CPR Band

Estevan, Saskatchewan, Canada

May 24, 1912 they were waiting for instruments to be delivered to complete this band.

This band performed at the opening of Estevan Collegiate Institute in Sept 1912

Officers of the Organization:
President- Edward “Ed” Holloway- Locomotive Foreman
Vice-President- Thomas Scott Hooper
William H. Thompson
I. Dean
Herbert Delridge
M. Roache
James Jones
William D. Muirhead
E. Wallace

There were 14 members of the band
Mr. Ishmael Cunnah was the bandmaster

Ishmael Cunnah
b- Feb 22, 1877, in Bedworth, Warwickshire, England (Feb 22, 1878 in Wales per death cert)
d- Sept 16, 1959 in Vancouver BC shown age 81
1891 Wales census shows him as a step son in the John Loundel family, with his brother Peter Cunnah.
mother- Alice Jane Cunnah
shown as a married coal miner in Wales in 1901
Immigrated in 1909
Carpenter, Builder in 1911 Estevan Census
He enlisted in WWI Dec 20, 1915 in Estevan
Shown as a car repairer in 1915
married- Martha Ann Dingley, Mar 25, 1896 Peel Chapel, Deane, Lancaster, England
b- Dec 15, 1877, in England
d- Dec 21, 1958 in Vancouver BC
son- Samuel Cunnah
son- Isaac Cunnah
son- Ishmael Cunnah (Jr)
daughter- Edith Cunnah
son- William Cunnah
whole family born in England


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