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Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19950075017
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1920
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
51.1
Width
39.5
Description
CREAM COLORED HANDWOVEN LINEN BLOUSE WITH A CROCHETED BEIGE EDGING AROUND COLLAR AND CUFFS. COLLAR HAS A LIGHT PINK BAND SEWN ONTO BLOUSE WITH BRIGHT BLUE STITCHING. BLOUSE FASTENS UP THE FRONT WITH 5 STEEL SNAPS THAT ARE SEWN TO FABRIC. FABRIC IS GATHERED SLIGHTLY ACROSS THE SHOULDERS, MAKING THE BLOUSE VERY FULL. BLOUSE IS IN GOOD CONDITION WITH NO STAINS OR DAMAGE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
ITEMS WERE CONTAINED IN A TRUNK BELONGING TO THE DONOR'S MOTHER, WHO WAS BORN IN 1902 AND WAS RAISED ON A DOUKHOBOR COMMUNE UNTIL SHE AND FRED EVDOKIMOFF LEFT WHEN THEY WERE 18 YEARS OLD TO GET MARRIED. MANY OF THE ITEMS DATE BACK TO THE EARLY 1900'S, WHILE OTHERS ARE MODERN AND DATE TO THE 1980'S. DONOR'S PARENTS MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1952. MRS. EVDOKIMOFF DIED IN 1986 AT THE AGE OF 84 YEARS OLD. *UPDATE* NICOLE HEMBROFF, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT, MET WITH DONOR WALLY EVDOKIMOFF IN 2010 TO DISCUSS HIS DONATION OF THE TRUNK AND ITS CONTENTS. SEE BELOW. EVDOKIMOFF GUESSED THIS TOP MIGHT HAVE COME FROM RUSSIA. HE THOUGHT IT WAS VERY OLD FASHIONED. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN WORN FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCSSORIES, INCLUDING A TOILET SET AND JACKET DONATED BY WALLY EVDOKIMOFF. DURING A PHONE CONVERSATION WITH PUNDYK IN 2018, EVDOKIMOFF STATED HIS FAMILY LIVED IN YORKTON, SASKATCHEWAN AND BRILLIANT, BRITISH COLUMBIA. THEY WERE MOST LIKELY A PART OF THE DOUKHOBOR COMMUNITIES IN THOSE AREAS. HE CONFIRMED THAT HIS PARENTS FIRST ARRIVED IN ALBERTA IN 1952.
Catalogue Number
P19950075017
Acquisition Date
1995-04
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, WOOD, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P20010083009
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
WOOL, WOOD, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Length
75.5
Width
77.5
Description
HALF-LENGTH PANTS. OLIVE GREEN. LINING IS OFF-WHITE. THE WIDE LEGS ARE GATHERED AT BOTTOM CUFFS; SLIGHTLY GATHERED AT WAISTLINE. PANTS OPEN ON BOTH SIDES AT WAISTBAND. EACH SIDE HAS TWO HOOKS AND EYES (ONE SIDE IS MISSING BOTH HOOKS) FOR CLOSURES. THERE IS AN OPENING ON INSIDE OF EACH LEG AT CUFF; EACH HAS A WOODEN BUTTON. PANTS ARE MENDED IN A NUMBER OF PLACES. HAVE VARIOUS HOLES, RIPS, AND LOOSE SEAMS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
BELONGED TO JOHN DUNCAN FOOTE. DONOR'S FATHER-IN-LAW, CHARLES FOOTE, IS THE SON OF JOHN DUNCAN 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
P20010083009
Acquisition Date
2001-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON DRILL
Catalogue Number
P19760001000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
COTTON DRILL
No. Pieces
1
Length
90.0
Width
43.5
Description
KHAKI. SIZE MEDIUM. 86 CM WAIST. KHAKI BREECHES HAVE RUST STAINS ON RIGHT SIDE OF SEAT AND ON CROTCH AREA. 5 BUTTON-FLY CLOSURE. 3 BELT LOOPS & 6 BUTTONS FOR SUSPENDERS. 2 FRONT POCKETS & 1 BACK. LEG OPENINGS LACE TIGHT BELOW KNEE. REINFORCED INNER CALF FOR WEARABILITY. SMALL DARN ON EACH SEAT. DISCOLOURED. MEN'S WEAR. SOILED & SOME SMALL HOLES.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
Catalogue Number
P19760001000
Acquisition Date
1973-02
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
WOMAN'S
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, SILK, BEADS
Catalogue Number
P19738230000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WOMAN'S
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
WOOL, SILK, BEADS
No. Pieces
1
Length
53.5
Width
60
Description
SIZE 10. CLOSES DOWN FRONT WITH HOOKS. "NICHOLL'S" STAMPED ON HOOK. SIDE OF CAPE DONE IN BLACK GEOMETRIC BEADWORK ON BLACK NET. LACE TRIM AROUND BOTTOM EDGE, COLLAR AND FRONT OPENING. BEADED BALLS HAND MADE ON LOWER EDGE. ONE BALL OF BEADS MISSING ON BACK. BEADS ARE WHITENING.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
Catalogue Number
P19738230000
Acquisition Date
1973-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
WOMAN'S
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
VELVET, BEADS, SATIN
Catalogue Number
P19640921000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WOMAN'S
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
VELVET, BEADS, SATIN
No. Pieces
1
Length
59.7
Description
SIZE 10. LINING UNSTITCHED, BEADS DETACHED. STAND-UP COLLAR, BLACK VELVET WITH SATIN TAPE & BLACK SEED BEADS. LINED WITH SILK. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT. SMALL HOLE IN BACK LEFT SIDE OF CAPE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
REFERENCE: MONTGOMERY WARD CATALOGUE 1894.
Catalogue Number
P19640921000
Acquisition Date
1964-04
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
CAPELET
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, GLASS, LACE
Catalogue Number
P20010083004
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CAPELET
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
COTTON, GLASS, LACE
No. Pieces
1
Height
3.0
Length
73.0
Width
40.0
Description
BLACK COTTON CAPELET, IN THE SHAPE OF A HALF CIRCLE. LINED WITH KHAKI GREEN COTTON. NECKLINE OF CAPE IS LINED WITH WIDE BLACK LACE. CAPE HAS THREE ROWS OF NARROWER BLACK LACE SEWN ON. HANGING BELOW EACH ROW OF LACE IS A ROW OF TASSELS, MADE OUT OF BLACK GLASS BEADS. CAPE HAS 3 BLACK METAL HOOKS, AND 3 LOOPS OF THREAD FOR CLOSURES. CAPE IS VERY FRAGILE; WITH MULTIPLE LOOSE BEADS AND LOOSE THREADS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
BROUGHT TO ALBERTA BY MARGARET DUNCAN FOOTE IN 1913. CLOTHES WERE STORED IN MOTH BALLS IN A TRUNK. CAPELET WAS WORN ON SPECIAL OCCASIONS. DONOR'S FATHER-IN-LAW, CHARLES FOOTE, IS THE SON OF JOHN AND LULU FOOTE (NEE YORK). JOHN'S FATHER, CHARLES MELVIN FOOTE AND HIS WIFE MARGARET, BROUGHT THEIR 2 SONS, JOHN AND JIM, AND THEIR FAMILIES TO THE TABER/NEMISKAM AREA, FROM NEW YORK STATE, IN 1913 TO HOMESTEAD; CHARLES WAS A CATTLE BUYER. CHARLES FOOTE (THE GRANDSON) BEGAN FARMING THE FAMILY FARM IN 1927. FAMILY HAS REMAINED IN AREA EVER SINCE. FAMILY BELONGED TO PEMMICAN CLUB AS HOMESTEADERS. *UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A COAT (P20010083002) DONATED BY WILLARD SOLTYS. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND “FADED TRAILS: GRASSY LAKE AND PURPLE SPRINGS”. WILLARD SOLTYS MARRIED EVELYN JEAN FOOTE ON AUGUST 24, 1963. EVELYN WAS BORN ON OCTOBER 18, 1943, TO PARENTS CHARLES EDWARD FOOTE AND KATHLEEN JEAN “JEAN” FOOTE (NEE FLETCHER). SHE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 69 ON JANUARY 25, 2013. CHARLES EDWARD FOOTE WAS BORN ON AUGUST 31, 1917, SON OF JOHN DUNCAN FOOTE AND LULU MAY FOOTE (NEE YORK). KATHLEEN JEAN FLETCHER WAS BORN ON MARCH 17, 1919, IN TABER, THE YOUNGEST OF FIVE CHILDREN BORN TO JOHN R. AND MILLIE FLETCHER. CHARLES EDWARD AND JEAN WERE MARRIED ON MARCH 25, 1941. JEAN PASSED AWAY AT 71 ON DECEMBER 5, 1990. CHARLES EDWARD PASSED AWAY AT 91 ON OCTOBER 1, 2008. CHARLES EDWARD AND JEAN WERE PARENTS TO EVELYN AND BRYAN FOOTE. JOHN DUNCAN FOOTE WAS BORN ON DECEMBER 5, 1880 IN NEW YORK STATE, SON OF CHARLES MELVIN FOOTE AND MARGARET FOOTE (NEE DUNCAN). HE MARRIED LULU MAY FOOTE (NEE YORK) ON MARCH 22, 1905, AND THE COUPLE MOVED TO THE PURPLE SPRINGS AREA IN 1913. CHARLES MELVIN PASSED AWAY ON AUGUST 16, 1968 AT 97. LULU WAS BORN IN 1885 IN NEW YORK STATE. SHE PASSED AWAY ON JULY 20, 1978 AT THE AGE OF 93. JOHN AND LULU WERE PARENTS WERE CHARLES EDWARD AND IRENE AGNES. IRENE MARRIED CHARLES L. FLICKINGER IN SEPTEMBER 1932, AND IRENE PASSED AWAY IN 1974. JOHN DUNCAN’S BROTHER WAS JAMES CHARLES FOOTE, WHO WAS BORN ON MARCH 25, 1887 IN NEW YORK STATE. HE MARRIED CAROLINE HUGGINS IN 1902 AND MOVED TO SOUTHERN ALBERTA IN 1913. HE PASSED AWAY ON JUNE 9, 1955. CAROLINE FOOTE (NEE HUGGINS) WAS BORN JANUARY 31, 1875 IN NEW YORK STATE. SHE PASSED AWAY IN SEPTEMBER 1963 AT THE AGE OF 88. CAROLINE AND JAMES HAD NO CHILDREN. CHARLES MELVIN FOOTE WAS BORN IN 1849 IN NEW YORK STATE. HE WAS MARRIED TO MARGARET (NEE DUNCAN). MARGARET WAS BORN IN PERTH, SCOTLAND IN 1858. CHARLES MELVIN AND MARGARET MOVED TO THE AREA IN 1913. MARGARET DIED IN 1928. CHARLES MELVIN WAS REMARRIED AT THE AGE OF 82, IN SEPTEMBER 1933, TO MRS. EUNICE DANFORTH, WHO WAS 74 AT THE TIME. CHARLES MELVIN PASSED AWAY IN JANUARY 1936, AT THE AGE OF 84. HIS OBITUARY READ: “HE GAVE [NEMISKAM] ITS BASEBALL FIELD AND LAND FOR TWO CHURCHES, AND TO THIS MAN DOES THE TOWN OWE ITS WATER SUPPLY. EVERYTHING OF A WORTHY PUBLIC NATURE HE WAS BEHIND STRONGLY.” JOHN DUNCAN AND JAMES CHARLES WERE THEIR SONS. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARD COPIES OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES AND “FADED TRAILS: GRASSY LAKE AND PURPLE SPRINGS”.
Catalogue Number
P20010083004
Acquisition Date
2001-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
WIDOW'S WEEDS
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
RAYON, LACE, VELVET
Catalogue Number
P19940011002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WIDOW'S WEEDS
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1910
Materials
RAYON, LACE, VELVET
No. Pieces
2
Length
96
Width
67
Description
1. CREPED SILK (RAYON?) CAPE HAS SWIRL PATTERN. THREE LARGE ROUNDED TRAPEZOID PIECES OF MATERIAL SEWN TOGETHER, ALSO HAS TWO SMALL TRIANGULAR SECTIONS IN THE MIDDLE. IS SEMI-CIRCLE SHAPED WITH THE OUTSIDE BEING EDGED WITH 5 VELVET STRIPS. OUTSIDE IS TRIMMED WITH SCALLOPED LACE. AROUND COLLAR LACE IS ON CAPE AND IS EDGED WITH ONE BLACK VELVET STRIP. ENDS OF LACE ARE EMBROIDERED. EMBROIDERY IS WEARING OFF, LACE IS TORN AND WORN. NUMEROUS THREADS ARE LOOSE. 2. SCARF: 91CM (W) X 205CM (L). BLACK SILK(?) SCARF IS TRIANGULAR IN SHAPE WITH ONE END BEING ROUNDED. IS TRIMMED WITH BRAIDED GROUPS OF NYLON THREADS. GROUPS OF THREADS ARE WOVEN AND TERRACED PART WAY DOWN, THEN THEY ARE TIED OFF AND HANG IN LOOSE TASSELS OF THREADS. IN ROUNDED CORNER IS FLORAL AND LEAF COUCHED EMBROIDERY. HAS SMALL LINE OF SWIRL PATTERN ALONG OPPOSITE EDGE. IS BLACK METAL HOOK ALONG TOP OF THE LONG EDGE. TASSELS ARE MISSING IN MOST PLACES, ARE LOOSE AND TEARING WHERE THEY ARE STILL ATTACHED. COUCHING IS LOOSE IN PLACES.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
CLOTHING-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
SEE FILE P19940011001-GA.
Catalogue Number
P19940011002
Acquisition Date
1994-03
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CANVAS, LEATHER, METAL
Catalogue Number
P19738003000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
CANVAS, LEATHER, METAL
No. Pieces
1
Height
9.0
Length
19.0
Width
15.0
Description
BRIM CUT ON RIGHT SIDE; BLUE & GOLD STRIPE ON LINER. CANVAS WITH LEATHER BRIM. SIZE 7 1/4 METAL LAMP BRACKET & BUCKLE CORRODED. CANVAS DIRTY. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
COAL MINING
History
THIS TYPE OF HAT USED COMMONLY IN LETHBRIDGE AREA COAL MINES.
Catalogue Number
P19738003000
Acquisition Date
1973-03
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1905
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, WOOL, CANVAS
Catalogue Number
P19900027000
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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
WEDDING OR EVENING
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19870048006
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WEDDING OR EVENING
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
WOOL, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
86.3
Width
43.0
Description
BLACK. SWALLOW TAIL STYLE MEN'S WEDDING COAT. LABEL "H.S.& M." 3 BUTTON, LINED. 1 BUTTON ON EACH CUFF, 3 BUTTONS ON FRONT. SEVERAL HOLES ON FRONT. 3 INSIDE POCKETS- 2 LARGE, 1 SMALL INSIDE POCKETS. INSIDE LINING IS WEARING.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
FRED ELFORD MARRIED IN EARLY 1900'S. HOMESTEADED IN BURDETT AREA. *UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING ARTICLES, INCLUDING FRED ELFORD’S WEDDING COAT. 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 MARCH 31, 1905; DIED MAY 9, 2002), WESLEY (BORN 1909), DAVID (BORN MARCH 7, 1918; DIED JUNE 2, 1998), AND DORIS (BORN 1920). DAVID ELFORD MARRIED JOYCE LAVERNE (NEE NEWTON) ON NOVEMBER 30, 1942. THEIR DAUGHTER, THE DONOR, ELAINE WAS BORN IN SEPTEMBER 1943. ELAINE MARRIED KENNETH D. MARTIN IN SEPTEMBER 1969. 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, PUNDYK 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
P19870048006
Acquisition Date
1987-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
JACKET
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
VELVET, SATIN
Catalogue Number
P19930071001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
JACKET
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1900
Materials
VELVET, SATIN
No. Pieces
1
Length
108.5
Width
78
Description
VELVET JACKET HAS A FLARED BOTTOM WHICH WOULD FALL BELOW THE KNEES. TWO BROAD WELT SIDE POCKETS, AND RAGLAN SLEEVES WITH 14.5CM LONG CUFFS. COAT IS FASTENED DOWN THE FRONT WITH FOUR VELVET COVERED BLACK ROUND BUTTONS AND BLACK CORD HOOKS. THE COAT IS HELD TOGETHER BY TWO SEAMS ON EITHER SIDE WHICH RUN VERTICALLY UNDER THE ARMS. THE COLLAR IS FOLDED IN THE FRONT AND HIGH AND GATHERED IN THE BACK. THERE ARE TWO BELT LOOPS AROUND WAIST, BUT NO BELT. COAT IS LINED WITH BLACK SATIN. VELVET IS WORN ON SEAMS, FOLDS, COLLAR, AND ON AND AROUND BUTTONS. LINING IS RIPPED ON RIGHT POCKET AND IS LOOSE ON LEFT ARM.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
OWNED BY MRS. MURDOCH, PREVIOUSLY OWNED BY MRS. WILLIAM HENDERSON. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON DEVELOPED THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF THE HENDERSON FAMILY WITH INFORMATION FROM THE BOOK ‘PIONEER PEMMICAN CLUB ROUND-UP, 1885 – 1985’ BY A.P. BAINES, AND THE GALT ARCHIVES. WILLIAM HENDERSON CAME TO CANADA FROM EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND IN 1879, WHEN HE WAS 22. A CARPENTER BY TRADE, HENDERSON MADE HIS WAY WESTWARD, BUILDING THE FIRST HOUSE IN MEDICINE HAT IN 1881, THE BARRACKS OF THE NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE AND THE HUDSON BAY COMPANY STORE IN FORT MACLEOD, AND ENDING UP IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1885 WHERE HE WORKED FOR THE NORTH WEST COAL & NAVIGATION COMPANY. HE WORKED ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF LETHBRIDGE’S FIRST SCHOOL, THE COMPANY HOSPITAL AND COTTAGES, AND LETHBRIDGE HOUSE (LATER KNOWN AS THE LETHBRIDGE HOTEL), WHERE HE REMAINED AS PROPRIETOR. IN 1887 HE MARRIED MARGARET THOMPSON LUNDY, A SCOTTISH WOMAN WHO HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN WIDOWED IN DUNMORE, NWT. THE CEREMONY TOOK PLACE AT THE HOME OF WILLIAM STAFFORD AND WAS PERFORMED BY REVEREND CHARLES MCKILLOP. HENDERSON WAS VERY ACTIVE IN THE GROWING COMMUNITY OF LETHBRIDGE – HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE FIRST TOWN COUNCIL, THE MASONS AND ODDFELLOWS, A FOUNDER OF THE PEMMICAN CLUB, AND MEMBER OF KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. IN 1897 HE BUILT A BRICK DUPLEX AT THE CORNER OF 7 AVE AND 5 ST SOUTH AND THOUGH THE STRUCTURE HAS UNDERGONE RENOVATIONS, IT STILL STANDS IN 2014. WILLIAM AND MARGARET HAD SIX CHILDREN – HAROLD, ETTA, EDNA, WILLIAM, ADELINE AND FRED. ALL SIX RECEIVED THEIR EARLY EDUCATION IN LETHBRIDGE, BUT WERE LATER SENT TO BOARDING SCHOOLS – THE BOYS TO UPPER CANADA COLLEGE IN TORONTO, THE GIRLS TO HAVERGAL COLLEGE IN WINNIPEG. IN 1908 HENDERSON SR. WAS ELECTED MAYOR OF LETHBRIDGE, BUT DIED OF PNEUMONIA IN DECEMBER 1909 WHILE STILL IN OFFICE. HIS THREE SONS ALL SERVED IN WORLD WAR I, AND HAROLD WAS KILLED IN ACTION IN 1917. THE REMAINING SONS AND DAUGHTERS WERE ALL MARRIED AND RAISED FAMILIES. ETTA MARRIED LOCAL FARMER ALBERT ELI IVES, AND HAD THREE CHILDREN, MARGARET, KATHARINE, AND THADDEUS. ADELINE MARRIED JACK KANE AND LIVED IN BARONS. EDNA OBTAINED HER NURSING DEGREE AT QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY, MARRIED DR. ATKINSON, AND SETTLED IN MASSACHUSETTS. MARGARET HENDERSON SR. LIVED IN THE FAMILY HOME BUILT BY HER HUSBAND FOR NEARLY 30 YEARS AFTER HIS DEATH, AND WAS ACTIVE IN THE PEMMICAN CLUB AND I.O.D.E. UNTIL HER DEATH IN 1933. SEE PERMANENT FILE P20140012002 FOR THE OBITUARIES OF WILLIAM AND MARGARET HENDERSON, AND HENDERSON FAMILY HISTORY EXCERPT FROM BAINES’ BOOK. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A SCARF, PETTICOAT, AND BLOUSE DONATED BY JEAN WESTFALL. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. JEAN WESTFALL WAS BORN ANNA JEAN MURDOCH ON AUGUST 31, 1927, THE DAUGHTER OF PERCY MURDOCH AND ANNA MURDOCH (NEE SMITH). ACCORDING TO HER OBITUARY, JEAN “WAS A DESCENDANT OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA PIONEERS. THE SMITHS AND LAYNES, HER MOTHER’S FAMILY, WERE AMONG THE FIRST TO SETTLE CARDSTON AND RAYMOND. ON HER FATHER’S SIDE, THE MURDOCH FAMILY HOMESTEADED NEAR MILK RIVER EARLY IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY AND LATER FARMED IN WARNER AND WILSON SIDING BEFORE MOVING TO LETHBRIDGE. … IN 1947 SHE MOVED TO VALLEJO, CA … [WHERE] SHE MET TOM WESTFALL. THEY WERE MARRIED IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1948 … TOM PASSED AWAY IN 1986 AND IN 1987 JEAN RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE … AMONG THOSE RENEWED LCI CONNECTIONS WAS CALE HARRIS, A FAMILY FRIEND SINCE CHILDHOOD AND A SOMETIME BEAU IN THEIR TEEN YEARS. NOT LONG AFTER JEAN RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE, SHE AND CALE BECAME AN ‘ITEM’. AND SHORTLY THEREAFTER IT WAS CLEAR THAT HE WAS THE LOVE OF HER LIFE, HER STRONG RIGHT ARM, AND BEST FRIEND. THEY WERE MARRIED QUIETLY ON JULY 22, 1994. … JEAN’S GENTLE MANNER BELIED A SHARP INTELLECT AND SENSE OF THE COMEDY IN EVERYDAY LIFE … AND SHE COULD BE OUTRAGEOUS ENOUGH TO MAKE GRANDCHILDREN EXCLAIM ‘GRANDMA, I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU SAID THAT!’”. JEAN PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 85 ON DECEMBER 4, 2012. PERCY DONALD MURDOCH WAS BORN ON JULY 20, 1908 IN COURTENAY, ND, THE SON OF GEORGE DONALD AND JESSIE NEILSON MURDOCH (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). IN 1910, THE FAMILY HOMESTEADED IN THE PENDANT D’ORIELLE AREA OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA. IN 1920 PERCY MARRIED ANNA LAYNE SMITH IN WILSON SIDING. THE COUPLE THEN MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE. HE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 84 ON MARCH 22, 1985. ANNA LAYNE MURDOCH (NEE SMITH) WAS BORN IN 1903 IN RAYMOND, AB TO HENRY SMITH AND EMMA LAYE SMITH (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). ANNA WAS THE GRANDDAUGHTER OF THOMAS SASSON SMITH AND JONATHAN ELLIS LAYNE. A PHOTOGRAPH PUBLISHED DECEMBER 31, 1960 IN THE HERALD SHOWS ANNA WEARING A DRESS THAT WAS WORN IN 1890 BY MRS. WILLIAM HENDERSON. SHE WAS WEARING THE DRESS AS PART OF THE PEMMICAN CLUB’S 75TH ANNIVERSARY BALL. ANNA PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 91 ON MAY 18, 1994. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P19930071001
Acquisition Date
1993-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
MAN'S BUFFALO FUR
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BUFFALO FUR, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19672778000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MAN'S BUFFALO FUR
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
BUFFALO FUR, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
126
Width
60
Description
QUILT LINING, PLEAT AT BACK, 4 BUTTON CLOSURE, SINGLE INSIDE POCKET, 2 OUTSIDE POCKETS. LARGE HOLE, LEFT SLEEVE. SEE CONSERVATION RPT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
DR. P.M. CAMPBELL ESTABLISHED PRACTICE IN CARDSTON IN 1900, LATER MOVING TO LETHBRIDGE TO ASSUME DR. L.G. DEVEBER'S PRACTICE IN 1906. DIED IN 1954 IN VANCOUVER. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A BUFFALO COAT DONATED BY DR. P.M. CAMPBELL. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. DR. PETER MCGREGOR CAMPBELL WAS BORN ON FEBRUARY 9, 1872 IN ADAMSTON, ON. HE WAS THE OLDEST OF EIGHT CHILDREN BORN TO JOHN AND JANE CAMPBELL (NEE CONNERY) AND WAS EDUCATED IN REFREW, ON. HE GRADUATED IN ARTS FROM QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY AND RECEIVED HIS DOCTOR OF MEDICINE DEGREE FROM QUEEN’S IN 1896. HE ALSO ESTABLISHED A PRACTICE IN BEACHBURG, ON IN 1896, REMAINING THERE UNTIL 1900 WHEN HE ELECTED TO HEAD WEST, TO ANSWER A CALL FOR DOCTORS ISSUED BY C.A. MAGRATH AND REV. CHARLES MCKILLOP. UPON ARRIVAL IN ALBERTA, DR. CAMPBELL INITIALLY LIVED IN CARDSTON WHERE HE PRACTICED AS A ‘HORSE AND BUGGY’ DOCTOR FOR SIX YEARS. IN 1904 DR. CAMPBELL WAS MARRIED TO THE ESTHER SCOTT OF PAISLEY, ON. SHE PASSED AWAY IN 1942. IN 1906 HE WAS APPROACHED BY SENATOR L.G. DEVEBER TO SET UP A PARTNERSHIP IN LETHBRIDGE. THE TWO REMAINED IN PRACTICE TOGETHER UNTIL DEVEBER’S DEATH. DR. CAMPBELL SERVED AS MLA FOR LETHBRIDGE FROM 1937 UNTIL 1944. HE WON IN 1937 BY AN 800 VOTE MARGIN AND ELECTED NOT TO RUN IN 1944. SEVERAL TRIBUTE ARTICLES WERE PUBLISHED IN THE HERALD FOLLOWING DR. CAMPBELL’S DEATH. THEY INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING REMARKS ABOUT DR. CAMPBELL: LETHBRIDGE HERALD, SEPTEMBER 21, 1954: DR. G.F. STRONG, PRESIDENT OF THE CANADIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION: “DR. STRONG SAID THE DEATH OF DR. CAMPBELL MEANS THE LOSS OF ‘ONE OF THE LEADERS IN MEDICINE’ IN THIS AREA. ‘I HAVE KNOWN DR. CAMPBELL AND HIS WORK FOR MANY YEARS AND HELD HIM IN HIGH REGARD. HE WAS AN OUTSTANDING MEMBER OF THE PROFESSION.’ DR. STRONG DECLARED. FURTHER TRIBUTE CAME FROM THE GALT HOSPITAL NURSES ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION MRS. J.H. STAFFORD, PRESIDENT OF THE ASSOCIATION DECLARED IN A STATEMENT ‘IT IS WITH A DEEP SENSE OF PERSONAL LOSS AND SORROW THAT WE RECEIVED THE WORD OF DR. CAMPBELL’S PASSING. HE HAD LECTURED TO ALL ALUMNAE MEMBERS DURING THEIR TRAINING AND WAS INDEED OUR ‘DEAN OF MEDICINE,’ MRS. STAFFORD SAID. ‘IT IS UNIQUE THAT DR. CAMPBELL HAD KNOWN PERSONAL ALL THE NURSES IN TRAINING FROM THE START OF THE TRAINING SCHOOL IN 1910, AND THE PRESENT GALT HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF NURSING WILL NO LONGER BE IN EXISTENCE WITHIN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS.’” LETHBRIDGE HERALD, SEPTEMBER 20, 1954: DR. S.M. SCHMALTZ, PRESIDENT OF THE ALBERTA DIVISION OF THE CANADIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION: “DR. PETER MCGREGOR CAMPBELL, AFTER MORE THAN 50 YEARS OF DEVOTED AND UNSELFISH SERVICE TO THE RESIDENTS OF THIS PORTION OF THE PROVINCE, HAS RETIRED TO A WELL-EARNED REST. HE WAS ONE OF THE GREAT MEN OF OUR ERA, BOTH IN AND OUT OF MEDICINE. HE SERVED THE PUBLIC WELL AS A MEDICAL ADVISOR, A CONFIDANT AND A PUBLIC-SPIRITED CITIZEN WHO ALWAYS RESPONDED WHEN DUTY CALLED … HE WAS A DEAN OF MEDICINE WHO CARRIED ON A LIFELONG WORK OF TEACHING AND ADVISING BOTH BY PRECEPT AND EXAMPLE.” DR. LLOYD W. JOHNSTON, PRESIDENT OF THE GALT HOSPITAL MEDICAL STAFF: “THE NEWS OF DR. CAMPBELL’S DEATH WAS RECEIVED WITH A FEELING OF SADNESS BY THE MEMBERS OF THE GALT HOSPITAL STAFF … EVERY MEMBER FELT DEEPLY THE LOSS OF A FINE COLLEAGUE, A WISE COUNSELLOR, AND A GOOD FRIEND … [HE] WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED BY THOSE DOCTORS WHO KNEW HIM AND WORKED WITH HIM FOR HIS FUND OF KNOWLEDGE, HIS SENSE OF HUMOR, HIS QUIET DIGNITY, AND ABOVE ALL, HIS MORAL AND ETHICAL PRACTICES.” DR. CAMPBELL PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 82 ON SEPTEMBER 18, 1954. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P19672778000
Acquisition Date
1967-08
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
BUSTLE DRESS
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
VELVET, BAKELITE
Catalogue Number
P20000073002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BUSTLE DRESS
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1900
Materials
VELVET, BAKELITE
No. Pieces
1
Length
129.5
Width
46.5
Description
LADIES COAT OR BUSTLE DRESS. MADE OF DARK GREEN VELVET. THE VELVET HAS A FAINT FLORAL PATTERN IN IT. HAS A TURNED DOWN COLLAR, AND HIGH NECKLINE. TOP HALF OF COAT BUTTONS DOWN THE FRONT WITH BLACK BAKELITE BUTTONS. THE BUTTONS ARE ROUND WITH A STAR SHAPE IN THE CENTER. FITTED SLEEVES ARE FULL LENGTH WITH A BUTTON (AS ABOVE) NEAR WRIST. BOTTOM HALF OF COAT IS OPEN IN THE FRONT. BACK OF COAT IS LONGER THAN FRONT. BACK AND SIDES, OF LOWER HALF OF COAT, ARE GATHERED INTO A BUSTLE. BACK OF COAT, ABOVE BUSTLE, IS GORED TO FORM A FITTED WAIST.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
UNKNOWN.
Catalogue Number
P20000073002
Acquisition Date
2000-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
LADIES JACKET
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILK, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P20010083002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LADIES JACKET
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
SILK, GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Length
110.0
Width
58.0
Description
BLACK EXTERIOR, LIGHT GOLD INTERIOR. HAS A LARGE, ROUNDED, BISHOP'S COLLAR. SLEEVES ARE GATHERED AT ARMHOLE AND AT CUFF. CUFFS ARE 14CM WIDE, MADE OF TWO BANDS OF FABRIC; THE LOWER BAND BEING SLIGHTLY FLARED. COAT IS FLARED AT THE BOTTOM. RIGHT FRONT FLAP OF COAT CROSSES OVER LEFT FLAP. HAS 6 LARGE, BLACK, GLASS BUTTONS, AND 6 LOOPS OF THREAD FOR CLOSURES. COAT HAS A NUMBER OF HOLES IN IT; UPPER BACK SEAM HAS COME LOOSE AND IS FRAYED.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
BROUGHT BY MARGARET DUNCAN FOOTE, FROM NEW YORK STATE, WHEN SHE CAME TO TABER AREA. DONOR'S FATHER-IN-LAW, CHARLES FOOTE, IS THE SON OF JOHN AND LULU FOOTE (NEE YORK). JOHN'S FATHER, CHARLES MELVIN FOOTE AND HIS WIFE MARGARET, BROUGHT THEIR 2 SONS, JOHN AND JIM, AND THEIR FAMILIES TO THE TABER/NEMISKAM AREA, FROM NEW YORK STATE, IN 1913 TO HOMESTEAD; CHARLES WAS A CATTLE BUYER. CHARLES FOOTE (THE GRANDSON) BEGAN FARMING THE FAMILY FARM IN 1927. FAMILY HAS REMAINED IN AREA EVER SINCE. FAMILY BELONGED TO PEMMICAN CLUB AS HOMESTEADERS. *UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A COAT (P20010083002) DONATED BY WILLARD SOLTYS. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND “FADED TRAILS: GRASSY LAKE AND PURPLE SPRINGS”. WILLARD SOLTYS MARRIED EVELYN JEAN FOOTE ON AUGUST 24, 1963. EVELYN WAS BORN ON OCTOBER 18, 1943, TO PARENTS CHARLES EDWARD FOOTE AND KATHLEEN JEAN “JEAN” FOOTE (NEE FLETCHER). SHE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 69 ON JANUARY 25, 2013. CHARLES EDWARD FOOTE WAS BORN ON AUGUST 31, 1917, SON OF JOHN DUNCAN FOOTE AND LULU MAY FOOTE (NEE YORK). KATHLEEN JEAN FLETCHER WAS BORN ON MARCH 17, 1919, IN TABER, THE YOUNGEST OF FIVE CHILDREN BORN TO JOHN R. AND MILLIE FLETCHER. CHARLES EDWARD AND JEAN WERE MARRIED ON MARCH 25, 1941. JEAN PASSED AWAY AT 71 ON DECEMBER 5, 1990. CHARLES EDWARD PASSED AWAY AT 91 ON OCTOBER 1, 2008. CHARLES EDWARD AND JEAN WERE PARENTS TO EVELYN AND BRYAN FOOTE. JOHN DUNCAN FOOTE WAS BORN ON DECEMBER 5, 1880 IN NEW YORK STATE, SON OF CHARLES MELVIN FOOTE AND MARGARET FOOTE (NEE DUNCAN). HE MARRIED LULU MAY FOOTE (NEE YORK) ON MARCH 22, 1905, AND THE COUPLE MOVED TO THE PURPLE SPRINGS AREA IN 1913. CHARLES MELVIN PASSED AWAY ON AUGUST 16, 1968 AT 97. LULU WAS BORN IN 1885 IN NEW YORK STATE. SHE PASSED AWAY ON JULY 20, 1978 AT THE AGE OF 93. JOHN AND LULU WERE PARENTS WERE CHARLES EDWARD AND IRENE AGNES. IRENE MARRIED CHARLES L. FLICKINGER IN SEPTEMBER 1932, AND IRENE PASSED AWAY IN 1974. JOHN DUNCAN’S BROTHER WAS JAMES CHARLES FOOTE, WHO WAS BORN ON MARCH 25, 1887 IN NEW YORK STATE. HE MARRIED CAROLINE HUGGINS IN 1902 AND MOVED TO SOUTHERN ALBERTA IN 1913. HE PASSED AWAY ON JUNE 9, 1955. CAROLINE FOOTE (NEE HUGGINS) WAS BORN JANUARY 31, 1875 IN NEW YORK STATE. SHE PASSED AWAY IN SEPTEMBER 1963 AT THE AGE OF 88. CAROLINE AND JAMES HAD NO CHILDREN. CHARLES MELVIN FOOTE WAS BORN IN 1849 IN NEW YORK STATE. HE WAS MARRIED TO MARGARET (NEE DUNCAN). MARGARET WAS BORN IN PERTH, SCOTLAND IN 1858. CHARLES MELVIN AND MARGARET MOVED TO THE AREA IN 1913. MARGARET DIED IN 1928. CHARLES MELVIN WAS REMARRIED AT THE AGE OF 82, IN SEPTEMBER 1933, TO MRS. EUNICE DANFORTH, WHO WAS 74 AT THE TIME. CHARLES MELVIN PASSED AWAY IN JANUARY 1936, AT THE AGE OF 84. HIS OBITUARY READ: “HE GAVE [NEMISKAM] ITS BASEBALL FIELD AND LAND FOR TWO CHURCHES, AND TO THIS MAN DOES THE TOWN OWE ITS WATER SUPPLY. EVERYTHING OF A WORTHY PUBLIC NATURE HE WAS BEHIND STRONGLY.” JOHN DUNCAN AND JAMES CHARLES WERE THEIR SONS. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARD COPIES OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES AND “FADED TRAILS: GRASSY LAKE AND PURPLE SPRINGS”.
Catalogue Number
P20010083002
Acquisition Date
2001-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
SHEEPSKIN COAT
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, SHEEPSKIN
Catalogue Number
P19940044001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SHEEPSKIN COAT
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
COTTON, SHEEPSKIN
No. Pieces
1
Length
106.7
Width
44
Description
MANS NAVY BLUE LINEN 3/4 LENGTH WINTER COAT LINED WITH VARIOUS SIZED PIECES OF SHEEPSKIN. COAT HAS FULL TRAPEZE STYLE BODY WITH CROSS OVER FLAP IN FRONT WITH ONLY 1 BUTTON AT THE COLLAR TO FASTEN. HAS BLACK STRIP OF VELVET DOWN FRONT OF COAT AND AROUND CUFFS. ALSO HAS VERY LONG SLEEVES. SOME OF THE SEAMS ON THE COAT ARE WEAK, ESPECIALLY AROUND THE COLLAR, MAKING IT SLIGHTLY DELICATE. ALSO, COAT HAS A VERY STRONG ODOR.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
BROUGHT FROM RUSSIA BY A DOUKHOBOR FAMILY, THE MALOFFS, IN 1899. BELONGED TO JOHN'S (?) GRANDMOTHER, MRS. TOMELIN. ACCORDING TO DONOR THE CIRCULAR SHAPED SKIRT OF THE COAT WAS TYPICAL OF GEORGIA REGION DURING THE MID 1800'S. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING SHEEPSKIN COAT DONATED BY VERA MALOFF. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. VERA MALOFF (NEE TOMELIN) WAS BORN IN SASKATOON, SK ON NOVEMBER 24, 1915. SHE WAS MARRIED TO JOHN MALOFF IN 1936. THE COUPLE LIVED IN COWLEY, AB UNTIL RETIRING TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1976. VERA PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 89 ON AUGUST 27, 2005. JOHN MALOFF WAS BORN IN BRILLIANT, BC ON NOVEMBER 21, 1914, THE SON OF GEORGE AND DORA MALOFF (NEE KASAHOFF). HE MOVED TO COWLEY, AB IN 1919 WITH HIS FAMILY. HE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 88 ON MARCH 27, 2003. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P19940044001
Acquisition Date
1994-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, SILK, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19990053003
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1920
Materials
WOOL, SILK, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
10.0
Length
98.0
Width
56.5
Description
MEN'S FROCK COAT. BLACK WOOL. DOUBLE BREASTED; BUTTONS ARE STEEL, OVERLAID WITH BLACK THREAD IN A WEAVE PATTERN. IMPRESSED INTO BACK OF EACH BUTTON IS "CARANTIE * 32 * ". COAT HAS NOTCHED LAPELS, THAT END IN A V-SHAPE. COLLAR IS SLIGHTLY NARROWER THAN LAPELS. THERE ARE TWO BUTTON HOLES ON LAPEL, ONE OF WHICH IS SEWN UP. BELOW WAIST LINE JACKET IS SLIGHTLY FULLER. THERE ARE NO OUTSIDE POCKETS, BUT A WELT POCKET ON EACH INSIDE BREAST. INSIDE OF JACKET IS LINED WITH BLACK SILK, EXCEPT FOR SLEEVES WHICH ARE LINED WITH A WHITE AND BLACK STRIPED COTTON. LINING ON RIGHT ARM IS LOOSE, AND APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN REPAIRED. THERE ARE THREE SMALLER BUTTONS SAME AS ABOVE, ON EACH CUFF, WITH MOCK BUTTONHOLES. BACK OF JACKET, HAS A VENT, ABOVE WHICH ARE 2 BUTTONS (SAME AS ABOVE). EACH 'TAIL' OF VENT HAS A HIDDEN SLIT POCKET ON INSIDE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
FINE ARTS
PERSONAL CARE
History
ORIGIN DATE OF THIS COAT IS UNKNOWN, BUT FROCK COATS WERE WORN BY MEN FROM THE END OF THE 18TH CENTURY THROUGH THE 19TH CENTURY. COULD HAVE BEEN REPLICATED LATER TO COPY AN EARLIER STYLE. DONOR IS A HIGH SCHOOL PHYS. ED. TEACHER. SHE DID DRAMA IN SCHOOLS AND LOCAL THEATRE, AND ENTIRE COLLECTION WAS GIVEN TO HER BY LOCAL PEOPLE. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON DONOR GAIL HOLLAND’S ACQUISITION, STEWARDSHIP AND GENERAL USE OF HER 1999-DONATED COLLECTION PLEASE REFER TO RECORD P19990053001. ***UPDATE: ARTIFACT INSIGHT BELOW SUBMITTED BY DONOR AND COLLECTIONS VOLUNTEER GAIL HOLLAND ON 19 APRIL 2011. “FROCK COAT WAS USED AS A COSTUME PIECE IN “OLIVER” LETHBRIDGE MUSICAL THEATRE IN 1975 AND WAS WORN BY THE CHARACTER PLAYING OLIVER’S GRANDFATHER.”
Catalogue Number
P19990053003
Acquisition Date
2000-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
TRADITIONAL CHINESE WEDDING OUTFIT
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, SILK, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19950073149
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TRADITIONAL CHINESE WEDDING OUTFIT
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
WOOL, SILK, COTTON
No. Pieces
4
Length
78.2
Width
137.2
Description
1. PURPLE WOOL MANDARIN JACKET. BLACK SILK WIDE CUFFS AND TRIM AROUND NECKLINE SIDE CLOSURE, WITH FIVE FROG FASTENERS AND BLACK SILK WIDE TRIM AT BORDER. STRAIGHT SLEEVES AND SLIGHTLY FLARED BODICE. UNLINED; INNER RIGHT BREAST POCKET; HIP LENGTH. FAINT SIGNS OF INSECT DAMAGE WHERE TOP LAYER OF WOOL 2.TROUSERS. 110.5CM L X 66CM W. TRADITIONAL WIDE LEG SILK PANTS. BURGUNDY WITH FLORAL-LEAF PATTERN WOVEN IN. BLACK GEOMETRIC APPLIQUED DESIGN NEAR BOTTOM, WITH WIDE BLACK SILK BAND AT BOTTOM OF LEGS. TRIMMED WITH THIN BLUE AND WHITE HORIZONTAL BANDS. LIGHT BLUE GLAZED COTTON WAISTBAND, WITH PALE BLUE SILK LINING. 3.SKIRT/APRON. 95.3CM L X 170CM W. TRADITIONAL CHINESE SILK WRAP-AROUND SKIRT. WHITE WITH FINE FLORAL PATTERN WOVEN IN. TRIMMED WITH BLACK SILK BORDER, EMBROIDERED WITH BLUE FLORAL PATTERN. BLUE FLOWERS ALSO EMBROIDERED ON WHITE PORTION OF SKIRT. HEAVILY PLEATED WITH FINE PLEATS, EXCEPT TWO PANELS ON SKIRT WHICH HAVE FINELY EMBROIDERED BUTTERFLY PATTERN IN SHADES OF BLUE, PINK, ORANGE, AND GREEN. FUCHSIA SILK LINING. WIDE PALE BLUE COTTON WAISTBAND WITH REMNANTS OF CRIMSON TIES AT ENDS, WHICH HAVE BEEN TORN OFF. HANDMADE. 4. SCARF. 49.2CM X 49.2CM. ROYAL BLUE COTTON SCARF WITH CIRCLE DESIGN WOVEN INTO FABRIC. BUTTON HOLE IN ONE CORNER.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
PERSONAL CARE
History
PIECES OF TWO TRADITIONAL CHINESE WEDDING OUTFITS BELONGING TO THE ING FAMILY (ONE MAN'S, ONE WOMAN'S). *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED AS PART OF THE ING ESTATE (P19950073023). SHE EXTRACTED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON THE ING FAMILY FROM PERMANENT FILE P19950073001, WHICH CONTAINS A TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW COLLECTIONS TECH KEVIN MACLEAN CONDUCTED WITH HAROLD ING JR., SON OF HAROLD AND MYRA, IN HIS ROOM AT THE LETHBRIDGE HOTEL IN SEPTEMBER 2005. MYRA WAS BORN IN GOLDEN B.C. TO SHIN-BOW AND CHOW TING RAH; HER FATHER ORGINALLY EMIGRATED TO CANADA TO WORK ON CANADIAN RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION AND LATER BECAME A RESTAURANTEUR, WHERE MYRA DEVELOPED HER ENGLISH SKILLS AS A WAITRESS. "IN 1906 MY DAD [HAROLD ING SR.] LEFT HONG KONG FOR VANCOUVER, HE COULDN'T SPEAK ENGLISH... HE'S GOT TO BE A WAITER, A BUSBOY... AND HE LEARNED ALL THE WAY UP, IN THE MEANTIME PICKING UP ENGLISH... WENT TO WINNIPEG. THIS IS BEFORE ME. BY THEN HE KNEW THE WHOLE SYSTEM OF RESTAURANTING." MYRA AND HAROLD SR. MARRIED AND ADOPTED HAROLD JR. WHEN HE WAS BORN INTO A POOR FAMILY OF ELEVEN IN 1944, IN VANCOUVER. "ME AND MY TWIN SISTER WERE SOLD BECAUSE THERE WERE JUST TOO MANY. SO DAD, MY MOM PICKED ME AND DAD SAID YES THAT'S GOOD... I DON'T KNOW WHERE MY SISTER IS... THERE'S NO WAY OF FINDING OUT." THE ING FAMILY SETTLED IN LETHBRIDGE IN THE LATE 1940S, AND HAROLD SR. OWNS AND OPERATES THE NEW MOON CAFE AND TWO GROCERIES, WHICH ARE RUN BY THE FAMILY AND NEW CHINESE IMMIGRANTS THAT HAROLD SR. SPONSORED. "AT APPROXIMATELY FIVE YEARS OLD [MY FATHER] INTRODUCED ME TO THE NEW MOON CAFE, AND I WAS A BUSBOY AT THE AGE OF FIVE... IN 1951 HE SHOWED ME MY FIRST HUNDRED DOLLAR BILL... BECAUSE HE WAS THE OWNER... HE'D WAKE UP AT FIVE IN THE MORNING TO GO TO THE CAFE, OFF AND ON TO THE GROCERY STORE AND MIGHT BE DONE AT EIGHT AT NIGHT, SUPPER AND IMMEDIATELY TO CHINATOWN [FOR] GAMBLING, PUTTING DOWN MAH JONG." HAROLD JR. ATTENDED WESTMINISTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DURING THE DAY, AND CHINESE SCHOOL AT THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE IN THE EVENINGS - HIS FATHER WAS THE PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL LEAGUE, AND THE ORGANIZATION RAN THE SCHOOL, CULTURAL CELEBRATIONS, FILM SCREENINGS, AND BANQUETS, FUNDED BY MEMBERSHIP FEES. HAROLD'S YOUNGER BROTHER, CALVIN, "GOT SENT TO A BOARDING SCHOOL SOMEWHERE. HE WAS GIFTED, BUT HE HAD A BYPASS SURGERY, HE HAD SOMETHING WRONG WITH HIS HEART. HE COULDN'T HANDLE PUBLIC SCHOOL, SO THEY SENT HIM TO B.C." AFTER HIGH SCHOOL AND A BRIEF STINT IN CALGARY, HAROLD JR. RAN ING'S GROCERY FOR HIS FATHER, AND IN THE LATE 1960S AND EARLY 70S ALSO WORKED AS A PHOTOGRAPHER FOR THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND A SALESMAN AT SEARS. BOTH HAROLD SR. AND MYRA ING PASSED AWAY IN THE 1990S, AND THE OBJECTS ENCOMPASSING DONATION P19950073001-231 WERE COLLECTED FROM THE FAMILY HOME. FOR A COMPLETE TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW, COPIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS AND WRITTEN DETAILS ON THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE, SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19950073149
Acquisition Date
1995-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1870
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LINEN, LACE, BAKELITE
Catalogue Number
P19930078014
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1870
Date Range To
1900
Materials
LINEN, LACE, BAKELITE
No. Pieces
1
Length
131
Width
199
Description
CREAM LINEN DRESS HAS SQUARE NECKLINE WITH SWIRL LACE TRIM. DARTS BEGIN UNDER COLLAR AND ON SHOULDER SEAMS AT SIDES. THESE ARE INTERRUPTED BY A LACE INSERT WHICH IS THE SAME DESIGN THROUGHOUT THE DRESS, AND THE DARTS FINISH UNDER THE INSERT. THE SLEEVES COME TO A POINT ON THE BACK OF THE HANDWITH LACE TRIM. A LACE INSERT RUNS AROUND THE SLEEVE ABOVE THE ELBOW. THERE IS ANOTHER LACE INSERT UNDER THE BUST, AND IN THE FITTED WAIST. THE WAIST IS GATHERED ABOVE AND HAS DARTS BELOW. THE SKIRT FALLS WIDE AND TO THE FLOOR FROM THE WAIST WITH TWO LACE INSERTS ABOUT THE MIDDLE. THE SKIRT HAS THREE LINEN HORIZONTAL RUFFLES TOWARDS THE FLOOR. THE BACK IS IDENTICAL EXCEPT IT OPENS DOWN THE MIDDLE TO BELOW THE BUTTOCKS. THIS FASTENS TOEGTHER FROM THE WAIST UP WITH CREAM BAKELITE BUTTONS. THERE ARE TWO METAL EYES AT THE WAIST, BUT IT APPEARS THE HOOKS HAVE BEEN REMOVED TO MAKE BUTTON HOLES. THERE IS ALSO A REPAIR SEAM ACROSS SOME OF THE DARTS BELOW THE WAIST. THE DRESS HAS SOME RUST STAINS, TEARS AND FRAYING OF THE LINEN AND LACE. A REPAIR HAS BEEN MADE ON THE RIGHT SLEEVE AND BACK LEFT SHOULDER. SOME OF THE LACE IS TEARING, AND PULLING AWAY FROM THE LINEN.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
SEE HISTORY OF P19930078001-GA. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A PETTICOAT DONATED BY STAN GREGORY. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. STANLEY J. GREGORY WAS BORN ON FEBRUARY 9, 1923 IN CALGARY, THE SON OF ARTHUR AND MARGARET GREGORY (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN) AND HE SPENT HIS EARLY YEARS ON THE FAMILY RANCH NEAR IRRICANE. IN 1941 STAN JOINED THE RCAF AND SERVED IN NOVA SCOTIA, OPERATING RADAR AND WIRELESS UNTIL THE END OF THE WAR. FOLLOWING THE WAR, HE MARRIED HIS CHILDHOOD SWEETHEART CHARLOTTE LINTON. STAN ATTENDED THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA AND RECEIVED HIS DOCTORATE IN MEDICINE IN 1954. THE COUPLE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1956, WHERE STAN WORKED AT THE BIGELOW FOWLER CLINIC UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT IN 1988. STAN PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 79 ON APRIL 16, 2002. CHARLOTTE GEORGINA HELEN GREGORY (NEE LINTON) WAS BORN ON OCTOBER 3, 1923 IN CALGARY, WHERE SHE WAS RAISED AND EDUCATED. CHARLOTTE RECEIVED HER REGISTERED NURSING DEGREE AT THE CALGARY GENERAL HOSPITAL. SHE WAS MARRIED TO STAN GREGORY ON NOVEMBER 4, 1945. SHE WAS PREDECEASED BY HER PARENTS WARWICK LINTON (DIED IN 1924) AND CHARLOTTE “CHADDY” LINTON (NEE THOMSON) (DIED IN 1982). CHARLOTTE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 68 ON APRIL 1, 1992. CHARLOTTE “CHADDY” LINTON WAS BORN IN GALT, ON AND MOVED TO PARKLAND, AB IN 1904 WITH HER PARENTS WHERE THE FAMILY TOOK UP A HOMESTEAD. SHE GRADUATED FROM NURSING FROM THE CALGARY GENERAL HOSPITAL IN 1917 AND WAS MARRIED TO WARWICK I. LINTON IN 1921. SHE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1973. SHE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 87 ON MARCH 29, 1982. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P19930078014
Acquisition Date
1993-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
CHILD'S DRESS
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, LINEN, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P20010083010
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CHILD'S DRESS
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
WOOL, LINEN, GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Length
55.2
Width
46.5
Description
SKIRT IS CREAM COLOURED WOOL. BOTTOM OF SKIRT IS CUT IN A RECTANGULAR SCALLOP. BOTTOM EDGE HAS A KNIT, WOOL TRIM. SKIRT IS PLEATED AT WAISTLINE. TOP OF DRESS IS WHITE LINEN; COLLARLESS, SLEEVELESS. HAS A ROW OF 4 WHITE BUTTONS, GOING AROUND DRESS HORIZONTALLY, JUST ABOVE WAISTLINE. BACK OF DRESS IS OPEN TO HALFWAY DOWN SKIRT; HAS A ROW OF 6 WHITE, GLASS BUTTONS FOR CLOSURES. FRONT OF DRESS HAS TWO BUTTONHOLES JUST ABOVE WAISTLINE. FRONT OF DRESS HAS A SMALL REDDISH-BROWN STAIN; TOP OF DRESS HAS DISCOLORATION THROUGHOUT. TOP OF DRESS HAS A SMALL HOLE; VARIOUS SNAGS, AND SLIGHTLY FRAYED SEAMS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
DRESS WORN BY LULU MAE FOOTE. DONOR'S FATHER-IN-LAW, CHARLES FOOTE, IS THE SON OF JOHN AND LULU FOOTE (NEE YORK). JOHN'S FATHER, CHARLES MELVIN FOOTE AND HIS WIFE MARGARET, BROUGHT THEIR 2 SONS, JOHN AND JIM, AND THEIR FAMILIES TO THE TABER/NEMISKAM AREA, FROM NEW YORK STATE, IN 1913 TO HOMESTEAD; CHARLES MELVIN WAS A CATTLE BUYER. CHARLES FOOTE (THE GRANDSON) BEGAN FARMING THE FAMILY FARM IN 1927. FAMILY HAS REMAINED IN AREA EVER SINCE. FAMILY BELONGED TO PEMMICAN CLUB AS HOMESTEADERS. *UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A COAT (P20010083002) DONATED BY WILLARD SOLTYS. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND “FADED TRAILS: GRASSY LAKE AND PURPLE SPRINGS”. WILLARD SOLTYS MARRIED EVELYN JEAN FOOTE ON AUGUST 24, 1963. EVELYN WAS BORN ON OCTOBER 18, 1943, TO PARENTS CHARLES EDWARD FOOTE AND KATHLEEN JEAN “JEAN” FOOTE (NEE FLETCHER). SHE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 69 ON JANUARY 25, 2013. CHARLES EDWARD FOOTE WAS BORN ON AUGUST 31, 1917, SON OF JOHN DUNCAN FOOTE AND LULU MAY FOOTE (NEE YORK). KATHLEEN JEAN FLETCHER WAS BORN ON MARCH 17, 1919, IN TABER, THE YOUNGEST OF FIVE CHILDREN BORN TO JOHN R. AND MILLIE FLETCHER. CHARLES EDWARD AND JEAN WERE MARRIED ON MARCH 25, 1941. JEAN PASSED AWAY AT 71 ON DECEMBER 5, 1990. CHARLES EDWARD PASSED AWAY AT 91 ON OCTOBER 1, 2008. CHARLES EDWARD AND JEAN WERE PARENTS TO EVELYN AND BRYAN FOOTE. JOHN DUNCAN FOOTE WAS BORN ON DECEMBER 5, 1880 IN NEW YORK STATE, SON OF CHARLES MELVIN FOOTE AND MARGARET FOOTE (NEE DUNCAN). HE MARRIED LULU MAY FOOTE (NEE YORK) ON MARCH 22, 1905, AND THE COUPLE MOVED TO THE PURPLE SPRINGS AREA IN 1913. CHARLES MELVIN PASSED AWAY ON AUGUST 16, 1968 AT 97. LULU WAS BORN IN 1885 IN NEW YORK STATE. SHE PASSED AWAY ON JULY 20, 1978 AT THE AGE OF 93. JOHN AND LULU WERE PARENTS WERE CHARLES EDWARD AND IRENE AGNES. IRENE MARRIED CHARLES L. FLICKINGER IN SEPTEMBER 1932, AND IRENE PASSED AWAY IN 1974. JOHN DUNCAN’S BROTHER WAS JAMES CHARLES FOOTE, WHO WAS BORN ON MARCH 25, 1887 IN NEW YORK STATE. HE MARRIED CAROLINE HUGGINS IN 1902 AND MOVED TO SOUTHERN ALBERTA IN 1913. HE PASSED AWAY ON JUNE 9, 1955. CAROLINE FOOTE (NEE HUGGINS) WAS BORN JANUARY 31, 1875 IN NEW YORK STATE. SHE PASSED AWAY IN SEPTEMBER 1963 AT THE AGE OF 88. CAROLINE AND JAMES HAD NO CHILDREN. CHARLES MELVIN FOOTE WAS BORN IN 1849 IN NEW YORK STATE. HE WAS MARRIED TO MARGARET (NEE DUNCAN). MARGARET WAS BORN IN PERTH, SCOTLAND IN 1858. CHARLES MELVIN AND MARGARET MOVED TO THE AREA IN 1913. MARGARET DIED IN 1928. CHARLES MELVIN WAS REMARRIED AT THE AGE OF 82, IN SEPTEMBER 1933, TO MRS. EUNICE DANFORTH, WHO WAS 74 AT THE TIME. CHARLES MELVIN PASSED AWAY IN JANUARY 1936, AT THE AGE OF 84. HIS OBITUARY READ: “HE GAVE [NEMISKAM] ITS BASEBALL FIELD AND LAND FOR TWO CHURCHES, AND TO THIS MAN DOES THE TOWN OWE ITS WATER SUPPLY. EVERYTHING OF A WORTHY PUBLIC NATURE HE WAS BEHIND STRONGLY.” JOHN DUNCAN AND JAMES CHARLES WERE THEIR SONS. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARD COPIES OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES AND “FADED TRAILS: GRASSY LAKE AND PURPLE SPRINGS”.
Catalogue Number
P20010083010
Acquisition Date
2001-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20090002001
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
136.5
Width
49.5
Description
THIN WHITE COTTON FULL LENGTH DRESS, HIGH WAIST WITH PLEATS AT TOP OF SKIRT AND WHERE SLEEVES ATTACH TO BODICE. FRONT OF BODICE WITH TRIANGULAR PANEL, HAND EMBROIDERED LACE ON SIDES OF PANEL AND DOWN MIDDLE, RUNCHED FABRIC MAKES UP PANEL. BACK OF DRESS WITH BOW, SAFETY PIN HOLDS TOP BACK OF DRESS TOGETHER WHERE HOOK AND EYE USED TO BE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
DONOR'S GRANDMOTHER, GLADYS HORNE, RECEIVED ITEMS FROM HER FATHER, JOHN HORNE, WHEN HE PASSED AWAY IN 2008. JOHN HORNE IN RETURN RECEIVED ITEMS WHEN HIS MOTHER, GLADYS, PASSED AWAY IN 1978. GLADYS HORNE NEE DOWNER, 1893-1978, WAS BORN IN COLUMBIA FALLS, MONTANA. GLADYS’ FATHER, FRED DOWNER, IMMIGRATED TO CANADA FROM BRIGHTON, ENGLAND. HE EVENTUALLY SETTLED IN COLUMBIA FALLS, MONTANA WHERE HE BEGAN HOMESTEADING WITH HIS ENGLISH WIFE. DOWNER BEGAN MANAGING THE GAYLORD HOTEL, WHERE GLADYS WAS EVENTUALLY BORN. IN 1897, WHEN SHE WAS 4, GLADYS MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WITH HER PARENTS. AT THE TIME, LETHBRIDGE HAD A POPULATION OF 3,500. GLADYS GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL AT THE HAVERGAL LADIES’ COLLEGE IN WINNIPEG BEFORE RETURNING TO LETHBRIDGE TO WORK AT THE HERALD. SHORTLY THEREAFTER, IN 1912, HER FATHER HOSTED A COMING-OF-AGE PARTY FOR GLADYS, WHICH WAS COMMON DURING THAT TIME. GLADYS REMEMBERS WEARING A “VERY LOVELY GOWN, THE VERY LATEST OF THE DAY” AT THIS AFFAIR (SEE P20090002002). IN SEPT 1917, GLADYS MARRIED FAIRFIELD HORNE. EARLY INTO WWII, SHE BECAME A WIDOW. GLADYS WAS AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY THROUGHOUT HER LIFE. SHE WAS A MEMBER OF THE SIR ALEXANDER GALT CHAPTER IODE, THE PEMMICAN CLUB, THE LETHBRIDGE COUNTRY CLUB, AND NUMEROUS OTHER ORGANIZATIONS. FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE PERMANENT RECORD.
Catalogue Number
P20090002001
Acquisition Date
2009-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail

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