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Bellerose family fonds
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CA MHM mhm-2040
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- Bellerose (family)
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308 photographs. -- .25 m textual records
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The Bellerose family is one of the early and founding Metis families of the settlement of St. Albert. The family patriarch in the region was Olivier Bellerose (1809-1891) who came to the region from Quebec in 1833, in the employ of the Hudson's Bay Company. He married Josephte (Suzette) Savard and was stationed at Fort Dunvegan and Lesser Slave Lake before posting at Fort Edmonton in 1855. The family, including thirteen children, settled on the north shore of the Sturgeon River in 1859, a site later surveyed as River Lot 35. Olivier Bellerose was a member of the committee that prepared the original bylaws for St. Albert. Although settled at St. Albert, Bellerose continued to work for the Hudson's Bay Company. Olivier and Suzette Bellerose both died in 1891. Many of the descendants of the family continued to live in the St. Albert region and contributed to its development.
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This material is collected from family sources.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of 308 photographs of the Bellerose family of St. Albert beginning in the late nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth. This reproduced material was collected as part of a documentation project on early Metis families of St. Albert. Also included are many images of family friends such as: Arcand, Arpin, Beaudry, Beauregard, Bellerose, Benoit, Bouchard, Boulanger, Boyd, Brown, Bruneau, Brunette, Callihoo, Cunningham, Cust, Esdale, Falcon, Ferguson, Gairdner, Iseke, Kennedy, Killips, Lanta, Laurence, Lentz, L'Hirondelle, Logan, McLaughlin, McLeod, Norris, Paré, Perras, Regan, Riva, Roselle, Ryan, Saffin, Savard, Todd, Vallette, and Villeneuve.
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Material acquired from Bellerose family descendants, including Dorothy Bellerose Chartrand and Robert Bellerose.
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- The material is in English.
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