Fonds PR3052 - Gertrude George fonds

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Gertrude George fonds

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    • 1920 - 1949 (Creation)

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    0.02 m of textual records. -- 12 photographs

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    Marie Beatrice Gertrude Kenney was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1876. She married John Patrick Phelan MacDonald (1868-1920) in Montreal, Quebec in 1897, and together they had five children: John Kingsley (1898-1967), John Wilfred Earl Carlyle (1899 -1925), Shirley Graeme (1902-1984) and Lorraine (Patterson) (1912-1954).

    The family came to Edmonton, Alberta in 1911, where John was a doctor at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. After her husband's death in 1920, Gertrude operated a boarding house from the 1920s to the 1940s.

    She married Ernest Scudamore George (1893-1962) in Calgary in 1927. She died in Edmonton in 1967.

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    In 1970, the Human History Division of the Provincial Museum of Alberta received the material from the E.S. George estate.

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    The fonds consists of material pertaining to the life of Gertrude George including notices, correspondence, appeals, and forms regarding the Wartime Prices and Trade Board; correspondence to tenants of Gertrude George's boarding house dating from the 1920s to the 1940s; insurance policies, correspondence, and receipts dating from the 1920s and the 1940s; death certificates of Gertrude George's first husband John Phelan MacDonald and her son, John Wilfred Earl Carlyle MacDonald; and twelve photographs featuring scenes of Norway dating from 1933.

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    In 1970, the Provincial Archives of Alberta received the material from the Provincial Museum of Alberta.


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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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        For more information on the Wartime Prices and Trade Board, please see the Consumers' Association of Canada fonds at the Provincial Archives of Alberta.


        Further accruals are not expected.

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        Information for the administrative history/biographical sketch sourced from the fonds.

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        Includes accession PR1970.0067.

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