7) Jane (Millham) Lamb
Jane Ann Millham, the sixth child of Charles and Sarah Millham, was born at Headingly, Manitoba on September 10, 1872. When she was six years old, she moved with her family to the Minnedosa area and lived there the rest of her life.
In 1890, Jane married Charles Freeman Lamb who was born in 1861 at Parrsboro, Nova Scotia and moved to the Minnedosa area with his family. Jane and Charles farmed in the Bethany district three miles northeast of Minnedosa where they raised eight children. In 1924, they retired and moved into Minnedosa where they had suites for rent for many years. Charles passed away April 21, 1932 at the age of 71.
Jane remained in her home in Minnedosa until she suffered a stroke in the fall of 1945, and was bedridden for the rest of her life. Her daughter Alice Delmage moved in to care for her in June 1946 until her death on May 24, 1951 at the age of 79 years.
Jane and Charles Lamb
- Mary Matilda (1891-1972)
- Charles Lemuel (1893-1931)
- Cyrus Colby (1894-1967)
- Alice Lillian (1899-1985)
- Bertha Elizabeth (1904-1980)
- Everett Clifford (1905-1933)
- Albert George (1911- )
- Florence (1914-1977)
|1. Mary – William Delmage|
|1. Elsie – Frank Oswald|
|…..||1. Frederick||4. James|
|2. Edward||5. Mary Jane|
|2. Muriel – Harvey Schavey|
|1. Yvonne||2. Treva|
|3. Clifford – Edith Sewert – Winifred Hughes|
|1. Clifford||3. Janed|
|…..||2. Lee||4. Pamela|
|5. John (Jack) – Bette Wilson|
|1. Jacklyn||3. Cynthia|
|6. Eva – Delbert Cornett – Nickolas Udick|
|1. Florence (Bunny)||2. Gerald|
|7. Mervyn – Nancy Mount – Joyce Faught|
|1. Constance||5. Cynthia|
|2. Rhonda||6. Michael|
|3. Mark||7. Deanna|
|2. Lemuel – Elsie Kilby|
|1. Gordon – Dorothy Wilson|
|1. Gordon||3. Nancy|
|2. Donna||4. Diane|
|2. Robert – Helen Ruby|
|3. Irene – Robert Gutjahar|
|4. Jack – Mary Jane Marks|
|1. unknown||2. unknown|
|3. Colby – Winifred Chilcott|
|1. Lyall – Isabel MacGowen|
|1. Timothy||4. Keith|
|2. Deborah||5. David|
|2. Everett – Judith Kirkland|
|1. Roger||3. James|
|3. Audrey – John Scott|
|1. Robert||2. Janis|
|4. Glenn – Irene Warren|
|1. Terrence||4. Russell|
|2. Marjorie||5. Lori|
|3. Randall||6. Ronald|
|5. Arthur – Naoma Norman|
|1. Mark||2. Kim|
|6. Harold – Rose Leggitt|
|1. Dawn||4. Harold|
|2. Daniel||5. Scott|
|3. Douglass||6. Craig|
|7. Alice – Raymond Ouderkirk – Harold Orent|
|1. Donald||5. Karen|
|2. Jacqueline||6. Judith|
|3. Cheryl||7. Jeffrey|
|8. Gerald – Beverly Danford|
|1. Eddie||4. Steven|
|2. Connie||5. Duane|
|4. Alice – Simon Delmage|
|1. Ernest – Ruth Kirby|
|1. Keith||3. Pamela|
|2. Janis||4. Valerie|
|2. Raymond – Shirley McPherson|
|1. Linda||3. Ian|
|2. Douglas||4. Colin|
|3. Albert (Bert) – Doreen Petrick|
|1. Mark||3. Heather|
|4. Fredrick – Viola Pollon – Irene Barnesky|
|1. Brian||3. Bette|
|2. Kimberly||4. Tyler|
|5. Everett – Gwen Dennison|
|1. Carol Anne||6. Kenneth|
|2. Deborah||7. Robert|
|3. Barrie||8. Brenda|
|4. James||9. Gloria|
|5. Leona||10. Karen|
|6. Kenneth – Marion Fetter|
|1. Joanne||2. Vance|
|7. Eleanor – Robert Scotland – Robert Shepherd|
|1. Judy||3. Darin|
|5. Bertha – Joe Brown – John Chilcott|
|2. Sharon – Wesley Odle|
|1. Roy (Bugsy)|
|6. Everett – Ruby Dailey|
|7. Albert – Inez Leonard – Lila Horne|
|1. Foster – Bernadette McDonald – Shirley Callan|
|1. Thomas||3. Nicole|
|2. Patricia||4. Brent|
|2. Jacqueline – Gordon Larsen|
|1. Randy||3. Renie|
|2. Ricky||4. Kathrina|
|3. Charles – Susan Latta – Mary|
|1. Victoria||2. Karen|
|8. Florence – Samuel Mac Lean|
|1. Teresa||2. Jamie|
MARY (LAMB) DELMAGE
(by daughters Elsie and Eva)
Mary Matilda Lamb, the eldest child of Jane and Charles Lamb, was born September 25, 1891 at Minnedosa at their first homestead which had a log house. When Mary was eleven years old, they moved to another farm with a larger house and holdings which they remodeled and which were more modern.
Mary did not get to attend school until April 1, 1899 when she was 7 ½ years old, and her younger brothers were old enough to begin. A fourteen year old boy who lived with the family was hired to drive them, with horse and buggy, the 3 ½ miles to West Hope School, which had been built by their grandfather James Lemuel Lamb. Mary attended school there until she was sixteen years old and finished eighth grade; she was unable to write her eighth grade papers the first year because of a pressing need for her help at home, so she had to take it over the next year. She took organ lessons for about three years, beginning when she was nine years old, and played the organ in church for several years.
Upon leaving school Mary took six months apprenticeship at Miss Maude Weir’s dressmaking shop in Minnedosa. While attending apprenticeship school, she became engaged to William Delmage who she had met when she was sixteen while visiting his home with her father. They both attended the Baptist Church in Minnedosa, of which William’s father was deacon for many years. After leaving Miss Weir’s shop, Mary remained at home assisting with the family until her fiancé could build a home.
On November 29, 1911 Mary married William Edward Delmage, the eldest son of Charles and Christina Elizabeth (Houston) Delmage. He was born in the Cameron district near Minnedosa on April 8, 1887 and attended Cameron School to the completion of grade 9 in 1904. He then worked at home on his father’s farm, was an apprentice in a blacksmith shop for a year, worked in the C.P.R. roundhouse, and again worked on his father’s farm until his marriage in 1911 when he acquired his own farm in the Cameron district.
While Mary and William farmed in the Cameron district, four children were born to them. In 1918, they moved to a farm in the Basswood district where another son was born to them. In 1920, a new house was built to replace the existing log house. Financial reverses brought on by the depression after the First World War caused the family to sell the farm and move to the town of Minnedosa for the winter where another daughter was born in November, 1921. In the spring, a move was made to Gilbert Plains, Manitoba where they built a home with a grocery store attached which they operated. The place was called Dutton Siding and had two elevators where farmers would come to get their grain ground, then shop.
In January 1923, William decided to go to the United States where he had heard there was work available in the steel mills at Gary, Indiana. This was the famous steel mills, known the world over. William secured employment immediately and on May 10 of that year Mary and the five children followed. They first lived in the Tolleston area in Gary and their home became the temporary residence for many settlers to come from their area who were also seeking employment. The family also lived on Filmore Street, Gary in a home the mill built for its employees. In 1925, William tired of city life and wished to move back to the country. He rented a five-acre plot with house in Garyton (a suburb of Gary), where they could have a garden, a few chickens, and a cow. While there for six years, their youngest child was born in March, 1930. Following several more moves during the great depression—which included Hobart and McCool, Indiana and a home on Highway 20—in 1935 William bought four acres from Mr. and Mrs. Kreiger for the sum of $95 (now located on Houston Avenue in Portage, Indiana). He built a house, which is still standing and in use, on the corner of the lot and sub-let the rest to his sons Clifford and Jack, and daughters Elsie and Muriel. All four built homes on the property.
William continued to work for the Sheet & Tin Mill and helped his children with building their homes. He had a garden each year, raised chickens and pigeons, and for diversion he belonged to the Oddfellows Lodge in Chesterton, Indiana. Mary was a housewife and a comfort to all her children. She joined the World War II Mothers (her sons Jack and Mervyn were both in the army).
William passed away suddenly in March 1952 due to a heart attack and Mary, in January 1972 due to cancer.
ELSIE (DELMAGE) OSWALD
Elsie Jane, the eldest daughter of Mary and William Delmage, was born December 19, 1912 in the Minnedosa Hospital and at the age of ten years, moved with her family to the U.S.A.
On January 23, 1932 Elsie married Frank Anton Oswald of Hibbing, Minnesota who, at that time, was employed as a lineman for the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T). Elsie and Frank had their first few homes in and around Illinois and Indiana because Frank, as a telephone employee, traveled around considerably. The AT&T Company was dismantling the telephone lines from North Dakota to St. Louis Missouri in order to install underground cable. When the job was completed, the family bought property in Crisman, Indiana (now Portage), their final move.
Their five children all attended Portage Township schools in Porter County, Portage. The four boys, now called “Unks” by the younger members of the family, excelled in sports in high school, especially football and track. Portage Township High School did not have a football field until about 1952, just in time for the boys to belong to the team.
Elsie did not get to complete high school so when adult education became available in the schools, she returned to school and after 2 ½ years, received that WONDERFUL diploma in 1965. She then worked for several years but gave it up because of ill health.
Frank died on May 6, 1973. Elsie resides in the same home in Portage that they built and moved into in 1939.
Fredrick Frank, the eldest son of Elsie and Frank Oswald, was born on September 19, 1932 at home in McCool, Indiana. After leaving school, he worked for ten years at U.S. Steel in Gary and is now a millwright at Midwest Steel in Portage where he has been employed for the past twenty-eight years.
On September 22, 1951 Fred married Nancy Mae Moore and they had one daughter. Fred and Nancy were divorced in 1963.
On November 13, 1965 Fred married Pauline Ann (Johnson) Lovett who brought a daughter into the marriage. Fred and Pauline had two daughters and were divorced in 1978.
On December 6, 1979 Fred married Mildred (Midge) Lorraine (Charbonneau) Moore who brought a daughter into the marriage. Fred and Midge live in Valparaiso, Indiana.
Gale Anne, daughter of Fred and Nancy Oswald, was born July 7, 1952. She attended Portage schools and later graduated from Illinois University at Champagne, majoring in computer programming. On October 22, 1977 Gale married Shelton Moore, a steelworker. They had one son Jake Wellington, born February 10, 1983, and were divorced in 1986. Gale and Jake live in the State of Michigan.
Pamela Sue Lovett, stepdaughter of Fred Oswald, was born May 10, 1953 and passed away on May 10, 1974.
Felicia Anne, daughter of Fred and Pauline Oswald, was born March 7, 1966 and graduated from Portage schools. She later graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington where she majored in graphic art and journalism. She lives in Chicago and works in Wineka, Illinois.
Melissa Lynn, the second daughter of Fred and Pauline Oswald, was born October 7, 1969. She graduated from Portage schools where she excelled in pom-pom girls in high school and was a Jr. Miss finalist in the pageant. Melissa is attending St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Indiana majoring in communications, and lives near the college.
Kelly Ann Moore, stepdaughter of Fred Oswald, was born October 24, 1968. On August 27, 1988 Kelly married Michael Allen Hendricks and they have two children: Michael Allen II, born February 10, 1989 and Lindsey Rae, born March 28, 1990.
Edward Charles, the second son of Elsie and Frank Oswald, was born on April 25, 1934 at the Methodist Hospital in Gary, Indiana. He took six years of piano lessons but gave them up in favor of football practice which fell on the same day. Edward graduated from Portage High School and worked for Northern Indiana Electric Company where, at the age of twenty-one, he fell fifty feet while repairing a line. He spent three months in the hospital and was left with a permanent injury to his right arm.
On June 8, 1955 Edward married Phyllis Ann Isaacs and they adopted a son. Edward and Phyllis were divorced in November 1972.
On May 25, 1973 Edward married Doris Westergren who brought four children into the marriage. Edward is now retired from U.S. Steel in Gary after 30 years, and is living in his new home in Union, Michigan.
Jeffrey Lynn, adopted son of Edward and Phyllis Oswald, was born January 19, 1962 and graduated from Chesterton, Indiana High School. He is a plumber and lives in Florida. Jeffrey is married but has no children
Duane Westergren, stepson of Edward Oswald, was born January 13, 1955.
He is married and has a daughter Rachel.
Delene Hoenke, stepdaughter of Edward Oswald, was born March 23, 1958. She is married and has two sons, Steven and Christopher.
Diane Westergren, stepdaughter of Edward Oswald, was born July 8, 1959
Denese Williamson, the fourth stepchild of Edward Oswald, was born October 3, 1961. She is married but has no children.
Warren Clifford, the third son of Elsie and Frank Oswald, was born on May 7, 1942 at the Methodist Hospital in Gary, Indiana and graduated from Portage Township High School. He is a semi truck driver for Kirley Industries near Tucson, Arizona, and also works in the office since he suffered a severe heart attack at age 39. Open heart surgery was successful and he has recovered almost completely.
On June 10, 1961 Warren married Linda Jane Davis and they had three children. Warren and Linda were divorced in 1977.
On August 19, 1978 Warren married Betty Carol Owens who brought four children into the marriage. They were divorced in 1980 and Carol (born October 6, 1941) died in 1988. Warren has never remarried but remains a parent to the stepchildren. They reside in Benson, Arizona.
Thomas Warren, son of Warren and Linda Oswald, was born March 22, 1962 and graduated from Portage Township High School. He served in the medics for the U.S. Air Force for four years. He is also an accomplished musician on four instruments. Thomas was married while in the service and had one child, but he was since divorced.
Amy Jo, daughter of Warren and Linda Oswald, was born March 19, 1964 and also graduated from Portage Township High School. She attended cosmetology college and works full time as a hairdresser in Littleton, Colorado. In 1983 Amy married Louis Assmussion and their first child is due in September 1991.
James William, the fourth son of Elsie and Frank Oswald, was born in Gary Methodist Hospital on June 25, 1943. At the age of nine, he suffered a serious ear infection which left him deaf in his right ear and also affected the side vision in one eye, a condition which caused his medical discharge from the marines later in life. James is an iron worker employed by Union #395 Hammond, Indiana.
On August 8, 1964 James married Cheryl Jackson who was born March 1, 1945, and they have two children.
Kimberly Marie, daughter of James and Cheryl Oswald, was born July 19, 1965 and graduated from Thornton Fractional South High School in Lansing, Illinois. She attended Thornton Community College in South Holland, Illinois and is a legal secretary, not employed at this time. On July 16, 1988 Kimberly married James Watson, an ironworker, and they have a daughter, Valerie Anne, born January 23, 1991.
James Michael, son of James and Cheryl Oswald, was born October 30, 1969 and graduated from Thornton Fractional South High School. He works for Keystone Securities in Griffith, Indiana and is attending college at I.T.T. in Shamburg, Illinois.
Mary Jane (Oswald) Geary
Mary Jane, only daughter of Elsie and Frank Oswald, was born in Gary Methodist Hospital on November 29, 1952. As a youngster, she took lessons in piano, voice and baton twirling. She graduated from Portage Township High School.
On April 30, 1978 Mary Jane married James H. Childers and had a daughter prior to a divorce in 1981.
On June 10, 1982 Mary Jane married Tommie Geary, Sr. who brought four children into the marriage, and they have a daughter. As a career, Mary Jane chose General Telephone of Indiana; she has worked in the office for close to twenty years. Mary Jane and Tom live in Burns Harbor, Indiana.
Jill Elizabeth, daughter of Mary Jane and James Childers, was born April 19, 1979 and is attending Yost grade school in Chesterton, Indiana.
Denise Blount, stepdaughter of Mary Jane Geary, was born June 8, 1965. She is married with three children: Christina, Richard and Nathan.
Tammy Patrick, stepdaughter of Mary Jane Geary, was born March 31, 1966. She is married with one son Timothy.
Tommie Geary, Jr., stepson of Mary Jane Geary, was born January 30, 1972 and is attending Portage High School.
Vickie Geary, stepdaughter of Mary Jane Geary, was born May 8. [sic] 1973 and attends high school in Michigan City, Indiana.
Sarah Rachel, daughter of Mary Jane and Tom Geary, was born December 22, 1984 and is attending grade school in Chesterton.
MURIEL (DELMAGE) SCHAVEY
Muriel Christina, the second daughter of Mary and William Delmage, was born December 19, 1913 in Manitoba.
On September 10, 1931 Muriel married Harold Frederick Schavey, and they had two daughters. Harold was a union brick-layer until his death on April 26, 1967 due to cancer.
Muriel moved to Crocker, Indiana after Harold’s death and from there to a retirement village in New Carlisle, Indiana.
Yvonne (Schavey) Carlson
Yvonne Muriel, daughter of Muriel and Harold Schavey, was born February 4, 1933.
On June 10, 1950 Yvonne married Raymond Allen Carlson, and they have three children. Yvonne is a housewife and Raymond worked in the steel mills until his retirement. They live in Crocker, Indiana.
Debra Louise, daughter of Yvonne and Raymond Carlson, was born April 28, 1951.
Valerie Ann, the second daughter of Yvonne and Raymond Carlson, was born October 20, 1954.
Sheldon Ray, son of Yvonne and Raymond Carlson, was born September 14, 1959.
Treva (Schavey) Larson
Treva Lee, the second daughter of Muriel and Harold Schavey, was born September 20, 1938.
On May 20, 1958 Treva married James Byren Gibson but was widowed on May 25 of the following year.
On November 26, 1959 she married James Conrad Larson, and they had three children. Treva has worked for several years at an insurance company. James is retired from a telephone company and now self-employed repairing telephones. They live in Valparaiso.
Christene Frances, daughter of Treva and James Larson, was born September 9, 1960. She is married and has a family.
Patricia Lynn, the second daughter of Treva and James Larson, was born February 8, 1962. She is married and has a family.
James Frederick, son of Treva and James Larson, was born September 22, 1965. He passed away in July, 1986 due to a motorcycle accident.
Clifford Charles, the third child of Mary and William Delmage, was born April 27, 1915 in Manitoba and moved to the U.S.A. with his family at the age of 8 years.
On June 15, 1935 Clifford married Edith Ruth Sewert and they had two sons prior to their divorce in 1941.
On May 6, 1941 Clifford married Winifred Lucille Hughes of Hammond, Indiana where she had graduated from high school, and they had two daughters. Clifford was an employee of U.S. Steel’s Gary works for 38 years. He was a longtime prominent figure in Portage, Indiana politics as a Democrat and a member of the first town board when Portage was incorporated in 1959. For a time, he was executive secretary of the plan commission.
Cliff passed away suddenly in Snow Lake, Manitoba on September 10, 1973 while on a fishing trip. His nephew penned a poem in his honor:
My Uncle Cliff
To know him was a pleasure
A man of both work and leisure
His passion for living
The unselfish giving
Let loving express his life.
His love of nature and of mankind
Made words flow freely from his mind
A gift of great Insight and the ability to write
Let poetry express his life.
His way with words enlightened some
To others came laughter, where once there was none
This man was much more than a poet
A man of great wisdom and a prophet
Let living express his life.
–by Mitch Delmage
Clifford Leon, son of Clifford and Edith Delmage, was born July 15, 1936. He graduated from Portage High School, and from Purdue University with a Master’s Degree in Engineering. He later received a Doctorate from Indiana University in Bloomington.
On November 10, 1958 Leo married Barbara Havert. They were later divorced.
On October 7, 1967 Leon married Phyllis Ratford from Valparaiso, Indiana and they have two children. Leon is now working as a mechanical engineer in the foreign theater for U.S.X. in the Indonesian Republic of Southeast Asia.
Heather Ruth, daughter of Leon and Phyllis Delmage, was born August 25, 1972 and graduated from high school in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Eric Clifford, son of Leon and Phyllis Delmage, was born August 7, 1973 and will also graduate from high school in Jakarta.
Lee Edward, the second son of Clifford and Edith Delmage, was born February 2, 1938. He graduated from Portage High School and is now working as a special roofer on construction.
On October 7, 1957 Lee married Rita Nell Underwood (born April 16, 1941) of Lake Station, Indiana, and they have two children. Rita graduated from Edison High School in Lake Station and worked in the office of a grocery chain for eleven years.
Kimberly Joan, daughter of Lee and Rita Delmage, was born September 25, 1958 and graduated from Portage High School. She married Joseph Myak who was born October 21, 1957. Joseph graduated from Portage High School and Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana and now works as an architect in Indianapolis. Kimberly is a housewife and mother to their three children: Joseph Matthew born May 30, 1983; David Lee born May 12, 1985; and Stephen Lynn born November 4, 1986.
Gary Lynn, son of Lee and Rita Delmage, was born October 28, 1960 and graduated from Portage High School. He works as a steel fabricator for Metro Metals in Portage. On September 19, 1981 he married Shelly Frazier and they had no children prior to their divorce in 1983. Gary married Sharon Marie Sherrard who was born March 6, 1963. Sharon graduated from Portage High School and a college in Indiana. She now teaches in the Portage school system. They have a daughter, Amanda Lynn, born September 10, 1988.
Janet Lucille, daughter of Clifford and Winifred Delmage, was born October 6, 1942. She has won many blue ribbons in running for the Special Olympics. Janet lives at Union St. Group Home in Warsaw, Indiana and has never married.
Pamela (Delmage) Bryant
Pamela Lynn, the second daughter of Cliff and Winifred Delmage, was born August 24, 1949. After graduating from Portage High School, she attended Indiana University in Bloomington for two years where she studied business administration.
On November 1, 1975 Pamela married Martin Lipshitz who was educated in Hammond, Indiana where he was born April 25, 1950. They had a daughter prior to their divorce in January, 1982.
On July 3, 1982 Pamela married Wayne Thomas Bryant who was born May 15, 1948 and graduated from South Bend, Indiana High School. Wayne is a service station manager in Elkhart, Indiana and the father of two boys from a previous marriage.
Courtney Marissa, daughter of Pamela and Martin Lipshitz, was born October 24, 1980 and is attending Woodland Elementary School in Elkhart, Indiana.
Franklin Ross, the fourth child of Mary and William Delmage, was born January 17, 1918 and died March 7, 1918.
John Houston (Jack), the fifth child of Mary and William Delmage, was born March 24, 1919 in a log cabin on the Basswood farm near Minnedosa, Manitoba and lived in Canada until I was four years old. In January of 1923 my father went to the United States to find work. My family and I moved down to join him in Gary, Indiana in May of that year. I attended grade school at Garyton School and high school at Chrisman High in the small town of Garyton, now Portage, Indiana.
Upon graduation from high school, I went to work at the U.S. Steel works in Gary. I worked many different jobs at the steel mill during my forty-three years of service. When I was 21 years old, I became a citizen of the United States.
On August 16, 1941 I married Bette Mae Wilson, daughter of Harry and Hazel Wilson of Gary. My work at the steel mills and my young marriage were temporarily interrupted by World War II when I enlisted in the Paratroopers of the U.S. Army on July 3, 1942. I served overseas with the 101st Airborne Division, the 82 nd Airborne Division and the First Allied Airborne Army. During the war years, I became a father when our first child was born. I remained in the service for the duration of the war.
After the war, my family and I moved to Crocker, Indiana and bought a grocery store we called the Crocker General Store. We only kept the store for a few years and I continued to work at the steel mills. In 1947 we moved to Portage, Indiana where two more children joined our family. We lived in Portage until 1974 when I transferred to the U.S. Steel Mill in Pittsburg, California. I retired from the steel mills in 1981 and lived in the Bay area of California. In 1984, my wife and I moved to a little town near Sacramento, California called Knights Landing. All our immediate family also lives in northern California.
Jackie (Delmage) Wilson
Jacklyn Dawn, daughter of Jack and Bette Delmage, was born on May 20, 1943 and graduated from Portage High School. She later went to school for her real estate license.
On September 18, 1961 Jackie married David Richard Sharp and had one son prior to a divorce.
On November 30, 1968 Jackie married Gary Wilson and they have two sons. Jackie and her family live in Woodland.
Michael Kevin, son of Jackie and David Sharp, was born May 14, 1962. On October 2, 1986 Michael married Brenda Thomas. They live in Sacramento with their daughter Stacey Rene who was born February 16, 1988.
Jon Ashley, son of Jackie and Gary Wilson, was born April 21, 1971 and graduated from Lee High School. He attends Real Estate School in Sacramento and also Yuba College.
Christopher Orion, the second son of Jackie and Gary Wilson, was born September 24, 1973 and graduated from Woodland High School in 1991.
Robert Mitchell, son of Jack and Bette Delmage, was born May 10, 1952. He graduated from Portage High School in 1970 and attended Indiana University for six years. He presently works for the State of California.
On May 4, 1986 Mitch married Carolyn McRoberts who brought a son into the marriage. Mitch and Carolyn have added a daughter to their family and reside in Knights Landing.
Mayo Eugene Howlett, son of Carolyn Delmage, was born April 30, 1971 and attends Ohio State College.
Robyn Ginelle, daughter of Mitch and Carolyn Delmage, was born November 20, 1986.
Cyndi (Delmage) Putnam
Cynthia Dawn, the youngest child of Jack and Bette Delmage, was born June 24, 1958. She attended the University of San Francisco and is employed by Putnam Insurance Co. in Oakland.
Cindi [sic?] married Jeff Putnam and they live in Concord with their son.
Justin Buford, son of Cindi [sic?] and Jeff Putnam, was born March 2, 1989.
EVA (DELMAGE) UDICK
Eva Mary, the sixth child of Mary and William Delmage, was born November 29, 1921 at Minnedosa, Manitoba. She graduated from Portage, Indiana High School in June 1940 (Commercial classes).
On January 20, 1940 Eva married Delbert L. Cornett. Delbert was born October 13, 1917 in Kentucky, the son of Archibald and Bertha Cornett, formerly of Kentucky, then of East Gary, Indiana (both deceased). He was superintendent of the American Bridge Construction Company 1944 – 1984 and is now retired. Eva and Delbert had two children and were later divorced.
On May 5, 1968 Eva married Nickolas Lalk Udick who was born May 5, 1923 in Gary, Indiana. He was the son of Katherine (Lalk) and Nickolas Udick (both deceased) who emigrated from Russia and resided in Gary. Nick graduated from Tolleston High School in Gary and attended the University of Miami in Florida. He served as a marine in World War II.
Nick is now a retired tavern and liquor store owner after 25 years in the business. Eva is a retired restaurant manager after 28 years of service. They live at 5435 Central Avenue, Portage.
Bunnie (Cornett) Brodie
Florence Mary (Bunnie), daughter of Eva and Delbert Cornett, was born April 11, 1941 and graduated from Portage High School in June 1959 where she excelled in business. She was employed by John Hancock Insurance Company in Chicago as a secretary.
On February 17, 1960 Bunnie married Lloyd (Bud) Frances Brodie, son of Lloyd and Helen Brodie of Burnside, Illinois. Bud was born June 1, 1938 in McComb, Illinois and graduated from Colusa, Illinois High school in 1956. He attended a two-year Junior College in Keokuk, Iowa and western Illinois University in McComb.
Bunnie was a housewife for twenty-five years and raised their five children until her untimely death at age 44 due to cancer on September 6, 1985. Bud is currently residing in Albuquerque, New Mexico where he has been the parts manager at University Volkswagen for fifteen years. Bud remarried in May 1987.
Elizabeth Anne, the eldest child of Bunnie and Bud Brodie, was born September 14, 1960 in Gary, Indiana and graduated from Manzano High School, Albuquerque, New Mexico in May 1978. Beth attended Oklahoma Baptist University and the University of New Mexico, and has worked for Gerald D. Hines Interests as an office manager for four years. She lives in Albuquerque and is very active in skiing, aerobics and jogging, and also loves to read.
Kathryn Mary, the second daughter of Bunnie and Bud Brodie, was born December 4, 1962 in Valparaiso, Indiana. She graduated from Manzano High School, Albuquerque in May 1980 and Moody Bible Institute, Chicago in December 1983 where she was personnel assistant 1987 – 88. Kathy spent the summer of 1982 in Europe doing missions work.
On August 6, 1983 Kathryn married Gregory Charles Gaffney, son of Wayne and Jean Gaffney of Union Springs, New York. Greg was born May 2, 1959 in Utica, New York. He is the head men’s basketball coach at Moody Bible Institute averaging twenty wins a season during the last four years. Kathy and Greg work in sports ministry and have traveled to Mexico, the Bahamas and Florida. They are very involved in music. Greg loves basketball and all sports. They live in Villa Park, Illinois with their two young children: Grant Wayne, born June 27, 1988 and Kaitlyn Mary, born March 15, 1991.
David Lloyd, the third child of Bunnie and Bud Brodie, was born July 26, 1966 in Valparaiso, Indiana and graduated from Manzano High School in May 1984. He served in the United States Air Force 1984 – 88 and received an honorable discharge in March 1988.
On March 26, 1988 David married Trudy Fisher who was born July 26, 1966 in Johnson City, Tennessee, daughter of Donald and Eva Fisher of Great Falls, Montana. Trudy works for the ABQ Bank in Albuquerque and David works for the New Mexico Air National Guard, also in Albuquerque. They love to horseback ride; they both work out (lift weights) and swim.
David and Trudy live in the mountains at Albuquerque where they raise horses, Dalmatians and cats. Their first child, Joshua Lloyd, was born February 17, 1990.
Brian William, the fourth child of Bunnie and Bud Brodie, was born March 25, 1971 in Valparaiso, Indiana. Brian loves music and skiing, and is interested in art, drawing and design which he studied at Delancy Street Ranch in New Mexico. He has since graduated high school and is living at home with his dad.
Kelly Eve, the youngest child of Bunnie and Bud Brodie, was born in Grinnell, Iowa on October 29, 1973. She attends La Cueva High School in Albuquerque where she is a cheer leader, and is actively involved in the Revelation Choir. She helps out at home and loves roller skating, ice skating, reading and going to the movies. Kelly is interested in going to college and studying to become a lawyer.
Gerald William, son of Eva and Delbert Cornett, was born January 2, 1945 in Gary, Indiana and graduated from Portage High School in May 1962. Gerald excelled in math and football. He won a football scholarship to Missouri Valley College, Marshall, Missouri where he attended for one year, then transferred to the Indiana University in Bloomington to further his education in mathematics. He served in the U.S. Army as a military police from August 1966 to August 1968.
On July 29, 1968 Gerald married Assuntina Rosina Pandolfi who was born December 15, 1937 in Bolzano, Boyen, Italy. Tina was educated in Italy (four years of college) to be a seamstress and designer.
Gerald is a 26-year member of the International Union of Operating Engineers’ Local 150 and is employed as a construction crane operator for Hobart, Indiana Crane Rental. Gerald and Tina have three sons and currently live in Valparaiso, Indiana.
Robert Thomas, adopted son of Gerald and Tina Cornett, was born March 27, 1963 in Camp Ederle, Vicenya, Italy, U.S. Army Camp. He graduated from Portage High School in January 1981 where he excelled in auto mechanics and art. Bobby took first place treeing coon hunting in 1977, 1978 and 1979.
On August 9, 1986 Bobby married Carollee Emburger of Wheatfield, Indiana and had a daughter Sasha Nichole born June 16, 1987 in Valparaiso. Bobby and Carollee are divorced.
Bobby is employed as a fabricator/welder foreman in Chesterton. He lives in Portage and is interested in sports and drag racing.
David Daniel, the second adopted son of Gerald and Tina Cornett, was born May 6, 1964 in Camp Ederle, Vicenya, Italy, U.S. Army Camp and graduated from Portage High School in 1982 where he excelled in mathematics, wrestling and basketball. David won a gold medal in basketball and in 1980 qualified for a national wrestling meet.
David attended Indiana University in Gary for two years where he studied Business Administration. He currently works in construction labor and over the road truck driving. His interests include all sports and Corvettes.
Gerald William Jr. (J.J.), the third son of Gerald and Tina Cornett, was born June 8, 1969 in Valparaiso, Indiana and graduated from Portage High School in May 1987. He is attending Indiana University in Gary studying Psychiatry.
J.J. is an apprentice in Operating Engineers’ Local 150. He has received special awards in ¼ midget racing cars and was national champion in Tulsa, Oklahoma for BMX bike racing in 1985 and 1986. J.J. is interested in racing cars and bikes; also, he has his own three-piece combo band called Psycho Reggae.
Mervyn William, the seventh and youngest child of Mary and William Delmage, was born March 24, 1930 in Indiana. He was a member of the Portage Police Force until his retirement, and is now an electrician working at Mid West Steel.
On June 3, 1950 Mervyn married Nancy Lee Mount; they had four children prior to Nancy’s passing in 1963.
On September 4, 1965 Mervyn married Joyce Ann (Pavey) Faught who brought two children into the marriage. They also had another daughter. Mervyn and Joyce live on McCool Road in Portage, Indiana.
Constance (Delmage) Dolack
Constance Gail, the eldest child of Mervyn and Nancy Delmage, was born June 22, 1951.
On December 21, 1968 Constance married Thomas Archibald Dolack and they have two children. They live in Liberty Township, Chesterton, Indiana.
William Allen, son of Constance and Thomas Dolack, was born July 17, 1969.
Karen Ann, daughter of Constance and Thomas Dolack, was born July 29, 1975.
Rhonda (Delmage) Nelson
Rhonda Anne, the second daughter of Mervyn and Nancy Delmage, was born July 14, 1952.
Rhonda married Michael Brown and they had two children.
Rhonda married James Nelson and had another daughter. They live in Portage, Indiana and James works in the steel mills.
David Michael, son of Rhonda and Michael Brown, was born May 26, 1971.
Nancy, daughter of Rhonda and Michael Brown, was born October 27, 1972.
Wendy Marie, daughter of Rhonda and James Nelson, was born April 6, 1975.
Mark Edward, the third child of Mervyn and Nancy Delmage, was born November 30, 1954. He is married and has three children. They live in California where Mark works with his in-laws in a walnut grove.
Matthew Allan, the youngest child of Mervyn and Nancy Delmage, was born April 18, 1958. He lives in California and is married with three children.
Cindy (Faught) Smith
Cynthia Ann, daughter of Joyce Delmage, was born July 30, 1959, and graduated from high school. She was married and had a daughter prior to a divorce. Cindy is now a career woman living in Valparaiso, Indiana.
Amber, daughter of Cindy Smith, was born in about 1978 and is now in Junior High. She lives with her grandparents, Mervyn and Joyce.
Michael Keith Faught, son of Joyce Delmage was born December 28, 1962, and graduated from high school. He is married and has one child. Michael lives in Oregon and works at a shipping dock.
Deanna Lynn, daughter of Mervyn and Joyce Delmage, was born June 16, 1969, and graduated from high school. She lives at home with her parents and is a manager at Pizza Hut.
(information from Albert Lamb and others)
Charles Lemuel Lamb, the second child of Jane and Charles Lamb, was born at Minnedosa, Manitoba on August 12, 1893. He enlisted in the Canadian Army during World War I and served in France, Holland and Belgium.
On November 2, 1920, in Winnipeg, Lemuel married Elsie Kilby (born 1894 in Manitoba). He worked for CN Rail before they moved to Gary, Indiana in the mid-1920’s, accompanied by two children. He was employed by a railroad in the United States, where two more children were born.
Lemuel died accidentally on March 8, 1931 when he slipped under the wheels of a train. Elsie remained in Gary until her passing on January 16, 1963.
Gordon F., son of Lemuel and Elsie Lamb. [sic] was born in 1921 in Manitoba, and completed his education at Lew Wallace High School in Gary, Indiana. He served with the U.S. Army in the Pacific area, 1942 – 45.
In 1944 Gordon married Dorothy Wilson, and they had four children. Following the war, he was employed at U.S. Steel Corporation where he was a member of U.S. Steel Workers 1946– 69. He was also a former member of Portage, Indiana school board. They resided in Hobart, Indiana.
Gordon passed away suddenly on August 25, 1969.
Gordon, son of Gordon and Dorothy Lamb, was, in 1969, enlisted in the U.S. Army serving in Germany.
Donna (Lamb) Lowden
Donna, daughter of Gordon and Dorothy Lamb. [sic] married George Lowden and resides in Chesterton (as of 1969).
Nancy is the second daughter of Gordon and Dorothy Lamb.
Diane is the youngest child of Gordon and Dorothy Lamb.
Robert, the second son of Lemuel and Elsie Lamb, was born in 1923 in Manitoba and moved with his parents to Gary, Indiana where he graduated from Lew Wallace High school in 1942. He served with the U.S. Army in Korea, 1948 – 50.
In 1950 Robert married Helen Ruby, and they had one son. He was employed by Sears Roebuck in maintenance work at Gary for a time before becoming self-employed in maintenance work in Garland, Texas.
Robert passed away in Garland in January 1962.
Gregory, son of Robert and Helen Lamb, resides in Garland, Texas (as of 1962).
IRENE (LAMB) GUTJAHAR
Irene, the only daughter of Lemuel and Elsie Lamb, was born in Gary, Indiana in 1926.
Irene married Robert Gutjahar and had a family. She is a registered nurse and has worked in California, Indiana and New Jersey. As of 1969, she resided at 112 Harding Drive, Washington, New Jersey.
Jack, the youngest son of Lemuel and Elsie Lamb, was born in 1928 in Gary, Indiana and graduated from Lew Wallace High School there.
In 1949, Jack married Mary Jane Marks and they had two children. Jack has been a management employee of Shell Oil Co. since 1950. Their residence is in Indianapolis, Indiana.
(by son Lyall)
Cyrus Colby Lamb was born at Hazelcliffe on October 23, 1894, the third child of Jane Anne and Charles Lamb. He lived his youth in a Canada that put a premium on sports, in a day when movies were a rarity, when radio and television were non-existent, and when the Sunday picnic was the highlight of the week, complete with its field and track events. Of course, church attendance was mandatory.
In 1914, Colby enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Forces and was assigned to the 5th Battalion which shipped out to Land’s End, England shortly after his enlistment. They fought in France and in Belgium where they were subjected to poison gas that incapacitated much of the battalion. After time in a British hospital, Colby returned to Canada and was, by May 12, 1917, considering an assignment with the Canadian Militia and Home Defense Forces. He received a promotion to the rank of lieutenant. Following the “great war”, the Canadian government, besides granting a lifelong pension to Colby, offered him (and others) land opportunities through the Soldier Settlement Act of 1919. He did not accept the offer as he had made plans to migrate to the United States.
On February 2, 1921 Colby married Winifred Marjorie Chilcott who was born March 25, 1900 to George Frederick and Harriet Ann Chilcott of Rocanville, Saskatchewan. Colby and Winifred, accompanied by their eldest son Lyall, moved to the United States in November 1922.
Colby left a supervisory position with the U.S. Steel Corporation in the 1920’s to enter the booming construction business of the “roaring twenties” just after the war in Europe. He obtained his United States citizenship in 1928. A period of great land booms and stock speculation burst with the economic collapse that began the “great depression” in the autumn of 1929.
Colby, Winifred and family, which grew to include eight children, weathered the depression but not without a lot of shortcuts and planning. They organized the C.C. Lamb Decorating Co. which employed many people in a ten-year period, including family members, during a time when the national unemployment figures hit as high as 30 million people.
During the Second World War, following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the enlistment of his two eldest sons in the armed forces, Colby began thinking about his second “tour of duty.” At age 49, when most men are contemplating that last stretch before retirement, Colby enlisted into his second war, this time as a carpenter’s mate in the U.S. Navy construction battalion—U.S. Navy Seabees.
This occurred September 20, 1943. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy in San Diego, California on April 6, 1945.
After the war Colby, following a brief stint with the Southern Pacific Railroad in Fresno, California, returned to Indiana and resumed work in the construction and interior/exterior decorating business. Retiring in 1959, he spent a happy period with “complete” attention to his Chicago Cubs (mostly on TV) and doting attention on his many grandchildren.
Colby passed away on February 17, 1967 and Winifred on March 15, 1979.
Lyall Carmen, the eldest son of Colby and Winifred Lamb, was born in Winnipeg on August 27, 1922. After graduation from Hobart, Indiana High School, in 1941, Lyall worked two years with the U.S. Steel Corporation prior to enlistment in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II (1942 – 45). Following the war and completion of studies at Valparaiso University, he began a 12-year stint as an industrial engineer with the U.S. Steel Corporation at Gary, Indiana.
On August 19, 1950 Lyall married Margaret Isabel MacGowan, daughter of Alfred Foster and Evelyn Augusta (Forbes) MacGowan. Isabel was born in Gary on April 10, 1932 and graduated from Lew Wallace High School there in 1950. In the early years of marriage, she did not pursue a career other than homemaking and raising a family of five children. In the 1960’s, Isabel completed two years of college requirements at the Riverside Community College.
Upon leaving the Steel Corporation in 1963, Lyall moved his family to Riverside, California, where they have resided at 11222 Norwood Ave., to the present date. After seven years in industrial engineering activities, Lyall and Isabel purchased a 7-Eleven franchise which they operated for sixteen years until their retirement on June 16, 1986.
Travel to Canada and to family members’ homes in Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, etc. has occurred once or twice each year since retirement. In addition, trips to Salt Lake City for genealogical research have been an interesting sidelight.
Timothy Lyall, the eldest son of Lyall and Isabel Lamb, was born May 9, 1951 in Gary, Indiana. He completed Norte Vista High School—class of 1969— and three years at California Polytechnic College, Pomona, California. He also completed requirements for California licenses in both real estate and insurance brokerage.
On February 27, 1977 Timothy married Robyn Denise Jewell (born December 11, 1957 at Riverside), daughter of George Richard and Delores Irene (Schurch) Jewell, and they have two children. Timothy is employed at Rohr Aircraft Mfg., Riverside and Robyn recently qualified for her California Real Estate License. They reside at 11515 Flower St. in Riverside.
Ryan Timothy, son of Timothy and Robyn Lamb, was born November 29, 1981 in Riverside, California.
Megan Denise, daughter of Timothy and Robyn Lamb, was born March 25, 1985 in Fontana, California.
Deborah (Lamb) Traboulay
Deborah Diane, only daughter of Lyall and Isabel Lamb, was born August 18, 1952 at Gary, Indiana.
On June 22, 1972 Deborah married Eric Ashton Traboulay, Jr., son of Eric Ashton and Myrtle Edna (Dindial) Traboulay. Eric was born February 27, 1950 in Port of Spain, Trinidad.
In 1976, Deborah earned her Bachelor of Science in Special Education at the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland. She is a counselor at the Women’s California Prison in Chino, California and Eric is active in California real estate and building. They have three children and reside at 5440 Sierra Vista Ave. in Riverside.
Eric Ashton III, the eldest child of Deborah and Eric Traboulay, was born September 7, 1977 at Fontana, California. He is active in sports and well advanced in the martial arts game and in soccer.
Kara Michelle, daughter of Deborah and Eric Traboulay, was born June 20, 1979 at Fontana and is also active in sports.
Ryan Colby, the third child of Deborah and Eric Traboulay, was born at Fontana on March 7, 1985. He, too, is active in sports.
Philip Lamb, the third child of Lyall and Isabel Lamb, was born in Gary, Indiana on September 13, 1954. He played high school football at La Sierra High School where he graduated in 1973, and attended Riverside Community College.
On August 17, 1974 Philip married Deborah Elaine Wilkins, daughter of Joseph Lawton and Mary Eloise (Cooksey) Wilkins. Deborah was born November 14, 1955 in Lynwood, California. They had two children prior at [sic] a divorce in 1981.
On August 21, 1982 Philip married Roxane Hensley, daughter of Kenneth and Delores (Thompson) Hensley, who was born July 8, 1952. The marriage has been dissolved.
Philip worked at the Women’s Prison in Chino, California for seven years as an architectural draftsman, guard and Special SWAT Forces. He is presently working in the medical field near Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Caleb Stuart, son of Philip and Deborah Lamb, was born September 3, 1977 in La Grange, Georgia.
Kylie Michelle, daughter of Philip and Deborah Lamb, was born December 7, 1978 in La Grange, Georgia.
Keith Stuart, the third son of Lyall and Isabel Lamb, was born March 15, 1956 in Gary, Indiana and graduated from La Sierra High School in Riverside in 1974.
On April 3, 1976 Keith married Diane Caryl Woolsey, daughter of William and Lucille (Harnett) Woolsey. Diane was born January 22, 1957 at March Air Force Base, Riverside and graduated from La Sierra High School in 1975. Keith is in the printing business and Diane works in retail store management in Riverside. They reside at 2597 Mary, [sic] St. in Riverside with their three children.
Kevin Colby, the eldest child of Keith and Diane Lamb, was born February 8, 1980 at Fontana, California and is active in soccer.
Laura Rochelle, daughter of Keith and Diane Lamb, was born December 25, 1981 in Fontana. She enjoys ballet.
Christopher Jerry, the youngest child of Keith and Diane Lamb, was born April 22, 1983 in Fontana and is also active in soccer.
David Kevin, the youngest son of Lyall and Isabel Lamb, was born in Gary, Indiana on May 13, 1957, and graduated from La Sierra High School in Riverside in 1975. He is active in sports, especially scuba diving off Catalina and other Pacific locations.
David works at management and driving tasks at Pittsburg Plate Glass Co., and resides at 10811 Cypress Ave. in Riverside.
Everett Colby, the second son of Colby and Winifred Lamb, was born in Gary, Indiana on December 29, 1923. He received his education at the Gary public and Hobart high schools where he played football. In 1937 Everett, teaming with brother Lyall, attained “celebrity” status with the completion of the first bicycle trip around Lake Michigan, a distance of approximately 1000 miles.
Everett served with the U.S. Infantry from 1943 to 1946, from the time of the Philippine campaign when MacArthur returned until the Okinawa assault which came near the end of the Japanese war. He concluded his military efforts with the Occupation Forces in Korea following the peace settlement in 1945.
In May 1949, Everett married Judith Ann Kirkland, daughter of Wallace William and Ethel (Freeland) Kirkland. Judy was born April 1, 1926 in Chicago, and was educated in the Illinois school system. In her early years, she traveled extensively with her father on commercial photographic adventures, including canoeing and back-packing the Canadian bush country. Following marriage, her main duties involved raising their three sons.
Although Everett had worked at a variety of tasks including work with Colby Lamb Enterprises and a short stint at the Gary Bear Brand Hosiery Co., his mainstay vocation was with the U.S. Steel Corporation for many years. In this capacity, he won several awards for improving steel operation and production.
In 1956 Everett and Judy, assisted by Colby Lamb Enterprises, built their home at 28 Ogden Road, Ogden Dunes, Portage, Indiana, in which Judy still resides. Everett passed away June 14, 1986, the same year in which he retired.
Roger William, the eldest son of Everett and Judy Lamb, was born April 15, 1951 in
Gary, Indiana and graduated from Portage High School. He is a car fancier and mechanic, and resides at home in Ogden Dunes.
Richard Lloyd, the second son of Everett and Judy Lamb, was born in Gary on September 1, 1954 and graduated from Portage High School. He is a photographer and resides at home.
James Robert, the youngest son of Everett and Judy Lamb, was born March 5, 1961 in Gary and also graduated from Portage High School. He is currently pursuing photography at Purdue University in South Bend, Indiana and resides with his mother and brothers.
AUDREY (LAMB) SCOTT
Audrey Constance, daughter of Colby and Winifred Lamb, was born August 31, 1925 in Gary Indiana and attended Hobart and Lew Wallace high schools.
On June 12, 1942 Audrey married John Robert Scott, son of Robert James and Florence Gertrude (Carter) Scott. John was born October 2, 1921 in Danville, Illinois. Audrey worked for several years after marriage and the arrival of their son; included in this “career” time was work as a salesperson, buyer, accounting, and special modeling of the clothing lines at a Glen Park department store. With the arrival of their daughter, Audrey’s lifestyle became that of a full-time homemaker.
John worked for many years as a sales representative of the Mail Pouch Tobacco Co. and in the construction business. After the family moved to Fish Lake, Indiana, Audrey and John operated a local business for several years. More recently, John has been a supervisor in the agricultural system for the Michigan City, Indiana Correctional Institution.
Audrey and John have resided at 5994 South Range Road, La Porte, Indiana for several years and at her passing on September 27, 1990 following a lengthy battle with diabetes and a heart condition.
Robert John, son of Audrey and John Scott, was born May 22, 1943 in Gary, Indiana.
In 1969 Robert married Carole Gaw who was born September 11, 1951. They had two children prior to their divorce in 1982. Robert works at the Indiana Prison in Westville, Indiana.
Jamie Lynn, daughter of Robert and Carole Scott, was born in South Bend, Indiana on December 8, 1969.
Ronald John, son of Robert and Carole Scott, was born February 2, 1972 in South Bend.
Janis (Scott) Monte
Janis Robin, daughter of Audrey and John Scott, was born October 2, 1954 in Gary, Indiana.
In 1972 Jan married Greg Eugene Monte, son of Gordon and Ida (Brown) Monte, and they have two daughters. Greg was born April 9, 1952 in La Porte, Indiana. Jan works in the school system in La Porte and Greg is a Chicago building contractor.
Lisa Renee, daughter of Jan and Greg Monte, was born in La Porte on June 6, 1973.
Angela Sue, the second daughter of Jan and Greg Monte, was born November 6, 1978 in La Porte, Indiana in the same hospital where her great grandmother Winifred (Chilcott) Lamb was recuperating at the time.
Earl Glenn, the fourth child of Colby and Winifred Lamb, was born in Gary, Indiana on May 24, 1927. Educated in the Gary and Hobart public schools, Glenn played football for Hobart High School in the 1940’s just prior to enlistment in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He served in the Borneo, Indian Ocean and western Pacific combat zones from 1944 – 46. Like his brothers, Glenn played softball for the old West Side Civic Club after the war where his forte was second base.
In 1947 Glenn married Irene Elizabeth Warren, daughter of Robert J. and Ebbie (Coffee) Warren. Irene was born in Cleveland, Ohio on October 26, 1927.
Following the death of her mother in 1929, Irene’s father married Edith Christiana Gribbon who raised Irene and her brother, and later resided with Glenn and Irene Lamb to assist with the raising of their six children.
In addition to working at several secretarial tasks after graduation from Lew Wallace High School in Gary in 1946, Irene worked for many years at Doctor’s Clinic in Merrillville, Indiana. Glenn was employed with U.S. Steel Corporation’s National Tube Division from 1947 until his first retirement in the early 1980’s. Since his second retirement in 1989, Glenn and Irene have spent time renovating their home and the homes of their children, with babysitting grandchildren a prominent part of the program. They have resided at 1109 W. 62nd Avenue, Merrillville, Indiana since 1948.
Terrence Glenn, the eldest son of Glenn and Irene Lamb, was born in Gary on March 16, 1948.
In 1968 Terrence married Shirley Meiselbar who was born on September 10, 1950 to Harvey and Edna (Cordell) Meiselbar in Gary, and they have three children. Terrence graduated from Indiana State University in Terre Haute and has completed work in the CPA field in Indiana. He works for Bethlehem Steel Corp. as an auditor in the accounting department; they reside in Portage.
Bradley Allen, son of Terrence and Shirley Lamb, was born June 22, 1969 in Terre Haute, Indiana.
Melanie Jean, daughter of Terrence and Shirley Lamb, was born in Gary on May 7, 1972.
Jennifer Allison, the youngest child of Terrence and Shirley Lamb, was born in Valparaiso, Indiana on October 21, 1973.
Marjorie (Lamb) Maffitt
Marjorie Elizabeth, the second child of Glenn and Irene Lamb, was born September 19, 1950 in Gary, Indiana.
In 1968 Marjorie married David Maffitt who was born April 1, 1948. They have three children and reside in Lowell, Indiana. Marjorie has completed nurse’s training and works in an Indiana hospital. David is an electrician in the U.S. Steel Company.
Jodi Lynn, daughter of Marjorie and David Maffitt, was born October 4, 1973 and is active in sports at the high school level.
Julie Ann, the second daughter of Marjorie and David Maffitt, was born March 14, 1978 and is also active in school sports.
David Glenn, son of Marjorie and David Maffitt, was born March 29, 1979 and is involved in sports at school.
Randall Earl, the third child of Glenn and Irene Lamb, was born in Gary on January 31, 1957 and graduated from Merrillville High School.
In 1982 Randall married Louann Hert who was born January 18, 1957. They reside near Valparaiso, Indiana while Randall works at a steel company.
Russell Allen, the fourth child of Glenn and Irene Lamb, was born in Gary on December 22, 1958 and graduated from Merrillville High School.
In 1979 Russell married Peggy Burtner who was born in Noblesville, Indiana on July 1, 1959. He works as a [sic] electrician in southern Indiana where they reside with their two sons.
Michael Allan, son of Russell and Peggy Lamb, was born September 7, 1980.
Shaun Anthony, the second son of Russell and Peggy Lamb, was born May 26, 1984.
Lori (Lamb) Hoge
Lori Irene, the second daughter of Glenn and Irene Lamb, was born in Gary, Indiana on August 15, 1960 and graduated from Merrillville High school.
In 1981 Lori married Albert Dupree Hoge who was born on September 30, 1958 in Ohio. They have three children and reside in Ohio.
Andy Dupree, son of Lori and Albert Hoge, was born March 20, 1982 in Toledo, Ohio.
Alan Earl, the second son of Lori and Albert Hoge, was born in Ohio on March 28, 1983.
Alysa Irene, daughter of Lori and Albert Hoge, was born on July 8, 1988 in Toledo, Ohio.
Ronald Dale, the youngest son of Glenn and Irene Lamb, was born in Gary on October 5, 1962 and graduated from Merrillville High School.
In 1986 Ronald married Geri M. Halaschak who was born to William and Dorothy Halaschak on August 25, 1964. They have two children and reside in Boone Grove, Indiana. Ronald works in a manufacturing plant and Geri in a computer operation.
Kaci Marie, daughter of Ronald and Geri Lamb, was born July 25, 1988 in Valparaiso, Indiana.
Nikole Felicia, the second daughter of Ronald and Geri Lamb, was born in Valparaiso on February 19, 1990.
Arthur Clayton, the fifth child of Colby and Winifred Lamb, was born in Gary, Indiana on July 6, 1929. Educated in the Gary and Hobart public schools, Arthur attended Emerson High School when the family returned to Gary during World War II.
In 1946 Arthur enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, serving at Keesler Field, Biloxi, Mississippi; at Rantoul, Illinois; and was stationed overseas on Guam, Marianas Islands for some years. On Guam, he was crew chief in charge of maintaining aircraft patrolling the west-central Pacific Ocean area. After his discharge in the summer of 1949, Arthur played softball along with brothers Harold, Glenn, Everett and Lyall for the old Glen Park Civic Club team.
In September 1949, Arthur married Margaret Naoma Norman, daughter of Everett and Adell (Smiley) Norman. Naoma was born November 24, 1923 in West Frankfort, Illinois. She was one of the few female family members to have served in the U.S. Armed Forces (U.S. Army Air Force, during World War II).
Self- employed in the air conditioning, furnace installation, and sheet metal business for many years, Arthur traveled extensively while completing contact assignments for such companies as McDonald’s. In addition, he still devoted much time to tasks requiring his specialty in residential and commercial structures in north-west Indiana.
Arthur and Naoma raised two children and resided for many years in Merrillville where Arthur and his father built two homes. In 1986, they moved to their present address at 639 Hollywood West, Hebron, Indiana.
Since retiring from ownership/self-employment, he has been active in construction sheet metal work with a parent company. Arthur and Naoma like to travel and will do more of that upon his final retirement in July 1991.
Mark Arthur, son of Arthur and Naoma Lamb, was born in Gary, Indiana on July 11, 1957 and attended Merrillville High School where he attained a G.E.D. award.
He is self-employed in the construction business and resides, as of 1990, in Hebron, Indiana.
Kim (Lamb) Gilbert
Cynthia Kim, daughter of Arthur and Naoma Lamb, was born April 1, 1961 in Gary, Indiana. She is a graduate of Portage High School and the Women’s Department of the United States Navy.
On August 7, 1982 Kim married Richard Wayne Gilbert who was born August 20, 1946 to James Richard and Alma Marie (Jepsen) Gilbert. Richard is a career U.S. Navy Captain. His job dictates frequent moves so he and Kim have traveled considerably. They have two children and currently reside at 12105 Aaron Drive, Morena Valley, California.
Kevin Richard, son of Kim and Richard Gilbert, was born February 1, 1985 in Alexandria, Virginia.
Jennifer Leigh, daughter of Kim and Richard Gilbert, was born in Brunswick, Maine on February 4, 1988.
Harold Kendall, the fifth son and sixth child of Colby and Winifred Lamb, was born in Gary, Indiana on March 13, 1932. Educated in the Gary and Hobart public schools, Harold played football at Emerson High School when the family returned to Gary during World War II, and the post-war years. A well-coordinated sportsman, Harold was an outstanding first baseman for the old Glen Park Civic Club at the tender age of 14. He was an excellent glove man; his forte was the bunt. Harold had his own basketball team for some years, traveling around the country with his team in an antiquated 1930-style Buick, actually a limousine complete with jump seats. In 1984, Harold was still prominent in the Indiana horseshoe circuit, winning a considerable number of awards.
In November 1951, Harold married Rose June Leggitt, daughter of Hershel Golden and Opal Marie (Hunt) Leggitt. Rose was born in Gary on August 31, 1931 and was educated in the Merrillville public schools. She has a keen interest in the history and geography of the Calumet region where she was born, and the many changes that have occurred since the early days prior to the settling of Gary in 1906. All of this is in addition to patiently supporting Harold in his various sports endeavors over the years.
Rose worked for a short time for the Buffington Cement Division of U.S. Steel and intermittently at various clerical tasks while raising their family of five children. Harold served with the U.S. Army 1952 – 54, spending most of his time overseas at various billets in Germany.
A steel worker, like most of his brothers, Harold has been employed at the U.S. Steel Corporation Sheet and Tin Division for many years. Harold and Rose reside at 533 W. 67th Place, Merrillville, Indiana.
Dawn (Lamb) Kacmar
Dawn Marie, the only daughter of Harold and Rose Lamb, was born in Gary, Indiana on August 27, 1955 and graduated from Merrillville High School.
In 1973 Dawn married John Kacmar who was born to John and Ruth (Keilman) Kacmar in April 1952. They had two children and have since divorced. Dawn resides in Valparaiso, Indiana and works for the U.S. Post Office.
Eve Elizabeth, daughter of Dawn and John Kacmar, was born in Valparaiso on November 29, 1975.
John Jeffrey, son of Dawn and John Kacmar, was born April 10, 1981 in Valparaiso.
Daniel Richard, the eldest son of Harold and Rose Lamb, was born in Gary on January 25, 1957 and graduated from Merrillville High School.
In 1983 Daniel married Jane Hamady, daughter of Michael and Mary Hamady. Jane was born March 22, 1948 and has two sons. Daniel works for an Indiana fire department and they reside near Valparaiso.
Ronald Beach, son of Jane Lamb, was born June 13, 1972.
Timothy Beach, the second son of Jane Lamb, was born May 29, 1976.
Douglass Kendall, the third child of Harold and Rose Lamb, was born October 21, 1958 in Gary, and is a graduate of Merrillville High School.
On January 8, 1988 Douglass married Michelle Mathews who was born to Robert and Winifred (Hann) Mathews on June 13, 1961. Following their marriage in Las Vegas, Nevada, Douglass and Michelle visited Riverside, California and Los Angeles where they appeared on the television game show, “The Price is Right”, with Bob Barker. Douglass, a finalist on the show, won an automobile and a cooking range. A video film of this event is available and includes Philip and David Lamb along with Douglass and Michelle.
Douglass works for the Roadway Transport Co. They reside at 8019 Taney Place, Merrillville, Indiana with their two sons.
Mitchell Douglass, son of Douglass and Michelle Lamb, was born in Crown Point, Indiana on December 20, 1988.
Kyle Robert, the second son of Douglass and Michelle Lamb, was born in Oaklawn, Illinois on January 31, 1990.
Harold Kendall, the fourth child born to Harold and Rose Lamb, died shortly after his birth on October 18, 1962 in Gary, Indiana.
Scott Arthur, the fourth son of Harold and Rose Lamb, was born on October 11, 1964 and graduated from Merrillville High School.
In 1984 Scott married Patricia Susan Naughton (born September 26, 1965), daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Edward Naughton. Scott and Patricia have three children.
Kristin Nicole, daughter of Scott and Patricia Lamb, was born in Crown Point, Indiana on March 30, 1986.
Kara Megan, the second daughter of Scott and Patricia Lamb, was born January 23, 1989 in Crown Point.
Jacob Scott, son of Scott and Patricia Lamb, was born in Crown Point on November 5, 1990.
Craig Patrick Schoenfeld was born in Gary, Indiana on December 6, 1963. Although not formally adopted, he was raised as a Lamb from an early age.
ALICE (LAMB) ORTEN
Alice Winifred, the second daughter of Colby and Winifred Lamb, was born in Gary, Indiana on September 5, 1933, and educated in the Hobart and Gary public schools.
In May 1949 Alice married Raymond Donald Ouderkirk who was born July 26, 1924. They had one son prior to their divorce.
In 1957 Alice married Harold Jessie Orten who was born in Zion, Kentucky on October 27, 1935. Harold worked for the U.S. Steel Corporation, Sheet and Tin Division, for many years. He received recognition on several occasions for cost-saving ideas, for which he received monetary awards. Harold retired in 1988.
Alice has worked at a variety of clerical jobs: for the Belles Drugstore chain, Reynolds Aluminum Co., and Mobil Co., Merrillville. Currently (1990), she works in a photo processing lab. In addition, Alice has devoted considerable time to the raising of seven children over the years. They reside at 8312 E. 101st St., Crown Point, Indiana.
Donald Colby, son of Alice and Raymond Ouderkirk, was born in Gary on May 15, 1950.
In 1969 Donald married Grace Alta Rund (born May 1, 1952), and they have two daughters.
Lori Ann, daughter of Donald and Grace Ouderkirk, was born in Gary on January 25, 1970.
Amy Lynette, the second daughter of Donald and Grace Ouderkirk, was born May 30, 1973 in Gary Indiana.
Jacqueline (Orten) Bloch
Jacqueline, the eldest daughter of Alice and Harold Orten, was born in Gary on March 7, 1958.
In 1981 Jacqueline married Michael Bloch who was born June 9, 1956, and they have three children.
Christine Diane Orten, daughter of Jacqueline Bloch, was born in Gary Indiana on March 6, 1975.
Jason A. Bloch, is the son of Michael Bloch from a previous relationship.
Jenette Nicole, daughter of Jacqueline and Michael Bloch, was born in Merrillville, Indiana on September 21, 1983.
Cheryl (Orten) Holley
Cheryl Denise, the second daughter of Alice and Harold Orten, was born June 11, 1959 in Gary.
In 1978 Cheryl married Daniel James Davis (born October 12, 1956) and had one son prior to a divorce.
In 1986 Cheryl married Edward Holley.
Joshua James, son of Cheryl and Daniel Davis, was born February 28, 1979.
Jonathan Craig, the third child of Alice and Harold Orten, was born in Gary on April 15, 1963 and attended Merrillville High School. He served in the U.S. Marines and currently (1990) resides in Virginia.
Karen (Orten) Thompson
Karen Regina, the third daughter of Alice and Harold Orten, was born January 10, 1966 in Gary, Indiana.
In 1983 Karen married Bradley Thompson and they have one son.
Shawn Matthew, son of Karen and Bradley Thompson, was born in Merrillville on September 13, 1983.
Judith Deanne, the fifth child of Alice and Harold Orten, was born in Gary on May 29, 1967. She has two daughters.
Jessica Allison, daughter of Judith Orten, was born in Indiana in 1982.
Angela Renee, the second daughter of Judith Orten, was born in 1985.
Jeffrey Kenneth, the youngest child of Alice and Harold Orten, was born October 17, 1968 in Gary, Indiana.
In 1989 Jeffrey married Veronica Lynn Moore, daughter of Bobby Sr. and Mrs. Moore. He is currently in the U.S. Military Service, last stationed in the southern United States.
Gerald Dennis, the youngest child of Colby and Winifred Lamb, was born in Gary, Indiana on June 4, 1941, and was educated there. He showed an early aptitude for things mechanical, developing, in the early 1950’s, a so-called sand or dune buggy, a pioneering effort. It appeared to be the first of its kind at the time; the prototype built from the skeleton of an antiquated Plymouth.
In 1960 Gerald married Beverly Elaine Danford, daughter of Arnold Warren and Edna (Lemster) Danford. Beverly was born in East Gary (Lake Station), Indiana on July 1, 1939. Gerald and Beverly have raised five children, and their interests have centered on the sports enthusiasm of the children. In addition, Gerald sponsored and participated in area stock car racing (and victories) with his sons.
Gerald and Beverly successfully operated a mobile- mechanical service station in Merrillville, Indiana for 15 years (1971 – 1986) employing, at various times, several members of their extended family. They have resided at 1313 W. 61st Avenue, Merrillville since 1963. Gerald is currently (1990) self-employed with his own business, a garage and towing service, in Merrillville.
Gerald Edward, son of Gerald and Beverly Lamb, was born in Gary on June 24, 1961 and attended Merrillville High School. He became an outstanding performer in motorcycle racing where he won innumerable awards and trophies, and also participated in stock car racing.
In 1980 Eddie married April Reed, daughter of Ralph and Linda (Kelley) Reed. They had one son and are now divorced. Eddie resides in Merrillville and is self-employed in the garage business.
Michael Edward, son of Eddie and April Lamb, was born May 13, 1981 in Indiana.
Connie (Lamb) Hixon
Connie Sue, the second child of Gerald and Beverly Lamb, was born in Gary on May 4, 1964. She was active in martial arts and received recognition locally as well as nationally.
On June 24, 1989 Connie married Jeffrey Hixon (born June 25, 1960) in Crown Point, Indiana.
Rhonda (Lamb) Fromm
Rhonda Michelle, the second daughter of Gerald and Beverly Lamb, was born March 10, 1966 in Gary. Her performance in the martial arts also gained her recognition locally, and nationally in a Florida tournament.
In 1987 Rhonda married Steven Edward Fromm, son of Mr. & Mrs. Stephan W. Fromm, and they have one child.
Zachary Wayne, son of Rhonda and Steven Fromm, was born March 28, 1989 in Germany during the military assignment of his father with Btry B. 5/17 Fa. APO, New York, NY, (U.S. Army).
Steven Mitchell, the fourth child of Gerald and Beverly Lamb, was born March 30, 1969 in Gary and graduated from Merrillvile High School. He has participated in stock car racing and currently works with his father in the family business.
On September 15, 1990 Steven married Amy Elizabeth Erdelles, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. John Erdelles, in Merrillville.
Duane Allen, the youngest child of Gerald and Beverly Lamb, was born in Gary, Indiana on August 9, 1974. He has competed in bicycle competitions.
ALICE (LAMB) DELMAGE
(by daughter Eleanor)
Alice Lillian Lamb, the fourth child of Jane and Charles Lamb, was born May 3, 1899 on her parents’ farm northeast of Minnedosa, Manitoba.
On January 9, 1917 Alice married Simon Charles Delmage, third son of Charles and Elizabeth (Houston) Delmage of Minnedosa. They farmed in the Cameron district north of Minnedosa, except for one year at Basswood (1919 – 20), and raised a family of six sons and one daughter.
Simon passed away on May 8, 1945 at the age of 53 years. In 1946, Alice moved into Minnedosa to care for her mother.
Alice had many friends but her greatest interest was in her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting. She babysat for and lived with her daughter Eleanor and Robert Scotland for seventeen years. Alice then moved to Townview Manor for eleven years and spent her last seven months in the Minnedosa Hospital and care home prior to her death on June 14, 1985 at the age of 86 years.
Ernest Charles, the eldest son of Alice and Simon Delmage, was born September 2, 1917. He attended Cameron Consolidated School and completed grade 10, then began helping his father on the farm. He was very active in baseball, hockey and football, and played the fiddle at dances.
In March 1936, Ernie joined the local non -permanent active militia (12th Manitoba Dragoons) where he was promoted to the rank of Forage Sergeant—the unit was using horses at that time. In January 1941, he went to Camp Borden, Ontario and in March, joined the Canadian Army active force. He was again promoted to Sergeant and became a tank instructor in the A8 Canadian Armored Corps School. In the fall of 1942, Ernie joined the Royal Canadian Ordinance Corps and proceeded to Camp Delbert, Nova Scotia where he joined the Royal Canadian Electrical Mechanical Engineers. He then went overseas with the 48th L.A.D. attached to the 10th Infantry Brigade, 4th Canadian Armored Division. In the fall of 1943, Ernie was promoted to Artisan Staff Sergeant when the division moved to Norfolk, England for a large scheme. While in Norfolk, he met Emma Ruth Kirby, the eldest daughter of Alfred and Edith Kirby.
On January 8, 1944 Ernie married Ruth Kirby in St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Sedgeford, Norfolk, England. Ruth was born September 6, 1923 at Sedgeford and completed grade twelve there. She was a member of the Women’s Land Army from 1940 to 1945.
On D-Day plus 28, Ernie crossed the channel into France to serve for nine months, ending up in Varel, Germany at the conclusion of hostilities. He was mentioned in dispatches in April 1946.
In January 1946, Ernie returned to Canada and secured work with Fred Gugin and son Bob, farmers in the Cameron district. He qualified under the Veterans Land Act, so bought grandfather Charlie Delmage’s homestead farm from Uncle Ross Delmage (1/2 section). In May 1946, Ruth and son Keith arrived in Canada and they took up residence on a farm near Gugin’s.
In 1947 Ernie rejoined the 12th Manitoba Dragoons Militia and was commissioned to 2nd Lieutenant. In 1949 – 50, he again took a promotional course and was promoted to 1st Lieutenant while still living on and working the farm. In 1954 he took a call out with the active army (Instructional Cadre) in Winnipeg and was promoted to Captain.
Ernie returned to civilian life in 1961 and in 1965 sold the farm and moved to Minnedosa. He worked for a John Deere dealership, Agristeel (farm machinery factory), Minnedosa Feed Mill, and for Minnedosa Consumers Co-op where he was in charge of the bulk fuel department at the time of his retirement in 1982. Ernie is now actively engaged in fish farming and gardening.
During his military career of 32 years, active and militia, he received the following medals: 1939 – 45 Star; France/Germany Star; Defense of Britain; Canadian Volunteer Service & Clasp; Victory Medal, Oak Leaf (mentioned in dispatches); Canadian Efficiency Medal; and Canadian Decoration for Long Service.
In the community, Ernie has been involved as: Trustee of Cameron Consolidated School #406; leader of Junior Rifle Club; Army Cadet Corps of Canada; Young Soldiers Training Plan; member of United Church and AOTS; member of Masonic Lodge; and member of Manitoba Trout Farmers’ Association.
Ruth drove the school van from Cameron to Minnedosa for a number of years. In 1963, she began working for the Minnedosa Credit Union as office manager until her retirement in September 1988 after 25 years of service. In the community, Ruth has been involved in: Militia; Wanda Rebekah Lodge; Eastern Star; Minnedosa United Church; and leadership of Cameron 4-H Club.
Besides their son, Ernie and Ruth have three daughters who are all now married with children.
Raymond Keith, the only son of Ernest and Ruth Delmage, was born in Sedgeford, England on October 24, 1944. On May 13, 1946, accompanied by his mother, Keith left South Hampton on the Aquatania with 1300 war brides and 725 children and arrived in Winnipeg via Halifax on May 24.
Keith grew up on the farm, attended Cameron School to grade nine and Minnedosa Collegiate Institute to grade eleven. In 1963, he joined the Canadian Army with the Princess Patricias and in 1965 became a paratrooper and was presented with his wings. Being able to hold his position as a paratrooper, he transferred to the Dental Unit as a dental technician, maintaining that position, and was subsequently promoted to the rank of Master Warrant Officer. He, along with his family, served overseas at Lahr, Germany from 1979 – 85. After 25 years service, Keith retired in March 1988.
In October 1965, Keith married Leona Nelson, eldest daughter of Gideon and Dorothy Nelson of Minnedosa. Two daughters were born prior to their divorce in 1974.
In 1978 Keith married Carol Kogan (nee Wiebe) of Winnipeg, daughter of Sam Goodman (stepfather) and Audrey Goodman of Winnipeg. Carol was also divorced and had three children from her previous marriage.
Upon Keith’s retirement, he and Carol moved to Barrie, Ontario where they were in the real estate business with Century 21. [They were divorced in January 1991 and Keith now lives in Kelowna, B.C.]
Angela Leigh, daughter of Keith and Leona Delmage, was born April 12, 1968. She completed grade 12 in Manitoba and grade 13 in Ontario. She took a course in hairdressing and barbering which she passed with high marks and has been awarded diplomas in the showing of hair styles. When in Lahr, Germany, Angela won many ribbons in swimming. At present, she works at her profession in Brandon.
Tracy Lee, the second daughter of Keith and Leona Delmage, was born July 30, 1969 and graduated from high school in 1988. She has decided to continue her education. She also won ribbons for swimming in Germany.
Brent Kogan, stepson of Keith Delmage, was born December 23, 1966. He completed grade 12 and took one year university in Winnipeg. Brent is presently working in Winnipeg with electronics.
Charlene Kogan, stepdaughter of Keith Delmage, was born March 15, 1968, completed grade 12/13, and took one year college in Barrie, Ontario in journalism. She plans on being married July 2, 1988.
Sherrie Kogan, stepdaughter of Keith Delmage, was born April 14, 1973 with Downs Syndrome. She took her training at St. Amants in Winnipeg until 1987 and is now with her mother, Carol.
Janis (Delmage) Wahoski
Janis Elaine, the eldest daughter of Ernie and Ruth Delmage, was born July 3, 1947 and received her education to grade eight at Cameron Consolidated School and high school to grade eleven at Minnedosa Collegiate Institute. After completing a stenographer’s course at Brandon Vocational Center in June 1966, she was hired as secretary to the administrator with the Minnedosa District Hospital where she worked until 1969. Through her younger years, Janis was active with the Cameron United Church and later the Minnedosa United Church, CGIT, Junior Rifle Club, Cameron Garden Club, and played the piano.
On July 9, 1966 Janis married Norman Steve Wahoski, a farmer from the Polonia district. Norman was the youngest son of Steven and Magdelena Wahoski who are both now deceased. Norman eventually sold the farm and was then employed with Agristeel making farm machinery while Janis worked at the Minnedosa Medical Group. Two children were born of this union.
Janis and Norma are residing in Minnedosa. Norman is still employed at the same place under Morris Rodweeder as foreman of the welding shop. Janis worked for a number of years with the provincial government as an administrative secretary beginning in October 1977 and now works for Manitoba Assessment Branch in Minnedosa. Norman plays the violin.
David Charles, son of Janis and Norman Wahoski, born April 1, 1969, is the only grandson of Ernest and Ruth Delmage. He attended Tanner’s Crossing School in Minnedosa for kindergarten to grade eight and Minnedosa Collegiate to complete grade ten. Throughout, David was very active with hockey and played the position of goalie from age five up to this past winter. He was also active in school sports and baseball.
David and Michelle Glaudae (born October 21, 1969) have a son Mathew David who was born August 5, 1988. David now works for People’s Co-op Creamery in Minnedosa.
Wendy Lynn, daughter of Janis and Norman Wahoski, was born November 30, 1970. She attended Tanner’s Crossing School in Minnedosa from Kindergarten to grade eight and Minnedosa Collegiate to graduation in June 1988. She was active with school sports, served on the student council and played clarinet with the school band. Wendy took figure skating from age five to age fourteen and for the past three years has instructed the beginners (Canskate). Wendy also enjoys playing the piano. She now works for Underwood, McLelland & Associates as a secretary and lives in Winnipeg.
Pamela (Delmage) Campbell
Pamela Lynn, the second daughter of Ernie and Ruth Delmage, was born January 11, 1951. She completed her education at Cameron Consolidated School, Minnedosa Collegiate Institute and Brandon University with a Bachelor of Arts and Education before teaching in Erickson Elementary School and Greenwood School in Winnipeg. Pam was active with the Cameron and Minnedosa United Church, junior choir, CGIT, participated in many school sports, and was responsible for the name used by Minnedosa school teams, the “Chancellors”. Pam plays the piano.
On August 21, 1971 Pam married Kenneth Gordon Campbell, a farm boy from the Bethany district just east of Minnedosa. Ken is the eldest son of Ross and Valdis Campbell. At that time, Ken was attending university taking his Masters where some of his studies took him to Calgary University, and his Doctorate to Carlton University. Pam took a leave of absence from teaching to be with her husband. Upon their return to Winnipeg, Pam was hired to teach Physical Education at the School for the Deaf. After a couple of years, she left teaching and moved to a provincial government department (legal aid) as a taxation officer.
Ken, while attending Brandon University, was editor of the university paper, “The Quill”. In the past, he taught classes at Stony Mountain Penitentiary. Upon completing his Doctorate, he decided to enter the real estate business and at present he sells real estate in Winnipeg and is part owner of Sussex Realty. He was awarded (in 1986) with having the second highest sales in the city.
Pam and Ken have two daughters who are both deaf. Pam is kept quite busy with educating them and makes three or four trips each year to Ottawa Children’s Hospital for assessments as they are being taught to speak.
Jennifer Lindsay Valdis, daughter of Pam and Ken Campbell, was born September 16, 1983 and is attending public school in Winnipeg.
Whitney Leigh, the second daughter of Pam and Ken Campbell, was born September 17, 1985 and began attending nursery school in September 1988.
Valerie (Delmage) Wickdahl
Valerie Ruth, the youngest child of Ernie and Ruth Delmage, was born August 21, 1952. She completed her education at Cameron
Consolidated School and Minnedosa Collegiate. She attended Minnedosa and Cameron United Churches and was active in CGIT. In school, Valerie served on the student council, yearbook committee and was active in sports. After graduation, she took training in Winnipeg as a hairdresser and worked at her profession in Minnedosa until her marriage.
On September 9, 1972 Valerie married Earl James Wickdahl, a farmer at Erickson, Manitoba and the son of Ida and the late Gustav Wickdahl. Two daughters were born to Valerie and Earl.
Valerie’s talent is playing the piano and organ, and she is quite active in that capacity for the Lutheran Church and Lutheran Men’s Choir in their community. Earl is also very musical, and active in the community. In November 1987, Earl and his family attended the Toronto Winter Fair as a result of being awarded the title of King Farmer at Brandon Agricultural Summer Fair the previous summer.
Valerie is manager of the Parkland Home for senior citizens in Erickson and is also very capable and busy helping Earl with his cattle and farming operations.
Coleen Heather , daughter of Valerie and Earl Wickdahl, was born August 6, 1976. She attends Erickson School and the Lutheran Church, and participates in activities in both. Being gifted with an ear for music, Coleen plays the piano and violin and sings, and has won many trophies in local talent nights in singing and violin. She won the trophy for violin for the past three years in the Music Festival of Arts in Minnedosa.
Koreen Ruth, the second daughter of Valerie and Earl Wickdahl, was born October 9, 1978. She also attends school and church in Erickson where she participates in activities. Koreen plays the piano and sings and has won trophies for singing in local talent nights, and competes in the Music Festival of Arts. She is very interested in 4-H work and competes in public speaking contests. Koreen enjoys helping her dad on the farm.
Raymond William, the second son of Alice and Simon Delmage, was born June 6, 1920. He was raised in the Cameron district and received his schooling there. He served in the Second World War with the First Division Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. Ray served in Italy, was wounded, contracted pleurisy and was invalided home. He returned and bought the homestead of his great uncle, Edward Delmage which he farmed until it was sold in 1967—after being in the family for 99 years. (SW-15-18)
On July 7, 1946 Ray married Shirley McPherson (a Foxwarren, Manitoba girl) who was teaching grades one to six in Cameron School. They farmed and raised four children. Through the years, Ray and Shirley supplemented the farm income by sharing duties driving school van.
Ray began holiday-relief employment in the Liquor Control Commission and Shirley began bookkeeping at North American Lumber. She remained there for 11 years before moving to Chimo (later Lane’s) Home Center where she was employed for several years until it closed. She worked full time at North American from 1986 until her retirement in April 1990. Shirley is active in church and choir, and is secretary for Minnedosa United Church and several organizations including Cameron Community Club.
Ray passed away February 18, 1970 at the age of 49 years due to multiple health problems.
Linda (Delmage) Vint
Linda Jeanne, the only daughter of Ray and Shirley Delmage, was born December 17, 1946 and attended Cameron School and Minnedosa Collegiate, where she graduated in June 1964. While in school, Linda took part in sports and received an athletic award in high school and a trip to the International Peace Garden Sport Camp sponsored by the Legion.
On September 7, 1964 Linda married Thomas Glen Vint who is employed by the Department of Highways and farms the former W.N. Thompson farm in the Cadurcis area. Linda is employed by the Minnedosa & District Personal Care Home. They have two children.
Kevin Sean, son of Linda and Tom Vint, was born January 24, 1965. He attended Tanner’s Crossing and Minnedosa Collegiate where he graduated in June 1983 (class of the century). Sean completed a bricklaying course at Red River Community College in 1984 and worked in Winnipeg, and then for CPR for a time. He is now an apprentice plumber and lives in Winnipeg.
Leah Colleen, daughter of Linda and Tom Vint, was born September 12, 1966 and attended Tanner’s Crossing and MCI where she graduated in 1984 with the honor of being chosen by her classmates as Most Popular Student. The scholarship was set up by the Class of ’83 as their contribution to Minnedosa’s 100th anniversary. While in school, Leah was on the provincial ladies’ soccer championship team. She attended Portage Developmental Center where she graduated in 1987 as a registered psychiatric nurse before working in Portage for a time. She then attended Red River Community College and received her RN in 1989.
On August 19, 1989 Leah married Paul Harland who is produce manager for the Co-op Store in Portage la Prairie. Leah works as charge nurse in Lions Manor and has developed a passion for antiques. Paul’s interests include hockey and baseball.
Douglas James, the eldest son of Ray and Shirley Delmage, was born November 9, 1948 and attended Cameron School and Minnedosa Collegiate where he finished in 1965. Following graduation from a carpentry course at Red River Community College, Doug worked for several construction companies in Edmonton and Yellowknife. He now works for the Hobbema Band and lives in Camrose, Alberta.
On July 13, 1968 Doug married Sharon Margaret Wood of Cordova and they have a daughter. Sharon is interested in crafts and her church work while Doug’s interests include gun clubs, and first and second world war memorabilia.
Nonette Joy, daughter of Doug and Sharon Delmage, was born October 20, 1968 and attended school at Tanner’s Crossing in Minnedosa, Yellowknife, and Camrose where she graduated in 1986. Nonette continued her education with Business Administration at NAIT in Edmonton where she graduated in 1988, and is now employed in Camrose. She enjoys antiques (miniatures).
Ian Robert, the second son of Ray and Shirley Delmage, was born December 2, 1952 and attended Cameron School and Minnedosa Collegiate until 1970 when he joined the armed forces as a Radar Technologist and served in many locations in Canada. After leaving the service, Ian graduated from an apprentice plumber course at Red River Community College and also obtained steam fitting, welding and gas tickets. He worked for several companies before joining Mohawk Oil in Minnedosa. He is now employed with Centra Gas in Dauphin, Manitoba.
On November 22, 1974 Ian married Olivia Voros and they had two children prior to their divorce in 1981.
On June 10, 1983 Ian married Colleen (Johnson) Pederson whose two daughters were adopted by Ian.
Daniel Brent, son of Ian and Olivia Delmage, was born December 14, 1976 and attended school in many places in Manitoba. Danny now lives with his mother in Medicine Hat, Alberta.
Shelly Lynn, daughter of Ian and Olivia Delmage, was born August 5, 1979 and like Danny, is living with her mother in Medicine Hat.
Keely (Peterson) Delmage, was born July 2, 1975 and attended Tanners Crossing and Minnedosa Collegiate. She is now living with her parents in Dauphin and completing her education there.
Carrie (Pederson) Delmage, attended Tanners Crossing and is now in Dauphin completing her schooling there.
Colin Keith, the youngest son of Ray and Shirley Delmage, was born July 22 1954 and attended Cameron School, Tanners Crossing and Minnedosa Collegiate. He left school and worked for the CP Railway for a while before moving to Grande Cache, Alberta and working for the Grande Cache Hotel for several years. He is now a heavy equipment operator.
Colin lives with Debbie Brown and they have two daughters.
Natasha Lynn Brown, daughter of Debbie Brown, was born April 20, 1981 and attends school in Grande Cache.
Samantha Jolene Delmage, daughter of Colin Delmage and Debbie Brown, was born June 15, 1985 and also attends school in Grande Cache.
Albert Edward, the third son of Alice and Simon Delmage was born April 2, 1924. He served in the Royal Canadian Air Force in World War II and has worked as a civil servant at CFB Shilo, Manitoba since leaving the force.
On July 22, 1950 Bert married Doreen Petrick of Brandon and they have three children.
Mark Steven, the eldest child of Bert and Doreen Delmage, was born March 20, 1952. He graduated from Neelin High in Brandon and was named Best Cadet in Canada. In 1968 he attended Royal Roads, an air cadet college, followed by University of Alberta. Mark won a silver medal for Chemistry at Brandon University where he was also an assistant teacher in the Science Department. He now teaches grades 8 – 12 Science at St. John’s Raven Court in Winnipeg where he is also an instructor for Air Cadet Flying Scholarship.
Michael Wayne, the second son of Bert and Doreen Delmage, was born September 21, 1957. He graduated from Vincent Massey, and worked at Canadian Tire in Brandon, Westburne in Winnipeg and now in Edmonton.
In 1984 Mickey married Doris Menard who works in the Education Department of the Government of Alberta. Mickey is actively involved in worldwide shortwave radio.
Heather Dawn, the only daughter of Bert and Doreen Delmage, was born March 15, 1968 and graduated from Vincent Massey High School. She works at Reitman’s clothing chain in Winnipeg and part time as hostess at Tony Romana.
Fredrick Ross, the fourth son of Alice and Simon Delmage, was born September 7, 1925. He served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II and upon his release, farmed in the Cameron district.
On December 31, 1951 Fred married Viola Pollon of Onanole, Manitoba and they had three children prior to a divorce. The family moved to Thunder Bay and then Dominion City where Fred worked for North American Lumber. They later moved to Winnipeg where Fred worked for the Canada Wire and Cable Company.
In about 1978, Fred married Irene Barnesky of Rossburn and they have a son. Irene works for Canada Wire and Cable and Fred is now retired. They are both involved in church work.
Fredrick Brian, the eldest child of Fred and Viola Delmage, was born September 27, 1952 and attended school in Cameron and Winnipeg.
In 1978 Brian married Linda and they live in Winnipeg where he is a barber and taxidermist while Linda is a secretary with the provincial government.
Kimberly Brent, the second son of Fred and Viola Delmage, was born April 9, 1956 and attended school in Winnipeg.
In November 1985, Brent married Margaret and they have two children. Brent farms in summer and has a carpentry business, Delmage Construction, all year round. They live in Winnipeg.
Kevin Michael, son of Brent and Margaret Delmage, was born April 14, 1986.
Heather Colleen, daughter of Brent and Margaret Delmage, was born in February, 1988.
Betty Lou (Delmage) Shannon
Betty Lou, the only daughter of Fred and Viola Delmage, was born November 18, 1960 at Emerson Hospital and attended school in Winnipeg.
In 1979 Betty Lou married Mike Shannon who is a postman. Betty Lou drives a school bus. They live in Winnipeg.
Tyler Ross, son of Fred and Irene Delmage, was born October 12, 1980 and is involved in soccer and hockey.
Everett Colby, the fifth son of Alice and Simon Delmage, was born May 30, 1928. He played hockey and took part in track and field while in school and later played some hockey while in the services. He was a mechanic and lived in Virden for several years, going to school and working in the garage after school. He lived there with Uncle Albert Lamb.
On September 7, 1950 Everett married Gwendoline Margaret Dennison of Virden, Manitoba. They moved to Minnedosa where Everett worked in Wilton Motors which later became Stewart Motors. Later, he joined the peace-time Canadian Army and served for 35 years in many places in Canada as well as Germany, Alert, N.W.T., and the Golan Heights (in the Middle East) in peace-keeping. He retired in February 1980 with the rank of Chief Warrant Officer. Everett and Gwen had ten children.
Gwen raises all kinds of birds for sale and is a natural in their care. She also paints in oil—very beautiful scenes, people and still life, one of which hangs in the Minnedosa Personal Care Home as a memorial to Everett’s mother, Alice. The rest of the family also enjoy some of her paintings in their homes.
Everett has severe heart problems but continues to work. He relaxes by helping Gwen with her many birds and attending sports in which his children participate.
Carol Ann (Delmage) Emond
Carol Ann, the eldest child of Everett and Gwen Delmage, was born July 26, 1952 and took her schooling in many different places before graduating in Shilo, Manitoba. Although her interests were varied, she excelled in Brownies.
On June 30, 1974 Carol Ann married Cameron Leslie Emond (born February 11, 1949) of Shilo. They lived in Brandon where Cameron worked for Transport Canada at the airport and Carol Ann took her L.P.N. training at Assiniboine Community College. She then worked in Brandon General Hospital.
They moved to Winnipeg where Carol Ann took her RN training and Cameron attended the University of Manitoba, taking courses to further his job. Carol Ann is now an I.C.U. nurse in Grace Hospital and Cameron is an operational support specialist in Transport.
Debbie (Delmage) McKeand
Deborah Colleen, the second daughter of Everett and Gwen Delmage, was born February 28, 1954 and being so close in age, took much the same schooling as Carol Ann in many parts of Canada. Debbie loved singing, and still does.
On November 10, 1972 Debbie married John Grenon; they were later divorced.
On December 4, 1977 Debbie married William James McKeand (born August 22, 1951) and they had a daughter prior to a divorce. Debbie lives in Ottawa, Ontario and is a loans manager at a branch of the Bank of Montreal. She is interested in singing, crafts and her family of brothers and sisters, most of whom live in the Ottawa area. She is also a Guide leader, enjoys sailing, and does volunteer modeling.
Jennifer Elizabeth, daughter of Debbie and William McKeand, was born December 6, 1979.
Barrie Neil, the third child of Everett and Gwen Delmage, was born at Brandon on December 12, 1955. He died at the age of six months on June 9, 1956 in Kingston, Ontario.
James Everett, the fourth child of Everett and Gwen Delmage, was born December 3, 1956 and also attended school in many different places. He went east with his parents for a while before returning to Winnipeg in about 1976 where he met Elizabeth M. Stokes and they had a son.
Jim then met Susan Vincent and they have two sons. He is a welder and his last known address is Winnipeg.
Bryce Ryan James Stokes, son of Jim Delmage and Elizabeth Stokes, was born November 20, 1977.
James Vincent, son of Jim and Susan Delmage, was born March 21, 1984.
Justin Everett, the second son of Jim and Susan Delmage, was born July 6, 1985.
Leona (Delmage) Jimmo
Leona Alice, the fifth child of Everett and Gwen Delmage, was born August 21, 1958 in Kingston, Ontario and took most of her schooling in Shilo, Manitoba. She returned east to Petawawa when her father was transferred. She is very musical and loves to sing.
On July 25, 1980 Leona married Frank Alvin Jimmo and they have one daughter. Leona works for another branch of the Bank of Montreal in Ottawa and Frank is a postman. Frank plays hockey; Leona is still into singing and has a love for animals and crafts. She also works at an animal hospital.
Erin Allison, daughter of Leona and Frank Jimmo, was born September 7, 1986.
Kenneth John, the sixth child of Everett and Gwen Delmage, was born October 1, 1959 in Kingston and named for his Uncle Ken who was killed in 1957. Ken took most of his schooling in Shilo and finished in Petawawa. He is very quiet and has a knack for computers and mechanical things.
On July 9, 1983 Ken married Susan Theresa Kinros and they have two daughters. Ken now works for a computer company in the research and development department. Both Sue and Ken are very involved with their church and counseling.
Catherine Ann, daughter of Ken and Sue Delmage, was born August 28, 1985.
Sarah Elizabeth, the second daughter of Ken and Sue Delmage, was born December 4, 1987.
Robert Michael, the seventh child of Everett and Gwen Delmage, was born May 1, 1961 in Shilo. He took his schooling in Shilo and Petawawa. Bob is very musical and this ability has led him into composing as well as playing. He entertains with a group in night clubs.
On December 10, 1988 Bob married Caron Gertrude Giseselle in B.C. Since their marriage, they have lived in B.C., Brandon, and now in the Ottawa area. Caron works in a department store.
Brenda (Delmage) Jackson
Brenda Lynne, the eighth child of Everett and Gwen Delmage, was born March 24, 1963 at Brandon. She took most of her schooling in Brandon before moving to Carlsbad Springs with her parents. She took a course and was a hairdresser for a while.
On April 30, 1982 Brenda married David Nicholas Jackson and they had one daughter prior to a divorce. Brenda now lives in Ottawa and works for the Bank of Montreal as an acting supervisor. She is quiet and loving of her family.
Lindsay Christin, daughter of Brenda and David Jackson, was born November 17, 1982.
Gloria (Delmage) Dunn
Gloria Delores, the ninth child of Everett and Gwen Delmage, was born April 10, 1969 in Brandon. She took part of her schooling there and graduated near Ottawa. She played ringette and received several awards.
On September 6, 1991 Gloria married William Randel Dunn and they have a son, Stirling. Randy is in university, completing Engineering. Both are interested in sports. Gloria also works for the Bank of Montreal.
Randel Stirling, son of Gloria and Randy Dunn, was born July 23, 1991.
Karen Louise, the tenth and youngest child of Everett and Gwen Delmage, was born March 30, 1973 in Brandon. She has taken her schooling in Petawawa and Carlsbad Springs. She is an excellent student and very active in basketball and ringette at which she received many trophies and awards. In 1991, Karen will be taking her grade 13 and has thoughts of pre-medicine at this time. She spent the summer in ride-around with the paramedics.
Kenneth John, the sixth and youngest son of Alice and Simon Delmage, was born August 2, 1930. He attended Cameron Consolidated School to grade nine and took part in track and field (where he won many awards) and some hockey. He took grades ten and eleven at Minnedosa High School where he also excelled in track and field and hockey. He worked for the CPR from 1949 – 54 at many locations through Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.
On August 30, 1952 Ken married Gladys Marion Fetter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Fetter, at Calgary and they had two children. Marion worked for a bank in Calgary. In 1954 Ken joined the Calgary City Police where he was killed while on duty on November 6, 1957. He had just transferred to the motorcycle squad a few months previously. Ken was always interested in motorbikes and loved to play hockey. He was goalie for the City Police in the Services League and was to have begun the season on the day of his funeral. There was a memorial service at the Stampede Corral and the players offered a trophy to be presented to the most gentlemanly player in the league each year, which is still being awarded today.
In 1964 Marion married Robert Rosenberg and moved to California for a time. They had one daughter. They all returned to Calgary where eventually Marion went into commercial real estate which she continues today.
Joanne Marion, daughter of Ken and Marion Delmage, was born October 12, 1953 in Edmonton. She has always been active in her school and work. At present, she runs a Day Care Center in Calgary where she lives with her son. Joanne is a caring, loving person.
Kenneth Edward Allan John Delmage, son of Joanne Delmage, was born in April 1985.
Vance Kenneth, son of Ken and Marion Delmage, was born January 2, 1955. Vance is very like his father in looks and charm. He took part in Little League while living in California after his mother’s remarriage. He has a son.
Jason, son of Vance Delmage, was born in 1989.
Michelle Rosenberg, daughter of Marion and Robert Rosenberg and sister of Joanne and Vance Delmage, was born January 30, 1966. She is now living and working in California.
ELEANOR (DELMAGE) SHEPHERD
Eleanor Alice, the only daughter of Alice and Simon Delmage, was born June 1, 1935. She has always lived in Minnedosa where she attended Cameron School for grades one to five and Minnedosa School to the completion of grade ten. She worked part time at the theater from ages 13 to 16, and joined the Manitoba Telephone System in 1951.
On May 1, 1953 Eleanor married Robert Walter Scotland, son of Francis and Frances Scotland of Carberry (Petrel district), Manitoba. Robert was a mechanic at Funnell Motors, Minnedosa 1947 to November 1959 and at Minnedosa Co-op Garage, March 1960 until his death on September 9, 1967 following a massive coronary. Three children were born to Eleanor and Robert.
On August 11, 1973 Eleanor married Robert Ewen Shepherd, son of Norman and Mary Shepherd of Stonewall, Manitoba. Robert worked for Manitoba Telephone System until his retirement in 1980. Eleanor continued to work at MTS (after a break from June 30, 1953 to April 1955) until October 1987 when she took a complete disability retirement due to heart problems. Since then, she has joined the United Church and is at present on the Worship and Life Board, Christian Education and teaches Sunday School. She takes a great interest in all the grandchildren including those of her three stepchildren. There are nine in all. Eleanor is also very into Star Trek and enjoys watching movies. Her interests also include fastball, knitting, sewing, figure skating club, band parents, and she was a Brownie tester.
Judy (Scotland) McRuer
Judy Ann, the eldest child of Eleanor and Robert Scotland, was born February 21, 1955 and attended school in Minnedosa where she graduated in June 1974.
Her interests included figure skating; Junior Rifle Club where she won 4 awards in 9 years; won 1st trophy and award from the Manitoba Federation of Game and Fish Associations (14 years) top trophy and Bob Scotland Memorial Trophy. She taught figure skating at Minnedosa, Erickson, Russell, and six surrounding towns, and at Snow Lake, all in Manitoba. Judy joined the United Church in 1971 and was a member of the junior choir for four years.
On September 27, 1974 Judy married Allan James McPherson in Minnedosa United Church, son of Norman and Florence McPherson of Clanwilliam, Manitoba. Judy worked for Manitoba Telephone System from June 1974 to November 1975, part time from 1976 to 1984, and returned full time from June 1984 to August 1987 at Boissevain. Two children were born to Judy and Allan prior to their divorce in October 1986. Judy entered Assiniboine Community College in September 1987 and graduated as an L.P.N. in June 1988.
On June 27, 1988 Judy married Donald McRuer, son of Angus and Elizabeth McRuer of Boissevain, at the International Peace Garden Chapel on the North Dakota/Manitoba border. Don is a farmer in the Boissevain area. Judy works at Boissevain Hospital and Care Home and enjoys cross country and downhill skiing as well as traveling and camping.
Jacqueline Ann (Jacki), daughter of Judy and Allan McPherson, was born October 23, 1978. She is very talented musically, playing piano, flute and Baritone horn, and has won many awards on each instrument. She passed her grade 3 Royal Conservatory of Music exam with first class honors in 1991, and has attended the International Music Camp for the past two years with her flute. Jacki does well in school and has won gold, silver and bronze medallions in gymnastics. She has also passed many of her swimming badges.
Allan James (Jamie), son of Judy and Allan McPherson, was born September 1, 1981 and is very good in school. He plays hockey and has won digger awards as well as best sportsman in 1990-91 season. He also plays baseball and has passed many of his swimming badges. Jamie is involved in gymnastics, taking 1st on the rings and 2nd in vault this past spring. He is also musical but not too interested in pursuing this yet.
Arla (Scotland) Syslak
Arla Jean, the second daughter of Eleanor and Robert Scotland, was born June 21, 1956 and also attended school in Minnedosa up to grade ten. She worked for Dowsetts Diner for three years, moved to Winnipeg and worked for a plumbing company for two years, moved back to Minnedosa to work for Robinson Stores for a year and Penners Bakery for two years.
Arla was a member of the Minnedosa band where she played piccolo and flute for 4 years, went to International Peace Garden music camp for 3 years (2 weeks in final year) and won several first place awards at Brandon and Neepawa music festivals. She was a member of Minnedosa junior choir for 4 years, was involved with Brownies and Guides, and the Junior Rifle Club for 9 years where she won three 2nd trophies.
On December 9, 1972 Arla married David Wayne Syslak at Minnedosa United Church, son of Carl and Bertha Syslak of Clanwilliam. Two sons were born to them. David is a mechanical draftsman who worked for International Harvester in Winnipeg, Inventronics in Brandon, Air Seeder in Drumheller, Alberta, and is now with Manfor Ltd. in Innisfail, Alberta. He is interested in slow pitch ball and curling, and is also chief of one section of the Innisfail Fire Department.
After two years in Carbon, Alberta, Arla and family moved to Innisfail where she worked for Dairy Queen and a tanning salon. She took a course in insurance in 1987, and later took a course in computers. She presently works for Freeman Insurance Agencies where she sells all types of insurance. She enjoys curling and slow pitch ball.
Michael David, son of Arla and David Syslak, was born June 29, 1973 in Minnedosa where he played junior hockey and ball. In Carbon, he took swimming and did very well. He plays the piano and guitar, and was involved in skate boarding competitions. His ride-around with the local RCMP allowed him to witness law enforcement first hand. Michael completed grade eleven and went to work but is thinking seriously of taking mechanics, including heavy duty.
Patrick Scott, the second son of Arla and Patrick Syslak, was born July 31, 1977 in Minnedosa. He was interested in swimming and skate boarding for fun. He is doing well in school and received a $100 bursary in 1991 to attend the Music Camp (International) where he played saxophone. Patrick works part time for Saan Store in Innisfail.
Darin Robert, son of Eleanor and Robert Scotland, was born September 14, 1965 and graduated from Minnedosa schools in June 1983. He attended Red River Community College 1983 – 85 to become a computer programmer/analyst but didn’t pass the final term. He returned to R.R.C.C. in 1987 and has completed the four-year course in mechanics. He is now a licensed mechanic in any province, and also has front end alignment, shop safety and St. John’s Ambulance papers.
Darin began playing hockey at age five and figure skating at age seven to ten, and continued playing hockey to age sixteen. He was offered a position with the Weyburn Redwings (Saskatchewan) in 1982 but refused in favor of an education. He was paper boy for the Brandon Sun (age 10 – 14), worked for Minnedosa Tribune (age 14 – 16), Berrys Gulf Station (age 16 – 17), and at Minnedosa Co-op Store for two months before entering college in 1983. He won awards in biology throughout high school and in English 301 in grade twelve. Darin joined the Junior Rifle Club at age eleven and received the Best Shot award every month for one year. He passed his hunter safety course with 100% and took many awards in track and field in Junior High and second at divisionals.
On March 22, 1985 Darin married Crystal Caroline Shand in Winnipeg, daughter of James and June Shand of Pointe Du Bois, Manitoba. They reside in Winnipeg where Darin worked for Plains West Hyundai and just recently moved to Blackthorn Hyundai on the Pembina Highway, while Crystal babysits for a teacher. Crystal is talented in amateur photography and enjoys her home. She is very loving of both her family and in-laws. She and Darin are avid Star Trek fans. There are no children yet.
BERTHA (LAMB) CHILCOTT
Bertha Elizabeth Lamb, the fifth child of Jane and Charles Lamb, was born October 8, 1904 at Minnedosa, Manitoba.
In 1923, Berta married Joe Brown of Minnedosa and had a daughter prior to a divorce.
On June 15, 1929 Bertha married John Kenneth Chilcott who was born August 26, 1897 at Rocanville, Saskatchewan. They later moved to Harvey, Illinois where their daughter was born. John was an electrician at the Austin Motor Grader Company in Harvey. He passed away in 1966.
Bertha moved to Lake Village, Indiana where she passed away on January 19, 1980.
Mabel Florence, daughter of Bertha and Joe Brown, was born in Manitoba on June 4, 1924 and moved with her family to Illinois. She attended Thornton High School in Harvey.
Mabel joined the U.S. Navy (Waves) where she served during World War II (1944 – 46). She later took university courses and engaged in extensive written correspondence with her family and friends. She spent many years in veterans’ hospitals where she passed away in 1957 due to tuberculosis.
SHARON (CHILCOTT) ODLE
Sharon, daughter of Bertha and John Chilcott, was born in 1939.
Sharon married Wesley Odle and they have a son. The family resides in Lake Village, Indiana.
Roy, better known as “Bugsy”, adopted son of Sharon and Wesley Odle, lives with his parents in Indiana.
Everett Clifford Lamb, the sixth child of Jane and Charles Lamb, was born December 22, 1905 at Minnedosa, Manitoba. In 1923, he went to Detroit and worked for the Ford Motor Co. for a year before moving to Gary, Indiana.
On July 25, 1926 Everett married Ruby Dailey of Gary, and they had one son prior to a divorce. Everett worked at the steel mills until his untimely death on December 18, 1933 at the age of 28 years. He was buried in McCool Cemetery where a new tombstone has recently been erected in his memory. Ruby is also deceased.
Everett, the son of Everett and Ruby Lamb, was born in 1928 at Gary, Indiana. He is married and has a family. Everett lives in McCool, Indiana.
Albert George Lamb, the seventh child of Jane Ann and Charles Lamb, was born August 20, 1911 and completed grade nine in the country school. In 1925, he accompanied his sister Bertha to the United States where he attended technical school to obtain a mechanics diploma. Albert worked in steel mills and as a house building contractor. Following his return to Canada, he worked at a horticultural nursery at Dauphin, Manitoba and for the CPR. Albert participated in competitive boxing and gymnastics during the 1930’s.
On December 15, 1937 Albert married Inez Leonard, daughter of George and Lois Leonard of Minnedosa. Three children were born to them.
In 1939, Albert joined the militia and saw active duty with the Canadian Army during World War II, serving in England, France, Holland, Belgium and Germany. Following his return from overseas, he operated garages in Minnedosa and Virden, Manitoba and in 1952, became a correctional officer in Brandon. He obtained his discharge from the militia in 1960. His wife, Inez, passed away due to cancer in 1961.
On March 13, 1969 Albert married Lila (Sandstrom) Horne of Minnedosa. Lila has a daughter Georgina from a previous marriage. Following his retirement in Minnedosa in 1973, Albert and Lila enjoyed fishing and hunting, especially for moose in the Duck Mountains of Manitoba. He has been confined to a wheelchair for the past four years and presently lives in Minnedosa personal care home, just down the street from his house.
Foster Albert, son of Albert and Inez Lamb, was born December 15, 1938. He completed high school in Brandon before joining the air force and moving to Halifax.
In about 1969, Foster married Bernadette McDonald of Antigonish, Nova Scotia and they had a son prior to a divorce. Another relationship resulted in a daughter. Foster has worked at various jobs right across Canada and is now near Whitehorse, Yukon working for the Forestry Department in a fire lookout tower.
Foster married Shirley Callahan and they had a daughter prior to a divorce. They have since lived common-law and produced a son.
Thomas, son of Foster and Bernadette Lamb, was born in February 1970. When his mother remarried, he was adopted by his stepfather.
Patricia, daughter of Foster Lamb and Beulah Woor, was born in about 1979.
Nicole, daughter of Foster and Shirley Lamb, was born in about 1987 in Whitehorse, Yukon.
Brent Albert, son of Foster Lamb and Shirley Callahan, was born in June 1990 in Vancouver.
JACQUELINE (LAMB) LARSEN
Jacqueline Joyce, daughter of Albert and Inez Lamb, was born September 22, 1940. She completed grade eleven in Brandon and worked for the Manitoba Telephone System.
On October 11, 1957 Jacqueline married Gordon Larsen of Winnipeg. They moved, with their four children, to Burnaby, B.C. in 1972 and now live in Nanaimo where Gordon is a salesman of construction equipment. Jacqueline works in a care home in Nanaimo.
Randall Gordon, the eldest son of Jacqueline and Gordon Larsen, was born in May 5, 1958 and completed grade twelve. He played hockey for a number of years while in school and was the recipient of a hockey scholarship as well as trips to Calgary and Czechoslovakia with the team.
Randy lives with Sherry White and has a daughter. His home remains in Nanaimo while he commutes to Tahsis, B.C. to work in the mill.
Tegan Rae, daughter of Randy Larsen and Sherry White was born November 9, 1989.
Richard Albert, the second son of Jacqueline and Gordon Larsen, was born June 15, 1959. He also played hockey while in school. He is co-owner/operator of a company selling Fax machines.
Renie William, the third son of Jacqueline and Gordon Larsen, was born September 14, 1961. He presently works in a mill at Tahsis, B.C.
On September 24, 1988 Renie married Tracy Porier and they have a daughter. Renie also has a son from a previous relationship.
Ryan Gordon, son of Rene Larsen was born May 23, 1981.
Cara Elizabeth, daughter of Renie and Tracy Larsen, was born May 9, 1990
Kathrina Lynn, daughter of Jacqueline and Gordon Larsen, was born February 26, 1963. Following her high school education, she took a cooking course and presently works in a bakery.
On November 16, 1991 Kassie married David Allen Moutray who works in the construction business.
Charles Leonard, the third child of Albert and Inez Lamb, was born August 9, 1946. He completed grade twelve and was involved in football and basketball while in school. He took one year university in Brandon and took training to become an insurance adjuster. He has worked in that field in Winnipeg, Halifax, Brandon and Saskatoon. He is currently a general insurance adjuster in Red Deer, Alberta.
In 1970, Charles married Susan Latta of Amherst, Nova Scotia. They had two daughters, and were divorced in 1985. The girls currently live with their mother in Brandon.
Charles married Mary, a girl from Saskatoon, in Red Deer. Charles is very involved in the game of bridge which he teaches as well as plays.
Victoria, daughter of Charles and Susan Lamb, was born July 28, 1973. She is employed by the post office in Brandon.
Karen, the second daughter of Charles and Susan Lamb, was born in about 1975.
FLORENCE (LAMB) LEAN
(information from Albert Lamb)
Florence Lamb, the eighth and youngest child of Jane and Charles Lamb, was born October 31, 1914 and attended school in Minnedosa. She worked for Wm. Fergeson, a lawyer, and at Cleverly’s Bakery, both in Minnedosa.
On January 10, 1940 Florence married Samuel Mac Lean and their son was born later that year. Mac joined the army in 1940 and served overseas until 1945. He then worked for Iverson’s Ice and Wood, and later the CPR until his retirement.
Florence and Mac moved to Victoria, B.C. where Florence passed away on December 26, 1977 at the age of 63 years. Mac continued to reside in Victoria until his death on January 10, 1989.
James Bruce, son of Florence and Mac Lean, was born December 23, 1940.
On August 14, 1963 Bruce married Susan Palmer, and two children were born to them prior to their divorce. All still reside in Victoria. Bruce is employed by the coastguard, servicing lighthouses and on weather ships as a purser.
Teresa Lynn, daughter of Bruce and Susan Lean, was born in 1969.
James Bruce (Jamie), son of Bruce and Susan Lean, was born in 1972.