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The Robert Kingdon Family. Back Row, Left to Right: Gordon, Anne Marie, Bob, Allan. Second Row: Brian, Maxwell, Judy, Brenda and front Nancy.

January 7, 1947, and hired as locomotive fireman on C.P.R. Minnedosa.

He married Anne Marie Lee of Minnedosa, May 3, 1947, and lived there until change of steam locomotives to diesel took place and forced him to be laid off with many other men. By this time they had six children, Allan Robert, August 28, 1947, Bryan William, August 17, 1949, Gordon Keith, December 10, 1950, Brenda Lee, November 22, 1951, Maxwell James May 8, 1953, Judith Anne, May 30, 1956. In January, 1957, Bob got a job as the first meat manager at the Erickson Co-op store. The family then followed on March 30th and took up residence in the Roy Shell born home. He was manager for 11 years.

January 3rd, their seventh child was born, Nancy Margaret and was the town's New Year's baby that year. As well, Bob was a plumber and put waterworks in many houses and business places when waterworks was in­ troduced to Erickson. He also was the first plumbing inspector, was a Cub Master and Scout Master, served on the Fire Department and was President for five years at the Erickson Legion Branch. Both Bob and Anne Marie have been active in the Erickson Legion.

In 1964, they purchased the farm from Albert Skoglund N.E. 20-17-18W and sold their home to Tim Corn­ borough. Seven children and six foster children were raised here through the years. This land was first applied for on 23-2-1908 and received on 21-06-1911 by Erick John Forsgren. Bob and Anne Marie still live on the farm and welcome home a large family now.

Allan married Eliza Guiboche and have 2 children, Paige Marie, February 3, 1977, and Wade, May 28, 1980. At present they live in Frobisher Bay, N.W.T., where he is a lineman for Northern Power. They will soon be settling here and farming 21-17-18W and 29-17-18W. The


first farm from the Mike Rebenchuk family in 1979, and the second in 1982 from Pete Slobodian.

Bryan married Joan Prokaski from Brandon and they have two girls, Karrie, April 25, 1975, and Jodie, June 23, 1977. They live in Gillam, Manitoba where he is nursing.

Gordon is married and lives in Vancouver where he manages a store.

Brenda Lee married Robert Haynes of Brandon last year and is now in nursing in Brandon as head nurse of operating and recovery rooms. Bob is working for his PhD in law.

Maxwell married Donna Borys of Sandy Lake, now of Minnedosa. They have two children, Lisa Dawn, October 23, 1973, and Jason Maxwell, April 4, 1976. They live in Minnedosa where Maxwell works for Morris Rod­ Weeder as production control assistant and Donna is a nurse.

Judith married Lawrence Zariwny of Erickson and they have two children, Megan Rae, February 6, 1981, and Everett Michael, December 23, 1982. They live in Calgary, Alberta where Lawrence is a self employed welder and Judie is a homemaker.

Nancy married Shawn Anderson of Whitecourt, Alberta, and they have two children, Natillie Margaret, February 11, 1981, and Aaron Lee, February 18, 1982. They live in Whitecourt where Shawn works in the oil fields as a tool push on a service rig and Nancy is a homemaker.


William was born in 1870 in the Devonshire County of southern England. As a boy he rang the church bells of the old Norman church at Coskington Devon, a part of England steeped in history and tradition.

When arriving in Winnipeg in 1892, he asked the Dominion Land Authorities where he could find the best farming land and was told Deloraine or Neepawa, Manitoba. He chose Neepawa where he worked for several farmers, later walking to Clanwilliam and working for Alec Moad and several farmers.

He purchased N .E. 28-16-18W in 1897 in the Rural Municipality of Clanwilliam, now the Minto Municipality.

In 1900, William married Jemima Turner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Turner.

William was one of the original partners in the threshing syndicate, along with Myers Pedersen and James Erven. Charles and Fred Averill bought out Pedersen and Erven, the syndicate operated from 1904 to 1950.

William passed away in 1950. They had five children.

John Clarence born October 19, 1901, William born January 13, 1904, passed away in 1975, Edith Mildred born October 25, 1909, passed away in 1916, James Turner born December 30, 1912, passed away in 1916. Edna Winnifred born July 28,1917.