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William Alexander Family fonds

  • CA GPR 0572
  • Archief
  • 1856-[ca. 2000]

The fonds consists of family photographs, correspondence, and genealogical records of the William Alexander Family. The photographs ([ca. 1966]-1980) show William Alexander, his wife Emilie Dannhauer, and their families, the Alexander children in Strathcona, Rycroft, and Grande Prairie, various boats on the Peace River, the Fort Fitzgerald wood camp, the Art Alexander family in Hudson's Hope, the O'Brien girls, Maggie and Emil Baron and their children, Ed and Bill Alexander in their army uniforms, and the Alexander gravesite and O'Brien Park.

The correspondence (1896, 1915-1986) includes letters from Emilie Alexander to her mother Caroline Dannhauer, Pringle to Bill Alexander, R. B. Leslie to the Alexanders, Bill Alexander to his sisters and father, Ed Alexander to his sister Maggie and father, William to his daughters, Aunt M. F. Wells to Jean and Maggie, Aunt H.(?) A. Alexander to Jean, Aunt Jessie Fairweather to her nieces and nephews, Art and Violet Alexander to his sister Maggie, Harry Newgord to Ed and Bill, cousin Ella F. Lyell to Jean and Maggie, W. J. C. Reed & Sons Solicitors and Notaries Public to Maggie, cousin Jessie (nee Bell) to Jean Pearce, Emil and Maggie Baron to their daughter Jean Pearce, cousin Jessie (nee Bell) to Violet Alexander, cousin Helen Truscott to Jean Pearce, Paul and Caroline Dannhauer to Sidney Truscott, Jean to her sister Maggie, cousin Jim Blacklaws to Maggie, Jean to niece Jean Pearce, cousin Wayne to Jean Pearce, cousin Isabel Besley to Jean Pearce, and the Public Archives of Canada to Jean Pearce.

Other records include German language records of Paul Dannhauer (permission for passport, Certificate of Qualification as Helmsmen 1st Class, Certificate of Baptism, and confirmation of birth), William Alexander's Birth Certificate, Ontario land records of Paul Dannhauer, William and Emilie Alexander's Marriage Certificate, Maggie Alexander's Birth Certificate, William Alexander's Certificate of Registration of Death, Emilie Alexander's Certified Abstract of Registration of Death, Maggie and Emil Baron's Marriage Certificate, obituaries of uncle James Alexander and aunt Maggie Wells, excerpts from the "Centennial History" of St. John Lutheran Church, Petatwawa Ontario, 1867-1967, newspaper articles about Maggie Baron and Jean Alexander, Rycroft homecoming program and newspaper article, and family trees compiled by various family members.

The records were arranged in a series of binders and albums, as assembled by Jean Pearce. They have been selected and rearranged by the Archivist into chronological order. The photographs have been left in the order they were given by Jean; not every photograph in the albums was copied.

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