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Fanny Makepeace Jameson

Frances (Fanny) Makepeace was born in Lancashire, England in 1879. When she was just over a year old, her family moved to the United States of America, where another daughter, Elizabeth was born. Fanny's mother Hannah did not recover her health after the birth of Elizabeth and so the family decided to return to England. On May 26, 1881, while on the ship home, Fanny's mother Hannah passed away. After a few years the family set out again for the United States and lived in Omaha, Nebraska for three years. In 1895 they moved to Canada to join Fanny's brother, Tom Makepeace, who had settled near Lacombe, Alberta in 1892.

In 1896 Fanny moved to Calgary to work as a domestic servant to a doctor's family. She later moved to Red Deer to train as a nurse and there met John Erwin Jameson. They were married December 21, 1901 and farmed in the Byemoor, Alberta area where they raised four sons. Fanny died in 1972 at the age of 94 in Byemoor, Alberta.










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