Forest Stanley Keller1,2

M, #39961, b. circa 1892, d. 1 March 1944
Last Edited27 Oct 2019
     He was born circa 1892.3 Forest married Sarah Ellen McRoberts.4,1
     He died on 1 March 1944 at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.3,2
     The following selected information is extracted from his obituary. Survivor(s): Tpr. Leslie Keller and Lloyd Keller. His wife, Sadie Keller was referenced but not by name.2 Forest Stanley Keller was buried on 4 March 1944 at Ocean View Burial Park, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.2
     The following obituary appeared The Province published in Vancouver, British Columbia 2 March 1944:
KELLER
     Passed away March 1, 1944, Forest Stanley Keller of 5641 Senelac St., aged 52 years. Survived by his loving wife; 3 sons, Tpr. Leslie, overseas; AC. Howard, R.C.A. F.: Lloyd. at home: 2 brothers William in Midland, Ont; Leslie, Moose Jaw, Sask; 1 sister, Mrs. H. Price, Newmarket. Ont. Funeral service Sat., March 4, at 2 p.m., in Nunn & Thomson Chapel, 10th Ave. and Camble St., Rev. J. W. Smith officiating. Interment Ocean View Burial Park. Medicine Hat, Alta, papers please copy.2


Family

Sarah Ellen McRoberts b. 4 Apr 1891, d. 21 May 1987
Children

Citations

  1. [S10195] Sarah Ellen Keller née McRoberts, Death Registration 1987-09-008374 (29 May 1987), Royal BC Museum - Genealogy Collection, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, BC Death Registration image: Sarah Ellen Keller née McRoberts. Hereinafter cited as BC Death Registration - Keller, S E.
  2. [S10196] Deaths: Keller, The Province, Vancouver, British Columbia, 02 Mar 1944, Page 17, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Forest Stanley Keller. Hereinafter cited as The Province.
  3. [S676] (see citation for details), Death Registration (see citation for details) (Sept 11, 2000), British Columbia Archives Web Page - Death Index, unknown repository address, Forest Stanley Keller; Died Mar 1, 1944. Hereinafter cited as BC Archives -- Death's Index.
  4. [S10194] Obituaries: McRoberts, The Chilliwack Progress, Chilliwack, British Columbia, 06 May 1981, Page 17, column 1 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: David Chambers McRoberts. Hereinafter cited as Chilliwack Progress.

David Lloyd Keller1

M, #39962, b. 22 July 1917, d. 18 March 2002
Father*Forest Stanley Keller3,2 b. c 1892, d. 1 Mar 1944
Mother*Sarah Ellen McRoberts2 b. 4 Apr 1891, d. 21 May 1987
MotherSarah Ellen McRoberts4 b. 4 Apr 1891, d. 21 May 1987
Last Edited1 Oct 2019
     He was born on 22 July 1917 at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada.1
     He died on 18 March 2002 at Burnaby General Hospital, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, at age 84.1
     The following selected information is extracted from his obituary. Predeceased: Leslie Keller.1
     He also went by the name of Lloyd Keller.4
     In the obituary of Forest Stanley Keller who died 1 March 1944, his son, Lloyd Keller, at home, was listed as a survivor.4
     In the obituary of Sarah Ellen Keller who died 21 May 1987, her son, Lloyd Keller was listed as a survivor.5 He (Lloyd) of Burnaby was the informant on the death registration of his mother, Sarah Ellen Keller who died on 21 May 1987.2
     See the footnotes below for a link to his on-line obituary that appeared Vancouver Sun published in Vancouver, British Columbia, 23 March 2002 .1

Citations

  1. [S10197] Deaths: Keller, The Vancouver Sun, Vancouver, British Columbia, 23 Mar 2002, Page 26, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: David Lloyd Keller. Hereinafter cited as Vancouver Sun.
  2. [S10195] Sarah Ellen Keller née McRoberts, Death Registration 1987-09-008374 (29 May 1987), Royal BC Museum - Genealogy Collection, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, BC Death Registration image: Sarah Ellen Keller née McRoberts. Hereinafter cited as BC Death Registration - Keller, S E.
  3. [S676] (see citation for details), Death Registration (see citation for details) (Sept 11, 2000), British Columbia Archives Web Page - Death Index, unknown repository address, Forest Stanley Keller; Died Mar 1, 1944. Hereinafter cited as BC Archives -- Death's Index.
  4. [S10196] Deaths: Keller, The Province, Vancouver, British Columbia, 02 Mar 1944, Page 17, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Forest Stanley Keller. Hereinafter cited as The Province.
  5. [S10198] Deaths: Keller, The Vancouver Sun, Vancouver, British Columbia, 27 May 1987, Page 45, column 8 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Sadie Ellen Keller. Hereinafter cited as Vancouver Sun.

Leslie Keller1

M, #39963
Father*Forest Stanley Keller1 b. c 1892, d. 1 Mar 1944
Mother*Sarah Ellen McRoberts1 b. 4 Apr 1891, d. 21 May 1987
Last Edited1 Oct 2019
     In the obituary of Forest Stanley Keller who died 1 March 1944, his son, Tpr. Leslie Keller, overseas, was listed as a survivor.1
     In the obituary of Sarah Ellen Keller who died 21 May 1987, her son, Leslie Keller was listed as a survivor.2
     In the obituary of David Lloyd Keller who died 18 March 2002, his brother, Leslie Keller was listed as predeceased.3

Citations

  1. [S10196] Deaths: Keller, The Province, Vancouver, British Columbia, 02 Mar 1944, Page 17, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Forest Stanley Keller. Hereinafter cited as The Province.
  2. [S10198] Deaths: Keller, The Vancouver Sun, Vancouver, British Columbia, 27 May 1987, Page 45, column 8 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Sadie Ellen Keller. Hereinafter cited as Vancouver Sun.
  3. [S10197] Deaths: Keller, The Vancouver Sun, Vancouver, British Columbia, 23 Mar 2002, Page 26, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: David Lloyd Keller. Hereinafter cited as Vancouver Sun.

Carl Hart1,2

M, #39971
Last Edited2 Oct 2019

Citations

  1. [S10199] Deaths: Jones, Edmonton Journal, Edmonton, Alberta, 09 Feb 1955, Page 26, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Archibald James Jones. Hereinafter cited as Edmonton Journal.
  2. [S10200] Deaths: Hart, Edmonton Journal, Edmonton, Alberta, 03 Jun 2005, Page 28, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Ethel May Hart. Hereinafter cited as Edmonton Journal.

Margaret (?)1

F, #39974, b. circa 1876
Last Edited3 Oct 2019
     She was born circa 1876 at Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.1 Margaret married George T. McGarva at Scotland.1

Census Data

     Margaret McGarva and George T. McGarva appeared on the 1901 British Census of Scotland, Glasgow, at Lanarkshire, enumerated 31 March 1901, enumerated as a dairyman. Their children Annie P. and George A. C. were listed as living with them.1

Family

George T. McGarva b. c 1870
Children

Citations

  1. [S10203] George T. MacGarva household, March 31, 1901 Scotland Census, Edinburgh, Scotland, Glasgow Strathbung, Lanarkshire, Scotland; Page: 16, General Register Office for Scotland Roll: CSSCT1901_319.

Annie P. McGarva1

F, #39975, b. circa 1893
Father*George T. McGarva1 b. c 1870
Mother*Margaret (?)1 b. c 1876
Last Edited26 Oct 2019
     She was born circa 1893 at Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.1

Census Data

     Annie P. McGarva appeared on the1901 British Census of at Glasgow, at Lanarkshire, Scotland, in the household of her parents, George T. McGarva and Margaret McGarva.1

Citations

  1. [S10203] George T. MacGarva household, March 31, 1901 Scotland Census, Edinburgh, Scotland, Glasgow Strathbung, Lanarkshire, Scotland; Page: 16, General Register Office for Scotland Roll: CSSCT1901_319.

Donald James McIntosh1

M, #39976, b. 5 June 1891
Mother*Annie McIntosh1
Last Edited25 Mar 2020
     He was born on 5 June 1891 at St. Andrew's, Cornwall Twp., Stormont County, Ontario, Canada.1
     Asquith and District Honour Roll:
     "McIntosh, James".
Other comments:
     TENTATIVE IDENTIFICATION: Of the six Saskatchewan residents with a variation of James McIntosh as their name, only Donald James McIntosh lived anywhere near Asquith. He gave his address as P.O. Box 1319, Saskatoon.1
Canadian Military Service - WWI

     Donald James McIntosh of Box 1319, Saskatoon was conscripted on 20 April 1918 joining the 1st Depot Battalion, Saskatchewan Regiment. He was classified as A2 (I think this means fit for overseas duty, but lacking training). He was an unmarried farmer with no previous military training. He was described as being 5' 5 1/2" with a dark complexion, blue eyes and dark hair. On his conscription papers he listed his next-of-kin as his mother, Annie McIntosh of Box 37, Harrison Corners, Stormont County, Ontario. He was assigned regimental number 259334.1 Donald James McIntosh ended military service as part of general demobilization on 9 June 1919 at Montréal, Québec, Canada,
End of Military Service section.1

     2019 Research notes:
The other alternative is James, son of James and Charlotte of the Biggar area. Enlistment address was Vance which was a railway yard in the Wilkie area.2

Citations

  1. [S309] Enlistment papers & Service Files, Soldiers of the First World War, WWI Attestation Papers search (Ottawa, ON: Library and Archives Canada), CEF serice File (PDF large): Private Donald James McIntosh. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.
  2. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207), Enlistment news;
    1916 census; LAC search; Passenger list.

Annie McIntosh1

F, #39977
Last Edited3 Oct 2019
     Annie McIntosh of Box 37, Harrison Corners, Stormont County, Ontario was listed as next-of-kin on her son Donald's conscription papers; joining the 1st Depot Battalion, Saskatchewan Regiment. He was classified as A2 (I think this means fit for overseas duty, but lacking training.)1

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S309] Enlistment papers & Service Files, Soldiers of the First World War, WWI Attestation Papers search (Ottawa, ON: Library and Archives Canada), CEF serice File (PDF large): Private Donald James McIntosh. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.

Thomas John Waters1,2

M, #39978, b. 23 January 1896, d. 25 December 1970
Father*Michael John Waters1 b. c 1862, d. 23 Oct 1940
Mother*Margaret Isabella Reid d. 6 Feb 1943
Last Edited17 May 2020
     He was born on 23 January 1896 at Kingston, Frontenac County, Ontario, Canada.1
     He died on 25 December 1970 at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, at age 74.3
     The following selected information is extracted from his obituary. Survivor(s): William Waters and Harold Waters.4
     Introductory Overview:
     Thomas John Waters of Asquith P.O. is not included in the Asquith and District Honour Roll for WWI.
Family Background:
     The Asquith history records that John's father "M.J." and brother Reid came to Asquith in 1913 to open a bakery in what I knew as the cafe on Main street. They also bought the house west of the bakery, which I knew as the Gordon Rice family home. Reid died in 1930. Sometime after his brother Bill's enlistment in April 1916, his mother and brother Harold moved to Asquith. John was working at a shell factory and came about six months later. His sister Margaret, a nurse, came in 1917 or early 1918, possibly at the time of Bill's convalescence. She died in 1934. John was the last member of the family to leave Asquith when he moved to Colonsay in 1942.
Other comments:
     John and his sister remained in Kingston after his brother Bill's enlistment and his mother and brother moved to Asquith to join his father at their bakery. John was conscripted in June 1918 but was found unfit for service, possibly due to a slight hearing and speech defect. After his discharge, he returned to Asquith to work in the bakeshop and later to own a confectionary and restaurant (probably in the building that had been the bakery.) In 1942, he and his family moved to Colonsay, and in about 1945 to Saskatoon where he operated the Waters Coffee Shop in the Sutherland Hotel. He retired in 1965, after being there 20 years.5,4
Canadian Military Service - WWI

     Thomas John Waters of Asquith P.O. was conscripted on 6 June 1918 at Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, joining the 1st Depot Battalion, Saskatchewan Regiment. He was an unmarried baker with no military experience. He was described as being 5'3" tall, 111 lbs. with grey eyes, brown hair and a ruddy complexion. His medical examination noted a slight hearing and speech defect. He was classified in category "E" meaning he was unfit for service.. On his conscription papers he listed his next-of-kin as his father, John Waters of Asquith P.O.6 Pte. Thomas John Waters ended his military service on 9 November 1918 at Saskatchewan, Canada, he was transferred to the Registrar's rolls for discharge having only served in Canada.
End of Military Service section.6

     He also went by the name of John Waters.7
     In the obituary of Michael John Waters who died 23 October 1940, his son, John Waters of Asquith, was listed as a survivor.7
     See the footnotes below for a link to his on-line obituary that appeared Saskatoon StarPhoenix published in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 28 December 1970 .3

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S309] Enlistment papers & Service Files, Soldiers of the First World War, WWI Attestation Papers search (Ottawa, ON: Library and Archives Canada), CEF Service File (PDF large): Thomas John Waters. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.
  2. [S10207] Weddngs: Waters--Boehm, Star-Phoenix, Delisle, Saskatchewan, 01 Oct 1937, Page 8, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, Wedding: Waters--Boehm. Hereinafter cited as Brandon Sun.
  3. [S10208] T. J. Waters Died Friday, Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 28 Dec 1970, Page 4, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, Death: Thomas John Waters. Hereinafter cited as Brandon Sun.
  4. [S10209] Deaths: Waters, Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 28 Dec 1970, Page 21, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Thomas John Waters. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  5. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 338f: M. J. Waters. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.
  6. [S309] Enlistment papers & Service Files, WWI Service Files, WWI Attestation Papers search, CEF Service file (large PDF): Private Thomas John Waters.
  7. [S10204] Pioneer Merchant of Asquith Passes, Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 25 Oct 1940, Page 3, column 1 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Michael John "M.J." Waters. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.

Michael John Waters1,2

M, #39979, b. circa 1862, d. 23 October 1940
Last Edited4 Oct 2019
     He was born circa 1862.2 Michael married Margaret Isabella Reid circa 1888.2
     He died on 23 October 1940 in a local hospital at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.2
     The following selected information is extracted from his obituary. Survivor(s): John Waters, William Waters and Harold Waters. His wife, Margaret Isabella Reid was referenced but not by name.2 Michael John Waters was buried on 26 October 1940 at Woodlawn Catholic Cemetery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.3,2
     He of Asquith P.O. was listed as next-of-kin on his son Thomas's conscription papers; joining the 1st Depot Battalion, Saskatchewan Regiment.4
     He also went by the name of M. J. Waters.1,2
     In 1913 or 1914, Michael moved with his son Reid from Kingston, Ontario to Asquith, RM of Loganton, Saskatchewan, Canada. They opened a bakery in what later became known to me as the cafe on Main Street.1,2
     In the obituary of Margaret Waters R.N. who died 9 April 1934, her father, John Waters of Kingston, was listed as a survivor.5
     The following obituary appeared Saskatoon StarPhoenix published in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 25 October 1940:
Pioneer Merchant Of Asquith Passes

     M. J. Waters Succumbs in City; Started. Business in 1914 And Retired in 1938

     Michael John Waters, 78, well-known oldtimer of the Asquith district, died in a Saskatoon hospital on Wednesday. In 1914 he set up a merchandising business in Asquith, from which he retired a short time ego. In June, 1938, he and Mrs. Waters celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.

     Surviving Mr. Waters, who was known to the district as "M.J. " are his widow and three sons, John of Asquith, William of Regina and Harold of Toronto. All will be In Saskatoon for the funeral, to be held on Saturday. Mass will be said by Father Baillargeon, Delisle parish priest, in St. Paul's Cathedral at 9 o'clock, and burial will be in the family plot in the Catholic Cemetery. McKague's Funeral Home is n charge of arrangements.2


Family

Margaret Isabella Reid d. 6 Feb 1943
Marriage*Michael married Margaret Isabella Reid circa 1888.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 338f: M. J. Waters. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.
  2. [S10204] Pioneer Merchant of Asquith Passes, Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 25 Oct 1940, Page 3, column 1 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Michael John "M.J." Waters. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  3. [S266] Woodlawn Cemetery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Internet Site , unknown repository, Woodlawn Cemetery, Saskatoon, Alphabetical Interment pages; "This index gives the name, grave number, Block/Plot/Section id and date of death"; cited as "Woodlawn Cemetery, Saskatoon., WATERS, MICHAEL JOHN, d. 1940/10/23, bur. 1940/10/26, Grave# 10239, Block-Lot-Section: 5RC-L020-E1/3.
  4. [S309] Enlistment papers & Service Files, Soldiers of the First World War, WWI Attestation Papers search (Ottawa, ON: Library and Archives Canada), CEF Service file (large PDF): Private Thomas John Waters. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.
  5. [S10206] Sies At Asquith, Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 10 Apr 1934, Page 23, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com, Death of Miss Margaret Waters, R.N.. Hereinafter cited as Brandon Sun.
  6. [S1443] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name:     Margaret Isabella Reid Waters. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.
  7. [S1443] ON Births 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name:     James Reid Waters.
  8. [S1443] ON Births 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name:     Joseph Harold Waters.
  9. [S309] Enlistment papers & Service Files, WWI Service Files, WWI Attestation Papers search, CEF Service File (PDF large): Thomas John Waters.
  10. [S1443] ON Births 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name:     William Driscoll Waters.

Margaret Isabella Reid1,2

F, #39980, d. 6 February 1943
Last Edited23 Jan 2020
     Margaret married Michael John Waters circa 1888.3
     She died on 6 February 1943 at Saskatchewan, Canada.4,5 Margaret Isabella Waters was buried on 9 February 1943 at Woodlawn Catholic Cemetery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.5
     Isabella Waters of Kingston was listed as next-of-kin on her son William's attestation (enlistment) papers.6
     Margaret Isabella Reid, his wife, was referenced, but not by name, in the obituary of Michael John Waters who died 23 October 1940.3

Family

Michael John Waters b. c 1862, d. 23 Oct 1940
Children

Citations

  1. [S1443] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name:     Margaret Isabella Reid Waters. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.
  2. [S1443] ON Births 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name:     William Driscoll Waters.
  3. [S10204] Pioneer Merchant of Asquith Passes, Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 25 Oct 1940, Page 3, column 1 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Michael John "M.J." Waters. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  4. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 338f: M. J. Waters. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.
  5. [S266] Woodlawn Cemetery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Internet Site , unknown repository, Woodlawn Cemetery, Saskatoon, Alphabetical Interment pages; "This index gives the name, grave number, Block/Plot/Section id and date of death"; cited as "Woodlawn Cemetery, Saskatoon., WATERS, MARGARET ISABELLA, d. 1943/02/06, bur. 1943/02/09, Grave# 11199, Block-Lot-Section: 5RC-L020-E1/3.
  6. [S309] Enlistment papers & Service Files, Soldiers of the First World War, WWI Attestation Papers search (Ottawa, ON: Library and Archives Canada), CEF Service File (PDF large): Private William O'Driscoll Waters. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.
  7. [S10206] Sies At Asquith, Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 10 Apr 1934, Page 23, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com, Death of Miss Margaret Waters, R.N.. Hereinafter cited as Brandon Sun.
  8. [S1443] ON Births 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name:     James Reid Waters.
  9. [S1443] ON Births 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name:     Joseph Harold Waters.