Individual Record 705

Name}   Catt, Harold (Harry) Family History} Hancock             
  Title}   Ethnic Origin} English / White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Fam 14 Jan  1871 Place} Bosanquet, Lambton, Ontario
Marr.: Date} Exa  21 Nov 1917 Place} 59 Donald Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba     (Link)
Death: Date} Fam   3 Dec 1928 Place} Lavenham, R.M. of South Norfolk, Manitoba
Burial: Date} Fam   5 Dec 1928 Place} Bethel Cem., Treherne, R.M. of South Norfolk, Manitoba
  Grave Marker}  
Source 1} 121 = 1871 Can cen
Source 2}   98 = 1881 Can cen
Source 3} 998 = 1906 Can cen
Source 4} 1473=1921 Can cen
Source 5} 996 = Geog history
Source 6} 962 = Family history
Source 7} 965 = Family history
Source 8} 979 = Family history
Source 9} 1103=Family history
Source 10}1463=Letter
Parents: } Stephen Catt (#3) & Mary Ainscough
   Relationship No.} 212
1st Household No.}  
      Occupation 1} Farmer
       Occupation 2} Miner
  Religion/Church} Methodist
Spouses:    First} Pullman, Sophie Marian (Sophia)
 Total Number of} 1?
Notes:  Harold was often called Harry.  His surname at birth was Catt, but some later sources gave his surname as Catte.  I have verified that Harold Catt and Harry Catte were one and the same person.

In 1890 Harry at age 19 left his Ontario home and went to Manitou, in Manitoba's Rural Municipality (R.M.) of Pembina.  There he drove a team of horses for a livery barn and the doctor at Manitou.

In 1893 Harry moved to Ladysmith and build a shack on the Assiniboine River bank at his homestead — apparently at S.W. 16-9-10 and near the 1897 homestead of his brother Albert Catt at section 18-9-10.  Harry thus was one of the first settlers in the Ladysmith District of Manitoba's R.M. of South Norfolk.  When the river flooded in 1895, he lost his house and all of his belongings.

Harry then went to British Columbia where he did carpentry work.  In 1898, he went to the Yukon with the gold seekers.  He returned to B.C. in 1899 without any gold.  In 1902 he returned to Ladysmith and stayed awhile before going back to Ontario.

In July 1906 Harry was single, had two horses, and lived in the MacDonald District in the R.M. of South Norfolk.  His post office address was Lavenham, Manitoba.

In 1917 Harry moved to Ladysmith and cleared the farm near the river.  He married Sophie later that year in Winnipeg.

In 1928 Harry passed on at the age of 56.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}    
Confirm. Date}   Photo} None
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade}              or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                   for the State of}  
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death}  
Last Updated
by} Dan Hancock
Date Updated} 22 Feb 2014
Date Created}    4 Jan 2007
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