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Harbottle, Robert Edward

In Alix, Alberta, Business, Genealogy, World War I on July 10, 2019 at 2:37 PM

From “Harbottle, Robert Edwin – By Inez Harbottle Ditto”

Pioneers and Progress Alix Clive Historical Club, 1974

Robert Edwin Harbottle was born in Burford, Ontario in 1876, married in 1907 to Tressa Mary Brethour in Brandon, Manitoba.  They moved to Carstairs in 1908 and to Didsbury in 1910 where he operated a Blacksmith business which at the time included the shoeing of oxen.  One daughter was born in Didsbury (Mrs. Dorothy Kennedy….) The family moved to Alix in 1912, where he continued with the Blacksmith trade.  A second daughter, Inez, was born in 1913 and was married to John Ditto in 1936….

R.E. Harbottle enlisted in the 50th battalion in Calgary and served for four years in the first war, returning to Alix in June of 1919 and, in October of the same year, the family moved to a farm south of Alix where he remained until his passing in February of 1935.

The livestock brand registered and used was YH.

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