Fonds F1118 - Frank Laut fonds

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Frank Laut fonds


  • 1940-1948 (Creation)

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12.5 cm of textual records. -- 6 photographs

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Frank Laut, 1884-1961, was born in Brucefield, Ontario and came to Alberta with his family in 1902. He homesteaded near Crossfield. From 1940 to 1944 he sat in the Alberta Legislature as an Independent Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Banff-Cochrane. In 1913 he married Frances Elizabeth Kilpatrick, ?-1929, and they had three sons, Albin, 1916-1943, Neil, and Ross, 1922-1944. He remarried in 1949, his second wife being Isabella Mae Bills.


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Gift of Isabella Mae Laut, 1962.

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The fonds consists of speeches, radio broadcasts, election returns, and newspaper clippings pertaining to his political career; minutes and circulars of the Independent Movement; reports about water resources and irrigation; and photographs of farming and Crossfield.

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The material is in English.

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Thursday, December 07, 2017




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