Donaldson, Adam G.

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Donaldson, Adam G.

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Adam "Addie" G. Donaldson was born in March 1909 in Lethbridge, Alberta; he was the son of C.S. (Christopher Storrar) and Katherine (Wilson) Donaldson. Chris had come to Alberta from Scotland in 1907, first to Edmonton then to Lethbridge. He was joined by Katherine Wilson in 1908 and they were married in Lethbridge. Chris worked in the mining industry for most of his life. Adam attended the University of Alberta, studying mining geology. He joined his father in mining in 1936. Adam succeeded his father as manager of the Cadillac mine near Shaughnessy, Alberta; his father was manager from 1927 to 1943, and Adam was manager from 1943 until 1947. In 1950, Adam was the superintendent of Lethbridge Collieries Limited's No. 8 mine. From about 1957 to 1964, Adam was president of Phillips Oil Company Limited and then Canalta Petroleum Limited, both in Calgary, Alberta. He returned to Lethbridge in 1964 and resumed work as a mining engineer.


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