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Taylor, Iain C.

  • AR-MS-127
  • Person
  • 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
  • Person
  • [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.

Wilkins, Mr. W.H.

  • AR-MS-129
  • Person
  • [189-?]-[19--]

W.H. Wilkins, a resident of North Vancouver B.C., owned property in the Parkdale district of Edmonton in the early 1900s. Nothing more is known about Mr. Wilkins.

Guay, John

  • AR-MS-13
  • Person
  • 1925-2012

John W. Guay was born in 1925 and was a resident of Alberta. He worked as a stock keeper for the Edmonton Transit System and was a railroad enthusiast. He was married to Mary M. Guay and they retired to Perryvale in the Whitecourt area of Alberta.
John W. Guay died in 2012.

Froehler, Annie

  • AR-MS-130
  • Person
  • 1869-1961

Alvin J. and Annie Froehler were residents of Edmonton living at 9252 – 110A Avenue from the late 1920s till the late 1950s.
Anna (Annie) Gertrude Rieland was born 9 Mar 1869 to Mary Ann Borgess and Josephus Eduard Rieland in Minnesota, USA. In 1909 she married Alvin (Albinius) Froehler in Ohio. They immigrated to Canada in 1911, first moving to Saskatchewan then to Alberta, settling in Strathcona.
Annie and Alvin had seven children - Helena (Lena), Olivia (Olive), Mimi, Eva, Ann, Freda and Raymond. Alvin worked as a truck driver
Alvin Froehler died 5 Feb 1959 and Annie Froehler died 17 Oct 1961.

Hutchinson, Gerald M.

  • AR-MS-132
  • Person
  • 1914-2015

Gerald M. Hutchinson was born 23 Mar 1914 to Barbara and Lew Hutchinson. He grew up on a farm in Duhamel, Alberta
Gerald married Miriam ? in 1943 and they had three children, Ken, Beth and Rob. Gerald completed his divinity degree in 1943. He was ordained into the United Church of Canada. He went on to a long career at the provincial and national levels of the United Church, including congregations in Telfordvillle, Edinburgh, Edson, Grande Prairie and Grenada. Gerald and Miriam retired to Pigeon Lake, Alberta.

Gerald developed a keen interest in history, specializing in research relating to early Methodist missionary work in western Rupert's Land (now Alberta), including the work of Robert Terrill Rundle. His research was published in several papers and books. He was instrumental in the establishment and development of Rundle’s Mission in Pigeon Lake, where he was the Executive Director for many years.
Gerald M. Hutchinson died 14 Apr 2015.

Conlin, Mrs. P.J.

  • AR-MS-133
  • Person
  • [19--]

Mrs. P.J. Conlin lived in Surrey, B.C., at the time of the donation (1974).

Lake, Gertrude Doughty

  • AR-MS-134
  • Person
  • 1898-1988

Gertrude Doughty, daughter of Charles George Doughty and Elizabeth Maidstone, was born in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England in 1898. She immigrated to Canada with her mother and siblings in 1907, arriving in Montreal and living briefly in Ontario.|She lived in Edmonton and worked for Alberta Government Telephones as a telephone operator from 1921 to 1938. Her sister Bessie Doughty also worked as a telephone operator for A.G.T.|She married Charles Everett Lake, a clerk with the Post Office, in 1939 or 1940. In 1942, they moved to 11506

Lake, Gertrude Doughty

  • AR-MS-134
  • Person
  • 1898-1988

Gertrude Doughty, daughter of Charles George Doughty and Elizabeth Maidstone, was born in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England in 1898. She immigrated to Canada with her mother and siblings in 1907, arriving in Montreal and living briefly in Ontario.

She lived in Edmonton and worked for Alberta Government Telephones as a telephone operator from 1921 to 1938. Her sister Bessie Doughty also worked as a telephone operator for A.G.T. She married Charles Everett Lake, a clerk with the Post Office, in 1939 or 1940. In 1942, they moved to 11506 – 94 Street, Edmonton.
Charles retired in the late 1940s and died in 1972. Gertrude remained in the house on 94 Street until 1974, when she moved into the McGugan Nursing home.

Gertrude Doughty Lake died in 1988. Charles and Gertrude Lake are buried in the Beechmount Cemetery, Edmonton.

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.

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