Quest in Roots:
Brookdale Manitoba History

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Amos Ansley Blenkhorne was born at Advocate Harbour, Nova Scotia, on October 22, 1896 and received his education there. He came west and farmed at Shergrove and Ingelow, Manitoba, S.E.

5-12-16 before retiring to Neepawa. He married Gertrude Lawrence, daughter of John and Margaret Lawrence of Ingelow, at Dauphin, on May 10,1921.

Amos passed away on December 24, 1967.

They had three sons, Amos Keith, Robert, James Ronald (Ron). Keith was born at St. Rose municipality on May 23, 1923, and received his education at Shergrove and Ingelow. He married Myrtle Margaret Lawrence, daughter of Mildred and Bill Lawrence, in Brandon on August 21, 1948 and resided in Ingelow N.W. 10-12-16 where he farmed until his passing. Keith played hardball with the Ingelow and Brookdale teams, as well as hockey for many years. He was very good at carpentry work and help build their new home before his death on January 2, 1974.

Keith and Mryt had two daughters, Deborah Ruth (Debi), December 23, 1960, and Verna Gail, January 20, 1964. When their mother died on March 9, 1975, Debi and Gail moved to Paul Sherminskis at Carberry, where they attended Carberry School. Then they moved to Brandon where they resided with their uncle and aunt, Ron and Eileen. Debi graduated from Vincent Massey class of ''78. She married Paul Murray Warren of Brandon on August 20,1982. They presently reside in Brandon. Paul is a mechanic at Murray Chev Olds.

Gail moved to Winnipeg with Ron and Eileen to finish her education at Dakota Collegiate class of ''82. She married Kevin Kaliska of Winnipeg on April 9, 1983. They live in Winnipeg.


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