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CHARLES RONALD “BUD” LAW (1905-1956)
MABEL AUREENA THURSTON (1903-1963)

(Last Updated: March 26, 2015)

 

Charles Ronald “Bud” LAW was born Sep 6, 1905 in Hamiota, MB, son of Sarah GILLIS and Frederick LAW (1877-1911) from England.

 

Census 1906: Charles (born Sep 6) with parents (Sadie & Fred) in Minnedosa, MB.

 

Bud’s mother (Sadie) probably died on Oct 19, 1906 at Shoal Lake, MB, about a month after Bud was born. He and his sister Laura May (just a toddler) were taken in by their grandparents, Ellen (nee SMIITH) and Charles LAW 1847-1933) who were also living in Minnedosa.

 

On May 24, 1911 Charles’ father (Frederick LAW) died in Portage la Prairie at the  age 36, and in the census that year he (age 5) and his sister Laura May (age 8) were still with their grandparents.

 

Census of 1916 in Minnedosa (Water Street): Charles (age 10) and his sister Laura May (age 13) with their grandparents (Ellen & Charles LAW).

 

In 1921 Charles’ grandmother (Ellen) died. Charles (age 17, a caulker) was recorded in the household of his Uncle Charles LAW (1885-1967) at 437 McDermot Ave. in Winnipeg. ** A caulker is a person who caulks the seams of boats, etc.

 

Around 1923 Charles began a 35 year career with the Winnipeg Grain Exchange.

 

Marriage to Mabel THURSTON
1925

 

On Nov 23, 1925 Charles married Mabel Aureen THURSTON in Winnipeg, eldest daughter of Mabel JACKSON and Delbert THURSTON (1877-1942).

 

The LAW Family moves to Selkirk
1943

 

In 1943 Charles moved his family to Selkirk, Manitoba.

 

In 1948 eldest daughter Lorna married William James BATY at the S Andrews Church, son of Isabella and William Henry BATY. (1901-1988) from England, Chief Attendant at the Selkirk Mental Health Centre.

 

In 1950 eldest son Delbert married Lorna Maureen ALLEN in Selkirk, daughter of Anne and Thomas ALLEN (1885-1976) from England, bursar at the Selkirk Mental Hospital.

 

In 1954 son Howard married Elizabeth Mildred MATTHEWS in Winnipeg, daughter of Gertrude BRIERLEY and George MATTHEWS.
Around 1954 daughter Janet married George SHEAD, son of Lillian and George SHEAD SR.

 

Son Ronald (Ronnie) married Grace HART, daughter of Ila and Alexander HART who was born at Norway House in 1900.

 

Son James (Jimmy) married Edna GOODMAN, daughter of Lizzie McLENNAN & Palmi GOODMAN (1895-1949).
** MORE ABOUT PALMI GOODMAN

 

On Aug 28, 1958 Charles Ronald LAW died at his home at 243 Eveline Street in Selkirk at the age of 52.

 

On Apr 5, 1963 Mabel Aureena (nee THURSTON) LAW died in Selkirk at the age of 60.

 

Comments and queries at this link: FORUM DISCUSSING THE CHARLES RONALD LAW FAMILY

 

======================= Family Details =======================

 

Children:
1. 1927 DELBERT FREDERICK (FREDDY) LAW (m. Lorna Maureen ALLEN)
2. Dec 28, 1928 LORNA GERLDINE LAW (m. William James (Jim) BATY)
3. Oct 6, 1930 RONALD (RONNY) LAW (m. Grace HART)
4. Oct 6, 1930 JAMES (JIMMY) LAW (m. Edna GOODMAN)                              
5. CHARLES (CHUCK) LAW (m. Eileen)
6. Aug 2, 1932 JANET LAW (m. George SHEAD)
7. GEORGE LAW (m. Susan)
8. HOWARD LAW (m. Elizabeth Mildred (Betty) MATTHEWS)

 

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