Sous-fonds 029 - Ed Johanson collection

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Ed Johanson collection

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CA SWM RG4-029

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  • [ca. 1991] and [ca. 2006] (Creation)
    Johanson, Ed

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1.0 cm textual records

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Ed Johanson was born May 15th, 1920 along the south bank of the Sapanuk Channel off of the Saskatchewan River that made Devon Island. His parents were Emil and Beatrice Johanson. His father was from Sweden and his mother was from England, and they came to Canada in 1908 and around 1914, respectfully. His father was employed by the Town of The Pas for 47 years; he was involved with the installation of the first diesel plant for electric power. His father also worked on buildings in The Pas, one of which was the Gateway Hotel, as well as other municipal projects. Ed Johanson served in the Air Force during World War II for a little over 3 years, until his discharge in 1946. He was also active in the Hudson Bay Route Association and worked as a conservation officer. He lived across the street from Emile St. Godard in the 1920s. He moved with his wife to The Pas from Norway House in 1956.

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Record PA91.3 was donated to the Sam Waller Museum by Ed Johanson on the 28th of May, 1991. Record PA2006.1.1 was donated to the Sam Waller Museum by Jim Atkins and Ed Johanson on the 20th of January, 2006.

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The Ed Johanson collection consists of a word processed document by Ed Johanson and Jim Atkins regarding the electrical history in The Pas from 1900 – 1963, and data regarding Rev. E. Eves, including photocopies created 1991, of articles on the death of Rev. Edward Eves, Minutes of the Manitoba and North-West Methodist Conference, pages from Ministers and Probationers, photographs of Rev. Eves tombstone, Rev. Eves biography by his daughter Viola (Eves) Bacon, etc. The data was collected to designate the gravesite sporting Rev. Eves’s tombstone (with questionable dates) as a historic site, to protect it during Manitoba Hydro dam construction in the area.

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Sam Waller Museum

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Created October 12, 2011.

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