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Hi Bonnie:  Small world indeed!  I can honestly say that I thought I was the only person from Stonesfield who had found their way to Moose Jaw, but I guess Eva did it before me.  I found out today that the Moose Jaw Public Library has a copy of the Eyebrow history book (Coming Home to Eyebrow), so when the library opens, in September, I’ll request the copy and see if there is anything else in it about Eva and her family.  You posted another beautiful photo today, of Clarice and her husband.  These photos are real treasures.  Thanks again for letting all the other “Olivers” see them.

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Hi Barb,

Yes, the write up would probably be from the 80’s. I don’t recall the name, sorry. They did farm and live in Eyebrow, small world isn’t it!

Cheers, 

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I believe that this is the wedding picture for Clarice May Gibbons and Andrew Noble Benson...married April 18, 1933

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Wow, Wow, Wow!

How amazing to see these family photographs, I’ll look at them in more detail tomorrow and read the write up by Clarice too!

Thanks so much for sharing these Bonnie - certainly made my day seeing these new images from within the Oliver Family History!

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Hi Bonnie:  Those are incredible photos of Eva and her family.  Thanks so much for sharing them.  I also found the write-up by Clarice about the pioneer days on the prairies very interesting.  Was this from one of the history books published in the 1980s?   What makes Clarice’s life so interesting to me is that I am from Stonesfield and as her mother, Eva, was born only 2 years before my granny (whose name was May) it’s quite possible that they knew one another, especially as my granny was also an “Oliver” and our branch of the family is on the website.  However, what makes this even more interesting is that I now live in Moose Jaw, so it’s great to know that others, with roots in Stonesfield, live ‘just down the road’ from me.  I look forward to seeing and reading more of your posts.   

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Here is a write up on the family by Clarice May Gibbons Benson

Sorry that it is sideways!

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This could very well be the only family picture of Henry, Eva and Clarice as Eva died in Nov. 1918. Clarice was born in April 1914.

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I think this might be the wedding picture of Henry Fisher Gibbons and Eva Emily Woodward...married Sept. 11, 1911

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Hi, here are a few pictures I have found

Albert and Hannah Oliver - no date

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Albert Ernest and Annie Maria Woodward - no dates

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Eva Emily Woodward Gibbons and her daughter Clarice May - about 1916/1917
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I will try to find some pictures of the family.



-- Edited by Bonnie on Sunday 12th of April 2020 09:05:54 PM

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That is my family tree that you saw on Ancestry...kevinb11

Henry Fisher Gibbons did not know Eva Emily Woodward in England. My mother in law has the story of how they meet. I will try to get a copy of it from her once all is right with the world. 
I can tell you that Eva came to Canada with her friend Margaret E Heaslip (not sure of her last name spelling) but her name is the first name on the passenger list just above Eva’s name. It also looks like Eva’s brother Ernest Albert Woodward came with the girls to Canada...their plans were to go to Toronto, Ontario.

Stay safe,

Bonnie



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Looking further into the Canadian Passenger Lists we can see that Eva's future husband Henry F Gibbons was also on board the Megantic:

Name: Henry F Gibbons
Gender: Male
Arrival Age: 27
Birth Year abt: 1884
Departure Port: Liverpool, England
Arrival Date: 25 Mar 1911
Arrival Port: Portland, Maine, USA
Vessel: Megantic
Household Members Name: Henry F Gibbons

Name: Henry F Gibbons
Gender: Male
Arrival Age: 27
Birth Year: abt 1884
Departure Port: Liverpool, England
Arrival Date: 25 Mar 1911
Arrival Port: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Vessel: Megantic
Household Members Name: Henry F Gibbons

Although I can yet seem to trace his departure record from England in 1911, based on the 1906 and 1916 Canadian census records it looks although Henry had orignally emigrated to Canada in 1904 with his mother, Harriet/Hatty.

So, I wonder when and where Eva and Henry met, back in England?, aboard the ship in 1911?, or once settled in Canada?.....



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Well, this is sad to discover, and I think rather poignant given the current global crisis.

As we've seen earlier in the thread, Eva Emily Woodward emigrated to Canada in 1911, married Henry Gibbons and together they had their first child Clarice in 1914 - but we then see that Eva passes away in 1918, aged just 32.

I've just read within one of the family tree's on Ancestry (kevinb11)' Death: died of Spanish Flu....was pregnant with their second child when she died'.

Wow.

This page here gives a little detail on the impact of the Spanish Flu in Moose Jaw https://www.moosejawtoday.com/local-news/moose-jaw-hospitals-overwhelmed-during-1918-spanish-flu-2163647

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From the UK and Ireland, Outward Passenger Lists archives we can find the very papers that list Eva departing England 18.3.1911:

Name: Eva E Woodward
Gender: Female
Age: 25
Birth Date: abt 1886
Departure Date: 18 Mar 1911
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
Destination Port: Portland
Ship Name: Megantic
Shipping Line: White Star Line
Master: H Smith 

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We can also see that her brother Ernest Alert also traveled with her, although I think may have returned back to England.

We can see that Eva and Ernest traveled on the ship 'Megantic', the image below and other can be found at this website https://greatships.net/megantic

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The U.S., Atlantic Ports Passenger Lists pick up Eva's arrival 25.11.1911

Name Eva E Woodward
Age 25
Estimated Birth Year abt 1886
Gender Female
Ethnic Background English
Arrival Date 25 Mar 1911
Port of Arrival Portland, Maine
Port of Departure Liverpool, England
Ship Name Megantic
Friend's Name Chamberlin
Last Residence England
Place of Origin England

Then the Canadian Passenger Lists also

Name Eva E Woodward
Gender Female
Arrival Age 25
Birth Year abt 1886
Departure Port Liverpool, England
Arrival Date 25 Mar 1911
Arrival Port Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Vessel Megantic
Household Members Name Eva E Woodward



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The 1939 England and Wales Register and the England & Wales, National Probate Calendar help us gather precise birth and death dates for Annie Maria and Albert:

1939 England and Wales Register

Name: Albert Woodward
Gender: Male
Marital status: Married
Birth Date: 24 Nov 1865
Residence Year: 1939
Residence Place: Witney, Oxfordshire, England
Occupation: Joiner (Retired)
Inferred Spouse: Annie M Woodward

Name: Annie M Woodward
Gender: Female
Marital status: Married
Birth Date: 29 Sep 1864
Residence Year: 1939
Residence Place: Witney, Oxfordshire, England
Occupation: Unpaid Domestic Duties
Inferred Spouse: Albert Woodward

 

England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995

WOODWARD Albert of Sunnybank Long Hanborough Oxfordshire died 26th August 1945. Probate Oxford 18 December to Arnold Edward Woodward retired builder.

WOODWARD Annie Maria of Hunters-grove Swindon Witshire died 27th October 1951 at St. Margarets Hospital Stratton St Margaret Swindon. Probate Birmingham 17 December Arnold Edward Woodward joiner.

 

Annie Maria Oliver b 29.11.1864 d 27.10.1951
m 1885
Albert Woodward b 24.11.1865 d 26.08.1945

-Eva Emily Woodward b 24.3.1886 d 3.11.1918
-m. ?
-Henry Fisher Gibbons b 29.12.1883 d 7.12.1971

--Clarice May Gibbons b 12.4.1914 d 11.11.2000
--m 18.4.1933
--Andrew Noble Benson b 24.1.1911 d 5.11.1988

---Sharon Benson, married Merlin Thompson
---Gail Benson, married Laurence Berger
---Garnet Benson, married Alvin Wagner
---Janet Benson, married Jack Fulwiler
---Debbie Benson, married David Lougheed / partner Marvin Maier
---Marlys Benson, partner Brent MacLowich

-Ernest Albert Woodward b. 1887
-Thomas Robert Woodward b. 1889
-Arnold Edward Woodward b. 1892
-Miriam Anne Woodward b. 1894
-May Alice Woodward b. 3.9.1896



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http://www.inmemoriam.ca/view-announcement-204436-alvin-wagner.html

In memory of Alvin Wagner, husband of Garnet Wagner nee Benson, passed on August 27th, 2010.

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Born In: Saskatchewan, Canada
Born: July 19th, 1936

Passed in: Saskatchewan, Canada
Passed on: August 27th, 2010


WAGNER - Alvin Alfred Wagner (Al), husband, father and grandfather passed away August 27, 2010 after a brave and noble battle with cancer. Al was born July 19, 1936 at Coronach, Saskatchewan. Al attended Adler School Division and later Crane Valley High School, and completed high school at Central Collegiate in Moose Jaw. Al met his beloved wife and best friend, Garnet, in Moose Jaw and they were married in October of 1962. He completed his first year of a Bachelors degree in Education at Regina Teachers College in 1966 and taught in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, New Dale School in Queenstown, Alberta, and Barons Consolidated School in Barons, Alberta. Al and Garnet relocated with their young family to Swift Current, Saskatchewan in 1971 where Al took a position working for Saskatchewan Health. Swift Current would eventually become their home and Al and Garnet raised their family there. He later retired from Saskatchewan Health in June 1996. Al found his most precious joys in life by spending time with his family and was happiest when he was fishing and camping with his sons and their families. Al is predeceased by his parents Henry Wagner and Olga Schanowski, his brother Ernie Wagner and sister-in-law, Sharon Thompson. Al is survived by his wife of 47 years, Garnet; two sons Brent (Mary) Wagner and Brad (Patti) Wagner both of Regina; grandchildren Alex, Noah, Aaron and Mikayla; brothers Ed Wagner and Karl (Arlene) Wagner and sister Alma (Doug) Roberts; brother-in-law Merlin Thompson, sisters-in-law Gail (Laurence) Berger, Janet (Jack) Fulwiler, Marlys Benson (Brent), Debbie Ann (Marv) Lougheed and numerous nieces and nephews and their families. A private service was held by W.J. Jones & Son Funeral Home at Sunset Cemetery in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan on September 1, 2010 at 3:00 PM. Della Ferguson officiated. Memorials to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated. In living memory of Al, a tree will be planted in Besant Park by W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home. Please sign the memorial register at website: www.wjjonesandson.com (Obituaries).



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https://www.moosejawfuneralhome.com/project/lougheed-deborah-ann/

In memory of Deborah “Debbie” Ann Lougheed (nee Benson), passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

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Deborah “Debbie” Ann Lougheed, aged 62 years of Moose Jaw, SK, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017.  Debbie grew up in Eyebrow, SK and later moved to Moose Jaw, SK where she raised her family.  For the past 20 years, she held the position of a Care Aide at Valley View Centre.  Debbie had a special place in her heart for the residents that she cared for and considered them as family.  Over the years, she opened her home to numerous foster children with whom she developed special relationships.  Debbie enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, family, and friends, and was always known for a good laugh.  She also enjoyed bowling, playing slo-pitch, golfing, travelling, and having a good long talk on the phone.  She will be greeted with open arms by George and Doris; parents, Andrew and Clarice Benson; brother, Joey; sister, Sharon; brother-in-law, Al Wagner; as well as many other loved ones.  Debbie leaves behind her common-law partner, Marv; daughter, Natasha (Calvin), son, Richard (Kristi); daughter, Nicole (Brian); grandchildren: Kevin, Carissa, Bodie, Riley, Shelby, Stacia, Shae, Taylah, Jayke, River, and Mylo; sisters: Garnet, Gail (Lawrence), Janet (Jack), and Marlys (Brent); as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.  A Celebration of Debbie’s Life will be held on Friday, March 24th, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. in Moose Jaw Funeral Home with Dave Foley officiating.  As an expression of sympathy, donations in Debbie’s name may be made to The Canadian Diabetes Association, 917A Albert St, Regina, SK S4R 2P6.
“There is no death, only a change of worlds…”
Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane.  Michelle Surtees Funeral Director 306-693-4550



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https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/34824636/sharon-eva-thompson

In memory of Sharon Eva Thompson (nee Benson) b 9.10.1934 d. 1.4.2008, married Merlin Thompson 7.3.1953

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Sharon Eva Thompson, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away April 1, 2008.

Sharon was born October 9, 1934 in the Darmody district and grew up in Eyebrow. She moved to Moose Jaw in 1950 to work at the Union Hospital. She met Merlin (Dad) in the fall of 1951 and they were married on March 7, 1953. Sharon continued to work at the Union Hospital while raising her children.

She is predeceased by her parents, Andrew and Clarice Benson, her grandparents and numerous sisters and brothers-in-law. She leaves to mourn her husband of 55 years, Merlin; son, Glen Thompson – Iron Springs, AB; two daughters, Maxine (Carl) Johnson – Davidson, SK and Brenda (Rick) Stokes – Moose Jaw; grandchildren: Greg (Debbie) Thompson – Moose Jaw, Kirk (Crystal) Johnson – Davidson, Kelly (Brandon) Babich – Moose Jaw, Ryan (Christine) Stokes – Moose Jaw, Lindsay Johnson – Davidson, Neal Stokes (Kassidy) – Victoria and Justin Stokes – Moose Jaw; great-grandchildren: Katherine, Andrew and Cody Thompson and Reece Johnson; sisters: Gail (Laurence) Berger – Brooks, AB, Garnet (Alvin) Wagner – Swift Current, Janet (Jack) Fulwiler – Lethbridge, Marlys Benson (Brent) – Moose Jaw, Debbie Ann (Marv) Lougheed – Moose Jaw; special friends Heather and Swanee Gemmell, Dorothy Olynek and numerous nieces and nephews and their families.

Funeral Service held at the Alliance Church, corner of 9th Ave. NW and Thatcher Drive, on Friday April 4, 2008. Della Ferguson officiated. Interment at Sunset Cemetery.

From obituary published in the Moose Jaw Times-Herald on 4/3/2008

http://www.inmemoriam.ca/view-announcement-11243-sharon-eva-thompson.html



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From the obituaries for Clarice and Andrew we can see they were blessed with 6 daughters, Sharon, Gail, Garnet, Janet, Debbie and Marlys!

Annie Maria Oliver b 1863
m 1885
Albert Woodward

-Eva Emily Woodward b 24.3.1886 d 3.11.1918
-m. ?
-Henry Fisher Gibbons b 29.12.1883 d 7.12.1971

--Clarice May Gibbons b 12.4.1914 d 11.11.2000
--m 18.4.1933
--Andrew Noble Benson b 24.1.1911 d 5.11.1988

---Sharon Benson, married Merlin Thompson
---Gail Benson, married Laurence Berger
---Garnet Benson, married Alvin Wagner
---Janet Benson, married Jack Fulwiler
---Debbie Benson, married David Lougheed / partner Marvin Maier
---Marlys Benson, partner Brent MacLowich

-Ernest Albert Woodward b. 1887
-Thomas Robert Woodward b. 1889
-Arnold Edward Woodward b. 1892
-Miriam Anne Woodward b. 1894
-May Alice Woodward b. 3.9.1896



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Obituaries for Clarice May Benson (nee Gibbons) and her husband Andrew Noble Benson.

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/41265870/obituary-for-clarice-may-benson/

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https://www.newspapers.com/clip/41274165/andrew-noble-benson/

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We've known of this fabulous Oliver Family photograph (http://www.oliverfamilyhistory.co.uk/v4/stories/albert-oliver-stonesfield-family-photograph.htm) for several years now and its been great to have learned lots about this family line, both up the family line to Solomon and down the family line and into the families of Albert and Hannah's children - there are several descendants who have been here on the messageboard and also having met up on the Oliver Family History days.

One of the family lines however that hasn't been so thoroughly researched is that of Albert and Hannah's daughter Annie Maria who married Albert Woodward, and I don't recall us having met any descendants of Annie Maria … until now!, see this thread started just recently by Bonnie https://oliverfamilyhistory.activeboard.com/t66481055/hi-from-canada/.

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Sooo, I'm starting this thread as Bonnie's message has already clarified a possible hunch that I'd had sometime back on one particular line down from Annie and it'll also provide a place for other information that we may be able to find across all six of her children.

Annie Maria Oliver b 1863
m 1885
Albert Woodward

-Eva Emily Woodward b 24.3.1886 d 3.11.1918
-m. ?
-Henry Fisher Gibbons b 29.12.1883 d 7.12.1971

--Clarice May Gibbons b 12.4.1914 d 11.11.2000
--m 18.4.1933
--Andrew Noble Benson b 24.1.1911 d 5.11.1988

-Ernest Albert Woodward b. 1887
-Thomas Robert Woodward b. 1889
-Arnold Edward Woodward b. 1892
-Miriam Anne Woodward b. 1894
-May Alice Woodward b. 3.9.1896

 

With Bonnie's confirmation that Annie and Albert's eldest daughter Eva Emily did indeed move away to Canada, it now confirms that these images are indeed of the correct Eva!

 

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/110891141/eva-e-gibbons

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https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/106931574/clarice-may-benson

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Thanks

Shane



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