Fort Frances Roots
Genealogical Data on the first Calder families to arrive in Fort Frances,
James Calder b: Abt. 1826 in Moose Factory - d: Bef. 1891 thought to be
in Fort Frances, ON; m: 12 March, 1846 in Prince Rupert Land to Maria Gibson
b: 1833, St. Andrews, MB, d: May 26, 1904, in Fort Frances, ON
James & Maria's Children
1) William Calder b: March 14, 1852 in the Red River Settlement,
d: January 12, 1908 in Fort Frances, ON m: November 19,1870 in Fort Alexander,
Nancy Loutit b: January 1, 1849 in Lockport, MB, d: 14 February, 1943,
Fort Frances, ON
"When about 20 years of age Nancy Loutit went to Fort Alexandria where
she met a young fur trader, William Calder, and was married to him. Travelling
to Fort Garry by way of the old Dawson stage coach trail to the Northwest
Angle and by canoe up Rainy River, the young fur trader, his wife and infant
son arrived in Fort Frances in 1871". Further information is on file.
|2) Margaret Calder, b: November 11, 1852
in St. Andrews, Red River Settlement, m: November 29, 1871 William McDonald,
b: October 13, 1845. No further information is available for this couple.
|3) John James Calder died in infancy in
|4) Maria Anne Calder b: Abt. 1856, m:
11 June, 1873 in St. Clements, MB to Alexander (Briere) Bruyere. When the
couple settled on Couchiching First Nations, Alex changed his sir
name to the present spelling of Bruyere. No further information is available.
|5) Robert Calder b: May 7, 1849 in Manitoba,
d: May 4, 1924 in Fort Frances, ON m: Mary Jourdain.
6) Mary Jane Calder b: December 17, 1861 in Cumberland House,
d: April 2, 1938 in Fort Frances, ON m: Sept 3, 1877 in Fort Frances, ON
to George Constantine Allan b: January 19, 1855 in Balderson Corners, ON,
d: May 5, 1931 in Fort Frances, ON
|7) George Calder, b: June 1, 1867 in Manitoba.
No further information is available.