Fonds paa-6 - Blank family fonds

McDonald Hotel, Edmonton, Alberta Buildings and greenhouses near the Bonnie Doon Store Louise Blank Three men and a woman in Lobstick, Alberta Postcard to Elsa Sautter Groat Ravine Lake Thomas, Viking, Alberta Jasper Park railroads Royal Alexandra Hospital Ship passengers
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Blank family fonds

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PAA paa-6

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0.01 m of textual records. - 21 photographs

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Richard Blank moved to Canada from Kanstad, Germany in 1909. Blank worked on a farm in Viking, Alberta for about three years before moving to Junkins, or Wildwood as it is known today. Blank began homesteading and in 1914 his wife Louise came to Canada to join him. At this time Richard Blank was working for the Canadian National Railway. In 1923 Richard and Louise Blank left their homestead and bought a farm. Louise Blank died in October 1955 at the age of 74 and Richard Blank died in November 1964 at the age of 85.

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Fonds consists of records belonging to the Blank family including correspondence, account books, and photographs.

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Gail Headon, the great granddaughter of Richard and Louise blank, deposited these records with the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1969.


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Access Conditions: None. Use Conditions: Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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Information in the Biographical Sketch was obtained from Where the River Lobstick Flows, compiled in 1987.<br><br>Record No. Fonds consists of the following accessions: PR1969.278, PR1970.17<br><br>

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