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Susan Nina Edwards was born 8 July 1884 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States to Hyrum Edwards (1857-1907) and Elizabeth Coltrin (1859-1890) and died 17 October 1923 Standard, Alberta, Canada of unspecified causes. She married William Tracy Hall (1869-1901) 3 April 1898 in Elba, Idaho, United States. She married John Wood Hall (1880-1907) 13 November 1902 in Lago, Idaho, United States. She married John Arvid Nordquist (1879-1952) 27 October 1913 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Vital Stats


William Tracy Hall married to Susan Edwards in 1898 when she was 14. She was a grand-daughter of Mormon Pioneer, Zebedee Coltrin. Her mother was the first wife of Hyrum Edwards who after her death, he would marry Sophronia Hall, Tracy's and John's older sister. After Tracy's death, she would marry his younger brother, John Wood Hall. After John passed away, Susan would marry Mr Nordquist. Therefore Tracy and John were both married to their step-niece.

She was born in Utah, then married each of the Hall Brothers in Bannock County, Idaho. In about 1904-1905, John Hall moved them to Standard, Alberta, Canada where he died and she would remarry, have other children and stay the rest of her life.

Susan Nina and the children moved to Gleichen about 1913 and she married John Arvid NORDQUIST. Vivian later married Ted JAMES.

Died in Standard, Alberta, Canada on 17-Oct-1923 and was buried there on 22-Oct-1923.

Standard is a village located in the southern part of the province of Alberta, Canada. It is situated within the County of Wheatland, approximately 80 kilometres (50 mi) east of the city of Calgary. The Canadian Pacific Railway tracks pass south of the village. The village was originally settled by Danish immigrants. Standard's economy is based on the surrounding farming community and the energy industry, with a number of oil and gas rigs in operation in the vicinity.

Drowning of John Wood Hall

In 1907, John Hall, died in a drowning accident near Taber, Alberta. Nearby is the Oldman River and Lake Taber.

John W. HALL, - died 24 Aug 1907 (no grave marker) buried in the Taber Memorial Gardens, Taber, plot A,1,2,3.

Susan Nina NORDQUIST, - interred 22 Oct 1923 buried in the Standard Cemetery at Standard

J.A. NORDQUIST, - died 10 Jul 1952 buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge.

Vivian H. JAMES, 1903 - 21 Feb 1958, plot G,11,4,4 Thomas Edward JAMES, - died 26 Feb 1986 age 89,(Sgt. RCEME) plot G,11,4,3. buried in the Taber Memorial Gardens, Taber.

History of Taber Alberta

Taber is a town in southern Alberta, Canada in the Municipal District of Taber. Taber was established in the late 1890s by European settlers on the banks of the lower Oldman River. It is an agricultural town of 7,821 (2008) famous for its corn due to the large amounts of sunshine the town and area receive. It has thus taken on the title Corn Capital of Canada, and has an annual "Cornfest" held in the last week of August.

Originally, Taber was known as "Tank No. 77," and was used by the railway to fill up on water. In 1903, it is said that the first Mormon settlers from the U.S.A. were the ones to establish a hamlet at the Tank. After the town's post office was built in 1907, the CPR decided to call the town "Tabor," probably after Mount Tabor in the Holy Land. However, various letters and station heads came out printed "Taber," so the CPR changed the name to make it match the records.

An alternate version of the towns name origin is that the first part of the word tabernacle was used by Mormon settlers in the vicinity, and the next Canadian Pacific Railway station was named Elcan (nacle spelled backwards).

After time, Taber became a successful coal mining town. Coal mining declined in the late 1920s, but picked up in the 1930s after extensive irrigation in the area.

Family Life

Marriage of Susan Edwards and William Tracy Hall

  1. Alphonso Tracy Hall (1900-) - b. Swan Lake, Bannock Co, Idaho

Marriage of Susan Edwards and John Wood Hall

  1. Vivian Hall (1903-1958) - b. Lago, Idaho and m. Thomas James in Canada
  2. Viola Hall (1906-1971) - b. Taber, Alberta, Canada - m. Henry Nelson in Canada

Marriage of Susan Edwards and Johan Nordquist

All children were born in Standard, Alberta, Canada

  1. Ethel Lenora Nordquist (1918-2000) - m. Virnell Davy in Canada
  2. Eric Arvid Nordquist (1919-2001) - m. Myrle Howland in Moose Jaw, Canada
  3. Lois Nina Nordquist (1922-1983) -


Offspring of Susan Nina Edwards and William Tracy Hall (1869-1901)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Alphonso Tracy Hall (1900-) 11 July 1900 Swan Lake, Bannock County, Idaho

Offspring of Susan Nina Edwards and John Wood Hall (1880-1907)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Vivian Hall (1903-1958) 29 August 1903 Lago, Bannock County, Idaho, United States 19 February 1958 Alberta, Canada Thomas Edward James (1896-1986)
Viola Hall (1906-1971) 29 March 1906 Taber, Alberta 19 June 1971 Edmonton, Alberta Henry Ward Nelson (1897-1973) Henry Ward Nelson (1897-1973) William John Campbell (-1947)

Offspring of Susan Nina Edwards and John Arvid Nordquist (1879-1952)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Ethel Lenora Nordquist (1918-2000) 15 February 1918 Standard, Alberta, Canada 9 June 2000 Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada Virnell Gilbert Angus Davy (1910-1986)
Eric Arvid Nordquist (1919-2001) 26 December 1919 Standard, Alberta, Canada 8 July 2001 Taber, Alberta, Canada Myrtle Louise Howland (1921-2007)
Lois Nina Nordquist (1922-1983) 27 October 1922 Standard, Alberta, Canada 2 August 1983 Alberta, Canada



Vital Records

1906 Canadian Census

Recorded at Alberta, Alberta, Canada in 1906.

  • John W Hall - m/25 - b:ID
  • Susan M Hall - f/22 - b:UT
  • Alfonzo Hall - m/6 - b:ID
  • Vivian Hall - f/3 - b:ID
  • Viola Hall - f/1 - b:Alberta


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