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McMullen (family)

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Joseph Reid McMullen, 1855-1942, was born and raised in Sarnia, Ontario, a son of Robert Clinton McMullen, fl. 1850, a notary public and coroner in that city. He married Mary Elizabeth Bradley in 1880. They had four children: Frank, ?-1935, Lillian, 1895-1896, Claude, ?-1916, and Louis, ?-1951. In 1896 the family left Port Arthur, Ontario after the death of Lillian and moved west. They finally settled in Calgary, Alberta in 1912, where Joseph became a soap company salesman. After the death of Louis, her husband, Ruby E. McMullen, 1911-1989, moved to Red Deer to reside with her daughter and granddaughter

Scott (family)

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George Scott Sr. (1856-1929) was born in Auchterorchie, Scotland. He married Anne Elizabeth Burton (1864-1902), and the couple had five children: Grace (Ford), Annie (McInroy), George Jr., Florence (Lawson), and Gilbert. After serving in the British Army in England and India, he joined the Royal Canadian Artillery in Kingston, Ontario in 1894 where he served for several years. In 1900, George Sr. and his family settled on a farm in the Grassy Lake district near Red Deer, Alberta. Fred Lawson (1892-1962) was born in Northumberland, England to John and Mary Jane Lawson. He came to Canada in 1911, working in Lipton, Saskatchewan for a year, before settling in Red Deer. He served in Europe with the Canadian Expeditionary Force in World War I. In 1919, Fred Lawson married Florence Scott (1898-1989). The couple had four children, Frances (Belich), Nellie (Hollman) Wilfred, and Pat (Blair). Fred and Florence Lawson farmed in the Grassy Lake district until 1940. At this time Fred found employment with the Federal Government in Red Deer. Both Fred and Florence Lawson are buried in Red Deer.

Trimble (family)

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Andrew Hill Trimble, 1846-1936, was born at Pembroke, Ontario. He served in a militia regiment during the Fenian Raids, and learned the trade of cheese making. He married Cynthia Wright, d. 1886, and they had eight sons, Horace, Albert, Herbert, Frederick, Benjamin, William, Garnet, and Clarence. In 1888 he married his second cousin Lydia Anne Trimble, and they had five children, Amy (Prout), Roy, Janie (Rogers) (Orme), Gladys, and Delmer. In 1889 the family migrated to southern Alberta, and in 1890 settled in the Red Deer area, where they established several farms and creameries in Red Deer and in the Clearview and Pine Lake districts. Herbert Willard "Herb" Trimble, b. 1875, took over the management of the Trimble Creamery in Red Deer and was also a partner in a fox ranch. He married Levina Brett, and they had three children, Willard, Velma (Bell), and Elaine (Henderson). Willard Dean Trimble, 1904-1969, operated a sign painting and postcard business in Red Deer. He married Emily Margaret Sveinson, 1904?-1996, and they had three children, Gary, Joan (Snell), and Dawn (Hansen).