Gordon Richardson1

M, #40381, b. 25 March 1901
Father*Robert Richardson1 b. 29 Jun 1857, d. 21 Nov 1922
Mother*Margret Brown1 b. 19 Mar 1860, d. 20 Feb 1955
Last Edited8 Jan 2020
     He was born on 25 March 1901 at Manitoba, Canada.1

Census Data

     Gordon Richardson appeared on the 1901 Canadian Census of RM of Dufferin, Manitoba in the household of his parents, Robert Richardson and Margret Richardson.1
     Gordon Richardson moved to the Asquith district, RM of Loganton, Saskatchewan, Canada, with his parents Robert Richardson and Margaret Richardson and family in 1906.2

Citations

  1. [S9890] Robert Richardsin household, Mar 31, 1901 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Dufferin, Lisgar, Manitoba; Page: 1; Family: 2, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
  2. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).

James Brown1

M, #40382
Last Edited9 Jan 2020
     James married Jane Shoals.1

Family

Jane Shoals
Child

Citations

  1. [S1349] 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., Robert Richardson & Maggie Brown.

Jane Shoals1

F, #40383
Last Edited9 Jan 2020
     Jane married James Brown.1

Family

James Brown
Child

Citations

  1. [S1349] 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., Robert Richardson & Maggie Brown.

Edwin Richardson1

M, #40384
Last Edited9 Jan 2020
     Edwin married Agnes Brooks.1

Family

Agnes Brooks
Child

Citations

  1. [S1349] 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., Robert Richardson & Maggie Brown.

Agnes Brooks1

F, #40385
Last Edited9 Jan 2020
     Agnes married Edwin Richardson.1

Family

Edwin Richardson
Child

Citations

  1. [S1349] 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., Robert Richardson & Maggie Brown.

Richard H. Sanders1

M, #40386, b. 27 November 1878, d. 10 November 1917
Father*Richard Sanders2 b. c 1835, d. 21 Mar 1901
Mother*Margaret Palmer Swainson3,2 b. 21 Nov 1840, d. 1 Jun 1919
Last Edited12 May 2020
     He was born on 27 November 1878 at Worcestershire, England.4 Alternatively, he was born circa 1880 at England according to the 1891 census.2 Richard married Matilda M Hathaway on 25 June 1903 at Wallaceburg, Kent County, Ontario, Canada, according to Ontario Marriage Registration 010633. . He was a printer living in Leamington. He gave his birthplace as "Birmingham E" (England.)5,6
     He died on 10 November 1917 at Belgium at age 38.7 Richard H. Sanders was buried at Poelcapelle British Cemetery, Belgium.8
     Asquith and District Honour Roll:
     ! Sanders, R. (wounded) of Asquith.
Commemorated on the Asquith Cemetery WWI Plaque:
     R. SANDERS
Family Background:
     Richard was the son of Richard Sanders and Margaret Palmer Swainson. They came to Ontario from England, aboard the "S.S. Sardinian," landing in Quebec City on May 15, 1881. Richard, Sr. was a market gardener in the 1891 census. At this time they had 7 children ranging in age from 20 down to 4.
Other comments:
     Richard was described as a publisher in a Star-Phoenix news item related to his enlistment. In addition to Richard, Charles Newman Trask and Charles Herbert Dougan , also of Asquith, enlisted on the same day. A 1913 directory of newspapers confirms that he published the Asquith "Empire," a weekly paper established in 1908. In Dec. 1916, after he had gone overseas, his wife, Mahala moved to Chatham, Ontario. They had no children. He was killed in action in an attack during the Passchendaele offensive.9,10,2

Canadian Military Service - WWI

     Richard H. Sanders of Asquith began military service on 4 May 1916 at the age of 37 at Asquith, RM of Loganton, Saskatchewan, Canada, joining the 203rd Battalion. He was a married publisher with no previous military experience. He was described as being 6' with a fair complexion, brown eyes and dark hair. On his Attestation (enlistment) papers, he listed his next-of-kin as his wife, Mahala M. Sanders of Asquith. He was assigned regimental number 234908.4
     On 26 October 1916 at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, he sailed with his unit on the "S. S. Grampian," arriving in Liverpool, England on 4 Nov 1916.11
     On 20 April 1917 at France he joined the 8th Battalion, Manitoba Regiment.7 Private Richard Sanders was killed in action on 10 November 1917 at Belgium. He was involved in an attack north of Passchendaele
End of Military Service section.7,12

Census Data

     Richard Sanders appeared on the 1891 Canadian Census of an unknown place in the household of his parents, Richard Sanders and Margaret Palmer Sanders.2
     Richard Sanders and Mahala Maude Hathaway appeared on the 1916 Census of Canadian Prairie Provinces, Asquith, RM of Loganton, Saskatchewan, enumerated 1 June 1916, enumerated as a soldier away from home at Camp Hughes.13
     Richard Sanders immigrated with his parents, Richard Sanders and Margaret Sanders on 15 May 1881 to Québec City, Québec, Canada, from Liverpool, England aboard the "S.S. Sardinian."14,15 Richard Sanders immigrated in 1883 to Canada.13

Family

Mahala Maude Hathaway b. 15 Aug 1879
Marriage*Richard married Matilda M Hathaway on 25 June 1903 at Wallaceburg, Kent County, Ontario, Canada, according to Ontario Marriage Registration 010633. . He was a printer living in Leamington. He gave his birthplace as "Birmingham E" (England.)5,6 

Citations

  1. [S296] Enlistment papers & Service Files, Soldiers of the First World War, WWI Attestation Papers search (Ottawa, ON: Library and Archives Canada), CEF Service File: Private Richard Sanders; Page 32. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.
  2. [S10208] Richard Sanders household, Apr 7, 1891 Canada Census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Chatham (Township) Bothwell County, Ontario; Page: 13; Family: 64, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: T6324.
  3. [S296] Enlistment papers & Service Files, WWI Service Files, WWI Attestation Papers search, CEF Service File: Private Richard Sanders; Page 15.
  4. [S296] Enlistment papers & Service Files, WWI Service Files, WWI Attestation Papers search, CEF Service File: Private Richard Sanders; Page 1 & 2.
  5. [S296] Enlistment papers & Service Files, WWI Service Files, WWI Attestation Papers search, CEF Service File: Private Richard Sanders; Page 1 & 7.
  6. [S1349] 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., Richard Sanders & Matilda M Hathaway.
  7. [S296] Enlistment papers & Service Files, WWI Service Files, WWI Attestation Papers search, CEF Service File: Private Richard Sanders; Page 7.
  8. [S112] Commonwealth War Graves Commission, online Commonwealth War Graves Commission Home Page, Private Richard Sanders. Hereinafter cited as CWGC.
  9. [S9894] Enlistments, Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 06 May 1916, Page 5, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, Enlistments, including 3 men from Asquith. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  10. [S10206] N.W. Ayer & Son's, compiler, N.W. Ayer & Son's American Newspaper Annual and Directory (Philadelphia: N.W. Ayer & Son's), Page 1058: Asquith. Hereinafter cited as American Newspaper Annual and Directory.
  11. [S296] Enlistment papers & Service Files, WWI Service Files, WWI Attestation Papers search, CEF Service File: Private Richard Sanders; Page 17 & 27.
  12. [S5165] Database search, Canada War Grave Registers (Circumstances of Casualty), 1914-1948 (Ottawa, ON: Library and Archives Canada), Circumstances of Death Registers: Richard Sanders. Hereinafter cited as Circumstances of Casualty.
  13. [S10207] Richard Sanders household, June 1, 1916 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Asquith, Saskatchewan; Page: 24; Family No: 233, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: T-21944.
  14. [S2009] 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., Richard (45) & Margt (40) Sanders with Chas (10), Jeffery (8), Margt (6), Lucas (3) and Rich. (inf).
  15. [S10354] Margaret Sanders household, 31 Mar 1901 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Mersea (township) Essex South, Ontario; Page: 11; Family: 108, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: T-6467.

John Henry Anderson1,2

M, #40387, b. 12 July 1881
Father*(?) Anderson3
Last Edited8 May 2020
     He was born on 12 July 1881 at North Hastings County, Ontario, Canada.3
     Introductory Overview:
     John Henry Anderson is not included in the Asquith and District Honour Roll for WWI.
Other comments:
     John Henry Anderson a native of North Hastings County, Ontario enlisted in 1916, but within months was discharged as medically unfit. He listed his next of kin as Isabel McConnell of Saskatoon. I have been unable to reliably identify John in census, newspaper and other sources. There is an 1881 census that lists a John Anderson that has a sister Isabel, but he was 8 at the time, so would have been born in about 1873. If this is the correct person, he lowered his age at the time of his enlistment to come in under the maximum age restriction.4

Canadian Military Service - WWI

     John Henry Anderson of Asquith began military service on 8 July 1916 at the age of 34 at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, joining the 223rd Battalion (Canadian Scandinavians). His attestation form was witnessed by Colin Holgate. He was an unmarried farmer who declared "3 terms with Volunteers, Ontario" as his previous military experience. He was described as being 5' 8 1/2" with a ruddy complexion, blue eyes and fair hair. On his Attestation (enlistment) papers, he listed his next-of-kin as his sister. In a later medical history, he was listed as a farm laborer., Isabel Anderson of Saskatoon. He was assigned regimental number 294571.5,2
     In October 1916 he was on Harvest Furlough for 29 days.6
     On 14 November 1916 at Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada, a medical review board determined that he had a small congenital hernia from his childhood and since he was within one year of the age limit he should be discharged. This was approved on the 28th.7 John Henry Anderson ended his military service on 10 December 1916 at Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada, as being medically unfit.
End of Military Service section.8

     The following analysis is from my personal research and reflects my attempts to consolidate information from different sources.
John may have been 8 years older if the 1881 census I found is for his family. It includes an older sister, Isablle (sic) which would be consistent with his next of kin according to his attestation papers.9

Citations

  1. [S296] 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 John Henry Anderson. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.
  2. [S9895] Enlistments, Saskatoon Daily Star, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 08 Jul 1916, Page 5, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, Enlistment in 223rd. Hereinafter cited as Daily Star.
  3. [S296] Enlistment papers & Service Files, WWI Service Files, WWI Attestation Papers search, WWI CEF Military Service File (PDF): Private John Henry Anderson; Page 3.
  4. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).
  5. [S296] Enlistment papers & Service Files, WWI Service Files, WWI Attestation Papers search, WWI CEF Military Service File (PDF): Private John Henry Anderson; Page 3 & 4.
  6. [S296] Enlistment papers & Service Files, WWI Service Files, WWI Attestation Papers search, WWI CEF Military Service File (PDF): Private John Henry Anderson; Page 11.
  7. [S296] Enlistment papers & Service Files, WWI Service Files, WWI Attestation Papers search, WWI CEF Military Service File (PDF): Private John Henry Anderson; Page 14.
  8. [S296] Enlistment papers & Service Files, WWI Service Files, WWI Attestation Papers search, WWI CEF Military Service File (PDF): Private John Henry Anderson; Page 13 & 14.
  9. [S10016] Robert Anderson household, Apr 4, 1881 Canadian Census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Rawdon, Hastings North, Ontario; Page: 19; Family: 77, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: C-13238.

William Victor Shaw1,2

M, #40388, b. 18 August 1882, d. 13 May 1973
Father*William Shaw2,3 b. 25 Mar 1850, d. b Aug 1916
Mother*Elizabeth Davis2 b. c 1863, d. 15 Feb 1898
Last Edited15 Apr 2020
     He was born on 18 August 1882 at Pontypool, Manvers Twp., Durham County, Ontario, Canada, according to Ontario Birth Registration 023552.1,2,4,3
     He died on 13 May 1973 at Shaughnessy Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, at age 90 according to BC Death Registration 1973-09-007139.4 The informant on his death registration was.4
     Introductory Overview:
     William Victor Shaw of Asquith is not included in the Asquith and District Honour Roll for WWI.
Family Background:
     William and Elizabeth Shaw were born in Ontario where they married in 1881. They moved with their three children to the Gainsborough district in southeast Saskatchewan in about 1889. Three more children were born there. Their daughter Mary Adelaide married John A, Harris, and they moved to the Asquith district where they farmed. During the war, William designated her as his next of kin since both of his parents were deceased by this time. He assigned some of his military pay to his uncle Simpson Shaw who was also in the Gainsborough district.
Other comments:
     William Victor Shaw enlisted from Asquith in 1915. He may have been farming with his brother-in-law John Harris in the Asquith district. In about 1918, John and his wife Mary moved to British Columbia. William was seriously wounded in the chest in late September 1917 and was dangerously ill in military hospitals for several weeks. His wound resulted in a permanent disability that led to his discharged in February 1918. He returned to Asquith to continue farming. About 1943 he too moved to BC, where he died at the age of 90 in 1973. It appears he did not marry. I have been unable to establish whether William and his sister Mary were related to any of the other Harris families in the Asquith district.5

Canadian Military Service - WWI

     William Victor Shaw of Asquith began military service on 22 December 1915 at the age of 33 at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, joining the 96th Battalion, Canadian Highlanders. He was an unmarried Engineer with previous military experience of 2 weeks with the 29th Light Horse. He was described as being 5; 4" with a fresh complexion, blue eyes and dark brown hair. On his Attestation (enlistment) papers, he listed his next-of-kin as his sister, Mrs. J. A. Harris of Asquith. He was assigned regimental number 204101.1
     On 26 September 1916 at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, his unit sailed on the "S.S. Laconia" and arrived at Liverpool on 06 Oct 1916. Two days later he was transferred to the 92nd Battalion.6
     On 13 November 1916 at France he joined the 13th Battalion as an Engineer.7
     On 29 June 1917 he was wounded in the chest. On 30 Jun 1916 he was reported "dangerously" ill at the 22nd Clearing Station. On the 5th he was moved to the 4th General Military Hospital at Camiers where he remained dangerously ill until the 14th. On 19 July 1917 he was transsferred to England at the Brook War Hospital, Woolwich. It was not until 04 Sep 1917 that he was transferred to a convalescent hospital in Epsom, and he was subsequently discharged on 05 Oct 1917.8
     On 19 January 1918 he embarked for Canada from Liverpool.9 Pte. William Victor Shaw ended military service as part of general demobilization on 25 February 1918 at Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, as medically unfit due to wounds. His file shows he spent time in Regina's Earl Grey Military Sanatorium. He intended to return to Asquith to continue farming. HIs wound was considered to be a 25% disablity with the probablity it would reduce over time..
End of Military Service section.10

Census Data

     William V. Shaw appeared on the 1901 Canadian Census of Gainsborough, RM of Argyle No. 1, Saskatchewan in the household of his father William Shaw.3
     In circa 1943, William moved to British Columbia, Canada.4
     In circa 1961, William moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.4

Citations

  1. [S296] 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 William Victor Shaw. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.
  2. [S1348] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name:     William Victor Shaw. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.
  3. [S10162] William Shaw household, Mar 31, 1901 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Gainsborough, Assiniboia East, The Territories; Page: 5; Family: 45, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: T-6552.
  4. [S10159] William Victor Shaw, Death Registration 1973-09-007139 (18 May 1973), Royal BC Museum - Genealogy Collection, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, BC Death Registration image: William Victor Shaw. Hereinafter cited as BC Death Registration - Shaw, W. A.
  5. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).
  6. [S296] Enlistment papers & Service Files, WWI Service Files, WWI Attestation Papers search, WWI CEF Military Service File (PDF): Private William Victor Shaw; Page 7 & 9.
  7. [S296] Enlistment papers & Service Files, WWI Service Files, WWI Attestation Papers search, WWI CEF Military Service File (PDF): Private William Victor Shaw; Page 5 & 15.
  8. [S296] Enlistment papers & Service Files, WWI Service Files, WWI Attestation Papers search, WWI CEF Military Service File (PDF): Private William Victor Shaw; Page 11 to 13, 22.
  9. [S296] Enlistment papers & Service Files, WWI Service Files, WWI Attestation Papers search, WWI CEF Military Service File (PDF): Private William Victor Shaw; Page 52.
  10. [S296] Enlistment papers & Service Files, WWI Service Files, WWI Attestation Papers search, WWI CEF Military Service File (PDF): Private William Victor Shaw; Page 5.

Ambrose Cutts1,2

M, #40389, b. circa 1855
Father*John Cutts3
Last Edited14 Jan 2020
     He was born circa 1855 at Brinkworth, Wiltshire, England.2,4 Ambrose married Alice Brown on 10 June 1884 at St. Ann's Church, Tottenham, Middlesex, England. He was a dairyman and his father was a foreman. Her father was a builder.3,2
     Ambrose Cutts of 193 Ferme Park Rd, Crouch End, Hornsey, England was listed as next-of-kin on his son Ernest's attestation (enlistment) papers.5

Census Data

     Ambrose Cutts and Alice Cutts appeared on the 1891 British Census of England, at Hornsey, Middlesex, enumerated 5 April 1891, enumerated as an oilman. Their daughter Hilda was listed as living with them They occupied 3 rooms of the house and another family occupied 4 rooms.6

Ambrose Cutts and Alice J Cutts appeared on the 1901 British Census of England, at Hornsey, Middlesex, enumerated 31 March 1901, enumerated as a shopkeeper and (?) oilman working on his own account "at home". Their children Alice J., Clara A., Ernest A., Leonard G. and Leslie F. R. were listed as living with them. His wife and oldest daughter, Alice, were listed as "assistant in the business."4
     Ambrose Cutts and Alice Cutts appeared on the 1921 Canadian Census of Asquith, RM of Loganton, Saskatchewan, enumerated 1 June 1921, enumerated as living on his income. Their married daughter, Clara Burns was listed as living with them. In addition, their grandson, an unknown person was also living with them. It appears they were staying in Asquith's Arlington Hotel which belonged to Alice's sister, Miss Amy Brown. They had all come to Canada in 1920.2
     Ambrose Cutts was a dairyman at the time of his daughter Alice's baptism. By 1891, he was an "Oil and Colourman" on 5 July 1885.7,8
     Ambrose Cutts, the deceased father of Leslie, was referenced in the engagement announcement of Blanche Alvina Fingarson and Leslie F. Cutts on 10 May 1930 at Saskatoon StarPhoenix; Mr. and Mrs. G. J. Fingarson, 808 Seventh Avenue, North, announce the engagement of their daughter, Blanche Alvina, to Mr. Leslie F. Cutts, youngest son of the late Mr. Ambrose Cutts and Mrs, Cutts of Brinkworth, Wilts., England, the wedding to take place in June.9

Family

Alice Julia Brown b. c 1861, d. bt Apr 1937 - Jun 1937
Marriage*Ambrose married Alice Brown on 10 June 1884 at St. Ann's Church, Tottenham, Middlesex, England. He was a dairyman and his father was a foreman. Her father was a builder.3,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S9899] Leslie Frank Roy Cutts, Death Registration 1981-09-003160 (18 Feb 1981), Royal BC Museum - Genealogy Collection, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, BC Death Registration image: Leslie Frank Roy Cutts. Hereinafter cited as BC Death Registration - Cutts, L F.
  2. [S9907] Ambrise Cutts household, June 1, 1921 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Asquith, Loganton (municipality), Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Page 4; Family: 37, Library and Archives Canada (LAC), Arlington Hotel, Main Street, Asquith.
  3. [S9620] London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932 (Publisher: London Metropolitan Archives), Ancestry.com, London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932; "Original data: Church of England Parish Registers. Index and images"; cited as "London, England, CoE Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932., Ambrose Cutts & Alice Brown.
  4. [S9908] Ambrose Cutts household, 31 Mar 1901 U.K. Census, England, Hornsey St. Mary, Middlesex; RG13; Piece: 1241; Folio: 117; Page: 25, The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO).
  5. [S296] 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): Corporal Ernest Cutts. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.
  6. [S9912] Ambrose Cutts household, April 7, 1891 U.K. Census, England, Hornsey, Middlesex; Class: RG12; Piece: 1035; Folio 99; Page 22, The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) GSU roll: 6096170.
  7. [S7488] London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1916 (Publisher: London Metropolitan Archives), Ancestry.com, London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1916; "Original data: Board of Guardian Records, 1834-1916 and Church of England Parish Registers, 1754-1916. London Metropolitan Archives, London. Images included"; cited as "London, England, CoE Births and Baptisms, 1813-1916., Name:     Alice Julia Cutts: Parents: Ambrose and Alice Julia Cutts.
  8. [S7488] "London, England, CoE Births and Baptisms, 1813-1916", online London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1916: Name:     Hilda Grace Cutts: Parents: Ambrose and Alice Julia Cutts.
  9. [S9905] Social and Personal, Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 10 May 1930, Page 8, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, Engagement: Fingarson--Cutts. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  10. [S9904] Deaths: Cutts, Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 26 May 1959, Page 17, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Ernest A. Cutts. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  11. [S7488] "London, England, CoE Births and Baptisms, 1813-1916", online London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1916: Name:     Clara Agnes Cutts: Parents: Ambrose and Alice Julia Cutts.
  12. [S9910] Clara Agnes Burns, Death Registration 1960-09-011447, Clara Agnes Burns née Cutts (21 Sep 1960), Royal BC Museum - Genealogy Collection, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
  13. [S22] Henderson Directories Limited, compiler, Henderson Directory -- Saskatoon (n.p.: Henderson Directories Limited, various editions), 1925 edition. Page 197 (page 135 on-line version); This lists: CUTTS, Ambrose, Ernest and Leslie F (acct Campbell Wilson and Millar) all living at 1004 22nd St. W.. Hereinafter cited as Saskatoon Henderson Directory.
  14. [S7488] "London, England, CoE Births and Baptisms, 1813-1916", online London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1916: Name:     Leonard George Cutts: Parents: Ambrose and Alice Julia Cutts.
  15. [S9918] Leonard George Cutts, Death Registration 1954-09-006439 (18 Jun 1954), Royal BC Museum - Genealogy Collection, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, BC Death Registration image: Leonard George Cutts. Hereinafter cited as BC Death Registration - Cutts, L G.

Leslie Frank Roy Cutts1

M, #40390, b. 7 April 1900, d. 13 February 1981
Father*Ambrose Cutts2,1 b. c 1855
Mother*Alice Julia Brown3 b. c 1861, d. bt Apr 1937 - Jun 1937
Last Edited1 Apr 2020
     He was born on 7 April 1900 at Hornsey Parish, London, Middlesex, England.4,1,5 He was baptized on 5 July 1900 at Hornsey Parish, London, Middlesex, England.4 Leslie married Blanche Alvina Fingarson on 11 June 1930 at St. John's Cathedral, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.6,7,3
     Following is other information from a newspaper article about their wedding:
The Maid of Honour and Best Man were Ernest Cutts.6

     He died on 13 February 1981 at Maple Ridge Hospital, Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada, at age 80 according to BC Death Registration 1981-09-003160.1 The informant on his death registration was.1
     The following selected information is extracted from his obituary. Predeceased: Blanche Cutts.7
     Introductory Overview:
     Leslie Frank Roy Cutts of Hornsey, England is not included in the Asquith and District Honour Roll for WWI.
Family Background:
     See the page for his brother Ernest Cutts for their family background
Other comments:
     The Asquith and District Honor Roll lists Leslie as a WWII veteran, but his obituary claims he was a WWI veteran serving with the Royal Engineers. I confirmed his WWI service in the British Army, including a brief time as part of the Army of Occupation with the Rhine Signal Battalion. I cannot confrm his service in WWII, if any.8
Military Service

     Leslie Frank Roy Cutts began military service on 5 October 1918 at the age of 18 at Whitehall, London, Middlesex, England, joining the 13th London Regiment. He was an unmarried clerk with no previous military experience.. He was described as being 5' 2 1/2" with dark brown hair, a pale complexion and dark grey eyes. His weight is given as 84 lbs!9
     On 19 March 1919 he was transferred to the 51st Battalion, Royal Fusilliers.9 On 20 Mar 1920 he signed a declaration that he would surrender his claim to be demobilized, and agreed to serve in the Rhine Signal Battalion, Army of Occupation up to 20 Apr 1920.9 Spr. Leslie Frank Cutts ended his military service on 29 April 1920 at Chatham, England,
End of Military Service section.9

Census Data

     Leslie F. R. Cutts appeared on the1901 British Census of at Hornsey, at Middlesex, England, in the household of his parents, Ambrose Cutts and Alice J Cutts.5
     Leslie appeared in the 1921 Canadian Census of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, in the household ofEmma Brown, listed as a bookkeeper at his aunt's hotel.10
     Leslie Frank Roy Cutts was included on a passenger manifest for the "S.S. Grampian" dated 14 July 1920 departing from Southhampton, Hampshire, England. He intended to join his parents in Montreal, and ultimately to go farming.11
     The engagement of Blanche Alvina Fingarson and Leslie F. Cutts was announced by G. J. Fingarson and Mrs. G. J. Fingarson on 10 May 1930 at Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada; Mr. and Mrs. G. J. Fingarson, 808 Seventh Avenue, North, announce the engagement of their daughter, Blanche Alvina, to Mr. Leslie F. Cutts, youngest son of the late Mr. Ambrose Cutts and Mrs, Cutts of Brinkworth, Wilts., England, the wedding to take place in June.3
     In the obituary of Leonard George Cutts who died 17 June 1954, his brother, Leslie Cutts of Saskatoon, was listed as a survivor.12
     In the obituary of Ernest Absalom Cutts who died 24 May 1959, his brother, Leslie F. Cutts of Saskatoon, was listed as a survivor.13 He was the informant on the death registration of his wife, Blanche Alvina Cutts who died on 12 August 1978.14
     In the obituary of Blanche A. Cutts who died 12 August 1978, her husband, Leslie Cutts was listed as a survivor.15
     See the footnotes below for a link to his on-line obituary that appeared Vancouver Sun published in Vancouver, British Columbia, 17 February 1981 .7

Family

Blanche Alvina Fingarson b. 15 May 1901, d. 12 Aug 1978
Marriage*Leslie married Blanche Alvina Fingarson on 11 June 1930 at St. John's Cathedral, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.6,7,3 
MarWitNews
     Following is other information from a newspaper article about their wedding:
The Maid of Honour and Best Man were Ernest Cutts.6
 

Citations

  1. [S9899] Leslie Frank Roy Cutts, Death Registration 1981-09-003160 (18 Feb 1981), Royal BC Museum - Genealogy Collection, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, BC Death Registration image: Leslie Frank Roy Cutts. Hereinafter cited as BC Death Registration - Cutts, L F.
  2. [S22] Henderson Directories Limited, compiler, Henderson Directory -- Saskatoon (n.p.: Henderson Directories Limited, various editions), 1925 edition. Page 197 (page 135 on-line version); This lists: CUTTS, Ambrose, Ernest and Leslie F (acct Campbell Wilson and Millar) all living at 1004 22nd St. W.. Hereinafter cited as Saskatoon Henderson Directory.
  3. [S9905] Social and Personal, Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 10 May 1930, Page 8, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, Engagement: Fingarson--Cutts. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  4. [S7488] London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1916 (Publisher: London Metropolitan Archives), Ancestry.com, London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1916; "Original data: Board of Guardian Records, 1834-1916 and Church of England Parish Registers, 1754-1916. London Metropolitan Archives, London. Images included"; cited as "London, England, CoE Births and Baptisms, 1813-1916., Name:     Leslie Frank Roy Cutts: Parents: Ambrose and Alice Julia Cutts.
  5. [S9908] Ambrose Cutts household, 31 Mar 1901 U.K. Census, England, Hornsey St. Mary, Middlesex; RG13; Piece: 1241; Folio: 117; Page: 25, The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO).
  6. [S9906] Weddings: Cutts--Fingarson, Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 13 Jun 1930, Page 9, column 1 & 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Wedding: Cutts--Fingarson; continued. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  7. [S9901] Deaths: Cutts, The Vancouver Sun, Vancouver, British Columbia, 17 Feb 1981, Page 31, column 4, Obituary: Leslie Frank roy Cutts. Hereinafter cited as Vancouver Sun.
  8. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).
  9. [S9909] Service File images, British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920 (Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO)), Name:     Leslie Frank Roy Cutts. Hereinafter cited as British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920.
  10. [S9898] Emma Brown household, June 1, 1921 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Ward 5, Polling Div. 28, Saskatoon (city) Saskatchewan; Page 1; Family: 3, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
  11. [S3472] Anna Hester Kirsop Riddell entry; Montroyal Declaration of Passenger to Canada, Sep 5, 1924, Name:     Leslie Frank Cutts; in Rolls T-14939 through T-15248 (Canada: Library and Archives).
  12. [S9920] L. G. Cutts, Ex-Alberta Writer, Dies, The Vancouver Sun, Vancouver, British Columbia, 25 Jun 1954, Page 51, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Funeral: Leonard George Cutts. Hereinafter cited as Vancouver Sun.
  13. [S9904] Deaths: Cutts, Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 26 May 1959, Page 17, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Ernest A. Cutts. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  14. [S9903] Blanche Alvina Cutts née Fingarson, Death Registration 1978-09-012156 (16 Aug 1978), Royal BC Museum - Genealogy Collection, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, BC Death Registration image: Blanche Alvina Cutts née Fingarson. Hereinafter cited as BC Death Registration - Cutts,B A.
  15. [S9902] Deaths: Cutts, Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 19 Aug 1978, Page 35, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Blanche Cutts. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.

George Henry Graham1

M, #40391, b. 20 November 1893, d. 5 April 1965
Father*George Graham1
Mother*Jessie Isabella McDonald1 b. c 1865
Last Edited17 Jan 2020
     He was born on 20 November 1893 at Bay of Islands, Newfoundland (Colony), according to his birth registration.2 Alternatively, he was born on 20 November 1894 at Petries Crossing, Bay of Islands, Newfoundland (Colony), according to his WWI service file.1 George married Sarah Swan on 15 January 1923 at Hamilton, Wentworth County, Ontario, Canada, according to Ontario Marriage Registration 024290. She was a widow.3 George married Olive Townsend.4
     He died on 5 April 1965 at age 71.5 Pte. George H. Graham was buried at Pine Hills Cemetery, Scarborough Twp., York County, Ontario, Canada.6
     Introductory Overview:
     George Henry Graham of Asquith is not included in the Asquith and District Honour Roll for WWI.
Other comments:
     George Graham may have been a seasonal farm labourer in the Asquith district, although he classified himself as a farmer at the time of his enlistment. He was from Newfoundland, and returned there after the war. In 1923 he married Sarah Swan in Ontario. I don't know whether this marriage ended in divorce or her death, but he later married Olive Townsend which ended in divorce.7

Canadian Military Service - WWI

     George Henry Graham of Asquith began military service on 9 November 1917 at the age of 23 at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, joining Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians.) He was an unmarried farmer with no previous military experience. He was described as being 5' 5" with a fair complexion, blue eyes and brown hair. On his Attestation (enlistment) papers, he listed his next-of-kin as his father, George Graham of Bay of Islands, Newfoundland.1
     On 21 March 1918 he was transferred to the Canadian Machine Gun Corps (C.M.G.C.)1
     On 5 August 1918 at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, his unit embarked on the "H.M.T. Nankin", and arrived at Liverpool on the 15th. They joined the Canadian Machine Gun Reinforcement Pool. On 07 Nov 1918 he left for France, joining the pool there on the 13th, two days after the Armistice. On 24 Dec 1918 he was transferred to France with the Canadian Machine Gun Brigade and two days later, on the 26th he was taken on strength to the 4th Battalion, CMGC and remained with them until 04 May 1919 when he proceeded back to England.1
     On 31 May 1919 at Liverpool, Lancashire, England, he embarked on the "H.M.T. Adriatic" arriving at Halifax on 07 Jun 1919.1 Pte. George Henry Graham ended military service as part of general demobilization on 15 June 1919 at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, intending to return to Bay of Islands, Newfoundland to reside at Petries Crossing.
End of Military Service section.1

     January 2020 Research notes:
The grave marker for George Henry Graham in Pine Hills Cemetery raises a question. It indicates he was a private in the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps (R.C.A.S.C) and not the Canadian Machine Gun Corps (C.M.G.C.) as documented in his military service file. I have verified with the Find A Grave contributor that this is the correct grave for him. He in turn verified with his sister's-in-law, George's daughters.7

Family 1

Sarah Swan b. c 1897
Marriage*George married Sarah Swan on 15 January 1923 at Hamilton, Wentworth County, Ontario, Canada, according to Ontario Marriage Registration 024290. She was a widow.3 

Family 2

Olive Townsend b. 24 Dec 1913, d. 22 Jan 2016
Marriage*George married Olive Townsend.4 

Citations

  1. [S296] 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: Private George Henry Graham. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.
  2. [S9923] Newfoundland, Canada, Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1850-1949 (Publisher: Provincial Archives (Newfoundland and Labrador); Newfoundland, Canada), Ancestry.com, Newfoundland, Canada, Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1850-1949; "This database includes associated images"; cited as "Newfoundland BMD., Name:     George Henry Graham.
  3. [S1349] 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., George Henry Graham & Sarah Swan.
  4. [S9926] Obituary for Olive Graham, Dixon-Garland Funeral Home, Markham, Ontario, abt 23 Jan 2016 viewed at ObitTree, Obituary: Olive Graham née Townsend. Hereinafter cited as Dixon-Garland Funeral Home.
  5. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207), See Vincent Family Tree 2014: George Henry Graham (subscription required to view)". I have verified with the compiler that this is the correct grave for this person.
  6. [S3862] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., Pte. George H. Graham
    Grave marker transcription:
    R.C.A.S.C. Pte. George H. Graham 1893 - 1965.
  7. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat.

Leonard George Cutts1,2,3

M, #40392, b. 25 December 1896, d. 17 June 1954
Father*Ambrose Cutts1,4,3 b. c 1855
Mother*Alice Julia Brown1,4,3 b. c 1861, d. bt Apr 1937 - Jun 1937
Last Edited8 Jul 2020
     He was born on 25 December 1896 at Hornsey, Middlesex, England.1,4 He was baptized on 28 March 1897 at Hornsey Parish, London, Middlesex, England.1 Leonard married Jean Russell McGowan on 29 September 1923 at Knox Presbyterian manse, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.2,3
     He died on 17 June 1954 at Shaughnessy Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, at age 57.3
     The following selected information is extracted from his obituary. Survivor(s): Alice Stevens, Mrs. Magnus Burns, Leslie Cutts and Ernest Cutts.5 The informant on his death registration was Jean Russell Cutts.3 Leonard George Cutts was buried on 21 June 1954 at Mountain View Cemetery and Crematorium, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.3
     Introductory Overview:
     Leonard George Cutts is not included in the Asquith and District Honour Roll for WWI.
Other comments:
     Leonard only had a peripheral connection to Asquith through his Aunt Emma Brown and his brother, Ernest Cutts. I have chosen to include him here to fill out their families sacrifices in WWI and their service in WWII. Leonard served in the British Army and did not come to Canada until 1920. He was a newspaper reporter and bureau chief for 27 years. He resigned in 1941 to join the R.C.A.F.6

Census Data

     Leonard G. Cutts appeared on the1901 British Census of at Hornsey, at Middlesex, England, in the household of his parents, Ambrose Cutts and Alice J Cutts.4
     Leonard George Cutts was he was a newspaper reporter according to his death registration. His obituary indicates he was came to Canada in 1919 and moved to Medicine Hat in 1929. He was later Bureau Chief of the Calgary Albertan. between 1919 and 1946.3 In the death registration of Jean Russell McGowan who died 26 November 1972, her husband Leonard George Cutts was listed as predeceased.7

Family

Jean Russell McGowan b. 2 Jul 1892, d. 26 Nov 1972
Marriage*Leonard married Jean Russell McGowan on 29 September 1923 at Knox Presbyterian manse, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.2,3 

Citations

  1. [S7488] London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1916 (Publisher: London Metropolitan Archives), Ancestry.com, London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1916; "Original data: Board of Guardian Records, 1834-1916 and Church of England Parish Registers, 1754-1916. London Metropolitan Archives, London. Images included"; cited as "London, England, CoE Births and Baptisms, 1813-1916., Name:     Leonard George Cutts: Parents: Ambrose and Alice Julia Cutts.
  2. [S9917] Recent Weddings: Cutts--McGowan, Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 02 Oct 1923, Page 7, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com, Wedding: Cutts--McGowan. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  3. [S9918] Leonard George Cutts, Death Registration 1954-09-006439 (18 Jun 1954), Royal BC Museum - Genealogy Collection, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, BC Death Registration image: Leonard George Cutts. Hereinafter cited as BC Death Registration - Cutts, L G.
  4. [S9908] Ambrose Cutts household, 31 Mar 1901 U.K. Census, England, Hornsey St. Mary, Middlesex; RG13; Piece: 1241; Folio: 117; Page: 25, The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO).
  5. [S9920] L. G. Cutts, Ex-Alberta Writer, Dies, The Vancouver Sun, Vancouver, British Columbia, 25 Jun 1954, Page 51, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Funeral: Leonard George Cutts. Hereinafter cited as Vancouver Sun.
  6. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).
  7. [S9921] Jean Russell Cutts née McGown, Death Registration 1972-09-016258 (27 Nov 1972), Royal BC Museum - Genealogy Collection, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, BC Death Registration image: Jean Russell Cutts née McGown. Hereinafter cited as BC Death Registration - Cutts, L G.

Blanche Alvina Fingarson1,2

F, #40393, b. 15 May 1901, d. 12 August 1978
Father*Gustav Fingarson3
Mother*Mrs. G. J. Fingarson2
Last Edited2 Feb 2020
     She was born on 15 May 1901 at Minnesota, USA.3 Blanche married Leslie Frank Roy Cutts on 11 June 1930 at St. John's Cathedral, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.4,5,2
     Following is other information from a newspaper article about their wedding:
The Maid of Honour and Best Man were Ernest Cutts.4

     She died on 12 August 1978 at Maple Ridge Hospital, Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada, at age 77 according to BC Death Registration 1978-09-012156.6,3
     The following selected information is extracted from her obituary. Survivor(s): Leslie Cutts.6 The informant on her death registration was Leslie Frank Roy Cutts.3
     The engagement of Blanche Alvina Fingarson and Leslie F. Cutts was announced by G. J. Fingarson and Mrs. G. J. Fingarson on 10 May 1930 at Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada; Mr. and Mrs. G. J. Fingarson, 808 Seventh Avenue, North, announce the engagement of their daughter, Blanche Alvina, to Mr. Leslie F. Cutts, youngest son of the late Mr. Ambrose Cutts and Mrs, Cutts of Brinkworth, Wilts., England, the wedding to take place in June.2
     See the footnotes below for a link to her on-line obituary that appeared Saskatoon StarPhoenix published in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 19 August 1978 .6

     In the obituary of Leslie Frank Roy Cutts who died 13 February 1981, his wife, Blanche Cutts was listed as predeceased.5

Family

Leslie Frank Roy Cutts b. 7 Apr 1900, d. 13 Feb 1981
Marriage*Blanche married Leslie Frank Roy Cutts on 11 June 1930 at St. John's Cathedral, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.4,5,2 
MarWitNews
     Following is other information from a newspaper article about their wedding:
The Maid of Honour and Best Man were Ernest Cutts.4
 

Citations

  1. [S9899] Leslie Frank Roy Cutts, Death Registration 1981-09-003160 (18 Feb 1981), Royal BC Museum - Genealogy Collection, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, BC Death Registration image: Leslie Frank Roy Cutts. Hereinafter cited as BC Death Registration - Cutts, L F.
  2. [S9905] Social and Personal, Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 10 May 1930, Page 8, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, Engagement: Fingarson--Cutts. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  3. [S9903] Blanche Alvina Cutts née Fingarson, Death Registration 1978-09-012156 (16 Aug 1978), Royal BC Museum - Genealogy Collection, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, BC Death Registration image: Blanche Alvina Cutts née Fingarson. Hereinafter cited as BC Death Registration - Cutts,B A.
  4. [S9906] Weddings: Cutts--Fingarson, Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 13 Jun 1930, Page 9, column 1 & 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Wedding: Cutts--Fingarson; continued. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  5. [S9901] Deaths: Cutts, The Vancouver Sun, Vancouver, British Columbia, 17 Feb 1981, Page 31, column 4, Obituary: Leslie Frank roy Cutts. Hereinafter cited as Vancouver Sun.
  6. [S9902] Deaths: Cutts, Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 19 Aug 1978, Page 35, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Blanche Cutts. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.

Gustav Fingarson1

M, #40394
Last Edited12 Jan 2020
     Gustav married Mrs. G. J. Fingarson.2
     The following newspaper article appeared in the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Saskatoon StarPhoenix 10 May 1930 :
Mr. and Mrs. G. J. Fingarson, 808 Seventh Avenue, North, announce the engagement of their daughter, Blanche Alvina, to Mr. Leslie F. Cutts, youngest son of the late Mr. Ambrose Cutts and Mrs, Cutts of Brinkworth, Wilts., England, the wedding to take place in June.2

Family

Mrs. G. J. Fingarson
Child

Citations

  1. [S9903] Blanche Alvina Cutts née Fingarson, Death Registration 1978-09-012156 (16 Aug 1978), Royal BC Museum - Genealogy Collection, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, BC Death Registration image: Blanche Alvina Cutts née Fingarson. Hereinafter cited as BC Death Registration - Cutts,B A.
  2. [S9905] Social and Personal, Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 10 May 1930, Page 8, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, Engagement: Fingarson--Cutts. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.

Ernest Absalom Cutts1

M, #40395, b. 6 February 1894, d. 24 May 1959
Father*Ambrose Cutts2,3 b. c 1855
Mother*Alice Julia Brown3 b. c 1861, d. bt Apr 1937 - Jun 1937
Last Edited13 Feb 2020
     He was born on 6 February 1894 at Hornsey Parish, Hornsey, Middlesex, England.1,3 Alternatively, he was born on 6 February 1893 at Hornsey Parish, London, Middlesex, England, according to his WWI CEF Attestation papers.4,5 He was baptized on 22 April 1894 at Hornsey Parish, London, Middlesex, England.1
     He died on 24 May 1959 at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, at age 65.5
     The following selected information is extracted from his obituary. Survivor(s): Leslie F. Cutts, Mrs. M. Burns and Mrs. A. J. Stevens.5 Ernest Cutts was buried on 27 May 1959 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.6
     Introductory Overview:
     Ernest Absalom Cutts is not included in the Asquith and District Honour Roll for WWI.
Family Background:
     Ambrose and Alice Julia Cutts, of Hornsey, a district of North London, had three sons that served in WWI. Their eldest, Ernest came to Canada as a 16 year-old in 1910 and eventually joined his mother's sister, Emma Brown, in Saskatchewan. The other two sons, Leonard and Leslie served in the British Army and came to Canada after the war.
     In 1920, Ambrose and Alice, their daughter Clara Agnes Burns, and a grandson, Alex Stevens (the son of a second sister) came to Asquith as well. Alex's mother, Alice Julia Stevens was also in Asquith during the war, after separating from her husband. Their parents returned to England but both sisters remained in Canada.
     All three brothers were wounded during their service. Two of them, Leslie and Leonard also served during WWII.
Other comments:
     Ernest and his brother, Leslie, first crossed my radar as veterans with an Asquith connection when I read a Sep 1917 article about Ernest completing a mechanics course at the U of S after returning as an invalid from WWI. It said that he had enlisted at Asquith. The Asquith history shows that they were nephews of Emma Brown who owned the Arlington (later Asquith) Hotel. I was then able to find Ernest's service file. It showed he enlisted in Montreal, not Asquith, on Oct 29, 1914. This is not unusual for the early months of the war. Men often were recruited but did not complete their Attestation until they were at a training camp. However, signing up in Montreal is less usual.
     Ernest was twice wounded and invalided back to Canada after his more serious second wound in 1917. While convalescing he completed a mechanics course at the U of S in Saskatoon. By the time of the 1921 census, he was managing his aunt's Arlington (formerly the Yale) Hotel in Saskatoon.7

Canadian Military Service - WWI

     Ernest Absalom Cutts began military service on 29 October 1914 at the age of 20 at Montréal, Québec, Canada, joining the 23rd Battalion. He was an unmarried clerk with no previous military experience. He was described as being 5' 7 1/4" with a fair complexion, blue eyes and blonde hair. On his Attestation (enlistment) papers, he listed his next-of-kin as his father, Ambrose Cutts of 193 Ferme Park Rd, Crouch End, Hornsey, England.4
     On 23 February 1915 at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, he embarked with his unit for England on the "S.S. Missanabie."4
     On 2 May 1915 at France he was transferred to the 14th Battalion. Five days later he was transferred to the 13th Battalion in the field.4
     Between 6 December 1915 and 15 December 1915 at France he was treated in hospital for influenza/trench fever.4
     On 26 May 1916 at France he received a gunshot wound to his right calf. He was hospitalized until rejoining his unit on 29 Jun 1916. On the 27th he had been promoted to Lance Corporal.4
     Between 3 September 1916 and 4 September 1916 at Hauts-de-France, France, he received a severe chest wound near Pozieres as part of the Battle of the Somme. He was admittted to hospital on the 5th, was transferred to England on the 15th and then moved through a succession of hospitals until his being sent back to Canada and his discharge from service.4
     On 19 January 1917 at Liverpool, Lancashire, England, he embarked on the "S. S. Metagama" for Canada due to his traumatic pleurisy. He landed at St. John on the 29th. By 09 Feb 1917 he was at the Military Hospital in Regina and then went into a Convalescents home. By March 30th he was taking the Motor Engineering Course at the U of S in Saskatoon.4 Lance Corporal Ernest Cutts ended his military service as medically unfit due to the pleurisy related to his chest wound, on 31 August 1917 at Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Transport was authorized to Asquith. He was confirmed with a permanent 20% disability. Within his service file there are references to his living at the Yale Hotel in Saskatoon, and the Arlington Hotel in Asquith, confirming other sources.
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End of Military Service section.4

Census Data

     Ernest A. Cutts appeared on the1901 British Census of at Hornsey, at Middlesex, England, in the household of his parents, Ambrose Cutts and Alice J Cutts.3
     Ernest appeared in the 1921 Canadian Census of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, in the household ofEmma Brown, listed as a manager at his aunt's hotel.8
     Ernest Cutts was included on a passenger manifest for the "Canada" dated 12 June 1910 arriving at Québec, Québec, Canada. He had sailed from Liverpool, England. He was going to his aunt, Mrs (or possibly, Miss) Amy Browne at Caledonia Springs, Ontario. He had been a hotel servant and expected to work as a "Bell B."9 Hewas Best Man in the marriage of his brother Leslie Frank Cutts and Blanche Alvina Fingarson on 11 June 1930.10
     Ernest Cutts was a pallbearer in the funeral ofIngram Lake.11
     In the obituary of Leonard George Cutts who died 17 June 1954, his brother, Ernest Cutts of Saskatoon, was listed as a survivor.12
     See the footnotes below for a link to his on-line obituary that appeared Saskatoon StarPhoenix published in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 26 May 1959 .5

Citations

  1. [S7488] London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1916 (Publisher: London Metropolitan Archives), Ancestry.com, London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1916; "Original data: Board of Guardian Records, 1834-1916 and Church of England Parish Registers, 1754-1916. London Metropolitan Archives, London. Images included"; cited as "London, England, CoE Births and Baptisms, 1813-1916., Name:     Ernest Absalom Cutts: Parents: Ambrose and Alice Julia Cutts.
  2. [S22] Henderson Directories Limited, compiler, Henderson Directory -- Saskatoon (n.p.: Henderson Directories Limited, various editions), 1925 edition. Page 197 (page 135 on-line version); This lists: CUTTS, Ambrose, Ernest and Leslie F (acct Campbell Wilson and Millar) all living at 1004 22nd St. W.. Hereinafter cited as Saskatoon Henderson Directory.
  3. [S9908] Ambrose Cutts household, 31 Mar 1901 U.K. Census, England, Hornsey St. Mary, Middlesex; RG13; Piece: 1241; Folio: 117; Page: 25, The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO).
  4. [S296] 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): Corporal Ernest Cutts. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.
  5. [S9904] Deaths: Cutts, Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 26 May 1959, Page 17, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Ernest A. Cutts. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  6. [S256] 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., Ernest Cutts.
  7. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).
  8. [S9898] Emma Brown household, June 1, 1921 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Ward 5, Polling Div. 28, Saskatoon (city) Saskatchewan; Page 1; Family: 3, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
  9. [S2009] 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:     Ernest Cutts.
  10. [S9906] Weddings: Cutts--Fingarson, Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 13 Jun 1930, Page 9, column 1 & 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Wedding: Cutts--Fingarson; continued. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  11. [S9913] Ingram Lake, Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 19 Oct 1936, Page 3, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com, Funeral: Ingram Lake. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  12. [S9920] L. G. Cutts, Ex-Alberta Writer, Dies, The Vancouver Sun, Vancouver, British Columbia, 25 Jun 1954, Page 51, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Funeral: Leonard George Cutts. Hereinafter cited as Vancouver Sun.

Mrs. G. J. Fingarson1

F, #40397
Last Edited12 Jan 2020
     G. married Gustav Fingarson.1
     The following newspaper article appeared in the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Saskatoon StarPhoenix 10 May 1930 :
Mr. and Mrs. G. J. Fingarson, 808 Seventh Avenue, North, announce the engagement of their daughter, Blanche Alvina, to Mr. Leslie F. Cutts, youngest son of the late Mr. Ambrose Cutts and Mrs, Cutts of Brinkworth, Wilts., England, the wedding to take place in June.1

Family

Gustav Fingarson
Child

Citations

  1. [S9905] Social and Personal, Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 10 May 1930, Page 8, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, Engagement: Fingarson--Cutts. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.

Alice Julia Brown1

F, #40398, b. circa 1861, d. between April 1937 and June 1937
Father*Thomas Brown2
Last Edited14 Jan 2020
     She was born circa 1861 at London, Middlesex, England, according to the 1891, 1901 and 1921 census.3,4,5 Alternatively, she was born circa 1859 at England according to her husband's military service file.6 Alice married Ambrose Cutts on 10 June 1884 at St. Ann's Church, Tottenham, Middlesex, England. He was a dairyman and his father was a foreman. Her father was a builder.2,3
     She died between April 1937 and June 1937 at Wiltshire, England.7

Census Data

     Alice Cutts and Ambrose Cutts appeared on the 1891 British Census of England, at Hornsey, Middlesex, enumerated 5 April 1891, enumerated as an oilman. Their daughter Hilda was listed as living with them. They occupied 3 rooms of the house and another family occupied 4 rooms.5

Alice J Cutts and Ambrose Cutts appeared on the 1901 British Census of England, Hornsey, at Middlesex, enumerated 31 March 1901, enumerated as a shopkeeper and (?) oilman working on his own account "at home". Their children Alice J., Clara A., Ernest A., Leonard G. and Leslie F. R. were listed as living with them. His wife and oldest daughter, Alice, were listed as "assistant in the business."4

Alice Cutts and Ambrose Cutts appeared on the 1921 Canadian Census of Asquith, RM of Loganton, Saskatchewan, enumerated 1 June 1921, enumerated as living on his income. Their married daughter, Clara Burns was listed as living with them. In addition, their grandson, an unknown person was also living with them. It appears they were staying in Asquith's Arlington Hotel which belonged to Alice's sister, Miss Amy Brown. They had all come to Canada in 1920.3
     Mrs. A. Cutts, the mother of Leslie, of Brinkworth, Wiltshire, England, was referenced in the engagement announcement of Blanche Alvina Fingarson and Leslie F. Cutts on 10 May 1930 at Saskatoon StarPhoenix; Mr. and Mrs. G. J. Fingarson, 808 Seventh Avenue, North, announce the engagement of their daughter, Blanche Alvina, to Mr. Leslie F. Cutts, youngest son of the late Mr. Ambrose Cutts and Mrs, Cutts of Brinkworth, Wilts., England, the wedding to take place in June.8

Family

Ambrose Cutts b. c 1855
Marriage*Alice married Ambrose Cutts on 10 June 1884 at St. Ann's Church, Tottenham, Middlesex, England. He was a dairyman and his father was a foreman. Her father was a builder.2,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S7488] London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1916 (Publisher: London Metropolitan Archives), Ancestry.com, London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1916; "Original data: Board of Guardian Records, 1834-1916 and Church of England Parish Registers, 1754-1916. London Metropolitan Archives, London. Images included"; cited as "London, England, CoE Births and Baptisms, 1813-1916., Name:     Alice Julia Cutts: Parents: Ambrose and Alice Julia Cutts.
  2. [S9620] London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932 (Publisher: London Metropolitan Archives), Ancestry.com, London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932; "Original data: Church of England Parish Registers. Index and images"; cited as "London, England, CoE Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932., Ambrose Cutts & Alice Brown.
  3. [S9907] Ambrise Cutts household, June 1, 1921 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Asquith, Loganton (municipality), Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Page 4; Family: 37, Library and Archives Canada (LAC), Arlington Hotel, Main Street, Asquith.
  4. [S9908] Ambrose Cutts household, 31 Mar 1901 U.K. Census, England, Hornsey St. Mary, Middlesex; RG13; Piece: 1241; Folio: 117; Page: 25, The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO).
  5. [S9912] Ambrose Cutts household, April 7, 1891 U.K. Census, England, Hornsey, Middlesex; Class: RG12; Piece: 1035; Folio 99; Page 22, The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) GSU roll: 6096170.
  6. [S296] 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): Corporal Ernest Cutts. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.
  7. [S6713] England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1837-1915: Name:     Alice J Cutts, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah, USA. Hereinafter cited as England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1837-1915.
  8. [S9905] Social and Personal, Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 10 May 1930, Page 8, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, Engagement: Fingarson--Cutts. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  9. [S9904] Deaths: Cutts, Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 26 May 1959, Page 17, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Ernest A. Cutts. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  10. [S7488] "London, England, CoE Births and Baptisms, 1813-1916", online London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1916: Name:     Clara Agnes Cutts: Parents: Ambrose and Alice Julia Cutts.
  11. [S9910] Clara Agnes Burns, Death Registration 1960-09-011447, Clara Agnes Burns née Cutts (21 Sep 1960), Royal BC Museum - Genealogy Collection, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
  12. [S7488] "London, England, CoE Births and Baptisms, 1813-1916", online London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1916: Name:     Hilda Grace Cutts: Parents: Ambrose and Alice Julia Cutts.
  13. [S7488] "London, England, CoE Births and Baptisms, 1813-1916", online London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1916: Name:     Leonard George Cutts: Parents: Ambrose and Alice Julia Cutts.
  14. [S9918] Leonard George Cutts, Death Registration 1954-09-006439 (18 Jun 1954), Royal BC Museum - Genealogy Collection, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, BC Death Registration image: Leonard George Cutts. Hereinafter cited as BC Death Registration - Cutts, L G.

Clara Agnes Cutts1

F, #40399, b. 26 April 1887, d. 17 September 1960
Father*Ambrose Cutts1,2,3,4 b. c 1855
Mother*Alice Julia Brown1,2,3,4 b. c 1861, d. bt Apr 1937 - Jun 1937
Last Edited14 Jan 2020
     She was born on 26 April 1887 at Tottenham, Middlesex, England.3,4 She was baptized on 9 July 1887 at Middlesex, England.1 Alternatively, she was born circa 1892 at England according to the 1921 census.5 Clara married Magnus Burns.4
     She died on 17 September 1960 at St. Mary's Hospital, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada, at age 73.4 The informant on her death registration was.4 Clara Agnes Cutts was buried on 20 September 1960 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.4

Census Data

     Clara A. Cutts appeared on the1901 British Census of at Hornsey, at Middlesex, England, in the household of her parents, Ambrose Cutts and Alice J Cutts.3
     Clara Burns appeared in the 1921 Canadian Census of Asquith, RM of Loganton, Saskatchewan in the household of her parents, Ambrose Cutts and Alice Cutts.5
     In the obituary of Leonard George Cutts who died 17 June 1954, his sister, Mrs. Magnus Burns of Peers, Alberta, was listed as a survivor.6
     In the obituary of Ernest Absalom Cutts who died 24 May 1959, his sister, Mrs. M. Burns of Vancouver, was listed as a survivor.2

Family

Magnus Burns
Marriage*Clara married Magnus Burns.4 

Citations

  1. [S7488] London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1916 (Publisher: London Metropolitan Archives), Ancestry.com, London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1916; "Original data: Board of Guardian Records, 1834-1916 and Church of England Parish Registers, 1754-1916. London Metropolitan Archives, London. Images included"; cited as "London, England, CoE Births and Baptisms, 1813-1916., Name:     Clara Agnes Cutts: Parents: Ambrose and Alice Julia Cutts.
  2. [S9904] Deaths: Cutts, Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 26 May 1959, Page 17, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Ernest A. Cutts. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  3. [S9908] Ambrose Cutts household, 31 Mar 1901 U.K. Census, England, Hornsey St. Mary, Middlesex; RG13; Piece: 1241; Folio: 117; Page: 25, The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO).
  4. [S9910] Clara Agnes Burns, Death Registration 1960-09-011447, Clara Agnes Burns née Cutts (21 Sep 1960), Royal BC Museum - Genealogy Collection, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
  5. [S9907] Ambrise Cutts household, June 1, 1921 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Asquith, Loganton (municipality), Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Page 4; Family: 37, Library and Archives Canada (LAC), Arlington Hotel, Main Street, Asquith.
  6. [S9920] L. G. Cutts, Ex-Alberta Writer, Dies, The Vancouver Sun, Vancouver, British Columbia, 25 Jun 1954, Page 51, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Funeral: Leonard George Cutts. Hereinafter cited as Vancouver Sun.

Alice Julia Cutts1

F, #40400, b. 5 July 1885, d. 11 April 1966
Father*Ambrose Cutts2,3 b. c 1855
Mother*Alice Julia Brown2 b. c 1861, d. bt Apr 1937 - Jun 1937
Last Edited28 May 2020
     She was born before 5 July 1885 at Tottenham, Middlesex, England.1,3 She was baptized on 5 July 1885 at Tottenham, Middlesex, England.1 Alice married William Albert Stevens on 26 September 1912.2,4
     She died on 11 April 1966 at Valleyview Hospital, Essondale, British Columbia, Canada, at age 80.5 The informant on her death registration was.5

Census Data

     Alice J. Cutts appeared on the1901 British Census of at Hornsey, at Middlesex, England, in the household of her parents, Ambrose Cutts and Alice J Cutts.3
     Alice Julia Cutts and William Albert Stevens were separated before 21 September 1917; according to a document in his service file giving her address as C/O Miss Brown, Arlington Hotel, Asquith, Saskatchewan.4
     In the obituary of Leonard George Cutts who died 17 June 1954, his sister, Alice Stevens of Vancouver, was listed as a survivor.6
     In the obituary of Ernest Absalom Cutts who died 24 May 1959, his sister, Mrs. A. J. Stevens of Vancouver, was listed as a survivor.2

Family

William Albert Stevens b. c 1886
Marriage*Alice married William Albert Stevens on 26 September 1912.2,4 

Citations

  1. [S7488] London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1916 (Publisher: London Metropolitan Archives), Ancestry.com, London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1916; "Original data: Board of Guardian Records, 1834-1916 and Church of England Parish Registers, 1754-1916. London Metropolitan Archives, London. Images included"; cited as "London, England, CoE Births and Baptisms, 1813-1916., Name:     Alice Julia Cutts: Parents: Ambrose and Alice Julia Cutts.
  2. [S9904] Deaths: Cutts, Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 26 May 1959, Page 17, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Ernest A. Cutts. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  3. [S9908] Ambrose Cutts household, 31 Mar 1901 U.K. Census, England, Hornsey St. Mary, Middlesex; RG13; Piece: 1241; Folio: 117; Page: 25, The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO).
  4. [S9909] Service File images, British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920 (Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO)), Name:     William Albert Stevens. Hereinafter cited as British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920.
  5. [S9911] Alice Julia Stevens, Death Registration 1960-09-005869 (13 Apr 1966), Royal BC Museum - Genealogy Collection, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Clara Agnes Burns née Cutts. Hereinafter cited as BC Death Registration - Stevens, A J.
  6. [S9920] L. G. Cutts, Ex-Alberta Writer, Dies, The Vancouver Sun, Vancouver, British Columbia, 25 Jun 1954, Page 51, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Funeral: Leonard George Cutts. Hereinafter cited as Vancouver Sun.