Fonds 572 Alexander Family fonds

 

William Alexander Family fonds. — 1856-[ca. 2000]. — 2.5 cm of textual records. — 82 photographs.


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Biographical Sketch

William Alexander was born on October 21, 1862 at the “Bent of Haulkerton”, Laurencekirk, near Montrose, Scotland. He was the son of William Alexander and Jessie Cream Fettes. William Sr., born 1816, was the son of Thomas Alexander and Elizabeth Milne in Forfarshire. Thomas’ father and grandfather were also named William. Jessie Cream Fettes, born 1824, was the daughter of Lawrencekirk’s Dr. James Fettes and Euphemia Cream. William Sr. and Jessie had 12 children, of whom one immigrated to Canada, some immigrated to New Zealand, and the others remained in Scotland. William and Jessie farmed a holding of 462 acres, with several employees, which they had inherited from William’s father. The farm was known as the “Bent” and remained in the Alexander family until 1930, when William’s brother, Jim, sold it and retired to Montrose.

William left Scotland at the age of 18, bound for New York, later moving to Canada, drawn by the gold rush. He became involved in the Riel Rebellion as the driver of a Red River cart and eventually made his way to Edmonton after the Rebellion ended. From there he went to Rossland, British Columbia, where he married Emilie Dannhauer in 1896. She had been born in 1873 in Pembroke, Ontario, the daughter of Paul Dannhauer and Caroline Gutzmann. Her family had journeyed west to the Stony Plain area in 1892.

The couple later returned to the Edmonton area where William worked in a lumbermill. They had 5 surviving children: William Paul (born 1897 in Rossland, BC), Charles Edward (born 1899 in Inga, Alberta), Frederick Arthur (born 1903 in Inga), Jean Emilie (born 1906 in Inga), and Maggie Helen (born 1908 in Strathcona).

In 1910, William walked to the Peace Country in search of land. The rest of the family followed in the spring of 1911 with a caboose and sleighs pulled by ox teams over the Long Trail. William filed on homestead land west of the town of Rycroft (portion of NE 5 and SE 8 78-5 W6th) in 1911 and obtained an additional half-section using South African scrip (NW 4 and SW 9 78-5 W6th), gaining the patent to the land in April 1916. A large two-story home was built, which was later used as a hospital during the 1918 influenza epidemic. William Alexander was also one of Rycroft’s first reeves, serving on council 1918-1919.

On August 10, 1916, Emilie Alexander died of Bright’s Disease and the rest of the family dispersed shortly thereafter. William Jr. and Edward enlisted for service in the First World War, Arthur moved to Edmonton to take classes, and Jean and Maggie were sent to Edmonton to live with relatives, where they remained for the next five years.

William Sr. sold the farm in 1918 and in 1919 moved to Bear Flats, beyond Fort St. John, where he invested in Aberdeen Angus cattle. Unfortunately, the onset of a depression made the venture unprofitable. From there William Sr. and Edward went to Fort Fitzgerald and Fort Smith, where William was killed in a logging accident on June 6, 1928.

Bill Jr. farmed at Rycroft after the war then moved to Appleton in 1935 to assist his sister, Jean, by then a widow. He married Ida Walker there. William died in 1966 and is buried next to his mother in the Rycroft cemetery.

Edward married Kae Eggen from Edmonton in 1930. He lived in several mining communities in western and northern Canada, finally settling in Fort Saskatchewan due to ill health. Edward and Kae had two sons, William and Arthur. Edward died in 1973 and is buried in Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Fort Saskatchewan.

Arthur was a bookkeeper and store manager in Hudson’s Hope and married Violet Neilson from Fort St. John in June 1918. They had a son, also named Arthur. Arthur Sr. died in 1938 and is buried in the Rycroft cemetery next to his mother.

Jean moved to Grande Prairie to finish High School and then to Victoria to attend Normal school in 1924. She taught in Rycroft from 1925 until 1928. Jean married Herbert O’Brien and the couple had three daughters, Margaret, Alice Jean, and Erin. Herb passed away in 1935, leaving Jean a young widow. She taught at Appleton until 1942, when she moved to Grande Prairie. She then continued her career at Montrose School and the Grande Prairie Composite High School until retiring in 1975. Jean was also very involved in the Grande Prairie music festival and served as church organist for the United Church for many years. She died in 2001 and is buried in the Grande Prairie Cemetery.

Maggie married Emil Baron from Stony Plain in 1931 and the couple had three children: Douglas, Jean, and Gurth. Maggie was employed as a secretary-bookkeeper in Edmonton and at the town office in Fort Saskatchewan. She died in 1995.

Custodial History

The records were created by various members of the extended Alexander/Dannhauer family. They were assembled by Jean Baron Pearce and placed in albums. South Peace Regional Archives obtained permission to copy selected portions of the albums in May 2014.

A copy of William Alexander’s death record was acquired by the Archives from a Fort Smith historian and inserted in the collection.

Scope and Content

The fonds consists of family photographs, correspondence, and genealogical records of the William Alexander Family. The photographs ([ca. 1966]-1980) show William Alexander, his wife Emilie Dannhauer, and their families, the Alexander children in Strathcona, Rycroft, and Grande Prairie, various boats on the Peace River, the Fort Fitzgerald wood camp, the Art Alexander family in Hudson’s Hope, the O’Brien girls, Maggie and Emil Baron and their children, Ed and Bill Alexander in their army uniforms, and the Alexander gravesite and O’Brien Park.

The correspondence (1896, 1915-1986) includes letters from Emilie Alexander to her mother Caroline Dannhauer, Pringle to Bill Alexander, R. B. Leslie to the Alexanders, Bill Alexander to his sisters and father, Ed Alexander to his sister Maggie and father, William to his daughters, Aunt M. F. Wells to Jean and Maggie, Aunt H.(?) A. Alexander to Jean, Aunt Jessie Fairweather to her nieces and nephews, Art and Violet Alexander to his sister Maggie, Harry Newgord to Ed and Bill, cousin Ella F. Lyell to Jean and Maggie, W. J. C. Reed & Sons Solicitors and Notaries Public to Maggie, cousin Jessie (nee Bell) to Jean Pearce, Emil and Maggie Baron to their daughter Jean Pearce, cousin Jessie (nee Bell) to Violet Alexander, cousin Helen Truscott to Jean Pearce, Paul and Caroline Dannhauer to Sidney Truscott, Jean to her sister Maggie, cousin Jim Blacklaws to Maggie, Jean to niece Jean Pearce, cousin Wayne to Jean Pearce, cousin Isabel Besley to Jean Pearce, and the Public Archives of Canada to Jean Pearce.

Other records include German language records of Paul Dannhauer (permission for passport, Certificate of Qualification as Helmsmen 1st Class, Certificate of Baptism, and confirmation of birth), William Alexander’s Birth Certificate, Ontario land records of Paul Dannhauer, William and Emilie Alexander’s Marriage Certificate, Maggie Alexander’s Birth Certificate, William Alexander’s Certificate of Registration of Death, Emilie Alexander’s Certified Abstract of Registration of Death, Maggie and Emil Baron’s Marriage Certificate, obituaries of uncle James Alexander and aunt Maggie Wells, excerpts from the “Centennial History” of St. John Lutheran Church, Petatwawa Ontario, 1867-1967, newspaper articles about Maggie Baron and Jean Alexander, Rycroft homecoming program and newspaper article, and family trees compiled by various family members.

The records were arranged in a series of binders and albums, as assembled by Jean Pearce. They have been selected and rearranged by the Archivist into chronological order. The photographs have been left in the order they were given by Jean; not every photograph in the albums was copied.

Notes

Title of fonds based on contents.

 
Alexander Boys and their Father, [ca. 1908]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Left to right: Ed, Art, William (father), and Bill Alexander.
Location: 2014.041.001
 
Maggie Alexander, 1910
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Maggie Alexander on November 27, 1910. Photograph taken by M. Burgess, Strathcona.
Location: 2014.041.002
 
Alexander Family at the Bent in Laurencekirk, Scotland, [ca. 1866]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Alexander Family at the Bent, Laurencekirk, Scotland, about 1866. Back row, left to right: Tom, Jean, William Sr. (father), Maria, Jessie (mother)? holding Maggie, Jim, and Jessie. Front row, left to right: Willie, Mina (Willamina), Ack (Alexander), Lizzie, Euphemia, and Charles.
Location: 2014.041.003
 
Dannhauer Family, [ca. 1890]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
The Dannhauer Family about 1890. Back row, left to right: Carl, Martha, Oswald, Emma, and Emilie. Front row, left to right: Paul, Eva, and Caroline. The Dannhauers settled in Petawawa, Ontario in 1867.
Location: 2014.041.004
 
Emilie Dannhauer, [ca. 1895]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Emilie Dannhauer, later the wife of William Alexander. Photograph taken by Mathers, Edmonton, NWT.
Location: 2014.041.005
 
William Alexander, [ca. 1890]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
William Alexander. Photo taken in Scotland by James Ewing (11 Crown Street, Aberdeen & Braemar).
Location: 2014.041.006
 
Jessie Fairweather, Maggie Wells, and Jim Alexander, [ca. 1925]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Three of William Alexander’s siblings, Jessie Fairweather (born 1856), Maggie Wells (born 1866), and Jim Alexander (born 1854). Photo likely taken in Scotland.
Location: 2014.041.007
 
The Bent, [ca. 1969]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
The Bent farmhouse in about 1969, after it had been sold by the Alexander family. The photograph was taken by Rex Pearce.
Location: 2014.041.008
 
Spirit River Girls, [ca. 1912]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
“This is a photo of our little Spirit River girls taken on the first of July.” Left to right: Oma Tomson, Mag. Tomson, Peace Brooks, Jean Alexander, Florence Brooks, and Maggie Alexander.
Location: 2014.041.009
 
Maggie and Jean Alexander, [ca. 1909]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Sisters Maggie and Jean Alexander. This photograph was taken before the family moved to Spirit River and taken by M. Burgess, Strathcona, Alberta.
Location: 2014.041.010
 
Girls in Dresses, [ca. 1915]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Girls in dresses, including Jean (third from right) and Maggie Alexander (second from right). The name “Jessie Wishart” is written on the back of the original photograph.
Location: 2014.041.011
 
Alexanders at their Rycroft Farm, [ca. 1912]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
The Alexander family on their farm near Rycroft with a slaughtered pig. Left to right: Art, Emilie, Maggie?, Jean?, Bill or Ed?, William Alexander, and Mr. Leslie.
Location: 2014.041.012
 
Alexander Girls at the Organ, [ca. 1914]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Jean and Maggie at their mother’s reed organ.
Location: 2014.041.013
 
Jean and Maggie Alexander, [ca. 1918]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Jean and Maggie Alexander in lacy dresses.
Location: 2014.041.014
 
Native Grave Site, 1925
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Riders, including Maggie (left) and Jean (middle?) Alexander at a Native Grave Site near Fort St. John.
Location: 2014.041.015
 
Alexander Sisters at English Farm, [ca. 1922]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Maggie and Jean Alexander at the English’s farm.
Location: 2014.041.016
 
Boating on the Peace River, 1922
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Ed, Maggie, and Jean Alexander in a boat on the Peace River at Fort St. John in 1922.
Location: 2014.041.017
 
Imperial Steamer on the Peace River, [ca. 1925]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
The Imperial ___, a steamship on the Peace River, possibly approaching “The Gates” at Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 2014.041.018
 
Boating on the Peace River, 1925
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Jean and Maggie Alexander in a boat on the Peace River near Fort St. John. The boat is tied to the shore.
Location: 2014.041.019
 
Alexander’s Landing, [ca. 1924]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Alexander’s Landing near Fort St. John. The photo is alternately identified as Dunvegan.
Location: 2014.041.020
 
William Alexander’s Grain, 1924
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
William Alexander’s grain field in British Columbia in 1924.
Location: 2014.041.021
 
At the English Farm near Beaverlodge, 1924
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Left to right: Ruth English, Bill Alexander, Mrs. English, Vera, Maggie Alexander, Mr. Johnson, and Grace Johnson at the English Farm near Beaverlodge. William had come to pick up Maggie from CGIT camp.
Location: 2014.041.022
 
Girls’ Basketball Team, 1925
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
“This is some basket ball girls that played on the 24th of May. I [Jean Alexander] am in front. We are all High School girls.” The girls are posed in front of a maypole and the photo was taken in Grande Prairie in 1925.
Location: 2014.041.023
 
Ferry on the Peace River, [ca. 1925]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
A ferry boat (?) and barge on the Peace River at “The Gates” near Hudson’s Hope, British Columbia.
Location: 2014.041.024
 
D. A. Thomas, [ca. 1925]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
The D. A. Thomas paddlewheeler on the Peace River. Note on reverse: “D. A. Thomas (paddle wheeler went 4 mph. (Grandfather could pull upstream at 4 mph. also!)”.
Location: 2014.041.025
 
Fort St. John Sports Day, 1925-26
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Riders at the Fort St. John Sports Day, including Art (second from left) and Ed (fourth from left) Alexander.
Location: 2014.041.026
 
Ice on the River, [ca. 1925]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
A view of a river, likely the Peace River, showing chunks of ice along the shoreline.
Location: 2014.041.027
 
The Peace River, 1925
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
A view of the Peace River in 1925.
Location: 2014.041.028
 
Canyon at Hudson’s Hope, [ca. 1925]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
The Peace River Canyon at Hudson’s Hope with two girls (possibly Maggie and Jean) on a rock cliff.
Location: 2014.041.029
 
D. A. Thomas, 1925
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
The D. A. Thomas paddlewheeler on the Peace River in 1925.
Location: 2014.041.030
 
The Peace River, [ca. 1925]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
A view of the Peace River from its banks.
Location: 2014.041.031
 
Paddlewheeler, [ca. 1925]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
A paddlewheeler (possibly the “Distributor”) with a barge anchored at the river’s shore. Wood is stacked on the shore.
Location: 2014.041.032
 
The Distributor, [ca. 1928]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
The Distributor paddlewheeler with a barge anchored at the river’s shore.
Location: 2014.041.033
 
Picnic at Dunvegan, [ca. 1920]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Several people seated on the ground in front of a log building during a picnic at Dunvegan.
Location: 2014.041.034
 
Montrose School Grade 10 Class, [ca. 1922]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Montrose School grade 10 class sitting on the steps of the school. Top to bottom, left to right: Mr. Elsworth Foy, Nain Grimmett, Irma Grimmett, Rhea Chambers, Agnes Melsness, Helen Clark, Jean O’Brien, Cora Charters, Bill Urqhart, Val Taylor, Herb O’Brien, Harold Melsness, and Pick Reavlly.
Location: 2014.041.035
 
CGIT Camp, 1925
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Breakfast at CGIT Camp. Maggie is on the right.
Location: 2014.041.036
 
Riverside Camp, [ca. 1925]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Luggage, wood, and a stove on the shore of the river with a large boat tied nearby.
Location: 2014.041.037
 
Leaving Rolla, 1925
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Leaving Rolla for the Nelson. Various notes on the back: “Leaving Rolla for Noutas [?] Feb. 5,/25 Lead, Barney & K___ [Sam’s Team] Trail. Bake & Nora.” “Mule. Myself.” “To the Nelson.”
Location: 2014.041.038
 
Ed at Wood Camp, [ca. 1927]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Ed Alexander at the wood camp near Fort Fitzgerald. A log cabin is visible in the background.
Location: 2014.041.039
 
Geyser, 1920-21
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
A geyser in a body of water halfway between Fort Vermilion and Peace River Crossing. A tower is visible in the background.The photograph was taken by Ed Alexander.
Location: 2014.041.040
 
Bill Teasing a Prairie Chicken, [ca. 1925]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Bill Alexander teases a prairie chicken with his foot. A note on the reverse states: “We burned[?] this piece north of the barn in the spring and ruined this Chickens eggs. After it had been sitting for two or three weeks Art put a hens egg under her which was the only one that hatched. She disappeared with the chicken”.
Location: 2014.041.041
 
Wood Camp, [ca. 1927]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Log cabin at the wood camp at Fort Fitzgerald, NWT.
Location: 2014.041.042
 
Farming, [ca. 1925]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Three men in a field (the one on the right is possibly Ed Alexander) taking a break.
Location: 2014.041.043
 
Ed at the Wood Camp, [ca. 1927]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Ed Alexander standing in the doorway of a cabin at the wood camp at Fort Fitzgerald, NWT.
Location: 2014.041.044
 
Wood Camp, [ca. 1927-28]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Stacks of snow-covered logs at the Fort Fitzgerald wood camp.
Location: 2014.041.045
 
Stone Boats Loaded with Cord Wood, [ca. 1928]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
“Loading stone boats with cord wood. Start of over 600 cords of wood. Rocker R[iver], junction of Slave R[iver].”
Location: 2014.041.046
 
Spring Break-up, 1928
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
“Spring break-up at mouth of Peace, start of Slave R[iver]. 1928” Photograph likely taken by Ed Alexander.
Location: 2014.041.047
 
House in Gold Fields, [ca. 1930]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Ed Alexander’s house in Gold Fields.
Location: 2014.041.048
 
Fort Resolution, [ca. 1930]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Buildings at Fort Resolution, NWT, including the mission school.
Location: 2014.041.049
 
Kae, Sandy and Art Alexander, 1932
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Kae, Sandy, and Art Alexander standing outside of a building at Gold Fields.
Location: 2014.041.050
 
Art and Sandy Alexander, [ca. 1934]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Art and Sandy Alexander on their first day of school? At Gold Fields.
Location: 2014.041.051
 
Oil Field, [ca. 1930]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Oil field in an unidentified location, likely NWT. Several drilling derricks are visible.
Location: 2014.041.052
 
Industrial Plant, [ca. 1930]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Three men, possibly including members of the Alexander family, standing beside an unidentified industrial plant.
Location: 2014.041.053
 
Peace River, [ca. 1930]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
A view of the Peace River from Art Alexander’s boat. He used to deliver mail between Hudson’s Hope and Fort St. John.
Location: 2014.041.054
 
Hudson’s Hope Store, [ca. 1938]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Art Alexander’s new store in Hudson’s Hope. A note on the back of the photograph notes: “Violet and the judge Manctin [?] in front of the New Store. The Store is painted now.”
Location: 2014.041.055
 
Swimming at the River, [ca. 1930]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Art Alexander and a young lady in bathing suits at a river.
Location: 2014.041.056
 
Hudson’s Hope Store, [ca. 1938]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Trading post store and other buildings at Hudson’s Hope. Photograph taken by Art Alexander.
Location: 2014.041.057
 
Power House and Blacksmith Shop, [ca. 1930]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
“Some of my construction work Power House and Blacksmith Shop”. Photograph likely taken by Art Alexander at Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 2014.041.058
 
Mail Boat, [ca. 1930]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Art Alexander’s boat and an airplane at Hudson’s Hope. The woman standing in front is likely Violet Alexander. “This is our fourty [sic] five foot battle ship, Steno and the airshop the Superintendent of Postal Service droped [sic] down in last week.”
Location: 2014.041.059
 
Horses Crossing the Peace River, [ca. 1930]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Horses crossing the Peace River, likely at Taylor Flats.
Location: 2014.041.060
 
Art Alexander at Legislature Grounds, 1918
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Art Alexander on bicycle at Edmonton’s Legislature grounds, while attending Alberta College.
Location: 2014.041.061
 
Art Alexander at Alberta College, 1918-1920
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Art Alexander and a friend at Alberta College in Edmonton.
Location: 2014.041.062
 
Hudson’s Hope Store, [ca. 1938]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Back side of the trading post store at Hudson’s Hope. “This takes in the whole lay out. Store, warehouse and double decker crappery with high Level bridge to top deck. Moved in last mo. Post office in side.”
Location: 2014.041.063
 
Hudson’s Hope, [ca. 1938]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Numerous buildings in Hudson’s Hope. Art Alexander’s store and post office is located on the far left.
Location: 2014.041.064
 
Art Alexander, [ca. 1938]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Baby Art Alexander at 8 months old. He is the son of Art and Violet Alexander.
Location: 2014.041.065
 
Herb O’Brien and Friend, [ca. 1926]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Herb O’Brien (left) and a friend at the University of Alberta.
Location: 2014.041.066
 
O’Brien Girls, [ca. 1935]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Alice, Margaret, and Erin O’Brien, the daughters of Herb and Jean (Alexander) O’Brien.
Location: 2014.041.067
 
O’Brien Girls on their Way to School, [ca. 1940]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
The O’Brien girls on their way to the Appleton School in a horse-drawn cart.
Location: 2014.041.068
 
O’Brien Girls, [ca. 1940]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Alice, Margaret, and Erin O’Brien, the daughters of Herb and Jean (Alexander) O’Brien.
Location: 2014.041.069
 
The Alexander Family and Friends, [ca. 1915]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
The Alexander family with friends. Back row, left to right: Bill, Ed, William Alexander, and Mr. Leslie. Front row, left to right: Jean Alexander, Clara Stewart, and Maggie Alexander.
Location: 2014.041.070
 
Upper Gates of the Peace River, [ca. 1935]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
A view of the Upper Gates of the Peace River. A group of people is sitting on a ledge overlooking the river. Photograph possibly taken by Art Alexander.
Location: 2014.041.071
 
Maggie Alexander and Emil Baron, 1931
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Maggie Alexander and Emil Baron on their wedding day, March 21, 1931. The portrait was taken by Jos. L. Tyrrell, Edmonton, Alta.
Location: 2014.041.072
 
Baron Children, [ca. 1945]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Gurth, Jean, and Doug Baron, with dog Tico. Children of Maggie (Alexander) and Emil Baron.
Location: 2014.041.073
 
Florence L. and Gurth O’Brien, [ca. 1945]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Florence L. and Gurth O’Brien standing in the doorway of a log building.
Location: 2014.041.074
 
Kae, Art, and Sandy Alexander, [ca. 1945]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Studio portrait of Kae, Art, and Sandy Alexander (Ed’s family) taken by the Deayton Studio, Edmonton, Alberta.
Location: 2014.041.075
 
Ed and Bill Alexander, [ca. 1916]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Ed and Bill Alexander in their World War I uniforms.
Location: 2014.041.076
 
On the River, [ca. 1900]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
“Uncle Alex’s [William Alexander] gang on river.” A group of men with poles on floating logs.
Location: 2014.041.077
 
Alexander Children, [ca. 1911]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
The Alexander children, left to right: William, Maggie, Edward, Jean, and Arthur. Photograph taken by M. Burgess, Strathcona, Alberta.
Location: 2014.041.078
 
Alexander Gravesite, 1980
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
The gravesite of Emilie Alexander and infant, flanked by Art and Bill, in the Rycroft Cemetery.
Location: 2014.041.079
 
O’Brien Park, 1980
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Members of the Alexander Family at O’Brien Park on the Wapiti River. Jean Alexander married Herb O’Brien.
Location: 2014.041.080
 
Arthur Alexander and Son Arthur, 1937
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Arthur Alexander and his Son, Arthur. Note on reverse: “Young Art and his daddy. 8 mos. Doesn’t he look like that picture of you [Maggie] which Susie said made you look “round as an apple.””
Location: 2014.041.081
 
Rycroft House, [ca. 1915]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
The Alexanders’ house on the farm at Rycroft.
Location: 2014.041.082
 
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