Fonds paa-8598 - Hugh Dixon Family fonds

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Hugh Dixon Family fonds

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PAA paa-8598

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  • [1905] -- 1953, copied 1987 (Creation)
    Dixon, Hugh

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0.01 m of textual records. -- 1 photograph. -- 2 negatives.

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Dr. Hugh Dixon was born December 28, 1887, to Chester and Mary Harriet Dixon (neé Dawson). He received his early education in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, and later, attended school in Edmonton. Dr. Dixon graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in Veterinary Medicine in 1910. He served in the Medical Corps of the Canadian Army in about 1915-1917. In June of 1917, Dr. Dixon was posted at Willow Creek as District Veterinarian and also worked part-time for Canada Customs. Dr. Dixon married Laura Ann (nee Uglum), in 1934. They had six children, two born while living in Willow Creek, the other 4, after a move to Shaunavon, Saskatchewan. The children all attended school in Shaunavon. Dr. Dixon helped establish the Western Veterinary College at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. He was one of the first Canadians named to the Five North Western States Exposition Hall of Fame. He was a member of the Canadian Veterinary Association, Saskatchewan Hereford Breeders, Saskatchewan Light Horse, first President of the Mankota Stockmans Weight Co. Ltd., member of the Royal Canadian Legion, the United Church, the Shriners and was a Master Mason. Dr. Dixon passed away October 20, 1977. Dean Dixon was born December 11, 1947 in Shaunavon, Saskatchewan. He was the son of Hugh and Laura Ann (Uglum) Dixon. Dean was educated in Shaunavon. Later in life, Dean lived in Calgary, Alberta and was a pilot for the Home Oil Company Limited.

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In the 1920's members of the Dixon family of Ontario came to Alberta to work as hired hands for harvest.

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In 1987, Dean Dixon allowed the Provincial Archives of Alberta to make a copy of his records. The originals were returned to him. In 1991, the Provincial Archives of Alberta received a donation of material from the Medicine Hat Museum and Art Gallery. Mary Anne Haubrick, daughter to Hugh Dixon, had donated the material to the Medicine Hat Museum and Art Gallery.

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The fonds consists of a pamphlet commemorating the 58th Anniversary of Edmonton General Hospital in 1953, images of Hugh and Dean Dixon dating from [1905] by C.M. Tait, and an image of the Alberta College Literary Society presenting a mock trial of a breach of promise case.

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  • The material is in English.

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Information for the administrative history/biographical sourced from the Dr. Hugh Dixon fonds description at the Esplanade Archives. The images can be located in the A file of the Provincial Archives of Alberta reference prints under the numbers A.15,784 and A.15,785.<br><br>Record No. The fonds includes the following accessions: PR1987.0427, PR1991.0243<br><br>

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