Connors, Laurence Perchie

Laurence Connors was born in Saskatoon SK around 1904, one of 6 children of Mr and Mrs Thomas Connors who came from North Dakota. From Saskatchewan, the family moved to Prince George BC. When they moved to Grande Prairie, they first took the train to Edson, and then journeyed the Edson Trail by horse team, arriving in Grande Prairie AB on August 5, 1914. Laurence attended school in Grande Prairie, and later he went to normal school in Camrose. He accepted teaching positions in various rural communities, including Halcourt where he taught 3 years. Since he found teaching too much of a sedentary occupation, he went into the carpentry business, which he did for most of his life. He also worked in logging and sawmills. In 1940 he enlisted with the army and served overseas until November 1945. Four of Laurence’s brothers also served in WW II. Laurence remained a bachelor, and he lived with his mother taking care of the homestead, as his father was crippled. Laurence passed away in October 1992 in Grande Prairie.

Source: Pioneers of the Peace p.303
Family and Personal Reference Files (GPRA)
Herald Tribune April 3, 1941 (letter, armed forces) p.1 c.1
AGS website: Obituary Index and Cemetery Index