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Zinovich, Jordan

  • AR-MS-519
  • Person
  • n.d.

Jordan Zinovich is a history researcher out of New York interested in the fur trade in the Canadian northwest. Hislop and Nagle were prominent traders out of Lesser Slave Lake and Fort Resolution who maintianed a headquarters and outfitters store in Edmonton, Alberta.

Zaychuk Family

  • AR-MS-607
  • Family
  • 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.

Zander, Don C.

  • AR-MS-656
  • Person
  • n.d.

Mr. Zander is a resident of Edmonton and a train enthusiast.

Y's Menettes Club. Edmonton Chapter

  • AR-MS-677
  • Corporate body
  • 1944 -

The Young Men's Christian Association or YMCA was founded by George Williams in Britain in 1844|the associated group called the Y's Men's Club began in Toledo, Ohio in 1922. Later the wives of the "Y's Men" decided to form an auxiliary group to support the community work of the Y's Men's Club and the YMCA. In 1924 a Vancouver women's group adopted the "Y's Menettes" name. The Y's Menettes association was formally accepted as part of the YMCA group at the Cleveland Convention in 1931. Y's Menettes soon became international. The Edmonton group began December 4, 1944 and was very active throughout the 1950's and 1960's.

Wright, John Sutherland

  • AR-MS-175
  • Person
  • 1863-1939

Dr. John S. Wright, son of Abel Wright (1827-1911) and Mary Dobie (1828-1914) was born in Ontario, ca. 1863, one of ten children. The family are descendants of Abel Wright (1631-1659) born in Massachusetts, U.S.A, who was a sailor in the New England area, around 1655.

Direct line shown here:
Abel Wright (1631-1725, Mass., USA)

Ensign Abel Wright (1664-1691, Mass., Conn., USA)

Ebenezer Wright (1701-1786., Conn., USA)

Ebenezer Wright (1727-1809, Conn., USA; Cornwall, CA)

Asahel Wright (1754-1813, Conn., USA; Ontario)

Abel Wright (1791-1879, Ontario)

Abel Wright (1827-1911, Ontario)

John Sutherland Wright (ca 1860-1939, Ontario; Edmonton, Alberta).

The family of John’s great-grandfather, Asahel Wright (1754-1813), was caught in the American Revolution. The loyalties were divided in the family. Asahel and some sons sided with the British and went to Canada, where they received some land grants in return for their loyalty. Asahel’s other sons remained in the New England, U.S.A. area.
John is a descendant of the branch of the family that went to Ontario and became farmers in the Township of Sullivan area, Grey County, Ontario.
In 1891, John lived in Manitoulin, Ontario and worked as a school teacher. He married Matilda Dawson on November 16, 1891 in Little Current, Ontario. Their daughter, Helen Walker Wright, was born October 10, 1895, in Toronto, Ontario while John was a medical student.
John, Matilda and Helen moved to the United States in 1897, settling in the town of Lysander, New York. Sometime between 1901 and 1910, Matilda died and, John and Helen returned to Canada.
In 1910, John opened a practice in Edmonton, Alberta on Jasper Avenue. In 1911, he moved his practice to the Stovel Block, at 423 Namayo Avenue (later known as 10329 - 97th Street).
John married Marion Georgina Weatherston, from Hayesland, Ontario, on August 31, 1910 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. John’s practice remained at the Stovel Block and the family, John, Marion and Helen, lived in the same building. By 1916, Helen Walker Wright was a teacher at McCauley School and still lived with her father and stepmother at 10329 – 97th Street.
In 1924, John moved his practice to the Tegler building at 10189 – 101 Street, and the family moved to 10152 – 115 Street. His practice remained in the Tegler building until he retired in 1938.
Helen Walker Wright married Wilmer Gerald Grothier, a bank clerk, on May 5, 1921 in Toronto. They had two children. Helen Walker (Wright) Grotheir died December 3, 1931 in Woodstock, Ontario.
Marion Georgina (Weatherston) Wright died ca. 1929.
Dr. Wright died In Edmonton June 5, 1939 and is buried in the family plot in Perry, New York, U.S.A.

Wolfe, Merrill E.

  • AR-MS-118
  • Person
  • 1919-1975

Merrill E. Wolfe was born in Wilkie, Saskatchewan in 1919 and moved to Edmonton at an early age. After graduating from the University of Alberta he served in the Royal Canadian Air Force as a pilot during the Second World War.
After the war he joined Edmonton Motors, the firm his father had started in 1925, and later he assumed the presidency. Mr. Wolfe was president of the Rotary Club, and Chairman of the Fort Edmonton Foundation for six years. He also served as Chairman of the Historical Advisory Board and as Honorary Chief Factor of Fort Edmonton. He served on the Steering Committee, Foundation for Cultural Heritage, which ultimately influenced the establishment of the Edmonton Community Foundation.
Merrill E. Wolfe died in 1975.

Wissink, Barend

  • AR-MS-959
  • Person
  • [193-?]-current

Barend Wissink, born to Mr. and Mrs. Jan Wissink, is a resident of Edmonton. Barend is an active member of the Edmonton Stamp Club and the Wild Rose Antique Collectors Society, where he served as President from 1979 to 1980. Barend, and his wife Margaret, are inductees on the Wildrose Antique Collectors Society's Wall of Honour.

Willmore, Dorothy Kendall

  • AR-MS-110
  • Person
  • 1915-2010

Dorothy Kendall was born in Tofield, AB on March 20, 1915. She married Norman Willmore on July 12, 1933 and their son, John Jack Willmore (known as Jack) was born November 24, 1939 in Edmonton. At that time they moved to Edson, AB and ran a shoe store for many years. In 1953, Norman Willmore, MLA for Edson was named as Provincial Minister of Industries and Labour.
In 1958, Norman and Dorothy moved to Edmonton, AB. In 1960, Norman was made Provincial Minister of Lands and Forests. Norman was tragically killed in a vehicle collision, 4 Feb 1965 while on his way to attend a fish and game convention. He is buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Edmonton. The Willmore Wilderness Park was named in his honour. Dorothy continued to live in Edmonton.
On April 9, 1980 Dorothy married respected obstetrician Dr. Eby Quehl in Ponoka, AB.
Dorothy and Norman’s son, Jack, died 7 Aug 2003. Dorothy Kendall Willmore Quehl died 19 Aug 2010.

Williamson, Catherine G.

  • AR-MS-200
  • Person
  • n.d.

Catherine G. Williamson was a school teacher in Edmonton. She was married to Matthew S. Williamson, who for some time, worked variously as a meat cutter, clerk, and elevator operator in the city. A relative, Joseph Williamson, perhaps his father, worked as a tanner at the Great Northern Tannery. The Williamson's appear to have inherited some of the records of the Edmonton Tannery, as the Great Northern Tannery was later known. The family also inherited the records of John B. Lidstone, a local Edmonton businessman.

Williams, Stan

  • AR-MS-221
  • Person
  • 1916 - 2007

Stanley (Stan) Arthur Williams was born on 14 Apr 1916 to Ethel Scarfe and Frank Williams in Summerland, British Columbia. His father was a newspaperman and owned many small newspapers. As a young man, Stanley worked by his father’s side learning every aspect of the newspaper trade.

By the late 1930’s Stan was working as a photographer for the Vancouver Sun. In 1940 Stan married Margaret Giles in St. James Church in Vancouver, British Columbia. They had four children – Diane, David, Jean, and Patricia.

In 1943, Margaret and Stan moved to Edmonton, where Stanley worked as a legislature report for the Edmonton Bulletin. Stan joined the Edmonton Journal as assistant city editor in 1948. He remained with the Edmonton Journal for 33 years, retiring in 1981.

Stan and Margaret co-authored a travel series in the paper. Their first destinations were reached by road pulling their trailer, earning them the title of ‘Six Wheels’. Stan was also a church leader, as well as highly interested in history. Stan and Margaret received a Recognition Award from the Edmonton Historical Board in 1976.

Stanley Arthur Williams died 9 May 2007 and he is buried at the Beechmount Cemetery in Edmonton.

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