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Grant, Kenneth Edward

  • Person
  • 1916-1963

Kenneth Edward Grant was born in 1916 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Grant earned a bachelor of arts from the University of British Columbia in 1937. While there, he joined the Canadian Officer’s Training Corps and was commissioned as Second Lieutenant. After graduation he worked as a reporter for the Vancouver Sun. While there he met Gloria Pallister who worked in the advertising department and they were married in 1940. At the outbreak of WWII grant joined a reserve group in Vancouver, and eventually entered into the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve on January 1, 1941. He began his service aboard as a Sub-Lieutenant aboard HMCS Napanee. He occupied many roles during war, including serving as a member of naval training staff, as staff officer aboard HMCS Assiniboine, as first Lieutenant for HMCS Kokanee. Grant remained with the navy after the war, working as an officer with the Sea Cadets. In 1954 he joined HMCS Algonquin as First Lieutenant. In 1955 he was stationed with Ottawa in put in charge of Atomic, Biological and Chemical Defensive Warfare (ABCD) training. In 1960 Grant was given command of HMCS ‘Cap de la Madeleine and of the 9th Escort Squadron. On November 29th 1963, returning form Halifax, Grant was killed when Trans-Canada Air Lines Flight 831 crashed just after take-off from Montreal.

Harmon, Jacob C.

  • Person
  • 1848-1930

Jacob Chrisman Harmon was born in Indiana and later lived in Iowa and South Dakota. He married Martha Adeline Harmon (1845-1914) in Black Hawk County, Iowa. The family eventually settled near Consort, Alberta. Martha died in Consort, and Jacob in St. Louis, Missouri.

Inglis, John F.

  • Person

John F. Inglis was an early settler in Olds, Alberta

Montgomery, J. M.

  • Person

This material was collected for an unfinished booklet about the history of Delburne and area for a Jubilee celebration. Districts included are Cumberland, Bellgrove, Elnora and Lousana. Also includes a booklet "Delburne Progress" prepared by the children of Delburne School, 1963

Graham, Donald

  • Person
  • 1848-1944

Donald Graham was born in Scotland and moved to the Guelph, Ontario region in the 1860s. He joined the United States army, 14th Infantry in 1867 at Buffalo, New York, and served at Camp Verde, Arizona. In 1870 he moved to Manitoba and became a freighter and peddler on the prairies. Graham also worked at a sawmill in Fort Garry. In the summer of 1872 he went to Edmonton by Red River cart and later visited Fort Whoop-Up and was involved in the Cypress Hills Massacre. After some in Montana he moved to southern British Columbia, working on a Canadian Pacific Railway survey. He married Adelaide Genia in the Vernon district and eventually settled near Armstrong, Britich Columbia. Graham was the first reeve of the Spallumcheen municipality. Later in life Graham wrote a series of articles about his life and several were published in newspapers and magazines. One of his daughters was Adelaide McDiarmid (Durrand) (1891-1973) who lived in Edmonton.

King, Ed

  • Person

Ed King was a resident of Tofield, Alberta.

Christensen family

  • Family

Gunnar Christensen lived in the Bowden area of Alberta where he met his wife Alice (1918-2003). Alice was born in Denmark and moved with her family to Alberta in 1928. She and Gunnar married in 1938. Together they operated a trucking business. They had one son, Dennis.

Doten, Vern Eugene

  • Person
  • 1926-2015

Vern Eugene Doten was born in Calgary and lived there all his life. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1945 and after the war worked as an engineering assistant at the City of Calgary and T. Lamb McManus Associates. He then worked in the insurance industry for thirty years. He was active in the Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees), Downtown Lion's Club, Shriners, and Calgary Stampede Band. Doten married Gloria and they had two sons, Jeff and Greg.

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