Fonds PR1968 - Christina McKnight fonds

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Christina McKnight fonds

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    • Copied 1979 (Creation)

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    0.01 m of textual records. -- 2 negatives.

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    Biographical history

    Christina (Tena) Catherine McQueen was born July 14, 1898 in Edmonton, North-West Territories; she was the daughter of Reverend (Rev.) David George and Catherine (Robertson) McQueen. Rev. D.G. McQueen was a Presbyterian pastor, primarily at First Presbyterian Church, in Edmonton for over forty years beginning in 1887.

    Christina attended McKay Avenue School and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alberta in 1922. In the 1920s, Christina played for the Monarchs, Edmonton's women's hockey team. She taught in Edmonton and in 1926 married Duncan McKnight (1898-1947). They moved to Alameda, California and had two sons, David Duncan (1935-1958) and Alexander.

    Christina and her sons returned to Edmonton in 1939 and she resumed teaching. Christina served as president of the Northern Alberta Pioneers and Old Timers Association in 1962 and was a member of the Edmonton Historical Board.

    Christina Catherine McKnight died in Edmonton on October 14, 1984.

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    The fonds consists of reminiscences of Christina McKnight, including information about some of the first women in Edmonton and growing up in Edmonton, and two images of First Presbyterian Church's women's hockey team, the Victorias.

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    Reevan Dolgoy, on behalf of Christina McKnight, allowed the Provincial Archives of Alberta to copy the records in 1979. The originals were returned to Mr. Dolgoy to then return to Mrs. McKnight.


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        The material is in English.

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

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        See GR1979.0042/2 and 3 for an oral history with Christina McKnight. See Childhood Memories of Edmonton, Alberta, by Dorothy May King in collaboration with Christina McQueen McKnight and Jean McQueen Siemens, which is available in the Provincial Archives of Alberta Reference Library, 929.2 K52. For more information about Rev. D.G. McQueen, see McQueen of Edmonton by E.A. Corbett, which is available in the Provincial Archives of Alberta Reference Library, 922.57123 M242 PAA

        See the Christina McKnight fonds at the City of Edmonton Archives in Edmonton, Alberta.

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        Information for the biographical sketch is taken from Edmonton Journal obituaries, from the Provincial Archives of Alberta Information File 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.3236 and A.3237.

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        Includes accession PR1979.0019.

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