|HISTORY/BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH: |
Albert Joseph-Amédée Dargis was born in 1885 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and came with his parents and sister (Mme Hormidas Boisvert) to Beaumont, Alberta, in 1895. In 1907 he left Beaumont to explore the region of Moose Lake (Lac d’Orignal) and he chose a land on the shores of the former Lac des Deux Iles, renamed later Lake Jessie, where the community of Bonnyville developed subsequently. Albert Dargis was very involved in his local community. He was the first mayor of the town, served on the city board and school board, and was designated Justice of the Peace. Albert Dargis died in 1968.
Pamela Joséphine Vézeau was born March 18, 1887. She married Albert Dargis on September 26, 1910 at Saint-Paul-des Métis, Alberta, and later the couple settled in Bonnyville. Albert and Pamela had 14 children: Joseph (1911), Alice (1912), Laura, Irène, Isabelle, Raymond, Flore (Sœur Claire), Julien, Gustave, Cécile (1925), Henriette (1927), Lorraine (1930), Anne-Marie (1931), and André (1932).
Anne-Marie Dargis is the 13th child of Albert Dargis and Pamela Vézeau. Anne-Marie married Wilfrid Régimbald in 1951. They lived in Legal for several years, then moved to Edmonton at the end of the 1950s.
|SCOPE AND CONTENT: ||The fonds consist of family correspondence, including Sœur Claire and Father Gustave Dargis, as well as correspondence of Anne-Marie Régimbald. Also included are genealogical information and press clippings.|
The fonds also contains photographs that range in date from the 1880s to the 1990s and include various early photographic procedures, like collodion printing-out paper, matte collodion, albumen, tintype, carte-de-visite and cabinet cards.