George Ralph Watson1,2,3

M, #2402, b. 15 June 1870, d. 1944
Father*Robert W Watson1,4,3,5 b. 1822, d. 29 Jul 1904
Mother*Elizabeth A Bullock3,5 b. 14 Aug 1830, d. 28 Nov 1901
RelationshipGrandfather of Carole Elizabeth Watson
Last Edited8 May 2019
     George was born on 15 June 1870 in Guelph, Puslinch Twp., Wellington County, Ontario, CanadaG.4,1,6,2,3,5
     Other information from their marriage registration and/or news article about their wedding:
The registration listed the following official witnesses: Ira Mayhew.3
George married Jane Mayhew on 3 December 1895 in RM of Oakland, Manitoba, CanadaG, at the residence of Ira Mayhew (sec 10-8-17.)7,2,3 He died in 1944 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, CanadaG.4 George Ralph Watson was buried in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, CanadaG.6

     George Ralph Watson was a Grain buyer according to Linda Schofield née Sanford.8

Census Data

     George Ralph appeared on the 1871 Canadian Census of Puslinch Twp., Wellington County, Ontario, in the household of Robert Watson and Elizabeth Watson.9
     George Watson appeared on the 1881 Canadian Census of Puslinch Twp., Wellington County, Ontario in the household of his parents, Robert Watson and Elizabeth Watson.5
     George Watson and Jane appeared on the 1911 Canadian Census of Wawanesa, RM of Oakland, Manitoba, enumerated 5 June 1911. George was enumerated as an implement agent and a Presbyterian. Their children Walker, Edward, Wilfred and Margaret were listed as living with them.2

Family

Jane Mayhew b. 11 Oct 1871, d. 30 Dec 1954
MarWitReg
     Other information from their marriage registration and/or news article about their wedding:
The registration listed the following official witnesses: Ira Mayhew.3
 
Marriage* George married Jane Mayhew on 3 December 1895 in RM of Oakland, Manitoba, CanadaG, at the residence of Ira Mayhew (sec 10-8-17.)7,2,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S239] Linda (Sanford) Schofield, online unknown url, unknown author (unknown location), downloaded june 1998.
  2. [S1835] George Watson household, June 5, 1911 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Wawanesa, Brandon, Manitoba; Page: 23; Family: 24, Library and Archives Canada (LAC), 1911 / Manitoba / 15 Brandon / 1 Wawanesa / page 23.
  3. [S1886] Manitoba Vital Statistics - Marriages - Watson - Mayhew: George Ralph Watson & Jane Mayhew, Rick Moffat Personal Files, Mesa, Arizona, USA. Hereinafter cited as Manitoba Vital Statistics - Marriages.
  4. [S699] Unknown subject, various personal documents, R G Moffat papers - Watson Binder, Mesa, Arizona, USA, George Watson born 1870 died 1944 (74 yrs).
  5. [S6040] Robert Watson household, Apr 4, 1881 Canada census, 35 North West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, Puslinch, Wellington South, Ontario; Page: 32; Family No: 153, LDS Family History Library Roll: C_13258.
  6. [S746] Lydia Watson Estate, Tombstone photo - George & Jane Watson (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date), WATSON Jane 1871 - 1954 George 1870 - 1944.
  7. [S868] Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency, Manitoba Vital Statistics (Winnipeg, MB: Vital Statistics Agency), Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency - Genealogy Search page, GROOM'S LAST NAME: WATSON
    GROOM'S GIVEN NAMES: GEORGE RALPH
    BRIDE'S LAST NAME: MAYHEW
    BRIDE'S GIVEN NAMES: JANE DATE OF MARRIAGE: 12/03/1895
    PLACE OF MARRIAGE: OAKLAND
    REGISTRATION NUMBER: 1896,001144
    REGISTRATION DATE:. Hereinafter cited as Manitoba Vital Statistics.
  8. [S239] Linda (Sanford) Schofield, june 1998, no given name provided. Born and died July 12, 1899, Manitoba Canada.
  9. [S8552] Robert Watson household, April 2, 1871 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Puschlinch, Wellington South, Ontario; Page: 67; Family No: 241, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: C-9945.
  10. [S309] Enlistment papers & Service Files, Soldiers of the First World War, WWI Attestation Papers search (Ottawa, ON: Library and Archives Canada), CEF Attestation Paper: Ira Walker Watson. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.
  11. [S5071] Canadian Great War Project, online CGWP - Watson, Ira Walker, Trooper Ira Walker Watson

    Note that I uploaded the photograph and added to note about his post-war farming and general store. This info was based upon a phone conversation with Ann Harding on Dec 31, 2013.. Hereinafter cited as CGWP - Watson, Ira Walker.
  12. [S699] Unknown subject, various personal documents R G Moffat papers - Watson Binder, Ted died July (1905) 1968.
  13. [S1267] Interview with Carole Moffat (Lewisville TX), by Rick Moffat. Rick Moffat Personal Files (Mesa, Arizona, USA).

Hazel Maude Willis1

F, #2404, b. 29 June 1914, d. 1997
Father*Thomas Willis1
Mother*Florence Amelia Verral1,2 b. 3 Dec 1883
Last Edited6 Feb 2019
     Hazel was born on 29 June 1914 in Toronto, Ontario, CanadaG.3,4
     Following is other information from a newspaper article about their wedding:
The Maid of Honour and Best Man were Garth Hamwood. They were attended by Inez Hamwood. His parent(s) were listed as Sophia Hamwood. Her parent(s) were listed as Mrs Thomas Willis.1
Hazel married Beverley Johnston Hamwood at the home of Mrs. Sophia Hamwood on 5 November 1938 in Ermine, Saskatchewan, CanadaG.1,5 She died in 1997 in Toronto, Ontario, CanadaG.6
     The following newspaper article appeared in the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Saskatoon StarPhoenix 14 November 1938 :
HAMWOOD--WILLIS
At the home of Mrs. Sophia Hamwood, Ermine, on Saturday, November 5, a wedding of interest to the community took place when her son, Beverley Johnston Hamwood and Miss Hazel Maude Willis, of Toronto, were united in marriage by the Rev. Lester E. Berry, Kerrobert. Miss Inez Hamwood was bridesmaid.

The bride's mother, Mis. Thomas Willis, of Toronto, gave the bride away and Mrs. (sic) Garth Hamwood, brother of the groom, acted as best man, Miss Gwen Alcock playing the Wedding march.

During the signing of the register, Mrs. Vic Culham. accompanied by her daughter, Lottie, sang, "Because." A buffet lunch was served to relatives and guests.1


The following biographical fact was included, February 2019:
Ukrainian Composer and Musicologist Wasyl Sydorenko tells the story of how he came to write the song "Ye Little Olde Pill Shoppe" based upon a poem by Nancy Evans (the pseudonym of Hazel Hamwood.) It was included in her 1981 book of poems "...here we go again" published by her husband, B. J. Hamwood. Several of her books are in the Toronto Public Library.
(For the full text of his account, see the link in the footnotes below.)7

Family

Beverley Johnston Hamwood b. 25 Mar 1907, d. 11 Apr 1982

Citations

  1. [S9166] Recent Weddings: Hamwwod--Williss, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Nov 14, 1938, Page 9, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Wedding: Hamwood--Willis. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  2. [S9167] Souvenirs and Mementos, online The story of the song “Ye Little Olde Pill Shoppe”, Ukrainian Composer and Musicologist Wasyl Sydorenko tells the story of how he came to write the song "Ye Little Olde Pill Shoppe" based upon a poem by Nancy Evans (the pseudonym of Hazel Hamwood.) It was included in her 1981 book of poems "...here we go again" published by her husband, B. J. Hamwood. Several of her books are in the Toronto Public Library.. Hereinafter cited as Souvenirs and Mementos.
  3. [S7589] Ontario Birth Registers Index 1914-1917, online Ontario Birth Registers Index 1914-1917, Hazel Maude Willis, June 29, 1914. Hereinafter cited as Ontario Birth Registers Index 1914-1917.
  4. [S9168] From Aberdeenshire to the ends of the Earth (Publisher: Jim Mann Taylor), unknown repository; "This is a huge privatetly published genealogy database. Alas, it does not provide sources so data may be suspect."; cited as "From Aberdeenshire...., Beverley Johston Hamwood and Hazel M Willis.
  5. [S12] Ada J Flynn, compiler, Johnston Family Tree (Collingwood, ON: self published, 1974, revised 1981), Page 9. Hereinafter cited as Johnston Family Tree.
  6. [S4351] Koch-Kury family tree, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/14419569, Hazel wife of Beverly Hamwood. Hereinafter cited as Koch-Kury family tree.
  7. [S9167] Souvenirs and Mementos, online The story of the song “Ye Little Olde Pill Shoppe”.

Inez Blanche Hamwood1,2

F, #2405, b. 24 November 1908, d. 17 September 1989
Father*Arthur William Hamwood1,2 b. 1 Sep 1869, d. c 12 Dec 1934
Mother*Myrtle Sophia Johnston1,3 b. 2 Aug 1879, d. 25 Oct 1975
Relationship2nd cousin of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited25 May 2019
     Inez was born on 24 November 1909 in Banks according to her obituary, in Grey County, Ontario, CanadaG.4,5 Inez married George William Cunnings on 3 December 1938 in Ermine, Saskatchewan, CanadaG.6,7,4,5,8
     Following is other information from a newspaper article about their wedding:
They were attended by Garth Hamwood. His parent(s) were listed as E E Cunnings and Mrs E E Cunnings. Her parent(s) were listed as Mrs M S Hamwood.7
She died on 17 September 1989 in City Hospital, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, CanadaG, at age 80.9,5
     The following information is extracted from her obituary. Survivor(s): George Cunnings, Kyle Petch and Garth Hamwood. Predeceased: Arthur Hamwood, Sophia Hamwood and Beverley Hamwood.5 Inez Blanche Cunnings was buried on 21 September 1989 in Kerrobert Cemetery, Kerrobert, RM of Progress No. 351, Saskatchewan, CanadaG. The pallbearers were: Barrie Allcock and Jim Allcock.4,5

     In the obituary of Arthur William Hamwood who died circa 12 December 1934, his daughter, Inez Hamwood was listed as a survivor.10 She, sister of the groom,was listed as a bridesmaid in the marriage of Beverley Johnston Hamwood and Hazel Maude Willis on 5 November 1938.11
     The following newspaper article appeared in the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Saskatoon StarPhoenix 12 December 1938 :
Weddings
Cunnings - Hamwood

KERROBERT
A wedding of interest took place on Saturday December 3 at the home of Mrs. M. S. Hamwood, Ermine, Sask. In the presence of 25 relatives and friends, her only daughter, Anez (sic) Blanche, was united in marriage to George William Cunnings, second son of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Cunnings, Kerrobert. Rev. L. E. Berry officiated.

The bridal party entered the living room to the strains of the Wedding March from Lohengrin, played by Miss Ernestine Wright. The bridesmaid was Miss Elaine Cunnings, sister of the groom. The groom was supported by Mr. Garth Hamwood, brother of the bride. During the signing of the register, Mr. Glenn Cunnings, brother of the groom, sang, accompanied on the piano by Miss Ferne Allcock c[ou]sin of the bride.

Following the reception, a c[..] buffet luncheon was served.7

     In the obituary of Myrtly (sic) Sophia Hamwood who died 25 October 1975, her daughter, Inez Cunnings of Kerrobert, was listed as a survivor.12
     See the footnotes below for a link to her on-line obituary that appeared in the newspaper the Saskatoon StarPhoenix published in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 5 October 1989 .5

     In the obituary of Garth Hamwood who died 14 June 1990, his sister, Inez Cunnings was listed as predeceased.13
     In the obituary of George William Cunnings who died 28 December 1990, his wife, Inez Cunnings was listed as predeceased.8

Family

George William Cunnings b. 25 Jan 1914, d. 28 Dec 1990
Marriage*Inez married George William Cunnings on 3 December 1938 in Ermine, Saskatchewan, CanadaG.6,7,4,5,8 
MarWitNews
     Following is other information from a newspaper article about their wedding:
They were attended by Garth Hamwood. His parent(s) were listed as E E Cunnings and Mrs E E Cunnings. Her parent(s) were listed as Mrs M S Hamwood.7
 

Citations

  1. [S4] E.F. White Jr., "E.F. White, Jr. Copy of Rhoda Johnston's Records", July 30, 1938 (Cincinnatti). These records copied by Edward Francis White, Jr. at the home of Thomas Boothby White, Jr. from the records of Cousin Rhoda Johnson McLellan, Mrs. Charles McLellan. Included with T.B. White family record as page 2 and forward. 4 typed pages., Inez Blanche (Hamwood) b. Nov. 24, 1908; Page 2. Hereinafter cited as "White Family Records."
  2. [S12] Ada J Flynn, compiler, Johnston Family Tree (Collingwood, ON: self published, 1974, revised 1981), Page 9. Hereinafter cited as Johnston Family Tree.
  3. [S12] Ada J Flynn, Johnston Family Tree, Page 14.
  4. [S8331] Helen Louise Allcock Memorial page, PrairieSouls: Kerrobert Cemetery, unknown repository address; PUBLISHER ID#: 0208061112ca and Rick Reader: Moffat, Mar 17, 2018, Kerrobert Cemetery: Inez B. Cunnings
    Grave marker transcription:
    Ever Kind Ever True
    1909     Inez B.     1989
    1911     George W.     1990.
  5. [S9161] Deaths: Hamwood, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Oct 5, 1989, Page 31, column 1 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Inez Blanche Cunnings née Hamwood. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  6. [S12] Ada J Flynn, Johnston Family Tree, Farmer.; Page 9.
  7. [S3192] Weddings - Cunnings - Hamwood, Sasktoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Dec 12, 1938, page 6, columns 7 & 8 viewed at Google News Archive,, Wedding: Cunnings - Hamwood. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  8. [S9169] Deaths: Cunnings, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Jan 12, 1991, Page 23, column 1 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: George William Cunnings. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  9. [S4351] Koch-Kury family tree, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/14419569, Inez Blanche Hamwood. Hereinafter cited as Koch-Kury family tree.
  10. [S9163] Obituary: Arthur W. Hamwood, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Dec 17, 1934, Page 15, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Arthur William Hamwood. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  11. [S9166] Recent Weddings: Hamwwod--Williss, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Nov 14, 1938, Page 9, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Wedding: Hamwood--Willis. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  12. [S9625] Deaths: Hamwood, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Oct 31, 1975, Page 40 viewed at Saskatoon Public Library,, Transcribed from JPG image provided by Saskatoon Public Library. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  13. [S9162] Deaths: Hamwood, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Jun 30, 1990, Page 45, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Garth Allinson (sic) Hamwood. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.

George William Cunnings1,2

M, #2406, b. 25 January 1914, d. 28 December 1990
Father*Ernest Edward Cunnings2
Mother*Edna May Lane2
Last Edited13 Feb 2019
     George was born on 25 January 1914 on his parent's farm in the Verulam district near Kerrobert, in Saskatchewan, CanadaG.3,4,5 George married Inez Blanche Hamwood on 3 December 1938 in Ermine, Saskatchewan, CanadaG.1,2,6,7,5
     Following is other information from a newspaper article about their wedding:
They were attended by Garth Hamwood. His parent(s) were listed as E E Cunnings and Mrs E E Cunnings. Her parent(s) were listed as Mrs M S Hamwood.2
He died on 28 December 1990 at his home in Kerrobert, RM of Progress No. 351, Saskatchewan, CanadaG, at age 76.8,3,4,5
     The following information is extracted from his obituary. Survivor(s): Kyle Petch, Fred Cunnings, Helen Cunnings and Glenn Cunnings. Predeceased: Ernest Cunnings, Edna Cunnings, Inez Cunnings and Garth Hamwood.5 George William Cunnings was buried on 2 January 1991 in Kerrobert Cemetery, Kerrobert, RM of Progress No. 351, Saskatchewan, CanadaG.4,5

     The following newspaper article appeared in the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Saskatoon StarPhoenix 12 December 1938 :
Weddings
Cunnings - Hamwood

KERROBERT
A wedding of interest took place on Saturday December 3 at the home of Mrs. M. S. Hamwood, Ermine, Sask. In the presence of 25 relatives and friends, her only daughter, Anez (sic) Blanche, was united in marriage to George William Cunnings, second son of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Cunnings, Kerrobert. Rev. L. E. Berry officiated.

The bridal party entered the living room to the strains of the Wedding March from Lohengrin, played by Miss Ernestine Wright. The bridesmaid was Miss Elaine Cunnings, sister of the groom. The groom was supported by Mr. Garth Hamwood, brother of the bride. During the signing of the register, Mr. Glenn Cunnings, brother of the groom, sang, accompanied on the piano by Miss Ferne Allcock c[ou]sin of the bride.

Following the reception, a c[..] buffet luncheon was served.2

     In the obituary of Inez Blanche Cunnings who died 17 September 1989, her husband, George Cunnings was listed as a survivor.7
     In the obituary of Garth Hamwood who died 14 June 1990, his brother-in-law, George Cunnings of Kerrobert, was listed as a survivor.9
     See the footnotes below for a link to his on-line obituary that appeared in the newspaper the Saskatoon StarPhoenix published in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 12 January 1991 .5

Family

Inez Blanche Hamwood b. 24 Nov 1908, d. 17 Sep 1989
Marriage*George married Inez Blanche Hamwood on 3 December 1938 in Ermine, Saskatchewan, CanadaG.1,2,6,7,5 
MarWitNews
     Following is other information from a newspaper article about their wedding:
They were attended by Garth Hamwood. His parent(s) were listed as E E Cunnings and Mrs E E Cunnings. Her parent(s) were listed as Mrs M S Hamwood.2
 

Citations

  1. [S12] Ada J Flynn, compiler, Johnston Family Tree (Collingwood, ON: self published, 1974, revised 1981), Farmer.; Page 9. Hereinafter cited as Johnston Family Tree.
  2. [S3192] Weddings - Cunnings - Hamwood, Sasktoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Dec 12, 1938, page 6, columns 7 & 8 viewed at Google News Archive,, Wedding: Cunnings - Hamwood. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  3. [S4351] Koch-Kury family tree, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/14419569. Hereinafter cited as Koch-Kury family tree.
  4. [S8331] Helen Louise Allcock Memorial page, PrairieSouls: Kerrobert Cemetery, unknown repository address; PUBLISHER ID#: 0208061112ca and Rick Reader: Moffat, Mar 17, 2018, Kerrobert Cemetery: George William Cunnings
    Grave marker transcription:
    Ever Kind Ever True
    1909     Inez B.     1989
    1911     George W.     1990.
  5. [S9169] Deaths: Cunnings, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Jan 12, 1991, Page 23, column 1 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: George William Cunnings. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  6. [S8331] Helen Louise Allcock Memorial page, PrairieSouls: Kerrobert Cemetery, unknown repository address, Kerrobert Cemetery: Inez B. Cunnings
    Grave marker transcription:
    Ever Kind Ever True
    1909     Inez B.     1989
    1911     George W.     1990.
  7. [S9161] Deaths: Hamwood, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Oct 5, 1989, Page 31, column 1 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Inez Blanche Cunnings née Hamwood. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  8. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207), While eatting at a roadside restaurant in Rosetown, we saw a poster advertizing an estate sale for the late George Cunnings. I assume this is the same person.
  9. [S9162] Deaths: Hamwood, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Jun 30, 1990, Page 45, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Garth Allinson (sic) Hamwood. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.

Estelle Leona Esther Summach1,2,3,4,5

F, #2413, b. 4 May 1927, d. 1 June 2001
Father*Frederick Summach6,7,4 b. 7 Jan 1890, d. 19 Jan 1972
Mother*Esther Martha Mary Krieger2,7,4 b. 16 Sep 1890, d. 26 Jun 1945
RelationshipMother of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited31 Jan 2019
Estelle (about 9) and Shirley (about 6)
     Estelle was born on 4 May 1927 in Delisle, RM of Vanscoy No. 345, Saskatchewan, CanadaG, Saskatchewan Birth Certificate number27-07-008996.2,8,9,4,10,11 She was baptized circa 1939; by Rev. Mr. Max Baxter, probably at the Avondale Baptist church.12 Estelle married Dr. Graeme Francis Moffat on 7 July 1948 in Asquith Baptist Church, Asquith, RM of Vanscoy No. 345, Saskatchewan, CanadaG, followed by a reception at the home of her sister, Mrs. George (Muriel) Seymour.2,13,14
     Following is other information from a newspaper article about their wedding:
The Maid of Honour and Best Man were Shirley Summach and Dr Glenn Weir.12
She died on 1 June 2001 in Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, CanadaG, at age 74.15,5
     The following information is extracted from her obituary. Survivor(s): Graeme Moffat, Kenneth Summach, Manley Summach, Joyce Summach, Fred Summach, Laurene Summach, Shirley Forsyth, Ted Forsyth, George Seymour, Joyce Summach, Vivian Summach, Janet Hume, Annie Harvey and Shirley Moffat. Predeceased: Delbert Summach, Malcolm Summach, Muriel Seymour, Verna Summach, Harvey Summach, Elmer Hume and Herb Moffat.5 Estelle Leona Esther Summach was buried on 6 June 2001 in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, CanadaG. Mom's ashes were placed in a laminated wooden box that Colin made as a Grade 10 school project. He is honoured that he could provide this last gift to his beloved grandmother. Nori-Lyn brought a photo of her as a small girl, standing with Mom, under our Mountain Ash tree at the Hazel Street house. She had this placed with Mom's ashes in the above mentioned box.16

     17
ES80 SCAN0738 - Portrait of Estelle

     The following biographical information is from my (Rick Moffat's) personal knowledge or recollections , 4 May 1927:
It is possible that my mother, Estelle Leona Esther Moffat nee Summach was partly named for an infant first cousin, Estelle Leona Ohlman, who died in 1911. Their mothers were sisters, and mom's mother, Esther would have been 20 when her niece was born in 1910.

Esther's sister, Rosa died of consumption (TB) 3 months after her daughter's death. She was only 23 years old.12
     She also went by the name of Stella Moffat12,18 ; and, Estella.10 She was educated circa 1932 in Avondale school #954, RM of Loganton, Saskatchewan, CanadaG.1219
     Estelle Summach was referenced in a newspaper article about the Delisle track meet, where she came in third in the girls 9 & 10 75 yard dash, published on 7 October 1937 in the newspaper the Saskatoon StarPhoenix.20

          Her family moved to Asquith in 1943. She had to quit school after grade 9 in order to look after her ailing mother and the rest of the household.1221
ES007 Fred, Esther and family c1940
ES008 Fred, Esther and family c1941
ES009 Fred, Esther and family c1943
ES010 Fred, Esther and family c1944
KS002 Fred, Esther and family before June 1945

     In the obituary of Mrs Fred Summack (sic) who died 26 June 1945, her daughter, Stella Summack (sic) was listed as a survivor.2223
ES012 Graeme and Estelle April 1948
3 months before their wedding

     In the obituary of Emerson Hilton Summach who died 24 February 1964, Emerson's sister, Estelle Leona Esther Summach was listed as a survivor.2425
CH04 Siblings & Pop c1966
Does anyone have a less faded version of this photo?


In 1965, Estella and Graeme moved from Asquith to 1327 King Crescent, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, CanadaG. They did not like the original house they had chosen, so they had the movers close up the moving van and put our stuff in storage. They then found a house under construction on King Crescent that we moved into a few weeks later. We lived in a motel during this period.12
     In the obituary of Frederick Summach who died 19 January 1972, Frederick's daughter, Estelle Moffat was listed as a survivor.7

In January 1978, Estelle and Graeme moved from Moose Jaw to Lincoln Road, Abbotsford, British Columbia, CanadaG. Dad had chosen to transfer to a new job in the Clearwater/Abbotsford area. His reasoning was that since they planned to retire there, this way the government paid for the move.12
     In the obituary of Delbert Justin Summach who died 5 December 1983, his sister, Estelle Moffat of Abbotsford, BC, was listed as a survivor.26

On 1 June 1991, Stella and Graeme moved from Abbotsford to Saskatoon.12
     In the obituary of Muriel Beulah Summach who died 8 December 1992, Muriel's sister, Estella Moffat was listed as a survivor.27 She and Graeme Moffat transferred church membership to Emmanuel Baptist Church on 30 May 1993 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, CanadaG.28
     In the obituary of Herbert Alfred Moffat who died 14 September 1996, Herbert's sister-in-law, Estelle Moffat was listed as a survivor.2930
CH14 Summach Siblings July 1998
Graeme & Estelle's 50th Wedding Anniversary
courtesy of Colleen Hancharuk

     In the obituary of Malcolm Irwin Summach who died 20 October 1998, Malcolm's sister, Estelle Moffat was listed as a survivor.31
Estelle was ill with a degenerative condition diagnosed as Autosomal Dominant Sensory Neuropathy and Ataxia. In addition she was celiac and had Type II diabetes in her later years. She had heart valve replacement surgery in 2000, after suffering with angina for years.12,32
     See the footnotes below for a link to her on-line obituary that appeared in the newspaper the Saskatoon StarPhoenix published in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 4 June 2001 .5

     The following biographical information appeared in her Memorial Service bulletin, 6 June 2001 (reproduced with permission):
Mom was born to Frederick and Esther Mary Martha Summach on Wednesday, May 4, 1927 in Delisle, Saskatchewan. She passed away in Saskatoon's Royal University Hospital on Friday, June 1, 2001 shortly after her 74th birthday.

Estelle was raised on the family farm in the Avondale district. She attended Avondale School and the Avondale Baptist Church. Rev. Max Baxter baptized her in 1939. Mom quit school after grade 9 to care for her mother who was in declining health. In 1943 the family had moved to Asquith. She worked hard in those days, caring for those brothers and sisters still at home. Her mother passed away in June 1945.

Within a couple of years Estelle met Graeme, the new young veterinarian in town. They were married in the Asquith Baptist Church on a stormy Wednesday, July 7, 1948. Her brother-in-law Harvey had to carry her across the muddy street to the church. That night lightning struck Hugh McKee's barn; it burned down.

Mom was kept busy in the early years of their marriage manning the telephone while Dad was out on calls, and dispensing medicine from his home office. She got used to calls at all hours of the day and night. A growing family: ... added to her busy routine. In 1963 Dad left his practice and took a job as a Federal Meat Inspector. Mom no longer had to deal with the details of a veterinary practice, but now had weekly trips to Saskatoon for music lessons, medical appointments, shopping and much more. She provided a wonderful, loving home for all of us.

During these years church and extended family formed the centre of her life. Mom was always musical. She loved to sing in the choir and in smaller ensembles. The married couples club seemed to have a lot of fun at their periodic gatherings. In 1965 Estelle and family followed Graeme to Moose Jaw. She immediately helped her family settle in to an unfamiliar environment. She became actively involved with First Baptist Church and made a new circle of life-long friends.

About this time Mom and Dad started to winter in Arizona with a number of friends and relatives. They loved these extended holidays and all of the associated activities. They enjoyed numerous other trips with friends and relatives. They always returned with stories of mishaps and adventures along the way.

In January 1978 Graeme and Estelle moved to Abbotsford, B.C. We heard a lot about their new friends at the Abbotsford Baptist Church. A few years later Mom served on the building committee for their new church. Once again, the church was a central part of their social and spiritual life. Dad retired on a disability pension in 1984.

In June 1991 Mom and Dad moved back to Saskatoon and resumed their well-earned retirement. As health permitted, they attended Emmanuel Baptist Church. By this time they had six grandchildren in Saskatoon: ... Their other three grandchildren...were in Sherwood Park, Alberta and later in Lewisville, Texas.

Through all these years 'Stell was always busy decorating, entertaining and trying new crafts. She had the gift of humour, hospitality and friendship as evidenced by enduring links to friends from Asquith, Moose Jaw and Abbotsford. She had an interior designer's eye for decorating her home with dried weeds, driftwood, paintings, restored furniture, ornaments and dolls …especially dolls.

And she fussed over Graeme. Above all else, Mom loved her partner in marriage. They celebrated their 50th anniversary in July 1998. Mom and Dad have always been a team. They depended upon each other in the good times and the bad. There was always a twinkle in Dad's eye when Mom was in the room. After years of fussing over Dad, it became her turn to be dependent upon him for care. Since her major surgery on March 1, 2000, Estelle stayed close to home. As she weakened over the months, she relied more and more heavily on Graeme, and eventually on the staff of Saskatoon Home Care, and of Saskatoon Home Support.

Brothers Emerson, Delbert and Mac; sister Muriel; sister-in-law Verna; brothers-in-law Harvey Summach, Elmer Hume, Clarence Harvey and Herb Moffat predecease Estelle. She is survived by brothers Kenneth (Doris), Manley (Joyce) and Fred (Laureen); sisters Olive and Shirley (Ted); brother-in-law George Seymour; sisters-in-law Joyce Summach, Vivian Summach, Lynn Summach, Janet Hume, Annie Harvey and Shirley Moffat.12

     In the obituary of Dr. Graeme Francis Moffat who died 25 January 2006, his wife, Estelle Moffat was listed as predeceased.33
     In the obituary of Manley Gordon Summach who died 31 January 2006, Manley's sister, Estelle Moffat was listed as predeceased.34
     In the obituary of Fred Summach who died 22 November 2008, Fred's sister, Estelle Moffat was listed as predeceased.35
     In the obituary of Olive Summach who died 28 September 2013, Olive's sister, Estelle Moffat was listed as predeceased.36
     24 August 2015 Research notes:
Look up Saskatoon Star Phoenix obituary:

Name:     Moffat, Estelle Leona Esther.
Newspaper:     Saskatoon StarPhoenix
Date:     June 4, 2001
Page:     B1.12

Family

Dr. Graeme Francis Moffat b. 11 Mar 1921, d. 25 Jan 2006
Marriage*Estelle married Dr. Graeme Francis Moffat on 7 July 1948 in Asquith Baptist Church, Asquith, RM of Vanscoy No. 345, Saskatchewan, CanadaG, followed by a reception at the home of her sister, Mrs. George (Muriel) Seymour.2,13,14 
MarWitNews
     Following is other information from a newspaper article about their wedding:
The Maid of Honour and Best Man were Shirley Summach and Dr Glenn Weir.12
 

Citations

  1. [S5] Moffat Family, Letter and Family Tree report, 1996, Rick Moffat Personal Papers - Black File Box, Mesa, Arizona, USA, Graeme married Estelle; Page 9.
  2. [S6] Rosetta nee Gutz Krieger, "Our Family Tree (Krieger, Summach)", about 1987 (Ontario, Canada). Copy provided by Laureen Summach, Page 29. Hereinafter cited as "Our Family Tree (Krieger, Summach)."
  3. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 235 and 315. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.
  4. [S1280] Fred Summach Sr. Bible, Fred Summach's Bible (unknown publisher address: unknown publisher, unknown publish date); in the possession of Kenneth Summach, Kelowna, BC, May 20, 2009 - I (Rick Moffat) took digital pictures of the family information pages, as well as several loose papers kept inside the bible.. Hereinafter cited as Grandpa Fred's Bible.
  5. [S9137] Deaths: Moffat, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, June 4, 2001, Page 11, column 1 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Estelle Leona Esther Moffat née Summach. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  6. [S6] Rosetta nee Gutz Krieger, "Our Family Tree (Krieger, Summach)", copy provided by Laureen Summach, Page 2a & 29.
  7. [S1369] Deaths - Summach, Obituary -- Summach, Fred Sr, Saskatoon, SK, Jan 22, 1972, Page 22 viewed at Saskaoon Public Library,. Hereinafter cited as Saskatoon Star-Phoenix.
  8. [S852] Estelle Moffat's birthday book, Birthday Book, Estelle and Graeme Moffat Papers, Mesa, Arizona, USA, May 4 - Estelle L. E. M. 1927.
  9. [S853] Sunday School Class List, Estelle Moffat Personal Papers, 1961, Estelle and Graeme Moffat Papers, Mesa, Arizona, USA, loose list page - birthdates of her brother's and sister's:
    Estelle Esther May 4 1927; and
    loose list page - "Important Information":
    Birth Certificate: In file 27-07-008996.
  10. [S3157] Happy Birthdays, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, May 2, 1936, page 25, columns 5 viewed at Google News Archive,. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  11. [S3173] Happy Birthdays, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, May 9, 1931, Page 26, column 3 viewed at Google News Archive,. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  12. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).
  13. [S853] Sunday School Class List, Estelle Moffat Personal Papers, 1961 Estelle and Graeme Moffat Papers, Loose list page: wedding dates:
    Graeme & Estelle - July 7/48.
  14. [S2157] Wedding invitation from Fred Summach (Asquith, SK) to Elmer and Janet Hume, July 7 1948; RGM Papers (Mesa, Arizona, USA), p 5 - Aunt Janet's Wedding Announcement Album.
  15. [S5628] Estelle Leona Esther Moffat, Certificate of Death D113253 (Jun 4, 2001), Saskatchewan, Registration of Death, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, Certificate of Death, Saskatchewan
    Moffat, Estelle Leona Esther. Hereinafter cited as Death Certificate.
  16. [S5629] Estelle Leona Esther Moffat, Funeral Directors Statement of Death, Jun 6, 2001, none, Rick Moffat Personal Papers, Mesa, Arizona, USA, Name: Estelle Leona Esther Moffat.
  17. [S6654] Estelle and Shirley Photographs, Estelle and Graeme Moffat Photos & Slides (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada), ES80 SCAN0738 - Portrait of Mom.
  18. [S32] (see citation for details), Estelle Moffat - Scrapbook of news clippings, Mesa, AZ viewed at Rick Moffat Personal Papers - Blue "Denim" Binder,, Page 1 - Condolence clipping and Obituary clipping - Summach (Emerson), as well as Memorial Card from the funeral service. Hereinafter cited as Estelle Moffat - Scrapbook.
  19. [S6654] Estelle and Shirley Photographs, about 1937, Estelle and Graeme Moffat Photos & Slides, ES Estelle and Shirley with cat c 1937.
  20. [S3136] Grand Central School Captures Honors at Delisle Field Sports, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Oct 7, 1937, page 17, columns 4 and 5 viewed at Google News Archive,, extracted results for names of interest from Delisle track meet. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  21. [S6654] Estelle and Shirley Photographs, about 1937, Estelle and Graeme Moffat Photos & Slides, Family photos from Mom's collection (ES prefix in file name) from before her mother Esther's death in 1945.
  22. [S7537] Deaths - Summack (sic), Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Jun 28, 1945, Page 16, column 1 viewed at Google News Archive,, Deaths - Esther Summach (see above the highlighted heading). Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  23. [S6654] Estelle and Shirley Photographs, about 1937, Estelle and Graeme Moffat Photos & Slides, ES012 Graeme and Estelle April 1948.
  24. [S7531] Deaths - Summach, The Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Feb 25, 1964, Page 19, column 2 viewed at Google News Archive,, Deaths - Emerson Summach. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  25. [S6687] Photos provided by Colleen Hancharuk Digital version of original photo, Rick Moffat Personal Digital Files (Mesa, Arizona, USA), CH04 Siblings & Pop c1966
    Does anyone have a less faded version of this photo?
  26. [S9135] Deaths: Summach, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Dec 6, 1983, Page 6, column 8 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Delbert Justin (Deb) Summach. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  27. [S253] Seymour - Muriel, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Dec 19, 1992, Page: C1 viewed at StarPhoenix Archives,, No on-line version of this obituary is currently available (2018). Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  28. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat , Certificate of Church Membership for both Graeme and Estelle Moffat, Emmanuel Baptist Church, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; dated May 30th, 1993.
  29. [S728] Herb Moffat Funeral Bulletin, Estelle and Graeme Moffat Papers (Mesa, Arizona, USA).
  30. [S6654] Estelle and Shirley Photographs, about 1937, Estelle and Graeme Moffat Photos & Slides, CH14 Summach Siblings July 1998
    courtesy of Colleen Hancharuk.
  31. [S1416] Deaths: Summach, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Oct 22, 1998, Page 27, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Malcolm (Mac) Summach. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  32. [S21] Interview with Lorrie Ellen Moffat (Saskatoon, SK), by Rick Moffat. Rick Moffat (Mesa, Arizona, USA).
  33. [S6762] Graeme Moffat, The Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Jan 27, 2006, Page 34, column 1 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Dr. Graeme Francis Moffat. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  34. [S3210] Obituary - Summach, Manley G, Saskatoon Star Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Feb 2, 2006, viewed on-line viewed at www.legacy.com,, Obituary: Manley Gordon Summach. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  35. [S2031] Obituary - Summach, Frederick S, Saskatoon Star Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, viewed Nov 25, 2008 viewed at StarPhoenix Archives,, Frederick Summach. Hereinafter cited as Star Phoenix.
  36. [S5025] Obituary - Summach, Blanche Olive, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, 5 Oct 2013, On-Line viewed at StarPhoenix,, Obituary: Blanche Olive Summach. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.

Jane Mayhew1,2,3,4,5

F, #2414, b. 11 October 1871, d. 30 December 1954
Father*Ira Mayhew2,6,7,8,4,5 b. 29 Aug 1828
Mother*Margaret Hamilton Halliday6,7,8,4,5 b. 17 May 1838, d. 27 Oct 1922
RelationshipGrandmother of Carole Elizabeth Watson
Last Edited8 May 2019
     Jane Mayhew was born on 11 October 1871 in Admaston Twp., Renfrew County, Ontario, CanadaG, according to Ontario Birth Registration 017209. Note that the registration gives her year of birth as 1872, but it appears to be an error on the part of the registrar since sequential registrations after this entry are for April 1872, and the date of registration is April 1872. Family sources and her gravestone give her year of birth as 1871.7,6,8,3,4,5 Jane married George Ralph Watson on 3 December 1895 in RM of Oakland, Manitoba, CanadaG, at the residence of Ira Mayhew (sec 10-8-17.)9,3,4
     Other information from their marriage registration and/or news article about their wedding:
The registration listed the following official witnesses: Ira Mayhew.4
She died on 30 December 1954 in Edmonton, Alberta, CanadaG, at age 83.10,6,11
     The following information is extracted from her obituary. Survivor(s): Walker Watson, Edward George Watson, Charles Wilfred Watson, Clarence Watson and Mrs W J Sanford.11 Jane Mayhew was buried circa January 1955 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, CanadaG.12,11

     See the footnotes below for a link to her on-line obituary that appeared in the newspaper the Edmonton Journal published in Edmonton, Alberta, 31 December 1954 .11

     Jane was the youngest of 11 children. Her siblings left home as soon as they could leaving Jane to look after their parents. She resented this and had little to do with them for the remainder of her life.13

Census Data

     Jane Mayhew appeared on the 1891 Canadian Census of RM of Oakland, Manitoba in the household of her parents, Ire Mayhew and Margaret Mayhew.5
     George Watson and Jane appeared on the 1911 Canadian Census of Wawanesa, RM of Oakland, Manitoba, enumerated 5 June 1911. George was enumerated as an implement agent and a Presbyterian. Their children Walker, Edward, Wilfred and Margaret were listed as living with them.3

Family

George Ralph Watson b. 15 Jun 1870, d. 1944
MarWitReg*
     Other information from their marriage registration and/or news article about their wedding:
The registration listed the following official witnesses: Ira Mayhew.4
 
Marriage* Jane married George Ralph Watson on 3 December 1895 in RM of Oakland, Manitoba, CanadaG, at the residence of Ira Mayhew (sec 10-8-17.)9,3,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S239] Linda (Sanford) Schofield, online unknown url, unknown author (unknown location), downloaded june 1998.
  2. [S320] Dallas J Manicom, online unknown url, Dallas J Manicom (unknown location), downloaded Imported: Aug 23, 2003.
  3. [S1835] George Watson household, June 5, 1911 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Wawanesa, Brandon, Manitoba; Page: 23; Family: 24, Library and Archives Canada (LAC), 1911 / Manitoba / 15 Brandon / 1 Wawanesa / page 23.
  4. [S1886] Manitoba Vital Statistics - Marriages - Watson - Mayhew: George Ralph Watson & Jane Mayhew, Rick Moffat Personal Files, Mesa, Arizona, USA. Hereinafter cited as Manitoba Vital Statistics - Marriages.
  5. [S7893] Ire Mayhew household, April 28, 1891 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Okalnad, Selkirk, Manitoba; Page 20, Family 119, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: T-6295.
  6. [S699] Unknown subject, various personal documents, R G Moffat papers - Watson Binder, Mesa, Arizona, USA, Jane Watson born 1871 died 1954 (83 yrs).
  7. [S746] Lydia Watson Estate, Tombstone photo - George & Jane Watson (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date), Jane 1871 - 1954 George ...
  8. [S1443] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: Jane Mayhew. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.
  9. [S868] Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency, Manitoba Vital Statistics (Winnipeg, MB: Vital Statistics Agency), Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency - Genealogy Search page, GROOM'S LAST NAME: WATSON
    GROOM'S GIVEN NAMES: GEORGE RALPH
    BRIDE'S LAST NAME: MAYHEW
    BRIDE'S GIVEN NAMES: JANE DATE OF MARRIAGE: 12/03/1895
    PLACE OF MARRIAGE: OAKLAND
    REGISTRATION NUMBER: 1896,001144
    REGISTRATION DATE:. Hereinafter cited as Manitoba Vital Statistics.
  10. [S616] Linda Schoenfield, "Schofield, Linda (Sanford) email," e-mail message from email address withheld for privacy (Edmonton, AB) to Rick Moffat, Grandma Jane Watson passed away in the last week of 1954. I will ask mother if she remembers the exact date the next time I am talking to her. I was 13 @ the time. Grandma came to Xmas dinner that yr. (at the last moment) -- that was the last time we saw her alive.; Email Jan 6, 2004.
  11. [S1836] Watson, Jane, Edmonton Journal, Edmonton, AB, Dec 31, 1954, Page 22, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Jane Watson. Hereinafter cited as Edmonton Journal.
  12. [S746] Lydia Watson Estate, Tombstone photo - George & Jane Watson, WATSON Jane 1871 - 1954 George 1870 - 1944.
  13. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).
  14. [S868] Manitoba Vital Statistics (published), DETAILED BIRTH INFORMATION
    REGISTRATION NUMBER: 1897-003254
    CHILD'S DETAILS Last Name: WATSON
    Given Names: IRA WALKER
    Sex: M Date of Birth: 02/10/1897
    PLACE OF BIRTH DETAILS Name of Hospital:
    Place of Birth: OAKLAND
    Married: Y Mother's Marital Status: MARRIED
    MOTHER'S DETAILS Maiden Last Name: MAYHEW Given Names: JANE.
  15. [S868] Manitoba Vital Statistics (published), REGISTRATION NUMBER: 1899-006125
    CHILD'S DETAILS Last Name: WATSON
    Given Names: IVA WALKER.
  16. [S239] Linda (Sanford) Schofield, june 1998, no given name provided. Born and died July 12, 1899, Manitoba Canada.
  17. [S868] Manitoba Vital Statistics (published), REGISTRATION NUMBER: 1907-19714685
    CHILD'S DETAILS Last Name: WATSON
    Given Names: MARGARET ELIZAB.
  18. [S1267] Interview with Carole Moffat (Lewisville TX), by Rick Moffat. Rick Moffat Personal Files (Mesa, Arizona, USA).

Garth Allinson Hamwood1

M, #2416, b. 14 April 1912, d. 14 June 1990
Father*Arthur William Hamwood2,3 b. 1 Sep 1869, d. c 12 Dec 1934
Mother*Myrtle Sophia Johnston2,4 b. 2 Aug 1879, d. 25 Oct 1975
Relationship2nd cousin of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited13 Feb 2019
     Garth was born on 14 April 1912 in Collingwood Twp., Grey County, Ontario, CanadaG.2,5,6 He died on 14 June 1990 in Kerrobert Union Hospital, Kerrobert, RM of Progress No. 351, Saskatchewan, CanadaG, at age 78.7,8,5,6
     The following information is extracted from his obituary. Survivor(s): George Cunnings and Kyle Petch. Predeceased: Arthur Hamwood, Sophia Hamwood, Beverley Hamwood and Inez Cunnings.6 Garth Allinson Hamwood was buried on 19 June 1990 in Kerrobert Cemetery, Kerrobert, RM of Progress No. 351, Saskatchewan, CanadaG. The pallbearers were: Barry Allcock.5,1

     His name was also recorded as Garth Allensen Hamwood according to family records nd a transcription of his grave marker.2,9,5
     Garth Allinson Hamwood was a telephone lineman for forty years (Oct 1, 1934 to September 30, 1974) 53 between 1 October 1934 and 30 September 1974 in Kerrobert, RM of Progress No. 351, Saskatchewan, CanadaG.9,10
     In the obituary of Arthur William Hamwood who died circa 12 December 1934, his son, Garth Hamwood was listed as a survivor.11 He, brother of the groom,was Best Man in the marriage of Beverley Johnston Hamwood and Hazel Maude Willis on 5 November 1938.12 Garth Hamwood, the bride's brother,was listed as a groomsman in the marriage of George William Cunnings and Anez (sic) Blanche Hamwood on 3 December 1938.13
     In the obituary of Myrtly (sic) Sophia Hamwood who died 25 October 1975, her son, Garth Hamwood of Kerrobert, was listed as a survivor.14
     In the obituary of Inez Blanche Cunnings who died 17 September 1989, her brother, Garth Hamwood of Kerrobert, SK, was listed as a survivor.15
     See the footnotes below for a link to his on-line obituary that appeared in the newspaper the Saskatoon StarPhoenix published in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 30 June 1990 .1

     In the obituary of George William Cunnings who died 28 December 1990, his brother-in-law, Garth Hamwood was listed as predeceased.16
     February 2019 Research notes:
Review sources for alternate spelling of his middle name.17

Citations

  1. [S9162] Deaths: Hamwood, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Jun 30, 1990, Page 45, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Garth Allinson Hamwood. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  2. [S4] E.F. White Jr., "E.F. White, Jr. Copy of Rhoda Johnston's Records", July 30, 1938 (Cincinnatti). These records copied by Edward Francis White, Jr. at the home of Thomas Boothby White, Jr. from the records of Cousin Rhoda Johnson McLellan, Mrs. Charles McLellan. Included with T.B. White family record as page 2 and forward. 4 typed pages., Garth Allensen (Hamwood) b. April 14, 1912; Page 2. Hereinafter cited as "White Family Records."
  3. [S12] Ada J Flynn, compiler, Johnston Family Tree (Collingwood, ON: self published, 1974, revised 1981), Page 9. Hereinafter cited as Johnston Family Tree.
  4. [S12] Ada J Flynn, Johnston Family Tree, Page 14.
  5. [S8331] Helen Louise Allcock Memorial page, PrairieSouls: Kerrobert Cemetery, unknown repository address; PUBLISHER ID#: 0208061112ca and Rick Reader: Moffat, Mar 17, 2018, Kerrobert Cemetery: Garth Allensen (sic) Hamwood
    Grave marker transcription:
    Garth Allensen HAMWOOD     1912 - 1990     Lifes Work Well Done.
  6. [S9162] Star-Phoenix, Jun 30, 1990, Page 45, column 4, Obituary: Garth Allinson (sic) Hamwood.
  7. [S2851] Saskatoon Obituary Index : 1946 Onward, online Saskatoon Obituary Index Search, Hamwood, Garth Allinson & Hamwood, Myrtly Sophia. Hereinafter cited as Saskatoon Obituary Index.
  8. [S4351] Koch-Kury family tree, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/14419569, Hazel wife of Beverly Hamwood. Hereinafter cited as Koch-Kury family tree.
  9. [S12] Ada J Flynn, Johnston Family Tree, Farmer & Telephone service with his mother, Kerrobert, Saskatchewan; Page 9.
  10. [S1180] Jellicoe History Committee, compiler, Our community : Jellicoe, Dukesbury, Toledo, White Heron, Ivy, Oakwood, Norris (Kerrobert, SK: Jellicoe History Committee, 1986), Page 17 - 19; Telephones by Marjorie Woodley. Hereinafter cited as Our Community.
  11. [S9163] Obituary: Arthur W. Hamwood, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Dec 17, 1934, Page 15, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Arthur William Hamwood. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  12. [S9166] Recent Weddings: Hamwwod--Williss, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Nov 14, 1938, Page 9, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Wedding: Hamwood--Willis. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  13. [S3192] Weddings - Cunnings - Hamwood, Sasktoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Dec 12, 1938, page 6, columns 7 & 8 viewed at Google News Archive,, Wedding: Cunnings - Hamwood. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  14. [S9625] Deaths: Hamwood, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Oct 31, 1975, Page 40 viewed at Saskatoon Public Library,, Transcribed from JPG image provided by Saskatoon Public Library. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  15. [S9161] Deaths: Hamwood, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Oct 5, 1989, Page 31, column 1 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Inez Blanche Cunnings née Hamwood. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  16. [S9169] Deaths: Cunnings, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Jan 12, 1991, Page 23, column 1 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: George William Cunnings. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  17. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).

Sylvia May Allcock1,2,3,4,5

F, #2417, b. 14 January 1908, d. 24 September 1996
Father*Thomas Everett Allcock6,3,4,7,5 b. 22 Jan 1876, d. 1 Feb 1958
Mother*Ethel Gertrude Johnston6,3,4,7,5 b. 15 Feb 1883, d. 8 Sep 1980
Relationship2nd cousin of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited12 Feb 2019
     Sylvia was born on 14 January 1908 in Eastview, Saskatchewan, CanadaG, according to Saskatchewan birth registration 205, and her obituary. Note that her obituary gives Belle Plaine as her birthplace.6,8,4,9 Alternatively, she was born in January 1907 in Saskatchewan, CanadaG, according to the 1911 census.3
     Following is other information from a newspaper article about their wedding:
The Maid of Honour and Best Man were Esmond Allcock and Gwen Allcock. The minister was Rev A E Elliott.7
Sylvia married George Melville Weeks at the home of her parents on 25 October 1935 in Ermine, Saskatchewan, CanadaG.10,7 She died on 24 September 1996 in Kerrobert Union Hospital, Kerrobert, RM of Progress No. 351, Saskatchewan, CanadaG, at age 88.9
     The following information is extracted from her obituary. Survivor(s): Esmond Allcock, Helen Allcock, Mary Allcock, Doug Allcock, Marg Allcock, Jean Williams, Gwen Low and Fern Vincent. Predeceased: George Melville Weeks, Gary Weeks, Steel Allcock and Bert Vincent.9 Sylvia May Allcock was buried on 30 September 1996 in Regina Memorial Gardens, Regina, Saskatchewan, CanadaG.9

     She also went by the name of Tibby, used by her siblings.9
     Sylvia May Allcock was a teacher. She taught at Norris School No. 4218 in 1934-35. in Saskatchewan, CanadaG.6,11
     The following newspaper article appeared in the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Saskatoon StarPhoenix 29 October 1935 :
WEEKS--ALLCOCK
Mr. George Melville Weeks of Kronau, and Miss Sylvia May Allcock of Ermine, were the principals In a lovely house wedding at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Allcock at Ermine on Friday evening, October 25, Rev. A. E. Elliott of St. Paul's United Church, Sutherland, uncle of the bride, reading the service.

To the strains of Mendelssohn's Wedding March played by Miss Frances Elliott of Sutherland, the bridal party took their places, Mr. Esmond Allcock, accompanying the groom and Miss Gwen Allcock acting as bridesmaid. Mr. T. E. Allcock gave the bride away.

The bride wore a gown of ivory crepe with veil and carried pink roses, while the bridesmaid wore blue net and carried yellow 'mums. During the signing of the register. Miss Jean Allcock sang "Because." After the service more than thirty guests enjoyed a buffet lunch at which Mrs. A. E. Elliott and Mrs. A. W. Hamwood poured tea. Rev. A. E. Elliott proposed the toast to the bride and the groom made a very fitting acknowledgment. The happy couple motored to Kindersley, going on to Saskatoon and Regina, the bride travelling In a smart suit of brown and white corded silk with harmonizing accessories. They will be at home after November 1 at the groom's farm near Kronau.7

     The following newspaper article appeared in the Regina, Saskatchewan Leader-Post 14 August 1941 :
NELSON S. ALLCOCK KILLED IN ENGLAND
RICHARDSON.--- Mrs. Melville Weeks has received word of the death of her brother, Nelson Steele Allcock, of Kerrobert, Sask., who arrived in England Jan. 1, 1941, as a member of the First Division Canadian Artillery. He was acting as motorcycle despatch rider when he was killed.12

     In the obituary of Thomas Everett Allcock who died 1 February 1958, Thomas's daughter, Mrs G M Weeks was listed as a survivor.13
     In the obituary of Ethel Gertrude Allcock who died 8 September 1980, Ethel's daughter, Sylvia Weeks was listed as a survivor.14
     See the footnotes below for a link to her on-line obituary that appeared in the newspaper the Leader-Post published in Regina, Saskatchewan, 27 September 1996 .9

     In the obituary of Mary Louise Wilson who died 13 March 2008, Mary's sister-in-law, Sylvia Weeks was listed as predeceased.15

Census Data

     Sylvia Allcock appeared on the 1911 Canadian Census of Saskatchewan in the household of her parents, Robert Allcock and Ethel Allcock.3
     Sylvia May Allcock appeared on the 1921 Canadian Census of RM of Oakdale No. 320, Saskatchewan in the household of her parents, Thomas Everett Allcock and Ethel Gertrude Allcock.5

Family

George Melville Weeks b. 6 Jun 1907, d. 1969
MarWitNews
     Following is other information from a newspaper article about their wedding:
The Maid of Honour and Best Man were Esmond Allcock and Gwen Allcock. The minister was Rev A E Elliott.7
 
Marriage* Sylvia married George Melville Weeks at the home of her parents on 25 October 1935 in Ermine, Saskatchewan, CanadaG.10,7 
Child

Citations

  1. [S4] E.F. White Jr., "E.F. White, Jr. Copy of Rhoda Johnston's Records", July 30, 1938 (Cincinnatti). These records copied by Edward Francis White, Jr. at the home of Thomas Boothby White, Jr. from the records of Cousin Rhoda Johnson McLellan, Mrs. Charles McLellan. Included with T.B. White family record as page 2 and forward. 4 typed pages., Sylvia May (Allcock) b. Jan. 14, 1908; Page 3. Hereinafter cited as "White Family Records."
  2. [S12] Ada J Flynn, compiler, Johnston Family Tree (Collingwood, ON: self published, 1974, revised 1981), Teacher.; Page 10. Hereinafter cited as Johnston Family Tree.
  3. [S2709] Robert Allcock household, Jun 8, 1911 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Townships 17, 24 West, 2 Meridian, Moose Jaw district, Saskatchewan; Page 7; Family: 68, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
  4. [S2710] EHealth Saskatchewan - Genealogy Index Searches, online eHealth Saskatchewan - Genealogy Index Searches, Allcock, Sylvia May; Born: 1908/1/14. Hereinafter cited as eHealth Sask - Genealogy Index Searches.
  5. [S9192] Thomas Everett Allcock household, June 1, 1921 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Rm of Oakdale, Kindersley (census district), Saskatchewan; Page: 6; Family: 52, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
  6. [S12] Ada J Flynn, Johnston Family Tree, Page 10.
  7. [S9180] Weeks--Allcock, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Oct 29, 1935, Page 9, column 6 & 7 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Wedding: Weeks--Alcock. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  8. [S138] White Family Members (1768-1971), Typed Transcription, Received by mail 16 Feb 1971, RGM - File folder #1505, Mesa, Arizona, USA, Sylvia May (Allcock) b. Jan. 14, 1908; Page 3.
  9. [S9181] Death Notices: Weeks, The Leader-Post, Regina, Sk, Sep 27, 1996, Page 38, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Sylvia May "Tibby" Weeks née Allcock. Hereinafter cited as Leader-Post.
  10. [S12] Ada J Flynn, Johnston Family Tree, Sylvia May Allcock...m. George Melville Weeks ( - 1969) Farmer, Richardson, Saskatchewan; Page 10.
  11. [S1180] Jellicoe History Committee, compiler, Our community : Jellicoe, Dukesbury, Toledo, White Heron, Ivy, Oakwood, Norris (Kerrobert, SK: Jellicoe History Committee, 1986). Hereinafter cited as Our Community.
  12. [S9190] Nelson S. Allcock Killed In England, The Leader-Post, Regina, Sk, Aug 14, 1941, Page 15, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Nelson Steele Allcock killed in England. Hereinafter cited as Leader-Post.
  13. [S3197] Deaths - Allcock, Sasktoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Feb 3, 1958, page 16, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Thomas Everett Allcock. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  14. [S3196] Deaths - Allcock, Sasktoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Sep 10, 1980, page 54, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Ethel Gertrude Allcock. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  15. [S4315] Obituary - Allcock, The News-Optimist, North Battleford, SK, Apr 2, 2008, Page 17 viewed at News-Optimist,, No on-line version of this obituary is currently available (2018). Hereinafter cited as The News-Optimist.

George Melville Weeks1,2

M, #2418, b. 6 June 1907, d. 1969
Father*Edward St. Elmo Weeks3 b. 1881, d. 20 Jan 1952
Mother*Jennie McKay3 b. 1889, d. 1956
Last Edited11 Feb 2019
     George was born on 6 June 1907 in Regina Beach, Saskatchewan, CanadaG.3 George married Sylvia May Allcock at the home of her parents on 25 October 1935 in Ermine, Saskatchewan, CanadaG.4,1
     Following is other information from a newspaper article about their wedding:
The Maid of Honour and Best Man were Esmond Allcock and Gwen Allcock. The minister was Rev A E Elliott.1
He died in 1969.5,6
     He also went by the name of Melville7,8 ; and, Mel.5,9
     The following newspaper article appeared in the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Saskatoon StarPhoenix 29 October 1935 :
WEEKS--ALLCOCK
Mr. George Melville Weeks of Kronau, and Miss Sylvia May Allcock of Ermine, were the principals In a lovely house wedding at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Allcock at Ermine on Friday evening, October 25, Rev. A. E. Elliott of St. Paul's United Church, Sutherland, uncle of the bride, reading the service.

To the strains of Mendelssohn's Wedding March played by Miss Frances Elliott of Sutherland, the bridal party took their places, Mr. Esmond Allcock, accompanying the groom and Miss Gwen Allcock acting as bridesmaid. Mr. T. E. Allcock gave the bride away.

The bride wore a gown of ivory crepe with veil and carried pink roses, while the bridesmaid wore blue net and carried yellow 'mums. During the signing of the register. Miss Jean Allcock sang "Because." After the service more than thirty guests enjoyed a buffet lunch at which Mrs. A. E. Elliott and Mrs. A. W. Hamwood poured tea. Rev. A. E. Elliott proposed the toast to the bride and the groom made a very fitting acknowledgment. The happy couple motored to Kindersley, going on to Saskatoon and Regina, the bride travelling In a smart suit of brown and white corded silk with harmonizing accessories. They will be at home after November 1 at the groom's farm near Kronau.1

     In the obituary of Edwin (sic) S Weeks who died 20 January 1952, his son, Melville Weeks farming at Richardson, was listed as a survivor.10
     George Melville Weeks was a farmer in Richardson, Saskatchewan, CanadaG.7
     In the obituary of Ethel Gertrude Allcock who died 8 September 1980, Ethel's son-in-law, Melville Weeks was listed as a survivor.8
     In the obituary of Sylvia May Weeks who died 24 September 1996, her husband, George Melville Weeks was listed as predeceased.9

Family

Sylvia May Allcock b. 14 Jan 1908, d. 24 Sep 1996
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     Following is other information from a newspaper article about their wedding:
The Maid of Honour and Best Man were Esmond Allcock and Gwen Allcock. The minister was Rev A E Elliott.1
 
Marriage* George married Sylvia May Allcock at the home of her parents on 25 October 1935 in Ermine, Saskatchewan, CanadaG.4,1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S9180] Weeks--Allcock, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Oct 29, 1935, Page 9, column 6 & 7 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Wedding: Weeks--Alcock. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  2. [S12] Ada J Flynn, compiler, Johnston Family Tree (Collingwood, ON: self published, 1974, revised 1981), George Melville Weeks ( - 1969) Farmer, Richardson, Saskatchewan; Page 10. Hereinafter cited as Johnston Family Tree.
  3. [S2710] EHealth Saskatchewan - Genealogy Index Searches, online eHealth Saskatchewan - Genealogy Index Searches, Birth: George Melville Weeks. Hereinafter cited as eHealth Sask - Genealogy Index Searches.
  4. [S12] Ada J Flynn, Johnston Family Tree, Sylvia May Allcock...m. George Melville Weeks ( - 1969) Farmer, Richardson, Saskatchewan; Page 10.
  5. [S138] White Family Members (1768-1971), Typed Transcription, Received by mail 16 Feb 1971, RGM - File folder #1505, Mesa, Arizona, USA, Sylvia May (Allcock) m. Mel ____ who died . . . 1969; Page 3.
  6. [S12] Ada J Flynn, Johnston Family Tree, Page 10.
  7. [S12] Ada J Flynn, Johnston Family Tree, George Melville Weeks ( - 1969) Farmer, Richardson, Saskatchewan; Page 10.
  8. [S3196] Deaths - Allcock, Sasktoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Sep 10, 1980, page 54, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Ethel Gertrude Allcock. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  9. [S9181] Death Notices: Weeks, The Leader-Post, Regina, Sk, Sep 27, 1996, Page 38, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Sylvia May "Tibby" Weeks née Allcock. Hereinafter cited as Leader-Post.
  10. [S9183] (Rites for Edwin S. Weeks), The Leader-Post, Regina, Sk, Jan 23, 1952, Page 11, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Edwin S. Weeks. Hereinafter cited as Leader-Post.

Melville Gary Weeks1

M, #2419, b. 1937, d. 1989
Father*George Melville Weeks2 b. 6 Jun 1907, d. 1969
Mother*Sylvia May Allcock2 b. 14 Jan 1908, d. 24 Sep 1996
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited13 Feb 2019
     Melville was born in 1937.3 He died in 1989.3
     He also went by the name of Gary.2
     In the obituary of Sylvia May Weeks who died 24 September 1996, her son, Gary Weeks was listed as predeceased.3

Citations

  1. [S12] Ada J Flynn, compiler, Johnston Family Tree (Collingwood, ON: self published, 1974, revised 1981), Edmonton, Alta.; Page 10. Hereinafter cited as Johnston Family Tree.
  2. [S12] Ada J Flynn, Johnston Family Tree, Page 10.
  3. [S9181] Death Notices: Weeks, The Leader-Post, Regina, Sk, Sep 27, 1996, Page 38, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Sylvia May "Tibby" Weeks née Allcock. Hereinafter cited as Leader-Post.