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Bear Hugs (#47810210)
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Bio Photo Each time I create a memorial I delight in thinking that it may someday provide valuable information to a genealogist or comfort to a loved one.

Transfers - Please use the "Edit" tab on the memorial, send a "Suggest any other correction" message including your "ID number", I'm more than happy to transfer memorials as per FAG rules which are your siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. If your relationship to the deceased is not listed, please consider adding the memorial to one of your virtual cemeteries, and use the edit functions to add additional info to the memorial I created.

If FAMILY MEMBERS wish to have a memorial deleted I will do so, no questions asked.

Some dates/names on the headstones are hard to read. If you can help, please click the Edit tab at the top and input the changes. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated in the completion of "Unknown" and incomplete memorials.

Volunteer contributors spend countless hours creating memorials after visiting cemeteries, photographing headstones and obtaining burial information. I am sure everyone would like to know their efforts are appreciated. I know I do.

A big "Thank You" goes out to everyone who sends any info and links for the memorials I've added.

Thank you to:
- Alberta Genealogical Society Lethbridge Branch for:
- Lethbridge, AB grave locations and unmarked grave details.
- Foremost, AB death records.
- Fort Macleod, AB cemetery records.
AGS (Lethbridge) has a phenomenal amount of info on file including neatly catalogued obituaries - please support them, if possible. Ph: (403)328-9564

- Vulcan & District Historical Society for access to all of the Vulcan County Cemetery records. They also have a huge amount of info on file and are incredibly helpful. Ph: (403) 485-2168

- Granum for providing plot numbers and unmarked grave details.

- everyone that made it possible for the creation of memorials for burials at Mountain View and Garden View Cemeteries in Calgary.

- everyone that made finding and documenting all the cemeteries in Forty Mile County possible. Thank you Kathie, you made the dusty gravel roads we travelled fun!

- Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village Genealogy Club their support plus all the Pincher Creek Newspaper articles & Obituaries

CEMETERY RECORDS- for St Patrick's in Lethbridge & both Pincher Creek cemeteries were destroyed in the 1950s - separate incidents - water damage & fire. Records have been partially reconstructed from memory, newspaper obits/reports and funeral home records.
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RE: Vinton Taylor
Here is a link to Dr. Henry Taylor. I have put up his obit and a bit of history. Never sure how to do "hyperlinks". Walford's wife Elizabeth Jane Webb came from a large family. Many, including her father George Webb and mother Francis Lannin (both from Cork Ireland) are buried in Van Buren County, Michigan. I think this may be what drew Walford & Elizabeth to the area on 1880 census. Found a stone for Elizabeth. There is a photo of your husband's maternal 4xgrandparents put up by another descendant from Michigan on Find A Grave. Think I have linked them to her for you. Walford was born in Frontenac area of Ontario. Those fonds I spoke of in another message were written prior to 1928 and retyped by a daughter of Ida Taylor Millar named "Ruth" circa 1963.
Added by germanroots on Jul 25, 2016 2:58 PM
RE: Lillian Jones
You are very welcome! It's a labor of love.
Added by LarryEldreth on Jul 24, 2016 9:21 PM
RE: Vinton Taylor
I have yet to hear from the contributor in Midlothian Cemetery. Have requested links for other family in same cemetery. In the interim, and in case I forget, have linked Henry and wife to Walford Taylor. (Can't add his obit (taken from history book "The Medical profession in Upper Canada, 1783-1850" : an historical narrative with original documents relating to the profession, including some brief biographies) until I hear back. Meanwhile have found his son Samuel Paul Taylor in Oil Springs, Lambton and have added a son for him. Can't link him till I hear back. His daughter, Mrs. Sneider and I do know her first name..... is in same cemetery as he with same contributor...grave photos are also on another site not Find A Grave. If James died in Michigan, should be able to find him if you like. The aforementioned book is in ebook format on Nos racines and there are 3 pages of history including his beginnings in medicine in England, father Samuel, and includes his obit as follows:

The following is taken from the Huntsville paper, April 18, 1890.
"It has fallen to the lot of very few journalists in Canada to record the death of a citizen as old as the late Dr. Henry Taylor who passed peacefully away to his long home on Thursday the 3rd instance, at the ripe age of 100 years 3 months and 3 days. The last days of this life were spent in Burk's Falls with his daughter, Mrs. Snyder. He retained a wonderful degree of physical and mental vigour until the end. He was a member of the Methodist Church for over forty years and was highly respected, both in his profession and private life by all who knew him. He leaves to mourn his loss, four sons and one daugher, viz: Mrs Snyder and Walford Taylor, of Burk's Falls; Wm. Taylor of Ryerson; Samuel Taylor, in western Onatio, and James Edward Taylor, in Michigan, U.S.A."

His wife Mary Ann Margaret Randolph is indeed United Empire Loyalist background and probably came from Pennsylvania. She was 30 plus years his junior so he may have had a prior marriage. His obit does not mention the son Cyrus Burleigh Taylor as being a son so maybe he was hers from a prior marriage? Cheers.
Added by germanroots on Jul 22, 2016 12:23 AM
RE: Vinton Taylor
I have asked the contributor for Dr. Henry Taylor to make some basic connections within the cemetery for he and his wife Mary Ann Randolph, spouses etc. Also sent a document link for William Randolph Taylor (a brother to Walford) to another contributor has lots of info on second wife but has William R in wrong cemetery (WR in correct cemetery William in other). Should be with wife #1 same cemetery. Will wait a few days to see what activity to amend records and make connections. I am reading from family fonds created before 1960 to make connections so no hero here ;). Think I sent you a link to Walford's profile through Cyrus. One accounted for and others may follow. When dust settles, ask me to transfer mgmt. for Walford and I will so you can create meaningful bio etc. If you see Henry linked to Walford, you will know stuff has been accepted and processed. :)
Added by germanroots on Jul 20, 2016 3:10 PM
B. C. B. : : = ) .
RE: Lorne Campbell

What office?
Added by B. C. B. : : = ) . on Jul 20, 2016 8:40 AM
RE: Vinton Taylor
I believe this Taylor family may have been United Empire Loyalists. Vinton's Great Grandfather, Dr. Henry Taylor, born in late 1790's England, lived to be 100 years old back in the day when this would have been very rare. Have found his grave.
Added by germanroots on Jul 20, 2016 7:58 AM
B. C. B. : : = ) .
Lorne Campbell
Are you sure about the year of death.
I found another Lorne, but year is different.
Added by B. C. B. : : = ) . on Jul 20, 2016 1:01 AM
George DeKay
Robert H. Routledge
Please note requested updates in edit tab.

Added by George DeKay on Jul 19, 2016 9:43 PM
Vinton Taylor
I added a border document for he and family in year 1936 on profile page under photos. Will delete if you like. Probably records his migration west.

Name Vinton Taylor
Birth Date abt 1903
Birth Place Birch Fall Ontario
Age 33
Gender Male
Race/Nationality English
Arrival Date 29 Jun 1936
Port of Arrival Havre, Montana, USA

Accompanied by
Wife Ruth Sis-in-law Ruby Stacey Chrild James Chrild Vivian Chrild Dorothy

Record Type Cards
Added by germanroots on Jul 19, 2016 9:36 AM
Kylie Campbell
Nick J. Wiebe
Could any additional information be found on Nick J. Wiebe who was married to Alemeda Selma Wiebe (Dofher)? I am looking for a way to find his parents so that I could find where my ancestors came from. Unfortunately I live in Ontario so I am unable to come. Thanks!
Added by Kylie Campbell on Jul 14, 2016 4:53 PM
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