Mary Ellen Clark

Female 1893 - 1941  (47 years)


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  • Name Mary Ellen Clark 
    Born 24 Apr 1893  Buena Vista, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Census 1 Jan 1895  Meadow, Clay, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1 Jun 1900  Badoura, Hubbard, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1 Jun 1905  Owatonna, Steele, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1 Jun 1911  St. James, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 1 Jun 1916  Mortlach, Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Census 1 Jun 1921  Prongua, Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Census 1 Jun 1926  Prongua, Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Died 6 Mar 1941  Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Buried 8 Mar 1941  Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Person ID I5  Apperly-Ball tree | Direct ancestor of Gerald Harvey Apperly, Family of Eugene Francis Apperley, Family of Mary Ellen Clark (Dugan)
    Last Modified 6 Jul 2020 

    Father Eugene L Clark,   b. Dec 1859, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1903, Brainerd, Crow Wing, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Mother Betsey Teressa Morrow,   b. 6 Jun 1871, Waterbury, Washington, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1933, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 11 Aug 1892  Storm Lake, Buena Vista, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 7 children 
    Family ID F190  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Husband 1 Edward Howard Dugan,   b. 18 Mar 1889, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1978, Santa Cruz, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 20 Jul 1908  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 11, 12
    Notes 
    • Dugan, Edward Howard and Mary Ellen (Clark)
      Mary Ellen Clark and Edward Howard Dugan, our parents, were born in Illinois, USA. They were married there and later moved to Winnipeg, Man. in 1907. Our father was employed as an electrician for the C.N.R.
      In 1921 our family of four boys and one girl moved to Prongua. Our stepfather ran the Atlas elevator there for three years. We all lived in the small confines of the elevator house. The boys slept under the engine room on straw mattresses to leave the one bedroom for their parents and younger sister.
      We all attended the old Prongua school, which at that time was two and a half miles from Prongua itself. On Sundays we all worshipped at the United Church in Prongua.
      When we look back now, we remember the 1920s as a decade of many trials and triumphs for our growing family. Although we will never forget the hardships of the times, we all prefer to remember and reminisce on the good times. The hockey and baseball games we all took part in. The trips to Battleford on the motor car and push car. Going to dances by horse and sleigh and the exciting stampedes that were held in Prongua in the 1920s.
      Eddie, the eldest member of the family, was born in Winnipeg in 1908. He worked for the C.N.R. from 1928 to 1969, when he retired. He married Thelma Dillabough of Drummond Creek and raised three sons and three daughters. Eddie and Thelma are now residing in Prince Albert where they started off their married life in 1938.
      Lewis was born in 1910 in Winnipeg. He served overseas in World War II and worked for the C.N.R. from 1929 - 1970. Lewis married Gladys Barsaloux from Cut Knife in 1936 and had one son. They are now residing in Melfort, Sask.
      Henry, the third son, was born in Winnipeg in 1913. Like Lewis, Henry also served overseas for World War II. He was sent home before the war was over due to injuries he received while in Italy. He worked many years as a hotel clerk in Meadow Lake where he now lives with his wife, Hilda (Bohnest), of Meadow Lake.
      George was born in Winnipeg in 1915 and served overseas for World War II. He married Margaret Morrin of Meadow Lake in 1940 and had three sons. George is now involved in the construction industry in Alberta.
      Frances, the first daughter, of Mary Ellen Dugan was born in Winnipeg in 1917. Frances married Ernest Hawkins of Meadow Lake in 1940. Together, they farmed near Brooks, Alta. This is where they retired and are still living. [13]
    Children 6 children 
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2018 
    Family ID F6  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Husband 2 Eugene Francis Apperley,   b. 9 Aug 1872, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1944, North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Notes 
    • Apperley, Eugene and Mary Ellen (Clark)
      The first of two children to Mary Ellen Dugan and her second husband, Apperly, was born while the family still lived in the elevator in Prongua. It was for this reason they named her Atlas after the elevator where she was born in 1921. She married George Hennessy of the Cleveland district in 1941 where they farmed for some time. They later moved to Williams Lake, B.C. where George worked in a machine shop. They raised one son and one daughter together. Atlas later married Bill Mushanski. They still live in Williams Lake, B.C. where Bill is a foreman for Merle and Wagner saw mills.
      Victor Apperly was born in Prongua in 1924 after the family moved out of the elevator. He moved to Regina where he married Francis Bell. He was a member of the armed forces but was too young to serve overseas. Victor and Francis have three sons and still live in Regina where Victor works for the Post Office.
      Prongua will always be home to us all. We are proud to have been a part of that wonderful community. [13]
    Children 2 children 
    Last Modified 6 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F2  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Apr 1893 - Buena Vista, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1 Jan 1895 - Meadow, Clay, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1 Jun 1900 - Badoura, Hubbard, Minnesota, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1 Jun 1905 - Owatonna, Steele, Minnesota, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Jul 1908 - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
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    Albany Street - 1 Jun 1911 - St. James, Manitoba, Canada
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    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1 Jun 1916 - Mortlach, Saskatchewan, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1 Jun 1921 - Prongua, Saskatchewan, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1 Jun 1926 - Prongua, Saskatchewan, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Mar 1941 - Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 8 Mar 1941 - Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Albums  Mary Ellen Clark (9)
    A record of Ellen Clark as a ward of the State of Minnesota.

  • Reference  "Mary Ellen Clark" The Annals of a Humble Race <July 12, 2020>, (URL: https://apperley.ca/getperson.php?personID=I5&tree=T0001).

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] "Pioneer Ways & Bygone Days in the West Eagle Hills," (Prongua, Battle River and Lindquist History Book Committee; 1983) Pages 39-40.

    2. [S5474] Census: United States; 1895; Iowa, Clay, Meadow [FamilySearch] Image.

    3. [S1176] Census: United States; 1900; Minnesota, Hubbard, Badoura [Ancestry.ca] Image.

    4. [S2181] Census: United States; 1905; Minnesota, Steele, Owatonna [FamilySearch] Image.

    5. [S646] Census: Canada; 1911; Manitoba, St. James [Library and Archives Canada] Image.

    6. [S1445] Census: Canada; 1916; Saskatchewan, Swift Current, Mortlach [Library and Archives Canada] Image.

    7. [S2532] Census: Canada; 1921; Saskatchewan, Battleford, Prongua [Library and Archives Canada] Image.

    8. [S5162] Census: Canada; 1926; Saskatchewan, Battle River [Library and Archives Canada] Image.

    9. [S9] Death registration: Dugan, Mary Ellen (Clark) (Province of Saskatchewan).

    10. [S525] Headstone: Apperley, Mary Ellen (Clark).

    11. [S276] Marriages more than 80 years ago (MB Vital Statistics Agency).

    12. [S136] Marriage registration: Dugan, Edward and Mary Ellen Clark (Province of Manitoba; 1908-06-003129).

    13. [S1] "Pioneer Ways & Bygone Days in the West Eagle Hills," (Prongua, Battle River and Lindquist History Book Committee; 1983) pages 39-40.


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