Fonds PR1972 - Constance Pearson fonds

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Constance Pearson fonds

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    PR1972

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    • Copied 1979 (Creation)

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    13 negatives

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    (1891-1981)

    Biographical history

    Constance Jukes Sanders was born March 7, 1891; she was the daughter of Gilbert Edward (1863-1955) and Caroline Augusta (Jukes) Sanders (1859-1938). Shortly after Constance's birth, the family traveled to Macleod, North-West Territories where her father was an inspector with the Royal North West Mounted Police. After her father served in the Boer War, he was stationed in Calgary, North-West Territories (1901-1906), Regina, Saskatchewan (1906-1910) and Athabasca Landing, Alberta (1910-1911). In 1911, Constance's father became a police magistrate in Calgary, Alberta.

    During the First World War, Constance worked as a volunteer nurse in England. She married Hugh E. Pearson on November 16th, 1918 in England. They returned to Edmonton, Alberta where Hugh was a land surveyor and then active in the radio business.

    Constance and Hugh had three children: Constance (Mollie) Margaret (Mackenzie) (1919-1972), Hugh John Sanders (Sandy) (1921-2005), and Gerald (Gerry) E. (1928-1994).

    Constance Jukes Pearson died January 20, 1982.

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    The fonds consists of selected images copied from three photographs albums, one album titled "Holiday Pictures," the other two untitled, and includes images, originally dating from about 1908 to 1912, of the Hudson's Bay Store at Athabasca Landing, a land sale a Athabasca Landing, Robert Baden-Powell and boy scouts, women on horseback, Fort Chipewyan, people in the hot springs at Banff, automobiles, the Duke of Connaught with Gilbert E. Sanders, and people skating.

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    Hugh and Constance Pearson allowed the Provincial Archives of Alberta to copy the records in 1979. The originals were returned to Reevan Dolgoy to return 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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        Associated materials

        For an oral history with Constance Pearson, see PR1973.0177.

        For records of other members of Constance Pearson's family, see the Major John Hughes Sanders Pearson fonds, the Sanders family fonds, the Toole family fonds and the Jukes family fonds, all at the Glenbow Archives in Calgary, Alberta.

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        Information for the biographical sketch is taken from the Provincial Archives of Alberta Information Files, Edmonton Journal obituaries 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.3264 through A.3275 and A.3317. This fonds was donated at the same time, and in the same accession as the following fonds: the Hugh E. Pearson fonds (PR1971).

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        Includes accession PR1979.0023.

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