When Francis Xavier (Frank) McPhail was born in 1896 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, his father, Archibald James Jacob McPhail, was 26 and his mother, Cecelia (nee Garrow), was 20. Frank married Gertrude (Trudy) Hayes on October 11, 1920, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, when he was 24 and she was
Gertrude Catherine McPhail married Michael Bernard Baine on June 28, 1917, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. They had six children.
Adeline Margaret McPhail married Charles Matern Obermeyer on September 18, 1917, in Wentworth, Ontario. They had 13 children.
When George Leonard Archibald McPhail (known as Leonard or “Nipper”) was born on February 11, 1898, in Soulanges, Quebec, his father, Archibald James Jacob McPhail (1870-1941), was 27 and his mother, Cecelia (née Garrow) (1876-1941), was 21. He had five brothers and four sisters. Records show Leonard crossed the border in
Donald Joseph McPhail married Hazel Frances Hope on February 1, 1922, in Hamilton, Ontario. They had three children before Hazel’s tragic death at the age of 22.
When Cecelia Agatha McPhail was born on May 10, 1904 in Welland, Ontario, her father, Archibald James Jacob McPhail (1870-1941), was 33, and her mother, Cecelia (née Garrow) (1876-1941), was 27. Cecilia had six brothers and three sisters. A border crossing document dated November 13, 1929 suggests Cecelia was crossing
Given his qualifications as a mechanic, Archie enlisted on January 10, 1941 (during WWII) in the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (the Rileys).