Item 2000.28.67 - Ada and Annie Birtles

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Ada and Annie Birtles

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CA DHM 1978.28-2000.28.67

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  • c.1897 (Creation)
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    F. W. Parkin

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Photograph: 4.25" x 6.5" (b/w)

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Donated to the Daly House Museum by William J. Birtles in 2000.

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Photographed portrait of Ada and Annie Birtles against a studio backdrop.

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Historical Background:
Ada Birtles was born January, 1881 in Derbyshire, England to Joseph Birtles Jr. (1853-1932) and Mary Bottom (1854-1904). She immigrated to Canada in 1883 with her parents and siblings. The family settled in the Alexander, Manitoba area. On November 25, 1897 she married Daniel "Dan" Thatcher Roberts (1882-1940). Daniel and Ada farmed the South half of Section 8, Township 10, Range 22 in the R.M. of Whitehead until retiring to Alexander, Manitoba in 1912. Ada belonged to the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire. Dan was Councillor of Ward Six and Reeve of the R.M. of Whitehead between 1920 and 1923. Ada passed away in 1936 and Dan in 1940. Both are buried at the Alexander Cemetery..

Annie Birtles was born on September 24, 1874 in Yorkshire, England to Joseph Birtles Jr. (1853-1932) and Mary Bottom (1854-1904). She immigrated to Canada in 1883 with her parents and siblings. The family settled in the Alexander, Manitoba area. After her mother's death, Annie helped raise her younger sister Frances Ellen Agnes (1897-1981) and kept house for the family. Annie was also an organist for the Anglican Church. She passed away in 1960 at the age of 85 and is buried beside her sister, Frances at the Alexander Cemetery.

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