The donor of these photographs, Rosemary Malaher, is the grand-daughter of Mary Campbell and Dr. James W. Armstrong. James Armstrong was the descendant of United Empire Loyalists and was born in Kingston, Nova Scotia in 1860. He was the son of James and Elizabeth (Pearce) Armstrong. After graduating from Acadia College, James taught in Nova Scotia for a year and then left for Manitoba in 1889 where he taught at Brandon for a further year before enrolling in medicine at the University of Manitoba. After graduating in 1893, Dr. Armstrong set up practice in Gladstone and served the needs of a sparsely settled agricultural district. Always keenly interested in issues of education and public health, Dr. Armstrong was elected to the Manitoba Legislature as a member of the Liberal party in 1907. When T.C. Norris was called upon to form a government in 1915, Dr. Armstrong was named provincial secretary and minister responsible for public health. Soon after, he gave up his practice in Gladstone and moved with his family to Winnipeg. In 1921, Dr. Armstrong retired from political life. He passed away following a stroke in 1928. Mary Campbell, the daughter of Joseph and Sarah (Manning) Campbell, was born in Vernon, Ontario in 1869 and moved west with her family in 1895. Mary and James were married in 1897. They had three children: Flora (mother of donor Rosemary Malaher), Ida (who later became a doctor herself) and Pearce.