Fonds MS-1173 - Orville Waddell fonds

River Boat at Edmonton Coal River Mines

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Orville Waddell fonds

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  • Graphic material - photograph

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CA EDM MS-1173

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  • [ca. 1902] (Creation)
    Waddell, Orville

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1 photograph

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Biographical history

Orville (‘Orie’) Waddell was born 10 Oct 1890 to Charles and ? Waddell in Abalene, Kansas, USA. He married Mary Rebecca (Beckie) Halderman on 1 Nov 1892 in Kansas, Missouri. They had one son – Otis.
Orville left for Canada in 1902 after hearing of land for sale at a remarkably low price. Upon arriving in Edmonton, Orville found work on a boat hauling coal up and down the North Saskatchewan River. Beckie and Otis arrived in Edmonton the following year. Orville homesteaded in the Pine Ridge area (near Heatherdown, Whitecourt, Alberta). Orville Waddell died 30 Nov 1925 and is buried at the Heatherdown Cemetery in Whitecourt, AB.

Custodial history

Elinor Waddell is the granddaughter-in-law to Orville Waddell.

Scope and content

The fonds consists of a photograph of the mining boat where Orville Waddell worked – the Mongamorie.

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Immediate source of acquisition

This fonds was donated to the City of Edmonton Archives by Elinor Waddell in 2014.


The photograph was assigned item numbers with the prefix EA-775.

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  • English

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There are no restrictions on access.

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Copyright may apply.
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No further accruals are expected.

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Accession number: A2014-19

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Not related to Kathleen Waddell MS-1060.

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City of Edmonton Archives

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