Fonds PR4042 - Lovelock family fonds

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Lovelock family fonds

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  • [190-?]-1963 (Creation)

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326 photographs.

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Biographical history

The Lovelock family immigrated to Canada in 1903 from England and initially settled on a homestead in Seymour, Alberta before moving to the hamlet of Alcomdale, Alberta in 1919. Thomas Lovelock owned a general store and served as post master in Alcomdale, having served the same roles previously in Seymour. He was also secretary of the local school district, a justice of the peace, and county registrar.

Eva was the sixth of seven Lovelock children (the others being Violet, Mabel, Hilda, Helene, Frank, and Alice). Eva married Theodore Aslin and they had one daughter, Avis.

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The photographs were arranged in an album by Eva Lovelock and were maintained by the Lovelock family until being donated to the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 2015 by Grace Lawrence, great-granddaughter of Eva Lovelock.

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The fonds consists of a photo album that focuses on the Lovelock family with particular emphasis on Eva Lovelock and later, her husband, Theodore, and their daughter, Avis. The photographs are well recorded with nearly all of the subjects identified. Beyond family members and friends, subjects include the town of Alcomdale, homesteads and farming, family businesses, and Great Western Garment (G.W.G.) employees in Edmonton during the Second World War.

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  • English

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    Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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    Includes the following accessions: PR2015.1011

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    Records have not yet been processed and are in the state in which they were donated.

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