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Francis Robert Minter

Male 1896 - 1975  (79 years)


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  • Name Francis Robert Minter 
    Born 23 Feb 1896  Huntingfield, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    _UID E8FFA45FB1374B47A9C4AF2A65DEB06F0CDF 
    Died 25 Jun 1975  Victoria, BC, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Notes 
    • From Mike Minter, April 2016:
      The Star, Wainwright, Alberta May 19th 1920
      L.E Minter has as his guests his two brothers, Francis and Rufus whom he welcomed from Bristol, England, recently.

      NOVEMBER 19th, 1924
      ENJOYABLE WHIST DRIVE AT SYDENHAM SCHOOL
      On Friday evening last a real big crowd took in the whist drive at the Sydenham school house and after some close playing the winners were announced as follows:
      Ladies - Miss I. Primrose, 1; Mrs G. Gregson, 2
      Gent's - R. Hartling, 1; F. Minter, 2
      At the close of play, a bountiful supper was served, after which the company enjoyed a few hours in the mazes of the dance. Quite a number of townfolk were in attendance.
      Moved from Alberta to Victoria in 1946 (per Joan Smirl, April 2006).

      Ancestry.com.au - UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960 shows that Francis visited England in 1934. He arrived (alone) on 29 November 1934 at Southampton from Montreal on the 'Duchess of Richmond', aged 36 a farmer. He gave his UK address as Hope Cottage, Station Road, Framlingham, Woodbridge, Suffolk.
      The trip to the UK was reported in The Star, Wainwright, Alberta. I'm grateful to Mike Minter for the following:
      THE STAR, WAINWRIGHT, ALBERTA. Nov.7,1934
      Mr. Frank Minter is leaving at the end of the week to spend the winter in the Old Country. He sails from Montreal on November 22nd, and his friends are wondering "Will he return still single?"
      March.27,1935
      We learn that Mr. Frank Minter, who has been spending the winter in the Old Country, is now en route home. Doubts are expressed as to his returning here alone!

      APRIL 17th, 1935
      Messrs Francis and Rufus Minter of Bristol, England, are the guests of their brother Mr. L. Minter, of Gilt Edge, for a few weeks.

      Mike Minter kindly supplied the following snippets from The Star, Wanwright, Alberta:
      February 24 ,1943
      Miss Eva Meyer visited at the home of Mrs. Frank Minter last week.

      June 2 ,1943
      Mr. Charley Beazely is busy helping Mr. Frank Minter put in his crop.

      Oct. 6,1943
      (Too Late For Last Week)
      Threshing: is in full swing, everyone who can possibly help is busy, and we hope the weather keeps fine and everyone finishes this year.
      Mr. Jack Ried and Freddy are building a sweep to pick up the bundles for Mr. F. Minter.
      We understand our new teacher is Miss Curry from Irma.
      What a beautiful country we have in the fall; all gold, red and brown!
      Mrs. J. H. Myer and Mrs. L. Babb spent the afternoon with Mrs. J. McCennon on Wednesday.

      April 26 1944
      On Wednesday evening last the junior pupils of St. .Joseph's Academy music class entertained their parents and friends with a delightful program. The piano numbers, consisting of solos, duets, trios and two-piano pieces, all showed talent and careful preparation on the part of the youthful performers and won hearty applause from the audience.
      Perhaps a special word of praise should be given the two-piano pieces by four girls, and four boys.
      The instrumentals were pleasingly interspersed with pretty choruses, Fairies Bells Ring, Spring Song and Good Night.
      The following pupils took part in
      the program: M. Killoran, B. Conroy, F. Minter, E. Marsden, D. Marsden, M. Valois, A. Valois, A. Leighton, L. Caron, L. Bolduc, G. Wilkinson, R. Prichard, L. Wright, L. Wilson, C. Tory, R. Everett, F. Foster, A. Rassmussan, G. Rassmussan, M. O'Rourke, B. O'Rourke, C. Wright, W. Sorgen.
      ENLIST YOUR DOLLARS FOR VICTORY PUBLIC

      March 22, 1944
      BACON SHOW BIG SUCCESS
      Local farmers who had carcasses included in this display as being representative of the district shipment were: F. Minter, Wainwright; H. Driver, Wainwright; Val Pare, Fabyan; G. Boyd, Wainwright; R, A. Deyell, Wainwright; D. Rattray, Wainwright; R. Sargeant, Greenshields; J. Tuinean, Wainw'right; R. McNern, Heath.

      Feb. 9 ,1944
      BULLS FOR SALE
      Baxter Lake Herefords Champa Domino 3rd.T 12173, 4 years old. Baxter Lake Domino 153327, 16 months old. Baxter Lake Domino 2nd., 153328, 14 months old.
      Apply F. R. Minter, phone R50G Wainwright (16-2)

      April 25,1945
      Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Cooper and family have moved into the Len Minter house and Harvey will help Frank Minter with seeding.

      Thanks to Mike Minter for the following:
      Wainwright Star Archive
      Oct.2 1946
      About fifty friends and neighbors gathered at the Gilt Edge Orange hall on Friday evening to bid farewell to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Minter who are leaving the district shortly to make their home near Victoria on Vancouver Island.
      An impromptu program was enjoyed with those assisting with entertainment including Messrs. Bert Kitchen, Ted Goddard, Mrs. D. McClennon and Mr. and Mrs. A. Roberts. Miss Eileen Plaxton accompanied the various numbers on the piano and also supplied the music for the community singing.
      Mr. A. J. Roberts, on behalf of those present, presented the guests of honor with a handsome electric table lamp, wishing them much happiness in their new home and expressing regret at losing them from the community.
      Mr. Minter responded in a few well chosen words.
      After a delicious lunch the gathering dispersed with the singing of"God Be With You Till We Meet Again."

      Taken from a document written by Nick Metcalfe, October 2011:
      Enlisted January 1916 into the Royal Field Artillery. Served in Ireland. Transferred to Princess Victoria's (Royal Irish Fusiliers). Served with the 7th/8th (Service) Battalion in 49th Brigade 16th (Irish) Division. Joined the 9th (North Irish Horse) Battalion when the 7th/8th (Service) Battalion was disbanded in February 1918. Transferred to the Class Z Reserve 5 March 1919. Emigrated to Alberta, Canada in 1920 and became a farmer. In 1946 he moved with his family to Elk Lake, Vancouver Island. Died at Victoria, British Columbia, Canada 25 June 1975, aged 79.
    Person ID I574  North Suffolk, Suffolk
    Last Modified 25 Oct 2016 

    Father Robert Minter,   b. Dec 1856, Huntingfield, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1916, Huntingfield, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth EVERRETT,   b. 8 Dec 1861, Cookley, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1943, Framlingham, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 6 Aug 1880  Blything RD Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F206  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Flora May HADINGHAM,   b. Sep 1909, Wangford RD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1998, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 88 years) 
    Married 27 Mar 1935  Hartismere RD Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Newspaper report of the wedding (supplied by Mike Minter, Canada, May 2007):
      There was a large gathering in the parish church of All Saints, Mendham, on Wednesday, at the wedding of Mr Frank Minter of Wainwright, Alberta, Canada and Miss May Hadingham, elder daughter of Mr and Mrs Herbert William Hadingham of Middleton Hall. The vicar (the Rev. C R Scholes) officiated. Mrs M A Warnes was at the organ and while the guests were assembling played Simper's 'Meditation'. The hymn 'Lead us Heavenly Father, lead us', and the 67th. psalm were sung.
      The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a spring costume of dove grey and hat to tone. The bridesmaid was Miss Doris Hadingham (bride's sister) whose costume and hat were of powder blue.
      A reception was held at the bride's home, after which, Mr & Mrs Minter left for London, en route to their new home in Canada.
    Children 
     1. Frances Evelyn Minter,   b. 30 Jul 1936, Wainwright Municpal Hospital, Wainwright, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 2017, Sunrise Senior Living, Victoria, British Colombia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     2. Robert John Minter,   b. 20 Jul 1937, Wainwright, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 2005, Victoria, BC, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     3. Margaret Minter
     4. Herbert Charles Minter,   b. 12 Aug 1942, Wainwright Municipal Hospital, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 2002, Victoria, BC, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     5. Phillip James Minter
     6. Joan Marie Minter
     7. Leonard Michael Minter
    Last Modified 8 Sep 2009 20:26:00 
    Family ID F224  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Francis Robert Minter
    Francis Robert Minter
    born 1896, Huntingfield, Suffolk

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  • Sources 
    1. [S2] BMD index (Reliability: 3).
      Q1 1896 Blything 4a/930.

    2. [S40] Mike Minter, May 2007.

    3. [S88] http://search.bcarchives.gov.bc.ca.

    4. [S96] FamilySearch, December 2010.

    5. [S2] BMD index (Reliability: 3).
      Q2 1880 Blything 4a/993, as Robert Minter BUCKINGHAM.

    6. [S2] BMD index (Reliability: 3).
      Q1 1935 Hartismere 4a/1541. Date from Mike Minter, May 2007.