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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.

Biggs, Bertha Nevada

  • AR-MS-338
  • Person
  • [ca. 1890] - 1980

Mrs. Bertha Nevada Biggs was born in ca. 1890. She taught elocution as a speech consultant in the 1940s, specializing in the training of radio and theatrical personalities. She was a strong supporter of the Edmonton Little Theatre and occasionally directed. During the 1929 season she participated in the Chataqua which travelled in northern Alberta from Grande Prairie to Pouce Coupe. She was also known as a society hostess in the 1930s. Her husband, Major Jesse C. Biggs, a veteran of the South African and First World Wars, was the principal of J.C. Biggs and Company, stock brokers. Bertha Biggs passed away in 1980.

Bjarne's Books

  • AR-MS-366
  • Corporate body
  • 1982 - [ca. 2000]

Bjarne's Books was opened in 1982 with Jeanne Pizzuto as proprietor. Between 1982 and 2003, Bjarne's Books was situated on several locations on Whyte Avenue in Edmonton. Bjarne's Books specialises in second hand books and antiquarian materials. As of May 2003, Bjarne's Books was still operational and considered one of Edmonton's premiere book dealers.

Black, Mary Magee

  • AR-MS-439-S-4
  • Person
  • 1864-1947

Mary Magee was born in 1864 to Sophia Jamieson and James Magee in Blyth, Huron County, Ontario. It is not known exactly when Mary came out west, but it is suspected she was one of the earlier Magee family members to move to Alberta. Initially Mary lived with her brother Nels (Nelson) and later with other brother William.

In 1904 Mary married Robert Black. They homesteaded near Devon at Sec 22, Tp 51, R 25, W4. Mary and Robert had no children. Later Robert and Mary moved to the Edmonton area and lived at 6422 – 106 Street. In later years Mary’s sisters, Jenny and Hannah, also lived at this address.

Mary Magee Black died 11 Feb 1947 and is buried in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

Blacklock, Harold

  • AR-MS-558
  • Person
  • 1908 - 1995

Harold Blacklock was born March 22, 1908 in Onoway, Alberta. After living in Fallis and Jasper, Mr. Blacklock settled in Edmonton. He was the icemaker for the Thistle Curling Rink in Edmonton for 27 years and was chief instructor of the icemakers school sponsored by the Northern Alberta Curling Association. Mr. Blacklock and his wife Pat (nee Norma Ashford) had four children. Mr. Blacklock passed away in 1995.

Blacklock, Pat (Mrs.)

  • AR-MS-557
  • Person
  • 1911 - 2006

Mrs. Blacklock was born Norma Ashford in 1911. After marrying Harold Blacklock she lived in fallis and jasper before becoming a long-time resident of Edmonton for many years and affiliated with Norwood School. the Blacklocks had four children.

Blatchford Field 60th Anniversary

  • AR-MS-367
  • Corporate body
  • 1968

Blatchford Field was the predecessor of the Edmonton Municipal Airport. It was established when then Mayor Kenneth Blatchford allotted $400.00 from the city's budget to appropriate and clear the field for a runway in 1926. Ottawa then recognised it as the first municipal airfield in Canada. A celebration was held in 1986 commemorating the 60th anniversary of the field.

Bodnar, Diana

  • AR-MS-440
  • Person
  • n.d.

Diana Bodnar was a researcher with the Alberta Historic Sites Service.

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