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Archie Brienen as a young boy

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions12148
Date Range
[1935-1938]
Collection
Bill Dungate photograph collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Scope and Content
Studio portrait of Archie Brienen wearing a sailor suit. He was born to John and Elizabeth Brienen in Holland and immigrated to Canada as a young boy in 1938. The Brienens eventually settled in Barrett, near Houston.
Collection
Bill Dungate photograph collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Fonds No.
C8
Item No.
P9563
Accession No.
2021.23
Physical Description
1 negative; b&w
Scan Resolution
600 dpi
Date Range
[1935-1938]
Custodial History
Negative was taken by Bill Dungate of an old photograph lent to him for reproduction. Donated to the Museum on August 12th 2021 by Dino Laramie.
Scope and Content
Studio portrait of Archie Brienen wearing a sailor suit. He was born to John and Elizabeth Brienen in Holland and immigrated to Canada as a young boy in 1938. The Brienens eventually settled in Barrett, near Houston.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Brienen family in Canada

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions12201
Date Range
[1938]
Collection
Bill Dungate photograph collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Scope and Content
Photograph of Elizabeth, Archie, and John Brienen on a farm in Canada.
Collection
Bill Dungate photograph collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Fonds No.
C8
Item No.
P9616
Accession No.
2021.23
Physical Description
1 negative; b&w
Scan Resolution
600 dpi
Date Range
[1938]
History / Biographical
The Brienens, originally from Holland, moved to Canada in 1938 and settled in Barrett near Houston.
Custodial History
Negative was taken by Bill Dungate of an old photograph lent to him for reproduction. Donated to the Museum on August 12th 2021 by Dino Laramie.
Scope and Content
Photograph of Elizabeth, Archie, and John Brienen on a farm in Canada.
Geographic Access
Barrett, B.C.
Notes
Appears on page 84 of Marks of a Century.
Type of Record
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Brienen family portrait

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions7949
Date Range
ca 1960s
Collection
Richerson's Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
Richerson's Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Richerson's Studio
Fonds No.
BF9
Item No.
P6663
Accession No.
2019.18
Physical Description
1 photograph; sepia; 25.2 x 20 cm
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
600 dpi
Date Range
ca 1960s
History / Biographical
Lenora Brienen (nee Martin) and Henry Brienen with daughters Sandra and Dorothy.
Subject Access
Richerson's Studio
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Claudia Brienen at graduation

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions12705
Date Range
[May-June] 1977
Collection
Bill Dungate photograph collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Scope and Content
Photograph of Claudia Brienen at her graduation from Houston Secondary School.
Collection
Bill Dungate photograph collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Bill Dungate
Fonds No.
C8
Item No.
P9869
Accession No.
2021.23
Physical Description
1 negative; b&w
Scan Resolution
600 dpi
Date Range
[May-June] 1977
Custodial History
Negative was taken by Bill Dungate in May-June 1977 and donated to the Museum on August 12th 2021 by Dino Laramie.
Scope and Content
Photograph of Claudia Brienen at her graduation from Houston Secondary School.
Geographic Access
Houston, B.C.
Notes
Identified from name on envelope + resemblance to wedding photo in Houston Today. More photos from same event in folder.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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John and Elizabeth Brienen in Holland

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions12147
Date Range
[1932]
Collection
Bill Dungate photograph collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Scope and Content
Studio portrait of John and Elizabeth Brienen in Holland. They were married in 1932 and came to Canada in 1938 with their young son Archie, eventually settling in Barrett near Houston.
Collection
Bill Dungate photograph collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Fonds No.
C8
Item No.
P9562
Accession No.
2021.23
Physical Description
1 negative; b&w
Scan Resolution
600 dpi
Date Range
[1932]
Custodial History
Negative was taken by Bill Dungate of an old photograph lent to him for reproduction. Donated to the Museum on August 12th 2021 by Dino Laramie.
Scope and Content
Studio portrait of John and Elizabeth Brienen in Holland. They were married in 1932 and came to Canada in 1938 with their young son Archie, eventually settling in Barrett near Houston.
Type of Record
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Archie McInnes driving his first car

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions12340
Date Range
[1910s]
Collection
Bill Dungate photograph collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Scope and Content
Photograph of farmer Archie McInnes at the wheel of his first car, with George Findley in the passenger seat and daughter Ivy McInnes in the back wearing a large hat.
Collection
Bill Dungate photograph collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Fonds No.
C8
Item No.
P9670
Accession No.
2021.23
Physical Description
1 negative; b&w
Scan Resolution
600 dpi
Date Range
[1910s]
History / Biographical
Archie McInnes and family owned Pioneer Ranch at North Bulkley from the early 1900s until 1942.
Custodial History
Negative taken by Bill Dungate of a photograph lent to him for reproduction (likely by Ivy McInnes Strimbold). Donated to the Museum on August 12th 2021 by Dino Laramie.
Scope and Content
Photograph of farmer Archie McInnes at the wheel of his first car, with George Findley in the passenger seat and daughter Ivy McInnes in the back wearing a large hat.
Notes
Envelope labelled (among other things) "From Old Photos - Greta Hamblin - Irene Newgard and Ivy Strimbold. McInnes early ford." Appears in Marks of a Century, pg. 39. Printed copy also available.
Type of Record
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"Archie McInnes hauling in hay"

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions12344
Date Range
[1903-1942]
Collection
Bill Dungate photograph collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Scope and Content
Photograph of Archie McInnes and a team of three horses hauling a load of hay.
Collection
Bill Dungate photograph collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Fonds No.
C8
Item No.
P9674
Accession No.
2021.23
Physical Description
1 negative; b&w
Scan Resolution
600 dpi
Date Range
[1903-1942]
History / Biographical
The McInnes family owned Pioneer Ranch at North Bulkley from 1903 to 1942.
Custodial History
Negative taken by Bill Dungate of a photograph lent to him for reproduction. Donated to the Museum on August 12th 2021 by Dino Laramie.
Scope and Content
Photograph of Archie McInnes and a team of three horses hauling a load of hay.
Geographic Access
North Bulkley, B.C.
Notes
Envelope labelled (among other things) "From Old Photos - Greta Hamblin - Irene Newgard and Ivy Strimbold. Archie McInnes Hauling in Hay." Appears in Marks of a Century, pg. 97. Printed copy also available.
Type of Record
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"Archie McInnes hauling in hay"

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions12345
Date Range
[1903-1942]
Collection
Bill Dungate photograph collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Scope and Content
Photograph of Archie McInnes and a team of three horses hauling a load of hay.
Collection
Bill Dungate photograph collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Fonds No.
C8
Item No.
P9674
Accession No.
2021.23
Physical Description
1 negative; b&w
Scan Resolution
600 dpi
Date Range
[1903-1942]
History / Biographical
The McInnes family owned Pioneer Ranch at North Bulkley from 1903 to 1942.
Custodial History
Negative taken by Bill Dungate of a photograph lent to him for reproduction. Donated to the Museum on August 12th 2021 by Dino Laramie.
Scope and Content
Photograph of Archie McInnes and a team of three horses hauling a load of hay.
Geographic Access
North Bulkley, B.C.
Notes
Envelope labelled (among other things) "From Old Photos - Greta Hamblin - Irene Newgard and Ivy Strimbold. Archie McInnes Hauling in Hay." Appears in Marks of a Century, pg. 97.
Type of Record
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"Archie McInnes looking over oats"

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions12335
Date Range
[1903-1942]
Collection
Bill Dungate photograph collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Scope and Content
Photograph of farmer Archibald 'Archie' McInnes looking out over his oat field at Pioneer Ranch, North Bulkley.
Collection
Bill Dungate photograph collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Fonds No.
C8
Item No.
P9665
Accession No.
2021.23
Physical Description
1 negative; b&w
Scan Resolution
600 dpi
Date Range
[1903-1942]
Custodial History
Negative taken by Bill Dungate of a photograph lent to him for reproduction (likely by Ivy Strimbold, nee McInnes) in 1986. Donated to the Museum on August 12th 2021 by Dino Laramie.
Scope and Content
Photograph of farmer Archibald 'Archie' McInnes looking out over his oat field at Pioneer Ranch, North Bulkley.
Geographic Access
North Bulkley, B.C.
Notes
Envelope labelled (among other things) "Jim Tourond - L. Campbell - Ivy Strimbold. May 29-86. Archie McInnes - looking over Oats." Date range based on McInnes' ownership of Pioneer Ranch. Printed copy also available.
Type of Record
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Archie McInnes with daughters

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions12163
Date Range
[1916-1918]
Collection
Bill Dungate photograph collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Scope and Content
Photograph of Archibald McInnes of Pioneer Ranch with his three daughters: Ivy, Neva, and Vera.
Collection
Bill Dungate photograph collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Fonds No.
C8
Item No.
P9578
Accession No.
2021.23
Physical Description
1 negative; b&w
Scan Resolution
600 dpi
Date Range
[1916-1918]
Custodial History
Negative was taken by Bill Dungate of an old photograph lent to him for reproduction. Donated to the Museum on August 12th 2021 by Dino Laramie.
Scope and Content
Photograph of Archibald McInnes of Pioneer Ranch with his three daughters: Ivy, Neva, and Vera.
Geographic Access
North Bulkley, B.C.
Notes
Date range estimated from apparent age of girls.
Type of Record
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"Joe and Archie. Lake Kathlyn."

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions3720
Date Range
ca 1938
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Parallel Title
Title based on caption written on back of photograph.
Creator
[Val Tomlinson]
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P3489
Accession No.
1996.146.1
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 12.5 x 9 cm
Scan Resolution
600 dpi
Date Range
ca 1938
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Val Tomlinson is W.V. Tomlinson, drugstore owner.
Type of Record
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"Mrs. Downey and Archie at Duthie Mine"

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions3740
Date Range
July 1938
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Title based on information written on back of photograph.
Creator
[Val Tomlinson]
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P3509
Accession No.
1996.146.1
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 8.1 x 11.3 cm
Scan Resolution
600 dpi
Date Range
July 1938
Subject Access
Duthie Mine
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Val Tomlinson is W.V. Tomlinson, drugstore owner.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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"The Todds and Archie, Lake Kathlyn"

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions3698
Date Range
ca 1938
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Title based on caption written on back of photograph.
Creator
[Val Tomlinson]
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P3467
Accession No.
1996.146.1
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 12.5 x 9 cm
Scan Resolution
600 dpi
Date Range
ca 1938
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Lake Kathlyn, B.C.
Notes
Archie is the woman on the far right.
Val Tomlinson is W.V. Tomlinson, drugstore owner.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Edward "Ed" Maskiewich and Jean Kilpatrick on their wedding day

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions8166
Date Range
1959
Collection
Richerson's Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
Richerson's Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Richerson's Studio
Fonds No.
BF9
Item No.
P6824
Accession No.
2019.18
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 20.3 x 25.3 cm
Scan Resolution
600 dpi
300 dpi
Date Range
1959
Subject Access
Richerson's Studio
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Gordon Handford, Dian Herman, Laura Carpenter, Ward Fletcher and Laura-Jean Handford

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions6696
Date Range
1950s
Collection
Della Herman fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
Della Herman fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Title based on information in original scrapbook.
Fonds No.
PF29
Item No.
P6304
Accession No.
2018.61
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 15 x 12.5 cm (TIF)
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
600 dpi
Date Range
1950s
History / Biographical
Laura Caprenter is the mother of Della Herman, and the grandmother of Dian Cromer (nee Herman)
Type of Record
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Interviews with Jean and Reg Heal

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions12250
Date Range
November 19 1988
August 14 1997
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Scope and Content
Two interviews with Reg and Jean Heal (nee Gregerson). One was recorded on November 19th 1988 by Ruth Murdoch as part of the "Growing Up in the Bulkley Valley" series. The other was recorded on August 14th 1997 by Misty Jorgen at the Heals' home in Smithers. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, .MP3…
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Creator
Ruth Murdoch;
Misty Jorgen
Fonds No.
C5
Item No.
2021.21.43
Accession No.
2021.21
Physical Description
4.93 GB of digital records
Date Range
November 19 1988
August 14 1997
Scope and Content
Two interviews with Reg and Jean Heal (nee Gregerson). One was recorded on November 19th 1988 by Ruth Murdoch as part of the "Growing Up in the Bulkley Valley" series. The other was recorded on August 14th 1997 by Misty Jorgen at the Heals' home in Smithers. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, .MP3 access files, and .jpg release forms.
Notes
Sound quality of both interviews is very poor due to high background noise and low interviewee volume.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Audio Tracks

Introduction of Reg and Jean Heal, giving their years and places of birth and some info about their parents.

keywords

Ernest Heal; Evelyn; Heal farm; horse and wagon; Mary Fryer Heal; Mary Gregerson; road conditions; Smithers Town Hall; Telkwa; Tyhee Lake

subjects

birth info; Jean Gregerson; Reg Heal

Jean and Reg share childhood memories of playing outdoors on their families' farms.

keywords

barbecues; calf roping; cat; creek; dog; Evelyn School; frogs; grouse; homemade skis; lassoing; Margaret Gregerson; Mary Gregerson; pollywogs; pond; rabbits; skiing; sleigh rides; spring; summer; Ted Gregerson; Telkwa Barbecue; winter

subjects

childhood; family; outdoors; play; recreation; siblings

Jean Heal recounts the chores that she did as a child and where her mother sold the goods produced by the family farm.

keywords

butter; carrying water; chickens; chicks; eggs; firewood; Mary Gregerson; milking cows; school; Telkwa Creamery; Valentine Dairy; Watson's Store

subjects

chores; farm; responsibilities

Jean recalls how special her family's horses were to her, telling stories of sleigh rides, the death of a favourite horse, and a time when the new horses attempted to run away.

keywords

colic; death; horse driving; horse team; Mary Gregerson; runaway horses; sickness; sleigh; sleighing

subjects

animals; horses

Jean discusses a special tree in her family's barnyard which served as a stopping point for travelers and a place of trade between the Gregerson family and local Indigenous peoples. She also describes tending to her family's gardens and harvesting some of the weeds to eat.

keywords

chores; church; Evelyn School; fish; Indigenous people; Mary Gregerson; nettles; pigweed; stopping place; trading; washing

subjects

favourite place; gardens; tree; weeding

Jean Heal shares a story of how her mother and several neighbours rescued a calf which had fallen through the ice into a river.

keywords

Fred Rosberg; ice; Lee Johnson; Mr. Owens?; Mrs. Johnson; Selma Rosberg; winter

subjects

calf; Mary Gregerson; rescue; river

Jean recounts games that she used to play as a child, both and hole and at school.

keywords

Ante-Ante-I-Over; hide and seek; Prisoner's Base; school; scrub baseball; snow forts; snow tunnel; snowball fights; tag; teacher

subjects

entertainment; games; play; recreation

Jean recounts her memories of Christmas as a child, particularly the scarcity of money and presents. Note that the latter section about traplines is almost inaudible.

keywords

Auntie Meg; Christmas concerts; Christmas trees; cup and saucer; furs; Japanese oranges; no presents; parcel; trapline; trapping

subjects

Christmas; holidays

Jean talks about how the family rarely went in to Smithers all together, as someone always had to be left behind to do chores on the farm. She also mentions how horses and wagons would cut across Lake Kathlyn when it was frozen, which sometimes ended in disaster.

keywords

Beaton's Barn; Belgian horse team; clearing snow; horses; ice; ice houses; Lake Kathlyn; sleigh; wagon; winter

subjects

Smithers; transportation; travel

Jean recalls entertaining school events such as noon hour dances and end-of-the-year picnics, as well as which hours of the day the different grades started and left school.

keywords

Henry Johnson; ice cream; May 24th; musical instruments; Orville Elliott; school hours; school picnics; school times; Trout Creek; Victoria Day

subjects

dancing; Evelyn School; events; picnic; school

Jean explains the essential roles that women, such as her mother Mary Gregerson, played in rural society.

keywords

canning; cars; driving; food preservation; meet curing

subjects

chores; jobs; responsibilities; women; women's labour

Reg Heal recalls his childhood on the family farm near Tyhee Lake, with a focus on chores such as hauling hay and milking cows.

keywords

chickens; clover seed; cows; crops; dairy; hauling hay; hay rake; horses; milking cows; tie cutting; timothy seed

subjects

childhood; chores; farms; responsibilities

Reg recalls toys, games, and other forms of entertainment from his childhood, particularly winter sports such as skating and skiing.

keywords

Barger Ranch; hide and seek; homemade skis; pop guns; skating; skiing; sleigh riding; softball; toy train; Tyhee Lake

subjects

entertainment; games; sports; toys

Reg gives his memories of Christmas at his paternal grandparents' (Fred and Ann Heal) house.

keywords

Ann Anderson Heal; beefsteak pudding; English; Fred Heal; gramophone; music; plum pudding

subjects

Christmas; grandparents; holidays

Reg gives his memories of attending school in Telkwa, including a story about a time the horse he was riding turned around and brought him back home.

keywords

subjects

chores; grandparents' house; horse riding; horses; Hubert; school; Telkwa School; tie contract; wood packing

Reg recounts Christmas and New Year's gatherings with the tie camp workers at Hubert, including one man who would buy presents and play Santa Claus for the children. He and Jean also discuss dances held at Evelyn and how young men would have to ask permission from a woman's parents to dance with her.

keywords

accordion; chaperones; dancing; fiddling; Hubert; Hubert townsite; Mary Heal Jr; music; New Year's Dance; Oscar Englund; presents; raft; Santa Claus; tie camp; tie cutters; toy train; Victor Lundstrom; workers

subjects

Christmas; dances; gatherings; holidays; New Year's; social events

While discussing the general self-sufficiency of the era (1920s & 30s), Jean describes how she would raise chicks in an incubator and later sell the fryers at Lake Kathlyn. Reg talks about how his father would deliver eggs and chickens to hotels and restaurants in town. Also some discussion of the low prices of the time.

keywords

bicycling; biking; carrying water; chicks; costs; eggs; Ernie Heal; fryers; incubator; Lake Kathlyn; Mary Gregerson; Model T Ford; no money; prices; restaurants; school; summer homes; transportation; walking

subjects

chores; deliveries; errands; prices; raising chickens; self-sufficiency; selling goods

In a continuation of the previous topic, Jean and Reg discuss the end of the Depression and the start of WWII, including the arrival of extra workers to build the Smithers Airport, Jean's role making items for the Red Cross, and why Reg was unsuccessful in joining the army.

keywords

airport construction; bandages; broken eardrum; ear infection; essential worker; extra workers; farming; knitting; mining; sewing; Telkwa Colleries; war effort

subjects

army; Great Depression; military service; Red Cross; Smithers Airport; World War II

Interview concludes with various additional reminiscences of Reg's and Jean's, including: clearing land, knitting and sewing, a 1929 Oldsmobile bought and repaired by Reg as a teenager, teacher Phyllis Davidson, the friendliness of Indigenous neighbours, and forms of financial relief during the Great Depression. Note: interview ends suddenly without a proper conclusion.

keywords

1929 Oldsmobile; cars; clean-up plant; clearing land; driver's license; Eaton's; Great Depression; Moricetown; Mr. Joe Nass; Mrs. Joe Nass; Phyllis Davidson; relief camps; relief funds; repairing machinery; Singer sewing machine; teacher; welfare; Witset

subjects

cars; financial aid; financial assistance; Indigenous people; knitting; memories; sewing

Jean Gregerson Heal recounts the histories of her parents, their occupations, how they met and came to Canada after the First World War, and their arrival and marriage in Smithers. She also tells of her birth in Smithers' town hall during a thunderstorm.

keywords

Alaska; Alfred Avenue; appendix; Beaton's Barn; birth; Boer War; Bulkley Hotel; Copper River Slim; coyote carpet; delivering babies; diagnoses; Donald Lake; Duluth, Minnesota; Elliotts; England; Evelyn; furs; gardening; homesteading; Hudson Bay Company; immigration; Ingrid Palmer; Johnny Johnson; Johnsons; livery stable; logging; marriage; McDonell Lake; military hospital; Mr. and Mrs. Beaton; Norway; nurse; Petersons; practical nursing; railroad; Scotland; Smithers; South Africa; South African War; St. James Anglican Church; town hall; trapping; Vancouver; Vimy Ridge; war bride; wartime experiences; Wiggs O'Neill; World War I; wounded in action

subjects

family history; Gilbert Gregerson; Gregerson family; Mary Gregerson

Jean describes how her parents moved to the Evelyn area shortly after their marriage and made a living as farmers. She discusses the typical work that was done on the farm, her mother's career as a midwife, and the hazards of travelling over the frozen Lake Kathlyn to get to Smithers or cut ice.

keywords

bread; canning; credit; curing meat; delivering babies; driving; first car; food preservation; groceries; horses; ice cutting; ice houses; Jim Waddington; knitting; Lake Kathlyn; lamps; lighting; livestock; medal; midwife; Mr. and Mrs. Miller; nursing; produce; Railway Avenue; reading; Red Cross campaign; sewing; Smithers; socializing; Soldier Settlement Board; Thornes; transportation; Watson's Store; winter

subjects

Evelyn; farming; Gilbert Gregerson; Mary Gregerson

Jean talks about growing up in Evelyn with her twin sister Margaret and brother Ted. She describes the chores that the children did around the farm, as well as school and recreation.

keywords

berry picking; birth; carrying water; chickens; chopping wood; cream separating; doctors; Dr. Cecil Hankinson; Dr. L.M. (Lawrence) Greene; eggs; feeding animals; games; gardening; homework; making butter; Margaret Gregerson; milking cows; Mrs. Gray; nurse; Prince Rupert; school; skiing; Smithers Hospital; Ted Gregerson; Telkwa Creamery; town hall; twins; Valentine's Dairy; Vanderhoof

subjects

childhood; chores; Evelyn; farm; siblings

Jean describes her education at Evelyn School, including special events such as parties, concerts, picnics, dancing, and examinations.

keywords

activities; blackboards; busing; Christmas concerts; classmates; correspondence courses; dancing; doctor; Dr. F. Vere Agnew; Driftwood; Ella Currie; embroidery; entrance exam; examinations; fishing; flower garden; Halloween parties; Henry Johnson; ice cream; ink; inkwells; inspection; Kitseguecla; local dances; Marjorie Jacquot; May 24th picnic; medical exam; Mr. Muir; Mr. Plumber; music; musical instruments; nib pens; oral tests; Orville Elliott; Phyllis Davidson; picnics; school house; sewing; singing; students; swimming; teachers; Toboggan Creek; Toboggan Lake; Trout Creek; Verna Marett; Victor Lundstrom

subjects

education; Evelyn School; school; special events

Jean discusses her life after graduation: working for various local families, meeting Reg Heal at a dance at Driftwood, and eventually marrying him.

keywords

Barbara Heal Hurstfield; children; correspondence courses; Credit Union; dance; Dr. L.M. (Lawrence) Greene; Driftwood School; Evelyn; gas rations; Glentanna; Hazelton; honeymoon; Jean Gair; Lawrence Heal; music; musicians; Prince Rupert; Smithers; Sorrento, BC; United Church; Walcott

subjects

employment; marriage; Reg Heal; work

Jean discusses the location and history of the Evelyn community, and describes what life was like there in the 1920s and 30s.

keywords

Adam's Igloo; agriculture; Andrew Johnson; Auntie Meg; bicycle; burning; canning; carpenter; cattle; chickens; Christmas; clearing land; cream; Doughty; driving horses; Ed Johnson; eggs; Evelyn School; farmers; hand-me-downs; haying; health; ice loading; incubator; Jack Johnson; livelihoods; MacMillans; Mary Gregerson; moose; Mr. and Mrs. Nichols; Mr. Fagerlid; odd jobs; Owens family; parcel; picking rocks; population; post office; raising chickens; Rosbergs; Scandinavians; section foreman; sickness; Storey family; subdivisions; Trout Creek; women's labour

subjects

Evelyn; history; rural life

Jean continues her discussion of Evelyn, with a focus on the various buildings, businesses, and community events there.

keywords

badminton; bunkhouse; church; concerts; doctor's office; Elks Hall; Evelyn Community Hall; Evelyn post office; Evelyn Station; flagging; halibut; hay shed; house; Jim Storey; L.B. Storey; Masons; minister; Mr. Fagerlid; Mr. Rosberg; New Year's dance; social events; station houses; stationmaster; Storeys; Toboggan Lake; train station; transportation of goods; United Church; waiting room; weddings; Women's Institute

subjects

buildings; businesses; community events; community organizations; Evelyn; Evelyn Hall; railway; special events

Interview cuts to a different conversation regarding a map of Evelyn. Jean identifies where different families lived and who later took over their properties.

keywords

Evelyn School; highway; Toboggan Creek

subjects

Evelyn; farms; properties

Jean discusses the many families who resided in Evelyn and what they did for a living. (Note: the spelling of these names has been verified with the Interior News whenever possible, but may not be 100% accurate in all instances).

keywords

Andrew Johnson; Castells; Charlie McGuire; Dave Bird; dugout; Ed Johnson; Elliotts; Fagerlids; farming; Fred Castell; George Ballard; George Storey; Gus Olsen; Hanson's farm; Helge Karlsen; highways; ice cream store; Jim Capling; John Johnson; John Tyne; Leipes; loading ties; MacMillans; McDonalds; mining; Mr. McMaster; Murrays; Oscar Engman; Owens family; Palmesons; Pedersens; Petersons; post office; Rosbergs; section man; Smalls; station agent; Trigvie; W. Siler; Yeliches

subjects

Evelyn; families; farmers; livelihoods; occupations

Interview cuts suddenly to a discussion about log driving along the Skeena.

keywords

Hazelton; Scandinavians

subjects

log driving; river drives; Skeena River; transport

Reg Heal's section of the interview begins with a discussion of his family's history. He explains how the Heals came to the Bulkley Valley in the early 1900s and what jobs they took up once there.

keywords

Ann Anderson Heal; birth; clearing land; doctor; Ernest Heal; family farm; Fred Heal; government work; Hagwilget Bridge; Hazelton; land pre-emption; Mary Fryer Heal; midwife; Olof Hanson; policeman; Saanich; sternwheeler; tie contracts; tie cutting; Tyhee Lake; Victoria; work

subjects

family history; farming; Heal family; occupations

Short discussion of local politician and businessman Olof Hanson.

keywords

airport; Hubert; office; politics; Smithers

subjects

Olof Hanson

Reg explains how a demand for timothy seed saved many farmers' livelihoods during the Great Depression.

keywords

agriculture; crops; harvesting; seeding; threshing

subjects

farmers; farming; Great Depression; timothy seed

Reg briefly discusses his father Ernest's contract to help clear a section of the Smithers townsite in 1913.

keywords

contract; Jack Oakes; Main Street; swamp

subjects

clearing land; employment; Ernest Heal; Smithers townsite; work

Reg briefly discusses his school days in Telkwa.

keywords

grades; student population; teachers

subjects

education; school; Telkwa School

Reg discusses the work he did after leaving school as a teenager, first on the family farm and later at a sawmill. He describes in detail how the ties were cut at the mill.

keywords

bush camp; clearing land; cutting wood; ploughing

subjects

cutting ties; employment; farm work; labour; sawmill; work

Reg discusses his later work as an ice cutter on Lake Kathlyn, detailing how the ice was cut, loaded, transported by train, and unloaded at its destination. (Note: section from about 2:10:25 to 2:11:30 is particularly difficult to understand).

keywords

box car; bunkhouse; Charlie Wilson; contract; ice houses; Larry Warner; loading ice; Olof Hanson; Orville Rosberg; payment; Prince George; train; train car; unloading ice; wages

subjects

employment; ice cutting; Lake Kathlyn; work

Reg talks about working at the Telkwa Coal Mine during the Second World War, as he was unable to join the military due to an ear problem.

keywords

Bulkley Valley Collieries; bunkhouse; Dockrills; employees; miners; mining papers; powder; types of coal; unloading coal; World War II

subjects

coal mining; employment; Telkwa Coal Mine; work

Reg discusses the former town of Hubert, where his father used to rent land while hewing ties.

keywords

bridge; buildings; divisional point; farms; government building; location; population; railway stations; stores; townsite

subjects

Hubert

Reg discusses his 25 years spent working for the school district as a bus driver and maintenance worker. (Note: interview ends suddenly without a proper conclusion).

keywords

bus drivers; bus driving; buses; employees; maintenance work; repair work; repairs

subjects

employment; School District 54; work

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Interview with Jean Kilpatrick

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions12257
Date Range
February 12 1990
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Scope and Content
Interview with Jean Kilpatrick (nee Grant), recorded on February 12th 1990 at her home in Smithers by Lori Hudson. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, an .MP3 access file, and a .jpg release form.
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Creator
Lori Hudson
Fonds No.
C5
Item No.
2021.21.50
Accession No.
2021.21
Physical Description
1.13 GB of digital records
Date Range
February 12 1990
Scope and Content
Interview with Jean Kilpatrick (nee Grant), recorded on February 12th 1990 at her home in Smithers by Lori Hudson. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, an .MP3 access file, and a .jpg release form.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Audio Tracks

Interview opens with an excerpt from Jean Grant Kilpatrick's

keywords

cable cage; Foley, Welch and Stewart; Grand Trunk Pacific Railway; Grant family; Hazelton; hockey game; Kitselas; New Hazelton hockey team; Port Essington; Sealy Landing; SS Distributor; SS Operator; William Grant

subjects

arrival; Grant family; river boats; riverboats; Skeena River; Smithers; sternwheelers; transportation; voyage

Kilpatrick discusses her many years of service with the Women's Hospital Auxiliary and the means by which they raised money for the hospital. She also talks more generally about health care in Smithers' early years, including the first hospital, the Spanish influenza pandemic, and the Sisters of Saint Anne.

keywords

Anglican Hall; bazaar; chapel; children's masquerade; Church services; dances; disinfectant; Dr. Cecil Hankinson; Dr. Horace Wrinch; harvest festival; hope chest; Hospital Day; Mother Superior; Mrs. Boyer; New to You; Norman Kilpatrick Jr.; purchasing supplies; raffle; Sealy and Doodson's; Smithers Public School; Spanish flu; tag days; Town Hall; Valentine's Sale

subjects

Bulkley Valley District Hospital; doctors; fundraising; health care; hospital; Hospital Auxiliary; Sisters of Saint Anne; Smithers Hospital; Women's Auxiliary

Kilpatrick discusses other contributions she and her family have made to the community, including her husband's role as Smithers' postmaster (15:18), and their involvement with the Smithers Golf Course (18:07).

keywords

bank teller; Church organizations; Community Association; drugstore; golf tournament; Hospital Auxiliary; J. Mason Adams; Kilpatrick Trophy; life memberships; mailing letters; Mr. Reid; Norman Kilpatrick Sr.; opening of new post office; Red Cross; stamps; treasurer; Viola Kelly; Women's Association

subjects

community associations; community involvement; community organizations; community service; golf; golfing; post office; postal service; postmaster; Smithers Golf Course

Kilpatrick gives her memories of Smithers' first hospital, particularly its appearance and layout.

keywords

babies; birth; Dr. Cecil Hankinson; Dr. George Paine; Dr. Wallace; hockey team; private house; rooms; Telkwa nursing home; wards

subjects

hospital; layout; Smithers Hospital; Todd Building

Kilpatrick talks about her first house, which she bought from Dr. Hankinson, and mentions the difficulties of building in a swampy townsite.

keywords

architect; carpenter; carpentry; contractor; Dr. Cecil Hankinson; draining of townsite; flooding; Mr. Sangster; muskeg

subjects

construction; house; swamp

Kilpatrick briefly discusses a photograph of a plane which made a historic flight from Nome to New York and stopped at Hazelton along the way. She explains why she was not present for its visit.

keywords

Francois Lake; Hazelton; Lakes District; Mrs. Boyer; New York; Nome, Alaska; photograph; Wiggs O'Neill

subjects

airplane; excursion; historic flight; plane; travel; visiting

Kilpatrick talks about working at the bank in Smithers, including anecdotes about customers, a mistake she made while giving out money, and how James Cronin wanted to hire her as a stenographer.

keywords

adding machine; airplane spruce; bank accounts; catalogues; Chinese workers; duties; employees; Hazelton; James Cronin; Joe MacDonald; ledgers; mail; mail orders; mining reports; railroad; railway; railway workers; responsibilities; roundhouse; Royal Bank; Smithers; staff; stenography; Union Bank; Vanderhoof bank; workers

subjects

bank; banking; customers; employment; work

Kilpatrick discusses the drainage ditches which once ran down Main Street, sharing a story of when she fell into one. (Note that the child she mentions as having died is likely Elsie Wilkinson, who drowned in a creek near her Railway Avenue home in 1931).

keywords

drowning; fishing; playing; Reverend James Evans

subjects

Main Street ditches

Kilpatrick discusses her volunteer work with the Hazelton Red Cross during World War I, followed by her later involvement with the Women's Hospital Auxiliary in Smithers. She mentions the effects of the Spanish flu on the area and describes ways in which funds were raised for the hospital.

keywords

acting president; bands; campaign chairman; community support; dances; deaths; dentists; doctors; donation; Dr. Horace Wrinch; Dr. Maclean; fundraisers; fundraising; Gray's Orchestra; Hazelton; nurse; nurses' home; patriotic fund; prizes; raffle; Red Cross charter; soldiers' aid; Valentine sale; World War I

subjects

fundraising; hospital; Hospital Auxiliary; Red Cross; Spanish flu; volunteer work; Women's Auxiliary

Kilpatrick concludes the interview with her memories of Smithers' old town hall and the events held there, including Klondike Nights. (Note: interview ends abruptly without proper conclusion).

keywords

dances; Elks; music

subjects

Klondike Nights; social events; Town Hall

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Interview with Jean Maskiewich

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions12270
Date Range
November 29, 1988
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Scope and Content
Interview with Jean Maskiewich (nee Kilpatrick), recorded on December 6th 1988 by BVM Curator Ruth Murdoch as part of the "Growing Up in the Bulkley Valley" series. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, .MP3 access file, and .jpg release form.
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Creator
Ruth Murdoch
Fonds No.
C5
Item No.
2021.21.56
Accession No.
2021.21
Physical Description
440 MB of digital records
Date Range
November 29, 1988
Scope and Content
Interview with Jean Maskiewich (nee Kilpatrick), recorded on December 6th 1988 by BVM Curator Ruth Murdoch as part of the "Growing Up in the Bulkley Valley" series. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, .MP3 access file, and .jpg release form.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Audio Tracks

Maskiewich discusses how her parents first came to the Bulkley Valley and describes her childhood home in Smithers.

keywords

brothers; chores; Department of Lands; dusting; grandfather; Jean Grant Kilpatrick; neighbourhood; newspaper comics; Norman Kilpatrick; postmaster; responsibilities; steamship; Union Bank; washing dishes

subjects

childhood home; memories; parents

Maskiewich describes what she and the neighbourhood kids would do for fun in Smithers.

keywords

Alfred Park; bandstand; bonfires; dolls; games; old houses; roasting potatoes; toys; visiting friends

subjects

entertainment; playing; recreation

Maskiewich discusses special community events such as picnics at Lake Kathlyn.

keywords

cabins; Canada Day; church picnics; Flag Day; Hazelton; May Day; United Church

subjects

community events; Lake Kathlyn; recreation; special events

Maskiewich discusses her childhood memories of Christmas.

keywords

Christmas dinner; Christmas tree; company; delivering mail; doll; foods; fruit cocktail; ginger ale; presents; stockings; sun porch; turkey; visiting

subjects

Christmas; holidays

Maskiewich talks about her school days in Smithers, and how all the schools she attended have since been demolished.

keywords

Christmas concerts; Della Herman; Smithers High School; Smithers Public School; town hall

subjects

education; school

Maskiewich discusses going out to the countryside to visit her friends' farms and partake in outdoor recreation. She also discusses fun things to do in town, such as skating on the Main Street ditches and the outdoor rink.

keywords

Bigelow Lake; curling rink; dairy farm; Davidson family; Driftwood; fishing; Flint family; horseback riding; Lake Kathlyn; Main Street ditch; Malkow Lookout; skating; skating rink; skiing; sports; Telkwa; winter

subjects

countryside; farms; recreation; travel; visiting

Maskiewich discusses the frequent dances and parties held in Smithers and surrounding communities, as well as the music available to townspeople at that time.

keywords

Driftwood Hall; Elvis; Glenwood Hall; Halloween parties; house parties; Lake Kathlyn Hall; music; radios; record players; town hall

subjects

community events; dances; dancing; social events

Maskiewich recalls two local 'characters,' Joe Suey and Little Pete, who grew vegetables in their gardens. (Note: interview ends without a proper conclusion).

keywords

compost; farm; gardening; trash collecting; vegetables

subjects

Joe Suey; Little Pete

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Interview with Jean Saffarek

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions12292
Date Range
January 14, 1995
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Scope and Content
Interview with Jean Saffarek (nee Anderson), recorded on January 14th 1995 by Carly Blair. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, .MP3 access file, and a .jpg release form.
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Creator
Carly Blair
Fonds No.
C5
Item No.
2021.21.71
Accession No.
2021.21
Physical Description
730 MB of digital records
Date Range
January 14, 1995
Scope and Content
Interview with Jean Saffarek (nee Anderson), recorded on January 14th 1995 by Carly Blair. Includes raw and edited .WAV files, .MP3 access file, and a .jpg release form.
Notes
First several minutes of interview are very quiet.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Audio Tracks

Jean Saffarek (nee Anderson) discusses her family and her early days in Smithers. Her parents came from Sweden to Alberta, where they lost two daughters to diphtheria, before moving to Smithers. (Note: section is very quiet).

keywords

Alberta; bathing; carrying water; chores; deaths; diphtheria; house; poplar trees; running water; Smithers; washing

subjects

childhood; childhood home; family

Saffarek discusses skiing for fun and to get to school during her childhood in Smithers. (Note: section is very quiet; volume increases around 3:20).

keywords

school; Simpson's Gulch; skiing; skis

subjects

childhood; entertainment; recreation

Saffarek discusses the deaths of her parents, Axel and Lydia Anderson, when she was a young mother.

keywords

subjects

Axel Anderson; deaths; illness; Lydia Anderson; parents

Saffarek discusses community events (Christmas concerts, Elks show, Halloween) held in Smithers when she was young.

keywords

boy scout hall; Christmas concerts; Elks show; Halloween; movies; outhouses; pranks; theatre; trick-or-treating

subjects

community events; Smithers

Saffarek discusses visiting neighbours in Evelyn and bringing laundry up to her father up at Silvern Lake.

keywords

Axel Anderson; building roads; chores; Evelyn; Glacier Gulch; hikes; Scandinavians; Silvern Lake; walking

subjects

community; laundry; neighbours; outings; socializing

Saffarek discusses attending school in Smithers.

keywords

classrooms; Della Carpenter; Della Herman; exercise; Grace Ball; lunch; skiing; Smithers Elementary School

subjects

education; school; teachers

Saffarek discusses her working career after graduation, including working at the post office and for the forestry industry.

keywords

Central Park Building; forestry industry; Forestry Office; Kilpatrick family; payment; post office; Royal Bank; wages

subjects

career; employment; jobs

Saffarek sums up her feelings towards Smithers.

keywords

subjects

change; community; family; scenery; Smithers

Saffarek describes the education she received as a child, what subjects were taught, and how students were disciplined. She also states that she and her brother may have been the first set of twins born in the first Smithers hospital.

keywords

discipline; hospital; left handedness; nurses' house; punishments; school subjects; twins

subjects

education; school

Saffarek shares a story about how a milk cow once followed her mother to town. She then describes the chores that were done on a typical day during her childhood.

keywords

breakfast; clearing rocks; cow; food preservation; milking cows; picking berries; refrigeration

subjects

Axel Anderson; chores; Lydia Anderson; normal day; parents

Saffarek briefly discusses her parents' lives and personalities.

keywords

adopted out; church; dancing; religion; women's organization

subjects

Axel Anderson; Lydia Anderson; parents

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Jean Anderson with nephew Joey Aida

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions8056
Date Range
1943
Collection
Aida Family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
Aida Family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Fonds No.
PF5
Item No.
P6756
Accession No.
2015.13.1
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w
Date Range
1943
History / Biographical
Jean is the daughter of Axel and Lydia Anderson; Joey was the son of Tatsuo Aida and Jean's sister Elsie.
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
P6715-P6803 come from a disk and are only available in digital format.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Images

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