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Samuel McCauley Family
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McCauley, Catherine MacLean 1864-1944
McLean, Catherine Anne McCauley 1887-1987
McCauley, Daniel Alexander 1884-1951
McCauley, Elizabeth Lucinda 1890-1926
McCauley, James Hector 1899-1979
McCauley, Mary Eleanor 1885-1957
McCauley, Matthew Allan 1895-1948
McCauley, Samuel 1855-1903
McCauley, Samuel (Jr.) 1892-1892
McCauley, William Fred 1902-1930
Samuel McCauley was born 18 Sep 1855 to Eleanor Latimer and Alexander McCauley in Owen Sound, Ontario. Following in his brother Matthew’s footsteps, Samuel came to Edmonton in 1892 with his family. Upon first arriving in Edmonton he got a job running the Lower Ferry (near the site of the Low Level Bridge) and then worked as a teamster. In the mid to late 1890s, he created a business specializing as a house mover and contractor.
Samuel McCauley’s business included construction of homes and large buildings, such as the Thistle Rink, and hauling large items including houses and heavy machinery. Younger brother Alex McCauley, a carpenter, worked for Samuel and upon Samuel’s death in 1903, he took over the business. The business was operational until Alex’s death in 1908.
Samuel married Catherine MacLean and they had eight children – Daniel Alexander (1884-1951), Mary Eleanor (1885-1957), Catherine Anne (1887-1987), Elizabeth Lucinda (1890-1926), Samuel (1892-1892), Matthew Allan (1895-1948), James Hector (1899-1979) and William Fred (1902-1930).
Samuel McCauley died 13 Aug 1903 in Edmonton.
Catherine MacLean McCauley died 10 Dec 1944 in Edmonton.
Samuel and Catherine’s daughter, Catherine Anne, was born 25 Jun 1887 in Ontario. She married Colin McLean in 1910, in Edmonton. They had two daughters – Jean (1911-2003) and Betty (1923-2007). Jean McLean married Francis C. Saville and Betty married Wesley H. Parsons.
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