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Edward Pierce Sr and Jr

SE Saskatchewan, Canada

Edward Pierce Sr. and Jr.

There was an Edward Pierce, Provincial Inspector of Mines for SK Govt., ca 1920, and he lived in Roche Percee at the time.
He took out a patent for a “Pierce Reaction Heater or Furnace”, in May 1923, claimed to burn Lignite coal, slack coal and mine refuse.

Edward Pierce Jr. b- Jan 7, 1896, Wigan Reg. Dist., Ashton in Makerfield, Lancashire, England
died July 30, 1973
buried in Estevan City Cemetery
found him in BC death records d- Feb 17, 1973 in Vancouver BC, age 77.
why the date discrepancy?
He was married to a Mary Buchanan when he died.

Mine Manager at Eastern Collieries, at one point. Obviously in 1931 at least, see below.

Edward Pierce Jr. enlisted in WWI Mar 30, 1916, in Winnipeg MB
I show him born in England above, but enlistment papers
clearly states he was born in Columbus ND, USA
He was living in Roche Percee when he enlisted.
His father, next of kin, also lived in Roche Percee.
His occupation is shown as Chauffeur, single.
then his other attestation form dated Sept 21, 1917,
shows him born Jan 7, 1896 in Wigan Lancashire, England
which matches the England Birth Registry.
Again he shows his dad Edward Pierce in Roche Percee
Here he is shown as a Mechanic now.
and he is now living in Estevan, still single.
shown serving 6 months in 212 Battalion in CEF, discharged, reason, excessive NCO's
Rank corporal, Reg # 2115606 and 261070

Found a Edward and Annie Pierce in Roche Percee, This would be Edward Pierce Sr.
and they had a daughter Annie “Nancy” Pierce,
b- Nov 3, 1917 in Roche Percee
On May 10, 1939, she married John “Jack” Garner
and she died in Grand Forks ca July 2001
Annie Garner, nee Pierce attended school in Roche Percee and Estevan
She worked in the family owned Grocery Store in Bienfait.
She also worked in Regina
She moved to the US in 1949
Annie “Nancy” Garner - - 1917 - 2001

Edward Pierce Sr.,
b- 1873, in Hanley, Staffordshire, England
d- May 25, 1932
buried in Estevan City Cemetery
1901 UK census- age 28, Coal Hewer in Ashton in Makerfield, Lancashire, England
1911 census coal miner living in Roche Percee
immigrated in 1906, from Liverpool to Montreal
He was on the coroner's jury for the 3 miners, killed in the 1931 Estevan Riot
one of the First School Trustees in Roche Percee
married May 12, 1894, at St Thomas, Ashton in Makerfield, Lancashire, England
wife- Annie Pierce, nee Atherton,
b- June 19, 1875, in England
d- July 29, 1952
immigrated in Feb 1907

all buried in Estevan City Cemetery
Annie was 19, Edward Sr., age 21, Collier, when they married, both from Stubshaw Cross
father of Ed Sr.- Thomas Pierce, Collier
father of Annie, Edward Atherton, Collier

Edward Pierce Jr. was also mine manager at Western Dominion Mine in Mar 1938

siblings of Edward Pierce Jr. besides Annie Garner above:
William Pierce,
b- Dec 1897 in Wigan Reg. dist., Lancashire, England
Alfred Pierce,
b- Apr 20,1901 in Wigan Reg. dist., Lancashire, England
d- Sept 14, 1964
buried in Estevan City Cemetery
Miriam Pierce,
b- July 1903 in Wigan Reg. dist., Lancashire, England
d- June 11, 1918, age 14 years, 11 mo, she drowned in river.
buried in Taylorton Cemetery
Wilson Pierce,
b- Nov 1907 in SK.

Found a 1933 social column account saying Edward Pierce of the Western Dominion Mine, Mrs. Pierce, and Miss Marian, were visitors in Regina.

Then a 1940 article saying Mrs. Edward Pierce, Robyn, Jocelyn, and Marie of Estevan, were at Carlyle Lake for the summer season.
My guess these were all the family of Edward Pierce Jr.

a Mr. E. F. Pierce held the office of the Noble Grand in the Oddfellows in Estevan.
Turns out after further research this was Ernest F. Pierce.
Ernest came to Estevan in 1910. relative? not sure.
But this is not Edward Pierce.

Haven't been lucky enough to see any more info on this family.
would love to find their picture, and more history


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