Fonds F2067 - Oaks family fonds

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Oaks family fonds


  • Copied 1972 (originally created 1887-1939) (Creation)

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33 photographs

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Arthur William "Daddy" Oaks, 1865-1937, joined the North-West Mounted Police (NWMP) in 1885 and transferred to Calgary, Alberta in 1887. He was involved in a variety of business ventures after his discharge and in 1907 joined Plunkett and Savage. In the First World War he served in the 56th Battalion and in the 1920s was active in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Veterans Association. He and his wife, Mary Elizabeth MacDonald, ?-1937, had six children, Donald J., James George McCullough, 1902-?, Douglas H., Arthur William, 1899-?, George MacDonald, 1898-1898, and Millie (Green). James lived and worked extensively in the Turner Valley oil fields.

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The fonds consists of photographs of the Oaks family, NWMP and military views, Turner Valley oilfields, Phoenix Lumber Co., and views near Rocky Mountain House, Alberta.

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      The material is in English.

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      The originals are held by James G. Oaks.

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      Friday, March 04, 2016




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