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Clyde Kenney and
Ethel Jane Ross

Water Works Wonders
A History of the White, Wilson, McMahon,
River Junction School Districts Pages 359 - 360
told by Perry Kenney

Clyde Kenney was born in Gunnison Utah in 1898. He was the first of eight children born to Alberto (Bert) and Bertha Edith Kenney. Myrtle, Wandah, Edward (Ted), William, Spencer, Bertha, and Douglas followed. Clyde and Myrtle were born in Utah, and the rest after the family moved to Canada (1901 - 1902).

Due to his mother Mrytle's poor health, Bob Patterson lived with his aunt Wandah (Parry) and attended White School for two years, until her health improved.

Clyde married Ethel Jane Ross. They took up farming. In the early 1930's they rented a farm across the road (east) of the Charlie Parry farm, where they grew potatoes.

At that time they had three children. Ross, the oldest, started Grade One at White School, but the family moved to the home farm between Coaldale and Chin (later to be known as the Broder farm), and farmed with his dad. Ross completed Grade One at a little school near Chin.

In 1940, because of the war, they moved to Montreal, where Clyde found employment in the war factories. In 1945 they moved back to the Coaldale and Lethbridge area, where they remained until Clyde's death. They raised six children,.

Ross lived near Brocket, Alberta and raised Appaloosa ponies. (He rode on the historical trial ride that followed the Fort Benton trail from Fort Macleod to High River) He passed away in 1985.

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