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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
NIGHT BONNET
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1880
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LINEN
Catalogue Number
P19920058016
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
NIGHT BONNET
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1880
Materials
LINEN
No. Pieces
1
Length
160.7
Width
42.0
Description
WHITE, LINEN. CROWN OF BONNET IS OVERSIZED; GATHERED AT SEAMS. HAS A RUFFLE AROUND UPPER BRIM. BACK OF BONNET HAS A WIDE STRIP OF MATERIAL THAT HAS HORIZONTAL RIDGES IN IT. BELOW THIS ARE TWO WHITE RUFFLES. BONNET HAS A LONG WIDE STRIP OF MATERIAL SEWN TO EACH SIDE, THAT ACT AS TIES. SEAMS ARE COMING LOOSE; STITCHES ARE LARGE AND LOOSE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-HEADWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
SEE P19920058006-GA FOR HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED BY MARJORIE WELCH'S MOTHER, NORA EVERSON. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE SHERLOCK/MACLEOD FAMILY, SEE RECORDS P19960108000 AND P19740093000.
Catalogue Number
P19920058016
Acquisition Date
1993-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
LADIES BOOT
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, WOOD, BAKELITE, CANVAS
Catalogue Number
P19930071009
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LADIES BOOT
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1910
Materials
LEATHER, WOOD, BAKELITE, CANVAS
No. Pieces
2
Height
21.4
Length
5
Description
1. LEATHER BOOT WITH 5.5CM WOODEN CUBAN-STYLE HEEL. BULLDOG TOE, WITH BUTTON SIDE CLOSURE ALONG OUTSIDE EDGE OF BOOT. FOURTEEN BAKELITE BUTTONS TOTAL. HEEL IS NAILED ON; LEATHER SOLE STITCHED. ANKLE-LENGTH. YELLOWING CANVAS LINING, WITH INK WRITING "ANNA MURDOCH 623-14TH ST SO LETHBRIDGE." LEATHER IS CRACKING IN SOME AREAS, AND SOLE IS LIFTING SLIGHTLY IN ARCH AREA. 2. LEFT BOOT IS IDENTICAL TO RIGHT BOOT EXCEPT IT ONLY READS "ANNA MURDOCH" INSIDE BOOT, AND IS MISSING ONE BUTTON.
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
WERE OWNED BY MRS. MURDOCH AND WERE PREVIOUSLY OWNED BY MRS. WILLIAM HENDERSON. ATTACHED HERALD PHOTOS SHOW THE DISPLAY OF THESE ARTIFACTS. *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
P19930071009
Acquisition Date
1993-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
LADIES BOOT
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, WOOD, COTTON, BAKELITE, CANVAS
Catalogue Number
P19930071010
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LADIES BOOT
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1910
Materials
LEATHER, WOOD, COTTON, BAKELITE, CANVAS
No. Pieces
2
Height
28
Length
26
Width
7.8
Description
1. RIGHT BOOT. 6.8CM WOODEN HEEL IS SMOOTH AND FLARED. THE BOTTOM HAS BEEN NAILED ON AND THE WOODEN SOLE HAS BEEN SEWN ON. LEATHER UPPERS HAVE POINTED TOE AND SMOOTH FINISH. A REINFORCED LAYER SURROUND THE SIDES OF FOOT AND ARE HELD TOGETHER WITH A VERTICAL SEAM IN THE INSIDE MIDDLE AND BACK OF THE FOOT. BOOTS LACE UP THE MIDDLE WITH A BLACK COTTON CORD AND NINETEEN HOLES ON EITHER SIDE. THE HOLES ARE FINISHED WITH BAKELITE. THE BOOTS REACH APPROXIMATELY TO MID-CALF. INSIDE IS LINED WITH A YELLOWING CANVAS WHICH READS ON THE OUTER SIDE IN INK "ANNA MURDOCH 623-14 ST SO LETHBRIDGE". ON THE INNER PART OF THE LINING IS STAMPED "460 776 3027". THE BOOT SHOWS WEAR AND THE LEATHER IS CRACKING AND FLAKING IN NUMEROUS SPOTS. THE TOE OF THE SOLE IS PEELING OFF AND SHOWS SIGN OF WEAR ALONG THE BALL OF THE FOOT. THE CORD IS FRAYING IN ONE PLACE. 2. LEFT BOOT. IS IDENTICAL TO THE RIGHT BOOT EXCEPT IT ONLY READS "ANNA MURDOCH" ON THE INSIDE OF THE BOOT, AND THE CORD IS BROKEN OFF AT ONE END.
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
OWNED BY MRS. MURDOCH AND WERE 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
P19930071010
Acquisition Date
1993-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
RING BOX "F. P. PARKER"
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1890
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, WOOD, VELVET
Catalogue Number
P20090016038
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
RING BOX "F. P. PARKER"
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1890
Materials
LEATHER, WOOD, VELVET
No. Pieces
1
Height
3.3
Length
2.9
Width
2.9
Description
BOX, JEWELERY, BROWN, LEATHER, SEMI-OVAL SHAPED. TOP MARKED, “E.G. PARKER, GOLDSMITH, ALTRINCHAM” IN GOLD. COLOR LOSS THROUGHOUT OUTSIDE OF BOX. LID OPENS ON BRASS HINGE. INSIDE OF BOX LINED WITH WHITE SATIN AND VELVET. SMALL SLOT FOR RING. ONE SIDE OF INTERIOR VELVET RING HOLDER IS SUNKEN.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE P20090016001 AND PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20090016038
Acquisition Date
2009-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1953
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CHALCEDONY, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20090016004
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1953
Materials
CHALCEDONY, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.6
Diameter
5.4
Description
BRACELET, CHILD’S (?). COTTON THREAD, WITH CHALCEDONY BEADS. SEVERAL SMALL, ROUND, ORANGE BEADS, TWO MEDIUM, ORANGE BEADS, ONE LARGE, ORANGE BEAD, ONE LARGE, SEMI-TRANSPARENT COLORLESS BEAD. COTTON THREAD DISCOLORED. THREAD UNTWISTING AT ENDS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE P20090016001 AND PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20090016004
Acquisition Date
2009-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1953
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
TIN
Catalogue Number
P20090016006
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1830
Date Range To
1953
Materials
TIN
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.5
Diameter
2.4
Description
BROOCH, SILVER COLORED, WREATH SHAPED. DECORATED WITH ETCHED PATTERN OF TRIANGLES AND GRASSES. CLOSURE MISSING FROM BACK. TARNISHED THROUGHOUT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE P20090016001 AND PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20090016006
Acquisition Date
2009-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1885
Date Range To
1905
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P20020057001
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1885
Date Range To
1905
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.3
Length
9.5
Width
2.0
Description
SILVER BUTTONHOOK. HANDLE FORMS A LOOSE FIGURE 8 SHAPE. HANDLE IS EMBOSSED WITH A DIAMOND PATTERN. EMBOSSED ON SHAFT OF HOOK IS "PAT. APD FOR". THERE IS A SMALL AMOUNT OF TARNISH ON UPPER SHAFT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
ITEM BELONGED TO DONOR'S HUSBAND'S GRANDMOTHER, MRS. HOWARD FRASER GREENWOOD, THE FIRST PERSON TO BUILD A HOUSE IN THE TOWNSITE OF LETHBRIDGE (OUT OF THE RIVER VALLEY). HOWARD FRASER GREENWOOD WAS BORN IN NOVA SCOTIA. BEFORE COMING TO SOUTHERN ALBERTA, MR. GREENWOOD WAS CHIEF ACCOUNTANT FOR THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANT AT WINNIPEG. IN 1882 HE ACCEPTED EMPLOYMENT WITH THE NORTH WESTERN COAL & NAVIGATION COMPANY AS THAT FIRM'S ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER AND CHIEF ACCOUNTANT, AND MOVED WITH HIS FAMILY TO FORT MACLEOD. IN 1885 THEY MOVED TO A COMPANY-BUILT HOUSE IN LETHBRIDGE. MR. GREENWOOD WAS ELECTED A MEMBER OF THE FIRST PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD IN 1888, FIRST POSTMASTER, AND FIRST PRESIDENT OF THE RIFLE ASSOCIATION IN 1886. HE LIVED IN LETHBRIDGE UNTIL 1900, AND THEN MOVED TO EDMONTON.
Catalogue Number
P20020057001
Acquisition Date
2003-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
WALKING STICK
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1890
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, ALUMINUM
Catalogue Number
P20000015002
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WALKING STICK
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1890
Materials
WOOD, ALUMINUM
No. Pieces
1
Length
92.3
Diameter
3.1
Description
CANE IS CYLINDRICAL. BLACK PAINTED WOOD. HAS AN ALUMINUM PIECE AT BOTTOM, AND A ROUNDED ALUMINUM KNOB ON TOP. PAINT IS CHIPPED AT BOTTOM OF CANE AND ALUMINUM IS TARNISHED.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
BELONGED TO DONOR'S GRANDFATHER JOHN MCLINTOCK. SEE P20000015001-GA FOR HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A COAT AND BOW TIE DONATED BY DOUG CARD. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, FROM EMAIL CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE COCHRANE HISTORICAL & ARCHIVAL PRESERVATION SOCIETY, AND WITH THE WEBSITE FINDAGRAVE.COM DOUGLAS CARD WAS BORN AND RAISED IN CALGARY AND SERVED IN THE RCAF DURING WORLD WAR II. HE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE FOLLOWING THE WAR, WHERE HE WORKED FOR CJOC RADIO FOR 36 YEARS. HE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 80 ON OCTOBER 23, 1997. IN 1942, DOUG MARRIED CLAUDIA G. CARD (NEE MCLINTOCK). CLAUDIA CARD PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 89 ON MAY 22, 2005. HER PARENTS WERE WILLIAM SHEARER MCLINTOCK AND ESTELLA ELIZABETH MCLINTOCK (NEE WHITE). ESTELLA WAS BORN AND RAISED IN BANFF AND WAS MARRIED TO WILLIAM IN 1915. SHE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 91 ON JULY 3, 1980. HER OBITUARY LISTS WILLIAM AS SURVIVING HER IN 1980. HIS OBITUARY HAS NOT YET BEEN FOUND. ESTELLA WAS THE DAUGHTER OF DANIEL C. WHITE AND MARGARET (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN) WHITE. DANIEL PASSED AWAY IN 1909. FOLLOWING DANIEL’S DEATH, MARGARET WAS REMARRIED TO CHARLES GRAYSON. MARGARET GRAYSON PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 93 ON APRIL 8, 1961. CHARLES GRAYSON WAS BORN ON JULY 1, 1870 IN SCARBOROUGH, YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND. HE MOVED TO CANADA WITH HIS FAMILY AS A CHILD. HIS PARENTS SETTLED IN THE QU’APPELLE VALLEY, SK, WHILE HE CONTINUED WEST TO THE COWAN RANCH IN THE BIG HILL SPRINGS AREA IN 1886. AT THE AGE OF 16, HE TOOK UP WORK AS A RANCH HAND. CHARLES MARRIED BLANCHE BRUCE, DAUGHTER OF DONALD AND JUNE BRUCE, IN 1902 IN COCHRANE, AB. BLANCHE PASSED AWAY IN NOVEMBER 1907. CHARLES PASSED AWAY ON DECEMBER 26/27, 1950 (BOTH DATES ARE LISTED IN THE HERALD). MARGARET’S OBITUARY INDICATES THAT SHE AND HER HUSBAND WERE “FORMER OLD TIMERS OF THE BANFF AND COCHRANE DISTRICTS.” WILLIAM MCLINTOCK WAS THE SON OF JOHN MCLINTOCK, SR. HIS MOTHER’S NAME IS UNKNOWN. SHE PASSED AWAY BEFORE THE MCLINTOCK FAMILY MOVED TO CANADA. WILLIAM AND HIS BROTHER JOHN JR. MOVED TO CANADA WITH THEIR FATHER FROM SCOTLAND IN 1907. THEY SETTLED IN THE COCHRANE AREA. WILLIAM REMAINED IN COCHRANE UNTIL 1913, JOHN JR. UNTIL 1915 (WHEN HE LEFT FOR OVERSEAS SERVICE IN WWI), AND JOHN SR. UNTIL 1922. AT THAT TIME, JOHN SR. MOVED TO CALGARY. HE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN THE LAST MONTH OF HIS LIFE TO LIVE WITH WILLIAM. HE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 75 ON MARCH 23, 1941. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, THE EMAIL FROM THE COCHRANE HISTORICAL SOCIETY, AND FINDAGRAVE.COM.
Catalogue Number
P20000015002
Acquisition Date
2000-08
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
SHILLELAGH
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1890
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19950068000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SHILLELAGH
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1890
Materials
WOOD, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Length
91.9
Width
6.1
Description
OAK WALKING STICK HAS NUMEROUS KNOBS ALONG STICK. IS COVERED IN A DARK FINISH. TOP IS SLIGHT "T" SHAPE WITH ONE SIDE BEING LONGER THAN THE OTHER. BOTTOM HAS RED RUBBER SUPPORT THAT READS "DAVOL 2913-5/8" AROUND BOTTOM. ON UNDERSIDE OF BASE HAS HALF CIRCLE DEPRESSIONS THAT READ "17" IN MIDDLE. HAS VERTICAL PARALLEL RAISED LINES ON RUBBER STOPPER. IS WHITE RESIDUE AROUND STOPPER AND BOTTOM KNARLS AND KNOBS. FINISH AND TOP LAYER OF BARK ARE PEELING OFF BOTTOM OF STICK. WOOD IS CRACKED IN PLACES.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
BELIEVED THAT ED SHARON (RELATED TO NICHOLAS SHERAN?) BROUGHT THE STICK FROM IRELAND. HE GAVE IT TO PETE ORME WHO DELIVERED WATER TO THE RESIDENTS OF THE NO. 3 AREA OF NORTH LETHBRIDGE. THE ARTIFACT WAS THEN GIVEN TO THE DONOR'S FATHER, JOHN BERTE OWNER OF BERTE'S GROCERY STORE FROM 1907-1942. THE STICK REMAINED IN BERTE'S HOME IN WHICH THE DONOR WAS BORN AND STILL REMAINS. SEE ATTACHED PHOTO OF PETE ORME, NICKNAMED COCA-COLA PETE. SEE COLLECTION REPORT FOR MORE INFORMATION ON MR. ORME. SHILLELAGH WAS TRADITIONALLY A CUDGEL MADE OF BLACK OAK.
Catalogue Number
P19950068000
Acquisition Date
1995-09
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
CAPELET; TIPPET; PALLATINE
Date Range From
1840
Date Range To
1880
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LACE, SATIN, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19920058014
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CAPELET; TIPPET; PALLATINE
Date Range From
1840
Date Range To
1880
Materials
LACE, SATIN, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
95.0
Width
29.5
Description
CRESCENT MOON SHAPED; OUTSIDE EDGE IS SCALLOPED. CONSISTS OF A CREAM COLOURED PIECE OF SATIN, UNDERNEATH BLACK LACE. THE BLACK LACE HAS FLOWERS EMBROIDERED INTO IT. THE EDGES OF CAPELET ARE TRIMMED IN A WIDE BLACK LACE (DIFFERENT FROM ABOVE). BACK OF PIECE IS LINED WITH A BURLAP MATERIAL, UNDERNEATH BLACK COTTON. BLACK COTTON HAS MULTIPLE HOLES IN IT - POSSIBLY INSECT RELATED. LONG, BIAS STITCHES ARE EASILY VISIBLE ON FRONT AND BACK.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
USED OVER THE SHOULDERS OF A WOMAN. PALATINES WERE USED IN THE 1840S; NAMED AFTER CHARLOTTE OF THE PALANTINE, WHO TRIED TO INDUCE MORE MODESTY IN DRESS. SEE P19920058006-GA FOR HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED BY MARJORIE WELCH'S MOTHER, NORA EVERSON. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE SHERLOCK/MACLEOD FAMILY, SEE RECORDS P19960108000 AND P19740093000.
Catalogue Number
P19920058014
Acquisition Date
1993-11
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
LEATHER CIGAR CASE
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P20010097001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LEATHER CIGAR CASE
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1910
Materials
LEATHER
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.2
Length
15.2
Width
9.4
Description
CIGAR CASE IS MADE OF BLACK LEATHER. INSIDE THERE ARE 4 PLACES TO PUT CIGARS. THE LEATHER HERE SEEMS TO BE VERY SOFT AND FRAGILE. THERE ARE NO OTHER DISTINCTIVE MARKINGS. THE FRONT SEEMS TO BE SLIGHTLY WORN.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
BELONGED TO THE GRANDFATHER OF THE DONOR (ALLAN ULRICKSON) MIKE OAKLAND WHO DIED IN 1920. *UPDATE* IN 2018 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A COLLECTIONS SURVEY, WHICH INCLUDED A NUMBER OF ARTIFACTS DONATED BY ALLAN ULRICKSON. AS PART OF THIS PROCESS, PUNDYK CONNECTED WITH THE DONOR’S SON, PAUL ULRICKSON. THESE ARTIFACTS WERE NOT RECOGNIZED AND NO FURTHER INFORMATION COULD BE PROVIDED. ATTACHED TO THE PERMANENT FILE IS THE DONOR'S OBITUARY AS IT WAS PUBLISHED IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION HAS BEEN EXTRACTED FROM THAT SOURCE. ALLAN ULRICKSON WAS BORN ON APRIL 14, 1932. HE LATER ATTENDED SCHOOL AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE, AND LATER WORKED FOR THE ALBERTA PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT AS A TECHNOLOGIST. HIS WIFE WAS TERESA ULRICKSON AND THEIR CHILDREN WERE ALEX AND PAUL. HE PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON JANUARY 18, 2016 AT THE AGE OF 83 YEARS. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING THE OBITUARY HARD COPY.
Catalogue Number
P20010097001
Acquisition Date
2002-04
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
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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
BUSTLE DRESS
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
VELVET, BAKELITE
Catalogue Number
P20000073002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BUSTLE DRESS
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1900
Materials
VELVET, BAKELITE
No. Pieces
1
Length
129.5
Width
46.5
Description
LADIES COAT OR BUSTLE DRESS. MADE OF DARK GREEN VELVET. THE VELVET HAS A FAINT FLORAL PATTERN IN IT. HAS A TURNED DOWN COLLAR, AND HIGH NECKLINE. TOP HALF OF COAT BUTTONS DOWN THE FRONT WITH BLACK BAKELITE BUTTONS. THE BUTTONS ARE ROUND WITH A STAR SHAPE IN THE CENTER. FITTED SLEEVES ARE FULL LENGTH WITH A BUTTON (AS ABOVE) NEAR WRIST. BOTTOM HALF OF COAT IS OPEN IN THE FRONT. BACK OF COAT IS LONGER THAN FRONT. BACK AND SIDES, OF LOWER HALF OF COAT, ARE GATHERED INTO A BUSTLE. BACK OF COAT, ABOVE BUSTLE, IS GORED TO FORM A FITTED WAIST.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
UNKNOWN.
Catalogue Number
P20000073002
Acquisition Date
2000-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
DRESS COAT
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1890
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, SILK
Catalogue Number
P20000015001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
DRESS COAT
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1890
Materials
WOOL, SILK
No. Pieces
1
Length
104.7
Width
43.1
Description
OUTSIDE OF COAT IS BLACK WOOL. IS DOUBLE BREASTED. THERE ARE SIX BUTTONS ON FRONT OF COAT; BUTTONS ARE ROUND AND FLAT AND COVERED WITH BLACK THREAD IN A WEAVED PATTERN. COAT HAS POINTED LAPELS. THERE ARE THREE BUTTONS (AS ABOVE) ON EACH CUFF. ON MID-BACK OF COAT ARE TWO BUTTONS (AS ABOVE), BELOW WHICH IS A VENT. THERE ARE NO OUTER POCKETS. INSIDE OF COAT IS LINED WITH BLACK SILK ON BACK OF NECK IS A BLACK LABEL WITH GOLD PRINT THAT READS "BARRHEAD CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY LTD". THERE IS AN INSIDE POCKET ON EACH SIDE. LINING JUST BELOW ARMS IS QUILTED; ARMS ARE LINED WITH AN IVORY AND BLACK STRIPED MATERIAL.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
BELONGED TO DONOR'S GRANDFATHER, JOHN MCLINTOCK. DONOR BELIEVES COAT WAS WORN BY GRANDFATHER AT HIS WEDDING IN GLASGOW, SCOTLAND DECEMBER 4, 1888. JOHN MCLINTOCK BECAME A WIDOWER IN SCOTLAND. HE DECIDED TO MOVE WITH HIS TWO TEENAGED SONS, WILLIAM AND JOHN JR., TO NEW ZEALAND. THEY TRAVELLED TO THE NEW ENGLAND STATES IN 1907 TO VISIT FAMILY FIRST. SHORTLY AFTER THEY HEADED TO COCHRANE WHERE JOHN'S UNCLE WAS LAST HEARD FROM ABOUT 25 YEARS EARLIER. THEY FOUND HIM AND HIS HALF-FINISHED HOMESTEAD, AND HELPED HIM FINISH BUILDING HIS "SHACK". THEN JOHN HOMESTEADED A FEW MILES AWAY. UPON THE FIRST BIG SNOWFALL IN LATE SEPTEMBER, JOHN HAD HAD ENOUGH OF RANCHING AND PLANNED TO MOVE TO NEW ZEALAND. HOWEVER HIS 2 SONS WERE ENJOYING EVERY MINUTE OF RANCH LIFE, SO THEY STOOD UP TO THEIR FATHER AND SAID THEY WERE STAYING IN COCHRANE. THEIR FATHER ABANDONED HIS PLAN OF GOING TO NEW ZEALAND AND THEY MADE COCHRANE THEIR HOME. *UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A COAT AND BOW TIE DONATED BY DOUG CARD. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, FROM EMAIL CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE COCHRANE HISTORICAL & ARCHIVAL PRESERVATION SOCIETY, AND WITH THE WEBSITE FINDAGRAVE.COM DOUGLAS CARD WAS BORN AND RAISED IN CALGARY AND SERVED IN THE RCAF DURING WORLD WAR II. HE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE FOLLOWING THE WAR, WHERE HE WORKED FOR CJOC RADIO FOR 36 YEARS. HE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 80 ON OCTOBER 23, 1997. IN 1942, DOUG MARRIED CLAUDIA G. CARD (NEE MCLINTOCK). CLAUDIA CARD PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 89 ON MAY 22, 2005. HER PARENTS WERE WILLIAM SHEARER MCLINTOCK AND ESTELLA ELIZABETH MCLINTOCK (NEE WHITE). ESTELLA WAS BORN AND RAISED IN BANFF AND WAS MARRIED TO WILLIAM IN 1915. SHE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 91 ON JULY 3, 1980. HER OBITUARY LISTS WILLIAM AS SURVIVING HER IN 1980. HIS OBITUARY HAS NOT YET BEEN FOUND. ESTELLA WAS THE DAUGHTER OF DANIEL C. WHITE AND MARGARET (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN) WHITE. DANIEL PASSED AWAY IN 1909. FOLLOWING DANIEL’S DEATH, MARGARET WAS REMARRIED TO CHARLES GRAYSON. MARGARET GRAYSON PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 93 ON APRIL 8, 1961. CHARLES GRAYSON WAS BORN ON JULY 1, 1870 IN SCARBOROUGH, YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND. HE MOVED TO CANADA WITH HIS FAMILY AS A CHILD. HIS PARENTS SETTLED IN THE QU’APPELLE VALLEY, SK, WHILE HE CONTINUED WEST TO THE COWAN RANCH IN THE BIG HILL SPRINGS AREA IN 1886. AT THE AGE OF 16, HE TOOK UP WORK AS A RANCH HAND. CHARLES MARRIED BLANCHE BRUCE, DAUGHTER OF DONALD AND JUNE BRUCE, IN 1902 IN COCHRANE, AB. BLANCHE PASSED AWAY IN NOVEMBER 1907. CHARLES PASSED AWAY ON DECEMBER 26/27, 1950 (BOTH DATES ARE LISTED IN THE HERALD). MARGARET’S OBITUARY INDICATES THAT SHE AND HER HUSBAND WERE “FORMER OLD TIMERS OF THE BANFF AND COCHRANE DISTRICTS.” WILLIAM MCLINTOCK WAS THE SON OF JOHN MCLINTOCK, SR. HIS MOTHER’S NAME IS UNKNOWN. SHE PASSED AWAY BEFORE THE MCLINTOCK FAMILY MOVED TO CANADA. WILLIAM AND HIS BROTHER JOHN JR. MOVED TO CANADA WITH THEIR FATHER FROM SCOTLAND IN 1907. THEY SETTLED IN THE COCHRANE AREA. WILLIAM REMAINED IN COCHRANE UNTIL 1913, JOHN JR. UNTIL 1915 (WHEN HE LEFT FOR OVERSEAS SERVICE IN WWI), AND JOHN SR. UNTIL 1922. AT THAT TIME, JOHN SR. MOVED TO CALGARY. HE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN THE LAST MONTH OF HIS LIFE TO LIVE WITH WILLIAM. HE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 75 ON MARCH 23, 1941. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, THE EMAIL FROM THE COCHRANE HISTORICAL SOCIETY, AND FINDAGRAVE.COM.
Catalogue Number
P20000015001
Acquisition Date
2000-08
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
MUSTACHE CURLER
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19950066014
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MUSTACHE CURLER
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1910
Materials
STEEL, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Length
16.1
Width
5.1
Description
WOOD HANDLES ARE NARROW AT END AND GRADUALLY BECOME WIDER TOWARDS BARREL. HAS STEEL ENDS AT BOTH SIDES. AT END OF HANDLE THERE ARE CAPS THAT FIT OVER THE WOOD, AND ARE SLIGHTLY DEPRESSED ON BOTTOM. APPEARS THERE IS ENGRAVING ON THESE ENDS, IS ILLEGIBLE. CAPS ON BARREL END ARE NARROWER THAN WOOD, HAS TWO ROUND OPENINGS WHERE BARREL ENDS CONNECT TO THE HANDLE. THESE BARREL ENDS ARE THE SAME, THEY ARE BOTH CURVED (LOOK LIKE WISH-BONE) AND COME TOGETHER AT TOP TO PRODUCE BARREL. BARREL ENDS ARE HOLLOW STEEL HALF-CIRCLES. BARREL HAS TWO PIECES, TOP PIECE IS SAME AS ENDS, BOTTOM PIECE IS SOLID CIRCLE WITH POINTED END. THESE TWO PIECES ARE HELD TOGETHER BY A PIN THROUGH THE END WHERE THE BARREL AND BARREL ENDS MEET. WRAPPED AROUND PIN IS AN INNER WIRE THAT EXTENDS TO THE BARREL ENDS WHICH PROVIDES TENSION WHEN THE TWO PIECES ARE PULLED APART BY SQUEEZING THE HANDLE TOGETHER. HAS SURFACE AND ACTIVE CORROSION THROUGHOUT.
Subjects
TOILET ARTICLE
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
OWNED BY LOU PETERS, FROM SKIFF. WAS BILL'S MATERNAL GRANDFATHER WHO WAS A U.S. IMMIGRANT AND FORMER BLACKSMITH. HE PUT WINDOWS IN THE LONDON APARTMENTS IN LETHBRIDGE. *UPDATE* THIS ARTIFACT WAS RESEARCHED FOR A 2018 COLLECTIONS AUDIT CONDUCTED BY COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK. AN OBITUARY FOR THE DONOR W. H. "BILL" PERRY WAS FOUND IN THE PERMANENT FILE. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION HAS BEEN EXTRACTED FROM THAT DOCUMENT. W. H. "BILL" PERRY WAS BORN ON OCTOBER 28, 1922 IN LETHBRIDGE TO HAROLD AND VINA PERRY. HE MARRIED LUCILLE MCKANNA IN 1945 AFTER HIS RETURN FROM OVERSEAS AFTER WORLD WAR II. THEY FARMED IN THE CHIN AREA AND RAISED THEIR FAMILY. THEIR CHILDREN WERE LYNDA, WILLIAM KENT, DON, AND CAMERON. IN 1984, BILL AND LUCILLE RETIRED FROM THE FARM AND SETTLED IN COALDALE IN 1991. BILL PASSED AWAY IN COALDALE ON FEBRUARY 17, 1998 AT THE AGE OF 75 YEARS.
Catalogue Number
P19950066014
Acquisition Date
1995-09
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1905
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20110012002
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1905
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
74.9
Length
108.8
Width
2.4
Description
BLEACHED COTTON MUSLIN, MACHINE EMBROIDERED IN HEM. STRAIGHT GRAIN FLARED CUT. MACHINE MADE – ASSEMBLY PIN TACKING ON LEGS. SEAMS ARE COVERED WITH AN ADDITIONAL LAYER OR HAND OVERCAST. MACHINE BUTTONHOLES. ORIGINALLY MADE WITH SPLIT CROTCH WHICH HAS BEEN SEWN SHUT AND COVERED WITH PATCH INSIDE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-UNDERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
DRAWERS WERE OWNED AND WORN BY DONOR’S GRANDMOTHER EDNA LOUISE TAYLOR NEE PRINCE BEFORE SHE PASSED AWAY IN 1916. FOR DETAILED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION RELATING TO DONOR'S FAMILY HISTORY, PLEASE SEE TO P20110012001.
Catalogue Number
P20110012002
Acquisition Date
2011-03
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
Less detail
Other Name
CHILD'S DRESS
Date Range From
1885
Date Range To
1895
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P20010083001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CHILD'S DRESS
Date Range From
1885
Date Range To
1895
Materials
WOOL, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Length
70.0
Width
45.0
Description
CHILD'S PLAID DRESS. GREEN, BLUE, RED, AND WHITE. INSIDE IS LINED WITH A PURPLISH FLANNEL MATERIAL. FRONT OF DRESS OPENS FROM NECK TO HEM. CLOSES WITH 7 BRASS BUTTONS WITH STAR CUTOUTS, AND 3 HOOKS AND EYES. MATERIAL IS SLIGHTLY GATHERED AT EMPIRE WAIST. SLEEVES ARE ALSO GATHERED, AND HAVE WIDE CUFFS. DRESS HAS A PETER PAN COLLAR, WITH DARK RED TRIM. DRESS HAS A NUMBER OF HOLES IN IT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
WORN BY LULU MAE FOOTE (NEE YORK), BORN JULY 1, 1885 IN NEW YORK STATE; MARRIED JOHN DUNCAN FOOTE. DONOR'S FATHER-IN-LAW, CHARLES FOOTE, IS THE SON OF JOHN AND LULU FOOTE (NEE YORK). JOHN'S FATHER, CHARLES MELVIN FOOTE AND HIS WIFE MARGARET, BROUGHT THEIR 2 SONS, JOHN AND JIM, AND THEIR FAMILIES TO THE TABER/NEMISKAM AREA, FROM NEW YORK STATE, IN 1913 TO HOMESTEAD; CHARLES WAS A CATTLE BUYER. CHARLES FOOTE (THE GRANDSON) BEGAN FARMING THE FAMILY FARM IN 1927. FAMILY HAS REMAINED IN AREA EVER SINCE. FAMILY BELONGED TO PEMMICAN CLUB AS HOMESTEADERS. *UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A COAT (P20010083002) DONATED BY WILLARD SOLTYS. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND “FADED TRAILS: GRASSY LAKE AND PURPLE SPRINGS”. WILLARD SOLTYS MARRIED EVELYN JEAN FOOTE ON AUGUST 24, 1963. EVELYN WAS BORN ON OCTOBER 18, 1943, TO PARENTS CHARLES EDWARD FOOTE AND KATHLEEN JEAN “JEAN” FOOTE (NEE FLETCHER). SHE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 69 ON JANUARY 25, 2013. CHARLES EDWARD FOOTE WAS BORN ON AUGUST 31, 1917, SON OF JOHN DUNCAN FOOTE AND LULU MAY FOOTE (NEE YORK). KATHLEEN JEAN FLETCHER WAS BORN ON MARCH 17, 1919, IN TABER, THE YOUNGEST OF FIVE CHILDREN BORN TO JOHN R. AND MILLIE FLETCHER. CHARLES EDWARD AND JEAN WERE MARRIED ON MARCH 25, 1941. JEAN PASSED AWAY AT 71 ON DECEMBER 5, 1990. CHARLES EDWARD PASSED AWAY AT 91 ON OCTOBER 1, 2008. CHARLES EDWARD AND JEAN WERE PARENTS TO EVELYN AND BRYAN FOOTE. JOHN DUNCAN FOOTE WAS BORN ON DECEMBER 5, 1880 IN NEW YORK STATE, SON OF CHARLES MELVIN FOOTE AND MARGARET FOOTE (NEE DUNCAN). HE MARRIED LULU MAY FOOTE (NEE YORK) ON MARCH 22, 1905, AND THE COUPLE MOVED TO THE PURPLE SPRINGS AREA IN 1913. CHARLES MELVIN PASSED AWAY ON AUGUST 16, 1968 AT 97. LULU WAS BORN IN 1885 IN NEW YORK STATE. SHE PASSED AWAY ON JULY 20, 1978 AT THE AGE OF 93. JOHN AND LULU WERE PARENTS WERE CHARLES EDWARD AND IRENE AGNES. IRENE MARRIED CHARLES L. FLICKINGER IN SEPTEMBER 1932, AND IRENE PASSED AWAY IN 1974. JOHN DUNCAN’S BROTHER WAS JAMES CHARLES FOOTE, WHO WAS BORN ON MARCH 25, 1887 IN NEW YORK STATE. HE MARRIED CAROLINE HUGGINS IN 1902 AND MOVED TO SOUTHERN ALBERTA IN 1913. HE PASSED AWAY ON JUNE 9, 1955. CAROLINE FOOTE (NEE HUGGINS) WAS BORN JANUARY 31, 1875 IN NEW YORK STATE. SHE PASSED AWAY IN SEPTEMBER 1963 AT THE AGE OF 88. CAROLINE AND JAMES HAD NO CHILDREN. CHARLES MELVIN FOOTE WAS BORN IN 1849 IN NEW YORK STATE. HE WAS MARRIED TO MARGARET (NEE DUNCAN). MARGARET WAS BORN IN PERTH, SCOTLAND IN 1858. CHARLES MELVIN AND MARGARET MOVED TO THE AREA IN 1913. MARGARET DIED IN 1928. CHARLES MELVIN WAS REMARRIED AT THE AGE OF 82, IN SEPTEMBER 1933, TO MRS. EUNICE DANFORTH, WHO WAS 74 AT THE TIME. CHARLES MELVIN PASSED AWAY IN JANUARY 1936, AT THE AGE OF 84. HIS OBITUARY READ: “HE GAVE [NEMISKAM] ITS BASEBALL FIELD AND LAND FOR TWO CHURCHES, AND TO THIS MAN DOES THE TOWN OWE ITS WATER SUPPLY. EVERYTHING OF A WORTHY PUBLIC NATURE HE WAS BEHIND STRONGLY.” JOHN DUNCAN AND JAMES CHARLES WERE THEIR SONS. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARD COPIES OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES AND “FADED TRAILS: GRASSY LAKE AND PURPLE SPRINGS”.
Catalogue Number
P20010083001
Acquisition Date
2001-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LINEN, RIBBON, PEARLS, METAL
Catalogue Number
P19930078007
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1910
Materials
LINEN, RIBBON, PEARLS, METAL
No. Pieces
2
Length
129
Width
110
Description
WHITE LINEN DRESS HAS A BOX NECK OF SQUARE PATTERNED LACE. SLEEVES WOULD LOOSELY REACH TO ABOUT ELBOWS WITH TWO LINEN RUFFLES AND A WIDE CUFF. LACE INSERT ACROSS BREASTS IS SCALLOPED WITH A LACE RUFFLE BELOW IT. WAISTLINE IS GATHERED AND SKIRT FLARES TOWARDS BOTTOM. SCALLOPED LACE INSERT WITH LACE RUFFLE BELOW IS ONE-THIRD THE WAY BETWEEN THE HEM AND THE WAIST. ARE TWO WIDE LINEN RUFFLES AS ON SLEEVES AT BOTTOM OF SKIRT WITH A WIDE HEM. BACK IS SAME EXCEPT MIDDLE FASTENS WITH EIGHT PEARL BUTTONS, TWO METAL HOOKS AND EYES, AND THREE SNAPS OVER BUTTOCKS. PINK RIBBON SASH IS 204CM LONG X 3.6CM WIDE. THIS IS NOT ATTACHED TO THE DRESS. DRESS IS YELLOWING UNDER THE ARMS. RIBBON HAS MINOR FRAYING AT THE ENDS, LACE ALSO HAS MINOR FRAYING AND A FEW MINOR TEARS. ARE MINOR STAINS ON DRESS (ONE ON THE SKIRT IN THE MIDDLE ABOVE THE LINEN RUFFLES). IS SMALL TEARS ON LINEN WHERE SNAPS ARE ATTACHED.
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
P19930078007
Acquisition Date
1993-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail

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