Fonds 152 D. W. Patterson family fonds

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1914-2002. — 7.5 cm of textual records. — 80 photographs.


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Custodial History

The records were donated by Hazel Patterson starting in 2003, by Dorothy Hall in 2004 and by Gerry Roessler in 2010.

Scope and Content

The fonds consist of D.W. Patterson’s memoirs,1956, (original and a copy) and a short story, Rose Patterson’s memoirs, Dorothy Hall’s personal record, the document admitting D.W. Patterson to the Law Society of Alberta, 1914, a program for the visit of the Earl of Bessborough in 1933, newsclippings concerning the death of Judge Sissons and appointment of Donald as Assistant Chief Judge, 4 portraits, a Women’s Institute album of photographs, and several scanned copies of family photos, and miscellaneous papers and letters.

Notes

Title based on the contents of the fonds.
Accession Numbers: 2003.47; 2004.02; 2004.13; 2006.20; 2010.32; 2010.53
Two books donated with the records: Judge of the Far North; Red Serge Wives

Table of Contents

Series 152.01D.W. Patterson
Series 152.02Rose (Devlin) Patterson
Series 152.03Donald Edward Patterson
Series 152.04Dorothy (Patterson) Hall
Series 152.01D.W. Patterson. — 1914-1969. — 2 cm of textual records. — 4 photographs.

D. W. Patterson was born March 20, 1888, to Eliza and Donald Patterson, Huron County, Ontario, and was brother to Florence, Rena, Lillian, Ella May, Fern, Laurence, Roy, David, and Peter. He attended Goderich Collegiate at age fourteen. At sixteen he passed the required Provincial Examinations required to apply for admission to a Normal School but eighteen was the required age in Ontario. His mother learned he could be admitted to Regina Normal School , North West Territories, so after a 2-3 day train trip and finding a boarding place to fit his budget, he began teacher training in Jan. 1905. At the end of April, he was granted a certificate that entitled him to teach in the North West Territories and went to teach in Long Creek School near Rouleau. When his first term was over, he boarded a train for Nanton, Alberta, where he teamed up with his brother Laurence and filed on a homestead, engaging a neighbor to do the required fifteen acres of breaking. In the spring of 1907, Donald decided to go live on his homestead and teach in the Harvard School where he stayed to prove up his homestead in 1909. He had always wanted to be a lawyer and after interviewing several in Lethbridge arranged to article with John J. Cameron. In 1910 the articles of a Student-at-Law were signed and a $50 fee remitted to the Law Society; texts were acquired and studied while he worked in the law office during the day. One year later when he applied to try the examinations he found his $50 had never reached the law society. He had been cheated out of a year and $50. He then articled under Mr. Smith who proved unsuitable, then under Mr. Ritchie, who gave him work with the Clerk’s office and the Sheriff. He experienced practicing law but felt he lacked the polish and poise a university training would have given him. He received his Bachelor of Law’s Certificate from the University of Alberta in 1914. When WW1 broke out the same fall, he was not inclined to enlist – he had just started his legal profession and his mother had taught him war was “silly”. However, in 1915, he tok a Non-Commissioned Officer’s course, eventually joined the 39th Battery Canadian Field Artillery and was sent to England and then to France where he fought at Dead Dog Farm and the Somme, the “Valley of Sorrow”, and was wounded in battle at Vimy Ridge in 1917. He spent time recovering in English hospitals and then reurned to his 39th Battery as gunner. In September, 1917, his unit battled at Paschendale for 28 days straight. Later that fall he applied for a commission and after a miserable winter fighting in France, was off to England in June to study Military Law. In January, 1919, he returned to Lethbridge and in Calgary, met a lawyer, Mr. MacPhee, from Grande Prairie, who offered him a partnership. By the end 1922 D.W. was the town’s mayor and had met and married Rose Devlin, a teacher from Nanaimo who had spent time teaching in Grande Prairie.

The series consists of Mr. Patterson’s memoirs written in 1956, newsclippings regarding D.W.’s arrival in Grande Prairie, 1919, and Judge Sisson’s death in 1969, a letter of admission to the Law Society of Alberta (1914), a program for the visit of Lord and Lady Bessborough, (1933), a photograph of D.W. and one of his family.

 
D.W.Patterson and Friends, 1952
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Archie Mathieson’s birthday celebration taken in Patterson’s front yard. D. W. Patterson (2nd from left) and Dr. L. O’Brien (far right).
Location: 0152.01.01
D.W. Patterson Family, 1950 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
A studio portrait of the D. W. Patterson family including D. W. Patterson, Rose Patterson, Dorothy, Roda and Donald.
Location: 0152.01.02
D. W. Patterson, 1970 c.
1 photograph; colour; 8 x 10
A studio portrait of D. W. Patterson
Location: 0152.01.03
D. W. Patterson, 1970 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Photograph of D. W. Patterson (2nd from left) standing with a group including Dr. L. O’Brien (far right). This photo is a smaller copy of a framed portrait of the same group (see 152.01.01).
Location: 0152.01.04
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Series 152.02Rose (Devlin) Patterson. — 1927-1988. — 0.5 cm of textual records.

Rose, born in 1893, was the eldest of five children born to Edward and Maria Devlin of Nanaimo. Her father was a miner and she has many fond childhood memories of school days and summer family camping trips. Books, music, church, celebrations with friends and family all provided more memories. Rose attended Normal School in Vancouver from 1911-1912 and began her teaching career in South Wellington and then Harewood School. Rose has vivid memories of the flu epidemic of 1918, schools closed and teachers recruited for helping in hospitals. Most of the family were stricken, but chidren fared better and had to take shifts looking after the family store wih their mother. In 1919, she accompanied her friend, Laura Davis, on a trip to Beaverlodge where Laura’s sister’s family, the Fred Dixon’s, lived. She spent a wonderful summer and when a teaching offer came for the fall, she took it. In the year that followed she met Donald Patterson and also made friends with Isabel Henderson who had arrived from Nova Scotia. She continued to teach at Montrose School but resigned in June, 1921, to go home and help her mother who was running a dress making business in the family store. In Dec 1922, a telegram from Donald Patterson soon led to their wedding and their return to Grande Prairie. On arriving in Grande Prairie, they were presented with a silver tea service from the townspeople. Rose became very active in the Ladies Aid and Women’s Missionary Society, and a leader of C.G.I.T. Rose was a charter member of the Women’s Institute and was involved in formalities for two official visits. In 1933, Lord and Lady Bessborough toured the Peace country and stopped in Grande Prairie for a reception. In 1943, the Duke of Athlone and Princess Alice (patron of Women’s Institutes) visited. H.R.H. had requested an exhibit including “bottling” so samples of war service work, quilts and canned produce were gathered from the whole region. After a trip to the Beaverlodge Experimental farm, the royals were met by a Majorette Guard of Honor, followed by a reception with formal receiving line held in the St. Paul’s Church. The Pattersons were also involved in the Canadian Club which invited speakers like Sheila McKay (writer for Chatelaine) to address rheir meetings. They entertained and hosted many visitors. In 1930 they took a two-week pack-horse trip with Dr. and Mrs. L.J. O’Brien to Cutbank River and Musreau Lake area, and in 1938 another wilderness trip took them to Kinuso Falls and the Monkman Pass area. Rose also contributed to a talk show over CFGP, the Monkman Pass talk show first and then a public service program for the Grande Prairie W. I. which lasted 25 years. In 1957, the Pattersons travelled through Europe for five months; in 1959 they travelled to Whitehorse and continued taking yearly trips.

The series consists of a document, “The History of St. Paul’s United Church in Grande Prairie”, a copy of an Alberta Women’s Institutes newsletter,”Home and Country”, a certificate acknowledging her 52 years as a member of the W.I., a W.I. Brochure, an envelope containing memorabilia from the Queen’s Garden Party, 1959, and articles written by Rose entitled “Arts and Crafts in the Peace Country”, and “Robert Cochrane”.Also included are Rose Patterson’s memoirs. and a Women’s Institute Album containing 89 photographs, 1924-1969, tracing the history of the early days of the group and their activities. Rose’s obituary is also included.

SubSeries 152.02.01Rose Patterson Memoirs. — 1975. — 2 cm of textual records. — 20 photographs.The sub-series consists of Rose Patterson’s memoirs. Included in her story are references to the Dixons, Foys, and O’Briens who were all friends in Nanaimo and all came to the Grande Prairie area between 1916-1921 and provided support for Rose’s decision to come to this area.
 
Devlin-Patterson Wedding, 1923
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7 in.
Rose Devlin married Donald Patterson on January 1, 1923 in Nanaimo, British Columbia, and the young couple made their home in Grande Prairie, Alberta. This photograph is included in Rose Patterson’s Memoirs.
Location: 0152.02.01.01
Christmas at Grandpa Drake’s, 1911
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Last family Christmas at Grandma & Grandpa Drake’s. Top right: mother, father, Rose, Rhoda, Frank at far right, Sam center front, Dorothy beside Grandpa. This photograph is taken from Rose Patterson’s Memoirs.
Location: 0152.02.01.02
D.W.and Rose Patterson Family, 1959
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
Family photo of the D.W. and Rose Patterson family. This photograph is taken from Rose Patterson’s Memoirs,.
Location: 0152.02.01.03
Edward and Maria Devlin, 1942
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Photo of the Mr. and Mrs. Devlin, Rose Patterson’s parents, taken Dec. 3, 1942at a family gathering celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. This photograph is taken from Rose Patterson’s Memoirs.
Location: 0152.02.01.04
Pattersons 40th Anniversary, 1962
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Photo of the Mr. and Mrs. D.W. Patterson’s family taken Christmas 1962 celebrating the Patterson’s 40th anniversary. This photograph is taken from Rose Patterson’s Memoirs.
Location: 0152.02.01.05
Paul and Paulo Miller, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Photo of Paul and Paulo Miller taken in at home in Naples, N.Y. This photograph is taken from Rose Patterson’s Memoirs.
Location: 0152.02.01.06
George Patterson, 1939 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
George Patterson, sitting near the front steps of the Patterson home.This photograph is taken from Rose Patterson’s Memoirs.
Location: 0152.02.01.07
Rhoda’s Wedding, 1946
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Rhoda Patterson on her wedding day, July 31, 1946, accompanied by her sister, Dorothy. This photograph is taken from Rose Patterson’s Memoirs.
Location: 0152.02.01.08
D.W.Patterson & the Shackletons, 1948
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
D.W. Patterson sitting on a bench visiting with Fern and Albert Shackleton in Toronto. This photograph is taken from Rose Patterson’s Memoirs.
Location: 0152.02.01.09
Dorothy, Rhoda, and Donald Patterson, 1946
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 6
Dorothy Fern, Rhoda and Donald, children of Rose and D.W. Patterson. This photograph is taken from Rose Patterson’s Memoirs.
Location: 0152.02.01.10
Donald W., Lorena, and Lillian Patterson,, 1897
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 6
D.W. Patterson with sisters Lorena and Lillian. This photograph is taken from Rose Patterson’s Memoirs.
Location: 0152.02.01.11
D.W. Patterson’s 83rd Birthday, 1971
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 3
A group of old friends meet to celebrate D.W.’s 83rd birthday. He is sitting, preparing to cut Hazel’s cake. This photograph is taken from Rose Patterson’s Memoirs.
Location: 0152.02.01.12
Table Set for Patterson’s 83rd Birthday, 1971
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 3
D.W. Patterson celebrates his 83rd birthday with his family. L-R: Donald holding Lori, Hazel, D.W., Linea . This photograph is taken from Rose Patterson’s Memoirs.
Location: 0152.02.01.13
Rose Devlin Patterson’s Siblings, n.d.
1 photograph; colour; 8 x 10
L-R: Sam and Mary Devlin, John and Rhoda Beck, Harry and Dorothy Martin, Fred and Vera Devlin. This photograph is taken from Rose Patterson’s Memoirs.
Location: 0152.02.01.14
Mrs. Eliza Patterson, n.d.
1 photograph; colour; 5 x 7
D.W. Patterson’s mother. This photograph is taken from Rose Patterson’s Memoirs.
Location: 0152.02.01.15
Mr. Patterson, Sr., n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
D.W. Patterson’s father. This photograph is taken from Rose Patterson’s Memoirs.
Location: 0152.02.01.16
Mabel Patterson, 1971
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Mabel Patterson. This photograph is taken from Rose Patterson’s Memoirs.
Location: 0152.02.01.17
Rhoda Patterson Graduates, 1966
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Rhoda graduates, summa cum laude in Library Science from Geneseo College, New York University, 1966. This photograph is taken from Rose Patterson’s Memoirs.
Location: 0152.02.01.18
Anne Campbell Singers, 1968
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
Anne Campbell Singers, Lethbridge, on a 5-week tour of Britain.where they won 8 firsts in 3 festivals. They are in Princess St. Gardens below Edinburgh Castle. Lesley in middle og back row and Carmen center of third row. This photograph is taken from Rose Patterson’s Memoirs.
Location: 0152.02.01.19
Grandpa and Douglas Hall Play Crib, 1970 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 3
D.W. Patterson plays crib with his grandson, Douglas Hall. This photograph is taken from Rose Patterson’s Memoirs.
Location: 0152.02.01.21
Halls in Ottawa, 1970
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 3
The Halls with their four children when they lived in Ottawa.. This photograph is taken from Rose Patterson’s Memoirs.
Location: 0152.02.01.22
Halls Celebrate 25th Anniversary, 1973
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5
Dorothy and Douglas Hall prepare to cut their 25th anniversary cake. Lori Patterson looks on. This photograph is taken from Rose Patterson’s Memoirs.
Location: 0152.02.01.23
Donald Patterson Family, 1971
1 photograph; colour; 5 x 7
Donald and Hazel Patterson with children Linea and Ricky Beeson (back) and Lori Patterson (front). This photograph is taken from Rose Patterson’s Memoirs.
Location: 0152.02.01.24
Rose Patterson, 1970
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Rose Patterson at the age of 77
Location: 0152.02.01.25
D.W. Patterson, 1970
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Donald W. Patterson at the age of 82.
Location: 0152.02.01.26
SubSeries 152.02.02Women’s Institute Photo Album. — 1924-1969. — 2 cm of textual records. — 54 photographs.The sub-series consists of an album of 89 photographs with descriptions traces the history of the Grande Prairie Women’s Institute from 1924-1969. Rose was a charter member and remained very active in the club throughout her life. The album tells the story of much of the work of the Institute during these years.
 
Court House, Grande Prairie, 1955 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
The Court House building in Grande Prairie photographed by Paquin Photographs in the 1950s.
Location: 0152.02.02.01
Grande Prairie High School, c.1955
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Exterior view of the Grande Prairie High School c. 1955.
Location: 0152.02.02.02
Grande Prairie High School Chorus, 1925
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Principal E. Foy and Conductor Mrs. F. Barber-Smith pose with the Grande Prairie High School Chorus. Chorus members display the Women’s Institute Shield, presented to the Chorus by Mrs. Grabas during a music festival in 1925.
Location: 0152.02.02.03
Women’s Institute Constituency Conference, 1934
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Group photo of participants at the Women’s Institute Constituency Conference held in Sexsmith in 1934, including Convener Mrs. D.W. Patterson and Director Mrs. Roy Roberts of Sexsmith.
Location: 0152.02.02.04
Women’s Institute District One Delegation, 1950
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Women’s Institute members photographed at the District One “Blueprint for Action” conference in Edmonton in 1950. Included in the photograph are former directors Mrs. J. Merriot and Mrs. D. Hayden, Grande Prairie Women’s Institute delegate Mrs. N. Hnatiuk, and Mrs. O. Boucher.
Location: 0152.02.02.05
Singing “O Canada”, 1943
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 5
Women’s Institute constituency members singing “O Canada” in the basement of St. Paul’s United Church in Grande Prairie during the visit of H.R.H. Princess Alice in 1943. Included in the photo are Mrs. D. W. Patterson and Mrs. J. Smart of Grande Prairie and Mrs. L. Williams of Rio Grande.
Location: 0152.02.02.06
Farewell Tea for Mrs. Kowensky, 1953
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
In February 1953 Womens Institute members gathered at the home of Mrs. D. W. Patterson for a farewell tea in honour of Mrs. L. Kowensky, who served as broadcaster for the group.
Location: 0152.02.02.07
Mrs. N. Hnatiuk, 1959
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Director of Women’s Institute District #1, Mrs. N. Hnatiuk, busy at her desk in 1959. Mrs. Hnatiuk convened the March, 1959 tea put on by the G.P.W.I. for the opening of the Bank of Commerce.
Location: 0152.02.02.08
Mrs. Hugh McDonald, 1959
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Mrs. Hugh McDonald, Treasurer of the Grande Prairie Women’s Institute, registering two of almost a thousand guests at the Bank of Commerce opening tea.
Location: 0152.02.02.09
Constituency Conference, Grande Prairie, 1956
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Members of the Grande Prairie Women’s Institute at a Constituency Conference held in Grande Prairie on June 8, 1956. Included in the photograph are (l-r) Mrs. D.W. Patterson (Radio), Mrs. J. Pandachuk (Citizenship), Mrs. W. Bord (Handicraft), Mrs. W. J. Miller (Social Services), Mrs. N. Hnatiuk (Convener), Mrs. R. E. Hoffman (U.N. & Exchange), Mrs. G Summers (Home Ec), Mrs. W.R. Mueller (Agriculture and Canadian Industries).
Location: 0152.02.02.10
Dryer Donation, Grace Christian Home, 1958
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Children and visitors admire the new dryer donated to the Grace Christian Home in Dimsdale by 17 women’s groups in Grande Prairie. The idea to fund raise for a dryer for the home was proposed to the Grande Prairie Women’s Institute by Mrs. W. C. McMillan, secretary.
Location: 0152.02.02.11
Grace Christian Home, Dimsdale, 1958
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Building and playground at the Grace Christian Home in Dimsdale, 1958.
Location: 0152.02.02.12
Grace Christian Home, Dimsdale, 1958
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Mrs. W. C. Mc Millan, Grande Prairie Women’s Institute secretary, presents Mrs. Houseworth with a gift paper signed by 17 Women’s Institute group donors. The groups donated sufficient funds for the purchase of a propane dyer and supply of gas for the Grace Christian Home in Dimsdale in 1958.
Location: 0152.02.02.13
Grace Christian Home, Dimsdale, 1958
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Grande Prairie Women’s Institute and 17 Grande Prairie women’s groups pooled resources to donate a dryer to the Grace Christian Home in Dimsdale. Mr and Mrs. Houseworth of Grace Christian Home, shown with a group after the presentation tea in 1958.
Location: 0152.02.02.14
Grace Christian Home, Dimsdale, 1958
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Grande Prairie Women’s Institute and 17 Grande Prairie women’s groups pooled resources to donate a dryer to the Grace Christian Home in Dimsdale in 1958. The photograph shows children from the home inspecting the new dryer.
Location: 0152.02.02.15
Women’s Institute Dryer Fund Committee, 1958
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Grande Prairie Women’s Institute Dryer Fund Committee at Grace Christian Home in Dimsdale in 1958. Shown in the photograph are Mrs. W. C. McMillan (convener), Mrs. G. Kerr (president), Mrs. G. Mensinger, Mrs. O. Boucher, Mrs. C. Ireland (Royal Purple representative) and representatives from Western Star and C. G. I. T.
Location: 0152.02.02.16
Mrs. Patterson, 1959
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Grande Prairie Women’s Institute charter member, Mrs. Patterson, pouring at the Bank of Commerce opening tea in 1959.
Location: 0152.02.02.17
Preparing for the Bank of Commerce Opening Tea, 1959
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Grande Prairie Women’s Institute members gathered at the home of Mrs. Hnatiuk to prepare sandwiches for the Bank of Commerce opening tea in 1959.
Location: 0152.02.02.18
Mrs. Wishart,
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Grande Prairie Women’s Institute charter member Mrs. Wishart working at the Bank of Commerce opening tea in 1959. The photograph was taken by Isabel Campbell of the Herald-Tribune.
Location: 0152.02.02.19
Preparing for the Bank of Commerce Opening Tea, 1959
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Grande Prairie Women’s Institute members gathered at the home of Mrs. Hnatiuk to prepare sandwiches for the Bank of Commerce opening tea in 1959. Members also made their best small cakes.
Location: 0152.02.02.20
Bank of Commerce Tea, 1959
1 photograph; b & W; 5 x 7
Grande Prairie Women’s Institute members at the Bank of Commerce opening tea in 1959. Included in the photograph are Mrs. Gordon Kerr (President), Mrs. N. Hnatiuk (District One Director) and Mrs. A. Flanagan (former Treasurer and Welfare Convener).
Location: 0152.02.02.21
Grande Prairie Library, 1957
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 4
The Grande Prairie Library was started by the Grande Prairie Women’s Institute in 1939. It was turned over to the town in 1941, with 600 books on its shelves. The library was moved to this location in 1957, with 15,000 books in its collection and a circulation of over 51,000 per annum.
Location: 0152.02.02.22
Memorial Arena, c. 1940
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 4
The Grande Prairie Women’s Institute contributed $1100.00 in funds in support of the Memorial Arena, built to honour fallen soldiers (1939-1945).
Location: 0152.02.02.23
Mrs. G. Kerr, 1959
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Mrs. G. Kerr, President of the Grande Prairie Women’s Institute, receiving farewell gifts from Mrs. G. Carveth, 1st Vice-President, in 1959. The presentation was made at a supper party honouring Mrs. A. D. Wishart, charter member, and departing president Mrs. G. Kerr. The party was held at the home of Mrs. Patterson on April 2, 1959.
Location: 0152.02.02.24
Mrs. A. D. Wishart, 1959
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Mrs. A. D. Wishart, former president, welfare convener and constituency convener, receiving the Alberta Women’s Institute Life Membership pin from Mrs. N. Hnatiuk, district director. The presentation was made at a supper party honouring Mrs. A. D. Wishart, charter member, and departing president Mrs. G. Kerr. The party was held at the home of Mrs. Patterson on April 2, 1959.
Location: 0152.02.02.25
Mrs. Kerr and Family, 1956
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Mrs. G. Kerr with her family, photographed in 1956.
Location: 0152.02.02.26
Grande Prairie Women’s Institute Supper Party, 1959
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
A supper party honouring Mrs. A. D. Wishart, charter member, and departing president Mrs. G. Kerr was held at the home of Mrs. Patterson on April 2, 1959. Twenty six of the thirty five members were present for the occasion.
Location: 0152.02.02.27
Grande Prairie Women’s Institute Supper Party, 1959
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
A supper party honouring Mrs. A. D. Wishart, charter member, and departing president Mrs. G. Kerr was held at the home of Mrs. Patterson on April 2, 1959. Twenty six of the thirty five members were present for the occasion. Shwn at the buffet table are Mrs. I. Card, Mrs. C. Ireland and Mrs. S. E. Forman.
Location: 0152.02.02.28
Grande Prairie Women’s Institute 35th Anniversary, 1959
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Members gathered at a banquet to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the Grande Prairie Women’s Institute in 1959.
Location: 0152.02.02.29
Grande Prairie Women’s Institute 40th Anniversary, 1964
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Members gatheredat a banquet to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Grande Prairie Women’s Institute in 1964.
Location: 0152.02.02.30
Grande Prairie Women’s Institute 45th Anniversary, 1969
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Members gathered at a banquet to celebrate the 45th Anniversary of the Grande Prairie Women’s Institute in 1969.
Location: 0152.02.02.31
Grande Prairie Women’s Institute 50th Anniversary, 1971
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Members gathered at a banquet to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Grande Prairie Women’s Institute in 1969.
Location: 0152.02.02.32
Farewell Tea, 1949
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Grande Prairie Women’s Institute members photographed at a farewell tea for Mrs. F. Spicer , charter member, and Mrs. J. Phillips in June of 1949
Location: 0152.02.02.33
Mrs. W. Sharpe, 1934-1942
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 2
Grande Prairie Women’s Institute member Mrs. W. Sharpe, who supervised the Women’s Institute maternity waiting room from 1934-1942.
Location: 0152.02.02.34
Mrs. A. D. Wishart, 1959
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Grande Prairie Women’s Institute member Mrs. A. D. Wishart, charter and life member.
Location: 0152.02.02.35
Mrs.H. McDonald, 1948
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 2
Grande Prairie Women’s Institute member Mrs. H. McDonald organized the organization’s first cancer drive in 1948 and continued on to serve as chairman.
Location: 0152.02.02.36
Gathering at Mrs. Clubine’s Farm, 1934
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4
Grande Prairie Women’s Institute members, photographed in 1934 at the farm home of Mrs. Clubine, former constituency convener.
Location: 0152.02.02.37
Women’s Institute Silver Anniversary, 1949
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 7
Grande Prairie Women’s Institute members photographed at a banquet celebrating the organization’s silver anniversary in 1949.
Location: 0152.02.02.38
Constituency Conference Officers, 1961
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Grande Prairie Women’s Institute Constituency Conference officers photographed at the conference in 1961. Included in the photo is Mrs. G. Bishop, presiding.
Location: 0152.02.02.39
A. C. W. W. Conference, 1953
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
A.C. W.W. Conference attendees photographed in Toronto in 1953. Included in the photo are C. Wood, M. L. Thompson, A. B. Gorman and D. W. Patterson.
Location: 0152.02.02.40
Cancer Drive Presentation, 1948
1 photograph; b & w; 6 x 6
Mrs. H. McDonald, chairman of the Women’s Institute Cancer Drive, presents a cheque for $1613.00 to Provincial President Mrs. E. E. Morton at a Constituency Conference held in Grande Prairie in 1948.
Location: 0152.02.02.41
Mr.and Mrs. Norman Moon, n.d.
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 3
Mrs. Norman Moon, long-time Women’s Institute member and her husband Mr. Moon photographed at the their 50th Anniversary reception, which was catered by the Grande Prairie Women’s Institute.
Location: 0152.02.02.42
Dr. Lotta Hitschmanova, 1961
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Dr. Lotta Hitschmanova, director of Unitarian Services, visits Grande Prairie for the second time in November of 1961.
Location: 0152.02.02.43
Market Day, 1960, 1960
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Grande Prairie Women’s Institute members photographed at Market Day in 1960.
Location: 0152.02.02.44
Market Day, 1961, 1961
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Grande Prairie Women’s Institute members photographed at Market Day in 1961.
Location: 0152.02.02.45
Wild Rose Quilt, 1959
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Mrs. W. Lorens photographed with the “Wild Rose” quilt, which was raffled off in 1959 to raise funds for the purchase of a wheelchair to donate to the hospital.
Location: 0152.02.02.46
Home and Country Quilt, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Grande Prairie Women’s Institute members pose with the “Home and Country” quilt. Included in the photograph is Alberta Women’s Institute president, Mrs. W. R. Ford, second from left.
Location: 0152.02.02.47
Quilting Committee at Work, n.d.
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 3
Grande Prairie Women’s Institute quilting committee members busy working on one of the dozens of welfare quilts for use at home and abroad. Included in the photograph are Mrs. J. Mcdonald, Mrs. N. Moon, Mrs. A. Wishart, Mrs. J. Henning and Mrs. G. Carveth.
Location: 0152.02.02.48
Citizenship Workshop, 1961
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Participants photographed at an Alberta Women’s Institute Citizenship Workshop, held in 1961.
Location: 0152.02.02.49
Mrs. L. B. Yule, 1925
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Mrs. L. B. Yule, first Grande Prairie Women’s Institute secretary, photographed with two children who underwent corrective surgery in 1925. The surgery was sponsored by the Women’s Institute.
Location: 0152.02.02.50
Mrs. C. Graban, 1925
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 2
Mrs. C. Graban, first president of the Grande Prairie Women’s Institute.
Location: 0152.02.02.51
Grande Prairie Girls’ Chorus, 1925
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Mrs. C. Graban, first president of the Grande Prairie Women’s Institute, presenting the Women’s Institute Shield to the Grande Prairie Girls’ Chorus festival winners. Mr. S. Foy, principal and Mrs. F. Barber-Smith, are included in the photograph.
Location: 0152.02.02.52
Jubilee Parade Float, 1927
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 5
Women’s Institute’s prize winning float photographed in the Jubilee Parade on July 1, 1927.
Location: 0152.02.02.53
Meeting at Mrs. Peebles’ Home, 1936
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Women’s Institute members meet at the home of Mrs. E. Peebles in January of 1936. The temperature was -48, with fog. Included in the photo are (l-r) Mrs. F. Spicer, Mrs. K. Morrison, Mrs. A. D. Wishart, Mrs. D. W. Patterson, Mrs. J. H. Charters, Mrs. I. Nelson and Mrs. L. J. O’Brien.
Location: 0152.02.02.54
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Series 152.03Donald Edward Patterson. — 1961-2002. — 0.5 cm of textual records. — 2 photographs.The series consists of a letter, a name plate, and news clippings recording Donald’s appointment as Assistant Chief Provincial Judge in 1979, a program and a photo related to his involvement in local theatre, a letter from Mayor Romanchuk to Hon. Otto Lang requesting the name “ P. J Tooley Terminal Building” be considered for the airport, and a photograph of Donald taken shortly before his death.
 
Donald Patterson, 1975 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Don Patterson as “Dr. Paul Travers.”
Location: 0152.03.01
Donald Patterson, 2002 c.
1 photograph; coloured; 8 x 10
Portrait of Donald Patterson
Location: 0152.03.02
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Series 152.04Dorothy (Patterson) Hall. — 1920-2001. — 0.5 cm of textual records.The series consists of a personal record of Dorothy’s early life and memories of her parents.
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