WORLD WAR I 1914-1918
Happy Jack Ross
Alfred Settee Sr
St. James Whiskey (more...)
WW1 veteran, trapper, hunter, interpreter, guide, York Boat crew member, fur-buyer, RSX survivor, magistrate, community leader, and member of the Moose clan. The great-grandson of the late Rev. James Settee Sr., Alfred was born in Norway House and settled in Cross Lake in the 1930s when he married Melanie Miller, a member of the Sipiwesk Lake wintering camps. Alfred and Melanie had eight children (Dora, Alfred Jr., Emily, Zacharias, Joseph, David, Donald, and Nelson) who, in turn, brought forth progeny now numbering in excess of one hundred in number. Alfred was instrumental in the founding of the non-treaty community with the establishment of the first ten houses adjacent to the United Church and Hudsonâ€™s Bay Company. Alfred remained active in the aboriginal struggle until the passing of his wife in the late 1970s. Alfred was well-respected in both the aboriginal and non-aboriginal communities. He was commended with the naming of a ferry boat (the MS Alfred Settee Sr.) which still operates in northern Manitoba. He also has a lake named after him near Split Lake for his service in the Great War.
James and Stanley McLeod
WORLD WAR II 1939-1945
William Christian Cook
Unit: Royal Canadian Artillery
Division: 2 Anti-Tank Regt
Son of Abraham Beardy and of Madeline Beardy (nee Ross), of Cross Lake, Manitoba. Brother of Sandy Beardy
Rose was killed in action on July 30, 1944 and is buried at:
Cemetery: BENY-SUR-MER CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY Calvados, France
Grave Reference: XIV. C. 3.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
William Christian Cook
He enlisted in the Canadian Army on August 10, 1942 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
He was wounded twice while in service, he was hit in his elbow and in his hip. He was discharged on January 18, 1946.
Upon his return from active duty, he worked for the Department of Natural Resources.
He moved his family to Wabowden, Manitoba Canada where he retired as a forest ranger.
William Christain Cook died in 1985 and was buried at Wabowden, Manitoba Canada.
He worked as a Community Health Worker for the Cross Lake Band.
He did his home visits on foot and by boat.
He also served as Cross Lake Band Councillor.
KOREAN WAR 1950-1953
Thomas Albert Ross
3RD Royal Canadian Regiment from 1951 - 1954.
He was a Qualified Paratrooper and got discharged on December 1954.
Donald had 3 kids from his first marriage and from his 2nd marriage to Olga raised 8 children