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Adames family

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Henry James Adames, 1867-1955, was born in Chichester, Sussex, England. He served in the North-West Mounted Police (NWMP), 1888-1889. In 1892 he married Florence Maude Carpenter, 1868-1948, in Kenora, Ontario. They had four children, Eric L., 1899-1961, Winifred Helen, 1900-1943, Kathline, [ca. 1902]-1902, and Eileen, 1903-1993. In 1894 the family moved to Medicine Hat, Alberta. They moved to Calgary in 1899, and Henry worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) for a few years, then joined the Sheriff's office. From 1920 to 1933 the family lived in Hanna, Alberta, where Henry was Sheriff and Clerk of the Supreme and District Court.

On his retirement in 1933 the family returned to Calgary and made their home in the Scarboro district. They were very active in the Anglican Church, and attended the Cathedral Church of the Redeemer in Calgary. Eric served overseas during First World War and continued his military service after the war, with the RCAF in Caron, Saskatchewan. He retired to Victoria, British Columbia.

Adams family

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The Adams family came to Alberta ca. 1903 and farmed in the Swalwell and Cochrane districts. Annie Adams and her husband had at least four children, Annie, Nancy, Etta and Ida. Nancy, 1884-1971, married Walter David Patterson. Etta married William L. Lockhart. Ida married Roy Bishop. William's sister, Ardella May Lockhart, married George Rutter Austin. They had at least one child, Ronald George Austin, 1942- . R.G. Austin later changed his name to Keath Austen.

Ainslie family

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Robert Ainslie, 1885-1961, was born in England and later moved to British Columbia. He served in the Navy during the First World War as a radio operator and afterwards became a radio inspector for the federal government in Calgary, Alberta. Ainslie was an avid golfer and was active in several golfing organizations including the Alberta Golf Association. He and his wife Edith, ?-1988, had two daughters, Annette Helen (Macdougall), 1929-2004, and Alice L., ?-1964. Alice worked for many years for Canada Customs. Annette was a secretary at the Alberta Wheat Pool and Texasgulf Sulphur and was a member of the Desk and Derrick Club and Canadian Youth Hostelling Association. Annette married John Finley Macdougall, ?-2006, a geologist for Texasgulf Sulphur, in 1964.

Alexander family

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Robert Lowry Alexander, 1845-1917, was born near Ottawa, Ontario. He married Mary Coulter, 1853-1943, and they had seven daughters, Jane Ann Roxana, Mary Idela Winnifred (Adam), Errella Laurena Leona, Effie Evelyn Viola, Elma Olive Branch (Roach), Margaret Irene Hamilton and Ottillie Dorothye Love (Roach). The family moved to Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan in 1883 and Robert was the town's first secretary-treasurer. He was a Dominion immigration inspector, 1886-1896, being stationed at Moose Jaw, Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta. He then ranched south of Calgary until he retired to the city, ca. 1912. Elma married Leslie Palmer Roach, 1892-1976, who, after her death, married her sister Dorothye. There were three children, Robert, Richard and Evelyn (Dobbs).

Allan family

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Alexander Allan, 1857-1927, was born in Bucksburn, Scotland, emigrated to Canada in 1880, and came to Calgary, Alberta in 1884 where he opened a dry goods business in partnership with Andrew Rankin. Alexander was an alderman in 1887, customs collector from 1901 to 1911, member of the School and Hospitals Boards and member of Knox United Church. He married Mary Jane Short, 1857-1950, in 1885 and they had two children, Ida Nellie (Graves), 1888-1986, and Elwin Hamilton Wyness, 1886-?. For further information see "Rankin & Allan : Dry Goods Merchants" in Eye on the Future : Business People in Calgary and the Bow Valley, 1870-1900 / Henry C. Klassen. -- Calgary : University of Calgary Press, 2002, p. 105-107.

Angelozzi family

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Felice Angelozzi (Felix Battle), 1892-1982, was born in Forcella, Italy. He emigrated to the USA in 1911. From there he went to stay with relatives, Charles and Sam (Angelozzi) Battel in St. Catharines, Ontario. While staying with his relatives he adopted the surname "Battle" in an effort to avoid the prejudice and discrimination that plagued Italian immigrants in Canada. He legally changed his surname in 1928.

After nine months in St. Catharines he travelled to Hillcrest, Alberta where he was employed by the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR). He left Hillcrest shortly after the mine disaster and moved to Calgary where he worked for the City, laying streetcar tracks. He then moved to Delia where his brother, Gaetano ("John" Battle) was living, and purchased a homestead there in 1913. He married Irene Maud Crossley in 1918 in Calgary. Irene, 1902- , was born in Wellingborough, England. Irene and Felice had eight children, Lester Willard, 1919- , Evelyn Hazel (Dickie), 1921- , Helen Marie (Wilson), 1922- , Alma Phyllis (Keenan), 1925- , Geneva Elvira (Seagrave), 1929- , Jesse Felix, 1927- , Wayne John, 1938- , and Gloria Irene Angelozzi (Johnson), 1940- . Felice and Irene lived in Delia until 1963 when they sold the farm and moved to Calgary. A year later they moved to Carstairs.

Gaetano, ?-1982, came to Canada in 1903. He also worked at Hillcrest Mine and in 1909 purchased a homestead in Delia. In 1913 Gaetano married Faye Friedley, ?-1926. They had four children, John, Robert, Irene and Louise. Gaetano's second marriage in 1933 was to Catherine Saraceni, ?-1986. Catherine was born in Italy and was related to the Marshall (Maschiangelo) family of Delia. Gaetano and Catherine had two children, Margaret Rose and James Donald.

Armey family

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Adam Armey, 1878-1959, was born in Nappanee, Indiana, USA where he was educated and received a teaching certificate. In 1900, he emigrated to Stavely, Alberta and worked at the Stewart Brothers Saw Mill in the Porcupine Hills. He homesteaded near Nanton in 1906, cutting and hauling logs to the mill in winter. He raised horses and cattle as well as farming grain. In 1918, he married Mrs. Lucy Kewley and they had two children, Harcourt "Cork" and Aileen (Scott), as well as a son from Lucy's previous marriage. The family moved to Vancouver in 1938. Adam served in many organizations. He was the first secretary of the American Society of Equity, Broadway Local Union No. 2549 in 1906 and later served as president. He was also involved in a number of organizations in the Broadway District. Harcourt served with the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in the Korean War and in Germany in the 1950s.

Bannerman family

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Robert Bruce Bannerman and Norma Marion Fledderjohn, 1928-2018, were married May 3, 1953 in Scarboro United Church, Calgary, Alberta. For their honeymoon, they made a trip to visit Norma’s brother, John Elmer Claire Fledderjohn and his wife Virginia in Glendale, California.

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