Among the early residents of Spring Coulee were Mr. & Mrs. Lewis Peter Baptiste and their family of seven children.
Mr. & Mrs. Baptiste were married May 24, 1886 in Morgan County, lilinois. where they resided until 1910. They moved to Albena and at first engaged in farming. During the years they lived in Spring Coulee. Mr. & Mrs. Baptiste operated the hotel for a time. Some time later they moved to Bassano-Empress district where they lived until 1924.
In 1924 - Mr. Baptiste gave up farming and moved to the Little Red Deer District west of Innisfail. As a young man, Mr. Baptiste had served for three years in the ministry and he now returned to this work under the auspices of the Church of The Nazarene. From 1929 to 1936 Mr. Baptiste travelled Alberta and Saskatchewan as a colporteur and estimated that during these years he delivered 75,000 pieces of religious literature directly to the people's homes.
In 1936 after moving to Lethbridge, Mr. & Mrs. Baptiste celebrated their golden wedding anniversary and in 1946 they celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary in the same city.
Mrs. Baptiste passed away in 1947 and in 1948 Mr. Baptiste moved to Calgary where he passed away in 1950.
At the time of his passing, Mr. Baptiste was survived by 5 sons and one daughter who for many years resided in Spring Coulee.
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