Ellady Jane Ennis1

F, #58630, b. 28 March 1870, d. 13 March 1909
FatherRichard Thomas Ennis b. 1834, d. 30 Jul 1925
MotherFrancis 'Fanny' Jane Taylor b. 19 Feb 1840, d. 25 Dec 1916
Last Edited10 Apr 2011
Birth*Ellady Jane Ennis was born on 28 March 1870 in on the farm near Cranbrook, Ontario, Canada.1 
She was the daughter of Richard Thomas Ennis and Francis 'Fanny' Jane Taylor
Marriage*Ellady Jane Ennis married William Alfred McLaughlin in Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada.1 
Death*Ellady Jane Ennis died on 13 March 1909, at age 38, in Brussels, Huron County, Ontario, Canada; Gone to her Reward - Ellady Ennis. Neepawa Press, March, 1909 Neepawa, Manitoba On Saturday afternoon, March 13, 1909, Ellady Ennis, beloved wife of Wm.A. McLaughlin, bade farewell to her earthly friends with the joyous anticipation of a happy reunion in the sweet bye and bye. She had been sick for some time, but was thought to be improving, when swiftly and silently 'as a thief in the night' the change came and despite all that skilled doctors, nurses and loving friends could do she passes to her reward greatly lamented. Her demise came as a shock to the community as she was very highly esteemed by all who knew her and the general feeling is that the neighborhood is poorer by having to give up this noble little woman. The bereaved husband, sisters and brothers may rest assured that the people of Glendale sympathize very deeply with them in their great sorrow. Just thirteen years before the day she died, with her sister Lizzie, now Mrs. Fred J. Smith, of Kelwood, she landed in Neepawa from their home in Cranbrook. That sister was with her at the last and it was to her Mrs. McLaughlin bequeathed the sacred trust of caring for her baby daughters 8 days old. But our hearts go out in sympathy to the aged parents in Ontario, stricken with grief as they await the coming of the train which brings the beloved daughter home again dead, and in this way we ask them to accept the heartfelt sympathy of the many friends she made while in the west.1 

Child of Ellady Jane Ennis and William Alfred McLaughlin

Citations

  1. [S1213] Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, Ennis History, Part 2 (: privately published, 1979). Hereinafter cited as Ennis History, Part 2.

Ellen Bertha 'Helen' Ennis1

F, #47758, b. 19 January 1920, d. 26 December 1969
FatherDavid 'Dave' Ennis b. 20 Oct 1859, d. 4 Aug 1937
MotherBarbara Pamelia McDonell b. 2 Feb 1878, d. 24 Jan 1953
Last Edited24 Jan 2002
Birth*Ellen Bertha 'Helen' Ennis was born on 19 January 1920 in Kelowno, British Columbia, Canada.1 
She was the daughter of David 'Dave' Ennis and Barbara Pamelia McDonell
Marriage*Ellen Bertha 'Helen' Ennis married Clifford John Cole on 19 December 1941 in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada.1 
Death*Ellen Bertha 'Helen' Ennis died on 26 December 1969, at age 49, in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.1 

Family: Ellen Bertha 'Helen' Ennis and Clifford John Cole

Citations

  1. [S935] Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, Ennis History (: Privately Published, 1979). Hereinafter cited as Ennis History.

Emerson Gourlay Ennis1

M, #59025, b. 23 August 1908
FatherSydney Melville Ennis b. 6 May 1872, d. 4 Jul 1950
MotherElizabeth 'Lizzie' Gourlay b. 14 Apr 1875, d. 4 Dec 1919
Last Edited24 Jan 2002
Birth*Emerson Gourlay Ennis was born on 23 August 1908 in Kelwood, Manitoba, Canada.1 
He was the son of Sydney Melville Ennis and Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Gourlay

Citations

  1. [S1213] Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, Ennis History, Part 2 (: privately published, 1979). Hereinafter cited as Ennis History, Part 2.

Esther 'Ettie' Ennis1

F, #47633, b. 1870, d. 26 November 1936
FatherRobert Strain Ennis b. 1833, d. 21 Jun 1908
MotherFrances Elizabeth Wark b. 1830, d. 20 Aug 1896
Last Edited9 Mar 2007
Note*Esther 'Ettie' Ennis was born in Bracebridge, Muskoka County, in 1870.She was the ninth and last child born to Robert Strain and FranesElizabeth ( Wark ) Ennis. Ettie was to have been married at her brother, John’s house, but the bestlaid plans of mice and men didn't’t work out. Ettie was there in abeautiful red velvet dress that she fashioned herself and the localminister on hand, but the groom didn't’t show up. Ettie later gave herfrock to her sister, Frances Jane. Tom Phillips and his brother, William, ran a feed store in Wolseley,Saskatchewan before 1900. Probably this is where Tom met and marriedEttie on 4th of November, 1896 at Calgary, North West Territory, Canada.They moved to Tees, North West Territory, (later Alberta) and built a sodhouse. It was here that her Brother Joe, his wife Maggie, their two children Osmondand Kathleen and their father and grandfather, Robert Strain Ennis, spenttheir first winter. Alix, Clyde and Stettler are names that Ina, Tom andEttie’s adopted daughter, remembers hearing. Tom and Ettie moved toArmstrong, British Columbia about 1910 where Tom operated a twenty acrefarm and had a mail route with the mail always being delivered by horseand buggy. Tom’s farm was three miles from town so he never had atelephone nor electricity. Ettie kept several hives of bees. Etta had been plagued with several strokes before the final one tookher. She died the 26th of November, 1936 at Armstrong, British Columbia,Canada. This account is stated in the green book, 'ENNIS HISTORY', privatelypublished in 1979 by Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, on pages 5, 121.Photos of Ettie can be found in her scrapbook in this Family Tree. 
Birth*Esther 'Ettie' Ennis was born in 1870 in Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada.1 
She was the daughter of Robert Strain Ennis and Frances Elizabeth Wark
Marriage*Esther 'Ettie' Ennis married Thomas 'Tom' Phillips, son of Phillips, circa 1899 in Wolseley, North West Territory, Canada; North West Territory is now Saskatchewan.1 
Death*Esther 'Ettie' Ennis died on 26 November 1936, in Armstrong, British Columbia, Canada; Unknown GEDCOM info: Stroke.1 

Child of Esther 'Ettie' Ennis and Thomas 'Tom' Phillips

Citations

  1. [S935] Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, Ennis History (: Privately Published, 1979). Hereinafter cited as Ennis History.

Etta Lydia Kathleen Ennis1

F, #48266, b. 12 March 1899
FatherJoseph William 'Joe' Ennis b. 24 Feb 1865, d. 10 Jan 1947
MotherMargaret Esther 'Maggie' McDonell b. 17 Dec 1875, d. 28 Jan 1965
Last Edited31 Aug 2007
Name-ComEtta Lydia Kathleen Ennis is commonly known as Kay. 
Birth*She was born on 12 March 1899 in Grenfell, Saskatchewan, Canada.1 
She was the daughter of Joseph William 'Joe' Ennis and Margaret Esther 'Maggie' McDonell
Note*Etta 'Kay' Lydia Kathleen Ennis in 1918 was away teaching school in Lousana, Alberta, when her family was struggling with the flu epidemic. 
Marriage*Etta Lydia Kathleen Ennis married Archibald Campbell McNair on 1 September 1926 in Alix, Alberta, Canada.1 
Marriage*Etta Lydia Kathleen Ennis married Paul Eberly on 4 May 1971 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.1 

Family: Etta Lydia Kathleen Ennis and Archibald Campbell McNair

Family: Etta Lydia Kathleen Ennis and Paul Eberly

Citations

  1. [S935] Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, Ennis History (: Privately Published, 1979). Hereinafter cited as Ennis History.

Frances Elizabeth 'Fanny' Ennis1

F, #47915, b. 23 September 1896, d. 9 November 1993
FatherJohn 'Jack' Ennis b. 5 Sep 1857, d. 21 Sep 1941
MotherPhoebe Axford b. 30 Dec 1864, d. 8 Jan 1919
Last Edited24 Jan 2002
Note*Fanny, as she is known by her many friends and relatives, was the oldestdaughter at home. With 4 older brothers, she soon became Mother's littlehelper. At the age of 12 she was baking white muffins and baking powderbiscuits, gradually working her way up to baking a gingerbread or a plainwhite cake. She recalls that these cakes were seldom iced. When rhubarbor saskatoons were in season, she would make 5 pies on a Saturday. Laundry, as Fanny remembers, was done with a tub and scrub board until1908, when her Mother got her first washing machine. The fence was theirclothes lines. Fanny's first job was working in a dressmakers shop in Grenfell. Shestayed with her brothers Frank and Johnny who were also working inGrenfell. She sometimes went into homes for a week at a time to dosewing. When her brother Gil went farming, Fanny kept house for him for2 years, then Gil was married. She then kept house for her Father untilshe and Billy were married in 1919. Fanny always had many hobbies. Her major triumphs were probably inneedlework and baking. Over the years she has been a keen competitor inmany categories at Agriculture Fairs, starting at the age of 14 byentering a print dress she made and some baking powder biscuits. Fromthen on she continued showing her many exhibits with consistent successuntil 1972. Among her achievements were prizes won at the C.N.E. Fanny and Bill have retired to Grenfell and still enjoy their hobbies.They take great pride in their flowers and garden every year. And Lordhelp anyone caught throwing out an ice cream pail which Bill could turninto a lovely planter by covering it with caragana. This account can be found on pages 67 and 68 in the book, 'EnnisHistory', published in 1979 by Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith who is one ofFannys' daughters. 
Birth*Frances Elizabeth 'Fanny' Ennis was born on 23 September 1896 in Grenfell, Saskatchewan, Canada.1 
She was the daughter of John 'Jack' Ennis and Phoebe Axford
Marriage*Frances Elizabeth 'Fanny' Ennis married William John 'Billy' Ferguson, son of Andrew Ferguson and Sarah Ramsey, on 14 March 1919 in Grenfell, Saskatchewan, Canada.1 
Death*Frances Elizabeth 'Fanny' Ennis died on 9 November 1993, at age 97, in Grenfell, Saskatchewan, Canada.1 

Family: Frances Elizabeth 'Fanny' Ennis and William John 'Billy' Ferguson

Citations

  1. [S935] Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, Ennis History (: Privately Published, 1979). Hereinafter cited as Ennis History.

Frances Isobel Ennis1

F, #47757, b. 22 July 1916, d. 5 January 1973
FatherDavid 'Dave' Ennis b. 20 Oct 1859, d. 4 Aug 1937
MotherBarbara Pamelia McDonell b. 2 Feb 1878, d. 24 Jan 1953
Last Edited24 Jan 2002
Birth*Frances Isobel Ennis was born on 22 July 1916 in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.1 
She was the daughter of David 'Dave' Ennis and Barbara Pamelia McDonell
Marriage*Frances Isobel Ennis married George Edward Ronald on 12 September 1938 in Grand Forks, British Columbia, Canada.1 
Death*Frances Isobel Ennis died on 5 January 1973, at age 56, in Oliver, British Columbia, Canada.1 

Family: Frances Isobel Ennis and George Edward Ronald

Citations

  1. [S935] Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, Ennis History (: Privately Published, 1979). Hereinafter cited as Ennis History.

Frances Jane Ennis

F, #1506, b. 5 May 1863, d. 26 May 1941
FatherRobert Strain Ennis b. 1833, d. 21 Jun 1908
MotherFrances Elizabeth Wark b. 1830, d. 20 Aug 1896
ChartsDescendants of Edward Cottle
Descendants of Richard Coye & Lucy Ann Lenten
Descendants of Silas Tito
Last Edited11 Aug 2002
Nickname Frances Jane Ennis also is known commonly by the nickname of Frank Ennis.1 
Note*Frances Jane Ennis (affectionately called Aunt Frank by many) married Leverett David Coy. The year of their marriage is not known for sure at this time, but possibly about 1880. She was born May 5, 1863, probably in Breckenridge, Ontario. Her father, Robert Strain Ennis, was born in 1833, North Ireland and died June 21, 1908 and buried in Summerberry, Saskatchewan. Her mother was Frances Elizabeth Wark, born in 1830, Northern Ireland, and died August 20, 1896 and is buried in Summerberry, Saskatchewan. Frances Jane (Ennis) Coy, the sixth born and one of nine children born to Robert Strain and Frances Elizabeth (nee Wark) Ennis, died May 26, 1941 in Seattle, and is buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Seattle. The Ennis family and Frances and Leverett Coy moved slowly west, working their way, travelling in a covered wagon train of Red River Schooners. They spent several years in Portage la Prairie and then moved on to Grenfell in the Territory of Manitoba. (The area is now Saskatchewan). Their home was a sod dwelling which had small windows to provide protection from the Indians, and also to serve as insulation from the heat and cold. Their life was hard and they lived through the times of the Riel Indian Wars. One day when Frances was alone with her baby, George Grenfell, (the baby, named George Grenfell, was the first white child to be born in the territory of the town of Grenfell, thus, his name), the Indians came and held a knife to Gren’s throat in his cradle and demanded all the food she had. This left them nearly destitute. They had three sons George Grenfell, died Nov. 20, 1910, in Seattle, Adne, died June 7, 1948, Seattle, and Roy David,Sr., died July 2, 1946,Seattle. Leverett David Coy was born July 27, 1857 in Coy, Nova Scotia, (Note - New Brunswick became a province in 1867), Canada. Lev died March 27, 1913 in Seattle, King County, Washington. His parents, George W. (Deacon), died Abt 1882, buried in Coy, New Brunswick, Canada and Jane Estabrooks, died Dec. 28, 1902, buried in Upper Gagetown, New Brunswick,Canada. Leverett’s father was a very large fleshy man. His mother, Jane was tall and slender. They were well-to-do and liberal. George was a Deacon in the Baptist Church in Coytown. The town of Coy was eventually named Gagetown, after a General Gage. Leverett worked in lumber mills and as a carpenter most of his life. They moved back and forth between Canada and the United States many times while their family was growing up. Some years were spent in Milltown, Washington near La Conner on the Skagit Flats. Other years were spent at Alexander’s Landing on the west side of Lake Sammamish in Washington. It was there that their fourth child, Clara was born. Leverett was working at a mill at Monahan, on the east side of the lake at the time, and rowed back and forth to work. It is believed that Monahan is the name of the place recorded as the birth place of Clara - or possibly could have been recorded at Issaquah, Washington. The Coys moved to Seattle probably some time in the 1890’s, where they bought a home at 4218 Latona Avenue. They had a grocery store known as the - Coy's Grocery Store, address 711 8th NE Avenue, on the corner of NE8th Avenue and 45th Avenue NE in the Latona District (see the picture of the store in Leverett's and Frances' scrapbooks). Their fifth child, Mary Frances, (also called May and Mayme), was born there in on May 10th 1901. May grew up in the family home on Latona Avenue. After her father died she helped her mother with the cooking and housekeeping for roomers and boarders they took in during World War I. May met her husband, Howard Anderson Barber in an 'over the fence romance', as he lived at the Showers Boarding house just behind their home, owned by some people named Showers. Her sister, Clara met her husband, Thomas Myer Reeder, over the same fence, who also lived at the same Showers Boarding house at 401 NE 42nd Street as Howard Anderson Barber. When Leverett died in March 27, 1913, his wife, Frances scattered his ashes on English Bay, Vancouver, British Columbia, as was his wish. Leverett was a staunch and stubborn Canadian and told his children that they were Canadian, and always would be Canadian, even though his two younger daughters were born in Washington State. Frances ran the family grocery store in Seattle for several years and then worked as a cook for many years at the Latona Grade School (that was just around the corner from their house). In fact she worked there until she was 76 years old. She sold their home about 1926 and lived in several apartments for the next few years. When her health began to fail she made her home with her daughters, May and Clara. She died in May 26, 1941 at the age of 78, after a succession of strokes. This account is from Mary Phyllis Fletcher (Reeder) Hawkins, 1018 So.246th Pl. Des Moines, Washington and Donald Raymond Coy, 3806 51st Ave.S. W. Seattle, Washington, 98116-3615 1-206-938-4493. E-mail:don3127wa@@juno.com And from the book - 'ENNIS HISTORY', privately published by Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, 1979, and most of this biography may be found on pages101- 103, and her photos can be found on pages 95, 102, 103 in the book; her picture can also be found in her scrapbook in this Family Tree.
OBITUARY OF MRS. LEVERETTCOY Funeral services for Mrs. Frances J. Coy, pioneer Seattle resident, who died yesterday at the age of 78, will be held at 1 o'clock tomorrow at the Home Undertaking Company. Burial will be in Forest Lawn. Mrs. Coy, a native of Toronto, came here in 1890. Her home was at 3934 SW Southern St. She was the widow of Leverett Coy. Mrs. Coy was a cook at the Latona School for sixteen years. She retired in 1936. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Clara Reeder and Mrs. May Barber, and two sons, Roy and Adne Coy, all of Seattle. 
Birth*She was born on 5 May 1863 in Grey County, Ontario, Canada.1 
She was the daughter of Robert Strain Ennis and Frances Elizabeth Wark
Marriage*Frances Jane Ennis married Leverett David Coy, son of Deacon George William Coy Sr. and Mary Jane Estabrooks, circa 1881 in Brekenridge, Québec, Canada.1 
Death*Frances Jane Ennis died on 26 May 1941, at age 78, in Seattle, King County, Washington, U.S.A.; Cause of death was a succession of strokes.1 
Burial*She was buried on 29 May 1941 in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A..2 

Children of Frances Jane Ennis and Leverett David Coy

Citations

  1. [S935] Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, Ennis History (: Privately Published, 1979). Hereinafter cited as Ennis History.
  2. [S938] Cemetery Marker - Frances Jane (Ennis) Coy, Frances Jane (Ennis) Coy Tombstone inscription; Donald R. Coy.
  3. [S186] Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, Ennis History (Printed & Bound by Friesen Printers, 5720 Macleod Trail So, Calgary, Alberta: privately published, 1979). Hereinafter cited as Ennis History.

Francis 'Frank' Ennis1

M, #58628, b. 12 February 1865, d. 15 November 1919
FatherRichard Thomas Ennis b. 1834, d. 30 Jul 1925
MotherFrancis 'Fanny' Jane Taylor b. 19 Feb 1840, d. 25 Dec 1916
Last Edited24 Jan 2002
Note*Francis 'Frank' Ennis was the fourth child born to Tom and Fanny (Taylor)Ennis on their farm near Cranbrook, Ontario. Frank moved to the Neepawa,Manitoba district in the fall of 1897 at the age of 32. He bought out A.B. Elliott on the S.E. 32-15-16 and several other pieces of land in theSpringhill district. On June 24, 1898 the following article appeared inthe Neepawa Press: 'Frank Ennis brought into our office Wednesday a bunch of wheat measuring338' in length, planted on the 20th of April, allowing the grain to getroot and start growing, this grain has averaged about 6' per week ornearly an inch a day. This grain will grow another foot before maturityand Mr. Ennis says he has 200 acres as good as the sample.' On March 27, 1901, Frank married Jessie Jane Smith. Jessie's brother,Frederick James Smith, later married Frank's sister Elizabeth. Frankeventually bought a farm two miles north of Eden, Manitoba. On November15, 1919, Frank had gone to the stable to do chores taking a lantern withhim. As he did not return within a reasonable time a messenger soughtthe reason and found he had dropped dead. Frank was 54 years old. In 1920 the family moved into Neepawa and rentedthe farm. Minerva, Cliff, Lorna, and their mother Jessie, returned towork the farm. Lorna married in 1930 and moved to the Springhilldistrict. Jessie died in 1938. Minerva and Cliff died in 1974.Minerva moved into Neepawa where she still resides (1979.) The marriage of Jessie Jane Smith to Francis 'Frank' Ennis Neepawa Press Newspaper Tuesday, April 2, 1901 Ennis-Smith A quiet, but very pretty wedding took place on Wednesday, March 27th, atthe residence of the Messrs. Smith, two miles north of Neepawa, when Mr.Frank Ennis was married to Miss Jessie Smith, second daughter of GeoSmith Sr. The guests at the wedding were not numerous consisting chiefly ofrelatives of the Bride and Groom. At 5 o'clock to the music of thewedding march, played by Miss Flo Smith, sister of the bride, the bridalparty entered the parlor, the bride on the arm of her father, who gaveher away. The knot was tied by Rev. Mr. Wood, Incumbent of St. JamesChurch, Neepawa. The bridesmaid was Miss Lizzie Ennis, sister of thegroom, while Mr. Fred Smith, brother of the bride, fulfilled the dutiesof groomsman. The bride was very becomingly attired in pearl grey, trimmed with shellpink satin and over lace. The bridesmaid was also dressed in pearl grey,trimmed with pink satin. After the ceremony the party partook of anelaborate repast, waited on by the three Misses Smith and Miss M.Mitchell, cousins of the bride, and Miss Flo Smith, her sister. The bride was the recipient of some very valuable and useful presents,among which was a valuable gold watch and chain, the gift of the groom.In the evening, a dance was given by the groom at his residence nearby,to the wedding guests and a large party of his friends. Dancing wasindulged in till a late hour, when the company dispersed, wishing thenewly married pair many years of happy life. 
Birth*Francis 'Frank' Ennis was born on 12 February 1865 in on the farm near Cranbrook, Ontario, Canada.1 
He was the son of Richard Thomas Ennis and Francis 'Fanny' Jane Taylor
Marriage*Francis 'Frank' Ennis married Jesse Jane Smith, daughter of George Smith Sr., on 27 March 1901 in Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada.1 
Death*Francis 'Frank' Ennis died on 15 November 1919, at age 54, in Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada.1 

Children of Francis 'Frank' Ennis and Jesse Jane Smith

Citations

  1. [S1213] Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, Ennis History, Part 2 (: privately published, 1979). Hereinafter cited as Ennis History, Part 2.

Fred Duncan Ennis1

M, #48270, b. 6 January 1908
FatherJoseph William 'Joe' Ennis b. 24 Feb 1865, d. 10 Jan 1947
MotherMargaret Esther 'Maggie' McDonell b. 17 Dec 1875, d. 28 Jan 1965
Last Edited24 Jan 2002
Note*Fred Duncan Ennis tried farming also and finally settled for a career inrailroading with the Canadian Pacific Railroad, becoming a conductor.Since retiring, he has lived in Kelona, British Columbia. 
Birth*Fred Duncan Ennis was born on 6 January 1908 in Alix, Alberta, Canada.1 
He was the son of Joseph William 'Joe' Ennis and Margaret Esther 'Maggie' McDonell
Marriage*Fred Duncan Ennis married Clementine 'Tina' Grant on 2 November 1931 in Omak, Okanogan County, Washington, U.S.A..1 

Family: Fred Duncan Ennis and Clementine 'Tina' Grant

Citations

  1. [S935] Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, Ennis History (: Privately Published, 1979). Hereinafter cited as Ennis History.

Frederick Athol Ennis1

M, #58635, b. 12 January 1881, d. 19 September 1951
FatherRichard Thomas Ennis b. 1834, d. 30 Jul 1925
MotherFrancis 'Fanny' Jane Taylor b. 19 Feb 1840, d. 25 Dec 1916
Last Edited24 Jan 2002
Note*Frederick Athol Ennis was the eleventh born to Fanny and Tom Ennis ontheir farm near Cranbrook, Ontario. Fred married Ethel Sarah Wilson inNiagara Falls, Ontario. They raised a family of five children. Ethelworked as a seamstress and dressmaker until her marriage. Fred worked as a painter, teamster and farmer. 
Birth*Frederick Athol Ennis was born on 12 January 1881 in on the farm near Cranbrook, Ontario, Canada.1 
He was the son of Richard Thomas Ennis and Francis 'Fanny' Jane Taylor
Marriage*Frederick Athol Ennis married Ethel Sarah Wilson on 7 July 1908 in Niagara Falls, Niagara Falls County, Ontario, Canada.1 
Death*Frederick Athol Ennis died on 19 September 1951, at age 70, in Brussels, Huron County, Ontario, Canada.1 

Children of Frederick Athol Ennis and Ethel Sarah Wilson

Citations

  1. [S1213] Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, Ennis History, Part 2 (: privately published, 1979). Hereinafter cited as Ennis History, Part 2.

Frederick Thomas Ennis1

M, #59083, b. 10 June 1911, d. 5 February 1973
FatherWilliam 'Will' Thomas Ennis b. 15 Jan 1879, d. 28 Apr 1966
MotherHattie Matilda Larson b. 6 Jan 1887, d. 10 Aug 1966
Last Edited24 Jan 2002
Birth*Frederick Thomas Ennis was born on 10 June 1911 in Rupert, Minidoka County, Idaho, U.S.A..1 
He was the son of William 'Will' Thomas Ennis and Hattie Matilda Larson
Death*Frederick Thomas Ennis died on 5 February 1973, at age 61, in Rupert, Minidoka County, Idaho, U.S.A..1 

Citations

  1. [S1213] Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, Ennis History, Part 2 (: privately published, 1979). Hereinafter cited as Ennis History, Part 2.

George Ernest Ennis1

M, #58624, b. 10 April 1889, d. 8 June 1958
FatherRobert 'R C' Cosby Ennis b. 15 Nov 1858, d. 13 Nov 1925
MotherMeanue Cox b. 25 Sep 1856, d. 16 Jul 1945
Last Edited24 Jan 2002
Note*George Ernest Ennis was the second child born to Robert Cosby and MeanueEnnis in Neepawa, Manitoba. In 1907 the family moved to Balcarres,Saskatchewan. The family later homesteaded eighteen miles west of Unity,Saskatchewan. In Saskatoon, on November 26, 1921 he married Dorothy JeanMartin of Rutland, Saskatchewan. Dorothy had been born in Oklahoma andmoved to Saskatchewan with her family in 1910. Dorothy went to HighSchool in Chetopa, Kansas and taught school in Saskatchewan for a shorttime. She later worked in a post office in Bradwell, Saskatchewan beforeshe married George. In 1927, with two children, Muriel, born November15, 1922 and Jean born May 29, 1926, they left the farm and purchased ahotel in Erskine, Alberta and stayed there until 1937, when theirmarriage broke up. George left Erskine in 1940 and went into the butcher business inEdmonton, Alberta until ill health in 1957. He moved to Calgary andstayed with his daughters until his death in June, 1958. 
Birth*George Ernest Ennis was born on 10 April 1889 in Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada.1 
He was the son of Robert 'R C' Cosby Ennis and Meanue Cox
Marriage*George Ernest Ennis married Doorthy Martin on 26 November 1921 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.1 
Death*George Ernest Ennis died on 8 June 1958, at age 69, in Carlgary, Alberta, Canada.1 

Family: George Ernest Ennis and Doorthy Martin

Citations

  1. [S1213] Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, Ennis History, Part 2 (: privately published, 1979). Hereinafter cited as Ennis History, Part 2.

George Gilman 'Gil' Ennis1

M, #47913, b. 12 August 1893, d. 14 September 1980
FatherJohn 'Jack' Ennis b. 5 Sep 1857, d. 21 Sep 1941
MotherPhoebe Axford b. 30 Dec 1864, d. 8 Jan 1919
Last Edited24 Jan 2002
Birth*George Gilman 'Gil' Ennis was born on 12 August 1893 in Grenfell, Saskatchewan, Canada.1 
He was the son of John 'Jack' Ennis and Phoebe Axford
Marriage*George Gilman 'Gil' Ennis married Alice Evelyn Caswell, daughter of David William Caswell and Martha Pauline 'Pauline' Downey, on 31 December 1918 in Wolseley, Saskatchewan, Canada.1 
Death*George Gilman 'Gil' Ennis died on 14 September 1980, at age 87, in Grenfell, Saskatchewan, Canada.1 

Family: George Gilman 'Gil' Ennis and Alice Evelyn Caswell

Citations

  1. [S935] Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, Ennis History (: Privately Published, 1979). Hereinafter cited as Ennis History.

Gilman Ennis1

M, #47632, b. 1869, d. 1882
FatherRobert Strain Ennis b. 1833, d. 21 Jun 1908
MotherFrances Elizabeth Wark b. 1830, d. 20 Aug 1896
Last Edited27 Mar 2011
Note*Gilman, a lad of 13 years, had been sickly and died along the trail ater they left Brandon, North West Territories, and was buried along the banks of some river - presumably the Assiniboine. This account is stated in the book - 'ENNIS HISTORY', privately published by Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, 1979, pages 5, 7 for hisbiography, and 121. Gilman was 8th born to Robert and Frances Ennis. 
Birth*Gilman Ennis was born in 1869 in Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada.1 
He was the son of Robert Strain Ennis and Frances Elizabeth Wark
Death*Gilman Ennis died in 1882, in Brandon, Assiniboia, Northwest Territory, Canada.1 
Burial*He was buried in the banks of the Assiniboine River, west of Brandon

Citations

  1. [S935] Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, Ennis History (: Privately Published, 1979). Hereinafter cited as Ennis History.

Gordon Joseph Mcdonell Ennis1

M, #48267, b. 24 February 1902, d. 30 July 1963
FatherJoseph William 'Joe' Ennis b. 24 Feb 1865, d. 10 Jan 1947
MotherMargaret Esther 'Maggie' McDonell b. 17 Dec 1875, d. 28 Jan 1965
Last Edited24 Jan 2002
Note*Gordon Joseph McDonell Ennis tried farming for a few years and then wentinto a draying business in Bradshaw. He served in the Canadian Army inWorld War II and then worked in a lumber business in Calgary where hestill lived after retiring. 
Birth*Gordon Joseph Mcdonell Ennis was born on 24 February 1902 in Lacombe, Alberta, Canada.1 
He was the son of Joseph William 'Joe' Ennis and Margaret Esther 'Maggie' McDonell
Marriage*Gordon Joseph Mcdonell Ennis married Iva Jean Kerr on 30 January 1924 in Lacombe, Alberta, Canada.1 
Death*Gordon Joseph Mcdonell Ennis died on 30 July 1963, at age 61, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.1 
Burial*He was buried in 1968 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.1 

Family: Gordon Joseph Mcdonell Ennis and Iva Jean Kerr

Citations

  1. [S935] Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, Ennis History (: Privately Published, 1979). Hereinafter cited as Ennis History.

Harry Clifford Ennis1

M, #47918, b. 11 October 1904, d. 17 October 1980
FatherJohn 'Jack' Ennis b. 5 Sep 1857, d. 21 Sep 1941
MotherPhoebe Axford b. 30 Dec 1864, d. 8 Jan 1919
Last Edited7 Mar 2007
Birth*Harry Clifford Ennis was born on 11 October 1904 in Grenfell, Saskatchewan, Canada.1 
He was the son of John 'Jack' Ennis and Phoebe Axford
Death*Harry Clifford Ennis died on 17 October 1980, at age 76, in Grenfell, Saskatchewan, Canada.1 
Burial*He was buried in Summerberry Cemetery, Grenfell, Saskatchewan, Canada

Citations

  1. [S935] Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, Ennis History (: Privately Published, 1979). Hereinafter cited as Ennis History.

Isabel Ellice 'Myrle' Myrle Ennis1

F, #48269, b. 30 November 1905
FatherJoseph William 'Joe' Ennis b. 24 Feb 1865, d. 10 Jan 1947
MotherMargaret Esther 'Maggie' McDonell b. 17 Dec 1875, d. 28 Jan 1965
Last Edited24 Jan 2002
Note*Isabel Ellice 'Myrle' Myrle Ennis became a nurse. 
Birth*Isabel Ellice 'Myrle' Myrle Ennis was born on 30 November 1905 in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada.1 
She was the daughter of Joseph William 'Joe' Ennis and Margaret Esther 'Maggie' McDonell
Marriage*Isabel Ellice 'Myrle' Myrle Ennis married Herbert Sawley on 25 September 1935 in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada.1 
Marriage*Isabel Ellice 'Myrle' Myrle Ennis married Harold Thomas Mugleston on 6 April 1950 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.1 

Family: Isabel Ellice 'Myrle' Myrle Ennis and Herbert Sawley

Family: Isabel Ellice 'Myrle' Myrle Ennis and Harold Thomas Mugleston

Citations

  1. [S935] Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, Ennis History (: Privately Published, 1979). Hereinafter cited as Ennis History.

Jane Frances 'Jean' Ennis1

F, #48268, b. 8 November 1903, d. 5 December 1967
FatherJoseph William 'Joe' Ennis b. 24 Feb 1865, d. 10 Jan 1947
MotherMargaret Esther 'Maggie' McDonell b. 17 Dec 1875, d. 28 Jan 1965
Last Edited23 Nov 2010
Birth*Jane Frances 'Jean' Ennis was born on 8 November 1903 in Alix, Alberta, Canada.1 
She was the daughter of Joseph William 'Joe' Ennis and Margaret Esther 'Maggie' McDonell
Note*Jane Frances 'Jean' Ennis' appendicitis episode happened in May, 1920. She was too ill to move so it was decided to operate in our home. Dr. McLennan, of Mirror, and Dr. Hart of Alix attended her. The kitchen table was the operating table. A gas lamp was the source of light. As the anesthetic was ether, the lamp could not be in the same room or an explosion would have resulted, so father held the lamp up to a window on the veranda and the operation proceeded. Jean was very ill. She was in bed for six weeks with a Registered Nurse, a Miss Ford from Calgary looking after her. Jean became a teacher. in May 1920. 
Marriage*Jane Frances 'Jean' Ennis married Lorne Robert Gaudin on 28 August 1929 in Paradise Valley, Alberta, Canada.1 
Death*Jane Frances 'Jean' Ennis died on 5 December 1967, at age 64, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.1 
Burial*She was buried in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.1 

Family: Jane Frances 'Jean' Ennis and Lorne Robert Gaudin

Citations

  1. [S935] Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, Ennis History (: Privately Published, 1979). Hereinafter cited as Ennis History.

Jessie Lavania Ennis1

F, #58629, b. 25 December 1867, d. 1 October 1949
FatherRichard Thomas Ennis b. 1834, d. 30 Jul 1925
MotherFrancis 'Fanny' Jane Taylor b. 19 Feb 1840, d. 25 Dec 1916
Last Edited19 Mar 2011
Birth*Jessie Lavania Ennis was born on 25 December 1867 in on the farm near Cranbrook, Ontario, Canada.1 
She was the daughter of Richard Thomas Ennis and Francis 'Fanny' Jane Taylor
Marriage*Jessie Lavania Ennis married John Tucker Brown in 1893 in Stratford, Ontario, Canada.1 
Death*Jessie Lavania Ennis died on 1 October 1949, at age 81, in Brussels, Huron County, Ontario, Canada; Obituary of Jessie Lavina (Ennis) Brown as it appeared in the Stratford,Perth County, Ontario Newspaper. 'Mrs. Jessie Lavina Brown, 134 Caledonia Street, Stratford, widow of JohnTucker Brown, died Friday evening in the Stratford General Hospital whereshe had been a patient for the past six weeks. She had been in failinghealth since last May. Mrs. Brown was in her 81st year. Born on the25th of December, 1867, in Grey Township, near Brussels, she was thedaughter of the late Richard Thomas Ennis and Fannie Taylor Ennis.Following her marriage 56 years ago she and her husband came to Stratfordto make their home. Mr. Brown died in 1925. Mrs. Brown was a member of the Memorial Baptist Church. She belonged toL.O.L. No. 171. Surviving are two sons, Frank, Toronto and Carl,Kitchener: and two daughters (Beatrice) Mrs. D. Nairn, Toronto and(Evelyn) Mrs. W. G. Kay, Mimico. There are three brothers, Fred Ennis,Walton, William Ennis, Rupert, Idaho, and Sidney Ennis, Kelwood, Manitobaand one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Smith, Winnipeg, Man. Also surviving are11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The body is resting at theGreenwood-Gilbert Funeral Home, 46 Erie Street, where Rev. Earl E.hopper, of Memorial Baptist Church will conducted a service at 10:30 a.m. Monday. Burial will follow in Brussels. Cemetery.' NOTE: See Thomas Ennis notes written by Sherrie Lyne (Ennis) Halme Hainesabout mentioning Richard Thomas Ennis, which is mentioned above in paragraph two.1 
Burial*She was buried in Brussels Cemetery, Brussels, Huron County, Ontario, Canada.1 

Children of Jessie Lavania Ennis and John Tucker Brown

Citations

  1. [S1213] Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, Ennis History, Part 2 (: privately published, 1979). Hereinafter cited as Ennis History, Part 2.

John 'Jack' Ennis1

M, #47627, b. 5 September 1857, d. 21 September 1941
FatherRobert Strain Ennis b. 1833, d. 21 Jun 1908
MotherFrances Elizabeth Wark b. 1830, d. 20 Aug 1896
Last Edited15 May 2011
Note*John and Ada had no family, but Ada had a daughter Bertie, from aprevious marriage, John was 3rd born to Robert and Frances Ennis. The accounts here are found on pages 5, 43 - 46 in the book, 'ENNISHISTORY',privately published by Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, in 1979,pictures can be found on pages 15, 43, 73, 79, 80, and their scrapbooks. Also in the books, 'GRIT AND GROWTH, THE STORY OF GRENFELL', by Annie I.Yule, 1970 edition, pages 7, 10, 26, 1980 edition pages 12, 34, 194 andprivately publish by the Grenfell Historical Committee, 1980, printed byBrigdens and covers by Universal Bindery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. And the booklet, 'JOHN ENNIS FAMILY UPDATE 1995', printed and published,April 11th, 1995 by Alvin Lloyd Ennis and his wife, Therese Helene(Terry) Viens, page 1. John ‘Jack’ Ennis was born, on the 5th September, 1857, and was the thirdborn to Robert Strain and Frances Elizabeth (Wark) Ennis. When theEnnis’ arrived at Grenfell in 1882, John filed for a homestead on 10-16-8W2nd, plowed the required five acres and then worked on the railwayagain. We don’t know what wages John got but if you supplied a team ofhorses, the pay was $2.50 per day. The following year he built his loghouse and broke another ten acres of land. By the third year he had methis requirements for his homestead so filed on a second quarter section.John hand dug a well and seepage water from a nearby slough supplied hisdemand. John and Phoebe were married in 1882. The little log house that Jackbuilt became the home where their first six children were born. Jack’shouse was cold in the winter so he and his family moved to his father’shouse in 1899 for the winter months since it was vacant by then. By 1901the family had outgrown the tiny log house so Jack had a house built of lumber. Thishouse had a kitchen and front room downstairs and three bedroomsupstairs. The boys slept in the largest room on straw mattresses on thefloor. By 1907 their family had grown to eight and they were once againcramped for room, so added onto the house making it twice its original size. They now had sixbedrooms and four clothes closets, and ample room to board the schoolteacher. All settlers kept their own cows, chickens, and pigs to provide theireggs, milk, butter and meat. There were no refrigerators of course, sopeople had milk cellars. Some of these were stone buildings, but John’swas a roof over a dug-out cellar. The milk was left sitting 12 hours tolet the cream rise to the top. The cream was then skimmed off and this in turn was churned intobutter. The excess butter, packed in wooden tubs or stone crocks, wastraded for groceries. It was valued at 6 to 12 cents per pound in theearly years. John’s first team was 1 oxen and 1 horse but because their speed andstrength were such a poor match, he bought another horse as soon as hehad enough money for one. Imagine his dismay to find his horse missingfrom his stable a few days later. Because of the Riel Rebellion at thattime, it was presumed that the Indians had stolen his horse. Another frightening incident with the Indians at this time was whenPhoebe went for the cows one evening. Frank was three years old andJohnny was just a baby, so she put Frank in a barrel so he couldn't runaway. She then tied Johnny on her back and went for the cows. They hadwandered about three or four miles so Phoebe was away for so time. Whenshe got home, imagine her concern to find an Indian looking into the barrel. He seemed to want totake Frank home with him but Phoebe had the presence of mind to offer hima half loaf of bread, and the Indian went away. John and Phoebe Ennis were both very strict Methodists so of coursedidn't believe in dancing or playing cards. In later years, John got adeck of cards and occasionally played King Pedro and Yuker to amuse thekids but Phoebe never did play. She kept busy with her knitting ofsocks and mitts. They finally let the grown up children go to the odddance if it was in a private home or in a school house. One winter'snight while they were out at a dance, a real blizzard came up and it wasso stormy that everyone was afraid to venture out in it so they danceduntil morning when the storm was pretty well over and headed for homewith their boy friends. Their father was just going out to do themorning chores when they arrived home so he revealed how unhappy he waswith and didn't let them go to any more dances for a while. John preferred using oxen to horses. Oxen were slower but much stronger,so were preferred for plowing, for hauling manure out of the barn, andfor hauling water from the slough. He also preferred oxen for horsepower for sawing wood. The boys’ job was to follow the oxen around thecircle at an even pace to keep the speed of the saw steady. Not everyone had the intestinal fortitude to endure the rigors of thisuntamed land but John accepted the challenge. In 1893 the land becameparched and the crops and hay withered and dried so there was no feed forthe livestock. John located feed and water in a creek about 8 miles southof Glenavon so he and Phoebe and their 3 small children took the livestock to this spot forthe winter. Pioneer women were hospitable and generous. No one ever came to theirdoor near meal time without being offered some vitals. A grandsonrecalls his Granddad John telling him the story about a minister and hiswife who called on them one time. Grandma Phoebe invited them to jointhem for supper, but the minister’s wife insisted that they had to gethome to bake bread. So of course Grandma offered them a loaf of bread ifthey would stay. The deal was accepted. As the minister and his wifewere getting ready to leave, Grandma went to put the promised loaf ofbread in the box at the back of their buggy. Much to her surprise, shesaw several other loaves there. The joke was that they had likelyrefused a morning coffee, lunch, and afternoon tea elsewhere beforecoming to Grandma’s and that way had accumulated a few day’s supply ofbread! From 1907 on, the children were drifting away from home one by one until1919 when Phoebe died in the flu epidemic, there were only Nels and Harryat home. John went to Hamilton, Ontario in the winter of 1921, and came home onMarch 4th with his new wife, Ada. They farmed until 1925 when Nelsmarried and took over the farm. At this time, John and Ada retired toGrenfell but kept very active. John always went out to the farm to cuthis own firewood and hauled it 10 miles to town with one horse hitched to a sleigh. Ada stillmilked her own cow every day, and grew a huge garden every year. WhenJohn died in 1941, Ada went back to Ontario to be with her daughter,Bertie Oliver. Although the house on the old homestead has been cut down and remodeled,part of it still stands today. The barn which John built in 1916 is alsostill standing. John and Phoebe are pictured in both of their scrapbooks. This account is stated as above on pages 44 through 46, and pictures onpages 43, 44 in the green book, ‘Ennis History’, privately published in1979 by Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith. 
Birth*John 'Jack' Ennis was born on 5 September 1857 in Grey County, Ontario, Canada.1 
He was the son of Robert Strain Ennis and Frances Elizabeth Wark
Marriage*John 'Jack' Ennis married Phoebe Axford, daughter of William 'Grandaddy' Axford and Phoebe Glens, on 7 April 1886 in Grenfell, Saskatchewan, Canada.1 
Marriage*John 'Jack' Ennis married Ada Oliver in Hamilton, Hamilton County, Ontario, Canada.1 
Death*John 'Jack' Ennis died on 21 September 1941, at age 84, in Summerberry, Saskatchewan, Canada.1 
Burial*He was buried in Summerberry Cemetery, Summerberry, Saskatchewan, Canada.1 

Children of John 'Jack' Ennis and Phoebe Axford

Family: John 'Jack' Ennis and Ada Oliver

Citations

  1. [S935] Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, Ennis History (: Privately Published, 1979). Hereinafter cited as Ennis History.

Joseph Ennis1

M, #59223, b. November 1834
FatherRobert Ennis
MotherEliza Strain
Last Edited24 Jan 2002
Note*From: 'Sherrie Haines' Subject: McFarlin Family Sent: Friday, January 15, 1999 10:52 PM To: Donald Coy Hello Don, To answer your question: see page 123 'Aunt Maggie Ford' you can add thefollowing information to what was on pages 123 & 124: In 1851 Robert Strain Ennis was living with Robert Ennis, widower. Alsoliving with Robert Ennis was: William Ennis, Joseph Ennis, Ann Jane Ennis, Margaret Ennis, ElizabethEnnis with one member of the family absent - that was Robert Ennis Jr. Robert Ennis, widower - was 46 at the 1851 census and was a stone mason,his wife was Eliza Strain. William Ennis - was 26 years of age at the 1851 census in County Grey andwas a stone mason who married Esther and lived eventually in Bracebridge,Ont. Joseph Ennis - was 17 years of age at the 1851 census in County Grey andwas a laborer but don't know what happened to him. Ann Jane 'Nancy' Ennis was 13 at the 1851 census and married ThomasMusson Wright. Margaret Phedora 'Aunt Maggie' Ennis married Henry Ford. Elizabeth Ennis married Henry McFarlin. Robert Ennis, Jr. was 20 years of age and was a farmer Bye for now, Sherrie E-mail: Sherrie Lyne Halme(Ennis) Haines, 4863 Cordova Bay Road, Victoria, B.C. Canada V8Y 2J9. 
Birth*Joseph Ennis was born in November 1834 in Ireland
He was the son of Robert Ennis and Eliza Strain

Citations

  1. [S1038] Sherrie Lyne (Ennis) Halme Haines, "Sherrie Lyne (Ennis) Halme Haines, compiled records" . . Hereinafter cited as "Sherrie Lyne (Ennis) Halme Haines, compiled records."

Joseph 'Joe' Morden Ennis1

M, #58632, b. 16 March 1874, d. 3 June 1911
FatherRichard Thomas Ennis b. 1834, d. 30 Jul 1925
MotherFrancis 'Fanny' Jane Taylor b. 19 Feb 1840, d. 25 Dec 1916
Last Edited24 Jan 2002
Note*Joseph Morden Ennis was eighth born to Tom and Fanny Ennis on their farmnear Cranbrook, Ontario. He moved to Neepawa, Manitoba as a young man.He erected a new stable at the rear of his residence on seventh street inJune of 1899. March 3, 1900 he married 'Avie' Galloway of Franklin,Manitoba. 'Wedding of Joseph Morden Ennis to Martha Aveline Galloway Neepawa Press Newspaper Saturday, March 10, 1900 'On February 28th another wedding took place at the residence of thebride's father, Mr. Wn. Galloway. The union of Mr. Jos. Ennis and EvaGalloway was consummated by Rev. Paterson of Neepawa at four 0'clock. Ayoung lady from Minnedosa acted as best maid to the bride and Miss MaudGalloway acted as maid of honour, while a brother of the bridegroomassisted him through his trying ordeal. At the close of the ceremony theusual congratulations were extended to the happy couple and a bounteousspread partaken of by something over 80 invited guests who showed theirrespects to the newly married couple by the many beautiful, useful andcostly presents that were brought. The evening was spent in social chat,games and dancing. When the company broke up the bridegroom and bridewent to their future home in Neepawa while many of the young men wenthome to mourn over the loss to them of another of Glendale's fairmaidens.' In April of that year he took over the Carberry stage line. Joe ownedand operated the Grand Central livery feed and sale stable in Neepawa.The first son born to Joe and Avie - Morden Thomas Ennis was born inFebruary, 1901 and died aged 8 months that same year. Joe sold cattle aswell as horses and buggies and was also poundkeeper for ward one in1901. On Labor Day 1902, Joe captured first prize money at Shoal Lakewith on of his livery horses. A second son, Murray Joseph Ennis was bornDecember 7,1902. Joe and Avie owned and operated the Simpson House inNeepawa. February, 1904 an article appeared in the 'Neepawa Press' 'Anothercharge of illegally selling liquor was laid against Jos. Ennis of theSimpson House last week and disposed of by Magistrate Gordon with a fineof $50.00 and costs.' In March, 1905 a third son was born, William Edgar Ennis, he died August12, 1905, aged five months. Headlines appeared in the 'Neepawa Press' of November 3, 1905 'A FINEIMPOSED ON JNO O'REILLY FOR SHIPPING HIS GOODS TO JOS ENNIS OF NEEPAWA,AN APPEAL WILL BE TAKEN TO A HIGHER COURT - A TEST CASE.' A trial ofJno O'Reily of Portage la Prairie on a charge of selling intoxicatingliquors to Jos. Ennis of Neepawa, who is designated an unlicenseddealer. J. O'Reilly was later fined $100.00. The Simpson House was destroyed by fire on April 9, 1906. Joe purchasedthe Klondike Hotel but later that year closed it and on October 10, 1906departed for Buchanan, Saskatchewan where he leased the new Windsor Hotelfor which a license was assured. R. Sheppard came from Rapid City, South Dakota, to join Joe in theWindsor Hotel at Buchanan. It was in Winnipeg, 1911 that Joe died at theage of 37, leaving his wife, Avie and one son, Murray Joseph Ennis. Avieremarried eighteen years later to Alex Forsyth. Murray settled inWinnipeg and married Marion Annie McMullan and is now retired from theGreat West Life Assurance Company of Winnipeg. 
Birth*Joseph 'Joe' Morden Ennis was born on 16 March 1874 in on the farm near Cranbrook, Ontario, Canada.1 
He was the son of Richard Thomas Ennis and Francis 'Fanny' Jane Taylor
Marriage*Joseph 'Joe' Morden Ennis married Martha Aveline 'Avie' Galloway, daughter of William Galloway, on 10 March 1900 in Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada.1 
Death*Joseph 'Joe' Morden Ennis died on 3 June 1911, at age 37, in Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada.1 

Children of Joseph 'Joe' Morden Ennis and Martha Aveline 'Avie' Galloway

Citations

  1. [S1213] Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, Ennis History, Part 2 (: privately published, 1979). Hereinafter cited as Ennis History, Part 2.

Joseph William 'Joe' Ennis1

M, #47631, b. 24 February 1865, d. 10 January 1947
FatherRobert Strain Ennis b. 1833, d. 21 Jun 1908
MotherFrances Elizabeth Wark b. 1830, d. 20 Aug 1896
Last Edited24 Jan 2002
Note*This account was written by Margaret Georgina 'Peggy' (Ennis) Vincent,Joes' 7th daughter. 'Joseph William 'Joe' Ennis, born 25, February, 1865 in Grey County,Ontario, and died the 10th of January, 1947 at Red Deer, Alberta. Hemoved west to Fort Garry, Manitoba (which became a Province in 1870) andthen west again to Grenfell, N.W.T. (which became a Province in 1905)with his parents and their family. 'Margaret Esther McDonell was born the 17th of December, 1875 inLancaster, Glengarry County, Ontario and died the 28th of January, 1965in Red Derr, Alberta. She came west to Grenfell, North West Territory,(which became the Province of Saskatchewan in 1905), as a child with herfather, James McDonell and family in 1882 to Grenfell, where they settledon the homestead S.W. 22-16-8, now the farm of Milton R. Box (1970). 'Joesph and Margaret were married at Wolseley, N.W.T. on the 27th ofJanuary, 1897. Eight children were born to their union - Robert Osmond,Kathleen, Gordon, Jean, Myrle, Fred, Peggy and Stanley. Father came further west and bought a farm on the shores of Haunted Lake,N.W.T. in 1898. It is situated 1½ miles east of the village of Alix,which at that time was non-existent. Lacomb, 26 miles west was thenearest town. In 1899, Mother, Osmond 1½ years, and Kathleen ababe-in-arms, accompanied by Grandfather Ennis, came west by train toLacombe to join Father. Mother and the children stayed for a time withFathers' sister, Etta and her husband, Tom Phillips at their stoppinghouse made from sods near Tees. In the spring of 1900 they moved to thefarm on Haunted Lake which was to be their home for 43 years. Here theother six children were born. Their address at that time was HauntedRanch, N.W.T. I believe Alix became a village in 1904 or 1905 when theCanadian Pacific Railroad was put through east from Lacomb. Previous tothat, all buying was done at Lacomb. Father made two trips a year byteam and wagon for supplies. It was a two day trip, both ways, over verypoor trails. 'We had our share of serious illnesses but somehow we all survived toadulthood. We must have been a tough lot. Mother often told us of thetime they had typhoid. At the Fred was only a few months old (1908).Grandfather Ennis, Father, Mother, Madge (Fathers maiden sister), Osmondand baby Fred were all ill. The other children Kathleen, Gordon, Jeanand Myrle were cared for by kind neighbors and didn't catch the dreadeddisease. Osmond was very ill, and for a time wasn't expected to live butpulled through. Mother often told us of the many weeks in bed, so thinhe looked like a newly hatched wee robin. ' We also survived the flu epidemic of 1918. Osmond was still overseasand Kathleen was teaching school in Louana, Alberta. Father, Mother,Gordon, Jean, Fred and Stanley (only six months old) were all ill at thesame time. Myrle and I (Peggy) must have been really tough as we didn'tget it. Gordon was very ill. He was nursed by Mrs. Foster (a neighborwho was a practical nurse). She was a fine lady and looked after theother patients whenever she could leave Gordon. Another good neighbor,Mr. Oscar Sims came to do our chores twice a day. He would set the milkinside the kitchen door, leave in a hurry lest he also would catch theflu. Myrle and I then separated the milk. Myrle at this time was 12-13years old and was really proud to be able to go to Alix to do all theshopping and get the mail. She was allowed to drive one of the betterhorses rather than the old slow school pony. I can remember her bringhome the wonderful news of the Armistice on the 11th of November, 1918.That, I'm sure was the lift all our flu victims needed as they allrecovered. ' Other serious illnesses included ruptured appendix which both Jean andI were unfortunate enough to suffer. My illness was in November, 1916.After my appendix ruptured, I was taken to the Red Deer hospital viatrain, leaving Alix to Lacomb at 8:30 a.m. and transferring at Lacomb forRed Deer arriving there at 3:00 p.m. I was accompanied by Mother and Dr.Shore. I was in the hospital for three weeks and was allowed to comehome only if Dr. Shore could come every day to change the dressing as the incision was still draining. ' Jean's appendicitis episode happened in May, 1920. She was too ill tomove so it was decided to operate in our home. Dr. McLennan, of Mirror,and Dr. Hart of Alix attended her. The kitchen table was the operatingtable. A gas lamp was the source of light. As the anesthetic waseither, the lamp could not be in the same room or an explosion would haveresulted, so Father held the lamp up to a window on the veranda and theoperation proceeded. Jean was very ill. She was in bed for six weekswith a Registered Nurse, a Miss Ford from Calgary looking after her. ' We also had our share of accidents. Osmond broke an arm when he wassmall. Grandfather Ennis set it. The most serious accident happened toStanley when he was six years old. He lost the sight of an eye whileplaying with a sling shot. ' By today's standards, we must have been as poor as church mice but wedidn't realize it. We always had enough to eat and clothes to wear. Itmust have been a colossal task for our parents to bring up eight childrenbut I never recall them regretting it. By today's standards we must alsohave lacked amusement. However we had lots of fun and of lots ofchores. There was always wood and water to carry plus a myriad of otherchores connected with farm living. In summer, there was swimming in thelake and in winter, skating and sleigh riding. Dad made sleighs for allof us and our ingenious brother, Gordon, used to fasten them together andwe would all go down the hill at once. It is a wonder that we didn'tbreak our necks. The yearly Alix Fair was a one day wonder. Motheralways showed a lot of baking and usually took the first prize on herAngel Food Cake as well as bread. ' We all went to school in Alix, where Grades I to XI were taught then.The girls all completed grade XI. Three of us, Kathleen, Jean andMargaret became teachers and Myrle became a nurse. The boys all gotitchy feet and quit before grade XI. They all tried their hands atfarming but didn't like it and went into other fields. Osmond, at 18years of age, enlisted in the Canadian Army and served overseas in WorldWar I. Arter returning home, he tried farming and various other jobs,including a second stint at farming before settling in the employ of theCentral Alberta Dairy Pool in 1936 where he remained until his death in1954. Gordon also tried farming for a few years and then went into adraying business in Bradshaw. He served in the Canadian Army in WorldWar II and then worked in a lumber business in Calgary where he stilllived after retiring. Fred tried farming also and finally settled for acareer in railroading with the Canadian Pacific Railroad, becoming aconductor. Since retiring, he has lived in Kelona, British Columbia.Stanley also tried out the farming game but like the other three, left itfor greener fields. He worked in automotives and then as a securityguard at Battle River Station, Forestburg, Alberta. FAMILY REUNION -- 1929 Joseph William 'Joe' Ennis, his wife Maggie, son Gordon, his wife Iva,and son Stanley, visited the John 'Jack' Ennis family in June 1929, so afamily reunion was organized in the form of a basket picnic. The galaevent took place in a pasture field near the John Ennis homestead whichwas then farmed by his son Nels. Present for the occasion were theMcDonells, Lambs, Moores and Wrights. Fanny (Ennis) Ferguson family wereunable to attend as the children all had scarlet fever at the time. TheMoore's were there because Mrs. Moore was a sister to Jim McDonell andJim McDonell was married to Phoebe Lamb. The Wrights were there becauseTom Wright was a cousin to John Ennis. Tom's mother was Nancy Ennis, butwe still don't know what relation Nancy was to John. Open Joe's scrapbook see photos of him. This account is found on page 75 in the book, ' Ennis History ',privately published in 1979 by Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith. 
Birth*Joseph William 'Joe' Ennis was born on 24 February 1865 in Bracebridge, Muskoka County, Ontario, Canada.1 
He was the son of Robert Strain Ennis and Frances Elizabeth Wark
Marriage*Joseph William 'Joe' Ennis married Margaret Esther 'Maggie' McDonell, daughter of James McDonell and Jane McLott, on 27 January 1897 in Wolseley, North West Territory, Canada.1 
Death*Joseph William 'Joe' Ennis died on 10 January 1947, at age 81, in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada.1 

Children of Joseph William 'Joe' Ennis and Margaret Esther 'Maggie' McDonell

Citations

  1. [S935] Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, Ennis History (: Privately Published, 1979). Hereinafter cited as Ennis History.

Kenneth Welland Ennis1

M, #59084, b. 14 January 1914
FatherWilliam 'Will' Thomas Ennis b. 15 Jan 1879, d. 28 Apr 1966
MotherHattie Matilda Larson b. 6 Jan 1887, d. 10 Aug 1966
Last Edited24 Jan 2002
Birth*Kenneth Welland Ennis was born on 14 January 1914 in Rupert, Minidoka County, Idaho, U.S.A..1 
He was the son of William 'Will' Thomas Ennis and Hattie Matilda Larson

Citations

  1. [S1213] Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, Ennis History, Part 2 (: privately published, 1979). Hereinafter cited as Ennis History, Part 2.

Lorna Margaret Ennis1

F, #58857, b. 18 December 1904, d. 12 August 1968
FatherFrancis 'Frank' Ennis b. 12 Feb 1865, d. 15 Nov 1919
MotherJesse Jane Smith b. 22 Apr 1869, d. 9 Dec 1938
Last Edited24 Jan 2002
Note*Lorna Margaret (Ennis) Clark was born in Neepawa, Manitoba. She livedher younger days in Neepawa, but moved with her parents to a farm northof Eden, Manitoba. After the death of her father in 1909, Lorna movedinto Neepawa with her mother and finished her education. The familyconsisting of her mother, Jessie, brother Cliff, and sister Minervareturned to work the family farm in Eden. Lorna married Eric Herbert Clark in Eden in 1930. They lived and farmedon Eric's fathers homestead in the Springhill district. They had a halfsection of land to work as well as having as many as twelve cows, pigsand chickens to look after. Lorna helped with the chores as well as kepta nine room house and a large garden. Lorna and Eric raised threechildren. They were members of the United Church and Eric was an elderof the church for a number of years. Lorna belonged to the LadiesAuxiliary and the Missionary Society. Eric belonged to the OddfellowsLodge, the Wheat Pool, the Manitoba Farmers Union and he served on theschool board as school trustee for a few years. They enjoyed dancing inthere younger years, playing cards, and having company. When televisioncame in they enjoyed its entertainment. Eric suffered from Asthma sincethe age of 17 and died in 1961 at the age of 59. Lorna suffered 25 yearsfrom Rheumatoid Arthritis with the last two or three years being confinedto a wheelchair and in a Nursing Home. She died in 1968 at the age of 63. 
Birth*Lorna Margaret Ennis was born on 18 December 1904 in Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada.1 
She was the daughter of Francis 'Frank' Ennis and Jesse Jane Smith
Marriage*Lorna Margaret Ennis married Eric Herbert Clark on 19 February 1930 in Eden, Manitoba, Canada.1 
Death*Lorna Margaret Ennis died on 12 August 1968, at age 63, in Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada.1 

Family: Lorna Margaret Ennis and Eric Herbert Clark

Citations

  1. [S1213] Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, Ennis History, Part 2 (: privately published, 1979). Hereinafter cited as Ennis History, Part 2.

Magge Ennis1

F, #47920
FatherJohn 'Jack' Ennis b. 5 Sep 1857, d. 21 Sep 1941
MotherPhoebe Axford b. 30 Dec 1864, d. 8 Jan 1919
Last Edited19 Mar 2011
Burial*Magge Ennis was buried in Summerberry Cemetery, Grenfell, Saskatchewan, Canada.1 
Note*Maggie was the 2nd born to John and Phoebe and died in infancy, see 'ENNIS HISTORY', by Jean Agnes (nee Ferguson) Smith, published 1979, pages 44, 48. See 'JOHN ENNIS FAMILY UPDATE 1995', Printed and published by Alvin Lloyd Ennis and Marie Helene 'Terry' Therese (Viens) , April11,1995, page 2. 
She was the daughter of John 'Jack' Ennis and Phoebe Axford
Birth*Magge Ennis was born in Grenfell, Saskatchewan, Canada.1 

Citations

  1. [S935] Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, Ennis History (: Privately Published, 1979). Hereinafter cited as Ennis History.

Margaret E. 'Aunt Madge' Ennis1

F, #47629, b. 1860, d. 1929
FatherRobert Strain Ennis b. 1833, d. 21 Jun 1908
MotherFrances Elizabeth Wark b. 1830, d. 20 Aug 1896
Last Edited24 Jan 2002
Note*Aunt Madge had the misfortune (?) to be born with only one hand. Some saythat it was off at the wrist while others think that the arm may havebeen shorter than that. However, she didn't let it be a handicap to herbut mastered any and all tasks. People who remember her, say that she wasa jolly person. Madge spent some time in Seattle with her sister Frances Coy and sometime at her brother Joe's at Alix, Alberta. In 1905, Aunt Madge went tothe Yukon with her brother Dave and Barbara McDonell. She must haveenjoyed it there because she stayed until 1909 when Dave and Barbara'sfirst two children, Minnie Matilda and Robert David were toddlers. Madge was married in Seattle between the years 1910 and 1912 to Tom Hazena widower with two daughters ---- Kitty and Myrtle. Madge and Tom raisedKitty but Myrtle was adopted by someone else. Madge and Tom lived in thelogging community of McMurray, Skagit County, Washington. Tom was killedin the early 1920's while on a log raft. He slipped under a boom anddrowned. After Tom died, Madge stay with her sister Ettie (Ennis) Phillips atArmstrong, British Columbia. Madge had diabetes and suffered fromgangrene in her leg. Frances Coy, another sister, went to Armstrong and made arrangements totake Madge to Seattle, but the train she wanted to take didn't have asleeper car and Madge was to ill to sit up, so by the time they got atrain with a sleeper car it was almost too late, They got to Vancouver,British Columbia and put Madge in a hospital. She was there about twodays and then they moved her to Seattle where they amputated her leg, butshe never came out of the anesthetic. Madge is buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery, 6701 30th Ave. SW. in WestSeattle, King County, Washington. Her headstone is 2 headstones west ofher sister Frances (Ennis) Coy. We think that Kitty married George Abramson, lived in Kelowna and waslater divorced. Tom and Madge had no family. Madge was 5th born to Robert and Frances.For pictures open Madge's scrapbook. This account is found on page 96 and 97 in the book, ' ENNIS HISTORY ',privately published in 1979 by Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, 1979 pages 5,9, 91, 94 - 97 for biography and pages 94, 95, 96 for pictures and inMadge's scrapbook. 
Birth*Margaret E. 'Aunt Madge' Ennis was born in 1860 in Grey County, Ontario, Canada.1 
She was the daughter of Robert Strain Ennis and Frances Elizabeth Wark
Marriage*Margaret E. 'Aunt Madge' Ennis married Thomas 'Tom' Hazen between 1910 and 1912 in Seattle, King County, Washington, U.S.A..1 
Death*Margaret E. 'Aunt Madge' Ennis died in 1929, in Seattle, King County, Washington, U.S.A.; Unknown GEDCOM info: Diabetes.1 
Burial*She was buried in 1929 in Seattle, King County, Washington, U.S.A.

Family: Margaret E. 'Aunt Madge' Ennis and Thomas 'Tom' Hazen

Citations

  1. [S935] Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, Ennis History (: Privately Published, 1979). Hereinafter cited as Ennis History.

Margaret Geogina 'Peggy' Ennis1

F, #48271, b. 10 April 1911
FatherJoseph William 'Joe' Ennis b. 24 Feb 1865, d. 10 Jan 1947
MotherMargaret Esther 'Maggie' McDonell b. 17 Dec 1875, d. 28 Jan 1965
Last Edited24 Jan 2002
Note*Margaret Georgina 'Peggy' Ennis had serious illnesses which includedruptured appendix which she was unfortunate enough to suffer. Herillness was in November, 1916. After her appendix ruptured, she wastaken to the Red Deer hospital via train, leaving Alix to Lacomb at 8:30a.m. and transferring at Lacomb for Red Deer arriving there at 3:00 p.m.Peggy was accompanied by her Mother and Dr. Shore. Peggy was in thehospital for three weeks and was allowed to come home only if Dr. Shorecould come every day to change the dressing as the incision was stilldraining. Jean's appendicitis episode happened in May, 1920. She was too ill tomove so it was decided to operate in our home. Dr. McLennan, of Mirror,and Dr. Hart of Alix attended her. The kitchen table was the operatingtable. A gas lamp was the source of light. As the anesthetic waseither, the lamp could not be in the same room or an explosion would haveresulted, so Father held the lamp up to a window on the veranda and theoperation proceeded. Jean was very ill. She was in bed for six weekswith a Registered Nurse, a Miss Ford from Calgary looking after her. 
Birth*Margaret Geogina 'Peggy' Ennis was born on 10 April 1911 in Alix, Alberta, Canada.1 
She was the daughter of Joseph William 'Joe' Ennis and Margaret Esther 'Maggie' McDonell
Marriage*Margaret Geogina 'Peggy' Ennis married Fredrick Vincent on 1 January 1934 in Alix, Alberta, Canada.1 

Family: Margaret Geogina 'Peggy' Ennis and Fredrick Vincent

Citations

  1. [S935] Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, Ennis History (: Privately Published, 1979). Hereinafter cited as Ennis History.

Margaret Lillus Ennis1

F, #59026, b. 11 June 1911
FatherSydney Melville Ennis b. 6 May 1872, d. 4 Jul 1950
MotherElizabeth 'Lizzie' Gourlay b. 14 Apr 1875, d. 4 Dec 1919
Last Edited24 Jan 2002
Birth*Margaret Lillus Ennis was born on 11 June 1911 in Kelwood, Manitoba, Canada.1 
She was the daughter of Sydney Melville Ennis and Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Gourlay
Marriage*Margaret Lillus Ennis married Kenneth R. Gowan on 11 October 1941 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.1 

Family: Margaret Lillus Ennis and Kenneth R. Gowan

Citations

  1. [S1213] Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, Ennis History, Part 2 (: privately published, 1979). Hereinafter cited as Ennis History, Part 2.

Margaret Olivia 'Ollie' Ennis1

F, #47916, b. 9 March 1898, d. 9 October 1981
FatherJohn 'Jack' Ennis b. 5 Sep 1857, d. 21 Sep 1941
MotherPhoebe Axford b. 30 Dec 1864, d. 8 Jan 1919
Last Edited24 Jan 2002
Note*Ollie's first recollections of home life were their little log housewhich was plastered on the inside with mud and had a plain dirt floor.The second house which was built of lumber in 1902 was considered to be amansion by the children. Some of the rooms even had linoleum on thefloor. The downstairs rooms were a kitchen and dining room combined anda front room which was used only when company came. There were threerooms upstairs - a small room for the parents, another small room for thetwo girls and a large room for the six boys and the hired man, oldCharlie. Charlie worked for his room and board as his only pay, slept onthe floor on a straw mattress as did the boys. These mattresses were made of flour bag material and tightly stuffed withhay. How we looked forward to having time each year so that we couldre-stuff our mattresses with the fragrant new mown hay. There are also memories about her mother driving to Grenfell, a distanceof 10 miles, with a horse and buggy to trade butter and eggs forgroceries and coal oil for lamps and lanterns. Butter was worth about 7¢per pound eggs were 7¢ per dozen in those days. The kids all ran togreet their mother when she returned from town to see who would get thegum drop off the spout of the coal oil can. Ollie remembers getting therefirst one time and getting the candy. It was a bit oily tasting but atreat as they didn't get many candies. One winter Ollie and Fanny decided to catch muskrat to make some money.They set their traps on their way to school and picked up their catch ontheir way home. They skinned their catch and stretched and dried thehides on homemade stretchers. One day they were thrilled to find a minkin their traps. Fanny did the skinning while Ollie held the animal bythe legs but this mink turned out to be a smelly critter and Ollie was atthe wrong end of the beast When they got back the returns from theirfurs, the girls decided to buy black gunmetal wrist watches worth $4.99each and ready made dresses worth $2.98 each. It was the first time theyhad had a boughten dress. John Ennis told his children that work never killed anybody. Olliebelieves that this is true if you go at it the right way and enjoy doingit. This account is stated on pages 70a and 70b in the book, 'Ennis History,published 1979 by Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith. 
Birth*Margaret Olivia 'Ollie' Ennis was born on 9 March 1898 in Grenfell, Saskatchewan, Canada.1 
She was the daughter of John 'Jack' Ennis and Phoebe Axford
Marriage*Margaret Olivia 'Ollie' Ennis married John Warwick on 15 November 1917 in Grenfell, Saskatchewan, Canada.1 
Death*Margaret Olivia 'Ollie' Ennis died on 9 October 1981, at age 83, in Grenfell, Saskatchewan, Canada.1 

Child of Margaret Olivia 'Ollie' Ennis and John Warwick

Citations

  1. [S935] Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, Ennis History (: Privately Published, 1979). Hereinafter cited as Ennis History.

Margaret Phedora 'Aunt Maggie' Ennis1

F, #49153, b. 21 April 1841, d. 10 March 1918
FatherRobert Ennis
MotherEliza Strain
Last Edited24 Jan 2002
Note*It seems that most everyone of the older generation remembers hearingof Margaret Ford but no one can say just how we are related. John Enniscalled her Aunt Maggie but the relationship wasn't that close. Herparents were Robert Ennis and Eliza Strain so we are wondering if RobertStrain Ennis' mother could have been a sister to Margaret Ford's mother.Regardless of the relationship, the Ennis' and Fords were close andvisited back and forth often. The McFarlins visited at the John Ennis home too. Margaret Ford's sistermarred a McFarlin. The Jo Ennis family were familiar with Margaret'sbrother Robert and his family. William Ennis, another brother of theirs, lived across the road fromRobert Strain Ennis at Bracebridge and in an old letter to the McFarlinsreferred to Robert Strain Ennis as Uncle Bob. Another puzzle is: how are we related to the Wrights? John Ennis calledTom Wright his cousin. Tom's mother was Nancy Ennis but so far Nancy'sparentage has not been found. This account is found on pages 123 and 124 in the book, 'Ennis History',by Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, privately published by Jean and printedand bound by, Frieson Printers, 5720 Macleod Trail South, Calgary,Alberta, T2H 0J6, Surrey, British Columbia 1979, with pictures on pages124, 125, and a picture of Maggie on page 125 is dated 1900. From: 'Sherrie Haines' Subject: McFarlin Family Sent: Friday, January 15, 1999 10:52 PM To: Donald Coy Hello Don, To answer your question: see page 123 'Aunt Maggie Ford' you can add thefollowing information to what was on pages 123 & 124: In 1851 Robert Strain Ennis was living with Robert Ennis, widower. Alsoliving with Robert Ennis was: William Ennis, Joseph Ennis, Ann Jane Ennis, Margaret Ennis, ElizabethEnnis with one member of the family absent - that was Robert Ennis Jr. Robert Ennis, widower - his wife was Eliza Strain. William Ennis - whomarried Esther and lived eventually in Bracebridge, Ont. Joseph Ennis - don't know what happened to him. Ann Jane 'Nancy' Ennis married Thomas Musson Wright. Margaret Phedora 'Maggie' Ennis married Henry Ford. Elizabeth Ennis married Henry McFarlin. Bye for now, Sherrie E-mail: Sherrie Lyne Halme(Ennis) Haines, 4863 Cordova Bay Road, Victoria, B.C. Canada V8Y 2J9. 
Birth*Margaret Phedora 'Aunt Maggie' Ennis was born on 21 April 1841 in Ireland.2 
She was the daughter of Robert Ennis and Eliza Strain
Marriage*Margaret Phedora 'Aunt Maggie' Ennis married Henry Ford on 2 August 1860 in Normanby Township, Grey County, Ontario, Canada.2 
Death*Margaret Phedora 'Aunt Maggie' Ennis died on 10 March 1918, at age 76, in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada.2 

Children of Margaret Phedora 'Aunt Maggie' Ennis and Henry Ford

Citations

  1. [S1037] Death Certificate - Margaret (Ennis) Ford, Margaret (Ennis) Ford entry, , Personal Archives of Donald Coy, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.. Hereinafter cited as Death Certificate - Margaret (Ennis) Ford.
  2. [S1038] Sherrie Lyne (Ennis) Halme Haines, "Sherrie Lyne (Ennis) Halme Haines, compiled records" . . Hereinafter cited as "Sherrie Lyne (Ennis) Halme Haines, compiled records."

Mary Ann Ennis1

F, #58627, b. 13 September 1862, d. 4 September 1927
FatherRichard Thomas Ennis b. 1834, d. 30 Jul 1925
MotherFrancis 'Fanny' Jane Taylor b. 19 Feb 1840, d. 25 Dec 1916
Last Edited24 Jan 2002
Note*Mary Ann Ennis was third born to Fanny and Tom Ennis on the farm nearCranbook, Ontario. In Brussels, Ontario on February 7, 1883 she marriedJohn R. Hamilton at age 21 at which time they moved to Manitoba. They farmed in the Neepawa district and their three children were allborn in Neepawa, Manitoba. In 1904, the Hamilton family moved to Edmonton, Alberta where Mary Annresided until her death at age 64. 
Birth*Mary Ann Ennis was born on 13 September 1862 in on the farm near Cranbrook, Ontario, Canada.1 
She was the daughter of Richard Thomas Ennis and Francis 'Fanny' Jane Taylor
Marriage*Mary Ann Ennis married John Richard Hamilton on 7 February 1883 in Brussels, Huron County, Ontario, Canada.1 
Death*Mary Ann Ennis died on 4 September 1927, at age 64, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.1 

Children of Mary Ann Ennis and John Richard Hamilton

Citations

  1. [S1213] Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, Ennis History, Part 2 (: privately published, 1979). Hereinafter cited as Ennis History, Part 2.

Mary Ann 'Annie' Ennis1

F, #47625, b. 1855, d. 9 June 1921
FatherRobert Strain Ennis b. 1833, d. 21 Jun 1908
MotherFrances Elizabeth Wark b. 1830, d. 20 Aug 1896
Last Edited19 Mar 2011
Note*Annie and John came to from near Huntsville, Ontario in 1883 with four children, Phoebe Frances (Grandma McDonell), Robert 'Bert' Albert, Margaret 'Millie' Malinda and Ethel Hester when Phoebe was eight years old, traveling by Colonist car to Grenfell, Saskatchewan to join her parents, Robert Strain and Frances Elizabeth (Wark) Ennis. Right away mayI tell you about a 'Colonist cars'. They were wooden cars with woodenslat seats, lit at night by smoky swinging coal oil lamps with a bigblack stove at the far end where end where mothers could warm baby’sbottle or make a cup of tea. Each family brought enough food to last themfor the journey as well as quilts and pillows. The cars were usuallycrowed because the 'Go West' fever was high and the fare lower than theregular coaches on the Canadian Pacific Railway. The Lambs lived with her parents until a house could be built for them onland near by where they lived for a time and where their last threechildren were born. The older children got their education by all threeriding the back of their pony across a creek flowing into the Pipestoneriver to attend Summerhill School. In the spring the creek would be swollen with meltedsnow. This trail wound around the sloughs and bushes through the McDonellfarm. Later they got land on the bank of the Pipestone river where theyerected buildings, cleared land and farmed for many years. It was herein 1908 that John and his youngest son Harry died in a typhoid fever epidemic. Bertand Joe took over the farm and Annie moved to Grenfell. Annie was afraid of thunderstorms and would go into a storage hole underthe house, closing the trap door and staying until the storm past. Her home in Grenfell was open to all the family. Annie had terribleheadaches which today might have been 'Migraines'. She spent much of hertime at the farm with her grandchildren. It was after one such visitwhen her grandson, John Sterry McDonell was taking her back to town thatshe took a stroke. Getting her into the house he called DonniePatterson, her neighbors, then hurried to the theatre to page Bert andDr. Argue. He next hurried home for his mother who stayed with her till she died three or four days later. This account is stated on pages 35 to 38 in the green book - 'EnnisHistory', privately published by Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, 1979 -Printed and Bound by Friesen Printers 5720 Macleod Trail South, Calgary,Alberta T2H 0J6 - Head Office: Altona, Manitoba, Canada. 
Birth*Mary Ann 'Annie' Ennis was born in 1855 in County Grey, Ontario, Canada.1 
She was the daughter of Robert Strain Ennis and Frances Elizabeth Wark
Marriage*Mary Ann 'Annie' Ennis married John Lamb on 19 February 1873 in Bracebridge, Muskoka County, Ontario, Canada.1 
Death*Mary Ann 'Annie' Ennis died on 9 June 1921, in Grenfell, Saskatchewan, Canada; Unknown GEDCOM info: Stroke.1 
Burial*She was buried in Grenfell, Saskatchewan, Canada.1 

Children of Mary Ann 'Annie' Ennis and John Lamb

Citations

  1. [S935] Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, Ennis History (: Privately Published, 1979). Hereinafter cited as Ennis History.

Mary Ellidy Ennis1

F, #59101, b. 29 December 1913
FatherFrederick Athol Ennis b. 12 Jan 1881, d. 19 Sep 1951
MotherEthel Sarah Wilson b. 11 Sep 1884, d. 16 Nov 1964
Last Edited24 Jan 2002
Birth*Mary Ellidy Ennis was born on 29 December 1913 in Brussels, Huron County, Ontario, Canada.1 
She was the daughter of Frederick Athol Ennis and Ethel Sarah Wilson

Citations

  1. [S1213] Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, Ennis History, Part 2 (: privately published, 1979). Hereinafter cited as Ennis History, Part 2.

Maude Ennis1

F, #58623, b. 7 July 1887, d. 15 February 1893
FatherRobert 'R C' Cosby Ennis b. 15 Nov 1858, d. 13 Nov 1925
MotherMeanue Cox b. 25 Sep 1856, d. 16 Jul 1945
Last Edited24 Jan 2002
Birth*Maude Ennis was born on 7 July 1887 in Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada.1 
She was the daughter of Robert 'R C' Cosby Ennis and Meanue Cox
Death*Maude Ennis died on 15 February 1893, at age 5, in Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada.1 

Citations

  1. [S1213] Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, Ennis History, Part 2 (: privately published, 1979). Hereinafter cited as Ennis History, Part 2.

Minerva Jane Ennis1

F, #58636, b. 6 March 1884, d. 18 December 1903
FatherRichard Thomas Ennis b. 1834, d. 30 Jul 1925
MotherFrancis 'Fanny' Jane Taylor b. 19 Feb 1840, d. 25 Dec 1916
Last Edited24 Jan 2002
Note*Minerva Jane Ennis was the twelfth and last child born to Fanny and TomEnnis at their farm near Cranbrook, Ontario. At age 19 Minerva marriedJake Hollinger. Mrs. John Meadows and Ben Dark were the witnesses attheir wedding. The wedding took place at the Methodist Church, WesleyCousins was the minister. William Edgar was born to Minerva and Jake onOctober 18, 1903. Exactly two months later Minerva died. Edgar wasraised mainly by his grandparents - Fanny and Tom Ennis, with the help ofMrs. John Meadows. 
Birth*Minerva Jane Ennis was born on 6 March 1884 in on the farm near Cranbrook, Ontario, Canada.1 
She was the daughter of Richard Thomas Ennis and Francis 'Fanny' Jane Taylor
Marriage*Minerva Jane Ennis married Jacob 'Jake' Hollinger on 24 June 1903 in Brussels, Huron County, Ontario, Canada.1 
Death*Minerva Jane Ennis died on 18 December 1903, at age 19, in Brussels, Huron County, Ontario, Canada.1 

Child of Minerva Jane Ennis and Jacob 'Jake' Hollinger

Citations

  1. [S1213] Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, Ennis History, Part 2 (: privately published, 1979). Hereinafter cited as Ennis History, Part 2.

Minerva Jane Ennis1

F, #58856, b. 28 October 1902
FatherFrancis 'Frank' Ennis b. 12 Feb 1865, d. 15 Nov 1919
MotherJesse Jane Smith b. 22 Apr 1869, d. 9 Dec 1938
Last Edited24 Jan 2002
Birth*Minerva Jane Ennis was born on 28 October 1902 in Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada.1 
She was the daughter of Francis 'Frank' Ennis and Jesse Jane Smith

Citations

  1. [S1213] Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, Ennis History, Part 2 (: privately published, 1979). Hereinafter cited as Ennis History, Part 2.

Minnie Matilda Ennis1

F, #47754, b. 14 October 1907
FatherDavid 'Dave' Ennis b. 20 Oct 1859, d. 4 Aug 1937
MotherBarbara Pamelia McDonell b. 2 Feb 1878, d. 24 Jan 1953
Last Edited24 Jan 2002
Birth*Minnie Matilda Ennis was born on 14 October 1907 in Gold Run Creek, Yukon, Canada.1 
She was the daughter of David 'Dave' Ennis and Barbara Pamelia McDonell
Marriage*Minnie Matilda Ennis married James Archibald 'Archie' Handlen on 13 July 1928 in Anyox, British Columbia, Canada.1 

Family: Minnie Matilda Ennis and James Archibald 'Archie' Handlen

Citations

  1. [S935] Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, Ennis History (: Privately Published, 1979). Hereinafter cited as Ennis History.

Morden Thomas Ennis1

M, #59066, b. 14 February 1901, d. 24 October 1901
FatherJoseph 'Joe' Morden Ennis b. 16 Mar 1874, d. 3 Jun 1911
MotherMartha Aveline 'Avie' Galloway b. 26 Jun 1874, d. 25 Oct 1966
Last Edited19 Mar 2011
Note*Morden Thomas Ennis was born in February, 1901 and died aged 8 months that same year. 
Birth*Morden Thomas Ennis was born on 14 February 1901 in Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada.1 
He was the son of Joseph 'Joe' Morden Ennis and Martha Aveline 'Avie' Galloway
Death*Morden Thomas Ennis died on 24 October 1901, in Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada.1 
Burial*He was buried in Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada.1 

Citations

  1. [S1213] Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, Ennis History, Part 2 (: privately published, 1979). Hereinafter cited as Ennis History, Part 2.

Moses Ennis1

M, #59925
Last Edited24 Jan 2002
Marriage*Moses Ennis married Mary

Child of Moses Ennis and Mary

Citations

  1. [S936] Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, "Compiled Records of Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, author of 'Ennis History'" (10215 150 St. Apt. 226, Surrey, B.C., Canada). . Hereinafter cited as "Compiled Records of Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, author of 'Ennis History.'"

Murray Joseph Ennis1

M, #59065, b. 7 December 1902
FatherJoseph 'Joe' Morden Ennis b. 16 Mar 1874, d. 3 Jun 1911
MotherMartha Aveline 'Avie' Galloway b. 26 Jun 1874, d. 25 Oct 1966
Last Edited24 Jan 2002
Note*Murray Joseph Ennis was born December 7, 1902 in Neepawa, Manitoba,Canada. Murray settled in Winnipeg and married Marion Annie McMullanand is now retired from the Great West Life Assurance Company of Winnipeg. 
Birth*Murray Joseph Ennis was born on 7 December 1902 in Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada.1 
He was the son of Joseph 'Joe' Morden Ennis and Martha Aveline 'Avie' Galloway
Marriage*Murray Joseph Ennis married Marion Annie McMullan on 12 July 1930 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.1 

Family: Murray Joseph Ennis and Marion Annie McMullan

Citations

  1. [S1213] Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, Ennis History, Part 2 (: privately published, 1979). Hereinafter cited as Ennis History, Part 2.

Phyllis Anne Ennis1

F, #59027, b. 6 April 1914
FatherSydney Melville Ennis b. 6 May 1872, d. 4 Jul 1950
MotherElizabeth 'Lizzie' Gourlay b. 14 Apr 1875, d. 4 Dec 1919
Last Edited24 Jan 2002
Birth*Phyllis Anne Ennis was born on 6 April 1914 in Kelwood, Manitoba, Canada.1 
She was the daughter of Sydney Melville Ennis and Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Gourlay

Citations

  1. [S1213] Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, Ennis History, Part 2 (: privately published, 1979). Hereinafter cited as Ennis History, Part 2.

Raymond William Ennis1

M, #59080, b. 13 December 1905
FatherWilliam 'Will' Thomas Ennis b. 15 Jan 1879, d. 28 Apr 1966
MotherHattie Matilda Larson b. 6 Jan 1887, d. 10 Aug 1966
Last Edited24 Jan 2002
Birth*Raymond William Ennis was born on 13 December 1905 in Minidoka, Minidoka County, Idaho, U.S.A..1 
He was the son of William 'Will' Thomas Ennis and Hattie Matilda Larson
Marriage*Raymond William Ennis married Thelma Elaine Dunn on 24 May 1926.1 

Family: Raymond William Ennis and Thelma Elaine Dunn

Citations

  1. [S1213] Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, Ennis History, Part 2 (: privately published, 1979). Hereinafter cited as Ennis History, Part 2.

Richard Thomas Ennis1

M, #54528, b. 1834, d. 30 July 1925
FatherDavid Ennis b. 1807
MotherIsabella Ellis b. 1811
Last Edited16 Dec 2006
Note*PART II The story of Richard Thomas Ennis being lost has been past down fromgeneration to generation. We had been told that Tom was one of four boyswhen the family emigrated from Ireland. In the article below of Tom'sobituary it states there was eventually a family of ten, possibly morechildren being born to his parents after their arrival in the UnitedStates. We had been told that Tom was raised by a Minister and his wife,their names are not known to anyone. In the obituary of one of Tom andFanny's daughters, Jessie Lavina, her parent's names were listed asRichard Thomas Ennis and Fanny Ennis. This is the only time I have founda second name mentioned for Tom Ennis. The Ennis farm and barn arestill in use today. The house has a two foot thick rock foundation. Thebarn has the same sturdy foundation with large hand hewn beams. Tom andFanny have over three hundred direct descendents to date (1979), livingfrom Ontario across Canda to British Columbia, as well as some living inthe United States. It has been very interesting work for me trying tocompile this information about my ancestors. I hope everyone will enjoygetting to know their family. --- Sherrie Lyne (Ennis) HalmeHaines 4863 Cordova Bay Road, Victoria, B.C., Canada V8y 2J9 Phone1-250-658-8429 E-mail:
Birth*Richard Thomas Ennis was born in 1834 in Armagh, Northern Ireland.1 
He was the son of David Ennis and Isabella Ellis
Marriage*Richard Thomas Ennis married Francis 'Fanny' Jane Taylor on 24 December 1857 in Kleinburg, Peel County, Ontario, Canada.1 
Death*Richard Thomas Ennis died on 30 July 1925, in Brussels, Huron County, Ontario, Canada.1 

Children of Richard Thomas Ennis and Francis 'Fanny' Jane Taylor

Citations

  1. [S1213] Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, Ennis History, Part 2 (: privately published, 1979). Hereinafter cited as Ennis History, Part 2.

Robert Ennis1

M, #49155
FatherRobert Strain Ennis
MotherElizabeth Shouldice
Last Edited24 Jan 2002
Robert Ennis was the son of Robert Strain Ennis and Elizabeth Shouldice
Note*They had three children by this marriage, at this time Robert and Eliza'sparentage is not known. Robert Strain Ennis lived with Robert Ennis in 1851, as per a letterwritten on the 18 January, 1998 by Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith to DonaldRaymond Coy. See 'ENNIS HISTORY', by Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, published 1979pages 123 - 125. William lived across the road from Robert Strain Ennis at Bracebridge,Muskoka County, Ontario and in an old letter to the McFarlins referred toRobert Strain Ennis as uncle Bob. At this time William's Spouse is a MissEsther and it is not known or whether they had children. William could be a brother to Robert Strain Ennis, who married FrancesWark according to Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, publisher of ENNISHISTORY, she believes he is. See 'ENNIS HISTORY', by Jean Agnes (nee Ferguson) Smith, published 1979page124. From: 'Sherrie Haines' Subject: McFarlin Family Sent: Friday, January 15, 1999 10:52 PM To: Donald Coy Hello Don, To answer your question: see page 123 'Aunt Maggie Ford' you can add thefollowing information to what was on pages 123 & 124: In 1851 Robert Strain Ennis was living with Robert Ennis, widower. Alsoliving with Robert Ennis was: William Ennis, Joseph Ennis, Ann Jane Ennis, Margaret Ennis, ElizabethEnnis with one member of the family absent - that was Robert Ennis Jr. Robert Ennis, widower - his wife was Eliza Strain. William Ennis - whomarried Esther and lived eventually in Bracebridge, Ont. Joseph Ennis - don't know what happened to him. Ann Jane 'Nancy' Ennis married Thomas Musson Wright. Margaret Phedora 'Maggie' Ennis married Henry Ford. Elizabeth Ennis married Henry McFarlin. Bye for now, Sherrie E-mail: Sherrie Lyne Halme(Ennis) Haines, 4863 Cordova Bay Road, Victoria, B.C. Canada V8Y 2J9. 
Marriage*Robert Ennis married Eliza Strain on 4 March 1829.2 

Children of Robert Ennis and Eliza Strain

Citations

  1. [S1037] Death Certificate - Margaret (Ennis) Ford, Margaret (Ennis) Ford entry, , Personal Archives of Donald Coy, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.. Hereinafter cited as Death Certificate - Margaret (Ennis) Ford.
  2. [S935] Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, Ennis History (: Privately Published, 1979). Hereinafter cited as Ennis History.

Robert 'Osmond' Osmond Ennis1

M, #48265, b. 18 November 1897, d. 22 October 1954
FatherJoseph William 'Joe' Ennis b. 24 Feb 1865, d. 10 Jan 1947
MotherMargaret Esther 'Maggie' McDonell b. 17 Dec 1875, d. 28 Jan 1965
Last Edited24 Jan 2002
Note*Robert 'Osmond' Osmond Ennis, broke an arm when he was small.Grandfather Ennis set it. And at 18 years of age, enlisted in theCanadian Army and served overseas in World War I. After returning home,he tried farming and various other jobs, including a second stint atfarming before settling in the employ of the Central Alberta Dairy Poolin 1936 where he remained until his death in 1954. 
Birth*Robert 'Osmond' Osmond Ennis was born on 18 November 1897 in Wolseley, Saskatchewan, Canada.1 
He was the son of Joseph William 'Joe' Ennis and Margaret Esther 'Maggie' McDonell
Marriage*Robert 'Osmond' Osmond Ennis married Hazel 'Babe' Victoria Blakely on 17 November 1927 in Big Valley, Alberta, Canada.1 
Death*Robert 'Osmond' Osmond Ennis died on 22 October 1954, at age 56, in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada.1 

Family: Robert 'Osmond' Osmond Ennis and Hazel 'Babe' Victoria Blakely

Citations

  1. [S935] Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, Ennis History (: Privately Published, 1979). Hereinafter cited as Ennis History.

Robert 'R C' Cosby Ennis1

M, #58621, b. 15 November 1858, d. 13 November 1925
FatherRichard Thomas Ennis b. 1834, d. 30 Jul 1925
MotherFrancis 'Fanny' Jane Taylor b. 19 Feb 1840, d. 25 Dec 1916
Last Edited16 Dec 2006
Note*Robert 'R.C.' Cosby Ennis was born on his parents farm near Brussels,Ontario. He was the eldest of twelve children born to Tom and FannyEnnis. He lived at home and helped with finances until the day he was21. R. C. went to the states and worked for McKenzie and Mann on theNorthern Pacific Railroad which was being built from coast to coast. Heworked for them for three years as a cook. R.C. returned to Ontario andthen went to Neepawa, Manitoba where he started a General Store. Hereturned to Ontario and married Meanue Cox in Listowel, Ontario in 1886.Meanue lived on a farm about two miles from the Ennis farm. The Coxhomestead is still farmed by the Cox family (1979). It was purchasedfrom the Crown in 1864. R.C. and Meanue went to Neepawa to start theirmarried life in a large three story house on First Street. They had four children, Maude born 1887, George 1889, Carl 1893, and Tom1897. Maude died of scarlet fever when she was six years of age, justfive days before her brother, Carl was born. Meanue was very active inChurch work. She was president of the Women's Christian Temperance Unionin Neepawa. After owning the general store for three years, R.C. sold it and built aflour mill which included five acres of land. It was called TheBeautiful Plains Milling Co. He also became the owner of a farmmachinery agency and a lumber yard. He had a grain elevator at Neepawa,Franklin and one in Dauphin. R.C. was on the school board, town council,president of the Turf Club and elected to the Board of Trade, R. C. hiredmen and teams for the Northern Pacific Railway for the Portage-NeepawaBranch in 1899. R.C. was elected as a Liberal M.P. in December 1899. The conservatives paid the bank manager $1,500 to call in R.C.'s$100,000.00 credit note, which forced R.C. to sell out and give up hisnewly elected seat. He sold his implement business in 1899 to theCrawford Co. That same year he sold his lumber business to Messrs. JohnLaw and Arch Cumming. The bank manager lost his job. In the spring of1900 the flour and seed store in Dauphin was destroyed by fire. R.C.salvaged enough money to start a railroad contracting business. In the spring of 1902 he contracted to put in the grades in Manitoba forthe Grand Trunk Pacific and Canadian Northern. He worked near Brandon,Forrest, Russell and Kelwood. He had camps in the winter months at RainyRiver, Riding Mountain and McCreary. 1904 saw him working from Kamsackto Saskatoon, Ross Burn Line and Brookdale-Varcoe Line. 1905 he workedon the grading for the CNR line to Prince Albert and from Virden toHartney. 1906 he worked north of Brandon. In 1906 the Ennis family soldtheir home to M.P. John Crawford. The family spent a year at Forrestbefore moving on to Balcarres, Saskatchewan in 1907. In Saskatchewan he worked on the Grand Trunk (CNR) from Melville toNakomis in 1907. In 1908 he worked from Nakomis west and in 1909 fromMelville to Regina. In the spring of 1910 the family went to homesteadnear Seniac, Saskatchewan. R.C. and sons George and Carl each got halfsection of land. Thomas was too young and had to wait until 1914 to geta half section. George Ennis worked on the railroad with his fathersince 1906. Carl worked on the railroad during 1909. In 1912, R.C. went to La Pas to work on the railroad between there andChurchill. He was walking Boss for McMillan Bros. In 1914 the warbrought work to an end and he returned to the farm, which the boys hadbeen working while he was away. He farmed until he died of stomachcancer in 1925 and is buried in Neepawa, Manitoba. Meanue Ennis lived atthe farm and in 1932, she moved into Macklin to live with her son, Carl,until she died in 1945 at the age of 89. 
Birth*Robert 'R C' Cosby Ennis was born on 15 November 1858 in on the farm near Cranbrook, Ontario, Canada.1 
He was the son of Richard Thomas Ennis and Francis 'Fanny' Jane Taylor
Marriage*Robert 'R C' Cosby Ennis married Meanue Cox on 1 October 1886 in Listowel, Perth County, Ontario, Canada.1 
Death*Robert 'R C' Cosby Ennis died on 13 November 1925, at age 66, in Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada.1 

Children of Robert 'R C' Cosby Ennis and Meanue Cox

Citations

  1. [S1213] Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, Ennis History, Part 2 (: privately published, 1979). Hereinafter cited as Ennis History, Part 2.

Robert Henry 'Bob' Ennis1

M, #47626, b. 1856, d. 3 April 1923
FatherRobert Strain Ennis b. 1833, d. 21 Jun 1908
MotherFrances Elizabeth Wark b. 1830, d. 20 Aug 1896
Last Edited27 Mar 2011
Note*Robert Henry 'Bob' Ennis was second born to Robert Strain and FrancesElizabeth (Wark) Ennis in 1856 in Grey County, Ontario, Canada. It has been said that Bob Ennis joined the 'Transport' during the RielRebellion hauling supplies of food and guns, and ammunition from therailroad to the area where the fighting was taking place, but Bob’sobituary stated that he was chief scout to General Middelton. Bob and his brother, Dave, left Grenfell, Saskatchewan in 1888 for thewest coast. They spent some time in Seattle, Washington (we think) withtheir sister Frances Jane and her husband, Leverett David Coy, butfinally settled in Nanaimo, British Columbia, where they were listed inthe City Directory of 1893, then on to Cumberland, British Columbia, where they were engaged ina construction business for a mining company in 1896 and built somehouses for themselves (see scrapbook). They left there in 1897 toprospect for gold in the Yukon - the year before the stampede to the goldfields. For a full account of their life in the Dawson Gold Fields,refer to his brother Dave for the story. It would seem that Bob and Harriett were married by 1902 because it wasthat year that mining claims started appearing in Mrs. R. H. Ennis’ namein the Gold Creek area. In 1911 Harriett sold all her mining claims andher name appeared in the Vancouver directory of 1912. The story goes thatHarriett didn't’t like living in the north, while Bob had grown to preferthe life there over city life, so they went their separate ways. The Dawson Daily News, 05 March, 1923 states: 'R.H. Ennis of Grenfellwas brought to town Saturday and is in the hospital for treatment. He hasbeen ailing for sometime. He is able to walk around some, but may be inthe hospital for quite a while.' The Dawson Daily News, 03 April, 1923 states: 'Robert Ennis, noted scout,dies in Dawson. Robert H. Ennis, pioneer Klondiker and a notable figurein Northwest Canadian history, died at 9:30 o’clock this morning at St.Mary’s hospital after an illness of several weeks. Mr. Ennis came to theYukon in the early days and for twenty years or more had been engaged in prospecting,mining and hunting in the Klondike. Of late years he had made hisheadquarters at or near Granville fifty miles from Dawson. Mr. Dawsonwas chief scout for General Middleton when he commanded the Dominiontroops in the famous Riel Rebellion, and had many daring and excitingexperiences. The old scout was characterized by a fearlessness and pluckwhich assisted in making a determined fight for life to his last breath. Several weeks ago, Mr. Ennis was taken ill at Granville with troubleoriginating in his toes, and which he thought at first was due tofrostbite. It proved however, when he came to the city and consulted aphysician that he was suffering from dry gangrene , resulting from a forma diabetes which was characterized by poor circulation. This was the cause of the symptomsdeveloping in the toes. The deceased is survived by a widow, who lives in Vancouver and abrother, Dave Ennis, a former Klondike miner now engaged in placer miningin the new Cedar Creek camp in British Columbia. The Brother isunderstood to have exceptionally good ground in the new camp. He lefthere for the outside several years ago. Both brothers came to the Yukonin the rush days from Manitoba, where they were well known. David at some time took an active part in theYukon politics.' Some quotations from the account of the funeral: 'Solemn and impressive service was held yesterday afternoon at Edwardsand Winaut’s Chapel and at the grave side at Pioneer Cemetery as afarewell token of respect and honor to the late Robert H. Ennis. DawsonLodge No. 1 of the Yukon Order of Pioneers attended in a body and manyother friends were present. Beautiful floral tribute were sent by variousones and included a wreath from the Pioneers, a wreath from the membersof the family of the deceased and another from Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Blouin.The pall-bearers were Peter Lenez, J.E. Moskeland, John A. Craig, ThomasA. Darwin, Carl J. Notman and James Tate.' After his death, a telegram was received from Mrs. Ennis in Vancouversaying to bury the remains in Dawson. From the Henderson Directory of British Columbia: Mrs. Bob (R.H.) Enniswas nor listed in Vancouver until 1912. Along with her name is MissGladys Ennis. Gladys (Babe) was adopted. In 1914 they are listed ashaving a confectionery with Miss Gladys Ennis as an assistant. By 1916there was no mention of Gladys’ name and Mrs. R. H. Ennis had a confectionery at adifferent location. In 1923 Harriett had moved again. In 1925 she hadmoved again and still had a confectionery. In 1926 she made her last movebut this time her daughter Gladys was living with her. Harriett die in1939 but Gladys lived at this address until 1942. Since there was no mention of Gladyswith Harriett in 1916, perhaps that was when Gladys married and becameMrs. Gladys Monroe. 'Ennis passed away 17 November, 1939, Mrs. Harriett Ennis, aged 75years, late of 7841 Windsor St., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Sheleaves to mourn her passing, one daughter, Mrs. Gladys Munroe and threegrandchildren at home. Funeral will be held Monday, November 20, at 1:30 o’clock, from the Chapel of G. W. Hamilton Undertaking Company, Kingswayand Main at 7th. Ave., Vancouver, British Columbia, Rev. H. Berryofficiating, Internment in Forest Lawn Memorial Park,' According toHarriett’s death certificate she was born in New Brunswick, Canada. Gladys was divorced and then married again so maybe that is why her nameis not in the telephone book after 1942. In 1943 their house was owned byH. Hauser. To this date (1979) she has not been located nor any of herthree children. This account is stated in the book - 'Ennis History', privately publishedby Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, 1979. See pages 39 to 42, pictures onpages 38, 39, 40 and see those pictures Bob's scrapbook. The a copy of the letter below is in the possession of Donald R. Coy. Here is a copy of a letter written to Lorainne Clara Handlen McLarty fromSherrie Lynn Halme (Ennis) Hainse, dated June 8, 1994: 3985 Blue BirdRoad, Kelowna, British Columbia, with a carbon copy to Jean Smith. 'Dear Lorainne, I received your address from Jean Smith. I wrote the second half of the'Ennis History' book. I have just recently come across some informationthat I thought you might be interested in. Jennifer Barr, who is aHeritage Consultant, is presently doing the research and organizing ofHistorical Cumberland, British Columbia, Canada. After talking with Jennifer, we soon discovered that Dave and Bob Ennis,who were builders of numerous houses in Cumberland were in fact the sameDave and Bob Ennis mentioned in my Ennis family. Jennifer may write you. I have given her stories on both Bob and DaveEnnis that were in our Ennis History book. She was kind enough tofurnish me with photocopies of what she had discovered in Cumberland. Isee in Bob and Dave’s write ups that you mention Nanaimo, B. C., butthere is no mention of Cumberland. The house at 2757 Maryport Avenue, which stands today was Bob’s house.The front half anyway. The section you can see in the picture (see BobEnnis’ scrapbook) on the right hand side. The 2755 Penrith Avenue homewas built by Dave Ennis. Dave and Bob would buy one lot and split it intwo and build two houses. The two tall houses on the right hand side ofthe picture were built by them. I believe there are others as you canfigure out by the enclosed miscellaneous articles that appeared in theweekly news of Courtnay, Comox, and Cumberland, B.C. Hope this has been of interest to you. I am sending the same informationto Jean Smith. Bye for now, Your cousin, Mrs. D.G.G. Haines (Sherrie Lyne Halme (Ennis) Hainse). Enc. c.c. Jean Smith.' 
Birth*Robert Henry 'Bob' Ennis was born in 1856 in Grey County, Ontario, Canada.1 
He was the son of Robert Strain Ennis and Frances Elizabeth Wark
Event-Misc*Robert Henry 'Bob' Ennis was he left to prospect for gold in Yukon in 1897. 
Marriage*He married Harriet in April 1902 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.1 
Death*Robert Henry 'Bob' Ennis died on 3 April 1923, in Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada.1 

Family: Robert Henry 'Bob' Ennis and Harriet

Citations

  1. [S935] Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, Ennis History (: Privately Published, 1979). Hereinafter cited as Ennis History.

Robert John 'Jack' 'Johnny' Ennis1

M, #47912, b. 21 March 1890, d. 5 March 1962
FatherJohn 'Jack' Ennis b. 5 Sep 1857, d. 21 Sep 1941
MotherPhoebe Axford b. 30 Dec 1864, d. 8 Jan 1919
Last Edited20 Apr 2017
Birth*Robert John 'Jack' 'Johnny' Ennis was born on 21 March 1890 in Grenfell, Saskatchewan, Canada.1 
He was the son of John 'Jack' Ennis and Phoebe Axford
(Groom) Marriage*Robert John 'Jack' 'Johnny' Ennis married Eleanor Isabell 'Isabel' Hadden on 23 March 1921 in Candiac, Saskatchewan, Canada.1 
Death*Robert John 'Jack' 'Johnny' Ennis died on 5 March 1962, at age 71, in Treherne, Manitoba, Canada.1 
Burial*He was buried in Treherne, Manitoba, Canada.1 

Family: Robert John 'Jack' 'Johnny' Ennis and Eleanor Isabell 'Isabel' Hadden

Citations

  1. [S935] Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, Ennis History (: Privately Published, 1979). Hereinafter cited as Ennis History.