Samuel Atkinson was one of 10 children born to Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Atkinson. The family moved to Goodfare AB in 1938. In 1941 Samuel enlisted in the army and was posted overseas. After the war, he married Florence Goodings. Sam bought land and farmed and trapped. He operated a road grader and snow plow for the Grande Prairie County. He was a Legion member. Gordon and Florence had 8 children: Sherry, Susan, Bernadine, Tressa, Sam Jr., Grace, Gwen, and Sandra (who died at age 5.) Samuel died at age 76 in Goodfare.
Regiment: Edmonton 49th
Source: Pioneer Round-up pp. 61-62 Photo p.62