Fonds F0194 - Berrington family fonds

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CA ACU GBA F0194

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Berrington family fonds

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  • 1874-1975, predominant 1906-1947 (Creation)

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12.5 cm of textual records. -- 18 photographs

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Biographical history

William Berrington, 1885-?, born in Atherton, England and his brother Richard, ?-1979, born in Lancashire, England, emigrated to Alberta in 1903 with their parents, Thomas and Eliza (Sandbach) Berrington. Other siblings were George, Violet, and Thomas, Jr., 1884-?. William and Richard each had homesteads in the Pine Lake area, near Elnora. In 1921 William married Sarah Emma Humphrey, 1874-1962, who was born in Middlesex, England and was a nurse by profession. The couple were evicted from their property in 1939 due to financial difficulties, and moved to Calgary. Richard enlisted in the Canadian Cyclist Corps in First World War and served in France. He and his wife, Emily, had two children, Richard and Allen. He was accountant, credit manager and treasurer at Crown Lumber Co. Ltd.

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Gifts of Richard and Emily Berrington, and their sons, Richard and Allen, 1965-1984.

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The fonds consists of correspondence and legal records regarding William and Sarah's homestead (1908-1943); financial records (1906-1975); personal papers; and miscellany. Includes Richard's homestead patent records (1903-1908), and Canadian Cyclist Corps Battalion Association newsletters (1956-1966). Also includes photographs of Berrington family and homesteads, Crown Lumber Co. Ltd. yards (1914-1920s), and Canadian Cyclist Corps.

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      The material is in English.

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      Title based on contents of records.

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      M 88 and M 6829 should be amalgamated.

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      NA 1774-3 is a photoreproduction of homestead patent in M 88.

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      Dates of creation revision deletion

      Thursday, February 08, 2018

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