Thomas Boyle Family tree - and side branches

Notes for Edna Wright HOLLEY


The Peel County schedule of births (for Toronto Township, now Mississauga) has her born January 17, and her mother’s maiden name spelled “Foot” (her first name is Louise as well). The Doctor in attendance was Dr. Sutton, and Isaac is listed as a farm laborer. The birth was registered by Isaac on February 4.

In the 1906 Saskatchewan census, she is listed as 20, which should be months, not years.

Her father, Ike, left her at the train station in 1924, taking Violetta (Etta) with him. She ended up staying with the Boyles, and marrying Thomas a year later.

Edna was in poor health for a lot of her later life. After having Maxine in 1944, she was very ill and remained in hospital for over a month. At this time, her sister Etta took care of the baby until she was fully recovered.

In the Invermay, SK local history book “Parkland Trails”, it mentins both Edna (called “Ettie”) and her sister, Louise Violetta Holley, attending Dunrobin school in the 1919-1920 school year.

She died of a heart attack. Pallbearers at her funeral were Wilburt Dearborn, George Weinhandl, James Smith, Carl Johnson, Leo Engele, and Alex George.



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