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Walter Franklin McBurney
(1880-1947)

 

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Euretta Jean Cardis

Walter Franklin McBurney 2,48

  • Born: 28 Jan 1880, Amberley, Huron, Ontario, Canada 2,48,51,485
  • Marriage: Euretta Jean Cardis on 22 Mar 1916 in Calumet, Houghton, Michigan, USA 2,48,460,484
  • Died: 22 Aug 1947 at age 67 2,48
  • Buried: 1947, Souris, Manitoba, Canada 19,78

bullet   Another name for Walter was Watt McBurney.2

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bullet  Research Notes:

The following was submitted by Dave McBurney to the publicatio n "Botany District The First 100 Years":

Walter Franklin McBurney, Watt, as he was better known, was born at Am berly, Ontario on January 28, 1880. He was the youngest child of Mr. a nd Mrs.Arthur McBurney.
Watt came to the Botany District in about 1911, to 6-7-21, (now owne d by Cowieson's) to work for his brother-in-law and sister, the late J erry and Mary Curtain. In 1913, Jerry died, and Walter continued worki ng the farm for his sister Mary, with the help of the late Stanley Jac kson.
Later on, Jerry and Mary Curtain's niece, Euretta Jane Pardis, came ou t from her home in Calumet, Michigan, U.S.A., to visit her Aunt Mary . While there she met Walter and they were married back at her home i n Calumet, Michigan, on March 22, 1916. They then returned to the Bota ny District to work on the Curtain farm and on October 21, 1917, thei r eldest son, Orville, was born.
In the spring of 1918 they moved to a farm one mile west of the villag e of Elgin. While there their second son, Charles (Charlie) was born , on November 20, 1918. In the spring of 1920 they moved to the Forbe s District. On March 21st of that year their third son, David (Dave) , was born. In the spring of 1924 they moved to the Captain Prest farm , over along the river across from the Cliff Levenick farm. In the spr ing of 1926 they purchased a farm, 28-8-22; the same section the Hunti ngdon School was on, 11 miles north west of Souris. Walter and Eurett a lived there the rest of their lives. Euretta died January 31, 1944 , and Walter died August 22, 1947.
Their eldest son, Orville, continued on the farm until 1955. After on e season at the Bible School in Eston, Saskatchewan, he worked in Onta rio and Saskatchewan. In 1959 he was hired by the government roads, wh ere he was employed until his retirement in October 1982. In August o f that year he married the widow Raymonde Radics. Orville and Ray no w reside in Hartney, Manitoba.
Charlie spent most of his growing up years with his aunt and uncle a t Kincardine, Ontario. He was married to Mary Gillis in Winnipeg in No vember 1962. Mary passed away June 6, 1974 and he was left with thei r family of three children, one daughter, Edna, and two sons, Tom an d Eddie. They reside in Toronto, Ontario. Charlie worked for years a s a Motor Mechanic in Ontario and for a period of time for Murray's Ga rage in Souris.
He is now in the carpentry trade and resides in the Haliburton area o f Ontario.
Dave joined the army in 1941 and upon. returning from overseas in 194 5 went back to the family farm. On July 7, 1948 at Grenfell, Saskatche wan, he married Pauline Bonk. They continued on at the farm until Ma y 1953, when they moved to Souris.
Dave and Pauline have three daughters and one son. The eldest, Adella , and her husband, Kevin Lutz, with their son and daughter, Shane an d Chrystal, are farming at Mistatim Saskatchewan. Alvin (AI) and his w ife Tannis and their two daughters, Jaylene and Jodi, reside in Winnip eg. AI is a manager for Clarke Transport overseeing Manitoba and Saska tchewan. Marlene and her husband Gordon McNabb have one son and two da ughters, Ryan, Haley and Sharla. They live in Winnipeg where Gordon i s an accountant with Western Motels Linda also resides in Winnipeg. Sh e is not married and is employed in a government office as a secretary , working with computers, etc.

From a published history of Souris, MB.:
" Walter Franklin (Watt) McBurney, born Amberly, Ont. 1880, son o f Mr. & Mrs. Arthur McBurney. Watt came to the Botany district(Souri s area) in 1911, to 6-7-21 (farm) to work for his brother-in-law and s ister, the late Jerry (Jeremiah) and Mary (McBurney) Curtain. In 191 3 Jerry died and Walter continued working the farm for his sister Mary .....

Later on Jerry and Mary (McBurney) Curtain's niece, Euretta Jane Cardi s, came out from her home in Calumet, Michigan, U.S.A., to visit her a unt Mary. While there she met Walter and they were married back at he r home in Calumet, Michigan, on March 22, 1916. They returned to th e Botany District to work on the Curtain farm and on October 21, 1917 , their eldest son, Orville, was born.

In the spring of 1918 they moved to a farm one mile west of the villag e of Elgin. While there, their second son Charles was born, on Nov. 2 0, 1918. In the spring of 1920 they moved to Forbes district. On Mar ch 21st of that year their third son David was born. In the spring o f 1924 they moved to the Captain Prest farm, over along the river acro ss from the Cliff Levenick farm. In the spring of 1926 they purchase d a far, 28-8-22; the same section the Huntington school was on, 11 mi les northwest of Souris. Walter and Euretta lived there (farm 28-8-22 ) for the rest of their lives. Euretta died January 31, 1944, and Wal ter died August 22, 1947."

Their eldest son, Orville, continued on the farm until 1955. After on e season at the Bible School in Eston, Sask., he worked in Ontario an d Sask. In 1959 he was hired by the government roads, where he was em ployed until his retirement in Oct. 1982. In August of that year he m arried the widow Raymonde Radics. Orville and Ray now reside in Hartn ey, Manitoba.

Charlie spent most of his growing up years with his aunt and uncle a t Kincardine, Ontario. He was married to Mary Gillis in Winnipeg in N ov. 1962. Mary passed away June 6, 1974 and he was left with their fa mily of three children, one daughter Edna, and two sons, Tom and Eddie . They reside in Toronto, Ontario. Charlie worked for years as a Mot or Mechanic in Ontario and for a period of time for Murray's Garage i n Souris."

bullet  Burial Notes:

Event Description: Souris & Glenwood Cemetery

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

1881 Census of Canada, 4 Apr 1881, Huron, Bruce, Ontario, Canada. 213 Ontario, Bruce Co., Huron Twp., p. 19, lines 12-20, household 91;
Walter, age 2 months, with father Arthur, age 40, mother Selina, age 3 7, and siblings John, age 13, Mary, age12, Thomas, age 10, Joseph, ag e 8, William, age 6, and Alfred, age 4.

Religion: C. Methodist, 4 Apr 1881, Huron, Bruce, Ontario, Canada. 213

1891 Census of Canada, 21 Apr 1891, Huron, Bruce, Ontario, Canada. 214 Ontario, Huron West Co., Ashfield Twp., p. 33, lines 4-10, household 1 57;
Walter, age 11with father Arthur, age 50, mother Selina, age 49, and s iblings Thomas, age 20, Joseph, age 18, William, age 16, and Charles , age 14.



1901 Census of Canada: Twp. 13, Rge. 14, E1/2 Twp. 13, Rge. 15, W1, 1901, Langford, MacDonald, Manitoba, Canada. 486 Manitoba, MacDonald Dist., Langford Twp., p. 2, line 18, household 11;
Walter, age 20, boarding with the John J. Layng family.



1906 Census of Canada (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta): Sec. 12, Twp. 7, Rge. 22, W1, 25 Jun 1906, Souris, Manitoba, Canada. 482 Manitoba, Brandon Dist., Souris, p. 1, lines 29-30, household 8;
Walter, age 24, with brother Charles Alfred, age 26.

Residence: Moved from Amberley, Ont. to Sec. 6, Twp. 7, Rge. 21, W1 in Botany Dis, Abt 1911, Souris, Manitoba, Canada. 48 trict
When he came to Manitoba, he moved to the farm of his sister, Mary an d brother-in-law, Jerry Curtain. The farm was later owned by the Cowie son's. In 1913, Jerry died, and Watt continued working the farm for h is sister with the assistance of Stanley Jackson.



1916 Census of Canada (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta): Twp. 7, Rge 21, W1, 1916, Souris, Manitoba, Canada. 70 P. 8, Lines 23 - 25, Household 85; Walter, age 34, with wife Euretta , age 33, and Lodger Robert Sinclair, age 30.



1921 Census of Canada, 1921, Glenwood, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada. 487 Manitoba, Brandon, Glenwood Mun.; Sec. 15, Twp. 7, Rge. 22, W1; p. 8 , lines 11-17, household 75;
Walter, age 40, with wife Euretta, age 38, children Orville, age 3, Ch arles, age 2, and David, age 1, mother-in-law Elizabeth Cardis, age 65 , and lodger Nick Korn, age 16.

1911 Census of Canada: Twp. 7, Rge. 21, W1: Brandon District, Manitoba, Canada. 481 with brother Charles Alfred



Grave Marker: Souris & Glenwood Cemetery, 1947, Souris, Manitoba, Canada. 78


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Walter married Euretta Jean Cardis, daughter of Duncan Cardis and Elizabeth Aikens, on 22 Mar 1916 in Calumet, Houghton, Michigan, USA 2,48,460.,484 (Euretta Jean Cardis was born on 1 Aug 1879 in Calumet, Houghton, Michigan, USA,2,48,388 died on 31 Jan 1944 2,48 and was buried in 1944 in Souris, Manitoba, Canada 19.)

bullet  Noted events in their marriage were:

First Meeting: Etta meets future husband, Watt, at the Jerry And Mary Curtain Farm, After 1913. 48




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