Herbert Spencer Burns was born in January of 1896 in Greenbank, Ontario. Although his first name was Herbert, he was know by his middle name of Spencer. In 1901, Spencer's father moved, with his eight sons, to a farm in Western Canada. In Ontario, they didn't have enough land to farm. In 1922, when Spencer was 26 years old, he married Abbie Lorraine Hartt. They lived on a farm near Watts, Alberta until 1945. They moved to Nightingale, Alberta in 1952 where Spencer was an agent for the Alberta Pacific Grain Company. A year-and-a-half later, the family moved to Vulcan where Spencer was employed as a Field Inspector. Spencer died January 5, 1960 and Lorraine died May 23, 1978. Both are buried in the Union Cemetery, Calgary, Alberta. They had three children: William, Robert, and Marianne.
Courtesy: William Burns
Calgary, Calgary County
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