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Re: Dr. Frank Hamilton Mewburn, M.D. and Louise Nelson
Posted by: Adele (ID *****0695) Date: December 28, 2002 at 08:06:56
In Reply to: Dr. Frank Hamilton Mewburn, M.D. and Louise Nelson by Lee Ferguson of 1524

Searching with Google with Mewburn+Alberta brings up the following [amongst other hits]:

Mostly ancestor information on Louise Nelson's family at:

142. Louise Nelson. Born ca 1842.

Louise married Col. Frank (Dr) Mewburn. Born ca 1840.

They had the following children:

332 i. Hastings (Dr) (ca1865-)

333 ii. Helen (ca1867-)

334 iii. Arthur (ca1869-)

332. Hastings (Dr) Mewburn. Born ca 1865.

333. Helen Mewburn. Born ca 1867.

Helen married Beverly Robinson. Born ca 1860.

They had one child:

461 i. Beverly (Jr) (ca1890-)

334. Arthur Mewburn. Born ca 1869.

Alberta Pioneers profiles at:

Mewburn, Dr. Frank Hamilton M.D. C.M.
Dr. Mewburn arrived in Lethbridge in 1883. He was born in 1858 at Drummondville,
Ontario and died in 1929 at Edmonton, Alberta. He was married in 1887 to Louise
Augustine Nelson. Their children were: Frank, Helen and Arthur. Frank served as a Medical
Officer in the North West Rebellion and was decorated. He returned to McGill University to
complete his M.C. and C.M. He served in several hospitals. In 1885 he served the N. W. M.
P. and the N.W. Coal and Irrigation Company at Lethbridge, Alberta as well, he was
medical officer for Galt Hospital. He was appointed surgeon for the N.W.M.P. and in 1911
was Honorable Surgeon. He was the medical officer during the construction of the
Crowsnest line of the C.P.R. He was Mayor of Lethbridge for two years.

1891 Census on line at:
Mewburn, Frank 33 Ontario, Canada
Mewburn, Frank 2 Alberta, Canada
Mewburn, Helen 10m Alberta, Canada
Mewburn, Louise 32 Prince Edward Island, Canada

There is a Veterans hospital named for him here in Edmonton. Both the Alberta Genealogical Society and the Provincial Archives of Alberta, likely have further informatin on both Col. Mewburn and his family.

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