Fonds PR1172 - James Kenneth Bruce Porter fonds

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James Kenneth Bruce Porter fonds

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    PR1172

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    • 1886-1905 (Creation)

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    0.02 m of textual records

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    (1867-1964)

    Biographical history

    James Kenneth Bruce Porter was born on April 27, 1867 at Arnprior, Renfrew, Ontario, to Henry and Janet McKenzie Porter. In 1886, the family moved west, taking a homestead in Minnedosa, Manitoba.

    On January 21, 1910, James married Catherine Drysdale, who was born May 26, 1879 in Scotland and had moved to Neepawa, Manitoba with her family in 1880. In 1911, Catherine and James moved to Calgary, Alberta, where James worked as a carpenter. James and Catherine had three children: Bruce Allan (1911-2008), Kenneth Drysdale (1912-2004), and Muriel Katherine (Marshall).

    In 1919, they moved to Edmonton, Alberta, and took up farming in the Belmont district. In 1924, the family moved to the Cherrydale district, and James began dairy farming. In 1935 they moved to a farm on the Namao highway, in the Turnip Lake district.

    Catherine died in September 1962, and James in March 1964.

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    The fonds consists of farm account book, and includes bills and promissory notes from Rapid City and Minnedosa, Manitoba.

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    Bruce Porter, son of James Kenneth Bruce Porter, deposited the records in the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1981.

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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 and from A Cameo of the West: A Story of the Pioneers of the Present Namao School District No. 24, which can be located in the Provincial Archives of Alberta Reference Library, 971.233 Sp32. Bruce Porter, on behalf of the Namao Plus 60 Club, also deposited the records belonging to the Namao Community Hall fonds.

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        Includes accession PR1981.0178.

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