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Alix Free Press Jan. 2, 1931

In Alix, Alberta, Business, Entertainment on December 19, 2019 at 9:44 AM

Inkspot Yearbook

In Alix, Alberta on December 10, 2019 at 11:21 AM

Alix Free Press Jan. 16, 1931 Alix School Cuts Salaries

In 1930s Depression, Alix, Alberta, Business, School, School Teachers, School Trustees on December 8, 2019 at 9:44 PM

Obituaries 2005 – 2010 from the Museum’s Scrapbooks

In Alix, Alberta, Genealogy, Obituaries on December 3, 2019 at 10:35 PM

Obituaries 2005 – 2010

Gould, Madeleine Jarvis, Paulette Matier, Wayne
Bascombe, Margaret Jean Bascombe, Roy Alexander Anderson, Bill
Anderson, Ruth Gould, Brenda Depauw, Maurice (Butch)
Marshall, Howard “Smokey” Shupe, E. Douglas Rogers, Harold Charles
Russell, William Norman Mattie, Roger Clandinin, Ruth Gladys
Guynup, Irene Elizabeth Booth, Vernon Ralph Roy, Robert Bennie
Haustein, Gerhart Lyle, Delena Marie Robinson, Jim
Ray, Bernice Kathleen Johnson, Allan Leroy Stingel, Margaret Rose
Soltermann, Robert Shupe, E. Douglas Olsen, Gareth

from “Charlie Chapman” and “John Chapman” by Al Chapman

In Alix, Alberta, Business, Erskine, Farming, Pioneer Farming, Pleasant Valley, Settlers on December 2, 2019 at 9:54 AM

From “Charlie Chapman” and “John Chapman” – by Al Chapman

Pioneers and Progress, Alix Clive Historical Club, 1974

“Charlie Chapman”

In 1891, Charlie Chapman arrived in Pleasant Valley from North Battleford.  He homesteaded the NW1/4-16-39-24-W4.  His wife Lil, and daughter Zeta, joined him soon after.  Three children were born at the homestead, Verne, Marjorie, and Lotus.

To supplement his farm income Charlie ran a freight line from Edmonton to the surrounding towns, and on the railroad. In 1896 Charlie and his brother Will bought a number of horses in North Battleford and drove them overland to his homestead at Pleasant Valley.

Charlie purchased his brother John’s homestead, and also three quarters from the C.P.R. in 1902.His death in 1905 caused his family to return to North Battleford, where they resided until moving to Edmonton in 1910.

Charlie was an extraordinary businessman, as he had an interest in two hotels, a freight line, as well as a farm.

His only son Verne joined the Canadian army in 1915.  After discharge from the army, he returned to the family homestead, where he resided periodically.  Verne died in 1962…Marjorie and Lotus both reside in Vancouver [1974]….


“John Chapman”

John Chapman came to Pleasant Valley in 1893 and took out a homestead on NW1/4-16-39-W4.  He and his brother Charlie worked jointly in their many enterprises.  He moved to the Erskine district in 1903, and began the battle of homesteading once again.

He married Caroline Erickson in 1911, and to this union five children were born, Madeline, Al, Horace, Doreen and Marjorie. Madeline and Doreen reside [1974] in Calgary with their families.  Marjorie and family live in Glasgow, Montana.

Al, his wife Eva, and daughter Yvonne moved to the Pleasant Valley homestead in 1936 Two of their children were born there, Gary and Beverlee.  They resided in Pleasant Valley until 1948, when they moved to the home farm at Erskine.  Dianne, their youngest daughter, was born there. Yvonne, Beverlee, and Dianne all reside in Edmonton. [1974] Gary resides on the farm with his father.   Horace, better known as “Pony” farms his homestead and other land south of Erskine.  He married Eileen Ritchie.

Dallas Pringle

In Clive AB, Railway, Sargent District, Settlers on December 1, 2019 at 10:20 PM

From “Dallas Pringle – by Ken McLeod”

Pioneers and Progress Alix Clive Historical Club 1974

Mr. Pringle came to the Sargent School district about 1897 and homesteaded on the SE1/4 34-39-24-4 where Mr. and Mrs. Les Hoppus now [1974] live.  He was very successful in farming and before selling out about 1910 he owned thirty-six quarter sections.  Most of his holdings are now [1974] owned and occupied by Veterans of the War of 1939 – 1945.

Mr. Pringle was a bachelor when he first settled on this farm and some great stories used to be told about parties he and his bachelor friends held….

…Dal marr[ied] Miss Ruby Church …about 1904.

Dal was a good community worker and assisted in the building of the Sargent School.  He also took a very active interest in the Village of Clive when he and several other gentlemen succeeded in their fight with the C.P.R. to get that company to recognize Clive as a townsite and stop the train there.

Dal was a very good neighbour to all and I have fond memories of his kindness and thoughtfulness in coming over to our home every Christmas with a twenty-five pound box of candy.

He was one of the first men in the district to own a car.  His first car was a Maxwell which he sold and then purchased a large French car.  They claimed there was only one other like it in all of Canada.

When Mr. and Mrs. Pringle sold out they moved first to Edmonton and from there to the United States where Dal met with a fatal accident….