Orval Luyben Family, 1906-2004

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Orval Luyben Family, 1906-2004

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  • William Orval Luyben Family

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William Orval Luyben was born on June 28, 1906, in Douglas, North Dakota, to Thomas Andrew Francis Luyben and Edna Anna Luyben. He had two brothers and four sisters. The family emigrated to Canada in 1912 and settled at NE 5-52-3 W3 in the Sugar Hill district near Valbrand, Saskatchewan. Luyben attended school at Sturgeon River S.D. #3565 and Sugar Hill S.D. #4251. He obtained entry for a homestead at NE 4-52-4 W3 in the Three Creeks district near Shellbrook in 1924 and received patent for it in 1929.

Muriel Alice Butler was born on April 12, 1909, in Shellbrook to Bernard and Alice Butler. She was educated at Rozilee School District #2473. Muriel Butler and Orval Luyben were married on June 30, 1929.

After the Luybens married, they lived and farmed on the homestead. They had four children: Muriel, Bernard, Lois, and Diana (died in infancy). Orval Luyben enlisted in the Canadian Army on November 10, 1941. While Orval served in the Army during World War Two, Muriel worked as a telephone operator in Shellbrook. After the war, the Luybens moved to Rose Valley where Orval owned and operated a garage. Muriel was active in the community and worked in the telephone office. The Luybens also belonged to a square dance group.

In 1968, the Luybens moved to Prince Albert. There, Orval worked as a commissionaire and Muriel was active in the Legion auxiliary, the Lutheran church, and a local choir.

Orval Luyben died in Prince Albert in 1994. Muriel Luyben remained in Prince Albert and resided with her daughter Muriel. They moved to Regina in 2001. The elder Muriel Luyben died in Regina on January 28, 2004.


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Old guide GR-653 introduction.

Obituary for Muriel Luyben: published in The
Leader-Post, January 30, 2004.

Chronicles of Canwood and Districts, 1981.

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