Fonds 483 Hans Arnold & Isabella Christianson fonds

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1913-1985. — 2 cm of textual records. — 81 photographs.


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Biographical Sketch

Hans Arnold Christianson was born in North Dakota, March 9, 1903. In 1905 the family came to Naughton Glen, Alberta and settled in the Beauvallon area. His mother was Mina Christianson (1878-1958). In 1913, he was attending the Stoney Rapid School and had George Murray for a teacher. Arnold was the oldest child with brothers Karl and Harold and sisters Ida and Betty (Hasuik). Arnold moved to the La Glace area and on Sept 17, 1928, and filed on a homestead quarter of land NE-1-75-9 W6. He farmed in the area for 35 years. In 1941, he married Isabella Metcalfe.

Isabella was the daughter of Tom and Jane (Cahoon) Metcalfe. Tom came to Canada from Sunderland, England in 1904 and worked as a farm hand in Manitoba where met and married Jane, who had come to Canada from Ireland for a visit. Isabella was the third child of five children and spent a number of years in England with an aunt and finished her schooling in Grande Prairie when she returned in 1922 as her parents were now in the Hinton Trail area on a homestead ( NW32-69-10-W6). She later obtained her teacher certification and taught in the district for 33 years. Arnold and Isabella were married in 1941. They had no children. They were both involved in the development of the South Peace Centennial Museum in Beaverlodge.

Arnold and Isabella retired to Kelowna in 1974. Isabella died in 1984 and Hans Arnold died in 1985.

Custodial History

These records were passed on to Rudolf Olson and then given to Doreen (Bekkerus) Kuryvial of Edmonton who donated them to the South Peace Regional Archives in 2011.

Scope and Content

The fonds consists of a family album of photographs and a scrap book of clippings including local news items, weddings, sports teams, obituaries.

Notes

 

 
Hans Arnold Christianson & School Friends, 1913
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
School friends with Hans Arnold Christianson seen front left on the ground.
Location: 0483.01.01-02
Hans Arnold Christianson & Farmstead, 1913
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Hans Arnold Christianson standing in the middle of the family’s farmyard. Other family members are around the house and other outbuildings and a huge woodpile are evident.
Location: 0483.01.01-05
Discing in La Glace, 1928
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Possibly Hans Arnold Christianson on the tractor pulling a discing implement in La Glace in 1928.
Location: 0483.01.02-03
“Me and My Shove it to Pieces”, 1934
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4
Hans Arnold Christianson beside his one-ton Chev truck c.1934.
Location: 0483.01.03-02
Cooks and Part of Mill Crew, 1931
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 3
Cooks and Part of Mill Crew including Hans Arnold Christianson.
Location: 0483.01.03-03
Christianson House on the Farm, 1952
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Christianson House on the farm and moved to La Glace in 1952.
Location: 0483.01.04-01
Building the Barn on the Christianson Farm, 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Building the Barn on the Christianson farm
Location: 0483.01.04-04
Harold and boys with Arnold Christianson, 1945 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Harold Christianson with his sons Dean and Daryl and Arnold Christianson.
Location: 0483.01.04-05
Combining Wheat at T. Bangen’s, 1948
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4
Combining Wheat at T. Bangen’s
Location: 0483.01.04-06
Arnold With Tractor and Grader, 1948
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4
Arnold with tractor and grader following a fence line.
Location: 0483.01.04-07
Aleck Christianson’s Homestead Shack, 1933
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4
Aleck Christianson homesteaded just north of Arnold.
Location: 0483.01.05-03
Arnold Breaking Sod at La Glace, 1936
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4.5
Arnold Christianson breaking sod at La Glace in 1936.
Location: 0483.01.05-05
Arnold’s Family in Beauvallon, 1954
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4.5
Arnold’s Family in Beauvallon: L-R identified as Beat., Ida, Conn., Harold, Arnold, Mother and Carl. Carl and Harold were Arnold’s brothers.
Location: 0483.01.06-04
Soderquist’s Threshing Machine, 1946
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Soderquist’s Threshing Machine with Arnold pulling it with his tractor.
Location: 0483.01.06-09
A New Tractor, Oct. 25, 1957
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Arnold shows off his new tractor with Mr. B. Shannon in the forground.
Location: 0483.01.07-05
L. Jevning’s House Becomes a Café, 1945
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 3.5
Moving L. Jevning’s house into La Glace to become their first café.
Location: 0483.01.07-06
La Glace in 1955, 1955
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
La Glace in 1955.
Location: 0483.01.08-01
Isabella Christianson with Their 1952 Car, 1952
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4.5
Isabella Christianson with their new 1952 Car
Location: 0483.01.08-02
Christianson’s 1955 Car and 1949 Truck, 1956
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Christianson’s 1955 Car and 1949 Truck.
Location: 0483.01.08-03
Arnold & Isabella Christianson Beside Their Home, 1950 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4.5
Arnold & Isabella Christianson beside their home on the farm.
Location: 0483.01.10-05
Arnold & His Father in Vancouver, 1940
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5
Arnold Christianson & walking with his father in Vancouver
Location: 0483.01.12-03
Kleskun Hill, 1950c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4.5
Kleskun Hill
Location: 0483.01.13-01
Kleskun Hill, 1950c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4.5
Kleskun Hill, the hill known as Garrett Hill showing interesting strata of the land formation.
Location: 0483.01.13-02
Arnold and Isabella Ready to Board an Airplane, 1950
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4.5
Kleskun Hill, the hill known as Garrett Hill showing interesting strata of the land formation.
Location: 0483.01.13-06
Smoky Bridge Opening – Sexsmith Float, 1949
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4
Smoky Bridge Opening Parade showing the Sexsmith float consisting of small elevators on a trailer. Sexsmith had the distinction as “The Grain Capital of the British Empire”.
Location: 0483.01.14-02
Smoky Bridge Opening -Wembley Float, 1949
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4
Smoky Bridge Opening Parade showing the Bernard Hamm stuffed animal collection on a float from Wembley advertising “The District that made Peace River Famous”.
Location: 0483.01.14-03
Smoky Bridge Opening – La Glace Float, 1949
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5.5
Smoky Bridge Opening Parade showing the La Glace Float featuring a miniature farmstead – then & now theme.
Location: 0483.01.14-04
Anglican Church Float, 1949
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 3.5
Smoky Bridge Opening Parade showing the Anglican Church Float pulled by the Anglican Mission Van and featuring a miniature log church.
Location: 0483.01.14-08
Grande Prairie County Fair Parade, Aug 9, 1965
2 photographs; colour; 3.5 x 5
Grande Prairie County Fair Parade featuring a Co-op float with a steam engine (American Abell) on it.
Location: 0483.01.17-01-02
La Glace Fire Truck, 1965
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 3
La Glace Fire Truck in 1965
Location: 0483.01.18-03
View From Richmond Hill, 1933
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
View from the top of Richmond Hill, looking towards Grande Prairie, seven miles in the distance.
Location: 0483.01.18-05
Buffalo Lake School on the Move, 1950 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Buffalo Lake School on the move headed for Pipestone Creek.
Location: 0483.01.19-02
1927 One Ton Chevrolet Truck, 1934
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4.5
1927 One Ton Chevrolet Truck
Location: 0483.01.19-06
Haugen’s Snow Plane, 1935 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 3.5
Haugen’s Snow Plane with a group of admirers standing beside it and in front of Pete Haugen’s Machine-Repair Shop in La Glace.
Location: 0483.01.21-08
Haugen’s Snow Plane #2, 1935 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4
Pete Haugen stands beside his snow plane in front of Haugen’s Machine-Repair Shop in La Glace.
Location: 0483.01.21-09
Main Street La Glace – North Side, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4.5
Main Street La Glace – North Side
Location: 0483.01.22-01
Breaking Sod at La Glace, 1828
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4.5
Breaking Sod at La Glace showing a line of tractors with Arnold Christianson in the lead.
Location: 0483.01.22-02
Olsons Beside Larson’s Store, 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4
Rudy and Dorphy Olson on the street in front of C.L. Larson – General Merchant store.
Location: 0483.01.22-04
Breaking Sod – Fxing Machines, 1928
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4.5
Breaking sod in La Glace area in 1928 showing a line of tractors stopped for refueling, greasing and changing shares and coulters.
Location: 0483.01.22-05
Mowing Hay, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4
Arnold Christianson mowing a hay field with a horse-drawn mower with him sitting atop.
Location: 0483.01.22-07
Mowing Hay with Tractors, 1928
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4.5
Three tractor & mower rigs stop for a break in a hay field. Arnold Christianson is on one tractor and Hans Haakstad on another.
Location: 0483.01.22-08
Building the New Farm House, 1934-1935
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4
Building the new farm house.
Location: 0483.01.23-02
Building the New Farm House, 1934-1935
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4
Building the new farm house – close up.
Location: 0483.01.23-03
Trip to Dawson Creek, 1940
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4
Arnold and Isabella take a road trip to Dawson Creek.
Location: 0483.01.23-08
La Glace School Busses, 1952
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5.5
La Glace School Busses lined up in front of the La Glace School.
Location: 0483.01.25-03
Dunvegan Ferry, 1951
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4
Dunvegan Ferry loading cars on the south shore.
Location: 0483.01.26-01
Fishing Trip – Breakfast, 1951
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4
Christiansons on a fishing trip to the Yukon. Arnold is fixing breakfast outdoors.
Location: 0483.01.27-01
Fishing Trip – Camping, 1951
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4
Christiansons on a fishing trip to the Yukon with a group of people.
Location: 0483.01.27-08
Isabella, 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4.5
Isabella shown staning by a car.
Location: 0483.01.29-01
Arnold Christianson With His Half-Ton, 1940
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4.5
Arnold Christianson With His Half-Ton truck – a 1938 Chevrolet.
Location: 0483.01.29-06
Arnold Christianson With His Discing Outfit, 1928
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 3.5
Arnold Christianson With His Discing Outfit – steel wheeled tractor and disc.
Location: 0483.01.29-09
Sexsmith’s Seven Grain Elevators, 1950 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5.5
Sexsmith’s Seven Grain Elevators.
Location: 0483.01.30-01
La Glace Community Hall, 1936
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
La Glace Community Hall in 1936.
Location: 0483.01.30-02
Arnold Christianson Tilling, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Arnold Christianson tilling a field with a McCormick-Deering 15-30, a 1928 model.
Location: 0483.01.30-05
Dragging the Road on La Glace’s Main Street, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 3.5
La Glace Main Street being dragged by J.W. Webber with a team. C.L. Larson’s store in the background.
Location: 0483.01.30-06
Dunvegan Ferry, 1951 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4.5
Dunvegan Ferry coming in to dock with foot traffic only.
Location: 0483.01.31-02
Bush Men -Wolf Lake Mill, 1931
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4
Bush Men – Wolf Lake Mill
Location: 0483.01.31-04
Ferry at Rolla Landing, BC, 1940
1 phortograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4
Ferry at Rolla Landing, BC
Location: 0483.01.34-01
Panning For Gold at Rolla Landing, 1940
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4
Panning For Gold on the Peace River at Rolla Landing, BC.
Location: 0483.01.34-03
Cecil Lake Church, 1940
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4
Cecil Lake Church
Location: 0483.01.34-07
Red Cross Hospital, Cecil Lake, 1940
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4
Red Cross Hospital, Cecil Lake
Location: 0483.01.34-08
Leaving Cecil Lake – In Search of Good Homesteads, 1940
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4
A line of men with backpacks leaving Cecil Lake. Photo labelled “In search of good homesteads”. L-R: O. Haakstad, Gilmore, Haaksted, Tommy, Lloyd, Arnold Christianson, Schimler.
Location: 0483.01.34-09
Lumber Mill Workers, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 6
Lumber mill workers sitting on a pile of lumber. Persons identified are Shaggy, K. Stenbrue, Jones, B.O. Hanson, K. Bones, Transgard, Amundson, H. Rohn, O. Hegglund, Arnold Christianson, Johanna, Petra, Olaf, Annie
Location: 0483.01.36-05
Jimmy Miller & Larson’s Store, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 3.5
Jimmy Miller in the truck box in front of Larson’s Store in La Glace
Location: 0483.01.37-02
Mr. Larson, Kenneth and Lloyd, 1931 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4
Mr. Carl Larson, with sons LLoyd and Kenneth standing beside their car
Location: 0483.01.37-03
La Glace Hockey Team, 1934
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4
La Glace Hockey Team in 1934.
Location: 0483.01.37-06
Northfield Hockey Team, 1934
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4.
Northfield Hockey Team
Location: 0483.01.37-08
Crew of Men Heading to Stoney Lake, 1938
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4
Crew of Men outside Sexsmith Hotel loading up a truck for a trip to Stoney Lake and Kinuseo Falls
Location: 0483.01.38-01
Water Ways on the Monkman Road, 1938
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5.x 4
A truck is seen crossing a stream. The sign on the box of the truck reads, “Kinuseo Falls or Bust”. The truck is likely Arnold Christianson’s.
Location: 0483.01.38-05
Jack Pine Lane on the Monkman Road, 1938
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4
A truck loaded with men is seen on the Monkman Pass Trail cut through the trees.
Location: 0483.01.38-07
Meal Time on the Monkman Trail, 1938
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4
Meal Time on the Monkman Trail. Four men are identified as “Edvin Joh, Petit, Floen, Arnold Christianson”.
Location: 0483.01.38-09
Stuck on the Monkman Trail, 1938
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4
Stuck on the Monkman Trail. Photo is labelled, “Come out of the mud Lizzy, and take us home.”
Location: 0483.01.39-01
Crossing a Log Pole Bridge on Monkman Road, 1938
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4
Crossing a Log Pole Bridge on Monkman Road.Bridge makers watch as the truck crosses.
Location: 0483.01.39-02
Frying Hotcakes for Breakfast on the Monkman Trail, 1938
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4
Frying Hotcakes for Breakfast on the Monkman Trail.
Location: 0483.01.39-05
Jacob’s Cabin at Stoney Lake, 1938
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4
Jacob’s Cabin at Stoney Lake, BC.
Location: 0483.01.39-06
Packing up Camp on Monkman Trip, 1938
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4
Packing up Camp on Monkman Trip. L-R: “Lodvik, Ralph, Albin, Nels, Lindsy, Hek Fowler”
Location: 0483.01.40-04
Outlook Tower on Saskatoon Mountain, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4
Outlook Tower on Saskatoon Mountain.
Location: 0483.01.43-02
Truck on Monkman Pass Road, 1938
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4
Half-ton Ford truck on Monkman Trail
Location: 0483.01.44-08
Buildings on the Sudaten Settlement, 1940
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4
Half-ton Ford truck on Monkman Trail
Location: 0483.01.44-09
Dunvegan Historic Building, 1950 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4
The Christiansons visit an historic building at Dunvegan.
Location: 0483.01.45-08
La Glace Curing Rink, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4.5
La Glace Curing Rink
Location: 0483.01.46-03
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