Albert William MALLETT

Male 1856 - 1936  (80 years)


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  • Name Albert William MALLETT  [1
    Born 15 Apr 1856  Wormsworthy, Alwington, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • Also have location of Bideford, Parkham, County of Devon, England.

      On birth certificate: Father listed as a husbandman (cattle, horses??). The birth certificate is signed with the mark (+) of Elizabeth Mallett, Mother, of Wormsworthy, Alwington. Registered on May 13, 1856. Looks like L.S. Hole, Registrar. Received from the General Register Office in London, England.

      Wormsworthy is an ... (estate?).
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1874  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    • From Devon, England to Canada (Port Hope?)
    Census 14 Apr 1891  Northumberland, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Albert Mallett, 31, Methodist, Farmer; Mary Jane, 27, Wife; Frederick, 6, son; Norman, 4, son; Earnest, 1 son; Edward James (not a Mallett), 12, Com, b: England, Farm Labourer.
    Anecdote
    • See write-up in "A Century of Memories" McAuley book, page 266
    Reference 3729 
    Reference 8  [9, 10
    Residence Abt May 1891  Brundette Farm, Welwyn, Northwest Territories, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • In the year 1891, they and their three young sons, Frederick William (age 7), Norman and Roy came from Port Hope to Moosomin, Saskatchewan by train. They brought with them a team of horses and a Jersey cow. The trip took a week and Fred told how when he got bored on the train, and when the train stopped for fuel and water, he would get out and run along beside it. Also ran up to the stock car to feed the animals and tend to their needs with his Dad's help. Swansons Delivery took them to their first home. They spent the night at Willen, and went on the next to day to Welwyn, Sask where they rented the Brundette farm. It was in the spring of the year when they arrived and they planted twenty-one bushels of wheat. There was a house on the farm for them to live in. That fall, when they harvested their crop, they had twenty-two bushels of wheat. To earn money for food for his family Albert followed the threshing machines and measured the grain into bushel measures. They stayed on this farm for four years and then moved to the McAuley district in Manitoba.

      To Moosomin from Port Hope, Ontario on train in spring. On to Welwyn next day. Put May here because it was spring and they were in the 1891 census still in Ontario (taken April 14th). Book states "Welwyn, Sask" but at that time Welwyn was part of NWT.
    Residence Abt 1895  32-14-29, McAuley, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 11, 12, 13
    • Albert William Mallett decided to apply for a homestead, so he hitched up the buggy and he and Mary Jane [Corden] drove to Birtle to apply and receive one of the last homestead in the district, for the price of $10.00.

      There was no home on the homestead, so the first winter their home was a cave, or rather two caves side by side - one for the animals and one for the family - dug into the hill side. The next couple of years was spent enlarging the stable dividing half for a home - the rest for the animals. It wasn't until four years had passed that a house was built.

      Have picture of family in front of sod home ca 1899.
    Died 12 May 1936  32-14-29, McAuley, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    • Tuesday May 12, 1936 in his 80th year. He had been ailing for the past few months, but appeared to be recovering, when a sudden seizure brought the end [as per obituary].
    Buried 14 May 1936  McAuley Cemetery, McAuley, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • May 14, 1936 02:00pm at McAuley. Internment at McAuley Cemetary. Obituary (1936) - Albert Mallett, sr. Laid to Rest:
      Mr. Albert Mallett, one of the grand old men of the northern part of our district, died at his residence, McAuley, Man., last Tuesday, May 12th, in his 80th year. He had been ailing for the past few months, but appeared to be recovering when a sudden seizure brought the end, and much sorrow to his dear wife and family, to all of whom the sympathy of many friends is extended.
      The funeral service took place at 2 o'clock on Thursday last, at McAuley, and was attended by a large number of friends. Interment followed in McAuley Cemetary
      Mr. Albert Mallett was born near Bideford, Devonshire, England, in 1856, coming to Canada in 1874. He was married at Port Hope, Ontario, on Christmas Day 1883, to Mary Jane Cordon. In 1892 Mr. and Mrs. Mallett came to Moosomin, and later took up land near McAuley, which is still being farmed by their son Henry.
      In the deceased were typified all the attributes of a real country gentleman - kindliness, heartiness, straightforward dealings, and the the unchangeable happy mood that did so much to endear him to his family and neighbors alike. He was truly a man of outstanding Christian personality.
    Person ID I3729  Southwest
    Last Modified 5 Mar 2017 

    Father William MALLETT, Jr,   b. Abt 1819, Alwington, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1908, Orchard Hill, Glen Ferns, Northam, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 89 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth GLOVER,   c. 15 Jun 1817, Parkham, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Jul 1899, Alwington, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Married Jun 1845  Bideford, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F861  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Jane CORDEN,   b. 07 Feb 1863, Thoresway, Caistor, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1958, Winnipeg General Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Married 25 Dec 1883  Bible Christian Manse, Port Hope, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 15

    • Possibility - found in book - Marriage Notices of Ontario, by William D. Reid, 1980, Hunterdon House - Albert MALOTT, L1883, #ES1-27 (L1883 - living 1883).

      Married in the Bible Christian Manse at Port Hope. Married by Reverend J. Copeland.
    Children 
    +1. George Frederick William MALLETT,   b. 04 Nov 1884, Port Hope, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1970, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     2. Albert Norman MALLETT,   b. 18 Dec 1887, Port Hope, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1966, Rivers, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     3. Earnest Roy MALLETT,   b. 1889, Port Hope, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1905, McAuley, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 16 years)
    +4. Lillian MALLETT,   b. 26 Jul 1893, Welwyn, Northwest Territories, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1982, South Porcupine, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    +5. Alice Viola MALLETT,   b. 18 Feb 1898, 32-14-29, McAuley, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 2002, Elkhorn, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 104 years)
     6. Henry MALLETT,   b. 26 Jan 1901, 32-14-29, McAuley, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1984, Virden, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Last Modified 24 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F858  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Apr 1856 - Wormsworthy, Alwington, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1874 - Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Dec 1883 - Bible Christian Manse, Port Hope, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 14 Apr 1891 - Northumberland, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Abt May 1891 - Brundette Farm, Welwyn, Northwest Territories, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Abt 1895 - 32-14-29, McAuley, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 May 1936 - 32-14-29, McAuley, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 14 May 1936 - McAuley Cemetery, McAuley, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Albert Mallett Sod Home c 1899
    Albert Mallett Sod Home c 1899
    Albert William Mallett and Mary Jane [Corden] applied for a homestead and received, for the price of $10, one of the last homesteads in the district. This homestead was at 32-14-29, McAuley, Manitoba, Canada.

    There was no home on the homestead, so for the first winter their home was a cave, or rather two caves side by side (one for the animals and one for the family) dug into the hillside. The next couple of years was spent enlarging the stable (made of sod) dividing half for a home and half for the animals. This is a picture of the family in front of that sod home. It wasn't until four years had passed that a house was built.

  • Sources 
    1. [S897] Mallett/Blight Descendants, Compiler: Deb Mallett, (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Dec 26, 2015), M04S156.

    2. [S749] BC: Mallett AW, (Apr 15 1856).

    3. [S775] Ltr: AF 870816, AF, (August 16, 1987), Year, place.

    4. [S772] Ltr: AW 870723, AW, (July 23, 1987), No (or approx) dates.

    5. [S775] Ltr: AF 870816, AF, (August 16, 1987), Year of 1874, doesn't say where to initially.

    6. [S803] Census 1891: Ontario, W Northumberland, Hamilton, (april 14 1891).

    7. [S748] Book: McAuley, 0-88925-418-4, Compiler: Archie Centennial Book Committee, (Archie Centennial Book Committee, McAuley, Manitoba R0M 1H0, 1983).

    8. [S775] Ltr: AF 870816, AF, (August 16, 1987).

    9. [S748] Book: McAuley, 0-88925-418-4, Compiler: Archie Centennial Book Committee, (Archie Centennial Book Committee, McAuley, Manitoba R0M 1H0, 1983), Page 266.

    10. [S775] Ltr: AF 870816, AF, (August 16, 1987), Story about going to Brandon Fair.

    11. [S775] Ltr: AF 870816, AF, (August 16, 1987), Re: Cave, sod home.

    12. [S776] Ltr: AW 911128, AW, (Nov 28, 1991), Re: Life in sod home.

    13. [S779] Ltr: AF 880406, AF, (April 6, 1988), Re: Henry and mice.

    14. [S775] Ltr: AF 870816, AF, (August 16, 1987), Year of death 1936.

    15. [S775] Ltr: AF 870816, AF, (August 16, 1987), Year, place, church.