G5: 1888-1968 Clara Shiels & William Grant

This page provides details of Clara May Shiels & William Grant and their descendants.

  • G5: Clara May Shiels 1888-1968 & William Grant
    • G6: Margaret Clara Grant 1917-1923
    • G6: Arthur John Grant 1920-2009 & Dorothy McAllister
      • G7: Lloyd James Grant 1949 & Lorna Pinkney
      • G7: Garry Arthur Grant 1953 & Susan Vollett
    • G6: Florence Grant 1922-1998 & Kenneth Orr
      • G7: Dr. Mary Elizabeth Orr 1953 & Dr. Mathen Mathen
      • G7: Donald Grant Orr 1957 & Barbara Flaten
      • G7: Stewart Douglas 1960-2015 
    • G6: William Avery Grant 1931-2006 & Phyllis Ann Lucas

G5: Clara May Shiels 1888-1968 & William Grant

Clara May Shiels was born July 16, 1888 in Ft Ransom, North Dakota. She was the ninth child of Thomas Prentice and Margaret (Avery) Shiels.

Clara May married William Grant on July 18, 1915. William had a farm just to the north of the Shiels’ homesteads at Craven. They continued on the farm until 1961 when they moved to Craven.

They had four children, Margaret Clara Grant 1917-1923; Arthur John Grant 1920-2009; Florence Irene Grant 1922-1998 and William Avery Grant 1931-2006. They lived out their life around Craven. One of their sons bought the Bert Shiels farm.

Clara died August 18, 1968 at Longlaketon, Saskatchewan at the age of 80. William died on August 10, 1981, in Craven, Saskatchewan, at the age of 94.

G6: Margaret Clara Grant 1917-1923

Margaret Clara Grant was born July 1, 1917 at Craven Saskatchewan. She was the first child of William & Clara (Shiels) Grant. Margaret died as a child on December 8, 1923 at 6 ½ years old.

G6: Arthur John Grant 1920-2009 & Dorothy McAllister

Arthur John Grant was born December 11, 1920 at Craven Saskatchewan. He was the second child of William & Clara (Shiels) Grant. Arthur was born only 3 days after his older sister had died.

Arthur was raised on the family farm near Craven. Arthur married Dorothy McAllister on November 28, 1948. They had two children, Lloyd 1949 and Garry 1953.

Dorothy died in 1979 in Craven, Saskatchewan, at the age of 58. Arthur moved to Regina in 2000 and he died after complications due to a fall on April 16, 2009, in Regina, Saskatchewan, at the age of 88.

G7: Lloyd James Grant 1949 & Lorna Pinkney

Lloyd James Grant was born February 16, 1949 at Craven Saskatchewan. He was the first child of Arthur & Dorothy (McAllister) Grant.

Lloyd married Lorna Pinkney in 1971 and had two children, Deana Ileen Grant on Jun 19,1974 and Glenn William Grant on December 23, 1976.

G7: Garry Arthur Grant 1953 & Susan Vollett

Garry Arthur Grant was born November 26, 1953 at Craven Saskatchewan. He was the second child of Arthur & Dorothy (McAllister) Grant.

Garry married Susan Vollett on June 2, 1973, in Collingwood, Ontario. They had two children, Kelly Lynn Grant on June 19, 1974 and Laura Lee Grant on June 20, 1979.

G6: Florence Irene Grant 1922-1998 & Kenneth Orr

Florence Irene Grant was born August 18, 1922 at Craven Saskatchewan. She was the third child of William & Clara (Shiels) Grant. She was known as Irene.

Irene was raised on the family farm near Craven. As a teenager, she moved to Regina and took business courses. She worked for many years as a secretary for Massey Harris and Imperial Oil. Irene married Kenneth Samuel Orr on September 23, 1950. hey had three children, Mary Elizabeth born February 5, 1953; Donald Grant born September 26, 1957 and Stewart Douglas born January 27, 1960. 

Irene was a tireless volunteer for many organizations including Peart School, Carmichael United Church and the Heart & Stroke Foundation. 

Irene died on December 23, 1998, in Regina, Saskatchewan, at the age of 76. 

G7: Mary Elizabeth Orr 1953 & Mathen Mathen

Mary Elizabeth Orr was born on February 5, 1953, the daughter of Irene Grant and Kenneth Orr. She became a doctor and married Dr. Mathen Mathen on October 9, 1981.

They have three children, Daniel Orr Mathen born Jun 24, 1982; Peter George Mathen born Jan 11, 1984 and Anna Mary Mathen born Jun 13, 1987.

G7: Donald Grant Orr 1957 & Barbara Flaten

Donald Grant Orr was born on September 26, 1957, to Florence Irene Grant and Kenneth Samuel Orr. Donald Grant Orr married Wendy Watson on August 23, 1977, when he was 19 years old, however this union ended in divorce. He later married Barbara Flaten.

Donald & Barbara have three children, Christopher Orr; Jamie Orr and Kylie Orr.

G7: Stewart Douglas 1960-2015 

Stewart Douglas Orr was born on January 27, 1960, to Florence Irene Grant and Kenneth Samuel Orr. Stewart obtained his Bachelor of Law in 1984 and his Master of Laws in 1986. He spent his entire career  as a lawyer for the firm of Rendek McCrock. His greatest joy was to travel the world in search of great art and architecture, good theatre and fantastic tennis especially at Wimbledon and the US Open. He attended the winter Olympics in Vancouver 

Stewart never married and died on May 11, 2015 in Regina at the age of 55.

G6: William Avery Grant 1931-2006 & Phyllis Ann Lucas

William Avery (Bill) Grant was born on February 16, 1931, in Craven, Saskatchewan, Canada, to Clara May Shiels, age 42, and William J D Grant, age 43.

He married Phyllis Ann Lucas on May 16, 1958, when he was 27 years old. They had two children, Luanne Grant was born on September 1, 1961 and Karen Grant was born on August 24, 1963.

Luanne married Larry Reinhardt and they have two children, Sara and Brittany. Karen married Jeff Mander.

Bill was a Craven boy at heart and loved going for drives in the valley and seeing the crops in the fields. Bill would talk to anyone and everyone.

William died on April 13, 2006, in Silton, Saskatchewan, Canada, when he was 75 years old.