William O'Driscoll Waters1

M, #39981, b. 19 April 1898, d. 13 March 1981
Father*Michael John Waters2,3 b. c 1862, d. 23 Oct 1940
Mother*Margaret Isabella Reid2,3 d. 6 Feb 1943
Last Edited5 Feb 2020
     He was born on 19 April 1898 at Kingston, Frontenac County, Ontario, Canada, according to Ontario Birth Registration 013306.2 William married Dorothy Susanna Baird at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Waters on 1 September 1928 at Asquith, RM of Loganton, Saskatchewan, Canada.1
     Following is other information from a newspaper article about their wedding:
The Maid of Honour and Best Man were Margaret Waters and J. Reid Waters.1

     He died on 13 March 1981 at Santa Maria Senior Citizens Home, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, at age 82.4,5,6
     The following selected information is extracted from his obituary. Survivor(s): Dr. W. Reid Waters and Harold Waters. Predeceased: Dorothy Susanna Baird.6
     Introductory Overview:
     William O'Driscoll Waters of Kingston is not included in the Asquith and District Honour Roll for WWI.
Family Background:
     The Asquith history records that Bill'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 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. The last member of the family to leave Asquith was John, who moved to Colonsay in 1942.
Other comments:
     William enlisted several days before his 18th birthday. He was severely wounded in the fighting in front of Lens, France and was eventually invalided back to Canada. By this the rest of the family had joined his father and brother in Asquith. He convalesced in a Military Caonvalescent Hospital in Moose Jaw, with leave to Asquith. He moved to Regina where he remained until his passing. He owned a dental lab in that city.4

Canadian Military Service - WWI

     William O'Driscoll Waters of Kingston began military service on 14 April 1916 at the age of 17 at Kingston, Frontenac County, Ontario, Canada, joining the Depot Regiment, Canadian Mounted Rifles. He was an unmarried student with no military experience. He was described as being 5' 7 1/4" tall, with blue eyes, brown hair and a fair complexion. On his Attestation (enlistment) papers, he listed his next-of-kin as his mother, Isabella Waters of Kingston. He was assigned regimental number 226747.5
     On 25 October 1916 at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, embarked on "S. S. Mauretania" bound for Liverpool, England, arriving 6 days later on the 31st.5,7
     On 23 May 1917 he joined the 28th Battalion, Canadian Infantry in France.5 On 22 August 1917 on the Lens front, France, he received a shrapnel wounds to the head and both legs, including a compound fracture to his his right knee, He was treated in various hospitals until 28 Mar 1918 when he was invalided to Canada aboard the hospital ship "Llandovery Castle" from Liverpool.

Several months later, on 27 June 1918, this ship was torpedoed off Southern Ireland, killing 234 doctors, nurses, members of the Canadian Army Medical Corps, soldiers and seamen in the sinking and subsequent machine gunning of life boats.5,8 Pte. William O'Driscoll Waters ended his military service on 31 August 1918 at Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, due to his being found physically unfit for duty due to his wounds. He was left with scars to his right jaw, left leg, right knee and right shoulder. He had loss of function of the right knee and partial loss of funtion to his left thigh. Upon discharge he went to Asquith.
End of Military Service section.5

     His name was recorded as William Driscoll Waters on his birth registration.2
     The following newspaper article appeared in the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Saskatoon StarPhoenix 7 September 1928 :
Waters--Baird
     A quiet wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Waters, Asquith, on Saturday, September 1, when Rev. Father Poulenard, of St Mary's church, Saskatoon, united in marriage Dorothy Susanna Baird of Regina, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. L. Thomas Baird, Portland, Oregon, to William O'Driscoll Watters, also of Regina, son of Mr. and Mrs John Waters, Asquith. The specially constructed altar was prettily decorated with roses and gladioli. and tall baskets of chrysanthemums.
     Miss Alma Sheasgreen of Saskatoon, presided at the piano and played softly during the ceremony.
     The bride entered the room to the strains of Lohengrin's bridal march, through french doors arched with late summer blooms. She was charming in an imported mode! of madonna blue taffeta and shell pink tulle. Her hat was a large lutherette chiffon velvet model in a contrasting shade and she carried a shower bouquet of Ophelia roses and lilies of the valley. She was attended by Miss Margaret Waters, who wore a Martha gown of sunburst Elizabeth crepe, with Spanish lace trimming and carried an arm bouquet of tea roses.
     The groom was attended by his brother, Mr. J. Reid Waters.
     Immediately after the ceremony the wedding dinner was served. The table was centred with the wedding cake, surmounted with valley lilies, and adorned with a pretty arrangement of smilax and roses.
     The groom's mother wore a becoming gown of black crepe romaine and corsage bouquet of American Beauty roses.
     Later the bride donned her traveling costume, a dress of georgette and chiffon velvet in navy blue tones, over which she wore a coat of blue kashmir trimmed with squirrel, and model hat to match.
     After a short honeymoon Mr. and Mrs. Waters will make their home in The Linden Manor, Regina, Sask.1

     In the obituary of Michael John (sic) Waters who died 4 September 1930, his brother, William Waters of Regina, was listed as a survivor.9
     In the obituary of Michael John Waters who died 23 October 1940, his son, William Waters of Regina, was listed as a survivor.3
     In the obituary of Thomas John Waters who died 25 December 1970, his brother, William Waters of Regina, was listed as a survivor.10
     See the footnotes below for a link to his on-line obituary that appeared Leader-Post published in Regina, Saskatchewan, 14 March 1981 .6

Family

Dorothy Susanna Baird d. 4 Jul 1976
MarWitNews
     Following is other information from a newspaper article about their wedding:
The Maid of Honour and Best Man were Margaret Waters and J. Reid Waters.1
 
Marriage* William married Dorothy Susanna Baird at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Waters on 1 September 1928 at Asquith, RM of Loganton, Saskatchewan, Canada.1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S9710] Recent Weddings: Waters--Baird, Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 07 Sep 1928, Page 7, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com, Wedding: Waters--Baird. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  2. [S1348] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name:     William Driscoll Waters. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.
  3. [S9704] 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. [S296] 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.
  6. [S9712] Death Notice: Waters, The Leader-Post, Regina, Saskatchewan, 14 Mar 1981, Page 69 (E1), column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: William O'Driscall (sic) Waters. Hereinafter cited as Leader-Post.
  7. [S1592] Wikipedia® , the free encyclopedia, online http://en.wikipedia.org/, RMS Maurentania - WWI. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia®.
  8. [S1592] Wikipedia®, online http://en.wikipedia.org/, RMHS Llandovery Castle.
  9. [S9705] Obituary, Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 05 Sep 1930, Page 14, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Michael John Waters. Hereinafter cited as Brandon Sun.
  10. [S9709] 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.
  11. [S9711] Eastern Wedding, The Leader-Post, Regina, Saskatchewan, 07 Jul 1956, Page 6, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Wedding: Waters--Ereaux. Hereinafter cited as Leader-Post.
  12. [S9713] William Reid "Reid" Waters, Batesville, Manitoba, 07 Aug 2017, Dr. William "Reid" Waters. Hereinafter cited as Batesville.

Joseph Harold Waters1

M, #39982, b. 6 July 1893
Father*Michael John Waters1,2 b. c 1862, d. 23 Oct 1940
Mother*Margaret Isabella Reid1,2 d. 6 Feb 1943
Last Edited4 Oct 2019
     He was born on 6 July 1893 at Kingston, Frontenac County, Ontario, Canada, according to Ontario Birth Registration 009689.1
     He also went by the name of Harold Waters.2
     In the obituary of Michael John Waters who died 23 October 1940, his son, Harold Waters of Toronto, was listed as a survivor.2
     In the obituary of Thomas John Waters who died 25 December 1970, his brother, Harold Waters of Toronto, was listed as a survivor.3
     In the obituary of William O'Driscall (sic) Waters who died 13 March 1981, his brother, Harold Waters of Toronto, was listed as a survivor.4

Citations

  1. [S1348] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name:     Joseph Harold Waters. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.
  2. [S9704] 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. [S9709] 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.
  4. [S9712] Death Notice: Waters, The Leader-Post, Regina, Saskatchewan, 14 Mar 1981, Page 69 (E1), column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: William O'Driscall (sic) Waters. Hereinafter cited as Leader-Post.

Elizabeth M Harris1

F, #39983, b. 17 March 1884
Father*William Harris1 b. 9 Nov 1844
Mother*Candace Jane Sparks1 b. 18 Feb 1851 or 19 Feb 1851, d. 10 Apr 1927
Last Edited7 Oct 2019
     She was born on 17 March 1884 at Ontario, Canada.1

Census Data

     Elizabeth M Harris appeared on the 1901 Canadian Census of RM of Langford, Manitoba in the household of her parents, William Harris and Candace J Harris.1

Citations

  1. [S9719] William Harris household, 17 Apr 1901 Canada Census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Langford, MacDonald, Manitoba; Page: 5; Family: 45, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: T-6433.

Margaret Isabella Reid Waters1

F, #39984, b. 29 March 1889, d. 9 April 1934
Father*Michael John Waters1,2 b. c 1862, d. 23 Oct 1940
Mother*Margaret Isabella Reid1,2 d. 6 Feb 1943
Last Edited23 Jan 2020
     She was born on 29 March 1889 at Kingston, Frontenac County, Ontario, Canada, according to Ontario Birth Registration 010388.1,2
     She died on 9 April 1934 at Asquith, RM of Loganton, Saskatchewan, Canada, at age 45.2
     The following selected information is extracted from her obituary. Survivor(s): John Waters.2
     Margaret Waters, the groom's sister,was Maid of Honor in the marriage of Dorothy Susanna Baird and William O'Driscoll Waters on 1 September 1928.3
     See the footnotes below for a link to her Dies at Asquith
     KINGSTON, Ont., April 9.--Miss Margaret Waters, R.N., died today at Asquith, Sask., her father, John Waters of Kingston, said he had learned. Miss Waters was a graduate of St. Joseph's school for nurses at the Hotel Dieu Hospital at Kingston. on-line obituary that appeared Saskatoon StarPhoenix published in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 10 April 1934 .2

Citations

  1. [S1348] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name:     Margaret Isabella Reid Waters. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.
  2. [S9706] 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.
  3. [S9710] Recent Weddings: Waters--Baird, Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 07 Sep 1928, Page 7, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com, Wedding: Waters--Baird. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.

James Reid Waters1

M, #39985, b. 17 June 1891, d. 4 September 1930
Father*Michael John Waters1 b. c 1862, d. 23 Oct 1940
Mother*Margaret Isabella Reid1 d. 6 Feb 1943
Last Edited27 Oct 2019
     He was born on 17 June 1891 at Kingston, Frontenac County, Ontario, Canada.1
     He died on 4 September 1930 in a local hospital at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, at age 39.2,3,4
     The following selected information is extracted from his obituary. Survivor(s): William Waters.4 James Reed (sic) Waters was buried on 6 September 1930 at Woodlawn Catholic Cemetery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.3
     He moved to Asquith, RM of Loganton, Saskatchewan, Canada, with his father, Michael John Waters in 1913 or 1914; Kingston, Ontario.2,5 J. Reid Waters, the groom's brother,was Best Man in the marriage of William O'Driscoll Waters and Dorothy Susanna Baird on 1 September 1928.6
     The following obituary appeared Saskatoon StarPhoenix published in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 5 September 1930:
Michael John Waters (sic), 38, well known merchant of Asquith, died last night in a Saskatoon hospital. The funeral rites will be observed at St. Mary's church at 9 o'clock Monday morning when Rev. Father Lapareux will officiate. Mr. Waters' parents and a sister reside at Asquith, and a brother, William Waters, lives at Regina. Mr. Waters came from Ontario 18 years ago. MeKague's have charge of the funeral arrangements.
     Note: This is actually the obituary for James "Reid" Waters, but the obituary writer substituted his father's name.4


Citations

  1. [S1348] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name:     James Reid Waters. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.
  2. [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.
  3. [S256] 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, JAMES REED, d. 1930/09/04, bur. 1930/09/06, Grave# 6577, Block-Lot-Section: 5RC-L020-C1/3.
  4. [S9705] Obituary, Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 05 Sep 1930, Page 14, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Michael John Waters. Hereinafter cited as Brandon Sun.
  5. [S9704] 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.
  6. [S9710] Recent Weddings: Waters--Baird, Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 07 Sep 1928, Page 7, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com, Wedding: Waters--Baird. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.

Dorothy Susanna Baird1

F, #39988, d. 4 July 1976
Last Edited5 Oct 2019
     Following is other information from a newspaper article about their wedding:
The Maid of Honour and Best Man were Margaret Waters and J. Reid Waters.1
Dorothy married William O'Driscoll Waters at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Waters on 1 September 1928 at Asquith, RM of Loganton, Saskatchewan, Canada.1
     She died on 4 July 1976.2
     In the obituary of William O'Driscall (sic) Waters who died 13 March 1981, his wife, Dorothy Susanna Baird was listed as predeceased.2

Family

William O'Driscoll Waters b. 19 Apr 1898, d. 13 Mar 1981
Child

Citations

  1. [S9710] Recent Weddings: Waters--Baird, Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 07 Sep 1928, Page 7, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com, Wedding: Waters--Baird. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  2. [S9712] Death Notice: Waters, The Leader-Post, Regina, Saskatchewan, 14 Mar 1981, Page 69 (E1), column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: William O'Driscall (sic) Waters. Hereinafter cited as Leader-Post.
  3. [S9711] Eastern Wedding, The Leader-Post, Regina, Saskatchewan, 07 Jul 1956, Page 6, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Wedding: Waters--Ereaux. Hereinafter cited as Leader-Post.
  4. [S9713] William Reid "Reid" Waters, Batesville, Manitoba, 07 Aug 2017, Dr. William "Reid" Waters. Hereinafter cited as Batesville.

William Reid Waters1,2

M, #39989, b. 21 June 1931, d. 4 August 2017
Father*William O'Driscoll Waters1,2 b. 19 Apr 1898, d. 13 Mar 1981
Mother*Dorothy Susanna Baird1,2 d. 4 Jul 1976
Last Edited27 Oct 2019
     He was born on 21 June 1931 at Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.2 William married Ruth Lois Ereaux on 23 June 1956 at Sacred Heart Chapel of Notre Dame Church, Montréal, Québec, Canada.1
     He died on 4 August 2017 at Manitoba, Canada, at age 86.2
     The following selected information is extracted from his obituary.2,3 William Reid Waters was buried on 14 August 2017 at Assumption Roman Catholic Cemetery, South Junction, RM of Piney, Manitoba, Canada.2
     In the obituary of William O'Driscall (sic) Waters who died 13 March 1981, his son, Dr. W. Reid Waters of Winnipeg, was listed as a survivor.4
     See the footnotes below for a link to his on-line obituary that appeared Batesville, 7 August 2017 .2

Citations

  1. [S9711] Eastern Wedding, The Leader-Post, Regina, Saskatchewan, 07 Jul 1956, Page 6, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Wedding: Waters--Ereaux. Hereinafter cited as Leader-Post.
  2. [S9713] William Reid "Reid" Waters, Batesville, Manitoba, 07 Aug 2017, Dr. William "Reid" Waters. Hereinafter cited as Batesville.
  3. [S9714] William Reid Waters, Winnipeg Free Press, Wininpeg, Manitoba, 19 Aug 2017 viewed at http://passages.winnipegfreepress.com/, William Reid Waters. Hereinafter cited as Free Press.
  4. [S9712] Death Notice: Waters, The Leader-Post, Regina, Saskatchewan, 14 Mar 1981, Page 69 (E1), column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: William O'Driscall (sic) Waters. Hereinafter cited as Leader-Post.

Ruth Lois Ereaux1

F, #39990
Last Edited5 Oct 2019
     Ruth married William Reid Waters on 23 June 1956 at Sacred Heart Chapel of Notre Dame Church, Montréal, Québec, Canada.1
     In the obituary of Dr. William Reid Waters who died 4 August 2017, his wife, the former Ruth Ereaux was listed as predeceased.2,3

Family

William Reid Waters b. 21 Jun 1931, d. 4 Aug 2017

Citations

  1. [S9711] Eastern Wedding, The Leader-Post, Regina, Saskatchewan, 07 Jul 1956, Page 6, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Wedding: Waters--Ereaux. Hereinafter cited as Leader-Post.
  2. [S9713] William Reid "Reid" Waters, Batesville, Manitoba, 07 Aug 2017, Dr. William "Reid" Waters. Hereinafter cited as Batesville.
  3. [S9714] William Reid Waters, Winnipeg Free Press, Wininpeg, Manitoba, 19 Aug 2017 viewed at http://passages.winnipegfreepress.com/, William Reid Waters. Hereinafter cited as Free Press.

Joan Waters1

F, #39991, b. 1942, d. 12 January 2010
Father*Thomas John Waters1 b. 23 Jan 1896, d. 25 Dec 1970
Last Edited4 Oct 2019
     She was born in 1942.1
     She died on 12 January 2010 at Saskatchewan, Canada.2 Joan Waters was buried on 12 May 2010 at Woodlawn Catholic Cemetery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.2

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. [S256] 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, JOAN, d. 2010/01/12, bur. 2010/05/12, Grave# 59405, Block-Lot-Section: 5RC-L015-W1/3.

Frank Graves1,2

M, #39992, b. 22 September 1895, d. 1 December 1980
Father*Henry Graves1,2 b. 1863, d. 22 Jan 1937
Mother*Martha Jane (?)1 d. 7 Jul 1920
Last Edited5 Nov 2020
     He was born on 22 September 1895 at Castle Hill, Aspatria, Cumberland, England.1,3
     He died on 1 December 1980 in a local hospital at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, at age 85.1 Frank Graves was buried at Eagle Creek Cemetery, RM of Eagle Creek No. 376, Saskatchewan, Canada.4,1
     Asquith and District Honour Roll:
     "Graves, Frank' of Hurdman Lodge P.O..
Family Background:
     Frank came to the Environ area in 1912 and was followed by his parents and sister in 1914. After the death of his mother (1920) and father (1937) he and his sister, May, worked their farm until her death n 1965
Other comments:
     Frank was conscripted late in the war, and after enlisting, he was granted leave for 3 months, until late October 1918.5
Canadian Military Service - WWI

     Frank Graves of Hurdman Loage P.O. was conscripted on 15 June 1918 at Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, joining the First Depot Battalion, Saskatchewan Regiment. He was an unmarried farmer with no military experience. He was described as being 5'5" tall, 130 lbs. with grey eyes, light brown hair and a brown complexion. On his conscription papers he listed his next-of-kin as his father, Henry Graves of Hurdman Lodge P.O.. He was assigned regimental number 3352483.6 Pte. Frank Graves ended military service as part of general demobilization on 3 February 1919 at Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada,
End of Military Service section.6

Census Data

     Frank Graves appeared on the 1921 Canadian Census of RM of Eagle Creek No. 376, Saskatchewan, enumerated 1 June 1921. Frank was enumerated as a farmer.2
     He immigrated in 1912 to Hurdman Lodge (Environ), Saskatchewan, Canada, from England. In 1913 he was working on the Wheatley farm before taking up his own farm.2,1
     In the obituary of May Graves who died 30 November 1965, her brother, Frank Graves of Asquith, was listed as a survivor.7
     In 1966, Frank moved to Grandora, RM of Vanscoy No. 345, Saskatchewan, Canada.1
     In 1976, Frank moved to Vanscoy, RM of Vanscoy No. 345, Saskatchewan, Canada. Two years later he moved to the Lavik Centre in Saskatoon.1
     See the footnotes below for a link to his on-line obituary that appeared Saskatoon StarPhoenix published in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 2 December 1980 .1

Citations

  1. [S9715] Deaths: Graves, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 02 Dec 1980, Page 32, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Frank Graves. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  2. [S9716] Frank Graves household, June 1, 1921 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Eagle Creek (municipality), Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Page 97; Family: 23, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
  3. [S296] 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 Frank Graves. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.
  4. [S2057] Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project, online Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project, Eagle Creek Cemetery: Frank Graves
    Grave marker transcription:
    Graves, Frank Sep. 22, 1895 - Dec. 1, 1980 Gone But Not Forgotten. Hereinafter cited as Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project.
  5. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).
  6. [S296] Enlistment papers & Service Files, WWI Service Files, WWI Attestation Papers search, CEF Service file (large PDF): Private Frank Graves.
  7. [S9718] Deaths: Graves, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 01 Dec 1965, Page 35, column 7 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Miss May Graves. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.

Henry Graves1,2

M, #39993, b. 1863, d. 22 January 1937
Last Edited23 Jan 2020
     He was born in 1863 at Aspatria, Cumberland, England.2,3 Henry married Martha Jane (?).1
     He died on 22 January 1937 at his farm home at Saskatchewan, Canada.1,3 Henry Graves was buried at Eagle Creek Cemetery, RM of Eagle Creek No. 376, Saskatchewan, Canada.4,3
     He of Hurdman Lodge P.O. was listed as next-of-kin on his son Frank's conscription papers; joining the First Depot Battalion, Saskatchewan Regiment.5

Census Data

     Henry appeared in the 1921 Canadian Census of RM of Eagle Creek No. 376, Saskatchewan, in the household of his sonFrank Graves, listed as a widowed farmer.2
     Henry Graves and Martha Jane (?) immigrated in 1914 to Hurdman Lodge (Environ), Saskatchewan, Canada, from England, accompanied by May.1,2

Family

Martha Jane (?) d. 7 Jul 1920
Marriage*Henry married Martha Jane (?).1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S9715] Deaths: Graves, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 02 Dec 1980, Page 32, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Frank Graves. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  2. [S9716] Frank Graves household, June 1, 1921 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Eagle Creek (municipality), Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Page 97; Family: 23, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
  3. [S9717] Obituary: Graves, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 28 Jan 1937, page 11, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Henry Graves. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  4. [S2057] Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project, online Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project, Eagle Creek Cemetery: Henry, Martha and May Graves
    Grave marker transcription:
    May 1894 - 1965
    Henry 1865 - 1937
    Martha 1862 - 1920
    GRAVES. Hereinafter cited as Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project.
  5. [S296] 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 Frank Graves. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.

Martha Jane (?)1

F, #39994, d. 7 July 1920
Last Edited6 Oct 2019
     Martha married Henry Graves.1
     She died on 7 July 1920 at Saskatchewan, Canada.1 Martha Jane (?) was buried at Eagle Creek Cemetery, RM of Eagle Creek No. 376, Saskatchewan, Canada.2
     She and Henry Graves immigrated in 1914 to Hurdman Lodge (Environ), Saskatchewan, Canada, from England, accompanied by May.1,3

Family

Henry Graves b. 1863, d. 22 Jan 1937
Children

Citations

  1. [S9715] Deaths: Graves, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 02 Dec 1980, Page 32, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Frank Graves. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  2. [S2057] Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project, online Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project, Eagle Creek Cemetery: Henry, Martha and May Graves
    Grave marker transcription:
    May 1894 - 1965
    Henry 1865 - 1937
    Martha 1862 - 1920
    GRAVES. Hereinafter cited as Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project.
  3. [S9716] Frank Graves household, June 1, 1921 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Eagle Creek (municipality), Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Page 97; Family: 23, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).

May Graves1

F, #39995, b. circa 1895, d. 30 November 1965
Father*Henry Graves1 b. 1863, d. 22 Jan 1937
Mother*Martha Jane (?)1 d. 7 Jul 1920
Last Edited6 Oct 2019
     She was born circa 1895 at England.1
     She died on 30 November 1965 in a local hospital at Saskatchewan, Canada.2
     The following selected information is extracted from her obituary. Survivor(s): Frank Graves.2 May Graves was buried on 3 December 1965 at Eagle Creek Cemetery, RM of Eagle Creek No. 376, Saskatchewan, Canada.2,3

Census Data

     May appeared n the 1921 Canadian Census of RM of Eagle Creek No. 376, Saskatchewan, in the household of her brotherFrank Graves.1
     May Graves immigrated with her parents, Henry Graves and Martha Jane (?) in 1914 to Hurdman Lodge (Environ), Saskatchewan, Canada, from England.4,1
     See the footnotes below for a link to her on-line obituary that appeared Saskatoon StarPhoenix published in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 1 December 1965 .2

Citations

  1. [S9716] Frank Graves household, June 1, 1921 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Eagle Creek (municipality), Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Page 97; Family: 23, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
  2. [S9718] Deaths: Graves, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 01 Dec 1965, Page 35, column 7 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Miss May Graves. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  3. [S2057] Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project, online Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project, Eagle Creek Cemetery: Henry, Martha and May Graves
    Grave marker transcription:
    May 1894 - 1965
    Henry 1865 - 1937
    Martha 1862 - 1920
    GRAVES. Hereinafter cited as Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project.
  4. [S9715] Deaths: Graves, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 02 Dec 1980, Page 32, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Frank Graves. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.

William John Harris1

M, #39996, b. 3 October 1871, d. 31 October 1949
Father*William Harris2 b. 9 Nov 1844
Mother*Candace Jane Sparks1 b. 18 Feb 1851 or 19 Feb 1851, d. 10 Apr 1927
Last Edited5 Nov 2020
     He was born on 3 October 1871 at Ontario, Canada.2 Alternatively, he was born on 3 October 1876 at Rutherglen, Bonfield Twp., Nipissing District, Ontario, Canada. He may have altered the year of birth to ensure he could enlist in the CEF.1
     He died on 31 October 1949 at Falher, Alberta, Canada, at age 78.1,3
     Introductory Overview:
     William John Harris of Asquith is not included in the Asquith and District Honour Roll for WWI.
Family Background:
     It is not clear how or if William and Candace Harris were related to the four Harris brothers, George, Hugh, James and John with farms in the Asquith area. In the 1911 census, they were recorded living on Charles Street in Asquith. William passed away before the 1921 census (and probably before the William's 1916 enlistment) when Candace was living with her son Henry's family on Andrew Street
Other comments:
     William John and Noah "Foster" were the two sons of William and Candace Harris who enlisted in the CEF for WWI. Foster (his 25 years younger brother) was included in the Asquith and District Honour Roll.4

Canadian Military Service - WWI

     William John Harris of Asquith began military service on 12 May 1916 at the age of 44 at Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada, joining the 210th Overseas Battalion. He was an unmarried steam engineer with no previous military experience. He was described as being 5' 10 1/2" tall, with blue eyes, dark brown hair and a sallow compexion. On his Attestation (enlistment) papers, he listed his next-of-kin as his mother, Candace Jane Harris of Asquith. He was assigned regimental number 255875.1
     On 11 April 1917 at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, he embarked for England on the "S.S. Carpathia." He trained in England with the 19th Reserve Battalion until 16 June 1917 when he joined the 46th Battalion, Canadian Infantry in France. On 24 Sep 1917 in the Lens area, he contracted nephritis due to exposure to the elements. On 28 Mar 1918 he was invalided to Canada aboard the "H. S. Llandovery" and on 07 May 1918 he was sent to the Saskatchewan Military Hospital in Moose Jaw. He was discharged as an invalid on 18 Jun 1918.1 Pte. William John Harris ended his military service on 25 June 1918 at Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, due to being physically unfit due to sickness (nephritis) although fit for employment in civil life.
End of Military Service section.1

Census Data

     William John Harris appeared on the 1901 Canadian Census of RM of Langford, Manitoba in the household of his parents, William Harris and Candace J Harris, listed as a farmer's son.2

Citations

  1. [S296] 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 William John Harris. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.
  2. [S9719] William Harris household, 17 Apr 1901 Canada Census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Langford, MacDonald, Manitoba; Page: 5; Family: 45, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: T-6433.
  3. [S8092] Alberta, Canada, Deaths Index, 1870-1966 (Publisher: Provincial Archives of Alberta. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada), Ancestry.com, Alberta, Canada, Deaths Index, 1870-1966; "Original data: Alberta Death Indexes. Provincial Archives of Alberta. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada"; cited as "Alberta, Canada, Deaths Index, 1870-1966., Name:     William J Harris.
  4. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).

Candace Jane Sparks1,2

F, #39997, b. 18 February 1851 or 19 February 1851, d. 10 April 1927
Last Edited8 Oct 2019
     She was born on 18 February 1851 or 19 February 1851 at Canada West, United Province of Canada.3,4 Candace married William Harris.4
     She died on 10 April 1927 at RM of North Cypress, Manitoba, Canada, according to Manitoba Death Registration 1927-020098.3
     Candace Jane Harris of Asquith was listed as next-of-kin on her son William's attestation (enlistment) papers.1 C. J. Harris of Asquith was listed as next-of-kin on her son Foster's conscription papers; joining the 1st Depot Battalion, Saskatchewan Regiment.5

Census Data

     William Harris and Candace J appeared on the 1901 Canadian Census of RM of Langford, Manitoba, enumerated 31 March 1901. William was enumerated as a farmer and Church of England. Their children William John, Henry B, Albert E, Jemima A, Elizabeth M, Candace J, Effie B, Cora Pearl and Noah Foster were listed as living with them.4

Family

William Harris b. 9 Nov 1844
Children

Citations

  1. [S296] 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 William John Harris. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.
  2. [S817] Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency, Manitoba Vital Statistics (Winnipeg, MB: Vital Statistics Agency), Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency - Genealogy Search page, Birth: Noah Foster Harris. Hereinafter cited as Manitoba Vital Statistics.
  3. [S817] Manitoba Vital Statistics (published), Death: Candas Jane Harris.
  4. [S9719] William Harris household, 17 Apr 1901 Canada Census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Langford, MacDonald, Manitoba; Page: 5; Family: 45, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: T-6433.
  5. [S296] Enlistment papers & Service Files, WWI Service Files, WWI Attestation Papers search, CEF Service File (large PDF): Private Foster Harris.
  6. [S1349] 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., Frederick Udey & Sarah Ann Harris.

William Harris1

M, #39998, b. 9 November 1844
Last Edited7 Oct 2019
     He was born on 9 November 1844 at Canada West, United Province of Canada.1 William married Candace Jane Sparks.1

Census Data

     William Harris and Candace J appeared on the 1901 Canadian Census of RM of Langford, Manitoba, enumerated 31 March 1901. William was enumerated as a farmer and Church of England. Their children William John, Henry B, Albert E, Jemima A, Elizabeth M, Candace J, Effie B, Cora Pearl and Noah Foster were listed as living with them.1

Family

Candace Jane Sparks b. 18 Feb 1851 or 19 Feb 1851, d. 10 Apr 1927
Children

Citations

  1. [S9719] William Harris household, 17 Apr 1901 Canada Census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Langford, MacDonald, Manitoba; Page: 5; Family: 45, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: T-6433.
  2. [S1349] 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., Frederick Udey & Sarah Ann Harris.

Henry B Harris1

M, #39999, b. 29 August 1873
Father*William Harris1 b. 9 Nov 1844
Mother*Candace Jane Sparks1 b. 18 Feb 1851 or 19 Feb 1851, d. 10 Apr 1927
Last Edited7 Oct 2019
     He was born on 29 August 1873 at Ontario, Canada.1

Census Data

     Henry B Harris appeared on the 1901 Canadian Census of RM of Langford, Manitoba in the household of his parents, William Harris and Candace J Harris, listed as a farmer's son.1

Citations

  1. [S9719] William Harris household, 17 Apr 1901 Canada Census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Langford, MacDonald, Manitoba; Page: 5; Family: 45, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: T-6433.

Albert E Harris1

M, #40000, b. 10 November 1879
Father*William Harris1 b. 9 Nov 1844
Mother*Candace Jane Sparks1 b. 18 Feb 1851 or 19 Feb 1851, d. 10 Apr 1927
Last Edited7 Oct 2019
     He was born on 10 November 1879 at Ontario, Canada.1

Census Data

     Albert E Harris appeared on the 1901 Canadian Census of RM of Langford, Manitoba in the household of his parents, William Harris and Candace J Harris, listed as a farmer's son.1

Citations

  1. [S9719] William Harris household, 17 Apr 1901 Canada Census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Langford, MacDonald, Manitoba; Page: 5; Family: 45, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: T-6433.