Fonds 176 Marie Henning fonds

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1939-1947. — 1.5 cm of textual records, 13 photographs.


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Biographical Sketch

Marie (McFetridge) Hennig was born in Burnley, Lancashire, England, in 1924 and came to Grande Prairie with her mother and father in 1926. They settled in the Crystal Creek area. She attended high school in Grande Prairie where where she excelled in softball and track and field, then worked in the Bank of Montreal . Soon she became involved in the Stagette Club, the Majorettes and the softball team. She married Max Henning, a WWII airforce veteran, in 1948, and they had three children: Cam, Donna, and Brenda. Marie worked at the town hall, then for the County, and from 1962-1992 for the Provincial Government. Max and Marie established Mac Arabians, raising, training and showing their Arabian horses and Marie became a very experienced horse lady, a leader in the Gymkhana Club, South Peace Horse Show, 4-H, and teacher of the first Grande Prairie Rodeo Queen. She rode in the Jasper Centennial Trail Ride in 1967. Marie also loved curling, bridge, golfing, and spending time with her 6 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Marie died of cancer July 17, 2005.

Custodial History

The records were donated by Marie Henning in May 2005.

Scope and Content

The fonds consists of copies of news articles related to family members, clubs that Marie was involved in, sports news, and news of the local boys during WWII, the obituary and copy of the tribute at her funeral; and photographs and booklets related to her involvement in the Stagette Club.

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Series 176.01Scrapbook series
Series 176.02Stagettes series

 

Series 176.01Scrapbook series. — 1939-1947. — .5 cm of textual records.The series consists of copies of newsarticles from a scrapbook, including news of ball teams and hockey teams of the 1940s, news of Grande Prairie men in the R.C.A.F. during WW11, news of the Majorettes and Stagettes clubs and an article about Mrs. Mc Fetridge and Dr. John S. Mc Fetridge. It also includes a program from a Grande Prairie High School concert of 1941, 7 booklets and 3 convention programs from the National Association of Stagette Clubs.
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Series 176.02Stagettes series. — 1946-1958. — 1 cm of textual records, 13 photographs.The Stagettes were formed in 1932, starting with a small group in Saskatoon. Eventually a national club, its purpose was two fold: to engage in charitable enterprises and to advance and improve the social and educational life of its members. Membership was open to single women 20 years and over. Once married, the member became an honorary member. One national project was the Maidstone Street School project which supported a school in the slums of London during WWII. Marie was the Governor during 1946-47 and the National Convention was held in Grande Prairie in 1947. The Grande Prairie group was still active in 1958.The series consists of 13 photographs of Stagette functions including conventions in Vancouver and Grande Prairie, Stagette history and bylaws booklet, newsletters and convention programs, and a summary of the Stagettes’ history written by Marie.
 
National Association of Stagette Clubs, 1948
booklet
Creator: booklet
The booklet includes the history of the organization, the club roster, its creed and song, constitution and bylaws.
Location: 176.02.14
Stagazette – Grande Prairie – Christmas 1946, 1946
booklet
Creator: booklet
The booklet is a Christmas edition with an address from National Governor, Marie Mc Fetridge, pictures of the Grande Prairie women making up the National Executive and pictures of the Grande Prairie Club Officers and a report of recent activities.
Location: 176.02.15
Stagazette – Grande Prairie -March, 1947, 1947
booklet
Creator: booklet
The booklet is a March edition with an address from National Governor, Marie Mc Fetridge, and news from the various clubs. It includes 4 photos taken in Grande Prairie
Location: 176.02.16
Stagazette – Grande Prairie – Spring 1947, 1947
booklet
Creator: booklet
The booklet is a spring edition with an address from National Governor, Marie Mc Fetridge, and news from the various clubs.
Location: 176.02.17
Stagazette – Grande Prairie, 1947
booklet
Creator: booklet
The booklet is a convention issue with an address from National Governor, Marie Mc Fetridge, news from the various clubs, and advertisements from local businesses.
Location: 176.02.18
Stagette National Convention, 1947
brochure
Creator: brochure
The brochure contains the club creed and song and the program for the 3 day national convention held in Grande Prairie.
Location: 176.02.19
Stagazette -Convention Issue, 1948
booklet
Creator: booklet
This is the final issue of the publication of the National Association of Stagette Clubs and includes news from the various clubs including Grande Prairie.
Location: 176.02.21
Stagette – National Convention -Grande Prairie, 1958
program
Creator: program
The program includes the clubs’ creed, song, list of the national executive, order of dress, and events for the three day event
Location: 176.02.22a
Complementary Ticket for the National Convention Banquet of the Stagette Clubs, 1958
ticket
Creator: ticket
The ticket invites the recipient to attend the 21 National convention Banquet at Joe’s Pagoda Room in Grande Prairie
Location: 176.02.22b
Stagettes From B.C., Prairies Attend National Meet Here, 1958
newsclipping
Creator: newsclipping
The news article details the activities of the stagettes during their three day convention in Grande Prairie
Location: 176.02.22c
 
National Stagette Convention, 1947
1 print; b & w; 3 x 5
Bette Tissinton and Marie Mc Fetridge at the National Stagette Convention, 1947
Location: 176.02.01
Stagette National Convention, 1947
1 print; b & w; 3 x 5
Location: 176.02.02
Stagette National Convention, Grande Prairie, 1947
1 print; b & w; 3 x 5
Marie Mc Fetridge (Governor) on the right standing with delegates to the National Stagette Convention Ruth Moffat and Marj Cawsey on the board sidewalk with the D-Coy Armouries building in the background.
Location: 176.02.03
Stagette National Convention, Vancouver, 1946
1 print; b & w; 3 x 5
Marie Mc Fetridge with Ethel Brough, Governor Elect, attending the National Stagette Convention in Vancouver
Location: 176.02.04
Stagette National Convention, Vancouver, 1946
1 print; b & w; 3 x 5
Marie Mc Fetridge with delegates to the National Stagette Convention in Vancouver
Location: 176.02.05
Stagette National Convention, Grande Prairie, 1947
1 print; b & w; 3 x 5
Marie Mc Fetridge with delegates – Jean MacGregor, Vancouver; Ann Moreside, Vancouver; Marjorie Cawsey, Saskatoon – to the National Stagette Convention in Grande Prairie.
Location: 176.02.06a
Stagette National Convention, Grande Prairie, 1947
1 print; b & w; 3 x 5
Marie Mc Fetridge pinning a corsage on Saskatoon’s Marjorie Cawsey, Governor Elect, at the National Stagette Convention in Grande Prairie.
Location: 176.02.06b
Stagette National Convention, Grande Prairie, 1947
1 print proof; b & w; 5 x 7
Marie Mc Fetridge presenting Marj Cawsey, Governor Elect, with a corsage at the National Stagette Convention banquet in Grande Prairie. A group of delegates stand behind them in the Pagoda Room of Joe’s Corner Coffee Shop.
Location: 176.02.07
Stagette National Convention Banquet, Grande Prairie, 1947
1 print proof; b & w; 5 x 7
The National Stagette Convention banquet in Grande Prairie in the Pagoda Room of Joe’s Corner Coffee Shop.
Location: 176.02.08
Stagette Fashion Show and Tea, Grande Prairie,
1 print; b & w; 5 x 7
Stagette Fashion Show and Tea in Grande Prairie included Mrs. D.W. Patterson, Mrs. Lawlor (back row), Barb Hofmeister, Agnes Lawlor, Mary O Connell, Jesse Card, Betty Brown, Mary Bilowchuk, Georgina Given, Wanita Patterson, Grace Wishart (also in the back), Betty Carveth and Donna Owens (in the middle) and Betty Tissington, Verna Ulmer, Lena Crystal, Marjorie Mensinger, Adele Roy, Phyllis Oxley (in the front)
Location: 176.02.09
Grande Prairie Stagettes, 1946
1 print; b & w; 5 x 7
Grande Prairie Stagettes – include (front row) Norine Sheehan, ____ Fitzpatrick, Elsie Mills, Bette Tissington , ______ ; (second row) Sheila Burnett, Peggy Mills, ____, Marie Mc Fetridge, Marg Spicer, Grace Wishart, Pat Frewer; (third row) Donna Owens, Lily Given, Vivian Redwood, Betty Brown ; (back row) Mary O’Connell, Georgina Given
Location: 176.02.10
Stagette Fashion Show and Tea, Grande Prairie, 1947
1 print; b & w; 5 x 7
Stagette Fashion Show and Tea in Grande Prairie held in the Pagoda Room of Joe’s Corner Coffee Shop as part of the National Convention of the Stagettes.
Location: 176.02.11
Grande Prairie Stagettes in Uniform, 1950ca.
1 print; b & w; 5 x 9
Grande Prairie Stagettes: middle row includes Solveig Nordhagen, ____, Grace Wishart, ___, Edith Gaunt, ___, Phyllis Oxley , ___, Maisie Sinclair (Hoyme)
Location: 176.02.12
Grande Prairie Stagettes Host 1947 National Convention, 1947
1 print; b & w; 5 x 7
Grande Prairie Stagette Marie Henning , Governor, presents Governor Elect, Marj Cawsey, with a corsage at the National Convention held in Grande Prairie in 1947.
Location: 176.02.13
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