Individual Record 743

Name}   Detwiller, Julia Maud Family History} Olson                 
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Female
Birth:   Date} Exa 27 Jul 1881 Place} Westminster Twp., Middlesex, Ontario
Marr.: Date} Exa  4 Oct 1899 Place} Glenwood R.M., Manitoba     (Link)
Death: Date} Fam 17 Feb 1963 Place} Englefeld, Saskatchewan
Burial: Date} Aft 17 Feb 1963 Place} Englefeld Union Cemetery, Englefeld, Saskatchewan
  Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1}   71 = Family notes
Source 2} 281 = Family notes
Source 3} 873 = Birth record
Source 4} 1184=1881 CAN cen
Source 5} 917 = 1891 CAN cen
Source 6} 1186=Vital stats
Source 7} 1197=1901 CAN cen
Source 8} 918 =1906 MB cen
Source 9} 1198=1911 CAN cen
Source 10}1200=1916 SK cen
Source 11}1687=1921 CAN cen
Source 12}1194=Geog history
Source 13}1189=Cemetery rec
Source 14}1413=Cemetery rec
Source 15}1614=Cemetery rec
Parents: } John Detwiller & Selina Baker
   Relationship No.} 286
1st Household No.} 514 = London Twp., Middlesex, Ontario
      Occupation 1} Housewife
       Occupation 2}  
  Religion/Church} Presbyterian
Spouses:   Prime} Strome, Astor Sands
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  Julia Maude Detwiller was born 31 Jul 1878 in Westminster Twp., Middlesex, Ontario.  She was the third child of James Detwiller and Selina Baker.  Her older brother Charles was born in 1876, and older sister Minnie Etta in 1878.  Her younger siblings Emma, born in 1882, John (Will) in 1884, and James in 1886.
Shortly after James was born, Julia's family moved west to the Province of Manitoba.  In 1891, they are found living in the Rural Muncipality of Cornwallis.  Her brother Franklin was born about 1888, and sister Eva was born in 1892.  In the 1901 Canada census, the family is identified as living in the Glenwood/Hayfield area near Brandon, Manitoba.

Julia married Astor Strome on 4 Oct 1899 in the Rural Municipality of Glenwood.  Their first child Myrtle May was born in May 1900 in Brandon.  In 1901 Julia, Astor, and Myrtle were living in Brandon City.  They were sharing a residence with a Astor's cousin, Fred Terry, and his wife Della.  Astor was working in a feed stable, and they listed themselves as Methodist.  Sometime after 1901, Astor and Julia Strome moved from Brandon City to the nearby Souris area.  Their second child Wilfred Roy was born in Sep 1902 in Alexander.  In July 1904, Harvey Melvin was born in the Rural Municipality of Daly.   In 1906, Julia and Astor, and their three children, were living on Sec. 14, Twp. 8, Range 20, W1 in Souris, Manitoba Shortly after the 1906 Canada census, the family moved to Englefeld, Saskatchewan, settling on a homestead on Sec. 32, Twp. 37, Range 19 W2.  Their daughter Myrtle stayed behind in Brandon for a while to attend school, living with her maternal grandparents, John and Selina Detwiller.  They initially stayed with Astor's cousin, Urias Strome.  In 1907, his father, Arron Strome came out from Ontario to help build a large house and barn.

Julia and Astor added more children to their family.  Bertha Irene was born in Jun 1909, Eva Minerva in Feb 1911, Nelson Astor (Bud) in Jan 1913, Frank Gordon in Feb 1915, Minnie Lorraine in Oct 1917, Dorothy Maud in Sep 1921, and finally James Arthur in Feb 1926.  According to A History of Englefeld, 1903 - 1987, the family homestead was located at Greenside, and the children attended the Greenside School.

Julia was kept busy with such a large family, baking bread, making butter, canning, sewing, and cleaning.  She drove the buggy to Watson to get the plow shares sharpened, but was able to buy the groceries in Englefeld.  The family boarded most of the local Greenside teachers for $10.00 a month.  Julia was a member of the Greenside ladies' homemakers club.

Astor passed away in 1947.  Julia died 17 Feb 1963.  She is buried with her husband in the Englefeld Union Cemetery, Englefeld, Saskatchewan.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}   Click to enlarge
Confirm. Date}   Photos} Julia Strome in 1938
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade}                               or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                                    for the State of}  
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  Cause of Death}  
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 15 Dec 2014
Date Created}    6 Jun 1993
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