Fonds 665 Louise Arnold Findlay fonds

Louise Arnold fonds. — 1916-1934. — 35 photographs.

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Biographical Sketch

Louise Arnold, the youngest of ten children, was born in Michigan, in 1901. Her mother passed away in 1910 and her father Edward then married Sadie McDougall in Winnipeg in 1912. The Arnold family arrived in the Clairmont area on the first train traveling to Grande Prairie and rented Arthur Patrick’s farm. Louise attended Big Horn school on the Scenic Heights corner, and her step-mother Sadie served as a postmistress for Niobe.

When Louise’s father Edward passed away in 1919 his wife Sadie left the area for the United States. Louise stayed and taught at Currie school which was located northwest of Clairmont. She also spent time with friends, particularly with the Bredin family at their home “Twin Shacks”.

Louise left the area to take nurses training at the University of Alberta in 1925, though she didn’t finish the program. She married William F. Findlay from Leduc in 1928. After their marriage William and Louise moved to California where they raised three children.

In 1934, Louise accompanied by her children Conn, Bill and Shirley made a trip back to see the Bredins and other Clairmont friends.

Louise lived in Belmont, California until the end of her life and died on January 28, 1983 in a hospital in San Mateo, California.

Custodial History

The collection was sent digitally to the archives from Louise (Arnold) Findlay’s granddaughter Wendy Findlay Kennedy who scanned the photographs from an album that had belonged to Louise.

Scope and Content

The series consists of photographs taken by Louise Arnold while she was living in the Clairmont area. The photographs consist of pictures of gatherings along the Wapiti, trip to the Beaverlodge Experimental farm, the gatherings at the Bredin family home and Currie school and students.

Notes

The Arnold’s Farm, 1916
2 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
A plowed field and log buildings on the Arthur Patrick farm which the Arnold family rented from 1916-1918.
Location: 0665.01, .02
Berry Picking, 1917
1 photograph; sepia; 4 x 6
L-R Bell, Ruth and Louise Arnold preparing to go berry picking along the Wapiti River.
Location: 0665.03
Girls in Snowshoes, 1918
1 photograph; sepia; 4 x 6
Two girls take a break from snowshoeing to pose for a picture.
Location: 0665.04
A Gathering at the Wapiti River, 1918
1 photograph; sepia; 4 x 6
A group of seventeen people gathered around a vehicle along the Wapiti River.
Location: 0665.05
Louise Arnold & Herman Trelle, 1918
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Herman Trelle and Louise Arnold in his car at Lake Saskatoon. There are chains on the tires of the vehicle to help maneuver on muddy roads.
Location: 0665.08
Mrs. Bredin & Mrs. Speke, 1920
1 photograph; sepia; 4 x 6
Mrs. Bredin and Mrs. Speke seated in a hay rack in front of Currie school, Dec. 23, 1920.
Location: 0665.10 a&b
An Outdoor Tea Party, 1921
1 photograph; sepia; 4 x 6
Louise Arnold far right sitting outside by a log home with two other ladies.
Location: 0665.12
Louise Arnold, 1921
1 photograph; sepia; 4 x 6
Louise Arnold riding in a sleigh pulled by her horse Nell & Beauty.
Location: 0665.15 a&b
Bear Lake, 1921
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
A view of Bear Lake, Sept. 1925.
Location: 0665.17
Louise and Friend, 1923
1 photograph; sepia; 4 x 6
Louise Arnold and a friend standing in the snow.
Location: 0665.18
Louise Arnold at a Lumberyard, 1923
1 photograph; sepia; 4 x 6
Louise Arnold and a friend standing by a lumber pile.
Location: 0665.19
Pupils inside Currie School, 1921
1 photograph; sepia; 4 x 6
Pupils seated at their desks inside Currie School No. 3767 located northwest of Clairmont, Apr. 15, 1921.
Location: 0665.21 a&b
Louise Arnold and Currie School Students, ca. 1921
1 photograph; sepia; 4 x 6
Louise Arnold with students standing outside Currie school.
Location: 0665.22
Girl’s Basketball Game, 1922
1 photograph; sepia; 2 x 6
Spectators enjoying the woman’s basketball game during Grande Prairie Field Day.
Location: 0665.23
A Visit to the Beaverlodge Experimental Station, 1923
3 photographs; sepia; 4 x 6
Three photographs of a visit to the Beaverlodge Experimental Station, including a crowd of people, and two photographs of women in attendance..
Location: 0665.24-26
Ladies in front of Bredin’s “Twin Shacks”, 1925
1 photograph; sepia; 4 x 6
Five ladies in front of Bredin’s home also known as the “Twin Shacks”. One of the ladies is supported by crutches.
Location: 0665.27
Bredin’s “Twin Shacks”, 1925
1 photograph; sepia; 4 x 6
Bredin’s home also known as the “Twin Shacks”.
Location: 0665.28
Mr. & Mrs. Bredin, 1921
1 photograph; sepia; 4 x 6
Mr. & Mrs. Bredin standing outside a wooden building possibly their home at Bear Lake, Alberta.
Location: 0665.29
A Gathering at Bredin’s House, 1926
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
A group gathered in front of Bredin’s house, possibly for Sunday church service.
Location: 0665.30 a&b
Louise Arnold and Friend, ca.1926
1 photograph; sepia; 4 x 6
Louise Arnold on right with a friend, they have ice skates draped over their shoulder.
Location: 0665.31
A Lady on Hoseback by Montrose School, ca.1926
1 photograph; sepia; 4 x 6
A lady seated on horseback with the old Montrose School behind her.
Location: 0665.32
Snow in Bredin’s Twin Shacks Breezeway, ca.1926
1 photograph; sepia; 4 x 6
A lady looking at the snow in Bredin’s breezeway after a storm April 9, 1927.
Location: 0665.33
Findlay Children with Bredins, 1934
1 photograph; sepia; 4 x6
Conn, Bill & Shirley with “Granny & Granpa” Bredin. Conn (4 1/2) is open mouthed, Bill (2) is looking down, Shirley (5 1/2) is between the Bredins.
Location: 0665.34 a&b
Findlay Children at Bredins, 1934
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
The Findlay children, L-R Bill, Shirley, Conn standing outside at Bredins.
Location: 0665.35
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