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Lyman Delmar Parney fonds
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CA EDM MS-41
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1888 - 1942 (Creation)
- Parney, Lyman Delmar
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5 cm of textual records
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Lyman Delmar Parney was born in 1860 to William and Polly Parney in Ontario. On 15 Dec 1886 Lyman married Rosa Christina Schlenker in Ridgetown, Ontario. They had three children – Fred, George and Lena. Lyman and his family moved to Edmonton in 1904. He was a building superintendent for the provincial government for six years. Around 1916 he owned a broom company called ‘Alberta Maid’. He was well known as a builder and contractor in the Edmonton area. Lyman Parney served on many civic boards, including the Edmonton Public School Board. He was also trustee of McDougall United Church.
Lyman Delmar Parney died 22 Sep 1943 in Edmonton.
Lyman’s daughter, Lena, married William N. McClellan in 1924.
William N. McClellan was the son-in-law to Lyman Delmar Parney.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of private letters, business correspondence, documents relating to the L.D. Parney Estate, and a scrapbook relating to various subjects.
File 1: General correspondence - includes
~ letter and envelope, John McDougall, Methodist Church, Dept. of Missions to Mrs. L.D. Parney, Ridgetown, Ontario, 29 Feb 1904, re - books;
~ letter, addressed to Fred (L.D. Parney's son), likely by L.D. Parney, 9 Apr 1935, re - family and business activities
File 2: Correspondence - re: Warehouse, 10256 - 107 St., rental by Wilson Transit and Distributing Co. Ltd., installation of railway spur, 1933-1941
File 3: Accounts, L.D. Parney estate, 1943-1948
File 4: Scrapbook news clippings - re: new London telephone exchange, with illustration of Canada House, 1933; members of the Parney family; poetry; Royal family; World War I and II; Jenny Morris, (“mother” of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry); pencil drawing, duck with nest of eggs; deaths of Wilfred Grenfell, Thomas Alva Edison, Wilfrid Laurier, 1898-1942.
File 5: News clippings - loose clippings from scrapbook, include:
clippings re: World War I and II; Jenny Morris (“mother” of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry); poetry; inspirational stories; royal family; cartoons, 1918-1942.
Immediate source of acquisition
This fonds was donated to the City of Edmonton Archives by William N. McClellan in 1969.
The material was arranged by the archivist by type of record and then in chronological order.
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Accession number: A69-33
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City of Edmonton Archives
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