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Francis Eleanor "Edna" Clouston - Atkinson Aitcheson
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Birth: 1886
Death: Aug., 1965
Saskatchewan, Canada

Father - George Clouston (May 3, 1858- Oct 1,1935) married Letitia Alfrietta (Etta) (May 3, 1868 - April 2, 1944). Their daughter Frances Eleanor (Edna) Clouston (1886-Aug, 1965) who married Fredrick George Atkinson.

THE BATTLEFORD PRESS - December 6, 1907

MATRIMONIAL - ATKINSON -- CLOUSTON

An event took place on Wednesday evening, when Mr. F. G. Atkinson was united in marriage with Miss. Edna Clouston, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Clouston. The ceremony was performed in the Presbyterian church by Rev. A. Little. The bride, who was given away by her father, was handsomely attired for the occasion in white liberty silk, elaborately trimmed with silk embroidered chiffon, with tulle veil, and carried a shower bouquet of roses.
Miss Walls, as first bridesmaid was beautlfully costumed in pale blue silk mull,
as was also Miss. Georgina Donovan, in pale blue nuns' veiling, made in princess
effect and trimmed with shirrd ribbon. Both bridesmaids wore white picture hats.
The groom was assisted by Mr. J. G. Nicholson.
After the ceremony, the principals and a number of their intimate friends repaired to the home of the bride, where a very pleasant evening was spent.
The wedding presents were both numerous and costly, as might be expected
in a case where both parties are so highly esteemed.
the bride, deservedly ranks very highly among our Battleford young women,
owing to her prepossessing manner, as well as her many accomplishments.
As for the groom, it is only necessary to say that since his coming to Battleford,
he has, by his ability and honorable bearing, steadily advanced himself in the
opinion of his fellow citizens having shown at all times a keen interest in all
matters social and political.
The happy couple left the same evening for Edmonton, where they will remain
for a time before taking up residence in the handsome house now being erected
for them on Second Ave, Battleford.


Date of burial - Aug. 26, 1965

Early Pioneer Buried Here.
BATTLEFORD - The Recent death of Mrs. Frances Edna (Atkinson) Aitcheson called to mind much of the early history of the Battleford area and the musical and family social life of the community in which she lived from 1886 to 1938

She was born at the Mounted Police Barracks in 1886 to George H. Clouston and the former Letita Latimer. Her father came west in1882 as a member of the Cavan Survey party to lay out the original townsite of Battleford south of the Battle River. When this was completed he decided to remain in the West and follow his trade as a cabinet maker, He fashioned the pulpit, reading desk and some of the pews in the old Historic Church of St. George's the mother church of The Anglican Diocese of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

In 1901 he was appointed homestead inspector and later in 1911 as Clerk at the Land Titles Office where he served until his retirement.
Mrs. Clouston was the daughter of N.W.M.P. William Latimer, one of the original 300 members of the North West Mounted Police who came west from Ontario in 18?? following the Saskatchewan River to Battleford and became principal of the school. In 1907 he was married and also took up the study of law in the office of W.W. Livingstone. He was admitted to the Bar in 1913 and it was at this time that the Livingstone and Atkinson Law firm was formed a firm that was to become prominent in the district and province in the years to follow.
From 1909 to 1913 Mr. Atkinson was Local Registrar and Clerk of the Court. He was appointed Agent of the Attorney General in 1919 and served in that capacity until his death in 1932. His death also terminated his office of Mayor to which he had been elected in 1921.

Five sons and a daughter were born to Mr. and Mrs. Atkinson and their home became the centre of much of the musical and social life of the community for almost three decades.
Mrs. Atkinson was organist and choir leader, first at the old Gardiner Preshyterian Church and later at the United Church for over 25 years and was largely responsible for all musical effort or entertainment in the community over that period.
In 1938 she took up residence in Regina, moved to Vancouver 10 years later where she married Walter Hamilton Aitcheson, a widower and former resident of Prongua and Battlford. Mr. Aitcheson died in 1955.
For the last few years Mrs. Aitcheson had resided in Edmonton with her son Pete and family. She was pre-deceased by her eldest son Manley at 51 years and Fred at 39 years.
 
 
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 Parents:
  George Henty Bryon Clouston (1858 - 1935)
  Letita Aifrietta (Etta) Latimer Clouston (1868 - 1944)
 
 Spouse:
  Frederick George Atkinson (1874 - 1932)
 
 Children:
  John Miller Atkinson (1921 - 1996)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Battleford Cemetery
Battleford
Battleford Census Division
Saskatchewan, Canada
Plot: A3-Centre
 
Created by: Doreen
Record added: Jun 29, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 72191567
Francis Eleanor Edna <i>Clouston - Atkinson</i> Aitcheson
Added by: Doreen
 
Francis Eleanor Edna <i>Clouston - Atkinson</i> Aitcheson
Added by: Doreen
 
Francis Eleanor Edna <i>Clouston - Atkinson</i> Aitcheson
Added by: Doreen
 
 
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- Doreen
 Added: Dec. 16, 2012
 
 
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