Re: Higgs - Cushing marriage
- Hi Dianne,
Thanks for the suggestion. The two older girls belonged to the first Mrs.
Cushing who died in Ontario and they are listed in the household with
grandparents in 1881. 1901 online census information for them is unclear.
Three children of the second Mrs. Cushing died as infants during the 1880s
in Calgary. Sandstone gravestone at Union is unclear in a 2002 photo and
father's marker in another section appears to have different date for one of
the infants. There are two stones for the third Mrs. Cushing.
Combined files of three researchers yet to be sorted out, especially for the
Higgs descendants. Variations for a few details in the Higgs book, newspaper
clippings and Cushing web site.
Eventually my files will have images of source documents and newspaper
articles showing the details that do not match from one source to another.
This group has connections to my earliest relatives in Calgary 1907, family
stories and several keepsakes.
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> Re: DOB of Maud Please consider that some women returned to the
> for the birth of their children. Some in my family did.
- This could be true, except that Maud's birth is shown in other places as
1880, which is consistent with her marriage records so the 1886 was a
mistake on the indexer's part since the microfilm image is fuzzy.
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From: dinie@... [mailto:dinie@...]
Sent: November 25, 2002 10:44 PM
To: dist-gen@...; Xenia Stanford
Subject: Re: Higgs - Cushing marriage
Re: DOB of Maud Please consider that some women returned to the
for the birth of their children. Some in my family did.
Xenia Stanford wrote:
> Also Elizabeth, I found in searching the Glenbow Archives atWilliam
> 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,
> H. Cushing. A.B. Cushing was vice-president and manager, and laterRibbon
> 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
> Temperance Society both began in 1885.place
> So either the DOB for Maud is wrong (pretty fuzzy on the film) or the
> of birth is wrong for her. To me it looks like Maud's birthday is 24 Sept.http://www.afhs.ab.ca
> 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.