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LEVEL OF DESCRIPTION: Collection
No.: PR0399
TITLE: George McManus Carson collection
CREATOR: G.D. Carson
DATE RANGE: [Transcribed ca. 1973]
EXTENT: 0.01 m of textual records. – 1 photograph
ADMINISTRATIVE
HISTORY/BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH: George McManus Carson was born in Ontario, Canada on September 8, 1881 to Henry and Ellen (nee Atkinson) Carson. He grew up in Orangeville, Ontario and became a teacher. Carson moved to Alberta where he homesteaded near Blackie and taught school. He attended the University of Toronto from 1907 to 1911 and graduated with a medical degree. He then moved to Vulcan, Alberta and set up his medical practice. On May 17, 1913 Carson married Mary Jane Donaldson in the town of Medicine Hat, Alberta and they had two sons, Dr. George Donaldson Carson and Charles Henry Carson. In 1916 George McManus Carson joined the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps (RCAMC) and served in France until April 1919 when he returned to his medical practice in Vulcan, Alberta. Carson was active in his community and belonged to many different organizations such as the Masons, Elks, and Odd Fellows. In June 1945 Carson’s wife Mary died and in 1946 Carson retired and moved to Calgary. In 1966 he became ill and after time spent in the Colonel Belcher Hospital be was moved to Edmonton where he died in the Edmonton Veteran’s home on March 31, 1969. SCOPE AND CONTENT:Collection consists of a photograph of Carson from ca. 1916, a reminiscence of Carson’s relative Charles Lee, from 1908, and a short biography of George McManus Carson.SOURCE OF TITLE: Title based on contents of collection.LANGUAGENOTE:The material is in English.SOURCE OF ACQUISITION:Dr. G.D. Carson, son of Dr. George McManus Carson, deposited these records in the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1973.ACCESS CONDITIONS:None.USE CONDITIONS:Permission for use required.
SCOPE AND CONTENT: Collection consists of a photograph of Carson from ca. 1916, a reminiscence of Carson’s relative Charles Lee, from 1908, and a short biography of George McManus Carson.
LANGUAGE NOTE: The material is in English.
GENERAL NOTE: Information for the biographical sketch was obtained from records within the collection.
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