Fonds PR2168 - William Henry and Florence Pike fonds

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William Henry and Florence Pike fonds

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    • 1962 (Creation)

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    0.01 m of textual records

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    Reverend William Henry Pike, a Methodist Minister, was born in Harbour Grace, Newfoundland in 1881. He studied at Victoria University and was ordained in 1910. He married Florence Nightingale White (1883-1947) in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1911, and together they had a child, Vera Nightingale (Harvey) (1913-2003).

    In 1911, he and his wife, Florence moved to Edmonton, Alberta and opened the Pike Mission. The Pike Mission offered Sunday School, services, and social activities. The Mission also offered programs to help Ukrainian immigrants learn English and settle into the Edmonton community.

    In 1919, the Pike Mission formed a co-operative with the Presbyterian Mission, and the Pike Mission became known as the “All People's Mission”. Reverend Pike served at the All People's Mission until 1947. After receiving a donation from Torrence E. Bissell, the “All People's Mission” became known as the Bissell Centre. Reverend Pike also served at the All People's Mission in Hamilton, Ontario from 1934-1947. Reverend Pike was also active in radio broadcasting and established the program “Sunday School in the Home”.

    He married Isabel Simbert Griffiths (1903-1998) in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan in 1948. In 1950, William Pike retired. He passed away in London, Ontario in 1974.

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    The fonds consists of the reminiscences of William Henry and Florence Nightingale Pike covering the period of 1910-47. The material was compiled in 1962.

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    In 1992, Vera N. Harvey, the daughter of the Pikes, donated the material to the Provincial Archives of Alberta.


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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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        For more material on William Henry Pike, please see the William Henry Pike Fonds at the United Church of Canada/Victoria University Archives.

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        Includes accession PR1992.0072.

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