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LEVEL OF DESCRIPTION: Fonds
No.: PR0227
TITLE: Jessie Daryl Sturrock fonds
CREATOR: Jessie Daryl Sturrock
DATE RANGE: [ca. 1890]-1979, predominant 1911-1979
EXTENT: 0.94 m of textual records and other material
Also includes ca. 600 photographs, 5 photograph albums, 1 poster and 1 map.
ADMINISTRATIVE
HISTORY/BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH: Jessie Daryl (nee Latta) Sturrock was born on April 14, 1899 in Edmonton, Alberta to David and Jessie Latta. Shortly after her birth Daryl, as she was commonly known, lost her mother. A year later her father remarried. In the late 1930s, Daryl married Edward Nielson Sturrock. They were together until his death on December 30, 1959. After the death of her husband, Daryl Sturrock became involved in the creation of a centre and society for all native aboriginal people. This society was called the Canadian Native Society of Edmonton and held its first meeting on November 13, 1960. On October 15, 1962 the name of this society was changed to the Canadian Native Friendship Centre and was incorporated under the Societies Act. In addition to her involvement with the centre, Daryl Sturrock was also involved in other social organisations including the First National Native Women’s Council and the Edmonton Citizenship Council. She was outspoken on issues of discrimination and corresponded with the editors of numerous newspapers. She was also interested in tracing the genealogy of her family and travelled several times to Ireland in search of her family background. Daryl Sturrock died on February 13, 1980.
CUSTODIAL HISTORY:Jim and Sharon Marshall deposited the records in this fonds with the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1984. Their relationship to Jessie Daryl Sturrock is unknown.
SCOPE AND CONTENT: Fonds consists of the personal and family records of Jessie Daryl Sturrock and records reflecting her many interests, including photographs, correspondence, diaries, newspaper clippings, financial records and reports. The fonds has been divided into the following series: Canadian Native Friendship Centre; Native interests; Personal records; Edward Nielson Sturrock records; Other interests; Latta family records.
ARRANGEMENT NOTE: These records have been arranged in the order of the creator’s interests.
RELATED RECORDS: The records of David G. Latta, father of Jessie Daryl Sturrock, are also located at the Provincial Archives of Alberta.
RELATED FILES: Display FileList
RELATED ITEMS: A12128 (Edward Sturrock at the Highlands Golf Club championship tournament, Edmonton)
A12129 (Edmonton Golf and Country Club, city tournament)
A12130 (Suspension bridge at the Edmonton Golf and Country Club)
A12131 (Banff Avenue and Cascade Mountain, Banff)
A12132 (Stony Squaw Mountain from the Cave and Basin, Banff)
A12133 (Golf course, Banff)
A14024 (David Gilliland Latta)
A14025 (Edmonton Shoeing Shop)
A14026 (Shoeing an ox inside the blacksmith shop)
A14027 (D.G. Latta Ltd. Works, Edmonton)
A14028 (D.G. Latta Ltd. Backsmith Supplies)
A14029 (North Saskatchewan River)
A14030 (North Saskatchewan River flood)
A14031 (Fraser Flats (Riverdale) and Dawson Bridge, Edmonton)
A14032 (Canadian National Edmonton Pipe Band)


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