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C. M. Nicol

Our Treasured Heritage
A History of Coalhurst and District
Page 454
by Wm. J. Nicol

Dad came to Canada in 1907 from Furnace in Scotland arriving in Lethbridge he worked at his trade as a bricklayer or stone mason, then he worked at the Taylor Mill in Lethbridge.

Mother had been here since 1905 with her parents and brother. Her one brother, John, had come one year earlier in 1904 and had homesteaded in the Kipp area.

Mother and dad were married in 1909 in Lethbridge where they lived for a short time. They then moved to Kipp on a part of NE 1/4 of section 30-9-22.. It was just a small place and Dad worked in the Elevator at Kipp. (it had just been built).

In the meantime they were blessed with a daughter, myself, and twin boys. In the fall of 1915 we moved to the SW and SE of 25-9-23, this is where he farmed and started the dairy business. They had one more daughter in 1916 and it was on the farm we all grew up.

Dad worked in the powerhouse in Coalhurst when the mine was working for the first few years, then he started to sell milk, 1918 or 1919, and continued to do so until 1935.

Mother died in 1932 and Dad remarried in 1936. They had one son to this marriage.

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