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Posted by: Cherie Tree (ID *****1014) Date: February 01, 2009 at 09:57:39
  of 2043

I'm looking for descendants of William Alexander WILSON (Scottish) b. abt. 1876 Ontario, CANADA (possibly worked in Fort Francis, Ontario, CANADA-1901 Census). William's parents may be from the USA-perhaps the WILSONS were from MINNESOTA or somewhere close to Fort Francis and Kenora? William was a carpenter and used name Alex, I believe.
William married Lillian Mary HULL/HALL(?)(Online birth records for her first 3 children (George, Clifford and Grace) list her surname as LILLIAN M MULHYZE, LILLIAN MARY HILL, LILIAN MARY HEYZY) (Polish) b. about 1878-82 (1916 census says born in RUSSIA)>USA. Lillian immigrated from the USA to CANADA in 1904 according to 1906 Canada Census.

The WILSONS raised about 8 children in Saskatoon, CANADA:
1-William Alexander Jr -according to online Overseas Expeditionary Attestation Paper, William was b. about 1900 in Kenora, Ontario, CANADA. (several other birthdates were given-I guess he attempted to make himself older..1898, and one other but the military notes on the copy of his attestation paper that his birth certificate says Dec. 16, 1900 so I believe this to be true). He may be from a first marriage since Lillian didn't come to CANADA until 1904. Perhaps she was married to William in the USA before that date. I don't have any marriage licence for them. I have a family photo and Wm. Jr. does look a little different so I wondered if he might not be from another mother. I can't find his birth records or anything concrete about him in 1901 Ontario Census records or LDS.

2-George Kenneth WILSON b. 1905 / 1 / 5 GLEN EWEN, Saskatchewan

3-Clifford Norris WILSON b. 1906 / 3 / 26 (Online birth record says Winnipeg, Manitoba but 1916 Census says he was born in Saskatoon) I have no idea if the WILSONS lived in Manitoba at this time.

He married Sue WIEBE on July 19, 1941, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Clifford was Presbyterian, truck driver, Private with Princess Patricia Light Infantry Regiment #H-17490 Unit#1, Motor Ambulance Convoy

R.C.A.M.C. with honourable discharge on June 26, 1940 in WINNIPEG

received War Medal for 1939-1940

Clifford was employed as a Mechanic

Clifford and Sue lived at:

487 Newton Avenue (Elmwood), WINNIPEG

404 Martin Avenue, WINNIPEG- Sept.1940

Clifford's first marriage to UNKNOWN in SASKATCHEWAN (about 1935?) divorced about 1940-41

children: Louise, unknown daughter.

Clifford died 1973 / 4 / 20 Winnipeg, Manitoba

4-Grace Lillian WILSON (LELIAN GRACE) b. 1907 / 11 / 22 Saskatoon

5-Eva (Evea) WILSON b. 1915 Saskatoon according to 1916 census

6-Ruth WILSON no record so far of the following children in 1916 census so unsure of order of ages. Perhaps they werent born yet.

7-Gladys WILSON married Harry REID and lived in British Columbia, CANADA

8-James? used the name "Jimmy" WILSON

One of the WILSON girls was married to a HAMER? A few married and moved to the USA.

I cannot find anything on this family in 1911 census. They lived at 506 4th Avenue, Saskatchewan, Canada as late as 1916 when William Jr was in the army.

William and Lillian were later divorced or separated.

William WILSON Sr. may have died after September 1940 in Saskatoon. Some siblings moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA. Mary "Lillian" later moved to Vancouver, CANADA (also told Elliot and Oliver, B.C.). She became bed-ridden and died there around 1950 at about age 72 yrs old.

I have some family photos.

If you are from or know of this family, I'd love to hear from you. Thank you.


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