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Mabel Gertrude Ragan fonds
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- Textual record
- Graphic material - photograph
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CA EDM MS-142
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1909 - 1975 (Creation)
- Ragan, Mabel Gertrude Payne
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2 cm of textual records. - 5 photographs
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Name of creator
Mabel Gertrude Payne (‘Gertrude’) was born 15 May 1897 to Emma Brigley and Hall John Payne in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, England.
In 1919 she married Paul Ragan (born Hastings NB) in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, England when Paul was serving with the 49th Batt. CEF during World War I. They had three children - Henry, Stan and Paula.
Gertrude was active in community work, including war work for the Navy League Association, United Services YMCA Club (she was Publicity Convenor), Edmonton Garrison Hostess Committee and the Canadian Red Cross.
She served as a city election worker through many elections, as Secretary to the City of Edmonton Archives and Landmarks Committee (1962-1966) and as a volunteer at Fort Edmonton (ca. 1976). She was, with her husband, a long-time Liberal, serving as President, Alberta Women's Liberal Association (ca. 1957-1959).
Mabel Gertrude Payne Ragan died 12 May 1994 in Vancouver, B.C.
Stan Ragan is the son of Mabel Gertrude Ragan.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of records collected by Gertrude Ragain or used by her family, including:
- an Edmonton Bulletin carrier's regular customer record book for Henry Ragan (son of Gertrude), October – December 1937;
- booklet 'Rundle in Alberta 1840-1848', by The United Church of Canada; annual report, United Services Y.M.C.A. Club, March 17, 1943;
- invitation, unveiling of Rundle's Mission plaque, September 12, 1965;
- booklet 'The Rundle Adventure Story', by John Travis, 1968.
The photographs include Earl Grey’s visit to Edmonton in 1909 and a portrait of Gertrude Ragan, ca. 1975, used for an Edmonton Historical Board award (1976).
Immediate source of acquisition
This fonds was donated to the City of Edmonton Archives by Mabel Gertrude Ragan in 1965 and 1973, and Stan Ragan in 1976.
The material was arranged according to the filing system of the creator.
The photographs were arranged in chronological order and assigned item numbers with the prefix EA-5.
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There are no restrictions on access.
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Copyright may apply.
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See Scope and content above.
Photographs have been described at the item level; some are available on the online database, with the remainder available in the Reference Room.
No further accruals are expected.
Accession numbers: A64-115, A73-53, A76-107
Formerly known as Mrs. Paul Ragan fonds.
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City of Edmonton Archives
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