Fonds PR1779 - Adrien Clément La Rivière fonds

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Adrien Clément La Rivière fonds

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    • 1904-1917 (Creation)

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    0.01 m of textual records. – 1 photograph

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    Joseph Jules Adrien Clement La Rivière was born February 14, 1877 in Saint-Boniface, Manitoba; he was the son of Alphonse A. La Rivière and Marie Bordeau. In 1909, Adrien became a clerk for the Hudson Bay Company at Dunvegan, Alberta; he had previously been employed at Lesser Slave Lake.

    He was a director of the Edmonton Stock Yards Company Limited. He served as Mayor of Grouard, Alberta. Adrien was a lieutenant in the 233rd Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (North-West French-Canadians unit during the First World War). He and wife Ernestine (1878-1966) had two daughters, Marcelle (Rumpf) and Carmeline (Kirkland).

    Adrien died May 15, 1949.

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    The fonds consists of records from the estate of Adrien Clément La Rivière and includes a share certificate for the Dunvegan Townsite Company, Limited, a contract agreement between Adrien and the Hudson's Bay Company, correspondence and reports about railways for Grouard, prospecting for the Edmonton Stock Yards Company, Limited, a Grouard Board of Trade pamphlet, cheques, financial statement for the town of Grouard, notes, a letter from secretary-treasurer of Grouard, a nominal roll of recruits from Edmonton for the 233rd Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force and a photograph of Peace River at Dunvegan with Adrien in foreground.

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    Carmeline Kirkland deposited records in the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1988 and Glen Kirkland deposited records in 1988 and 1994.


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        The material is in English.

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        Use Conditions: Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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        Includes accessions PR1994.0236, PR1988.0447, and PR1988.0515.

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        Les renseignements dans la notice biographique proviennent des documents et des notices nécrologiques dans Edmonton Journal.

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