James Arthur Coles1,2,3

M, #23114, b. 21 February 1921, d. 19 April 2016
Father*Arthur James Coles3 d. 22 Nov 1975
Mother*Mary Jane Dowdell3 d. 23 Apr 1939
Last Edited6 Jul 2019
     James was born on 21 February 1921 in Wadena, Saskatchewan, CanadaG.1,2,3 James married Marjorie Anna Gienow on 19 April 1945 in Niagara Falls, Ontario, CanadaG.1,4,5,2 He died on 19 April 2016 in Saskatchewan, CanadaG, at age 95.3
     The following information is extracted from his obituary. Predeceased: Marjorie Coles, Arthur James Coles, Mary Jane Dowdell, Samuel Gienow, Anna Mary Paul, Howard Gienow, Evelyn Gienow and John Hagley.3 James Arthur Coles was buried on 12 May 2016 in Regina Memorial Gardens, Regina, Saskatchewan, CanadaG.6,3

     His name was also recorded as Jim.5
Military Service:
     James Arthur Coles began military service in 1940 in Saskatchewan, CanadaG, in the RCAF.3
End of Military Service section.7

     In the obituary of Howie Gienow who died 29 June 1989, his brother-in-law, Jim Coles was listed as a survivor.8
     In the obituary of Marjorie Coles who died 23 June 2008, Marjorie's husband, James Arthur Coles was listed as a survivor.5
     See the footnotes below for a link to his on-line obituary that appeared in the newspaper the Leader-Post published in Regina, Saskatchewan, 7 May 2016 .3

Family

Marjorie Anna Gienow b. 4 Jan 1921, d. 23 Jun 2008
Marriage*James married Marjorie Anna Gienow on 19 April 1945 in Niagara Falls, Ontario, CanadaG.1,4,5,2 

Citations

  1. [S2185] Hanley History Book Society, editor, Ripples and Reflections : Hanley (Hanley, Saskatchewan, Canada: Hanley History Book Society, 1982), Arthur John Coles Family by E. L. Cruicshank p 250 ff. Hereinafter cited as Ripples and Reflections : Hanley.
  2. [S2209] Ralph Martin Gienow, Daniel Frederick Gienow FamilyTree (Edmonton, AB: privately printed, updated to May 2009), P 13 - Descendants of Samuel Gienow
    P 14 - Descendants of Margorie Anna Gienow. Hereinafter cited as D F Gienow Family Tree.
  3. [S6736] James Coles, Regina Leader Post, Regina, SK, May 7, 2016, Page 23, column 3 & 4 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: James Arthur Coles. Hereinafter cited as Leader Post.
  4. [S2186] William P. Argan, editor, Saskatchewan curling : heartland tradition (2205 Victoria Ave., Regina, SK S4P 0S4: Saskatchewan Curling Association, 1991), p. 67 - picture with caption:
    Balgonie ladies wear snow suits. L-R: Cathy White, Grace Gienow, Marg Gienow (Coles) and Ann Gienow.. Hereinafter cited as Saskatchewan curling : heartland tradition.
  5. [S2187] Coles, Marjorie, Regina Leader-Post, Regina, SK, June 24, 2008, Page 46, column 1 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Marjorie Anna Coles née Gienow. Hereinafter cited as Leader-Post.
  6. [S4199] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., James Arthur Coles
    Grave marker transcription:
    James A     1921
    Marjorie A     1921 - 2008.
  7. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).
  8. [S9603] Death Notice: Gienow, Regina Leader-Post, Regina, SK, Jul 1, 1989, Page 69, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Howard Leslie Gienow. Hereinafter cited as Leader-Post.

Marjorie Anna Gienow1,2,3

F, #23115, b. 4 January 1921, d. 23 June 2008
Father*Samuel Gienow4 b. 18 Jan 1897, d. 25 May 1969
Mother*Anna Mary Paul2,4 b. 9 Jul 1902, d. 2 Aug 1980
Relationship3rd cousin 1 time removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited11 May 2019
     Marjorie was born on 4 January 1921 in Saskatchewan, CanadaG, on the homestead north west of Balgonie.2,3 Marjorie married James Arthur Coles on 19 April 1945 in Niagara Falls, Ontario, CanadaG.1,5,2,3 She died on 23 June 2008 in Saskatchewan, CanadaG, at age 87.2,3
     The following information is extracted from her obituary. Survivor(s): James Arthur Coles. Predeceased: Samuel Gienow, Anna Mary Paul, Howard Gienow, Evelyn Gienow and John Hagley.2 Marjorie Coles was buried on 5 July 2008 in Regina Memorial Gardens, Regina, Saskatchewan, CanadaG.6,2,7

     Her name was also recorded as Marg.5
     On July 1, 1943, she crossed the border into the US for a visit. On the border crossing document there is no indication of her destination or contact person.8
     An article about a reunion in honor of Mrs. Dan (Annie) Gienow, published on 12 August 1955 in the newspaper the Leader-Post referenced Annies granddaughter Marjorie, Mrs J Coles.9
She was a witness Balgonie's Anne Gienow wins the 1962 Grand Aggregate at the 1962 Moose Jaw Bonspiel. The team included: Marge Coles, Minnie Junker and Lorna Edmons.10
     In the obituary of Samuel Gienow who died 25 May 1969, his daughter, Mrs S M Cole (sic) of Balgonie, was listed as a survivor.11
     In the obituary of Howie Gienow who died 29 June 1989, his sister, Marj Coles was listed as a survivor.12
     See the footnotes below for a link to her on-line obituary that appeared in the newspaper the Leader-Post published in Regina, Saskatchewan, 24 June 2008 .2

     In the obituary of James Arthur Coles who died 19 April 2016, James's wife, Marjorie Coles was listed as predeceased.13

Family

James Arthur Coles b. 21 Feb 1921, d. 19 Apr 2016
Marriage*Marjorie married James Arthur Coles on 19 April 1945 in Niagara Falls, Ontario, CanadaG.1,5,2,3 

Citations

  1. [S2185] Hanley History Book Society, editor, Ripples and Reflections : Hanley (Hanley, Saskatchewan, Canada: Hanley History Book Society, 1982), Arthur John Coles Family by E. L. Cruicshank p 250 ff. Hereinafter cited as Ripples and Reflections : Hanley.
  2. [S2187] Coles, Marjorie, Regina Leader-Post, Regina, SK, June 24, 2008, Page 46, column 1 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Marjorie Anna Coles née Gienow. Hereinafter cited as Leader-Post.
  3. [S2209] Ralph Martin Gienow, Daniel Frederick Gienow FamilyTree (Edmonton, AB: privately printed, updated to May 2009), P 13 - Descendants of Samuel Gienow
    P 14 - Descendants of Margorie Anna Gienow. Hereinafter cited as D F Gienow Family Tree.
  4. [S2209] Ralph Martin Gienow, D F Gienow Family Tree, P 13 - Descendants of Samuel Gienow.
  5. [S2186] William P. Argan, editor, Saskatchewan curling : heartland tradition (2205 Victoria Ave., Regina, SK S4P 0S4: Saskatchewan Curling Association, 1991), p. 67 - picture with caption:
    Balgonie ladies wear snow suits. L-R: Cathy White, Grace Gienow, Marg Gienow (Coles) and Ann Gienow.. Hereinafter cited as Saskatchewan curling : heartland tradition.
  6. [S2188] Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project, online Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project, Regina Memorial Gardens
    Coles, Marjorie Anna Gienow Jan 4, 1921 - Jun 23, 2008. Hereinafter cited as Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project.
  7. [S4199] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., Marjorie Anna Coles née Gienow
    Grave marker transcription:
    James A     1921
    Marjorie A     1921 - 2008.
  8. [S1540] Border Crossings from Canada to U.S., 1895-1956, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Marjorie Anna Gienow
    Arrival Date:     1 Jul 1943. Hereinafter cited as Border Crossings.
  9. [S3161] Pioneer honored, Regina Leader-Post, Regina, SK, Aug 12, 1955, Page 8, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Pioneer Honored: Mrs. Dan Gienow. Hereinafter cited as Leader Post.
  10. [S2186] William P. Argan, Saskatchewan curling : heartland tradition, p. 138 - picture with caption:
    Balgonie's Anne Gienow wins the 1962 Grand Aggregate at the 1962 Moose Jaw Bonspiel. L-R: Anne Gienow, Marge Coles, Minnie Junker and Lorna Edmons.
  11. [S9278] Burial in Regina, The Leader-Post, Regina, SK, May 26, 1969, Page 8, column 1 & 2 viewed at northumberlandtoday.com,, Obituary: Samuel Gienow. Hereinafter cited as Leader-Post.
  12. [S9603] Death Notice: Gienow, Regina Leader-Post, Regina, SK, Jul 1, 1989, Page 69, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Howard Leslie Gienow. Hereinafter cited as Leader-Post.
  13. [S6736] James Coles, Regina Leader Post, Regina, SK, May 7, 2016, Page 23, column 3 & 4 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: James Arthur Coles. Hereinafter cited as Leader Post.

Terrance Dale Broste1,2

M, #23117, b. 23 October 1944, d. November 1982
Last Edited8 May 2016
     Terrance was born on 23 October 1944.2 He died in November 1982 at age 38.2

Citations

  1. [S2185] Hanley History Book Society, editor, Ripples and Reflections : Hanley (Hanley, Saskatchewan, Canada: Hanley History Book Society, 1982), Arthur John Coles Family by E. L. Cruicshank p 250 ff. Hereinafter cited as Ripples and Reflections : Hanley.
  2. [S2209] Ralph Martin Gienow, Daniel Frederick Gienow FamilyTree (Edmonton, AB: privately printed, updated to May 2009), P 14 - Descendants of Margorie Anna Gienow. Hereinafter cited as D F Gienow Family Tree.

Ralph Alfred Gienow1,2

M, #23120, b. 8 March 1912, d. 31 August 2003
Father*Daniel Frederick Gienow3,4 b. 22 May 1867, d. 8 Jul 1949
Mother*Anne Bork3,4 b. 25 Jan 1872, d. 12 Apr 1959
Relationship2nd cousin 2 times removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited10 Nov 2018
     Ralph was born on 8 March 1912 in Balgonie, RM of Edenwold No. 158, Saskatchewan, CanadaG.5,2 Alternatively, he was born circa 1910 in Saskatchewan, CanadaG, according to the 1916 census.3 Ralph married Anna Dorothy Martin on 9 August 1941 in Morrison Street United church, Niagara Falls, Ontario, CanadaG.6,5,7,8,9,10
Ralph Gienow & Dorothy Martin Wedding Aug 9, 1941
He died on 31 August 2003 in Lumsden, Saskatchewan, CanadaG, at age 91.5,8,2,11
     The following information is extracted from his obituary. Survivor(s): Dorothy Gienow and Doug Gienow. Predeceased: Jeanie Gienow.8 Ralph Alfred Gienow was buried on 5 September 2003 in Craven Cemetery, Craven, RM of Lumsden No. 189, Saskatchewan, CanadaG.5,8,12

     Hewas listed as attending the groom in the marriage of Lieut. Joffre Thomas Baker and Kathleen Ruth Martin on 7 September 1940.13
     The following newspaper article appeared in the Regina, Saskatchewan Leader-Post 22 August 1941 :
Gienow - Martin
DRAKE - The Morrison Street United Church, Niagara Falls, was the scene of a pretty wedding Aug. 9 when Anne Dorothy, elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Martin, Drake, became the bride of Ralph Alfred Gienow, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Gienow, Balgonie. Rev. James Robinson, Leavan, Sask., officiated and Miss Isobel Robinson played the wedding music.

The bride was attired in dusky rose sheer with blue accessories. Her corsage was of yellow roses and blue cornflower. She was attended by Miss Mabel Anderson of Winnipeg who wore a heaven blue crepe dress with black accessories and corsage of pink roses. Edwin Charles Gienow, brother of the groom was best man.

The reception was held the King Edward hotel, the bride's table centereed with a tiered cake and decorated with white asters and hydrangea. The young couple will reside at 1366 Bridge street, Niagara Falls. Wedding guests included: Rev. and Mrs. Robinson, Lewvan; Miss Isobel Robinson, Lloydminster; Miss Myrtle Martin, Merlin, Ont; Mrs. A. Campbell, Alvin Pattersona dn Al. Elliot, Niagara Falls.10

     In the obituary of Daniel Frederick Gienow who died 8 July 1949, his son, Ralph Gienow of Niagara Falls, ON, was listed as a survivor.14
     An article about a reunion in honor of Mrs. Dan (Annie) Gienow, published on 12 August 1955 in the newspaper the Leader-Post referenced Annie's son, Ralph Gienow.15

     In the obituary of Annie Gienow who died 12 April 1959, Annie's son, Ralph Gienow was listed as a survivor.16
     In 1969, Ralph Gienow was on the Lumsden curling team that won the Saskatchewan Senior Men Provincial Champions title.1
     In the obituary of Samuel Gienow who died 25 May 1969, his brother, Ralph Gienow of Craven, was listed as a survivor.17
     In the obituary of Norman Gienow who died 6 November 1987, his brother, Ralph Gienow of Craven, was listed as a survivor.18
     In the obituary of Annie Ruth Martin who died 7 October 1989, her son-in-law, Ralph Gienow was listed as a survivor.19
     In the obituary of Anne Belle Gienow who died 21 August 2001, Anne's brother, Ralph Gienow was listed as a survivor.20
     See the footnotes below for a link to his on-line obituary that appeared in the website of the Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project on Rootsweb, 4 September 2003 .8

     In the obituary of Dorothy Gienow who died 30 December 2003, Dorothy's husband, Ralph Gienow was listed as predeceased.7
     In the obituary of Kathleen Ruth Martin who died 22 January 2009, her brother-in-law, Ralph Gienow was listed as predeceased.21
     In the obituary of Douglas Bruce Gienow who died 15 October 2014, his father, Ralph Gienow was listed as predeceased.22

Census Data

     He appeared on the 1916 Census of Canadian Prairie Provinces RM of Edenwold No. 158, Saskatchewan in the household of his parents, Denial Gienow and Annie Gienow.3

Family

Anna Dorothy Martin b. 29 Dec 1914, d. 30 Dec 2003
Marriage*Ralph married Anna Dorothy Martin on 9 August 1941 in Morrison Street United church, Niagara Falls, Ontario, CanadaG.6,5,7,8,9,10
Ralph Gienow & Dorothy Martin Wedding Aug 9, 1941
Children

Citations

  1. [S2186] William P. Argan, editor, Saskatchewan curling : heartland tradition (2205 Victoria Ave., Regina, SK S4P 0S4: Saskatchewan Curling Association, 1991), p. 278 - Senior Men Provincial Champions
    1969 Fred Chcorane, Carwford Hicks, Ralph Gienow, Harold Clatworthy - Lumsden. Hereinafter cited as Saskatchewan curling : heartland tradition.
  2. [S2209] Ralph Martin Gienow, Daniel Frederick Gienow FamilyTree (Edmonton, AB: privately printed, updated to May 2009), P 3 - Descendants of Daniel Frederick Gienow
    P 71 - Descendants of Ralph Alfred Gienow. Hereinafter cited as D F Gienow Family Tree.
  3. [S2197] Denial Gienow household, June 15, 1916 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Edenwold, Regina census district, Saskatchewan; Page: 17; Family No: 157, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: T-21943.
  4. [S2209] Ralph Martin Gienow, D F Gienow Family Tree, P 3 - Descendants of Daniel Frederick Gienow.
  5. [S2191] Home Page of Murray Ross, online obsolete web site (Mar 2018). Hereinafter cited as Home Page of Murray Ross.
  6. [S2188] Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project, online Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project, Obituraries of Residents and Former Residents of Lipton, Sask
    BAKER - Kathleen Ruth (née Martin). Hereinafter cited as Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project.
  7. [S2194] Death Notice: Gienow, Regina Leader-Post, Regina, SK, Jan 2, 2004, Page 33, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Dorothy Gienow. Hereinafter cited as Leader-Post.
  8. [S2195] Obituary - Gienow, Ralph, online http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cansacem/…,Gienow, Ralph, Page containing obituary: Ralph Gienow (use CTRL F to search the page). Hereinafter cited as Obit - Gienow, Ralph.
  9. [S2209] Ralph Martin Gienow, D F Gienow Family Tree, P 71 - Descendants of Ralph Alfred Gienow.
  10. [S3165] Gienow - Martin, Regina Leader-Post, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, Aug 22, 1941, Page 5, column 5 & 6 viewed at Google News Archive,, Wedding: Gienow - Martin. Hereinafter cited as Leader Post.
  11. [S6764] Gienow, Ralph, Regina Leader Post, Regina, SK, Sep 4, 2003 viewed at SaskObits.com now Legacy.com,, Page containing obituary: Ralph Gienow (use CTRL F to search the page). Hereinafter cited as Leader Post.
  12. [S4199] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., Ralph Gienow
    Grave marker transcription:
    In Loving Memory of
    Ralph     1912 - 2003
    Dorothy     1914 - 2003
    Together Forever
    GIENOW.
  13. [S3164] J. T. Baker and Miss Martin Wed, Regina Leader-Post, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, Sep 9, 1940, Page 4, column 6 & 7 viewed at Google News Archive,. Hereinafter cited as Leader Post.
  14. [S8357] Death Notices: Gienow, The Leader-Post, Regina, SK, July 12, 1949, Page 16, column 1 viewed at Google News Archive,, Obituary: Daniel Frederick Gienow. Hereinafter cited as Leader-Post.
  15. [S3161] Pioneer honored, Regina Leader-Post, Regina, SK, Aug 12, 1955, Page 8, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Pioneer Honored: Mrs. Dan Gienow. Hereinafter cited as Leader Post.
  16. [S3160] Gienow rites in Regina, Regina Leader-Post, Regina, SK, Apr 25, 1959, Page 24, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Annie Gienow née Burke. Hereinafter cited as Leader Post.
  17. [S9278] Burial in Regina, The Leader-Post, Regina, SK, May 26, 1969, Page 8, column 1 & 2 viewed at northumberlandtoday.com,, Obituary: Samuel Gienow. Hereinafter cited as Leader-Post.
  18. [S9277] Deaths: Gienow, The Leader-Post, Regina, SK, Nov 9, 1987, Page 27, column 1 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Norman Gienow. Hereinafter cited as Leader-Post.
  19. [S9606] Death Notice: Martin, Regina Leader-Post, Regina, SK, Oct 10, 1989, Page 47, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Annie Ruth Martin. Hereinafter cited as Leader-Post.
  20. [S6752] Rennick, Anne Belle, Regina Leader Post, Regina, SK, Aug 23, 2012 viewed at SaskObits.com now Legacy.com,, Formerly published on Saskobits which was later merged with Legacy.com. Her 2001 obituary was not included in Legacy.com. Hereinafter cited as Leader Post.
  21. [S2268] Obituary -- Baker, Kathleen Ruth, Regina Leader Post, Regina, SK, Jan 24, 2009, on-line viewed at Leader-Post,, Obituary: Kathleen Ruth Baker née Martin. Hereinafter cited as Regina Leader Post.
  22. [S5218] Douglas Gienow, Regina Leader-Post, Regina, SK, Oct 18, 2014, Page 44, column 1 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Douglas Bruce Gienow. Hereinafter cited as Leader-Post.