Ted was born October 2, 1891, in St. Paul, Minnesota, and moved with his parents to Roscoe, Minnesota, in 1899. As a youth he went to Yellow Grass, in the wheat country of southern Saskatchewan, and took up a homestead.
During World War I, Ted served in the Canadian Army. On June 15, 1925,
he married Bertha May Rooney, daughter of John Rooney and Annie
Culham, in Yellow Grass. May was born December 27, 1903, in Yellow Grass.
Their children are Ruth, Ed,
Dorothy, and Warren.
Ted's farm was one of the casualties of the drought of the 1930s. After several years of crops too scanty to harvest, he gave up farming in 1939 and took employment as a forest products buyer in Prairie River, Saskatchewan. Later he moved to Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, where he managed an apartment block and worked in a lumber yard. Finally, he managed a lumber yard and hardware store in Medstead, Saskatchewan.
Ted died in North Battlefield, Saskatchewan, August 14, 1955, and is buried in Medstead. May died May 1, 1973, and is buried in Yellow Grass.
Source: Eighteen Cousins, by Bert Jahn (1988)
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