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Lat- 54 deg, 23 min, 7 sec N
Long- 129 deg, 6 min, 10 sec W
Elevation- 71 ft above sea level
1676.2 miles from Winnipeg
69.9 miles from Prince Rupert on the GTP/CNR
24 miles west of Terrace
Nearest Gov't Telegraph at Grave Yard Point
9 miles East.
Section Crew Only here
George Hudyma- Section Foreman
b- Sept 25, 1882 in Austria
d- May 15, 1957, Prov. Mental Hospital, Essondale, BC. age 74
Immigrated July 1902
shown as a farmer at Dome Creek BC
George Hudyme (Hudyma see above)
b- Sept 25, 1882 in Ukraine
Immigrated in 1910
CNR Section Foreman
b- ca 1901, in England
Immigrated in 1903
CNR Section Hand
b- ca 1887 in USA
Immigrated in 1921
CNR Section Hand
b- ca 1897 in Ukraine
Immigrated in 1912
CNR Section Hand
b- ca 1863 in Ireland
Immigrated in 1880
Norah, Rosa and Audrey Diggles, are in the photo
with one of the railway employees
Exstew Station in the Winter
Photos above, and those below sent to me Jan 31, 2016
by Peter Daykin, Norfolk, UK.
Photos taken by his mother, Norah Daykin, nee Diggles.
Norah passed away in 2015, age 96
Photos taken with a Kodak Box Camera,
All children, age 12, in 1930, living in North America,
were given a camera in celebration of Kodak's 50 Anniv.
(see EXT Link below for more info.)
Fred, Frances, Audrey, and Rosa
b- Sept 10, 1892, Wombwell, Yorkshire, England
d- 1971 in Yorkshire, age 78, Selby area of Yorkshire, England
Fred Diggles enlisted in WWI in Victoria BC, Nov 10,
Occupation shown as a Fireman, not married.
Next of kin- his father, Fred Diggles (Sr)
who lived at Station Rd, Wombwell, Yorks, England
(His father Frederick Diggles b-
1866 d- 1955, aged 89 in the Barnsley area ( Wombwell)
Fred Diggles (Jr) immigrated to Canada in 1912,
Leaving Liverpool England, Mar 7, 1912, arriving in Halifax, Mar 16,
on the RMS Corsican.
Married Frances Hance in 1916 in Yorkshire
1921 he was a Farm labourer in Kindersley SK
From Peter "Fred
and his younger brother Archie, enlisted in the Canadian 48th
Highlanders both fighting on the front lines in Europe. I have the
Christmas cards that Fred sent to his parents, and to Frances during the
war. Fred did indeed spend his final years back in the UK. Audrey
married a Canadian soldier in the 1940s and spent the rest of her life
back in Canada in Vancouver. My mother and her sister Rosa spent the
rest of their lives in Yorkshire."
Audrey, Frances, Norah, and Rosa Diggles
(click to enlarge thumbnails in a new window)
Peter Daykin had this to add to the
"In 1926 at the age of 8 his mother (Norah) emigrated to Canada, with
her mother Frances, and younger sister Audrey. They were reunited with
my Grandfather, Fred Diggles, who was working on the CNR in the Terrace
area. They were originally living in Dorreen before spending a few years
in Exstew Station and Terrace.
A third sister, Rosa Dorreen Diggles, was born in 1927.
In 1934 after 8 difficult years in the wilderness of BC, the family
split up once more and my Grandmother returned to her old family home of
Stocksbridge in South Yorkshire with her 3 daughters"
Family on a Handcart
brother to Fred- Archibald "Archie" Diggles
Enlisted in Edmonton AB, May 6, 1915, Reg #503260
b- Aug 13, 1893 in Wombwell, Yorkshire, England
d- 1977, age 83
Walk along the frozen Skeena River in 1934
before the girls returned to England
Snowfall at Exstew, Jan 1932
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