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LEVEL OF DESCRIPTION: Fonds
No.: PR2153
TITLE: Mary Moschenrass Fonds
CREATOR: Mary Moschenrass
DATE RANGE: Copied [1991]
EXTENT: 0.02 m of textual material
ADMINISTRATIVE
HISTORY/BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH: In 1911, at the ages of 60 and 59, William and Priscilla Gilmour came to the Peace Country with their grown sons George and Ernest, (Bill) to homestead. They traveled by train from Port Robinson to Edson, where they bought horses, wagon and supplies, then spent four months on the trail, arriving on September 12, 1911. They settled on SW 22-71-8-W6. Mrs. Gilmour kept a diary of the trip and the first few months on the homestead. In 1916, their daughters, Hattie May Gilmour and Sarah Wood came with their families to join their parents in the Peace Country. William is buried in the old Methodist Church cemetery, which is now the Wembley Community Cemetery
SCOPE AND CONTENT: The fonds consists of photocopy of Pricilla Gilmour’s account of her trip on the Edson Trail in 1911 and her life on the homestead in 1916. The fonds also includes a reminiscence by Mary Moschenrass of her grandmother’s life on the homestead.
ARRANGEMENT NOTE: Material arranged according to original order.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: For more material on the Gilmours, please see the Pricilla Gilmour Fonds at the South Peace Archives.
GENERAL NOTE: Information for the administrative history/biographical sketch sourced from the Pricilla Gilmour Fonds description at the South Peace Archives.
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