Thomas Arthur McKenzie

Thomas Arthur McKenzie

Male 1925 - 1998  (72 years)

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  • Name Thomas Arthur McKenzie 
    Born 8 Apr 1925  Bon Accord, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Mar 1998  Abbotsford, British Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Thomas Arthur McKenzie was born April 8, 1925 in Bon Accord, Alberta. He enlisted in WWII with the Canadian Army and received the 1939-1945 War Medal, the Canadian Volunteer Service medal and the Defence Medal. Harold died on May 9, 1998.

      MY STORY by TOM MCKENZIE

      November1994

      In my early years I did man ythingswith my fathe rClarence McKenzie. We
      trapped,hunted and traveled. Many times I walked 56 miles to Aunt Meg's with him
      for visits or short stays. I remember my father as a teller of stories such as how to
      catch horses. You pack your food and start to follow them, never stopping. Never
      give them a chance to stop for a rest. Just keep going don't let them stop to sleep.
      You are the man and being human you are smarter than an animal. Keep after them
      night and day till they just wear down then you can just walk up to them and put a
      rope around their neck and they are yours. The point of the story was that a man has
      more endurance and that with proper preparation catching a horse was a simple
      matter.

      I have been a salesman,a plasterer,a miner,a carpenter,a builder of hotels and
      housing developments. I was a self made millionaire by the age of forty-three. My
      brother Harold and I developed a gold mine close to Trail and Moyier BC, from the
      initial diggings and hauling of the ore to Trail for smelting to the selling of shares in
      the stock market. These shares started at .35cents each and ended up at around $
      7.50 per share when the project was completed.

      I went to school for a total of five years, and was part of the contingent that went overseas
      for WW2.

      Uncle Tom suffered a severe heart attack a few years ago. It must have been
      around1989??

      My father Clarence McKenzie was a Texas Ranger or a Sheriff for sometime in
      his younger years before coming to Canada. When he did come to Canada, it was a
      trip in a covered wagon, train rides in thewagon on a flat car with many stops on the
      way. The trip took about two years.
    Person ID I02796  McKenzie Genealogy
    Last Modified 7 Jun 2017 

    Father Clarence Anthony McKenzie,   b. 18 Nov 1878, Granville, Tippicanoe County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1973, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Grace Mae Graham,   b. 19 Jul 1888, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1930, Bon Accord, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 5 Mar 1907  Blaine, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F01463  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Norma Parker,   b. 15 Nov 1929, Lac La Biche, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1971, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Married 20 Nov 1947  Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Terrel Alvin McKenzie,   b. Private  [private]
     2. Cheryl Lillian McKenzie,   b. Private  [private]
     3. Tana Gail McKenzie,   b. Private  [private]
     4. Calvin Edward McKenzie,   b. Private  [private]
    Last Modified 7 Jun 2017 
    Family ID F01490  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Una Bardal,   b. Private 
    Married Private 
    Last Modified 7 Jun 2017 
    Family ID F01491  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Photo of Thomas Arthur McKenzie (b. 1925 ) and Harold James McKenzie (b. 1920)
    Photo of Thomas Arthur McKenzie (b. 1925 ) and Harold James McKenzie (b. 1920)

    Documents
    Alberta-Northwest Territories Command, Military Service Recognition Book, Volume II, 2010
    Alberta-Northwest Territories Command, Military Service Recognition Book, Volume II, 2010


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