Fonds PR4245 - Rev. Harry Peters fonds

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Rev. Harry Peters fonds

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    PR4245

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    • 1964 (Creation)

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    0.01 m of textual records.

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    (1878-1964)

    Biographical history

    Rev. Harry Peters was born in Wales, United Kingdom. At age fourteen he went to work in a coal mine but eventually became a local preacher in the Methodist chapel. In 1911, he moved to southern Alberta where he worked on a Methodist mission charge before enrolling in theology at Alberta College South in Edmonton, where he graduated in 1917. Through his studies, he also preached with summer mission fields in a variety of locations.

    He married Mary Mulligan and they had two daughters, Margaret (1918) and Ella (1921.) After Mary’s death in 1926, he married Pearl Elizabeth Watt in Edmonton in 1927.

    At church union in 1925 he joined the United Church of Canada. Between 1926 and 1936 he served in Hardisty, Lavoy, and Granum, then moved to Ontario for ten years, serving churches in the Toronto area. In 1947 he served in Nordegg, then retired but served as supply minister in Granum for five years, then Redcliff for three years. In 1957, he moved to Edmonton and in 1959, he became the volunteer curator of the McDougall Church, the first Protestant church in Edmonton. Reverend Peters passed away in 1964.

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    The fonds contains records holding information on William George Mulligan (1855-1936), Mary Mulligan Peters (1890-1926), and a Mulligan family tree. It also includes a photograph of the 1917 graduating class of Alberta College South and information on the first Methodist church in Bon Accord (est. 1915).

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        The material is in English.

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        Subject to the Copyright Act. Permission for use required.

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        Includes the following accession: PR2017.0153

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