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Claresholm AB owner music store mid 60's

Claresholm AB owner music store mid 60's

Posted: 1223045928000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1223049694000
Surnames: mcRae, McDonald
This is a search for owner of music store in the
area during the mid 60s.
I believe a relative owned this business and may
have run it out of their home.
Her name, if memory serves me was either Francene,
or Angeline. I think that she was noted as a accomplished musician herself.

She would have been born about 1910-1920 time period.
A son Roderick died sometime in the 80's.
I know she was related to our family
as we visited her during this period.
Also at this time their was a beauty shop on the
main street that I believe was owned by her
daughter Joanne who was married with children.
Married name I believe was Mac McDonald??
She may have been a McRae or McDonald and I suspect
had ancesotors in the Glengarry area.
I know this is limited in information but hope some
of the details will be familiar to someone who might
help me.

Re: Claresholm AB owner music store mid 60's

Posted: 1232567209000
Classification: Query
Hi Annie,
There may be a Criss Cross Directory : Hendersons/Wigley etc - These can be searched by Name this shows address -and sometimes occupation.
Can be searched by Address - this will show names of all persons at the location.

Searching City Directories/ Telephone books for Music Stores [there are probably not to many to search] may show names.
Perhaps there are Volunteers at Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness - Alberta -
who may be able to help.

Claresholm City Hall/Municipal Hall - may hold business licenses etc - perhaps they may assist.
Happy New Year 2009 - Cheers, Stella

Re: Claresholm AB owner music store mid 60's

Posted: 1236045776000
Classification: Query
Surnames: McRae
Hi Stella:

Thanks for you various suggestions that I will try.
I met the family so many years ago (mid 60's) and
really wasn't too much into genealogy at the time.
Most of them are gone by now.

Have a cousin who also met them who told me she
was an accomplished musician however he to has forgetten
the names/connections over time.


Re: Claresholm AB owner music store mid 60's

Posted: 1302593002000
Classification: Query
Surnames: cookshaw
I live in claresholm and am working from memory.

I used to hang out with Rod{the son) tho he was some older.

His dads name was Les Cookshaw....possibly Lester

and i'm tending towards angeline for his mom.

I can remember being in the house store as a kid

(glassed in veranda and living room displays)

with the sounds of music lessons coming onto the street.

Re: Claresholm AB owner music store mid 60's

Posted: 1302988104000
Classification: Query
Hi Annie,

I found an obit for son, Roderick. From The Calgary Herald - Feb. 23, 1983:

COOKSHAW - February 20, 1983, Roderick James (Roddy) at Los Angeles, California, formerly of Claresholm and Vancouver, B.C., beloved son of Les and Angeline Cookshaw and dear brother and brother-in-law of Joanne and Bill Roloff, Dawson, Manitoba. He is also survived by four nieces, Angela, Mona, Jody and Mandey and numerous aunts and uncles. Born and educated at Claresholm, he later moved to Vancouver, B.C. and then to Los Angeles, California. Family Services at Leyden's "Chapel of Remembrance" Claresholm on Friday at 2:00 p.m., Rev. Willian Wright officiating. Cremation, Foothills Crematorium. Leyden's Funeral Home Ltd., Claresholm Branch, Directors of Services.
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