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James Albert McCool fonds
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- McCool, James Albert Johnston
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0.5 cm of textual records
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James Albert Johnston McCool was born 1 Jul 1888 in the regional municipality of Louise, Manitoba to Catherine Lavinia McGee and James McCool. He moved to Alberta with his family in 1900.
In 1914, James married Mary Scully in Edmonton. They had one daughter. James was employed by City of Edmonton Telephones from the late 1910’s to 1953, rising to Assistant Superintendent.
James was also active in numerous community and fraternal organizations including of the Northern Alberta Pioneers and Old Timers Association (Secretary/Secretary-Treasurer 1929-1957), the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons (A.F. & A.M.) (Registrar, Acacia Lodge no. 11, ca. 1929, Chairman, Social and Entertainment Committee, Acacia Lodge no. 11, 1928-1957; District Deputy Grand Master, 1943-1944), the Royal Curling Club, the Alberta Curling Association, (Secretary-Treasurer, 1936-1955) and the Dominion Curling Association.
James Albert Johnston McCool died Sept 1957.
The items were included with records of the Northern Alberta Pioneers and Old Timers Association.
Scope and content
This fonds consists of the registrar’s report, Acacia Lodge no. 11, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons (A.F. & A.M.) and a printed poem relating to curling, “Lament of a Slick City Rink”.
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This fonds was donated to the City of Edmonton Archives by the Northern Alberta Pioneers and Old Timers Association in 1981.
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Accession numbers: A81-53
The MS was formerly James Finlay Falconer fonds - these records were repatriated to MS-70 James Finlay Falconer fonds.
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