Fonds PR1853 - George Fyfe fonds

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George Fyfe fonds

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    • 1940-1949 (Creation)

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    0.01 m of textual records

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    George Fyfe was born in Calgary, Alberta in 1914; he was the son of Henry Lessels and Elizabeth (Henderson) Fyfe. After their time in Calgary, the family briefly farmed in the Berry Creek area before moving to Okotoks, Alberta.

    George attended school in Okotoks. After completing high school, George worked at the Calmont camp yard in the fall of 1935. He took his first year of agriculture at the Olds School of Agriculture; he did not complete his agriculture degree. He worked for Imperial Oil for forty years, retiring in 1976.

    He married Irene Carran (1913-2008) in 1942; they had three children: Sylvia (Teare), Donald, and Kathleen (Newman). He and Irene retired to Edmonton, Alberta. He died there in 1998.

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    The fonds consists of a booklet entitled “Instructions to Agents at the Polls,” issued by the National Conservative Party for the Dominion General Elections in 1940, a campaign card for the Calgary West Constituency candidate A.L. (Arthur LeRoy) Smith (as well as the Progressive Conservative leader George Drew), issued by the Calgary West Progressive Conservative Association and a Rural Preliminary list of electors for the Electoral District of Calgary East, Rural Polling Division No. 58, Big Rock.

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    George H. Fyfe deposited the records in the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1989.


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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 A Century of Memories: Okotoks and District, 1883-1983 and Times to Remember, which are available in the Provincial Archives of Alberta Reference Library, 971.234 C333 PAA and 971.233 Ac12 PAA respectively, and from the records.

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        Includes accessions PR1989.0429.

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