the followup by Uel Marr offers tantalising similarities to my own family: My grandfather,Rev. William Allan, lived in Victoria in the 1940's-50's (d. 1958). He was born in Dundee, Scotland in 1883. His brother Joseph lived for a while in Calgary, until his death in about 1935.He too was Born in Scotland in the early 1870's. Their older brother Robert was b. in Scotland in 1869/70.Did he have children who fit your family? While I have no record of cousins of these men, perhaps there were some. They had an uncle Thomas Allan living in Scotland in the 1860's. Could he have had children? Could they have had other uncles? Their Grandfather was James Allan, a farmer in Slamannan, Stirlingshire in the 1860's.