Albert Norman MALLETT

Male 1887 - 1966  (78 years)


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  • Name Albert Norman MALLETT  [1
    Born 18 Dec 1887  Port Hope, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 14 Apr 1891  Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • 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.
    Residence Abt May 1891  Brundette Farm, Welwyn, Northwest Territories, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • 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  [3, 4, 5, 6
    • 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.
    Illness Between 1914 and 1919  [7
    • Arm disabled in World War I.
    Note
    • As per page 49 of Archie Junction book - Albert Norman Mallett, Military Status: OAS, Date of birth 18-12-86.
    Occupation 1920  McAuley, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Occupation: Postmaster at McAuley 1920-1951.
      - As per page 49 of Archie Junction book.
      Date of appointment as postmaster: 25-11-19, Date of vacancy: 18-10-49,
      Cause of vacancy: resigned. At the McAuley Post Office, established 7-11-1899.
      Electoral District: Marquette, Manitoba #5444.
    SW Group
    UKC 1881
    Reference Number 1000007 
    Died 10 Aug 1966  Rivers, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Pneumonia
    Person ID I3732  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 F1216  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Margaret CALQUOUN,   b. Est 1895,   d. 1944  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Married 1920 
    Children 
     1. Bernice MALLETT,   b. 11 Dec 1921,   d. 24 Dec 1988  (Age 67 years)
     2. Beatrice MALLETT,   b. 13 Jan 1922,   d. Jan 1988  (Age 66 years)
    Family ID F1227  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Jean PARKER,   b. Est 1915 
    Married 2 Jul 1945 
    Family ID F1234  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Dec 1887 - 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 MapsOccupation - 1920 - McAuley, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Aug 1966 - Rivers, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S897] Database, Mallett, Deb, (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada), M04S156.

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

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

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

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

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

    7. [S750] Ltr: JM 911202, JM, 750.

    8. [S748] Book: McAuley, 0-88925-418-4, (Archie Centennial Book Committee, McAuley, Manitoba R0M 1H0, 1983), 748., Page 49.