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Royal Gagnon family

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Joseph Royal, 1837-1902, was born in Quebec and studied as a luwyer. He moved to Manitoba in 1870, served a Lieutenant-Governor of the North-West Territories from 1888-1893.

Cadenhead (family)

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The Cadenhead brothers, Douglas & Hasard, travelled from Wolf Creek, Alberta north to the Half Way Flats in Peace River Block in British Columbia in 1912.

Childs Family

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Alfred (born 1888) and Harriet (born 1891) Childs were married 1913 in Brockley, London, England. They had seven children, born in England and Grande Prairie: Anne (born 1916), Alfred W. G. "Alfie" (born 1918 or 1919), Hilda (born 1922), Herbert James "Jim" (born 1926), Velma, Lawrence (born 1928), and Elizabeth "Nell" (born 1931).

The family immigrated to Canada in 1920, settling in Grande Prairie. By the mid-1930s, they were living in the Bear Creek flats. Alfred worked as a truant officer for the Grande Prairie School Board (resigned in 1926) and as a custodian for Montrose School. Alfred Sr. died in 1972 and Harriet in 1975.

Anne married Dan Willsey in 1939 and they had four children, Margaret, Jim, Jerry, and Marilyn. Anne died in 1994. Alfred was killed in 1943, while serving with the British 8th Army in Sicily during World War II. Hilda married Gilbert Popkey in 1940 and they had two children, Carol and Gib Jr. Hilda died in 1986. Velma married Adam Sask in 1949. They have a daughter, Noreen. Jim married Reta Anne Jones in 1949. He later married Barbara Norton (nee Starkey) in 1957 and they had four children, Vickie, Freda, Gerry, and Mayva. Jim died in 1986. Lawrence married Zona McArthur of Beaverlodge. Zona was one of the five children of Thomas Alexander McArthur and Myrtle Jane Davison, who had come to Beaverlodge from Ontario. Lawrence and Zona had three children, Alfred, Lawrence, and Marjorie, before divorcing. Around 1960 Zona married John Albert "Bert" Hockey. Lawrence died in 1976. Nell married George Clayton. She later married Ed Wilburn. Nell and Ed had two children, George and Jennie.

Sources: Beaverlodge to the Rockies, http://www.maher-esling.me.uk/esling/f307.htm, http://www.maher-esling.me.uk/esling/f312.htm, http://www.maher-esling.me.uk/esling/f317.htm, and various articles in the Grande Prairie Herald, Northern Tribune, and Grande Prairie Herald Tribune, including obituaries.

Lorieau family

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<P>Lucien Henri Lorieau, born in 1918 in Legal, married Marie-Claire Desrosiers on June 28, 1948 in Lamoureux, Alberta. Marie-Claire was born in 1924. She was the daughter of Maxime Desrosiers and Aurelia Lamoureux, and granddaughter of Joseph Lamoureux, who was one of the founding pioneers of Lamoureux in Alberta. Lucien and Marie-Claire had nine children: Paulette (1949), Deni (1951), Henri (1953), André (dead at birth in 1955), Guy (1956), Carmen (1958), Jacqueline (1960), Monique (1961) and Pierre (born in 1964 and dead 10 days after birth). Lucien passed away in Edmonton on April 4, 2011. Marie-Claire passed away on September 10, 2000.</p>

<p>Lucien was a founder of Mutual Realty Co. Ltd. and member of the real estate community in Edmonton for over 50 years. He was a pioneer of opera in Edmonton in the late 1950s; he was a founding member of the Alberta Opera Theatre, a predecessor of the Edmonton Opera Association. He was a singer with Edmonton Opera for 10 years and a choirmaster at Immaculé Conception Church for over 50 years.</p>

<p>Lucien and Paul were the sons of Henri and Alexandrine Lorieau who had a family of six children. Both their parents had musical backgrounds.</p>

Lorieau (family)

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Lucien Henri Lorieau, born in 1918 in Legal, married Marie-Claire Desrosiers on June 28, 1948 in Lamoureux, Alberta. Marie-Claire was born in 1924. She was the daughter of Maxime Desrosiers and Aurelia Lamoureux, and granddaughter of Joseph Lamoureux, who was one of the founding pioneers of Lamoureux in Alberta. Lucien and Marie-Claire had nine children: Paulette (1949), Deni (1951), Henri (1953), André (dead at birth in 1955), Guy (1956), Carmen (1958), Jacqueline (1960), Monique (1961) and Pierre (born in 1964 and dead 10 days after birth). Lucien passed away in Edmonton on April 4, 2011. Marie-Claire passed away on September 10, 2000.

Lucien was a founder of Mutual Realty Co. Ltd. and member of the real estate community in Edmonton for over 50 years. He was a pioneer of opera in Edmonton in the late 1950s; he was a founding member of the Alberta Opera Theatre, a predecessor of the Edmonton Opera Association. He was a singer with Edmonton Opera for 10 years and a choirmaster at Immaculé Conception Church for over 50 years.

Lucien and Paul were the sons of Henri and Alexandrine Lorieau who had a family of six children. Both their parents had musical backgrounds.

Charyk (family)

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  • 1880-1978

John A. Charyk, 1880-1978, and his wife Anna Dorosh Charyk, 1888-1962, moved to Calgary, Alberta from Ukraine about 1901. John worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) in Calgary, Lake Louise, Canmore and finally Lethbridge. He and his wife had two daughters, Mary (Ferenz), 1911- , and Helen (Forrest), 1914- , and three sons John C., 1908-1996, Nicholas and Joseph. Helen worked for Eaton's in Lethbridge in the 1940s.

Hamilton (family)

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  • 1849-1941

William Allen Hamilton, 1849-1941, was born at Princeton, Missouri, USA and after the Civil War moved to the American west. In 1874 he travelled to Fort Macleod, Alberta and remained in Canada for the rest of his life. He served in the Northwest Rebellion (1885 Riel Rebellion) as a Mounted Police scout. In 1888 he married Vernie Dumont, ?-1913, adopted daughter of Gabriel Dumont and they had six children, Clara, Lloyd, ?-1892, George Ray, 1891-1972, Allen James, Sadie Elizabeth (Brooks) and Myrtle Grace (Sounds). For several years the Hamiltons lived in Edmonton but in 1896 they established a ranch in the Porcupine Hills near Fort Macleod. After Vernie's death William retired first to Fort Macleod and then in 1919 to Calgary.
George was a long-time rodeo competitor and he worked on the David J. Bell farm near High River for several years. In 1914 he joined the Canadian Army. In the 1920s he worked for Peter Welsh's Alberta Stampede and Rodeo organization. George first married Doris Wright in 1918 (divorced 1925) and they had two daughters, Audrey and Clarice (Flemming). He then married Catherine "Tina" Epp and they had five sons and one daughter, Lloyd, Kenneth, Mildred (Sereda), Christopher, Robert and Vernon. For further information see the article by Lloyd Hamilton, "George Hamilton, A Pioneer" in Field, Horse and Rodeo, December 1963, p. 14.

MacKid (family)

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  • 1858-1975

Harry Goodsir Mackid, 1858-1916, was born in Goderich, Ontario. He was educated there and received his medical training at the University of Toronto, and in Vienna, Berlin, London, Edinburgh and Glasgow. He began his practice in Lucknow and Seaforth, Ontario before coming to Calgary, Alberta in 1889. He served as chief physician for many years for the western division of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR). He was a member and president of the Canadian Medical Society, a member of the Calgary Medical Society, and he was an Oddfellow and a mason. Dr. Mackid served as a school trustee in 1892-1893. For further information see the article, "Harry Goodsir Mackid", in Alberta's Medical History : Young and Lusty, and Full of Life / Robert Lampard. -- Red Deer County, Robert Lampard, 2008, p. 132-142. He married Matilda Elizabeth Meyer, 1857-1939, in 1881 and they had one son, Ludwig Stewart Mackid, 1882-1975. Stewart was educated as a doctor at McGill, Vienna and Rochester, and began his practice in Calgary in 1906 as CPR physician, a position he held until 1958. He and his wife, Ada Eugina Hammond, had two sons, Benton Stewart, 1912-2010, and John.

Parlby, Wilkins (family)

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  • 1865-1951

Edward M.H. Parlby, 1865-1951, was born in England and trained as a surveyor. He came to Canada in 1885 and worked in Ontario before coming to Alberta in 1887. He settled in the Ponoka area for a short time. In 1890 he established the Long Valley Ranch with his brother, Walter, near present day Alix. The brothers dissolved their partnership and Edward kept the ranch when he married Anne Morison Wilkins in 1896. The Parlbys had three children, John, George and Jean. Edward served as a Justice of the Peace, and was active in many community organizations, including the Alix Agricultural Society and the local school board. Anne's brother, Francis E. Wilkins, ?-1908, came to Alberta in 1889 and bought land near Red Deer. He was Red Deer's first member in the North-West Territories Legislative Assembly. Another brother, George S. Wilkins, ?-1907, joined the Klondike gold rush and spent several years gold mining in Dawson City, Yukon before returning to the Red Deer area.

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