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Perrin, Isabel

  • AR-MS-105
  • Person
  • 1903-2007

Isabel P. Perrin was born in 1903, possibly in Alberta. She married J. Murray Perrin and they lived in Edmonton. Isabel worked as a secretary and Murray worked as service technician. At the time of donation, both Isabel and Murray were retired.

J. Murray Perrin died in 2003. Isabel Perrin died in 2007. They are buried at the Westlawn Memorial Garden Cemetery in Edmonton.

Waddell, Kathleen

  • AR-MS-1060
  • Person
  • 1915-2011

Kathleen Waddell was born 12 Mar 1915 to Nora and Robert Waddell in Edmonton. She worked as a stenographer in Edmonton. In 1943, she joined the Women’s Royal Canadian Naval Service (WRCNS or ‘Wrens’) at HMCS Nonsuch in Edmonton. After training in Galt, Ontario, she was stationed in Halifax, NS at the Stadacona Barracks, often referred to as HMCS Stadacona. The Wrens were disbanded in August 1946. Kathleen returned to Edmonton and worked as a stenographer but remained active in the Wrens Association all of her life. Kathleen retired in the late 1960’s and moved to Vancouver.
Kathleen Waddell died 3 Nov 2011 in Vancouver.

McCuaig, Hazel Rutherford

  • AR-MS-107
  • Person
  • 1893-1992

Hazel Rutherford was born in 1893 to Alexander Cameron Rutherford and Mattie Birkett in Kemptville, Ontario. The family moved to Edmonton in 1895. Her father was the first premiere of Alberta.
She married Stanley Harwood McCuaig in 1919. Stanley McCuaig articled with Rutherford's law firm. They had four children: Eric Alexander, Ruth Elizabeth, Helen Rutherford and Harwood Stanley.

Hazel McCuaig worked for the preservation of Edmonton's heritage, retaining strong ties with the University of Alberta, and serving on a variety of civic committees.
Hazel Rutherford McCuaig died in 1992 and is buried at the Mount Pleasant Municipal Cemetery in Edmonton.

Conway, H. Jack

  • AR-MS-1070
  • Person
  • [ca. 1920]-current

At the time of the first donation, H.J. ‘Jack’ Conway was a resident of Edmonton, retired and living with his wife Mary. Jack was an avid amateur photographer and member of the Edmonton Camera Club.

Edmonton Bulletin

  • AR-MS-1071
  • Corporate body
  • 1880-1951

The ‘Edmonton Bulletin’ was the first newspaper published in Alberta. It originally appeared as ‘The Bulletin’ on December 6, 1880, and its owners were Alexander Taylor and Frank Oliver. It first appeared as a weekly but changed to twice weekly in May 1892. The name was changed to ‘Edmonton Bulletin’ in 1881.
Alexander Dunlop took over from Taylor that same year, and Frank Oliver became sole owner in 1884. Oliver's company, Bulletin Publishing Co., was publisher from 1898 to 1923. An evening daily was published as the "Daily Edmonton Bulletin" from January 3, 1903 to January 16, 1906, and as the "Edmonton Daily Bulletin" from January 17, 1906 to January 30, 1923. A morning daily was published as the "Edmonton Daily Bulletin" from May 2, 1910 to November 8, 1915, and the "Morning Bulletin" from November 9, 1913 to January 28, 1924.
Oliver sold his interest in the Bulletin Publishing Company and the company was reorganized under George B. O'Connor as the Edmonton Bulletin Ltd. on January 1924. The name was changed to Edmonton Publishing Ltd. in December 1924. The "Edmonton Bulletin" was published as a morning and evening daily from January 29, 1924 to June 19, 1925. After suspension of printing due to a labour dispute which ended December 3, 1925, the paper became an evening paper only.
In October 1925 it was sold to Charles E. Campbell and published by Alberta Free Press Ltd. In January 1948 it was sold to the Edmonton Bulletin Ltd., directed by G. Max Bell and published and edited by Hal Straight. Eric Bland was hired as staff photographer ca. 1947. Previously the paper's photographs had been taken by commercial photographers. The paper ceased publication on January 20, 1951.

Mellec, David

  • AR-MS-108
  • Person
  • 1958-1994

David Mellec was born in 1958 to Rose and Stanley Mellec in Edmonton. David worked as a labourer in Edmonton. David Mellec died 30 Jul 1994. He is buried with his parents at the Peaceful Pines Cemetery in Whitecourt, AB.

Gray, Henry Allen

  • AR-MS-1083
  • Person
  • 1863-1939

Henry Allen Gray was born in 1863 in London, England. He lived in China for a time where his father was a commander in the British Navy. After his father died, Gray moved with his mother to Canada, arriving in Calgary in 1886, where he took up ranching before attending St. John’s College in Winnipeg in 1892.
In 1895 he was ordained by Bishop Pinkham in Calgary, and came north to Edmonton Parish in 1895 where he was appointed incumbent of Holy Trinity Anglican in Strathcona. In 1897 he became rector of All Saints’ Anglican Church in Edmonton. In 1907 he became Archdeacon of Edmonton. He became the first Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Edmonton in 1914.
Bishop Gray was dedicated to Edmonton’s youth. He ran a boys’ club for several years, then later a boys’ brigade and boys’ cadet corps. Eventually he took up working with the Boy Scouts movement. His work with young men led to his appointment as a juvenile court judge. He also served as Chaplain for the 19th Alberta Dragoons, and was a member of the Edmonton Public School Board for three terms.
In 1918 Bishop Gray married Georgina Widdy, deaconess at All Saint’s Cathedral in Winnipeg, and they had one daughter, Frances. Bishop Gray left Edmonton with his family in 1931 to retire in England. Bishop Gray died in 1939 in Suffolk, England. After his death, Georgina and daughter Frances returned to Canada, where they settled in southern Ontario.

Ellinger, John D.

  • AR-MS-1085
  • Person
  • 1920-current

John D. Ellinger was born in 1920 Edmonton to Cyril and Dorothy Ellinger. John was in the Canadian military, as was his father (Capt. Cyril Ellinger 4th field Co. Canadian Engineers 1914-1918). John married Barbara sometime after 1940. Barbara Ellinger died in 1999.

Skinner, Amos

  • AR-MS-109
  • Person
  • 1912-2002

Amos L. Skinner was born in 1912 to Amos Ezekiel Skinner and Agnes Taylor. He was the grandson of early Riverdale resident, Harry Taylor.
Amos married Margaret W. Jeffrey in 1941 in Edmonton. They had three children: Doug, Carolyn and Barbara. Amos worked as a carpenter and caretaker, and did construction work. Amos Skinner died 5 Mar 2002 in Edmonton.

Willmore, Dorothy Kendall

  • AR-MS-110
  • Person
  • 1915-2010

Dorothy Kendall was born in Tofield, AB on March 20, 1915. She married Norman Willmore on July 12, 1933 and their son, John Jack Willmore (known as Jack) was born November 24, 1939 in Edmonton. At that time they moved to Edson, AB and ran a shoe store for many years. In 1953, Norman Willmore, MLA for Edson was named as Provincial Minister of Industries and Labour.
In 1958, Norman and Dorothy moved to Edmonton, AB. In 1960, Norman was made Provincial Minister of Lands and Forests. Norman was tragically killed in a vehicle collision, 4 Feb 1965 while on his way to attend a fish and game convention. He is buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Edmonton. The Willmore Wilderness Park was named in his honour. Dorothy continued to live in Edmonton.
On April 9, 1980 Dorothy married respected obstetrician Dr. Eby Quehl in Ponoka, AB.
Dorothy and Norman’s son, Jack, died 7 Aug 2003. Dorothy Kendall Willmore Quehl died 19 Aug 2010.

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