Fonds PR3362 - Joseph O. Tremblay fonds

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Joseph O. Tremblay fonds

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    • [1968] (Creation)

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    0.01 m of textual records

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    Biographical history

    Joseph O. Tremblay was born on September 18, 1887, in Saint-Félicien, near lake Saint-Jean, Quebec. His parents moved to western Canada when he was two and a half years old. When they reached Calgary they changed their minds and decided to spend the winter of 1889 in Montana. In May 1890 they settled on a homestead 20 miles north of Edmonton. Two and a half years later they sold the farm and bought another, closer to the church, along the Saskatchewan River.

    Joseph Tremblay married Jeanne Rocque on April 26, 1911, and they had 12 children. In 1913 he bought a hotel and 72 acres of land. In 1914 he began delivering the mail from Lamoureux to Fort Saskatchewan three times a week. Joseph Tremblay sold the hotel in 1919 and bought a small grocery store while continuing to deliver the mail. He moved to Edmonton in 1922, then to Saint-Paul in 1924.

    The family returned to Edmonton in 1941 and Jeanne Rocque died there on August 16, 1959. In 1967, Joseph Tremblay was living at the Sunnyside Manor in Saint-Paul, Alberta. He died there in 1969.

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    The fonds consists of a copy of the manuscript of L'histoire de ma vie by Joseph O. Tremblay, covering the period between 1887 and 1968 and describing significant and anecdotal events from his childhood and life.

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    In 1980, Maurice Langlais, manager of the Héritage franco-albertain project, allowed the Provincial Archives of Alberta to copy the manuscript, which was initially written by hand by Joseph Tremblay, than typed as is by his daughter, Jeannette Tremblay Letourneau.


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        The material is in French.

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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.

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        Includes accession PR1980.0331.

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