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From: "Ms. Gerry Perry" <>
Subject: [CAN-Manitoba] Oak River Post Miscellaneous Articles
Date: Sat, 7 Sep 2002 20:20:57 -0700
>From the Oak River Post, Oak River, MB (now changed to The
Blanshard-Harrison-Strathclair Post, Newdale, Man.)
6/6/1940 (Strathclair) Roy WILSON of Angusville spent Sunday with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. WILSON.
Mr. and Mrs. James CLARK of Killarney were visitors at the home
of Mrs. CLARK's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. HUNTER, on Friday
6/6/1940 (Glossop) Bombardier R. S. AUSTIN of the 21st Field
Artillery, Camp Shilo, visited with his brother, C. W. AUSTIN, Saturday
5/30/1940 (Basswood) Miss Eunice SPEARE arrived Sunday evening to
spend a few days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. E. SPEARE.
5/30/1940 (Strathclair) Mr. Roy WILSON, Angusville, spent the week-end
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. WILSON.
5/30/1940 (Oak River - E. A. CORBET, Correspondent) Bob LEE and Lyle
HENRY returned from Winnipeg via Newdale Friday.
5/23/1940 (Strathclair) Mrs. Ephraim CAMPBELL, one of the pioneers of
Strathclair district, has celebrated her 73rd birthday. 60 yrs ago she came
to Strathclair. She married Ephraim CAMPBELL and has raised twelve
children: John, at Saskatoon; Mrs. WADDELL, Lockport, Man.; Ephraim, Foam
Lake, Sask.; James, Strathclair; Hugh, Windsor, Ont; Archie, killed in
action, 1917; Malcolm, Strathclair; Robert, Mankato, Sask.; Andrew,
Strathclair; Mrs. F. MACKIE, Strathclair; Melville, in Ontario. (rest of
article cut off)
5/23/1940 (Mount Calm) Mr. and Mrs. O. ENGLISH spent Sunday evening in
5/23/1940 STRATHCLAIR LAWN BOWLING
At a meeting of the Strathclair Lawn Bowling club held Tuesday evening, the
following rinks were selected:
Rev. G. A. COLPITTS, W. HARDING, MRS. A. BROWN, J. M. BLACK, skip; Mrs.
MURCHIE, Mrs. S. MILLMAN, E. WILSON, T. ROBINSON, skip; Mrs. HETHERINGTON,
Mrs. H. RIDLEY, J. M. CAMPBELL, Jas. CAMPBELL, skip; Mrs. F. CRAMER, Mrs. J.
CAMPBELL, Mrs. O. MC GREGOR, E. FINCH, skip; Mrs. B. BURNELL, H. GREEN, J.
D. COGHLIN, W. CRAIG, skip; Mrs. G. BULL, Mrs. E. WILSON, O. T. GAMEY,
George HURST, skip; Mrs. J. SITKO, Mrs. MAHEW, W. MC CAW, J. S. WARRINGTON,
skip; Mrs. R. MC LEAN, C. LYNDS, W. ROBERTSON, H. BRIDGES, skip; R. BARKER,
F. BRYCE, Mrs. H. MC TAVISH, F. HARDING, skip.
Play will commence next week.
5/23/1940 (Oak River - E. A. CORBET, correspondent) Village ratepayers
called a meeting Friday night to consider the water supply for fire
protection. B. GRAFTON, J. H. CHAMPION and E. A. CORBET were appointed a
committee to arrange for the digging of one or more wells, the cost of same
to be paid out of the surplus on hand to the credit of the fire department.
5/23/1940 (Basswood) A number of local young men have gone to the
mining districts in search of permanent employment. H. HUNTER, Les and Sid
THOMPSON, L. STANTON, W. MC INTOSH, Norm and Carl HOLMSTROM, all leaving the
5/16/1940 (Oak River - E. A. CORBETT, correspondent) Mothers' Day was
observed in the United church at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Those assisting in the
service were: Tod GREENAWAY, Joyce DELBRIDGE, Marjorie BARR, Elaine
5/16/1940 (Glossop) Mrs. R. S. LEE received some lovely orchids for
Mother's Day by air mail from her daughter, Lynetta, in Colombia, South
5/9/1940 (Glossop) Messrs. Ben LEE, Austin GAMEY and Norman MC FADDIN
went to Oak Lake Sunday to see the huge flocks of geese congregated there.
5/9/1940 (Oak River - E. A. CORBETT, correspondent) Ex-Reeve Edward
HENRY, pioneer of the Oak River district, celebrated his 78th birthday May
3. Born in Perth county, Ont., Mr. HENRY came west in 1881 and settled on
the farm on which he still resides. He was councillor for Ward 1 of
Blanshard municipality from 1895 until 1913 and reeve from 1913 until he
resigned in 1922. He was one of the founders of the Oak River Agricultural
society and is now an honorary director and life member. In 1897 he married
Anne STEWART of Oak River, who died in July, 1919. There are three
daughters and two sons, Mrs. A. MC FADDIN, Grimshaw, Alta; W. E. HENRY, Oak
River; Mrs. John ROBERTSON, Winnipeg; Robt. HENRY, Wasagaming; Mrs. C.
HEAPY, Oak Lake.
6/13/1940 (Oak River - E. A. CORBET, correspondent) Mr. and Mrs. A. B.
CARR (nee Bernice GREENAWAY) paid a short visit to Mr. Bazil GREENAWAY and
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. BLACK.
Mrs. John TODD of Taylor, B.C., is visiting at the home
of her daughter, Mrs. M. J. GREENAWAY.
Mr. J. GRAHAM has had a verandah built on the south of
his home recently.
6/13/1940 (Cardale) Morley BICCUM went to Winnipeg last week-end to
join up with the transportation corps.
6/13/1940 (Strathclair) Miss Gladys SLEIGH of the teaching staff has
again had to give up her teaching on account of ill health. Mrs. W. HUNTER
is taking her place. Miss SLEIGH is taking a rest at Ed. MC LEAN's.
Mrs. W. E. WILSON, Mrs. Don BROWN, Mrs. O. T. GAMEY,
Mrs. George HURST, Mrs. G. A. COLPITTS and Misses Annie MC CAW and Wilma
HETHERINGTON attended the Birtle presbyterial at Hamiota last week.
John MC GREGOR, here since 1887, reached the age of 84
Saturday. He was born at Cote-St. George, Quebec, and came to Strathclair
when 21. Six years later he married Margaret MC INTYRE of Bredalbane, Ont.
Their family consists of three daughters, Mrs. D. A. BURGESS, Strathclair,
with whom they live, and Mrs. J. C. MICHIE and Mrs. C. LEMSTER, Venice,
California, and one son, Findley, of Winnipeg.
Mrs. Marie CHRISTOFFERSON, this district's oldest
resident, celebrated her 87th birthday Saturday at a family gathering. She
was born in Denmark and has been in Canada for 48 years, most of which time
has been spent here. Her family consists of Mrs. Chas. HEAL, and Christian
CHRISTOFFERSON, Strathclair, and Soren CHRISTOFFERSON, New Denver, B. C.
Her husband died in 1927.
6/13/1940 (Glossop) Mike MALAR of Horod was arrested June 3 by Corp.
BAYFIELD, R.C.M.P. and the following day was fined $51.25, including damages
and costs, by Magistrate FLEMING at Minnedosa, on seven charges of clipping
hair from horses in the Glossop area a couple of weeks previously.
6/13/1940 (Mount Calm) Mr. and Mrs. Oran ENGLISH motored to Shoal
Lake Saturday evening.
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