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Rotary Club of Lethbridge Group Portrait at the Lethbridge Lodge Hotel

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Date Range
1997
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
20031002248
Physical Description
Colour photograph
Scope and Content
The people in the photographs are identified by means of a legend where each person is identified by number. Identified are: 1. Dick Turner 2. Ron Peterson 3. Robin Hood 4. Ralph Gast 5. Cy Redfern 6. Wayne Stewart 7. Carol Sheehan (Rotary Administrative Assistant) 8. Eddie Cairns 9. Ron Jac…
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Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
1997
Description Level
Item
Creator
Chris Yauck's Sooter Studios
Physical Description
Colour photograph
Physical Condition
Excellent
Scope and Content
The people in the photographs are identified by means of a legend where each person is identified by number. Identified are: 1. Dick Turner 2. Ron Peterson 3. Robin Hood 4. Ralph Gast 5. Cy Redfern 6. Wayne Stewart 7. Carol Sheehan (Rotary Administrative Assistant) 8. Eddie Cairns 9. Ron Jacobson 10. Pat Baskerville 11. Lloyd Hickman 12. Don Young 13. Una Ridley 14. Judy Head 15. Don Doram 16. Barrie Orich 17. Phil North 18. Marc Sabourin 19. Gordon Lowe 20. Byron Puhl 21. Lottie Austin 22. Peter Allen 23. Barry Harper 24. Stan Heller 25. Jennifer Drozdowski 26. Brian Wienlenga 27. Murray Anderson 28. Cam Lavoie 29. Myles Bourke 30. Alex Gilchrist 31. Gerry Lidstone 32. Garth Sherwin 33. Colin Darcel 34. Brian Hahn 35. Mike McGuire 36. Austin Fennell 37. Colin Ford 38. Dean Little 39. John Hoopfer 40. David Agema 41. Russell Raslask 42. George Varzari 43. Dale Merchant 44. Muriel Desplanque (exchange student) 45. Glenn Varzari 46. Ramsay Vickers 47. Rick Hinton 48. Jack Yaeck 49. Jack Reynar 50. Duncan Rand 51. Bob Dirr 52. Art Sanford 53. Don Livingstone 54. Garry Noe 55. Bernie Carriere 56. Joe Montpetit 57. Donna Allen 58. Hugh Arnold 59. Frank Vasil 60. Sadru Nanji 61. Las Talbot 62. Dalton Howe 63. Tim Waters 64. Martin Konyenbelt 65. Jim Farrington 66. Pat Killoran 67. John Hunt 68. Ralph Zentner 69. Doug Wegner 70. Greg Weadick 71. Rae Pepper 72. Doug McArthur 73. Wayne Walling 74. Peter Green 75. Oliver (Ollie) Ramage 76. Terry Wauters 77. Gordon Jong 78. Bob Shackleford 79. Jeff Warren 80. Ed Andrews 81. Dale Martin Jr. 82. Cleo Mowers 83. Randy Thiessen 84. Chris Yauck.
Notes
Copyright: Chris Yauck's Sooter Studios. Permission for use must be obtained from the copyright holder.
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
20031002248
Collection
Archive
Images
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Rotary Club of Lethbridge Group Portrait at the Lethbridge Lodge Hotel

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Date Range
1997
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
20031002279
Physical Description
Colour photograph
Scope and Content
The people in the photographs are identified by means of a legend where each person is identified by number. Identified are: 1. Dick Turner 2. Ron Peterson 3. Robin Hood 4. Ralph Gast 5. Cy Redfern 6. Wayne Stewart 7. Carol Sheehan (Rotary Administrative Assistant) 8. Eddie Cairns 9. Ron Jac…
  1 image  
Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
1997
Description Level
Item
Creator
Chris Yauck's Sooter Studios
Physical Description
Colour photograph
Physical Condition
Excellent
Scope and Content
The people in the photographs are identified by means of a legend where each person is identified by number. Identified are: 1. Dick Turner 2. Ron Peterson 3. Robin Hood 4. Ralph Gast 5. Cy Redfern 6. Wayne Stewart 7. Carol Sheehan (Rotary Administrative Assistant) 8. Eddie Cairns 9. Ron Jacobson 10. Pat Baskerville 11. Lloyd Hickman 12. Don Young 13. Una Ridley 14. Judy Head 15. Don Doram 16. Barrie Orich 17. Phil North 18. Marc Sabourin 19. Gordon Lowe 20. Byron Puhl 21. Lottie Austin 22. Peter Allen 23. Barry Harper 24. Stan Heller 25. Jennifer Drozdowski 26. Brian Wienlenga 27. Murray Anderson 28. Cam Lavoie 29. Myles Bourke 30. Alex Gilchrist 31. Gerry Lidstone 32. Garth Sherwin 33. Colin Darcel 34. Brian Hahn 35. Mike McGuire 36. Austin Fennell 37. Colin Ford 38. Dean Little 39. John Hoopfer 40. David Agema 41. Russell Raslask 42. George Varzari 43. Dale Merchant 44. Muriel Desplanque (exchange student) 45. Glenn Varzari 46. Ramsay Vickers 47. Rick Hinton 48. Jack Yaeck 49. Jack Reynar 50. Duncan Rand 51. Bob Dirr 52. Art Sanford 53. Don Livingstone 54. Garry Noe 55. Bernie Carriere 56. Joe Montpetit 57. Donna Allen 58. Hugh Arnold 59. Frank Vasil 60. Sadru Nanji 61. Las Talbot 62. Dalton Howe 63. Tim Waters 64. Martin Konyenbelt 65. Jim Farrington 66. Pat Killoran 67. John Hunt 68. Ralph Zentner 69. Doug Wegner 70. Greg Weadick 71. Rae Pepper 72. Doug McArthur 73. Wayne Walling 74. Peter Green 75. Oliver (Ollie) Ramage 76. Terry Wauters 77. Gordon Jong 78. Bob Shackleford 79. Jeff Warren 80. Ed Andrews 81. Dale Martin Jr. 82. Cleo Mowers 83. Randy Thiessen 84. Chris Yauck.
Notes
Copyright: Chris Yauck's Sooter Studios. Permission for use must be obtained from the copyright holder.
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
20031002279
Collection
Archive
Images
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Fortnightly Club (Fort Macleod) fonds

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Date Range
1908-2011
Accession No.
20091080
Physical Description
0.70 m of textual records; 4 photographs; 3 maps
Scope and Content
20091080/1: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: MEETING MINUTES. 1908-1913—First minutes book for the club. 20091080/2: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: MEETING MINUTES. 1913- 1920—Second minutes book for the club. 20091080/3: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: MEETING MINUTES. 1920- 1926—Third minutes book for the club. 20091080/4: FORTNIGHTLY…
Date Range
1908-2011
Creator
Fortnightly Club (Fort Maclead)
Physical Description
0.70 m of textual records; 4 photographs; 3 maps
History / Biographical
The club started in 1908 as the Women’s Fortnightly Literary Club in Fort Macleod, Alberta. The first meeting was held February 22nd at the home of Mrs. S Loterer. The founder of the club felt that “women in a relatively new community needed an opportunity to learn more about the world.” (Jean McCall, “1907-1912 (Fortnightly Club History.)” Every two weeks the club provided women the chance to meet with other women and discuss current events, art, literature history, science, and other educational topics of general interest. Membership was by nomination and the entire group had to vote on new members. Because meetings were to be held in the home of a member the numbers where intentionally kept to a size where this would remain possible. Meetings were not held over the summer, so the “seasons” of the club cover the span of two years (i.e. autumn 1929 to spring 1930). At each meeting a member would present a research paper on a topic that she had previously informed the group of, and then a discussion of the topic would follow. Sometimes this would include a slide presentation or other accompaniment. Informed discussion would be expected and in the early years of the group it was noted if a club member was prepared for the discussion or not. Lunch would also be served and current events would be discussed. The club secretary would take minutes of the meeting and club business would be voted on. Meetings could only be held if there were enough people present and over the years they were sometimes cancelled due to foul weather or epidemic. The club has been involved with a number of other organizations. During the war years members would sew for the Red Cross at their meetings, sometimes coming together weekly (as in 1917) instead of bi-weekly. On these occasions one member would read aloud to the other women who sewed making bandages, sheets, towels, and other items for the war effort. In the 1940s the group moved that no iced cakes be allowed at the meeting as a war to support the war effort and because of sugar rationing. They also made donations, sometimes quite sizeable, to a varied number of charitable groups from all over the world. The club also sent representatives to the 1918 National Council of Women. At this time suffrage was a popular topic of discussion at meetings. The club had a collection of books and a club librarian until 1993. In the early years of the club the town of Fort Macleod had no public library. By the early 1990s the town’s library was a part of the Chinook Arch Regional Library System and books could be brought in from the larger library in Lethbridge and others in surrounding towns easily so the club moved to dissolve the library and position of librarian. The books were donated to the school board. In 2008 the club celebrated its centennial and the club held a dinner. Members examined the records of the club and each wrote a paper based on a different time period. The resulting papers are a combination of a summary of the club meeting minutes and other files and current events for the period. These papers can be found in the research papers listed below. Resources: MCCALL, JEAN. “1907-1912 (Fortnightly Club History.)” SEGBOER, DARLENE. “100th Anniversary Paper-years 1913-1918 (History of the Fortnightly Club).”VAN MEIJEL, MARIA. “In Flanders Fields: Summary 1918-1923 (History of the Fortnightly Club.” NIERS, CARLA. “Fortnightly During the Years 1923-1927.” WALKER, JAN. “Fortnightly Club Centennial Presentation 1928-1932 (Club History).” CRESSMAN, CAROL. “The Fortnightly Club 1933-1937.” TILBE, JANNET. “1938-1943 (Fortnightly Club History.)” GANNET, LINDA. “Fortnightly Between the Years 1943-1947.“ MCTROWE, EVELYN. “1948-1952 (History of the Fortnightly Club.” REACH, RHONDA. “Our 100th Year (Fortnightly History 1953-1957).” COMA, DEE. “1958-62” (History of the Fortnightly Club). ASHLEY, LAUREL. 2008. “The Years of 1963-1967.” (History of the Fortnightly Club). DAVIS, DORIS. “Centennial Years. (History of the Fortnightly Club.)” KUDLIK, IRENE. “1978-82 (History of the Fortnightly Club.)” RATCLIFFE, MARTHA. “Fortnightly, 1993-1997.” KELLNER, GISELA. “Paper Covering the Club Years 1998 to 2002.”
Scope and Content
20091080/1: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: MEETING MINUTES. 1908-1913—First minutes book for the club. 20091080/2: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: MEETING MINUTES. 1913- 1920—Second minutes book for the club. 20091080/3: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: MEETING MINUTES. 1920- 1926—Third minutes book for the club. 20091080/4: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: MEETING MINUTES. 1928- 1932—Forth minutes book for the club. 20091080/5: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: MEETING MINUTES. 1935- 1939—Fifth minutes book for the club. 20091080/6: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: MEETING MINUTES. 1939—Sixth minutes book for the club. 20091080/7: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: MEETING MINUTES. 1939-1943—Seventh minutes book for the club. 20091080/8: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: MEETING MINUTES. 1943-1945—Eigth minutes book for the club. 20091080/9: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: MEETING MINUTES. 1945-1948—Ninth minutes book for the club. 20091080/10: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: MEETING MINUTES. 1948-1956—Loose papers of the meeting minutes with copies of newspaper articles relating to the club. 20091080/11: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: MEETING MINUTES. 1956-1960—Loose papers of the meeting minutes with copies of newspaper articles relating to the club. 20091080/12: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: MEETING MINUTES. 1960-1970—Loose papers of the meeting minutes with copies of newspaper articles relating to the club. 20091080/13: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: MEETING MINUTES. 1970-1979—Loose papers of the meeting minutes with copies of newspaper articles relating to the club. Some of the handwritten papers have slight to moderate water damage. 4 PHOTOGRAPHS 20091080/14: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: MEETING MINUTES. 1980-1984—Loose papers of the meeting minutes with copies of newspaper articles relating to the club. 20091080/15: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: MEETING MINUTES. 1984-1989—Loose papers of the meeting minutes with copies of newspaper articles relating to the club. Also included are photocopies of several climate maps. 20091080/16: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: MEETING MINUTES. 1990-1996—Loose papers of the meeting minutes with copies of newspaper articles relating to the club. 20091080/17: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: MEETING MINUTES. 1997-2002—Loose papers of the meeting minutes. Also included are several greeting cards 20091080/18: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: MEETING MINUTES. 2002-2006—Loose papers of the meeting minutes with copies of newspaper articles relating to the club. 20091080/19: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: MEETING MINUTES. 2007-2009—Loose papers of the meeting minutes with copies of newspaper articles relating to the club. 20091080/20: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: PROGRAMS: 1908-1940. File is missing the 1924-25 and 1939-40 programs. 20091080/21: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: PROGRAMS: 1941-1970. File is missing the 1947-48 program. 20091080/22: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: PROGRAMS: 1971-2000. File is missing the 1998-99 program. 20091080/23: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: PROGRAMS: 2001-2010. File is missing the 2002-3 through 2005-6 and 2008-9 programs. Also included is an invitation to a 2008 centennial dinner. 20091080/24: INDEX OF PAPER PRESENTERS AND TITLES OF PAPERS PRESENTED 1908-PRESENT (2011). 2009-2011 20091080/25: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—ANDERSON, JENNIFER. 2009—“Book report: Letter to my Daughter.” 20091080/26: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—ASHLEY, LAUREL. 2008. “The Years of 1963-1967.” (History of the Fortnightly Club). 20091080/27: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—BODGENER, MAXINE. 1994-2004. “Book report: The World is My Home.” “Aggie Grey.” “The Farmer’s Almanac.” “Lee Iacoca.” “W. O. Mitchell.” “Cpt. James Cook.” “Henry Ford & the Ford Motor Co.” 20091080/28: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—BROOKS, COLLEEN. 1996-2009. “Louis Riel.” “Looking into the Future.” “Water.” “Quilting.” “Annora Brown.” “Something Black.” “Grosse Isle” “10 Year History” (History of the Fortnightly Club). “ The History of the ICC.” In addition to the research papers, the file contains newspaper clippings and other research materials. 20091080/29: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—COMA, DEE. 1997-2008. “William the Conquer.” “Book report: Dream of Eagles.” “Eccentrics.” “Story Telling.” “Anglo-Saxon Chronicles.” “Living with Superstitions.” “Chasing Ideas.” “Faeries.” “1958-62” (History of the Fortnightly Club). “Blame it on the Weather.” In addition to the research papers the file contains newspaper clippings and several hand drawn maps and charts. 2 MAPS 20091080/30: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—CRESSMAN, CAROL. 1968-1980. “Judge of the Far North.” “Twelve Just Men.” “Porcelain.” “Tales of Alberta: Oldest Courthouse.” “Married Women & the Law.” “Pearl Buck.” “The Wanderers.” What’s in a Hand.” Included in the file are copies of nineteenth-century court documents and other research materials. 20091080/31: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—CRESSMAN, CAROL. 1982-1991. “Calgary Eye-Opener’s Bob Edwards.” “Why We Act Like Canadians.” “Just Browsing.” “The Queen’s Men & Women.” “The Anne Girl.” “The Other Rooney.” 20091080/32: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—CRESSMAN, CAROL. 1992-2010. “Canadian Mint.” “The P. M. Scene in a Nutshell.” “ Remembering Erma.” “ Book report: My Times.” “ Arafat.” “ From Dinosaurs to Dingo.” “Percy Grant and Lois et al.” “The Fortnightly Club 1933-1937.” “ Weather.” “Indulgent Memories.” 20091080/33: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—DAVIS, DORIS. 2002-2009. “Francis Mawson Rottenbury.” “Isobel Allande.” “The Persevering Lady (Lady Jane Franklin).” “ Centennial Years. (History of the Fortnightly Club.)” “Ship Hector.” “Sunflowers.” Included in the file are several images taken from an unknown book and included with the “sunflowers” paper. 20091080/34: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—DAVIS, ELOISE. 1977-1978.” “Women and the Law.” “The Gaiety of Gables.” 20091080/35: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—ELLIS, LINDA. 2010. “Under the Big Top.” 20091080/36: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—GANNET, LINDA. 2007-2010. “Fortnightly Between the Years 1943-1947.“ “Dead Aid.” 20091080/37: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—KELLNER, GISELA. 2008-2010. “Paper Covering the Club Years 1998 to 2002.” “Hutterite History.” 20091080/38: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—KING, RUTH. 1972-1998, 2008. “Grandad’s Story.” “Kootnai Brown.” “Symbols.” “Charles Russel.” “Heraldry.” “Japan.” Word Origins.” November.” “A Bit About Silk.” “Collectables.” Some of the papers in this file are included in both draft (manuscript) and final (typed) form. There is also a small book by John Vince called Discovering Horse Brasses (1968). 20091080/39: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—KING, RUTH. 1987-1995. “Alberta’s Legislature.” “Sarah Binks.” “Changes in the Past 100 Years.” “Rituals of Dinner.” “No Ordinary Man.” “John Newton.” “Emily Carr.” Included in this file is a legislative program, some correspondence, and several newspaper articles relating to the various paper topics. 20091080/40: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—KUDLIK, IRENE. 2008-2011. “1978-82 (History of the Fortnightly Club.)” “Ice Roads and Bridges.” “Holy Land Trip.” 20091080/41: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—LEMIRE, EUNICE. 1969-1981. “Going Places.” “Stephen Leacock.” Drugs.” “Gestures.” “Dr. Norman Bethune.” Indira Ghandi.” “Social Credit in Alberta.” “The Ancient Chinese Art of Agriculture.” “Lloyd’s of London.” “Chautauqua.” Included in the file are several newspaper and magazine articles related to the papers. 20091080/42: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—LEMIRE, EUNICE. 1983-2003. “Albert Schwietzer.” “Lotta Hitschmanova.” “Slang.” “Phoenix at Coventry.” “Welcome Home.” “Iceland.” “The History of Reading.” “The Signs of the Zodiac.” “A Promise.” File includes several newspaper articles relating to the various papers. 20091080/43: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—MCCALL, JEAN. 2007-2011. “1907-1912 (Fortnightly Club History.)” “Indian Nations of North America (Book Report)” 20091080/44: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—MCTROWE, EVELYN. 2001.2011. “Next of Kin.” “ Spoiled.” “Fast Food Nation (Book Review.)” “1948-1952 (History of the Fortnightly Club.” “Animal Husbandry.” “Up in the Air.” 20091080/45: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—MOSES, MARGARET. 1980-1996. “Ann Landers.” “Beatrix Potter.” “Liberace.” “The Doctors Mayo (Book Report).” “Paddy Nolan.” “Birds of a Feather (Book Report).” “Allan Fotheringham.” “Victor Borge.” “Robert Service.” Also included in the file is a copy of Moses’ certificate recognizing her 60 years of active membership. 20091080/46: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—NIERS, CARLA. 2000-2009. “Wilhelmina, Queen of the Netherlands. “ Hasidic Jews.” “ The three Tenors.” “Iditarod.” “Fortnightly During the Years 1923-1927.” “Ayaan Hirsi Ali.” 20091080/47: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—RATCLIFFE, MARTHA. 2008-2010. “ The Maritimes. “Fortnightly, 1993-1997.” “Something Wonderful. (100 Canadian Heroines Book Review)” File contains printed images of the author’s trip to the Maritimes and images of Canadian heroines. 20091080/48: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—REACH, RHONDA. “Charles Blondin.” “Our 100th Year (Fortnightly History 1953-1957).” “TBA” “El Camino de Santiago.” 20091080/49: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—ROEMER, MARILYN. [2009.] Empty file included with Fortnightly Club papers. 20091080/50: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—SEGBOER, DARLENE. 2002-2011. “Harry Potter Book Review.” “Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.” “Dr. Seuss.” “Physiognomy.” “100th Anniversary Paper-years 1913-1918 (History of the Fortnightly Club).” “The Famous Five.” “ Central Park.” File includes images related to several papers including physiognomy, the Famous Five and Central Park. 20091080/51: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—TILBE, JANNET. 2008-2010. “1938-1943 (Fortnightly Club History.)” “Arc of the Medicine Line.” “Silkers and the Secret of Silk.” 1 MAP 20091080/52: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—VANDERVELT, MAREANNE. [2009.] Empty file included with Fortnightly Club papers. 20091080/53: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—VAN MEIJEL, MARIA. 2005-2010. “Up Rooted.” “Ukraine.” “A Long Walk to Freedom.” “In Flanders Fields: Summary 1918-1923 (History of the Fortnightly Club.” “Rwanda.” 20091080/54: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: RESEARCH PAPERS—WALKER, JAN. 2007-2009. “Fortnightly Club Centennial Presentation 1928-1932 (Club History).” “Scientific Minds.” “Carbon Capture.” 20091080/55: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: Club's History account; Constitution & Bylaws; Correspondence 1933-1998 20091080/56: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: Handwritten Journal of Activities/Events 1912-1963 20091080/57: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: Newspaper Clippings 1958-2008 20091080/58: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: Anniversary Materials 1916-2008 20091080/58: FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: 11 photographs, mostly group photos of year end dinners, 1974-1995 20181039/1. FORTNIGHTLY CLUB: Meeting Minutes April 16, 2016-May 2,2017; 2 Club Programs 2016-17 & 2017-2018; 22 photographs attached to the papers presented - 125 Years of Inspiration 2016, Exploring the Last Frontier 2016, Mirror, Mirror 2017, Puerta Vallarta & Area in Mexico 2017,Austrailian Tidbits 2017, It's Comlicated 2017, Sleep 2017, Tghe Greek Treasure 2018, Ronda Reach 2018, Islam 2018, The Romance and Lure of Date Palm 20191104: includes minutes, summaries of presentations, presentation papers, programs, photographs, history and reminiscences about the club (2010-2016)
Accession No.
20091080
Collection
Archive
Less detail
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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