Showers, Ebenezer Norman

Regimental Number: 407021
Rank: Private
Branch: 1st Battalion

Ebenezer was born in Wisconsin on July 19, 1889. He enlisted in the Canadian Army in 1915; at this time he was married to Ruth and they had a son named Earl. Ebenezer received shrapnel wounds to the middle finger of his right hand on March 6, 1916 at Messines. The finger was ampuated, and the infection following amputation caused swelling up to the elbow. He was discharged on August 31, 1917. It appears that Ruth died at some point between 1916 and the early 1920s, as Ebenezer remarried around 1924. His new wife came over from England and they had two more children. Ebenezer owned the western half of 34-72-7-W6. He died on January 23, 1939 and was buried in Grande Prairie.

Sources: Jan. 10, 1927 p. 1 c. 4; Buffalo Trails p. 120