Thursday, 27 July 2017

University of Saskatchewan - Genealogies

CARPENTER family. Large genealogical collection.  Edward Richmond Carpenter b. 1838 in Connecticut, m. Jessie Leonora SMITH who was b. 1844 in Ontario. Reference: MG 227 (Carpenter family). David Carpenter was born in Edmonton in 1941 and eventually ended up in Saskatchewan teaching in the Department of English at the UofS. Reference: MG 163 (David Carpenter).

COLLEAUX, Victor and Letha - Created the Victor and Letha Colleaux scholarship. Reference: MG 250.

COPLAND, HUNTER and ANDERSON families. William HUNTER b. 1845 m. Margaret 1870 in Dumfrese, Scotland. The university was built on the family's original homestead lands. Reference: MG 271.

HORLICK, Ruth (HOOD). b. 1919 in Toronto, Ontario. Married Lou HORLICK. Ruth was active in the community as volunteer and advocate of mental health research. Ruth was also a Canada Confederation Medal recipient. Reference: MG 211.

WRIGHT, Percy. b. in Quebec 1898. Earned his degrees at the University of Saskatchewan. Known as an innovator in developing varieties of fruit that were hardy to the prairie climate. He was also a respected fruit nursery owner in the Saskatoon area. Reference: MG 382.
    OTHER BIOGRAPHIES in the University of Saskatchewan Archives:
    DAVIS, Reference: MG 373;   FROST, Sydney  Reference: MG 361;   HOUSTON C.S., Reference: MG 164;  KARRAS A.L., Reference: MG 381;   LOVERIDGE Family, Reference: MG 312;   MANN George, Reference: MG 374;   MAPLETOFT Edgar, Reference: MG 364;   McKAY family, Reference: MG 385;  McLEAN William family, Reference: MG 422;   MILLAR Ruth, Reference: MG 351; MILNE Courtney, Reference: MG 410;   MURRAY David and Robert, Reference: MG 153;  ODDIE Emmie Ducie, Reference MG 232;   PAUL Lorne C. and Mildred, Reference: MG 55;   QUICK Eileen, Reference: MG 243; REMPEL Richard, Reference: MG 302; SZALASZNYI Kathlyn, Reference: MG 348;   TAYLOR Mary (Postcard Collection), MG 296;   VAUGHAN Frederick, Reference: MG 319;   WEBER, Peter Reference: MG 100;   WHITELAW W.M., Reference: MG 38;   WILLIAMSON Robert, Reference: MG 216;   WILSON family Reference: MG 273;   WOODWARD, Allen Reference: MG 428.
    Contact the University of Saskatchewan Archives and
    Special Collections :   (306) 966-6029


The Overseas Education League was founded by Frederick James Ney, b. 1889 in Kent, England. He emigrated to Manitoba in 1909 and while teaching became involved in the provincial Department of Education. 

In 1910, he arranged a trip for over 100 teachers in Manitoba to Great Britain to strengthen the working relationships between teachers and educators in the British Commonwealth. His book, "Britishers in Britain: being the record of the official visit of teachers from Manitoba to the Old Country" was published by the Times Book Club in 1911. has a digital version, but be warned -it is text based and very hard to read.

©Stuart Somerville aka @Stuthefarmer 
Imperial Vancouver Island: Who Was Who 1850-1950 by J.F. Bosher is a biographical listing of renowned residents.

Library and Archives Canada have produced an online publication to describe the extensive collection of Frederick James Ney. This collection includes the Commonwealth Youth Movement (post-Overseas Education League) and information about the evacuations of British school children to Canada. A biography of Frederick James Ney's life and career was written in 2000 by James Sturgis and Margaret Bird. "Canada's Imperial Past: The Life of F. J. Neybl  Later in life, Ney moved to Nanaimo, B.C. to be closer to his family and again became involved in many aspects of education, including as a school trustee. In 1968, Major Ney received the Order of Canada for his work in the field of education.

Mount Benson School History - Nanaimo, B.C. - Frederick Ney is mentioned on this website as a trustee in the Wellington School District in 1942.

Overseas Education League: Formerly "Hands Across the Seas" Movement, 1910-1922

Overseas Education League: In addition to the University of Saskatchewan Archives digital collection of Ruth Horlick's experience travelling to Britain in the early 1900s, the Glenbow Archives holds a similar collection in the fonds of Janet TROTTER.  Perhaps they were travel companions?

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