Charles Vaille was born in 1869 at Pueblo, Colorado. He
was travelling to the Yukon with a cattle drive but left
at Pend Oreille Lake, coming through the Crowsnest Pass
in 1887. For a time he worked for P. Burns, holding beef
cattle in Banff , then he moved west to Armstrong, B.C.
where he met and married Agnes May Tilton. They then went
west to Golden, Washington, a tent gold mining town, where
he ran a butcher shop. They left there and went to Fort
Macleod in 1893 and he worked at the Oxley and Waldron Ranches.
They had a family of twelve children. Charles Vaille died
at Fort Macleod in 1953.
Van 'Tighem, Rev. Fr. Leonard
Rev. Van Tighem was born at West Flanders, Belgium and
died at Taber in 1917. He joined the Oblate Order being
ordained at St. Albert. He came to Fort Macleod and Pincher
Creek in 1873. His first mass was celebrated at Lethbridge
in 1884 and he had his first church in 1887.
Van Wart, John Gerow
John Van Wart was born in 1838 in Queen's County, N.B.
and came to Calgary in 1883. He had married Martha Jane
Jones in 1860 in Prince William, York County, N.B. Martha
Van Wart came to Calgary in 1884. They had four children.
John became a member of the first Civic Committee in Calgary
on January 4, 1884. His brand, JV, was registered in 1885.
The family came to Lethbridge in 1887 and resided there
until 1893. They returned to Europe for five years and then
came back to Lethbridge where Michael died in 1940 and his
wife in 1945. Michael was born in 1858 in Visnyi, Slovinsky,
Austria-Hungary. He married Anna Petras also of Austria-Hungary.
They had six children.
Vaudin, Edward Henry Osborne
Edward Vaudin was born on the Jersey Islands and died on
Vancouver Island. He married and had three children. Edward
fought in the Riel Rebellion and in 1885 bought land on
3-24-4- W5th and in 1893 took up a Military Grant on 5-24-4-W5th
which he sold in 1897. He left for the Yukon in 1898 and
became a gold assayer, later returning to B.C.
Verey, Dr. George
Dr. George Verey came to Morley in 1875. He was a Medical
Officer and teacher at the Morleyville Mission.
Vine, Agrippa (Grip)
Agrippa Vine was born in England and died at High River
in 1939. He married Nicholes M. Hitchell in 1914 and they
had an adopted son. Nicholes Vine died at Turner Valley
in 1953. Agrippa and his brother Walter came from Wisconsin
to Canada in 1885. They sub-contracted on the C&E Railway
from Edmonton to Fort Macleod and on the Crow's Nest Pass
Railroad. In 1889 they settled on the south side of Sheep
Creek and took up ranching. In 1910 they traded their ranch
for the TL ranch on Sullivan Creek. In 1916 they sold their
ranch and moved to a farm at Fosk, on the south fork of
the Highwood River. Agrippa remained on the farm after his
brother left and he was representative for his district
on Council. He retired to High River where he died.
Walter Vine was born in England and died in 1920 at Vancouver,
B.C. He came from Wisconsin to Canada with his brother,
Agrippa. They sub-contracted on C&E Railway from Edmonton
to Fort Macleod and on the Crow's Nest Pass railroad. They
settled on the south side of Sheep Creek in 1885 and took
up ranching three miles west of the present site of Turner
Valley. In 1910 the Vine brothers traded their ranch for
the TL Ranch on Sullivan Creek. In 1916 they sold their
ranch and moved to a farm at Fosk, on the south side of
the Highwood River. They dissolved their partnership in
1919 and Walter moved to Vancouver, B.C. He was not married.
Vogel, William August Max
William Vogel was born in Germany in 1866. He married Marie
Hoening at Winnipeg in 1888. They had two children. Mr.
and Mrs. Vogel came to Medicine Hat in 1889 and homesteaded
south-east of there. In 1891 they moved to Edmonton, and
established the Vogel Meat and Packing Company. Mr. Vogel
was an Alderman in Edmonton in 1911.
Mr. and Mrs. Votier came to Fish Creek in 1872. They squatted
on land that would yield a good garden and ideal for trading
with the Indians. James Votier was one of the prospectors
that traveled from California to Montana and the Caribou.
He met up with Sam Livingston, John Glenn, Kootenai Brown,
Jim Gibbons and others that made the treacherous trek through
the Kicking Horse Pass in 1864 in search of the South Saskatchewan
River where reports said that gold was there for the panning.
The group was lost and so discouraged that they disbanded.
He met up with Sam and John again. They decided that panning
for gold was too hard a way of life and with the example
of Rev. McDougall, they turned to trading and farming.
Von Mielecki, Alexander (Frederick
Alexander Von Mielecki was born in Germany in 1854. He
came to Calgary in 1886 and was married to Louise Wilhelmina
Hedwig Quitterbaum. They had five children. He was a rancher
in this area.
Vrooman, Rev. W.
Rev. Vrooman came to Red Deer in 1886 as a Methodist Missionary
student. He served until 1888 when he was replaced by a
Mr. Dickensen. Hat in 1957