Kenora Great War Project

 

Personal Details
Date of BirthJune 15, 1867
Place of BirthEdГҐsa, Skaraborgs
CountrySweden
Marital StatusMarried
Next of KinOlivia Sofia Lundquist, wife, Kenora, Ontario
Trade / CallingMiner
ReligionLutheran
Service Details
Regimental Number913046
Service Record Link to Service Record
Battalion197th Battalion
ForceCanadian Expeditionary Force
BranchCanadian Infantry
Enlisted / ConscriptedEnlisted
Place of EnlistmentWinnipeg, Manitoba
Address at EnlistmentKenora, Ontario
Date of EnlistmentFebruary 25, 1916
Age at Enlistment48
Theatre of ServiceCanada
Prisoner of WarNo
Survived WarYes
Death Details
Date of DeathFebruary 2, 1931
Age at Death63
Buried AtLake of the Woods Cemetery, Kenora, Ontario
Plot44E-28-4

Lundquist, Ture Edvin

Ture Edvin Lundquist was born on 15 June 1867 in EdГҐsa, Skaraborgs in Sweden. His father Gustav Lundquist was from BГµne while his mother Anna Lisa Larsdotter was from EdГҐsa. Ture had two known older sisters, Maria Sophia (1858) and Gustava Josephine (1863), and younger brothers Gustav Walfrid (1872) and Gustav Adolph (1878).

After first moving to Stockholm in 1887, Ture, travelling alone, left Göteborg on 20 May 1896 aboard the Cameo, on his way to Winnipeg, Manitoba in Canada. By the time of the 1901 census, Edwin, the name he was to go by in Canada, was living in Rat Portage (later renamed Kenora), Ontario. He was working as a miner and on the census was shown as living with his wife Olivia Sofia. According to her death record, Sofia was born in 1862 in Väro, Halland in Sweden. She had immigrated to Canada in 1890 according to later censuses.

With occupation given as miner and his wife Olivia Sofia in Kenora as next of kin, Edwin signed his attestation papers with the 197th (Vikings of Canada) Battalion in Winnipeg on 25 February 1916. The battalion was being raised among the Scandinavians of western Canada with men of Scandinavian birth or descent answering the call of their adopted country. The 1916 census found Edwin and Olivia Sofia listed as living at 341 Alexander Avenue in Winnipeg. Probably due to his age, Edwin was discharged from service as medically unfit on 21 December 1916 in Winnipeg.

It appears that Edwin and Sofia farmed in the Lac du Bonnet area for a short while after the war as evidenced by the 1921 census, eventually returning to Kenora. In 1923 a border crossing card was found for Edwin, on his way to North Dakota to visit ‘daughter’ Amanda Halling. Born Amanda Lundin in 1895 in Värö, Halland, Amanda was the daughter of Svante Lundin and Petronella Johansdotter. She had immigrated to Canada in 1911, leaving Göteborg on 8 July on her way to Kenora. Amanda married John Theodore Halling, settling in Bisbee in North Dakota where they gave birth to two sons, Ronald and Wayne. Amanda died in 1965 and is interred with her husband in the Halling Cemetery, Towner County in North Dakota.

Edwin died on 2 February 1931 followed by Sofia on 31 December 1932, both in Kenora. They are interred in the Lake of the Woods Cemetery, Kenora, grave marker inscribed as O Sofia and Edvin Lundquist.

By Judy Stockham

Research notes:  As listed on both Norwegian and Swedish genealogy websites, two people, one in Norway as well as one in Sweden, were looking for information about Ture Edvin Lundquist born on 15 June 1867 in EdГҐsa. According to the posts Ture had a daughter born in 1891 in Oslo. Due to the language barriers attempted contact could not be made on either websites.


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