Hi, It is so great to here from you. I found much information since I last posted. Below is the listing from the 1901 Canadian Census which contains birthdates for the whole family and below that an excerpt from a story by John Frid about the family's trek to Western Canada. His story was published in the Book "Happiness and Homesteads", which I have. The book also included some pictures. I will also post my Frid Family Tree seperately.
1871 Canadian Census No Frid Listings
1881 Canadian Census No Frid Listings
1901 Canadian Census (HAMILTON) - As of Mar 31, 1901 District:ON HAMILTON (City/Cité) (#69) Subdistrict: Ward/Quartier No. 3 c-5 Page 7, 8*(Last child is first listing of page 8) Details:Schedule 1 Microfilm T-6471 Transcriber: Glenn Morgan
In the early 1900's Alfred Frid and this two teenage sons, George and Ernest left Hamilton and came west, via train, because there were $10 homesteads in Alberta that one would file for. On March 15, 1905 they arrived in Red Deer and the following day they bought three teams of horses and three sleighs and set off for the Diamond Valley area. Here, they rented a small shack on SE 17-38-3-W5 the quarter that the Diamond Valley cemetery is now located on (about 5 miles southeast of the current farm location). In 1908, George filed a homestead two miles north of Condor and Alfred filed on NW 19-38-3-W5 (the site where Ken Frid and his family live).
In 1912 Alfred Frid decided to take his family (Alfred, his wife and their children Ernest, Norman and Beatrice) back to Hamilton but George and Stanley (another brother) decided to stay on the farm. George and his father traded homesteads so that George would now live adjacent to his brother Stanley. Stanley and his family also decided to go back to Hamilton some time later.