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Robert Earl Haymond (1981)


Posted By: Kent Transier
Date: 7/23/2018 at 09:51:55

Unknown Newspaper
July 1981

Robert Earl Haymond, the son of Samuel and Amelia Haymond was born March 19, 1889 in Madison County, Iowa, and died in Rossland, British Columbia on July 3, 1981. Earl, as he was known, was 10 years old when his mother, Amelia, died from typhoid fever and other complications on November 17, 1899. In 1907, when he was 18 years old, he witnessed the tragic accidental death of his father Samuel who was crushed by a building he was moving. Earl spoke often to his grandchildren of being an orphan when he was a young boy growing up in Iowa, living with his mother Ameliaís parents, Robert and Frances Farquhar.

Robert Earl Haymond and Ethel May Brown were married in her parentís home in Madison County, Webster Township on December 25, 1910. Earl had inherited a farm after his father passed in 1907. Earl and Ethel began their life on this farm and soon were blessed with two sons, Evert and Donald. Earl and Ethel purchased the Brown farm in 1911 when Henry M. and Eliza Annie Brown, Ethelís parents, moved to Canada in 1911. Two years later, in 1913, Earl and Ethel moved to Rockhaven, Saskatchewan.

Earl and Ethel had three sons, Evert, born in 1911, Donald, born in 1912 and Clyde, born in 1914. Evert and Donald were born in Madison County, Iowa and Clyde was born in Rockhaven, Saskatchewan.

Earl operated one of the first electrical power generation plants in Saskatchewan which began operating and producing electrical power in the Wilkie area beginning approximately in 1915. Earl also operated an automotive repair shop on a 7 day a week schedule. This shop primarily catered to those who were traveling westward through Canada prior to any Trans-Canada Highway system.

In 1950, Earl and Ethel moved to Rossland, British Columbia, to spend their retirement years with their 3 sons and grandchildren, all of whom lived in Rossland and Trail.

Earl had his hand in many pursuits in Rossland including repairing and replacing diesel engines for a nationwide moving van company headquartered in Rossland. He also invested some monies in defunct gold mines in the Rossland area. During the search for new gold in these mines, some quantities of uranium were discovered. The dividends of these uranium shares were such that he invested in a local taxi company and a private air transportation service.

The last few years of his life, Earl lived in a Nursing Home in Rossland. His son Don provided for all of his needs in those last few years. When he passed away on July 3, 1981, he was 93 years old. He had lived a long life and his retirement years lasted for 30 years once he moved to Rossland.

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