Fonds PR1318 - Matthews family fonds

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Matthews family fonds

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    • [1865]-1970 (Creation)

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    159 photographs and other material.

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    Frank Bowden Matthews was born November 9, 1875. He moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba circa (ca.) 1908 when he became district manager of R.G. Dun & Company (Co.). In April 1911 he married Vieva May Kelly, daughter of Mary Louise Bremner and Andrew Kelly, prominent businessman and former mayor of Brandon, Manitoba.

    Frank and Vieva moved to Edmonton, Alberta, ca. 1913, when Frank joined Allan, Killam & MacKay Limited (Ltd.) to establish the firm's Edmonton branch. Frank was later manager of the United Coal Co. Ltd. and Matthews Co. Ltd. Frank and Vieva had one son, Andrew Kelly, who was born September 7, 1913; he died on September 19, 1931 from polio.

    Frank died November 29, 1955 and Vieva died on May 11, 1976.

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    The fonds consists of newspaper clippings about family members and photographs of family and friends of the Matthews family, including Vieva's parents and brothers Ewart Cameron and Allan Bremner, Frank's siblings and parents, Vieva, Frank, Andrew, family friend Lillian Miller and an ambrotype of James McMonies, Liberal Member of Parliament from Ontario, 1865 to 1872, great-grandfather of Vieva Matthews.

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    Carolyn B. Wilbur, friend of the family, deposited the records in the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1982.


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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, from the Alberta Genealogical Society Cemetery Database and from Edmonton Journal obituaries.

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        Includes accession PR1982.0291.

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        Includes 6 postcards, 4 negatives and 0.01 m of textual records.

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