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William and Elizabeth Taylor with their children Bill and Beth.


by Joan Chatburn

Harold, was born December 7, 1890, at Manchester, England, served with the Canadian Mounted Rifles in the 1914-18 war and was wounded at Vimy Ridge in 1917. Harold and Lavinia were married in June, 1919, at Winnipeg, Lavinia was born August 21, 1893, at

Leister, England. .

In 1928, they left Winnipeg and in 1930 settled in the Nedrob area, living near Harold's two brothers William, George and sister, Mrs. Peter Bodro. In 1944, they purchased the Scandinavia General Store, located on N.E. 7-18-17W. During the years in the Scandinavia area he was storekeeper, Postmaster, Auctioneer and organizer for the Conservative Party.

Harold was Past Chancellor of the Knights of Pythias Fort John No.8, a member of the Canadian Order of Forresters and Active Member of the Royal Canadian Legion. He passed away December 4, 1954, at 64 years and was laid to rest in the Municipal Cemetery, Erickson.

Lavinia continued as Storekeeper until 1967, when she moved to Victoria, B.C., to be near her son Frank and daughter-in-law Sylvia. She was active in the community, a life member of the Canadian Legion Auxiliary, a member of the Canadian Red Cross Society. Lavinia passed away in 1976, and was laid to rest in the Municipal Cemetery, Erickson. Harold and Lavinia were blessed with three children.

Marjorie, born December 7, 1915, in Winnipeg. She married J. Hellard and had three children, Jerry, ­ deceased, Frank, and family living at Aylmer, Ontario, Ardith, and family living at Charbot Lake, Ontario.

Joan, born September 16, 1920, at Brandon, at­ tended Nedrob school and worked at Ravenscourt School, Winnipeg. Joan married Bob Chatburn. )refer to Chatburn, Bob and Joan).

Francis William, "Frank" was born in Winnipeg on


March 8, 1922. He came to the Nedrob district with his parents when he was nine years of age, and he attended Nedrob school until the Taylor family moved to Toronto, where he then attended Northern Vocational College.

When the war broke out in 1939, Frank came to Winnipeg and enlisted in the Army, serving overseas with the Second Division Royal Canadian Army Service Corp. He returned to Winnipeg and received his discharge in 1945.



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Scandinavia Store -1959.

Frank married Sylvia Bechtold of Irvine, Alberta on December 7, 1946, at the Anglican Church at Clan­ william. They farmed N.W. 7-18-17W formerly owned by Arthur Kopeken and across from the Scandinavia General Store.

In 1952, Frank re-enlisted with the Army Service Corp., stationed in Winnipeg. He received officers training at Camp Borden, Ontario, receiving his commission in 1953, from there, they were stationed at London, Ontario, Camp Borden, Ontario, and Rivers, Manitoba.

In 1966, Frank retired to Victoria, British Columbia where he was involved with the B.C. Safe Driving Programs and was Past President of South Van Isle Lions Club when he passed away December 21, 1982. Sylvia resides in Victoria, B.C. Frank and Sylvia had three children:

Harold Alexander, born July 10, 1947, at Min­ nedosa. He married Barbara Jane Dewson at Toronto, Ontario in 1975. Harold is employed with the Im­ migration Department at the International Airport. They have two children, Sarah, born July 7, 1979, and David, born December 8, 1982.

Brenda Francis, born April 14, 1949, at Minnedosa.

She married Glen Johnson, at Erickson on March 1, 1969, and are presently farming N.E. 24-17-18W in the Hilltop District. Glen is president of the Erickson, Onanole Minor Hockey and Brenda is president of the