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Fonds F0204 - Lionel and Elma Bird fonds

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Lionel and Elma Bird fonds


  • 1909-1951 (Creation)

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1 cm of textual records. -- 16 photographs

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Biographical history

Lionel Bird was born in the Carstairs area of Alberta, the son of early pioneers, Percy and Lillian Bird. He farmed in the Cremona area in the 1930s but later took over his parents' farm. He won the Master Farm Family award in 1966. He and his wife, Elma, were very active in the Anglican church in their community, and wrote articles on the history of their area.

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Gift of Lionel and Elma Bird, 1969-1989.

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Scope and content

The fonds consists of Percy Bird's history of the Anglican parish of St. James (1951); Lionel and Elma's historical and biographical articles about the Cochrane/Cremona area; and photographs of diocesan meetings in Calgary, and of the Bird family and other settlers in Cremona district (1909-1935).

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No restrictions on access.

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The material is in English.

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No finding aid, but some of the photos have been digitized.

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Link added to Archives Photographs on May 15, 2018.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018




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