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Guild, George K.

  • AR-MS-170
  • Person
  • n.d.

George Guild was the owner and operator of the first paper mill in Edmonton. Mr. Guild began working in the paper mills of Scotland at the age of 13. He later moved to Canada, working in Ocean Falls, British Columbia before moving to Edmonton.

Gyro Club of Edmonton

  • AR-MS-387
  • Corporate body
  • 1921 -

The Gyro Club of Edmonton was formed in 1921 upon a model of service clubs from the United States begun in 1912. They were the third service club to form in Edmonton. Their motto was "Friendship" and they made a significant contribution to service in the community. Their first projects were building playgrounds and they held annual carnivals to raise funds. Between 1922 and 1924 three playgrounds were erected around the city. The club also distributed Christmas hampers, held an annual club ball, awarded a scholarship and maintained the playgrounds as part of their ongoing operations.

HMCS Nonsuch

  • AR-MS-8
  • Corporate body
  • 1923-1964, 1974-current

HMCS Nonsuch began as a half company naval reserve unit in 1923 under the guidance of Lt. Commander A.B. McLeod. They were housed in two rooms in the Prince of Wales Armouries. In 1939 the company acquired a permanent barracks at 102 Street and 97 Avenue, formerly the Hudson's Bay Company Stables. During the Second World War the unit went on active service and several thousand naval volunteers passed through basic training. In 1948 it was decommissioned as an active establishment. After the war a full time staff of permanent Royal Canadian Navy reserve officers was established and the base was re-equipped. The unit was decommissioned in 1964 due to federal government cutbacks, but was reopened in 1974 and restaffed by Lt. Commander H.F. Wallace in 1975 to hold an eight week summer training camp for new recruits. Their new base of operations was in the Kingsway Armed Forces Recreation Centre. By the late 1980s and 1990s the unit was winning top honors among Canadian naval reserves.

Hadley Family

  • AR-MS-135
  • Family
  • 1881-1958

Hadley, Georgina Riley 1883-1944
Hadley, Lester 1881-1958

Lester Hadley was born 10 May 1881 in Cummington, Ontario and Georgina Riley was born 18 Jan 1883 in Fillmore, Saskatchewan. Lester Hadley and Georgina Riley were married on 27 Jun 1907. They may have been students at Alberta College, Edmonton AB. Lester and Georgina lived at Duffield AB, from ca. 1908 to at least 1912.
Lester Hadley died 29 Dec 1958 in Edmonton; Georgina Hadley died 25 Jan 1944 in Edmonton.

Haines, Alfred Henry

  • AR-MS-136
  • Person
  • 1863-1953

Alfred Henry Haines was born in 1864 to Margaret and Robert Haines in Ontario. Alfred married Isabella Catherine (‘Bella’) Buchanan 26 Feb 1890 in Middlesex County, Ontario. By 1894 the couple had moved to Edmonton where Albert worked at the Edmonton Bulletin.
Alfred and Isabella would have eight children, Pearl, Lillie, Amelia Gertrude, Lois, Alice, Alexander, Kenneth and Harry, with the first four children born in Edmonton.
The family remained in Edmonton from 1894 to 1903. He worked at the Edmonton Bulletin during that time. He then moved to Port Huron, Michigan and finally settled in Sarnia, Ontario, where Albert continued to work as a printer.
Alfred Henry Haines died 30 Jan 1953 in Sarnia. Isabella Buchanan Haines died 27 Jun 1959 in Sarnia. They are buried at the Lakeview Cemetery in Sarnia, Ontario.

Halisky, Jean Gamber

  • AR-MS-1182
  • Person
  • 1935-2017

Jean Gamber was born in 1935 in Red Deer. She married George Halisky in 1957 and they had two children, Ward and Cyndee.
Joan Gamber Halisky died in 2017 in Red Deer.

Hamilton Family

  • AR-MS-30
  • Family
  • [ca. 1867]-1980

Hamilton, Eliza Ann Craig [ca. 1867]-1947
Hamilton, Mary (Maisie) Adelina [ca. 1903]-1980
Hamilton, Robert Winslow 1911-1956

Eliza Ann Craig was born about 1867 in Liverpool, England and was an associate of the Royal Academy of Music in London. In 1901, she married Thomas Winslow Hamilton and they had three children, George, Robert Winslow, and Mary (Maisie). After moving to Edmonton with her husband and family in 1913, she became prominent in local music circles, including the Alberta Music Teachers' Association, the Alberta Musical Festival Association and the Women's Musical Club of Edmonton, of which she was the President from 1942 to 1944. Eliza Craig Hamilton died 10 Jan 1947.

Mary (Maisie) Adelina Hamilton was born in Ireland to Eliza Ann Craig and Thomas Winslow Hamilton around 1903. She immigrated to Canada with her parents and siblings in 1913. She began working for the provincial government in 1924 and in 1942 became an Inspector for the Board of Industrial Relations. She continued in the position until 1967. She also served on the City Archives and Landmarks Committee from 1953 to 1959, and was actively involved in the Historical Society of Alberta. Mary (Maisie) Adelina Hamilton died 16 Apr 1980.

Robert Winslow Hamilton was born in England in 1911 to Eliza Ann Craig and Thomas Winslow Hamilton. He immigrated to Canada with his parents and siblings in 1913. Robert graduated from the University of Alberta in 1931, served as a city alderman from 1943 to 1945, ran for mayor in 1945 (unsuccessfully), and was a member and President of the Edmonton Club. Robert Winslow Hamilton died in the airplane crash of Canadian North Star Flight 810 that crashed into Mount Slesse near Chilliwach B.C. on 9 Dec 1956.

Hanlan, Margaret

  • AR-MS-633
  • Person
  • 1909 - 1995

Margaret Hanlan (1909-1995) of Clyde, Alberta, was the daughter of Sophie Puckette who attended Alberta College ca.1908 and then attended Normal School in Washington State where she taught briefly.

Hanratty, Mary Gladys Young

  • AR-MS-380
  • Person
  • 1914-2009

Mary Gladys Young was born 8 Oct 1914 in Calgary, Alberta. She grew up on a dairy farm near the community of Cayley, Alberta. In 1938, Mary Young married Wilfred J. Hanratty in Calgary, Alberta. Mary and Wilfred lived in North Battleford and Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, and they had three sons, Michael, Gordon and Peter. During the Second World War, Mary worked for Canadian Bakeries, where she honed her skills in cake decorating and baking.

In 1951, the Hanratty family moved to Edmonton. Mary and Wilfred opened the House of Hanratty Personalized Catering in McCauley Plaza (now Telus Plaza). To gather her clientele, she would follow newspaper engagement announcements and offer her talents to the announced couples. Soon Hanratty was in great demand, creating not only cakes, but also sandwiches and hors d'oeuvres.

Mary became known as Edmonton's 'Queen of Caterers' as by 1957, Hanratty's Catering was serving 75,000 patrons per yer, largely due to Mary's contributions catering extravagant events around Edmonton, often in the wealthiest of homes. Hanratty catered the opening of the provincial Legislature for 40 years, as well as City events for foreign dignitaries, and three occasions for visiting royalty. She also opened the Wild Rose Room, and Hanratty's Tea and Pastry Shop.

Mary Hanratty was a Life Member of Soroptimist International, Canadian Restaurant Association, and the Robertson-Wesley Church. She was a recipient of the YWCS Women of Distinction, and Chatelaine's Women On The Go Award for outstanding Canadian women.

Hanratty was also a member of the Women's Musical Club of Edmonton, and the Edmonton Opera Association. As some of the music pieces are annotated with 'May Young', including some pieces that predate her birth, and as the majority of records are from the time period before she married, it is likely music was also a significant part of Mary's early life on the farm in Cayley, Alberta.

Note: some of the pieces are annotated 'Mary Walker', but in the same handwriting as 'May Young'. It is possible Mary's father died, and Mary gained a stepfather, but it is not possible to verify at this time.

Mary Gladys Young Hanratty died 6 Feb 2009

Hanson, Gladys Lillian Jones

  • AR-MS-124
  • Person
  • 1912-2010

Gladys Lillian Jones was born in Edmonton in 1912. Her father William M Jones immigrated to Canada in 1906 or 1908 and worked at the City Incinerator (later known as the Rat Creek Incinerator). Her mother, Lily, immigrated to Edmonton from England in 1906 aboard the “Parisian” along with her grandparents, Marshall and Jane Hanson, and her siblings Herbert, Albert and Sydney Jones. Gladys worked as a stenographer, phone operator and clerk for various Edmonton businesses including Weber Bros., Tighe & Wilson and Gillespie Grain. Gladys had a strong interest in music, likely inherited from her mother.

Gladys married Wallace O. Hanson in 1938 in Edmonton. They had two children, Marie and Gary. In 1950, Gladys and Wallace were the proprietors of Hanson’s Stationery at 10625 – 95th Street, Edmonton. In 1955, Gladys began working for the City of Edmonton in various departments, including the Power and Recreation departments.

Gladys Jones Hanson died 16 Oct 2010 and is buried at the Beechmount Municipal cemetery in Edmonton.

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