I already had the information from the "Sagitawah saga : the story of Whitecourt", as well as the the"Three trails home : a history of Mayerthorpe and districts, Alberta, Canada" information.And confirmed with my Great Aunt Isobel (Walter's daughter) that this was indeed the McMillan family that took her and my grandmother in as children.
Since my great Aunt is now in her 90's , her memory is "not what is used to be" as she puts it. However, she doesn't recall the family ever having a car.And I have been unsuccessful in my search of border crossings, and searching cemetaries in the region.
Here is the other information:Walter Ernest Caldwell is descended from:
Robert Caldwell ( 1775 Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire, Scotland - died before 1857 in Stevenston, Ayrshire, Scotland) .
Married Mary Cochrane in 8 March 1800 Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom .
John born 1802 Jane/Jean born 1804 Janet born 1806 - dies 1820 Robert born 1809 - 1876 (*my direct ancestor) married Barbra Millar 14 Jan 1837 and immigrated to Quebec, Canada 1866 with 3 of their 4 children. Barbra:never married and died 1911 in Inverness Quebec. Robert:Married Ida Bernstil and had 7 children:
Walter Ernest (* my direct ancestor) (1889 - ?)St Pierre Baptiste, Megantic Quebec, Canada Married Mary Linsay/Lindsay (before 1914) three children
Antoinette WilhemineSept. 17, 1893 St Pierre Baptiste, Megantic Quebec, Canadadied in Vancouver, Canada ? Married Wilmar Merideth ( before 1916) three children Husband was a big band leader.
Bryce (1892 - 1989) born at St Pierre Baptiste, Megantic Quebec, Canada, Died in Long Beach, Washington. USA. Served in WWIwith 194th Batt. - Injured in 1917, returned home in 1919. MarriedCharlotte Isabell MAKINSTER 1940 19 Sep no children
Robert (1898 -1989) born at St Pierre Baptiste, Megantic Quebec, Canadadied at Long Beach, Washington, USA. Married ( possibly Jennivive) two children
and 3 others who all died before age 14.
William (born 1811 - 1892) married Janet McKnight and had 7 children
Mary born 1813 married James Arnot and had at least 3 children
James born 1816 - 1911 married Agnes Andrew and had 9 children
David born 1818 - 1884 married Margaret Pennel and had 10 children
Matthew born 1824 - 1907 married Agnes Boyd Reid and had 8 children