|Welcome to the Ripley-Omand Family Tree!|
Last Updated: 11 Jan 2012
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|Jackie's Hand Written Notes on the Omand Family.|
|Email from Lynn Pugh|
James Alexander Omand's marriage certificate with Annie Lee, shows parents names as ""James Omand"" and ""Jean Craigie"".
|letters from Doris Mark (grand-daughter of Allan Omand's sister)|
Mrs Mark confirmed that Allan Omand's first wife was named Jane Craigie and that she died in 1884 in Edmonton.
1881, August 26 - First train into Winnipeg over the Red River Bridge. 1883, August 10 - First train reaches Calgary
|transcribed death notice from Edmonton newspaper|
|Buried in Fraser Cemetary (notes from Jackie) ? ""in the new cemetary"" in Edmonton (letter from Mrs Doris Mark)|
|Email from Lynn Pugh (daughter of Ivy Omand): Jane Omand (my grandfather’s mother?) was buried in an aboriginal cemetery in Edmonton – as there were so few settlers white families were also buried here. This would have been around 1884.|
|Mrs Doris Mark: Allan and Jane made the voyage to Canada soon after they were married in 1880. They spent their first year in Winnipeg. They would have landed someone on the East Coast. >>|
|Mrs Doris Mark (cont): There may have been a trin to Winnipeg then but covered wagon to Edmonton. When my grandmother (Eliza Omand, Allan's sister) came, the train went to Calgary & then covered wagon to Edmonto. It took two weeks.|
|Mrs Doris Mark: ""when in Edmonton I searched old newspapers and found the following: Deaths Edmonton Bulletin Sat March 8 1884. Jane Omand: at four oclock in the morning of Friday. First wife of Allan Omand, south side, in the 30th year of her age.""|
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