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Rose Flat(s) and John O'Donnell

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  • mckenziebg
    A Nova Scotia friend has asked for help to find what happened to an ancestor named John O Donnell who came from Scotland. He was reputed to have already died
    Message 1 of 2 , Dec 17, 2004
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      A Nova Scotia friend has asked for help to find what happened to an ancestor named John O'Donnell who came from Scotland. He was reputed to have already died in the Canadian West by a war time overseas visitor of 1942. John was known to have been at RoseFlat(s) in 1929 from a letter written by him. It is thought his family was with him at that time.
       
      Judie Riddell has kindly checked  AGS data and Edmonton Cemeteries; the Queens Park listings, published and as yet unpublished; and our AFHS site. The AGS info has a 1986 burial for a John O'Donnell in the St Elizabeth RC cemetery at Rosalind south east of Camrose near the Battle River who could possibly be a descendant. A John O'Donnell died at Chilliwack Jan 1979 at age 85 who could  possibly be him.
       
      The 1921 Wrigleys Alberta Directory does not identify Rose Flat per se. It includes Rosalind, Rosebeg, Rosebud, Rosedale, Roseglen, Roselea, Rose Lynn, Rosemary, Rosemead, Rosenheim, Rosenroll, Rosenthall and Rosevear.
      A Thos O'Donnell is identified as the mine supt Rosedale Coal Co [SE of Drumheller]. A Thomas Odonnell died in Victoria May 1958 at age 67 [age 30-31 sounds a little young for superintendant]
      I would seem the location of Rose Flat(s) is a key piece of the search.
       
      Does anyone know or has anyone heard of Rose Flat(s) or its location past or present anywhere in Alberta or anywhere in Western Canada for that matter, or have any clue at all as to location. It was thought to be in the Edmonton area but maybe the Rosebud is as likely. Any and all leads and suggestions would be very welcome.
       
      Bruce McKenzie
    • Joyce O'Brien
      It might be worth checking Ross Flats in early Edmonton. Joyce O Brien
      Message 2 of 2 , Dec 18, 2004
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        It might be worth checking Ross Flats in early Edmonton.
         
        Joyce O'Brien
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