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Other Name
EVENING BAG, SHOULDER BAG
Date Range From
1870
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS, STEEL, SYNTHETIC FABRIC
Catalogue Number
P19930078004
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
EVENING BAG, SHOULDER BAG
Date Range From
1870
Date Range To
1900
Materials
BRASS, STEEL, SYNTHETIC FABRIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
23.3
Width
11.8
Description
BRASS BEADED BAG IS RECTANGULAR WITH HANGING BEADWORK AT THE BOTTOM. THIS INCLUDES THREE TRIANGULAR SHAPED DIAMOND BEADING GROUPS THAT ARE SEPARATED BY TASSELS WHICH ALSO HANG FROM THE DIAMOND GROUPS, THE ENTIRE EFFECT OF THIS DESIGN IS THREE TASSELED POINTS. THE DESIGN OF THE BEADS ON THE BAG ARE A GOLD STRIP ON THE TOP AND BOTTOM WITH ALTERNATING GOLD AND SILVER ZIG-ZAGS IN THE MIDDLE. THE CENTRE STRIP HAS GOLD AND SILVER DIAMOND SHAPED BEADING. THE PURSE CLOSES AT THE TOP WITH A GOLD COLOURED HINGED FRAME WITH TWO PROTRUDING AND INTERLOCKING GOLD COLOURED KNOBS. THE FRAME HAS A LEAF DESIGN ON THE OUTSIDE AND READS "MADE IN FRANCE" IN A STAMP ALONG THE SIDE OF THE INSIDE. TWO CIRCULAR HOOKS ARE WELDED ON TO OPPOSITE SIDES OF THE FRAME, THE STEEL CHAIN IS LOOPED THROUGH THESE HOOKS TO FORM A DOUBLE CHAIN STRAP. LINING IS A SYNTHETIC FABRIC THAT HAS A POCKET SEWN INTO THE SIDE WITH THREE PLEATS IN THE MIDDLE. A FABRIC LABEL ON THIS POCKET IS SEWN ON AND READS "MADE IN FRANCE" IN RED INK. TASSELS ARE MISSING ALONG ONE OF THE DIAMOND GROUPS, BEADS ARE BEGINNING TO TARNISH IN SOME PLACES, STEEL HANDLE IS TARNISHED AND HAS SOME MINOR CORROSION. BEADING IS PULLING AWAY FROM THE FRAME, AS IS THE LINING.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
SAME HISTORY AS P19930078001-GA. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A PETTICOAT DONATED BY STAN GREGORY. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. STANLEY J. GREGORY WAS BORN ON FEBRUARY 9, 1923 IN CALGARY, THE SON OF ARTHUR AND MARGARET GREGORY (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN) AND HE SPENT HIS EARLY YEARS ON THE FAMILY RANCH NEAR IRRICANE. IN 1941 STAN JOINED THE RCAF AND SERVED IN NOVA SCOTIA, OPERATING RADAR AND WIRELESS UNTIL THE END OF THE WAR. FOLLOWING THE WAR, HE MARRIED HIS CHILDHOOD SWEETHEART CHARLOTTE LINTON. STAN ATTENDED THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA AND RECEIVED HIS DOCTORATE IN MEDICINE IN 1954. THE COUPLE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1956, WHERE STAN WORKED AT THE BIGELOW FOWLER CLINIC UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT IN 1988. STAN PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 79 ON APRIL 16, 2002. CHARLOTTE GEORGINA HELEN GREGORY (NEE LINTON) WAS BORN ON OCTOBER 3, 1923 IN CALGARY, WHERE SHE WAS RAISED AND EDUCATED. CHARLOTTE RECEIVED HER REGISTERED NURSING DEGREE AT THE CALGARY GENERAL HOSPITAL. SHE WAS MARRIED TO STAN GREGORY ON NOVEMBER 4, 1945. SHE WAS PREDECEASED BY HER PARENTS WARWICK LINTON (DIED IN 1924) AND CHARLOTTE “CHADDY” LINTON (NEE THOMSON) (DIED IN 1982). CHARLOTTE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 68 ON APRIL 1, 1992. CHARLOTTE “CHADDY” LINTON WAS BORN IN GALT, ON AND MOVED TO PARKLAND, AB IN 1904 WITH HER PARENTS WHERE THE FAMILY TOOK UP A HOMESTEAD. SHE GRADUATED FROM NURSING FROM THE CALGARY GENERAL HOSPITAL IN 1917 AND WAS MARRIED TO WARWICK I. LINTON IN 1921. SHE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1973. SHE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 87 ON MARCH 29, 1982. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P19930078004
Acquisition Date
1993-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1886
Date Range To
1906
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19738400000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1886
Date Range To
1906
Materials
GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
23.0
Diameter
8.9
Description
2 VERTICAL MOLD MARKS. "322" EMBOSSED ON BOTTOM.
Subjects
CONTAINER
Historical Association
INDUSTRY
Catalogue Number
P19738400000
Acquisition Date
1973-06
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
SOFT DRINK BOTTLE?
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1880
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19840010000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SOFT DRINK BOTTLE?
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1880
Materials
GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Diameter
5.5
Description
GREENISH COLOR. MOLDED BOTTLE WITH SEAMS RUNNING THROUGH CENTRE AND UP BOTTLE NECK. LIP HAS BEEN ADDED. SMALL HORIZONTAL SCRATCHES ON LIP PROBABLY CAUSED FROM SPINNING TECHNIQUE. HEAVY GLASS WALLS, SMOOTH FINISH, BUBBLES AND SURFACE IRREGULARITIES THROUGHOUT. ROUNDED BASE.
Subjects
CONTAINER
FOOD SERVICE T&E
Historical Association
INDUSTRY
History
UNKNOWN PROVENANCE, BELIEVED CANADIAN. FOUND BY DONOR IN OLD RIVER CHANNEL CUT IN VICINITY OF ST. MARY'S - OLDMAN RIVER JUNCTION NEAR FT. WHOOP-UP SITE. ROUNDED BASE SUGGESTS THIS WAS A SODA BOTTLE, INABILITY TO STAND, THEREFORE DISALLOWING CORK STOPPER TO DRYOUT AND SHRINK. THICKNESS OF WALLS WOULD ALSO RESIST GAS PRESSURE. REF. TIME-LIFE - THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF COLLECTIBLES.
Catalogue Number
P19840010000
Acquisition Date
1984-02
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1870
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LINEN, LACE, BAKELITE
Catalogue Number
P19930078014
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1870
Date Range To
1900
Materials
LINEN, LACE, BAKELITE
No. Pieces
1
Length
131
Width
199
Description
CREAM LINEN DRESS HAS SQUARE NECKLINE WITH SWIRL LACE TRIM. DARTS BEGIN UNDER COLLAR AND ON SHOULDER SEAMS AT SIDES. THESE ARE INTERRUPTED BY A LACE INSERT WHICH IS THE SAME DESIGN THROUGHOUT THE DRESS, AND THE DARTS FINISH UNDER THE INSERT. THE SLEEVES COME TO A POINT ON THE BACK OF THE HANDWITH LACE TRIM. A LACE INSERT RUNS AROUND THE SLEEVE ABOVE THE ELBOW. THERE IS ANOTHER LACE INSERT UNDER THE BUST, AND IN THE FITTED WAIST. THE WAIST IS GATHERED ABOVE AND HAS DARTS BELOW. THE SKIRT FALLS WIDE AND TO THE FLOOR FROM THE WAIST WITH TWO LACE INSERTS ABOUT THE MIDDLE. THE SKIRT HAS THREE LINEN HORIZONTAL RUFFLES TOWARDS THE FLOOR. THE BACK IS IDENTICAL EXCEPT IT OPENS DOWN THE MIDDLE TO BELOW THE BUTTOCKS. THIS FASTENS TOEGTHER FROM THE WAIST UP WITH CREAM BAKELITE BUTTONS. THERE ARE TWO METAL EYES AT THE WAIST, BUT IT APPEARS THE HOOKS HAVE BEEN REMOVED TO MAKE BUTTON HOLES. THERE IS ALSO A REPAIR SEAM ACROSS SOME OF THE DARTS BELOW THE WAIST. THE DRESS HAS SOME RUST STAINS, TEARS AND FRAYING OF THE LINEN AND LACE. A REPAIR HAS BEEN MADE ON THE RIGHT SLEEVE AND BACK LEFT SHOULDER. SOME OF THE LACE IS TEARING, AND PULLING AWAY FROM THE LINEN.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
SEE HISTORY OF P19930078001-GA. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A PETTICOAT DONATED BY STAN GREGORY. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. STANLEY J. GREGORY WAS BORN ON FEBRUARY 9, 1923 IN CALGARY, THE SON OF ARTHUR AND MARGARET GREGORY (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN) AND HE SPENT HIS EARLY YEARS ON THE FAMILY RANCH NEAR IRRICANE. IN 1941 STAN JOINED THE RCAF AND SERVED IN NOVA SCOTIA, OPERATING RADAR AND WIRELESS UNTIL THE END OF THE WAR. FOLLOWING THE WAR, HE MARRIED HIS CHILDHOOD SWEETHEART CHARLOTTE LINTON. STAN ATTENDED THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA AND RECEIVED HIS DOCTORATE IN MEDICINE IN 1954. THE COUPLE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1956, WHERE STAN WORKED AT THE BIGELOW FOWLER CLINIC UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT IN 1988. STAN PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 79 ON APRIL 16, 2002. CHARLOTTE GEORGINA HELEN GREGORY (NEE LINTON) WAS BORN ON OCTOBER 3, 1923 IN CALGARY, WHERE SHE WAS RAISED AND EDUCATED. CHARLOTTE RECEIVED HER REGISTERED NURSING DEGREE AT THE CALGARY GENERAL HOSPITAL. SHE WAS MARRIED TO STAN GREGORY ON NOVEMBER 4, 1945. SHE WAS PREDECEASED BY HER PARENTS WARWICK LINTON (DIED IN 1924) AND CHARLOTTE “CHADDY” LINTON (NEE THOMSON) (DIED IN 1982). CHARLOTTE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 68 ON APRIL 1, 1992. CHARLOTTE “CHADDY” LINTON WAS BORN IN GALT, ON AND MOVED TO PARKLAND, AB IN 1904 WITH HER PARENTS WHERE THE FAMILY TOOK UP A HOMESTEAD. SHE GRADUATED FROM NURSING FROM THE CALGARY GENERAL HOSPITAL IN 1917 AND WAS MARRIED TO WARWICK I. LINTON IN 1921. SHE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1973. SHE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 87 ON MARCH 29, 1982. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P19930078014
Acquisition Date
1993-12
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
HAT - BOER WAR 1899
Date Range From
1889
Date Range To
1902
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
FELT, LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19694052000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
HAT - BOER WAR 1899
Date Range From
1889
Date Range To
1902
Materials
FELT, LEATHER
No. Pieces
1
Height
14.0
Diameter
50.0
Description
SIZE: 7 1/8. LEATHER HAT & SWEAT BAND. "JOHN B. STETSON CO. PHILADELPHIA NO. 1 QUALITY, JOHN B. STETSON COMPANY" MARKED ON INSIDE SWEATBAND. OUTER LEATHER BAND WITH STRAP & LEATHER COVERED BUCKLE; STAINED. FELT, STIFFENED FLAT BLOCKED BRIM. RAWHIDE LEATHER CHINSTRAP KNOTTED.
Subjects
CLOTHING-HEADWEAR
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
MRS. DUPEN, DONOR STATES HAT USED IN SOUTH AFRICAN (BOER) WAR OF 1899-1902. FURTHER INFORMATION OR DOCUMENTATION UNAVAILABLE. *UPDATE* IN 2012 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT DAVID SMITH CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS. CONNECTIONS TO EXISTING ARCHIVAL FILES REFERENCED AND AN INTERVIEW WITH KAREN DANFORTH WAS CONDUCTED. IN 1967, AN INTERVIEW WAS CONDUCTED WITH ALFRED DUPEN. THIS INTERVIEW CAN BE FOUND IN THE GALT MUSEUM ARCHIVES 19694050000. ACCORDING TO THE INTERVIEW, “[ALFRED DUPEN] I CAME DOWN HERE [LETHBRIDGE] IN 1903, I WAS ON MY WAY TO REGINA TO COOK AT THE WINDSOR HOTEL. MY BROTHER WAS WORKING FOR FRED ROONEY WHO WAS UNDER THE ARLINGTON, AS SOON AS HE KNEW I WAS A COOK, HE OFFERED THE ADDITIONAL MONEY THAT I COULD GET ANYWHERE AT THAT TIME THEY WERE PAYING COOKS AT THAT PARTICULAR TIME THIRTY-FIVE DOLLARS A MONTH AND AN EXTRA GOOD COOK FIFTY DOLLARS A MONTH. NOW THEY’RE PAYING ABOUT FIVE-HUNDRED A MONTH AND WORKING A THIRD OF THE TIME. I COULD ALWAYS EAT MY OWN COOKING SO THAT HELPED A LOT. I STARTED WASHING POTS AT THE ELEVATOR HOTEL IN CALGARY FOR FIFTEEN DOLLARS A MONTH AND I WORKED FROM 6 O’CLOCK IN THE MORNING TILL 10 O’CLOCK AT NIGHT AND I WENT TO BED CRYING. I WAS ONLY ABOUT FIFTEEN YEARS OLD. THEY DIDN’T PAY GOOD WAGES THERE, BUT THEY FED YOU WELL SO THERE WAS ALWAYS LOTS TO EAT AND ALWAYS PLENTY OF WORK. I STARTED WASHING POTS AND FLOORS AND I WENT FROM A VEGETABLE COOK TO A PASTRY COOK AND MY BROTHER HAPPENED TO BE A CHEF IN THERE AT THAT TIME, HE WAS GETTING SEVENTY-FIVE DOLLARS A MONTH AND THAT WAS BIG MONEY. MY SISTERS WERE COOKS, SO WE WERE ALL LEANING THAT WAY. I DON’T KNOW WEATHER I LIKED THE FOOD MORE OR THE WORK OF A CHEF. I ENLISTED IN THE STRATHCONA HORSE IN 1900. I WAS IN NO.1 B SQUADRON I ENLISTED FROM CALGARY. THERE WERE SIXTY MEN THAT PASSED THE TEST, AND I WAS THE TENTH MAN THAT PASSED ON THE FIRST DAY. WE WENT OVER THERE AND CAME BACK IN 1901. WE WENT ACROSS THERE ON THE OLD MONTEREY BY BOAT FROM ST. JOHN’S IN EASTERN CANADA. THERE WERE SIX-HUNDRED MEN IN THE LORD STRATHCONA, HE ARMED ALL OF HIS MEN WITH EVERYTHING AND TURNED IT OVER TO THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT, AND WE WENT OUT WITH ABOUT SIX-HUNDRED STRONG IN MEN AND WE HAD FOUR-HUNDRED HEAD OF HORSES, ON THE WAY OVER WE HAD TO THROW BETWEEN TWO-HUNDRED AND FIFTY TO THREE-HUNDRED TO THE SHARKS, JUST THREW THEM OVERBOARD. WE LANDED IN CAPE TOWN AND LANDED ON THERE IN CAMP AND TRAINED A LITTLE AND THINGS. IN THOSE DAYS YOU TOLD A MAN TO MOUNT THOSE THINGS AND THEY DIDN’T KNOW IF THEY HAD TO MOUNT OVER THE TAIL OR THE HEAD, IT WAS VERY COMICAL TO WATCH SOME OF THOSE FELLAS. I LIKE I SAY I WAS A PRETTY GOOD BOY AT THAT TIME, I WAS ONLY NINETEEN AND TWO MONTHS. BEFORE I WENT TO THE FRONT, I WAS IN TRAINING FOR ABOUT 30 DAYS. BEFORE I LEFT I WAS OFFERED TO RE-ENLIST AND GO OVER TO CAPE MOUNTED RIFLES. I HAD SENSE ENOUGH NOT TO GO AS MUCH AS I LIKE THE ARMY, BUT I THINK NINE OF ELEVEN IN THE FIRST BATTLE GOT KILLED, AND OF COURSE IT’S ONLY THE GOOD THAT DIE YOUNG WHICH IS WHY I’M HERE! I WENT IN AS A SERGEANT COOK BUT GOT INTO A FIGHT WITH COLONEL SAM STEELS AND HE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A CHAMPION IN A 145 POUND CLASS AND HE WAS FIGHTING, EVERY NIGHT USED TO COME UP ON DECK AND WE’D STAND UP ON THE BRIDGE AND WATCH THE BOXING AND THINGS LIKE THAT. THIS FELLA THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A CHAMPION, HE HIT ME BELOW THE BELT. I WAS TAUGHT TO FIGHT CLEAN RIGHT EVEN AND I TAUGHT MY BOY HAROLD TO FIGHT CLEAN. I SAID WELL, IT’S NO USE NOW THEY’LL TAKE MY STRIPES FROM ME AND SO I RESIGNED FROM MY RANK AND WENT BACK AS GENERAL. IT ONLY TOOK TEN MINUTES TO LICK HIM ANYWAYS AND SO I SAID I CAME OUT HERE TO FIGHT, NOT TO COOK, SO THAT FINISHED MY COOKING GIG.” ON JUNE 6, 2012, GALT STAFF CONDUCTED AN INTERVIEW WITH KAREN DANFORTH, GRANDDAUGHTER TO ALBERT DUPEN. ACCORDING TO DANFORTH, “WHEN I STARTED LOOKING AT HIS AGE AND HOW OLD HE SAID HE WAS WHEN HE SIGNED IN, 22 YEARS AND ONE MONTH AND THIS WAS MAY. I KNEW HE WAS BORN IN 1880 AND HIS BIRTHDAY WAS JULY 18TH AND I’M GOING “HMMM, OKAY.” ALL I REMEMBER HIM SAYING IS THAT BASICALLY TO GET IN HE HAD TO DO A LITTLE FUDGING ON FIGURES AND THAT’S ALL I REMEMBER HIM SAYING REALLY. I KNEW THAT HE WAS SUPPOSEDLY NOT OLD ENOUGH. I THINK THAT THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO BE 21 FOR LORD STRATHCONA’S, BUT THAT’S ALL I KNOW. GRANDPA DIDN’T TALK A WHOLE LOT ABOUT THAT EITHER. I GREW UP NEXT DOOR TO HIM, WE LIVED NEXT DOOR ALL MY LIFE SO WE’RE THE ONES WHO PROBABLY HEARD MOST OF THE STORIES AND HAD THE MOST TO DO WITH HIM. HE WAS BORN ON JULY 18, 1880 IN BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND IS WHERE HE WAS BORN, AND AGAIN IT (THE PAPERWORK) SAYS PORTSMOUTH, BUT MAYBE THAT’S JUST WHERE HE LEFT ENGLAND FROM. I DON’T KNOW. I TOOK IT THAT IT WAS 1898 THAT HE CAME TO CALGARY, BUT THAT I’M NOT SURE OF. I THOUGHT HE CAME IN 1898 TO CALGARY, BUT HE MAY HAVE COME EARLIER. WHEN HE CAME OVER, HE ENDED UP MARRYING GERTRUDE BARNES WHO IS NOT MY GRANDMOTHER. THEY HAD THREE CHILDREN AND THEN SHE DIED AND HE LATER MARRIED MY GRANDMOTHER IN 1916. HER NAME WAS NELLIE GRIMM AND THAT WAS MY GRANDMOTHER, MY MOM’S MOM. I KNOW THEY OPERATED THE MINE, IT WAS ALWAYS CALLED DUPEN’S BOTTOM, THAT IS HOW IT WAS ALWAYS REFERRED TO, NORTH OF PAVAN PARK DOWN AT THE RIVER BEND, AND THEY HAD A COAL MINE DOWN THERE AND THEY SUPPLIED SOME RESIDENTS IN LETHBRIDGE WITH COAL. WE WERE DOWN THERE A LOT WHEN WE WERE KIDS, BUT HAVEN’T BEEN DOWN THERE FOR YEARS BECAUSE IT BELONGS TO SOMEBODY ELSE NOW AND I DON’T KNOW WHO THEY ARE. AS I SAID, WE USED TO GO DOWN THERE A LOT AS I SAID GRANDMA AND GRANDPA LIVED DOWN ON 7TH STREET IN LETHBRIDGE AND I LIVED NEXT DOOR TO THEM. SO AT THAT TIME, ONE OF MOM’S HALF SISTERS AND HER HUSBAND LIVED DOWN THERE, AND LATER HER HALF BROTHER, SO OF COURSE WE WERE BACK AND FORTH VISITING. WE WERE DOWN THERE A LOT. WE JUST CALLED IT DUPEN’S BOTTOM AT THE TIME. YEAH, THEY HAD THAT AND GRANDPA WAS VERY INVOLVED WITH THE HOTELMAN’S ASSOCIATION OF ALBERTA. HE MANAGED THE ALEXANDER AND THE ARLINGTON HOTELS. I BELIEVE HE WAS SECRETARY OF THE ALBERTA HOTELMEN’S ASSOCIATION FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS. IN FACT I THINK HE WAS STILL IN THAT POSITION WHEN HE DIED. HE WAS AT A CONVENTION, AT THE OLD EL RANCHO AS A MATTER OF FACT; AT THE CONVENTION IS WHERE HE DIED. HE ALWAYS SAID HE ONLY HAD A GRADE 3 EDUCATION, BUT HE WAS A VERY, VERY SMART MAN. HE USED TO SPEND HOURS OF THE DAY DOWN AT THE BROKERS, JAMES RICHARDSON’S, WHICH WAS A STOCK BROKER HERE IN LETHBRIDGE. THAT’S HOW HE MADE MOST OF HIS MONEY, WAS WITH STOCKS. HE WAS A VERY, VERY SMART MAN, BUT HE ONLY SAID HE HAD A GRADE THREE EDUCATION. THAT WOULD BE ABOUT RIGHT IF HE CAME OVER IN 89, HE WOULD HAVE BEEN ABOUT 9 YEARS OLD, IN YOUR RECORDS, AND HE WOULD BE GRADE 3-ISH. THAT’S POSSIBLE. HE ALWAYS STRESSED EDUCATION. HE’S SAY “I ONLY HAD GRADE 3 AND I COULD HAVE DONE MORE IF I HAD HAD MORE” BUT, HE DID A LOT MORE WITH HIS LIFE. HE WAS A GREAT COOK, A CHEF! BASICALLY A CHEF. HE WAS A GREAT CHEF. I BELIEVE HE WAS PROBABLY SELF TRAINED. HE WOULD MAKE A LOT OF FANCY THINGS. MOST OF MY STUFF WAS JUST TALKING WITH GRANDMA AND GRANDPA BECAUSE I WAS OVER THERE ALL THE TIME. IT WAS JUST THE STORIES. BUT I REALLY HADN’T READ MUCH ABOUT HIM. [HE DIDN’T REALLY TALK ABOUT HIS EXPERIENCES IN THE WAR] I JUST REMEMBER HIM SAYING AT ONE TIME THAT AFRICA WAS A BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY AND HE ALWAYS SAID THAT WAR WAS A TERRIBLE THING, BUT HE WOULD NEVER REALLY TALKED THAT MUCH ABOUT IT. I JUST REMEMBER HIM SAYING THAT AFRICA WAS A BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY AND THAT WAR WAS A TERRIBLE THING. THAT SURPRISED ME WHEN I WENT INTO THE ARCHIVES, WITH THE MEDICAL AND THE WHOLE THING, AND “22 YEARS AND ONE MONTH, MAY? NO, THAT WASN’T QUITE RIGHT.” I SAW THAT AND THOUGHT “HMM.” I DID FIND THAT IT WAS QUITE INTERESTING AND I DIDN’T REALIZE, BUT I BELIEVE I DID REMEMBER GRANDPA SAYING THAT IT WAS LORD STRATHCONA‘S OWN UNIT, AND I GUESS I DIDN’T UNDERSTAND WHAT IT MEANT BY THAT, AND THEN THAT IT SAID THAT HE FUNDED THE WHOLE UNIT, AND I THOUGHT THAT WAS DIFFERENT AND THEN ABOUT THEIR STETSONS AND THE RCMP DRESSED IN BOOTS RIGHT NOW AND ARE THE EXACT SAME ONE OR REPLICAS OF THOSE DESIGNED FOR THE LORD STRATHCONA HORSE. [I DO] REMEMBER SEEING THE HAT, I THINK I REMEMBER SEEING IT. IT WAS IN A HAT BOX. I REMEMBER, GRANDMA OR GRANDPA HAD IT IN SOME SORT OF HAT BOX. I REMEMBER SEEING IT AND THINKING “OOH WOW IT LOOKS LIKE A COWBOY HAT.” I HADN’T SEEN IT FOR YEARS AND YEARS AND I WOULD’VE SEEN IT JUST WHEN I DON’T KNOW 10 OR 12 YEARS OLD THEN AND I DON’T REMEMBER SEEING IT AFTER THAT. I DO REMEMBER WHERE IT WAS KEPT, THEY HAD A BIG HOUSE AND UPSTAIRS THERE WERE BEDROOMS AND WHATNOT. IT WAS ONE OF THOSE HOUSES THAT HAD AN ATTIC AND YOU WENT UP THESE FLIGHTS OF STAIRS INTO THE ATTIC, AND I REMEMBER IT WAS UP THERE. AND WHETHER US KIDS FOUND IT OR WHETHER MY BROTHER AND I FOUND IT OR WHETHER I WAS UP THERE WITH MY GRANDMA SOMETIME AND SHE SHOWED IT TO ME, I DON’T KNOW. BUT I DO REMEMBER IT WAS UP IN THE ATTIC. IT SEEMED TO ME, AND I COULD BE WRONG, BUT IT MIGHT NOT HAVE BEEN THE BOER WAR THING, BUT IT SEEMED TO ME HE HAD WHAT I WOULD CALL THE GUN HOLSTER THING WITH THE STRAP BUT I DON’T KNOW WHETHER THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN FROM THE BOER WAR. IT SEEMED TO ME THAT THERE WAS SOMETHING THAT HELD A GUN, NOT THAT THE PISTOL WAS THERE BUT JUST THAT IT WAS THERE. I DON’T KNOW IF IT WAS SOMETHING FROM THE BOER WAS OR THAT HE HAD GOT IT FROM SOMEWHERE ELSE. WHICH WOULD HAVE BEEN NEAT IT IF WAS TO HAVE SOMETHING LIKE THAT. MAYBE BY THEN IT HAD ROTTED, I DON’T KNOW. IT SEEMED TO ME THERE WAS SOME SORT OF GUN HOLDER, NOT THE COWBOY KIND, BUT SOMETHING WITH A STRAP. I CAN’T GIVE YOU MANY STORIES ABOUT IT BECAUSE GRANDPA DIDN’T REALLY TALK ABOUT IT, THAT HE HAD BEEN THERE, BUT THAT’S ABOUT IT. IN FACT, I DON’T THINK WE EVEN KNEW ABOUT THAT FOR A LONG TIME, IT WAS JUST NEVER MENTIONED ESPECIALLY WITH US KIDS. BUT I THINK PROBABLY AS WE GOT OLDER, MY BROTHER AND I WOULD ASK HIM IF HE HAD EVER BEEN IN A WAR, YOU KNOW, AS KIDS’DO, THAT IS PROBABLY WHEN HE DID MENTION IT. AND WE PROBABLY WERE A BIT MORE SNOOPY AND PROBABLY ASKED MORE QUESTIONS. I KNOW HE WASN’T IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR. OF COURSE BY THEN HE WOULD’VE BEEN SIXTY YEARS OLD. NO, I KNOW HE WASN’T BECAUSE AT THAT TIME, HIS WIFE HAD ALREADY DIED AND HE ALREADY HAD THREE YOUNG CHILDREN AND VERY LIKELY WHY HE WASN’T, CAUSE SHE WOULD HAVE DIED, I THINK SHE DIED IN 1912 AND THEY WERE MARRIED IN 1902 I THINK. SHE DIED IN 1912, YEAH, AND THEY HAD THREE LITTLE KIDS. SO I’M THINKING VERY LIKELY THAT’S WHY HE WASN’T. HE REMARRIED IN ‘16, MY GRANDMA, IN 1916. SO THAT’S VERY LIKELY I PRESUME THAT’S WHY HE WASN’T AND HE WAS THE ONLY ONE THERE TO RAISE THE KIDS AND TAKE CARE OF WHATEVER IT WAS, THE COALMINE OR THE CATTLE DOWN THERE. BUT I KNOW HE WAS NOT IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR. I’M JUST PRESUMING THAT THAT WOULD BE THE REASON THAT… I’M NOT SURE. [GRANDPA] WAS A TEASER. AND HE HAD THIS THING ABOUT, YOU HAD TO… IT’S VIVID IN MY MIND. YOU HAD TO WALK WITH YOUR HEAD UP. NOW THIS WAS, I MEAN, IF MY BROTHER AND I, AND HE SAW US, WE COULD BE WALKING HOME FROM SCHOOL OR DRESSED UP TO GO, OR DRESSED UP TO GO SOMEWHERE WITH MUM AND DAD, AND IF HE SAW US WALKING ON THE STREET AND WE WERE WALKING WITH OUR HEAD DOWN, IF HE HAPPENED TO BE WATERING HIS FLOWERS WITH A HOSE YOU GOT IT! YOU COULD BE … “STAND UP STRAIGHT!” YOU KNOW, MY MOM USED TO GET QUITE UPSET. US, WE’D JUST BE READY TO GO SOMEWHERE AND WE’D BE WALKING AROUND SLOUCHING LIKE KID’S DO AND YOU GOT SQUIRTED WITH THE HOSE IF NEED BE! NO, HE WAS A GREAT GRANDPA AND HE’S VERY WELL KNOWN AT THE TIME. HE PLAYED SANTA CLAUS AND EVERY CHRISTMAS EVE FROM THE TIME I CAN REMEMBER HE WENT TO ST MICHAEL’S HOSPITAL, CHRISTMAS EVE, AS SANTA CLAUS FOR THE KIDS. HE DID THAT EVERY YEAR; I CAN NEVER REMEMBER HIM NOT DOING IT. HE HAD A SPECIAL SANTA CLAUS OUTFIT AND IT WAS LIKE A REAL AUTHENTIC, AND GRANDPA WAS BUILT FOR A BIG SANTA CLAUS. AND UH, THAT WAS HIS THING. CHRISTMAS EVE HE SPENT AT ST MICHAEL’S HOSPITAL BEING SANTA CLAUS TO THE PATIENTS. AND GRANDMA WAS A NURSE AT ST. MICHAEL’S HOSPITAL. SO UH, YEAH, IT’S ODD GRANDMA WAS A NURSE THERE. AND ACTUALLY SHE TOOK HER TRAINING HERE. SHE’S GOT QUITE A HISTORY. IN 19- I THINK SHE CAME OVER… SHE GRADUATED IN 1916, SHE CAME OVER FROM ENGLAND, THERE WAS UH, ONLY FOUR OR SIX OF THEM WENT AND SHE WAS THE ONLY ONE WHO LASTED AND HER PICTURE IS AT THE HOSPITAL, THE REGIONAL HOSPITAL AS THE ONLY GRADUATE OF 1916 AND SHE CAME OVER FROM ENGLAND HERSELF, SHE MUST’VE HAD QUITE THE TIME INTERPRETING ……. SHE CAME OVER WITH AN OLDER BROTHER AND I THINK SHE WAS LIKE ONLY SIXTEEN WHEN SHE WENT INTO NURSING HERE AND I GUESS IT WAS VERY, VERY RIGOROUS TRAINING HERE. AND SHE STUCK IT OUT. SHE WAS THE ONLY ONE OF THE CLASS WHO GRADUATED THAT YEAR. AND HER PICTURE’S ALL BY ITSELF, RIGHT AT THE END OF THE ROW AT THE REGIONAL HOSPITAL. THEN SHE WENT TO TAKE CARE OF…. WHILE SHE WAS IN TRAINING, BEFORE SHE FINISHED, SHE WAS TAKING CARE OF UM, RICHARD, SOMEHOW, SHE WAS TAKING CARE OF THE KIDS’ GRANDPA PART TIME, AND WHEN SHE GRADUATED THEN THEY GOT MARRIED IN 1916. [MY GRANDPARENTS] LIVED RIGHT NEXT DOOR. WE LIVED RIGHT NEXT DOOR FROM THE TIME I WAS BORN APPARENTLY. MY PARENTS USED TO LIVE IN THE BEDROOMS; A LITTLE APARTMENT, UPSTAIRS WHEN MY BROTHER WAS BORN AND I THINK IT WAS EITHER RIGHT AFTER I WAS BORN OR JUST BEFORE, THEY MOVED TO THE HOUSE NEXT DOOR, AND UH, BOUGHT THE HOUSE. SO I GREW UP NEXT DOOR. NO, UH, THEY WERE REALLY SPECIAL GRANDPARENTS, REALLY GREAT. SPENT A LOT OF TIME WITH THEM. GOT SPOILED BY THEM, BUT THAT’S OKAY TOO. BUT GRANDPA WAS UH. HE DIDN’T SMILE MUCH, GRANDPA, WASN’T-. IN ALL THESE PICTURES, MIND YOU THEY WERE ALL LIKE THAT, EVEN IN THE FAMILY ONES. GRANDPA WASN’T A BIG SMILER, BUT HE HAD A VERY DRY SENSE OF HUMOUR. AND, UH, YOU NEVER KNEW QUITE HOW TO TAKE GRANDPA WHEN HE WOULD. AND IF HE WAS UPSET WITH YOU YOU’D KNOW IT TOO. BUT NO, HE WAS A GOOD GRANDPA. HE’D LET YOU KNOW. AND WE SPENT A LOT-. HE CARRIED ON A LOT OF THE ENGLISH TRADITIONS, LIKE CHRISTMAS DINNER AT MY GRANDMA AND GRANDPA’S HOUSE NEXT DOOR. THE TURKEY WAS ALWAYS BROUGHT IN, SET BEFORE HIM, THE WHOLE TURKEY, AND HE CARVED IT FROM THERE. THE CHRISTMAS PUDDING WAS BROUGHT IN FLAMING WITH BRANDY; YOU KNOW HOW THEY’D LIGHT IN ON FIRE. IT WAS ALWAYS A BIG THING FOR US KIDS WHEN THEY CAME IN WITH THAT. HE KEPT A LOT OF THE ENGLISH TRADITIONS, HE DID. JUST, THAT’S ALL I CAN REALLY TELL YOU ABOUT HIM. HE LIVED QUITE A LIFE I THINK. DID A LOT OF THINGS. AND LIKE I SAY, HE REALLY WAS A SELF-MADE MAN BECAUSE HE DIDN’T HAVE THE EDUCATION, AND HE WORKED, HE WAS A HARD WORKER. HE WORKED HIS WAY UP AND TAUGHT HIMSELF AN AWFUL LOT. I CAN REMEMBER ONCE, CAUSE I WAS WITH GRANDMA AND WE WERE GOING UP TO JAMES RICHARDSON’S WHICH IS YOU KNOW, AT THAT TIME HE’D HAVE ALL THE TICKER TAPES COMING’ THROUGH. AND HE’D SIT THERE FOR HOURS AND HE KNEW STOCKS LIKE YOU WOULDN’T BELIEVE. HE COULD RECITE OFF…. HE BOUGHT A LOT, SOLD A LOT, DID WELL ON I THINK MOST OF THE STUFF. YEAH, THAT’S ABOUT ALL I CAN TELL YOU. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19694052000
Acquisition Date
1969-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
JACKET
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
VELVET, SATIN
Catalogue Number
P19930071001
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
JACKET
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1900
Materials
VELVET, SATIN
No. Pieces
1
Length
108.5
Width
78
Description
VELVET JACKET HAS A FLARED BOTTOM WHICH WOULD FALL BELOW THE KNEES. TWO BROAD WELT SIDE POCKETS, AND RAGLAN SLEEVES WITH 14.5CM LONG CUFFS. COAT IS FASTENED DOWN THE FRONT WITH FOUR VELVET COVERED BLACK ROUND BUTTONS AND BLACK CORD HOOKS. THE COAT IS HELD TOGETHER BY TWO SEAMS ON EITHER SIDE WHICH RUN VERTICALLY UNDER THE ARMS. THE COLLAR IS FOLDED IN THE FRONT AND HIGH AND GATHERED IN THE BACK. THERE ARE TWO BELT LOOPS AROUND WAIST, BUT NO BELT. COAT IS LINED WITH BLACK SATIN. VELVET IS WORN ON SEAMS, FOLDS, COLLAR, AND ON AND AROUND BUTTONS. LINING IS RIPPED ON RIGHT POCKET AND IS LOOSE ON LEFT ARM.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
OWNED BY MRS. MURDOCH, PREVIOUSLY OWNED BY MRS. WILLIAM HENDERSON. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON DEVELOPED THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF THE HENDERSON FAMILY WITH INFORMATION FROM THE BOOK ‘PIONEER PEMMICAN CLUB ROUND-UP, 1885 – 1985’ BY A.P. BAINES, AND THE GALT ARCHIVES. WILLIAM HENDERSON CAME TO CANADA FROM EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND IN 1879, WHEN HE WAS 22. A CARPENTER BY TRADE, HENDERSON MADE HIS WAY WESTWARD, BUILDING THE FIRST HOUSE IN MEDICINE HAT IN 1881, THE BARRACKS OF THE NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE AND THE HUDSON BAY COMPANY STORE IN FORT MACLEOD, AND ENDING UP IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1885 WHERE HE WORKED FOR THE NORTH WEST COAL & NAVIGATION COMPANY. HE WORKED ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF LETHBRIDGE’S FIRST SCHOOL, THE COMPANY HOSPITAL AND COTTAGES, AND LETHBRIDGE HOUSE (LATER KNOWN AS THE LETHBRIDGE HOTEL), WHERE HE REMAINED AS PROPRIETOR. IN 1887 HE MARRIED MARGARET THOMPSON LUNDY, A SCOTTISH WOMAN WHO HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN WIDOWED IN DUNMORE, NWT. THE CEREMONY TOOK PLACE AT THE HOME OF WILLIAM STAFFORD AND WAS PERFORMED BY REVEREND CHARLES MCKILLOP. HENDERSON WAS VERY ACTIVE IN THE GROWING COMMUNITY OF LETHBRIDGE – HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE FIRST TOWN COUNCIL, THE MASONS AND ODDFELLOWS, A FOUNDER OF THE PEMMICAN CLUB, AND MEMBER OF KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. IN 1897 HE BUILT A BRICK DUPLEX AT THE CORNER OF 7 AVE AND 5 ST SOUTH AND THOUGH THE STRUCTURE HAS UNDERGONE RENOVATIONS, IT STILL STANDS IN 2014. WILLIAM AND MARGARET HAD SIX CHILDREN – HAROLD, ETTA, EDNA, WILLIAM, ADELINE AND FRED. ALL SIX RECEIVED THEIR EARLY EDUCATION IN LETHBRIDGE, BUT WERE LATER SENT TO BOARDING SCHOOLS – THE BOYS TO UPPER CANADA COLLEGE IN TORONTO, THE GIRLS TO HAVERGAL COLLEGE IN WINNIPEG. IN 1908 HENDERSON SR. WAS ELECTED MAYOR OF LETHBRIDGE, BUT DIED OF PNEUMONIA IN DECEMBER 1909 WHILE STILL IN OFFICE. HIS THREE SONS ALL SERVED IN WORLD WAR I, AND HAROLD WAS KILLED IN ACTION IN 1917. THE REMAINING SONS AND DAUGHTERS WERE ALL MARRIED AND RAISED FAMILIES. ETTA MARRIED LOCAL FARMER ALBERT ELI IVES, AND HAD THREE CHILDREN, MARGARET, KATHARINE, AND THADDEUS. ADELINE MARRIED JACK KANE AND LIVED IN BARONS. EDNA OBTAINED HER NURSING DEGREE AT QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY, MARRIED DR. ATKINSON, AND SETTLED IN MASSACHUSETTS. MARGARET HENDERSON SR. LIVED IN THE FAMILY HOME BUILT BY HER HUSBAND FOR NEARLY 30 YEARS AFTER HIS DEATH, AND WAS ACTIVE IN THE PEMMICAN CLUB AND I.O.D.E. UNTIL HER DEATH IN 1933. SEE PERMANENT FILE P20140012002 FOR THE OBITUARIES OF WILLIAM AND MARGARET HENDERSON, AND HENDERSON FAMILY HISTORY EXCERPT FROM BAINES’ BOOK. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A SCARF, PETTICOAT, AND BLOUSE DONATED BY JEAN WESTFALL. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. JEAN WESTFALL WAS BORN ANNA JEAN MURDOCH ON AUGUST 31, 1927, THE DAUGHTER OF PERCY MURDOCH AND ANNA MURDOCH (NEE SMITH). ACCORDING TO HER OBITUARY, JEAN “WAS A DESCENDANT OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA PIONEERS. THE SMITHS AND LAYNES, HER MOTHER’S FAMILY, WERE AMONG THE FIRST TO SETTLE CARDSTON AND RAYMOND. ON HER FATHER’S SIDE, THE MURDOCH FAMILY HOMESTEADED NEAR MILK RIVER EARLY IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY AND LATER FARMED IN WARNER AND WILSON SIDING BEFORE MOVING TO LETHBRIDGE. … IN 1947 SHE MOVED TO VALLEJO, CA … [WHERE] SHE MET TOM WESTFALL. THEY WERE MARRIED IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1948 … TOM PASSED AWAY IN 1986 AND IN 1987 JEAN RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE … AMONG THOSE RENEWED LCI CONNECTIONS WAS CALE HARRIS, A FAMILY FRIEND SINCE CHILDHOOD AND A SOMETIME BEAU IN THEIR TEEN YEARS. NOT LONG AFTER JEAN RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE, SHE AND CALE BECAME AN ‘ITEM’. AND SHORTLY THEREAFTER IT WAS CLEAR THAT HE WAS THE LOVE OF HER LIFE, HER STRONG RIGHT ARM, AND BEST FRIEND. THEY WERE MARRIED QUIETLY ON JULY 22, 1994. … JEAN’S GENTLE MANNER BELIED A SHARP INTELLECT AND SENSE OF THE COMEDY IN EVERYDAY LIFE … AND SHE COULD BE OUTRAGEOUS ENOUGH TO MAKE GRANDCHILDREN EXCLAIM ‘GRANDMA, I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU SAID THAT!’”. JEAN PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 85 ON DECEMBER 4, 2012. PERCY DONALD MURDOCH WAS BORN ON JULY 20, 1908 IN COURTENAY, ND, THE SON OF GEORGE DONALD AND JESSIE NEILSON MURDOCH (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). IN 1910, THE FAMILY HOMESTEADED IN THE PENDANT D’ORIELLE AREA OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA. IN 1920 PERCY MARRIED ANNA LAYNE SMITH IN WILSON SIDING. THE COUPLE THEN MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE. HE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 84 ON MARCH 22, 1985. ANNA LAYNE MURDOCH (NEE SMITH) WAS BORN IN 1903 IN RAYMOND, AB TO HENRY SMITH AND EMMA LAYE SMITH (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). ANNA WAS THE GRANDDAUGHTER OF THOMAS SASSON SMITH AND JONATHAN ELLIS LAYNE. A PHOTOGRAPH PUBLISHED DECEMBER 31, 1960 IN THE HERALD SHOWS ANNA WEARING A DRESS THAT WAS WORN IN 1890 BY MRS. WILLIAM HENDERSON. SHE WAS WEARING THE DRESS AS PART OF THE PEMMICAN CLUB’S 75TH ANNIVERSARY BALL. ANNA PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 91 ON MAY 18, 1994. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P19930071001
Acquisition Date
1993-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
SHAWL
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILK, LACE, RIBBON
Catalogue Number
P19930071002
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SHAWL
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1910
Materials
SILK, LACE, RIBBON
No. Pieces
2
Length
221
Width
29
Description
1. BLACK LACE AND SILK SCARF WITH SIX BLACK TASSELS, TWO LOCATED ON EACH END OF SCARF. SCARF IS V-SHAPED, WITH BOTTOM POINT RESTING IN MIDDLE OF BACK. POINT HAS INVERTED OPEN V, WITH REMAINING TWO TASSELS ATTACHED TO TOP POINTS. SCARF HAS SILK BORDERS AND GATHERED MATERIAL IN MIDDLE, WITH A STRIP OF BLACK RIBBON RUNNING DOWN CENTRE. RIGHT SIDE OF SCARF HAS A FABRIC FLOWER SEWN ON. FLOWER ACCESSORY MISSING ON LEFT SIDE. LACE IS FRAYING IN NUMEROUS AREAS; V SEAMS HAVE SOME MINOR TEARING. 2. CAPE - BLACK LACE CAPE 92CM (LENGTH) X 123CM (WIDE). CAPE HAS SCALLOPED BOTTOM. FRONT OPENING, FASTENED AT TOP BY FOUR METAL HOOKS AND EYES. RUFFLED COLLAR GATHERED WITH TWO LAYERS OF LACE. FABRIC BELOW COLLAR, 11CM IN LENGTH, LINED WITH BROWN MATERIAL. LOWER SEAM IS GATHERED INTO RUFFLE. LACE IS TORN IN SOME AREAS, AND HAS MINOR FRAYING ON ENDS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
OWNED BY MRS. MURDOCH, PREVIOUSLY OWNED BY MRS. WILLIAM HENDERSON. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON DEVELOPED THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF THE HENDERSON FAMILY WITH INFORMATION FROM THE BOOK ‘PIONEER PEMMICAN CLUB ROUND-UP, 1885 – 1985’ BY A.P. BAINES, AND THE GALT ARCHIVES. WILLIAM HENDERSON CAME TO CANADA FROM EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND IN 1879, WHEN HE WAS 22. A CARPENTER BY TRADE, HENDERSON MADE HIS WAY WESTWARD, BUILDING THE FIRST HOUSE IN MEDICINE HAT IN 1881, THE BARRACKS OF THE NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE AND THE HUDSON BAY COMPANY STORE IN FORT MACLEOD, AND ENDING UP IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1885 WHERE HE WORKED FOR THE NORTH WEST COAL & NAVIGATION COMPANY. HE WORKED ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF LETHBRIDGE’S FIRST SCHOOL, THE COMPANY HOSPITAL AND COTTAGES, AND LETHBRIDGE HOUSE (LATER KNOWN AS THE LETHBRIDGE HOTEL), WHERE HE REMAINED AS PROPRIETOR. IN 1887 HE MARRIED MARGARET THOMPSON LUNDY, A SCOTTISH WOMAN WHO HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN WIDOWED IN DUNMORE, NWT. THE CEREMONY TOOK PLACE AT THE HOME OF WILLIAM STAFFORD AND WAS PERFORMED BY REVEREND CHARLES MCKILLOP. HENDERSON WAS VERY ACTIVE IN THE GROWING COMMUNITY OF LETHBRIDGE – HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE FIRST TOWN COUNCIL, THE MASONS AND ODDFELLOWS, A FOUNDER OF THE PEMMICAN CLUB, AND MEMBER OF KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. IN 1897 HE BUILT A BRICK DUPLEX AT THE CORNER OF 7 AVE AND 5 ST SOUTH AND THOUGH THE STRUCTURE HAS UNDERGONE RENOVATIONS, IT STILL STANDS IN 2014. WILLIAM AND MARGARET HAD SIX CHILDREN – HAROLD, ETTA, EDNA, WILLIAM, ADELINE AND FRED. ALL SIX RECEIVED THEIR EARLY EDUCATION IN LETHBRIDGE, BUT WERE LATER SENT TO BOARDING SCHOOLS – THE BOYS TO UPPER CANADA COLLEGE IN TORONTO, THE GIRLS TO HAVERGAL COLLEGE IN WINNIPEG. IN 1908 HENDERSON SR. WAS ELECTED MAYOR OF LETHBRIDGE, BUT DIED OF PNEUMONIA IN DECEMBER 1909 WHILE STILL IN OFFICE. HIS THREE SONS ALL SERVED IN WORLD WAR I, AND HAROLD WAS KILLED IN ACTION IN 1917. THE REMAINING SONS AND DAUGHTERS WERE ALL MARRIED AND RAISED FAMILIES. ETTA MARRIED LOCAL FARMER ALBERT ELI IVES, AND HAD THREE CHILDREN, MARGARET, KATHARINE, AND THADDEUS. ADELINE MARRIED JACK KANE AND LIVED IN BARONS. EDNA OBTAINED HER NURSING DEGREE AT QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY, MARRIED DR. ATKINSON, AND SETTLED IN MASSACHUSETTS. MARGARET HENDERSON SR. LIVED IN THE FAMILY HOME BUILT BY HER HUSBAND FOR NEARLY 30 YEARS AFTER HIS DEATH, AND WAS ACTIVE IN THE PEMMICAN CLUB AND I.O.D.E. UNTIL HER DEATH IN 1933. SEE PERMANENT FILE P20140012002 FOR THE OBITUARIES OF WILLIAM AND MARGARET HENDERSON, AND HENDERSON FAMILY HISTORY EXCERPT FROM BAINES’ BOOK. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A SCARF, PETTICOAT, AND BLOUSE DONATED BY JEAN WESTFALL. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. JEAN WESTFALL WAS BORN ANNA JEAN MURDOCH ON AUGUST 31, 1927, THE DAUGHTER OF PERCY MURDOCH AND ANNA MURDOCH (NEE SMITH). ACCORDING TO HER OBITUARY, JEAN “WAS A DESCENDANT OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA PIONEERS. THE SMITHS AND LAYNES, HER MOTHER’S FAMILY, WERE AMONG THE FIRST TO SETTLE CARDSTON AND RAYMOND. ON HER FATHER’S SIDE, THE MURDOCH FAMILY HOMESTEADED NEAR MILK RIVER EARLY IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY AND LATER FARMED IN WARNER AND WILSON SIDING BEFORE MOVING TO LETHBRIDGE. … IN 1947 SHE MOVED TO VALLEJO, CA … [WHERE] SHE MET TOM WESTFALL. THEY WERE MARRIED IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1948 … TOM PASSED AWAY IN 1986 AND IN 1987 JEAN RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE … AMONG THOSE RENEWED LCI CONNECTIONS WAS CALE HARRIS, A FAMILY FRIEND SINCE CHILDHOOD AND A SOMETIME BEAU IN THEIR TEEN YEARS. NOT LONG AFTER JEAN RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE, SHE AND CALE BECAME AN ‘ITEM’. AND SHORTLY THEREAFTER IT WAS CLEAR THAT HE WAS THE LOVE OF HER LIFE, HER STRONG RIGHT ARM, AND BEST FRIEND. THEY WERE MARRIED QUIETLY ON JULY 22, 1994. … JEAN’S GENTLE MANNER BELIED A SHARP INTELLECT AND SENSE OF THE COMEDY IN EVERYDAY LIFE … AND SHE COULD BE OUTRAGEOUS ENOUGH TO MAKE GRANDCHILDREN EXCLAIM ‘GRANDMA, I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU SAID THAT!’”. JEAN PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 85 ON DECEMBER 4, 2012. PERCY DONALD MURDOCH WAS BORN ON JULY 20, 1908 IN COURTENAY, ND, THE SON OF GEORGE DONALD AND JESSIE NEILSON MURDOCH (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). IN 1910, THE FAMILY HOMESTEADED IN THE PENDANT D’ORIELLE AREA OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA. IN 1920 PERCY MARRIED ANNA LAYNE SMITH IN WILSON SIDING. THE COUPLE THEN MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE. HE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 84 ON MARCH 22, 1985. ANNA LAYNE MURDOCH (NEE SMITH) WAS BORN IN 1903 IN RAYMOND, AB TO HENRY SMITH AND EMMA LAYE SMITH (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). ANNA WAS THE GRANDDAUGHTER OF THOMAS SASSON SMITH AND JONATHAN ELLIS LAYNE. A PHOTOGRAPH PUBLISHED DECEMBER 31, 1960 IN THE HERALD SHOWS ANNA WEARING A DRESS THAT WAS WORN IN 1890 BY MRS. WILLIAM HENDERSON. SHE WAS WEARING THE DRESS AS PART OF THE PEMMICAN CLUB’S 75TH ANNIVERSARY BALL. ANNA PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 91 ON MAY 18, 1994. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P19930071002
Acquisition Date
1993-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1890
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19930071004
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1890
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
57
Width
76
Description
WHITE COTTON PANTALOONS ARE GATHERED AT THE WAIST AND TIE TOGETHER WITH A WHITE COTTON STRING. IN ADDITION TO THE STRING, THE TWO LEGS ARE JOINED TOGETHER WITH A 7.5CM SEAM IN THE FRONT. THE LEGS ARE FINISHED WITH FLORAL AND SLIT LACE CUFFS. THERE ARE SIX DARTS IN THE FRONT OF THE PANTALOON. MINOR FRAYING OF LACE, AND TWO BROWNISH STAINS ON BACK OF RIGHT LEG.
Subjects
CLOTHING-UNDERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
OWNED BY MRS. MURDOCH; PREVIOUSLY OWNED BY MRS. WILLIAM HENDERSON. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON DEVELOPED THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF THE HENDERSON FAMILY WITH INFORMATION FROM THE BOOK ‘PIONEER PEMMICAN CLUB ROUND-UP, 1885 – 1985’ BY A.P. BAINES, AND THE GALT ARCHIVES. WILLIAM HENDERSON CAME TO CANADA FROM EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND IN 1879, WHEN HE WAS 22. A CARPENTER BY TRADE, HENDERSON MADE HIS WAY WESTWARD, BUILDING THE FIRST HOUSE IN MEDICINE HAT IN 1881, THE BARRACKS OF THE NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE AND THE HUDSON BAY COMPANY STORE IN FORT MACLEOD, AND ENDING UP IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1885 WHERE HE WORKED FOR THE NORTH WEST COAL & NAVIGATION COMPANY. HE WORKED ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF LETHBRIDGE’S FIRST SCHOOL, THE COMPANY HOSPITAL AND COTTAGES, AND LETHBRIDGE HOUSE (LATER KNOWN AS THE LETHBRIDGE HOTEL), WHERE HE REMAINED AS PROPRIETOR. IN 1887 HE MARRIED MARGARET THOMPSON LUNDY, A SCOTTISH WOMAN WHO HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN WIDOWED IN DUNMORE, NWT. THE CEREMONY TOOK PLACE AT THE HOME OF WILLIAM STAFFORD AND WAS PERFORMED BY REVEREND CHARLES MCKILLOP. HENDERSON WAS VERY ACTIVE IN THE GROWING COMMUNITY OF LETHBRIDGE – HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE FIRST TOWN COUNCIL, THE MASONS AND ODDFELLOWS, A FOUNDER OF THE PEMMICAN CLUB, AND MEMBER OF KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. IN 1897 HE BUILT A BRICK DUPLEX AT THE CORNER OF 7 AVE AND 5 ST SOUTH AND THOUGH THE STRUCTURE HAS UNDERGONE RENOVATIONS, IT STILL STANDS IN 2014. WILLIAM AND MARGARET HAD SIX CHILDREN – HAROLD, ETTA, EDNA, WILLIAM, ADELINE AND FRED. ALL SIX RECEIVED THEIR EARLY EDUCATION IN LETHBRIDGE, BUT WERE LATER SENT TO BOARDING SCHOOLS – THE BOYS TO UPPER CANADA COLLEGE IN TORONTO, THE GIRLS TO HAVERGAL COLLEGE IN WINNIPEG. IN 1908 HENDERSON SR. WAS ELECTED MAYOR OF LETHBRIDGE, BUT DIED OF PNEUMONIA IN DECEMBER 1909 WHILE STILL IN OFFICE. HIS THREE SONS ALL SERVED IN WORLD WAR I, AND HAROLD WAS KILLED IN ACTION IN 1917. THE REMAINING SONS AND DAUGHTERS WERE ALL MARRIED AND RAISED FAMILIES. ETTA MARRIED LOCAL FARMER ALBERT ELI IVES, AND HAD THREE CHILDREN, MARGARET, KATHARINE, AND THADDEUS. ADELINE MARRIED JACK KANE AND LIVED IN BARONS. EDNA OBTAINED HER NURSING DEGREE AT QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY, MARRIED DR. ATKINSON, AND SETTLED IN MASSACHUSETTS. MARGARET HENDERSON SR. LIVED IN THE FAMILY HOME BUILT BY HER HUSBAND FOR NEARLY 30 YEARS AFTER HIS DEATH, AND WAS ACTIVE IN THE PEMMICAN CLUB AND I.O.D.E. UNTIL HER DEATH IN 1933. SEE PERMANENT FILE P20140012002 FOR THE OBITUARIES OF WILLIAM AND MARGARET HENDERSON, AND HENDERSON FAMILY HISTORY EXCERPT FROM BAINES’ BOOK. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A SCARF, PETTICOAT, AND BLOUSE DONATED BY JEAN WESTFALL. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. JEAN WESTFALL WAS BORN ANNA JEAN MURDOCH ON AUGUST 31, 1927, THE DAUGHTER OF PERCY MURDOCH AND ANNA MURDOCH (NEE SMITH). ACCORDING TO HER OBITUARY, JEAN “WAS A DESCENDANT OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA PIONEERS. THE SMITHS AND LAYNES, HER MOTHER’S FAMILY, WERE AMONG THE FIRST TO SETTLE CARDSTON AND RAYMOND. ON HER FATHER’S SIDE, THE MURDOCH FAMILY HOMESTEADED NEAR MILK RIVER EARLY IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY AND LATER FARMED IN WARNER AND WILSON SIDING BEFORE MOVING TO LETHBRIDGE. … IN 1947 SHE MOVED TO VALLEJO, CA … [WHERE] SHE MET TOM WESTFALL. THEY WERE MARRIED IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1948 … TOM PASSED AWAY IN 1986 AND IN 1987 JEAN RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE … AMONG THOSE RENEWED LCI CONNECTIONS WAS CALE HARRIS, A FAMILY FRIEND SINCE CHILDHOOD AND A SOMETIME BEAU IN THEIR TEEN YEARS. NOT LONG AFTER JEAN RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE, SHE AND CALE BECAME AN ‘ITEM’. AND SHORTLY THEREAFTER IT WAS CLEAR THAT HE WAS THE LOVE OF HER LIFE, HER STRONG RIGHT ARM, AND BEST FRIEND. THEY WERE MARRIED QUIETLY ON JULY 22, 1994. … JEAN’S GENTLE MANNER BELIED A SHARP INTELLECT AND SENSE OF THE COMEDY IN EVERYDAY LIFE … AND SHE COULD BE OUTRAGEOUS ENOUGH TO MAKE GRANDCHILDREN EXCLAIM ‘GRANDMA, I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU SAID THAT!’”. JEAN PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 85 ON DECEMBER 4, 2012. PERCY DONALD MURDOCH WAS BORN ON JULY 20, 1908 IN COURTENAY, ND, THE SON OF GEORGE DONALD AND JESSIE NEILSON MURDOCH (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). IN 1910, THE FAMILY HOMESTEADED IN THE PENDANT D’ORIELLE AREA OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA. IN 1920 PERCY MARRIED ANNA LAYNE SMITH IN WILSON SIDING. THE COUPLE THEN MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE. HE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 84 ON MARCH 22, 1985. ANNA LAYNE MURDOCH (NEE SMITH) WAS BORN IN 1903 IN RAYMOND, AB TO HENRY SMITH AND EMMA LAYE SMITH (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). ANNA WAS THE GRANDDAUGHTER OF THOMAS SASSON SMITH AND JONATHAN ELLIS LAYNE. A PHOTOGRAPH PUBLISHED DECEMBER 31, 1960 IN THE HERALD SHOWS ANNA WEARING A DRESS THAT WAS WORN IN 1890 BY MRS. WILLIAM HENDERSON. SHE WAS WEARING THE DRESS AS PART OF THE PEMMICAN CLUB’S 75TH ANNIVERSARY BALL. ANNA PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 91 ON MAY 18, 1994. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P19930071004
Acquisition Date
1993-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILK, LACE, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19930071005
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1900
Materials
SILK, LACE, COTTON
No. Pieces
2
Length
50
Width
47
Description
1. BLACK SILK BLOUSE IS WAIST-LENGTH. ROUND NECK COLLAR HAS RUFFLE AND FLORAL LACE PATTERN AROUND ENTIRE NECK. THIS RUFFLE COLLAR IS SUPPORTED UNDERNEATH WITH STITCH PATTERNED FABRIC WHICH ATTACHES TO THE BODY OF THE SHIRT WITH METAL HOOKS AND THREAD CLASPS. HORIZONTAL RUFFLES AROUND MIDDLE OF THE SHIRT IN THE FRONT AND THE BACK. THE SLEEVES ARE GATHERED AND BILLOW AT THE SHOULDER. BELOW THE ELBOW THE SLEEVE IS FITTED AND HAS SIMILAR RUFFLES AS ON BODY AND ENDS WITH SIMILAR STITCHED RUFFLE AS ON COLLAR. THE BLOUSE HAS A SECOND LAYER OF FABRIC WHICH HAS THICK MATERIAL SUPPORTS ON THE SEAMS FROM THE WAIST TO PART WAY UP THE SHIRT, THIS SERVES FOR A BILLOWING EFFECT OF THE BLOUSE. BLOUSE FASTENS WITH METAL HOOKS AND EYES ON THE UNDERLAYER OF MATERIAL UP THE MIDDLE OF THE BLOUSE, AND WITH METAL HOOKS AND THREAD EYES ALONG THE LEFT SIDE OF THE UPPER LAYER AND COLLAR. BLOUSE IS FRAGILE WITH MANY TEARS AND FRAYING OF FABRIC THROUGHOUT. 2. RIBBON: 184CM (L) X 36CM (W). BLACK SILK STRIP WITH SEAM AROUND THREE SIDES, OF WHICH THE TWO CORNERS ARE ROUNDED. OTHER SIDE UNFINISHED. SEAM IS COMING UNDONE IN PLACES; UNFINISHED SIDE FRAYING. FORMED BOW WHICH WAS PART OF OUTFIT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
OWNED BY MRS. MURDOCH, PREVIOUSLY OWNED BY MRS. WILLIAM HENDERSON. SEE ATTACHED PHOTO FOR VIEW OF GARMENT BEING WORN. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON DEVELOPED THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF THE HENDERSON FAMILY WITH INFORMATION FROM THE BOOK ‘PIONEER PEMMICAN CLUB ROUND-UP, 1885 – 1985’ BY A.P. BAINES, AND THE GALT ARCHIVES. WILLIAM HENDERSON CAME TO CANADA FROM EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND IN 1879, WHEN HE WAS 22. A CARPENTER BY TRADE, HENDERSON MADE HIS WAY WESTWARD, BUILDING THE FIRST HOUSE IN MEDICINE HAT IN 1881, THE BARRACKS OF THE NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE AND THE HUDSON BAY COMPANY STORE IN FORT MACLEOD, AND ENDING UP IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1885 WHERE HE WORKED FOR THE NORTH WEST COAL & NAVIGATION COMPANY. HE WORKED ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF LETHBRIDGE’S FIRST SCHOOL, THE COMPANY HOSPITAL AND COTTAGES, AND LETHBRIDGE HOUSE (LATER KNOWN AS THE LETHBRIDGE HOTEL), WHERE HE REMAINED AS PROPRIETOR. IN 1887 HE MARRIED MARGARET THOMPSON LUNDY, A SCOTTISH WOMAN WHO HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN WIDOWED IN DUNMORE, NWT. THE CEREMONY TOOK PLACE AT THE HOME OF WILLIAM STAFFORD AND WAS PERFORMED BY REVEREND CHARLES MCKILLOP. HENDERSON WAS VERY ACTIVE IN THE GROWING COMMUNITY OF LETHBRIDGE – HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE FIRST TOWN COUNCIL, THE MASONS AND ODDFELLOWS, A FOUNDER OF THE PEMMICAN CLUB, AND MEMBER OF KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. IN 1897 HE BUILT A BRICK DUPLEX AT THE CORNER OF 7 AVE AND 5 ST SOUTH AND THOUGH THE STRUCTURE HAS UNDERGONE RENOVATIONS, IT STILL STANDS IN 2014. WILLIAM AND MARGARET HAD SIX CHILDREN – HAROLD, ETTA, EDNA, WILLIAM, ADELINE AND FRED. ALL SIX RECEIVED THEIR EARLY EDUCATION IN LETHBRIDGE, BUT WERE LATER SENT TO BOARDING SCHOOLS – THE BOYS TO UPPER CANADA COLLEGE IN TORONTO, THE GIRLS TO HAVERGAL COLLEGE IN WINNIPEG. IN 1908 HENDERSON SR. WAS ELECTED MAYOR OF LETHBRIDGE, BUT DIED OF PNEUMONIA IN DECEMBER 1909 WHILE STILL IN OFFICE. HIS THREE SONS ALL SERVED IN WORLD WAR I, AND HAROLD WAS KILLED IN ACTION IN 1917. THE REMAINING SONS AND DAUGHTERS WERE ALL MARRIED AND RAISED FAMILIES. ETTA MARRIED LOCAL FARMER ALBERT ELI IVES, AND HAD THREE CHILDREN, MARGARET, KATHARINE, AND THADDEUS. ADELINE MARRIED JACK KANE AND LIVED IN BARONS. EDNA OBTAINED HER NURSING DEGREE AT QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY, MARRIED DR. ATKINSON, AND SETTLED IN MASSACHUSETTS. MARGARET HENDERSON SR. LIVED IN THE FAMILY HOME BUILT BY HER HUSBAND FOR NEARLY 30 YEARS AFTER HIS DEATH, AND WAS ACTIVE IN THE PEMMICAN CLUB AND I.O.D.E. UNTIL HER DEATH IN 1933. SEE PERMANENT FILE P20140012002 FOR THE OBITUARIES OF WILLIAM AND MARGARET HENDERSON, AND HENDERSON FAMILY HISTORY EXCERPT FROM BAINES’ BOOK. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A SCARF, PETTICOAT, AND BLOUSE DONATED BY JEAN WESTFALL. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. JEAN WESTFALL WAS BORN ANNA JEAN MURDOCH ON AUGUST 31, 1927, THE DAUGHTER OF PERCY MURDOCH AND ANNA MURDOCH (NEE SMITH). ACCORDING TO HER OBITUARY, JEAN “WAS A DESCENDANT OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA PIONEERS. THE SMITHS AND LAYNES, HER MOTHER’S FAMILY, WERE AMONG THE FIRST TO SETTLE CARDSTON AND RAYMOND. ON HER FATHER’S SIDE, THE MURDOCH FAMILY HOMESTEADED NEAR MILK RIVER EARLY IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY AND LATER FARMED IN WARNER AND WILSON SIDING BEFORE MOVING TO LETHBRIDGE. … IN 1947 SHE MOVED TO VALLEJO, CA … [WHERE] SHE MET TOM WESTFALL. THEY WERE MARRIED IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1948 … TOM PASSED AWAY IN 1986 AND IN 1987 JEAN RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE … AMONG THOSE RENEWED LCI CONNECTIONS WAS CALE HARRIS, A FAMILY FRIEND SINCE CHILDHOOD AND A SOMETIME BEAU IN THEIR TEEN YEARS. NOT LONG AFTER JEAN RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE, SHE AND CALE BECAME AN ‘ITEM’. AND SHORTLY THEREAFTER IT WAS CLEAR THAT HE WAS THE LOVE OF HER LIFE, HER STRONG RIGHT ARM, AND BEST FRIEND. THEY WERE MARRIED QUIETLY ON JULY 22, 1994. … JEAN’S GENTLE MANNER BELIED A SHARP INTELLECT AND SENSE OF THE COMEDY IN EVERYDAY LIFE … AND SHE COULD BE OUTRAGEOUS ENOUGH TO MAKE GRANDCHILDREN EXCLAIM ‘GRANDMA, I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU SAID THAT!’”. JEAN PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 85 ON DECEMBER 4, 2012. PERCY DONALD MURDOCH WAS BORN ON JULY 20, 1908 IN COURTENAY, ND, THE SON OF GEORGE DONALD AND JESSIE NEILSON MURDOCH (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). IN 1910, THE FAMILY HOMESTEADED IN THE PENDANT D’ORIELLE AREA OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA. IN 1920 PERCY MARRIED ANNA LAYNE SMITH IN WILSON SIDING. THE COUPLE THEN MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE. HE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 84 ON MARCH 22, 1985. ANNA LAYNE MURDOCH (NEE SMITH) WAS BORN IN 1903 IN RAYMOND, AB TO HENRY SMITH AND EMMA LAYE SMITH (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). ANNA WAS THE GRANDDAUGHTER OF THOMAS SASSON SMITH AND JONATHAN ELLIS LAYNE. A PHOTOGRAPH PUBLISHED DECEMBER 31, 1960 IN THE HERALD SHOWS ANNA WEARING A DRESS THAT WAS WORN IN 1890 BY MRS. WILLIAM HENDERSON. SHE WAS WEARING THE DRESS AS PART OF THE PEMMICAN CLUB’S 75TH ANNIVERSARY BALL. ANNA PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 91 ON MAY 18, 1994. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P19930071005
Acquisition Date
1993-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
EVENING BAG, HAND BAG
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
VELVET, METAL, LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19930071008
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
EVENING BAG, HAND BAG
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1900
Materials
VELVET, METAL, LEATHER
No. Pieces
2
Length
33
Width
22
Description
PURPLE VELVET PURSE HAS 38CM X 2CM PURPLE VELVET HANDLE, ATTACHED BY HOOKS. POUCH SHAPED WITH TASSEL AT BOTTOM. TOP CLASP PORTION HAS SILVER-PLATED FRAME WITH FLORAL PATTERN ENGRAVED IN RELIEF. KNOB AT TOP, WITH SMALL PENDANT HANGING FROM FRAME. SMALL CHANGE COMPARTMENT INSIDE PURSE, SUPPORTED BY HINGE OF PURSE FRAME. LINING IS MULTICOLORED SILK WITH DIAMOND-LIKE PATTERN. CHANGE PURSE LINED WITH WHITE KID LEATHER AND CONTAINS MIRROR, 6CM IN DIAMETER. MIRROR APPEARS TO HAVE FALLEN OFF CARDBOARD BACKING, ATTACHED TO INSIDE OF PURSE. ENDS OF TASSELS BEGINNING TO FRAY, AND THE LEATHER LINING OF CHANGE PURSE IS RIPPED ALONG HINGE.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
OWNED BY MRS. MURDOCH, PREVIOUSLY OWNED BY MRS. WILLIAM HENDERSON. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON DEVELOPED THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF THE HENDERSON FAMILY WITH INFORMATION FROM THE BOOK ‘PIONEER PEMMICAN CLUB ROUND-UP, 1885 – 1985’ BY A.P. BAINES, AND THE GALT ARCHIVES. WILLIAM HENDERSON CAME TO CANADA FROM EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND IN 1879, WHEN HE WAS 22. A CARPENTER BY TRADE, HENDERSON MADE HIS WAY WESTWARD, BUILDING THE FIRST HOUSE IN MEDICINE HAT IN 1881, THE BARRACKS OF THE NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE AND THE HUDSON BAY COMPANY STORE IN FORT MACLEOD, AND ENDING UP IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1885 WHERE HE WORKED FOR THE NORTH WEST COAL & NAVIGATION COMPANY. HE WORKED ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF LETHBRIDGE’S FIRST SCHOOL, THE COMPANY HOSPITAL AND COTTAGES, AND LETHBRIDGE HOUSE (LATER KNOWN AS THE LETHBRIDGE HOTEL), WHERE HE REMAINED AS PROPRIETOR. IN 1887 HE MARRIED MARGARET THOMPSON LUNDY, A SCOTTISH WOMAN WHO HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN WIDOWED IN DUNMORE, NWT. THE CEREMONY TOOK PLACE AT THE HOME OF WILLIAM STAFFORD AND WAS PERFORMED BY REVEREND CHARLES MCKILLOP. HENDERSON WAS VERY ACTIVE IN THE GROWING COMMUNITY OF LETHBRIDGE – HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE FIRST TOWN COUNCIL, THE MASONS AND ODDFELLOWS, A FOUNDER OF THE PEMMICAN CLUB, AND MEMBER OF KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. IN 1897 HE BUILT A BRICK DUPLEX AT THE CORNER OF 7 AVE AND 5 ST SOUTH AND THOUGH THE STRUCTURE HAS UNDERGONE RENOVATIONS, IT STILL STANDS IN 2014. WILLIAM AND MARGARET HAD SIX CHILDREN – HAROLD, ETTA, EDNA, WILLIAM, ADELINE AND FRED. ALL SIX RECEIVED THEIR EARLY EDUCATION IN LETHBRIDGE, BUT WERE LATER SENT TO BOARDING SCHOOLS – THE BOYS TO UPPER CANADA COLLEGE IN TORONTO, THE GIRLS TO HAVERGAL COLLEGE IN WINNIPEG. IN 1908 HENDERSON SR. WAS ELECTED MAYOR OF LETHBRIDGE, BUT DIED OF PNEUMONIA IN DECEMBER 1909 WHILE STILL IN OFFICE. HIS THREE SONS ALL SERVED IN WORLD WAR I, AND HAROLD WAS KILLED IN ACTION IN 1917. THE REMAINING SONS AND DAUGHTERS WERE ALL MARRIED AND RAISED FAMILIES. ETTA MARRIED LOCAL FARMER ALBERT ELI IVES, AND HAD THREE CHILDREN, MARGARET, KATHARINE, AND THADDEUS. ADELINE MARRIED JACK KANE AND LIVED IN BARONS. EDNA OBTAINED HER NURSING DEGREE AT QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY, MARRIED DR. ATKINSON, AND SETTLED IN MASSACHUSETTS. MARGARET HENDERSON SR. LIVED IN THE FAMILY HOME BUILT BY HER HUSBAND FOR NEARLY 30 YEARS AFTER HIS DEATH, AND WAS ACTIVE IN THE PEMMICAN CLUB AND I.O.D.E. UNTIL HER DEATH IN 1933. SEE PERMANENT FILE P20140012002 FOR THE OBITUARIES OF WILLIAM AND MARGARET HENDERSON, AND HENDERSON FAMILY HISTORY EXCERPT FROM BAINES’ BOOK. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A SCARF, PETTICOAT, AND BLOUSE DONATED BY JEAN WESTFALL. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. JEAN WESTFALL WAS BORN ANNA JEAN MURDOCH ON AUGUST 31, 1927, THE DAUGHTER OF PERCY MURDOCH AND ANNA MURDOCH (NEE SMITH). ACCORDING TO HER OBITUARY, JEAN “WAS A DESCENDANT OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA PIONEERS. THE SMITHS AND LAYNES, HER MOTHER’S FAMILY, WERE AMONG THE FIRST TO SETTLE CARDSTON AND RAYMOND. ON HER FATHER’S SIDE, THE MURDOCH FAMILY HOMESTEADED NEAR MILK RIVER EARLY IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY AND LATER FARMED IN WARNER AND WILSON SIDING BEFORE MOVING TO LETHBRIDGE. … IN 1947 SHE MOVED TO VALLEJO, CA … [WHERE] SHE MET TOM WESTFALL. THEY WERE MARRIED IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1948 … TOM PASSED AWAY IN 1986 AND IN 1987 JEAN RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE … AMONG THOSE RENEWED LCI CONNECTIONS WAS CALE HARRIS, A FAMILY FRIEND SINCE CHILDHOOD AND A SOMETIME BEAU IN THEIR TEEN YEARS. NOT LONG AFTER JEAN RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE, SHE AND CALE BECAME AN ‘ITEM’. AND SHORTLY THEREAFTER IT WAS CLEAR THAT HE WAS THE LOVE OF HER LIFE, HER STRONG RIGHT ARM, AND BEST FRIEND. THEY WERE MARRIED QUIETLY ON JULY 22, 1994. … JEAN’S GENTLE MANNER BELIED A SHARP INTELLECT AND SENSE OF THE COMEDY IN EVERYDAY LIFE … AND SHE COULD BE OUTRAGEOUS ENOUGH TO MAKE GRANDCHILDREN EXCLAIM ‘GRANDMA, I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU SAID THAT!’”. JEAN PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 85 ON DECEMBER 4, 2012. PERCY DONALD MURDOCH WAS BORN ON JULY 20, 1908 IN COURTENAY, ND, THE SON OF GEORGE DONALD AND JESSIE NEILSON MURDOCH (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). IN 1910, THE FAMILY HOMESTEADED IN THE PENDANT D’ORIELLE AREA OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA. IN 1920 PERCY MARRIED ANNA LAYNE SMITH IN WILSON SIDING. THE COUPLE THEN MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE. HE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 84 ON MARCH 22, 1985. ANNA LAYNE MURDOCH (NEE SMITH) WAS BORN IN 1903 IN RAYMOND, AB TO HENRY SMITH AND EMMA LAYE SMITH (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). ANNA WAS THE GRANDDAUGHTER OF THOMAS SASSON SMITH AND JONATHAN ELLIS LAYNE. A PHOTOGRAPH PUBLISHED DECEMBER 31, 1960 IN THE HERALD SHOWS ANNA WEARING A DRESS THAT WAS WORN IN 1890 BY MRS. WILLIAM HENDERSON. SHE WAS WEARING THE DRESS AS PART OF THE PEMMICAN CLUB’S 75TH ANNIVERSARY BALL. ANNA PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 91 ON MAY 18, 1994. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P19930071008
Acquisition Date
1993-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail

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