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Amos Skinner fonds
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- Textual record
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- Skinner, Amos
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Name of creator
Amos L. Skinner was born in 1912 to Amos Ezekiel Skinner and Agnes Taylor. He was the grandson of early Riverdale resident, Harry Taylor.
Amos married Margaret W. Jeffrey in 1941 in Edmonton. They had three children: Doug, Carolyn and Barbara. Amos worked as a carpenter and caretaker, and did construction work. Amos Skinner died 5 Mar 2002 in Edmonton.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of a collection of historical sketches on the Riverdale area created by Amos Skinner. It includes lists of street names in Riverdale and of Principals at Riverdale School.
The records include references to Mr. D.B. Fraser, Fraser’s Mill and Mr. J.B. Little.
The community of Riverdale is located along the North Saskatchewan River. Settlers arriving in the 1880s were quick to develop this large flat area, which was just one mile downstream from Fort Edmonton. One of the first arrivals was Daniel Robert Fraser, who started a flour and sawmill in the flats in 1881. The area became known as Fraser Flats until the community changed the name to Riverdale in 1910.
Immediate source of acquisition
This fonds was donated to the City of Edmonton Archives by Amos Skinner in 1975.
The material was arranged according to the filing system of the creator.
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No further accruals are expected.
Accession numbers: A75-18
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