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Zubick, John J. "Jack"

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John J. Zubick, 1897-1972, was born in Siberia, Russia of German descent. He came to the USA as a child and moved to western Canada in 1910. During the First World War he served with the 5th Canadian Battalion and on his return taught school in Saskatchewan. For eight years he edited a Saskatchewan weekly newspaper. He moved to Calgary, Alberta in 1933 and became business manager of the Calgary Artificial Limb Company.

He was strongly opposed to the Social Credit Party and undertook a personal campaign of speeches and radio broadcasts to discredit the party. He also published the anti-Social Credit newspaper, The Rebel, from 1937 to 1939. During the Second World War he served with the British Army as press chief in Germany and rose to the rank of major. In the 1950s he worked as an insurance underwriter and was very active in the Conservative Party. He retired to Victoria ca. 1963.

Zinovich, Jordan Samuel

  • Person
  • 1955-

Jordan Samuel Zinovich, (1955- ), writer, editor, lecturer, and researcher, was born in Kimberly, British Columbia, and immigrated to the United States in 1981. He received his BA from the City University of New York in 1987 and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.

His work often deals with Canadian themes, including two works based on the life of Ed Nagle, The Prospector: North of Sixty / Ted Nagle and Jordan Zinovich. – Edmonton : Lone Pine Publishing, 1989, and Battling the Bay: The Turn-of-the-Century Adventurers of Fur Trader Ed Nagle / Jordan Zinovich. – Edmonton : Lone Pine Publishing, 1992. Zinovich has also provided research consulting services and compiled a report on the provenance of a collection of Métis and Indigenous artifacts.

Ziegler, William Smith

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  • 1911-1999

William Smith Ziegler was born in Calgary, Alberta on April 5 1911. Ziegler begin his participation in the Canadian military in 1926 as a member of the Non-Permanent Active Militia, where he was promoted to an officer in 1932. During WWII Ziegler served with the 1st Canadian Division in both Holland and Italy. He was steadily promoted and trained for leadership throughout the war, ending up with the rank of Brigadier and the command of the Royal Artillery, 1st Canadian Division. After the war he stayed with the military, serving with the British Foreign Office (German Section) as Deputy Commander of the Hannover Region. Ziegler left the military in 1950 and worked afterwards for Canadian National Railway and Inland Cement and Genstar Limited. He died in Edmonton, Alberta in 1999.

Young, Robert Mitchell

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Robert Mitchell Young, 1882- , was born in Glasgow, Scotland. In 1910 he became paymaster for the City of Calgary, Alberta. In 1911 he married Isabel Scott Anderson and in 1916 he returned to Scotland.

Young, Robert J.

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Robert J. Young, 1858-1936, was born in England and emigrated to Hamilton, Ontario a a young child. He came west to the Okotoks area of Alberta ca. 1881-1883, to settle on Sheep Creek. He farmed / ranched the east half of 24-20-29-W4 until the early 1930s when he rented his land, but continued to live in his home. He never married. He lost his hands in an 1898 blizzard, and his life in a 1936 blizzard.

Yeats, Floyd Wood

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Floyd Wood Yeats, 1919-2000, was born in Field, British Columbia and moved with his family to Calgary, Alberta in 1921. He started a career with the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) in 1937 and worked until 1979. He served in the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) during the Second World War. He was a member of the Bow Valley Railroad Club, Canadian Pacific Pensioners, and the Calgary Group of the British Railway Modellers of North America. With the latter organization he published Canadian Pacific's Big Hill : A Hundred Years of Operation / by Floyd Yeats. -- Calgary : Calgary Group of the British Railway Modellers of North America, 1985. Throughout his life he took photographs of Canadian Pacific locomotives, rolling stock, events, etc and collected material related to CPR history. Yeats and his wife, Lorna Lenore Falls, 1918-1998, had two children Terry (Dickieson) and Trevor.

Wyczynski, Michel

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  • [195-] -

Prior to his retirement in 2012, Michel Wycynski was a senior archivist at Library and Archives Canada. While there, and prior as a graduate student of history, Wycynski researched and published on the topic of the Canadian Airborne Regiment. Over the course of his career, he served as archivist for: the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion Association, 1995-2010; the Canadian Airborne Regiment and the Canadian Airborne Regiment Association, 1995-present; The Canadian Airborne Forces Museum, 1992-2005; The Royal Canadian Regiment, 2004-2010.

Wuest, William Frederick

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William Frederick Wuest, 1905?-1979, was an early settler in Stettler, Alberta. He trained in geology and in 1947 was appointed Professor of Geology at the University of San Marcos, Lima, Peru. He retired to Calgary, Alberta.

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