Fonds ath-2029 - James Minns fonds

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James Minns fonds

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CA ATH ath-2029

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  • 1905 (Creation)
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    Minns, James

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.1 cm of textual records

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James Minns was born in Stouffville, ON in 1867, the son of George and Mary(Carruthers) Minns. In 1889 he married Isobel Harwood and they had two children: James Harwood and Marion Irene. The family moved to Edmonton in 1902 and to Athabasca in 1904. James filed on NE6-66-22-W4 in Nov. 1905. He hauled freight for the Hudson's Bay Co. and Revillon Freres, and in 1911 became the postmaster in Athabasca, a job he held for 25 years until his death in 1936. James was a member of the Masonic Lodge, the Old Timers'Assoc.and the United Church. Isobel died in 1953 aged 84 years.

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The fonds consists of an interim homestead receipt for NE6-66-22-W4.

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Donated by Mrs. Millie Hay (Talpash). This was part of the material that she collected and kept at the Kinnoull Museum.

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  • The material is in English.

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Record No. 91.42 File 2<br><br>

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