Baker, Nicholson, Nugent
My wife's paternal grandparents were Douglas Charles Baker and Elzora Rose Nicholson. The Baker line begins in North America when Johann Friederich Boecker migrated to Upper Canada from Strasbourg, Germany in 1855. His son, Charles, anglicized his name to Baker. His grandson, also Charles, was one of the founders of Kindersley, Saskatchewan in 1910.
Leonard Nicholson and Myrtie Ferguson moved to Canada from Oklahoma, USA. The roots of both families stretch back to the colonial days in North Carolina, Georgia, and Kentucky. The Nicholsons were Quakers who migrated from Nottinghamshire, England in 1675 while the Fergusons were Scots who fought in the Revolutionary War.
My wife's biological paternal grandfather was Patrick Francis Nugent. His parents were Patrick Bernard Nugent (Bernard) and Bridget Duke (Bride). Benard. was born in Kelligrews, Newfoundland and Bridge was from Fox Harbour. They met and married in New Aberdeen, Nova Scotia in 1907, where Bernard worked as a miner. They moved their growing family to Montana in 1910 and then to Alberta in 1914. Eventually, they would have 10 children: 1 girl and 9 boys.