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Arthur married Georgina, nee Gates, settled in the Rural Municipality of Clanwilliam. They filed for a homestead on E. 1/2 16-17-17W on July 28, 1886, and received title on September 26, 1890.

They had one son George born on December 4, 1891. Arthur and Georgina moved out of the Rural Municipality of Clanwilliam.


by The Family

Anthony Julius was born in 1870, close to Namsus, Norway. He came to Canada with his parents and one sister Elizabeth. They settled in Ontario where he received his education. The family later moved to the Rural Municipality of Clanwilliam, coming to Scan­ dinavia and then to the Erickson district. Elizabeth married Jack Edwardson and they had three children, Ebba Norman and Lloyd. They lived in Minnedosa. Anthony married Anna Eliza Nelson who was born in Jamtland, Sweden in 1882. Anna came to Canada with her parents.

Anthony applied for a homestead on S.W. 22-18-18W on December 12, 1890, and fulfilled necessary im­ provements, and received his patent on December 24, 1894. In 1910, they lost their home in a fire, but they started over again, but in 1916 a cyclone and hail storm destroyed their grain fields. The river ran on the edge of their property so the children enjoyed swimming.

Anthony and Anna moved closer to town, but another fire destroyed their home. Then they moved to Erickson. Anna was a good cook and did her families sewing on her new sewing machine. In 1930, when the government was developing Clear Lake, Anthony was employed there. .

Anna passed away in October, 1933 and Anthony In June, 1946.

They had twelve children;

Emma married David Halverson. (refer to Halverson, David and Emma).

Alvina, married Alex Erickson. (refer to Erickson, Alex and Alvina).

Jennie, married John Carlson. (refer to Carlson, John

and Jennie).

Nellie, married Walter Lund. Alfred resides at Dryden, Ontario.

Olga and Percy both died at a very young age.

Anne, married Ray Erven. (refer to Erven, Ray and Anne).

Pearl was born on May 20, 1918 and she received her education at Erickson school. She worked at Erickson and Winnipeg, also 23 years with Minnedosa Hardware. Pearl passed away on August 14, 1977.

Mary was born on May 20, 1918, and attended Erickson school. She was employed at Oshust's Solo Store for many years. In 1974 she moved to Minnedosa. Mary was an active curler while in Erickson. Mary passed away on September 5, 1977.

Wanda was born and educated at Erickson, employed


for some time at Shaw's Drug Store. Later she left the district and moved to British Columbia. Wanda married George Phillips and they reside at North Vancouver, B.C.

Amermarried Norma McKay.


by Violet McFarlane

Ivan Henry Lane was born at Cirenchester, England in July, 1881 and was the son of Henry and Annie Lane. He received his education at boarding schools and later worked in a grocery store. In 1901, he came to Canada to his Uncle Octavious and Aunt Emma Averill, who lived on a farm 3 1/2 miles north of Clanwilliam. Mrs. John Crawley was his cousin. He learned to farm by helping and working for other farmers, some of whom were John Crawley, Jim Proven, Alfred and Charlie Averill, George Hulbert and Jim McPherson.

The C.N.R. came to Clanwilliam in 1903 and he helped to work on that. In March, 1908, he bought George Hyndman'S homestead which was N.W. 25-16-18W and in 1913 he bought Frank Hay's homestead which was S.W.36-16-18W.

On April 22, 1908 he married Lottie Woodcock at St.

John's Anglican church in Bethany. Her parents were John and Katherine Woodcock. She was born in November, 1884, at Wiltshire, England, and came to Canada with her parents and their family of eleven children in 1891. She received her education at the little Clanwilliam school which was a mile west of where she lived. He borrowed a buggy from Charlie Oman for this occasion and the newlyweds called their farm Hazeldene.

The Ivan Lane Family. Back Row, Left to Right: Violet, Rose, Jack, Margaret, Lottie and Ivan. Front: Bernard.