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FIC - Found in clippings collection

  • AR-MS-0
  • Corporate body
  • 2015-current

It had been common practice to put small amounts of original material in clippings files. However, in 2015 the City of Edmonton Archives established a clippings committee to follow best practice and remove original archival material from the clippings files. The committee created a new classification within the private records (MS) collection and the government records (RG) collection to hold this material and make it accessible.

Bond Family

  • AR-MS-1
  • Family
  • 1880-1972

Bond, Margaret Joy 1915-1972
Bond, Victor Percival 1880-1961

Victor Percival Bond was born 4 Sep 1880 to Elizabeth Ann Greenway and William Bond in Simcoe, Ontario. Sometime between 1895 and 1900, Victor with his parents and siblings, Edgerton, Ida, Lulu and Reta, moved to Gladstone, Manitoba.

Victor was part owner of the Bond-Adams Company Limited, a real estate investment company, originally based in Port Arthur, Ontario. The company moved its head office to Calgary prior to the First World War, and also had an office in Sudbury, Ontario. It is likely at this time that Victor moved to Calgary. The Bond-Adams office in Calgary dealt directly with the many clients and companies involved in land speculation in western Canada at the time. Many of the clients were from the mining districts of northern Ontario.

In 1906, Victor married Evelyn Todd in Calgary. The had two daughters, Evelyn Ann born in 1913, and Margaret Joy, born in 1915. Sometime between 1916 and 1921, Victor and his family moved to Edmonton. Victor started a tailor shop in Edmonton, V.P. Bond and Company, which he operated until his retirement in the late 1950's.

Margaret Joy Bond worked in Edmonton, variously as a teacher, stenographer and seamstress.

Victor Percival Bond died 6 Dec 1961.
Margaret Joy Bond died suddenly, while on vacation in Nanaimo, BC, on 2 Oct 1971.
Margaret is buried with her parents in the Mount Pleasant Municipal Cemetery in Edmonton.

Kells, Edna

  • AR-MS-10
  • Person
  • 1880-1947

Adelaide Edna Kells was born 10 Jan 1880 in Artemesia, Ontario (now known as Markdale) to Mariane Glassford and Thomas Kells.
Edna Kells became one of the foremost women's editors in western Canada. She worked in newspapers in Winnipeg before coming to Edmonton, where she worked as the South Side reporter for the Edmonton Journal. In 1915 she was appointed Women's Editor, a position she held until her retirement in 1929.
She moved to Victoria, B.C. after retiring. Edna Kells died on June 20, 1947 at the age of 67.

Rutherford, Alexander Cameron

  • AR-MS-100
  • Person
  • 1857-1941

Alexander Cameron Rutherford was born in Osgoode, Carleton County, Ontario, on February 2, 1857 to James and Elizabeth (Cameron) Rutherford. His parents emigrated to Canada from Aberfeldy, Scotland in 1855. He was educated in the public and high schools in Metcalfe, Ontario and attended Woodstock College. He taught school for a year and then attended McGill University in Montreal where he received his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Civil Law degrees in 1881. He articled with Sir Richard Scott in Ottawa, was admitted to the Bar of Ontario in 1885 and immediately went into the partnership of Hodgins, Kidd and Rutherford with offices in Ottawa and Kemptville. In 1888 he married Mattie Birkett and they had two children, Cecil, and Hazel.
He came west to South Edmonton (later Strathcona), North-West Territories in 1895, set up a law practice and became active in local politics. He served as Secretary of the local school board for nine years. With the incorporation of the Town of Strathcona, he became Secretary-Treasurer in 1899, serving until 1905. After two defeats in 1896 and 1898, he was elected to the North West Territories Assembly in 1902, serving until 1905. During this period he was Deputy Speaker.
In 1905, he was called to lead the first government of Alberta. Dr. Rutherford also held the portfolios of Provincial Treasurer and Minister of Education. In 1906, he introduced a bill which founded the University of Alberta and also founded the Provincial Normal School. In recognition of his efforts to establish higher education in the new prairie province, the University of Toronto awarded him an LL.D. in 1907. He resigned as Premier on May 26, 1910
He continued to take an interest in higher education the University of Alberta. In 1924 he was appointed the West Member of the Board of Governors for McGill University. He was elected Chancellor of the University of Alberta in 1927 and continued in that position until his death on June 12, 1941.

MacAllister Family

  • AR-MS-101
  • Family
  • 1913-1998

MacAllister, Gault Alexander 1916-1984
MacAllister, Mary Stewart Moroney 1913-1998

Gault Alexander MacAllister was born in 1916 in Lachute, Quebec to Gertrude Clarke and Walt MacAllister. Gault MacAllister received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Alberta and became a professional agrologist. In 1946 he was employed by the Alberta Department of Agriculture, where he worked in close association with the Alberta dairy industry. He became supervisor of the Dairy Plant Inspection office in the Department of Agriculture in 1963 and retired in 1976.

Mary Stewart Moroney was born in 1913 to Maude Lauder and Frederick Moroney
Her mother’s parents (James Lauder and Hannah Gray) were a pioneering family in Edmonton. Mary worked as a teacher and educator, and later volunteered at the City of Edmonton Archives.

Mary Moroney and Gault MacAllister married in Edmonton in 1941. They had two children.
Gault Alexander MacAllister died in 1984. His wife, Mary Stewart Moroney MacAllister, died in 1998. They are buried in the Westakiwin Cemetery in Wetaskiwin, Alberta.

Peters Family

  • AR-MS-1013
  • Family
  • 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.

Smith's Ambulance Service

  • AR-MS-103
  • Corporate body
  • 1936-1981

In 1936 Sherman Maxwell Smith founded Smith's Ambulance Service. The company signed a contract with the City of Edmonton in 1953 and continued to provide ambulance services throughout the city. Mr. Smith passed away in 1975. The company was sold to the city in 1981, at which time the Edmonton Ambulance Authority was established.

Edmonton Chamber of Commerce

  • AR-MS-1037
  • Corporate body
  • 1889-current

The Edmonton Board of Trade, a community-based volunteer organization, was established in February 1889 to promote practical growth opportunities to support and enhance the prosperity of Edmonton’s business community with the goal of attracting settlers to the district. At the time of the Chamber's formation, Edmonton's economy was more rooted in agriculture than energy.

It was renamed the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce in 1928, retaining its mandate of contributing to the growth and development of Edmonton and its business community. In 2014, the Edmonton Chamber celebrated its 125th year of serving businesses in Edmonton.

Whelpley, Albert W.

  • AR-MS-1039
  • Person
  • 1912-2005

Albert Whelpley was born 31 Oct 1912 to Annie and Arthur Whelpley in Edmonton. Albert married Ruth K. Hanson in 1937 in Edmonton. Albert worked for the Canadian National Railway (C.N.R.) from age 15 until retirement at age 60. He was an avid golfer and a member of the Highland Golf Glub.
Albert Whelpley died 13 March 2005 in Edmonton.

Edmonton Zoological Society

  • AR-MS-104
  • Corporate body
  • 1953-1970

The Edmonton Zoological Society was first proposed in 1926 in association with the Borden Park Zoo, which operated in the city until 1941. In 1953 a committee was formed to re-establish the society and noted Edmonton naturalist, Al Oeming, was elected President. The society worked in conjunction with City Council and the Parks Department in the development of the Laurier Park Children's Zoo, which opened in 1959. The Society also appointed members to the Edmonton Zoo Advisory Board, as well as conducting lectures and lobbying on various wildlife issues. The Society was disbanded in 1970.

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