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- Hanson, Gladys Lillian Jones
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Gladys Lillian Jones was born in Edmonton in 1912. Her father William M Jones immigrated to Canada in 1906 or 1908 and worked at the City Incinerator (later known as the Rat Creek Incinerator). Her mother, Lily, immigrated to Edmonton from England in 1906 aboard the “Parisian” along with her grandparents, Marshall and Jane Hanson, and her siblings Herbert, Albert and Sydney Jones. Gladys worked as a stenographer, phone operator and clerk for various Edmonton businesses including Weber Bros., Tighe & Wilson and Gillespie Grain. Gladys had a strong interest in music, likely inherited from her mother.
Gladys married Wallace O. Hanson in 1938 in Edmonton. They had two children, Marie and Gary. In 1950, Gladys and Wallace were the proprietors of Hanson’s Stationery at 10625 – 95th Street, Edmonton. In 1955, Gladys began working for the City of Edmonton in various departments, including the Power and Recreation departments.
Gladys Jones Hanson died 16 Oct 2010 and is buried at the Beechmount Municipal cemetery in Edmonton.
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This fonds consists of song books and sheet music, ranging from 1893 to 1960. It also includes stationery eraser guides marked “John Underwood & Co.” and three Klondike coins.
The photographs include her father William M. Jones at the Rat Creek incinerator, including an interior of the incinerator.
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The photographs were assigned item numbers with the prefix EA-232.
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- f.3 - In my merry Oldsmobile;
- f.4 - Kiss of Spring;
- f.6 - The Christmas Bells
- f.10 - Auf Wiedersehn.
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