Fonds PR1951 - Pamela Conroy fonds

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Pamela Conroy fonds

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    • 1905-1939 (Creation)

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    7 photographs. -- 3 photographic postcards.

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    Biographical history

    Pamela Sophia Paget was born in 1929, the daughter of Ferrand (1888-1957) and Joan Paget (d. 1975). Ferrand had come to Canada in 1904 at the age of sixteen, spending a year in Manitoba before coming to Alberta; his early employment involved driving cattle for the P. Burns and Company, which was supplying beef for the Canadian Pacific Railway crews. Ferrand served in the First World War, and married in 1919 while in England. He and his new wife returned to Alberta and farmed near Minburn. They had three children: Henry John "Jack" (1917-2010), Thomas Jasper (1921-1975) and Pamela.

    Pam married Bert Conroy. Pam and Bert returned to England and, after Ferrand's death in 1957, were joined by Pam's mother Joan. They later returned to Canada and lived in Kelowna. Pamela died there in 2013.

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    The fonds consists of images of Ferrand Paget hauling coal, men on horseback and a cattle drive near Jasper, the 1939 Royal Train, Edmonton Fire Hall (No. 1), and decorative arches and celebrations along Jasper Avenue (with images including the Gariepy & Lessard building).

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    Pamela Conroy donated the records to the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1978.


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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 taken from Hoofprints and Homesteading: A History of Kinsella and Area, which is available in the Provincial Archives of Alberta Reference Library, 971.233 H761, from obituaries in the Viking News and from the records. At the request of Mrs. P. Conroy, four images of the Winnipeg Stampede received from her were sent to the Archives of Manitoba and a set of twelve postcards entitled "Canadian Contingent in the Old Country" were sent to Library and Archives Canada.

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        Includes accession PR1978.0261.

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