Fonds paa-8021 - Jessie Holmes fonds

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Jessie Holmes fonds

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PAA paa-8021

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  • Copied 1977 (Creation)
    Holmes, Jessie
    Some information provided on the biographical note dates after the death of Jessie Holmes.

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1 microfilm. -- 2 negatives

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Jessie Holmes (nee Hothersall) was born on May 14, 1875 in Manchester, England. She married Reverend (Rev.) Robert Holmes in August 1902 and together they had five children, Noel, George, Eunice, Olive, and Aubrey. Holmes and her husband immigrated to Alberta in 1902 and traveled to Lesser Slave Lake where Rev. Holmes took up a position at St. Peter's Mission. In 1905 he took a position at Christ Church Mission at Shaftsbury, Peace River Crossing, and by 1915 the family was living at Lake Saskatoon. Rev. Holmes died at age 53 on July 20, 1916 and Jessie Holmes took a homestead in the area, moving to Edmonton, Alberta some time later. She died in May 1971.

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Mrs. Olive Harrold, a daughter of Jessie Holmes, deposited these records in the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1977.

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Fonds consists of copied records dating 1906-1971, predominant 1906-1948, and includes a personal reminiscence by Jessie Holmes, a transcript of the reminiscence, biographical notes, obituaries for Rev. Robert Holmes, and two copied photographs depicting the steamboat Northland Call on Peace River in Alberta, and Jessie Holmes and her children.

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  • The material is in English.

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Access Conditions: None. Use Conditions: Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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Other records pertaining to Jessie Holmes can be found in the Robert and Jessie Holmes fonds at the South Peace Regional Archives in Grande Prairie, Alberta.

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Deposited at the same time and in the same accession are records belonging to the following fonds: John Harrold fonds; Bellerose School District No. 25 fonds; and Bellerose Social Club fonds.<br><br>Record No. Fonds consists of the following accessions: PR1977.0171<br><br>

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