Fonds PR1561 - Lennie and Nellie Maxfield fonds

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Lennie and Nellie Maxfield fonds

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    • 1923 (Creation)

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    0.01 m of textual records

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    Charles Leonard (Lennie) Maxfield was born circa (ca.) 1875, in Freetown, Prince Edward Island, the son of Charles Clark and Janet Sebella (Cairns) Maxfield. In 1890, Lennie came to Alberta with his mother and some of his siblings; his father and three older siblings had come to Alberta in 1888 and 1889. The family stayed in Calgary, Alberta for a few months, and then moved to Namao, Alberta.

    The family stayed on the farm of Dan McKinley and the next year settled their own homestead on Section 36, Township 54, Range 24, West of the 4th (36-54-24-W4). Lennie applied for his own homesteads in 1905, on Section 12, Township 60, Range 26, West of the 4th Meridian (12-60-26-W4), which was cancelled, and in 1910, on Section 7, Township 65, Range 22, West of the 4th Meridian (7-65-22-W4), but in the end farmed his father's homestead until enlisting in 1915, at which time his brother Bert farmed the homestead.

    Lennie served with the 19th Alberta Dragoons during the First World War. While stationed in England, Lennie met the Tim family. The Tim family, Henry, daughters Ellen (Nellie) and Evelyn, and son Bert, immigrated to Canada after the war, arriving in Edmonton, Alberta in 1919. On February 2, 1920 Lennie married Nellie Tim (1882-1968). They remained on the Maxfield family homestead.

    Lennie died on June 6, 1943. Nellie continued to live on the farm after her husband's death.

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    The fonds consists of the Weekly Farm Record and Journal of Receipts and Expenses for C.L. Maxfield's farm.

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    The Provincial Archives of Alberta purchased the records from Adrianne Rifkind of Antique Gallery in 1985.


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        The material is in English.

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        Access Conditions: None

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        Use Conditions: Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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        Also see the Provincial Archives of Alberta Reference Library Information File on C.L. Maxfield

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        Information for the biographical sketch is from the records, from A Cameo of the West: a Story of the Pioneers of the Present Namao School District, no. 24, and A Cameo of the West: Story of the Pioneers of the Sturgeon River District 1879-1900, which are available in the Provincial Archives of Alberta Reference Library, 971.233 Sp32 PAA and 971.233 C144 PAA respectively, and from Charles Leonard Maxfield's Edmonton Journal obituary. The locations of the homesteads are represented according to the Alberta Township Survey (ATS) system.

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        Includes accession PR1985.0148.

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