Fonds 284 Jean and Alex Cameron fonds

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1903-2000. — 4 cm of textual records. — 107 photographs.


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Biographical Sketch

Alexander Cameron (Sr.) was born in 1887 in Huntley, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, one of fifteen children. In 1909 Alex arrived in the U.S.A. and in 1912 two brothers, Ed and Bob and a sister, Aggie, also immigrated. The brothers started work at a ranch in Idaho. They learned from a neighbor, Harry Ayres, of the opportunities in Canada and eventually working their way through British Columbia, they arrived in the Peace country. Liking what he saw, Alex filed on the homestead NE 31-70-6-W6 and they returned to BC and loaded their animals on the train, finallyarriving in July, 1915. They built a log cabin and weathered their first very cold winters in it. In 1918, the flu epidemic hit and Aex helped tend the sick and took care of a number of graves for neighbors, He met Margaret Stewart Watson when he went to get the doctor for her family. Margaret survived but her sister died of the flu. In 1921, Margaret and Alex were married. Alex ran cattle and worked all his land with horses. Alex and Margaret had two boys, Alex Jr. (b. 1930) and Ted,(b. 1932). Both boys attended Flying Shot Lake School and later Grande Prairie High School. The brothers cut down trees and sold firewood and vegetables in town to raise enough money for bicycles. They were active mebers of Scouts and Cadets. As a high school student Alex boarded at the County Dorm, which at that time was in the old H-huts at the World War II Training Centre. Alex went on to fall trees across the Wapiti in the winter and worked in the planer mill in Dimsdale. Ted took a job as elevator manager at Sexsmith and later in Dawson Creek. Ted married Anne Wood in 1954 and they had two children, Cutis and Dianne. Anne contracted polio and passed away in 1956. In 1958, Ted married Claris Johnson and they had a girl, Candis. Ted and Claris lost their lives in a boating accident on Lake Saskatoon May 20, 1960. Alex married Jean Scorgie in 1954 and they have three children: Terry, Shelley and Sandee. Alex worked for J.B. Tissinton Construction for 18 years and then moved to his parents’ farm in Flying Shot Lake to operate a mixed grain and beef farm. Alex Sr. passed away in 1980.

Jean (Scorgie) Cameron (b. 1935) is the youngest of six children of William and Violette Scorgie of the Hinton Trail district.The Scorgie children included Ellen, Elmer, Alta, Leonard, La Vern, and Jean. In 1922-23, Bill, Archie McEacheran, and Stan Ronksley built the Craigellachie School where the Scorgie children received their early schooling. Bill operated Frontier Lumberfor several years on the corner of his farm and was always active in community affairs. For many years theirs was a gathering place for young people and a boarding place for the teacher.The Scorgies were great gardeners and Violette loved flowers, especially roses. Bill died in 1963 and Violette in 1964.

Custodial History

Copies of original photographs from a family album as well as individual family photographs were donated to the South Peace Regional Archives by Alex and Jean Cameron in 2008. Copies of original records from Forbes Presbyterian Church Album including photograph scans were donated to the South Peace Regional Archives by Jean Cameron, historian for Forbes Presbyterian Church, in 2009.

Scope and Content

The fonds consists of a copy of the wedding photograph of William Scorgie and Violette McEachern in 1918, copies of 27 photographs from Jean (Scorgie) Cameron’s family album regarding the lives of the Scorgie and McEachern families in the Hinton Trail area, copies of 8 photographs showing Alex Cameron and his high school classmates in the County Dorm just after World War II, copies of 71 photographs and the historical text from Jean’s album on the history of Forbes Presbyterian Church.

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Table of Contents

Series 284.01Jean Scorgie Family Photographs
Series 284.02Alex Cameron School Photographs
Series 284.03Presbyterian Youth Choir
Series 284.03Jean – Presbyterian Church History

 

Series 284.01Jean Scorgie Family Photographs. — 1930-1955. — 27 photographs.The series consists of a copy of the 1918 wedding photograph of Jean’s parents, William and Violette Scorgie, and 27 photographs from Jean (Scorgie) Cameron’s family album.
 
Violette and William Scorgie, [1955]
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Violette and William Scorgie in their home at Hinton Trail. (copy of original)
Location: 0284.01.01
Jean Scorgie and Norine Hastings Tea Party, [1930]
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4
Jean Scorgie and Norine Hastings have a tea party for their dolls. (copy of original)
Location: 0284.01.02
Jean Scorgie, [1942]
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4
Jean Scorgie playing with her dolls in front of their home. (copy of original)
Location: 0284.01.03
Sandy and Jean Scorgie, [1942]
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4
Jean Scorgie held by her brother, Sandy. (copy of original)
Location: 0284.01.04
Violette Scogie with the Bee Super, [1945]
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4
Violette Scorgie holding her bee super. During the war keeping bees helped allay the scarcity of sugar.(copy of original)
Location: 0284.01.05
Scorgie-McEachern Gathering, [1938]
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4
L-R Archie McEachern (grandfather), Violette with baby Jean, sister Alta, and brothers Len and La Vern in front.(copy of original)
Location: 0284.01.06
The Christmas Turkey, [1945]
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4
LaVern and Len Scorgie (copy of original) holding the Christmas turkey with Jean and the dog, Tippy on the right.(copy of original)
Location: 0284.01.07
Scorgie Family, [1940]
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4
L-R William Scorgie, Ellen Graf (his daughter), Alta, Sandy, La Vern, Violette with Jean and Len Scorgie. (copy of original)
Location: 0284.01.08
Beaverlodge Hospital, [1940]
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4
The newly built Beaverlodge Hospital. (copy of original)
Location: 0284.01.09
The Scorgie Home, [1945]
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4
The Scorgie Home as seen from the road – part of the Hinton Trail . (copy of original)
Location: 0284.01.10
Alta Scorgie and Helen McNab, 1942-1943
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4
Alta Scorgie and Helen McNab (Jean Scorgie’s grade 3 teacher) . (copy of original)
Location: 0284.01.11
Miss Yaroslowski, Teacher, Craigellachie School, 1943-1944
1 photograph; b & w; 1.5 x 2.5
Miss Yaroslowski, Jean Scorgie’s grade 2 teacher at Craigellachie School . (copy of original)
Location: 0284.01.12
William Scorgie with the Christmas Turkey, [1945]
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4
William Scorgie showing off the Christmas turkey that he is getting ready to carve. (copy of original)
Location: 0284.01.13
Craigellachie School Students, [1942]
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4
Craigellachie students (L-R) Back: Tom Elsender, Irene Sutton, Irene Moss, Edna Mc Arthur, Ella Moss, La Vern Scorgie. Front: Evelyn Smith, Alisha Jones, Buzz Smith, Doug Dunbar. (copy of original)
Location: 0284.01.14
Craigellachie School Play, [1945]
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4
Craigellachie students performing a play.
Location: 0284.01.15
Craigellachie School Students, [1944]
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4
Craigellachie students.(copy of original)
Location: 0284.01.16
Birthday Party, [1946]
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4
A birthday party in March. (copy of original)
Location: 0284.01.17
Violette Scorgie and Daughter, Jean, 1936
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4
Violette Scorgie holding her daughter, Jean.(copy of original)
Location: 0284.01.18
Sandy Scorgie in Uniform, [1945]
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4
Sandy Scorgie with his wife, Mae, on the right and his sister, Alta, on the left.
Location: 0284.01.19
William, Violette and Jean Scorgie, [1945]
1 photograph; B& W; 2 x 4
William and Violette Scorgie with daughter, Jean in front of their house. (copy of original)
Location: 0284.01.20
William Scorgie in the Garden, [1952]
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4
William Scorgie working in his garden with the house and outbuildings in the background.(copy of original)
Location: 0284.01.21
Three Combines Harvesting a Field, [1950]
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4
A young boy watches as three combines work in a field.in southern Alberta. (copy of original)
Location: 0284.01.22
Craigellachie School, 1941-1942
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4
La Vern Scorgie and Irene Moss show off in front of the Craigellachie School.(copy of original)
Location: 0284.01.23
Virginia McEachern, 1918 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Virginia McEachern standing on a makeshift bridge with her three children seated beside her. L-R: Ian, Violet, and Doug. (copy of original)
Location: 0284.01.24
Hinton’s Happy Hearts Sewing Club, [1950]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Hinton Trail’s Happy Hearts Sewing Club. L-R Back : Alice Wood (Scorgie), May McEachern, Rosie Elsender, Doris McEachern. Front: Shirley McEachern, Pat McEachern, Ruth Kulick, Jean Scorgie. (copy of original)
Location: 0284.01.25
May McEachern and Len Scorgie, [1952]
1 photgraph; b & w; 4 x 6
May Mc Eachern and Len Scorgie standing beside a car with a rumble seat. (copy of original)
Location: 0284.01.26
Grandmother MacEachern, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4
Grandmother McEachern on the homestead. (copy of original)
Location: 0284.01.27
Scorgie, McEachern Wedding, 1918
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Wedding photograph for William Scorgie and Violette May McEachern (on right), January 2, 1918. Best man is Lee Strang, and bridesmaid is Delia Mary Miller (wife of Chester Miller). Wedding took place in Montrose House, the Forbes Presbyterian Church Manse.
Location: 2003.63.02
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Series 284.02Alex Cameron School Photographs. — 1945-1946. — 8 photographs.The series consists of copies of eight photographs of Alex Cameron and his classmates at the Grande Prairie High School County Dorm, which in 1945-1946 was in some of the H-huts at the World War II Training Centre.
 
Inside the Dorm at D-Company H Huts, 1945-1946
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
A boy sits at a piano and another boy lies on his cot reading. A radio and a flag decorate one wall.
Location: 2005.008.01
Girl’s Dorm at D-Company H Huts, 1945-1946
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
A group of girls stand in front of their dormitory, one on the H-Huts
Location: 2005.008.02
Boys’ Dorm #4 “Somme” at D-Company H Huts, 1945-1946
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
A young man stands in the doorway of his dormitory, one of a row of D-Company huts. Bicycles are propped against the sidewalk and building.
Location: 2005.008.03
Ralph Eng, Supervisor, Standing in the Doorway of Dorm #4, “Somme”, 1945-1946
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
#4 “Somme” became a boys dorm for high school students after the war.
Location: 2005.008.04
Alex Cameron in Front of the H-Hut Dorm, 1945-1946
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Alex Cameron wearing his cadet uniform.
Location: 2005.008.05
D- Company Huts Built During WWII, 1945-1946
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 5
Two rows of D-Coy Army Huts, a model T car is parked in front of one.
Location: 2005.008.06
Girls’ Baseball Team in Front of Dormitory H-Huts, 1945-1946
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Group of girls’ basball team posing for a group shot with two men (coaches?) inbetween rows of D-Company Army Huts which were used as dormitories for high school students after WW II.
Location: 2005.008.07
Girl on Sidewalk Leading to D-Company Army Huts, 1945-1946
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 5
A girl poses at the end of the wooden sidewalk running along 101 St. in front of the army huts which were used as dormitories after WWII.
Location: 2005.008.08
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Series 284.03Presbyterian Youth Choir. — 1935.Presbyterian Youth Choir including Eileen Magnuson, Marjorie Harris, Edith Crosby, Florence Crosby, Doreen Riley, Peggy Hodges, Gladys Duncan, Phyllis Harris, Leona Harris, Jimmy Duncan, Gordon Wright, Max Swallow. Photo taken by Mrs. Wright, April 7, 1935.
 
Presbyterian Youth Choir, 1935
1 photograph scan; b & w; 4 x 6
Presbyterian Youth Choir including Eileen Magnuson, Marjorie Harris, Edith Crosby, Florence Crosby, Doreen Riley, Peggy Hodges, Gladys Duncan, Phyllis Harris, Leona Harris, Jimmy Duncan, Gordon Wright, Max Swallow. Photo taken by Mrs. Wright, April 7, 1935.
Location: 0284.03.01
Dr. E.A. Wright, 1983
1 photograph scan; colour; 4 x 6
Forbes Presbyterian Church minister from 1929 through the Depression years. In 1983 he was 100 years old in Victoria, BC, and in good health.
Location: 0284.03.02
Presbyterial Meeting, 1933
1 photograph scan; b & w; 4 x 6
Meeting of the Presbytery at Forbes Presbyterian Church in 1933. Front row: Rev. E.A. Wright of Grande Prairie, Miss M. Grigor of Wanham, Mrs. Ledingham, Mr. William Grant of Grande Prairie. Back Row: Rev. Minor Simpson of Fort St. John, Mr. John Watson of Grande Prairie, Rev. M. Frazer of Brownvale, Mr. Duncan of Brownvale, Mr. Kerr of Grande Prairie
Location: 0284.03.03
Forbes Presbyterian Church, [1933]
1 photograph scan; b & w; 4 x 6
Dedication of Forbes Presbyterian Church built on the corner of 101 Ave. and 100 St. Grande Prairie. Mr. Watson planted the trees around the church.
Location: 0284.03.04
Reverend Wright, [1933]
1 photograph scan; b & w; 4 x 6
Revend Wright standing by the back door of Forbes Presbyterian Church.
Location: 0284.03.05
Reverend Wright & Son Gordon, [1933]
1 photograph scan; b & w; 4 x 6
Reverend Wright and his son Gordon standing by the back door of Forbes Presbyterian Church.
Location: 0284.03.06
Going to Bear Lake for Service, [1933]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
“On the way to Bear Lake Service on Sunday morning with Mr. Rooney and his jumper. We left at 8am. for the service at 11 am.”
Location: 0284.03.07
Sunday School Group, [1933]
1 photograph scan; b & w; 4 x 6
Sunday school group under the direction of Mrs. Wright.
Location: 0284.03.08
Mr. Wright Sr. Splitting Wood, [1933]
1 photograph scan; b & w; 4 x 6
Mr. Wright Sr. visited his son one winter and helped with the chores like chopping wood.
Location: 0284.03.09
The Water Cart, [1933]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Water being delivered to Rev. Wright’s house, one cent per gallon.
Location: 0284.03.10
Mr. Kirby and son, Lawrence, [1933]
1 photograph scan; b & w; 4 x 6
Mr. Kirby and son, Lawrence. Mr. Kirby was one of the early members of the Presbyterian Church in Grande Prairie.
Location: 0284.03.11
Curley and Martha Pitman Wedding, [1933]
1 photograph scan; b & w; 4 x 6
The wedding of Curley and Martha Pitman at Piman’s homestead, Bear Lake. Rev. E.A. Wright officiated.
Location: 0284.03.12
Forbes Presbyterian Church, [1950]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Forbes Presbyterian Church on the corner of 100 St. and 101 Ave. The cost to build the church in the 1930s was $600 for the property and $3000 for the building.
Location: 0284.03.13
Rev.and Mrs. Fisher, [1936]
1 photograph scan; b & w; 4 x 6
Rev. and Mrs. Fisher served Forbes Presbyterian Church from 1935-1942.
Location: 0284.03.14
Rev. John R. Carson, [1982]
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
Rev. John R. Carson came as minister to Forbes Presbyterian Church in 1943. In 1944, he married Lillian Shearer.
Location: 0284.03.15
J. Eldon Andrews, [1982]
1 photograph scan; colour; 4 x 6
Rev. J. Eldon Andrews came as minister to Forbes Presbyterian Church in 1944 and stayed until 1946. He concentrated on work with the youth through “Teen Town”.
Location: 0284.03.16
Presbyterian Ladies at Work in the Kitchen, [1955]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Mrs. Florence Crerar (foreground) and Mrs. Ed Crerar (making coffee) on a electric stove in the basement of the Presbyterian Church.
Location: 0284.03.17
Rev. E. Powell Aikens, ca. 1970
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Rev. Aikens served Forbes Presbyterian Church for four months in the summer of 1946.
Location: 0284.03.18
Magnus Evenrude on Church Steps, [1948]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Magnus Evenrude standing on the steps of Forbes Presbyterian Church on the corner of 101 St and 101 Ave., Grande Prairie.
Location: 0284.03.19
Rev. Dr. R.A. Davidson, [1980]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Rev. R.A. Davidson arrived in Grande Prairie in the spring of 1948 to serve the congregation of Forbes Presbyterian Church until 1953.
Location: 0284.03.20
Forbes Presbyterian Church Children’s Choir, [1948]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Forbes Presbyterian Church Children’s Choir: Back Row: ?, Brian Mc Curdy, Marilyn Ayre, Jeanette Mc Curdy. Middle Row: Kirk Evenrude, Dennis Johnston. Front Row: Malcolm Davidson, LaFerne Ditch, Sigrid, (Carl Christenson’s niece).
Location: 0284.03.21
Forbes Presbyterian Church Group, [1950]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Forbes Presbyterian Church parishioners assembled between two cars. Rev Davidson is seen farthest back.
Location: 0284.03.22
Dr. Davidson’s Retirement Celebration, 1987
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
Dr. Davidson retired after serving 23 years at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Saskatoon. He was minister at Forbes Presbyterian Church, Grande Prairie from 1948-1953.
Location: 0284.03.23
Rev. and Mrs. Davidson at Presbyterian Camp, [1950]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Rev and Mrs. Davidson at Presbyterian Camp at Lake Saskatoon.
Location: 0284.03.24
Rev. and Mrs. McKee, [ca. 1975]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Rev. and Mrs. McKee served Forbes Presbyterian Church from 1952-1958.
Location: 0284.03.25
Shower for Deaconess Miss Brown, [1955]
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
Shower at the manse for Deaconess Miss Brown. The group includes Jean Elder, Hazel Evenrude, Dorothy Cameron, Mary Bilawchuk, Clare Aune, Mr. and Mrs. McKee and son and daughter, Joy. Mrs. Joe Lowe, Verna Pring, Eileen Magnuson (Rooney), Betty Everton, Jeannie Carr, Mary Remple, Joan Kirby (Everton), Mrs. Ethel Hodges.
Location: 0284.03.26
Rev. R.A.B.MacLean, ca. 1980
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Rev. R.A.B.MacLean was appointed an ordained missionary to Forbes Presbyterian Church in 1959 and stayed until 1961.
Location: 0284.03.27
Rev. J. Bruce Robertson, 1961
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Rev. J.Bruce Robertson was appointed by the Mission Board to Forbes Presbyterian Church in 1961 and stayed until 1963.
Location: 0284.03.28
Rev. J.J. Harold Morris, 1963
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Rev. J.J. Morris was appointed minister to Forbes Presbyterian Church in 1963 and stayed until December, 1966.
Location: 0284.03.29
Lan Reid and Jean Cameron Teaching Sunday School, (1963)
2 photographs; b & w; 4 x 6
Jean Cameron and Lan Reid teach Sunday School to the kindergarten class consisting of Irene Mair and Stephen ?
Location: 0284.03.30-.31
Forbes Presbyterian Church Sign, 1967
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Sign erected during the time Wiloughby R. Lemen served as minister to Forbes Presbyterian Church, 1967-1970.
Location: 0284.03.32
Rev. Willoughby H. Lemen, (1980)
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
Willoughby R. Lemen was appointed to Forbes Presbyterian Church in 1967 and remained until 1970.
Location: 0284.03.33
Forbes Ladies Group, (1960)
2 photographs; colour; 4 x 6
Forbes Presbyterian Ladies meet.
Location: 0284.03.34-.35
Booey Joseph, Sunday School Teacher, (1967-1968]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Forbes Presbyterian Church Sunday School teacher, Booey Joseph
Location: 0284.03.36
Verna Hougestal Teaching Sunday School, 1967-1968
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Forbes Presbyterian Church Sunday School teacher, Verna Hougestal, teaching (L-R) Sylvia Mair, Shelley Cameron, Debbie Gorrie, Allan Jackson ?, Kathy Stewart. Teacher Booey Joseph is behind Verna Hougestal.
Location: 0284.03.37
Verna Hougestal, Sunday School Teacher, 1967-1968
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Forbes Presbyterian Church Sunday School teacher, Verna Hougestal.
Location: 0284.03.38
Forbes Sunday School Class, 1969
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Forbes Presbyterian Church Sunday School class. (L-R) Debbie Gorrie, Allan Jackson, ? , ?
Location: 0284.03.39
Repairs to Forbes Church, 1969
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Ian Mair and Lloyd Wallace repair the back door of Forbes Presbyterian Church, Grande Prairie.
Location: 0284.03.40
Sunday School Classes at Forbes Church, 1969
2 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
A junior and a senior Sunday School class at Forbes Presbyterian Church
Location: 0284.03.41-42
Adult Bible Study, 1969
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
An adult bible study class at Forbes Presbyterian Church.(L-R) Mrs. Gorris, ?, ?
Location: 0284.03.43
Jean Cameron’s Sunday School Class, 1969
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
Jean Cameron’s Sunday School class: (L-R) Christine Bask, Lori Hoag, Darry Persson, Terry Cameron, Neil Mickanuck, Brian Hougestal, Randy Gorrie, Arthur Link.
Location: 0284.03.44
Children’s Choir, 1969
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Children’s Choir at Forbes Presbyterian Church
Location: 0284.03.45
Reverend W.D. Penny & Family, [ca. 1977]
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
Reverend Penny came with his family to serve Forbes Presbyterian Church from 1975-1977.
Location: 0284.03.46
Reverend W.D. Penny, 1975
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Reverend Penny came with his family to serve Forbes Presbyterian Church from 1975-1977.
Location: 0284.03.47
Centennial Service of Forbes Presbyterian Church, 1975
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
Forbes Presbyterian Church celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Presbyterian Church in Canada in 1975 The group is standing by the McQueen Presbyterian Church built in 1911, the first protestant church built in Grande Prairie. Rev Penny and his wife and son are on the left.
Location: 0284.03.48
Forbes Presbyterian Church Youth Group, (1975)
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
Forbes Presbyterian Church youth group pose beside the church with their leaders.
Location: 0284.03.49
Reverend Lade, (1977)
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
Reverend Darcy Lade poses with a group of young boys. Mr. Lade was minister of Forbes Presbyterian Church from 1977-1984.
Location: 0284.03.50
Hymn Sing in Forbes Presbyterian Church, (1977)
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
Hymn Sing in Forbes Presbyterian Church. Front row includes Mr. and Mrs. Brown and Jean Cameron.
Location: 0284.03.51
Rev. Lade Enjoys the Youth Group, (1977)
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
Reverend Lade enjoys a game with Forbes Presbyterian youth group.
Location: 0284.03.52
Forbes Presbyterian Summer Retreat Picnic, (1977)
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
Forbes Presbyterian Congregational Picnic at O’Brien Park at the Wapiti River.
Location: 0284.03.53
Erecting a Sign for the New Forbes Church, (1977)
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
“Future Home of Forbes Presbyterian Church” sign is erected at 76 Ave. and Patterson drive. Ian Mair, standing on the right, painted the sign.
Location: 0284.03.54
Dedication of the New Forbes Church, 1979
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
Dedication of the New Forbes Church with the builder, Mr. Palotai. The ladies in the kitchen L-R: Madames Brown, Jackson, Ditch, McVittie, ?, ? Rooney, Smith.
Location: 0284.03.55
Stained Glass Window Brought to New Forbes Church, 1979
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
The stained glass window from the Forbes Presbyterian Church built in 1929 was brought to the new church but placed inside the sanctuary as a safety precaution.
Location: 0284.03.56
Howarths and Lades, 1979
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
Marion and Ray Howarth and Rev. Darcy and Marion Lade.
Location: 0284.03.57
Presbytery of Peace River Meets at Wanham, 1981
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
Presbytery of Peace River Meets at Wanham in June, 1981. Back Row L-R: Rev. Lade, Grande Prairie, Rev. George Johnson, Superintendent of Missions, Rev. W. Janssen, Ft. St. John, Tom Cunningham, Ft. St. John, Rev. Donna Riseborough, Wanham, Rev. Brian Penny, Dawson Creek, Rev. Jim Kitson, Brownvale. Front: L-R: Wally Tansem, Wanham, Shelley Sullivan, Forbes, Grande Prairie, Graeme Tomlinson, Blueberry Mountain, Elsie Bozarth, Berwyn, Margi Davies, Ft. St. John, Lois Snider, Edmonton.
Location: 0284.03.58
New Minister and New Organ for Forbes, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
Dedication of the new organ with Bernice Gorrius and Rev. George Malcolm, new minister of Forbes Presbyterian Church, Grande Prairie.
Location: 0284.03.59
Ladies Enjoy the New Kitchen at Forbes, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
The kitchen in the new Forbes Presbyterian Church is enjoyed by Bernice Gorius and Lola Ditch.
Location: 0284.03.60
Forbes Presbyterian Church Choir, 1986
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
The Forbes Presbyterian Church Choir in 1986 is led by Marg Taylor.
Location: 0284.03.61
Vacation Bible School at Forbes Presbyterian Church, 1986
2 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
Children and leaders gather in the church during vacation bible school at Forbes Presbyterian Church.
Location: 0284.03.62-.63
Children Visit Heritage Church, 1986
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
Children and leaders from Forbes Presbyterian Church sit on the steps of McQueen Presbyterian Church in Grande Prairie Museum’s Heritage Village.
Location: 0284.03.64
Peace River Presbytery, 1957
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
Large delegation from north and south Peace Presbyterian churches to the Peace River Presbytery meeting in the Brownvale Hall, June 1957.
Location: 0284.03.65
90th Anniversary of the Presbyterian Presence in Grande Prairie, 2000
5 photographs; colour; 4 x 6
Photos taken during the celebrations of the 90th anniversary of the Presbyterian presence in Grande Prairie in 2000. Celebrations included a service in the McQueen Presbyterian church in the heritage village at the Grande Prairie Museum.
Location: 0284.03.66 -.70
Rev. Malcolm Beside the Grave of Agnes Forbes, 2000
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
Rev. George Malcolm stands beside the grave of Agnes Sorrel Forbes in the Grande Prairie Cemetery.
Location: 0284.03.71
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Series 284.03Jean – Presbyterian Church History. — 1903-2000. — 4 cm of textual records. — 71 photographs.Jean and Alex Cameron attend Forbes Presbyterian Church and Jean has taken on the role of Church historian, collecting and keeping safe the records which have been copied for this collection.The series consists of 71 photo scans and copies of the textual pages from two albums tracing the history of Forbes Presbyterian Church from 1903-2000.
 
Presbyterian Youth Choir, 1935
1 photograph scan; b & w; 4 x 6
Presbyterian Youth Choir including Eileen Magnuson, Marjorie Harris, Edith Crosby, Florence Crosby, Doreen Riley, Peggy Hodges, Gladys Duncan, Phyllis Harris, Leona Harris, Jimmy Duncan, Gordon Wright, Max Swallow. Photo taken by Mrs. Wright, April 7, 1935.
Location: 0284.03.01
Dr. E.A. Wright, 1983
1 photograph scan; colour; 4 x 6
Forbes Presbyterian Church minister from 1929 through the Depression years. In 1983 he was 100 years old in Victoria, BC, and in good health.
Location: 0284.03.02
Presbyterial Meeting, 1933
1 photograph scan; b & w; 4 x 6
Meeting of the Presbytery at Forbes Presbyterian Church in 1933. Front row: Rev. E.A. Wright of Grande Prairie, Miss M. Grigor of Wanham, Mrs. Ledingham, Mr. William Grant of Grande Prairie. Back Row: Rev. Minor Simpson of Fort St. John, Mr. John Watson of Grande Prairie, Rev. M. Frazer of Brownvale, Mr. Duncan of Brownvale, Mr. Kerr of Grande Prairie
Location: 0284.03.03
Forbes Presbyterian Church, [1933]
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Dedication of Forbes Presbyterian Church built on the corner of 101 Ave. and 100 St. Grande Prairie. Mr. Watson planted the trees around the church.
Location: 0284.03.04
Reverend Wright, [1933]
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Revend Wright standing by the back door of Forbes Presbyterian Church.
Location: 0284.03.05
Reverend Wright & Son Gordon, [1933]
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Reverend Wright and his son Gordon standing by the back door of Forbes Presbyterian Church.
Location: 0284.03.06
Going to Bear Lake for Service, [1933]
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“On the way to Bear Lake Service on Sunday morning with Mr. Rooney and his jumper. We left at 8am. for the service at 11 am.”
Location: 0284.03.07
Sunday School Group, [1933]
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Sunday school group under the direction of Mrs. Wright.
Location: 0284.03.08
Mr. Wright Sr. Splitting Wood, [1933]
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Mr. Wright Sr. visited his son one winter and helped with the chores like chopping wood.
Location: 0284.03.09
The Water Cart, [1933]
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Water being delivered to Rev. Wright’s house, one cent per gallon.
Location: 0284.03.10
Mr. Kirby and son, Lawrence, [1933]
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Mr. Kirby and son, Lawrence. Mr. Kirby was one of the early members of the Presbyterian Church in Grande Prairie.
Location: 0284.03.11
Curley and Martha Pitman Wedding, [1933]
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The wedding of Curley and Martha Pitman at Piman’s homestead, Bear Lake. Rev. E.A. Wright officiated.
Location: 0284.03.12
Forbes Presbyterian Church, [1950]
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Forbes Presbyterian Church on the corner of 100 St. and 101 Ave. The cost to build the church in the 1930s was $600 for the property and $3000 for the building.
Location: 0284.03.13
Rev.and Mrs. Fisher, [1936]
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Rev. and Mrs. Fisher served Forbes Presbyterian Church from 1935-1942.
Location: 0284.03.14
Rev. John R. Carson, [1982]
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Rev. John R. Carson came as minister to Forbes Presbyterian Church in 1943. In 1944, he married Lillian Shearer.
Location: 0284.03.15
J. Eldon Andrews, [1982]
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Rev. J. Eldon Andrews came as minister to Forbes Presbyterian Church in 1944 and stayed until 1946. He concentrated on work with the youth through “Teen Town”.
Location: 0284.03.16
Presbyterian Ladies at Work in the Kitchen, [1955]
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Mrs. Florence Crerar (foreground) and Mrs. Ed Crerar (making coffee) on a electric stove in the basement of the Presbyterian Church.
Location: 0284.03.17
Rev. E. Powell Aikens, ca. 1970
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Rev. Aikens served Forbes Presbyterian Church for four months in the summer of 1946.
Location: 0284.03.18
Magnus Evenrude on Church Steps, [1948]
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Magnus Evenrude standing on the steps of Forbes Presbyterian Church on the corner of 101 St and 101 Ave., Grande Prairie.
Location: 0284.03.19
Rev. Dr. R.A. Davidson, [1980]
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Rev. R.A. Davidson arrived in Grande Prairie in the spring of 1948 to serve the congregation of Forbes Presbyterian Church until 1953.
Location: 0284.03.20
Forbes Presbyterian Church Children’s Choir, [1948]
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Forbes Presbyterian Church Children’s Choir: Back Row: ?, Brian Mc Curdy, Marilyn Ayre, Jeanette Mc Curdy. Middle Row: Kirk Evenrude, Dennis Johnston. Front Row: Malcolm Davidson, LaFerne Ditch, Sigrid, (Carl Christenson’s niece).
Location: 0284.03.21
Forbes Presbyterian Church Group, [1950]
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Forbes Presbyterian Church parishioners assembled between two cars. Rev Davidson is seen farthest back.
Location: 0284.03.22
Dr. Davidson’s Retirement Celebration, 1987
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Dr. Davidson retired after serving 23 years at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Saskatoon. He was minister at Forbes Presbyterian Church, Grande Prairie from 1948-1953.
Location: 0284.03.23
Rev. and Mrs. Davidson at Presbyterian Camp, [1950]
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Rev and Mrs. Davidson at Presbyterian Camp at Lake Saskatoon.
Location: 0284.03.24
Rev. and Mrs. McKee, [ca. 1975]
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Rev. and Mrs. McKee served Forbes Presbyterian Church from 1952-1958.
Location: 0284.03.25
Shower for Deaconess Miss Brown, [1955]
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Shower at the manse for Deaconess Miss Brown. The group includes Jean Elder, Hazel Evenrude, Dorothy Cameron, Mary Bilawchuk, Clare Aune, Mr. and Mrs. McKee and son and daughter, Joy. Mrs. Joe Lowe, Verna Pring, Eileen Magnuson (Rooney), Betty Everton, Jeannie Carr, Mary Remple, Joan Kirby (Everton), Mrs. Ethel Hodges.
Location: 0284.03.26
Rev. R.A.B.MacLean, ca. 1980
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Rev. R.A.B.MacLean was appointed an ordained missionary to Forbes Presbyterian Church in 1959 and stayed until 1961.
Location: 0284.03.27
Rev. J. Bruce Robertson, 1961
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Rev. J.Bruce Robertson was appointed by the Mission Board to Forbes Presbyterian Church in 1961 and stayed until 1963.
Location: 0284.03.28
Rev. J.J. Harold Morris, 1963
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Rev. J.J. Morris was appointed minister to Forbes Presbyterian Church in 1963 and stayed until December, 1966.
Location: 0284.03.29
Lan Reid and Jean Cameron Teaching Sunday School, (1963)
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Jean Cameron and Lan Reid teach Sunday School to the kindergarten class consisting of Irene Mair and Stephen ?
Location: 0284.03.30-.31
Forbes Presbyterian Church Sign, 1967
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Sign erected during the time Wiloughby R. Lemen served as minister to Forbes Presbyterian Church, 1967-1970.
Location: 0284.03.32
Rev. Willoughby H. Lemen, (1980)
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Willoughby R. Lemen was appointed to Forbes Presbyterian Church in 1967 and remained until 1970.
Location: 0284.03.33
Forbes Ladies Group, (1960)
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Forbes Presbyterian Ladies meet.
Location: 0284.03.34-.35
Booey Joseph, Sunday School Teacher, (1967-1968]
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Forbes Presbyterian Church Sunday School teacher, Booey Joseph
Location: 0284.03.36
Verna Hougestal Teaching Sunday School, 1967-1968
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Forbes Presbyterian Church Sunday School teacher, Verna Hougestal, teaching (L-R) Sylvia Mair, Shelley Cameron, Debbie Gorrie, Allan Jackson ?, Kathy Stewart. Teacher Booey Joseph is behind Verna Hougestal.
Location: 0284.03.37
Verna Hougestal, Sunday School Teacher, 1967-1968
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Forbes Presbyterian Church Sunday School teacher, Verna Hougestal.
Location: 0284.03.38
Forbes Sunday School Class, 1969
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Forbes Presbyterian Church Sunday School class. (L-R) Debbie Gorrie, Allan Jackson, ? , ?
Location: 0284.03.39
Repairs to Forbes Church, 1969
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Ian Mair and Lloyd Wallace repair the back door of Forbes Presbyterian Church, Grande Prairie.
Location: 0284.03.40
Sunday School Classes at Forbes Church, 1969
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A junior and a senior Sunday School class at Forbes Presbyterian Church
Location: 0284.03.41-42
Adult Bible Study, 1969
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An adult bible study class at Forbes Presbyterian Church.(L-R) Mrs. Gorris, ?, ?
Location: 0284.03.43
Jean Cameron’s Sunday School Class, 1969
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Jean Cameron’s Sunday School class: (L-R) Christine Bask, Lori Hoag, Darry Persson, Terry Cameron, Neil Mickanuck, Brian Hougestal, Randy Gorrie, Arthur Link.
Location: 0284.03.44
Children’s Choir, 1969
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Children’s Choir at Forbes Presbyterian Church
Location: 0284.03.45
Reverend W.D. Penny & Family, [ca. 1977]
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Reverend Penny came with his family to serve Forbes Presbyterian Church from 1975-1977.
Location: 0284.03.46
Reverend W.D. Penny, 1975
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Reverend Penny came with his family to serve Forbes Presbyterian Church from 1975-1977.
Location: 0284.03.47
Centennial Service of Forbes Presbyterian Church, 1975
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Forbes Presbyterian Church celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Presbyterian Church in Canada in 1975 The group is standing by the McQueen Presbyterian Church built in 1911, the first protestant church built in Grande Prairie. Rev Penny and his wife and son are on the left.
Location: 0284.03.48
Forbes Presbyterian Church Youth Group, (1975)
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Forbes Presbyterian Church youth group pose beside the church with their leaders.
Location: 0284.03.49
Reverend Lade, (1977)
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Reverend Darcy Lade poses with a group of young boys. Mr. Lade was minister of Forbes Presbyterian Church from 1977-1984.
Location: 0284.03.50
Hymn Sing in Forbes Presbyterian Church, (1977)
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Hymn Sing in Forbes Presbyterian Church. Front row includes Mr. and Mrs. Brown and Jean Cameron.
Location: 0284.03.51
Rev. Lade Enjoys the Youth Group, (1977)
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Reverend Lade enjoys a game with Forbes Presbyterian youth group.
Location: 0284.03.52
Forbes Presbyterian Summer Retreat Picnic, (1977)
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Forbes Presbyterian Congregational Picnic at O’Brien Park at the Wapiti River.
Location: 0284.03.53
Erecting a Sign for the New Forbes Church, (1977)
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“Future Home of Forbes Presbyterian Church” sign is erected at 76 Ave. and Patterson drive. Ian Mair, standing on the right, painted the sign.
Location: 0284.03.54
Dedication of the New Forbes Church, 1979
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Dedication of the New Forbes Church with the builder, Mr. Palotai. The ladies in the kitchen L-R: Madames Brown, Jackson, Ditch, McVittie, ?, ? Rooney, Smith.
Location: 0284.03.55
Stained Glass Window Brought to New Forbes Church, 1979
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The stained glass window from the Forbes Presbyterian Church built in 1929 was brought to the new church but placed inside the sanctuary as a safety precaution.
Location: 0284.03.56
Howarths and Lades, 1979
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Marion and Ray Howarth and Rev. Darcy and Marion Lade.
Location: 0284.03.57
Presbytery of Peace River Meets at Wanham, 1981
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Presbytery of Peace River Meets at Wanham in June, 1981. Back Row L-R: Rev. Lade, Grande Prairie, Rev. George Johnson, Superintendent of Missions, Rev. W. Janssen, Ft. St. John, Tom Cunningham, Ft. St. John, Rev. Donna Riseborough, Wanham, Rev. Brian Penny, Dawson Creek, Rev. Jim Kitson, Brownvale. Front: L-R: Wally Tansem, Wanham, Shelley Sullivan, Forbes, Grande Prairie, Graeme Tomlinson, Blueberry Mountain, Elsie Bozarth, Berwyn, Margi Davies, Ft. St. John, Lois Snider, Edmonton.
Location: 0284.03.58
New Minister and New Organ for Forbes, 1985
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Dedication of the new organ with Bernice Gorrius and Rev. George Malcolm, new minister of Forbes Presbyterian Church, Grande Prairie.
Location: 0284.03.59
Ladies Enjoy the New Kitchen at Forbes, 1985
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The kitchen in the new Forbes Presbyterian Church is enjoyed by Bernice Gorius and Lola Ditch.
Location: 0284.03.60
Forbes Presbyterian Church Choir, 1986
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The Forbes Presbyterian Church Choir in 1986 is led by Marg Taylor.
Location: 0284.03.61
Vacation Bible School at Forbes Presbyterian Church, 1986
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Children and leaders gather in the church during vacation bible school at Forbes Presbyterian Church.
Location: 0284.03.62-.63
Children Visit Heritage Church, 1986
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Children and leaders from Forbes Presbyterian Church sit on the steps of McQueen Presbyterian Church in Grande Prairie Museum’s Heritage Village.
Location: 0284.03.64
Peace River Presbytery, 1957
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Large delegation from north and south Peace Presbyterian churches to the Peace River Presbytery meeting in the Brownvale Hall, June 1957.
Location: 0284.03.65
90th Anniversary of the Presbyterian Presence in Grande Prairie, 2000
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Photos taken during the celebrations of the 90th anniversary of the Presbyterian presence in Grande Prairie in 2000. Celebrations included a service in the McQueen Presbyterian church in the heritage village at the Grande Prairie Museum.
Location: 0284.03.66 -.70
Rev. Malcolm Beside the Grave of Agnes Forbes, 2000
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Rev. George Malcolm stands beside the grave of Agnes Sorrel Forbes in the Grande Prairie Cemetery.
Location: 0284.03.71
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