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Williams, Margaret

  • AR-MS-178
  • Person
  • 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.

William Henry Sheppard Family

  • AR-MS-651
  • Family
  • 1862 - 1944

William Henry Sheppard was born in Newmarket Ontario in 1862. He married Annie Elizabeth Lowe on April 13, 1892. Together they came to Edmonton in 1894 and ran the Raymond Hotel and then the Hotel Edmonton in 1896. He built the Sheppard Block in 1907 and began a political career serving on the First Strathcona Council in 1899 until 1901 then 1903-1904 and again in 1908-1909, until being elected mayor of Strathcona in 1906. Mr. Sheppard also owned and operated the Yellowhead Brewery in Rossdale. He died in November 1944.

William Hamilton Architect Ltd.

  • AR-MS-740
  • Corporate body
  • 1968-current

The creator of these records was Woolfenden Group Architects, a predecessor of the firm William Hamilton Architect. The project leader, and principal of the firm at the time, was Brian Woolfenden, who practiced architecture in Edmonton for approximately thirty years, ca. 1966-1995. Other key members of the project team were David Brookes, specification writer and responsible for project documentation, and Dennis Hooke, technologist, who was responsible for, among other things, preparing the drawings.
Woolfenden Group Architects was hired to dismantle the Alberta Hotel by the City of Edmonton, which wanted to preserve key building components for its eventual reconstruction.

Wilkins, Mr. W.H.

  • AR-MS-129
  • Person
  • [189-?]-[19--]

W.H. Wilkins, a resident of North Vancouver B.C., owned property in the Parkdale district of Edmonton in the early 1900s. Nothing more is known about Mr. Wilkins.

Wilkins, Gordon A.

  • AR-MS-1184
  • Person
  • 1891-1947

Gordon Wilkins was born 26 Jun 1886 to Harriet and Richard Wilkins in York (Toronto), Ontario. By 1909 Gordon was in Edmonton working as jeweler and watchmaker at Kline’s Jewelry and he was boarding at 547 Clara Street.

Gordon married Edna L. Tomlinson in Edmonton in 1912. They had two children, Wayne and Lenora, and the family moved to a home near 105 Avenue and 102 Street. By 1921, Gordon and Edna divorced. Gordon moved to Toronto, Ontario with the children, and Edna remained in Edmonton.

Gordon married Kathleen Jacob on 1 Jan 1924 in Toronto, Ontario. Gordon and Kathleen had one son, Ross.

Gordon Wilkins died on 11 Nov 1947.

Wild Rose Antique Collectors

  • AR-MS-664
  • Corporate body
  • n.d.

The Wild Rose Antique Collectors is a group of antique and collectibles enthusiasts of the Edmonton area that have sales, shows and educational displays|frequently appearing at a major antiques show and sale at the Northlands Park. The organization produces the Dig and Pick newsletter.

Wiggins, Frank William

  • AR-MS-754
  • Person
  • 1889-1974

Frank William Wiggins was born in London, England 3 Oct 1889. He was a civil servant in England before immigrating to Canada. He worked in Manitoba and southern Alberta, then at the Swift Canadian Company in Edmonton, Alberta, as a cashier. He enlisted on 16 Feb 1916, having been a member of the 101st Edmonton Fusiliers. He served in A Company, 49th Battalion, C.E.F., received the Military Medal at the Second Battle of Cambrai for bravery, attained the rank of sergeant and was in Mons at the Armistice 11 Nov 1918.
After the war he homesteaded near Barrhead, Alberta, and later became Secretary-Treasurer for the Lac Ste. Anne School Division.

Wickman, Percy

  • AR-MS-556
  • Person
  • n.d.

Percy Wickman was born in Thunder Bay, Ontario. He came to Edmonton in 1960 and worked various odd jobs until an industrial accident damaged his spine and confined him to a wheelchair. After the accident and a year's recovery, he was employed by paraplegic organizations including the Coalition of Provincial Organizations of the Handicapped and the Handicapped Housing Society of Alberta. He also upgraded his education and earned a Business Administration diploma from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in 1969. He later attended the University of Alberta majoring in Political Science. He ran for city council three times before being elected in 1977. He served three terms as councilor until 1986 then worked as a private consultant and as the executive director to the leader of the Alberta Liberals, Laurence Decore. He ran as a Liberal against Provincial Premier Don Getty, and won the seat in 1989. He wrote an autobiography "Wheels in the Fast Lane ... a blessing in Disguise". in 1987.

Whitford, Donald

  • AR-MS-673
  • Person
  • 1840 - 1927

Donald Whitford was born in 1840 the son of James Junior Whitford who worked for the Hudson Bay Company. In [1852?] Donald travelled to the Kootenays in the James Sinclair party. For many years he ranged between Portage La Prairie and Fort Edmonton travelling south into Washington and worked periodically for the Hudson Bay Company. The Rev. Mr. Steinhauer married Donald Whitford and Peggy Paul on May 5, 1870. Together the couple had 12 children. The Whitfords settled land on Red Willow Creek which was later sold to Gustav Hilker. He died November 28, 1927 and Peggy died February 16, 1938. They are both buried at Red Willow Cemetery.

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