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.

Robert Strain Ennis1

M, #47623, b. 1833, d. 21 June 1908
FatherRobert Ennis
MotherEliza Strain
Last Edited16 Dec 2006
Note*Below is the beginning of the first half of the book, 'Ennis History',privately published in 1979 by Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, 10215 150stApt. 226, Surrey, B.C. V3R 4A8. Standard BOOK no. 0-88925-054-5. Printedand bound by Friesen Printers, 5720 Macleod Trail South, Calgary, AlbertaT2H 0J6, Head Office: Altona, Manitoba, Canada. Acknowledgements (listed on page 2) from Jean Smith: We wish to thank everyone who has helped make this book a possibility,and a treasure to many who will enjoy reading it. We wish to thank our artist, Sandra Dawn (Ennis) Nunn for the pictureon the front cover. Considering that Sandra has never lived on a farm,she has done a super job. And last but not least, the Ennis descendants wish to thank Jean(Ferguson) Smith for the countless hours spent in gathering all thisinformation and pictures, and putting it all together in this book for usall to cherish fondly. .................................................................................................................................................... ..................... Preface of the book, 'Ennis History' 'I believe that as the years roll by, family genealogies and historieswill become more and more valuable. With the passing of the years andthe death of our ancestors, much of our history has been lost toposterity forever, so in the onward flow of years, all that is notrecorded is lost. 'In September of 1974, my mother, Frances 'Fanny Elizabeth (Ennis)Ferguson (listed on page 65 and 67 in the book), mentioned that shealways wanted to make her family tree but didn't know how to go aboutit. It was then that the search began for family statistics. 'The information of recent generations was obtained throughcorrespondence and many personal contacts with living members of thefamily. Earlier family history was pieced together after checkingvarious church and county records, vital statistics, old census reports,library and archives records, county directories, local histories,obituaries, old newspapers, museums, old and new telephone directories,cemetery records, city directories, and etc. 'The pictures in this book have been kindly loaned to us by variousmembers of the family. We hope that they will be of interest and give abetter understanding of our heritage. 'Our book is in two parts. The first part consists of the RobertStrain Ennis genealogy, while part two contains the Tom Ennis genealogy.Although we have not yet been able to prove that Robert Strain and Tomwere brothers, we feel that there is little doubt about it. The storythat has been handed down through the Robert Strain Ennis generations isthat upon arriving in America from Ireland in 1846, one of the four Ennisboys was lost from the rest of his family, never to be heard of afterthat. Tom has also left his descendants with the same story, only in hisversion of it, he was the lost boy. While visiting in Victoria, B.C., Ilooked for Ennis' in the phone book and called the Hal Ennis residence.After explaining the purpose of my call and hearing the story as they hadheard it, there seemed little doubt that the missing link had beenfound. Ennis is not a common name and how could the same story repeatitself in two directions without having started from the same source? 'Our aim has been to trace all known descendants of Robert Strain andTom Ennis. We had also hoped to find the names of Robert Strain'sparents and other brothers or sisters which means that the search for therest of their family has begun. 'Any errors or omissions in the family genealogy are unintentional onthe part of the writer.' The statement above is on page 3 in the book listed above. The writer is Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, whose name and address arelisted above. .................................................................................................................................................... ..................... PART I ENNIS HISTORY Robert Strain and Frances Elizabeth (Wark) Ennis. The story that had been handed down through the years regarding ourforefathers is an interesting but incomplete one. In 1846, our Ennisancestors who left Ireland because of a Potato Famine, crossed theAtlantic in a sailing vessel - a voyage that took six weeks. The parentsand four boys came from the town of Armagh, County Armagh, NorthernIreland. When the boat docked in America, the youngest boy strayed awayand never heard of again (until 1975 a grandchild of that fellow waslocated in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada). At this time, nothing is known about the family from that date until 1854when Robert married Frances in County Grey, Ontario, Canada. Their ninechildren were born between the years 1855 and 1870. In the 1861 Census ofNormandy Township of County Grey, Robert Strain Ennis farmed 100 acreswith 20 of those acres under cultivation and the remainder still inwoodland or wild. The cash value of the farm was $900.00; while the cashvalue of the farm machinery was $ 25.00. He had one heifer, one milchcow, one horse and two pigs making a total cash value of $60.00. It wasinteresting to note that his wheat yielded 13 bushels per acre, his oats20 bushels per acre, and a half acre of potatoes yielded 30 bushels. Hehad made 60 pounds of maple sugar, and 85 pounds of butter in 1860 andhad 300 pounds of pork in a barrel. County Muskoka, Ontario was open for settlement in 1868. By 1871 theywere living on lot 8, concession 11, near Bracebridge, Ontario. They hadbought and sold land in that area in the years 1872, 1875, 1876 and 1878.It is believed that they made their living from the sale of pine lumberwhich was plentiful on their lot. While living at Bracebridge theireldest daughter, Annie, was married to John Lamb and Frances the seconddaughter at the tender age of 18 years, was married to Leverett David Coy. In 1778 they moved westward to Manitoba. Fort Garry, Gladstone, HighBluff and Portage la Prairie are areas where some of the family hadlived. John and Joe took work building the Canadian Pacific Railroad linein Manitoba aiming to reach the homestead lands in the west. By the timethey reached Brandon, excitement was high as settlers were outfittingthemselves for the westward trek. They were afraid to wait any longer forfear that the free land would all be taken, so they quit their jobs withthe CPR and hastened back for their parents and the remainder of thefamily. They then outfitted themselves and headed west. Equipmentrequired by the pioneer homesteader was a yoke of oxen, wagon, walkingplow, axe, shovel, bucksaw and a small stove. Food supplies bought atBrandon were tea, sugar, salt, flour, dried beans, syrup, oatmeal, andsow belly which was very salty dried pork. They then joined the caravan going West. There were scores of ox teamsand wagons on the trail, their rate of progress being influenced to alarge degree, by the number of home steading effects being taken. Sinceall the wagons’ contents had to be unloaded and carried across theswollen streams, a family could spend hours crossing each waterway. Inthis particular group, the women of the party were also carried across.There was one man of about fifty, small of stature though quiteable-bodied, who shrank from getting his feet wet. (He also shank fromall situations where work or discomfort were involved). When everythingelse had been safely transported across the stream, he stood on the bankand asked that they also carry him across the stream. John (Jack) Enniswillingly complied. He picked up his burden and waded bravely out intothe water. About mid-stream he accidentally (?) stumbled, and hispassenger was pitched headlong into the river. It is not clear whether ornot this cured him of his aversion to water, but it isn't’ likely that heasked for any more free transportation. Robert Strain and his wife, Frances Elizabeth (Wark) Ennis homesteaded onthe farm later owned by E. J. Armstrong and now (1970) the home of AlfredWhiteley. The requirements to get a quarter section of land were: $10.00 and tobreak five acres the first year, ten acres each year for three years, tobuild a shanty on it and live there for six months of each year. RobertStrain Ennis, with help of his four sons, Bob, Jack, Dave and Joe, builthis house of logs from the Pipestone hills on N.E. 2-16-8 and named thefarm 'Fair View.' The structure was 12’ x 16’ with one common roomdownstairs and two bedrooms in the attic. That may seem small by to-daysstandards but the pioneer family found room for their oldest daughterAnnie, her husband and four children who came to Grenfell fromBracebridge in February, 1883 to live with the Ennis’ until their homewas built. They also found ample room to hold church services in theirhome whenever there was a student minister in Grenfell. This log housewas used for thirty years so must have been a fine building of its day.In 1888 this piece of land was in Robert Strain Ennis’ son Joe’s name. It is felt that Mrs. Robert Strain Ennis was somewhat disabled in lateryears as an heirloom that is still in the family and is an ordinary chairwith a castor on each leg. The Ennis boys had fashioned it for theirmother - a wheelchair of the 1890 style. For the next several years the Ennis family were busy. A calendar ofevents will make it easier to follow: 1882 - Gilman died. Gilman, a lad of 13 years, had been sickly but diedalong the trail after they left Brandon and was buried along thebanks of some river - presumably the Assiniboine River. - The Robert Strain Ennis family came west to Grenfell,Assiniboia, North West Territory. - They filed their claims for land - John, Dave, Joe andLeverett David Coy. 1883 - Annie (Ennis) Lamb, her husband and four children came toGrenfell. - Grenfell Coy was born - the first white baby born inGrenfell. 1885 - Riel Rebellion. Bob and Dave took part as scouts and on thetransport. The Indians threatened Frances (Ennis) Coy and her infantson Grenfell. 1886 - John (Jack) was married to Phoebe Axford. 1888 - Bob and Dave left for the west coast. 1892 - Frances and Leverett David Coy had moved to Bellingham,Washington, U.S.A. sometime previous to this date. 1894 - August 20. Mr, Lev Coy and family returned from Miniskan,Washington. 1896 - Mrs. R. S. Ennis died. From the files of the Grenfell Sun,August 27, 1896: The funeral of the late Mrs. Ennis lastFriday was largely attended, about sixty-five vehicles being in theprocession. Rev. Mr. J. Hoskins officiated at theGrenfell First Methodist Church and at the grave site. The church, builtof cream-colored local brick and located on Desmond Street North, justeast of the present (1980) United Church. 1897 - Joe was married to Margaret Esther McDonnell and farmed atWolseley, Saskatchewan. Bob and Dave went to the Yukon toprospect for gold. 1899 - Frances Jane (Frank) and Leverett David Coy were back inGrenfell by this time because she was mid-wife forMrs. Joe Ennis (Margaret) when their 2nd born, Etta Lydia Kathleen wasborn. Later that year, Joe, his wife and two smallchildren and his father, Robert Strain Ennis, went West to Alix, N.W.T.to homestead. Esther 'Ettie' was married to Tom Phillips previous to this because the Joe Ennis’ live with her and her husband fortheir first winter at Alix. 1901 - Leverett Coy’s were in Seattle, Washington by this time.Margaret (Madge) spent time with them. 1902 - This was possibly the year that Bob married Harriet. 1905 - Dave came back to Grenfell for his bride-to-be, Barbara PamelaMcDonnell. Madge went back to Dawson with them. RobertStrain Ennis returned from Alix, Alberta to spend his last years betweenthe Annie Lamb and John Ennis homes. He took a stroke while at John’s anddied at the Lambs but the funeral was from John’s house. 1908 - Robert Strain Ennis died. Before his death, he receivednotification that he had inherited an estate inArmagh County, Ireland. It was necessary that he return to Ireland toclaim it but he refused to do that. He said that thetrip over had been so bad that he wouldn't’ chance it again. RobertStrain Ennis was a member of the Orange Lodge and was a director of theGrenfell Agriculture Society in 1888. This account is stated on pages 6 through 9 in the book, - 'EnnisHistory' ,privately published by Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, 1979,Printed and Bound by Frieson Printers, 5720 MacLeod Trail South, T2H 0J6,Head Office: Alton, Manitoba, Canada. Standard Book No. 0-88925-054-5 THE FOLLOWING IS FROM PAGES 11 AND 12 IN THE BOOK, 'GRITAND GROWTH, THE STORY OFGRENFELL' At the time when the failure of the potato crop reduced the Irish peopleto near starvation (1846), the Ennis family had emigrated to Canada, andsettled in Ontario. The early 1880's found them in Gladstone, Manitoba.The boys, Jack and Joe, went to work on the Canadian Pacific Railroadwhich was being built through Manitoba, their ultimate objective being toreach the homestead lands of the West. By the time they reached Brandon,there was a great bustle of excitement, as eager settlers outfittedthemselves for the westward trail, and they were afraid that if theywaited until the railroad reached the territory, all the free land wouldbe taken. So they severed their connections with the construction crewand went back for their parents Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Ennis, and the restof the family. They bought oxen and wagons and joined the caravan goingWest. There were scores of ox teams and wagons on the trail, their rate ofprogress being influenced to a large degree, by the number of homesteading effects being taken. Since all the wagons' contents had to beunloaded and carried across the swollen streams, a family could spendhours crossing each waterway. In this particular group, the women of theparty were also carried across. There was one man of about fifty, smallof stature though quite able-bodied, who shrank from getting his feetwet. (He also shrank from all situations where work or discomfort wereinvolved). When everything else had been safely transported across thestream. he stood on the bank and asked that they also carry him across.Jack Ennis willingly complied. He pick up his burden and waded bravelyout into the water. About mid-stream he accidentally (?) stumbled, andhis passenger was pitched headlong into the river. We aren't toldwhether or not this cured him of his aversion to water, but it isn'tlikely that he asked for any more free transportation. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Strain and his wife, Frances (Wauk) Ennis homesteadedon the farm later owned by E. B. Armstrong and now the home of AlfredWhitely (1980). Church services were held at Mr. Ennis' home in theearly days. Jack Ennis settled on N.W. 10-16-8. His marriage to Miss P. Axford wasone of the early ones of the district, and was performed by Rev. JohnFotheringham. The oldest son, Frank, was a blacksmith in Grenfell for awhile, and later took up land near Peeples. The homestead and adjoiningland was farmed for some years after Mr. Ennis retirement, by his sonNelson, who became well known as a breeder of Herford cattle. It waslater farmed by his grandson, Donald. The Ennis' two daughters, Frances'Fanny' (Mrs. W. J. Ferguson), and Olive (Mrs. John Warwick) have maderecords that are worthy of note. Mrs. Ferguson began exhibiting at the Grenfell Agricultural Fair in 1910,when she entered a print dress and baking powder biscuits. She has beenwinning prizes in Grenfell ever since, and in looking for new fields toconquer, has exhibited work at Broadview, Regina, Prince Albert,Saskatoon, Abernethy, and the C. N. E. Toronto, where she had outstandingsuccess. Her work includes baking, canning, embroidering, needle point,and all types of fine needle work, knitting, making quilts, mats,painting on fabric, and on canvas. Her hobbies, which she shares with her husband, includes making lamps,bowls and other novelties from local diamond willow and oddities gatheredfrom root piles and lake shores; pictures made from birch bark and moss;and lapidary work, making use of prairie Pebbles (polished) forornamental lamp bases, door stops and table tops Mrs. Ferguson's latest triumph has been in Drawn Thread work, a form ofembroidery dating back to the 16th century. A competition was sponsoredby the F. W. I. of Canada in the Tweedsmuir Handicraft section. FannyFerguson has has won first prize in the district and provincial exhibits,and her work is now entered in the National exhibit at Guelph. In the range and excellence of her work she reflects the spirit of herpioneer parents, John 'Jack' And Phoebe (Axford) Ferguson, who foundnothing too difficult to tackle and who always said, 'if a thing is worthdoing, it is worth doing well.' The same spirit has contributed to the success of her sister, MargaretOlivia 'Ollie' (Ennis) Warwick, who has been a consistent winner in localfairs over the years. In 1965 she sent four of her oil paintings to theToronto Exhibition for appraisal. She was very gratified to learn thatshe had won three prizes, two firsts and a third. One of these was inthe sixty-five years and over class, and the other two were in opencompletion. Ollie started painting in 1962 as a hobby, and has showndecided talent. The following was written by C. J. L. Bushe, B.A., M.B. the lateSurgeon-Major Army Medical Staff, Canada, in 1980 and is stated on pages118 and 119 in the book, 'Grit and Growth, the story of Grenfell', byAnnie I. Yule and privately published by the Grenfell HistoricalCommittee, printed by Brigdens, covers by Universal Bindery, Saskatoon,Saskatchewan, Canada. 'GRENFELL, ASSINIBOIA, AS A FIELD FOR IMMIGRATION Canada has suffered much of late years in public estimation, and thereason is not far to seek. When the Canadian Pacific Railway firstopened up the vast interior to the settlers there followed a blowing oftrumpets and an amount of tall talk that we should have smiled at ifheard among our cousins south of the boundary. This was accomplished bya cloud of immigration pamphlets and 'dodgers' describing such a futureas no country on earth can, or will offer. The estimation returns on agricultural enterprise were absurd, and thetheoretical prices for farm produce was calculated on a similar basis.The farmer had only to sow, reap and grow rich. Then followed a rushfrom the older part of the Dominion and the United Kingdom, a largeproportion consisting of 'dead beats' of every class of society. Many ofthem had just enough money to demoralize them. These latter, on thestrength of possessing a couple of thousand pounds, attempted the life ofan English gentleman farmer on a capital with which they never have madesuch a venture elsewhere or the habits to fit them for such a life. As anatural result there is not a district along the railway line in whichwell-built houses and farm buildings may not be seen, the former ownersof which are scattered to all four points of the compass, and there ishardly a middle-class family in England to whose minds the name Canadadoes not recall failure of some relative. This state of things reachedan acute stage in the yeas 1894-1895, when not only were the crops muchbelow the average in equality, but also in the latter year, frozen aswell; added to which, wheat fell to the lowest price on record, and stockand horses depreciated in value to a corresponding degree. The people inthe Northwest then found themselves in the position that they had todepend on a price of wheat as regulated between Liverpool and WallStreet, selling in the open markets of the world, and obliged totransport their produce, for that purpose across half a continent as wellas the Atlantic Ocean, and at the same time they were bringing theirnecessities from outside under highest tariffs that exist. It speaks volumes for the country that in spite of these drawbacks it hasbeen steadily advancing as a whole in spite of individual failures. Thecountry has now survived the periods of inflated expectation andspeculation, and the natural reaction of disappointment and depression,and has practically settled down on a solid business foundation. In addition our market is coming to us, not slowly but by leaps andbounds: the country surrounding us, east, west and north abounds withcoal and minerals; the rush now is after gold, which may be a source ofimmediate gain, but the real future of the country lies in the iron,lead, and coal, and the populations who will have to work these mineswill have to be fed from our fields and herds. Times have been hard on the pioneers, but the blame cannot fairy be laidon the country, it is sound to the core, the methods were wrong and toomuch was expected at first. It is with some hope of rectifying thisprevailing public opinion that I now write. There is one class inparticular to whom I would address myself and point out the advantages ofthe Northwest, and that is the class of retired officers who are nowscraping along on small means and spending sleepless nights in thinkinghow to provide for their sons. The expenses of a preparation forSandhurst or Woolwich and the necessary disappointment of the majority inthe overcrowding of the profession is an old and bitter cry among theseancient warriors. I would therefore, show one opening for those who donot fear to avail themselves of it. Those who have spent their mostactive years on foreign service feel 'cramped, cabined and confined' whensettled down on a small income 'en retraite' in the United Kingdom, andit seems hard that the boys have to get out and away just at the timewhen their parents feel the want of their company. To these I would say:'Why not come out here?' Land can still be bought for a song, theexpenses or living are low, there are plenty of people of your own class,and there might be more. I purpose to give a plain, unvarnishedstatement herein of the life and prospects, and if the reader isdisappointed at the lack of exciting detail I would forewarn him thatnothing is set down which has not come within the scope of my ownpersonal observation. The first objection that will probably be raised is the climate: that thecold is very severe at times cannot be denied, but after the experiencederived from eight winters' residence I can truly state that I do notconsider the winters by any means unpleasant on the whole; the air is sodry that the Chilly dampness of the English is quite missing, and thehouses being warmed on a different plan, are incomparably morecomfortable in temperature than English homes in winter, no matter whatthe wether may be outside. The winter days are usually bright andsunshiny, with a blue sky overhead and an ordinary tweed suit is quitewarm enough for walking about in. When driving, particularly at night,furs are, of course, absolutely necessary, but in other respects ordinarywinter clothes are ample. The snow thaws about the beginning of April, and the interval betweenwinter and summer is briefest. The weather rapidly gets warmer, July andAugust being the hottest months, during which the thermometer may run upto 86 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit in the shade, but nights are cool andrefreshing. September and October are the best months in the year, thedays being bright and clear, with a crispness in the air, and the leaveson the trees every shade of yellow and scarlet. The snow begins again inNovember, as a rule, although some winters the ground is bare untilChristmas. For healthfulness the climate is unsurpassed. Bronchitis and pneumoniaare practically unknown and former residence in hot climates, such asIndia, etc. does not appear to have any unfavorable influence; indeed thecontrary. Any family in possession of a certain income of £ 250 and £400 a year would be looked on as rich, and could, by taking up landeither by purchase or homestead (the regulations regarding which can beobtained from the office of the High Commissioner, Victoria Street,Westminster) with two or three sons, make a home which would be yearlyrising in value as the price of land and property appreciates. Alreadythe tide has turned and the last two years have seen a steady rise in thevalue of real estate, which is certain to continue as the country fillsup. For those who are fond of sport, there is an unlimited field amongducks, prairie chickens, geese, etc. and a healthy outdoor life, withabundance of plain wholesome fare.' As stated above, this statement was written by C. J. L. Bushe, B.A.,M.B. late Surgeon-Major Army Medical Staff and is found on pages 118 and119 in the book, 'Grit and Growth, the story of Grenfell', by Annie I.Yule and privately published by the Grenfell Historical Committee, 1980and printed by Brigdens and the covers by Universal Bindery, Saskatoon,Saskatchewan, Canada. 
Birth*Robert Strain Ennis was born in 1833 in Armagh, Northern Ireland.2 
He was the son of Robert Ennis and Eliza Strain
Marriage*Robert Strain Ennis married Frances Elizabeth Wark in 1854 in Normandy Township, Grey County, Ontario, Canada.1 
Death*Robert Strain Ennis died on 21 June 1908, in Summerberry, Saskatchewan, Canada; Stroke.1 
Burial*He was buried in Summerberry Cemetery, Saskatchewan, Canada.1 

Children of Robert Strain Ennis and Frances Elizabeth Wark

Citations

  1. [S935] Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, Ennis History (: Privately Published, 1979). Hereinafter cited as Ennis History.
  2. [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.'"

Robert Strain Ennis1

M, #47755, b. 30 December 1908, d. 8 April 1972
FatherDavid 'Dave' Ennis b. 20 Oct 1859, d. 4 Aug 1937
MotherBarbara Pamelia McDonell b. 2 Feb 1878, d. 24 Jan 1953
Last Edited16 Dec 2006
Birth*Robert Strain Ennis was born on 30 December 1908 in Dawson City, YukonTerritory, Canada.1 
He was the son of David 'Dave' Ennis and Barbara Pamelia McDonell
Marriage*Robert Strain Ennis married Grace Marie McLeod on 8 July 1935 in Grand Forks, British Columbia, Canada.1 
Death*Robert Strain Ennis died on 8 April 1972, at age 63, in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada.1 

Family: Robert Strain Ennis and Grace Marie McLeod

Citations

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

Robert Strain Ennis1

M, #59921
FatherMoses Ennis
MotherMary
Last Edited24 Jan 2002
Robert Strain Ennis was the son of Moses Ennis and Mary
Marriage*Robert Strain Ennis married Elizabeth Shouldice, daughter of Christopher Shouldice and Jane

Child of Robert Strain Ennis and Elizabeth Shouldice

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."

Sally Ennis1,2

F, #76248, b. 1819, d. 1863
Last Edited12 Dec 2002
Birth*Sally Ennis was born in 1819. 
Marriage*She married Isaac Fenner Potter, son of Samuel J Potter and Ann Nancy Segar, in February 1839.2 
Death*Sally Ennis died in 1863, in Cranston, Providence County, Rhode Island

Child of Sally Ennis and Isaac Fenner Potter

Citations

  1. [S1398] , vol.15, Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage Books, 152 vols., online Ancestry.com. Previously published in hard copy (Provo, Utah, U.S.A.: The Generations Network, Inc.). Hereinafter cited as "Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage Books."
  2. [S1516] Charles Edward Potter, Genealogies of the Potter Families (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.: Alfred Mudge & Son, Printers, 1888), Part 4, Page 3. Hereinafter cited as Genealogies of the Potter Families.

Scott Wlliam Ennis1

M, #59153, b. 15 March 1958, d. 11 May 1973
Last Edited24 Jan 2002
Birth*Scott Wlliam Ennis was born on 15 March 1958.1 
Death*He died on 11 May 1973, at age 15.1 

Citations

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

Stanley James Ennis1

M, #48272, b. 9 March 1918, d. 6 April 1977
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 Edited19 Apr 2017
Name-ComStanley James Ennis is commonly known as Stan Ennis.1 
Note*Stan also tried out the farming game but like the other three, left it for greener fields. He worked in automotives and then as a security guard at Battle River Station, Forestburg, Alberta. 
Birth*He was born on 9 March 1918 in Alix, Alberta, Canada.1 
He was the son of Joseph William 'Joe' Ennis and Margaret Esther 'Maggie' McDonell
Death*Stanley James Ennis died on 6 April 1977, at age 59, in Camrose, Alberta, Canada.1 

Citations

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

Susan Margaret Ennis1

F, #58626, b. 8 October 1860, d. 7 January 1926
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*Susan was the second child born to Tom and Fanny Ennis on their farm nearCranbrook, Ontario. Susan married Jacob Long and raised a family ofnine children, the last two being twins. Jacob's parents last name wasLang, but he change his last name to Long. Note: Cranbrook is no longer atown, it was probably absorbed by the city of Brussels, Ontario, perSherrie Lyne (Ennis) Halme Haines, author of the second half of 'EnnisHistory' per phone call to Donald Raymond Coy, January 4th, 1999. Susan and Jacob had a Hotel at Cranbrook, Ontario. Susan took care ofher father, after her mother died. Thomas Ennis died in 1925, the sameyear as his first born, Robert Cosby Ennis. Susan died the followingyear in 1926. 
Marriage*Susan Margaret Ennis married Jacob Long on 14 January. 
Birth*Susan Margaret Ennis was born on 8 October 1860 in on the farm near Cranbrook, Ontario, Canada.1 
She was the daughter of Richard Thomas Ennis and Francis 'Fanny' Jane Taylor
Death*Susan Margaret Ennis died on 7 January 1926, at age 65, in Atwood, Perth County, Ontario, Canada.1 

Children of Susan Margaret Ennis and Jacob Long

Citations

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

Sydney Melville Ennis1

M, #58631, b. 6 May 1872, d. 4 July 1950
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
Birth*Sydney Melville Ennis was born on 6 May 1872 in on the farm near Cranbrook, Ontario, Canada.1 
He was the son of Richard Thomas Ennis and Francis 'Fanny' Jane Taylor
Marriage*Sydney Melville Ennis married Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Gourlay on 2 August 1900 in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada.1 
Death*Sydney Melville Ennis died on 4 July 1950, at age 78, in Kelwood, Manitoba, Canada.1 

Children 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.

Thomas 'Tom' Leslie Ennis1

M, #58638, b. 27 January 1897
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*Thomas 'Tom' Leslie Ennis was the fourth child born to Robert Cosby andMeanue (Cox) Ennis in Neepawa, Manitoba in the year 1897. When Tom waseleven months old his mother took him and his brothers, George and Cal,to Brussels, Ontario on December 21, 1898 on the excursion train to visithis maternal and paternal grandparents. In June, 1906 the family moved to Forrest, Manitoba for the summer whereR.C. was working on the Grand Trunk Railroad. In May, 1906 Tom and hismother, Meanue, travelled by train to Vancouver, British Columbia tovisit George Cox, Meanue's brother. The family moved in June, 1907 to Balcarres, Saskatchewan as R.C.'s workwith the railroad construction business progressed westward. In 1910 thefamily took up homesteads in the Senlac area. In the spring of 1922 Tommarried Lula Myrle Barnes, born in Grand Rapids, Michigan in the year1900. At the age of twelve, Lula came to the Senlac area with herparents, Clyde and Catherine Barnes who took up homesteading. Lulaworked as a telephone operator in Senlac. Tom and Lula farmed Section 5,Tp. 40. R. 25, W3M after they were married. They raised registered Clydesdale horses. In December, 1940 their son,Harold, moved west to Victoria to work on a farm. In the spring of 1941Tom, Lula, and their three daughters, Evelyn, Helen and Ethel moved toSaannichton, British Columbia, which is just north of Victoria, B.C. andrented a house. Tom worked in construction on the Patricia Bay Airport. In 1943 they purchased a home and fifty acres in the Cobble Hill area,which is about 68 miles north of Victoria, where Tom worked in the forestindustry. After retiring in 1963 they moved to Victoria. 
Birth*Thomas 'Tom' Leslie Ennis was born on 27 January 1897 in Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada.1 
He was the son of Robert 'R C' Cosby Ennis and Meanue Cox
Marriage*Thomas 'Tom' Leslie Ennis married Lula Myrle Barnes, daughter of Clyde Barnes and Catherine, on 8 March 1922 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.1 

Family: Thomas 'Tom' Leslie Ennis and Lula Myrle Barnes

Citations

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

Victor Burton 'Vic' Ennis1

M, #47914, b. 23 October 1894, d. 22 August 1974
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
Biographical Note* Victor Burton Ennis was born on the 23rd of October, 1894 at his parents'farm. He attended Summerhill School until 1903 when Wolf Hill wasopened. After he left school he stayed on the farm and helped his Father. Vic also enjoyed doing little jobs around the house. One time he evenattempted baking bread while his Mother was out. He soon learned thateven if the flour is a bit cold, he could not warm it up in the pan onthe stove. In 1915, he bought land from his father. With his Dad's help, he wasable to build a house and barn the same year. A year later he movedinto his new house, and his sister Ollie kept house for him until he andMuriel were married in July 1917. On June 23, 1918, Vic was conscripted into the army, being stationed inRegina. He would come home on leave to do the fall work. Muriel wasvery lonely on the farm alone, so took their 4 cows, 1 sow and 10 littlepigs, the hens and 1 horse and moved to her parents' farm. At harvesttime Vic was given time to come to take the crop off. With extensions onhis leave, Armistice was signed before he had to go back. Only 6 dayslater their first child was born. In Vic's early farming days, all field work was done with horses. Helater owned a Titan tractor which he used to break up more land. A fewyears later, he traded a team of horses for a rubber-tired tractor. Nowthat was quite an improvement! Vic and his brother, Nels, bought thefirst combine in the district in 1938. They got the telephone on the farmin 1921. Vic was very handy at making things. In 1922 he trapped enough muskratsand bought a kit from Eaton's to make his first radio. He made severalafter that and sold them. He was good at repairing machinery. Manyneighbors brought the tractors, cars, etc. for him to over haul. Beforethe hydro days, Vic wired the house and barn for lights run offbatteries, and fixed up a windmill to charge the batteries. In 1947, Vic and Muriel sold their farm and moved to Regina where he and2 of his sons, Verne and Al, bought a woodworking shop. There wasn'tenough business to support 3 families, so Al later went to workelsewhere. This shop was sold in 1956. Then Vic and Verne built boatsuntil Vic retired in 1960, and Verne moved to Ontario. In 1965 they sold the house in Regina. Vic and Muriel then spent a yearin Calgary with their youngest daughter, Joyce, and her family. InAugust 1966 they moved back to Grenfell. Vic passed away in 1974.Muriel is now (1979) living in a unit at the senior citizens' home there,and keeps very active. This account is found on pages 59 and 60 in the book, 'Ennis History',published in 1979 by Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith. 
Birth*Victor Burton 'Vic' Ennis was born on 23 October 1894 in Grenfell, Saskatchewan, Canada.1 
He was the son of John 'Jack' Ennis and Phoebe Axford
Marriage*Victor Burton 'Vic' Ennis married Laura Muriel 'Muriel' Rogers, daughter of Thomas Wettenhall Rogers and Agnes Annabella Fotheringham, on 11 July 1917 in Grenfell, Saskatchewan, Canada.1 
Death*Victor Burton 'Vic' Ennis died on 22 August 1974, at age 79, in Grenfell, Saskatchewan, Canada.1 
Burial*He was buried in Summerberry Cemetery, Grenfell, Saskatchewan, Canada

Family: Victor Burton 'Vic' Ennis and Laura Muriel 'Muriel' Rogers

Citations

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

Viola Minerva Ennis1

F, #59081, b. 21 July 1907, d. 9 June 1993
FatherWilliam 'Will' Thomas Ennis b. 15 Jan 1879, d. 28 Apr 1966
MotherHattie Matilda Larson b. 6 Jan 1887, d. 10 Aug 1966
Last Edited26 Dec 2013
Name-ComViola Minerva Ennis is commonly known as Viola.2 
Birth*She was born on 21 July 1907 in Rupert, Minidoka County, Idaho, U.S.A..1 
She was the daughter of William 'Will' Thomas Ennis and Hattie Matilda Larson
Marriage*Viola Minerva Ennis married Worley N. Head on 31 August 1929 in Kemmer, Lincoln County, Wyoming, U.S.A..1 
Death*Viola Minerva Ennis died on 9 June 1993, at age 85.2 

Child of Viola Minerva Ennis and Worley N. Head

Citations

  1. [S1213] Jean Agnes (Ferguson) Smith, Ennis History, Part 2 (: privately published, 1979). Hereinafter cited as Ennis History, Part 2.
  2. [S8665] Personal correspondence, with Lynne (Head) Geis . Personal Archives of David Arthur Walker (Edwards, Ontario, Canada).