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Beth Sheehan fonds

  • CA GPR 0002
  • Fonds
  • 1885-2003

The fonds consists of the following series: personal and family papers and photographs including diaries written by Beth over an extensive period beginning in 1939 (with lapses) and into the 2000s; publications from "The Bull Outfit" with which her father came to the Beaverlodge area 1909; organizational files showing Beth's involvement with Trumpeter Swan preservation, the Home and School Association, the Grande Prairie County Agricultural Society, the Grande Prairie Book Club, and the Grande Prairie Hot Air Balloon Events Association; files relating to her work as author and historian of Clairmont and District, the Monkman Pass, Grande Prairie's 25th Anniversary, Pioneers of the Peace, and the Peace River itself, complete with the diary of a trip down that river in 1955, and a reference system of news clippings on the people and events in the Grande Prairie area from [1970-2000]. There is also a large collection of photographs, both historical and documentary, detailing her activities and showing her interests as a photographer.

Sheehan, Beth

Personal and Family Papers and Photographs

The series consists of Beth’s personal diaries with supplemental information; bound volumes of literature from the Burnsites; family photographs from the Flints, the Sheehans, and Beth & Everett Sheehan; printed material from Beth's education at Alberta College; and some paper artefacts, family memorabilia.

The Christian Association gathered at Park Hall, Niagara Falls, Ontario.

  • CA GPR 0002-0002.01-0002.01.02-0002.01.02.001
  • Item
  • [ca. 1908]
  • Part of Beth Sheehan fonds

The Christian Association gathered at Park Hall, Niagara Falls, ca. 1908. The photograph includes the following people who all came to Beaverlodge Alberta to live, except those listed in brackets. Back row: Mrs. I.E. Gaudin, 2nd person; Mrs. Mac Miller, 6th; Mr. R. Lossing, end. 2nd row: Rev. Albert Truax, 2nd; Mrs. Albright Senior, 4th; (Miss Forrester, 8th; Mr. Tucker, 9th; Mr. Pratt, 10th). 3rd row: Mrs. Wilkie, 2nd; Mr. Wilkie, 3rd; (Guineviere Partridge, 5th); Mrs. Cranston. 4th row: Mr. Crabbe, 1st; Mrs. Elias Smith, 3rd; (Miss Hill, 4th; Mr. Fink, 9th); Mr. I.E. Gaudin, 10th. Front row: Darcy Gaudin, 3rd.

Mr. & Mrs. Victor Flint

Victor Flint, with his brother George, came to the Peace Country in 1909 with a group of people from Ontario, some of whom belonged to the Christian Association (not as missionaries) when he was 19 years old. In 1915 he married Frances Sills who had come west with Mabel (her sister) and Hugh Allen. They homesteaded south and west of Beaverlodge, but in the 1950s began to spend winters in Pasadena, California. In 1967 they moved to Pioneer Lodge in Grande Prairie. Frances passed away in 1968 and Victor in 1969, both at the age of 80.

George Flint and Parents

George Flint came to the Peace Country in 1909 with his brother Victor and a group of people from Ontario when he was 21 years old. In 1910 their parents, Mr. & Mrs. Paul Flint, joined them at Beaverlodge.

Mr. & Mrs. Victor Flint

Victor and Frances Flint, shown here with their two eldest daughters Madelon and Pauline, homesteaded southeast of Beaverlodge.

Crescent Grove Farm

Bird's eye view of Crescent Grove Farm at Lower Beaverlodge, where Victor and Frances Flint homesteaded and farmed.

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