Brothers Charles Kearvell (1888-1971) and Henry James Kearvell (1890-1928) from Sussex
were amongst the first family emigrants to Canada in early 1914. Charles married
his cousin Alice Ede (1890-1974) , also from Sussex, in Winnipeg in March 1914.
Henry James married Harriett Dearling Pocock (1890-1984), who came from Hampshire
and followed her future husband to Canada, in Winnipeg in 1916.
Both brothers worked in Farming during their early years in Canada before Henry moved
to working for the Canadian National Railway in 1918. He was killed ten years later
in a railway accident.
Charles enlisted with the Canadian Forces in 1916 and returned to farming in Moose
Jaw District after WW1. In 1939 he moved to Dundurn and took up his early trade of
carpenter. In 1948 he moved to Saskatoon to work with the Saskatoon School Board
until retiring in 1956.
The photographs on this page are taken in 1917 and show Lothians Farm, Pipestone
District where Henry worked. They have been kindly sent in by Kathleen Godey (nee
Kearvell) from Winnipeg, the daughter of Henry and Harriett
Charles home on leave with his wife, Alice Ede (on the right) and sister-in-law,
Alice sailed to Canada in February 1914 aboard Cunard Liner "Ascania". The passenger
lists have missing pages and it has not been possible to find Charles and his brother
Henry on the listings.
Henry and Harriett on a home made Skating rink in their backyard
Henry and Harriett (right) at work with the farm horses