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MacDonald and Magoon Architects

  • AR-MS-328
  • Pessoa coletiva
  • 1911 - 1941

Herbert Alton Magoon was born in Warwick, Quebec, in 1863. After studying architecture in Chicago he practiced in Iowa and Sydney, Nova Scotia before establishing a business in Edmonton in 1904. He was soon involved in the design of some of Edmonton's most prominent buildings. George Heath MacDonald was born in Prince Edward Island in 1883. At the age of 16 he left home and became a draftsman under the tutelage of Mr. Magoon. He completed his education at McGill University in 1911 and soon after became a partner in the architectural firm of Magoon and MacDonald. Together Magoon and MacDonald were responsible for the design of some of the city's outstanding buildings, including Concordia College, St. Stephen's College, the Tegler Building, the YMCA Building, the YWCA Building, the Federal Building, and many prominent residences. During World War II, the firm designed many of the new buildings associated with the municipal airport. Herbert Magoon died in 1941 and George Heath MacDonald carried on alone. Mr. MacDonald passed away in 1961.

Keith, Ezekiel

  • AR-MS-332
  • Pessoa singular
  • 1883 - 1968

Ezekiel Keith was a resident of the Clover Bar district, now part of southeast Edmonton, born there in 1883 on his parent's homestead. He lived and worked on the homestead and his own farm for his whole life, participating in many community endeavours. He served as councilor and reeve for the Municipal District of Strathcona for 35 years, as well as serving as a school trustee, and a member of the Edmonton Agricultural Exhibition board. He was one of the founders of the Edmonton Union of Municipal Districts. He married Edith Hutton, also of Clover Bar district, in 1914 and had three daughters. He also ran a coal company in the 1930s under the name of E. Keith Coal Company. After his retirement Mr. Keith served as president of the Northern Alberta Pioneers and Old Timers Association. Mr. Keith passed away in 1968.

Suski, Julian

  • AR-MS-341
  • Pessoa singular
  • 1896 - 1978

Julian G. Chebda-Suski (1896-1978) was a Polish gentleman and a soldier in World War I, the Polish War of 1920 and World War II. He served in the Polish home office for 22 years before World War II. He fled to France in 1949 and immigrated to Canada, coming to Calgary in 1951. Trained as an economist and specializing in public administration, Suski served the City of Edmonton between 1954 and 1962 as an organization and efficiency expert advising City Council on matters of administrative organization. After his retirement he continued to act as a consultant to the city for four years.

Krause, Mrs. William A.

  • AR-MS-343
  • Pessoa singular
  • n.d.

Mr. and Mrs. Krause were residents of the south side of Edmonton where Mr. Krause worked as a grain agent.

Edmonton Drillers Soccer Club

  • AR-MS-349
  • Pessoa coletiva
  • 1979 - 1982

The Edmonton Drillers Soccer Club was a member of the North American Soccer League and the franchise was owned by Peter Pocklington. The team played both indoors at the Northlands Coliseum and outdoors. Financial difficulties and a general lack of interest in the sport forced the owner to fold the team in 1982.

Musteca, Ed R.

  • AR-MS-352
  • Pessoa singular
  • n.d.

Mr. Musteca was a local sports enthusiast and collector of memorabilia relating to the Parkdale area.

Cook, Roderick

  • AR-MS-354
  • Pessoa singular
  • 1903 - n.d.

Mr. Roderick Cook was born in California in 1903 and raised in Onoway. He was a self-taught violinist who became a music teacher and local band leader in Edmonton. He taught at Alberta College and represented fellow musicians within the Edmonton Musician's Association, an affiliate of the American Federation of Labour.

Hummel, Paul

  • AR-MS-361
  • Pessoa singular
  • n.d.

Paul Hummel has been a resident of Edmonton for over forty years.

Baird, Georgia

  • AR-MS-370
  • Pessoa singular
  • 1931 - 2005

Georgia Baird came to Edmonton in 1960 and worked with the English Department of the University of Alberta. She also worked with the Society for the Retired and Semi-Retired where she established the Heritage Program in 1974 which linked seniors with school classes for the exchange of historical information, and ran the Heritage Library there. Mrs. Baird was appointed to the Edmonton Historical Board in 1978 and served as Chair of that body. She is also a volunteer at the City of Edmonton Archives. With her husband, Richard, a professor of political science at the University of Alberta, Georgia Baird has a keen interest in theatre in the city.

Anderson, Ethel Cameron

  • AR-MS-378
  • Pessoa singular
  • 1890 - 1982

Ethel Cameron Anderson was born in 1892 and was one of the seven women who enrolled in the newly established University of Alberta in 1908. She was a long-time resident of Edmonton and taught at the Strathcona High School. She retired from teaching in 1953.

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