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Abel, Peter Macdonald

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  • 1890-1952

Peter Macdonald Abel was born in Dutch Guiana on 5 May 1890, at the age of 6, he moved to the United States following the death of his father. He lived at Cambridge, Massachusetts for ten years before coming to Canada. He homesteaded at Earl Grey, Saskatchewan for three years then enrolled in the Manitoba Agricultural College, graduating in 1913. He then did postgraduate work at the University of Missouri. Prior to the First World War, he was Assistant Editor of the Farm and Ranch Review at Calgary, Alberta and taught in an agricultural school at Claresholm, Alberta for two years. He served in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, returning from overseas in 1919, becoming Livestock Editor of The Country Guide. In 1934, he became its editor. He rejoined the army during the Second World War, being awarded the Order of the British Empire with the rank of Colonel in 1944. He returned to Canada and resumed his editorial duties. He died at Winnipeg on 3 July 1952.

Magee, Willis (Will)

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  • 1928-2013

Willis "Will" Magee was born in Desboro, Ontario, near Owen Sound, and grew up on a farm until the age of 21. He studied at the Ontario College of Art and worked at the Day Sign Company during the summers. Magee moved to Calgary, Alberta in 1953 and worked for a printing firm, for Spence's Shoes, for an advertising agency, and for Gulf Canada Ltd. He also operated his own freelance art studio at various times. In 1993 Magee moved to Turner Valley and continued to create drawings and paintings. He and his wife Benita "Bunny" Gertrude (1935-2011), had five children: Dana (Dyler), Erin, Michael, Thomas, and Russ.

White, M.E.

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M.E. White lived in Calgary, Alberta.

Valgardson, Dorothy

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Dorothy Valgardson is a resident of Cochrane, Alberta

Russell, Andy

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  • 1915-2005

Andy Russell was born in Lethbridge, Alberta. He was raised on a ranch and later became a trapper and horse trainer and guide for Bert Riggall. Russell became a celebrated author of books about the natural history of southern Alberta. He learned filmmaking in the early 1950s and one of his first efforts was a documentary about mountain sheep, filmed in the Waterton area.

Pollock, J.R.

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J.R. Pollock was a resident of Vancouver, British Columbia

Nastiuk, Ron

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Ron Nastiuk is a resident of Calgary, Alberta where he operated Northwest Automotive Service. He was very interested in old films and acquired these items from a Disney distributor inCalgary.

Moroney, Vincent John "Tip"

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Vincent John "Tip" Moroney was operations manager for Imperial Oil in western Canada in the 1940s. He was involved in the attempts to stop the Atlantic #3 blowout in 1948. He was married to Barbara Lois (1924-2013).

McMillan, Stan

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Stanley Ransom McMillan was a bush pilot for Mackenzie Air Service in the Canadian north.

Marsden, William

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  • 1928-2006

William Marsden was born in Westaskiwin, Alberta and became a photographer for the Alberta government. In the late 1950s he joined the Glenbow Foundation as a documentary filmmaker and shot "Okan", a film about the Blackfoot Sundance. Marsden then became an independent film producer for many years. In 1980 he became the film commissioner for Alberta. Marsden wrote his memoirs entitled "Alberta, Big Screen Country" in 2004.

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