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Charles Stanislaus Krempeaux

Photo of Charles Stanislaus Krempeaux, for the 54th Kootenay Battalion Photo Charles Stanislaus Krempeaux (August 22, 1881 - March 8, 1973) is my paternal grandfather or in other words my father's father.[1]

My grandfather, Charles Stanislaus Krempeaux, was born either in Paris, France or London, England, but came to Canada, and later married (my paternal grandmother) Helen Elizabeth Kerr.

Based on his military enlistment document, he had blue eyes and brown hair.

His Parents

His father's name is Thadias Krempeaux.[2] I was told his father is buried in France somewhere. Although I do not know where.

His mother's name is Martha.[3]

His Siblings

He had 2 sisters.[4] But I don't really know their names. Although I think one of them was named: Charlotte Krempo. Note that she spelt the last name a little differently. (I saw it written for her as "Krempo" instead of "Krempeaux".)

One of them had a son, but he was killed in a POW camp in World War II. (I don't know his name either.) I don't think this nephew of my grandfather had any children.

His Career

From what I was told by my father, he was some kind of Engineer by profession.

He also served in the Canadian Army during World War I. I believe he was in the '54th Kootenay Battalion'.[5]

And later in his life worked for Canada Customs.

His Family

He married (my paternal grandmother) Helen Elizabeth Kerr, and had three children:

  1. Paul Douglas Krempeaux
  2. Charles Robert Krempeaux (my Dad)
  3. Audrey Jane Krempeaux

His Death

I remember hearing that he died at the age of 93, but doing the math it seems he actually died at the age of 91.

He died at this old age after being a smoker all his life and being mustard gased in World War I. (Which is quite impressive. Especially during the era he lived in.)

I never met him. He died a little before my parents got married, in the 1970s.

My Dad wasn't there for him for his death. (My Dad was working in Iran at the time, where he later met my Mother.)

My Dad told me he always regretted not being there for his Dad, when he was dying. (I'm glad I was there for my Dad when he was dying.)

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See Also

Charles Stanislaus Krempeaux also appears on the family trees for the following family names....

Notes

[1] The day and month of birth taken from online copy of "British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986," Charles Stanislaus Krempeaux (1973) (The year of birth was already known.)

[2] The name of his father was taken from online copy of "British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986," Charles Stanislaus Krempeaux (1973) (Prior to seeing this document, I thought his father's name was also "Charles Krempeaux"; perhaps with some other middle name.)

[3] The name of his mother was taken from online copy of "British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986," Charles Stanislaus Krempeaux (1973)

[4] I was told a number of times growing up, by my father, that his father had two sisters.

[5] He appears in the list of soldiers on a memorial website for the '54th Kootenay Battalion'. See: Members of the 54th Kootenay Battalion (page 4)

-- Mirza Charles Iliya Krempeaux
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