Fonds P205 - Ward family (Thetford) fonds

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

Ward family (Thetford) fonds

General material designation

    Parallel title

    Other title information

    Title statements of responsibility

    Title notes

    • Source of title proper: Titre basé sur le contenu du fonds.

    Level of description

    Fonds

    Reference code

    CA ETRC P205

    Edition area

    Edition statement

    Edition statement of responsibility

    Class of material specific details area

    Statement of scale (cartographic)

    Statement of projection (cartographic)

    Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

    Statement of scale (architectural)

    Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

    Dates of creation area

    Date(s)

    • 1904-1988 (Creation)

    Physical description area

    Physical description

    0,05 m of textual records. - 87 photographs : b&w. - 2 postcards : b&w. - 1 map.

    Publisher's series area

    Title proper of publisher's series

    Parallel titles of publisher's series

    Other title information of publisher's series

    Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

    Numbering within publisher's series

    Note on publisher's series

    Archival description area

    Name of creator

    Biographical history

    Robert G. Ward (1837-1907), was born in Lower Ireland, Megantic County, the son of Rev. Robert G. Ward and Marianne Turriff. He married Annie M. Cairns (born 1861, daughter of Hamby Cairns and Susan Meagher, died 1936). Together they had nine children: Robert Grant "Bob" (1883-?), Hamby Ward (1884-?), Alexander Harry (1885-1964), John Albert (1888-1942), Charles Edgar (1890-1891), James Turriff (1892-?), Annie Maria (1893-1893), Peter Douglas (1895-1977?), and Albion Tudor (1898-1962). Robert G. Ward (II)'s pursuit of mining interests began in 1876 when the discovery of asbestos was made in one of his fields. Subsequently, he purchased the mining rights for the lot in Thetford Township and began the Ward family's mining intersests in the area.

    Albion T. Ward, miner by profession, was married first to Nita Hammerick/Hammerich in 1925 (divorced 1944), and second to Doris Christine Peterson (1913-1986). Robert Grant Ward (III) went west to mine gold as a young man. By 1903, he had turned to amateur boxing in San Francisco. His ability in the ring led him to take the title of amateur heavyweight champion of America and, later on, pro heavyweight champion of the British Commonwealth. Later on he returned to Quebec to pursue mining. Alexander Henry (a.k.a. Harry) Ward married Agnes Gertrude Moore (b. 1899), daughter of William Moore and Sarah Elizabeth Robinson. Together they had seven children: Dorothy (a.k.a. Dolly, b. 1917), Kathleen (b. 1919), Evelyn (b. 1919), Agnes (1921-1921), Robert (1923-1923), Marjorie (b. 1924), and Lois (b. 1928). Lois T. Ward married Wilfred Alan Greatrex in 1950 in Ontario.

    Custodial history

    The documents were kept by various members of the Ward family until they were donated by Sue Fitzgerald, daughter of Lois Ward Greatrex, in 2014.

    Scope and content

    The fonds contains primary source information on the Ward family of Thetford Mines from 1904 to 1988. The fonds consists of photographs, land records, correspondence, which include information on the Royal Scots of Canada, 5th Battalion; mining in the area of Thetford and Black Lake; and includes photographs from Albion Ward's summer home Lower Ireland as well as Robert Grant Ward, boxer. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Business Documents (1925-1977), Births, Marriages and Deaths (1913-1986), Estates (1966-1988), Military (1904), Photographs ([1907?]-[before 1970]), Miscellaneous (1905-1973).

    Notes area

    Physical condition

    Immediate source of acquisition

    Arrangement

    Language of material

    • English

    Script of material

      Language and script note

      Les documents sont en anglais.

      Location of originals

      Availability of other formats

      Restrictions on access

      Some of the photographs are subject to copyright restrictions.

      Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

      Finding aids

      Associated materials

      Related materials

      Accruals

      Further accruals are expected.

      General note

      Title based on contents of fonds.
      The fonds was donated in several accessions by Sue Fitzgerald in 2014 and 2015.
      The documents are in English.

      Alternative identifier(s)

      Standard number

      Standard number

      Access points

      Subject access points

      Place access points

      Name access points

      Genre access points

      Control area

      Description record identifier

      Institution identifier

      Rules or conventions

      Finding aid prepared using Rules for Archival Description (RAD).

      Status

      Level of detail

      Dates of creation, revision and deletion

      28 janvier, 2016

      Language of description

        Script of description

          Sources

          Accession area