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continues to live on.
Elizabeth Ellen, first daughter (refer to Oman, Lars and Elizabeth)
Margaret Viola was born July 16, 1924, at Minnedosa.
She received her education at Grey School. Sports and outdoor life were of great interest to her and she was equally at home playing ball, riding horseback, skating and later curling. She taught school for one year, then on November 4, 1944, married Harry Oman at Clanwilliam. They worked hard, keeping cattle, growing grain and clearing the unbroken acres of their farm in the Lakelet district. Although they retired from active farming, they continue to live on the farm. Harry and Margaret have three girls. Caralle Lynn born on January 10, 1947, at Minnedosa. She attended Lakelet and Grey Schools and graduated from Cross by Collegiate in Minnedosa. Following her teacher training, she taught at Erickson and Forrest schools. In August, 1967, she married Robert Morris at Erickson, living at Forrest and Brandon, later moving to Pinawa. A daughter Shannon and a son Ryan complete the Morris family. In 1980, they moved to Trail, B.C. (refer to Morris, Frank and Katie).
Sylvia Rae was born on March 23,1951, at Minnedosa.
She too attended Lakelet school then completed her education at Minnedosa. She took her teacher training in Winnipeg and taught at several schools. Sylvia became Mrs. David Musselwhite in July, 1971. They now live in Inuvick, N.W.T. Beverley Lorraine, the youngest daughter was born on October 29, 1953, at Erickson Nursing Unit. She received her education at Lakelet and Minnedosa schools. Bev worked at the Agriculture office in Minnedosa before moving to Winnipeg where she works at the Law Courts building where she became one of the first female Court Clerks in Manitoba. Bev still resides in Winnipeg.
Russell Archie was the first of five sons born on April 17, 1926, at Minnedosa. He received his education at Grey school, was a member of the Clanwilliam Seed Club for several years and worked on the home farm for several years. He attended the Diploma Course in Agriculture at Brandon in 1949-50. After working for a short time at the Brandon Mental Centre, he returned to farming on Marshall Cook's farm, moving there in June 1951.
On July 2, 1953, Russell married Ann Marie Hall, youngest daughter of Marie Hall and the late Charles Hall also of Clanwilliam. They have been active members of Immanual Lutheran church at Clanwilliam. As former generations of the Cook family, he became active in community affairs and in January, 1961, became Secretary-Treasurer of the Grey school board serving until 1967 when the division took over control of all schools. He became Reeve of Minto Municipality on January I, 1970, holding that office until the fall of 1977. Six children, one girl and five boys have kept them busy and active over the past thirty years. Sharon Marie the first child and only girl was born on June 18, 1955, at Minnedosa. She attended Grey school and Minnedosa where she graduated in 1973. She entered the school of Nursing at the Sciences Centre that fall graduating in June, 1975, and receiving her R.N. Sharon joined the Sciences Centre staff that year. On June 18, 1977, she
was married to Ken Jonasson of Arborg and made their home in Winnipeg. Their daughter Melissa Rae was born February 5, 1980, on her great-grandfather's birthday, following which Sharon worked part time at Grace Hospital. Their son Mark Andrew was born April 19, 1982. Sharon continues to work part time and they have moved to their home in West end of Winnipeg. Kenneth Russell was born on November 10, 1957, at Minnedosa. He attended Grey school and Minnedosa school, graduating in 1975. He joined the staff of the Highways Department in Minnedosa in 1975 and continues to work there. In 1977, he purchased Herb Hanson's farm, which was formerly Ken's great-great-grandfather's farm. In June, 1978, Ken was married to Janie Lynn, youngest daughter of the late Charles Benson and Wanda Benson of Clanwilliam. They have one son Bradley Jason and one daughter Nicole Lynn. Ken and Janie are both active in and enjoy sports. Barry Allan was born January 12, 1959 at Minnedosa. He also attended Grey and Min nedosa schools graduating in 1977. That summer he joined the staff at the Department of Highways where he worked until the fall of 1980. Adventure and desire to see other places took him west where he worked for awhile in a coal mine. While growing up, Barry was very fond of baseball and played on the team from Minnedosa which won the Rural Championship. He still plays fastball and curls some. He is presently employed at Mohawk Ethanol Plant, Minnedosa as well as farming. Douglas Kent born on October 24, 1960 at Minnedosa. He started his education at Grey school then went on to Minnedosa where he graduated in 1978. Doug also played baseball and was a member of the championship team of 1974. He was employed at Behlen-Wicks in Brandon before working at Morris Rodweeder in Minnedosa beginning in 1980. In 1979, Doug bought the N.E. l1-16-18W from Don Peck, which he now farms. He is very active in curling in winter and fastball in summer. Glenn Charles was born on March 17, 1962 at Minnedosa. He received all his formal education at Minnedosa where he graduated in 1980. Glenn was the recipient of several scholarships at graduation. His many hours of reading and making model cars etc. led him to seek further education, so in the fall of 1980, he enrolled in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Manitoba where he is presently studying. Glenn enjoys curling, ball and skiing. Ronald Bruce, the fifth son was born on October 23, 1967, at Minnedosa. Ronnie has attended school at Minnedosa since 1972. When eight years old he started guitar lessons and has played in festivals at Winnipeg, Moose Jaw and Vancouver as well as playing with other young people for pleasure. He is also a member of the Minnedosa School Band. From the time he was old enough to throw and catch a ball, he has been interested in baseball so has played organized baseball in Minnedosa, playing in several tournaments at Brandon as well as other towns in western Manitoba. He is also an enthusiastic curler.
All the family have been interested in 4-H, being members of the Clanwilliam Garden Club and the Minnedosa Beef Club. They are all interested in livestock and farming so are always eager to lend a helping hand no matter what the job may be. I guess that is one of the