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Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, SILK
Catalogue Number
P19950067007
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
COTTON, SILK
No. Pieces
1
Length
82.2
Width
47.6
Description
CALF-LENGTH WAIST-TIED APRON WITHOUT BODICE. TOP 55CM OF APRON IS WHITE WITH FINE BLACK ZIG-ZAGS AND LARGE BURGUNDY FLORAL PRINT. WHITE BRANCHES WITH BERRIES AROUND FLOWERS. BLUE SILK STRIP, 3.5CM IN WIDTH, FOLLOWED BY CROCHETED INSERT, 9.3CM IN WIDTH, FUCHSIA STRIP 3.2CM IN WIDTH, AND FINALLY CROCHETED BORDER, 11.2CM IN WIDTH, ALL SEWN IN ROWS BELOW COTTON FABRIC. APRON IS SHIRRED AT WAIST, WITH COTTON TIE SEWN ACROSS LENGTH. MEASURES 125CM. RIGHT PORTION OF TIE IS MADE OF SAME FABRIC AS MAIN APRON, WHILE LEFT PORTION HAS BEEN REPLACED WITH PLAIN COTTON FABRIC. BOTH ENDS HAVE POM-POMS MADE OF RED YARN. SLIGHT STAINS THROUGHOUT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
HANDMADE IN RUSSIA; DOUKHOBOR ARTIFACT. *UPDATE* IN 2010 NICOLE HEMBROFF, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT, CONTACTED ELSIE MORRIS NEE KONKIN (WHO DONATED THE ARTIFACTS ON BEHALF OF HER MOTHER) IN ORDER TO OBTAIN MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE HISTROY OF THE OBJECTS AND THEIR CONNECTION TO THE DOUKHOBORS OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA. SEE BELOW. ACCORDING TO MORRIS, THE APRON WOULD HAVE BEEN WORN FOR DRESS-UP OCCAISIONS LIKE SOBRANYE OR WEDDINGS. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN MADE BY DASHA – HER GRANDMOTHER’S SISTER. THE LACE WOULD HAVE BEEN COMMERCIAL BUT THE RED STRIP OF FABRIC WOULD HAVE BEEN HAND-WOVEN. FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE PERMANENT FILE. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING AN APRON DONATED BY ELIZABETH KONKIN. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. ELIZABETH KONKIN AKA ELSIE MORRIS IS THE DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM KONKIN AND ELIZABETH P. KONKIN (NEE WISHLOW). ELSIE WAS MARRIED TO TERRANCE GORDON “TERRY” MORRIS. TERRY PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 88 ON OCTOBER 25, 2012. WILLIAM KONKIN PASSED AWAY MARCH 3, 1977 AT THE AGE OF 72. ELIZABETH KONKIN (NEE WISHLOW) WAS BORN IN CANORA, SK ON JANUARY 22, 1907, THE DAUGHTER OF PETER AND ELIZABETH WISHLOW (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). AT THE AGE OF 6 SHE MOVED WITH HER FAMILY TO A DOUKHOBOR SETTLEMENT AT BRILLIANT, BC, THEN LATER HER FAMILY MOVED TO A DOUKHOBOR SETTLEMENT AT SHOULDICE, AB. IT WAS HERE THAT SHE MET AND MARRIED WILLIAM KONKIN. IN 1939, THE COUPLE MOVED TO THE VAUXHALL AREA TO FARM UNTIL THEIR RETIREMENT, AFTER WHICH THEY MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE. ELIZABETH PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 93 ON APRIL 8, 2000. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. THE KONKINS WERE A RUSSIAN-SPEAKING FAMILY FROM THE TOWN OF SHOULDICE, ALBERTA, NEAR CALGARY. THEY AND MANY OTHER RUSSIAN FAMILIES COMPOSED THAT TOWN'S DOUKHOBOR COLONY. IN 2016, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN CONDUCTED FROM A TWO-PART INTERVIEW WITH KONKIN'S DAUGHTER, ELSIE MORRIS. A FULL HISTORY OF THE KONKIN FAMILY WAS CREATED USING THAT INTERVIEW AND CAN BE FOUND WITH THE RECORD P20160003002.
Catalogue Number
P19950067007
Acquisition Date
1995-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILK, LACE, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19930071005
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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
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Catalogue Number
P20000085004
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1910
No. Pieces
2
Length
66.0 (SLEEVE)
Width
42.0
Description
WHITE BLOUSE. MATERIAL HAS WHITE EMBROIDERED FLORAL AND LEAF PATTERN. FULL LENGTH SLEEVES ARE GATHERED AT ARM HOLE, AND ARE FULL UNTIL HALF WAY DOWN FOREARM, WHERE THE SLEEVE IS FITTED. FRONT OF BLOUSE IS OPEN. HAS A BIB INSET UNDERNEATH THE TWO OVERLAPPING SIDES OF FRONT. COLLAR IS WHITE EYELET LACE, BENEATH WHICH IS A BAND OF BROWN RIBBON. FRONT SHOULDERS EACH HAVE THREE PLEATS THAT NARROW AND FOLD REVERSES AT WAISTLINE. FRONT OF BLOUSE IS LONGER THAN BACK. BACK OF BLOUSE HAS TWO PLEATS THAT RUN FROM NECKLINE TO WAISTLINE. FRONT HAS NO CLOSURE EXCEPT A SAFETY PIN THAT IS PINNED ONTO BLOUSE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
SEE P20000085001-GA FOR HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A BLOUSE DONATED BY BEV NAGATA. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. BEVERLY “BEV” NAGATA IS THE DAUGHTER OF FREDRICK I. SAUTER AND NORA JEAN SAUTER (NEE MCCOY). FREDRICK “FRED” I. SAUTER WAS BORN ON FEBRUARY 12, 1920, THE SON OF CHARLES SR. AND MARY SAUTER (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). ACCORDING TO HIS OBITUARY, HE WAS THE FIRST BABY BORN IN THE TOWN OF VAUXHALL, AB. HE OWNED AND OPERATED SAUTER’S GENERAL SUPPLIES FOR THREE TO FOUR DECADES. HE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 88 ON NOVEMBER 9, 2008. NORA JEAN SAUTER (NEE MCCOY) WAS BORN IN PORT ALBERNI, BC ON APRIL 1, 1913, THE DAUGHTER OF JOHN AND HATTIE MCCOY (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN) AND TWIN OF DAVID MCCOY. SHE WAS RAISED AND EDUCATED IN EDMONTON AND GRADUATED FROM THE EDMONTON GENERAL HOSPITAL AS A NURSE. SHE ALSO ATTENDED MCGILL UNIVERSITY AND RECEIVED A DIPLOMA IN PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING. SHE BEGAN AS A PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE IN VAUXHALL, IN 1940. SHE WAS MARRIED TO FRED SAUTER ON AUGUST 20, 1942. NORA PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 90 ON JULY 10, 2003. CHARLES R. SAUTER SR. WAS THE FIRST RESIDENT OF VAUXHALL AND WORKED FOR THE PIONEER LUMBER COMPANY. HE WAS ALSO REPORTEDLY THE FIRST RESIDENT OF VAUXHALL TO OWN A CAR. HE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 76 ON AUGUST 4, 1969. MARY SAUTER (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN) PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 83 ON FEBRUARY 3, 1978. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P20000085004
Acquisition Date
2001-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, WOOD, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P20010083005
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
COTTON, WOOD, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Length
51.0
Width
45.0
Description
LADIES FITTED JACKET/BLOUSE. WAIST LENGTH. EXTERIOR IS DARK GREEN, INTERIOR IS BEIGE. SLEEVES ARE GATHERED TO FORM ROWS OF RUFFLES RUNNING VERTICALLY FROM SHOULDER TO WRIST. FRONT OF JACKET IS OPEN; HAS 3 STEEL BUTTONS AND 2 PLASTIC ONES AS CLOSURES; BUTTONS ARE HIDDEN BY FLAP OF JACKET. INTERIOR OF BLOUSE HAS A BUILT IN CORSET. CORSET IS KHAKI GREEN AND CLOSES WITH 5 WOOD BUTTONS. JACKET IS EXTEMELY FRAGILE; HAS RIPS AND HOLES THROUGHOUT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
UNKNOWN WHO JACKET BELONGED TO, BUT COMES FROM A COLLECTION OF CLOTHING BELONGING TO THE FOOTE FAMILY. 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 MELVIN 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
P20010083005
Acquisition Date
2001-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILK, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P20010083011
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
SILK, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Length
55.0
Width
57.0
Description
BLACK JACKET/BLOUSE. HAS A TURNED DOWN COLLAR, WITH A SMALLER WHITE COLLAR OVER TOP. JACKET IS GATHERED AT SHOULDER SEAMS AND AT WAISTLINE, WHERE A GREEN RUFFLE IS ATTACHED. SLEEVES ARE SLIGHTLY GATHERED WHERE THEY MEET CUFFS WHICH ARE 4" WIDE. FRONT OPENING OF BLOUSE MEETS JUST OFF CENTER WHERE THERE ARE BLACK HOOKS AND EYES FOR CLOSURES. ON EACH SIDE OF FRONT OPENING IS A LARGE V-SHAPED RUFFLE. THERE IS A LARGE HOLE IN LEFT SLEEVE, AND NEAR NECKLINE AT BACK OF BLOUSE. THERE ARE VARIOUS SMALL HOLES THROUGHOUT BLOUSE. BOTTOM RUFFLE HAS A DISCOLOURED SPOT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
WORN BY MARGARET 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 MELVIN 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
P20010083011
Acquisition Date
2001-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILK, LACE, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20010083012
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
SILK, LACE, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
55.5
Width
45.0
Description
BLACK, VICTORIAN STYLE BLOUSE. HAS A STAND UP COLLAR MADE OF BLACK LACE (WITH EMBROIDERED FLOWERS ON IT) AND WHITE TRIM. ENTIRE BACK OF BLOUSE OPENS; HAS HOOKS AND EYES FOR CLOSURES. FRONT AND BACK OF BLOUSE EACH HAVE TWO BANDS OF LACE (AS ABOVE) RUNNING VERTICALLY FROM SHOULDERS TO WAIST. ON FRONT OF BLOUSE, ARE 4 SETS OF 4 KNIFE PLEATS, AT SHOULDERS, AND AT CENTER, RUNNING HALFWAY DOWN BLOUSE. SLEEVES EACH HAVE A BAND OF LACE (AS ABOVE) RUNNING FROM SHOULDER SEAM TO CUFFS; CUFFS ARE MADE OF SAME LACE. WAISTLINE OF BLOUSE IS GATHERED, AND IS SEWN TO A WIDE BAND OF GREEN FABRIC. THERE ARE LARGE HOLES IN BLOUSE UNDER SLEEVES, AND VARIOUS OTHER SMALL HOLES THROUGHOUT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
WORN BY MARGARET 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 MELVIN 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
P20010083012
Acquisition Date
2001-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19950075017
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1920
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
51.1
Width
39.5
Description
CREAM COLORED HANDWOVEN LINEN BLOUSE WITH A CROCHETED BEIGE EDGING AROUND COLLAR AND CUFFS. COLLAR HAS A LIGHT PINK BAND SEWN ONTO BLOUSE WITH BRIGHT BLUE STITCHING. BLOUSE FASTENS UP THE FRONT WITH 5 STEEL SNAPS THAT ARE SEWN TO FABRIC. FABRIC IS GATHERED SLIGHTLY ACROSS THE SHOULDERS, MAKING THE BLOUSE VERY FULL. BLOUSE IS IN GOOD CONDITION WITH NO STAINS OR DAMAGE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
ITEMS WERE CONTAINED IN A TRUNK BELONGING TO THE DONOR'S MOTHER, WHO WAS BORN IN 1902 AND WAS RAISED ON A DOUKHOBOR COMMUNE UNTIL SHE AND FRED EVDOKIMOFF LEFT WHEN THEY WERE 18 YEARS OLD TO GET MARRIED. MANY OF THE ITEMS DATE BACK TO THE EARLY 1900'S, WHILE OTHERS ARE MODERN AND DATE TO THE 1980'S. DONOR'S PARENTS MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1952. MRS. EVDOKIMOFF DIED IN 1986 AT THE AGE OF 84 YEARS OLD. *UPDATE* NICOLE HEMBROFF, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT, MET WITH DONOR WALLY EVDOKIMOFF IN 2010 TO DISCUSS HIS DONATION OF THE TRUNK AND ITS CONTENTS. SEE BELOW. EVDOKIMOFF GUESSED THIS TOP MIGHT HAVE COME FROM RUSSIA. HE THOUGHT IT WAS VERY OLD FASHIONED. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN WORN FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCSSORIES, INCLUDING A TOILET SET AND JACKET DONATED BY WALLY EVDOKIMOFF. DURING A PHONE CONVERSATION WITH PUNDYK IN 2018, EVDOKIMOFF STATED HIS FAMILY LIVED IN YORKTON, SASKATCHEWAN AND BRILLIANT, BRITISH COLUMBIA. THEY WERE MOST LIKELY A PART OF THE DOUKHOBOR COMMUNITIES IN THOSE AREAS. HE CONFIRMED THAT HIS PARENTS FIRST ARRIVED IN ALBERTA IN 1952.
Catalogue Number
P19950075017
Acquisition Date
1995-04
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
WOMAN'S
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
VELVET, BEADS, SATIN
Catalogue Number
P19640921000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WOMAN'S
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
VELVET, BEADS, SATIN
No. Pieces
1
Length
59.7
Description
SIZE 10. LINING UNSTITCHED, BEADS DETACHED. STAND-UP COLLAR, BLACK VELVET WITH SATIN TAPE & BLACK SEED BEADS. LINED WITH SILK. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT. SMALL HOLE IN BACK LEFT SIDE OF CAPE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
REFERENCE: MONTGOMERY WARD CATALOGUE 1894.
Catalogue Number
P19640921000
Acquisition Date
1964-04
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
CAPELET
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, GLASS, LACE
Catalogue Number
P20010083004
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CAPELET
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
COTTON, GLASS, LACE
No. Pieces
1
Height
3.0
Length
73.0
Width
40.0
Description
BLACK COTTON CAPELET, IN THE SHAPE OF A HALF CIRCLE. LINED WITH KHAKI GREEN COTTON. NECKLINE OF CAPE IS LINED WITH WIDE BLACK LACE. CAPE HAS THREE ROWS OF NARROWER BLACK LACE SEWN ON. HANGING BELOW EACH ROW OF LACE IS A ROW OF TASSELS, MADE OUT OF BLACK GLASS BEADS. CAPE HAS 3 BLACK METAL HOOKS, AND 3 LOOPS OF THREAD FOR CLOSURES. CAPE IS VERY FRAGILE; WITH MULTIPLE LOOSE BEADS AND LOOSE THREADS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
BROUGHT TO ALBERTA BY MARGARET DUNCAN FOOTE IN 1913. CLOTHES WERE STORED IN MOTH BALLS IN A TRUNK. CAPELET WAS WORN ON SPECIAL OCCASIONS. 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
P20010083004
Acquisition Date
2001-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
WIDOW'S WEEDS
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
RAYON, LACE, VELVET
Catalogue Number
P19940011002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WIDOW'S WEEDS
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1910
Materials
RAYON, LACE, VELVET
No. Pieces
2
Length
96
Width
67
Description
1. CREPED SILK (RAYON?) CAPE HAS SWIRL PATTERN. THREE LARGE ROUNDED TRAPEZOID PIECES OF MATERIAL SEWN TOGETHER, ALSO HAS TWO SMALL TRIANGULAR SECTIONS IN THE MIDDLE. IS SEMI-CIRCLE SHAPED WITH THE OUTSIDE BEING EDGED WITH 5 VELVET STRIPS. OUTSIDE IS TRIMMED WITH SCALLOPED LACE. AROUND COLLAR LACE IS ON CAPE AND IS EDGED WITH ONE BLACK VELVET STRIP. ENDS OF LACE ARE EMBROIDERED. EMBROIDERY IS WEARING OFF, LACE IS TORN AND WORN. NUMEROUS THREADS ARE LOOSE. 2. SCARF: 91CM (W) X 205CM (L). BLACK SILK(?) SCARF IS TRIANGULAR IN SHAPE WITH ONE END BEING ROUNDED. IS TRIMMED WITH BRAIDED GROUPS OF NYLON THREADS. GROUPS OF THREADS ARE WOVEN AND TERRACED PART WAY DOWN, THEN THEY ARE TIED OFF AND HANG IN LOOSE TASSELS OF THREADS. IN ROUNDED CORNER IS FLORAL AND LEAF COUCHED EMBROIDERY. HAS SMALL LINE OF SWIRL PATTERN ALONG OPPOSITE EDGE. IS BLACK METAL HOOK ALONG TOP OF THE LONG EDGE. TASSELS ARE MISSING IN MOST PLACES, ARE LOOSE AND TEARING WHERE THEY ARE STILL ATTACHED. COUCHING IS LOOSE IN PLACES.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
CLOTHING-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
SEE FILE P19940011001-GA.
Catalogue Number
P19940011002
Acquisition Date
1994-03
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
SHEEPSKIN COAT
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, SHEEPSKIN
Catalogue Number
P19940044001
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SHEEPSKIN COAT
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
COTTON, SHEEPSKIN
No. Pieces
1
Length
106.7
Width
44
Description
MANS NAVY BLUE LINEN 3/4 LENGTH WINTER COAT LINED WITH VARIOUS SIZED PIECES OF SHEEPSKIN. COAT HAS FULL TRAPEZE STYLE BODY WITH CROSS OVER FLAP IN FRONT WITH ONLY 1 BUTTON AT THE COLLAR TO FASTEN. HAS BLACK STRIP OF VELVET DOWN FRONT OF COAT AND AROUND CUFFS. ALSO HAS VERY LONG SLEEVES. SOME OF THE SEAMS ON THE COAT ARE WEAK, ESPECIALLY AROUND THE COLLAR, MAKING IT SLIGHTLY DELICATE. ALSO, COAT HAS A VERY STRONG ODOR.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
BROUGHT FROM RUSSIA BY A DOUKHOBOR FAMILY, THE MALOFFS, IN 1899. BELONGED TO JOHN'S (?) GRANDMOTHER, MRS. TOMELIN. ACCORDING TO DONOR THE CIRCULAR SHAPED SKIRT OF THE COAT WAS TYPICAL OF GEORGIA REGION DURING THE MID 1800'S. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING SHEEPSKIN COAT DONATED BY VERA MALOFF. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. VERA MALOFF (NEE TOMELIN) WAS BORN IN SASKATOON, SK ON NOVEMBER 24, 1915. SHE WAS MARRIED TO JOHN MALOFF IN 1936. THE COUPLE LIVED IN COWLEY, AB UNTIL RETIRING TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1976. VERA PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 89 ON AUGUST 27, 2005. JOHN MALOFF WAS BORN IN BRILLIANT, BC ON NOVEMBER 21, 1914, THE SON OF GEORGE AND DORA MALOFF (NEE KASAHOFF). HE MOVED TO COWLEY, AB IN 1919 WITH HIS FAMILY. HE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 88 ON MARCH 27, 2003. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P19940044001
Acquisition Date
1994-01
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
  2 images  
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
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
Other Name
CHILD'S DRESS
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, LINEN, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P20010083010
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CHILD'S DRESS
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
WOOL, LINEN, GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Length
55.2
Width
46.5
Description
SKIRT IS CREAM COLOURED WOOL. BOTTOM OF SKIRT IS CUT IN A RECTANGULAR SCALLOP. BOTTOM EDGE HAS A KNIT, WOOL TRIM. SKIRT IS PLEATED AT WAISTLINE. TOP OF DRESS IS WHITE LINEN; COLLARLESS, SLEEVELESS. HAS A ROW OF 4 WHITE BUTTONS, GOING AROUND DRESS HORIZONTALLY, JUST ABOVE WAISTLINE. BACK OF DRESS IS OPEN TO HALFWAY DOWN SKIRT; HAS A ROW OF 6 WHITE, GLASS BUTTONS FOR CLOSURES. FRONT OF DRESS HAS TWO BUTTONHOLES JUST ABOVE WAISTLINE. FRONT OF DRESS HAS A SMALL REDDISH-BROWN STAIN; TOP OF DRESS HAS DISCOLORATION THROUGHOUT. TOP OF DRESS HAS A SMALL HOLE; VARIOUS SNAGS, AND SLIGHTLY FRAYED SEAMS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
DRESS WORN BY LULU MAE 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 MELVIN 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
P20010083010
Acquisition Date
2001-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20090002001
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
136.5
Width
49.5
Description
THIN WHITE COTTON FULL LENGTH DRESS, HIGH WAIST WITH PLEATS AT TOP OF SKIRT AND WHERE SLEEVES ATTACH TO BODICE. FRONT OF BODICE WITH TRIANGULAR PANEL, HAND EMBROIDERED LACE ON SIDES OF PANEL AND DOWN MIDDLE, RUNCHED FABRIC MAKES UP PANEL. BACK OF DRESS WITH BOW, SAFETY PIN HOLDS TOP BACK OF DRESS TOGETHER WHERE HOOK AND EYE USED TO BE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
DONOR'S GRANDMOTHER, GLADYS HORNE, RECEIVED ITEMS FROM HER FATHER, JOHN HORNE, WHEN HE PASSED AWAY IN 2008. JOHN HORNE IN RETURN RECEIVED ITEMS WHEN HIS MOTHER, GLADYS, PASSED AWAY IN 1978. GLADYS HORNE NEE DOWNER, 1893-1978, WAS BORN IN COLUMBIA FALLS, MONTANA. GLADYS’ FATHER, FRED DOWNER, IMMIGRATED TO CANADA FROM BRIGHTON, ENGLAND. HE EVENTUALLY SETTLED IN COLUMBIA FALLS, MONTANA WHERE HE BEGAN HOMESTEADING WITH HIS ENGLISH WIFE. DOWNER BEGAN MANAGING THE GAYLORD HOTEL, WHERE GLADYS WAS EVENTUALLY BORN. IN 1897, WHEN SHE WAS 4, GLADYS MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WITH HER PARENTS. AT THE TIME, LETHBRIDGE HAD A POPULATION OF 3,500. GLADYS GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL AT THE HAVERGAL LADIES’ COLLEGE IN WINNIPEG BEFORE RETURNING TO LETHBRIDGE TO WORK AT THE HERALD. SHORTLY THEREAFTER, IN 1912, HER FATHER HOSTED A COMING-OF-AGE PARTY FOR GLADYS, WHICH WAS COMMON DURING THAT TIME. GLADYS REMEMBERS WEARING A “VERY LOVELY GOWN, THE VERY LATEST OF THE DAY” AT THIS AFFAIR (SEE P20090002002). IN SEPT 1917, GLADYS MARRIED FAIRFIELD HORNE. EARLY INTO WWII, SHE BECAME A WIDOW. GLADYS WAS AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY THROUGHOUT HER LIFE. SHE WAS A MEMBER OF THE SIR ALEXANDER GALT CHAPTER IODE, THE PEMMICAN CLUB, THE LETHBRIDGE COUNTRY CLUB, AND NUMEROUS OTHER ORGANIZATIONS. FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE PERMANENT RECORD.
Catalogue Number
P20090002001
Acquisition Date
2009-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
EVENING DRESS
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1890
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILK, LACE, GLASS BEADS
Catalogue Number
P19870046001
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
EVENING DRESS
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1890
Materials
SILK, LACE, GLASS BEADS
No. Pieces
1
Length
133.3
Width
43.5
Description
SILK & LACE DRESS WITH GLASS BEADS AT NECK & WRISTS. LACE OVERLAY, SILK SASHTRIM AT WAIST. SILK BODY. FRAYED AT UNDERARMS, SOME STAINS. SILK IS WEIGHTEDWITH METALLIC SALTS. OVERALL BLUE COLORATION. TEAR ON TOP OF LEFT SHOULDER,RIGHT UNDERARM IS FRAYING BADLY. SOME STAINS ON SKIRT & BODICE. CUFFS ARESAGGING UNDER WEIGHT OF DRESS. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PROFESSIONS
History
HANDMADE IN ENGLAND, PRIOR TO 1900, DONOR BELIEVES ABOUT 1887. BELONGED TO DONOR'S MOTHER SARAH RACHAEL DUNN (NEE ROFEN) B. BESSARABIA, FATHER B. KIEV. MARRIED IN ENGLAND LATE 1800'S, MOVED TO CANADA & ESTABLISHED TAILOR SHOP AT EDMONTON. DONOR & FAMILY MOVED MID 50'S TO LETHBRIDGE, ESTABLISHED MAYFAIRVOGUE CLOTHING SHOP WITH PARTNERS, THE GOODMANS. NOW RETIRED. METALLIC SALTS ARE USED TO GIVE SILK WEIGHT & "RUSTLE". SEE P19870046002 MATCHING PURSE. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A DRESS DONATED BY ETHEL RODIN. RUTHANN ATTEMPT TO CONTACT THE DONOR'S FAMILY FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND SPOKE WITH ETHEL'S NIECE, DEBORAH GREEN. SHE WAS UNABLE TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, BUT DID PROVIDE A PHOTOGRAPH OF THE DUNN FAMILY. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND RESEARCH FROM THE ALBERTA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY, EDMONTON BRANCH. ETHEL RODIN (NEE DUNN) WAS BORN ON SEPTEMBER 4, 1907 IN LONDON, ENGLAND, THE DAUGHTER OF MORRIS DUNN AND SARAH RACHAEL DUNN (NEE ROFEN). SHE MOVED WITH HER FAMILY TO CANADA, WHERE THEY SETTLED IN EDMONTON. SHE REMAINED IN EDMONTON, UNTIL HER MARRIAGE TO DAVE RODIN. THE COUPLE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1929 WHERE DAVE OPERATED THE BUY-RITE GROCERY STORE FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS. ETHEL PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 82 ON JULY 9, 1990. DAVE RODIN WAS BORN IN RUSSIA AND MOVED TO EDMONTON IN THE 1920S. HE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 74 ON SEPTEMBER 3, 1977. AN ARTICLE PUBLISHED ON JULY 29, 1976 MARKED DAVE’S RETIREMENT: “IN 1929, DAVE RODIN, A RUSSIAN IMMIGRANT, CAME TO LETHBRIDGE AND OPENED A FRUIT AND GROCERY STORY ON THE CORNER OF 4TH AVENUE AND 5TH STREET S. AFTER 47 SUCCESSFUL YEARS OF BUSINESS IN THE CITY, MR. RODIN HAS RETIRED AT 73 … BY BUYING CAREFULLY AND SHOPPING AROUND MR. RODIN WAS ABLE TO SELL FRUIT AND VEGETABLES CHEAPER THAN ANYONE ELSE IN THE CITY … IN 1939 HE JOINED FORCES WITH ELMER GOODMAN, A LETHBRIDGE BUSINESSMAN, IN A PARTNERSHIP THAT WAS TO LAST 37 YEARS. … MR. RODIN, WITH MR. GOODMAN’S BACKING, OPENED BUY-RITE MEN’S WEAR WHERE THE LETHBRIDGE CENTRE THEATRES ARE TODAY. HE CATERED TO THE FARM POPULATION, CARRYING THE BIGGER SIZES OF CLOTHING.” ETHEL’S PARENTS ARE BOTH BURIED IN THE EDMONTON HEBREW CEMETERY. MORRIS DUNN WAS BORN IN 1863 AND PASSED AWAY MAY 4, 1954. SARAH RACHAEL DUNN PASSED AWAY ON JANUARY 12, 1951 AT THE AGE OF 80. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND RESEARCH FROM THE ALBERTA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY, EDMONTON BRANCH. SEE FILE FOR A PHOTOGRAPH OF THE MORRIS AND SARAH DUNN FAMILY, WHILE SARAH IS WEARING THIS DRESS.
Catalogue Number
P19870046001
Acquisition Date
1987-04
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
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