Fonds wet-93 - Aboussafy family fonds

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Aboussafy family fonds

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WET wet-93

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  • [1910?]- 1997 (Creation)
    Aboussafy (family)

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38 photographs. -- 1 cm of textual records

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Ameen Emil Aboussafy was born in Lebanon in 1860. Together with his wife Halabea, the Aboussafys immigrated to Canada in 1899 and settled in Quebec. The Aboussafy's lived in Quebec for ten years before moving to Red Deer. After a short period in Red Deer, the Aboussafys moved to Wetaskiwin and Emil Aboussafy opened a general store with his brother-in-law Sam Murray called Aboussafy and Murray. Mr. Aboussafy bought out Mr. Murray in 1922 and renamed the store Aboussafy and Sons. The Aboussafy's expanded their business in the twenties by opening another store in Wetaskiwin and one in Gwynne. The Aboussafys had seven children, Frank, Ely, George, Joe, Abraham, Michael and Emeline. Emil Aboussafy died in 1944 and Halabea Aboussafy died in 1948.

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The fonds consists of materials created by the Aboussafy family of Wetaskiwin Alberta from ca. 1910 until 1997. Fonds consists of 38 photographs of members of the Aboussafy family, a memorial card from Frank Aboussafy's funeral card, and a 1930s bank receipt.

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Donated by members of the Aboussafy family in 1993 and 1999.


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  • The material is in English.

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Record No. 93.38; 99.18<br><br>

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