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Mother's Family

Laurie's mother's family came to Ontario. Her paternal grandfather crossed the border in Manitoba. Her maternal grandmother crossed the border at Barrie, Ontario and moved to Ermineskin. They travelled by covered wagon, accompanied by Black cowboys. Laurie's parents met in Amber Valley, married, and had six children.

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