Daws, Charlotte

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Daws, Charlotte

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1912-1996

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Charlotte Daws was born 28 Dec 1912 to Charolotte O’Farrell and Charles Daws in Edmonton. Her father was killed in action during World War I, where two brothers also served. Another brother served in World War II.

She was a student at McDougall Commercial High School. She competed with the McDougall track and field team, and the Edmonton Olympic club team in running (100 yard, 220 yard, 60 m., 100 m. and relay) and broad jump (running and hop, step and jump), winning numerous medals. In 1930 she was a member of the Canadian team at the first British Empire Games in Hamilton, Ontario. She broke Alberta and national records in broad jump and 220 yard run, and tied the world record in the 60 m. dash with a time of 7.35 seconds.

Charlotte Daws later married, firstly, D. Coburn and, secondly, Alan Nevard. Charlotte and Alan lived in Vancouver BC, where Charlotte worked as a secretary.
Charlotte Daws Nevard died 15 Sep 1996.

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AR-MS-139

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City of Edmonton Archives

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