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25 Apr 1913, Regina SK

From Louise Alice Maude4 (York) Quigley to her "Uncle" John (actually her brother, John Henry Wilford4 York) and Aunt Mary dated 25 Apr 1913.

She is describing the trip from their home in Wishart to Regina where she was to have her baby.  If the baby was full term, she would have been about 7 months pregnant at the time.  The baby was born on 22 or 23 Jun 1913 at Regina SK and died there on 11 Jul 1913.  Maud died on 9 Jul 1913 at Regina (SK) City Hospital.
Shirley6 York Anderson has the original.


I left home on Apr 11.  We went to Punnichy in a big sleigh as we thought it would be much easier on me than the rough frozen prairie, but we had a hard time to find enough snow part of the way.  Ed came with me.  He left the horses at the livery for Mr. Perry to take home the next day.

We left Punnichy about 8:25 PM and arrived at Nokomis about 10 o'clock where we got a comfortable room.  We stayed there till 10 the next morning and then came on to Bulyea.  We had to change trains again but there was no wait so we arrived here at 2:40 PM.  We found Ed's sister, brother, brother-in-law and nephew at the depot.  I had a ride up to his sister's in their motor and then went to bed for a rest.

[From her home in Wishart to Punnichy is about 25 miles.  From there to Regina is about 65 miles as the crow flies but about over 100 miles by the less direct train route.]


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