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William James Todd III (b. 1853)

William James Todd III (b. 1853)

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William and his family were caught up in the 1885 Resistance and taken prisoner by Big Bear's group. William was a freighter and school teacher.
William and his family were caught up in the 1885 Resistance and taken prisoner by Big Bear's group. William was a freighter and school teacher.

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Published by: Lawrence J. Barkwell on Apr 24, 2013
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William James Todd III.
 William Todd was born on January 15, 1853 at St. Clements, the son of William ToddJr.
 (b. 1823) and Sarah Jane Johnstone (b. 1829). His paternal grandparents were Dr.William Todd and Isabelle Dennett (the daughter of William Dennett and SophiaBallendine). William married Marie Dufresne, born 1865, the daughter of EdouardFrancois Dufresne (b. 1806 in Quebec) and Margueite Mondion (Moignon) born 1816 atFort Carlton. William was initially employed as a freighter. William Todd died in 1892and is buried in the old St. Albert Catholic Cemetery next to the Church Mission. In 1884Marie and William were living in Bresaylor, Saskatchewan and the following springduring the 1885 Resistance, while living at Fort Pitt, were taken prisoner along with her  parents and siblings into the camp of Big Bear were moved under force about thecountryside during April to June of 1885. In 1891 William was working as a schoolteacher at Fort Pitt.Children
James Todd, born May 3, 1882/3 at Fort Pitt, Saskatchewan. He married CarolineLaframboise before 1903. They farmed on a homestead near near St. Paul,Alberta, Vermillion River and the lastly before he retired near the town of Devilleon Hastings Lake near South Cooking Lake Alberta. James died Oct. 22, 1967, inRossdale
Ellen Todd born in 1884 at Bresaylor, Saskatchewan and died in the Spring 1886at Fort Pitt.
Mary Todd, born 1886 at Fort Pitt. She was registered in the 1901 federal censusas 14 years old, living at Saddle Lake with her mother Marie and her step-father James Howse. She married William John Laboucane (b. 1880 d.1955). Their homestead registered March 23, 1909 was at NE 2-58-10-4 near St. Paul Alberta.
Isabelle (Belle) Todd, born 1889 in Manitoba and baptized at Onion Lake. Shewas 11 years old during the 1901 Alberta Census and living at Saddle Lake withher mother Marie and her step-father James Howse. Belle married JulesLaboucane in 1911 and their farm was NE 4-57-10-4, near Lafond, Alberta.Belle/Bella was killed by lightening.
William Pierre Todd, born 1890, died 1890 at Onion Lake, AB.Family Scrip:Todd, James; address: St. Paul; born: 3 May, 1882 at Fort Pitt; father: William Todd(Métis); mother: Marie Dufresne (Métis); scrip cert.: form E, no. 1346; claim no.2049.
In 1841 William Jr. joined the Hudson Bay Company as Apprentice Postmaster in Swan River Districtand worked as Clerk and Postmaster in the Columbia district until 1865 when he became a Free-trader andreturned to Red River.
Todd, Bella - Concerning her claim as a head of family - Address, Victoria - Born,1852 in British Columbia - Father, William Todd, (deceased Métis) - Mother, CreeIndian - Married, 1867 at White Fish Lake to William Sinclair and 1876 at Victoria toGeorge Spence - Scrip for $160 - Claim 1218House, Mary; for her deceased daughter, Ellen Tod; claim no. 2051; address: Lower St. Paul; born: 1884 at Bresaylor, Sask; died: Spring, 1886 at Fort Pitt; father:William Todd (Métis); mother: Marie Dufresne (Métis & deponent); heirs: MaryHouse, scrip cert.: form D, no. 1962 for $40.00; James Todd, scrip cert.: form D, no.1964 for $40.00; Mary Todd, scrip cert.: form D, no. 1966 for $40.00; Isabelle Todd,scrip cert.: form D, no. 1968 for $40.00; Marguerite Marie House, scrip cert.: formD,no. 1970; for $40.00; Norman House, scrip cert.: form D, no. 1972 for $40.00.William Todd III2

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