Fonds MS-330 - Edmonton Cemetery Company fonds

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Edmonton Cemetery Company fonds

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  • Textual record
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CA EDM MS-330

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  • 1886 - 1966 (Creation)
    Creator
    Edmonton Cemetery Company

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1 m of textual record. - 2 objects

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(1886-1965)

Administrative history

The Edmonton Cemetery Company was formed in 1886 and received a charter in the same year. It was a limited stock company with no dividends issued to stockholders. The Board of Directors consisted of many of the city's prominent men including Matt McCauley, Alex Taylor and George D. K. Kinnaird. The company acquired land from the Hudson's Bay reserve and established the grave yard south of 107th Avenue between 117th and 119th Streets. Later acquisitions expanded the grounds west and northward. In 1922 a large expansion to the west included a large reserve for a military field of honor around a Cross of Sacrifice, similar to those found in Europe, erected by the Veterans War Graves Commission. In 1932 a neo-classical Mausoleum was built on the north side of 107th Avenue. By the 1960s issues of financial viability and the need for perpetual care prompted the company to initiate negotiations to surrender their charter to the City of Edmonton. The transfer occurred in 1965.

Custodial history

George D. K. Kinnaird served on the board of directors of the Edmonton Cemetery Company at the time of its transfer to the city.

Scope and content

This fonds consists of minutes, ledgers and financial records, shareholders' notices and correspondence of the company dating from 1866 to 1965. There are also copies of the company's indenture documents, certificates, and the corporate seal.

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Immediate source of acquisition

This fonds was donated by the Northern Alberta Pioneers and Old Timers Association via George D. K. Kinnaird in 1965.

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  • English

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Accession numbers: A65-294

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City of Edmonton Archives

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Final

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  • Box: MS Room