File TR-219 - Genealogical information relating to Motion and Winteringham families

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Genealogical information relating to Motion and Winteringham families

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  • copied ca. 2012 [originally created 1884-2012] (Creation)

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These records were donated to the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan in one accession in 2016: 2016-236 (September 22, 2016).

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Genealogical information relating to George Fortune Motion, who was born in Scotland in 1866 and died in Nelson, British Columbia in 1931. Motion participated in the 1885 Riel Rebellion as a driver in the civilian transport that was organized to operate between Swift Current and Battleford to assist the Canadian forces. Includes information on George Motion (1845-1922) and Georgina Fortune (1844-1894) and their descendants.

Document entitled A Copy of the Diary of George F. Motion (17 years on October 2, 1883) of his trip in July, 1884 from Glasgow, Scotland when he brought his mother and his remaining brother and sisters to his father George Motion and two brothers John and James near Regina, Canada. The diary includes details regarding life on the ship, including sickness, daily meals, iceberg sightings, and other passengers. Motion also wrote about the journey by train to Regina.

Document entitled A Diary by George Fortune Motion (born October 2, 1866) of a Trip As a Driver in the Civilian Transport (organized to assist the Canadian forces moving against Riel and his Indian allies) from Swift Current to Battleford, having left Regina for Swift Current Thursday 25th April 1885. The diary includes details of meal rations, travel conditions and the drivers' fears of travelling unarmed. Motion and 25 other men were captured by Poundmaker's men and held in an encampment near Battleford until the end of the Rebellion.

Small red binder belonging to C.A. Peters of Nelson, British Columbia containing a typewritten transcript of George F. Motion's diaries along with handwritten genealogical information on members of the Motion and Peters families.

Genealogical information on Joseph Henry Winteringham, who was born in 1858 in Ontario and homesteaded in the Oxbow, Saskatchewan district in 1885. Includes information on his wife, Margaret (Hunter) Winteringham, and their 9 children: William Wesley; Albert John; Ethel May; Oliver James; Elizabeth Maud; Mary Alberta; Charles Brock; Edythe Isabella; and Joseph Henry. Includes information on Joseph Henry; Mary Muriel and Raymond Lindsay Winteringham as well.

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Riel Rebellion, 1885
Pioneers - Oxbow
North-West Rebellion, 1885

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Location for retrieval: Regina - Hillsdale

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