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From:  Carol Paine
Date:  June 29, 2005
Email: [email protected]

I'm looking for any info on John B., William B., and/or Ralph B. PAYNE.  One went by the nickname of Bert or Bret.  And another went by Brit. 
John died in 1954 in Moose Jaw.  His wife was Lillian OVIDE.  She died in 1974.
John, William, and Ralph PAYNE's uncle was my great grandfather Joseph B (Ben) PAINE.
From: Bill & Shona Tischner
Date: June 2002
Email: [email protected]

Looking for information on Tischner

From: Theresa Parker
Date: January 1999
Email: [email protected]

I am looking for any information on the following names

John Lorne HIL b. abt. 1879 p ? d. 1954 p. California Occupation: Capenter-bricklayer.
Nora A JESTIN b. abt. 1879/80 p.Ireland d. 1958 Los Angeles, California . Wife to John Lorne Hill.
Children of John Lorne Hill and Nora A Jestin:
Norman Allen Hill b. 3-15-1899
Phyllis Hill
Clara Hill
Tottie Hill
Ivonette Hill
Helen Hill
Elaine ? Hill died very young
Geraldine Hill
John Hill may have brothers name Henry ( Harry) Hil and William Hill. William is
said to have died in his late twenties or early thirtys.
Any information on these people would be greatly appreciated.
Sincerely Theresa Parker

From: Scot D. Metcalfe
Date: January 1999
Email: [email protected]

METCALFE, Richard; father to Richard Jr. and George - Moose Jaw. George
immigrated to Detroit with wife Maude (BUGG) in early 1900's. Do not
know the whereabouts of Richard jr.
Any information will be helpful.

From: Nicole Clark Hurren
Date: January 1999
Email: [email protected]

I am looking for information about a family named HURREN. I believe that
many members were in the Moosejaw area. Thanks for your help!

Nicole Clark Hurren

From: Mark Johnson
Date: January 1999
Email: [email protected]

Please list the following for a Historical search. I have this
information: Earl Clyde JOHNSON came to Wood Mountain in about 1905
from Pearl, ILL. he purchased land at Wood Mountain and the family ran
the post office in the 1920's from the family farm. The family moved
further north in Sask. in the 30's and he died about 1946.

Any info or if you can direct me would be great! Thank you in advance.

From: J. Wasney
Date: January 1999
Email: [email protected]

SOMERFELDT. About 1913, parents Mike and ??? with grown children Alfred,
Julia, Augusta and Otille lived in/around Neidpath, Sask. I believe Julia
married a LOEWEN, and Augusta married a KRUGER/KRIEGER. These two married
sisters lived in Michigan between 1920 and 1936. Otille married my
grandfather Henry Schuetz, farming in Neidpath, Sask. Would appreciate
information on the Somerfeldt family origins and Otille's parents, siblings
and whereabouts of descendants.

Thanks for any help.

J. Wasney

From: Carole L. Fisher
Date: January 1999
Email: [email protected]

I am looking for information on the birthplace of my grandmother Emma
Skahl, b. 20 Mar 1894, dgtr. of Andreas (Andrew) Skahl and Annie K. Bang
Skahl, family was living in Oxbow, Canada and apppears in 1981 cnesus of
Assiniboia East

From: Michael Wilson
Date: January 1999
Email: [email protected]

ESKDALE, William Maxwell
Hillside Farm
See Homestead Record File No: R-0004163
Marriage took place in Knox church Manse, REGINA
Between June 1910 and June 1913

If you can help me I would be grateful.

Thanks Michael

From: Mary Ann Wicks
Date: January 1999
Email: [email protected]

Looking for information on Frank Medlock, who died October 20, 1918 at Mossbank ( Saskatchewan ) Canada. He was married to Emily Maria File in 1912. They had three children, names William Medlock,b.12/08/1913, Frank James?, b. 07/14/1915, and Emily Lucinda, b. 05/04/1917. Also would like information on Emily Maria Files that came from England on a ship April 6?,1914 from England. The three children of Frank and Emily Medlock were born in Expence Canada.
Please help.
Thank you, Mary Ann

From: Jim Shaw
Date: 08 February 1999
Email: [email protected]

I am trying to find some info on my Grandfather, Edward Albert Shaw, he was an ear, eye, nose and throat specialist in
Moose Jaw. He then moved to Prince Albert but was in Moose Jaw. Where do I go from here?
Jim Shaw.

From: Sheila Tryk
Date: 18 February 1999
Email: [email protected]

I am researching my father's days in the Moose Jaw-Viceroy area. His name was Alexander Duncan CAMERON and he had a homestead in Viceroy. He worked for a time for Thomas MOFFETT and for the railroad. This was ca. 1910-1914. Does anyone have any information about Viceroy in that time period?
Sheila Tryk

From: Barry Leibel
Date: 22 February 1999
Email: [email protected]

I'm looking for info reg. Michael Miller, spouse Mary ,children John, Katie, Lena, Mike, Theresa, Mary, Steve, Evelyn, that farmed in the Arbuthnot area

From: Barb Cockhill
Date: 06 March 1999
Email: [email protected]

Can you help get me started on my father's family in Canada? Edward H. Cockhill was born in Moose Jaw in 1921 to Harold Cockhill and Isabell (Shields) Cockhill. I am not sure if they were actural residents or if my grandfather was just working there. He was a bricklayer I was told.

Barb Cockhill

From: Melanie King
Date: 07 March 1999
Email: [email protected]

Searching for information on a Norman MacDonald who died in Moose Jaw in March 1972, born in Scotland in 1900. Could be an uncle. Curious to know if anything is known on is parentage. His obit was included with some other papers another uncle in Scotland (surname Robertson)had passed on to me after his death. Any help would be greatly appreciated. An address to contact about obtaining a genealogical death certificate would also be appreciated.

Thanks for everything.

Melanie King

From: Barb W.
Date: 08 March 1999
Email: [email protected]

Moose Jaw Area
DAVIES, John, Edgar
Born: ? around 1889
Birthplace: Cardiff, Wales
Occupation in Moose Jaw: Owned and operated a Flour Mill

Barb W.
Ontario, CANADA

From: Doug Reid
Date: 23 March 1999
Email: [email protected]

Looking for info on PAVER'S in Moose Jaw area. My grandfather was ERIC PAVER and his parents were HAROLD & MARIE.

From: Sylvianne (Forsythe) Penner
Date: 05 April 1999
Email: [email protected]

I am searching for info on Thomas Mccann who lived in Moose Jaw and died there. Any info would be most welcome.

Sylvianne (Forsythe) Penner
Calgary, Alta.

From: Don Angus
Date: 09 April 1999
Email: [email protected]

We are researching my wife's grandfather, Harold MOUBERT. We can document the following info from his military attestation documents.
Born Liverpool, England - Oct 5 1878
Joined C.E.F - Oct 1914, Discharged Apr 1919
Died Moose Jaw, SA - Dec 16 1936
Occupation - Clerk - no idea who employer may have been.
Addresses of 47 Hochelaga in 1914 and 245 Hochelaga in 1919.

Query 1 - is it possible to find out where he is buried. Where could we find out?

Query 2 - We have a pocket watch inscripted with his name and the words "Plaxton" and "Spraxton Jewelers, Moose Jaw 1902. Would anyone familiar with Moose Jaw history have any idea if there was such an establishment or the meaning of the inscriptions. Our research has turned up a "Plaxton Lake" but no idea as to any connection.

As a note of interest I have a 32 page picture book that I discovered in my grandfather's (Hayes)momentos a few years ago titled "Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan" The inside title page has the title " Interesting scenes in and around Moose Jaw Saskatchewan". The book is published by Lewis Rice, Illustrator and Publisher for Western Canada. The latest copyright date I can find is 1908. The cover is soft heavy brown paper while the inside pages are shiny paper with black and white photos. I wouldn't think there are too many of these left in existence. Wonder what it's worth.

Don Angus in Richmond BC

From: Paula Easton
Date: 25 April 1999
Email: [email protected]

I would be interested in hearing from anyone who is researching the names EASTON or HAUGHTON in Assiniboia.
Thank you,
Paula Easton

From: Sarah Gouin
Date: 30 April 1999
Email: [email protected]

I am trying to find out the parents of Nestor GOUIN and Clara JESKE.

They were married in Gravelbourg c1924 (I am going on that date as that is the birth date of my grandfather Robert Douglas Gouin - however it says Jeske on his birth cert). Nestor & Clara had 5 other children.

If anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated.

Sarah Gouin
Sometimes sunny UK !!
Researching: Gouin, Jeske, Weller, Rossiter, Keerie

From: Heather Goddard
Date: 02 May 1999
Email: [email protected]

Has anyone ever heard of a newspaper called "The Meyronne Standard" or "The Meyronne Star." If anyone knows of this paper or has access to it I would really like to hear from them.
Thank You.

From: Barbara McFarland
Date: 02 May 1999
Email: [email protected]

I'm trying to locate two family members ( Edson and Clarence Savage) that lived in Moose Jaw in 1945 when my grandmother FLORA SAVAGE McINTOSH passed away.
Thank you for your help.

From: Katherine Lunn
Date: 13 May 1999
Email: [email protected]

My name is Katherine Lunn and I am from Kamloops, B.C., I am looking for information on my Grandfather Arnold Leroy Schneck, he is from Bengough Sask. I am not sure about how I would find any thing if you have any suggestions or any info please contact me
Thank you

From: Josh Grandell
Email: [email protected]

My name is Josh Grandell. My father and I are trying to trace my family's genealogy. We have come upon some info. that my great great grandfather might have lived in Moose Jaw as a judge for the district court. His family was also farmers/ranchers and were in a CO-OP with the Leafely. We aren't sure of his name but his son was either Richard Earl, Grandell (Grinfell or Grindell) We are trying to find out the correct spelling of the last name. We also would like to know what his lineage was-- whether it was Italian, Indian or French Canadian. Any help or info you can give us would be greatly appreciated..
Josh Grandell

From: Henry M. Henderson
Date: 09 June 1999
Email: [email protected]

I am trying to get information about the Hendersons. My grandfather, Henry Warren Henderson was a bank manager in Neville around 1918-1920's. He apparently left after the bank burned down. My father, Warren S.P. Henderson was born in Neville June 12, 1918.
Thank you.

From: Katherine Lunn
Date: 10 June 1999
Email: [email protected]

I am looking for informatin on my Grandfather Arnold Leroy Schneck, who is from Bengough. I you have any idea where I could get info or if you have any info,please contact me.
Thank you
Katherine Lunn
Kamloops B.C.

From: Donna Larsen
Date: 23 June 1999
Email: [email protected]

Is it possible to get an obituary look-up for Moose Jaw or do you know of any place that could help?
I am looking for the obituary info on Desmond MATTHEWS who passed away on April 24, 1999. He lived in Moose Jaw, but am not sure if he passed away there or in Regina.
Thanking you in advance.
Donna Larsen
Victoria, B. C.

From: Lynne Thompson
Date: July 1 1999
Email: [email protected]

I am trying to connect with any of the Hunter family who lived in the Moose Jaw area. The family parent’s were Henry Hunter and Rachel Mcinnes, (b.1877, in Ontario but raised in Broadview) Their children include:

1. Ed Hunter married Ethel Aveyard Children - Edwin & Antoinette
2. Jean Hunter
3. David Hunter married Daisy Flowers Children - Maise Ruth, & Kathleen Mary
4. John Hunter married Jean Munro Children - Jean Marion & John William
5. William Hunter
6. Isobel Hunter married Ernest Pierce Children - Norman William, Harry Ernest & Wesley James
7. Robert Wesley Hunter married Bernice Clarke Children - Derek
8. James Henry Hunter married Gladys Bell Children – James Thomas
9. Malcolm Bridgeford Hunter married Mary Steven
10. Margaret Lillian Hunter married Peter Blazer
11. Ruth Elizabeth Hunter married Verdun Thompson

I would like to correspond with any of these individuals if you know where any of them might be located now. Thanks for the help.
Lynne Thompson

From: Len Langill
Date: 05 July 1999
Email: [email protected]

I am attempting to locate info. on a now deceasesd uncle who left Ottawa I believe around 1929 and settled and homestead in the Vantage area. His name is Robert Langill and as far as I can determine he did raise a family ,to what extent I dont know.In any event If you are able to direct me in locating this info I would certainly appreciate it.
Thanking you in advance ,
Len Langill
Long Sault, Ontario

From: Del
Date: 17 July 1999
Email: [email protected]

Looking for any family history or stories...
Frank Edgar Baker
b. 01 Aug 1889 Montreal, Quebec.
parents: Charles Baker and Elizabeth Pitts.
m. 24 Mar 1943, Moose Jaw, SK
Elizabeth McMillan
d. 21 Apr 1913, Moose, SK
bur: Rosedale, SK

Elizabeth McMillan
b. 19 Sep 1895, Moose Jaw, Sk
d. 01 Aug 1971, Vernon, BC

From: Carol
Date: 23 July 1999
Email: [email protected]

I am searching for any info on David James WHITE and his wife Georgie, had a sheep ranch near Moose Jaw 1920's and 30's. Had 6 boys: David, George, Jim, Bob, Rees and an infant, Garner died of burns at 9 months. One dau., Marjorie.
Thanks in advance for any help.

From: Bill
Date: 01 August 1999
Email: [email protected]

I am attempting to find any information on a : Daisy Annie Boulton( Bolton ) born 11 jan 1915 Moosejaw Saskatchewan.for a relative.
Thank you
Regards Bill

From: Arlene Halme
Date: 04 August 1999
Email: [email protected]

I am looking for a Charles Leonard who arrived in the spring of 1920 heading for Mr. Alexander Scott's property in Willow Bunch. He was from Monikie, Angus County, Scotland. Think I have the right region for Willow Bunch, it is near the US border and I think fits the Moose Jaw Region. Just a long shot that he might appear somewhere. Can't track him in Scotland so made the assumption he stayed in Canada.
Many thanks for the time
Arlene Halme
Victoria BC

From: Lisa Trembley
Date: 09 August 1999
Email: [email protected]

SPESSIE, Cardross-Moose Jaw
Looking for information on Mary Spessie d. ca 1982. Estate was probated by Canadian Government to descendents of Mary's sisters in the United States (Kolegraf of North Dakota and Rafinski of Minnesota).
Thanks and Kind Regards,
Lisa Trembley

From: Thomas J. Hunter
Date: 23 August 1999
Email: [email protected]

Obituary Lookup Request
The following appeared in this months Branch Notes of the Waterloo-Wellington Branch Ontario Genealogical Society Strays section;
McCARTHY, Mary A. (Mrs. VINCE) of St. Clements
Death 5 Jan 1995, Moose Jaw, SK. Source: newspaper clipping - obituary

I have been looking for McCARTHY family from the St. Clements area for years. This may be the daughter of one of them.
My Grandfather Austin McCARTHY worked as a carpenter in Moose Jaw in 1908-1911 but I never thought he may have had family there. Could someone please look up the obituary in question and send it to me. I assume it would be in the Moose Jaw newspaper but their classifieds are not on line.
Thomas J. Hunter
Navan, ON

From: Carol Sandberg
Date: 11 September 1999
Email: [email protected]

Justus Sandberg emigrated to Minnesota in 1876, then to Canada. He was born in Sweden 16 June 1853, and died in Canada 4 February 1900. He married Anna Martina Larson (b. 11 July 1865 in Norway, d. 1910) on 12 January 1884. They had 9 children: Lar Algot, Edwin Albin(my husband's grandfather), Emil Julius, Carl Wilhelm, Arthur Otto, Henry Justus (b. 5 July 1899, d. 2 August 1999), Alma Edlina (d. 28 September 1897), Mathilda Justina, and Selma Adina.
Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

Date: 14 September 1999
Email: [email protected]

I am looking for family history of William John BUTLER and Agnes Mary Butler, who lived in the Moose Jaw/Assiniboia area during the early 1900s to1930+. Also interested in Patrick and Mary Butler.

From: Glory Lister
Date: 18 September 1999
Email: [email protected]

I am looking for info on the Goodine name. My father was John Ambrose Goodine and his family attended St. Josephs church. Some of his sibling names were Pat, Fran, Bill and Leila. His mother was called Belle.
Thanks, Glory

From: Joan Shaw
Date: 18 October 1999
Email: [email protected]

I am seeking information about Johanne Laffler (LaFleur?) nee Ahrens and her husband Guy Laffler (LaFleur?). They died at Mortlach, Sask. Joanne died January 9, 1922, age 29. Guy died in 1921, age about 30 years. They lived near Mortlach or Parkbeg. Unknown whether they had children. Joanne's brother Henry and their parents Edward and Anna Ahrens moved to Rainy River District of Ontario from Parkbeg about 1920. Any information on Johanne or Guy would be appreciated. If you can tell me which is Twp. 18 in Saskatchewan, I know that Henry and Edward Ahrens were granted land on NE Section 17, SE Section 20, NW Section 15, and SW Section 22 of that township. I believe it to be in the Parkbeg area.
Thank you for any help you can give.

From: Nina
Date: 20 October 1999
Email: [email protected]

Hi! I'm living in the Lethbridge area. My grandfather built the Liberty Block in Moose Jaw (which may not be still standing); it is/was and apartment building. He also had a real estate office, and a general store. All this was in the early 1900's. I'd really like to get any information I can about those early times. I'm interested in newspaper articles, land titles, pictures...anything that I can access--either via the internet or, perhaps, in person. His name was Robert Matthews. Could you please let me have any advice. I was so happy to see your website! Have a good day.

From: Sherry Jenkins
Date: 21 October 1999
Email: [email protected]

I am looking for information on the REMY family. I have copies of land grants which puts Emile REMY and Joseph Emile REMY in an area just south of Assiniboia. These land grants date to 1908-1911. Looking to see if this particular Emile REMY was married to Henriette Pierard Jeuquinne about 1901-1903 and had child Teresa.

From: Christa
Date: 24 October 1999
Email: [email protected]

My name is Christa and I was born in Moose Jaw as Christina Lynn Larose. I would like to find information out- my father was James Larose - this is all I have for information.

From: Billy Olney
Date: 25 October 1999
Email: bilmar @ primus.com.au

PARKER Moosejaw Early century. Came from Woking Surrey and has a brother Sydney George Parker and a sister Daisy Married name unknown.He is believed to have married a local inhabitant from Moosejaw. Any info would be gratefully appreciated.
Thank You.

From: Lorinda Denton
Date: 25 October 1999
Email: [email protected]

My Grandfather was raised in Moosejaw, Sask. His name was Walter Wiley. He had several brothers and sisters who were
raised there. They left Moosjaw in 1921, I don't know what year they arrived.

From: Bonnie Daku
Date: 26 October 1999
Email: [email protected]

I've been working on researching the following two names. Both have their "roots" in Moose Jaw and area. One is DILLEN (in some earlier writings it was spelled DILLON). The second one is KJARSGAARD. My grandfather was Peter KJARSGAARD who in the 1920 + owned "Kjarsgaard Construction". They built the (what was formerly known as ) Grand Hotel, the Atrium, among others in Moose Jaw. If you have any stories, historical sites, books or any other information that might help with either of these names please email me

From: JoAnn Cowan
Date: 30 October 1999
Email: [email protected]

Am looking for information on familes named DESMARAIS and MARANDA who lived and farmed in the LaFleche area from about 1909 on. Any help would be wonderful!

From: George K Montgomery
Date: 01 November 1999
Email: [email protected]

I am looking for information on George CLINE, who was a blacksmith in Moose jaw (1912) and is also listed as living there in 1891, fathers name could be Hiram CLINE. Any information on the family would be useful.

From: Laura Johnson
Date: 02 November 1999
Email: [email protected]

I am researching the name McIntyre/MacIntyre....lived in MooseJaw from late 1800's until his death in 1951. I can be reached Any info would be appreciated.
Laura Johnson

From: Shelly Brandstrom
Date: 04 November 1999
Email: [email protected]

I need help, any kind of help. Here's what I know.

Olaf Brandstrom b 12/1/1857 Bygdea, Sweden immigrated to the US 1882 m Christine ? b 9/1864 Sweden, immigrated to US 1888. They married abt 1886. Had 5 children in Minnesota 4 living in 1900, Ida, Herbert, Arthur, and Amy. Olaf and Christine were naturalized December 18, 1915, last foreign residence Saskatchewan, Canada. Herbert Brandstrom naturalized November 14, 1916, last foreign residence Saskatchewan, Canada. On both of the naturalization record it states that their arrival to the US was on the Canadian Pacific Railway to North Portal in North Dakota. Talking to Herbert's son, he remembers that his father had homesteaded in Canada and remembers him mentioning these places, Regina, Swift Current, Drinkwater, Moose Jaw. I'm thinking he homesteaded in the Regina - Drinkwater area. Herbert went to Canada to do trapping for the Canadian Government. We think, since he went to Canada to work for the government, he gave up his US citizenship, and had to be naturalized when he returned to the US. I find Olaf (Olof), Christine (Kristine), and Herbert (Hurbert) in the 1900, 1905, and 1920 census in Minnesota. I haven't been able to look in the 1910 census yet, but will. However, I think they were in Canada then.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

From: Ann Tallis
Date: 05 November 1999
Email: [email protected]

When the 46th Battalion returned in 1919 & they were disbanded in Moose Jaw that same year. Some of my relatives who were killed overseas, their wooden crosses were brought to the ARMOURS there in Moose Jaw. Now I am wondering if those crosses are still there? The ones I am searching for are the TALLIS' from Borden, Sask.
Thanks again,
Ann Tallis
Revelstoke, BC

From: James T Watchman
Date: 07 November 1999
Email: [email protected]

Looking for WATCHMAN, WEIR, ALEXANDER from Avonlea, Crane Valley
Thank you

From: Marilyn Bentley
Date: 09 November 1999
Email: [email protected]

My grandmother Mabel Mary Heslop married my grandfather Thomas William Wesley Broadbent in Moosejaw in 1911 or
1912. She lived in the Assinaboia area and had a brother Ernest, sisters Velma and Sylvia (who married Alexander brothers) and a sister Annie who married Hiram Prestley. I would like to find out anything about their marriage, family etc.
Thank you. Marilyn Bentley

From: Garth Ulrich
Date: 10 November 1999
Email: [email protected]

BACON-Requesting any information on Gordon Bacon born circa 1925 Moose Jaw area, possibly of Native descent.

From: Tracy Lindstrom
Date: 10 November 1999
Email: [email protected]

I am looking for any information on Alvina PRATT (maiden name COOK). She was married to Forrest Pratt and lived in Aneroid as of January 23, 1924 when my grandfather Ormond Pratt was born. She died approx. 3 months later. I don't know where she died for sure, But her family ended up in BC. I'm not sure if it was before or after her death. Any further information would be helpful as this is ALL I know about her from my grandfathers death certificate.

From: Claude Provost
Date: 12 November 1999
Email: [email protected]

I'm looking for information on a person that died in April 1998. Her name is Debra Prevost, married name was Bock. The obitiary mentioned that Debra was born in Assiniboia, SK and that she did her schooling in Moose Jaw. Could you tell me where I can turn to get more information about that person and her family.
I appreciate your help. Thank you.

From: Nancy Brown
Date: 13 November 1999
Email: [email protected]

I am seeking information on my grandfather either John or William Mckenzie who was born in Scotland in the 1880"s, served with the Canadian Forces in WW1 2nd Canadian Infantry Brigade in France,and is believed to have setttled in the MooseJaw area. This is all the information I have on him.

From: Terry Fuller
Date: 15 November 1999
Email: [email protected]

I am attempting to find the grave site of my ggrandfather James McLean. I have a piece from the Regina LP dated March 1896, appears to have been submitted from Moose Jaw, that indicates he passed away in Moose Jaw or Swift Current and buried with the Orange Lodge in charge of arrangements. He was employed as CPR section foreman at Swift Current at the time. Family lore has it that his wife, Sarah was the second non-aborigional woman to live in Moose Jaw. She was buried at
Qu'appelle nine years after his death. I would be grateful if anyone can provide assistance.

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