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Dixon, Margaret

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Margaret Dixon, 1905-1972, was born in the Horn Hill district near Red Deer, Alberta to Robert Dixon and Emily Harding Dixon, recent immigrants from Durham, England. She was educated in Penhold and at the University of Alberta; she was a teacher at the Raven and Markerville schools in central Alberta. In 1933, Margaret Dixon was left a quadriplegic after an accident. She learned to write, paint and knit by mouth. She died in Red Deer and is buried in the Horn Hill Cemetery.

Buckham, A. F.

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A. F. Buckham, ?-?, was raised and educated in Alberta. He spent some time in the Little Fish Lake area near Dorothy, Alberta, (ca. 1921-1924), and was in Edmonton, Alberta for his secondary schooling (ca.1928 -1931) before heading off to the University of Alberta to take a Bachelor of Engineering degree specializing in mining engineering and geology (1931-1935). He later retired in Victoria, British Columbia, and is buried in the same city. Unfortunately, little more is known about him. It is possible that his father was Alexander Kirkwood Buckham, ca. 1895-1955, of Strathcona and Edmonton, Alberta

Earle, Herbert

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  • 1884-1975

Herbert Earle, 1884-1975, was born in England. He studied art and design at the Bolt Court Institute of Lithographic Art in London and qualified as a master engraver. In 1909 he married Adeliza Rhoda Wheatley, and they had six daughters, Ruby (McMullin), Eva (Clapham), Doris (Curtis), Louise (Sales), Lucy (McGee), and Adela (Anderson). He served with a militia regiment in London, and served in Burma during the First World War. After his discharge in 1920 he joined his wife and family, who were already living in Calgary, Alberta, and bought The Engraving Company there. He was accomplished as an engraver, calligrapher, illustrator, and graphic designer. He was also active in the theatrical scene in Calgary, and taught theatre arts at the Banff School of Fine Arts.

Richards, Gertrude

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  • 1909-1988

Gertrude Munro, 1909-1988, was born near Delburne, Alberta, the daughter of Alexander Stewart Munro and Susan Euretta Godkin, pioneer farmers. The family later moved to Red Deer, where Gertrude completed her schooling and worked for Alberta Government Telephones. In 1931 she married John Richards, a farmer in the Horn Hill district south of Red Deer. She was active in the Women's Institute, the Parkland Regional Library System, the Red Deer Exhibition Association, the Order of the Royal Purple, the Management Board of the Red Deer and District Museum, and the Waskasoo Museum Foundation. She had two children, Gwen (Beaton) and Alex.

de Wilton, Olive

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  • 25 Mar 1898 - 1968

Edith Doreen de Wilton was born in Ropley, Hampshire, England, on 25th March 1898 to Sussex Gerald de Wilton, (1869-1939) and Edith Juliette Hughenden-Holloway (1871-1955). Just after her seventeenth birthday, Edith married Herbert Warren Cluff of Hardisty, but the marriage was very short lived. In the summer of 1915, she left Alberta and took the stage name Olive de Wilton and joined several touring companies which played in Eastern Canada and in New York State. She was the common law spouse of William Henry Pratt (Boris Karloff) from 1915 to 1919. They were not able to make the marriage "legal' because of the de Wilton's short lived liaison with Cluff. In 1919, she returned to England and became a minor player and business manager with several acting companies. By 1925, Olive had married fellow actor Richard Meadows-White (ca. 1905-1973) and they had one child: Rosalind Edith Charlotte Meadows-White (1929-?). They founded the Northern Repertory Theatre (1925-1929), which collapsed after the couple separated. Between 1939 and 1951, Olive moved between Canada and England to teach drama as well as to direct and act in several plays. In 1952 Olive moved to Montreal, Quebec, where she was involved in Montreal Repertory Theatre, acted on local English radio and television, and wrote for the National Film Board. By 1966, Olive had taken up residence in Lacombe, Alberta. She died in 1968 in Lacombe and is buried in the local cemetery.