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Fred Cobb family correspondence and documents

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Part Of
Kidney family fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of correspondence, legal and personal documents, and receipts belonging to Fred "Ty" Cobb. Correspondence mostly by Fred Cobb, referring to his dismissal from a job constructing the Icefields Highway and complaints of lost wages. Some correspondence also refers to a case between 1931 …
Date Range
1931 - 1933
Reference Code
M74 / IV / B / 2
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Textual record
Private record
Part Of
Kidney family fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M74 / V324
Series
M74 / IV : Family, friends and community records
Sous-Fonds
M74
Sub-Series
M74 / IV / B : 1921 - 1945
Accession Number
2275
Reference Code
M74 / IV / B / 2
GMD
Textual record
Private record
Date Range
1931 - 1933
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
History / Biographical
Frederick "Ty" Cobb (1887 - 1969) of Banff worked as a labourer during his adult years. Cobb was enlisted in the 82nd Battalion in World War I, and he was stationed in England and France from 1915 - 1916. Fred Cobb did not marry and there are no records of him having children. In the early 1930s, Fred Cobb worked on a construction project along the road leading to the Mt. Norquay ski area. Following World War II, Fred Cobb worked on constructing and repairing boats and docks in Vancouver, B.C. Fred Cobb's grave could not be located in any records of cemeteries in Banff and his burial place is unknown.
Scope & Content
File consists of correspondence, legal and personal documents, and receipts belonging to Fred "Ty" Cobb. Correspondence mostly by Fred Cobb, referring to his dismissal from a job constructing the Icefields Highway and complaints of lost wages. Some correspondence also refers to a case between 1931 and 1933 in which Fred Cobb was charged in a case involving the Alberta Liquor Board which was later dismissed. File also contains a certificate for financial relief under the government of British Columbia in Fred Cobb's name, membership cards for the Workers' Ex-Servicemens' League in Canada and The People's Movement, records from Fred Cobb's stay at a financial relief camp in British Columbia, receipts from various stores and cafes, including the Dominion Cafe in Banff and several from Banff Grocery; arrest records for Fred Cobb, and a notice that the charges for this arrest were revoked.
Notes
Letter dated July 3, 1931 possibly signed by Bob Liggat [d. 1941], who is buried in Banff Town Cemetery.
Name Access
Cobb, Fred (Ty)
Kidney, Forest H. (Pop)
Liggat, Robert
Subject Access
Businesses
Personal and Family Life
Legal and Financial
Geographic Access
Canada
Alberta
Banff
British Columbia
Calgary
Language
English
Conservation
Items have been stored in acid-free tissue due to fragile nature
Category
Family and personal life
Law and justice
Commerce and industry
Labour
Biographical Source Notes
https://www.terrys.org.uk/charts/c/cobb401.htm
Most information drawn from contents of file
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Less detail

Kidney family fonds

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Part Of
Kidney family fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of personal, professional and legal documents and photographs pertaining to Maud and Forest Kidney, Jack MacAulay, Kidney and Woodworth family members, friends and the Banff community. Items are organized by subject and date ranges. Fonds consists of six series: Series I - Maud (Wo…
Date Range
1886 - 2013
Reference Code
M74 / V324
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Photograph print
Postcard
Textual record
Corporate record
Private record
Published record
Part Of
Kidney family fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M74 / V324
Sous-Fonds
M74
V324
Accession Number
452
629
798
929
1843
2143
2177
2275
2780
2983
3109
2016.8581
Reference Code
M74 / V324
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Photograph print
Postcard
Textual record
Corporate record
Private record
Published record
Date Range
1886 - 2013
Physical Description
66 cm of textual records -- ca. 963 photographs : 870 prints, 62 postcards, 30 negatives, 1 tintype (31.5 x 37 cm or smaller) -- 7 photograph albums (26 x 33.5 cm or smaller)
History / Biographical
Ella Maud [Woodworth] Kidney (1894-1977) was born in Banff as the fourth of 11 siblings. Her parents were Benjamin Woodworth and Elizabeth [McIntire] Woodworth. Growing up, Maud worked briefly for the Alberta Hotel and the Bottling Works company in Banff. Maud was married to John A. MacAulay in 1917, and widowed later that year. Her twin sons, John A. [Jack] and Thomas A. [Ted] MacAulay, were born in 1918. Maud married Forest H. "Pop" Kidney (1889-1979) on February 14, 1923, and the new family settled into the Kidney home on Wolf and Muskrat Street. The Kidney residence was originally located in Bankhead, but was moved to Banff and sold following the town's closure in 1922. Maud and Forest operated several local businesses including Banff Grocery, Quaker Coffee Shop, Pop's Bakery and Kidney Kabins. The Kidneys were also active in community affairs throughout their lives. Maud Kidney was a long-time member of the Girls' Sunshine Flower Club in Banff [and the club's president for over a decade spanning across the 1940's], as well as the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire [I.O.D.E.] and Rebekah Lodge, and she was matron of the Order of the Eastern Star in Banff in 1950. Forest Kidney was involved in the Banff Shriners Club, the Kiwanis Club, the Independent Order of Oddfellows and the Canadian Restaurants Association [CRA], among other groups; in the early 1960's, Forest also served as the President of the Calgary branch of the CRA. Jack and Ted MacAulay grew up together in Banff, where they were involved in Banff's Boy Scouts program and local hockey teams. Jack in particular was an avid hockey player, until an accident in 1940 caused damage to his right eye which kept him from competing. From 1943 to 1945, Jack worked for Boeing Aircraft of Canada Ltd., and in 1946 he was appointed as the Chief Inspector of War Assets for Alberta and the Yukon Territories. Jack married Karin Wallensteen in 1946, and the couple had 6 children together: sons Herb and John, and daughters Karen, Shelley, Jodi and Julie-Ann. Jack served as a coach for the Banff Minor Hockey League for 46 years. Jack also took on several other positions within the Bow Valley community, including working as a volunteer with the Banff Figure Skating Club, a co-founder of the Banff Recreation Board, and a member of the Banff Advisory Council, the Banff Hospital Board and the Banff School Board.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of personal, professional and legal documents and photographs pertaining to Maud and Forest Kidney, Jack MacAulay, Kidney and Woodworth family members, friends and the Banff community. Items are organized by subject and date ranges. Fonds consists of six series: Series I - Maud (Woodworth) Kidney records: contains 3 sub-series [ A) 1894 - 1920, B) 1921 - 1950, C) 1951 - 1977 ] Series II - Forest Kidney records: contains 3 sub-series [ A) 1889 - 1920, B) 1921 - 1950, C) 1951 - 2008 ] Series III - Jack MacAulay records: contains 3 sub-series [A) 1920 - 1945, B) 1946 - 1980, C) 1981 - 2000 ] Series IV - Family, friends and community records: contains 5 sub-series [ A) 1886 - 1920, B) 1921 - 1945, C) 1946 - 1970, D) 1970 - 2013, E) Maude Kidney Collection ] Series V - Legal and business records : contains 3 sub-series [ A) 1894 - 1920, B) 1921 - 1950, C) 1951 - 1980 ] Series VI - Collected materials Series I content pertains to Maud Woodworth Kidney. Includes scrapbooks, photographs of Maud and her siblings and parents, trips to Calgary and local activities with family and friends, Maud working for the Alberta Hotel and the Banff Bottling Factory [ca. 1905 - 1915], and local clubs and societies which Maud was involved in between 1930 - 1977 including the Girls' Sunshine Flower Club, the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire, the Senior Friends Club of Banff, Rebekah Lodge and the Order of the Eastern Star. Series II content pertains to Forest Kidney during his World War I military service in Petawawa, Ontario; swimming with friends at the Cave and Basin and other social activities; travelling with family; local newspaper clippings noting Forest's achievements and community involvement; and Forest participating in events as a member of the Banff Shriners Club and the Canadian Restaurant Association. Series III content pertains to Jack MacAulay at the Kidney family home with his twin brother, Ted; coaching for the Banff Minor Hockey League; participating in other community meetings and programs; personal, professional and medical correspondence [1940 - 1992]; Jack's wife, Karin MacAulay, and their children; and Jack's awards and achievements. Series IV content pertains to extended family and friends of the Kidneys and the wider Banff community. Includes sports and outdoor activities [including swimming, hiking, trail riding, camping, snowshoeing, skiing, and track and field]; early Banff [including businesses, Banff Elementary School and Banff High School, the Woodworth family residence, and construction of the Icefields Parkway]; family friends of the Woodworths and Kidneys [including the Brett family, the Stafford family and the Simpson family]; personal correspondence pertaining to Fred "Ty" Cobb (1931 - 1933); clubs and societies [including the Independent Order of Oddfellows, the Senior Friends Club, and the Order of the Eastern Star]; community events [including dances, meetings, dinners and award ceremonies]; weddings and anniversaries; a visit to Num-Ti-Jah Lodge in 1964; and biographical and genealogical information about Maud Kidney, Forest Kidney and the Woodworth family. Series V content pertains to businesses owned and operated by the Kidney family [ca. 1930 - 1970], including Kidney Kabins, Quaker Coffee Shop and Pop's Bakery; mortgage agreements and property contracts; and government documents. Includes receipts, log books and financial records, photographs of Kidney Kabins and Quaker Coffee Shop, and receipts for land purchased by Forest Kidney, George Noble and others. Series VI contains commercial postcards collected by the Kidney family. Postcards mostly produced by Byron Harmon, and some by G & W Fear and other photographers, and mostly pertain to Banff and the surrounding area [winter sports, wildlife, Banff Zoo, Banff Avenue, scenic views and mountain landscapes, etc].
Notes
Contains duplicate photographs
Duplicate commercial postcards have been kept in separate folder within file box containing other commercial postcards [V324 / IV / E / PG - 1 to 20 and V324 / VI / PG - 1 to 42]
Sub-series IV / E : Maude Kidney Collection was donated with existing numbering system [Items 1 to 47] prior to processing; original order and corresponding annotations have been transferred to database entries from original handwritten notes
Name Access
Cobb, Fred (Ty)
Kidney, Forest H. (Pop)
Kidney, Maude
MacAulay, Jack
MacAulay, Karin
MacAulay, Ted
MacAulay, Herb
MacAulay, Julie-Ann
Simpson, Jimmy, Sr.
Simpson, Billie
Woodworth, Adelia
Woodworth, Annie
Woodworth, Ben
Woodworth, Benjamin Frederick
Woodworth, Elizabeth
Woodworth, Ethel
Woodworth, Fred
Woodworth, Percy
Woodworth, Joe
Woodworth, Maude
Brett, Robert G.
Harmon, Byron
LaCasse, Annie
LaCasse, Ulysses
Canadian Restaurant Association
Subject Access
Businesses
Property
Family and personal life
Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire
Independent Order of Oddfellows
Girls Flower Club Banff
Rebekah Assembly Banff Lodge No. 34
Quaker Coffee Shop
Kidney Kabins
Travel
World War I
Military
Community events
Club
Sports
Winter sports
Landscape
Wildlife
Num-Ti-Jah Lodge
Banff Jasper Highway
Banff High School
Genealogy
Geographic Access
Canada
Alberta
Banff
Canmore
Cave and Basin
Bankhead
Calgary
Lake Louise
Ontario
Quebec
British Columbia
Access Restrictions
Some restriction/s on access
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Reproduction Restrictions
Copyright and other restrictions may apply
Language
English
Finding Aid
Finding aids and reference tools: basic description
Related Material
Woodworth family fonds [M286 / V628]
Category
Family and personal life
Commerce and industry
Environment
Labour
Land, settlement and immigration
Law and justice
Military
Natural resources
Sports, recreation and leisure
Biographical Source Notes
Woodworth family fonds entry
Most information based on contents of fonds
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
Less detail

Order of the Eastern Star installation, Kidney family, early Banff school children

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Part Of
Kidney family fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of 42 photographs mostly pertaining to annual Installation events for the Order of the Eastern Star between 1950 and 1960; Maud Kidney was chosen as head Matron of the group in 1950. File also includes photographs of Banff school children [ca. 1895] including members of the Wilson and…
Date Range
[ca. 1895]
[ca. 1920]
1950
1958
[ca. 1960]
Reference Code
V324 / IV / E / PA - 74 to 104
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Part Of
Kidney family fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M74 / V324
Series
V324 / IV : Family, friends and community records
Sous-Fonds
V324
Sub-Series
V324 / IV / E : Maude Kidney Collection
Accession Number
3109
Reference Code
V324 / IV / E / PA - 74 to 104
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Responsibility
Produced by Cascade Cameras Ltd. Banff, F.W.E. Round, and Newton Copyright [Ottawa]
Date Range
[ca. 1895]
[ca. 1920]
1950
1958
[ca. 1960]
Physical Description
42 photographs : b&w prints ; 20.5 x 25 cm or smaller
Scope & Content
File consists of 42 photographs mostly pertaining to annual Installation events for the Order of the Eastern Star between 1950 and 1960; Maud Kidney was chosen as head Matron of the group in 1950. File also includes photographs of Banff school children [ca. 1895] including members of the Wilson and Brewster families; a ski gondola rider; and Jack and Ted MacAulay as toddlers.
Notes
File contains duplicates
Early Banff school photograph accompanied by typed document with contextual details and names of individuals in image
Photographs in this file were accompanied by notes made shortly before or after accession in 1979 giving names/contextual information about photographs. Some notes are by Jim Deegan, 1987. Information has been transferred to the back of each photograph.
Name Access
Kidney, Maude
MacAulay, Ted
MacAulay, Jack
Gaffney, Rose
Squires, Margaret
Foster, Larry
Williams, Jean
Watson, Blanche
Wilson, Louise
Smyth, Betty
Child, Helen
Armitage, Mabel
Shaw, Alice
Bloom, Bessie
Wilson, Ada
Wilson, John
Brewster, Fred
Brewster, Pearl
Brewster, George
Cobb, Fred (Ty)
Harper, Jack
Harper, Gypsy
Subject Access
Family and personal life
Club
Community events
Children
Order of the Eastern Star
Geographic Access
Canada
Alberta
Banff
Access Restrictions
Copyright restrictions may apply
Reproduction Restrictions
Copyright restrictions may apply
Language
English
Category
Family and personal life
Education
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Less detail
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