Fonds 1999.15 - HELEN MACARTHUR fonds

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CA CPA 1999.15

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  • 1974 (Creation)

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14 pp. of textual records

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Helen (Maloan) MacArthur (1885-[after 1974]) wrote her memoirs. Her parents were Mary Elizabeth Lynch and Charles William Maloan, both of Nova Scotia and she had siblings Edna, Bessie, Alice, Raymond, Stanley, Harold and John Annand (1897-[19-]). She married Alex MacArthur ([1877]-1944), an iterant worker, in 1907 and moved to Winnipegosis and various work camps in Manitoba, later Great Falls, Michigan and Vancouver, British Columbia. They had children Merle, Ronald, Molly, Leigh, Douglas, and Cormie. In 1899 her family moved to the Narrows of Lake Manitoba, and to the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia in 1905. She won Runner Up prize at an International Speech Contest of the Dale Carnegie Association in 1968. Further biographical information is unknown.

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Records have been presented to the Carberry Plains Archives in 1999 by Arleigh Kumitch of Nanoose Bay, British Columbia.

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Fonds consists of photocopied typescript "Memoirs of Helen MacArthur" written in 1974. Descriptions include settler childhood, her father's businesses, schooling, farm and ship-building camps in Manitoba, and a wild motorcycle ride in Vancouver circa 1970. Includes a cover sheet for Gage's Practical System [of] Vertical Writing" and First Prize for the Carberry Summer Fair (1897)

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