1906 census Calgary confusion of Sections & Wards
- The early transcriptions of 1906 census pages on the AFHS pages print nicely
with landscape setting and LEGAL size 8.5x14" paper. Internet Explorer 6 set
to medium size text and using Windows XP Home with ink jet printer.
Infants may have had their ages recorded in days (5 days old, unnamed), date
of birth (May 28 -- about a month old), or months (6 months.) The template
used for the census will be easier for farming districts as long as the
farms were in specific quarter sections.
Each census taker in Calgary 26b (Ward 3 west downtown, includes race
track), 26c (south & east of Centre Street near Stampede grounds, includes
old isolation hospital), and 26d (south of railway tracks, west of Centre
Street, includes Central Memorial Park) seems to have used a slightly
different method of keeping track of addresses. Before 1904, all of the
Calgary streets and avenues had names instead of numbers. Districts north of
the river were outside the city limits in 1906 and may have had different
numbering system from early Calgary.
Ward 3 in sub-section 26b recorded in the original Section column is most
likely a voting ward but I don't have a map showing wards. Canadiana room at
the main library has some early voter lists. Block numbers were given for
26d. Section 15 is from 6th Street East to 4th Street West and Section 16 is
from 4th Street West to 14th Street West. The manhole cover at the corner of
14th Street and 17th Ave SW is a major marker for Calgary. (near the LDS
Church where computer group meetings are held)
Glenbow Library Map Number 1, 1981, a reproduction of Calgary 1883.
Plan of Township No. 24, Range 1 West of Fifth Meridian. 24th Street East to
37 Street West
50th Ave South to McKnight Blvd in the north where there is a jog around the
south end of the airport.
1891 map showing street names (not numbers) and block numbers with half mile
circle distances from the post office
1982 city of Calgary map showing sections (36 sections in one Township) and
changes in city limits 1884 (downtown); 1893 main city census area with
small sections 1901 exhibition grounds, 1906 Ramsay, 1903 stockyards. 1907
south-west Calgary and Hillhurst to Bridgeland north of the Bow River. The
rest of Township 24 was added to the city in 1910.
Grandpa worked for the CPR and taught map reading to the army recruits in
WWI. Descendants inherited his passion for collecting maps but not always
his sense of direction or map-making skills. -- Elizabeth
- Hi all:
Please spare a moment from searching/transcribing the 1906 census to assist
I have been updating the "Commercial Services" page at
http://www.afhs.ab.ca/aids/service.html of the AFHS web site and am
wondering if anyone has current e-mail addresses for:
Sandy Irvine - By Design Services
Bob Fyvie - 5e Consulting
Gisele Tremblay - Genealogical Research
Also, if you are listed on this page and have revised information, please
contact me with your corrections.
Please reply PRIVATELY to me at mcelroye@...