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Athabasca Archives Fonds Family and personal life
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Winifred Maud Ball fonds

  • CA ATH ath-2068
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1960

The fonds consists of letters dated 1910 and 1912 from Richard Owens to his brother Robert, a 1926 letter from Dick Owens encouraging his brother, Robert, to emigrate to Canada; 1927 letters from Canada. Dept. of Immigration and Colonization; a label from the White Star Line 3rd class on the S.S. Doric, Canadian immigration cards dated April 25, 1927 for the Robert Owens family, 1927 Dominion Lands receipt for $10.00 for Baptiste Lake lot 6; Government of Alberta Dept. of Lands and Mines 1932-1933 correspondence re: clearing land on lot 6; M.D. of Grosmont No.668 tax assessment for 1928, 1930; M.D. of Grosmont No.668 financial statements for 1930, 1932; Athabasca Municipal Hospital District No.13 recepits for credit toward fees; birth certificated for Robert and Martha Owens and their marriage certificate, a letter to Ralph Ball from Mrs. W.E.Nobles; map of Baptiste Lake Sunset Beach-1934, map of Lot 6-1960, and map of Summer Village of Sunset Beach-1978; photographs include the following: Fanny Mary (Tench) Appleby (1871-1973), Frank, Jack, Jim, Nancy and Ted Appleby, Elizabeth (Harriett) and James Mutch, Martha (Edwards) Owens (1882-1948), Robert Cyril Owens (1883-1971), Richard Owens, Maud and Ralph Ball, Bedford Thompson, Jeanie (McAllister) Thompson, John (Jack) Thompson (1907-2001), Lenora (Scott) Thompson, Margaret Thompson (?-1971), Noble Thompson, the congregations at Bethel Church, Paxson, AB, Dapp Camp and Rochester Camp, Jack and Ruth Blizzard; the artifact is a black plastic wall-mount style, dial telephone ca. 1950s.

Ball, Winifred Maud

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

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 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 Foster Smith fonds

  • CA ATH ath-2024
  • Fonds
  • 1897-1899

The fonds consists of 4 account sheets with the Hudson's Bay Co., Athabasca Landing.

Smith, William Foster

William Eusby Whiteley fonds

  • CA ATH ath-1972
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1933

The fonds consists of the Perryvale Store and Sheldon Apartment ledger books, Mrs. Whiteley's account book with the store, a record of the number of board feet cut each day at the mill, and the Perryvale Post Office record book. Page 4 of the Stratford Beacon-Herald newspaper of January 30, 1924 contains an article about the accidental shooting death of Gertrude Whiteley.

Whiteley, William Eusby

Willa Dallard fonds

  • CA ATH ath-2192
  • Fonds
  • 1982-1985

The fonds consists of the November 11 and 18, 1982 editions of Western People; a supplement to The Western Producer in which Mrs. Dallard chronicles her life. Also included is the July 30, 1985 special section of The Athabasca Advocate newspaper featuring the 75th Anniversary of Amber Valley, AB.

Dallard, Willa

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

Watson family fonds

  • CA ATH ath-1875
  • Fonds
  • 1891-[1986]

The fonds consists of records of the Watson family including diaries of William Salmon Watson (1944-1970), account book of Thomas Watson (1891-1892), tax notices for MD of Cartier and MD of Athabasca, funeral cards, correspondence and 12 family photographs. The family photographs include: James Watson and his wife, Maggie; Agnes Watson, her husband, George Bell and their daughter Cecilia; Thomas Watson Sr. (marked with an X on a tintype photograph) with two of his sons; and the Watson family in June, 1941. There are also 239 unnumbered photographs which were taken [1920s] and include bee hives, farm animals, farm machinery, horticulture, threshing and a motor trip to the mountains.

Watson (family)

Walter Steinle fonds

  • CA ATH ath-2218
  • Fonds
  • 1950-1952

The fonds consists of photographs which include: Ilene Harps and Clayton Watt at their wedding with attendees Gordon Harps, Walter Steinle and June Harps; pictures of machinery and bridge construction, Larry Bush,chief engineer; and Ed Ryason, the cook. The five sheets of text are Walter's recollection of the construction camp and men and two stories of events that he experienced.

Steinle, Walter

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