Fonds PR0462 - Bérubé family fonds

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Bérubé family fonds

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    • Copied 1986 (Creation)

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    3 negatives

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    Pierre (Pete) Bérubé was born on July 28, 1877 in St. Pierre Baptiste, Quebec, the son of Aristobule Bérubé and Marie Lambert. After working for a brief time in Maine, Pierre visited his uncle Anicet Bérubé, who was homesteading just south of Beaumont, Alberta.

    Pierre arrived in Strathcona, North-West Territories in April 1899. Pierre eventually bought a farm just west of Beaumont from his uncle. He married Emma Bérubé, Anicet's daughter, on January 29, 1900; they had nineteen children, three of whom died in infancy.

    In 1905, Pierre bought land in Strathcona, along Whyte Avenue, where he built a livery stable (the White Star Livery Stable), a restaurant and a house. In 1909, he bought a farm north of Beaumont, building a large family home there in 1912. Shortly afterward, he built a large barn, which allowed him to start a dairy business. Pierre bought and sold many properties over the years, and raised a variety of animals, including horses and foxes. Emma died October 11, 1957. Pierre remarried, to Françoise Fontaine-Leblanc on November 29, 1958.

    After a heart attack in 1963, Pierre retired and moved to Edmonton, Alberta. He died April 8, 1971.

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    The fonds consists of images relating to the Bérubé family, originally dating 1895 to 1912, including images of the Bérubés’ Beaumont house (built by Pierre Bérubé) and the Bérubé family, the livery stables owned by Pierre Bérubé, and the first church in Beaumont along with its parishioners.

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    Roger Bérubé, grandson of Pierre Bérubé, allowed the records to be copied by the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1986. The originals were returned to him.


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        Use Conditions: Permission for use required.

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        For more photographs relating to Beaumont history, see the Beaumont History Book Committee Photograph Collection.


        Further accruals are not expected.

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        Information for the biographical sketch is taken from Beaumont: Histoire de Beaumont et district, 1885-1960/ Beaumont: History of Beaumont and district, 1885-1960 and South Edmonton Saga, which are available in the Provincial Archives of Alberta Reference Library, 971.233 B383 PAA and 971.233 So87 respectively, 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.8707, A.9085 and A.14,917. Two of the images had previously been copied as part of the Beaumont History Book Committee Photograph Collection (PR1325).

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