Thanks Butch for the link. I printed of the pages pertaining to Ray. I was in touch with Joyce a few years ago. Dolly Smyth Plowman was my g-aunt and my grand father was B. Joseph Smyth who went out to homestead near Buffalo but died in 1914 after being caught in a blizzard and contracting pneumonia. My grandmother and their children never did make it to AB and he died just after sending word for them to come out to AB. The farm was taken over by his father Henry and the land passed to a daughter and son in law and then to one of their sons who died just a year ago.