I just read your post to my sister Susan, she thought it was pretty cool. My grandmother had given her extensive information about the family history when she was only 13, and it got lost along the way. All we really knew about the family was that they immigrated to Canada to work in the lumber industry.
My grandmother saved letters from her courtship with Joe, as well as all the sympathy letters when he died. They were very moving, as he was a man who was well loved in the community. I have those in storage and will probably be retrieving them sometime this winter. If you would like to give me an email address, I can pass it along to my two sisters and they can add what they know.