Fonds MS-717 - Garneau Family fonds

Eleanor & Laurent Garneau Eleanor & Laurent Garneau Funeral for Eleanor Garneau Mrs. Laurent Garneau Laurent Garneau Garneau Family Garneau Wedding Louis Garneau Garneau & Brady Children

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Garneau Family fonds

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  • [ca. 1890]-1922 (Creation)
    Garneau Family

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1 cm of textual records. - 9 photographs

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Brady, Archange Garneau 1877-1918
Brady, James P. 1908-1967
Brady, Jeanne (Sr. Archange) 1911-1984
Brady, John Redmond 1913-unknown
DeGroot, Anne Brady 1906-1982
Garneau, Alexander 1880-1918
Garneau, Charlotte 1882-1902
Garneau, Charlotte 1912-1918
Garneau, Edward (Ned) 1875-1958
Garneau, Edward 1908-unknown
Garneau, Eleanor Thomas 1853-1912
Garneau, John 1885-1949
Garneau, Harold 1908-1999
Garneau, Laurence 1906-1990
Garneau, Laurent 1840-1921
Garneau, Lawrence (Larry) 1878-1918
Garneau, Leo 1910-1987
Garneau, Louis 1872-1954
Garneau, Louis 1909-unknown
Garneau, Oscar 1910-1996
Garneau, Robert Elphage (Alf) 1909-1997
Garneau, Rose 1912-2001
Hogg, Mildred Garneau 1913-1997
Lacombe, Millie Garneau 1910-1998
Olsen, Eleanor Brady 1909-1988
Poirer, Agatha Garneau 1883-1918
Savard, Millicent Garneau 1888-1950
Shillabeer, Yvonne Savard 1912-1992
Shypanski, Mary Mabel Garneau 1912-1995

Laurent and Eleanor Garneau lived in Strathcona, Alberta. They had 11 children between 1870 and 1890 – Victoria, Louis, Edward (Ned), Archange, Lawrence (Larry), Alexander, Charlotte, Agatha, John (Jean Michel), Millicent, and Henri.

In 1874 they settled on River Lot 7 on the south side of the North Saskatchewan river opposite Fort Edmonton. The land extended from the river-bank in the north to what is now University Avenue in the south and from 112 Street in the west to about 109 Street in the east. The Garneaus built a log cabin at 11103 Saskatchewan Drive, around what is now the Humanities Building at the University of Alberta. The area around the university is known as Garneau, named for Laurent Garneau.

By 1914 the Garneaus had 18 grandchildren:
Children of Louis Garneau - Louis, Millie, Rose,
Children of Ned Garneau - Laurence, Edward, Mary Mabel,
Children of Archange Garneau Brady – Anne, James P., Eleanor, Jeanne, J. Redmond
Children of Alexander Garneau – Harold, Oscar, Charlotte
Children of John Garneau - Robert Elphage (Alf), Leo, Mildred (Millie)
Child of Millicent Garneau Savard – Yvonne.

Custodial history

Dick Garneau is son of Robert Elphage (Alf) Garneau and great-grandson of Eleanor and Laurent Garneau.
Mary Shypanski is the daughter of Edward (Ned) Garneau and granddaughter of Eleanor and Laurent Garneau.
Jeanette Garneau is the wife of Dick Garneau.

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The fonds consists of the records of the Laurent Garneau family. The textual records deal with Laurent Garneau’s estate following his death in 1921. The photographs include Laurent and Eleanor Garneau, their children and grandchildren.

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This fonds was donated to the City of Edmonton Archives by Dick Garneau in 1963, Mary Shypanski in 1968, and Dick and Jeanette Garneau in 1997.


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See also:
James Brady fonds (F0251) in the Glenbow Archives held at the University of Calgary Archives and Special Collections

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Further accruals are expected.

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Accession number: A63-121, A68-111, A97-158

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Formerly known as the Laurent (Lawrence) Garneau fonds.

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City of Edmonton Archives

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