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Hans and Henrikke Danielsen.
DA WSON, ALBERT
A resident of Brandon, Albert enlisted and served overseas during the first World War. When the area commonly known as the "Soldier Settlement" was opened for land grants to war veterans, he settled on the S. 1/2 of 25-18-19W. This was the extreme southeast section of this territory. Thus he became our only resident of this category. He built his bachelor "shack" about mid-way on the south line of his land.
Albert had been badly gassed during the war so never again enjoyed good health. His family hoped the country air would be of benefit to him, but he never farmed to any extent. He had a war pension which met his simple needs, he grew a garden and his flowers were a source of pleasure to him. Prior to his service overseas, he had worked for Patmore's in Brandon, so enjoyed gardening and sharing roots and bulbs with neighbours. He eventually sold the land to Edwin Hall and returned to Brandon.
DEJERSEY, ROY AND EDITH
by the Family
Roy Wilfred was born at Keys, Manitoba in 1901, son of Walter and Emily DeJersey, nee LeBoutillier.
He attended school at Bethany and Westhope district.
Roy married Edith Pittman of Minnedosa in November, 1928. They farmed in the Westhope district until 1939. He joined the R.C.A.F. in 1941 and served for three and a half years. Upon return, he was employed by the Department of Highways maintaining old No. 45 Highway "The Turkey Trail".
In 1946 to 1952, Roy and Edith owned and operated
the Onanole Hotel. The family moved to Erickson, Roy was again employed by the Highways Department and Edith was employed as a clerk at Jack and Isabelle Edward's Store. Edith was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Auxiliary and also the Ladies' Hospital Aid.
Roy and Edith Delersey.
Roy retired in 1967, enjoying several winters in the south in a warmer climate. They enjoyed camping and fishing.
Edith passed away January, 1975, and Roy passed away May 12, 1983. They are buried at Minnedosa cemetery.
They had three daughters; Ivy was born November 8, 1930 at Minnedosa and attended school at Bethany, Minnedosa and Onanole. She was employed at the Erickson Consumers Co-op and the Municipal office at Erickson. Ivy is married to Lloyd Carter of Minnedosa
Irene. Ivy and Yvonne (De Jersey).