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BARCLAY – CONGDON – SAUNDERSON – Newdale & Souris, Manitoba, Canada, 1910 – 52 Ancestors

June 20, 2014

Mr. J. W. Barclay, editor and proprietor of the Souris Plandealer, was in town yesterday. He was with his son on his way home from Vancouver, B. C. where he had spent a couple of weeks, and had called at Newdale to meet his wife, who was visiting her sister there, Mrs. Congdon. All left on the afternoon train for Souris.

Minnedosa Tribune, 11 August, 1910, page 7.

Mrs. Barclay (Esther Isabella) and Mrs. Congdon (Sadie) were the daughters of William C. Saunderson and Margaret Ann Irwin.

Apparently Mr. Barclay had bought a house in North Vancouver, B. C. just after this trip to the Coast. Esther Isabella and William Jack Barclay (not J. W. as the Tribune had it) had moved to British Columbia by 1913 and she died in North Vancouver, B. C. in 1916, but was buried in Souris, Manitoba. She and her husband had, I believe, 3 children: Hugh, William and Sara Esther Isabella.

CanadianHeadstones.com has a photograph of Esther Isabella’s headstone in the Souris-Glenwood Cemetery. Unforunately it’s not readable, but it has been transcribed.

William Jack Backlay was remarried sometime after Esther’s death to Clara Burr Cowieson. William Jack and Clara are both buried in North Vancouver Cemetery.

If you are related to these Barclay – Saunderson – Congdon families, please contact me as we are cousins though the Irwins. I am happy to share information and references.

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