George Frederick William MALLETT

Male 1884 - 1970  (85 years)


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  • Name George Frederick William MALLETT  [1
    Born 4 Nov 1884  Port Hope, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Census 14 Apr 1891  Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Albert Mallett, 31, Methodist, Farmer; Mary Jane, 27, Wife; Frederick, 6, son; Norman, 4, son; Earnest, 1 son; Edward James (not a Mallett), 12, Com, b: England, Farm Labourer.
    Note
    • Virden Story (page 229) - section Village of Elkhorn written by Mrs. F.W. Mallett, states that the town was wired in 1929 by F.W. Mallett and his assistant.

      Residence: Fred Mallett lived above his tinsmith shop from 1910 to 1917.

      Invented a seed cleaning machine.

      On trip from Port Hope to Moosomin, NWT (Welwyn), when Fred would get bored on the train, and when the train stopped for fuel and water, he would get out and run along beside it. Also would run up to the stock car to feed the animals and tend to their needs with his father's (Albert William Mallett) help.

      Fred also went hunting in the Riding Mountains - leaving early in the morning on foot, with a team of horses - making Foxwaren by nightfall, and the mountains the next day.
    Occupation
    • Occupation: Tinsmith, Electrician. Tinsmith 1901 Fleming, opened tinsmith shop on home farm, opened tin shop 1910 McAuley, 1917 Elkhorn.
    Residence Abt May 1891  Brundette Farm, Welwyn, Northwest Territories, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • In the year 1891, they and their three young sons, Frederick William (age 7), Norman and Roy came from Port Hope to Moosomin, Saskatchewan by train. They brought with them a team of horses and a Jersey cow. The trip took a week and Fred told how when he got bored on the train, and when the train stopped for fuel and water, he would get out and run along beside it. Also ran up to the stock car to feed the animals and tend to their needs with his Dad's help. Swansons Delivery took them to their first home. They spent the night at Willen, and went on the next to day to Welwyn, Sask where they rented the Brundette farm. It was in the spring of the year when they arrived and they planted twenty-one bushels of wheat. There was a house on the farm for them to live in. That fall, when they harvested their crop, they had twenty-two bushels of wheat. To earn money for food for his family Albert followed the threshing machines and measured the grain into bushel measures. They stayed on this farm for four years and then moved to the McAuley district in Manitoba.

      To Moosomin from Port Hope, Ontario on train in spring. On to Welwyn next day. Put May here because it was spring and they were in the 1891 census still in Ontario (taken April 14th). Book states "Welwyn, Sask" but at that time Welwyn was part of NWT.
    Residence Abt 1895  32-14-29, McAuley, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6, 7, 8
    • Homestead applied for at Birtle ca 1895. For the grand price of $10.00. One of the last homesteads in the area.

      Albert William Mallett decided to apply for a homestead, so he hitched up the buggy and he and Mary Jane [Corden] drove to Birtle to apply and receive one of the last homestead in the district, for the price of $10.00.

      There was no home on the homestead, so the first winter their home was a cave, or rather two caves side by side - one for the animals and one for the family - dug into the hill side. The next couple of years was spent enlarging the stable dividing half for a home - the rest for the animals. It wasn't until four years had passed that a house was built.

      Have picture of family in front of sod home ca 1899.
    Photo Abt 1899 
    Albert Mallett Sod Home c 1899
    Albert Mallett Sod Home c 1899
    Albert William Mallett and Mary Jane (Corden) Mallett applied for a homestead and received, for the price of $10, one of the last homesteads in the district. This homestead was at 32-14-29, McAuley, Manitoba, Canada.

    There was no home on the homestead, so for the first winter their home was a cave, or rather two caves side by side (one for the animals and one for the family) dug into the hillside. The next couple of years was spent enlarging the stable (made of sod) dividing half for a home and half for the animals. This is a picture of the family in front of that sod home. It wasn't until four years had passed that a house was built.
    SW Group
    Alternate Name Fred Mallett  [1
    Reference Number 1000006 
    Died 15 Jul 1970  Brandon, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Lung congestion.
    Buried Aft 15 Jul 1970 
    Person ID I3731  Southwest
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2020 

    Father Albert William MALLETT,   b. 15 Apr 1856, Wormsworthy, Alwington, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1936, 32-14-29, McAuley, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Mary Jane CORDEN,   b. 7 Feb 1863, Thoresway, Caistor, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1958, Winnipeg General Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Married 25 Dec 1883  Bible Christian Manse, Port Hope, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1219  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Agnes Ethel KNOWLES,   b. 14 Oct 1889,   d. 24 Aug 1973  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 28 Jun 1916  Emerson, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Albert William MALLETT,   b. 28 Mar 1917, McAuley, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Ronald Frederick MALLETT,   b. 8 Oct 1919, Elkhorn, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1942, Aerodrome, Gaydon, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
    Family ID F1225  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Nov 1884 - Port Hope, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 14 Apr 1891 - Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Abt May 1891 - Brundette Farm, Welwyn, Northwest Territories, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Abt 1895 - 32-14-29, McAuley, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Jun 1916 - Emerson, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Jul 1970 - Brandon, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S897] Database, Mallett, Deb, (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada), M04S156.

    2. [S775] Ltr: AF 870816, AF, 775., Year.

    3. [S803] Census 1891: Ontario, W Northumberland, Hamilton, 803.

    4. [S748] Book: McAuley, 0-88925-418-4, (Archie Centennial Book Committee, McAuley, Manitoba R0M 1H0, 1983), 748., Page 266.

    5. [S777] Ltr: AF 900219, AF, 777., Re: Name.

    6. [S775] Ltr: AF 870816, AF, 775., Re: Cave, sod home.

    7. [S776] Ltr: AW 911128, AW, 776., Re: Life in sod home.

    8. [S779] Ltr: AF 880406, AF, 779., Re: Henry and mice.