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Date Range
1889-1964
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20181046
Physical Description
1.1 m of textual records, 5 photographs
Scope and Content
001: Financial log book (1889-1908) 002: Work day planner for Drumheller Rosedeer Mine (1916-1917) 003: Work day planner for Drumheller Stirling Mine (1917-1918) 004: Work day planner for Drumheller unidentified mine (1918-1919) 005: Work day planner for Drumheller unidentified mine & office (1921)…
Date Range
1889-1964
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Hans Enoch Wight
Physical Description
1.1 m of textual records, 5 photographs
History / Biographical
Hans Enoch Nielson Wight was born July 29, 1889, in Hyrum, Utah, USA. His father was Joseph Moroni Wight, and his mother’s maiden name was Cynthia Elnora Nielson. Joseph was born in 1844 in Hume, New York, and as a seven-year-old travelled west in the year 1851 with his LDS (Mormon) pioneer family. In line with LDS teachings of the time, Joseph became a polygamist and had two wives. Cynthia was his second wife. She was born in Weber County, Utah, in 1860. Hans was the sixth child born to Joseph and Cynthia, but only the second to live past infancy. After his birth, his parents were more successful and brought eight more children into the world, all but one of whom lived to adulthood. In the late 1880s, the LDS Church was sending members north to colonize Southern Alberta, and on June 8, 1891, when Hans was not yet two years old, his parents took their two living children and moved to the brand new community of Cardston, Alberta, snuggled on the edge of the vast, untamed, Canadian prairie. Hans learned to fish and hunt, and even before his teenage years he was an expert marksman. During the day in his father’s blacksmith shop, he learned to be a blacksmith, a wheelwright, and a carpenter, and in the evening he studied books. While finishing high school, he learned to play several instruments. He was a member of the Cardston Military Band. He became a certified machinist, a master electrician, and a licensed plumber. Because he drove a tractor, aborigine friends on the Blood reservation next to Cardston called him Iron Horse. Some remained life-long friends. On August 1, 1908, when nineteen years old, Hans went to Utah to attend Brigham Young College in Logan. He also studied through correspondence courses at the Armour Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois, the University of Missouri, and the Alberta Institute of Technology and Art, obtaining degrees in mechanical and electrical engineering. For the first six years of his professional career, he worked for the US Reclamation Service on the St. Mary’s River project in Montana, but he still spent his weekends in Cardston, which was only twenty miles away. On one of these weekends, he met a young lady named Alice McClung from northern Ireland who was a recent convert to the LDS Church. On January 11, 1911, Alice became Mrs. Hans E. Wight. He was not quite 22 years old and she was 20. An aside: Five years later, Hans’s younger brother Eugene married Alice’s younger sister Jenny, and their two families generated double cousins who grew up very close. At that time the LDS Church was constructing a temple in Cardston; it was to be used to perform certain sacred ceremonies, and Hans was offered a job as construction engineer, thus beginning his professional life in Canada. When the main part of the construction was finished, he accepted a position in Drumheller, Alberta, where, as a mine surveyor and master mechanic, he was instrumental in the development of its huge coal resources. He remained in Drumheller ten years. In addition to his mining duties he also taught night classes in mechanical, electrical, and steam engineering. When his family finally left Drumheller, he had three children: Elizabeth (Bessie) who was 14, Marjorie (Marge) who was 7, and Eileen who was 5. To be nearer to the LDS community, he moved his family to Taber, Alberta, in 1926. He had obtained the position of Chief Engineer and Master Mechanic for the Leland Coal Company based in Chicago. He was responsible for all mine maintenance both above and below ground. In addition to its large land holdings and mining operations, Leland Coal supplied the district with electricity. Their electric system was later purchased by the Calgary Power Company, and Hans became involved in extending power lines throughout Southern Alberta as well as in building power and light systems for its towns. Soon he relocated to Lethbridge, Alberta. However, his Calgary Power Company job required that he be away from home too much, so he resigned and accepted a position at the newly constructed Lethbridge Government Grain and Storage Elevator. In 1935, Hans campaigned for the new Social Credit Party and was elected Member of the Alberta legislative assembly (MLA) for Lethbridge by a landslide. In 1937, he resigned under pressure. Someone was leaking sensitive political information to the Lethbridge Herald, and Social Credit leadership suspected him (probably correctly). He moved to Calgary and became Chief Engineer of the Hudson’s Bay Company’s Calgary department store where he remained until World War II. In 1941 Hans left the Hudson’s Bay Company and enlisted at the rank of Pilot Officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). He had hoped to work on the Alaskan Highway as an engineer, but was instead deployed to air bases across the Prairie Provinces and Newfoundland where he was charged with maintaining and constructing airbase facilities. At the same time, he was often assigned to organize recreation and entertainment for the airmen. He was released from active duty with the rank of Flight Lieutenant in February, 1945, and moved to Bremerton, Washington, where he was hired as an electrical engineer repairing American ships, mostly destroyers, damaged in Pacific Ocean warfare. He performed this work until the Japanese surrender. Then he moved to Salt Lake City, Utah. Hans was 55 years old when he returned to the USA, and he remained there the remainder of his life working as surveyor, city engineer, construction engineer, and city manager in cities throughout northern Utah. He also lived in Los Angeles where he was employed in the development of the San Clemente Island Missile Base for the US military. He died in Salt lake City, Utah on October 12, 1965, at 76 years of age, leaving behind his wife Alice and their three daughters. Although only the oldest daughter married, she had seven children, and those children now have over one hundred descendants. The biography is compiled by Howard Shafer, Grandson based on the following sources EXPERIENCES OF CYNTHIA ELNORA NIELSEN WIGHT from her diaries and journals: 1890 to 1943, edited by Alice W. Terry; A LIFE OF SERVICE: HANS ENOCH NIELSON WIGHT as revealed through his diaries and by his family, edited by Marjorie Wight and Eileen Wight; BACKWARD GLANCES: Stories of and by our Wight ancestors, compiled by Eileen Wight and Marjorie Wight A more detailed biography is found in file 20181046052
Scope and Content
001: Financial log book (1889-1908) 002: Work day planner for Drumheller Rosedeer Mine (1916-1917) 003: Work day planner for Drumheller Stirling Mine (1917-1918) 004: Work day planner for Drumheller unidentified mine (1918-1919) 005: Work day planner for Drumheller unidentified mine & office (1921) 006: Day planner in Drumheller (1921-1922) 007: Day planner in Drumheller (1922-1923) 008: Day planner in Drumheller (1923) 009: Day planner in Drumheller but planner days are not all filled in (1924) 010: Bundle of daily calendar pages (1924-1925) 011: Bundle of daily calendar pages (1925-1926) 012: Bundle of daily calendar pages (1926-1927) 013: Journal with daily entries (1927-1930) 014: Scrapbook of newspaper cutouts talking about the Social Credit party during Wright’s time as MLA till the fall of the Social Credit party (1935-1938) 015: Diary (1931) 016: Handmade diary and a handmade planner (1932) 017: Handmade diary (1933) 018: Diary (1934) 019: Diary (1935) 020: Diary (1936) 021: Diary (1937) 022: Diary with a couple pages torn from the front (1937-1938) 023: Diary (1939) 024: Travel Journal: Journal written till page 45 then it goes blank and then writing on page 194-195 (1939-1942) 025: Diary (1940) 026: Diary (1941) 027: Diary (1942) 028: Diary (1943) 029: Diary (1944) 030: Diary (1945) 031: Diary (1946) 032: Diary with Utah stamp (1947) 033: Diary with Utah stamp (1948) 034: Diary with Utah stamp (1949) 035: Diary with Utah stamp (1950-1952) 036: Diary with Utah stamp (1952) 037: Day Planner not that much is written in the entries (1953) 038: Diary (1953) 039: Account book (1954-1957) 040: Diary four stamps on the first page from Utah, Alberta, Washington, and Oregon (1954) 041: Diary (1955) 042: Diary (1956) 043: Diary (1957) 044: Diary (1958) 045: Diary (1959) 046: Diary (1960) 047: Diary (1961) 048: Diary (1962) 049: Diary (1963) 050: Diary stops writing on May 6 (1964) 051: 5 photographs of H.E. Wight and family 052: Biography of H.E. Wight
Accession No.
20181046
Collection
Archive
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Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Separate Regional Division No. 4 fonds

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Date Range
1889-2017
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20181064
Physical Description
Over 1,000 photographs; 0.8 m of textual records
Scope and Content
001: 25 Portraits of Chairmen part 1 (1889-1989) 002: 9 Portraits of Chairmen part 2 (1989-2007) 003: Newsletters, banquet program, Christmas cards, Coaldale mission statement, and 3 photographs (1934-1994) 004: Junior Red Cross incident book, newsletters, correspondence, certificates and 2 certifi…
Date Range
1889-2017
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Separate Regional Division No. 4
Physical Description
Over 1,000 photographs; 0.8 m of textual records
History / Biographical
The declaration of the Lethbridge Catholic Separate School District No. 9 was established on January 18, 1889. The first Catholic school opened on April 1, 1889 with 33 students in attendance. A second school opened in 1891 which was run by five Sisters, Faithful Companions of Jesus. The Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Separate Regional Division No. 4 runs 13 schools in Lethbridge, Taber, Coaldale, Picture Butte and Pincher Creek. Students in the Holy Spirit Catholic Schools follow the curriculum of Alberta Learning within a Christ-centered environment. Souce: Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Separate Regional Division No. 4 website; "Lethbridge Catholic Separate School District No.9: The First One Hundred Years 1889-1989" by Bosco Baptista.
Scope and Content
001: 25 Portraits of Chairmen part 1 (1889-1989) 002: 9 Portraits of Chairmen part 2 (1989-2007) 003: Newsletters, banquet program, Christmas cards, Coaldale mission statement, and 3 photographs (1934-1994) 004: Junior Red Cross incident book, newsletters, correspondence, certificates and 2 certificates oversize (1947-1975) 005-008: St. Basil School Scrapbooks (1905-1988) 009: 1990-1994 Photo Album 74 photographs of various Board events 010: 1970-1975 Photo Album 54 photographs of various school events at St. Basil School 011: 1958-1990 Photo Album 48 photographs of various Board events 012: 1999-2002 Photo Album 162 photographs of Teresa Grice retirement tea, and hanging of her portrait at St. Basil School 013: St. Joseph’s Coaldale School newspaper clippings (1992-1994) 014: Newspaper clippings (1981-1992) 015-016: 1990-1992 St. Paul School photo album 325 photographs of various school programs 017-019: 1992-1996 St. Paul School photo album 64 negatives and 328 photographs of various school programs 020: 51 Negatives and 52 photographs of Christmas Concerts and a letter by a Japanese student 1989-1994 021: 34 Photographs of a Halloween event and class photographs (1982-1983) 022: 66 Photographs of Christmas concert, education week, and field trips (1986-1987) 023: 80 Photographs of events from Halloween, Christmas and Our School Day (1988) 024: 178 Photographs of various school programs (1989) 025-026: 169 Photographs of various school programs (1990) 027: 75 Photographs of St. Paul School Classes and staff (1992-1994) 028: 76 Negatives and 87 photographs of St. Paul School staff party and various school events (1992-1996) 029: 62 photographs of St. Paul School classes and staff (1989-2000) 030: 381 Student identification cards (1976-1998) 031: Photographs of students (198-) add photos to 35mm sleeves 032: Photographs of students and staff of St. Paul School (1999) add photos to 35mm sleeves 033: 66 Photographs of St Basil School’s classes and staff, and booklet for Ukraine 100 years of Christianity (1972-2001) 034: List of teachers and 43 photographs of various school events (1914-2003) 035: 34 Negatives and 83 photographs of various school programs at various schools (1940-1955) 036: 79 Photographs of various school programs (1954-1960) 037: 105 Photographs of various school programs at St. Basil School (1960-1965) 038: Photographs and negatives of various programs at St. Basil School ()add photos to 35mm sleeves 039: Negatives of ()add photos to 35mm sleeves 040-041: 2 cassettes 042-043: 354 Slides of Outdoor Education programs (1973-1991) 044: 71 Slides of various school programs at St. Basil School (1973-198-) 045: 100 Slides of various school programs, classes and staff of St. Basil School, and 20 plaques of honor roll students (1940-1968) 046: 110 Photographs and negatives of St. Basil School, mass, CCH Drama Center/ old Board office, and (1978-1994) add photos to 35mm sleeves 047: 11 Photographs of three deconstructed posters showing the classes of 1986-1987 (13.5 X 19) and newspaper articles from a deconstructed poster (30 X 25) (1986-1994) 048: Correspondence, newspaper clippings, certificates and 9 photographs of student class pictures, events, and playing (1971-1996) 049: Newspaper clippings, photocopy of photographs of social events, and 91 photographs of students, staff, and Board members (1952-2000) 050: History of St. Paul’s School and information about Robert A. Kimmitt (1980-1987) 051: Portrait of Robert A. Kimmitt oversize (1972) (20 X 16) 052: Poster of staff and class photos at St.Paul’s School oversize (2001-2002) (24.5 X 16.5) 053: Poster with photographs of all honor roll students from the different Catholic schools with their names oversize (1961) (21.5 X 16) 054: Portrait of Emil Stephen (Steve) Vaselenak oversize (1932-1971) (20 X 16) 055: Portrait of Walter Jacob Ruff oversize (1971-1982) (20 X 16) 056: Portrait of Father Leonard Van Tighem (OMI) oversize (21.5 X 16.5) (1889-1890) 057: Portrait of John Aberle oversize (20 X 16) (1959-1988) 058: Portrait of Sister Gertrude Isabelle buss oversize (20 X 16) (1954-1971) 059: Poster of St. Basil’s Separate School Junior Hockey Champions 1946 with a 9 x 7 photograph oversize (21 X 15)(1946) 060: Poster of St. Basil’s Separate School Junior Football Champions 1946 with a 9 x 7 photograph oversize (21 X 15)(1946) 061: Enlarged photograph of a class from 1920 oversize (18 X 12) (1920) 062: Portrait of Teresa Diane Grice oversize (nee Berte) oversize (20 x 16) (1982-1971) 063: Students and staff photograph outside on a field oversize (13 X 10) (2000-2001) 064: St. Paul’s School oversize (14 X 7) (1954) 065: Photograph of students racing oversize (11 X 14) (195-) 066: Assumption School oversize (20 X 10) (1955) 067: Poster with picture of the Lethbridge Catholic Separate School Board oversize (1947-1949) (18 X 17) 068: Portrait of Most Rev. Frederick Henry oversize (1998-2017) (20 X 16.5) 069: Photograph of Board members oversize (1993) (17 X 24) 070: St. Basil School staff photographs with names oversize (200-) (17 X 12) 071: Portrait of Hubert Pyne from Taber oversize (199-) (14 X 11) 072: Photograph of children at St. Patrick’s Church likely during first communion oversize (189-) (13 X 11) 073: Photographs of Taber Board members oversize (1955-1965) (13.5 X 18) 074: Photographs of Taber Board members oversize (1966) (13.5 X 18) 075: Photographs of Board members standing in front of St. Mary’s School oversize (1950-1952) (11 X 14) 076: Portrait of Robert Hagel oversize (197-) (8 X 10) 077: Portrait of Mr. O. Malo Chairman oversize (1957-1964) (10 X 13.5) 078: Portrait of Mr. J. Chomany, Chairman oversize (1955-1964) (10 X 13.5) 079: Photographs of Board members oversize (197-) (20 X 16) 080: Photographs of Board members oversize (198-) (20 X 16) 081: Laminated newspaper article oversize (1977) (15 X 23) 082: Sketch from Jill Quinn “The Other Author, Arthur” oversize (199-?) (9 X12) 083: St. Paul’s School class and staff photos oversize (1993-1994) (19 x 36) 084: St. Paul’s School class and staff photos oversize (1996-1997) (19 x 36) 085: St. Paul’s School class and staff photos oversize (1995-1996) (23.5 x 36) 086: St. Paul’s School class and staff photos oversize (1994-1995) (25 x 10) 087: St. Paul’s School students and staff photograph (2000-2001) (20 X 30) 088: St. Paul’s School class and staff photos oversize (1990-1991) (23.5 x 36) 089: Public education works in Alberta Catholic Schools poster with photographs of students and staff oversize (1995) (31 X 28) 090: St. Paul’s School class and staff photos oversize (1992-1993) (24 X 28) 091: St. Paul’s School class and staff photos oversize (1988-1989) (26 X 27) 092: St. Paul’s School class and staff photos oversize (1987-1988) (26 X 27) 093: St. Basil’s School class and staff photos oversize (1977-1978) (30 X 20)
Accession No.
20181064
Collection
Archive
Less detail