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Rogers, Edith Blanche

  • AR-MS-161
  • Pessoa singular
  • 1894 - 1985

Edith Rogers was born in Upper Stewiacke NS on September 20, 1894, the daughter of S.G. and Mahala (Graham) Cox. She came to Alberta and attended Camrose Normal School. She worked for the Bank of Montreal and taught school before marrying William Wright Rogers, a school teacher in Ponoka AB on October 23, 1923. In 1935 she was elected Social Credit MLA for Ponoka, defeating John E. Brownlee, previously the Premier of the United Farmers of Alberta government, but she was defeated in the next election, 1940. She quit the Alberta Social Credit Party in 1941 and joined the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, serving for a time as Edmonton president. She ran several times unsuccessfully to become an Edmonton alderman and school board trustee, before being elected to the Edmonton Public School Board in 1959, serving until she retired in 1974. She died in Edmonton, Alberta on July 17, 1985.

Williams, Margaret

  • AR-MS-178
  • Pessoa singular
  • n.d.

Margaret Williams came to Edmonton with her husband, Stanley, in 1943. She was active in the Anglican church and in the scout and guide movement, as well as many other charitable organizations. Her husband was assistant editor of the Edmonton Journal and together they co-authored a travel series in the paper.

Greek Orthodox Community of Edmonton and District

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  • Pessoa singular
  • 1945 - current

The Greek Orthodox Community of Edmonton and District was established with the founding of St. George Greek Orthodox Church in 1945.

McIntyre, Art

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  • [19--?] - 1971

Arthur Waites McIntyre was born in Middleton, Ontario. He came to Edmonton in 1914 and studied at Strathcona Collegiate Institute and the University of Alberta, graduating with an arts degree. After serving in the Canadian Officers' Corps he worked for the Camrose Canadian newspaper and then joined the Edmonton Bulletin. He rose from reporter to become day editor of the morning edition before joining the Edmonton Journal in 1926. Here he served as a reporter, provincial editor, marketing editor, and librarian. Mr. McIntyre died in 1971.

Fry, John W.

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  • 1876 - 1946

John Fry was born in Woodstock, Ontario in 1876. He worked as a school teacher and homesteaded in Saskatchewan before moving to Edmonton in 1911, where he entered the contracting and real estate business. He was elected alderman in 1932, a position he held for five years. In 1937 he was elected Mayor of Edmonton. He was re-elected each of the next eight years before retiring in 1945 due to ill health. John Fry was married with five children, one of whom, Gladys Fry, was a member of the Edmonton Grads basketball team. He died in 1946.

Carmichael, Beatrice

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  • 1889 - 1964

Beatrice Carmichael was one of Edmonton's leading musical directors and promoters for over 30 years. Born Beatrice Van Loon in 1889 at Southbend, Indiana, she made her first soprano debut at the age of four. At the age of sixteen, she conducted her first orchestra and then obtained her bachelor of music degree from the University of Chicago. In 1919, she came to Edmonton for an engagement at the Mcdonald Hotel where she met her future husband. Settling in Edmonton she worked with the Women's Musical Club, gave violin lessons, and played with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. In 1935 she founded the Edmonton Civic Opera Society and she was its only musical director for almost 30 years. Beatrice Carmichael died in 1964, having made an outstanding contribution to music in Edmonton.

McAfee, Hilda

  • AR-MS-226
  • Pessoa singular
  • n.d. - 1960

Hilda McAfee was one of Edmonton's foremost flower specialists. Her city garden regularly won awards. Known as the "Rose Queen of Alberta", she was made a Fellow of the Royal Horticultural Society and was internationally recognized for her expertise. Mrs. McAfee died in 1960.

Bell, Gordon Cecil Douglas

  • AR-MS-228
  • Pessoa singular
  • [19--?] - n.d.

Gordon Cecil Douglas Bell was a Pilot Officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II. He received a Distinguished Flying Medal for an action on May 17, 1942, piloting a Blenheim light bomber in an attack on the German heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen. He was commissioned a Pilot Officer, September 30, 1942, effective May 1, 1942.

Lazear, Stuart

  • AR-MS-247
  • Pessoa singular
  • n.d.

Stuart Lazear was a researcher for the Alberta Historic Sites Service.

Walkowski, Tadeusz

  • AR-MS-261
  • Pessoa singular
  • 1898 - 1983

Born in Poland in 1898, Tadeusz Walkowski was a staunch Polish patriot who fought for his country in both world wars, and emigrated to Canada shortly after World War II. Settling in Edmonton he became active in the local Polish community and served as president of the Alberta branch of the Canadian Polish Congress. Walkowski passed away in 1983.

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