three have their names unavailable because their records are "officailly closed.3'

Family

John Owens b. 28 Feb 1894

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 John Owens. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.
  2. [S7203] England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1916-2005, online England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1916-2005, John Owens & Sarah J Hughes. Hereinafter cited as England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1916-2005.
  3. [S10522] John Owen household, Sep 29, 1939 Household registration, England, Twrcelyn (rural district) Anglesey, Wales, The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO).
  4. [S309] Enlistment papers & Service Files, WWI Service Files, WWI Attestation Papers search, CEF Service File (large PDF): Private John Owens; Page 36.

(?) Whiteman1

M, #40079
Last Edited24 Oct 2019
     (?) married Candace Lorena Rose.1

Family

Candace Lorena Rose
Children

Citations

  1. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).

Victor Hultman1

M, #40080
Last Edited26 Oct 2019
     Victor married Clara (?).1

Family

Clara (?)
Child

Citations

  1. [S10260] Deaths: Hultman, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 04 Mar 1997, Page 28, column 1 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Sigurd Valdermar Hultman. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.