Individual Record 2899

Name}   Strome, Myrtle May Family History} Olson                  
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Female
Birth:   Date} Exa  5 May 1900 Place} Brandon, Manitoba
Marr.: Date} Fam 10 Dec 1931 Place} Englefeld, Saskatchewan     (Link)
Death: Date} Fam 28 May 1996 Place} White Rock, British Columbia
Burial: Date} Aft 28 May 1996 Place}  
  Grave Marker}  
Source 1} 1194=Geog history
Source 2} 1186=Birth record
Source 3} 1197=1901 Can cen
Source 4} 918 = 1906 MB cen
Source 5} 1198=1911 Can cen
Source 6} 1200=1916 SK cen
Source 7} 1687=1921 Can cen
Source 8} 1705=SK Index
Source 9} 1686=Voter record
Source 10} 1688=Geog history
Source 11}1685=Obituary
Parents: } Astor Sands Strome & Julia Maud Detwiller
   Relationship No.} 284
1st Household No.} 399 = Brandon (City), Manitoba
      Occupation 1} Housewife
       Occupation 2}  
  Religion/Church} Methodist
Spouses:   Prime} Walton, William
     Total Number of} 1
Notes:  Myrtle May Strome was born 5 May 1900 in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada.  She was the first child of Astor Sands Strome and Julia Maud Detwiller.  In the 1901 Canada census the family was living in Brandon City, Manitoba.  They were sharing a residence with Fred Terry and Della Terry, Astor's cousin.  Astor was working in a feed stable, and the family was listed as Methodist.

The family moved from Brandon City, and Myrtle's brother Wilfred was born in 1902 in Alexander, Manitoba, and brother Harvey in 1904 in R.M. of Daly, Manitoba.  In the 1906 Manitoba census, the family was living on Sec. 14, Twp. 8, R. 21, W1, with a Souris P.O., Manitoba.  Astor was a farmer, and the family had 7 horses and 2 milk cows.

Shortly after the 1906 Canada census, the family to Saskatchewan, where they homesteaded on Sec. 32, Twp. 37, Range 19 W2, on the road to Englefeld.  Their daughter Myrtle was left with her grandparents in Manitoba for some time to attend school.  Myrtle's sisters Bertha was born in 1909, and Eva in 1911.

In the 1911 Canada census, Humbolt Twp., Saskatchewan, the family is enumerated on their homestead.  Myrtle's brothers Nelson (Bud) was born in 1913, and Frank in 1915.  In the 1916 Saskatchewan census, Humbolt Twp., their farm (same) is identified as being in St. Peters Municipality.  Myrtle's sister Minnie was born in 1917.  By the 1921 Canada census, Harvey had left home.  Myrtle's sister Dorothy was born in 1921, and brother James in 1926.

According to A History of Englefeld, 1903 - 1987, the family homestead was located at Greenside, and the children attended the Greenside School.

Myrtle married William Walton, of Quill Lake, Sasakatchewan, on 10 Dec 1931 in Englefeld.  William's first wife Dorothy had died in 1928, leaving him with four children to raise.  These were Betty, Bill, Joan and Kay.  To this family they added Gordon and David.

In 1941, Myrtle and William moved to White Rock, British Columbia, where they bought a garage.  They are found in the Canada Voters Lists, New Westminster electoral district, in 1957 and 1958 at 16613 Campbell River Road.  Their residence was torn down in 1962 to make room for the King George Highway.  They are listed at 15161 Prospect Avenue, Surrey electoral district, in 1968, 1972, and she, after his death, in 1974.

Myrtle's husband William died 29 Mar 1972 in White Rock, British Columbia.  Myrtle was active in the Hospital Auxilary for the White Rock Hospital, and in the Legion Auxilary.  She bowled and traveled by air to vist her family in other parts of Canada.  She continued to live in their home until she suffered a stroke in 1988.  She died 28 May 1996 in the hospital in White Rock.  Their burial place is unknown.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}   Myrtle May Walton
Confirm. Date}   Photos} Myrtle May Walton
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade}                               or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                                    for the State of}  
Health Condition} Stroke
  Cause of Death}  
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 26 Dec 2014
Date Created}  28 Dec  2011
Copyright © 2014 by Karen L. Hancock.  All Rights Reserved.

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