Southern Alberta Pioneers And Their Descendants
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||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.
Douglas, is named after him.
||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 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
|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
||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,
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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