Fonds MS-489 - Thomas H. Jones fonds

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Thomas H. Jones fonds

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Biographical history

Thomas Henry Jones was born in 1868 to James and Mary Jones in Manvers, Ontario (now City of Kawartha Lakes). Thomas married Mary Cashon, of Ireland, on 10 Feb 1892, in Lindsay, Ontario. Sometime between 1892 and 1895, James and Mary moved to Edmonton. Thomas worked as a carpenter/contractor and the family lived at 3rd St. Hudson’s Bay Reserve (HBR).
Thomas and Mary had three children, Lesa (born 1895), Meta (born 1899) and Vera (born 1903). All three daughters were born in Edmonton, NWT (now Alberta).
Lizzie Boyle, (age 19 in 1901), lived with the family as a domestic.
By 1911, Thomas, Mary and daughters had moved to Chilliwack, B.C.
Thomas Henry Jones died 7 Oct 1914 in B.C.

Custodial history

J. Shaw was a resident of Vancouver; it is not known how he acquired the records of Thomas Henry Jones. The material was mailed by Mr. Shaw to the Mayor’s Office (City of Edmonton) and then forwarded to the City of Edmonton Archives.

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The fonds consists of records from Thomas Henry Jones life in Edmonton, Lizzie Boyle and the Edmonton Exhibition.

File 1:
Municipality of the Town of Edmonton Tax Assessment for T.H. Jones of lots 83 & 84, 3 block HBR (Hudson’s Bay Reserve), 1902;
Northwest Territories Summon For Jurors to Thos. H. Jones, to appear at Court in Edmonton Wednesday October 1, dated September 19, 1902;
City of Edmonton Voter’s List 1904 (includes Jones, T.H.).

File 2:
Dominion Lands receipt, issued to Lizzie Boyle for scrip purchase of land, SE ¼ and E ½ of SW ¼, of Section 4, in Township 56, Range 24, west 4 Meridian, December 19, 1900 (land is near Morinville);
Envelope addressed to Miss Lizzie Boyle, c/o Harry Jones Esq (likely for Dominion Lands receipt).

File 3:
Printed programme – Alberta’s Grand Summer Fair, July 1 to 4, 1901, Edmonton (includes Citizens’ Day, Old Timers’ Day, Farmers’ Day, Americans’ Day), by the Edmonton Industrial Exhibition Association Limited;
Printed programme – Edmonton’s Annual Exhibition, 1907 (July 1-4), Official Race Programme.

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This fonds was donated to the City of Edmonton Archives by J. Shaw in 1985.


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Accession numbers: A85-67, A85-113

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Formerly known as the J. & T. Shaw fonds

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