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Mr. Everett William Costello, QC
b- Nov 1909 in Calgary AB
d- 1985
He was living at Calgary AB in 1973.

Mr. E. W. Costello
He was Chairman of Pembina Resources Ltd. when he retired.
A lawyer in Calgary.
1955 he was Secretary for Mannix Ltd.,
and Mannix-O'Sullivan Paving Ltd.
Pipeline Contractors Association of Canada, PLCAC,
elected Everett Costello their First President.
He attended University of Alberta in Edmonton for his law degree.
Became Lance Corporal in Royal Army Service Corp in Red Deer.
then attained rank of Captain, in WWII
Shortly after the war he became Corporate Lawyer
of the Mannix Group, working for his friend Fred Mannix
E.W. Costello Scholarship at U of Calgary, named after him.
Family nickname "Boysie"
He married Florence Genevieve Ballachey of High River AB.
She died in 1999
Both buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Calgary AB
Florence G. Ballachey's parents-
Father- A. A. Ballachey, K.C., d-1943
Mother- Genevieve Ballachey, nee McDonell, d-1961
Florence was one of 7 children

His Family Tree-
Great Grandfather- William (Billy) Costello
Great-Grandmother- Catherine (Kit) Nolan

Grandfather, John William Costello,
b- Feb 14, 1842 (1841?) probably on Costello family farm,
in Trienearagh, Kerry County, Ireland,
d- Mar 16, 1918, 2nd st SW, in Calgary AB, age 77
buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Calgary AB
Occupation- Government Inspector of weights and measures
as well as being a Printer, JP
Devout Catholic family
E. W. Costello's family settled in Calgary in 1883
Some of the earliest pioneers of the city

First teacher in Calgary AB
Immigrated to Canada in 1862 (1861?)
ca1910- Built the Costello Block Office bldg at 504 8th Ave.E.
Grandmother - Elizabeth Costello, nee Copps,
b- June 1853 in ON
d- 1928
buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Calgary AB
Married Oct 28, 1874, Fitzroy harbour, Carlton Co, ON

They had 9, maybe 10 children that I can figure out for now:

1. Son- Dr. Michael Copps "Mike" Costello
b-August 2, 1875 in Montreal, Quebec
d- March 22, 1936, Sunday, Age 61,
at family residence 2108 2nd st W in Calgary AB
Served on Calgary Board of Alderman in 1914.
He was the 22nd Mayor of Calgary, during World War I,
served during WWI, 1915-1919,
He arrived on the first train into Calgary in 1883.
Worked for the Calgary Herald.
Graduated with Medical degree, 1908 from Kingston University.
Wife- Pearl A. Corrigan, married in Kingston ON, in 1908.
b- Apr 1887
Son- Francis C. "Frank" Costello,
b- Oct 1910
d- Sept 30, 1946 age 36, in a car accident, 7 mi N of Okotoks
driving to Calgary from Lethbridge.
He was Quarantine Officer of the Calgary Health Dept.
Prior to that he was a Sanitary Officer for Calgary.
Lived at 2108 2nd St. W.
Educated at St. Mary's Boy School
Son- Jack Costello, b- ?
Lived on Vancouver Island when Frank died.

2. Everett's Father- William (Bill) Alphonse Costello
b- Jan 1877, in Montreal Quebec
d- Oct, 1956 age 79
buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Calgary AB
living at 2115 2nd st W in Calgary
1910 owned a pool room, lived at 2103 4th st
Landlord for many houses and office buildings
Trade, Carpenter, Known as "the builder"
Wife- Mary Francis Costello, nee McNeill,
b- July 1883 in NS
d- ?
William and Mary were married in 1907
she had a sister Sadie McNeill, b- Aug 1889 in AB
and another Ida McNeill, b- June 1891 in AB

Had 4 children:

-daughter- Mary Margaret Iris Costello,
b- Apr 1908 in AB
d- 1992
buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Calgary AB
Mrs. S. D. Gittus,  living in Quebec in 1955

-son- Everett William Costello,
b- Nov 1909 in Calgary, AB
d- 1985
buried in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery,
Erlton St. & 32 Ave. S.W., Calgary AB
oldest Cemetery in Calgary

-son- Wilfred Francis Costello,
b- 1913, in Calgary, AB
d- July 1955, age 44, in Holy Cross Hospital in Calgary.
buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Calgary
lived at 1101 Premier way when he died.
attended St. Mary's School, and Western Canada High School.
He owned his own Real Estate Company in Calgary.
wife- Elizabeth, 3 daughters and a son.

-daughter- Lenore Margaret Costello,
 b- 1915 in AB
Graduate of Law, University of AB
she was a Wren stationed in Halifax with the W.R.C.N.S.
she married Lt. James G. Kidd, July 31, 1945
at the Rectory of St. Mary's Cathedral, Calgary AB.
son of Rev. and Mrs. William Kidd of Clover Bar, AB.
she lived in Medicine Hat in 1955

3. Daughter- Katherine Mary (Katie) Costello
b- Oct 30, 1879 in Renfrew, ON,
d- Dec 21, 1939
1902 She married Thomas Aaron McManus,
Occupation- brakeman for CPR

4. Son- Dr. Thomas Joseph (Dr. Tom) Costello
b- 1881 in Renfrew ON
d- July 20, 1938 in Calgary, age 57
buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Calgary AB
He was next door to Brother Copps above in 1911,
staying with him his parents and other relatives.
Wife- Margaret Lenore (Dolly) Reilly
b- Nov 1885 in Quebec.
Married in 1907

5. Daughter- Mary Joseph (Molly) Costello
b- Mar 26, 1882 in Renfrew, ON
d- April, 1956 in West Virginia, USA
buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Calgary AB
Married Sylvester Francis (Sam) McDonald in 1909

6. Daughter- Elizabeth Lillian (Lillie)(Lil) Costello,
b- Dec 1883 in Calgary, AB
d- 1920 in Calgary AB, age 37,
buried in St. Mary's Cemetery in Calgary AB
She was the 2nd white child born in Calgary,
The first white female
Married Cory Coughlin

7. Son- John Leo Costello

8. Daughter- Leonnie Grace Costello

9. Daughter- Lalla(h) Florence Costello

10. Daughter- Elma, b- Jan 1888 in AB

Not sure if they had 9 or 10. Elma might be a duplicate
It appears 7-9 or 10 all died very young.

Coming to Calgary with John W. Costello,
was his brother William Costello,
and his wife Sarah,
 they had 5 children arriving in Calgary
and their 6th child:
John Calgary Costello,
b- Nov 17, 1883
was the First White Child born in the new site of Calgary.
He was to be given 2 free lots in Calgary, on 7th ave, near 1st E.
but an article in June 1909,
states he sold the 25 ft lot for $18,000,
and it was on 8 Ave. Across from the Post Office.
Imagine the cost of this lot today.
He was one of the honoured guests
at the first Calgary Stampede in 1912.
He became a business man in Everett Washington

Costello Mine, 4km east of Estevan
was named after this man.
Located at Township 2, Range 7, W2

1983 the Costello Mine was owned by Manalta Coal
which was owned by the Mannix Family
ca 1982 they invested 25 million on the dragline alone.

I believe this mine was the Klimax Mine
before it became the Costello Mine.

Roche Percee Coal Miners Union
represented the workers in the early 1980's
President Lorne Wagner.




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