Fonds PR1626 - Ernest Kent fonds

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Ernest Kent fonds

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    • 1925 (Creation)

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    2 photographs

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    Ernest Kent was born in Derbyshire, England in 1889. He served with the 72nd Seaforth Highlanders in World War I. In 1925, Ernest Kent worked for New Method Laundry Limited (Ltd.) in Edmonton, Alberta. He later moved to North Burnaby, British Columbia.

    He married Lucy Wright (1889-1971) in Regina, Sasaktchewan in 1909, and together they had two children: Audrey (Macaulay) and Gwen (Marteinsson) (1920-2012). He died in North Burnaby in 1971.

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    The fonds consists of two photographs of the staff and horse-drawn delivery trucks of New Method Laundry Ltd. in Edmonton, Alberta.

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    Gwen Marteinsson, Ernest Kent’s daughter deposited the records in the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1985.


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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 from the records. The photographs can be located in the A file of the Provincial Archives of Alberta reference prints under the numbers A.13,381 and A.13,832.

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        Includes accession PR1985.0406.

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