Southern Alberta Pioneers And Their Descendants

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Howard Douglas   Howard was a Civil Engineer with the C.P.R., whose employment ended in Calgary in August 1883 with the end of the track. He was born in Nelson Township, Halton Co., Ontario in 1852 and died at Edmonton, in 1929. In 1872, he married Maud Alice Johnston, who was born in England in 1852. They had four children. He built a house on a lot which later became the site for the Bank of Montreal. He went to Banff in 1896 as the second Superintendent of Banff National Park and was instrumental in bringing the Buffalo from Montana. Mount Howard Douglas, is named after him.
Peter Douglas   Peter Douglas came to Calgary in 1886 and worked as a laborer.
T. Spencer Douglas   Spencer Douglas came to Calgary in 1884 and was a member of the first Calgary Council and Tax Collector.
Thomas Douglas   Thomas settled in the Pine Creek (DeWinton) area in 1885. He was born in Scotland in 1837 and died in Calgary in 1920. In 1866 he married Ann Charlton, who was born in England in 1843 and died in Calgary in 1930. There were seven children.
Charles Linzee Douglass   Mr. Douglass brought seven thoroughbred stallions, from Market Harborough, to the Quorn ranch in 1885. He was born at Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England in 1867 and died at Victoria, B.C. in 1936. In 1896, he married Maria Arabella Deane-Freeman, who was born in county Louth, Ireland in 1876 and died in 1952, at Victoria, B.C. There were six children. In 1902 the Douglasses with William Deane-Freeman and John Ware obtained land north of Bassano and ranched there until 1918.
Janet Douglass   Janet came to Calgary in 1883, to visit a sister, Mrs. Desbrisay and remained. She taught school and kept books for G.C. King until she married. Janet was born in 1866 at Quebec City, Quebec and died in Calgary in 1936. In 1886 she married W.E.G. Holmes, who was born in 1850 and died at Calgary, 1915.


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Sources for this article include:

•  Pioneer Families of Southern Alberta, published in 1993 and the Addendum of Additional Pioneer Families of Southern Alberta, produced in 2004.



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