Edmund James Boardman, the oldest son of Edmund and Charlotte Boardman, was married in RM Louise, Manitoba on the 14th of August 1908 to Jesse Potter Duncan. He was thirty years old. Jesse was 26 years old at the time.
The Manitoba Historical Society gives a description of what “RM Louise” refers to. See the link below. It is a rural municipality along the border between North Dakota and southern Manitoba.
Photos: There was no writing identifying these photos but I believe the man above is Edmund James Boardman and the woman on the grass is Jesse his wife? Compare these photos with others in this and the next post and see what you think?
James and Jesse had 3 children that I know about.
1. Alice Jean Halley Boardman was born June 6, 1909 and died 22 September 1988 in Winnipeg. She married April 18, 1931 in Winnipeg to a Peter Duncan Campbell. He died about 1956 in Winnipeg. They had Gail, James
(Perry Sound, Ontario), Bruce, Peter and Blair? The information for Alice Jean was found in an obituary notice in the Winnipeg Free Press of September 24, 1988 for Jean Campbell, the Manitoba Vital Records online database and Canadian census.
2. Edmond J. Boardman was born February 28, 1911 and died 28th of December 1990 in Winnipeg. He married a Norma Slater whose birth is unknown. She died 28 November 1989 in Winnipeg. There was an infant that died 15 October 1940. There other child’s name was Alexis (Allie) who married a John
and had at least 2 children. The infant is buried in the family plot in the Elmwood Cemetery. Sources used were obituaries found on Edmund in the Dec 28, 1990 Winnipeg Free Press issue and his wife Norma in the Thursday Nov. 30, 1989 Winnipeg Free Press issue, the Vital Records for Manitoba online database and Canadian census. His daughter wrote a loving tribute.
3. Betty’s birth and death are unknown at this time. At the death of her brother’s wife Norma, she was living in Toronto, Ontario (1989). She married a D. John Dalton and had at least one child named Sheri. Betty’s information is from the obituaries of her sister and brother.
Photo: There was no writing on this photo but I believe it is Jesse with her daughters. Jesse is on the left, then Betty with her daughter Sheri? Alice Jean is probably the one on the right!
The 1911 Canadian Census for Edmund James Boardman for Winnipeg, Manitoba gives the following information:
Line 36, [ ], 218, Boardman, Edmund, 563, M, Head, M, June 1878, 32, NB, English, Canadian, Anglican all except the lodger, Boardman, Jesse, F, wife, M, Oct. 1882, 28, Man, English, Canadian, Scotch. Boardman, Alice, F, daughter, S, June 1909, 1, Man. Boardman, Bomad 6/12, son S, Feb 1910 6/12, Man. Boardman, Charlotte, F, mother, W, Sept. 1852, 58, N.B. Scotish. [Peterson, Holly] F, Lodger, S, June 1892, 18, US, 1909 [ ] [Canadian] [ Scotch ] maid, 2/9/09/98.
Source: 1911 Canadian Census, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Dist#24, SubDist #51, p of habitation 563 Logan Ave, pg. 20, William Orr Mulligan enumerator, Ancestry.com. Note: This census is very difficult to read the ink is thick and the page is faded.