I am looking for information on my great-great-grandaunt, Tess (I don't know if Tess was her name or her nickname). She was the daughter of Daniel J. and Flora MacDonald, and was originally from Antigonish County, Nova Scotia, Canada. Her siblings were:
1. Martha MacDonald, born October 9th 1886 in Antigonish County, NS, and died March 6th 1969 in Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada. She married Ross Daniel Williams on November 19th 1908 in Rossland, BC. He was born in July of 1885 and died April 2nd 1973 in Ladysmith. They had no children.
2. Mary MacDonald, born May 1st 1888 in Antigonish County, and died May 14th 1975 in Vancouver, BC. She married P. Dolan Murphy (he has been referred to as both Peter Dolan Murphy, Patrick Dolan Murphy, Dolan Murphy and P. D. Murphy) on December 18th 1910 in Rossland, and they had at least two children: Maxine Mary Murphy, born 1912 in Rossland and died December 18th 1982 in Ladysmith, and Peter D. Murphy, born November 28th in BC and died August 19th 1988 in Los Angeles, California, USA. [[Maxine married Matthew Killoch Kerr Smillie, they were my illegitimate father's paternal grandparents]]
3. Margaret Flora MacDonald, born October 31st 1889 in Antigonish County. No further trace.
4. John C. "Jack" MacDonald, born June 9th 1891 in Antigonish County, and died June 5th 1970 in Lillooet, BC.
5. Genevieve "Gen" MacDonald, born July 12th 1894 in Antigonish County, and died sometime after 1969 (mentioned as living in Martha's obituary, along with brothers Jack and Leo and sisters Mary, Jos, Agnes, and Tess). She married a man named J. Graham, they lived in Vancouver.
6. Sarah Josephine "Jos" MacDonald, born March 18th 1896 in Antigonish County, and died December 4th 1985 in Vancouver, BC. She married Cecil Rowland on December 23rd 1927 in Cranbrook, BC.
7. Alexander MacDonald, born March 13th 1898 in Antigonish County. No further trace,
8. Agnes Mary MacDonald, born July 12th 1900 in Antigonish County, and died sometime after 1969. She married A. Cameron, they lived in Antigonish.
9. Daniel MacDonald, born January 1902 in Antigonish County. No further trace.
10. Leo Alister MacDonald, born March 1903 in Antigonish County, and died May 30th 1980 in Vancouver, BC.
11. Bernardine MacDonald, born September 1904 in Antigonish County. No further trace.
According to the obituary of my great-great-grandaunt Martha (found in the March 12th 1969 edition of the Ladysmith-Chemainus Chronicle): "Besides her husband, Ross, at home, she is survived by one niece, Mrs. M. (Maxine) Smillie of Ladysmith; two brothers, Jack MacDonald of Bralorne and Leo MacDonald of Boston; five sisters, Mrs. P. D. (Mary) Murphy, Mrs. J. (Gen) Graham, and Mrs. C. (Jos) Rowland of Vancouver, Mrs. R. P. (Tess) Shelley of Spokane and Mrs. A. (Agnes) Cameron of Antigonish."
So there you have it, I'm looking for any information on any Shelleys from Spokane and the surrounding area, more specifically a Teresa or Tess Shelley, nee McDonald/MacDonald, and an R. P. Shelley.