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Korbel, Tony

  • Ath 18.21
  • Persona
  • 1944

Tony Korbel joined the RCAF in cicra 1944. After the war, he taught school in Athabasca, Alberta for the 1949-50 school year.

Brown, Jared E.

  • ath 17.07
  • Persona

Jared E. Brown was born in St. Mary’s, Ontario on April 16th, 1888. His father was Elisha Brown and his mother, Margaret (nee Crone) farmed there raising five girls and four boys; two other children died from diphtheria. Jared came west in 1906 on a harvest train as far as Humboldt, SK and then went back east for the winter. In 1907, he came west again to the Cummings district, 23 miles south of Vermilion, where he homesteaded. He broke 60 acres with oxen and walking plough for himself and neighbours in one year. For several years during the winter months he worked in Edmonton hauling coal from the river flats to homes and businesses. The first homestead was a sod house; he then built a wood-frame building in 1916-1917. He married Phoebe Dorey on September 10, 1913. Phoebe was daughter of Richard and Caroline (nee Dairyman) Dorey, born March 8, 1881 in Dorset, England. Three of Phoebe’s brothers, a sister and the sister’s husband homesteaded in the Clandonald district, about 30 miles north of Vermilion. Phoebe kept house for her brothers and worked at a stopping house until her marriage to Jared. Jared and Phoebe owned and farmed a quarter and leased another quarter in the Cummings district where their two sons, Eric and Nelson, were born. In 1923, they sold everything and spent the summer in Oregon; coming back to Alberta that fall. Jared visited the Land Titles Office where there were two quarters of land available; one in Sangudo and one in the George Lake district. He went to the railway station and caught the first train which happened to be going to Athabasca and that is how the family came to the area. They moved in October, 1923. Jared bought a stationary engine and did custom wood sawing and grain grinding throughout the district for many years. Working for $1.00/hour, he supplied the engine, crusher, saw and labour with a team of horses and a bob sleigh. The family moved to Meanook, Alberta in 1925 where he farmed with his sons raising purebred shorthorn cattle until Jared’s death in 1975. Jared also took out a dealership for the Oliver Farm Machinery Company in 1937 and ran it until 1963. Adapted from “Colinton & Districts: Yesterday and Today,” c. 1980. A note from Jared’s obituary in the Athabasca Echo indicates that he was one of the original signers of the Alberta Wheat Pool.

Willey, Jettie (Day)

  • ath 85.229
  • Persona
  • 1887 - 1978

Jettie Day (1887 – 1978) was one of four children born to William Ryley Day and his wife Ollie in Wood Lake, Nebraska. The family came to Athabasca in 1907. Jettie became a school teacher and married Scott (Scottie) Willey in 1911. They had three daughters, Mary, Beryl and Anne. She was predeceased by Scott in 1960.

Athabasca Ukrainian Pioneer Celebration Committee

  • Ath 17.16
  • Entidad colectiva
  • 1990 - 1996

The first meeting to plan the Ukrainian Pioneer Centennial Celebration (1981 - 1991) for the Athabasca area was held in the basement of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Athabasca on October 11, 1990. Those present were: Bill Chrusch, Walter Yowney, Annie Yowney, Dr. Peter Styblyk, Nick Evasiuk, Myron Husak, Adele Husak, Pearl Siminik, Nick Demko, Margaret Demko, Alex Krawec, Helen Krawec, Lionel Cherniwchen and Slawko Barody. The first organizational meeting minutes include the note that a special cairn commemorating the centennial would be erected somewhere on the Athabasca riverfront.

Katherine Leah (Lewis) Galloway

  • Ath 18.21
  • Persona
  • 1905 - 1974

Katherine Leah (Lewis) Galloway (1905 - 1974) was born in North Sydney, Nova Scotia and came to Athabasca in 1911. She taught at Baptiste Lake and Grosmont Schools before her marriage to James Dean Galloway in 1928. She worked at the Athabasca Post Office from 1950 - 1972. Katherine and Dean had eight children.

Carlson, Hugo

  • ath 85.299
  • Persona
  • 1890-1977

Hugo Carlson, 1890 – 1977, was the youngest of four sons born in Sweden to August Carlson and his wife. In 1892, the family immigrated to the United States. In 1911, Hugo and his brother Albin homesteaded in the Parkhurst District, northeast of the Town of Athabasca. Hugo was secretary/treasurer of the Parkhurst School District until it became part of the Athabasca School District No 42, and secretary of the Paxson Municipal District. He was active in baseball and curling; coaching ball for a number of years and acting as secretary of the Athabasca Curling Club. He was a member of the B. P. O. Elks Lodge No, 328. During WWII, he worked as a buyer for the Searle Grain Co., and upon returning to Athabasca, worked at the Red & White Store, and after his retirement in 1960, at the Athabasca Echo newspaper.

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