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Archibald Joseph Gorman (family) fonds
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CA ATH ath-2110
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- Gorman, Archibald Joseph
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15 photographs. -- 1 audio cassette.
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Archibald (Archie) Gorman, 1882-1969, was one of seven children born in Kensington, P.E.I. He came west on a "Harvest Excursion" in . He filed on homestead NE22-67-22 W4 in 1910. In 1912 he married Mary Elizabeth O'Brien, 1883-1967, originally from Alma, P.E.I. In 1905 Mary attended the first Normal School class in Alberta. She taught in a number of schools including Fair Haven and Big Coulee. They had seven children : John, Gerald, Tom, Evelyn, Alfred, Louis and Bernard. John and Tom farmed their parents homestead in partnership. Bernard became a Roman Catholic priest.
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The fonds consists of the following subjects contained in the photographs and the cassette tape: Athabasca's first train (1912), Bentley with dog team, Big Coulee Anglican Church, Tom Black, Art Cullen, Chester Reid Day (a.k.a. Buffal Bill) from Calling Lake, commercial fishing, Father Desmarais, education, entertainment, field crops-rye, Colin Fraser, Gorman family, Albert Alexander Greer, horse teams planting crop, Litchfield Avenue, lumbering, marine boiler on Strathcona Street , men's club outdoor meal, Pioneer Curling Club (1911), Red Cross Society meeting at Thorne's, Runel Ryley, scow workers, sports, threshing machine (1925), and Robert Vance.
Immediate source of acquisition
The cassette was recorded in 1985 by interviewer Vi Kowalchuk and donated by John and Tom Gorman, photo# 10322 was donated by Jessie Rollings.
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- The material is in English.
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Archie's brother, William Gorman, ran the ferry on the Athabasca River and homesteaded NW22-67-22 W4. Biographical information taken from the book "Reflections from across the River". Cassette tape #29 has been digitized and is available at http://digiport.athabascau.ca/townarchives.<br><br>Record No. 85.306 (cassette# 29);85.394 (photos# 765-778);90.13 (photo# 10322)<br><br>