File 2 - Dorothy Grant; Mayme Watts

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Dorothy Grant; Mayme Watts

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CA SWM RG3-005-2-2

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  • August 16, 1999 (Creation)
    Grant, Dorothy
  • August 19, 1999 (Creation)
    Watts, Mayme

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1 file textual records, 1 cassette tape [sound recording]

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Dorothy Grant moved to The Pas in 1934 when she was 14 years old. She was married at 17 years old and had five children (including a set of triplets).

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Mary Edith (Mayme) Watts was born April 2, 1912 in Virden, Manitoba to William and Mary Ann Shannon. She came to The Pas in 1931 to study nursing. While in The Pas she met her husband, Frederick James Watts, Jr. They were married at Christ Church Anglican on August 25th, 1934. Mayme worked as a registered nurse in The Pas for many years and was also an active community member, involved in the Hospital Auxiliary and Golden Agers. Mayme passed away February 9th, 2005 at St. Anythony’s Hospital at the age of 92.

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Consists of one cassette tape (PA99.2.2), one interview summary for the tape and two transcripts – one for the interview with Dorothy Grant conducted by Rob Lindsay, and one for the interview with Mayme Watts conducted by Trevor Allen. Topics covered include The Pas’ appearance, the telephone company, World War II, the Red Brick School, the skating rink, The Pas river, Paris Café, entertainment for children, graduation, beauty regimens, the railroad bridge, transportation, home life, family business, entertainment, and the Dog Derby.

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Sam Waller Museum

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Created June 5, 2012

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  • English

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