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William Myron Curtis fonds
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- Source of title proper: Title based on contents of the fonds.
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CA ATH ATH-07.23, 08.12, 08.20
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1922, 1947-1948, 1955-1959 (Creation)
- Curtis, William Myron
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4 cm of textual records.
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William Myron Curtis, born in Independence, Iowa, married Eleanor Illishman Lovelace of Hewitt, Minn. in 1902. In 1912 they homesteaded NE4-68-24 W4 at Grosmont, AB. William built a small store and gas station in 1928 which was moved in 1931 and enlarged in 1936. The Grosmont Post Office was run from this site. William was the post master from Oct.8, 1936 to Jan.16, 1953 when he resigned. In 1951 William sold the store to Paul Offroy. William and Eleanor had two children: Ruth Muriel and Robert Leroy. Ruth married Allan James. Eleanor died in 1961 and William in 1965.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of a 1922 letter from the Grosmont Municipal District regarding quarantine regulations for scarlet fever: two store receipt books for 1947-1948; and municipal tax receipts for 1955, 1956 and 1959. There are four calendars from local stores and the Aug.4, 2005 issue of Western Producers Western People which has an article on the Major family "100 Century Farm". Allan James tax receipt for 1927 is included.
Immediate source of acquisition
Donated by William's granddaughter, Patricia Watts (Curtis) in 2008; granddaughter Eleanor (Bunny) Chernish (James) in 2007 and 2008.
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There are no restrictions on access.
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Further accruals are not expected.
Biographical information taken from history book: "From Out of the Wilderness". The post office information came from accession 87.39. Record No. 07.23;08.12/ 1 and 2 FFC;08.20. A photo of Curtis's Store can be found in Irene Arabella Robbins fonds, photo # 2594.
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- Curtis, William Myron (Subject)