The Carlsens had several children, but inspite of their every effort, each, with the exception of one daughter, Aggie, died in infancy. What sadness there was as they laid each little one away in a rural cemetery.
Agatha, and better known as Aggie, was a fine daughter and she gave them much pleasure. She was energetic, ambitious, adventurous and curious and might have made the subject for a book. As a young girl, she drove horses on farm implements, rode horseback and helped with farm chores. When she married Maurice DeVloo and they became farmers at Whitla, she helped in their agricultural pursuit, too. Maurice had emigrated from Belgium in the 'thirties' and knew about the depression years as he began making his livelihood in Canada at that time. Their family of four were three daughters and a son, Gordon, who was killed in a freak car accident when he was twenty-one years of age.
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