Fonds PR1810 - Barry and Doreen Wyman fonds

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Barry and Doreen Wyman fonds

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    • Copied 1989 (Creation)

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    15 negatives

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    Barry Wyman was born May 12 1930, at Baintree, Alberta; he was the youngest of six children of Bert (1868-1949) and Lily (Brokenshaw) Wyman (1887-1947), who homesteaded the family farm at Baintree, Alberta. Barry attended school until Grade 9 and then took over operations of the family farm in 1947 after the death of his mother.

    He married Doreen Stover on October 12, 1951. Doreen was born August 3, 1931 in Vancouver, British Columbia. She grew up in Vancouver and Abbotsford, British Columbia, and moved to Standard, Alberta at age fifteen with her sister, Gloria, and their mother, Marie Stover. Barry and Doreen's children included: Janice Lynn, born 1952, twins Mitchell David and Marlena Marie, born 1955, Tracy Doreen, born 1960, and Todd Spencer, born 1969.

    Barry Wyman was the Chairman of the Western Irrigation District and Co-Chair of the Alberta Irrigation Projects Association in the late 1970s and early 1980s. He also served as the President of the Rockyford Lions' Club for several years.

    Barry Wyman died August 20, 1990 at Rockyford, Alberta

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    The fonds consists of images, originally dating from the 1910s, of a Canadian Pacific Railway land office and Blairmore, an image of Rockyford, Alberta, and images, originally dating 1948, of the flood in Baintree, Alberta, including images of houses, buildings, automobiles, grain elevators, farms, railroad tracks and roads.

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    Barry and Doreen Wyman allowed the records to be copied by the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1989. Originals were returned to them.


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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 PR1991.0018 for a photograph of Baintree School donated by Marlena Wyman.

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        Information for the biographical sketch is from Marlena Wyman, from Where We Crossed the Creek and Settled: Rockyford, which is available in the Provincial Archives of Alberta Reference Library, 971.233 W574, and from the records. The images can be located in the A file of the Provincial Archives of Alberta reference prints under the numbers A.19,689 through A.19,712.

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        Includes accession PR1989.0002.

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