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Date Range
1912-2012
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20171025
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records, over 200 photographs
Scope and Content
2017.1025/001 Okutake Family Photographs: Tomomi Okutake, Tsura Okutake, Chiyoryo Ishimine, Toshiko Ishimine, Tomotaka Ishimine, Choryo Ishimine, Toshiko Higa, Chiyosei Genka, Yoneko Genka, Chiyotasu Genka, Dorothy Goshinmon, Chiyoki Okutake, Chotei Okutake, Art Okutake, Pat Okutake, Chokei Okutake…
Date Range
1912-2012
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Okutake family
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records, over 200 photographs
History / Biographical
Tomomi Okutake originally immigrated to Canada in 1907, and was employed with the CPR in Vancouver. He then moved to Hardiville, Alberta in 1911, and resided there until enlisting with the Princess Pat Canadian Infantry in 1917. After serving two years in Britain and France, he was honourably discharged, receiving the British War Medal and Victory Medal. Upon his return to Canada, Tomomi began his work in the No. 6 coal mine. In 1930, he travelled back to Japan to marry Tsuru Genka, and together they moved back to Hardieville where Tomomi continued his work. The No. 8 coal mine site was moved to Lethbridge shortly after, where he continued as a miner until his retirement in 1953. Once Japanese citizens were allowed to live in Lethbridge, the couple moved into the city. Tomomi and Tsuru Okutake resided in the City of Lethbridge from 1961 until Tomomi’s passing in 1971. Throughout his time in Alberta, Tomomi became a founding member of the Lethbridge Buddhist Temple and the Lethbridge Honpa Buddhist Temple. He also played a big part in being the interpreter or spokesperson for those who couldn’t speak English in the Okinawan community. After Tomomi passed away, Tsuru enrolled at the Community College to learn English as a second language. She joined the Senior Centre and learned new skills such as weaving and dancing. In her final years, she lived in the Taber Long Term Care unit where she later passed away in 1990. The Okutake family had two adopted daughters, Patricia Yuriko (Sassa) and Esther Tsuru (Ayukawa).
Scope and Content
2017.1025/001 Okutake Family Photographs: Tomomi Okutake, Tsura Okutake, Chiyoryo Ishimine, Toshiko Ishimine, Tomotaka Ishimine, Choryo Ishimine, Toshiko Higa, Chiyosei Genka, Yoneko Genka, Chiyotasu Genka, Dorothy Goshinmon, Chiyoki Okutake, Chotei Okutake, Art Okutake, Pat Okutake, Chokei Okutake, Guiso Oshiro, Vicki Okutake. 2017.1025/002 Citizens certificate, statement of service, passport, biography, etc. 2017.1025/003 Biographies of Issei Pioneers from Okinawa to Southern Alberta.
Accession No.
20171025
Collection
Archive
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Material Type
Map
Accession No.
19736188002
Physical Description
1 map : 56 x 52 cm
Scope and Content
Boundaries: Section 23-35, Range 6, Township 12 W4 and Section 1-2, Range 6, Township 13 W4 to Section 19-31, Range 5, Township 12 W4 and Section 5-6, Range 5, Township 13 W4 Shows areas entitled: Riverdale, Grand View, Hill Division, Bending, Harrisville, Hughes, Riverside Park, Herald Survey, C…
Material Type
Map
Creator
The Mundy Map and Blueprint Co. of Alberta
Physical Description
1 map : 56 x 52 cm
Physical Condition
Good
Scope and Content
Boundaries: Section 23-35, Range 6, Township 12 W4 and Section 1-2, Range 6, Township 13 W4 to Section 19-31, Range 5, Township 12 W4 and Section 5-6, Range 5, Township 13 W4 Shows areas entitled: Riverdale, Grand View, Hill Division, Bending, Harrisville, Hughes, Riverside Park, Herald Survey, Cousins & Sissons, Kensington, Altawanda Addition, Central Park, Industrial Place, Central Place, Parkview, Yuill, Yuill Survey, Powell, Strathcona Park, Manchester Addition and City View subdivisions; Rosedale and Saratoga Park Shows location of: Canadian Pacific Railway, Passenger Depot, Freight, Saskatchwan River, Presbyterian Cemetary, Agricultural Ground, Race Course, Reserve, English Church Property, Roman Church Cemetery, English Church Cemetery, Road Allowance between Ranges V and VI, Police Point, Town Park, Alberta Clay Products Plant, J.H.G. Bray, Alberta Iron Rolling Mills, Glass Factory and Foundry and Seven Persons Creek Street and Avenue names are shown and blocks in each subdivision are numbered Handwritten notes in red pencil have arrows to location of "Old Cousins Survey", "McDonald's 1/4" and "Norwood" and is used to shade over a few specific areas.
Notes
Scale 1 inch = 1000 feet The Mundy Map and Blueprint Co. of Alberta Suite 12 Empire Block Edmonton Copyright: Canada 1911, by C. G. Mundy, Edmonton Note indicate: "This map can be supplied with other new Subdivisions not shewn on the present sheet. For further particulars write C. G. Mundy, Edmonton." Notation in pencil on the back of the map indicates: "26-30 100 Lots 275 Block 311 Norbury Ave Medicine Hat"
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
19736188002
Collection
Archive
Less detail