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GRONO - came to Swan Valley 1907 -

P. Carrigan (View posts)
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The GRONO family first came to the Swan Valley in 1907. My great grandmother may have been known as "Grannie Grono" she was a midwife. Any information?dwife. Any information?
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The Alberta Genealogical Society has a 500.000 name cemetery data base. This only lists one GRONO; a James GRONO
1872 - 1954 in the Swan Valley cemetery at Kinuso Alberta.

Two other GRONO names are listed in the Alberta telephone listing that can be found at; www.alberta.com

The AGS web site: http://www.telusplanet.net/public/turnbl/ags

Granny Grono

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Surnames: GRONO
I found Agnus S. Grono in the Kinuso Sod Busters book. She moved to Haines City, Florida 1920,Died March 8,1927.

Re: Granny Grono

Anne Isenor (View posts)
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Surnames: Ashley, Grono, Isenor
I'm interested in this book "Sodbusters, A History of Kinuso and Swan River Settlement" and the Grono, Ashley and Isenor families listed in it. These are names from the Dutch Settlement area in Nova Scotia. No doubt these people originated from there.
Can anyone scan or photocopy the pages with the information on these individuals for me ? What was the attraction that brought people to this area ?
My e-mail address will be changing after October 2001. You can reach me via regular mail at: 55 Doull Ave., Halifax, NS B3N 1Y8
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Surnames: GRONO
In the early 1900s the Canadian government was advertising in Europe the availabiltiy of land in Canada. Immigrants were attracted to the sparcely popluated province of Alberta mainly because they were able to get homesteads, (a quarter section or 160 acres of prime farm land), for $10.00. This promotion also attracted settlers from Eastern Canada and the USA.

In the Great Lakes County of Alberta page at;
http://www.rootsweb.com/~abbiglak/biglakes.html
one can find many links to all sorts of genealogical information.

Re: Granny Grono

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Classification: Query
Surnames: Grono, Isenor, McNutt
Yes you are right these Gronos in the book came from Dutch settlement. Did you ever get pages photocopied from the book Sodbusters sent to you? There are about 10 pages incliuding photos in the history of the Kinuso and Swan River Settlement about these gronos and I found one page about Ashley. I have a photocopy of Agnes death certicate, in Florida. I live in Edmonton, AB and I have a copy of this book. Granny Grono was my great great grandmother. I am descended from Agnes, Ellen, Winnifred, Frances. e-mail me your address and I will send the pages to you. My Aunt Florence who lives in Waverley, NS also has a copy of the book. I am visiting family in the Truro area this summer. Doreen Caddell-Letain

Re: Granny Grono

Pat (View posts)
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Surnames: Grono, Isenor
Hello Doreen,
Granny Grono was my great grandmother. Her daughter Lydia was my grandmother. I see on your post that you descemded from Ellen, which would be my great aunt. I think I have some photos of her. She married an Isenor...right. Would love to share info with you. I live about 35 minutes from Truro.
Pat

Re: Granny Grono

Pat (View posts)
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Anne, please contact me at b.carrigan@ns.sympatico.ca
I am having problems replying to you

Re: Granny Grono

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Agnus Grono is my Greatgrandmother.She was from Dutch Settlement Nova Scotia and was born Agnus Isenor.She Married George Grono and the homstead on a property on Grono Road near Dutch Settlement.I visied the property with several first cousins this Fall.

Re: Granny Grono

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Classification: Query
Surnames: Grono
My name is Cindy Lynds Handren. I was born in Haines City Florida and was named Agnes Sophia after my great great grandmother Agnes Sophia Grono. When I was born we lived with the son who took her to Florida to live out the rest of her life. his name was Lemuel and his wife Aunt Willie. He wanted me named after his mother and gave me her jewellery which included her wedding band which was made of Nova Scotia gold. I also have the sod busters book. My grandmother Prudence had some of the healing gifts that Granny Grono had and I am also interested in her doctoring abilities. I have been several times to her grave and most recently in 2011, where the graves are being dislodged by tree roots. Since it was on a Sunday, there were no groundskeepers around to discuss repair with. Next trip down I hope to have this looked after.
I live in Truro and would be happy to connect with any relatives who may be passing through.
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