Martha Jane Steele

Female 1866 - 1955  (89 years)


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  • Name Martha Jane Steele 
    Born 8 Apr 1866  Bobcaygeon, Peterborough, Canada West Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Census 24 Jun 1906  Whitewood, Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1 Jun 1916  Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1 Jun 1921  Willowdale, Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1 Jun 1926  Willowdale, Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died 15 Nov 1955  Langley, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6, 7
    Buried 19 Nov 1955  Whitewood, Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Person ID I6785  My family tree | Family of Eugene Francis Apperley
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2019 

    Husband John William Arthur Apperley,   b. 9 Aug 1869, Alliston, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1940, Whitewood, Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 1902  [10
    Notes 
    • Apperley, John and Martha (Steele)
      As a young man of seventeen John came west to join his parents and brothers. On December 22, 1897 he married Jane (Jennie) Rousay. They lived with Thomas and Sarah where on November 19, 1989 their son, Alva, was born. Six months later, on May 19, 1899 Jennie died of a "decline" which we think may have been tuberculosis. Sarah cared for Alva until he was four years old. John had married Martha Jane Steele so Alva lived with them, but he spent some of his time with his mother's sister, Mrs. William Reid (Margaret). He attended both Newburger and McKay schools. John gathered cream in barrels for a local creamery. He also farmed for several years and Alva farmed with him and then on his own. On November 11, 1929 Alva married Agnes Elizabeth Edgar. Both John and Alva moved into Whitewood. John delivered oil, hauled cattle, wood, etc. Alva helped him but he had a sawing outfit and did a lot of woodcutting. Wood was the fuel used before oil and gas became available. Alva also delivered oil for Imperial Oil in Whitewood for many years. John and Martha had a daughter, Eveline. She married Ole Wenman. They farmed for many years then moved into Whitewood where Ole had a garage. They later moved to Langley, British Columbia. Ole worked for a bread company there. They later owned and operated a motel in Vernon, B.C. They retired to Kelowna and later moved back to Langley. Eveline passed away on March 14, 1990 and Ole died on December 15, 1996. John died on April 28, 1940 of a liver ailment. It may have been cancer. He left behind a grieving family who remembers him with much love. Martha passed away in Langley, B.C. on November 15, 1956. John, Jennie, and Martha are all buried in the Whitewood cemetery. [1]
    • Apperley, John and Martha (Steele)
      John the eldest son was born in Alliston, Simcoe County, Ontario on August 9, 1866. As a young man of seventeen he came west to join his parents and brothers. On December 22, 1897 he married Jennie Rousay. They lived with Thomas and Sarah where Alva was born on November 19, 1898. Six months later Jennie died of a decline which we think may have been tuberculosis. John married Martha Steele in 1902. They farmed for several years before moving into Whitewood. John gathered cream in barrels for a local creamery, delivered oil in barrels, hauled cattle, wood etc. In 1902 they had a son who died at birth. A daughter, Mabel Evelyn was born to them in 1903. Evelyn married Ole Wenman on January 12, 1924. John passed away on April 28, 1940 and Martha on November 15, 1956. They are both buried in the Whitewood cemetery. [10]
    Children 3 children 
    Last Modified 19 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F17  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart


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