Christianson, Hans Arnold

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Christianson, Hans Arnold

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Hans Arnold Christianson was born in North Dakota, March 9, 1903. In 1905 the family came to Naughton Glen, Alberta and settled in the Beauvallon area. His mother was Mina Christianson (1878-1958). In 1913, he was attending the Stoney Rapid School and had George Murray for a teacher. Arnold was the oldest child with brothers Karl and Harold and sisters Ida and Betty (Hasuik). Arnold moved to the La Glace area and on Sept 17, 1928, and filed on a homestead quarter of land NE-1-75-9 W6. He farmed in the area for 35 years. In 1941, he married Isabella Metcalfe. Isabella was the daughter of Tom and Jane (Cahoon) Metcalfe. Tom came to Canada from Sunderland, England in 1904 and worked as a farm hand in Manitoba where met and married Jane, who had come to Canada from Ireland for a visit. Isabella was the third child of five children and spent a number of years in England with an aunt and finished her schooling in Grande Prairie when she returned in 1922 as her parents were now in the Hinton Trail area on a homestead ( NW32-69-10-W6). She later obtained her teacher certification and taught in the district for 33 years. Arnold and Isabella were married in 1941. They had no children. They were both involved in the development of the South Peace Centennial Museum in Beaverlodge. Arnold and Isabella retired to Kelowna in 1974. Isabella died in 1984 and Hans Arnold died in 1985.


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