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Thompson, Jean and Hector

  • AR-MS-206
  • Famille
  • n.d.

Hector Thompson, and his sister-in-law, Jean Thompson lived in Millet, Alberta. The Thompson's were prominent members of the United Farmers of Alberta movement.

Purches, Beatrice and Darroch, Stuart

  • AR-MS-398
  • Famille
  • n.d.

Stuart Darroch lived in Edmonton from the early 1900s and worked first in the insurance and then in the real estate and insurance business. His wife, Beatrice Purches, worked as a stenographer with the government for many years. Darroch's first partner was W.C. Bissell but eventually the firm was his alone. Between 1942 and 1945 Darroch was elected to three terms as the President of the Edmonton Real Estate Board.

Zaychuk Family

  • AR-MS-607
  • Famille
  • 1908 -

Stephen Zaychuk was born in Bruzuchowicze, Poland on February 2, 1908 of Ukrainian parents. The family interrupted Stephen's engineering education in 1927 and emigrated to Canada. Stephen finally settled in the Town of Beverly, Alberta in 1934 and married Mary Kobewka on January 26, 1935. Together they had two sons, David and Allan. Stephen and Mary owned and ran the market farm known locally as Zaychuk Berry Farm, and in 1954 built and ran a multi-cabin Auto-Court motel. In 1955 Stephen was first elected to the Beverly Town Council serving there until 1961 when Beverly officially amalgamated with Edmonton. During his terms as a Beverly Councillor he sat on the Police Commission, attended the Union of Alberta Municipalities Convention, attended the first meeting of the Provisional Committee for the Homes for the Aged, and on June 16, 1960 attended the Official Opening of the Edmonton International Airport . In 1961 Stephen and his son David, who had studied Chemical Engineering at the University of Alberta, became partners in the Zaychuk Nursery, Berry and Vegetable Farms Ltd. Mary was involved with the Beverly Home and School Association, was a prize winner at the food exhibits of the Edmonton Exhibition, took specialized food preparation classes at Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and travelled in her later years. The Zaychuks were innovators being the first to commercially grow strawberries and raspberries and later introduced the carrot combine which improved the harvest of root vegetables, and David kept cattle to provide fertilizer and use up excess vegetable feed. Stephen was a member of the Alberta Fresh Vegetable Growers Association, the Canadian and Western Canadian Societies of Horticulture, the Alberta Nursery Trades Association, the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce, and the St. John's Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Stephen died tragically on April 4, 1973 at age 65 in a car accident in B.C. The younger son Allan died March 10, 1985 and Mary died August 10, 1994. David continues to run the Zaychuk family enterprise on 400 acres north of Edmonton.

Learmonth Family

  • AR-MS-622
  • Famille
  • n.d.

Helen Learmonth was born in Edmonton in 1904 and continued as a resident along with her husband, Charles for many years. Helen was the daughter of the Rev. David George McQueen who became the first Moderator of Edmonton Presbytery in 1906. Helen joined the Northern Alberta Pioneers and Old-Timers' Association in 1924 and was a member of the City of Edmonton Archives and Landmarks Committee in the sixties.

Holland, Fraser Family

  • AR-MS-690-S-3
  • Famille
  • 1843-1924

Holland, Henry Francis 1843-1910
Fraser, Selina 1853-1924

Henry Francis Holland was born 18 Jul 1943 to Georgina Hagarty and Richard Lee Holland in Cobourg, Ontario.

Selina Fraser was born in 1851 to Mary and Alexander Fraser in Cobourg, Ontario.

Henry married Selina Fraser 26 Nov 1874 in Cobourg, Ontario, and they had four children - Arthur Hagarty, Henry Fraser, Helen Gertrude, and Therese Fraser.

Henry was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1876, and worked as a lawyer in the Cobourg, Ontario area.

Henry Francis Holland died 17 May 1910 in Cobourg, Ontario.
Selina Fraser Holland died 22 Jul 1924 in Cobourg, Ontario.

Alexander J.H. McCauley Family

  • AR-MS-320-S-2
  • Famille
  • 1860-1999

McCauley, Alexander J.H. 1876-1948
McCauley, William Alexander 1917-1999

Alexander James Henry McCauley was born 1 Jul 1876 to Matilda Benson and Matthew McCauley in Winnipeg, Manitoba. At the age of 3 he moved to Fort Saskatchewan and later to Edmonton where his father homesteaded. Alex was very involved with the musical community in Edmonton, often performing as pianist or organist, including with the First Presbyterian Church Choir.

Alexander moved to Tofield, Alberta in 1907 to open a real estate and insurance office. He was an active part of the community in Tofield serving as mayor, as well as on the municipal school board, and in other community organizations.

Alexander married Barbara Ann Sinclair and they had three children – Helen Mary (1912-1997), Margaret Elizabeth (1914-2004), and William Alexander (1917-1999).

Alexander J.H. McCauley died 14 Mar 1948 in Tofield, Alberta.

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William Alexander McCauley was born 14 Feb 1917 to Barbara Sinclair and Alexander J.H. McCauley. He started piano lessons at 6 yrs, and at 16 yrs he formed a dance orchestra that travelled around the Edmonton district and was broadcast on CFRN.

During World War II, he was made Assistant Bandmaster of the Toronto Manning Pool Band, but was later remustered to aircrew. He went on to become a pilot, then instructed on Harvard aircraft and received an Honorable discharge as a flying officer.

After the war, William returned to his musical career. He went on to become an accomplished pianist, composer, arranger, conductor and trombonist. A few of his many accomplishments include playing with the Toronto Conservatory Symphony, Ottawa Philharmonic Orchestra, the National Film Board Orchestra and the Toronto Summer Symphony. William worked as the Music Director for Crawley Films, and composed and conducted music for over 100 documentary films.

William Alexander McCauley died 18 May 1999 in Alliston, Ontario.

Cameron Family

  • AR-MS-115
  • Famille
  • 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.

Egge Family

  • AR-MS-119
  • Famille
  • 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.

Peters Family

  • AR-MS-1013
  • Famille
  • 1878-1974

Peters, Harry 1878-1964
Peters, Mary Mulligan 1890-1927
Peters, Pearl Elizabeth Watt 1890-1974

Harry Peters was born 28 Aug 1878 in Flintshire, Wales and came to Canada in 1911. He was determined to be a minister and enrolled in Alberta College in 1913. While at Alberta College, Harry coached basketball and the team played at the Edmonton Exhibition. Harry Peters married Mary Mulligan, who was also attending Alberta College, on 28 May 1917, shortly after graduating from the college. Harry Peters began ministering in Lavoy, Alberta in the United Church. Harry and Mary had two daughters - Ella and Margaret.
In 1925, the family moved to Hardisty. Mary Mulligan Peters died in 1927.

In 1928, Harry Peters married Pearl Elizabeth Watt, who was a classmate of his first wife, Mary Mulligan. Over a career spanning 45 years, Rev. Harry Peters served in Crow’s Nest Pass, Bon Accord, Redcliffe, Nordegg and Granum. In the later years, he was curator of McDougall Methodist Church in Edmonton.

Rev. Harry Peters died Mar 1964 in Edmonton. Pearl Watts Peters died in 1974. They are buried in the Mount Pleasant Municipal Cemetery.

Humberstone Family

  • AR-MS-1201
  • Famille
  • 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.

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