Fonds MS-320 - McCauley Family fonds

Matthew McCauley Family First Train Across Low Level Bridge Children of Matthew & Matilda McCauley First Presbyterian Church Choir, Edmonton Alexander J.H. McCauley Family Julia Alberta McCauley Norquay Family North-West Mounted Police Officers Officers Samuel McCauley Family Thistle Rink - 2nd St., Edmonton
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McCauley Family fonds

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  • 1887-1908, [ca. 1961], 1974, 1977, 1978, [ca.1985]-1992 (Creation)
    McCauley Family

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2 m of textual records. - 16 photographs

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Aylen, Bernard 1898-1968
Aylen, Elizabeth Norquay 1905-2003
McCauley, Alexander 1860-1908
McCauley, Alexander J.H. 1876-1948
McCauley, Anne Cookson 1868-1948
McCauley, Catherine MacLean 1864-1944
McCauley, Daniel Alexander 1884-1951
McCauley, Eleanor Lattimer 1823-1874
McCauley, Elizabeth 1866-1933
McCauley, Elizabeth Lucinda 1890-1926
McCauley, Frank 1888-1930
McCauley, James Hector 1899-1979
McCauley, Julia Alberta 1883-1966
McCauley, Lillian Bell 1877-1939
McCauley, Mabel Victoria 1883-1957
McCauley, Margaret Jane 1880-1979
McCauley, Mary Eleanor 1885-1957
McCauley, Matilda Benson 1875-1896
McCauley, Matthew Allan 1895-1948
McCauley, Matthew 1850-1930
McCauley, Maud Muriel 1886-1941
McCauley, May Emeline 1884-?
McCauley, Samuel 1855-1903
McCauley, Samuel (Jr.) 1892-1892
McCauley, William Alexander 1917-1999
McCauley, William Fred 1902-1930
McLean, Catherine Anne McCauley 1887-1987
Norquay, Alexander 1867-1939
Norquay, Julia Alberta McCauley 1883-1966

Alexander McCauley and Eleanor Latimer, lived near Owen Sound, Ontario and had ten children between 1847 and 1864 – Mary Ann (1847-1884), John S. (1848-1935), Matthew (1850-1930), Martha (1851-1920), Eliza (1853-1927), Samuel (1855-1903), Eleanor (1857-1893), Alexander (1860-1908), Margaret Jane (1862-1933), and William Francis (1863-?). While some members stayed in Ontario, a few moved to western Canada, namely Matthew, Alexander and Samuel.

Matthew, Alexander, and Samuel were prominent citizens in early Edmonton.

Custodial history

Margaret Wood is the daughter of Alexander J.H. McCauley, sister to William A. McCauley, and granddaughter to Matthew McCauley.

Elizabeth Aylen, is the daughter of Julia Alberta McCauley Norquay and the granddaughter of Matthew McCauley.

Marjorie van de Sande is the daughter of Elizabeth Aylen, granddaughter of Julia Alberta McCauley Norquay, and the great granddaughter of Matthew McCauley.

Jean McLean Saville is the daughter of Catherine A. McCauley and granddaughter of Samuel McCauley.

It is not known how Tony Cashman or Lorne Kozak acquired the records.

Scope and content

The fonds consists of personal papers and business records of some members of the McCauley family, including Matthew McCauley, his children Alexander James Henry McCauley and Julia Alberta McCauley Norquay, and his grandson William Alexander McCauley. There are also records of Matthew’s brothers Samuel and Alexander.

The records include family trees and a family history narrative of the McCauley family 1824 to 1965. There are also records from the businesses run by Matthew, Samuel and Alexander.

The photographs include the children of Matthew and Matilda McCauley, as well as photographs showing some of the construction and hauling work done by Samuel McCauley and his crew.

The fonds is arranged in five series:
Series 1: Matthew McCauley Family
Series 2: Alexander J.H. McCauley Family
Series 3: Julia Alberta McCauley Norquay Family
Series 4: Samuel McCauley Family
Series 5: Alexander McCauley Family

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This fonds was donated to the City of Edmonton Archives by Margaret Wood, Elizabeth Aylen, Louise Thompson, Jean McLean Saville, Marjorie van de Sande, Tony Cashman, and Lorne Kozak in ten donations made between 1971 and 1998


The material was arranged by the archivist by family branch.
The photographs were assigned item numbers with the prefix EA-430.

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Accession numbers: A71-54, A77-122, A81-38, A81-101, A81-102, A81-105, A89-7, A91-79, A92-167, A98-63

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