Peter and Anne Melling with their children, four sons and one daughter, arrived in Coalhurst in 1912 from Wigan, Lancashire, England. Peter Sr. and one son were employed by the Imperial Coal Co. (Coalhurst Mine).
In 1918, they moved to Evansburg, Alberta where Peter Sr. took the position of pit boss at the Evansburg Collieries. His son worked in the Machine shop and later as a fire boss. He was also a member of the mine rescue team.
The first two sons left to study at the University of Alberta, from which they graduated as medical doctors. They practiced for many years, mainly in Alberta.
After the mine closed, Peter and Anne Melling and one son moved to Medicine Hat and returned to Coalhurst in 1926.
The third son taught school in Coalhurst before entering the medical program at the University of Alberta. After graduating, he practiced for many years in Alberta.
Peter and Anne Melling moved to Lethbridge in 1937.
Anne Melling passed away in 1939. Peter Melling passed away in 1949.
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