Collection 1986.364 - Hern Collection

Walking Plow Croquet at William Hern's First House Sam Hern with Oxen Ox Team and Sled Sam and Sid Hern Haying Ed. McGregor Lorne Hern with Walking Plow Doukhobor Women Frank Abdu in Front of Log House Saskatchewan River Valley

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Hern Collection

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CA DHM 1986.364

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  • c.1888-1911 (Creation)
    Hern Family

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10 photographs (reprints) and 8 negatives.

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William (1848-1925) and Rebecca (1852-1919) Hern traveled west by train from Ontario in 1882 with their three sons, Lorne (1879-1954), Sidney (1877-1918) and Wesley (1876-1940). After arriving in Brandon, Manitoba, the family traveled by wagon to Hamiota where they settled to farm. The couple had four more children in Hamiota: David (1883-1963), Samuel (1885-1968), Gilbert (?-1918) and one daughter who died in infancy. Lorne, Wesley, David and Sam moved to Togo, Saskatchewan to homestead as young men. Sidney was killed in France during the First World War. Gilbert remained on the family farm with his parents until his death in 1918. In 1919, David returned to Hamiota to farm the family homestead with his wife Bessie (1893-1981). The couple had four children: David, Robert, Yvonne and Dorothy. David and Bessie retired to Rivers, Manitoba in 1961 and sold the farm. David passed away in 1963 and Bessie in 1981.

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Donated to the Daly House Museum by P.A. Hern of Togo, Saskatchewan in 1986.

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The collection contains photographs pertaining to the farming activities of William and Rebecca Hern of Hamiota, Manitoba and their sons in in Togo Saskatchewan. Also included are photographs of a group of Doukhobor women, the Saskatchewan Valley, and an Assyrian immigrant.

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Object IDs: 1986.364.1-11a

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