Fonds PR0452 - Esther Heath fonds

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Esther Heath fonds

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    • 1910-[ca. 1912] (Creation)

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    6 photographic postcards. – 1 photograph.

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    Biographical history

    Esther Ruby Peterson was born in 1907. Her parents, Hans Peter and Christina Peterson, were of Danish descent; the family lived in the Woody Nook district of Alberta.

    Esther became a teacher and later taught at the Woody Nook School. She married Raymond Heath; they lived in Edmonton, Alberta.

    Predeceased by Raymond in 1985, Esther Heath died October 5, 1986.

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    The fonds consists of the images once belonging to Esther Heath, including photographic postcards of the area near Gull Lake, Alberta, Fritz Ebeling’s threshing outfit, the Peterson’s home and students at Woody Nook School District No. 2454, and a photograph of the students at the Woody Nook School.

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    Elizabeth Taylor, friend of Esther Heath, deposited the records in the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1986. The records were from Esther Heath’s estate.


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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.

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        Information for the biographical sketch is taken from Wagon Trails to Hard Top: History of Lacombe and Area, available in the Provincial Archives of Alberta Reference Library, 971.233 L119w, from Esther Heath’s Edmonton Journal obituary, from the Alberta Genealogical Society Cemetery Database and from the records.

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