Fonds PR2174 - Rix family fonds

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Rix family fonds

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    • 1911-1990 (Creation)

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    0.01 m of textual material

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    In 1832 Mary and Thomas Sr. and Jr. Rix arrived in Ontario from England to begin homesteading. In 1845, John James Rix was born to Mary and Thomas. John James Rix married Theresa Beard (1855-1922) in 1873, and together they had five sons and two daughters. In 1893, John James Rix and his family arrived in Wetaskiwin, Alberta to begin homesteading. John James Rix died in 1932 in Wetaskiwin.

    Arthur William Rix, a son of John James Rix and Theresa Beard, was born in 1877. In 1896, Arthur Rix applied for a homestead application. After securing his homestead, Arthur sold his homestead, and bought two sections of land next to his father John James Rix. The land was located at SW-1-45-24-W4 and SW-2-24-45-W4, approximately eight miles from Wetaskiwin. In 1916, Arthur Rix married Minnie Ruth Lehbrass (1894-1991). The children of Arthur Rix attended the Bears Hill School District #352 NW-12-45-24-W4, and Arthur served as the First Chairman of the of the School District when it opened in 1895. Arthur died in Wetaskiwin in 1964.

    Hilton Rix was born in 1929, the son of Arthur and Minnie Rix. In 1955, Hilton Rix married Wilma Reid (1924-2014), and together they had three children: Shannon, Ann, and Gordon. In 2004, Hilton Rix produced a family history entitled The Story of the John James Rix Family. To write his family history, Hilton drew on newspaper clippings from Wetaskiwin, legal records, and family memories. Hilton died in Edmonton in 2005.

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    The fonds consists of newspaper clippings originating from The Wetaskiwin Times and The Wetaskiwin Free Press dating from 1911- 1990.

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    The Provincial Archives of Alberta received the material from Hilton Rix in 1990.


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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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        Please see: Hilton H. Rix, The Story of the John James Rix Family, 1993: CLASS: 929.2 R626 PAA available at the Provincial Archives of Alberta library.

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        Information for the administrative history/biographical sketch sourced from: Hilton H. Rix, The Story of the John James Rix Family, 1993: CLASS: 929.2 R626 PAA available at the Provincial Archives of Alberta library.

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        Includes accession PR1990.0237.

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