Fonds MS-781 - Maria Roxburgh fonds

Graves Residence Graves Residence - Interior Parlor Roxburgh House Old Chisholm Block

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Maria Roxburgh fonds

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  • Graphic material - photograph

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  • [ca. 1907-1920] (Creation)
    Roxburgh, Maria Scragg Stirling

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4 photographs. - 2 published works

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Biographical history

Maria Scragg was born in 1886 in Stratford, Essex, England, to Emma Jane Houghton and Ralph Scragg. She emigrated to Canada in 1905, eventually settling in Edmonton. She married William Stirling in 1907 and they had one son, Charles Ernest in 1908. William Stirling died in 1918.
In 1920, Maria Scragg Stirling married John Roxburgh, who himself had lost a spouse in 1918. John Roxburgh had been married to Grace Armstrong and they had 3 daughters, Agnes, Ania and Margaret.
After Maria Scragg Stirling and John Roxburgh were married they became a blended family as the 1921 Canadian Census shows Maria’s son, Charles, took Roxburgh as his last name, and Maria was referred to as the mother (not stepmother) of the three girls.
John Roxburgh died in 1958. Maria Scragg Stirling Roxburgh died in 1979. They are buried at the Edmonton Cemetery.
Maria Scragg Stirling Roxburgh is the sister of Richard Scragg.

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The fonds consists of photographs including the Grave’s house at 295 – 105 St., where Maria Scragg and John Stirling were married in 1907, the home of Maria and John Roxburgh, and the Chisholm Block fire.
The fonds also includes two books, ‘The George McDougall Museum and Shrine: The Little Church at the City’s Heart’ (287.9 MCD 1946), and ‘Rundle in Alberta 1840-1848’ (922.77 RUN).

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This fonds was donated to the City of Edmonton Archives by Maria Roxburgh in 1967.


The photographs were assigned item numbers with the prefix EA-32.

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  • English

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No further accruals are expected.

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Accession numbers: A68-40

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City of Edmonton Archives

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  • Box: Library
  • Shelf: Library