Blanes, Oscar

Force: Army
Oscar Blanes was born on March 17, 1911 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA. With his parents he moved to Canada, and in 1917 they settled in Sexsmith AB area where they homesteaded and Oscar attended the North Kleskun School. By 1932 Oscar had his own homestead (SE ¼ 31-74-3-W6) where he built his house, and lived there the rest of his life. For 4 years Oscar served in WW II in the army being posted in Western Europe. He returned to his homestead which was his sanctuary and he loved to watch the wildlife there. For some time he also owned a trapline. Oscar died on October 29, 1978 and was buried in the Teepee Creek Cemetery.
Wagon Trails Grown Over p. 876
p. 1149 (name on Roll of Honour)
Photos pp. 1153 and 1154