Fonds 197 Paulette Hrychiw fonds

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1905-1958. — 2.5 cm of textual records. — 20 photographs. — 21 cards. — 1 maps. — 3 blueprints.


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Biographical Sketch

Paulette Pivert was born in the Flying Shot district to Andre and Jeanne Pivert, who had moved to Grande Prairie area in 1934. Andre was born in France in 1895, and as a teenager came to live with an uncle in Big Valley, Alberta. Jeanne was born in 1906 in Quebec but raised in Castor, AB, and met Andre at a community gathering there. They were married in 1928 and their first two children, Roland and Suzanne, were born in Big Valley. Andre’s brothers, Maurice and Joe, told them about the Peace country and they moved there in 1934. Yvonne was born in 1935. At first they lived in Grande Prairie while Andre worked as a mechanic, but in 1939 moved to the farm at Flying Shot (southest of Grande Prairie) that Andre’s cousin, Gaby Basly, was renting. They built on to the existing house to accommodate their growing family. In the summer of 1943 their twins, Paul and Paulette, were born. Roland, Suzanne and Yvonne attended Flying Shot Lake School, which was three miles northwest of their home. Lucky Tree School opened in time for Paul and Paulette. In 1950 the family bought a farm in the Millarston District, the north half of 21-70-7-W6 with a log house on it. That fall Suzanne married Bill Carll and Roland joined the Armed Forces, later spending 15 months serving in the Korean War. Yvonne married Walter MacAlister in 1951. In 1963, Paulette married Colin Hrychiw from the Lake Saskatoon district and they made their home in Grande Prairie. They have four daughters, Colleen (1964), twins Karen and Glenda (1965), and Lynette (1971). Paulette is a founding member of the Grande Prairie Branch of the Alberta Genealogical Society and has been active in that organization for more than 40 years.

Custodial History

The records were donated over an extensive period of time, first to the Grande Prairie Museum and later to South Peace Regional Archives after it was formed in 2000.

Scope and Content

The fonds consists of 20 photographs of some of the Pivert family and schools in the south Peace attended by the Pivert children the Pivert, paper artifacts and booklets relating to the activities of the Pivert family, newspaper articles and 3 blueprints about the Wapiti Coal Mines, a map of the County of Grande Prairie showing the location of the country schools, and some Greeting cards from the 1950s. There is also an article written by Paulette about her life-long interest in genealogy.

Notes

Related records: Gabriel Basly fonds (164); Roland Pivert fonds (165)
Accession Numbers: 1991.13; 1994.02; 2002.68; 2005.05; 2006.120; 2008.061; 2009.035

Table of Contents

Series 197.01Photographs
Series 197.02Paper Artefacts
Series 197.03Maps and Blueprints
Series 197.04Booklets

 

Series 197.01Photographs. — 1905-1958. — 20 photographs.The series consists of two photographs of Joseph and Maurice Pivert family, 15 photographs of schools (Grande Prairie High, Harry Balfour, Flying Shot Lake, Lucky Tree and Saskatoon Lake), 2 photographs of the Dunvegan ferry, and a postcard showing the first Grande Prairie High School built in 1929 on the Montrose property.
 
Maurice Jules Alphonse Pivert, [1915]
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Maurice Pivert served in the French army (1914-1918), corporal 51 at Infantry, Regiment at Beauvais
Location: 0197.01.01
Joseph Pivert, 1916
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Joseph Pivert served in the French army in WW1
Location: 0197.01.02
Grande Prairie High School, 1929
1 photograph postcard; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
The first Grande Prairie High School built in 1929 on the Montrose property.
Location: 0197.01.03
Eloise Gibeau & Adolphe Marcil Wedding, 1905
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Eloise Alexina Gibeau and Adolphe Aurele Marcil, both from Napierville, Quebec were married on Feb. 28, 1905, in St. Jean-Iberville, St. Jean, Quebec. They were the parents of Jeanne Marcil Pivert, Paulette Pivert Hrychiw’s mother.
Location: 1991.13.048
Palmolive’s Happy Gang Family Foto, 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
“Family Foto” of a popular 1940s musical group celebrating the 143rd anniversary of the Colgate-Palmolive family.
Location: 1994.02.01
Harry Balfour School Dress Up Day, 1958
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Grades 7 and 8 classes at Harry Balfour School photographed on dress up day. Students included in the photo are (front row, l-r) George Mc Neal, Carol Richerds, Agnes Mc Millen, Emily Jabs, Theona Valin, Norma Shubert, Donna Kimble, Neal Thompson (second row, l-r) Billy Prentice, Anne Voth, Judy Janes, Lorraine Greentree, Doris Dool, Lois Gervin, Sheryl Lempky, Philis Binks, Melvin Kimble (third row, l-r) Bill George, Stella Nellis, Paulette Pivert, Clarice Mayo, Doreen Dumont, Barbara Went, Linda Voth (back row) Dennis Dumont, Herbert Wales, Peter McPhee, Delbert Bredison and David Thompson.
Location: 2006.120.01
Harry Balfour School Grade 7-8 Boys, 1958
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
A class of boys at Harry Balfour School photographed in a classroom.
Location: 2006.120.02a
Harry Balfour School Christmas Party – Grade 7-8 Boys, 1958
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
A class of boys at Harry Balfour School photographed in a classroom. Back Row L-R: Bill George, Delbert Bredison, Herb Wales, David Thonpson, Peter Mc Phee. Front Row L-R: Billy Prentice, Melvin Kimble, George Mc Neal, Neil Thompson, Dennis Dumont.
Location: 2006.120.02b
Harry Balfour School Grade 7-8 Girls, 1958
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Location: 2006.120.03a
Harry Balfour School Christmas Party Grade 7-8 Girls, 1958
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
A class of girls at Harry Balfour School photographed in a classroom. Back Row: Phillis Binks, Lois Gervin, Barbara Went, Claris Mayo, Linda Voth, Paulette Pivert, Doreen Dumont, Lorraine Greentree, Sheral Lempky, Middle Row: Stella Nellis, Norma Shubert, Anne Voth, ?., Judy James, Theona Valin, Donna Kimble. Front Row: Carol Richerds, ? Fray, Emilie Jabs, Agnes McMillen.
Location: 2006.120.03b
Harry Balfour School Christmas – Boys, 1958
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Harry Balfour Christmas Party – Boys. Back Row: Dicki Stephens, C.R., David Thompson, Peter McPhee, Dennis Dumont, Herb Wales, J.D., Delbert Bredison, Tom Finch, M.C.B., Front: Melvin Kimble, Bill George, Ernie Watt, Paul Pivert, George McNeal, W.W., Neal Thomson.
Location: 2006.120.04
Harry Balfour School Christmas – Girls, 1958
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Group photograph of a class of girls at Harry Balfour School during Christmas celebrations.Front row: (l-r) Lorraine Greentree, Emily Jabs, Theona Valin, Anne Sutherland, Donna Kimble, Sharon George, Sheral Lempky. Back row (l-r): Doris Dool, Linda Voth, Norma Shubert, ?, Louise Dumont, Doreen Dumont, Sharon Wright, Claris Mayo.
Location: 2006.120.05
Harry Balfour School, Teachers, 1958
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Group photograph of teachers at Harry Balfour School, taken in 1958. Seated (l-r): Mrs. Lambert, Mrs. Grumbly Standing (l-r): ?, Mrs. Merchy, Mrs. Boyd, ?, ?, Mrs. Powell.
Location: 2006.120.06
Foot Races at Flying Shot Lake School Sports Day, [1940]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Sports Day at Flying Shot Lake, with students running in a foot race. Flying Shot Lake School was established in 1917, but in 1920 was moved to this site. In 1948, it moved once again to the west shore of Flying Shot Lake.
Location: 2008.061.01
Sports Day at Flying Shot Lake School, [1940]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Sports Day at Flying Shot Lake School. Flying Shot Lake School was established in 1917, but in 1920 was moved to this site. In 1948, it moved once again to the west shore of Flying Shot Lake.
Location: 2008.061.02
Saskatoon Lake School Students, [1947-1949]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Saskatoon Lake School students at the side of the Consolidated School at Lake Saskatoon: l-r, Marion Uswell, Mary MacDonald, Maxine Alstad, (? in back), Grace Alstad, Mary Kaytor, Henry Hrychiw (in back), Donald Cameron, Edwin Enns, Harold Alstad, ? (in back), Bob Uswell, Colin Hrychiw, (? in back) Jerry Cameron, Miller Alstad
Location: 2008.061.03
Lucky Tree School Families, [1949]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Families of Lucky Tree students gathered to erect the swing and other playground equipment. Back Row L-R: Had Aseltine, Gabriel Basly, Richard Greetree, Billy Walters, Iola Greentree (Stephen), Frances Quilley (Walters), Edith Luckey (George), Pauline Gibney (Carll), Jeanne Pivert (Marcil), Margaret Aseltine (Carll), William Luckey, Frank Gibney, Alexander Thomas Rintoul, Wilfred Rintoul. Front L-R: Jerry Greentree, David Greentree, Paul Pivert, Johnny Gibney ? , Paulette Pivert, Carley Luckey, Delilla Luckey, William Luckey, ? , William Gibney, Faye Cumber. Lucky Tree School District 4945 was formed in 1947.
Location: 2008.061.04
Interior of Lucky Tree School, 1949
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
The interior of Luckey Tree School showing students in desks. Students include Grade 1 on the left: Paulette Pivert, Catherine George, Paul Pivert, Johnny Gibney, David Greentree, Buddy Luckey, Grade 2: Donald Budeshein, Florence Mitchel, ? Grades 5-8: Betty Gibney, Philip Latos, Willie Gibney, Florence Luckey. Lucky Tree School District 4945 was formed in 1947.
Location: 2008.061.05a
Interior of Lucky Tree School, 1949
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
The interior of Luckey Tree School showing a bank of windows on one side. Students on the left :Florence George, Margaret Stephen, Betty Gibney, Philip Latos, Willie Gibney, Florence Luckey, Jerry Greentree, Gwen Walters, ? . Lucky Tree School District 4945 was formed in 1947.
Location: 2008.061.05b
Dunvegan Ferry, 1951
2 photographs; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Dunvegan ferry, showing it loaded with vehicles and crossing the Peace River. It operated until the bridge was built in 1961.
Location: 2009.035.01-.02
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Series 197.02Paper Artefacts. — 1939-1944. — 21 cards.The series consists of newspaper articles about the Wapiti Coal mines, 1939-1941, individual artefacts such as a Western Auto Supply Company receipt, a quote for mining materials, a letter regarding drilling equipment, pamphlets about Wear-Ever cookware, a clipping from the Sanitary Engineer, 21 Greeting cards (Christmas, Baby, etc) from the 1950s, a calendar with a photograph of Frank Lukey on it, and receipts made out to Roland Pivert from the Munro Fur Store.
 
Western Auto Supply Company Receipt, 1937
receipt
Creator: receipt
Receipt from Western Auto Supply Company, Grande Prairie, 1937.
Location: 1991.13.071
Quote for Mining Materials, 1948
letter
Creator: letter
Quote for mining materials requested by Baldwin Collieries, Grande Prairie, from Gorman’s Ltd (selling mining and industrial machinery and supplies), 1948.
Location: 1991.13.072
Letter Regarding Drilling Equipment, 1944
letter
Creator: letter
Letter from Canadian Well Supply Company to Mr. A. Pivert, Esq., in 1944, regarding drilling equipment.
Location: 1991.13.074
Wear-Ever Cookware Forms, 1937
pamphlets, news letters, advertisements
Creator: pamphlets, news letters, advertisements
Wear-Ever Cookware (Aluminum Goods Ltd) forms, advertisements and newsletters. Andre Pivert was a salesman for Wear-Ever Cookware.
Location: 1991.13.075
Magazine Clipping from the Sanitary Engineer, 1944
advertisement
Creator: advertisement
Magazine clipping from the Sanitary Engineer, Plumber and Steamfitter, includes advertisement for Rigid Pipe Tools.
Location: 1991.13.076C
Christmas cards of various styles, [1940]
cards
11 Christmas cards of various styles
Location: 1991.13.078
Alex Poland, Auctioneer, [1950]
business card
Business card for “Alex. A. Poland, Farm and General Auctioneer” at Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada.
Location: 1994.02.03
Calendar with a Photograph of Frank Lukey, 1945
calendar
1945 Calendar with a photograph of Frank Lukey as the illustration for the calendar. This was from the collection of Joe and Maurice Pivert. They bought their farm from Frank Lukey.
Location: 2005.005.01
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Series 197.03Maps and Blueprints. — 1940-1950. — 1 maps. — 3 blueprints.The series consists of three blueprints of the Wapiti Coal Mines, and a map of the County of Grande Prairie showing land-ownership and school locations.
 
Wapiti Coal Mine, 1941
blueprint
Showing location, operators, seam thickness, cover thickness, strata. Notes on folder: “Wapiti mine would have been Snider. Used to be 3 mines. Knows about the mines. Ray Campbell – hauled coal. Clarice Johnson – worked.”
Location: 0197.03.1
Wapiti Coal Mine, 1940
blueprint
Showing location, operators, seam thickness, cover thickness, strata
Location: 0197.03.2
Wapiti Coal Mine, 1939
blueprint
Showing location, operators, seam thickness, cover thickness, strata
Location: 0197.03.3
County of Grande Prairie Schools Map, [1950]
map
Map of the County of Grande Prairie showing land ownership and all the country schools. The map was used by Roland Pivert, an electrician, for finding places in the County.
Location: 0197.03.4
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Series 197.04Booklets. — 1935-1956. — 2 cm of textual records.The series consists of eight booklets such as Red Cross Knitting Instructions for War Work, the care of farm animals, the Bushman saw, advice for girls entering puberty, writings of Corinne Jordan, and Grande Prairie in 1948.
 
First Aid for Sick animals, 1935
booklet
Booklet describing the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the common diseases of livestock and pets. It was used by Jeanne Pivert on the farm. She loved to work with animals.
Location: 0197.04.01
Are You in the Know?, 1956
booklet
A booklet for girls entering their teen-age years “about etiquette, dating, fashion, grooming, this and that.”
Location: 0197.04.02
Very Personally Yours, 1953
booklet
A booklet written for girls entering puberty, explaining the hows and whys of menstruation, “giving practical pointers on everyday living that every girl should know.”
Location: 0197.04.03
The Lumberman’s Delight, n.d.
Brochure
Pamphlet advertising Bushman Swedish Saws, “the lumberman’s delight”.
Location: 0197.04.04
Raise Sound Profitable Pullets This Year, 1946 c.
booklet
Advertising and Instruction manual on the feeding of pullets and poultry by the Quaker Oats Company. Jeanne Pivert raised chickens and turkeys on the Pivert farm.
Location: 0197.04.05
Between Ourselves, [1950]
booklet
Women’s magazine from radio broadcaster Corinne Jordan, who had a Sunday night radio broadcast for women. Jeanne Pivert wrote to Paulin’s Company who sponsored the program and requested a copy of the publication which contains poetry, photographs, recipes, and cooking tips.
Location: 0197.04.06
Grande Prairie, Centre of the Peace River District, 1948
booklet
Promotional booklet for Gande Prairie, describing it as the agricultural, wholesale distributing, retail shopping, educational, judicial, governmental, cultural and sports centre of the Peace River District.
Location: 0197.04.07
Northern Alberta Railways Local Time Tables, 1948
Brochure
Northern Alberta Railways Local Time Tables for the passenger trains between Edmonton and Grande Prairie via Peace River. Equipment is listed as First Class Coaches and Standard Sleepers, and the fares are listed for Sleeping Cars with Compartments and Drawing Rooms.
Location: 0197.04.08
Red Cross Knitting Instructions for War Work, 1940
booklet
“Red Cross Knitting Instructions for War Work” issued by the Canadian Red Cross Society during World War II. It contains instructions for knitting different kinds of socks and stockings, mitts, sweaters, scarves, toques, body belts, amputation covers, shoulder wraps, and convalescent jackets. The pamphlet is well-worn, in poor condition, and labeled “Millarston” on the front. It appears to have been given to the women of the Millarston district.
Location: 0197.04.09
Knitting Instructions for Army, Navy, Air Force, [1940]
Booklet
“Knitting Instructions for Army, Navy, Air Force and Civilian Garments for Women and Children” was printed by Woodland Dairy Ltd. of Edmonton during the Second World War, but the pattern selections were made by the Canadian Red Cross Society. It contains instructions for knitted garments needed by the army, navy and air force, such as socks, gloves and sweaters, but also for civilian use: a round yoke coat, knee bootees, bonnet, panties and shawl for babies; a suit for toddler boys, a dress and knickers for 6-8 yr. old girls, pullovers and stockings for boys of the same age, and for the women, a cardigan, a pullover, gloves and scarf. The booklet is labeled, “M.M. Crane-Williams, Millarston W.I.
Location: 0197.04.10
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