Fonds 1989.12 - CHARLES JOHNSTONE fonds

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CA CPA 1989.12

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  • 1946-1978 (Creation)

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.1 cm of textual records. – 3 photographs. -- 2 photograph albums

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Charles Johnstone (1892-1978) was a landscape gardener. He was born in Aberdeen, Scotland and died in Brandon, Manitoba. In 1924 in Carberry, he married Janet [Taylor] (1899-1965) of Muthill, Scotland. He came to Canada in 1922 and worked at Crommer, Manitoba. He and his wife moved to Carberry in 1929, and he worked for local farmers and John Graham and later became a gardener. Prior to emigrating, Johnstone had enlisted in the 3rd Royal Highlanders in 1915, serving until 1919. He was caretaker of the Carberry Post Office upon its opening in 1939 until 1959 when he retired. He had also been a mail carrier for eleven years. Johnstone was a member of the local Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 3.

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Records have been presented to the Carberry Plains Archives in 1989 by Elsie Kneeshaw of Carberry, Manitoba.

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Fonds consists of a certificate from the Department of Public Works (1959), a certificate entitled "Medaille Commemorative des Batailles de la Somme", honorary life membership from the Carberry Agricultural Society (1976), correspondence from Queen Elizabeth II (1976), other correspondence, newspaper clipping. black and white photographs show family and friends, Knox Presbyterian Church, Carberry Post Office, and Johnstone.

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Related material: See Kneeshaw fonds.

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