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Byron, Percy

  • AR-MS-1192-S-2
  • Family
  • 1878-1959

Percy Byron was born 21 Sep 1878 to Julia Lewin and Joseph Byron in Nottingham, England. In 1899, he emigrated to the United States with his parents and siblings – Maude, Georgiana, Florence, and Philip. His father, Joseph Byron, became a celebrated New York photographer.

Percy emigrated to Edmonton in April 1906 with the intention of homesteading or ranching. Realizing there were no photography businesses in Edmonton, he quickly sent for a ‘photographic engraving plant’ and by August of that year had set up business. A year later he was joined by his brother-in-law, Gustave May, and the Byron-May company was formed.

In 1908 Percy married Louise (Lulu) Marrin in Richmond, New York. Louise returned to Edmonton with Percy. They had four children, all born in Edmonton – Elizabeth (Betty), Grace, Joseph, and Jane.

The Byron-May Company fell on hard times with the coming of World War I and the business was sold to McDermid Engraving in 1917. The following year, Percy moved his family back to New York. He continued in the photography business, specializing in steamship photography.

Louise Marrin Byron died 31 Jul 1956 in New York, USA.
Percy Byron died in 9 Jun 1959 in New York, USA.

Caine Family

  • AR-MS-1164
  • Family
  • 1882-2016

Caine, Annie 1917-1922
Caine, Bertha Violet Todd 1890-1943
Caine, Harriet 1918-2015
Caine, Harry Lawrence 1882-1974
Caine, James 1927-2012
Caine, John Todd 1920- 1995
Caine, Louella 1923-2016
Caine, Robert 1929-2007
Caine, Susan 192?-?
Caine, William 1932-2007

Harry Lawrence Caine was born in 1882 in Addleston, Surrey, England, and immigrated to Canada in 1901. Bertha Violet Todd was born in Huntingdon, Quebec in 1890. Bertha and Harry married in Edmonton in 1916.
Bertha and Harry had eight children: Annie (1917-1922), Harriet (1918-2015), John Todd (1920- 1995), Louella (1923-2016), James (1927-2012), Robert (Bob) (1929-2007), William (Billy) (1932-2007), and Susan (192?-?).
The Caine family owned and operated a 16 acre mink farm near Queen Elizabeth Park (by present day Kinsman Field House) in the early 1900s. As the residential area developed and Harry Caine added fox to the farm, the residents began to complain and the Caines were forced to move south of the City limits around 1929. The new farm, located in Pleasantview near the present day Southgate Mall was a mink and fox farm. The Caines also operated a seven acre market garden where they grew raspberries, currents, asparagus, potatoes, carrots, and turnips, as well as a variety of fruit trees such as plum, and nut trees such as beechnut and butternut.
Bertha Todd Caine died in 1943 and Harry Caine died in 1974.
The Caine family began selling off their farm land in 1945 as Edmonton expanded and the Pleasantview neighbourhood developed. Caine Memorial Park (5420 – 106 Street) was named after John Todd Caine, and is located in the former site of the Harry L. Caine Market Garden.

Cameron Family

  • AR-MS-115
  • Family
  • 1853-1971

Cameron, Elizabeth 1853-1933
Hall, Alice Cameron 1893-1971

Alice Cameron was born around 1893 to John and Elizabeth Cameron of Edmonton. In 1916, Alice Cameron married Erastus Kells (E. Kells) Hall in Edmonton. They had three children, a son Kells, and two daughters, W? and Louise.

E. Kells Hall was a civil engineer and worked for the CNR. Around 1940 the family left Alberta, and moved first to Ottawa and then later to Montreal.

E. Kells Hall died 25 Feb 1958 in Montreal. Alice Cameron Hall died 21 Oct 1971. They are buried in the Mount Royal Cemetery in Montreal.

Cavers, Charters Family

  • AR-MS-138
  • Family
  • 1863-1973

Cavers, Mary Beatrice 1888-1976
Cavers, Mary Miller 1863-1910
Charters, Charles 1875-1966
Charters, Christina Jean Cavers 1900-1973
Charters, Everett Eldbridge 1902-1972
Charters, Kenneth 1978-1944
Charters, Margaret Everett 1875-1963
Strachan, Marion Charters ca. 1930-current

Christina ('Chrissie') Jean Cavers was born 13 Dec 1900 to Mary Miller and Edmond Cavers in the municipality of Louise, Manitoba. Christine had six siblings - Mary, Thomas, John, Hugh, Nettie and Ann. By 1921, Chrissie was working as a teacher in Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan.

Everett Eldbridge Charters was born 6 May 1902 to Margaret Everett and Charles Charters in Sunbury County, New Brunswick. Everett had seven siblings - Murray, Edna, Susan, Margaret, Leslie, Ralph and Rupert. By 1911, the family had moved to Kindersley, Saskatchewan.

In the mid 1920's, Christina Cavers married Everett Charters, likely in Saskatchewan. They had two children, Kenneth and Marion. Chrissie and Everett raised their family in Viscount, Saskatchewan, where Everett worked as a mechanic.

In 1969, Christina and Everett's son, Kenneth Charters, moved with his wife and children to Alberta. The family settled in St. Albert, and Kenneth worked in Edmonton as a mechanic and parts purchasing agent. Chrissie and Everett followed their son's move to Alberta. By 1971, Christina and Everett Charters were living in the Imperial Towers apartment on 101 Ave., in Edmonton, where Chrissie also worked as the janitor.

Christina and Everett's son, Kenneth, died 7 Feb 1972 in Edmonton at the age of 44. Everett Charters died a few months later on 27 Jun 1972. Christina retired and moved into the Meadowcroft Seniors Residence.

Christina Jean Cavers Charters died 9 Feb 1973 in Edmonton.

Egge Family

  • AR-MS-119
  • Family
  • 1853-1973

Egge, Budd Newton 1881-1954
Egge, Clara 1883-1973
Egge, Cynthia Nash 1860-1922
Egge, Jessie Cyrus 1889-1931
Egge, Newton 1853-1929

Newton Egge was born in the United States around 1854. He married Cynthia Nash in 1880. They had three children – Budd Newton, Clara Belle and Jesse Cyrus.
The family arrived in the Edmonton area around 1894 to try his hand in coal mining. In 1898, Newton took a homestead and moved the family from Fort Edmonton to Halfway Lake (near Clyde) on the Athabasca Trail.
Between 1898 and 1906, Newton Egge built a stopping house in the area. Stopping houses were farm-houses that took in guests and provided meals. When the railway to Athbasca Landing was completed in 1912, trail traffic greatly reduced and the Egges reverted primarily to farming. Cynthia Nash Egge died in 1922 and Newton Egge died 31 Dec 1929 in Lethbridge. They are buried in the Dungannon Cemetery in Clyde, Alberta. Egge descendants continued to live in the Edmonton area.
The well-known Egge stopping house was moved to Fort Edmonton Park where it was restored.

Finlay Family

  • AR-MS-394
  • Family
  • n.d.

Joy and Cam Finlay were instrumental in the formation of various conservation and environmental organizations in Alberta. They are involved in the work of the Alberta Naturalists Federation, the Alberta Wildlife Conservation Centennial Association, and the annual Christmas Wild Bird Count. Joy Finlay served as a teaching consultant specializing in natural history and was a strong volunteer in the ecological and conservationist organizations in the province. Cam Finlay, a biologist, worked for the Edmonton Department of Parks and Recreation for many years. He has also been interested in land use issues and has served on the Strathcona Acreage Owners Association, and the Alberta Rate Payers Association. The Alberta Wildlife '87 Centennial Association was established to coordinate the activities around the centennial of the establishment of the first wildlife sanctuary in Canada in 1887. The association spearheaded a campaign to encourage participation in conservation, especially of reserves for wildlife habitat. Joy Finlay was Alberta's representative and chaired the Wildlife '87 National Committee. The Finlays were also involved with S.T.O.P. (Save Tomorrow Oppose Pollution) and the Epson North User's Group.

Ganton Family

  • AR-MS-627
  • Family
  • n.d.

John Alexander Ganton was born in Simcoe County, Ontario in 1863. He came to Edmonton ca. 1907 to work for Andrew Agar and moved the Ganton family here in 1909 when John established a blacksmith shop. He then became partners with Andrew B. Agar, Thomas Edgar and Herbert Merriam and a Mr. Glover in the real estate firm of Edgar, Agar Company.

Graham Family

  • AR-MS-144
  • Family
  • 1881-1967

Graham, Eva M. 1887-1967
Graham, George L 1881-1956

George L. and Eva Margaret Graham lived in Edmonton AB from ca. 1906. George Graham worked for the Edmonton Piano Co., ca. 1907, before establishing the firm of Graham and Reid Home Furnishings, with Horace P. Reid in 1908. The business began at 10373 Namayo Avenue (now 97 Street) and in 1917 moved to 10115 Jasper Avenue.
In 1932, Graham & Reid Home Furnishers became Henry, Graham & Reid located at 9905 Jasper Avenue. George Graham was president of the firm until ca. 1949. The business was sold to Harold Sprague in 1949, eventually becoming Sprague Furniture.
George Graham died in 1957 and Eva Margaret Graham died in 1967. They are buried at the Edmonton Municipal Cemetery.

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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