Pioneer Biographies pg9
The Albert COMPTON Family The Jack LIEBEL Family
The James LIEBEL Family The Frank LIEBEL Family
The Alfred and Louise EDINGER Family The Joe and Ester EDINGER Family
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The Albert COMPTON Family
N.W. 4-44-25-W4 (Rural)
Albert Lee Compton was born at Scio, Oregon, on March 8, 1866. Julia Beele Thayer was born in New Red Wing, Minnesota on June 6, 1863 and went to Oregon with her parents where she took teacher training. She met and married Albert on December 1, 1886. They both taught school in Oregon and a son, Frank, and two daughters, Arzalea and Oda, were born there. Then they moved to Washington, by covered wagon, in 1889. They lived several places in Washington and three daughters, Eula, Mareda, Louise, and one son, Linn, were born in Washington.
They moved from Downs, Washington, by train to Wetaskiwin in April, 1912, where they lived in town a little while, then moved to a farm north of Wetaskiwin, which they rented.
In 1919, they moved to the land just east of where Eugene Stebner now lives. In 1922, they moved to the Cross place, across from where Otto Albers now (1973) lives. From there, the Comptons moved west and bought a C.P.R. (Canadian Pacific Railroad) quarter where they lived until Linn married. They lived in Ben Dickau's until Mr. Compton died on October 24, 1933. Mrs. Compton stayed a while at Frank's, then moved to Ponoka. She lived in Ponoka several years then went to Vancouver, British Columbia, where she lived with Mareda until her death on April 24, 1946. Mr. and Mrs. Compton are both buried in the Forest Home Cemetery.

Frank - The eldest child, was married to Zora BOGART on February 14, 1918. They lived in Wetaskiwin for a while then went to Beatrice, Nebraska, where their first child, Loucille, was born. They came back to Ponoka in 1923 and stayed with Frank's parents on the Cross place for a while. They lived on S.W. 16-44-26-W4 in the early 1930's. They had four children: Loucille, Don, Leslie and Marilyn. Loucille attended school in Reo, and later married Arthur Carlson. They had two girls, and moved to Wetaskiwin. Betty Ann married Don Hay and moved to Wetaskiwin. They have two sons. Carolyn married Keith Rossiter. They had 2 girls and they moved to a farm on the outskirts of Wetaskiwin, Alberta. Don married Joan Crosswell. They had a son and a daughter, and moved to Drayton Valley, Alberta. Leslie married Agnes Parson. They had two sons and two daughters, and moved to Sunnybrook. Marilyn married Walter Markwart. They moved to Calgary and had 2 sons.
Oda - The third child became Mrs. Oda Beck.
Eula - The fourth child, married Mr. Ben Dickau
Linn - The fifth child, married Mamie Tulokas and lived on the C.P.R. quarter his parents bought. They moved to Langley, British Columbia, Canada and have two (2) sons - Walter is married and lives at Langley, British Columbia and Norman iIs married and lives at North Surrey, British Columbia.
Mareda, the sixth child, married George Rook, but they later divorced. She then married Ricky Humphreys. They lived in Vancouver until she died in 1962. They had a son and two daughters. Clarence died in the Navy. Julia, married, and moved to British Columbia. Hazel married and moved to British Columbia
Louise - The seventh child married Leroy Clark and they lived in Granite Falls, Washington where Leroy passed away in 1962. They had one son and one daughter. Louise later moved to Everett, Washington
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The Frank LIEBEL Family
Grand Meadow district
Frank Liebel came with his brother from Denzil, Saskatchewan and farmed in the Grand Meadow district for about 3 years. He, his wife and family then moved to Camrose, Alberta.
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The Jack LIEBEL Family
Grand Meadow district
Jack LIEBEL came from Denzil, Saskatchewan to the Grand Meadow district, with his brother Frank, and farmed for about 3 years. Jack and his wife remained in the Ponoka area and raised seven children - Leonard, Pat, Agnes, Ernie,Gordon, Irene and Leo.
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The James LIEBEL Family
Dennis district
Mr. and Mrs. James LIEBEL came from Regina, Saskatchewan and bought the Evan Lloyd farm in the Dennis district in 1955. They farmed there for five or six years before selling out and moving to Edmonton. James became head caretaker at a Catholic School. James and Mrs. Liebel had 2 children.
David - married in Edmonton and had three children. Worked at the same school as his father but in the Electonics department.
Adele - married Marcus ABT and remained in the Ponoka area.
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The Alfred and Louise EDINGER Family
Grand Meadow District: NE quarter of 4-43-26-W4

In 1951 Alfred and Louise Edinger sold their farm in the Rimbey district and bought a small acreage from C. Hagemann. It was located on the N.E. 1/4 of section 4-43-26-W4. There they lived in semi-retirement until they moved to Ponoka in 1964. They sold the acreage to Wilfred Trenerry.

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The Joe and Ester EDINGER Family
Elkhorn District: NW quarter 23-42-27
The Edingers lived here from 1927 to 1930. Ester was raised in the Asker District. Joe came from North Dakota. Joe will always be remembered for being a floor manager at dances. They retired to Ponoka a number of years ago, and Ester still resides in Riverside. they celebrated their Goldne Wedding Anniversary in 1959. Joe is deceased.
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