Hi, Perhaps there were other family members. Available land etc.
Re Post - with the names Given and SURNAMES. There may be persons on the list - who have information about the family etc.
Contact the following - they will be able to tell you of any particular attraction at that time frame.http://www.shortgrass-lib.ab.ca/bml/
Did any of the MICHAEL family serve in the Canadian Expeditionary forces WW1.?http://www.collectionscanada.ca/archivianet/cef/001042-100.0...
Obtain a Land Grant: Homestead:?http://www.collectionscanada.ca/archivianet/02011102_e.html
Cheers & Good Luck