Fonds MS-40 - Kenneth William MacKenzie fonds

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Kenneth William MacKenzie fonds

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  • Textual record

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CA EDM MS-40

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  • 1901, 1904 (Creation)
    Creator
    MacKenzie, Kenneth William

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0.5 cm of textual records

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Name of creator

(1862-1929)

Biographical history

Kenneth William MacKenzie was born 3 Feb 1862 to Margaret and Donald MacKenzie in Lucknow, Bruce County, Ontario. After working on his father’s farm for a few years, Kenneth taught school for about 5 five years. At age 27, he entered the University of Toronto and graduated in 1893. After graduation, he headed west, and entered the first session of the Normal School (teacher’s school) in Regina. Upon completion, he was offered the principalship of the public school in Lethbridge. The following year, 1895, he became Principal of Edmonton Public Schools; a position he held until 1998.
From 1898 to 1910 Kenneth MacKenzie went into business as a bookseller and stationer, and then a Dominion Lands Agent 1908-1913, and returned to teaching at Victoria High School in Edmonton 1913-1929.
Kenneth MacKenzie was a member of the Edmonton Town Council in 1899. He became Mayor of the town, by acclamation, in 1900 and 1901. In 1904 Edmonton became a city and Kenneth MacKenzie served as its first Mayor in 1905.
Kenneth married Christina Jan Braden on 7 Jul 1897 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. They had three children – Ethel, Kenneth Stewart and Jean.
Kenneth William MacKenzie died 9 Oct 1929 in Edmonton and is buried in the Edmonton Municipal Cemetery.

Custodial history

It is not known how John Blue acquired the records. It is assumed at some point after 1939, the City Clerk forwarded the records to the Archives. The records were previously processed as part of the NAPOTA fonds.

Scope and content

The fonds consists of records belonging to Kenneth William MacKenzie. They include:

  • An Address to Governor-General, Sir Gilbert John Elliott Murray Kynnymond [sic], 4th Earl of Minto, signed on behalf of Town of Edmonton, Kenneth William MacKenzie, September 1901;
  • A petition requesting Kenneth MacKenzie to stand as Mayor of the City of Edmonton, 1904.

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Immediate source of acquisition

This fonds was donated to the City of Edmonton Archives by John Blue, Secretary, Edmonton Chamber of Commerce, member of the Edmonton Archives Committee, who sent the material to Alfred Russell, City Clerk in 1939.

Arrangement

The material was arranged by the archivist by date.

Language of material

  • English

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There are no restrictions on access.

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Copyright may apply.
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Accession number: No accession number

General note

The name of the Governor-General is Sir Gilbert John Elliott-Murray-Kynymound, 4th Earl of Minto.

Physical description

Records are dirty; some are fragile, brittle; handle with care

Conservation

Cleaned as best possible; minor repairs.

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City of Edmonton Archives

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Final

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  • Box: MS Room