Fonds F0568 - William Joseph Conrod fonds

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William Joseph Conrod fonds


  • 1912-1945 (Creation)

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231 photographs

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William Joseph Conrod, 1888-1979, was born in Portland, Maine, USA, and came to Lethbridge, Alberta in 1909. From 1909 to 1911 he worked at the Alexandra Hotel, then in 1912 became the manager of the Assiniboia Hotel, where he worked until 1933. He briefly lived in Medicine Hat, then moved to Calgary in 1936 as manager of the Noble Hotel. He retired in 1959. He was active as a Mason and Shriner. He and his first wife, Leslie, had a daughter, Barbara (Measner). He married his second wife, Vera, ca. 1954.

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Gift of W.J. Conrod, 1972.

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The fonds consists of photographs of the 3rd Canadian Mounted Rifles, Turner Valley, Calgary, native people, portrait of Conrod, views of shops and hotels in Medicine Hat, and the Noble Hotel in Calgary.

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      The material is in English.

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      Thursday, March 03, 2016




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