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From: "Steve Street" <>
Subject: RE: [ONT-LDS-GREN] Edward John Kerr - Dempster reference
Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2005 11:40:34 -0500
I am curious to know what the term "relict of David Dempster" refers to. I
am unfamiliar with this term. I am researching my Dempster relations from
the Leeds area, some of whom may have left the area to go west.
From: WHSMith [mailto:]
Sent: January 16, 2005 10:53 AM
Subject: Re: [ONT-LDS-GREN] Edward John Kerr
Can I impose on you to check something else out for me. I have been looking
for a widow, Eliza Jane Powell, who might have died at Moose Jaw.
This morning I decided to go back to the cemetery transcript to take another
look. This time I looked under her maiden name "Smith".
I found in Lot 7 Block 22 Grave 1 SMITH Eliza J. born 17 Mar 1835 died 6 Mar
1909, relict of David Dempster, Lot purchased by Jacob R. Smith Dec 12,
1901. This is right where I found Eliza's daughter, Nina Maude]1872-1906]
& her husband Arthur Herbert Smith [1870 - 24 Dec 1920] & son Willard buried
in Lot 6 Block 22, graves 6, 7, 8 in the Old Moose Jaw Cemetery.
I have had no information before that this Eliza Jane "Smith" Powell had
remarried. I found her on the 1901 census living with her daughter Nina &
her husband, Arthur H. Smith.
It seems the pieces of the family puzzle are falling into place for me. I
would like to maybe be able to confirm that I found the correct person
before getting too excited. Now I wish the widow Margaret Jane Gilmour
Thanks for your time
Has it warmed up there yet? If it has there might be hope for us here in
----- Original Message -----
From: "Barb McBride" <>
Sent: Friday, January 14, 2005 2:09 PM
Subject: Re: [ONT-LDS-GREN] Edward John Kerr
> Hi Wilma
> I phoned the cemetery for you today and I am afraid that they don't
> other information on Edward John Kerr. He isn't buried with anyone
> show his place of birth as being Ontario, Not helpful at all. Next
> week I will check at the library and see if they might have an obit on
> Take care
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "WHSMith" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2005 6:55 PM
> Subject: Re: [ONT-LDS-GREN] Edward John Kerr
> > Hi Barb
> > I started out with a query on a Edward John Kerr who was born 10 Feb
> > in
> > South Crosby Twp. Leeds South. His parents were Benjamin Kerr &
> > Sarah Powell. I have been unsuccessful in finding him on any of the
> > census returns since the 1881, 1901 or 1906 census.
> > I decided to check the transcript for the Moose Jaw Cemetery. I
> > found a Edward John Kerr buried there, date of death 20 Aug 1920 age
> > 70 yrs. No wife is mentioned.
> > I had some information sent to me that has an Edward Kerr marrying a
> > daughter of David D. Powell, a brother of Benjamin Kerr's wife,
> > Sarah. I haven't been able to determine which daughter for sure,
> > either Nancy Matilda or Mary Eleanor. I have the latter married to
> > someone else.
> > I decided to check the Moose Jaw Cemetery because I found several of
> > D. Powell's daughter's buried there.
> > Margaret Jane (Powell) Gilmour 15 Mar 1864 - 20 Apr 1946; her
> > husband
> > Gilmour died 24 Mar 1900, 39 yrs. [this is another one I can't find
> > on
> > 1901 & 1906 census. Widow Gilmour went into hiding] Florence Anetta
> > (Powell) 21 Nov 1871 - 16 Nov 1976; husband Ransom
> > 13
> > May 1870 - 16 Apr 1962 [found them on both the 1901 & 1906 census]
> > Ida Theodora (Powell) 26 Apr 1874 - 24 Jan 1953); spouse Richard
> > 9
> > Mar 1860 - 21 May 1931 [found them on both the 1901 & 1906 Census]
> > Nina Maude (Powell) 30 Apr 1872 - 1906; spouse Arthur Smith 3 Aug
> > 1872 - 24 Dec 1920 [found on both the 1901 & 1906 census. Their two
> > children must have been very young when their mother died]
> > I can't help but wonder if another Powell sibling married a Edward
> > Kerr [perhaps her cousin] that they also ended up in the Moose Jaw
> > area. I just can't figure out what rock they are hiding under.
> > Another sister
> > in
> > the Onanole area.
> > If you are able to find out any further cemetery information it
> > might
> > with not only the Edward Kerr who is buried there but also the
> > Gilmour family.
> > Wilma
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Barb McBride" <>
> > To: <>
> > Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2005 5:55 PM
> > Subject: [ONT-LDS-GREN] Edward John Kerr
> >> Hello
> >> I have missed most of this thread. The name of the Cemetery caught
> >> my eye
> > as I happen to live in Moose Jaw.
> >> Is there anything I can do to help with him?
> >> Barb in Moose Jaw
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