Fonds PR1701 - Dale family fonds

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Dale family fonds

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    • Copied 1987 (Creation)

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    66 negatives

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    John Dale was born in 1885. John came to Alberta with the Robert Wellington Miller family around 1904.

    He homesteaded the southwest quarter of section 34, Township 50, Range 1, West of the 4th Meridian (34-50-1-W4), near Kitscoty, Alberta. In 1906 he married R.W. Miller’s daughter, Alberta Madge Miller (1882-1957).

    John later operated a hardware store in Kitscoty. John and Alberta had two sons, John Clapham (1909-1981) and Merne Miller (1916-1976), and a daughter, Lilly Augusta (Gussie) (Walker) (1911-1991).

    Alberta died in 1957, and John died June 7, 1969.

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    The fonds consists of images, originally dating 1907 to 1941, of the 1939 Royal Visit, the unveiling of the cairn at Frog Lake, and other images from Kitscoty including store exteriors and interiors, banks, streets, horses, wagons, bison, automobiles, snow banks, hockey teams, tents, fishing, children, swimming as well as R.W. Miller’s store in Lloydminster, the Olds Agricultural School, Sylvan Lake, picnics at Lake Laurier, boats, boating and a cabin at Cold Lake.

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    Carolyn Green allowed the records to be copied by the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1987. The originals were returned to her. Her relationship to the family is unclear, though perhaps a descendent of Mrs. Ross E. Walker.


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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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        Information for the biographical sketch is taken from the Provincial Archives of Alberta homestead records, Edmonton Journal obituaries, from the Alberta Genealogical Society Cemetery Database 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.15,200 through A.15,265. The homestead is represented according to the Alberta Township Survey (ATS) system.

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        Includes accession PR1987.0198.

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