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1904: William Nolan : Assiniboia, SK

1905: Ben Nowlan : Tugaske, SK

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1904 : Assiniboia, SK
[155] William Nolan (c1851 - ????) - from United States
[156] Jennie (c1856 - ????) - from United States
Children: Floyd (c1886), Nellie (c1888), Glenn (c1889), Emma (c1891), Fred (c1894), Joseph (c1896), Margaret (c1898), Josephine (c1900) and Bernice (c1904) all born in the United States

William and Jennie immigrated to Canada in 1904 and are listed in the 1906 census for Assiniboia, SK.

1905 : Tugaske, SK
[199] Ben Nowlan (???? - ????) - from Virginia, USA
[200] Mary McCarthy (???? - ????) - from Unknown
Children: John Calvin (1878), George and Fred

Ben was born in Virginia but seems to have made the trek westward and into canada with his brothers Abe, John and Calahan, two of which eventually changed their family names to Bennett.

His brothers supposedly settled in the prairie provinces.

In 1878 when their son, John Calvin, was born, Ben and Mary were living in Whitesburg, Kentucky. In the late 1890s, they were living in North Dakota and by then had two other sons, George and Fred. After Mary died, sometime around 1905, Ben emigrated to Canada where he homesteaded in southern Saskatchewan with his son George.

Children of BEN NOWLAN and MARY McCARTHY:

  • John Calvin (1878-1948) m. Lydia Ann Flanary (1897-1976), a widow, and they settled in Nipwin, SK, where John died in 1948.

  • George settled with his father in Tugaske, SK.

  • Fred was adopted by a Jackson family, possibly in North Dakota.


Ben was born in Virginia but seems to have made the trek westward and into canada with his brothers Abe, John and Calahan, two of which eventually changed their family names to Bennett.

His brothers supposedly settled in the prairie provinces.

In 1878 when their son, John Calvin, was born, Ben and Mary were living in Whitesburg, Kentucky. In the late 1890s, they were living in North Dakota and by then had two other sons, George and Fred. After Mary died, sometime around 1905, Ben emigrated to Canada where he homesteaded in southern Saskatchewan with his son George.

Children of BEN NOWLAN and MARY McCARTHY:

  • John Calvin (1878-1948) m. Lydia Ann Flanary (1897-1976), a widow, and they settled in Nipwin, SK, where John died in 1948.

  • George settled with his father in Tugaske, SK.

  • Fred was adopted by a Jackson family, possibly in North Dakota.

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