Fonds ath-1955 - Pelluet family fonds

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Pelluet family fonds

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CA ATH ath-1955

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  • 1906-1917 (Creation)

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Auguste Paul Pelluet, 1856-1929, was a Hugenot, born on a farm in Normandy. He was educated in Geneva. From 1892-1912 he was a French instructor at King's College, London. He also taught at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Auguste and his wife, Henriette Anne ?, 1861-1949, had six children:
Zelie (Pelluet) Delsart, 1886-1967, was sometimes called Mina. She sang at Covent Garden in London in 1905 with Carolina Hatchard. Zelie taught music in Edmonton where she is buried.
Max M. Pelluet, 1888-Oct. 8, 1916, immigrated to Canada in 1906. He homesteaded SE24-66-23W4 receiving title on Aug.19, 1912. He worked for the Hudson's Bay Company and the Revillon Freres Company. He was musical, popular, a member of the Overseas Club, Agricultural Fair, and the West Athabasca School board. He joined the 49th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry, Alberta Regiment. He died during the Battle of the Somme.
Ernest Le Tousey Pelluet, 1889-1985, served in the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1918-1919. He married Blanche Winnifred ?, 1897-1951. He is buried in Edmonton.
Ralph Pelluet, 1892-May 25, 1917, immigrated to Canada with his brother in 1906. Ralph was the organist at the Athabasca Methodist Church. He went to Brazil and worked in a bank. He joined the 11th Battalion, Canadian Infantry, Central Ontario Regiment. He died during an air raid over his camp and is buried at Shorncliffe Military Cemetery, Kent.
Mamie (Pelluet) Patmore, (dates unknown), worked as a clerk for the Hudson's Bay Company. She was a French scholar. On Sept. 3, 1915, she married Percival Patmore, 1877-1964, manager of the transportation branch of the Hudson's Bay Company in Peace River. On May 20, 1916 they had a son, Alan Max Patmore. Alan died in 2011 in California. Apparently Mamie died later in childbirth.
Dixie (Pelluet) Hayes, 1897-1990, was an artist. She graduated from the University of Alberta with a B.Sc. She became a biology professor at Dalhousie University where she fought for fair pay and equality for female academics. Each year a bursary in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is given at Dalhousie University to honour Ron Hayes and Dixie Pelluet Hayes.
Auguste abandoned his land claim on Dec. 14, 1915. The family moved to Edmonton where Auguste became the first professor of French at the University of Alberta.

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The fonds consists of newspaper clippings and material gathered for an article in the local history book "From Out of the Wilderness".

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Some clippings were donated by Jessie Rollings


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Record No. 87.29 File 1, 15.29

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Biographical information was taken from the local history book "From Out of the Wilderness" and from correspondence with Cyril Pelluet in England.

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