NEWSOM Chart 0300

This is a Chart for Leonard Croft Newsom, Mahalah Hossent and Mary Ann Dawson

possibly married(1)
17th January
1912
St Michael Church
Strathmore
Alberta
Canada
   married
June 1927
Alberta
Canada
 
2
MAHALAH HOSSENT

born about
March quarter
1886
Sunderland (1891) 
or
 South Hilton (1901), Durham
 (registered on FreeBMD as Muhalah)
occupation

 1891 Scholar
1901 Dressmaker's Apprentice
possibly
died
16th March
1926
Alberta, Canada
buried
March 1926
Burnsland Cemetery 
Calgary
Calgary Census Division
Alberta, Canada
Plot: Section H Lot 7 Block 3
1
LEONARD CROFT NEWSOM

born
22nd January
1892
Seattle
Washington
USA
died
27th September 1987
Kamloops
British Columbia
Canada
buried
1987
Hillside Cemetery 
Kamloops
Thompson-Nicola Regional District
British Columbia, Canada
Plot: Section S, Row 0033, Lot 0465, Sub Lot AS.
  3
MARY ANN DAWSON

born 
27th November 1888
Ellesmere
Shropshire,
died
27th October 1979
Calgary
Alberta
Canada
buried
1970
Mountain View Memorial Gardens 
Calgary
Calgary Census Division
Alberta, Canada
Plot: Everlasting Life Plot 185 C2

4
William
Roland
NEWSOM
born 
22nd April 1913
Red Deer
Albert
Canada
died
9th March 2004
Calgary
Alberta
Canada
Aged 90
buried
2004
Queens Park Cemetery
Calgary
Alberta
Canada

married(1)
Myrtle
???
born about
1917
possibly died
1973
possibly buried
1973
Bashaw Cemetery
Bashaw
Alberta
Canada


married(2)
about
1974
Louise
???
5
Leonard
Hossent
NEWSOM
born
25th September 1914
Disbury
Alberta, Canada
died
29th November
1970
Victoria
British Colombia
Canada
Aged 56

married(1)
divorced 1944
Thelma
???

married(2)
Chris Jean
BADGER
born
20th June 1919
died
5th July 2013
Whitecourt
Crowsnest Pass
Alberta
Canada
6
Eileen
Jennie
NEWSOM
born
17th October 1917
Disbury
Albert, Canada
died
2nd January 2012 
Penticton
British Colombia
Canada
Aged 94

married
10th August
1947
Kelowna
British Colombia
Canada
Cornelius G
MARTENS
born
1st May 1903
Shazenfeld
Manitoba
Canada
7
Harry
Edwin
NEWSOM
born 
31st October
1923
Stavely
Alberta, Canada
occupation
1962 Librarian
(Canada Voters List)
died
21st March 1991
Kamloops
British Columbia
Canada
Aged 67

married
Nancy L
???
  1. Information for Leonard Croft NEWSOM from fndagrave Web Site
    Leonard was born in Seattle, Washington in 1892 to Leonard A Newsom and Jennie (Ledingham) Newsom. The small family eventually returned to Ontario and then to Alberta where they began a homestead just north of Didsbury, Alberta along side the Legge family Anna Legge was the sister of Leonard A. Newsom. The family grew and Leonard was the oldest of five children Lloyd, Margaret, Kitchener who survived infancy. Leonardís father died in 1904 and the small fatherless family moved to the Gull Lake, Bentley and Lacombe area in central Alberta. Leonardís mother operated a summer boat house on Gull Lake. She eventually married Frank Schooley and they lived in Lacombe where he ran a local newspaper. Leonard was introduced to the paper business by his stepfather and he soon was working in various locations in Alberta including Crossfield, Acme and Strathmore where he met and married Mahalah Hossent in 1912.
    Leonard and Mahalah worked in various newspapers throughout Alberta and had four children together between 1913 and 1923. Roland, Len., Eileen and Harry were left motherless when Leonardís wife died suddenly in 1927. The children were dispersed to family members and Leonard eventually married Mary Dawson with whom he had a daughter. 
    Leonardís wanderlust took them to many laces working in newspapers and trying farming in a remote region of north east Saskatchewan during the 1930ís. Leonard took over the Rimbey Record while his son Ron went to war in 1941. Leonard was eventually hospitalised for a mental health disorder and later moved to British Columbia where he lived closer to his daughter and family in his later years. He died in Kamloops in 1987. 
  2. 1891 8 Mount Street, Darlington, Yorkshire as HOSSENT
    1901 8 Mount Street, Darlington, Yorkshire as HOSSENT
    1911 95 Park Place, Darlington, Yorkshire as HOSSENT
    1921 Canada Census - Not found at present
    Information for Mahal NEWSOM nťe HOSSENT from findagrave Web Site
    Mahalah (Hossent) Newsom was born in Sunderland, England about 1886 and died in Calgary, Alberta in March 1927 leaving four young children and a husband. 
    Mahalah was the oldest daughter of Henry and Charlotte Hossent and she grew up in the Darlington, Durham region of England. Mahalah came to Canada as a young woman in about 1910 and lived for a short time in Toronto where she was a housemaid eventually moving to Alberta .
    Mahalah soon met and married Leonard Newsom with the Strathmore Standard newspaper reporting that; ďThey were married on Wednesday, January 17, 1912 at 7:30 pm in the St. Michael's Church in Strathmore, Alberta. The minister presiding was the Reverend J.G. Hathaway. The Bride was attired in a white embroidered robe and a black picture hat and was attended by her bridesmaid Miss Ransford, Mr. Marsden attended Mr. Newsom as best man. There were many friends of both parties at the church. A reception was held at their rooms later in the evening and dancing kept up until a late hour."
    The couple moved to various locations in Alberta with Leonard working in the weekly newspaper business. In 1912 her parents and three sisters arrived in Canada and they lived in Red Deer for a time where the couples first son was born. Leonard and Mahalah lived in Bowden, Didsbury, Claresholm, Stavely and Banff having three sons and one daughter.
    Her oldest son Roland said of his mother that: ďMy mother, Mahalah, known as Mamie, was a large woman with dark features and she saw all of us as her family and was a superb cook and housekeeper and every week served hot buns with cocoa during the fall and winter evenings.Ē 
    It was in Banff in March 1927 that Mahalah became ill with appendicitis and was taken by train to Calgary where complications from the appendicitis and the anaesthesia claimed her life. She was buried in the Burnsland cemetery in Calgary, Alberta.
  3. Information for Mary Ann DAWSON  from fndagrave Web Site
    Mary Dawson was born in Elesmere England on November 27, 1888. Little is known of her early life however, she travelled with no other family from England in about 1927. Mary worked as a chamber maid at the Banff Springs Hotel. During her stay in Banff Mary met Leonard who was recently widowed and they were married in 1927. 
    By 1928 Mary, Harry, the youngest of Leonardís children, and new born daughter Joyce were living in Calgary and then for about ten difficult years they lived on a farm north and east of North Battleford, Saskatchewan. 
    In 1941 Leonard was asked by his son Ronnie who had recently enlisted in the war to come to Rimbey and publish the Rimbey Record. Leonard, Mary and family lived in Rimbey and published the paper until August 1943 at which time he became ill enough to cease publication of the paper. Leonard became hospitalized and Mary, Joyce and Harry moved to College Heights near Lacombe where Leonardís daughter Eileen was attending college. 
    Mary continued to work to support her family. She worked as a housekeeper for Dr. and Mrs. Dean and Nancy Locke for eleven years while Joyce and Harry attended school and college at the Seventh Day Adventist College in College Heights. Mrs. Locke spoke highly of Mary and said what a fine and gentle person she was and that she was a dedicated worker all the while she was employed by them. 
    Mary lived in College Heights for several years while Joyce and Harry were attending school in Edmonton. In about 1952, Joyce and Mary moved to Calgary. Joyce met and was married to Ken Willis in Calgary in 1955. 
    Mary continued an active life and association with the Seventh Day Adventist Church and she maintained contact with family in England. She was a loving, tender hearted woman who was always interested in those around her. She stood only about five feet tall and Ken Willis always teased her that she ate like a bird. After washing and drying dishes one time with her on a visit to the Willis household grandson Michael Newsom recalls her saying. "Well that's one more time, and that's one less." She had thin grey hair and soft wrinkled skin on her hands, which made them seem fragile to hold. She had a physical medical condition of Parkinsonís disease in her later years which caused her head to shake and her quiet voice to quiver. All the years living in Calgary Mary participated in the running of the Willis household including caring for two grandsons and she was involved until shortly before her death on October 27, 1979. Mary is buried in the Mountain View Memorial Gardens in east Calgary. 
  4. Obituary on findagrave Web Site for William Roland NEWSOM
    Newsom, William Roland (Ron)
    William Roland (Ron) Newsom, beloved husband of Louise Newsom of Calgary, passed away at the Carewest Colonel Belcher on Tuesday, March 9, 2004 at the age of 90 years.
    Ron grew up in Stavely and Banff, where he started a lengthy career in the newspaper industry, which took him to Nanton, McLeod, Castor and Olds. He was a twenty year co-owner of the Olds Gazette with Neil Leatherdale. Ron then edited the Rimbey Record before going overseas in World War II with the Tank Corp. Following an injury he served with the Maple Leaf Canadian Army newspaper. After the war he owned and edited the Bashaw Star for seventeen years. While in Bashaw, he was active in the Fire Department, Justice of the Peace, and instrumental in the development of a hospital and a seniors lodge. A long time member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Masonic Lodge and Elks Lodge, serving as the Chaplain of the Calgary Elks Lodge. Ron received the Gold Quill Award for fifty years of distinguished service to the community newspaper profession and Honourary Life Membership. Re-marrying in 1975, Ron and Louise traveled extensively, frequently visiting Arizona. Ron was editor of the Strathmore Bow Valley Standard at Heritage Park until 1984.
    Besides his loving wife of twenty-nine years Louise, Ron is remembered by his children, Don (Birdeen), Shirley (Marion), and Michael (Linda); stepchildren, Robert (Betty) Miller, Gordon (Flo) Miller, Jim Miller, Pamela Miller, and Barbara Biles; grandchildren Nathan, Luke, and Kaylene; and many step-grandchildren, especially Alison Biles (Everett), and Stephen Biles; great-step-grandson baby William; and sisters, Joyce (Ken) Willis and Eileen Martens. Ron was predeceased by first wife, Myrtle and stepdaughter Sheila Lea.
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  7. 1962 Wildwood Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada (Canada Voters List) (a Mrs Nancy L NEWSOM was with him)

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