many other activities of a communi- ty nature. On the death of his brother Tom, Edward was appointed agent for the railway, a position he held until his retirement in 1949. Ed was very active in the affairs of the town, principally with the school and the church; in the former as trustee and secretary and in the latter as choir leader and Sunday School teacher. Harvey was well known as .a popu- lar school teacher in the district pro- gressing to the position of principal before his untimely death. Waldo carried the family name into business circles both locally and in Western Canada. The only member of the fa- mily to evince any interest in agri- culture were the twins, Earl and El- mo.

Of the daughters, Ida and Lillian married and passed the family tra- dition on to their children who drift- ed far afield geographically, Emma followed a busineSS career through which she made her influence felt over a wide area. Annie, because of poor health, was lost to the communi- ty at a relatively early age. Of most recent interest to the district is the work and inspiration of Eva and Ha- zel, who as school teachers, spread a wide circle of influence through the Crystal City school.

Throughout his entire career in the west, Thomas Greenway was encour- aged by his wife who maintained his home as a social centre in the district. _No matter what the demands of pub- lic life, and they were many_, Tom Greenway was wont to: return as of— ten as possible to the warmth of his home in Crystal City. After her hus- band’s death Mrs. Greenway contin- ued her activities in the community, particularly in the church, until her death in 1934.

The Generations of Greenways go on and have since spread far afield. But it Will be long ere the name and influence disappear from the area

which was opened and developed to a great extent by this family.


By Eva Greenway

In this our nation’s centennial year, it is fitting to recollect that eighty— nine years ago the present site of Crystal City was viewed by the van- guard of the settlers, who were even then pushing the frontiers of develop- ment ever westward. In the summer of 1879, under the leadership of Tho- mas Greenway, soon to be premier of the young province, a party of eight came to choose their home- steads. Thus a town and history was made. The passage of time has been gentle with Crystal City and while early dreams of its first citizens may not have been realized in full, the contributions of its residents over the past nine decades have been many. It would be intriguing if those pioneers could return and tell us of the reactions to the events of today.

In what order, in today’s society, would their dreams of a quiet town in a young province be ranked in this —— Canada’s second century and in a changing and ever shrinking world?


A very old issue of the Crystal City Courier describes the town this way: situated halfway between Rock Lake and the International Boundary, on the Canadian Pacific Railway and in the centre of a large mixed farming area. Besides its headquarters, the local Municipality, there are several churches, the Louise Telephone Co., a Customs Office, Union Bank, Home Bank, eleven stores and warehouses, two garages, a Blacksmith shop, a Printing and Publishing business

'(the Courier newspaper), two large

Hotels, two livery and feed stables, 111