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Lane Family

  • AR-MS-623
  • Familie
  • n.d.

Mr. and Mrs. Lane are residents of Blackfoot Alberta.

Ganton Family

  • AR-MS-627
  • Familie
  • 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.

Miller Family

  • AR-MS-611
  • Familie
  • 1897 - 1984

Georgia A. Miller, was born August 27, 1897 in Castleton, Ontario and arrived in Edmonton with her family on June 17, 1902. Her father, Raymond B. Walt, became the assistant town clerk. The family resided at 102A Avenue. After attending Normal School in Camrose Georgia taught at the Queens Avenue School. She also earned her ATCM Diploma from the Toronto Conservatory of Music and taught music and was a piano accompanyist for many years performing with Amelie Lane Gubbins, nee Brooks. Georgia was a lifelong member of the United Church of Canada and held positions as President of the Edmonton Presbytery 1942-1943 and Alberta Conference President of the Women's Missionary Society, 1948-1951. Georgia died at age 86 on February 17, 1984. Georgia was predeceased in 1956 by her sister, Winnifred Empay wife of Dr. Howard S. Empay of Vancouver, formerly of Edmonton. She was survived by her husband Clarence E. Miller of Edmonton and a niece, Frances Empay of Vancouver. Clarence Miller worked for Calgary Power in Wetaskiwin as a salesman for Northern Hardware in Edmonton and as an electrician.

Munshaw Family

  • AR-MS-612
  • Familie
  • n.d.

Fred and Agnes Munshaw were longtime residents of Edmonton living at 11022 - 81 Avenue. Mr. Munshaw was a city employee. Both Mr. and Mrs Munshaw were avid lawn bowlers and curlers, belonging to the Garneau Lawn Bowling Club and to the Granite Curling Club. Mrs. Munshaw was active in the Catholic Women's League and attended St. Anthony's Church. Mr. Munshaw was active in the Knox United Church.

Tominson Family

  • AR-MS-662
  • Familie
  • 1739 - 1829

William Tomison was born in South Parish, South Ronaldsay in 1739. In the summer of 1760 he sailed for Canada in the employ of the Hudson Bay Company. In April of 1778 Tomison was sent to manage Cumberland House, Northwest of Lake Winnipeg. Later in 1795 he established Edmonton House as Factor. He retired back to the Orkney Islands in 1811 building a school, Tomison's Academy, there. He died March 26, 1829.

William Henry Sheppard Family

  • AR-MS-651
  • Familie
  • 1862 - 1944

William Henry Sheppard was born in Newmarket Ontario in 1862. He married Annie Elizabeth Lowe on April 13, 1892. Together they came to Edmonton in 1894 and ran the Raymond Hotel and then the Hotel Edmonton in 1896. He built the Sheppard Block in 1907 and began a political career serving on the First Strathcona Council in 1899 until 1901 then 1903-1904 and again in 1908-1909, until being elected mayor of Strathcona in 1906. Mr. Sheppard also owned and operated the Yellowhead Brewery in Rossdale. He died in November 1944.

Scott Family

  • AR-MS-644
  • Familie
  • n.d.

The Scott family have been residents of the Edmonton area for many years.

Anderson Family

  • AR-MS-18
  • Familie
  • 1880-2007

Anderson, Robert Thompson 1880-1960
Anderson, Margaret “Greta” McPherson 1890-1979
Anderson, Malcolm Robert 1920-2007

Robert Thompson Anderson was born in Rapid City, Manitoba, on August 2, 1880 to William Anderson (1843- 1925) and Jane Struthers (1840-1907). William and Jane had four children: Clara Jane (1868- ), John (1873- ), Robert, and Walter (1883- ). In 1897, they moved west to Lemon Creek, in the Slocan Valley region of British Columbia. John also moved to the area to work as a druggist. By 1898, Robert had also moved to B.C. and was working in his brother's drug store. Robert became a prolific poet earning rave reviews and by 1900 The Slocan Drill was regularly publishing his poetry. One of his poems, titled The Message of Grief, on the death of Queen Victoria, was praised in both Toronto and Vancouver papers.

In 1905, Robert came to Edmonton and first worked at the W.H.Clark lumber company. By 1906, he joined the Edmonton Fire Department and became the Department's fourth staff member. In 1910, he married Isabella Edith McGhee (1888-1913) and they had one daughter, Clara Edith Anderson (1911-1933). Anderson continued to write poetry and his first book, The Old Timer & Other Poems, was published in 1909. Some of his poems were also published in the Edmonton Journal and Edmonton Bulletin.

Isabella McGhee Anderson died in 1913. Robert enlisted in 1914 with the Alberta Dragoons and served for the duration of the First World War. His attestation papers list his marital status as widower and according to the article, "The Kipling of the Kootenays," Robert's military pay cheques were sent to his sister Clara who was the guardian of his daughter Clara Edith. In 1916 Robert received a military medal for great gallantry when on reconnaissance patrol for pushing forward under sniper fire and when his horse was shot, he carried on dismounted and brought back reliable and valuable information as the enemy position. He was discharged on 20 Apr 1919.

Robert married Margaret ‘Greta’ McPherson Grant, a Scottish immigrant, in May 1919. He also took a position with the City of Edmonton's Health Department as Quarantine Officer. He remained in this position until his retirement in 1947. He then served with the Corps of Commissionaires for eight years.

Many of Robert Thompson Anderson poems were inspired from his work or reflect his activities, family and heritage: The Fire Laddie’s Call Three, De Health Inspector, and The High Hills of Scotland. Anderson had two more books of his work published, Canadian Born & Other Western Verse (October 1913) and Troopers in France (December 1932).
Robert and Margaret had two children, Malcolm Robert and Ailsa Theresa.

Robert Thomspon Anderson died 3 Apr 1960 and is buried at Edmonton’s Westlawn Cemetery.

Holland, Fraser Family

  • AR-MS-690-S-3
  • Familie
  • 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.

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