Fred John Bazhenow, born either June 9 or 21, 1885 in Selo Shelow Soralow, Russia, which is somewhere around the St. Petersburg area. Unsure of when he immigrated from Russia to Canada, but his enlistment documentation signed on March 13, 1917 with the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Forces states he lived in Sudbury, Ontario and is widowed. His parents are John J. Bazhenow and Senia (Ksenia?) Bukeeva (Bukieva?). The 1930 U.S. Census reflects that he immigrated to the US in 1918.