We are reposting this article from the Edmonton & District Historical Society (EDHS)’s website. It covers their most recent speaker series that took place at our shared headquarters, Old Timers Cabin. Our President, Roy Bird, and Director, Dorinda Emery, were speakers at the event.
James Gibbons (1837-1933) was one of the earliest pioneers in Edmonton, Alberta. He is described as one of Edmonton’s “more colourful individuals”.2 No wonder. Gibbons was a prospector, hunter, fur trader, and farmer.1 Gibbons was born in Holly Hill, Donegal Ireland on Christmas day 1837. He immigrated to America in 1856
In the wake of International Women’s Day, we would like to shed some light on some women pioneers in Alberta and related historical background. Northern Alberta Pioneers & Descendants Association is committed to sharing more content on pioneer women from Alberta in the future. If you have an ancestor woman
Archives are collections of historical records and documents that contain information about people, events, places, or artefacts. The nature of archives is such that they touch upon wide range of life aspects, and they are, largely, actual records and items, not descriptions thereof. This makes them uniquely valuable and different
McDOUGALL, JOHN CHANTLER, Methodist clergyman and author; b. 27 Dec. 1842 in Sydenham (Owen Sound), Upper Canada, son of George Millward McDougall*, a farmer who was to become a Methodist missionary, and Elizabeth Chantler; m. first in the spring of 1865 Abigail Steinhauer at the Whitefish Lake mission (Alta), and they had three daughters;
Although we usually refer to the 150th Canada Day as Canada’s 150th Birthday, the country did exit before July 1, 1867. A more accurate explanation is that Canada Day marks an important event in the country’s history which is the joining of the colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New