James Carlisle
James Watson
William Carlisle
(1853-1944)
Eliza Jane Watson
(1872-1955)

Wilfred Watson Carlisle
(1891-1951)

 

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Harriet Ann Mote

Wilfred Watson Carlisle 2028,2032

  • Born: 2 Oct 1891, Glenwood, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada 2028,2029,2032
  • Marriage: Harriet Ann Mote on 23 Sep 1920 in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada 2032
  • Died: 23 Feb 1951 at age 59 225

bullet   Another name for Wilfred was Wilford Carlisle.

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bullet  General Notes:

PLAC: MAP
LATI N49.6167
LONG W100.25

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• 1901 Census of Canada: Wilfred W., age 9, with father William, age 47, mother Eliza J., age 3, 12 Apr 1901. 2028 0, and siblings Herbert E., age 12, John, age 10, Iola May, age 7, Wil liam R., age 6, Elva J., age 4, and Frankie M., age 1.
Glenwood, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
Glenwood Min., Brandon Dist., p. 4, lines 15-23, household 43;
Wilfred W., age 9, with father William, age 47, mother Eliza J., age 3 0, and siblings Herbert E., age 12, John, age 10, Iola May, age 7, Wil liam B., age 6, Elva J., age 4, and Frankie M., age 1.

• Religion: Presbyterian, 12 Apr 1901. 2028 Glenwood, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada

• 1911 Census of Canada: Wilfred, age 21, with father William, age 55, mother Eliza, age 40, an, 1911. 2029 d siblings John, age 21, Iola, age 18, Roy, age 16, Elda, age 13, Magg ie, age 9, Franklin, age 7, Ena, age 5, Edith, age 4, Earl, age 2, an d Clements, age 1.
Glenwood, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
Twp. 8, Rge. 22, W1, Brandon Dist., p. 1, lines 33-45, household 7;
Wilfred, age 19, with father William, age 55, mother Eliza, age 40, an d siblings John, age 21, Ida, age 18, Roy, age 16, Elda, age 13, Maggg ie, age 9, Franklin, age 7, Ena, age 5, Edith, age 4, Earl, age 2, an d Clarence, age 1.

• 1916 Census of Canada (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta): Wilfred, 24, with father William, 60, mother Elizabeth, 45, and siblin, 1916. 978 gs John, 25, Iola, 23, William, 21, Elva, 18, Maggie, 14, Frank, 12, E na, 10, Edith, 9, Earl, 7, Clemence, 6, Ivan, 4, and Joy, 2.
Glenwood, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
Twp. 8, Rge. 22, W1, Glenwood Mun., Brandon Dist., p. 19, lines 14-29 , household 196;
Wilfred, age 24, with father William, age 60, mother Elizabeth, age 45 , and siblings John, age 25, Iola, age 23, William, age 21, Elva, ag e 18, Maggie, age 14, Frank, age 12, Ena, age 10, Edith, age 9, Earl , age 7, Clemence, age 6, Ivan, age 4, and Joy, age 2, with labourer L enord Ellis, age 18.



• 1921 Census of Canada: Wilfred, age 29, with wife Annie, age 23, 1921. 2036 Glenwood, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
Glenwood Mun., Brandon Dist., p. 15, lines 3-4, household 133;
Wilfred, age 29, with wife Annie, age 23.

• Residence: Sec. 34, Twp. 8, Rge. 22, W1, 1921. 2036 Glenwood, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada

• Family History. 32 WILFRED WATSON CARLISLE FAMILY
My Father Wilfred or Fred as he was better known was born on October 2 , 1891. One of sixteen children of the family of William and Eliza Car lisle who arrived in the Huntingdon district in 1889. They had come ou t from Ireland the year previous, to "Canada" the land of opportunity , and lived at Wolsley, Sask. for one year before settling in the Hunt ingdon District. In a large family there was always some devilment o r excitement going on, so I've heard many stories my father used to te ll of his younger days. They loved music and had their own orchestra a nd also played football and hardball.
On September 23rd, 1920 he married Harriet Anne Mote who also lived i n the Huntingdon district, coming out West from Mount Bridges, Ontari o with her family several years earlier. She was the daughter of Mr . & Mrs. Jim Mote who later moved to the Lily district and farmed ther e successfully for many years.
My father and mother spent the first nine years of their marriage, far ming in the Huntingdon district. In April 1929 they decided to buy a f arm so they packed up their few belongings and moved with their famil y of four very young children to the Whitefield district, to the far m formerly occupied by the Batchelor Family on S 6-8-22 and E1/4 of 31 -7-22 and later purchased the W1/4 31-7-22 from David Fleck. These wer e the depression years but nearly everyone was in the same boat, and i t seemed to me the most important things were keeping enough food on t he table and enough clothes and shoes to keep warm. There was never an ything wasted. We always had a big garden and had our own chicken’s an d also kept a few hives of bees so it always seemed to me we had every thing we needed. We also milked between 12-15 cows and had regular cus tomers for cream and butler in Souris. I remember a few years when Sou ris used to have a Farmer's Market and anyone could take their product s in to sell. This was also an outing for neighbors and friends of oth er districts to get together. Cheese making was another winter projec t which a lot of people tried their hand at.
Another recollection of our winter evening was of my Mother making fan cy pom poms for the tops for the driving harness and the harness use d to be brought into the house and oiled and the brass polished so i t sparkled. Everytime I see horses in the show ring at the Fairs it br ings back these memories.
We lived at the farm at the ‘‘nine mile corner' until in 1946 we had t he opportunity to purchase the East half of the section from the O.B . White estate. The house was a big drawing card, as it had running wa ter and very spacious rooms so we moved the short distance to that hom e, but still farmed the former land as well.
In 1946 we had a new barn built (by R. Mark and his carpenters from So uris) to accomodate the herd of cows and horses. Usually every farm ke pt a light team as well as the work horses for field work. This team w ould be used to make the trips to town for groceries etc. as the road s blocked up fairly early in the winter. The sight of the Snow Ploug h or Rotory Plough coming through, after the roads had been blocked al l winter was a glorious sight. Seeing the big machine inch its way alo ng through the enormous drifts.
Hydro came to our district in 1948 which was a big help to everyone, t aking over many chores for us (such as pumping water) this was one jo b no one enjoyed as I remember.
My father and mother were always interested in community affairs and t ook an active part in the district, my father and Lawrence served on t he school board for Whitefield several terms. Every one of us enjoye d the Community Club and plays etc.
My father died of cancer on Feb. 23rd, 1951 at the age of 59 years. La wrence and mother carried on farming until 1964. Lawrence was drowne d on July 12, 1964. The farm was then sold to Fred Boorman and my moth er moved into Souris and built a small comfortable home where she live d the remaining years of her life. Although confined to a wheelchair w ith Arthritis for 24 years of her life she remained active, always che erful and doing all her own housework. I recall the “Watkins” man tell ing me, that when he got feeling sorry for himself he would call on m y mother and come away feeling much better. She passed away April 21 , 1970.
Our family consisted of two boys and two girls
Lawrence - born September 7, 1921 died July 12, 1964.
Clinton - born February 19, 1923. He was married in 1950 in Calgary an d has two daughters and one son. Sheila working in Vancouver, B.C. Wen dy, Mrs. David Perkins of Edmonton and Warren of Calgary. Clinton ha s been in poor health for a number of yrs and in 1965 returned to Sour is where he still resides.
Eileen born October 26, 1924, married Rilance Reid June 18, 1949 (Thi s family is written up in the Reid history)
Dorothy - the youngest member of the Carlisle family was born March 9 , 1927. She married Fred Hay of the Hayfield district, June 18, 1946 . They have three daughters and one son.
Dianne - who married Michael King in 1969, presently living in Calgary . They have two sons Michael and Slade.
Connie - married Grant Moffatt of Carroll in 1971 and they farm in tha t district. They have two children Todd and Pamela.
Darlene - married David Johnson of Souris in 1972. They have two daugh ters Jaylene and Deanna.
Jim - born 1962 is taking his schooling at Souris High School. Doroth y and Fred live on a small farm on the Northern outskirts of Souris.
submitted by Mrs. R. Reid

• 1906 Census of Canada (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta): Wilfred, age 14, with father William, age 45, mother Lizzy, age 33, an, 12 Jul 1906. 2030 d siblings Herbert, age 18, John, age 16, Ione, age 13, Roy, age 11, E lma, age 8, Mearlene, age 13, Roy, age 11, Elma, age 8, Mearle, age 6 , Maggie, age 4, Frank, age 2, and Ema, age 1.
Souris, Manitoba, Canada
Souris, Manitoba, p. 18, lines 28-39, household 132;
Frederick, age 14, with father William, age 45, mother Lizzie, age 33 , and siblings Herbert, age 18, John, age 16, Ione, age 13, Roy, age 1 1, Elma, age 8, Mearle, age 6, Maggie, age 4, Frank, age 2, and Ema, a ge 1.


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Wilfred married Harriet Ann Mote, daughter of James Mote and Isabella Bell, on 23 Sep 1920 in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada.2032 (Harriet Ann Mote was born on 8 Oct 1898 in Ontario, Canada 140,2036,2037 and died on 21 Apr 1970 in Manitoba, Canada 2037.)




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