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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
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
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
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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
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
1900
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILK
Catalogue Number
P20000085005
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1920
Materials
SILK
No. Pieces
1
Length
59.9
Width
58.0
Description
A DICKEY OR HALF-BLOUSE. MADE OF IVORY SILK. FRONT AND BACK OF BLOUSE ARE CUT VERY SHORT. HAS A HIGH, STAND UP COLLAR. COLLAR AND FRONT AND BACK OF BLOUSE HAVE BEIGE LACE ON THEM, WITH EMBROIDERED IVORY FLOWERS. COLLAR HAS BLACK TRIM. BACK OF BLOUSE IS OPEN, AND CLOSES WITH HOOKS AND EYES. ONE SIDE OF BACK OF COLLAR HAS A PIECE OF ORANGE PLASTIC SEWN TO IT (TO STIFFEN COLLAR?); ETCHED INTO PLASTIC IS "SIZE C". BLOUSE HAS FULL LENGTH, LEG OF MUTTON SLEEVES. BOTTOM 2/3 OF SLEEVES ARE COVERED IN SAME LACE WITH EMBROIDERED FLOWERS AS ABOVE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
PIECE OF PLASTIC SEWN ONTO COLLAR IS LIKELY NOT ORIGINAL TO PIECE. 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
P20000085005
Acquisition Date
2001-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Catalogue Number
P20000085004
  2 images  
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
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILK, CLOTH
Catalogue Number
P20090007003
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
SILK, CLOTH
No. Pieces
1
Length
67.0
Width
61.5
Description
BLACK SILK BLOUSE WITH MODIFIED RAGLAN SLEEVES. COLLAR AND CUFFS TRIMMED WITH ECRU-COLOURED EMBROIDERED LACE. SMALL BLACK BUTTONS ASYMMETRICALLY SITUATED ON RIGHT-SIDE PROPER. REDDISH-BROWN STAINS ALONG COLLAR AND CUFFS. SMALL HOLES AND TEARS IN BLOUSE THROUGHOUT. *UPDATE* SUMMER 2011 - SHREDDING OF SILK ON SHOULDERS IS NOW SEVERE. THIS ITEM SHOULD NOT BE HUNG.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE P20090007001 AND PERMANENT RECORD.
Catalogue Number
P20090007003
Acquisition Date
2009-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
UKRAINIAN EMBROIDERED
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LINEN
Catalogue Number
P19738272000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
UKRAINIAN EMBROIDERED
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
LINEN
No. Pieces
1
Length
61.0
Description
SIZE M. TRADITIONAL UKRAINIAN PATTERN, SILK EMBROIDERED. COLORS BROWN, ORANGE, BLUE, YELLOW, PURPLE, ON A PLAIN LINEN BACKGROUND. UNHEMMED BOTTOM, NO COLLAR, NO CUFFS (GATHERED WRIST). FLORAL PATTERN IS EMBROIDERED ON ARMS. BROWN FLORAL PATTERN SEWN VERTICALLY FROM SHOULDER OVER TO FRONT AROUND WAIST. EMBROIDERY AROUND NECK PIECE IS WORN & MOSTLY MISSING. THERE ARE TWO YELLOW YARN TIES AT NECK TO HOLD FLAPS CLOSED.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
*UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, INCLUDING THREE DONATED BY THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION OF LETHBRIDGE. THOUGH THE ASSOCIATION HAS DISBANDED, SHE WAS ABLE TO DETERMINE THAT IT IS LIKELY THAT THIS OBJECT AND 81 OTHERS DONATED BY THE ASSOCIATION IN 1973 WERE ORIGINALLY PART OF THE GALT MUSEUM'S 'UKRAINIAN ROOM' EXHIBIT. ACCORDING TO LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM 1969 AND 1976, AND PHOTOGRAPHS IN THE GALT ARCHIVES (199110764419, 1991107612370, 199110764421, AND 199110764422) THE UKRAINIAN ROOM WAS INSTALLED IN 1966, WHEN THE MUSEUM WAS MOVED FROM THE BOWMAN CENTRE TO THE GALT HOSPITAL BUILDING. THE ROOM WAS FURNISHED WITH OBJECTS DONATED BY THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION, AND THE GROUP HELD ANNUAL TEAS THERE. THOUGH THE CATALOGUE NUMBERS OF THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION DONATION REFLECT A 1973 DONATION DATE, THE INITIAL ACQUISITION YEAR LISTED IN HARDCOPY FILES IS 1966, WHICH ALIGNS WITH THE OPENING DATE OF THE UKRAINIAN ROOM. IN ADDITION, ARCHIVAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE ROOM DEPICT OBJECTS THAT ARE NOW HELD IN COLLECTIONS (P19738277001-GA, P19738277002-GA, AND P19738277003-GA CAN BE CLEARLY IDENTIFIED, WITH OTHER OBJECTS IDENTIFIED SPECULATIVELY). IN 1984 THE MUSEUM DISMANTLED ALL ITS DISPLAYS IN PREPARATION FOR THE BUILDING'S RENOVATION AND EXPANSION, AND ACCORDING TO BRAD BROWN, GALT EXHIBIT DESIGNER, WHEN THE FACILITY REOPENED TO THE PUBLIC IN 1985 ALL THE EXHIBITS HAD BEEN REWORKED, AND THE UKRAINIAN ROOM NO LONGER EXISTED. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P19738272000
Acquisition Date
1966-02
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
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
OVERBLOUSE
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LACE, SILK, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19750155000
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
OVERBLOUSE
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
LACE, SILK, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
23
Width
22
Description
SIZE MEDIUM. BEIGE LACE OVERBLOUSE. MACHINE MADE. LACE PUT TOGETHER BY HAND STITCHING. FRONT AND BACK SECTIONS HAVE EMBROIDERED FLOWERS. SEVERAL SMALL HOLES IN LACE NET. NECK EDGE & BACK CLOSURE BOUND IN SILK. BACK CLOSURE HAS SMALL COVERED BUTTON (11) AND CROCHETED LOOPS TO HOLD BUTTONS SHUT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
BLOUSE WORN WITH VELVET SKIRT FOR EVENING WEAR. A SILK SLIP OR UNDERGARMENT WORN UNDER BLOUSE. SEAMSTRESS MADE THIS IN KENTUCKY. REF: P19750139000-GA. *UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A BATHING SUIT, RIDING BREECHES, AND TWO EVENING GOWNS DONATED BY ALLENE LANIER. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. ALLENE LANIER (NEE HANNA) PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 91 ON OCTOBER 24, 1981. SHE WAS BORN AND RAISED IN KENTUCKY, THE DAUGHTER OF MR. AND MRS. CHARLES MORTON HANNA. ALLENE WAS A GRADUATE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO. SHE TAUGHT FOR A FEW YEARS IN KENTUCKY BEFORE MOVING TO THE LETHBRIDGE AREA. IN MARCH 1917, ALLENE MARRIED THOMAS STRATTON LANIER, AND THE COUPLE FARMED IN THE WILSON SIDING AREA. THOMAS STRATTON “T.S.” LANIER WAS BORN IN KENTUCKY AND MOVED TO CANADA IN 1909. HE PASSED AWAY ON JANUARY 14, 1976 AT THE AGE OF 89. ALLENE WAS A MEMBER OF THE ARTHRITIS SOCIETY, THE YWCA BOARD, A CHARTER MEMBER OF THE QUOTA CLUB, AND OF THE WHILSO WHITE COMMUNITY CLUB. IN A LETTER TO THE EDITOR, DATED JUNE 4, 1979, ALLENE WROTE: “AS AN EARLY SETTLER IN THIS AREA, WHO HAD ALREADY BEEN INVOLVED IN YWCA WORK IN KENTUCKY, I WAS ONE OF THOSE WHO SAW THE NEED FOR MORE PERMANENT ASSISTANCE FOR YOUNG GIRLS MOVING TO THE CITY THAN THAT PROVIDED BY TRAVELLER’S AID. I WELL REMEMBER CANVASSING WITH MRS. LUCY BAWDEN TO RAISE $15,000 TOWARD THE PURCHASE OF THE FIRST YWCA FACILITY.” SHE CONTINUED, SAYING THAT WHILE HER HEALTH PREVENTED HER FROM CANVASSING AGAIN, “IT IS MY FOND HOPE THAT THE RESPONSE TO THE APPEAL FOR FUNDS FOR A NEW YWCA WILL BE AS SUCCESSFUL AS OUR FIRST EFFORTS.” SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
*UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF THE BOXED TEXTILE COLLECTION. ON 8 FEBRUARY 2018, PUNDYK INTERVIEWED IKE LANIER ABOUT ARTIFACTS DONATED BY VARIOUS MEMBERS OF HIS FAMILY.
PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR THE FULL INTERVIEW.
Catalogue Number
P19750155000
Acquisition Date
1975-08
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1905
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19870048004
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1905
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
53.2
Width
36.0
Description
WHITE. TUCKED AND PLEATED BACK, PLEATED WRISTS BILLOWED SLEEVES, SHADOW EMBROIDERY FLORAL PATTERN FRONT. 8 BUTTONED FRONT, THIRD BUTTON FROM TOP IS MISSING. SEVERAL SMALL HOLES IN BACK & SMALL STAINS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
HANDMADE BY ESTER ELFORD FOR HER TROUSEAU, PROBABLY IN 1902. WEDDING. *UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING ARTICLES, INCLUDING FRED ELFORD’S WEDDING COAT (P19870048006). THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION COMES FROM ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND “BURDETT PRAIRIE TRAILES: A HISTORY OF BURDETT AND AREA” PUBLISHED IN 1981 BY THE BURDETT HISTORY BOOK COMMITTEE. FRED R. ELFORD WAS BORN IN MITCHELL, ON ON OCTOBER 8, 1871 TO JONATHAN AND MARIA (NEE TILLEY) ELFORD. THE ELFORD FAMILY MOVED TO ROCHESTER, MN IN 1873. LATER, FRED AND HIS WIFE ADA (NEE KOELSCH) MOVED TO A FARM NEAR COGSWELL, ND. IN 1910 MANY MEMBERS OF THE ELFORD FAMILY, INCLUDING FRED, JOINED THE LONG LINES OF HOMESTEADERS AT THE LAND OFFICE BUILDING IN LETHBRIDGE. BY MARCH 1910, FRED WAS ABLE TO MOVE HIS FAMILY TO SOUTHERN ALBERTA. FRED AND ADA HAD 5 CHILDREN, RUTH (DIED 1917), ESTHER (BORN 1905; DIED 2002), WESLEY (BORN 1909), DAVID (BORN MARCH 7, 1918; DIED JUNE 2, 1998), AND DORIS (BORN 1920). ESTHER CAROLINE ELFORD WAS BORN NEAR ROCHESTER, MN ON MARCH 31, 1905 AND PASSED AWAY MAY 9, 2002, AT THE AGE OF 97. SHE WAS THE SECOND OLDEST CHILD OF FRED AND ADA (NEE KOELSCH) ELFORD. ESTHER ATTENDED CALGARY NORMAL SCHOOL, THEN THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA, AND WORKED AS A SCHOOL TEACHER. SHE SERVED IN THE W.R.C.N.S. FROM 1942-1945. SHE RETIRED FROM TEACHING IN 1970. ELAINE MARTIN, THE DONOR, IS ESTHER’S NIECE (ELAINE’S FATHER IS DAVID ELFORD). SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARD COPIES OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES AND PHOTOCOPIES FROM THE BURDETT HISTORY BOOK. *UPDATE* IN 2018 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES, INCLUDING A WEDDING DRESS DONATED BY ELAINE MARTIN. ON 18 APRIL 2018, ELISE INTERVIEWED ELAINE MARTIN AT THE GALT MUSEUM. DURING THE INTERVIEW MARTIN PROVIDED FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT EACH ARTIFACT DONATED AND THE FAMILY HISTORY. FOR THE INTERVIEW, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19870048004
Acquisition Date
1987-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1905
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19870048005
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1905
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
48.0
Width
36.0
Description
WHITE. EMBROIDERY FRONT AND WRISTS, BILLOWED SLEEVES, PLEATED, AND 14 BUTTONS ON BACK WITH RIBBON TIE STRAPS. BUTTON HEM IS FRAYING. RED STAIN ON FLOWER AT CENTRE OF BREAST. YELLOWING SLIGHTLY AROUND COLLAR. ONE BUTTON ON EACH CUFF.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
HANDMADE BY ESTER ELFORD FOR HER TROUSEAU, PROBABLY IN 1902. *UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING ARTICLES, INCLUDING FRED ELFORD’S WEDDING COAT (P19870048006). THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION COMES FROM ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND “BURDETT PRAIRIE TRAILES: A HISTORY OF BURDETT AND AREA” PUBLISHED IN 1981 BY THE BURDETT HISTORY BOOK COMMITTEE. FRED R. ELFORD WAS BORN IN MITCHELL, ON ON OCTOBER 8, 1871 TO JONATHAN AND MARIA (NEE TILLEY) ELFORD. THE ELFORD FAMILY MOVED TO ROCHESTER, MN IN 1873. LATER, FRED AND HIS WIFE ADA (NEE KOELSCH) MOVED TO A FARM NEAR COGSWELL, ND. IN 1910 MANY MEMBERS OF THE ELFORD FAMILY, INCLUDING FRED, JOINED THE LONG LINES OF HOMESTEADERS AT THE LAND OFFICE BUILDING IN LETHBRIDGE. BY MARCH 1910, FRED WAS ABLE TO MOVE HIS FAMILY TO SOUTHERN ALBERTA. FRED AND ADA HAD 5 CHILDREN, RUTH (DIED 1917), ESTHER (BORN 1905; DIED 2002), WESLEY (BORN 1909), DAVID (BORN MARCH 7, 1918; DIED JUNE 2, 1998), AND DORIS (BORN 1920). ESTHER CAROLINE ELFORD WAS BORN NEAR ROCHESTER, MN ON MARCH 31, 1905 AND PASSED AWAY MAY 9, 2002, AT THE AGE OF 97. SHE WAS THE SECOND OLDEST CHILD OF FRED AND ADA (NEE KOELSCH) ELFORD. ESTHER ATTENDED CALGARY NORMAL SCHOOL, THEN THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA, AND WORKED AS A SCHOOL TEACHER. SHE SERVED IN THE W.R.C.N.S. FROM 1942-1945. SHE RETIRED FROM TEACHING IN 1970. ELAINE MARTIN, THE DONOR, IS ESTHER’S NIECE (ELAINE’S FATHER IS DAVID ELFORD). SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARD COPIES OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES AND PHOTOCOPIES FROM THE BURDETT HISTORY BOOK. *UPDATE* IN 2018 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES, INCLUDING A WEDDING DRESS DONATED BY ELAINE MARTIN. ON 18 APRIL 2018, ELISE INTERVIEWED ELAINE MARTIN AT THE GALT MUSEUM. DURING THE INTERVIEW MARTIN PROVIDED FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT EACH ARTIFACT DONATED AND THE FAMILY HISTORY. FOR THE INTERVIEW, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19870048005
Acquisition Date
1987-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1904
Date Range To
1906
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, SILK
Catalogue Number
P19890017000
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1904
Date Range To
1906
Materials
COTTON, SILK
No. Pieces
1
Length
57
Width
40.4
Description
PONJAY STYLE WAIST LENGTH BLOUSE, 5 BUTTONS DOWN BACK, COTTON WITH SILK LINING. LACE BODICE & SLEEVE TRIM. INNER SILK LINING COVERED WITH COTTON NETTING WITH EMBROIDERED PURPLE POLKA DOTS. 2 LACE PANELS FROM NECK TO WAIST ON BACK & STRIPS DOWN FRONT AND SLEEVES. HIGH NECK TRIMMED WITH LACE & FASTEN WITH HOOK & EYE. CUFFS TRIMMED WITH LACE AS WELL. COLOR IS BEIGE-YELLOW. STAIN ON FRONT OF LEFT CUFF, AND VARIOUS HOLES IN THE SILK LINING.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
DONOR'S MOTHER ACQUIRED IN SWEDEN BETWEEN TIME SHE MARRIED (1904) & TIME SHE EMMIGRATED (1906). MOVED FIRST TO BOISVIN MANITOBA THEN TO WRENTHAM HOMESTEADED CA 1910. MOTHER'S NAME: ANNA VICTORIA WESTERGREEN NEE HOLMERSON. *UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING ITEMS, INCLUDING THIS BLOUSE. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND “HOMESTEAD COUNTRY: WRENTHAM & AREA” BY THE WRENTHAM HISTORICAL SOCIETY. ELNA WESTERGREEN BRANTNER WAS BORN MAY 15, 1911 IN STIRLING, AB, ONE OF TEN CHILDREN BORN TO AUGUST JOHANSON AND ANNA VICTORIA (NEE HOLMERSON) WESTERGREEN. ELNA MARRIED CHRISTIAN “CHRIS” BRANTNER IN 1927. CHRIS WAS BORN IN BERN, SWITZERLAND ON MAY 17, 1893 AND SETTLED IN THE WARNER DISTRICT FOLLOWING HIS EMIGRATION TO CANADA IN 1912. FOLLOWING THEIR MARRIAGE, CHRIS AND ELNA FARMED IN THE WRENTHAM DISTRICT UNTIL MOVING TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1963. CHRIS PASSED AWAY JULY 19, 1972 AND ELNA DIED APRIL 11, 1995. AUGUST JOHANSON WESTERGREEN WAS BORN NEAR STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN IN 1854. HE SERVED IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN BOER WAR AND RECEIVED A GRANT OF LAND TO THE WEST OF BOISSEVAIN, MB FOR HIS SERVICE. IN 1894 AUGUST MARRIED MISS SWANSON, WHO BORE A SON IN 1895 BEFORE PASSING AWAY THAT SAME YEAR. IN 1906 AUGUST MARRIED ANNA HOLMERSON., WHO WAS BORN IN SWEDEN. AUGUST AND ANNA MOVED TO WRENTHAM IN 1909. AUGUST PASSED AWAY IN 1924 AND ANNA REMAINED ON THE FARM, UNTIL 1943 WHEN SHE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE. SHE PASSED AWAY ON AUGUST 1, 1962. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES AND FOR PHOTOCOPIES FROM “HOMESTEAD COUNTRY: WRENTHAM & AREA” BY THE WRENTHAM HISTORICAL SOCIETY.
Catalogue Number
P19890017000
Acquisition Date
1989-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19738349001
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
78.0
Description
BLUE & WHITE FLORAL/FOLIAGE PATTERN. HAND MADE LACE TRIM. 8 WHITE BUTTONS SASS FROM 2 SIDE SEAMS. MEND ON LEFT ARM. C/W SHOULDER PADS. PART OF A 2 PCE SET. BOW ON BACK. LACE ON CUFFS & COLLAR IS WEARING & STAINED. 1 TEAR AND 2 REPAIRS ON BACK.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
UNKNOWN. GOES WITH SKIRT P19738349002-GA.
Catalogue Number
P19738349001
Acquisition Date
1973-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail

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