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Albert Selin

Seven Persons - Once Hundred Sixty Acres and a Dream
As the Story was Told

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Selin and Family Sandra, (Mrs. Henry Duim), Allan, Ellis, twins Albert and Charles, and Verna

The Selin family were from Sweden. Mr. Selin came first and worked in the lumber industry about Fernie, B.C. He was a big strong man and had enjoyed the challenge of the hard work there. When his wife and three children joined him he decided to take a homestead at Seven Persons. His choice was the northeast quarter of 16-9-7-4, land near the High Bank School.

In 1924 the Selin's moved up north to Bashaw and to a smaller place known as Meeting Creek. There they did mixed farming, raising hogs, dairy cattle and poultry, and working in the wooded area. Allan and Ellis went to the United States, Albert and Charlie remained near Bashaw, and Verna and the parents returned to Medicine Hat where the latter passed away in their aging years.

Ellis, Albert, Charles and Verna attended the High Bank School.

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