INMAN, Lester and Lucy
by Lora Fried as related by former neighbors and friends
Lucy and Lester Inman came from Michigan and lived in a house on the west half of SE3-T52-R24-W4 in the Mill Creek district. In 1918 and 1919 they bought two blocks of land on the east side of SW11-T52-R24-W4 (10-20 acres). This land has been subdivided. The Inmans built a log house there and farmed and did market gardening.
Their family, Earl, Richard, Don, Lester, Winnie, Clara and Pearl were grown when they came to Canada. Pearl was married, lived first in Juneau, Alaska, then later in Seattle. Winnie was married and lived in Abee, Alberta. Richard and Lester were teachers. Earl was stationmaster for the Canadian National Railway at East Coulee, Drumheller and Rocky Mountain House.
When Lester Inman Sr. passed away, Lucy continued to live in her home for some time. In 1932 the property was sold to Hendrik Laanstra. Lucy went to live with Pearl but often returned to
Edmonton to visit friends.
South Edmonton Saga history book, dated 1984