Fonds edm-1757 - William Henry Sheppard family fonds

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William Henry Sheppard family fonds

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CA EDM edm-1757

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  • 1954-1988 (Creation)
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    William Henry Sheppard family

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2 cm of textual records.

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William Henry Sheppard was born in Newmarket, Ontario in 1862. He married Annie Elizabeth Lowe on April 13, 1892. Together they came to Edmonton in 1894 and ran the Raymond Hotel and then the Hotel Edmonton in 1896. He built the Sheppard Block in 1907 and began a political career serving on the First Strathcona Council in 1899 until 1901 then 1903-1904 and again in 1908-1909, until being elected mayor of Strathcona in 1906. Mr. Sheppard also owned and opperated the Yellowhead Brewery in Rossdale. He died in November 1944.

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The fonds consists of biographical materials collected by Antony Sheppard concerning his grandfather William Henry Sheppard; dating from 1954 to 1988. The collection consists of biographical information on Mr. William Henry Sheppard and MacDonald's Brier program for 1954.

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The fonds was donated in 1995 to the City of Edmonton Archives by Mr. Anthony Sheppard, grandson of William Henry Sheppard.

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Record No. MS-651<br><br>

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