Fonds MS-138 - Cavers, Charters Family fonds

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Cavers, Charters Family fonds

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CA EDM MS-138

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  • 1892 - 1954 (Creation)
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    Cavers, Charters Family

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50 cm of textual records

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(1863-1973)

Biographical history

Cavers, Mary Beatrice 1888-1976
Cavers, Mary Miller 1863-1910
Charters, Charles 1875-1966
Charters, Christina Jean Cavers 1900-1973
Charters, Everett Eldbridge 1902-1972
Charters, Kenneth 1978-1944
Charters, Margaret Everett 1875-1963
Strachan, Marion Charters ca. 1930-current

Christina ('Chrissie') Jean Cavers was born 13 Dec 1900 to Mary Miller and Edmond Cavers in the municipality of Louise, Manitoba. Christine had six siblings - Mary, Thomas, John, Hugh, Nettie and Ann. By 1921, Chrissie was working as a teacher in Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan.

Everett Eldbridge Charters was born 6 May 1902 to Margaret Everett and Charles Charters in Sunbury County, New Brunswick. Everett had seven siblings - Murray, Edna, Susan, Margaret, Leslie, Ralph and Rupert. By 1911, the family had moved to Kindersley, Saskatchewan.

In the mid 1920's, Christina Cavers married Everett Charters, likely in Saskatchewan. They had two children, Kenneth and Marion. Chrissie and Everett raised their family in Viscount, Saskatchewan, where Everett worked as a mechanic.

In 1969, Christina and Everett's son, Kenneth Charters, moved with his wife and children to Alberta. The family settled in St. Albert, and Kenneth worked in Edmonton as a mechanic and parts purchasing agent. Chrissie and Everett followed their son's move to Alberta. By 1971, Christina and Everett Charters were living in the Imperial Towers apartment on 101 Ave., in Edmonton, where Chrissie also worked as the janitor.

Christina and Everett's son, Kenneth, died 7 Feb 1972 in Edmonton at the age of 44. Everett Charters died a few months later on 27 Jun 1972. Christina retired and moved into the Meadowcroft Seniors Residence.

Christina Jean Cavers Charters died 9 Feb 1973 in Edmonton.

Custodial history

While the donation was attributed to Christina Charters, as it occurred in March 1973, after her death in February, it is assumed the Meadowcroft Seniors Residence donated the material on her behalf.

Scope and content

The fonds consists of sheet music, and a family album of postcards and greeting cards.

The majority of sheet music belonged to Christina Charters, most of which is annotated, C.J. Cavers, while others are annotated C.J. Charters, or Mrs. E. Charters. Some of the earlier pieces of sheet music are annotated M.B. Cavers, likely Christina's sister Mary Beatrice Cavers. A few pieces of music have other annotations, such as U.Y or Mrs. Young - it is not known who this is, or how related to Christina Cavers Charters.

The album of postcards and greeting cards covers multi-generations of the Cavers - Charters family. The early postcards are predominantly addressed to Everett Charters as a child ('Master Everett') or his parents, Maggie and Charles Charters. The cards are mostly from Charters or Everett relatives back in New Brunswick (Aunt Nell, Aunt Sadie, Grandma, Grandpa, Mother) and presumably sent after the family moved to Saskatchewan. Some postcards have notes or writings from the sender, others are blank. Other cards are addressed to Chrissie Cavers, before her marriage to Everett Charters.

Cards in the middle to later part of the album are addressed to Everett or Chrissie Charters, and later to their children, Kenneth or Marion. The cards are mostly from friends or relatives, and are predominantly greeting cards with some birth or memorial announcements.

It is not known if the creator of the album was a Charters family member, and Christina inherited the album upon her marriage to Everett, and continued it, or if Christina herself created the album and included cards that belonged to her or her husband prior to their marriage, as well as cards received by them once married.

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The fonds was donated to the City of Edmonton Archives by Meadowcroft Seniors Residence in 1973.

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Accession number: A73-18

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City of Edmonton Archives

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