Fonds PR1946 - Alf Standell fonds

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Alf Standell fonds

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    • 1912-[192-] (Creation)

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    32 photographs

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    Biographical history

    Alfred (Alf) Standell was born July 5, 1929 in Edmonton, Alberta; he was likely the son of Peter (Pete) and Lena Standell. In the late 1920s, Pete was the proprietor of Pete's Dollar Taxi in Edmonton. He had previously worked for Motor Taxi, owned by Benjamin A. Standell; Charles Standell also worked for Motor Taxi.

    Alf married Jean Marguerite Fralick (1930-2002). They had four children: Rebecca (Llewellyn), Timothy (1956-2009), Susan (McDonald) and Heidi Anne.

    In 1978, Alf was living in Hay River, Northwest Territories. Alf Standell died in Calgary on August 4, 2004.

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    The fonds consists of images of mine rescue workers, the Edmonton Canadian Pacific Railway station, railway workers, miners, trains, haying near Castor, Alberta, men cooking, the Legislature, Pete’s Dollar Taxi’s store front, automobiles (most likely taxis), McCauley School in Edmonton, views of Fort Saskatchewan, Paris Confectionary, automobile races, a funeral service and the badlands.

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    Alf Standell donated the records to the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1978.


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        The material is in English.

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        Access Conditions: None

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

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        Information for the biographical sketch is taken from Calgary Herald obituaries, Henderson's Edmonton, Alberta City Directories, from Henderson's Calgary, Alberta City Directories, from Vital Statistics held by the Provincial Archives of Alberta and from the records.

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        Includes accessions PR1978.0259 and PR1979.0006.

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