My father, Larry Wilkie, has been family tree building for a while. Every once in a while, he comes across something neat. We chat about it. It’s fun stuff.
In the past year, he met up with some relative who have been doing the same as he, just on the other side of country. In walk the Western Wilkies. My dad’s great grandfather’s brother (I think) took off west to ranch cattle while he (my dad’s great grandfather) stayed central (I think). This happened around 1913.
Anyway, there was a connecting hand reaching out from the left coast and blammo — a new arm of the family was exposed to me. Elizabeth and I were invited to the new found Wilkie’s 100th anniversary of the Wester Wilkie Homestead. So, Elizabeth and I drove to just outside of Settler, AB on Saturday, July 20th and this is what we saw.