Wilson, Stephen

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Wilson, Stephen

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Stephen Wilson, 1854-1939, was born in Rotherham, Yorkshire, England, and apprenticed as a butcher. In 1880 he married Elizabeth Thorpe of Manchester, and they emigrated to Amherst Island, Ontario in 1881. They had two daughters, but they and Elizabeth died during an epidemic and are buried in Hamilton, Ontario. In 1885 Stephen moved to Calgary, N.W.T. and filed for a homestead in the Springbank district west of the town. In 1886 he married Rachel Silverson, but this marriage appears to have been dissolved. In 1894 he moved to Red Deer, where he farmed and owned or managed several hotels. In 1898 he married Gudmundina Sigurborg "Sarah" Anderson from the Burnt Lake district near Red Deer. They had 9 children, William John, Samuel Frederick, Dorothy Elizabeth, Catherine Anne (Gehrke), Beatrice Elizabeth (Koch), Lillian Emma (Rad), Helena Monica (Niblock), Dorothy Gladys (Dale), and Frances Patricia (Dale).


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