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Hi, sent info to guestbook yesterday but forgot to mention that William Owen Jones was known as BILL JONES (and may have had the knickname "king").
Had also a brother called Richard Barron Jones who died in the airforce over Germany 1945.
diolch Glyn

Location: Gwynedd, Wales
Original Post Date: Wednesday, February 18th, 2009, 2:22 pm

November 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGlyn Cadwaladr

Hi, great web site. Researching family history, looking for any info/ relatives of -
WILLIAM OWEN JONES born YMIR 1912 and died TRAIL Sept 1973.
Lived at 1390 Pine, Trail in 1945.
Was a Smelterman in 1945, and beleived to have served in Trail fire service approx 1945.
His mother was Martha Brand Jones died March 1974 (aged 93) Ymir/Trail, and father Hugh Jones died 1935 Nelson/Ymir.
Many thanks and Hwyl fawr from Wales

Location: Gwynedd, Wales
Original Post Date: Tuesday, February 17th, 2009, 11:56 am

November 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGlyn Cadwaladr

Interesting visiting the site and reviewing some of the folks recognized such as Bill Waterson for his involvement in boxing including Trail and Sparwood.

Location: Victoria
Original Post Date: Tuesday, February 17th, 2009, 11:11 am

November 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrian Zelley

great to have been from trail bc miss u all we'll be back soon

Location: Innisfail ab
Original Post Date: Thursday, January 22nd, 2009, 1:23 pm

November 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDave Hinton

My father came to Trail, B.C. when he arrived from Friuli, Italy. I think the year would have been around 1949? I would very much like to trace the family Bortolussi, and Bertuzzi history. Can anyone help me here? It would greatly appreciated! Thank you.

Location: Toronto, Ontario
Original Post Date: Monday, December 15th, 2008, 7:57 am

November 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCathy Bortolussi Calligaro

Thank you for dedicating a wall to Jeff Lakes. He was a wonderful man that I knew as a young girl. We think of him every Thanksgiving, the anniversary of meeting him.
Thank you!

Location: Las Vegas, NV USA
Original Post Date: Friday, November 21st, 2008, 11:34 am

November 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMegan Noreen

My, this is great fun hearing all these stories. I remember the 2 dairies we had at Mary's Flats. I went to the grade school in East Trail and had Beetstra for classmate.
My dad's brother and his family (Alex, Jenny and son Alex)
lived on the 3rd ave corner across from the school.
I still have all my old grade school photos.
Remember the trips to Nelson for the Music Festivals?

Location: Port Angeles Wa
Original Post Date: Monday, September 29th, 2008, 11:08 am

November 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoyce Crombie Chiasson

About Caslers in Trail. Our family -Harold, Beatrice, Edith and Joyce lived at 1835 Second Avenue right across from Butler Park. Directly behind ud on Third lived the Casler family. I remember Roy .
In later years he watched out for Mrs Currie widow of Hamilton Currie. I don't know who bought the house after Mr. Currie died. I just looked in phone book and there are5 Caslers listed.Castlegar Trail and Fruitvale.
E mail me for phone numbers etc.

Location: Port Angeles Wa.
Original Post Date: Monday, September 29th, 2008, 10:46 am

November 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoyce Crombie Chiasson

My family, John & Mary Baron , my brother & I arrived in Trail, B.C. in 1937 from Carlowrie, Manitoba.My Dad worked in the smelter as a carpenter. Ronald & I attended the L.S. Morriish Elementary School in East Trail. Our home was located at 1562 - 5th. Avenue East Trail. The
family moved back to Carlowrie, Manitoba in 1945. Does any one remember the Rio Theatre in East Trail? We were able to watch a movie & purchase a treat for a total of 25 cents. as we watched Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Tex Ritter. Well, those names will certainly date me.

Bye for now.

Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Original Post Date: Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008, 5:05 pm

November 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLeonard Baron

Just a great Website you have. I am searching information on my uncle (fathers brother) Louis S. Sorensen, who I know for sure lived in 950 Shofield Road in Trail in September 1939, and Louis works in a leadmelting factory.
I had hoped to find usable info in your site-but as many times before - in vane.

Location: Denmark
Original Post Date: Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008, 1:19 pm

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November 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDan Mobro

Great site, I am looking for Edith June Carlisle b 1892 Vancouver Died 1974 Treal B.C, Married to A R McCauley ? Thank you DVM 7510

Location: Baltimore ,Md USA
Original Post Date: Friday, June 6th, 2008, 12:14 pm

November 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDavid H MacRae

i would like to find out more about both sets of my grandparent. ronald and mabel ramsden and george and derry fletcher. i believe my grandfather george was mayor of trail. any info would be great.

Location: kelowna, b.c.
Original Post Date: Friday, May 2nd, 2008, 3:39 pm

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November 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterWendy Ferguson

I just found out that my grandmother, Alma Casler (married name - Ede) moved to Nelson in 1910. Her father died in 1911 after buying 2 city blocks of land near a cemetary road (at the end of hall or fall st). Brothers names - Wilbert, Frank there were two others as well. Both the named brothers were tinsmiths at the smelter. Would love to know if any family exists there still or any information and/or how to get it.

Location: Courtenay B.C.
Original Post Date: Monday, April 14th, 2008, 10:37 pm

November 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBeverly Chalk

Nice, to see that old photo\'s of the Dutch emigrants (family Beetstra) (Thanks Alana!) Very nice to see a face when you only knew the name.
Keep up the good work!

Richtje Beetstra

Location: Friesoythe, Germany (origine from the Netherlands)
Original Post Date: Thursday, March 6th, 2008, 9:02 am

November 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRichtje Beetstra

most of my fathers side of the family lives in trail.
hi the people of trail it's kenny's daughter oh and good luck to the hockey team :>

go trail go

Location: calgary alberta
Original Post Date: Saturday, January 5th, 2008, 11:20 am

November 30, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkate uzeloc
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