Lillian MALLETT

Female 1893 - 1982  (89 years)


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  • Name Lillian MALLETT  [1
    Born 26 Jul 1893  Welwyn, Northwest Territories, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Not sure the birth occurred in Welwyn.
    Gender Female 
    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.
    SW Group
    UKC 1881
    Alternate Name Lillian Laffin 
    Reference Number 1000009 
    Died 26 Aug 1982  South Porcupine, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Cancer
    Person ID I3734  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 Bert LAFFIN,   b. 13 Dec 1890,   d. 24 Jan 1968  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 16 Feb 1914  [7
    Children 
     1. Benjamin LAFFIN,   b. 13 Dec 1914
     2. Viola LAFFIN,   b. 26 Jan 1919
    Family ID F1235  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Jul 1893 - 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 MapsDied - 26 Aug 1982 - South Porcupine, Ontario, 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. [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. [S775] Ltr: AF 870816, AF, 775., Date, spouse.