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Bell, Edward

  • AR-MS-155
  • Person
  • [ca. 1892]-[before 1992]

Edward Bell arrived in Edmonton from Ontario in September 1912. He began work as a teacher in Strathcona at the Bennett School and by the spring of 1913, Ed Bell was the principal of the school. Mr. Bell resigned in February 1914 and moved to the Griffin Creek District, north of Peace River. By 1963, Edward Bell was in Victoria, B.C. It is not known what happened to Edward Bell after moving to Victoria.

Bell, Gordon Cecil Douglas

  • AR-MS-228
  • Person
  • [19--?] - n.d.

Gordon Cecil Douglas Bell was a Pilot Officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II. He received a Distinguished Flying Medal for an action on May 17, 1942, piloting a Blenheim light bomber in an attack on the German heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen. He was commissioned a Pilot Officer, September 30, 1942, effective May 1, 1942.

Bell, Sophie Nicholson

  • AR-MS-126
  • Person
  • 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.

Bell, W. Alan

  • AR-MS-549
  • Person
  • n.d.

Allen Bell has been a resident of Edmonton for many years.

Belmont School District No. 23

  • AR-MS-227
  • Corporate body
  • 1885-unknown

Belmont School District No. 23 was established on 9 May 1885. An early teacher at the school was James Bond Steele of Beaver Lake AB, brother of Samuel Benfield Steele.
The Belmont School District No. 23 is no longer active but it is not known when it ceased.

Benbow Family

  • AR-MS-199
  • Family
  • n.d.

Members of the Benbow family immigrated to Canada from North Wales in 1913. Jonathan Benbow worked as a carpenter in the city, and Lewis Benbow was a utility man at the Royal Alexandra Hospital.

Better Civic Government Committee

  • AR-MS-376
  • Corporate body
  • 1966

The Better Civic Government Committee claimed to represent a cross section of the population that wished to improve civic government. They ran a slate of candidates for the 1966 civic election.

Beuerlein, Patricia

  • AR-MS-402
  • Person
  • n.d.

Patricia Beuerlein is a resident of Edmonton and a supporter of various theatres in Edmonton. She is also interested in photographic arts.

Beverly Women's Franchise Club

  • AR-MS-369
  • Corporate body
  • 1917 - 1937

The Beverly Women's Franchise Club was formed in 1917 to help the women of Beverly (then a town to the north east of Edmonton - now a neighbourhood of the city) educate themselves about civic and provincial politics. It had speakers and arranged social and charitable events to raise funds for community causes. The club ceased operations some point after 1937.

Bicknell, Elizabeth Mason

  • AR-MS-39
  • Person
  • 1915-2007

Elizabeth Mason was born 16 May 1915 to Elizabeth Murphy and Arthur B. Mason in Edmonton. Sometime between 1942 and 1945 Elizabeth Mason married John E. Bicknell, likely in Edmonton. In 1945, though married, Elizabeth worked as a stenographer and lived with her parents, likely because John may have been away in the military. By the late 1950’s Elizabeth and John were living in Albany, N.Y., likely for John’s work as an academic researcher in education research.
In the mid 1960’s Elizabeth and John Bicknell returned to the Edmonton area and John became a professor at the University of Alberta in Educational Psychology (1966-1970). By 1972 they had returned to the United States.
Elizabeth and John had one daughter, Barbara.
Elizabeth Mason Bicknell died 23 Nov 2007 in Renton, Washington, USA.

Arthur Benjamin Mason (Elizabeth Mason Bricknell’s father) was born 10 Aug 1881 to Annie Montgomery and George Mason in Ottawa, Ontario. Upon graduating from high school in the Ottawa area, he went to the School of Dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated in 1905. After graduation, Dr. Mason moved to Alberta and established a dental practice in Edmonton by 1906.
Arthur Mason married Elizabeth Honora Murphy on 21 Aug 1914 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The family settled in the Strathcona area of Edmonton and had two daughters, Elizabeth Anne and Mary Barbara. Elizabeth married John Bicknell.
Dr. Mason had a dental practice in Edmonton for over 45 years and was a charter member of the Edmonton and District Dental Society.
Arthur Benjamin Mason died 18 May 1952 in Edmonton.

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