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Forbes Township
aka Ellis - Finmark - Dawson Road Lots - Rowan - Sunshine

Some information courtesy of Bertil Lindstrom Nov 16, 2010

Bill Taylor & The Boy Scouts Cleanup the Sunshine Cemetery
Sunshine Cemetery Project - Taylor Report March 1993 - July 1996

Aho, Urho & Fannie [Palo]
Married in Port Arthur in 1913 & moved to Sunshine the same year. Urho was a well-known timber contractor in the Sunshine area. They moved to Fort William in 1931 due to Mrs. Aho's poor health. She died July 11, 1938 & her husband Urho died Dec 5, 1959. Both are buried in Mountain View Cemetery.

Lofquist Family courtesy of Bertil Lindstrom, Great Grandson of Lars Lofquist
Lars Adolph Lofquist was born in Sweden on June 23, 1865. He was a shoemaker when he met his wife Anna Martha Kjellstrom and they were married on June 21, 1892. They settled in Ostersund, Jamtland, Sweden, where they had three girls, Theresia, Evelina and Ingaborg. They all came to Fort William on June 6, 1904, where they settled into a home on Ford Street, Fort William......continued here

Twist, John Sgt 1469 CEF WWI
Sgt Richard Twist was born Dec 12, 1915 in Preston Lancashire, Eng. Sgt Twist 8th Battn was KIA July 5, 1916 in WWI and is buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery Belgium. Next of-kin is listed as W. Twist, Finmark, Ont. in his Service File from Library and Archives Canada

Wierikko Family History courtesy of Mike Giandomenico
"The first inhabitants came in 1913-14 - at about the same time as the first settlers in Ware Township. However, it has been said that the very first pioneer to the land around Sunshine came in 1910. He was Oskari Vierikka.".....continued here

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