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From “Johnstone McWilliam – by Jean Law”

In Alix, Alberta on September 30, 2020 at 3:13 PM

Mr. and Mrs. Johnstone McWilliam came to Clive in 1921 from Co. Rosscommon, Ireland. There were four boys and two girls in the family. Two step-sons, Herbert and Cecil Law, also came with them. Mr. McWilliam had spent awhile in New Zealand and Australia in his youth and was considering returning there. However, he decided in favor of Alberta. They bought the Home Section 33-40-24 W4th, which was still open range at that time. Here they established a home and broke up much of the and. Mrs. McWilliam loved gardening and her flowers were a delight to see every summer. In 1940 they sold the farm to Mr. Herbert and retired to live in Clive. Mr. McWilliam passed away in 1942 and Mrs. McWilliam remained in Clive until her passing in 1950. The family are all married….

This article is from the book Pioneers and Progress, a history of the Alix-Clive area printed in 1974by DW Friesen and Sons Ltd., Calgary.  Copies of it and of its follow-up Gleanings are available for sale at the Alix Public Library, Alix Wagon Wheel Museum, and Alix Home Hardware

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