Maggie Summers1

F, #41261, b. circa 1882
Father*George Summers1 b. c 1857
Mother*Ann Cay1 b. c 1860
Last Edited12 May 2020
     She was born circa 1882 at Cruden, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.1

Census Data

     Maggie Summers appeared on the1891 British Census of at Cruden, at Aberdeenshire, Scotland, in the household of her parents, George Summers and Annie Summers.1

Citations

  1. [S10358] George Summers household, April 5, 1891 U.K. Census, Edinburgh, Scotland, Cruden, Aberdeenshire; Page 29; Lines: 18 to 25, National Records of Scotland Roll: CSSCT1891_60.

Andrew Summers1

M, #41262, b. circa 1887
Father*George Summers1 b. c 1857
Mother*Ann Cay1 b. c 1860
Last Edited12 May 2020
     He was born circa 1887 at Cruden, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.1

Census Data

     Andrew Summers appeared on the1891 British Census of at Cruden, at Aberdeenshire, Scotland, in the household of his parents, George Summers and Annie Summers.1

Citations

  1. [S10358] George Summers household, April 5, 1891 U.K. Census, Edinburgh, Scotland, Cruden, Aberdeenshire; Page 29; Lines: 18 to 25, National Records of Scotland Roll: CSSCT1891_60.

Dan McLaughlin1

M, #41263, b. 13 December 1875
Father*(?) McLaughlin
Last Edited14 May 2020
     He was born on 13 December 1875 at Stormont County, Ontario, Canada.1
     Introductory Overview:
     Dan McLaughlin is not included in the Asquith and District Honour Roll for WWI.
Other comments:
     Dan was lving at Asquith when he enlisted in 1916. About 6 weeks later, he was discharged as unlikely to become an efficient soldier. I have been unable to locate his Ontario birth registration, but many births were not registred.1

Canadian Military Service - WWI

     Dan McLaughlin of Asquith began military service on 12 February 1916 at the age of 40 at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, joining the 90th Battalion, Winnipeg Rifles. He was an unmarried laborer/lumberman who had once been a cook for the 58th Milita. He was described as being 5' 4" with a fair complexion, blue eyes and brown hair. He was assigned regimental number 186360.1 Pte. Dan McLaughlin ended his military service on 31 March 1916 being classified as "unlikely to become an efficient soldier." He was likely discharged in Winnipeg, although this is not noted in his service file..
End of Military Service section.2

Citations

  1. [S296] Enlistment papers & Service Files, Soldiers of the First World War, WWI Attestation Papers search (Ottawa, Ontario: Library and Archives Canada), WWI CEF Military Service File (Large PDF): Private Dan McLaughlin. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.
  2. [S296] Enlistment papers & Service Files, WWI Service Files, WWI Attestation Papers search, WWI CEF Military Service File (Large PDF): Private Dan McLaughlin; Page 1.

(?) McLaughlin

M, #41264
Last Edited14 May 2020

Family

Child

Mary (?)1

F, #41271, b. circa 1874
Last Edited16 May 2020
     She was born circa 1874 at Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.1 Mary married George Summers.1

Census Data

     George and Mary Summers appeared on the 1901 British Census of Scotland, Cruden, at Aberdeenshire, enumerated 31 March 1901, described as a fishrman. She was listed as a fisherman's wife.. Their children Joseph, Charles and William were listed as living with them.1

Family

George Summers b. c 1857

Citations

  1. [S10363] George Summers household, 31 March 1901 Scotland Census, Edinburgh, Scotland, Cruden, Aberdeenshire, Scotland; Page: 11, General Register Office for Scotland Roll: CSSCT1901_65.

Pearl McDougall1,2

F, #41272, b. circa 1891, d. 27 October 1959
Last Edited5 Oct 2021
     She was born circa 1891 at California, USA, according to the 1940 census.3 Alternatively, she may have been born circa 1899 possibly in Chico, at California, USA, since she claimed to be 32 at the time of her marriage in 1931.1 Pearl married Walter Seedohin, He was a widower and she was a widow. He did not know his mother's name. She was a nurse. I cannot read her birthplace, on 1 May 1931 at Walla Walla, Walla Walla County, Washington, USA, according to Washington Marriage Registration 7313.1,2
     She died on 27 October 1959 at Bellingham, Whatcom County, Washington, USA.4,5      Pearl McDougall was buried at Bayview Cemetery, Bellingham, Whatcom County, Washington, USA.4

Census Data

     Walter and Pearl Sudhoin appeared on the 1940 U.S. Federal Census of Butte, Montana, enumerated 1 April 1940, described as a miner in a copper mine. They had lived in the same place in 1935.3
     She was listed as next-of-kin/contact on the draft registration of her husband, Walter Seedohin.6
     In the obituary of Walter Seedohin who died 16 May 1955, his wife, Pearl Seedohin, was listed as a survivor.2
     See the footnotes below for a link to her obituary that appeared in the newspaper the Montana Standard published in Butte, Montana, 29 October 1959.5

Family

Walter Seedohin b. 14 Jun 1896, d. 16 May 1955
Marriage*Pearl married Walter Seedohin, He was a widower and she was a widow. He did not know his mother's name. She was a nurse. I cannot read her birthplace, on 1 May 1931 at Walla Walla, Walla Walla County, Washington, USA, according to Washington Marriage Registration 7313.1,2 

Citations

  1. [S7619] Washington, Marriage Records, 1854-2013 (Publisher: Ancestry), Ancestry.com, Washington, Marriage Records, 1854-2013; "Original data: Washington State Archives. Olympia, Washington: Washington State Archives including images of the records"; cited as "Washington, Marriage Records, 1854-2013., Walter Seedohin & Pearl Lawson ; Married: 01 May 1931, Walla Walla, Walla Walla, Washington, USA.
  2. [S11887] Walter Seedohin Death Reported, The Montana Standard, Butte, Montana, 24 May 1955, Page 5, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Walter Seedohin (Aged 58). Hereinafter cited as Montana Standard.
  3. [S11889] Walter Sudhoin household, Apr 1, 1940 U.S. census, Washington, DC, USA, Butte, Silver Bow, Montana; Page: 12A; Family: 5A; Enumeration District: 47-26; Family: 104, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration.
  4. [S3862] 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., Pearl Seedohin
    Grave marker transcription:
    SEEDOHIN
    Pearl (no dates)
    Walter     1897 (sic) - 1955.
  5. [S11890] Mrs. Pearl Seedohin Dies on Coast, Montana Standard, Butte, Montana, 29 Oct 1959, Page 6, column 2 viewed at Newspaper Archive, Obituary: Pearl Seedohin. Hereinafter cited as Montana Standard.
  6. [S2619] U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 (Publisher: National Archives and Records Administration), Ancestry.com, World War II Draft Registration search; "United States, Selective Service System. Selective Service Registration Cards, World War II: Fourth Registration"; cited as "U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942., Walter Seedohin, Military Draft Date: 1942, Birth Date: 14 Jun 1896, Complexion: Dark, Eye Color: Brown, Hair Color: Brown, Height: 5 11, Weight: 175, Occupation: A C M Co, Relationship to Draftee: Head, Kin/Contact: Pearl Seedohin, same address, Other: Big toe on left foot missing.

Andrew Seedohin1

M, #41273
Last Edited17 Sep 2021
     He was born at Russia.2,1
     He was also known as Walter Seedohin on his death certificate.2

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S7619] Washington, Marriage Records, 1854-2013 (Publisher: Ancestry), Ancestry.com, Washington, Marriage Records, 1854-2013; "Original data: Washington State Archives. Olympia, Washington: Washington State Archives including images of the records"; cited as "Washington, Marriage Records, 1854-2013., Walter Seedohin & Pearl Lawson ; Married: 01 May 1931, Walla Walla, Walla Walla, Washington, USA.
  2. [S6690] Washington, Select Death Certificates, 1907-1960 (Publisher: FamilySearch), Ancestry.com, Washington, Select Death Certificates, 1907-1960; "This collection includes death certificate records from Washington. See FamilySearch for further details"; cited as "Washington, Select Death Certificates., Name: Walter Seedohin, Death Date: 16 May 1955, Age: 58, Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington, Birth Date: 14 Jun 1896, Father: Walter Seedohin.

Leon Emard1

M, #41274, b. circa 1817, d. 7 October 1893
Last Edited9 Oct 2021
     He was born circa 1817 at St. Martine, Lower Canada, British North America.2 Leon married Eliza (?) say 1837.1
     He died on 7 October 1893 at Russell Twp., Russell County, Ontario, Canada, according to Ontario Death Registration 014797.2

Family

Eliza (?)
Child

Citations

  1. [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., Jerome Latour & Julie Emard; Marriage: 23 Oct 1871, Prescott and Russell, Prescott and Russell, Ontario, Canada.
  2. [S1347] 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: Leon Emard; Death: 07 Oct 1893, Russell, Ontario, Canada, Age: 76, Birth Date: abt 1817, St Martine, Que, Cause of Death: Old Age Tinisary.

John William Schneider1

M, #41275, b. 3 May 1895, d. 26 July 1941
Father*Francis Schneider4,3 b. Nov 1859, d. 3 Jul 1909
Mother*Annie Elizabeth Fiday1,2,3 b. Aug 1858, d. 29 Sep 1918
Last Edited17 Sep 2021
     He was born on 3 May 1895 at Joliet, Joliet Twp., Will County, Illinois, USA.1,5,2,3 John married Theresa Pershey circa 1922, since he was 26 and she was 19 at the time of their marriage.4,6,7
     He died on 26 July 1941 at Joliet, Joliet Twp., Will County, Illinois, USA, at age 46.8,4      John William Schneider was buried at Saint John's Cemetery, Joliet, Joliet Twp., Will County, Illinois, USA.9
     Asquith and District Honour Roll:
     "Schneider, Jack" of Asquith, but he was probably at the family farm south of Asquith in the Vanscoy/Delisle distrct.
Family Background:
     Francis Schneider and Annie Elizabeth Fiday came to the Vanscoy/Delsisle district in 1907, settling on a homestead that he had filed on several years early. He died in 1909, and Annie eventually received the patent on the homestead, probably with the aid of her young sons. She died in 1918. Two of their sons, Frank and Joseph farmed in the district all of their working lives. A third son, Edward, farmed in the Elrose district. Two of their daughters, Elizabeth and Julia, married Gesy brothers, Joseph and Henry, respectively. They lived and farmed in the same general area.
Other comments:
     John William "Jack" Schneider was conscripted in June 1918. After several weeks, presumably in training, he was granted Harvest Leave whcih ultimately was extended up to his discharge date. Some time in the early 1920's, Jack returned to his native Joliett, Illinois, where he married and had a family of three. He died in 1941 at the age of 46.10
Canadian Military Service - WWI

     John William Schneider of Asquith was conscripted on 6 July 1918 at Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, joining the 1st Depot Battaltion, Saskatchewan Regiment. He was an unmarried farmer with no previous military experience. He was described as being 5' 8" with brown eyes, dark hair and a fair complexion. On his conscription papers he listed his next-of-kin as his mother, Annie Elizabeth Schnider (sic) of Asquith. He was assigned regimental number 3354469.11
     On 16 August 1918, he was granted Harvest Leave to 27 Sep 1918. This was extended three times, ending on his discharge date.11 Pte. John William Schneider ended military service as part of general demobilization on 15 February 1919 at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, after serving in Canada only.
End of Military Service section.1

Census Data

     John appeared on the 1900 Federal Census Troy Twp., Will County, Illinois in the household of his parents, Francis Schneider and Elizabeth Schneider.3
     John Schneider appeared on the 1911 Canadian Census of Saskatchewan in the household of his mother, Elizabeth Schneider, he was listed as a farmer's son.2
     John W. and Teresa I. Schnieder appeared on the 1930 U.S. Federal Census of Joliet Twp., Will County, Illinois, enumerated 4 April 1930, described as a laborer for a roofing plant. Their children: Lloyd W., were listed as living with them.7
     John W. and Theresa Pershey appeared on the 1940 U.S. Federal Census of Joliet, Joliet Twp., Will County, Illinois, enumerated 3 April 1940, described as a laborer for a roofing company. Their children: Lloyd W., Shirley A. and Denis J., were listed as living with them. They were all born in Joliett, and had lived in the same house in 1935.5
     He was commonly known as Jack Schneider.12 John Schneider immigrated with his parents, Frank Schneider and Elizabeth Schneider in 1907 to Saskatchewan, Canada, from Iowa, settling south of Asquith in the Delisle/Vancsoy district.13
     In the obituary of Lloyd William Schneider who died 13 May 2021, his parent(s), John Schneider and Theresa Pershey was/were listed or implied as predeceased.14

Family

Theresa Pershey b. 1903, d. 1968
Marriage*John married Theresa Pershey circa 1922, since he was 26 and she was 19 at the time of their marriage.4,6,7 
Children

Citations

  1. [S296] Enlistment papers & Service Files, Soldiers of the First World War, WWI Attestation Papers search (Ottawa, Ontario: Library and Archives Canada), WWI CEF Military Srvic e File (large PDF): John William Schneider. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.
  2. [S11872] Elizabeth Schneider household, 05 Jun 1911 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Sub-district 14, Saskatoon (rural), Saskatchewan; Page 25; Family: 268, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
  3. [S11876] Frank Schneider household, 21 June 1900 U.S. Federal Census, Washington, DC, USA, Troy Township, Will County, Illinois; Page: 8; Enumeration District: 0146, Family: 153, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration.
  4. [S3254] Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947 , Ancestry.com, Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947; ""Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916–1947." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2010. Index entries derived from digital copies of original records."; cited as "IL Deaths & Stillbirths., John W. Schnider, born 03 May 1895, died 26 Jul 1941, Joliet, Will, Illinois.
  5. [S11871] John W Schneider household, 03 April 1940 U.S. Federal Census, unknown repository address, Precinct I, Joliett, Will, Illinois; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 99-67; Family: 26, unknown repository.
  6. [S3862] 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., John W. Schneider
    Grave marker transcription:
    SCHNEIDER
    John     1895 - 1941
    Theresa I.     1903 - 1968.
  7. [S11886] John Schneider household, 04 Apr 1930 U.S. Federal Census, Washington, DC, USA, Joliet (township), Will (county), Illinois; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 0052; Family: 64, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration.
  8. [S283] Social Security Applications and Claims Index, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (United States: Social Security Administration), Name: John William Schneider; Birth: 03 May 1895, Joliet, Illinois; Death: 26 Jul 1941. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Social Security Applications.
  9. [S3862] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: John W. Schneider
    Grave marker transcription:
    SCHNEIDER
    John W.     Father     1895 - 1941
    Theresa I.     Mother     1903 - 1968.
  10. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).
  11. [S296] Enlistment papers & Service Files, WWI Service Files, WWI Attestation Papers search, WWI CEF Military Service File (Large PDF): John William Schneider.
  12. [S296] Enlistment papers & Service Files, WWI Service Files, WWI Attestation Papers search.
  13. [S11877] Deaths: Gesy, Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 26 Apr 1960, Page 20, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Julia Ann Gesy nee Schneider (Aged 73). Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  14. [S11885] Obituaries: Lloyd W. Schneider, The Bureau County Republican, Princeton, Illinois, 15 May 2021, Page a11, columns 1 & 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Lloyd William Schneider. Hereinafter cited as Bureau County Republican.
  15. [S283] U.S. Social Security Applications, Name: Dennis John Schneider; Birth: 02 Dec 1933, Joliet Will, Illinois; Death: 13 Feb 1999 ; Parents: John W Schniber & Thresa I Dershey.

Walter Seedohin1

M, #41276, b. 14 June 1896, d. 16 May 1955
Father*Andrew Seedohin2
Last Edited5 Oct 2021
     He was born on 14 June 1896 at Russia.3 Alternatively, he may have been born on 12 June 1896 at Arlee, Saskatchewan, Canada, according to his WWI enlistment papers. However, the primary date above appeared later in his service file, as well as the birth place of Russia.1 Walter married Lillian Vautier in December 1918 at Marylebone district, Middlesex, England. She must have been married before, because at the time of his second marriage in 1931, he refered to her as Lilian Carr. Early in 1919 he authorized $15 of his pay to be directed to Mrs. Lilian Seedohin of S. Marylebone, London. She died between Jan and Mar 1919, then he assigned the same amount to Mrs. N. Carr, of New Pound, Sheffield, the guardian of a child. Either he assumed responsibility for Lilian's child by an earlier marriage, or their child was born shortly before her death. I cannot find a birth registration which would clarify this. Note that the child's guardian was also a Carr, possibly her mother.4 Walter married Pearl Lawson, He was a widower and she was a widow. He did not know his mother's name. She was a nurse. I cannot read her birthplace, on 1 May 1931 at Walla Walla, Walla Walla County, Washington, USA, according to Washington Marriage Registration 7313.5,6
     He died on 16 May 1955 at Bellingham, Whatcom County, Washington, USA, at age 58.7,6
     The following selected information is extracted from his obituary. Survived by his wife, Pearl Seedohin.6      Walter Seedohin was buried on 20 May 1955 at Bayview Cemetery, Bellingham, Whatcom County, Washington, USA.8
     Introductory Overview:
     Walter Seedohin of Asquith is not included in the Asquith and District Honour Roll for WWI.
Family Background:
     Walter's father was variously identified as Walter or Andrew. At the time of his 1931 marriage, he indicated that he did not know his mother's name. His obituary refers to a brother, with a different surname. This may indicate that this brother, George Badashvesky of Saskatoon, was adopted into another family.
Other comments:
     Walter Seedohin claimed to have been born at Arlee, Saskatchewan on his WWI Attestation Paper, and he resided at Asquith. From his military service file we learn that both of his parents were deceased. Later in this file, we see that his birth date changed from the 12th to the 14th of June, 1896, and his birthplace was Russia, rather than Arlee. It would be interesting to know why he did not provide this information at the time of his enlistment. His service file mentions several people from Arlee and Asquith, including Mrs. Annie Rabbuka and Mr. and Mrs. S. Fogal. He was wounded in France but was not left with a permanent disability. In late 1918, he married Lilain Vautier, who may have been married before. It appears her maiden name was Carr. She died early in 1919, possibly of complications in childbirth, but this is not directly supported by any documentation, He was providing financial support to a child's guardian after Lilain's death, and the guardian was also a Carr. in 1920, he moved to the US, and was naturalized in 1939. He married a widow in 1931, but they did not have children.9

Canadian Military Service - WWI

     Walter Seedohin of Asquith began military service on 14 March 1916 at the age of 19 at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, joining the 96th Battalion, Canadian Highlanders. He was an unmarried shoemaker with no previous military experience. He claimed to have been born at Arlee, but later in his service file his birthplace is given as Russia. His "Particulars of Fmaily" form stated that his parents were not living.. He was described as being 5' 8 1/2" with a fair complexion, brown eyes and dark brown hair. He was assigned regimental number 204471.1 On 13 September 1916 Walter Seedohin wrote his will leaving all to Mr. S. Fogal of Asquith. In May 1917, he scheduled a special remittance of $50 to Mrs. S. Fogal at the Arlee Post Office, but the payment was returned by the post office, so the assignment was cancelled.10
     On 26 September 1916, embarked for overseas with his unit, arriving in England on 06 Oct 1916 on the "S.S. Laconia."11 Between October 1916 and March 1918, a number of payments from the military pay of Pte. Walter Seedohin were made to an unknown person of Arlee.10
     On 15 August 1917, he received a gunshot wound to his right wrist. The following day, he was admitted to the #11 General Military Hospital at Camieres.12
     On 9 April 1918, he was transferred to the Canadian Forestry Corps where he probably served as a labourer. This Corps was brought to the United Kingdon and Europe to fell forests to provide the vast quantities of wood required for dukboards, shoring timbers, crates and other wooden materiel.13
     On 16 November 1918 or 4 December 1918, he was granted permission to marry. His service file makes this notation on the dates above.14
     On 31 January 1919, at Sunningdale, Berkshire, England, he received his medical examination prior to his leaving the service. He was described as 5' 10" and 160 lbs. The documentation gives his birth information as 14 Jun 1896 in Russia. A second examination, on 17 Mar 1919, noted that he had a scar on his right wrist from a bullet wound which did not result in a disability.15
     On 16 April 1919, at Liverpool, Lancashire, England, he embarked on the "S.S. Belgic" to return to Canada, landing at Halifax on 23 Apr 1919.16 Pte. Walter Seedohin ended military service as part of general demobilization on 28 April 1919 at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. His discharge papers note his service in France. He is back to 5' 8 1/2" in height. He intended to reside with a friend in Saskatoon.
End of WWI Military Service section.17

Census Data

     Walter and Pearl Sudhoin appeared on the 1940 U.S. Federal Census of Butte, Montana, enumerated 1 April 1940, described as a miner in a copper mine. They had lived in the same place in 1935.18
     On 13 November 1916, he went to France, with the 13th Battalion.19 On 28 August 1917, he was evacuated to England and admitted to 1st Western General Hospital, Fazakerley. On 17 Sep 1917, he was moved to Woodcote Park Military Convalescent Hospital at Epsom in Surrey; and, he was discharged on the 24th. at Liverpool, Lancashire, England.20
     The 1919 Canada Gazette, published July 2, 1919 lists him as postmaster of Ceepee, Saskatchewan at section 29, township 39, range 8, West 3rd meridian. On Google maps, it appears to be a crossing point on the Saskatchewan River, a few miles northeast of the Borden Bridge. If so, he was appointed soon after his return from overseas.21 Walter Seedohin emigrated on 22 August 1920 from Canada to the U.S.A. through the Port of Pembina, North Dakota. This emigration was too late to be included in the U.S. Federal Census of 1920, and occurred before the Canadian Census of 1921, so we do not find him in census records until 1930 when he was a farm laborer in Walla Walla County of Washington.22
     Several newspaper clippings indicate he was active in the Modern Woodsmen of America during the mid-1930's. This is a fraternal benefit society that sold life insurance, annuities and financial investment opportunities. They held camps and hosted other community level activities.23 He was naturalized on 9 October 1939 at U.S. District Court, Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana, USA.24,22 He registered for the "Old Man's" draft in 1942 at Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana, USA, at the age of at an unknown age . He did not give a birth place on this registration. He worked for A.C.M. Co. in Butte.He listed his next-of-kin/contact person as his wife, Pearl Seedohin. He was described as 5' 11" and 175 lbs. with brown eyes and hair, and a dark complexion. It was noted that the big toe on his left foot was missing.25
     See the footnotes below for a link to his obituary that appeared in the newspaper The Montana Standard published in Butte, Montana, 24 May 1955.6

Family 1

Lilain Carr b. c 1891, d. bt Jan 1919 - Mar 1919
Marriage*Walter married Lillian Vautier in December 1918 at Marylebone district, Middlesex, England. She must have been married before, because at the time of his second marriage in 1931, he refered to her as Lilian Carr. Early in 1919 he authorized $15 of his pay to be directed to Mrs. Lilian Seedohin of S. Marylebone, London. She died between Jan and Mar 1919, then he assigned the same amount to Mrs. N. Carr, of New Pound, Sheffield, the guardian of a child. Either he assumed responsibility for Lilian's child by an earlier marriage, or their child was born shortly before her death. I cannot find a birth registration which would clarify this. Note that the child's guardian was also a Carr, possibly her mother.4 

Family 2

Pearl McDougall b. c 1891, d. 27 Oct 1959
Marriage*Walter married Pearl Lawson, He was a widower and she was a widow. He did not know his mother's name. She was a nurse. I cannot read her birthplace, on 1 May 1931 at Walla Walla, Walla Walla County, Washington, USA, according to Washington Marriage Registration 7313.5,6 

Citations

  1. [S296] Enlistment papers & Service Files, Soldiers of the First World War, WWI Attestation Papers search (Ottawa, Ontario: Library and Archives Canada), WWI CEF Military Service File (Large PDF): Walter Seedohin. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.
  2. [S6690] Washington, Select Death Certificates, 1907-1960 (Publisher: FamilySearch), Ancestry.com, Washington, Select Death Certificates, 1907-1960; "This collection includes death certificate records from Washington. See FamilySearch for further details"; cited as "Washington, Select Death Certificates., Name: Walter Seedohin, Death Date: 16 May 1955, Age: 58, Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington, Birth Date: 14 Jun 1896, Father: Walter Seedohin.
  3. [S11888] Montana, U.S., Federal Naturalization Records, 1870-1999 (Publisher: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)), Ancestry.com, Montana, U.S., Federal Naturalization Records, 1870-1999; "This index includes images from the original cards file"; cited as "Montana, U.S., Federal Naturalization Records., Walter Seedohin, Birth Date: 14 Jun1896, Naturalization Age: 43, Naturalization Date: 09 Oct 1939, Naturalization Place: Montana, USA, Relatives: Walter Seedohin, Arrival Date: 22 Aug 1920, Pembina, North Dakota.
  4. [S6738] England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1916-2005, online England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1916-2005, Walter Seedohin & Lillian Vautier, Registration Date: BET 01 OCT 1918 AND 31 DEC 1918, Registration District: Marylebone, Inferred County: Middlesex. Hereinafter cited as England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1916-2005.
  5. [S7619] Washington, Marriage Records, 1854-2013 (Publisher: Ancestry), Ancestry.com, Washington, Marriage Records, 1854-2013; "Original data: Washington State Archives. Olympia, Washington: Washington State Archives including images of the records"; cited as "Washington, Marriage Records, 1854-2013., Walter Seedohin & Pearl Lawson ; Married: 01 May 1931, Walla Walla, Walla Walla, Washington, USA.
  6. [S11887] Walter Seedohin Death Reported, The Montana Standard, Butte, Montana, 24 May 1955, Page 5, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Walter Seedohin (Aged 58). Hereinafter cited as Montana Standard.
  7. [S11523] Washington, U.S., Death Records, 1883-1960 (Publisher: Washington State Archives), Ancestry.com, Washington, U.S., Death Records, 1883-1960; "Original data: Various county death registers. Microfilm. Washington State Archives, Olympia, Washington. No digital images included in this index"; cited as "Washington, U.S., Death Records., Walter Seedohin; , Death Date: 16 May 1955 , Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington; Parents: Walter Seedohin &.
  8. [S3862] 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., Walter Seedohin
    Grave marker transcription:
    SEEDOHIN
    Pearl (no dates)
    Walter     1897 (sic) - 1955.
  9. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).
  10. [S296] Enlistment papers & Service Files, WWI Service Files, WWI Attestation Papers search, WWI CEF Military Service File (Large PDF): Walter Seedohin; page 29.
  11. [S296] Enlistment papers & Service Files, WWI Service Files, WWI Attestation Papers search, WWI CEF Military Service File (Large PDF): Walter Seedohin; page 9.
  12. [S296] Enlistment papers & Service Files, WWI Service Files, WWI Attestation Papers search, WWI CEF Military Service File (Large PDF): Walter Seedohin; page 13, 23 & 45.
  13. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat , Wikipedia: Canadian Forestry Corps.
  14. [S296] Enlistment papers & Service Files, WWI Service Files, WWI Attestation Papers search, WWI CEF Military Service File (Large PDF): Walter Seedohin; page 28 and 44.
  15. [S296] Enlistment papers & Service Files, WWI Service Files, WWI Attestation Papers search, WWI CEF Military Service File (Large PDF): Walter Seedohin; page 21.
  16. [S296] Enlistment papers & Service Files, WWI Service Files, WWI Attestation Papers search, WWI CEF Military Service File (Large PDF): Walter Seedohin; page 44.
  17. [S296] Enlistment papers & Service Files, WWI Service Files, WWI Attestation Papers search, WWI CEF Military Service File (Large PDF): Walter Seedohin; page 25.
  18. [S11889] Walter Sudhoin household, Apr 1, 1940 U.S. census, Washington, DC, USA, Butte, Silver Bow, Montana; Page: 12A; Family: 5A; Enumeration District: 47-26; Family: 104, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration.
  19. [S296] Enlistment papers & Service Files, WWI Service Files, WWI Attestation Papers search, WWI CEF Military Service File (Large PDF): Walter Seedohin; page 7.
  20. [S296] Enlistment papers & Service Files, WWI Service Files, WWI Attestation Papers search, WWI CEF Military Service File (Large PDF): Walter Seedohin; page 14.
  21. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat , 1919 Canada Gazette lists him as Post Master of Ceepee.
  22. [S11888] "Montana, U.S., Federal Naturalization Records", online Montana, U.S., Federal Naturalization Records, 1870-1999: Walter Seedohin, Birth Date: abt 1896, Naturalization Age: 43, Naturalization Date: 1939, Naturalization Place: Montana, USA, Relatives: Walter Seedohin, Arrival Date: 22 Aug 1920, Pembina, North Dakota.
  23. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat , Wikipedia: Modern Woodmen of America.
  24. [S11888] "Montana, U.S., Federal Naturalization Records", online Montana, U.S., Federal Naturalization Records, 1870-1999: Walter Seedohin, Birth Date: 14 Jun 1896, Russia, Naturalization Age: 43, Naturalization Date: 1939, Naturalization Place: Montana, USA, Relatives: Walter Seedohin.
  25. [S2619] U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 (Publisher: National Archives and Records Administration), Ancestry.com, World War II Draft Registration search; "United States, Selective Service System. Selective Service Registration Cards, World War II: Fourth Registration"; cited as "U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942., Walter Seedohin, Military Draft Date: 1942, Birth Date: 14 Jun 1896, Complexion: Dark, Eye Color: Brown, Hair Color: Brown, Height: 5 11, Weight: 175, Occupation: A C M Co, Relationship to Draftee: Head, Kin/Contact: Pearl Seedohin, same address, Other: Big toe on left foot missing.

Ernest William Sheffield1

M, #41277
Last Edited23 Sep 2021
     
Canadian Military Service - WWI

     Ernest William Sheffield began military service Ernest William Sheffied, 268908 Rockhaven, SK.1
Asquith and District Honour Roll:
     Sheffield, William.
Other comments:
     I have been unable to find a service file or newspaper reference for this soldier.2
     He was commonly known as William Sheffield.3

Citations

  1. [S296] Enlistment papers & Service Files, Soldiers of the First World War, WWI Attestation Papers search (Ottawa, Ontario: Library and Archives Canada), WWI CEF Military Service File (Large PDF): Ernest William Sheffield. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.
  2. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 31: Asquith and District Honour Roll World War I; currently unidentified. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.
  3. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, Asquith Record, Page 31: Asquith and District Honour Roll World War I, 1914 - 1918.

Eliza (?)1

F, #41278
Last Edited9 Oct 2021
     Eliza married Leon Emard say 1837.1

Family

Leon Emard b. c 1817, d. 7 Oct 1893
Child

Citations

  1. [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., Jerome Latour & Julie Emard; Marriage: 23 Oct 1871, Prescott and Russell, Prescott and Russell, Ontario, Canada.

William Turnell1

M, #41279, b. 24 September 1887, d. 3 June 1968
Father*Joseph Turnell2
Mother*Emma Needham2
Last Edited9 Oct 2021
     He was born on 24 September 1887 at Sheffield, Yorkshire West Riding, England.1 Alternatively, he may have been born on 24 September 1886 at England according to his death registration.2 William married Minnie Baker circa December 1918 at Yorkshire West Riding, England.3,4,2
     He died on 3 June 1968 at Shaughnessy Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, at age 80 according to B.C. Death Registration 1968-09-008008.2 The informant on his death registration was his son, R. E. Turnell.2
     The following selected information is extracted from his obituary. Survivor(s): Robert E. Turnell, William G. Turnell, Ernest J. Turnell and Allene Joan McAdie. His wife, Minnie Baker was referenced but not by name.5
     
Canadian Military Service - WWI

     William Turnell began military service 472909 Asquith farmer.1
Asquith and District Honour Roll:
     "Turnell, W. H." of Asquith.
Family Background:
     He was the son of Joseph Turnell and Emma Needham. He had at least two brothers and a sister. One of them, Joseph, worked for Miss Brown who owned the Arlington Hotel in Asquith from 1912 to 1947. It is not clear whether William or Joseph first arrived at Asquith, but they were both there during the early 1920's.
Other comments:
     William Turnell was a veteran of both WWI and WWII. Two sons and a daughter, Fus. Robert Edward (sic) Turnell, Pte. William Gordon Turnell and Pte. Joan Turnell, followed him in service during WWII. While oversseas during WWI, he married Minnie Baker of Sheffield, England. He returned to Asquith after demobilation, along with his wife. At least 3 of their children were born while the family lived at Asquith and Possibly, Saskatoon. I am unsure where Ernest Joseph Turnell was born. They later moved to BC where he worked as an insulator.6

Canadian Military Service - WWI

     William Turnell of Asquith began military service on 3 January 1916 at the age of 28 at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, joining the 65th Battalion. He was an unmarried farmer with no previous military experience. He was described as being 5' 3.5" with blue eyes, light brown hair and a fair complexion. He was assigned regimental number 472909.1
     On 18 June 1916, at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, he sailed with his unit on the "S.S. Empress of Britain," arriving on 28 Jun 1916. On 10 Aug 1916 he proceeded to France where he served with the 46th Battalion. His obituary notes that he served at Vimy Ridge. He received permission to marry on 19 Nov 1918. He did not return to England until 23 Apr 1919. On 3 Oct 1919, he sailed back to Canada aboard the "S. S. Minnedosa," accompanied by his wife.7 William Turnell ended military service as part of general demobilization on 15 October 1919 at Québec City, Québec, Canada,
End of Military Service section.1

Military Service (Reenlisted/Resumed)

     William resumed military service in 1940 joining the Canadian Forestry Corps during WWII.8,9 William Turnell ended his military service circa 1942 with an honourable discharge after two years service overseas.
End of Military Service section.9

     See the footnotes below for a link to his obituary that appeared in the newspaper The Province published in Vancouver, British Columbia, 5 June 1968.5

Family

Minnie Baker b. 15 Nov 1900, d. 30 May 1987
Marriage*William married Minnie Baker circa December 1918 at Yorkshire West Riding, England.3,4,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S296] Enlistment papers & Service Files, Soldiers of the First World War, WWI Attestation Papers search (Ottawa, Ontario: Library and Archives Canada), WWI CEF Military Service File (Large PDF): William Turnell. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.
  2. [S11850] William Turnell, Death Registration 1968-09-008008 (06 Jun 1968), Royal BC Museum - Genealogy Collection, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, BC Death Registration image: William Turnell. Hereinafter cited as BC Death Registration - Turnell, W.
  3. [S296] Enlistment papers & Service Files, WWI Service Files, WWI Attestation Papers search, WWI CEF Military Service File (Large PDF): William Turnell; Page 18 & 29.
  4. [S6738] England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1916-2005, online England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1916-2005, William Turnell & Minnie Baker, Registration Date: BET 01 OCT 1918 AND 31 DEC 1918, Registration District: Ecclesall Bierlow, Inferred County: Yorkshire West Riding. Hereinafter cited as England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1916-2005.
  5. [S11854] Deaths: Turnell, The Province, Vancouver, British Columbia, 05 Jun 1968, Page 28, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: William TURNELL (Aged 81). Hereinafter cited as Province.
  6. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).
  7. [S296] Enlistment papers & Service Files, WWI Service Files, WWI Attestation Papers search, WWI CEF Military Service File (Large PDF): William Turnell; Page 7.
  8. [S11855] Here's Letter That Won 7 Days in Hollywood, The Vancouver Sun, Vancouver, British Columbia, 05 Apr 1946, Page 1, column 1 & 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Vacation from Marriage. Hereinafter cited as Vancouver Sun.
  9. [S11851] Slightly Injured, The Province, Vancouver, British Columbia, 15 Dec 1944, Page 29, column 1 & 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Casualty Report: Fus. Robert Edward Turnell and continued. Hereinafter cited as Province.
  10. [S11853] William Gordon Turnell, Death Registration 1985-09-009824 (04 Jun 1985), Royal BC Museum - Genealogy Collection, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, BC Death Registration image: William Gordon Turnell. Hereinafter cited as BC Death Registration - Turnell, W G.

Elizabeth Schneider1,2

F, #41280, b. 13 November 1883, d. 16 November 1975
Father*Francis Schneider1,2 b. Nov 1859, d. 3 Jul 1909
Mother*Annie Elizabeth Fiday1,2 b. Aug 1858, d. 29 Sep 1918
Last Edited5 Oct 2021
     She was born on 13 November 1883 at Joliet, Joliet Twp., Will County, Illinois, USA.1,3,4,2 Elizabeth married Joseph Gesey on 11 April 1904 at Fonda, Pocahontas County, Iowa, USA.1
     She died on 16 November 1975 at Victoria General Hospital, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, at age 92 according to BC Death Registration 1975-09-016909.3,4

Census Data

     Elizabeth appeared on the 1900 Federal Census Troy Twp., Will County, Illinois in the household of her parents, Francis Schneider and Elizabeth Schneider, she was listed as a servant.2
     Elizabeth Gesy was referenced, but not by name, in the obituary of her husband, Joseph Henry Gesy, who died 14 December 1933.5
     In the obituary of Julia Ann Gesy who died 25 April 1960, her sister, E. Gesy, of Victoria, B.C., was listed as a survivor.6
     In 1962,Elizabeth moved from However, her obituary may be incorrect about this date since she was already "of Victoria" at the time of her sister Julia's death in 1960. to Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.3
     See the footnotes below for a link to her obituary that appeared in the newspaper the Times Colonist published in Victoria, British Columbia, 19 November 1975.3

Family

Joseph Henry Gesy b. c 1861, d. 14 Dec 1933
Marriage*Elizabeth married Joseph Gesey on 11 April 1904 at Fonda, Pocahontas County, Iowa, USA.1 

Citations

  1. [S5536] Iowa, U.S., Marriage Records, 1880-1951 (Publisher: Iowa Department of Public Health), Ancestry.com, Iowa, U.S., Marriage Records, 1880-1951; "Index and images of Iowa marriages"; cited as "Iowa, Marriage Records., Joseph Gesey & Elizabeth Schneider; Marriage Date: 11 Apr 1904, Pocahontas, Iowa, USA.
  2. [S11876] Frank Schneider household, 21 June 1900 U.S. Federal Census, Washington, DC, USA, Troy Township, Will County, Illinois; Page: 8; Enumeration District: 0146, Family: 153, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration.
  3. [S11873] Deaths and Funerals: Gesy, Times Colonist, Victoria, British Columbia, 19 Nov 1975, Page 38, column 1 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Elizabeth GESY (Aged 92). Hereinafter cited as Times Colonist.
  4. [S11875] Elizabeth Gesy, Death Registration 1975-09-016909 (26 Nov 1975), Royal BC Museum - Genealogy Collection, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, BC Death Registration image: Elzabeth Gesy. Hereinafter cited as BC Death Registration - Gesy, E.
  5. [S11874] Obituary: Joseph Henry Gesy, Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 15 Dec 1933, Page 3, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Joseph Henry GESY (Aged 76). Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  6. [S11877] Deaths: Gesy, Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 26 Apr 1960, Page 20, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Julia Ann Gesy nee Schneider (Aged 73). Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.