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Botz, James H.

  • AR-MS-1200
  • Pessoa singular
  • 1892-1971

James H. Botz was born in 1892 in Michigan, U.S.A. He came to Edmonton in 1911. James lived at 557 Vermillion Ave and worked as a bookkeeper at the Sommerville Hardware Company Ltd. By 1913, he was no longer in Edmonton and had returned to the States. James H. Botz died in 1971 and is buried at the Edgewater New Smyrna Cemetery in Florida.

Humberstone Family

  • AR-MS-1201
  • Família
  • 1837-1926

Humberstone, Beata Bauer 1870-1926
Humberstone, William 1837-1922

William Humberstone was born in 1837 to Sarah Wilson and Thomas Humberstone Jr. in York (Toronto), Ontario and raised in Newtonbrook, Ontario. William arrived in Edmonton in 1880 and the following year established the Humberstone Coal Company. Humberstone operated a ferry and brickyard as well, but was best known for his mining operation. His first mine was on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River near Grierson Hill, but it was washed away in a flood in 1899. The following year he began a new mine in what is now Beverly.
William married Beata Bauer in 1899 in Edmonton. In 1912 William fell ill and Beata officially leased the mine from him and saw to its daily operations, running a very successful business. William died in 1922 and is buried in the Little Mountain Cemetery in Edmonton. Beata died on 6 Apr 1926 in Germany while visiting family.

George, Ernest Scudamore

  • AR-MS-121
  • Pessoa singular
  • 1893-1962

Ernest Scudamore George was born in Calgary on 10 Feb 1893. His father was a doctor and the family moved to Red Deer in 1907 where George attended school. Ernest George worked for the Northern Crown Bank (later the Royal Bank of Canada) and he was transferred to Edmonton during the World War I. He later worked as a chartered accountant in private practice and for the provincial government as an auditor and the federal government as an excise tax auditor. His federal territory extended from Lacombe AB to the Peace River country of Alberta and British Columbia.

Ernest George was a member of numerous social and historical groups, including the Northern Alberta Pioneers and Old Timers Association and the Historical Society of Alberta, for which he served as Treasurer and contributed articles to its periodical, the Alberta Historical Review.

Ernest married Marie Beatrice Gertrude MacDonald, a widow, in the 1930s.
Ernest S. George died on 16 Aug 1962 and he is buried at the Westlawn Memorial Gardens cemetery in Edmonton.

Hutchings, Alfred

  • AR-MS-122
  • Pessoa singular
  • 1851-1905

Alfred Hutchings was born in Leeds County, Ontario in 1851 and came west in 1875. He worked for five years as a trader with the indigenous peoples in the area north of Edmonton with his younger brother, Thomas Gifford Hutchings. In 1880 he took up farming, originally in the Bittern Lake area and married Agnes Cram of Carleton Place ON. They returned west in the fall, travelling part of the way from Manitoba in the company of Frank Oliver and his press, and James Ross (hardware company). They spent the first winter in Bittern Lake, but the following year moved north of Edmonton to homestead in the Poplar Lake area. The Hutchings raised dairy cattle as well as farming grains. They raised eight children on the farm, 5 daughters and 3 sons. Alfred Hutchings died in 1905 and Agnes Hutchings moved with her daughters to Edmonton in 1907. The sons remained to farm the land.

Ross, Harold Osborne

  • AR-MS-123
  • Pessoa singular
  • 1890 - 1917

Harold O. Ross was born at Birkenhead, Cheshire, England on Feb. 26, 1890. He was an employee of the provincial government and an early resident of the Windsor Park district of Edmonton. He married Winnifred Thompson, ca. 1911 and they had one daughter, Jean Alberta (later Thompson). He was a member of the 19th Alberta Dragoons before World War I and joined the 222nd Batt. Canadian Expeditionary Force in Jan. 1916 as a Lieutenant. He was a member of the 44th Batt. (Manitoba Regt.) C.E.F. when he died at Vimy Ridge, May 9, 1917.

Hanson, Gladys Lillian Jones

  • AR-MS-124
  • Pessoa singular
  • 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.

APEGGA Women's Club

  • AR-MS-125
  • Pessoa coletiva
  • 1949-2009

The APEGGA [Alberta Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists Association] Women's Club, also known as the Ladies Auxilliary E.I.C [Engineers' Institute of Canada], Engineers' Wives Association of Edmonton, Engineers' Wives Club, E.IC. and A.P.E.A. [Alberta Professional Engineers' Association], Engineers' Wives Club and Professional Engineers Wives' Club during its existence, was organized in September 1949. It was a social group, designed to acquaint wives of Edmonton engineers with each other. It organized social activities, interest groups and special events. It was renamed the APEGGA Women's Club in 1993 and was disbanded in 2009 at its 60th anniversary.

Bell, Sophie Nicholson

  • AR-MS-126
  • Pessoa singular
  • 1887-[ca.1950]

Sophie Nicholson was born in 1887 to Mary and Gilbert Nicholson in Quebec. Sometime after 1901 the family is in Edmonton. Sophie Nicholson married David T. Bell in 1912 in Edmonton. They had two children, Mary Virginia and Sarah Eileen. David Bell worked as a mechanic for the city. Sophie Bell was a member of the Edmonton Library Board from 1927-1930.
David T. Bell died 27 Sep 1935 in Edmonton and he is buried in the Edmonton Municipal Cemetery. Sophie Nicholson Bell died in Edmonton ca. 1950.

Taylor, Iain C.

  • AR-MS-127
  • Pessoa singular
  • 1943-current

Iain C. Taylor was born May 25, 1943. He was educated at the universities of Leeds (B.A. Hons., 1964), Toronto (M.A., 1966) and Liverpool (Ph.D., 1976) as a geographer, specializing in urban studies. While studying, he worked for the Ontario government, University Of Toronto and Seneca College, the University of Liverpool and Open University in England. In 1973, he became an original member of the faculty of Athabasca University when it was created as an institutional primarily focused on distance education.

Iain Taylor was involved in a number of community and political groups in Edmonton AB, including the Cromdale Community League (1974-1978), Action Edmonton, an community advocacy group on the design and construction of the Commonwealth Games stadium (1974-1976), a member of the Mayor's ad hoc Commonwealth Games Stadium Committee (1974-ca. 1979); and the Urban Reform Group Edmonton (URGE), a civic political party (Board member, 1976-1978, 1980-1981, President, 1977-1978). He ran unsuccessfully as an URGE candidate for alderman in 1980.

From 1991-1996, he was Chief Geographer, National Atlas of Canada (later Geomatics Canada) and Manager Conservation Programs, Atlantic Canada region, Environment Canada, 1996-1999. From 1995, he has been a land use and heritage property consultant, operating under the firm, North by Northwest, in Halifax NS.

Stewart, Barbara

  • AR-MS-128
  • Pessoa singular
  • [ca. 1935]-current

Barbara Stewart lived in Edmonton AB on Summit Dr, above MacKinnon Ravine, during the period of controversy concerning the proposed development of a high-density roadway through the ravine. She was involved in resistance to the proposal and may have become involved with the Urban Reform Group Edmonton (URGE) because of its opposition to unrestricted use of the river valley as transportation routes. She was Membership Secretary of URGE, with Mari Johnston, in 1978.

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