Collection PR3039 - Annie and Charles Johnston collection

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Annie and Charles Johnston collection

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    • 1969 (Creation)

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    0.03 m of textual records

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    Charles Almer. Johnston (1876-1962) was born in Perth County, Ontario. He attended the Wolseley Barracks Military School at London, Ontario. He volunteered for the Yukon Field Force and served from 1898 to 1901. By 1906, he had settled in Bowden, Alberta. While in Bowden, he farmed and ran the post office.

    He married Annie Howard (1882-1976) in 1903, and they had seven children: Elizabeth "Eva" (Scott) (1904-1990), Annie (Galloway) (1906-1979), Roy John (1909-1909), Almer J. (1909-1909), Vera (Middleton) (1910-1990), Almer Roy (1914-1988), and Charles Brine (1916-2007).

    Charles died in Innisfail, Alberta in 1962, and Annie died in Innisfail in 1976.

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    The collection consists of transcripts of interviews with Annie and Charles Johnston recalling their life in Bowden at the beginning of the 20th century typed by Abe Sawatsky of the Bowden Historical Society in 1969.

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    In 1969, Abe Sawatsky, Director of the Bowden Historical Society, donated the material to the Provincial Archives of Alberta.


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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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        Please see the Charles Johnston fonds at the Glenbow Museum and Archives.

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        Information for the administrative history/biographical sketch sourced from the Charles Johnston fonds description at the Glenbow Museum and Archives.

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        Includes accession PR1969.0285.

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