Fonds 0366 - Lloyd Olley fonds

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Lloyd Olley fonds

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  • Sound recording

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CA GPR 0366

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  • [1970]-2009 (Creation)
    Olley, Lloyd

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1 cm of textual records
1 sound recording

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Biographical history

Lloyd Olley was born in 1925 on a small farm in Natural Bridge, New York State. During WW II he worked on a large potato farm and then enlisted in the US Navy serving on the USS Rockwell at Bikini Atoll for Operation Crossroads H-Bomb Tests. In 1948 he drove a 1923 Model T touring car to his Uncle Burgess' farm in Ernfold, Saskatchewan. He returned to Saskatchewan in 1952 and after the harvest became a brakeman for the Canadian National Railway. He came to Grande Prairie in 1953 where he met and married Katherine. They had five children: Lois, Lynda, Clair, Heather, and Trudy. He was known for Lloyd's Tire Company and then in 1961 he built the first modern bowling alley, Sherwood Lanes which he operated for 17 years. In 1978 he retired to farming, making lumber with his potable sawmill, learning watch making and loving tinkering. He was a lifetime member of the Grande Prairie Museum. Lloyd died as a result of a farm accident April 30, 2009.

Custodial history

Lloyd donated these records to the South Peace Regional Archives in 2008 and 2009.

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The fonds consists of an audio tape recording an interview Lloyd conducted with Percy Howard (Harry) Rogers when Rogers lived in Pioneer Lodge in the 1970s, and biographical information about Sella Watts and Harry Kigiona, local people that Lloyd knew.

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Lloyd donated these records to the South Peace Regional Archives in 2008 and 2009.


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  • The material is in English.

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Accession number: 2008.012

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South Peace Regional Archives

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  • English

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