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Melfort & District Museum

Anderson, Evelyn

  • SCN00141
  • Person
  • 1913-197-?

Evelyn Anderson (nee Goodson) was born August 10, 1913. Her parents, William Hayle Goodson and Mary Goodson (nee Bevington), had emmigrated from Nebraska, USA to the Naisberry, Saskatchewan district ca. 1911. As William Goodson had poor health, the family spent time both on the farmstead and in nearby Melfort, Saskatchewan. Evelyn's education was obtained at the Naisberry school, the Melfort Public School, and the Melfort High School. She briefly joined her sister in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, but did not enjoy city life, so returned to Melfort. Evelyn worked at Stewart's Store and Harry Hunter's Bookstore in Melfort during the 1930s. She married Bert Anderson in 1932. Following the marriage, the two moved to a farmstead, but would later move back to the town. The Andersons had five children.

Assaly, Tom

  • Person
  • 1943-

Tom Assaly was born November 12, 1943 in Melfort, Saskatchewan to Mike Assaly and Billie Assaly (nee Paul). He received his grades 1 - 12 education at the Melfort Public School and Melfort High School, but eventually left Melfort to receive his post secondary education. Tom was a corporal in the RCMP from 1964 to 1979. He eventually returned to Melfort to become owner and jeweler of Assaly's Jewelry in Melfort. He has two children, Taylor and Farren, and is married to Dawna Elsasser.

Austin, Gilbert

  • SCAA-MDM-2001-88
  • Person
  • 19--?

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Bedard, Ada (Née Elliot)

  • SCAA-MDM-996-014
  • Person
  • 1923-

Ada Bedard (nee Elliot) was born 1923 to George Elliot and Frances ("Sis") Mary Elliot (nee Ambler) in Pathlow, Saskatchewan. She attended public and high school in Pathlow. After graduation, Ada took teachers training at Regina Normal School. In July of 1944, she married Joshua ("Joby") Bedard, with whom she had three children: Brian (1947), Gerald (1949), and Jean Anne (1954). Joby was born 1913 in Marcelin, Saskatchewan. He attended school at Carmel, Saskatchewan and St. Brieux, Saskatchewan, and completed his education at the Harrisville School. He farmed until 1943, when he joined the RCAF. He resumed farming after being discharged. Joby served as councillor for Division 3 of the R.M. of Flett's Springs for 26 years, was a municipal representative on the Melfort Union Hospital Board for 19 years, served on the St. Breux Credit Union board for 19 years, and is a charter member of the Pathlow Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion #344. Ada is also a member of the Pathlow Legion Auxiliary.

Bedard, Toni

  • Person
  • [192-? - ?]

Toni (Antoine) Bedard was born to Joseph Bedard and Anna Bedard (nee Mikelash). He received his primary schooling at the Harriville school and attended high school in St. Brieux, Saskatchewan. Toni worked at the family farm until he joined the RCAF. He later farmed NW 13-43-21. Toni married Jeannette Bedard (nee Blouin) in 1943. The two had three children: Richard (1945), Edward (1949), and Gerard (1960).

Bjorgan, Christie Anne (née Flett)

  • SCAA-MDM-2002-039
  • Person
  • 1934 -

Christie Anne Bjorgan (nee Flett) was born February 3, 1934 to John and Margery Flett. She later married, and had two children: Margery and Bradley.

Bohn, Florence

  • Person
  • 1908-?

Florence "Jamie" Bohn was born April 26, 1908 in Point Douglas, Minnesota to Amasa James and Katherine James (nee Whotley [sic]). Florence moved with her parents in 1910 to a homestead in the Brock, Saskatchewan district. She took her initial schooling in Brock, and later attended Normal School in Saskatoon. In January of 1935, Florence married Walter Valentine Bohn who, during his lifetime, worked at lumber camps, hauled equipment, built railway lines, and provided maintenance for Highway 3. The two had three children: Myrna, Fern, and Murray. Frances' career as a teacher took her to a variety of schools. She taught at Mervin and Atwater before her position at Beatty, Saskatchewan, and later taught at Fairy Glen School between 1962 - 1965. this period was followed by a five year position at Pleasantdale, Saskatchewan. Frances retired in 1970 after 31 years of teaching. She regularly took part in Superannuated Teachers conventions, and was active in the Wapiti Regional Library, the Melfort United Church, and the Beatty Half-Century Club.

Brown, Fred

  • Person

Fred Brown's parents were Luther "Buster" Brown and Lilas Brown (nee Rigg). Fred attended Pierceville S.D. #1671 from 1941 to 1951, Willowdale S.D. #1887 from 1951 to 1953, and lastly, Burke School from 1953 onward.

Campbell, Velma

  • Person
  • 1924 -

Velma Campbell was born in 1924 on her family's farm in Ethelton, Saskatchewan. Her parents were Dennis Roy Groat and Majorie Groat (Olsen). Velma married William C. Campbell and together they had one daughter, Darlene Mae. Velma worked as a stenographer at Groat's Garage. She also enjoyed writing poetry and dramatic works. Her play "Oh, Those Golden Years" was performed by the Lacenda Club. Velma's husband William was a pilot in the Canadian Military. From 1941-1945 he was stationed in England as a rear air gun runner. William was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.

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