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From "Francis Stewart – By Hazel Stewart Roth"

In Farming, Haynes, Satinwood on April 15, 2020 at 7:05 PM

From “Francis Stewart – By Hazel Stewart Roth

Pioneers and Progress Alix Clive Historical Club 1974

Mr. and Mrs. Francis Stewart lived in a sod-roofed log cabin near the senior Stewart’s homestead six miles south of Haynes, where Fred was born in March, 1904.  Two years later they moved two wagons and a herd of cattle to a location near Metiskow, Alberta.  During the trip one of the horses died, so Frank replaced the horse with an ox.  While at Metiskow, their daughter, Elsie, was born in 1908 and daughter, Hazel, was born in 1915. In 1917 they moved back to Haynes and homesteaded near his father’s place 24-38-24.  Frank did custom threshing with a horse drawn engine and a separator that took a man standing on the back cutting the binder twine.  We often wonder how he survived with the threshing machine crawling up those steep hills.  He also did strip miningand would haul a load of coal to Lacombe in the cold winters and would bring back a sack of flour – thirty miles one way with a team of horses and a sleigh.

Elsie Stewart was married to Orvin Wiotte in 1926.  They farmed two miles west of Haynes in the Satinwood District and had three children…. Hazel Stewart married George Roth in 1937.  They farmed near Russell’s … then moved to Hay’s farm three miles northeast of Haynes….They had two children….

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