Fonds PR1935 - Doris Clapp fonds

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Doris Clapp fonds

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    • Copied 1978 (Creation)

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    6 negatives

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    Biographical history

    Doris Clapp was born in 1914, the daughter of William (Will) Francis (1865-1935) and Margaret (Wilson) Craig (1878-1958). Will and his father, David Craig (1835-1892), came to the Namao, North-West Territories area from Meaford, Grey County, Ontario in 1883. Will married Margaret on January 15, 1896, and homesteaded the northeast quarter of Section 9, Township 55, Range 24, West of the 4th Meridian (9-55-24-W4). They had six children: Cecil Arthur, Herbert Edwin, Walter Douglas, Nellie (Stewart), Doris and Clifford Wilson.

    In 1940 Doris married Harold Clapp (1908-1995), the son of George Albert and Phila Anne (McTaggert) Clapp. They farmed the original Will Craig homestead. Doris and Harold had four daughters: Janet (Reed), Gwen (Kindleman), Norma (May) and Lois (Wood).

    Doris Clapp died August 30, 2004.

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    The fonds consists of images, originally dating 1890s to 1922, of the Sturgeon settlement church, the school at Sunnyside, floats for the Sunnyside school fair, men cutting wood, women sewing for the Red Cross, and the Namao school and church.

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    Doris Clapp allowed the records to be copied by the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1978. The copy loan was facilitated by Arlene Speers. The originals were returned to Arlene Speers.


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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 A Cameo of the West and Cameo Continues: A History of the Namao Area, which are available in the Provincial Archives of Alberta Reference Library, 971.233 Sp32 and 971.233 C181 respectively, from Doris Clapp's Edmonton Journal obituary and from the records.

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        Includes accession PR1978.0226.

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