Fonds F2236 - Whitworth family fonds

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Whitworth family fonds


  • 1924-1956 (Creation)

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142 photographs

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William Whitworth, 1897-?, was born in London, England and came to Fort Macleod, Alberta in 1908. In 1915 he joined the 191st Battalion and served in France during the First World War. In 1919 he opened Whitworth's store in Fort Macleod and operated it until 1956. He married Ruth Gillespie and they had one son, John F., 1934- . John was trained as an accountant.

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Gift of John F. Whitworth, 1991.

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The fonds consists of photographs of the family; animals (buffalo, yaks, antelope, elk) at Wainwright; women curlers; and buildings and events in Fort Macleod, including the family store. Also consists of slides of parades and events in Fort Macleod and Calgary (1950s).

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      The material is in English.

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      Thursday, May 17, 2018




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