Lavina Viney Ross who married Reuben "Rube" Tinsley Kanester died in about 1906 in Oklahoma. She and Rube moved out there with his parents and siblings in about 1901. She and Rube had 2 daughters, Lola Minerva [1901 - 1992] and Bonny Elizabeth [1904 - 2004.] The 1910 Federal Census shows both daughters as born in Oklahoma. Rube is listed as widowed. Rube married twice more after Viney's death. 2nd wife was Amanda Jane Wright married in Oklahoma and 3rd wife was her sister, Alice Ann Wright. Rube moved to Canada shortly after his 2nd marriage. Reuben, Amanda, Okie [his son with Amanda], Frank [his son with Amanda] and Bonnie are shown as living together according to the 1916 Canada Census of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. Rube died 14 Sept. 1958 in Nelson, British Columbia, Canada according to the British Columbia Death Index 1872 - 1979 Record. He is buried in Creston, British Columbia, Canada at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Lola, who married Charles Summers Brookes [1894 - 1953], died in Mankota, Saskatchewan, Canada 22 November 1992. Bonnie who married and divorced George Morgan Wray [1904 - 1972], died 3 Sept. 2004 in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada.
The following is Bonny's obituary: WRAY, Bonnie Elizabeth nee Kanester passed away peacefully Friday, September 3, 2004 at the age of 101. Bonnie was the second child of Reuben and Lavinia Kanester, born in Oklahoma. Predeceased by her sons Grant and Ted, she is survived by her daughters Dorothy (Roy) Liebel of Oliver, Beryl (Bill) Wallinger of Nanaimo and daughter-in-law Sara Wray of Nanaimo as well as numerous grandchildren, greatgrandchildren and 5 great-greatgrandchildren. Bonnie met her husband Morgan Wray in Fir Mountain, Saskatchewan where her father farmed for a time. Bonnie and Morgan homesteaded in Woodrow, but the drought pushed them on to Blackie, Alberta. Over the years, Bonnie made her home in Creston, Milestone, Kimberley and Nanaimo. Although she never drove, she went on many trips from the Northwest Territories to Europe, Asia, and the Maritimes. One of her fondest memories was of riding an elephant. Many thanks to the staff of Travellers, Dufferin Place and NGH extended care for her last years of care.