Fonds PR1859 - Jeanette Smith fonds

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Jeanette Smith fonds

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    • 1924-[194-] (Creation)

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    0.01 m of textual records. – 2 photographs

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    Biographical history

    Jeanette Laut was born in Calgary, Alberta; she was the daughter of James Robert (Bob) and Katie (Wallace) Laut. After Bob's homestead, in Section 14, Township 29, Range 28, West of the 4th Meridian (14-29-28-W4) was proved, the family moved to Calgary, Alberta where Bob worked as a power plant steam engineer. In 1921, they left Calgary and bought a section of land near Crossfield, Alberta. Bob and Katie remained in Crossfield until retiring to Creston, British Columbia in 1945.

    Jeanette was a school teacher, likely at the Calgary Normal School. She married Levi Smith (1905-1996) in the fall of 1932. They lived in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta for five years, and then farmed near Crossfield until 1956. Levi then worked on oil rigs at Lodgepole and Nanton, Alberta. In 1959, Jeanette and Levi bought a farm near Rimbey, Alberta and retired in 1965. They had four children: Charles Robert, Willard Arthur, Lurie May (Huisman) and Frank Herbert (1943-1945).

    She died in 1994.

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    The fonds consists of an invitation from the Crossfield Branch of the Canadian Legion to an unveiling of a War Memorial, correspondence to Katie Laut and family from her sister, Lurie, a poem, Jeanette Laut’s grade ten drawing book from Calgary Normal School, the layout for a house and photographs of the 1929-1930 class at the Calgary Normal School and the Crossfield Old Timers Association.

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    Lurie Huisman, Jeanette's sister, 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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        The records of Jeanette Smith's uncle, Frank Laut, can be found in the Frank Laut fonds at the Glenbow Archives in Calgary, Alberta.

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        Information for the biographical sketch is taken from Beaverlodge to the Rockies, Over the Years: The History of the Rimbey Area and Prairie Sod and Goldenrod: Crossfield and Area, which are available in the Provincial Archives of Alberta Reference Library, 971.231 St12 PAA, 971.233 Ov2 PAA and 971.233 C884 PAA, and from the records. The homestead is represented according to the Alberta Township Survey (ATS) system.

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        Includes accession PR1989.0460.

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