Monday, 17 August 2015

Ernest Cassel - Part Two




In my search for a photo of Ernest Leroy Cassel - a brother to Randy's maternal grandfather- I paid a visit to the Provincial Archives in Winnipeg to look at microfilm copies of the newspapers of that era.  I first tried the "Virden Empire Advance" with no luck but then heard that there was an "Elkhorn Mercury" that published a paper there from 1908 to 1965. Success! 

The clipping on the left above was printed on November 8, 1917 and the second was in the next week's edition.  No photo but a glimpse at the heartbreaking time this must have been for the family and the whole community.

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