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Latta Family

  • AR-MS-60
  • Family
  • 1869-1955

Latta, David Gilliland 1869-1948
Latta, Emily Decouteau 1879-1955
Latta, Jessie Scott Wuttanee 1875-1899

David Gilliland Latta was born 11 Nov 1869 to Elizabeth Lockhart and Alexander Latta in County Wexford, Ireland. He arrived in Canada in 1888. He worked as a lumberman in eastern Canada, served a three-year term with the North West Mounted Police and operated a sheep ranch before moving to Edmonton in 1897. David Latta started his own blacksmith and carriage shop and was later joined by John H. Lyons to form the company of Latta and Lyons, 1906-1912. He then established D.G. Latta, Limited, which he operated until his death in 1948.

Around 1896, David G. Latta married Jessie Scott Wuttanee and they had two daughters Elizabeth Hazel and Jessie. Jessie Wuttannee Latta died in childbirth in 1899. She is buried in the Edmonton Municipal Cemetery. Later that year, David G. Latta married Emily Decoteau in Edmonton. David and Emily would have eight children – David, Eva, Alexander (Sr.), Katharine, William, Ernest, Walter and Ruth. There were three other children who died as infants.

David G. Latta was elected to Edmonton's second city council, where he served one term.
David G. Latta died 11 Nov 1948 in Edmonton. Emily Decouteau Latta died 27 Mar 1955 in Red Deer. They are buried at the Edmonton Municipal Cemetery.

The Latta Bridge at 91 Street and Jasper Avenue was named in honour of David G. Latta.

Learmonth Family

  • AR-MS-622
  • Family
  • n.d.

Helen Learmonth was born in Edmonton in 1904 and continued as a resident along with her husband, Charles for many years. Helen was the daughter of the Rev. David George McQueen who became the first Moderator of Edmonton Presbytery in 1906. Helen joined the Northern Alberta Pioneers and Old-Timers' Association in 1924 and was a member of the City of Edmonton Archives and Landmarks Committee in the sixties.

MacAllister Family

  • AR-MS-101
  • Family
  • 1913-1998

MacAllister, Gault Alexander 1916-1984
MacAllister, Mary Stewart Moroney 1913-1998

Gault Alexander MacAllister was born in 1916 in Lachute, Quebec to Gertrude Clarke and Walt MacAllister. Gault MacAllister received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Alberta and became a professional agrologist. In 1946 he was employed by the Alberta Department of Agriculture, where he worked in close association with the Alberta dairy industry. He became supervisor of the Dairy Plant Inspection office in the Department of Agriculture in 1963 and retired in 1976.

Mary Stewart Moroney was born in 1913 to Maude Lauder and Frederick Moroney
Her mother’s parents (James Lauder and Hannah Gray) were a pioneering family in Edmonton. Mary worked as a teacher and educator, and later volunteered at the City of Edmonton Archives.

Mary Moroney and Gault MacAllister married in Edmonton in 1941. They had two children.
Gault Alexander MacAllister died in 1984. His wife, Mary Stewart Moroney MacAllister, died in 1998. They are buried in the Westakiwin Cemetery in Wetaskiwin, Alberta.

Macdonald, Clifton Family

  • AR-MS-690
  • Family
  • 1843-current

Clifton, Faith Howay 1900-1959
Holland, Henry Francis 1843-1910
Holland, Selina Fraser 1853-1924
Macdonald, Alan Fraser 1913-1981
Macdonald, Brian [ca. 1947]-current
Macdonald, Bruce Fraser 1917-1985
Macdonald, Donald Walter 1865-1921
Macdonald, John Kenneth 1874-1945
Macdonald, Marguerite Irene Clifton 1919-2010
Macdonald, Therese Fraser Holland 1882-1976
McCuaig, Vernis Vera Clifton Christie 1921-2019

The Macdonald and Clifton families were prominent in the theatre, legal, and military communities in Edmonton.

Mickey and Alan Macdonald were a well-known Edmonton couple. Mickey was involved in the Edmonton theatre scene for nearly fifty years. Alan was also involved in the amateur theatre scene, went into law and eventually became the City Solicitor for the City of Edmonton. He was also in the military for World War II.

Both Alan’s father, John Kenneth Macdonald, and maternal grandfather, Henry Francis Holland, were lawyers.

Bruce Fraser Macdonald, Alan’s brother, was a decorated officer in the Canadian military, and served for nearly 30 years.

Both Mickey’s mother, Faith Clifton, and sister, Vernis McCuaig, were also very active in Edmonton’s theatre community.

Macdonald, Holland Family

  • AR-MS-690-S-1
  • Family
  • 1874-1976

Macdonald, John Kenneth 1874-1945
Holland, Therese Fraser 1882-1976

John Kenneth Macdonald was born 24 Jul 1874 to Mary Ann Ketchum and Donald Macdonald in Drayton, Wellington County, Ontario. He attended schools in Cobourg, Ontario. In 1884 he came to western Canada following his father, who had moved to Manitoba two years earlier. He remained in Western Canada for a few years but returned to Ontario to complete his schooling and study law. He returned west in 1892, and came to Edmonton in 1893.

John was with the editorial staff at the Edmonton Bulletin for a time, and was an active in the Edmonton amateur theatre scene in the late 1890's and early 1900's. He was admitted to the Alberta Bar in 1903. John was Assistant Deputy Attorney-General of Alberta from 1904 to 1906, after which he entered into private practice.

Therese Fraser Holland was born in 1882 to Selina Fraser and Henry F. Holland in Cobourg, Ontario. Therese graduated in nursing from the Hospital for Sick Chiildren.

John Kenneth Macdonald and Therese Fraser Holland were married 1 Jan 1912 in Cobourg, Ontario. The couple returned to Edmonton and they had three children - Alan Fraser, Lorna Louise, and Bruce Fraser. Therese was very involved in the Victorian Order of Nurses in Edmonton. John continued in his private law practice, was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church, and involved in other community organizations.

John Kenneth Macdonald died 21 Apr 1945 in Edmonton.
Therese Fraser Holland Macdonald died 21 Mar 1976 in Edmonton.

Matthew McCauley Family

  • AR-MS-320-S-1
  • Family
  • 1850-1979

McCauley, Alexander J.H. 1876-1948
McCauley, Anne Cookson 1868-1948
McCauley, Frank 1888-1930
McCauley, Julia Alberta 1883-1966
McCauley, Lillian Bell 1877-1939
McCauley, Mabel Victoria 1883-1957
McCauley, Margaret Jane 1880-1979
McCauley, Matilda Benson 1875-1896
McCauley, Matthew 1850-1930
McCauley, Maud Muriel 1886-1941
McCauley, May Emeline 1884-?

Matthew McCauley was born 11 Jun 1850 to Eleanor Latimer and Alexander McCauley near Owen Sound, Ontario. Matthew first moved to Winnipeg in 1874, then to Fort Saskatchewan in 1879, and to Edmonton the following year.

In 1881, Matthew McCauley opened a butcher shop and a livery/cartage business. By 1890, he was no longer in the butcher business and the livery/cartage business became known as the M. McCauley Cartage, Feed and Sales Stables, eventually becoming the Edmonton Cartage Company. It was the only livery, cartage and stable business in Edmonton for many years and became an important part of Edmonton’s business scene. The livery was a both a stable where horses and teams could be hired and a stable for boarding privately owned horses. The cartage company was noted for hauling large heavy loads, including being known for bringing the first piano to Edmonton. Matthew McCauley sold the business in 1902.

Matthew McCauley was very involved in the community in early Edmonton. He organized Edmonton’s first public school in 1884. He was a founding member of Edmonton’s school board and served on it for 18 years. When Edmonton was incorporated as a town in 1892, he was elected Mayor by acclamation. He secured a charter from Ottawa for a municipal railway system – the first west of the Great Lakes. He was re-elected as mayor in 1893 and 1894.

In 1905, when Alberta became a province, he was elected to the first provincial legislature as a representative for the Vermilion area. He was a member of the provincial legislature until he was appointed as the Warden for Alberta’s first penitentiary. Matthew served as Warden from 1906 to 1911. He retired to Penticton, B.C. in 1912 to take up fruit farming. He returned to Edmonton in 1925 purchasing a 1000 acre farm in the Peace River District.

Matthew married Matilda Benson in 1875 and they had eight children – Alexander James Henry (1876-1948), Lillian Bell (1877-1939), Margaret Jane (1880-1979), Julia Alberta (1883-1966), Mabel Victoria (1883-1957), May Emeline (1884-?), Maud Muriel (1886-1941), and Frank (1888-1930). As the children grew, many were very active in the community including the choir of the First Presbyterian Church.

After Matilda’s death in 1986, Matthew married Annie Cookson in 1902. They had four children – George (born ca. 1901), Raymond (born ca. 1903), Jack (born ca. 1904) and Ada (born ca. 1906).

Matthew McCauley died 25 Oct 1930 at the age of 80 in Sexsmith, Alberta, and is buried at the Edmonton Cemetery.

May, Gustave

  • AR-MS-1192-S-3
  • Family
  • 1881-1943

Gustave Henry May was born 2 Jun 1881 to Estelle Lebrethon and Gustave C. May in New York, USA.

In 1905 Gustave married Florence Byron, sister of Percy Byron, in Manhattan, New York. A son, Gilbert, was born in 1906 in New York.

The following year Gustave, Florence, and Gilbert moved to Edmonton where Gustave joined his brother-in-law, Percy Byron, to form the photography business Byron-May Co.

Gustave and Florence had three more sons, all born in Edmonton – Joseph, Gustave Jr., and George.

In 1912 Gustave May was elected to the Edmonton City Council. He was popularly known as the ‘Water Alderman’ for his strong advocacy for fixing the city’s lack of water for bathing and firefighting.

The Byron-May Company fell on hard times with the coming of World War I and the business was sold to McDermid Engraving in 1917. The following year, Gustave moved his family back to New York. Gustave went on to work in the newspaper industry.

Gustave H. May died 31 May 1943 in New Jersey, USA.
Florence Byron May died in 1956 in New Jersey, USA.

McCauley Family

  • AR-MS-320
  • Family
  • 1850-2003

Aylen, Bernard 1898-1968
Aylen, Elizabeth Norquay 1905-2003
McCauley, Alexander 1860-1908
McCauley, Alexander J.H. 1876-1948
McCauley, Anne Cookson 1868-1948
McCauley, Catherine MacLean 1864-1944
McCauley, Daniel Alexander 1884-1951
McCauley, Eleanor Lattimer 1823-1874
McCauley, Elizabeth 1866-1933
McCauley, Elizabeth Lucinda 1890-1926
McCauley, Frank 1888-1930
McCauley, James Hector 1899-1979
McCauley, Julia Alberta 1883-1966
McCauley, Lillian Bell 1877-1939
McCauley, Mabel Victoria 1883-1957
McCauley, Margaret Jane 1880-1979
McCauley, Mary Eleanor 1885-1957
McCauley, Matilda Benson 1875-1896
McCauley, Matthew Allan 1895-1948
McCauley, Matthew 1850-1930
McCauley, Maud Muriel 1886-1941
McCauley, May Emeline 1884-?
McCauley, Samuel 1855-1903
McCauley, Samuel (Jr.) 1892-1892
McCauley, William Alexander 1917-1999
McCauley, William Fred 1902-1930
McLean, Catherine Anne McCauley 1887-1987
Norquay, Alexander 1867-1939
Norquay, Julia Alberta McCauley 1883-1966

Alexander McCauley and Eleanor Latimer, lived near Owen Sound, Ontario and had ten children between 1847 and 1864 – Mary Ann (1847-1884), John S. (1848-1935), Matthew (1850-1930), Martha (1851-1920), Eliza (1853-1927), Samuel (1855-1903), Eleanor (1857-1893), Alexander (1860-1908), Margaret Jane (1862-1933), and William Francis (1863-?). While some members stayed in Ontario, a few moved to western Canada, namely Matthew, Alexander and Samuel.

Matthew, Alexander, and Samuel were prominent citizens in early Edmonton.

Miller Family

  • AR-MS-611
  • Family
  • 1897 - 1984

Georgia A. Miller, was born August 27, 1897 in Castleton, Ontario and arrived in Edmonton with her family on June 17, 1902. Her father, Raymond B. Walt, became the assistant town clerk. The family resided at 102A Avenue. After attending Normal School in Camrose Georgia taught at the Queens Avenue School. She also earned her ATCM Diploma from the Toronto Conservatory of Music and taught music and was a piano accompanyist for many years performing with Amelie Lane Gubbins, nee Brooks. Georgia was a lifelong member of the United Church of Canada and held positions as President of the Edmonton Presbytery 1942-1943 and Alberta Conference President of the Women's Missionary Society, 1948-1951. Georgia died at age 86 on February 17, 1984. Georgia was predeceased in 1956 by her sister, Winnifred Empay wife of Dr. Howard S. Empay of Vancouver, formerly of Edmonton. She was survived by her husband Clarence E. Miller of Edmonton and a niece, Frances Empay of Vancouver. Clarence Miller worked for Calgary Power in Wetaskiwin as a salesman for Northern Hardware in Edmonton and as an electrician.

Munshaw Family

  • AR-MS-612
  • Family
  • n.d.

Fred and Agnes Munshaw were longtime residents of Edmonton living at 11022 - 81 Avenue. Mr. Munshaw was a city employee. Both Mr. and Mrs Munshaw were avid lawn bowlers and curlers, belonging to the Garneau Lawn Bowling Club and to the Granite Curling Club. Mrs. Munshaw was active in the Catholic Women's League and attended St. Anthony's Church. Mr. Munshaw was active in the Knox United Church.

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