791Re: Higgs - Cushing marriage
- Nov 25, 2002Re: DOB of Maud Please consider that some women returned to the east
for the birth of their children. Some in my family did.
Xenia Stanford wrote:
> Also Elizabeth, I found in searching the Glenbow Archives athttp://www.afhs.ab.ca
> using the word Cushing:
> CUSHING FAMILY BUSINESSES FONDS
> Physical description
> 50 cm of textual records. -- 36 photographs
> Alfred Bruce Cushing, 1865-1944, was born in Ontario and taught there for
> many years. In 1900 he moved to Edmonton where he joined his younger
> brother, Arthur, in managing a branch of Cushing Brothers Ltd., a lumber
> company started in Calgary, Alberta in 1885 by their older brother, William
> H. Cushing. A.B. Cushing was vice-president and manager, and later
> secretary-treasurer of Cushing Brothers until 1910. In 1911 he formed his
> own lumber business in Calgary, the A.B. Cushing Lumber Company. In 1926
> this company amalgamated with R.L. Cushing Millwork Company of Moose Jaw,
> and the Vancouver firms of Masterbilt Doors, Cushing Mills (British
> Columbia), and North Vancouver Sawmills under the name A.B. Cushing Mills
> There is more there to this listing and it is 1 of ten records mentioning
> the Cushing family.
> According to this William H. Cushing was in Calgary by 1885 but if one and
> the same, the family perhaps did not join him until after Maud's birth in
> But record 4 shows Mrs. W.H. Cushing was in Calgary by 1885 as well:
> The Methodist Ladies' Society led by Mrs. W.H. Cushing, and the Blue Ribbon
> Temperance Society both began in 1885.
> So either the DOB for Maud is wrong (pretty fuzzy on the film) or the place
> of birth is wrong for her. To me it looks like Maud's birthday is 24 Sept.
> 1880 rather than 1886 in the printed index. This would also match with the
> age 22 for her marriage to F.F. Higgs in 1902.
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