Silas Dotten1

M, #39401
Last Edited29 Jul 2019
     Silas married Margaret Gordon.1

Family

Margaret Gordon
Child

Citations

  1. [S9933] Dotten--Browne marriage, Aug 22, 1910, Royal BC Museum - Genealogy Collection, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. 1910-09-144749, BC Marriage Registration: Dotten--Browne.

Margaret Gordon1

F, #39402
Last Edited29 Jul 2019
     Margaret married Silas Dotten.1

Family

Silas Dotten
Child

Citations

  1. [S9933] Dotten--Browne marriage, Aug 22, 1910, Royal BC Museum - Genealogy Collection, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. 1910-09-144749, BC Marriage Registration: Dotten--Browne.

Thomas Floyd Mitchell1

M, #39406, b. 26 March 1904, d. 5 February 1929
Father*Thomas Thompson Mitchell1,2 b. 18 Feb 1861, d. 7 Nov 1934
Mother*Elizabeth Hooey1,2 b. c 1865
Last Edited30 Jul 2019
     Thomas was born on 26 March 1904 in Clarksburg, Collingwood Twp., Grey County, Ontario, Canada, according to Ontario Birth Registration 016080. Note his obituary gives his year of birth as 1903.1,3,2 He died on 5 February 1929 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, at age 24.3
     The following information is extracted from his obituary. Survivor(s): T. Mitchell, Cecil Mitchell and Clifford Mitchell.3 Thomas Floyd Mitchell was buried in Clarksburg, Collingwood Twp., Grey County, Ontario.3
     The following obituary appeared in the newspaper the Saskatoon StarPhoenix published in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 8 February 1929:
ASQUITH. Floyd Mitchell, a highly respected and popular young farmer of the Asquith district, passed away in Saskatoon, February 5, after a short illness. Mr. Mitchell was born in Clarksburg. Ont., In 1903. He came to Asquith with his parents in 1910. He went east in 1926 and was married, returning to Asquith, and locating on his father's farm south of Asquith. Mr. Mitchell is survived by his wife and baby; his father, T. Mitchell, of Clarksburg, Ont., a sister, Mrs. John Shaw, of Neelin, Ont., and two brothers, Cecil, of Asquith, and Clifford, of Rockhaven. Mr. Mitchell will be buried at his boyhood home in Ontario.3


Census Data

     T. Floyd Mitchell appeared on the 1921 Canadian Census of Collingwood Twp., Grey County, Ontario in the household of his parents, Thomas Mitchell and Elizabeth Mitchell, listed as a laborer in a garage.2

Citations

  1. [S1443] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name:     Thomas Floyd Mitchell. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.
  2. [S9889] Thomas Mitchell household, Jun 7, 1921 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Collingwood (township) Grey North, Ontario; Page: 6; Family: 64, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
  3. [S9888] Obituary: Asquith, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Feb 8, 1929, Page 11, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Floyd Mitchell of Asquith district. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.

Austin Roy Laventure1

M, #39407, b. 1917, d. 1989
Father*Louis Duncan Laventure3 b. 12 Jul 1875, d. 10 Jan 1936
Mother*Ida Mary Moore Arnot2 b. 22 Jan 1879, d. 1 Nov 1953
Last Edited20 Aug 2019
     Austin was born in 1917.1,4,5 He was buried in Asquith Cemetery, Asquith, RM of Vanscoy No. 345, Saskatchewan, Canada.1 He died in 1989.1
     He also went by the name of Roy Laventure.4
     In the obituary of Louis Duncan Laventure who died 10 January 1936, his son, Roy Laventure at home in Asquith, was listed as a survivor.6
     The following newspaper article appeared in the Regina, Saskatchewan Leader-Post 5 June 1940 :
Teacher Fined For Nazi Salute
SASKATOON, June 5.-The Saskatchewan department of education will check up on circumstances surrounding the conviction of 22-year-old Roy Laventure, school teacher near Glenside, Sask., under the defence of Canada regulations. He was fined $25 at Hanley, Friday. Laventure was charged with giving the Nazi salute and uttering the words "Heil Hitler" in a Hanley beer parlor. Jack Musgrove took the teacher to task for his action and Corp. J. Lunney of the Saskatoon Light Infantry at Dundurn, intervened to prevent any further trouble. Laventure said he apologized to Musgrove saying that be "didn't mean anything" by it. He added that he had a brother in the army and one in the Royal Canadian Mounted police. Laventure, whose home address is Asquith, Sask, has been teaching at Coulee Creek school near Glenside.4


The following biographical fact was included, 1945:
Roy is probably the 28 year-old brother referenced in an article about his brother Nordwell's return after being wounded. It indicates he was an officer in the army.5

     In the obituary of Ida Laventure who died 1 November 1953, her son, Roy Laventure of Mayview, was listed as a survivor.2

Citations

  1. [S7100] Billion Graves, online Billion Graves, Austin Roy Laventure. Hereinafter cited as Billion Graves.
  2. [S9940] Deaths: Laventure, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Nov 3, 1953, Page 17, column 7 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Laventure, Ida née Arnot. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  3. [S10007] Obituary: Louis Laventure, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Sasskatoon, Saskatchewan, Jan 11, 1936, Page 3, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Louis Laventure. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  4. [S9938] Teacher Fined For Nazi Salute, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, unknown location, Jun 5, 1940, Page 8, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Teacher Fined For Nazi Salute. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  5. [S10006] Soldiers return, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Sasskatoon, Saskatchewan, Mar 27, 1945, Page 5, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Soldiers return...Gnr. Nordwell Laventure. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  6. [S10008] Lived 25 Years in Asquith Area, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Sasskatoon, Saskatchewan, Jan. 17, 1936, Page 17, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Louis Laventure. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.

Joyce Audrey Barclay1

F, #39408, b. 10 April 1929, d. 5 April 1937
Father*William Henry Barclay1 b. 18 Oct 1896, d. 1982
Mother*Henrietta Brooks b. 1903, d. 17 Mar 1974
Last Edited16 Oct 2019
     Joyce was born on 10 April 1929 in Asquith, RM of Loganton, Saskatchewan, Canada.1 Alternatively, she was born on 10 April 1926, if she was 11 years old as stated in her funeral article.1 She died on 5 April 1937, probably in a local hospital, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, at age 7.1
     The following information is extracted from her obituary. Survivor(s): W. H. Barclay, Mrs W H Barclay and Billy Barclay.1 Joyce Barclay was buried in Lanigan Cemetery, RM of Usborne No. 310, Saskatchewan, Canada.2
     The following obituary appeared in the newspaper the Saskatoon StarPhoenix published in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 13 April 1937:
CHURCH FILLED FOR FUNERAL OF GIRL
All Ranks at Lanigan Join in Paying Final Tribute to Joyce Barclay, 11
LANIGAN.
--Knox United Church was filled to capacity on Thursday afternoon with people of all ranks for the funeral service of Joyce Audrey Barclay, daughter of Postmaster and Mis. W. H. Barclay, who passed away in Saskatoon on Monday evening, having been removed to the city that day for treatment for pneumonia. She was born at Asquith on April 10, 1929 (sic), and leaves her mother and father, one sister, Shirley, 9, and one brother, Billy, 3. Four boys from the Lanigan School, of which Joyce was a pupil, acted as pallbearers, Frank Elliott, Donald Larmour, Ralph Howard and Jack Mitchell. A choir consisting of children of the United Sunday School were present, Vera Schopp sang a solo. Four little girls, Betty Mae Hindson, Audrey Cummings, June Larmour and Elaine Daeschel walked before the casket carrying wreaths as it left the church and again at the Lanigan cemetery, where interment was made. The Rev. W. Murdock officiated. Many beautiful tributes were received from Town Council, lodges, church associations, Canadian Legion, and citizens. W Robertson was in charge of funeral arrangements.

Note: either her birth year was in 1936 (not 1929) or she was not 11 years old.1



     In the obituary of William Charles Barclay who died 11 February 2002, his young sister, Joyce Barclay was listed as predeceased.3

Citations

  1. [S9939] Church Filled For Funeral Of Girl, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Apr 13, 1937, Page 17, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Funeral: Joyce Audrey Barclay. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  2. [S2188] Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project, online Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project, Lanigan Cemetery: William H. and Henrietta Barclay; their daughter Joyce
    Grave marker transcription:
    BARCLAY
    In loving memory of
    Daughter Joyce A. 1929 - 1937
    Mother Henrietta 1903 - 1974
    Father William H. 1895 - 1982
    Eternal Rest Grant Unto Them, O Lord. Hereinafter cited as Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project.
  3. [S10228] Death Notices:, The Leader-Post, Regina, Saskatchewan, 06 Mar 2002, Page 29, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: William Charles "Bill" Barclay. Hereinafter cited as Leader-Post.

William Charles Barclay1

M, #39410, b. 27 April 1934, d. 11 February 2002
Father*William Henry Barclay2,1 b. 18 Oct 1896, d. 1982
Mother*Henrietta Brooks2,1 b. 1903, d. 17 Mar 1974
Last Edited16 Oct 2019
     William was born on 27 April 1934 in Lanigan, Saskatchewan, Canada.1 He died on 11 February 2002 in Kindersley Hospital, Kindersley, Saskatchewan, Canada, at age 67.1
     The following information is extracted from his obituary. Predeceased: William H. Barclay, Henrietta Barclay and Joyce Barclay.1
     He also went by the name of Billy Barclay.2
     In the obituary of Joyce Audrey Barclay who died 5 April 1937, her brother, Billy Barclay was listed as a survivor.2
     In the obituary of Henrietta Barclay who died 17 March 1974, her son, Bill Barclay of Coleville, was listed as a survivor.3
     See the footnotes below for a link to his on-line obituary that appeared in the newspaper the Leader-Post published in Regina, Saskatchewan, 6 March 2002 .1

Citations

  1. [S10228] Death Notices:, The Leader-Post, Regina, Saskatchewan, 06 Mar 2002, Page 29, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: William Charles "Bill" Barclay. Hereinafter cited as Leader-Post.
  2. [S9939] Church Filled For Funeral Of Girl, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Apr 13, 1937, Page 17, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Funeral: Joyce Audrey Barclay. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  3. [S10229] Deaths: Barclay, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 20 Mar 1974, Page 53, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Henrietta Barclay née Brooks. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.

Ida Mary Moore Arnot1,2,3

F, #39411, b. 22 January 1879, d. 1 November 1953
Father*Lamont Arnot1,4
Mother*Catherine McMillan1,4
Last Edited16 Aug 2019
     Ida was born on 22 January 1879 in McNab Twp., Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada.1,5 Ida married Lewis Duncan Laventure on 23 June 1909 in McNab Twp., Renfrew County, Ontario, according to Ontario Marriage Registration 018191.4,5 She died on 1 November 1953 in a local hospital in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, at age 74.5
     The following information is extracted from her obituary. Survivor(s): Campbell Laventure and Roy Laventure.5 Ida Mary Moore Laventure was buried on 4 November 1953 in Asquith Cemetery, Asquith, RM of Vanscoy No. 345, Saskatchewan, Canada.5,6
     In the obituary of Louis Duncan Laventure who died 10 January 1936, his wife, the former Ida Moore Arnott was listed as a survivor.7
     See the footnotes below for a link to her on-line obituary that appeared in the newspaper the Saskatoon StarPhoenix published in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 3 November 1953 .5

Family

Louis Duncan Laventure b. 12 Jul 1875, d. 10 Jan 1936
Marriage*Ida married Lewis Duncan Laventure on 23 June 1909 in McNab Twp., Renfrew County, Ontario, according to Ontario Marriage Registration 018191.4,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1443] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name:     Ida Mary Moore Arnot. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.
  2. [S5076] Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project , Rootsweb, Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project - Asquith; "This index of burials includes some photos of the related grave markers"; cited as "Sask Cemeteries Project - Asquith., Ida Mary Moore Laventure
    Grave marker transcription:
    Ida Mary Moore Laventure 1878 - 1953.
  3. [S9940] Deaths: Laventure, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Nov 3, 1953, Page 17, column 7 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Ida Mary Moore Laventure
    Grave marker transcription:
    Ida Mary Moore Laventure 1878 - 1953. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  4. [S1444] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch provide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., Lewis Duncan Laventure & Ida Mary Moore Arnot.
  5. [S9940] StarPhoenix, Nov 3, 1953, Page 17, column 7, Obituary: Laventure, Ida née Arnot.
  6. [S9941] Obituaries: Laventure, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Nov 7, 1953, Page 25, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Funeral: Laventure, Ida née Arnot. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  7. [S10008] Lived 25 Years in Asquith Area, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Sasskatoon, Saskatchewan, Jan. 17, 1936, Page 17, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Louis Laventure. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  8. [S10005] Ruby J. Buck Is Attractive Bride, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Sasskatoon, Saskatchewan, Mar 25, 1943, Wedding: Laventure--Buck. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.

Louis Duncan Laventure1

M, #39412, b. 12 July 1875, d. 10 January 1936
Father*Duncan Laventure2,3,1
Mother*Marth Andrews4
Last Edited20 Aug 2019
     Louis was born on 12 July 1875 in Castleford, Horton Twp., Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada.5,1,4 Lewis married Ida Mary Moore Arnot on 23 June 1909 in McNab Twp., Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada, according to Ontario Marriage Registration 018191.2,6 He died on 10 January 1936 in a local hospital in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, at age 60.7,5,8
     The following information is extracted from his obituary. Survivor(s): Hilton Laventure, Roy Laventure and Campbell Laventure. Predeceased: Lamont Arnott.1
     His name was recorded as Duncan Laventure on his baptism registration.4 His name was also recorded as Lewis Duncan Laventure according to his marriage registration.2
     The following obituary appeared in the newspaper the Saskatoon StarPhoenix published in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 11 January 1936:
LOUIS LAVENTURE
Louis Laventure, aged 60, of Asquith, died in a Saskatoon hospital Friday. Surviving relatives are his widow, and four sons, Nordwell, Hilton, Roy and Campbell, all at home. The funeral service will be held in the United Church at Asquith at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Burial will be made in the , local cemetery with McKague's Limited in charge of arrangements.8



     The following obituary appeared in the newspaper the Saskatoon StarPhoenix published in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 17 January 1936:
LIVED 25 YEARS IN ASQUITH AREA
Community Mourns Death of Louis Laventure ; Three Ministers at Service
ASQUITH.--Asquith lost another highly respected citizen and old-timer last week in the death of Louis Duncan Laventure, a resident here for 26 years, who passed away on Friday morning in the City Hospital, Saskatoon, following a serious operation. The funeral was held from the United Church, interment taking place in the local cemetery where he was laid to rest beside his son, Arnott, who lost his life by drowning six years ago, in Kootenay Lake, B.C., while employed by the C.P.R. Construction Company at that point. The ministers of the three local churches took part in the service which was largely attended despite Sub-zero weather. The Rev. W. Banks of Asquith and Kinley United Churches officiated, assisted by O. M. James of St. George's Anglican Church and the Rev. A. Cursors of Asquith Baptist Church. Mr. Banks also officiated at the cemetery. Pallbearers were, Jack Bowles, J. L. Millar, R. W. Badger, W. G. Buchanan, H. R. McNab and W. J. Adair.

Born at Castleford, Ont, in 1875, Mr. Laventure was the son of the late Duncan Laventure. He was married in 1909 to Ida Moore Arnott, daughter of the late Lamont Arnott of Arnprior, Ont. In 1910 they came west to Asquith where Mr. Laventure was the proprietor of the Pioneer livery barn and also engineer at the Badger flour and grist mill. Always of a quiet, unassuming and kindly nature he made many friends and will be greatly missed in the community. He leaves hie widow, and four sons, Nordwell, Hilton, Roy and Campbell; four sisters, Mrs. T. Bowes of McKague, Mrs. H. McLaren and Mrs. G. Gillen of Glasgow Station, Ont., and Mrs. H. Stuart of Sand Point, Ont; two brothers, James, living in the old home, and Leonard of Churchill.1



     Louis Duncan Laventure, her late husband, was referenced, but not by name, in the obituary of Ida Laventure who died 1 November 1953.6
     The following biographical information is from my personal research, July 2019:
He was probably a partner in the Bowes and Laventure livery business on Charles Street north in Asquith.9

Family

Ida Mary Moore Arnot b. 22 Jan 1879, d. 1 Nov 1953
Marriage*Lewis married Ida Mary Moore Arnot on 23 June 1909 in McNab Twp., Renfrew County, Ontario, according to Ontario Marriage Registration 018191.2,6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S10008] Lived 25 Years in Asquith Area, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Sasskatoon, Saskatchewan, Jan. 17, 1936, Page 17, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Louis Laventure. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  2. [S1444] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch provide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., Lewis Duncan Laventure & Ida Mary Moore Arnot.
  3. [S10003] Oldest Resident Called By Death, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Sasskatoon, Saskatchewan, Feb. 28, 1935, Page 17, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: James McGuey of Asquith. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  4. [S1443] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: Duncan Laventure. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.
  5. [S5076] Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project , Rootsweb, Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project - Asquith; "This index of burials includes some photos of the related grave markers"; cited as "Sask Cemeteries Project - Asquith., Louis D. Laventure
    Grave marker transcription:
    In Loving Memory Louis D. Laventure 1875-1936 Rest In Peace.
  6. [S9940] Deaths: Laventure, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Nov 3, 1953, Page 17, column 7 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Laventure, Ida née Arnot. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  7. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 189: Louis Laventure. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.
  8. [S10007] Obituary: Louis Laventure, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Sasskatoon, Saskatchewan, Jan 11, 1936, Page 3, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Louis Laventure. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  9. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, Asquith Record, Page 5: Photo caption: Bowes and Laventure livery barn on Charles Street North.
  10. [S10005] Ruby J. Buck Is Attractive Bride, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Sasskatoon, Saskatchewan, Mar 25, 1943, Wedding: Laventure--Buck. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  11. [S5076] "Sask Cemeteries Project - Asquith", online Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project - Asquith: Louis D. Laventure & Arnot L. Laventure
    Grave marker transcription:
    Louis D. Laventure 1875-1936
    Arnot L. Laventure 1911-1929.

Arnot Louis Laventure1

M, #39413, b. 1911, d. 24 June 1929
Father*Louis Duncan Laventure3 b. 12 Jul 1875, d. 10 Jan 1936
Mother*Ida Mary Moore Arnot2 b. 22 Jan 1879, d. 1 Nov 1953
Last Edited16 Aug 2019
     Arnot was born in 1911.3,4 He died on 24 June 1929 when he drowned in the Kootenay Lakes in British Columbia, Canada.5,3,4 He was buried in Asquith Cemetery, Asquith, RM of Vanscoy No. 345, Saskatchewan, Canada.4,3
     Arnot Louis Laventure, her late son, was referenced, but not by name, in the obituary of Ida Laventure who died 1 November 1953.2

Citations

  1. [S676] (see citation for details), Death Registration (see citation for details) (Sept 11, 2000), British Columbia Archives Web Page - Death Index, unknown repository address, Arnot Louis Laventure. Hereinafter cited as BC Archives -- Death's Index.
  2. [S9940] Deaths: Laventure, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Nov 3, 1953, Page 17, column 7 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Laventure, Ida née Arnot. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  3. [S5076] Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project , Rootsweb, Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project - Asquith; "This index of burials includes some photos of the related grave markers"; cited as "Sask Cemeteries Project - Asquith., Louis D. Laventure & Arnot L. Laventure
    Grave marker transcription:
    Louis D. Laventure 1875-1936
    Arnot L. Laventure 1911-1929.
  4. [S5076] "Sask Cemeteries Project - Asquith", online Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project - Asquith: Arnot Laventure
    Grave marker transcription:
    Arnot Laventure 1911-1929.
  5. [S676] (see citation for details), BC Archives -- Death's Index.

Campbell J Laventure1

M, #39414, d. 1972
Father*Louis Duncan Laventure2,1 b. 12 Jul 1875, d. 10 Jan 1936
Mother*Ida Mary Moore Arnot2,1 b. 22 Jan 1879, d. 1 Nov 1953
Last Edited16 Aug 2019
     He died in 1972 in Saskatchewan, Canada.3
     In the obituary of Louis Duncan Laventure who died 10 January 1936, his son, Campbell Laventure at home in Asquith, was listed as a survivor.4
     In the obituary of Ida Laventure who died 1 November 1953, her son, Campbell Laventure of Saskatoon, was listed as a survivor.2

Citations

  1. [S10005] Ruby J. Buck Is Attractive Bride, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Sasskatoon, Saskatchewan, Mar 25, 1943, Wedding: Laventure--Buck. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  2. [S9940] Deaths: Laventure, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Nov 3, 1953, Page 17, column 7 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Laventure, Ida née Arnot. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  3. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 189: Louis Laventure. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.
  4. [S10008] Lived 25 Years in Asquith Area, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Sasskatoon, Saskatchewan, Jan. 17, 1936, Page 17, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Louis Laventure. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.

Lamont Arnot1

M, #39416
Last Edited16 Aug 2019
     Lamont married Catherine McMillan.1
     In the obituary of Louis Duncan Laventure who died 10 January 1936, his father-in-law, Lamont Arnott was listed as predeceased.2

Family

Catherine McMillan
Child

Citations

  1. [S1443] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name:     Ida Mary Moore Arnot. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.
  2. [S10008] Lived 25 Years in Asquith Area, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Sasskatoon, Saskatchewan, Jan. 17, 1936, Page 17, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Louis Laventure. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  3. [S1444] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch provide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., Lewis Duncan Laventure & Ida Mary Moore Arnot.

Catherine McMillan1

F, #39417
Last Edited16 Aug 2019
     Catherine married Lamont Arnot.1

Family

Lamont Arnot
Child

Citations

  1. [S1443] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name:     Ida Mary Moore Arnot. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.
  2. [S1444] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch provide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., Lewis Duncan Laventure & Ida Mary Moore Arnot.

Charles Graham Hurdman1

M, #39418, b. 1852, d. circa 27 October 1935
Last Edited2 Aug 2019
     Charles was born in 1852.1 Charles married Maggie Ellen Faichney circa June 1885.2,3 He died circa 27 October 1935.1,4 Charles Graham Hurdman was buried on 28 October 1935 in Eagle Creek Cemetery, RM of Eagle Creek No. 376, Saskatchewan, Canada.5,4
     The following newspaper article appeared in the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Saskatoon StarPhoenix 4 June 1935 :
COUNTRY HONORS PIONEER COUPLE
Golden Wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Hurdman Celebrated By Asquith District
ASQUITH.--
Hurdman Lodge, the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. Hurdman, was the scene of an event of wide local interest when many old friends and neighbors gathered to offer congratulations on the occasion of the golden wed ding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Hurdman, who number among the first pioneers of the district. G. M. James Rice was chairman for the evening and a short program was arranged consisting of community singing, duet by Mrs. W. J. Rice and Mrs. G. Burwell and a solo by Mrs. George Switzer. The applause which followed an instrumental number by Mrs. Hurdman, who is a leading musician in the district, proved her musical ability is as much appreciated now as in the former days. Congratulatory speeches were made by J. J. Turner, John MacSorley, W. Lake, sr., and Harry Royce, and H. J. deWinton and F. Graves, sr., recalled many reminiscences of the old days and their long acquaintance with Mr. and Mrs. Hurdman, wishing them many more happy days in the district in which they are so highly respected and where their generous hospitality and kindliness, has become a tradition. Mrs. H. J. deWinton, life long friend of Mrs. Hurdman, read the presentation address expressing the esteem in which they are held in the community and Mrs. Roger Stack made the presentation of a case of beautiful silverware while a bouquet of carnations and fern was profered (sic) to Mrs. Hurdman by Mrs. W. J. McTavish. During the evening telephone congratulations were received from the Rev. T. W. Kirkbride and Mrs. Kirkbride of Biggar. The large wedding cake was cut by Mrs. George Switzer who was assisted in serving by the Misses Jessie Faichney, Helen and Edna McTavish. Mr. and Mrs. Hurdman came here in 1904 from Mattawa, Ont, where Mr. Hurdman was previously en gaged in the lumber business. They settled at Hurdman Lodge, 12 miles northwest of Asquith, which soon became a land mark in the new country. Mr. Hurdman established a general store and post office at that point and in those days was compelled to travel 40 miles to Saskatoon for supplies and the mail, which was eagerly awaited by the new settlers who were fast coming into the district. Since then a rural mail service has been established through the influence of Mr. Hurdman.2

     The following account of the funeral of Charles Graham Hurdman appeared in the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Saskatoon StarPhoenix 29 October 1935 :
C. G. HURDMAN
The funeral of C. G. Hurdman. veteran postmaster of Hurdman Lodge, 12 miles northwest of Asquith, was held at the family residence Monday afternoon. Many friends were present to pay respects to Mr. Hurdman's career of 30 years in that community. The pallbearers were: Alex. McTavish, John D. McTavish. W. J. McTavish, Peter McTavish, W. D, Quintz and J. E. Stack. The officiating ministers were the Reverend Mr. James and Canon Kirkbride. Interment took place in Eagle Creek Cemetery.4

     The following biographical information is from my personal research, July 2019:
In 1904, Charles Graham Hurdman and his wife, the former Maggie Ellen Faichney settled in the Eagle Creek district. They purchased a house built by an earlier settler, Mr. Morrow. By October, 1905 they had established a post office at this house, which became known as Hurdman Lodge. They also ran a store and offered hospitatlity to those traveling the Battleford Trail.

Charles travelled to Saskatoon to pick up the local mail and supplies. In summer he made the 40 mile trip by buggy and in the winter by sleigh.

The house was located on , a little west of present day Environ the east bank of Eagle Creek.

In the years up to 1923, the United Grain Growers held an annual summer picnic on the Wheatley farm near the Lodge. It was the big event of the summer, with booth's, races and other events.

On March 10, 1943, the house, then occuppied by Mr. and Mrs. Harry McNab was destroyed by fire.6,7,8,9

Family

Maggie Ellen Faichney b. 1862, d. 1942
Marriage*Charles married Maggie Ellen Faichney circa June 1885.2,3 

Citations

  1. [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., Charles Graham Hurdman.
  2. [S9942] Country Honors Pioneer Couple, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Jun 4, 1935, Page 13, column 3, Golden Anniversary: Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. Hurdman. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  3. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: Maggie Ellen Hurdman née Faichney
    Grave marker transcription:
    HURDMAN
    Chas. Graham 1852-1935
    Maggie Ellen Faichney 1862 - 1942 Wife of C. G. Hurdman
    Lester Smith 1918 - 1924.
  4. [S9953] Obituary: C. G. Hurdman, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Oct 29, 1935, Page 3, column 7 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Funeral: C. G. Hurdman. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  5. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: Charles Graham Hurdman
    Grave marker transcription:
    HURDMAN
    Chas. Graham 1852-1935
    Maggie Ellen Faichney 1862 - 1942 Wife of C. G. Hurdman
    Lester Smith 1918 - 1924.
  6. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).
  7. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 162: Charles Hurdman. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.
  8. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, Asquith Record, Page 48: Grain Grower's Picnic.
  9. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, Asquith Record, Page 150: Victor Hamilton by niece, Catherine Pratt Delong.

Maggie Ellen Faichney1

F, #39419, b. 1862, d. 1942
Last Edited2 Aug 2019
     Maggie was born in 1862.1 Maggie married Charles Graham Hurdman circa June 1885.2,1 She died in 1942.1
     The following newspaper article appeared in the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Saskatoon StarPhoenix 4 June 1935 :
COUNTRY HONORS PIONEER COUPLE
Golden Wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Hurdman Celebrated By Asquith District
ASQUITH.--
Hurdman Lodge, the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. Hurdman, was the scene of an event of wide local interest when many old friends and neighbors gathered to offer congratulations on the occasion of the golden wed ding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Hurdman, who number among the first pioneers of the district. G. M. James Rice was chairman for the evening and a short program was arranged consisting of community singing, duet by Mrs. W. J. Rice and Mrs. G. Burwell and a solo by Mrs. George Switzer. The applause which followed an instrumental number by Mrs. Hurdman, who is a leading musician in the district, proved her musical ability is as much appreciated now as in the former days. Congratulatory speeches were made by J. J. Turner, John MacSorley, W. Lake, sr., and Harry Royce, and H. J. deWinton and F. Graves, sr., recalled many reminiscences of the old days and their long acquaintance with Mr. and Mrs. Hurdman, wishing them many more happy days in the district in which they are so highly respected and where their generous hospitality and kindliness, has become a tradition. Mrs. H. J. deWinton, life long friend of Mrs. Hurdman, read the presentation address expressing the esteem in which they are held in the community and Mrs. Roger Stack made the presentation of a case of beautiful silverware while a bouquet of carnations and fern was profered (sic) to Mrs. Hurdman by Mrs. W. J. McTavish. During the evening telephone congratulations were received from the Rev. T. W. Kirkbride and Mrs. Kirkbride of Biggar. The large wedding cake was cut by Mrs. George Switzer who was assisted in serving by the Misses Jessie Faichney, Helen and Edna McTavish. Mr. and Mrs. Hurdman came here in 1904 from Mattawa, Ont, where Mr. Hurdman was previously en gaged in the lumber business. They settled at Hurdman Lodge, 12 miles northwest of Asquith, which soon became a land mark in the new country. Mr. Hurdman established a general store and post office at that point and in those days was compelled to travel 40 miles to Saskatoon for supplies and the mail, which was eagerly awaited by the new settlers who were fast coming into the district. Since then a rural mail service has been established through the influence of Mr. Hurdman.2

     The following biographical information is from my personal research, July 2019:
In 1904, Charles Graham Hurdman and his wife, the former Maggie Ellen Faichney settled in the Eagle Creek district. They purchased a house built by an earlier settler, Mr. Morrow. By October, 1905 they had established a post office at this house, which became known as Hurdman Lodge. They also ran a store and offered hospitatlity to those traveling the Battleford Trail.

Charles travelled to Saskatoon to pick up the local mail and supplies. In summer he made the 40 mile trip by buggy and in the winter by sleigh.

The house was located on , a little west of present day Environ the east bank of Eagle Creek.

In the years up to 1923, the United Grain Growers held an annual summer picnic on the Wheatley farm near the Lodge. It was the big event of the summer, with booth's, races and other events.

On March 10, 1943, the house, then occuppied by Mr. and Mrs. Harry McNab was destroyed by fire.3,4,5,6

Family

Charles Graham Hurdman b. 1852, d. c 27 Oct 1935

Citations

  1. [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., Maggie Ellen Hurdman née Faichney
    Grave marker transcription:
    HURDMAN
    Chas. Graham 1852-1935
    Maggie Ellen Faichney 1862 - 1942 Wife of C. G. Hurdman
    Lester Smith 1918 - 1924.
  2. [S9942] Country Honors Pioneer Couple, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Jun 4, 1935, Page 13, column 3, Golden Anniversary: Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. Hurdman. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  3. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).
  4. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 162: Charles Hurdman. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.
  5. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, Asquith Record, Page 48: Grain Grower's Picnic.
  6. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, Asquith Record, Page 150: Victor Hamilton by niece, Catherine Pratt Delong.

Alexander Mitchell1

M, #39420
Last Edited30 Jul 2019
     Alexander married Mary Gillespie.1

Family

Mary Gillespie
Child

Citations

  1. [S1442] Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario), Ancestry.com, Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946; "This database is an index (with images) to over 2 million deaths that were registered in Ontario from 1869 to 1938, and 1943 to 1946. The database also includes deaths of Ontario military personnel overseas from 1939-1947"; cited as "ON Deaths, 1869-1946., Name:     Thomas T Mitchell.