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John McBurney
(1811-1872)
Mary Atkinson
(1817-1896)
Richard Pettypiece
(1827-1910)
Elizabeth Young
(1828-1858)
Richard McBurney
(1838-1916)
Priscilla Pettypiece
(1849-1906)

Arthur Henry McBurney
(1886-1960)

 

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Alma Elizabeth Douglas

Arthur Henry McBurney 2,60

  • Born: 15 Aug 1886, Kinloss, Bruce, Ontario, Canada 2,60,63,146
  • Marriage: Alma Elizabeth Douglas on 16 Dec 1914 in Souris, Manitoba, Canada 1,2,60
  • Died: 24 Sep 1960, Glenwood, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada at age 74 2,60
  • Buried: Souris, Manitoba, Canada 26
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bullet  General Notes:

Art's birth came just a year and a half after his sister Addie's. A t the age of thirty he married Alma Douglas, sister of Gordon Douglas . Alma was born in 1883 in Newcastle, Ontario. Their winter weddin g was on December 16, 1914. They lived on a farm in the "sandhills" a long the Souris River, west across from the Menteith Elevator. Richar d McBurney , Art's father, lived with his son on the farm. Claire (o r Doug, as he is more commonly known today) can remember his own fathe r telling of carrying Richard up and down the stairs, for he became cr ippled in his later years. The two children, Claire and Bernice, wer e born in the early nineteen twenties. Bernice took piano lessons fro m Miss Minnie Buckley. She was a gold medalist in her nursing class . Later she was a special nurse to Howard McBurney (Russ McBurney's s on) when he had a part of his leg amputated after a fall from a horse . Claire and Les McBurney often rode horses back and forth between th eir farms as they were not more than a mile apart. They also played h ockey and baseball together. On hot summer days the boys would go of f to the river to a favourite spot for a skinny-dip. Eileen McBurne y can attest to this as she was never allowed to go! It is also sai d that Eileen McBurney was "instrumental" in encouraging Claire to dan ce. Art and Alma were true farm folk. They too, struggled through th e dirty thirties. They moved to a second farm in the Deleau distric t and lived there for several years before moving to their home in Sou ris. After moving Art did a lot of carpentry work, much of it for hi s younger brother, Russ. Art had an extensive collection of Indian ar rowheads which were abundant on his farmland near the Souris River. C laire now has them in his possession. Art died at age seventy-five fr om hardening of the arteries which later was followed by heart failure . Alma resided in a Brandon nursing home for some time until she die d at the age of ninety-eight. I'll always remember Aunt Alma from th e visits I made to her Souris home with Mona Bernaski. We'd walk acro ss the back yard between the two homes, knock on her door and wait t o see if she was at home. We were glad if she was, because then we co uld sit in the back-kitchen and eat oatmeal cookies. In my mind's ey e I can still faintly see the beautiful old stove she had that burne d wood. I can also remember the "arrowhead picture" hanging above th e chesterfield in the living room. Aunt Alma had a "wiggly-jiggly" vo ice, and this intrigued me as well. Then, after our talk, Mona an d I would sit in the wooden bench swing outside her back door. Wheneve r Art was asked his name he would reply, "Well, Arthur anyway!" (Arthu r Henry).
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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

1891 Census of Canada: Arthur, age 4, with father Richard, age 52, mothere Priscilla, age 40 Kinloss, Bruce, Ontario, Canada, 18 May 1891. 66 , and siblings William, age 20, Robert, age 19, Eliza, age 17, John, a ge 15, Richard, age 13, Mary, age 11, Annie, age 9, Annie, age 9, Adel ine, age 7, and Herbert, age 2.
Ontario, Bruce Co., Kinloss Twp., p. 70, lines 18-25, p. 71, lines 1-4 , household 292;
Arthur, age 4, with father Richard, age 52, mother Priscilla, age 40 , and siblings William, age 20, Robert, age 19, Eliza, age 17, John, a ge 15, Richard, age 13, Mary, age 11, Annie, age 9, Adeline, age 7, an d Herbert, age 2.

1901 Census of Canada: Arthur H., age 14, with father Richard, age 62, mother Priscilla, ag Souris, Manitoba, Canada, 10 Apr 1901. 74 e 51, and siblings Robert P., age 28, Richard J., age 22, Annie J., ag e 19, Adeline M., age 17, and Herbert T. R., age 12.
Manitoba, Brandon Dist., Glenwood Mun., p. 3, lines 27-34, household 3 0;
Arthur H., age 14, with father Richard, age 62, mother Priscilla, ag e 51, and siblings Robert P., age 28, Richard J., age 22, Annie J., ag e 19, Adeline M., age 17, and Herbert T. R., age 12.
Manitoba, Brandon Dist., Glenwood Mun., p. 3, lines 27-34, household 3 0;
Arthur H., age 14, with father Richard, age 62, mother Priscilla, ag e 51, and siblings Robert P., age 28, Richard J., age 22, Annie J., ag e 19, Adeline M., age 17, and Herbert T. R., age 12.

1906 Census of Canada (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta): Arthur H., age 19, with father Richard, age 60, mother Priscilla, ag Brandon, Manitoba, Canada, 25 Jun 1906. 81 e 50, and siblings William, age 35, Robert P., age 33, Richard J., ag e 27, Josephine, age 23, Adeline M., age 17, and Russell, age 17, wit h William's wife Rose, age 25, and their children
Manitoba, Brandon Dist., Glenwood Mun., p. 2, lines 36-40, p. 3, line s 1-7, household 19;
Arthur, age 19, with father Richard, age 60, mother Priscilla, age 50 , and siblings William, age 35, Robert P., age 33, Richard J., age 27 , Josephine, age 23, and Russell, age 17, William's wife Rose, age 25 , William & Rose's children Ruth, age 7, and Lawrance, age 2, and boar der Arthur Black, age 13.
Manitoba, Brandon Dist., Glenwood Mun., p. 2, lines 36-40, p. 3, line s 1-7, household 19;
Arthur, age 19, with father Richard, age 60, mother Priscilla, age 50 , and siblings William, age 35, Robert P., age 33, Richard J., age 27 , Josephine, age 23, and Russell, age 17, William's wife Rose, age 25 , William & Rose's children Ruth, age 7, and Lawrance, age 2, and boar der Arthur Black, age 13.

1911 Census of Canada: Arthur, age 25, with father Richard, age 73, and sister Josephine A. Brandon District, Manitoba, Canada, 1911. 75 , age 28, with domestic Frank MacDonnell, age 15.
Manitoba, Brandon Dist., Glenwood Mun., p. 2, lines 8 - 11, househol d 10;
Arthur, age 25, with father Richard, age 73 and sister Josephine, ag e 28, with domestic Frank MacDonnell, age 15.

Manitoba, Brandon Dist., Glenwood Mun., p. 2, lines 8 - 11, househol d 10;
Arthur, age 25, with father Richard, age 73 and sister Josephine, ag e 28, with domestic Frank MacDonnell, age 15.



1916 Census of Canada (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta): Arthur, age 29, with wife Alma, age 29. Souris, Manitoba, Canada, 1916. 84 P. 17, Lines 34 - 35, Household 180; Arthur, age 29 with wife Alma, ag e 29.
P. 17, Lines 34 - 35, Household 180; Arthur, age 29 with wife Alma, ag e 29.

Cemetery: Souris & Glenwood Cemetery Souris, Manitoba, Canada, 1960. 26 Inscription:
MCBURNEY
ARTHUR H.ALMA E.
1886 - 19601883 - 1981
Inscription:
MCBURNEY
ARTHUR H.ALMA E.
1886 - 19601883 - 1981



1921 Census of Canada: Arthur, age 35, with wife Alma, age 36. Glenwood, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada, 1921. 147 Manitoba, Brandon, Glenwood Mun.; Sec.18, Twp. 7, Rge. 22, W1; P. 11 , lines 5-6, Household 103;
Arthur, age 35, with wife Alma, age 36.



Border Crossing: Crossing "deferred for affidavits" Buffalo, New York, USA, 18 Jan 1918. 96

Residence: 682 Spadina Ave. Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 18 Jan 1918. 96

Occupation: Factory Fireman Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 18 Jan 1918. 96

Canadian Voter List: Deleau, Manitoba, Canada, 1940. 7


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Arthur married Alma Elizabeth Douglas, daughter of James Douglas and Charlotte Martin, on 16 Dec 1914 in Souris, Manitoba, Canada 1,2.,60 (Alma Elizabeth Douglas was born on 31 Aug 1883 in Newcastle, Durham, Ontario, Canada,2,60,139 died on 9 Sep 1981 in Souris, Manitoba, Canada 2,60 and was buried in Souris, Manitoba, Canada 26.)




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