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Elwood Roberts Family, 1886-

  • PA 509
  • Family
  • 1886-

Elwood Roberts was born in Drayton, Ontario, in 1886 to David and Lydia (Reichert) Roberts. He married Bertha Louise H. Hopkins, daughter of Albert and Mary Ann (Sootheran) Hopkins, on April 29, 1907, in Victoria County, Ontario. They relocated to Cupar, Saskatchewan, ca. 1909 where Elwood's brother Norman (born in 1882) was manager of the Cupar branch of the A.E. Beach Co. Ltd. store. In 1909, Elwood and Norman Roberts purchased the A.E. Beach Co. Ltd. store in Cupar and established Roberts Bros., a general store under the corporate brand of The Big Red Store. In the years following, Norman Roberts left the business and relocated to Toronto, Ontario. He died there on October 2, 1934. Elwood Roberts continued as proprietor of the Roberts Bros. store until October 1945 when he sold the business and he and Bertha relocated to Osoyoos, British Columbia. He died at Oliver, British Columbia, on March 17, 1946. Bertha Roberts died in 1973.

Elwood and Bertha Roberts had one son, Wayne Eugene, who was born in Cupar on March 22, 1910. He married Bernice Abel, daughter of Walter and Annie (Close) Abel, on March 2, 1937, in Regina. Wayne and Bernice Roberts relocated from Cupar to Regina ca. 1940, and then to British Columbia in 1944. They had two sons: James Alan Yardley and Gerald Wayne. Wayne Roberts died in Osoyoos, British Columbia, on November 1, 1953. Bernice Roberts died in British Columbia in 1993.

Gerald Wayne Roberts was born on February 9, 1944, in Regina to Wayne and Bernice Roberts. Soon after his birth, the family relocated to British Columbia. Roberts was educated there and earned a Bachelor's degree in Anthropology. He was a professional archeologist and was involved in various archeological salvage projects throughout British Columbia. Roberts married Gisela Greschner on August 2, 1969. They have one daughter, Sharon. Currently, (2011) Gerald Roberts is retired and resides in Osoyoos.

Geoffrey Yonge Family, 1886-2004

  • PA 91
  • Family
  • 1886-2004

Geoffrey Walter Vernon Yonge was born in England in 1886. He came to Saskatchewan in the early 1900s and homesteaded on NE 24-20-4-W3, in the Mawer, Saskatchewan district. Geoffrey and his wife, Lola (Landrigan) had six children: Orpha; Madeline; Vernon; Douglas; Jean; and May. Geoffrey Yonge died in 1938. Lola Yonge died in 1953.

Orpha Ada Yonge was born on February 28, 1917 on her parent's homestead in the Mawer district. A nurse, she died in Swift Current on March 11, 2004.

George B.C. Sharpe Family, 1864-1975

  • PA 455
  • Family
  • 1864-1975

George Benjamin Cubitt Sharpe was born in Ashmanhaugh, Norfolk, England on May 16, 1864 to Benjamin George and Naomi (Cooke) Sharpe. He had eight sisters and three brothers. Sharpe immigrated to Canada in 1886 and applied for a homestead on NE 20-17-25-W2, near Moose Jaw, North-West Territories (now known as Saskatchewan) on December 14, 1888. He was declared the legal owner of the land in 1893. Sharpe later moved into Moose Jaw, where he worked in various occupations, including as partner in a lumber business. Active in the local community, Sharpe served as a municipal official, was involved with the Methodist Church and was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 3, A.F. and A.M. and Independent Order of Foresters. Sharpe died in Vancouver, British Columbia on April 30, 1949.

Georgina Reynolds was born in Ontario on August 31, 1861. She married George B.C. Sharpe in Moose Jaw on December 31, 1888. The Sharpes had two children: Ernest Wesley Cubitt (born March 1, 1891) and Walter (1894-1901). Georgina Sharpe died in Markham, Ontario on October 12, 1945. Ernest W.C. Sharpe, often referred to as Cubitt, practiced law in Vancouver. He died on December 9, 1975. He and his wife, C. Jane Devitt, did not have any children.

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