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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.

Archange Garneau Brady Family

  • AR-MS-717-S-2
  • Famille
  • 1877-1988

Brady, Archange Garneau 1877-1918
Brady, James P. 1908-1967
Brady, Jeanne (Sr. Archange) 1911-1984
Brady, John Redmond 1913-unknown
DeGroot, Anne Brady 1906-1982
Olsen, Eleanor Brady 1909-1988

Archange Garneau was born about 1877 to Eleanor Thomas and Laurent Garneau in Strathcona, Alberta. Archange married James Brady and they had eight children – Anne, James, Eleanor, Jeanne, Redmond, Antony, Dorothy and Kathleen. Archange Garneau Brady died in 1918 in St. Paul, Alberta.

Webb, Millis Family

  • AR-MS-49-S-1
  • Famille
  • 1879-1966

Webb, Alice Beatrice Millis 1879-1958
Webb, Joseph 1882-1966

Joseph Webb was born in London, England in 1884 to ? Curley and ? Webb. He joined the British Army in October 1898 and served in the Boer War. Upon termination of his service in the Army Service Corps in 1906, he was transferred to Army Reserve. Joseph Webb immigrated to Canada around 1909.

Alice Beatrice Millis was born 14 May 1879 to ? and William Millis in Howden, England. Alice immigrated to Canada around 1909.

Joseph Webb married Alice Beatrice Millis in 1910 in Edmonton. Alice and Joseph had one daughter – Ellen. Joseph worked as a clerk at the Dominion Lands Office

Joseph joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force in December 1914 and served in France as an RQMS (senior assistant to the quartermaster). He was discharged on 27 Apr 1919. While he was in military service, his wife and daughter lived in Hull, England.

After Joseph’s military service, the family returned to Edmonton and Joseph resumed his position as a clerk at the Dominion Lands Office. The family first lived at 10523 – 100 Avenue in Edmonton, then moved to 10420 – 100 Avenue.

Joseph and Alice moved to Vancouver in 1931. Joseph worked as a clerk at the Shaughnessy Hospital in Vancouver until retirement in 1947.

Alice Millis Webb died on 1 Nov 1958 in Vancouver.
Joseph Webb died on 3 Oct 1966 in Vancouver.

City of Edmonton. Edmonton Municipal Airport

  • AR-RG-2
  • Collectivité
  • 1926-1971

On June 16, 1926 Edmonton's airport become the first licensed municipal airport in Canada. Upon its establishment the airport was the responsibility of the Engineer's Department. A short-lived and ill-fated experiment occurred in 1927 when the City leased the land to farmer Mary Watt, who was expected to clear the brush, graze animals and raise hay on the land while maintaining it as an air field. When this project failed the Engineering Department retook control of the airfield.

In 1929 the newly incorporated Edmonton and Northern Alberta Aero Club was given responsibility for the airport. A Council Report that year recommended that since the airport was owned by the City a municipal official should be placed in charge. As a result, the Finance Committee appointed James "Jimmy" Bell airport manager on February 5, 1930. A former WWI bomber pilot and active member of the Aero Club, Bell would be a fixture at the airport until his retirement in 1962. For the first few years Bell was responsible for maintaining the hangar and field, while the Aero Club continued the field operations. Airport construction was done by staff of the Engineer's Department.

In 1940, as a result of the airfield's important role in the war effort, the Federal Government took over operations of the Edmonton Municipal Airport. This lasted until November 1, 1946, at which point control of the airport was transferred back to the Engineer's Department.

In 1947 James Bell became Superintendent of the Airport, presumably making the airport a separate department. This is confirmed by the functional organizational charts of the 1950s and 1960s. During the 1950s and 1960s the airport superintendent supervised all construction, maintenance and operational activity associated with the airport. He supervised a staff of around twenty, which included clerks, maintenance workers, fieldmen, watchmen, electricians, and janitors.

In 1965 the Edmonton Municipal Airport returned to the control of the Engineer's Department for budgetary reasons, however this was short-lived, and on December 29, 1967 the airport became independent once more when a Bylaw to regulate the operation of the Edmonton Industrial Airport (No. 3092) was passed.

In 1971, as part of a departmental reorganization, the responsibility for the airport was given to the newly formed Engineering and Transportation Department.

On April 1, 1996 the Edmonton Municipal Airport was transferred to the Edmonton Regional Airports Authority under a 56 year lease.

RCMP Centennial Committee

  • AR-RG-7-S-6
  • Collectivité
  • 1973-1974

The City's RCMP Centennial Committee was established in February, 1973. The Committee was composed of members of Civic administration, the RCMP, and members of the community. They worked separately from the Provincial RCMP Centennial Committee.

The City's RCMP Centennial Committee was responsible for planning commemorative celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Northwest Mounted Police (later the Royal Canadian Mounted Police) in 1873, and the 100th anniversary of their arrival in what is now Alberta in 1874.

1994 Commonwealth Games Bid Committee

  • AR-RG-7-S-3
  • Collectivité
  • [ca. 1986]-1987

The Commonwealth Games are an international athletic competition among British Commonwealth countries. In late 1986 the Commonwealth Games Association of Canada invited Edmonton to bid on the 1994 Games, and the 1994 Commonwealth Games Bid Committee was established. The Committee was likely a function of the City's Corporate Communications office. The Committee was responsible for preparing a bid to be the host City for the games. The bid was presented in November 1987, but ultimately Victoria, British Columbia was selected as the host city.

Civic Centennial Committee

  • AR-RG-7-S-4
  • Collectivité
  • 1963-1967

In January of 1962, Edmonton's Finance Committee recommended to City Council that a Centennial Committee be established to look into restoring Fort Edmonton for the Centennial. From this request grew the Edmonton Civic Centennial Council, an arms-length organization dedicated to coordinating Centennial activities in Edmonton.

The Civic Centennial Council, later called the Civic Centennial Committee, was responsible for planning Centennial festivities on behalf of the City. They provided information, promoted and coordinated activities, and made recommendations to the City on Centennial-related issues.

The Committee was managed by an executive directorate of representatives from civic government, business and industry, citizen organizations, and voluntary community groups. They reported to the City Commissioners.

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