Fonds MS-439 - Magee Family fonds

Sophia Jamieson Magee Jenny Magee Jenny Magee Magee Family Magee Family Bill Magee Bill Magee Mary Black Jenny Magee Hannah Magee
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Magee Family fonds

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3 cm of textual records. - 17 photographs

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([ca. 1833]-1962)

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Black, Mary Magee 1864-1947
Haigler, Henrietta Magee 1879-1962
Magee, Charles 1877-1954
Magee, Elizabeth 1874-[19--]
Magee, Frederick 1881-1955
Magee, James [ca. 1833]-1893
Magee, James (Jr) 1866-1896
Magee, Jane (Jenny) 1860-1938
Magee, Jessica 1869-1952
Magee, Hannah (Hazel) 1871-1962
Magee, Nelson 1873-1951
Magee, Sophia Jamieson [ca. 1835]-1898
Magee, William 1862-1955

Sophia Jamieson and James Magee lived in Blythe, Huron County, Ontario. They had 12 children between 1860 and 1881 – Jane, William, Mary, James, Jessica, Hannah, Nelson, Elizabeth, Charles, Henrietta, Frederick and a daughter that died in infancy.

Following the death of patriarch James Magee in 1893, Sophia and some of her children moved west to Alberta. Over the next few years, more of the adult children moved from Ontario to Alberta. By 1898 all but three of Sophia’s children had moved to Alberta. James, Elizabeth, and Charles remained in Ontario.

In Alberta, William, Nelson, and Frederick all took homesteads. Mary, Jessica, and Henrietta all married. Jane remained single and was a dressmaker. Hannah also remained single and was a school teacher.

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The fonds consists of textual and photographic records of some of the Magee family members, mostly those who settled in Alberta, and predominantly Hannah Magee.

The records have been arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Sophia Jamieson Magee
Series 2: Jenny Magee
Series 3: William Magee
Series 4: Mary Magee
Series 5: James Magee
Series 6: Hannah Magee
Series 7: Henrietta Magee Haigler

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This fonds was transferred to the City of Edmonton Archives by the Northern Alberta Pioneers and Old Timers Association.


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See also:
Magee Family fonds (PR0548) at the Provincial Archives of Alberta

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No further accruals are expected.

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Accession number: unknown NAPOTA

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MS-439 was formerly Ellen Andrews fonds. There records were repatriated to MS-69 John Walter fonds.
The Magee records were formerly known as MS-56.2.

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City of Edmonton Archives

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