Adames family fonds
1.2 m of textual records. -- ca. 950 photographs. -- 1 print
Henry James Adames, 1867-1955, was born in Chichester, Sussex, England. He served in the North-West Mounted Police (NWMP), 1888-1889. In 1892 he married Florence Maude Carpenter, 1868-1948, in Kenora, Ontario. They had four children, Eric L., 1899-1961, Winifred Helen, 1900-1943, Kathline, [ca. 1902]-1902, and Eileen, 1903-1993. In 1894 the family moved to Medicine Hat, Alberta. They moved to Calgary in 1899, and Henry worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) for a few years, then joined the Sheriff's office. From 1920 to 1933 the family lived in Hanna, Alberta, where Henry was Sheriff and Clerk of the Supreme and District Court. On his retirement in 1933 the family returned to Calgary and made their home in the Scarboro district. They were very active in the Anglican Church, and attended the Cathedral Church of the Redeemer in Calgary. Eric served overseas during First World War and continued his military service after the war, with the RCAF in Caron, Saskatchewan. He retired to Victoria, British Columbia.
Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of Henry's NWMP discharge certificate (1889), and personal and business letterbook (1901-1903); Eric's First World War letters, papers and scrapbook (1914-1918); family scrapbooks (1913-1954); autograph books (1882-1895, 1925-1927); guest books (1908-1948); family Bible; recipe book; extensive photographs of the family, house, and vacation trips (1868-1950s); various family certificates, correspondence and postcards; and a genealogical compilation on the McCallum and Carpenter families.
Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Eileen Adames and her estate, 1971-1993.
The material is in English.
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M-8346, PA-1616, PA-3359, PB-408, PD-293, NA-2822