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The Home Child

It was a Sunday in Dauphin, Manitoba, the day my Great-Grandfather Arthur decided to take his own life. He was a farmer, and at around 5 o’clock in the evening that day, he shot himself in the head with a .22 rifle. He was 59 years old. The day was June 19, 1932. I am […]

From Galicia

In 1897, two days before her 17th birthday, Antonina boarded the SS Prussia in Hamburg along with some of her family – her father, her brother and two sisters. They were sailing to Halifax, and would reach Canada eleven days later, then would make their way to Manitoba. Her mother and her youngest sister sailed several months later, going […]