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Armstrong Family fonds

  • CA GPR 0632
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900-2014]

The fonds consists of records relating to the Armstrong family. The records are organized into three series, personal papers, photographs and scrapbooks.

Armstrong family

Armstrong-Whitman Family Portrait

Susan Maria and Thomas Armstrong, with Susan's mother Matilda Whitman, in Ontario, sometime before Thomas died in 1914.
Photographer's stamp: WJ Winter, Wiarton

David Edward & Leo Armstrong

Presumably the sons of Susan Maria and Thomas Armstrong in Ontario, before Ed and Leo came to the Peace Country in 1914. These are tentatively identified as Ed and Leo Armstrong.
Photographer: WJ Winter, Wiarton

Ed Armstrong, World War I

Ed Armstrong, son of Susan and Thomas Armstrong, in World War I uniform. Ed arrived in the Peace Country in 1914 and enlisted in World War I.

Hythe School Class

A class of Hythe students.
Back Row L-R Grant Finnon, ?,?, Jim Hodgson, Rene Sharkey, ?, Judy Armstrong, Dan Armstrong
Middle Row - Laverne, Joyce, Donald Stubbs, Don Pearson, Veron Klimp, Bill Jantot (?), Lazotte, Margaret Tangen, Art Patterson, Paul Gass
Front row - ?, Tom Gass (?), Marion McPherson, Billy Fisher (?), Leroy Erickson, Vernon McNamee (teacher), Marguarite Everton, David Stickney, Anita Hayjak, Leona B

Personal Papers

The series consists of newspaper clippings and photographs of the Armstrong family. The clippings consist of a death record for Thomas B. Armstrong (1914), obituary of Samuel Armstrong (1920), newspaper notice of D.E. Armstrong taking over the Hythe Half-Way House (1922), Leo Armstrong’s notice of estate claims (1922), 2 copies of Henderson’s Directory for Edmonton with the entry for Susan Armstrong (1928, 1929), registration of death and obituary for Henrietta (Cooney) Armstrong (1945), registration of death for Susan Marie Armstrong (1946), notice of the death of Thomas A. Armstrong (1947), obituary of Honor Bennett (1953), death registration and obituary for Frederick John Armstrong (1954), obituary of David “Ed” Armstrong (1960), obituary of Harriet Armstrong (1976), obituary of Elmer Nelless Bennett (1987), obituary of Merv Staggs (2012).


The series consists of photographs of the Armstrong family and friends.

Rueben and Thomas Armstrong

Presumably the sons of Susan Maria and Thomas Armstrong in Ontario, before Rueben and Thomas went to Arcola, Saskatchewan in 1914. These are tentatively identified as Rueben and Thomas.
Photographer's stamp: WJ Winter, Wiarton


The series consists of 2 scrapbooks created by Grace Wideman that relate to the Armstrong family. Items in the scrapbook include memorial cards, photographs, news clippings, birth and death registrations and various other items.
The scrapbooks were photocopied in their entirety and the original order was maintained.