|Garth Woodward (#48152708)|
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On this website I mainly seem to be working on Winnipeg's very large Brookside Cemetery. I am also doing some work on people involved in the Riel Rebellion, 1885 North West Rebellion, and the North West Field Force (N.W.F.F.). I am also doing some work on the cemeteries around Treherne, Holland, and MacGregor, in Manitoba, Canada. |
Feel free to copy my photos and information and use them however you wish, however if possible you could mention the source was Find A Grave and Garth Woodward. Thanks.
Below is some information about researching in Winnipeg and in Manitoba, Canada:
Winnipeg's largest cemetery, Brookside, is not completely online. The cemetery records for approximately 1881 to 1906 have not yet been computerized by cemetery staff. The cemetery was founded in 1878. There are a lot of burials without gravestones in the older parts of the cemetery. However the records in the cemetery office are complete, but sometimes have spelling errors.
Manitoba Vital Statistics began in 1882. They have a free searchable index for deaths over 70 years ago, marriages over 80 years ago, and births over 100 years ago. This index provides only a small amount of information, but it does give date and location of death, age, and sometimes the date of birth of the deceased or the mother's maiden name. To get the full information you have to order a copy of the registration from the government website for $12. The free index is at Manitoba Vital Statistics index
The official website for Winnipeg's Brookside Cemetery, which has a searchable index of their burials, but no photos. Approx. 1881 to 1906 is not on the website yet:
Brookside Cemetery website index
For a map of Winnipeg's Brookside Cemetery, which has over 100,000 burials:
Brookside Cemetery map
Winnipeg Free Press obituaries from about 1999 to the present. Free of charge
Winnipeg Free Press Archives website. The entire newspaper from 1874 to the present is searchable. Membership required.
The first 25 years of the Treherne Times newspaper, 1899 to 1924, are available free online. This newspaper also serves the Rossendale and Lavenham areas, Manitoba.
My own family tree is at:
For Winnipeg's very large Brookside Cemetery I am giving attention to the most common surnames. The most common surnames in Manitoba on the 1911 census were: Smith, Johnson, Brown, Anderson, Wilson, and then Campbell, Thompson, Johnston, Scott, Taylor, Stewart, Jones, Thomas, Clark, Young, Martin, McDonald, Williams, Ross, Jackson, Robinson, Bell, Robertson, Miller, White, Moore, Wright, Graham, Walker, Cook, McDonald, Hamilton, Watson, Hall, Mitchell, Wood, Davis, Davidson, Lee, and Green.
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Added by bjsgd on Dec 09, 2013 9:48 AM
I had already linked Halldor to his wife before I got your other SAC. Since the new system doesn't yet allow for linking, I am just linking them when I see they are related...so don't worry about sending another SAC to ask for a link. If you see that your other changes went through but I missed the link, send me a SAC.
|Ian Macaulay||RE: re macaulay photo|
Ah Common whats a wee bit a snow to us Canadians!!
Its one degree here to-day with full sun and I am still freezing. Seems every year it gets colder at the same temperature. Wouldn't it be great if the continent had been twisted 90 degrees, Half of the country would be in the tropics:-)
|Ian Macaulay||re macaulay photo|
I don't know who published it or where it came from so am reluctant to post it to Find a grave. I usually mark them with the author but often times they come in Email or are popped from another source and I miss.
|South Africa War Graves Project||W Forbes|
Many apologies for the late thanks of photograph of W Forbes, ex-RCMP member for RCMP graves database
|Ian Macaulay||hello Mate|
Not trying to pressure you or anything but thought you might wish to know.
I have a picture of a stone for Nelson Victor Macauley. I have no info other than I have a photo.
You left a note on the memorial "The Brookside Cemetery website does not show the plot number for this burial.
- Garth Woodward
Added: Sep. 21, 2013" The Find A Grave Address is Find A Grave Memorial# 111547776. The stone is a military style Bearing Sargeant regular Forces Nelson V. Macauley. Wife Given name Kris.
Sorry My notes are usually better than this, must have been sleeping at the keys when I made the entry.
|Janis Humbert||RE: Charles Frank Parker|
Hi Garth, thank you so much for your kind words. And you are so welcome on taking the photo of Mr. Parker's headstone. Anytime I can help out just let me know.
Thanks for taking the time to help Vyncent with the photos and memorials.
Thank you ever so very much! John Partaker is most likely a relation to the family in some way, but not the Partaker that I am currently looking for! You have been a great help in a lot of ways. I am going to send next month for my sister Shirley Ann's Death Records, and see if I can glean more info from there.
Added by Vyncent on Oct 21, 2013 11:39 AM
|Vyncent||RE: Christian Frank Partaker, born 1898|
I have reason to believe that he is the correct Partaker. I am surprised myself, at the difference in age, but the fact that he died around 1958 fits. Christina Riess is definitely his mother. My Aunt Jessie was the one who found out about the incest between him and my sister Christina. One of momma's pregnancies was complicated by hemorrhaging, and Christina was taken out of school so that she could stay home to help take care of her siblings, and momma. When momma recovered they decided to not allow Christina to go back to school, and momma got a night job as a waitress at a popular restaurant. It left Christina home alone with Christian, who worked days, and once my brothers and sisters area all asleep, he forced her to his bed. My brother Henry had gotten a job working on a farm which gave him room, board and income, and when the authorities came and took most of my siblings into the care of the Winnipeg Courts, Henry was not home to know of this. He didn't find out why his father was buried where he found his grave, nor why he had been in prison until almost 2000.
All of this took place between May of 1953 when my sister Linda Darlene was born, and December of 1954 when I was born. My father was not Christian. The other names you are listing where Christian Partakers siblings, which I only learned about recently. All I recall from the one time that I got to meet my brother Henry was that he had come across his father's grave while looking for Shirley Ann's.
Added by Vyncent on Oct 21, 2013 10:59 AM
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