My grandfather, Leo Cote, was born in Kankakee Illinois on September 5th 1893 to parents Felix Cote and Eleanor Guay, the fourth of nine children, whom are Edward, William, Ralph, Leo, Alma-Sadie, Wallace, Willard, Cecelia and Julia. In the spring of 1909, the Felix Cote Family arrived in the southern-Alberta town of Langdon. The family made a homestead there until 1918 when they moved to the small town of Howie Alberta which is now called Cessford.
Leo married Iris Mae Butts in Calgary Alberta on January 9th 1923. In 1928, they moved to their new homestead of NE-35-74-23-W5 in the Whitemud Creek region of northern Alberta and they had ten children together before Iris died tragically in February 1938. Leo passed away in McLennan Alberta in September 1978.