Fonds PR1458 - Charles E. Masse fonds

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Charles E. Masse fonds

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    • [ca. 1895] (Creation)

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    5 photographs

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    Biographical history

    Born in Riviere-du-Loup, Quebec in 1868, Charles Edouard Masse moved from Saint-Boniface, Manitoba to present-day Alberta around 1895 to work as a baker at Dunbow School, also known as Saint-Joseph's Industrial School, located southeast of Calgary, Alberta. He acquired a homestead just south of Mossleigh, Alberta, on the West Arrow Wood Creek. He enlisted the Canadian military during the First World War.

    He married Ellen Maude Atherton (1878-1966) in Calgary in 1911, and together they had six children: Amelia (Emes) (1912-1973), George (1913-2009), Josephine (Garnier) (1917-1971), Charles (1920-1989), Thomas (1922-2003), and Rose.

    He died in St. Paul, Alberta in 1960.

    Custodial history

    Mr. George E. Masse, a son of Charles E. Masse, gave these records to Doctor (Dr.) John Lunn, a Government of Alberta employee.

    Scope and content

    The recods consist of photographs depicting Charles E. Masse at Dunbow School and include an interior view of the bakery, the children's dormitories, staff, First Nations boys, and a haying crew. A letter by George E. Masse providing biographical information about Charles E. Masse has been included.

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    Dr. John Lunn gave the records to the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1976. Mr. Lunn's relationship with Mr. Masse is unknown.


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        Includes accession PR1976.0335.

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