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Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
ANGORA, LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19662331000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Materials
ANGORA, LEATHER
No. Pieces
1
Length
89.0
Description
BLACK ANGORA, (HORSEHIDE?) BASKETWEAVE DESIGN EMBOSSED ON BELT. LEATHER BACKED WITH CANVAS. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
History
CHAPS ARE USED TO PROTECT RIDERS LEGS.
Catalogue Number
P19662331000
Acquisition Date
1966-11
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
MATERNITY APRON
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1915
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LINEN, VELVET
Catalogue Number
P19739399000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MATERNITY APRON
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1915
Materials
LINEN, VELVET
No. Pieces
1
Length
113.5
Width
56
Description
BLACK LINEN WITH BLACK VELVET RIBBON ON YOKE, SLEEVES, & RUFFLE. 3 SNAP FASTENERS ON BACK. LOWER PART IS OPEN. RUFFLE AROUND HEM. VELVET WEARING.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
POSSIBLE MOURNING FUNCTION GIVEN BLACK COLOUR.
Catalogue Number
P19739399000
Acquisition Date
1973-09
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
UKRAINIAN EMBROIDERED
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19740069000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
UKRAINIAN EMBROIDERED
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Description
SIZE: MEDIUM. HANDMADE. UKRAINIAN FLORAL & GEOMETRIC PATTERNS DONE IN TRADITIONAL CROSS-STITCH ON WHITE. PINK CROCHET THREAD USED AT NECK TO MAKE LOOPED PATTERN TO THREAD A DRAWSTRING. DRAWSTRING MADE OF INTERTWINED PINK, RED & GREEN THREAD WITH 2 POMPONS AT ENDS OF PINK, GREEN, RED, WHITE, WINE & ORANGE. ELBOW LENGTH SLEEVES, GATHERED WITH ELASTIC & TRIMMED WITH PINK CROCHET.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
SENT TO DONOR FROM HUSBAND'S NIECE, MRS. STEFFA HOROBEC, WHO LIVES IN WESTERN UKRAINE, VILLAGE OF ZELENA, COUNTY OF TERNOPOL.
Catalogue Number
P19740069000
Acquisition Date
1974-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
HALF-APRON
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20110012003
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
HALF-APRON
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1930
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
44
Length
115.2
Width
1.3
Description
APRON WITH WHITE COTTON LAWN WITH MACHINE EYELETS AND EMBROIDERY. PROBABLY WAS PRODUCED IN A PANEL SO DRESSMAKER (OR HOME SEWER) CUT THE MAIN PIECES OUT ALONG EDGES OF EMBROIDERY AND SEWED PIECES TOGETHER. THIS IS EVIDENT IN ATTACHMENTS OF TIES. TIES ATTACHED BY HAND. REPAIR AT TOP CENTRE FROM. TIES HEMMED BY MACHINE
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
APRON WAS OWNED AND USED BY DONOR’S GRANDMOTHER EDNA LOUISE TAYLOR NEE PRINCE BEFORE SHE PASSED AWAY IN 1916. FOR DETAILED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION RELATING TO DONOR'S FAMILY HISTORY, PLEASE SEE TO P20110012001.
Catalogue Number
P20110012003
Acquisition Date
2011-03
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
GREATCOAT
Date Range From
1914
Date Range To
1918
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, COTTON, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19739405000
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
GREATCOAT
Date Range From
1914
Date Range To
1918
Materials
WOOL, COTTON, BRASS
No. Pieces
2
Length
138
Width
49
Description
.1 SIZE 38. FOUR BRASS BUTTON FRONT. EMBOSSED ON BUTTONS: "CROWN (ARTILLERY GUN)". RED SHOULDER EPAULETTES ARTILLERY D IN WHITE COTTON. LARGE CUFFS ON SLEEVES ARE TURNED DOWN & COMING LOOSE. NARROW ELASTIC BAND AT BACK OF NECK. EPAULETTE HAS OUTLINE OF CROWN PIP (MAJOR). ONE LARGE POCKET AT WAIST ON RIGHT SIDE AND ONE SMALL INSIDE POCKET ON INSIDE LEFT BREAST. COLLAR HAS METAL CLASP. .2. HANDKERCHIEF: 3CM (L) X 41CM (L). WHITE LINEN, WITH SIX SILK STRIPES. MACHINE WOVEN INTO BORDER. STAINED, AND BADLY CREASED FROM PREVIOUS STORAGE IN COAT POCKET.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
MAY HAVE BEEN BRIG. GENERAL J.S. STEWART'S GREATCOAT.
Catalogue Number
P19739405000
Acquisition Date
1973-09
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19870047004
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1920
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
128.0
Width
74.4
Description
BIB TYPE APRON, EMBROIDERED FLOWER DESIGN POCKETS (2) & TRIM. HANDMADE BUTTON FASTENERS. 3 OF 4 BUTTONS MISSING. EDGES OF APRON STITCHED WITH BLACK THREAD.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
CZECHOSLOVAKIA OR ALBERTA? LUCHANSKY FAMILY IMMIGRATED TO CANADA, LETHBRIDGE AREA, IN 1903 AND WORKED AREA COAL MINES. ARTIFACTS BELONGED TO MR. LENARD LUCHANSKY AND SOME WERE MADE BY HIS MOTHER (NEE CHUMIKEITHER) IN CANADA OR CZECHOSLOVAKIA. *UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING THREE APRONS DONATED BY ALICE LUCHANSKY. RUTHANN ATTEMPT TO CONTACT THE DONOR FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, BUT WAS UNSUCCESSFUL. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. ALICE LUCHANSKY (NEE KRISH) IS THE DAUGHTER OF LADDIE KRISH AND MAGDALENA ALMA KRISH (NEE CERNEY). LADDIE WAS BORN IN BOHEMIA ON JUNE 6, 1903 AND MOVED TO COLEMAN IN 1908. HE PASSED AWAY AT 81 ON JANUARY 15, 1985. ALMA PASSED AWAY ON MAY 25, 1986, AT THE AGE OF 76. ALICE IS MARRIED TO LEONARD LUCHANSKY. LEONARD LUCHANSKY IS THE SON OF MICHAEL LUCHANSKY AND CATHERINE LUCHANSKY (NEE CHUMIK). MICHAEL WAS BORN IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA ON NOVEMBER 18, 1901 AND HAD LIVED IN LETHBRIDGE FOR 42 YEARS AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH ON NOVEMBER 3, 1946. CATHERINE LUCHANSKY (NEE CHUMIK) PASSED AWAY AT AGE 95 ON NOVEMBER 15, 1997. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARD COPIES OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES. *UPDATE* IN 2018 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING A ROMPER. A CUSHION COVER, AND A DISH TOWEL. AN OBITUARY ON THE LETHBRIDGE'S EVERGREEN CREMATION SERVICES WEBPAGE WAS FOUND FOR THE DONOR, ALICE MAY LUCHANSKY. SHE PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON 2 MAY 2017 AT THE AGE OF 87 YEARS. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FULL OBITUARY.
Catalogue Number
P19870047004
Acquisition Date
1987-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19870047005
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1920
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
108.0
Width
103.0
Description
BIB TYPE APRON, CROCHET TRIM & TIE RIBBON. HANDMADE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
ALBERTA OR CZECHOSLOVAKIA. LUCHANSKY FAMILY IMMIGRATED TO CANADA, LETHBRIDGE AREA, IN 1903 AND WORKED AREA COAL MINES. ARTIFACTS BELONGED TO MR. LENARD LUCHANSKY AND SOME WERE MADE BY HIS MOTHER (NEE CHUMIKEITHER) IN CANADA OR CZECHOSLOVAKIA. *UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING THREE APRONS DONATED BY ALICE LUCHANSKY. RUTHANN ATTEMPT TO CONTACT THE DONOR FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, BUT WAS UNSUCCESSFUL. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. ALICE LUCHANSKY (NEE KRISH) IS THE DAUGHTER OF LADDIE KRISH AND MAGDALENA ALMA KRISH (NEE CERNEY). LADDIE WAS BORN IN BOHEMIA ON JUNE 6, 1903 AND MOVED TO COLEMAN IN 1908. HE PASSED AWAY AT 81 ON JANUARY 15, 1985. ALMA PASSED AWAY ON MAY 25, 1986, AT THE AGE OF 76. ALICE IS MARRIED TO LEONARD LUCHANSKY. LEONARD LUCHANSKY IS THE SON OF MICHAEL LUCHANSKY AND CATHERINE LUCHANSKY (NEE CHUMIK). MICHAEL WAS BORN IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA ON NOVEMBER 18, 1901 AND HAD LIVED IN LETHBRIDGE FOR 42 YEARS AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH ON NOVEMBER 3, 1946. CATHERINE LUCHANSKY (NEE CHUMIK) PASSED AWAY AT AGE 95 ON NOVEMBER 15, 1997. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARD COPIES OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES. *UPDATE* IN 2018 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING A ROMPER. A CUSHION COVER, AND A DISH TOWEL. AN OBITUARY ON THE LETHBRIDGE'S EVERGREEN CREMATION SERVICES WEBPAGE WAS FOUND FOR THE DONOR, ALICE MAY LUCHANSKY. SHE PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON 2 MAY 2017 AT THE AGE OF 87 YEARS. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FULL OBITUARY.
Catalogue Number
P19870047005
Acquisition Date
1987-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19870047006
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1920
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
66.0
Width
52.0
Description
HALF APRON, PINK AND WHITE CROCHET EDGING AND CORNERS, HANDMADE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
LUCHANSKY FAMILY IMMIGRATED TO CANADA, LETHBRIDGE AREA, IN 1903 AND WORKED AREA COAL MINES. ARTIFACTS BELONGED TO MR. LENARD LUCHANSKY AND SOME WERE MADE BY HIS MOTHER (NEE CHUMIKEITHER) IN CANADA OR CZECHOSLOVAKIA. *UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING THREE APRONS DONATED BY ALICE LUCHANSKY. RUTHANN ATTEMPT TO CONTACT THE DONOR FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, BUT WAS UNSUCCESSFUL. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. ALICE LUCHANSKY (NEE KRISH) IS THE DAUGHTER OF LADDIE KRISH AND MAGDALENA ALMA KRISH (NEE CERNEY). LADDIE WAS BORN IN BOHEMIA ON JUNE 6, 1903 AND MOVED TO COLEMAN IN 1908. HE PASSED AWAY AT 81 ON JANUARY 15, 1985. ALMA PASSED AWAY ON MAY 25, 1986, AT THE AGE OF 76. ALICE IS MARRIED TO LEONARD LUCHANSKY. LEONARD LUCHANSKY IS THE SON OF MICHAEL LUCHANSKY AND CATHERINE LUCHANSKY (NEE CHUMIK). MICHAEL WAS BORN IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA ON NOVEMBER 18, 1901 AND HAD LIVED IN LETHBRIDGE FOR 42 YEARS AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH ON NOVEMBER 3, 1946. CATHERINE LUCHANSKY (NEE CHUMIK) PASSED AWAY AT AGE 95 ON NOVEMBER 15, 1997. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARD COPIES OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES. *UPDATE* IN 2018 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING A ROMPER. A CUSHION COVER, AND A DISH TOWEL. AN OBITUARY ON THE LETHBRIDGE'S EVERGREEN CREMATION SERVICES WEBPAGE WAS FOUND FOR THE DONOR, ALICE MAY LUCHANSKY. SHE PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON 2 MAY 2017 AT THE AGE OF 87 YEARS. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FULL OBITUARY.
Catalogue Number
P19870047006
Acquisition Date
1987-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, WOOL, CANVAS
Catalogue Number
P19900027000
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1910
Materials
LEATHER, WOOL, CANVAS
No. Pieces
1
Length
95.2
Description
ANGORA WOOL COVERED LEATHER CHAPS. PADDED WITH COTTON CANVAS LINING. BELT LEATHER TOOLED IN BASKET WEAVE OR CROSS-HATCH PATTERN. C/W STEEL BUCKLE. PORTION OF BELT MISSING. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
History
DONOR STATES CHAPS MADE & PURCHASED IN OREGON. PURCHASED BY GEORGE LOMAS ABOUT 1908 IN LAWRENCE A TOWN NEAR PORTLAND. FARMED IN BURDETT AREA. USED TO PROTECT A RIDERS LEGS. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING THIS PAIR OF CHAPS DONATED BY GEORGE LOMAS. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION HAS BEEN COMPILED USING INFORMATION FOUND ON THE “FIND A GRAVE” WEBSITE AND LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARCHIVES. ACCORDING TO HIS HEADSTONE, LOMAS WAS BORN IN 1888. HIS OBITUARY STATES HE ARRIVED IN ALBERTA FROM PHILADELPHIA IN 1907, FIRST WORKING ON THE CPR’S HIGH LEVEL BRIDGE AS A COOK THEN GOING ON TO RIDE WITH WHITNEY RANCHES IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA. HE THEN BEGAN HOMESTEADING IN THE BOW ISLAND AREA IN 1908. HE MARRIED CECILIA “AMY” POWELL OF IRON SPRINGS IN 1910. THE COUPLE HAD SIX CHILDREN. THEIR FOUR DAUGHTERS WERE NELLIE IRENE ROELOFS (1911-1969), GWEN PHOEBE WALKER (1912-1990), EDITH MARIE GARRETT (1915-2008), AND OLLIE UPTON (D. 1996). THEIR SONS WERE GEORGE “WEB” WILBUR (1922-1986) AND M. EARL (1930-2009). ACCORDING TO THE CALGARY OBITUARY OF THEIR YOUNGEST SON, EARL, THE FAMILY MOVED TO CALGARY IN 1934 WHERE EARL WAS RAISED. GEORGE SR. AND HIS WIFE, AMY, RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE AFTER HIS RETIREMENT IN 1962. GEORGE LOMAS PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON 4 JANUARY 1977 AT THE AGE OF 88 YEARS. AMY LOMAS (NEE POWELL) PASSED AWAY IN THE CITY ON 20 FEBRUARY 1982 AT THE AGE OF 89 YEARS. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES AND SUPPORTING ONLINE RESEARCH.
Catalogue Number
P19900027000
Acquisition Date
1990-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
REFEREE
Date Range From
2002
Date Range To
2012
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
POLYESTER
Catalogue Number
P20120037001
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
REFEREE
Date Range From
2002
Date Range To
2012
Materials
POLYESTER
No. Pieces
1
Height
85
Length
92.73.92.7
Width
3.4
Description
REFEREE SHIRT, POLYESTER WITH BLACK AND WHITE VERTICAL STRIPES. BLACK BAND AT SHORT SLEEVE CUFFS AND COLLAR. SINGLE BLACK BUTTON AT BOTTOM OF V-NECK COLLAR. LEFT SHOULDER EMBROIDERED WITH RED THREAD, “ABOA,” WITH BASKETBALL MOTIF FOR LETTER, “O.” REVERSE PANEL EXTENDS FARTHER DOWN THAN FRONT PANEL. TAG IN COLLAR READS, “DALCO ATHLETIC, 100% POLYESTER, RW89433, MADE IN USA, ADULT XL, MACHINE WASH COLD WITH LIKE COLORS, TUMBLE DRY, USE NO BLEACH.”
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SPORTS
History
WHEN QUESTIONED BY GALT COLLECTIONS STAFF ON OCTOBER 15, 2012, DONOR BILL HALMA RELATED TO STAFF THAT HE, “PROBABLY HAD THE SHIRT FOR TEN YEARS. THE ABOA (ALBERTA BASKETBALL OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION) EMBROIDERED CREST ON THE SHIRT’S SLEEVE CAME INTO EXISTENCE APPROXIMATELY TEN YEARS AGO IN 2002 WHEN FEBA RULES WERE BROUGHT INTO FORCE. CHANGES IN INSIGNIA OR EVEN THE POST-FEBA INTRODUCTION OF STRIPPED SHIRTS ENABLE THE SHIRT’S DATING. THE SHIRT WAS WORN IN THE PAST YEAR ALBEIT IN VERY LIMITED (LOCAL) CIRCUMSTANCES DUE TO THE ABOA CREST’S DISCONTINUATION ABOUT FOUR YEARS AGO. THE ISSUE AROSE THAT THE WEARER’S IDENTIFICATION WITH A PROVINCE (AKA. ALBERTA) MAY LEAD SOME TO CHALLENGE HIS/HER IMPARTIALITY (AKA. CALLS BENEFICIAL TO SAME PROVINCE’S TEAM).” THE SHIRT WAS WORN ACROSS SOUTHERN ALBERTA, RANGING IN COMMUNITIES FROM NANTON (NORTH) AND MILK RIVER (SOUTH) TO THE CROWSNEST PASS (WEST) AND MEDICINE HAT (EAST). HALMA AND OTHER OFFICIALS ORDERED THEIR APPAREL WHOLESALE THROUGH THE SOUTHERN ALBERTA BASKETBALL OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION, BASED OUT OF THE ASSOCIATION’S TREASURER’S HOME. THE ASSOCIATION SOURCED THE SHIRTS IN BULK FROM DISTRIBUTORS SUCH AS REFEREES.COM. IN CONTRAST TO SOME OTHER OFFICIALS WHO EXERCISE LESS CARE IN THEIR SHIRT’S MAINTENANCE, THE DONOR CLAIMED, “I HAVE ½ DOZEN JERSEYS WASHED AND READY TO GO”, SUPPORTING THE MUSEUM STAFF’S OBSERVATION THAT THE DONATED JERSEY WAS “LIKE NEW.” FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT RECORD AND P20120037002.
Catalogue Number
P20120037001
Acquisition Date
2012-10
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
MILITIA JACKET
Date Range From
1912
Date Range To
1914
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL
Catalogue Number
P19739406000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MILITIA JACKET
Date Range From
1912
Date Range To
1914
Materials
WOOL
No. Pieces
1
Length
69.0
Width
41.0
Description
SIZE 36. 7 BRASS BUTTONS ON FRONT, BREAST POCKETS WITH BUTTON ONE EACH. "CANADA" "HONI-SOIT-QUI-MAL-Y-PENSE" EMBOSSED ON BUTTONS. "ALLAN SANDEMIN" INKED ON NECK LABEL. JACKET IS RED WITH BLACK TABS. LABEL READS "W.E...CO. LTD" & "W...LE CLOTHIERS", "1909-?" & "HAMILTON ONT".
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
UNIFORM APPROPRIATE TO W.W.I PERIOD. *UPDATE* IN 2012 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT DAVID SMITH CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS. HE FOUND THE WRITING ON THE JACKET TO READ, “ALLAN SANDERSON”, AND SPECULATES THAT THE JACKET'S ASSOCIATION LIES WITH THE 23RD ALBERTA RANGERS. AS INDICATED BY THE 1901 CENSUS OF CANADA, ALLAN SANDERSON WAS LIVING WITH HIS FAMILY IN PETERBOROUGH ONTARIO. SOME TIME BEFORE 1914, THE SANDERSON FAMILY MOVES TO MACLEOD ALBERTA. ACCORDING TO PRIVATE ALLAN ETHELBERT GORDON SANDERSON’S ATTESTATION PAPER TO THE CANADIAN OVER-SEAS EXPEDITIONARY FORCE ON MAY 18TH 1915, HE SERVED ONE YEAR WITH THE 23RD ALBERTA RANGERS BEFORE ENLISTING. THE MACLEOD SPECTATOR FROM JUNE 29, 1916 MENTIONS PRIVATE A. SANDERSON AS ONE OF THE “MACLEOD BOYS” PART OF THE 13TH OVERSEAS MOUNTED REGIMENT. THIS REGIMENT WAS LATER AMALGAMATED WITH THE SOUTHERN ALBERTA LIGHT HORSE AND WAS LATER DISSOLVED TO PROVIDE REINFORCEMENTS FOR ENGLAND. PRIVATE ALLAN E. G. SANDERSON DIED OF UNKNOWN CAUSES ON APRIL 28, 1917. HIS LAST SERVICE WAS WITH THE EATON’S MOTOR MACHINE GUN BATTERY BATTALION IN THE CANADIAN MACHINE GUN CORPS REGIMENT. HE WAS 28 YEARS OLD WHEN HE DIED AND IS BURIED AT THE ORCHARD DUMP CEMETERY IN PAS DE CALAIS, FRANCE. DESPITE THEIR SIGNIFICANT SIZED HOUSEHOLD, THE SANDERSON FAMILY IS NOT REFERENCED IN THE MACLEOD OR SURROUNDING AREA HISTORY BOOKS. FOLLOWING ALLAN SANDERSON’S ATTESTATION HIS YOUNGER BROTHER FRANCIS GRAHAM SANDERSON ENLISTS FIVE MONTHS LATER. FRANK RETURNED FROM THE WAR AND WAS LIVING IN MACLEOD UNTIL AT LEAST 1952. FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING SERVICE RECORDS FROM LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19739406000
Acquisition Date
1973-09
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
CHRISTENING GOWN
Date Range From
1907
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19980018001
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CHRISTENING GOWN
Date Range From
1907
Date Range To
1910
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
82.5
Width
23
Description
OFF-WHITE COTTON LONG SLEEVED PLAIN SKIRTED CHRISTENING DRESS WITH A DECORATIVE PANEL ACROSS THE CHEST AND ACROSS THE BACK BELOW THE COLLAR, WHICH IS FINISHED WITH A SCALLOPED EDGE LIKE THE CUFFS. DECORATIVE STITCHED PATTERN ON TOP OF DRESS. DRESS HAS OPENING IN THE BACK, BUT HAS NO BUTTONS TO FASTEN. CLOTH IS YELLOWING, BUT HAS NO APPARENT DAMAGE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
WORN BY HELEN MCKILLOP IN 1907, THE ELDEST DAUGHTER OF MARTHA AND HAROLD MCKILLOP, THE DONOR'S HUSBAND'S PARENTS. HELEN MARRIED EDWARD OWEN IN 1930 AND FARMED NORTH EAST OF COALDALE BY THE TEMPEST ELEVATOR. P19980018002 & 003 ARE TWO MORE CHRISTENING GOWNS WORN BY THE TWO YOUNGER CHILDREN. P19980018004-GA IS MARTHA'S WEDDING DRESS FROM 1905. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES INCLUDING THREE CHRISTENING GOWNS DONATED BY LOIS MCKILLOP. THIS GOWN IS RECORDED AS BEING WORN BY THE FIRST BORN CHILD OF HAROLD ADDISON MCKILLOP AND MARTHA MCKILLOP (NEE HAMILTON), HELEN FLORENTINE MCKILLOP, WHO WAS BORN ON AUGUST 8, 1907 ACCORDING TO THE FAMILY’S ANCESTRY.COM WEBPAGE. HELEN’S OBITUARY STATES SHE WAS BORN IN SHOAL LAKE, MANITOBA AND MOVED WITH HER PARENTS TO LETHBRIDGE BETWEEN THE YEARS 1908-1909. IN THE CITY, SHE RECEIVED HER PUBLIC AND HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION. AFTER ATTENDING NORMAL SCHOOL IN CALGARY, SHE TAUGHT AT PLAIN BUTTE SCHOOL (EAST OF PARK LAKE), AND WESTMINSTER AND BOWMAN SCHOOLS IN LETHBRIDGE. AS STATED ABOVE, HELEN MARRIED EDWARD (ED) OWEN. HER OBITUARY STATES THEY MARRIED IN “JANUARY 23RD, 1932.” THE OBITUARY WENT ON TO SAY THAT HELEN SPENT MOST OF HER MARRIED LIFE ON FARMS AT CRANFORD AND THE TEMPEST AREA. SHE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1959. THE COUPLE HAD TWO CHILDREN, EDDIE AND EILEEN. HELEN OWEN PASSED AWAY IN THE CITY ON 26 JUNE 1987 AT THE AGE OF 79 YEARS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE FAMILY, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19980018004. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING CLIPPINGS OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD RESEARCH.
Catalogue Number
P19980018001
Acquisition Date
1998-04
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
BEADED MAN'S
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS BEADS, BUCKSKIN
Catalogue Number
P19641155000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BEADED MAN'S
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
GLASS BEADS, BUCKSKIN
No. Pieces
1
Description
SIZE 38 BEAD, BUCKSKIN, CLOTH LINED WITH COTTON, TRIMMED WITH BLACK VELVET AROUND EDGES, BACK FACED WITH BLACK VELVET COVERED WITH AN OPEN MESH DESIGN IN WHITE BEADS. GEOMETRIC PANELS IN BLUE, RED, GREEN, YELLOW BEADS ON BACK. FRONT PANELS COMPLETELY COVERED IN BEADWORK WITH GEOMETRIC & CURVO-LINEAR DESIGNS, FEATHERED HEAD-DRESS MALE PROFILE FIGURE ON EACH FRONT PANEL. FIGURE IS DONE IN RED, BLUE, WHITE, YELLOW, GREEN, PINK AND GILDED BEADS. BACKGROUND OF SOLID WHITE BEADS TRIMMED WITH GEOMETRIC DESIGN IN RED, GREEN AND GILDED BEADS. FLORAL DESIGN IN RED, BLUE AND GREEN ON EACH PANEL. SMALL PORTION OF BEADS MISSING AT BOTTOM FRONT ON LEFT SIDE AND UPPER LEFT BACK (SHOULDER AREA). CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
NORTHERN PLAINS CULTURE - BLACKFOOT. HANDMADE BY MRS. E. BOYCHIEF. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON ASKED TWO FORMER MEMBERS OF THE LETHBRIDGE JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, PHIL EDMUNDSON AND PAUL RUSZNAK, ABOUT THE FIRST NATIONS ARTIFACTS THAT THE GROUP DONATED TO THE GALT MUSEUM IN 1964, 1969, AND 1973. NEITHER RECALLED HOW THE JAYCEES CAME INTO OWNERSHIP OF THE ARTIFACTS, AS THEIR ACQUISITION PREDATED BOTH EDMUNDSON AND RUSZNAK’S MEMBERSHIP IN THE CHAMBER. RESEARCH CONDUCTED INTO LETHBRIDGE’S GURNEY MUSEUM FOUND A CONNECTION BETWEEN ITS PROPRIETOR, WALTER GURNEY, AND THE JAYCEES, WHO ACCORDING TO AN ARTICLE FROM THE APRIL 16, 1946 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ADVOCATED ON GURNEY’S BEHALF FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO BE MADE TO THE FORMER BOARD OF TRADE BUILDING WHERE THE MUSEUM WAS HOUSED. AN ARTICLE FROM THE JULY 13, 1948 ISSUE OF THE HERALD DESCRIBES SOME OF THE FIRST NATIONS ARTIFACTS ON DISPLAY IN THE MUSEUM: “TOMAHAWKS, ARROW HEADS, PEACE PIPES, BEAD AND LEATHER WORK, CLOTHING AND WOODCRAFT”. UPON THE CLOSURE OF THE MUSEUM AND SALE OF GURNEY’S COLLECTION TO BELMORE SCHULTZ OF THE ALTAMONT MUSEUM IN COUTTS, MENTION WAS MADE IN A HERALD ARTICLE FROM MAY 16, 1961 OF “HISTORICAL INDIAN RELICS THAT BELONG TO THE JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HAVE BEEN RETAINED IN THE CITY AND WILL BE AVAILABLE WHEN PROPER DISPLAY FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE”. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE ARTIFACTS WERE TRANSFERRED TO THE JAYCEES BY GURNEY DURING THE DISSOLUTION OF HIS MUSEUM, BUT NO FURTHER CONFIRMATION WAS FOUND. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE GURNEY MUSEUM AND ITS COLLECTION, SEE RECORD P19890044001.
UPDATE 16 AUGUST 2017: ON 25 JULY 2017, MUSEUM CURATOR AIMEE BENOIT FOUND EVIDENCE TO CONNECT THE INDIGENOUS COLLECTION DONATED BY THE LETHBRIDGE JAYCEES (AKA. JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE) WITH FORMER LETHBRIDGE RESIDENTS THE LATE FRED BOTSFORD AND HIS LATE DAUGHTER DOROTHY CLARK. NOTES MADE BY AIMEE ON THE DISCOVERY AS WELL AS RELEVANT CLIPPINGS FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD CAN BE FOUND ATTACHED TO THE PERMANENT FILE OF P19641140000.
Catalogue Number
P19641155000
Acquisition Date
1964-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
MILITARY (W.W.I)
Date Range From
1914
Date Range To
1918
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19739412000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MILITARY (W.W.I)
Date Range From
1914
Date Range To
1918
Materials
WOOL, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Description
76.0 (WAIST) X 71.6 (INSEAM LEG) CM. KHAKI WOOL TWILL BODY STRAIGHT LEG TROUSERS. 2 SLASH POCKETS AT HIPS. 1 SLASH POCKET WITH SCALLOPED FLAP AND BUTTON AT REAR. 6 BROWN "DISHED OUT" PLASTIC BUTTONS ABOUT WAIST TO SECURE SUSPENDERS. 6 BROWN PLASTIC BUTTON FLY. 3 BELT LOOPS ABOUT WAIST. A FEW SMALL NIPS TO BODY.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
*UPDATE* IN 2012 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT DAVID SMITH CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS. HE WAS ABLE TO SPECULATE THE ORIGINAL OWNER TO BE CAPTAIN HYDE SIDDOWAY TAYLOR. HYDE SIDDOWAY TAYLOR WAS BORN ON NOVEMBER 12, 1981 IN SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH. HE CAME TO MAGRATH, ALBERTA WITH HIS PARENTS IN 1893. HE SPENT THREE YEARS WITH THE MILITIA IN THE 23RD MOUNTED RIFLES WHICH BECAME THE SOUTHERN ALBERTA LIGHT HORSE CAVALRY REGIMENT. ACCORDING TO TAYLOR’S ATTESTATION PAPER, HE ENLISTED IN THE CANADIAN OVER-SEAS EXPEDITIONARY FORCE ON JULY 3, 1914, A MONTH BEFORE CANADA AND BRITAIN OFFICIALLY DECLARED WAR. ACCORDING TO TAYLOR’S PAY BOOK WHICH CAN BE FOUND IN THE GALT ARCHIVES, HE WAS PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF LIEUTENANT ON FEBRUARY 14, 1915 AND LATER TO THE RANK OF CAPTAIN ON JANUARY 1, 1917. THE BOOK ALSO OUTLINES HIS EXPERIENCE WITH THE CANADIAN CAVALRY FROM JUNE 1, 1915 TO JULY 25, 1916. TAYLOR WAS SERVING WITH THE CANADIAN CAVALRY WHEN HE WAS CALLED TO SERVE OVERSEAS IN FRANCE ON DECEMBER 12, 1915. AFTER LANDING HIS CHARGE SAFELY IN ENGLAND HE WAS ORDERED TO CANTERBURY WHERE HE BECAME ATTACHED TO THE CAVALRY DIVISION OF THE IMPERIAL ARMY. TAYLOR SERVED WITH THE ROYAL FLYING CORPS OVERSEAS FROM JULY 25, 1916 TO DECEMBER 15, 1916. ACCORDING TO THE MAGRATH AND DISTRICT HISTORY BOOK IRRIGATION BUILDERS, TAYLOR WAS ALSO AWARDED THE MONS STAR. ACCESSIONED AT THE SAME TIME AS THE ANONYMOUS DONATION P19739414000, ARE ADDITIONAL ITEMS WHICH LACK UNIQUE IDENTIFIABLE MARKINGS. IT IS SPECULATED THAT THESE ITEMS (P19739407000, P19739408000, P19739410000, P19739411000, P19739412000, P19739413000) ALSO PREVIOUSLY BELONGED TO CAPTAIN HYDE SIDDOWAY TAYLOR. THESE ITEMS INCLUDE TWO FLYING CORPS UNIFORMS DISPLAYING THE RANK OF CAPTAIN. THIS IS CONSISTENT WITH THE FACT THAT TAYLOR HELD THE RANK OF CAPTAIN AT THE CONCLUSION OF WWI. ADDITIONALLY THE ARCHIVES DEPARTMENT HAS AN ALBUM WITH PHOTOGRAPHIC DOCUMENTATION OF TAYLOR’S EXPERIENCE DURING THE WAR. PICTURES IN THE ARCHIVES EXIST WHICH SHOW TAYLOR IN A MILITIA UNIFORM AND TWO DIFFERENT R.F.C. UNIFORMS THAT ARE VISUALLY IDENTICAL TO THE ONES WE HAVE. ANOTHER PICTURE DEMONSTRATES THAT THE R.F.C. JACKET P19739411000 WHICH IS MISSING A BELT WAS WORN WITH A LEATHER BELT LIKE THE ONE MARKED L.H.T. P19739414000. FROM THE EXTENSIVE FILE OF MILITARY PAPERWORK HE DONATED TO THE ARCHIVES, IT IS EVIDENT THAT TAYLOR SAVED MANY OF HIS ITEMS ASSOCIATED WITH HIS MILITARY CAREER. THE ACCESSIONS LEDGER FROM 1966 SHOWS A DONATION BY CHRIS GIBSON OF TWO FIRST WORLD WAR TUNICS THAT DISPLAY CAPTAIN’S RANK. FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING BRITISH AND CANADIAN SERVICE RECORDS, PLEASE SEE P19739407000.
Catalogue Number
P19739412000
Acquisition Date
1973-09
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
MILITARY - MILITIA
Date Range From
1908
Date Range To
1914
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19739407000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MILITARY - MILITIA
Date Range From
1908
Date Range To
1914
Materials
WOOL, COTTON
No. Pieces
2
Description
.1 JACKET. 73(L) X 44(W). WOOL AND COTTON. NAVY BLUE WITH BLACK LINING. 5 BRASS BUTTONED FRONT EMBOSSED WITH "CANADA MILITIA" 5 STARS, CROWN, AND BEAVER. 4 BUTTONED POCKETS ON FRONT (EMBOSSED). CHAIN MESH EPAULET WITH 2 BRASS BUTTONS INSET WITH RED AND GREEN ENAMEL. 2 BUTTON CUFFS. .2 PANTS. WOOL AND COTTON. 81.3 CM WAIST, 67.3 CM LEG. 5 BUTTONED FLY WITH REINFORCED CROTCH. 3 BUTTONED TIGHT CUFFS. 2 WHITE STRIPES DOWN OUTSIDE OF EACH LEG. MOTH HOLES.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
IN USE DURING W.W.II. *UPDATE* IN 2012 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT DAVID SMITH CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS. HE WAS ABLE TO SPECULATE THE ORIGINAL OWNER TO BE CAPTAIN HYDE SIDDOWAY TAYLOR. HYDE SIDDOWAY TAYLOR WAS BORN ON NOVEMBER 12, 1981 IN SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH. HE CAME TO MAGRATH, ALBERTA WITH HIS PARENTS IN 1893. HE SPENT THREE YEARS WITH THE MILITIA IN THE 23RD MOUNTED RIFLES WHICH BECAME THE SOUTHERN ALBERTA LIGHT HORSE CAVALRY REGIMENT. ACCORDING TO TAYLOR’S ATTESTATION PAPER, HE ENLISTED IN THE CANADIAN OVER-SEAS EXPEDITIONARY FORCE ON JULY 3, 1914, A MONTH BEFORE CANADA AND BRITAIN OFFICIALLY DECLARED WAR. ACCORDING TO TAYLOR’S PAY BOOK WHICH CAN BE FOUND IN THE GALT ARCHIVES, HE WAS PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF LIEUTENANT ON FEBRUARY 14, 1915 AND LATER TO THE RANK OF CAPTAIN ON JANUARY 1, 1917. THE BOOK ALSO OUTLINES HIS EXPERIENCE WITH THE CANADIAN CAVALRY FROM JUNE 1, 1915 TO JULY 25, 1916. TAYLOR WAS SERVING WITH THE CANADIAN CAVALRY WHEN HE WAS CALLED TO SERVE OVERSEAS IN FRANCE ON DECEMBER 12, 1915. AFTER LANDING HIS CHARGE SAFELY IN ENGLAND HE WAS ORDERED TO CANTERBURY WHERE HE BECAME ATTACHED TO THE CAVALRY DIVISION OF THE IMPERIAL ARMY. TAYLOR SERVED WITH THE ROYAL FLYING CORPS OVERSEAS FROM JULY 25, 1916 TO DECEMBER 15, 1916. ACCORDING TO THE MAGRATH AND DISTRICT HISTORY BOOK IRRIGATION BUILDERS, TAYLOR WAS ALSO AWARDED THE MONS STAR. ACCESSIONED AT THE SAME TIME AS THE ANONYMOUS DONATION P19739414000, ARE ADDITIONAL ITEMS WHICH LACK UNIQUE IDENTIFIABLE MARKINGS. IT IS SPECULATED THAT THESE ITEMS (P19739407000, P19739408000, P19739410000, P19739411000, P19739412000, P19739413000) ALSO PREVIOUSLY BELONGED TO CAPTAIN HYDE SIDDOWAY TAYLOR. THESE ITEMS INCLUDE TWO FLYING CORPS UNIFORMS DISPLAYING THE RANK OF CAPTAIN. THIS IS CONSISTENT WITH THE FACT THAT TAYLOR HELD THE RANK OF CAPTAIN AT THE CONCLUSION OF WWI. ADDITIONALLY THE ARCHIVES DEPARTMENT HAS AN ALBUM WITH PHOTOGRAPHIC DOCUMENTATION OF TAYLOR’S EXPERIENCE DURING THE WAR. PICTURES IN THE ARCHIVES EXIST WHICH SHOW TAYLOR IN A MILITIA UNIFORM AND TWO DIFFERENT R.F.C. UNIFORMS THAT ARE VISUALLY IDENTICAL TO THE ONES WE HAVE. ANOTHER PICTURE DEMONSTRATES THAT THE R.F.C. JACKET P19739411000 WHICH IS MISSING A BELT WAS WORN WITH A LEATHER BELT LIKE THE ONE MARKED L.H.T. P19739414000. FROM THE EXTENSIVE FILE OF MILITARY PAPERWORK HE DONATED TO THE ARCHIVES, IT IS EVIDENT THAT TAYLOR SAVED MANY OF HIS ITEMS ASSOCIATED WITH HIS MILITARY CAREER. THE ACCESSIONS LEDGER FROM 1966 SHOWS A DONATION BY CHRIS GIBSON OF TWO FIRST WORLD WAR TUNICS THAT DISPLAY CAPTAIN’S RANK. FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING BRITISH AND CANADIAN SERVICE RECORDS, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19739407000
Acquisition Date
1973-09
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
ROYAL FLYING CORP TUNIC
Date Range From
1914
Date Range To
1918
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL
Catalogue Number
P19830011000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ROYAL FLYING CORP TUNIC
Date Range From
1914
Date Range To
1918
Materials
WOOL
No. Pieces
2
Length
81.0
Width
41.0
Description
KHAKI WOOL SERGE WRAP-AROUND STYLE TUNIC W/ 8 BUTTON & 3 SNAP FRONT CLOSURE & A PLEATED BACK. SMALL MENS SIZE. 2 SLASH POCKETS W/ FLAPS AT SKIRT. EPAULETS SECURE W/ BUTTON. 1 BUTTON MISSING. FRAYED ON LOWER RIGHT HEM. CLOTH SHOULDER TITLES READ: "ROYAL FLYING CORPS". LABEL ON INSIDE POCKET MARKED "BEAUCHAMP & ROW LTD., 97 KING STREET, WEST TORONTO, NAME: T.E. BLACK, DATE.". CORPORALS CHEVRON DETACHED & IN ENVELOPE WITH INSPECTION PAPER.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
WORN BY DONOR'S FATHER GEORGE WATSON SR. OVERSEAS DURING W.W.I. HIS RANK WAS PRESUMABLY CORPORAL BASED ON RANK BADGE IN TUNIC POCKET. GEORGE WATSON’S FATHER, A BLACKSMITH, WAS ENTICED OUT TO COAL BANKS (LETHBRIDGE) BY AR&I MINE SUPERINTENDENT WILLIAM STAFFORD IN 1885. WATSON SPENT HIS EARLY YEARS IN THE GALT HOME IN THE RIVER BOTTOM UNTIL MOVING UP TOP IN 1902. FOLLOWING HIGH SCHOOL, WATSON TAUGHT SCHOOL EAST OF MILK RIVER AND AT SLEEPY HOLLOW NEAR WRITING-ON-STONE. IN 1917, HE COMPLETED NORMAL SCHOOL AND ENLISTED WITH THE ROYAL FLYING CORP AS A CADET FOR PILOT TRAINING. HE DID NOT HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE OVERSEAS BUT WAS HAPPY TO HAVE THE TRAINING AND DISCIPLINE THAT THE SERVICE OFFERED. AFTER THE WAR, HE RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE. WATSON’S PROVIDED LEADERSHIP AS AN OFFICER FOR LETHBRIDGE’S NO. 11 ROYAL CANADIAN AIR CADET SQUADRON. WATSON AND OTHERS WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SQUADRON’S FORMATION IN 1941. HE RESIGNED AS A SQUADRON OFFICER IN MAY, 1960. GEORGE WATSON SR. DIED IN 1980. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS, WHICH INCLUDED OBJECTS RELATED TO THE WATSON FAMILY. FROM WATSON SR.'S OBITUARY IN JUNE 30, 1980 LETHBRIDGE HERALD: "WATSON, GEORGE OF 1409 9 AVE SOUTH PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON JUNE 27 AT THE AGE OF 84 YEARS... [HE] WAS EDUCATED IN LETHBRIDGE AND TOOK HIS NORMAL SCHOOL TRAINING IN CALGARY. DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR HE ENLISTED IN THE ROYAL FLYING CORPS, SERVING AS A FLYING CADET. HE RETURNED TO THIS AREA AND TAUGHT SCHOOL IN SLEEPY HOLLOW, MILK RIVER, COALHURST, COALDALE, AT THE LETHBRIDGE COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE FROM 1930 TO 1950, AND FROM 1950-1961 AS VICE PRINCIPAL OF HAMILTON SCHOOL, THE FIRST JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL IN LETHBRIDGE. HE WAS AN HONORARY LIFE MEMBER OF THE ALBERTA TEACHER'S ASSOCIATION. ACTIVE IN COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS, HE SERVED ON THE FOLLOWING: THE FIRST TOWN PLANNING COMMISSION OF THE CITY, THE PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD, THE HEALTH UNIT, AND ONE TERM AS AN ALDERMAN ON CITY COUNCIL. DURING ITS FORMATIVE YEARS HE SERVED AS COMMANDING OFFICER OF THE NO. 1 SQUADRON OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR CADETS. HE WAS A FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE LETHBRIDGE HISTORICAL SOCIETY, AND THE LETHBRIDGE RETIRED TEACHERS ASSOCIATION." ACCORDING TO HER SPOKANE CHRONICLE OBITUARY, THE DONOR, C. HELEN RANKIN, PASSED AWAY IN SPOKANE ON MAY 13, 1992. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE WATSON FAMILY, INCLUDING WATSON SR.'S MILITARY SERVICE RECORDS, SEE PERMANENT FILE P19830011000-GA.
Catalogue Number
P19830011000
Acquisition Date
1983-02
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
R.F.C. JACKET
Date Range From
1914
Date Range To
1918
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, COTTON, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19739410000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
R.F.C. JACKET
Date Range From
1914
Date Range To
1918
Materials
WOOL, COTTON, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Length
85.0
Width
41.0
Description
KHAKI DOUBLE BREASTED (WRAP-STYLE) ROYAL FLYING CORP JACKET W/ 4 BUTTON & 3 SNAP FRONT CLOSURE. PLEATED BACK. STANDING COLLAR W/ HOOK & EYE. 2 OUTER WAIST POCKETS. SATIN (KHAKI) BODY LINING, ARMS LINED W/ STRIPED COTTON. FABRIC2 SHOULDER BOARDS. 1 HAS STITCH ATTACHMENT TO JACKET BODY TEARING. LINER STITCHING TO COLLAR DETERIORATING. 1 SNAP FOR FRONT CLOSURE MISSING. SHOULDER BOARDS DENOTE RANK OF CAPTAIN. RAISED "RFC" WING BADGE ON LEFT BREAST.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
R.F.C., ROYAL FLYING CORP, FORERUNNER TO ROYAL AIR FORCE (R.A.F.). *UPDATE* IN 2012 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT DAVID SMITH CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS. HE WAS ABLE TO SPECULATE THE ORIGINAL OWNER TO BE CAPTAIN HYDE SIDDOWAY TAYLOR. HYDE SIDDOWAY TAYLOR WAS BORN ON NOVEMBER 12, 1981 IN SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH. HE CAME TO MAGRATH, ALBERTA WITH HIS PARENTS IN 1893. HE SPENT THREE YEARS WITH THE MILITIA IN THE 23RD MOUNTED RIFLES WHICH BECAME THE SOUTHERN ALBERTA LIGHT HORSE CAVALRY REGIMENT. ACCORDING TO TAYLOR’S ATTESTATION PAPER, HE ENLISTED IN THE CANADIAN OVER-SEAS EXPEDITIONARY FORCE ON JULY 3, 1914, A MONTH BEFORE CANADA AND BRITAIN OFFICIALLY DECLARED WAR. ACCORDING TO TAYLOR’S PAY BOOK WHICH CAN BE FOUND IN THE GALT ARCHIVES, HE WAS PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF LIEUTENANT ON FEBRUARY 14, 1915 AND LATER TO THE RANK OF CAPTAIN ON JANUARY 1, 1917. THE BOOK ALSO OUTLINES HIS EXPERIENCE WITH THE CANADIAN CAVALRY FROM JUNE 1, 1915 TO JULY 25, 1916. TAYLOR WAS SERVING WITH THE CANADIAN CAVALRY WHEN HE WAS CALLED TO SERVE OVERSEAS IN FRANCE ON DECEMBER 12, 1915. AFTER LANDING HIS CHARGE SAFELY IN ENGLAND HE WAS ORDERED TO CANTERBURY WHERE HE BECAME ATTACHED TO THE CAVALRY DIVISION OF THE IMPERIAL ARMY. TAYLOR SERVED WITH THE ROYAL FLYING CORPS OVERSEAS FROM JULY 25, 1916 TO DECEMBER 15, 1916. ACCORDING TO THE MAGRATH AND DISTRICT HISTORY BOOK IRRIGATION BUILDERS, TAYLOR WAS ALSO AWARDED THE MONS STAR. ACCESSIONED AT THE SAME TIME AS THE ANONYMOUS DONATION P19739414000, ARE ADDITIONAL ITEMS WHICH LACK UNIQUE IDENTIFIABLE MARKINGS. IT IS SPECULATED THAT THESE ITEMS (P19739407000, P19739408000, P19739410000, P19739411000, P19739412000, P19739413000) ALSO PREVIOUSLY BELONGED TO CAPTAIN HYDE SIDDOWAY TAYLOR. THESE ITEMS INCLUDE TWO FLYING CORPS UNIFORMS DISPLAYING THE RANK OF CAPTAIN. THIS IS CONSISTENT WITH THE FACT THAT TAYLOR HELD THE RANK OF CAPTAIN AT THE CONCLUSION OF WWI. ADDITIONALLY THE ARCHIVES DEPARTMENT HAS AN ALBUM WITH PHOTOGRAPHIC DOCUMENTATION OF TAYLOR’S EXPERIENCE DURING THE WAR. PICTURES IN THE ARCHIVES EXIST WHICH SHOW TAYLOR IN A MILITIA UNIFORM AND TWO DIFFERENT R.F.C. UNIFORMS THAT ARE VISUALLY IDENTICAL TO THE ONES WE HAVE. ANOTHER PICTURE DEMONSTRATES THAT THE R.F.C. JACKET P19739411000 WHICH IS MISSING A BELT WAS WORN WITH A LEATHER BELT LIKE THE ONE MARKED L.H.T. P19739414000. FROM THE EXTENSIVE FILE OF MILITARY PAPERWORK HE DONATED TO THE ARCHIVES, IT IS EVIDENT THAT TAYLOR SAVED MANY OF HIS ITEMS ASSOCIATED WITH HIS MILITARY CAREER. THE ACCESSIONS LEDGER FROM 1966 SHOWS A DONATION BY CHRIS GIBSON OF TWO FIRST WORLD WAR TUNICS THAT DISPLAY CAPTAIN’S RANK. FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING BRITISH AND CANADIAN SERVICE RECORDS, PLEASE SEE P19739407000.
Catalogue Number
P19739410000
Acquisition Date
1973-09
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
JACKET
Date Range From
1914
Date Range To
1918
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, LEATHER, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19739411000
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
JACKET
Date Range From
1914
Date Range To
1918
Materials
WOOL, LEATHER, COTTON
No. Pieces
3
Length
78.0
Width
45.0
Description
KHAKI WOOL OFFICERS SERVICE JACKET EMBROIDERED W/ ROYAL FLYING CORP WING INSIGNIA ABOVE LEFT POCKET. 2 BREAST & 2 SKIRT POCKETS. 2 SHOULDER BOARDS EACH WITH 3 EMBROIDERED PIPS DENOTING CAPTAINS RANK. SLEEVES HAVE SCALLOPED CUFFS EDGED IN LEATHER. WAIST REINFORCED. JACKET HAS GREEN COTTON BODY LINING. HIGHLY DISCOLOURED W/ MOTH DAMAGE. RIGHT SLEEVE HAS ELBOW TEAR. JACKET PARTED WAIST DOWN IN REAR. 4 SMALL POCKET BUTTONS & 4 LARGE BUTTONS OF INTERTWINED LEATHER ON FRONT OF JACKET. 2 BRASS BELT HOOKS AT WAIST MISSING BELT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
*UPDATE* IN 2012 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT DAVID SMITH CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS. HE WAS ABLE TO SPECULATE THE ORIGINAL OWNER TO BE CAPTAIN HYDE SIDDOWAY TAYLOR. HYDE SIDDOWAY TAYLOR WAS BORN ON NOVEMBER 12, 1981 IN SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH. HE CAME TO MAGRATH, ALBERTA WITH HIS PARENTS IN 1893. HE SPENT THREE YEARS WITH THE MILITIA IN THE 23RD MOUNTED RIFLES WHICH BECAME THE SOUTHERN ALBERTA LIGHT HORSE CAVALRY REGIMENT. ACCORDING TO TAYLOR’S ATTESTATION PAPER, HE ENLISTED IN THE CANADIAN OVER-SEAS EXPEDITIONARY FORCE ON JULY 3, 1914, A MONTH BEFORE CANADA AND BRITAIN OFFICIALLY DECLARED WAR. ACCORDING TO TAYLOR’S PAY BOOK WHICH CAN BE FOUND IN THE GALT ARCHIVES, HE WAS PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF LIEUTENANT ON FEBRUARY 14, 1915 AND LATER TO THE RANK OF CAPTAIN ON JANUARY 1, 1917. THE BOOK ALSO OUTLINES HIS EXPERIENCE WITH THE CANADIAN CAVALRY FROM JUNE 1, 1915 TO JULY 25, 1916. TAYLOR WAS SERVING WITH THE CANADIAN CAVALRY WHEN HE WAS CALLED TO SERVE OVERSEAS IN FRANCE ON DECEMBER 12, 1915. AFTER LANDING HIS CHARGE SAFELY IN ENGLAND HE WAS ORDERED TO CANTERBURY WHERE HE BECAME ATTACHED TO THE CAVALRY DIVISION OF THE IMPERIAL ARMY. TAYLOR SERVED WITH THE ROYAL FLYING CORPS OVERSEAS FROM JULY 25, 1916 TO DECEMBER 15, 1916. ACCORDING TO THE MAGRATH AND DISTRICT HISTORY BOOK IRRIGATION BUILDERS, TAYLOR WAS ALSO AWARDED THE MONS STAR. ACCESSIONED AT THE SAME TIME AS THE ANONYMOUS DONATION P19739414000, ARE ADDITIONAL ITEMS WHICH LACK UNIQUE IDENTIFIABLE MARKINGS. IT IS SPECULATED THAT THESE ITEMS (P19739407000, P19739408000, P19739410000, P19739411000, P19739412000, P19739413000) ALSO PREVIOUSLY BELONGED TO CAPTAIN HYDE SIDDOWAY TAYLOR. THESE ITEMS INCLUDE TWO FLYING CORPS UNIFORMS DISPLAYING THE RANK OF CAPTAIN. THIS IS CONSISTENT WITH THE FACT THAT TAYLOR HELD THE RANK OF CAPTAIN AT THE CONCLUSION OF WWI. ADDITIONALLY THE ARCHIVES DEPARTMENT HAS AN ALBUM WITH PHOTOGRAPHIC DOCUMENTATION OF TAYLOR’S EXPERIENCE DURING THE WAR. PICTURES IN THE ARCHIVES EXIST WHICH SHOW TAYLOR IN A MILITIA UNIFORM AND TWO DIFFERENT R.F.C. UNIFORMS THAT ARE VISUALLY IDENTICAL TO THE ONES WE HAVE. ANOTHER PICTURE DEMONSTRATES THAT THE R.F.C. JACKET P19739411000 WHICH IS MISSING A BELT WAS WORN WITH A LEATHER BELT LIKE THE ONE MARKED L.H.T. P19739414000. FROM THE EXTENSIVE FILE OF MILITARY PAPERWORK HE DONATED TO THE ARCHIVES, IT IS EVIDENT THAT TAYLOR SAVED MANY OF HIS ITEMS ASSOCIATED WITH HIS MILITARY CAREER. THE ACCESSIONS LEDGER FROM 1966 SHOWS A DONATION BY CHRIS GIBSON OF TWO FIRST WORLD WAR TUNICS THAT DISPLAY CAPTAIN’S RANK. FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING BRITISH AND CANADIAN SERVICE RECORDS, PLEASE SEE P19739407000.
Catalogue Number
P19739411000
Acquisition Date
1973-09
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LINEN, LACE
Catalogue Number
P19960003003
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1930
Materials
LINEN, LACE
No. Pieces
1
Length
146.5
Width
178
Description
OFF-WHITE LINEN DRESS IS FLOOR LENGTH WITH HIGH LACE COLLARET AND LEG-OF-MUTTON SLEEVES. LACE COLLAR HAS TINY SCALLOPED EDGES, SAME STYLE LACE APPEARS THROUGHOUT INSERTS. SLEEVES HAVE LACE INSERTS ON EITHER SIDE OF TINY RUFFLES IN SHAPE OF POINTED TAB FROM SHOULDER SEAM TO ELBOW. THEN HAS THREE HORIZONTAL LACE INSERTS EVENLY SPREAD OUT TO LACE CUFFS WITH POINT ON TOP OF BACK OF HAND. BODICE IS FITTED AND THEN WIDENS FROM WAIST DOWN. DOWN CENTRE IS FLORAL EYELET LACE INSERT WITH SCALLOPED EDGES. IS FRAMED ON EITHER SIDE BY TINY LINEN HORIZONTAL RUFFLES, WHICH ARE ALSO FRAMED BY LACE INSERTS WITH FRILLS ON THE OUTSIDE, RUN VERTICALLY. ANOTHER INSERT RUNS PARALLEL TO THIS ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE FRONT. THESE TWO OUTER LACE INSERTS DO NOT FALL TO THE FLOOR, THEY END TOWARDS THE BOTTOM AT A HORIZONTAL LACE INSERT. FROM THIS INSERT THE SKIRT FLARES WIDELY AND IS GATHERED BELOW LACE. BOTTOM IS SCALLOPED WITH FLORAL PATTERNED EYELET LACE TRIM. BACK IS SIMILAR WITHOUT THE EYELET LACE DOWN THE MIDDLE, INSTEAD IT OPENS DOWN THE MIDDLE BELOW THE BUTTOCKS. THIS FASTENS TOGETHER WITH 17 MOTHER-OF-PEARL TINY BUTTONS AND HOLES. AT BOTTOM OF OPENING ARE A FEW PLEATS. ON EITHER SIDE OF OPENING ARE THREE PARALLEL VERTICAL LACE INSERTS WITH THE TWO CLOSEST TO THE CENTRE HAVING A ROW OF HORIZONTAL LINEN RUFFLES FALLING DOWN SKIRT. HAS SOME RUST STAINS. LACE IS TORN AND WORN IN AREAS. IS SOME SOILING AT BOTTOM OF SKIRT. ARE A FEW TINY HOLES IN MATERIAL, HAS BEEN REPAIRED ALONG BUTTON LINE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
BELONGED TO MRS. GEORGE THOMPSON AND HER MOTHER MARY KINNIBURGH. *UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING AN APRON DONATED BY FRANK RUSSELL. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND “FADED TRAILS: GRASSY LAKE, PURPLE SPRINGS” BY THE GRASSY LAKE HISTORICAL SOCIETY. THE DONOR, FRANK RUSSELL, IS THE SON OF FREDERICK “FRED” ALEXANDER AND CYNTHIA MAE (NEE THOMPSON) RUSSELL. FRED WAS BORN ON FEBRUARY 3, 1898, THE FIFTH SON OF GEORGE AND ISABELLA RUSSELL, EARLY LETHBRIDGE PIONEERS. HE MARRIED CYNTHIA ON JULY 14, 1930 AND TOGETHER THEY FARMED SOUTH OF LETHBRIDGE, WHERE HIS FAMILY HAS OWNED LAND SINCE 1886. CYNTHIA WAS BORN SEPTEMBER 3, 1910, AND WAS THE FIRST CHILD OF GEORGE AND ELIZABETH (NEE KINNIBURGH) THOMPSON. FRED PASSED AWAY ON JULY 26, 1992 AT 94 AND CYNTHIA PASSED AWAY AT 85 ON JULY 22, 1995. GEORGE ALFRED THOMPSON DIED DECEMBER 26, 1967 AT THE AGE OF 82. HE WAS A LONG TIME EMPLOYEE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, RETIRING AFTER 50 YEARS WITH THE PAPER. HE WAS THE SON OF MR. AND MRS. J.S. THOMPSON, OF WOODSTOCK, ON. GEORGE MARRIED ELIZABETH MITCHEL KINNIBURGH ON NOVEMBER 17, 1909. ELIZABETH WAS THE DAUGHTER OF DAVID (SENIOR) AND JEAN (JEANNE) MAY (NEE MIDDLETON) THOMPSON. DAVID KINNIBURGH WAS BORN NEAR GLASGOW, SCOTLAND IN 1846 AND HIS WIFE JEAN (JEANNE) WAS BORN IN GLASGOW IN 1856. THE TWO WERE MARRIED IN SCOTLAND IN 1871, HAD A TOTAL OF 12 CHILDREN, AND MOVED TO TENNESSEE AFTER THE BIRTH OF 7 OF THEIR CHILDREN. THEY REMAINED IN TENNESSEE UNTIL 1906 WHEN THEY MOVED TO SOUTHERN ALBERTA AND THEN SETTLED IN PURPLE SPRINGS IN 1907. THEIR CHILDREN INCLUDE: JEAN SHORTHOUSE, MARY ALEXANDER, HELEN WATSON, MARGARET OFFICER, JAMES, DAVID, GEORGE, JOHN, ELIZABETH THOMPSON, WILLIAM, HUGH, AND MIDDLETON. IT DOES NOT APPEAR THAT MRS. GEORGE (ELIZABETH) THOMPSON’S MOTHER WAS NAMED MARY, BUT ELIZABETH HAD A SISTER NAMED MARY, AS WELL AS A SISTER-IN-LAW NAMED MARY: HER BROTHER JAMES MARRIED MARY PARK (NEE CAIN). SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR PHOTOCOPIES FROM “FADED TRAILS: GRASSY LAKE, PURPLE SPRINGS” BY THE GRASSY LAKE HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P19960003003
Acquisition Date
1996-02
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1912
Date Range To
1915
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BEAD, COTTON, VELVET
Catalogue Number
P19780207000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1912
Date Range To
1915
Materials
BEAD, COTTON, VELVET
No. Pieces
1
Length
53.3
Width
45.7
Description
THE FRONT OF THE VEST IS BEADED, BACK IS BLACK VELVET. INSIDE LINED WITH BLACK & BEIGE STRIPED COTTON (BROWN WITH AGE). FRONT BEADED IN WHITE FOR BACKGROUND & FLOWERS ARE BEADED (2 FLOWERS ON EACH SIDE) IN BLUE, RED, BROWN, GREEN, PIN (SMALL GREEN DESIGN AT TOP). BACK IS BLACK VELVET WITH A FEW GOLD-BEADED STARS. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
ACQUIRED BY HERBERT HUSBAND ABOUT 1912 FROM JOE HEALY, A MEMBER OF THE BLOOD TRIBE, & FORMER SCOUT FOR THE NORTH WEST MOUNTED POLICE AFTER HUSBAND'S DEATH WIDOW PASSED ITEMS ON FOR MUSEUM COLLECTION. A.R. HUSBAND, ONLY SON TRAINED AT UNIV. OF ALBERTA AS A PHARMACIST & LATER BECAME A PHARMACIST IN LETHBRIDGE FAMILY GREW UP IN PINCHER CREEK. SEE MAGAZINE ARTICLE IN HARDCOPY FILE. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING A PORTRAIT OF JOE HEALY, WHO WAS PURPORTEDLY THE ORIGINAL OWNER OF THIS VEST. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHY ON JOE HEALY WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM THE GALT ARCHIVES AND 'THE AMAZING DEATH OF CALFSHIRT: THREE HUNDRED YEARS OF BLACKFOOT HISTORY' BY HUGH DEMPSEY: POTAI'NA "FLYING CHIEF' JOE HEALY (LATER CALLED WOLF MOCCASIN) WAS BORN IN 1854 ON THE MONTANA BLACKFEET RESERVATION, TO THE LEADER OF THE BLOOD TRIBE, MANY BRAIDS. MANY BRAIDS HAD BECOME FRIENDLY WITH JOHN J. HEALY, CO-OPERATOR OF THE SUN RIVER CROSSING TRADING POST WITH ALFRED B. HAMILTON. DURING A ROUTINE VISIT TO THE TRADING POST, THE BLOODS' CAMP WAS RAIDED AT NIGHT BY A BAND OF PEND D'OREILLE WARRIORS. MANY BRAIDS, HIS WIFE, BABY AND TEENAGE DAUGHTER WERE KILLED IN THE CONFLICT, WHICH WAS WITNESSED BY JOHN HEALY. BEFORE HE DIED, MANY BRAIDS ASKED JOHN HEALY TO TAKE CARE OF HIS SON, FLYING CHIEF, THE ONLY SURVIVING MEMBER OF THE FAMILY. JOHN HEALY GAVE THE EIGHT YEAR OLD BOY THE NAME JOE HEALY, AND KEPT HIM AT THE TRADING POST UNTIL THE SUMMER, WHEN HE WAS ENROLLED IN THE SCHOOL AT NEARBY FORT SHAW. THERE JOE DEVELOPED HIS KNOWLEDGE OF ENGLISH. IN 1869, WHILE JOE WAS IN SCHOOL, HEALY AND HAMILTON WENT NORTH AND OPENED A TRADING POST AT THE CONFLUENCE OF THE OLDMAN AND ST. MARY RIVERS; THIS POST WOULD BECOME KNOWN AS FORT WHOOP-UP AND WAS INFAMOUS FOR ITS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE WHISKEY TRADE AND VIOLENCE IN THE AREA UNTIL THE ARRIVAL OF THE NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE IN 1874. THREE YEARS LATER, DUE TO A DECLINE IN THE BUFFALO POPULATIONS AND THUS THE ROBE MARKET, HEALY CLOSED THE SUN RIVER CROSSING POST AND MOVED TO FORT BENTON. JOE WAS NOW SIXTEEN AND WAS COMPELLED TO RETURN TO HIS RELATIVES AMONG THE BLOODS. HE FOLLOWED THE LAST BUFFALO HERDS WITH BULL SHIELD, AND JOINED IN RELIGIOUS AND WARFARE ACTIVITIES OF THE TRIBE. WHEN THE BLOODS SETLLED ON THEIR RESERVE IN 1881, JOE WAS THE ONLY MEMBER OF THE TRIBE WHO WAS FLUENT IN BLACKFOOT AND ENGLISH. HE WAS AN OUTSPOKEN SUPPORTER OF RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS AND DEFIED ATTEMPTS BY THE GOVERNMENT TO SUPRESS DANCES AND FESTIVALS. HE MARRIED WIDE NOSTRILS, THE DAUGHTER OF IRON PIPE, AND THEY HAD SIX DAUGHTERS AND FOUR SONS. JOE WORKED AS AN OFFICIAL INTERPRETER FOR THE GOVERNMENT WHEN A NEW TREATY WAS MADE IN 1883, AND AS A SCOUT FOR THE RNWMP. IN LATER YEARS HE CO-ORDINATED FIRST NATIONS' PARTICIPATION IN THE LETHBRIDGE EXHIBITION AND STAMPEDE. JOE HEALY DIED AT ST. PAUL'S MISSION ON THE BLOOD RESERVE IN 1936 AS ONE OF THE MOST RESPECTED PATRIARCHS OF THE BLOOD TRIBE.
Catalogue Number
P19780207000
Acquisition Date
1978-07
Collection
Museum
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