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Athabasca Archives Fonds Family and personal life
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Peter John McGillivray fonds

  • CA ATH ath-1917
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1910 - 1952]

The fonds consists of 12 photographs of early buildings and events in Athabasca. Four of the photographs are originals of photographs that are on a 1948 Athabasca High School filmstrip: Empire Day, 1913; St.Gabriel's Roman Catholic Church; Filteau's Block; and winter of 1913-14 view from across the river. Others are: Methodist Church; interior and exterior of Hudson's Bay store; original of Athabasca Landing Junior Baseball Team; Strathcona Street in 1940's; invitation to Community Christmas Tree in Parker's Hall, 1937.

McGillivray, Peter John

Richard Secord fonds

  • CA ATH ath-1926
  • Fonds
  • 1860-1935 : copied 1987

The fonds consists of a brief history of Richard Secord, one photograph and a hat owned by his son, Richard York Secord.

Secord, Richard

Ovide and Rose Alma Boisvert fonds

  • CA ATH ath-2124
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1978

The fonds consists of photographs of the following subject headings : Boisvert family, harvesting, hayrack, horse and sled, road passage cut through snow, and well drillers. There is a brief family biography written by Alice Sale (Boisvert).

Boisvert, Ovide

James Minns fonds

  • CA ATH ath-2029
  • Fonds
  • 1905

The fonds consists of an interim homestead receipt for NE6-66-22-W4.

Minns, James

James William Mills family fonds

  • CA ATH ath-2163
  • Fonds
  • 1907-1925, 1959, 1995

The fonds consists of 54 photographs which include subjects: northern river transportation and steamboats (SS Athabasca River, SS Slave River, SS Fort McMurray, SS Nipawin, Grahame, SS MacKenzie River, SS Wrigley II, SS Distributor and the D.A.Thomas), transporting a steam boiler on the Athabasca Landing Trail, then on scows and finally portaging overland to Fort Smith; George Lewis family, Captain Charles D.A.Barber, Captain Haight, J.Bird, P.Patmore, Wm.Hay, A.F.Fugl, J.Irvine, J.Sutherland, W.Johnson, Marion (Gill) Little, George Mills, Colin Fraser, B.Herschel, Hubert Thorne, Mr. McSwiney, Walter Mackie, E.G.Royds, N.Wilson, Mr. Ross, J.I.Case, Mr.and Mrs.Hayward; Mr. and Mrs.E.J.Gordean and sons Isadore and Jack; Dr. John Howard W.Moore (dentist), I.D.M.Latta and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Depew, J.D.Hamilton, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lavell, Cecile Juneau, Miss Sinclair, Edith Haight, RNWMP Sgt. Arthur Howard Llewellyn Mellor and wife Mary (Fraser), members of Captain Mills family and their house on Skinner Street, Strathcona Street in Athabasca on Dominion Day, 1913; reindeer (at Boiler Rapids), tracking, curling, First Nation camp at Calling River; and Big Cascade, McDermot's Rock and Grand Rapids on the Athabasca River. There is also the text of a speech made by Louisa (Camsell) Mills in 1948 to the Historical Society of Edmonton recounting her early days at Fort Simpson, a 1959 newspaper article about Julian Mills, captain of the Northern Transportation Company tug Radium Prospector on Lake Athabasca, and the 1914 program for the entertainment held in the Star Theatre to officially open the Athabasca Public School (now known as the Brick School). Photographs of the school board members are in the program. The audio cassette was recorded at the Athabasca Archives in August, 1995 in a discussion between Violet Aldridge, Marilyn Mol and Bob Tannas and includes talk of the boats Captain Mills built and captained, the funeral of the "Lost Patrol" at Fort McPherson, friends in Athabasca Landing and schooling.

Mills (family)

William Myron Curtis fonds

  • CA ATH ath-2159
  • Fonds
  • 1922, 1947-1948, 1955-1959

The fonds consists of a 1922 letter from the Grosmont Municipal District regarding quarantine regulations for scarlet fever: two store receipt books for 1947-1948; and municipal tax receipts for 1955, 1956 and 1959. There are four calendars from local stores and the Aug.4, 2005 issue of Western Producers Western People which has an article on the Major family "100 Century Farm". Allan James tax receipt for 1927 is included.

Curtis, William Myron

William Pearson fonds

  • CA ATH ath-2043
  • Fonds
  • [1970s]

The fonds consists of a 31 page booklet entitled:" The Homestead", which is William Pearson's autobiography as told to Ted Pitman.

Pearson, William

William St. Jean (family) fonds

  • CA ATH ath-2107
  • Fonds
  • 1938-1944

The fonds consists of photographs of : William, Robert and Ovila with their musical instruments, the 1944 flood with the G.G.Fowler sawmill under water, Alfred (Al) Cramer's store at Calling River, St. Jean sawmill at La Biche River, and a buckboard wagon and horses at Cramer's Store.

St. Jean, William

Wendy de Candole fonds

  • CA ATH ath-1990
  • Fonds
  • 1985, 1986

The fonds consists of 11 photographs of Athabasca buildings, and 1 audio cassette of the Fiddler's Contest, 1985, sponsored by the Whispering Hills Country Music Association.

de Candole, Wendy

Roy Bergeron fonds

  • CA ATH ath-2090
  • Fonds
  • 1937 - 2007

The fonds consists of an interview of Roy and George Bergeron in 1980, an interview of Roy Bergeron in 2007, 6 photographs of the Bergeron family and the Sash and Door Factory in Athabasca. Topics include Mike Demchuk, Mike's Store, Genereaux family and Dan Com. There is a genealogy of the Bergeron family from 1643 to 1887.

Bergeron, Roy

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