Fonds 1988.120, 1988.184, 1988.201, 1988.232, 1988.235 - SWITZER FAMILY collection

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CA CPA 1988.120, 1988.184, 1988.201, 1988.232, 1988.235

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  • 1920-1974 (Creation)

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1 p. of textual material. -- 12 photographs

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Thomas Willard Harper Switzer (1901-1996) designed and created the cairn for the bell of the former Carberry School in 1974. Switzer was born at Fairview, Manitoba and died in Carberry. He married Margaret Cann in 1927, and they had children Marion and Shirley. He worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway before farming in the Carberry area. Further biographical information is unknown. Margaret Elizabeth (Cann) Switzer (1906-1988), along with her husband, collected photographs of the Carberry, Manitoba area. She was born at Chater, Manitoba. She and her husband farmed until retiring to Carberry, Manitoba in 1952. Margaret Switzer belonged to the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire, and the Carberry Plains Museum. Further biographical information is unknown.

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Records have been presented to the Carberry Plains Archives in 1988 by Margaret and Willard Switzer of Carberry, Manitoba.

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Collection consists of black and white photographs showing Carberry School (1920), I.O.D.E. members (1974), a Canadian Pacific Railway accident (1909), and horse and buggy ([ca.1920]). Of note is a postcard of Carberry's Main Street ([ca. 1920]).

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Related material: see Carberry School fonds

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