- Hi Xenia,
The 1921 Springbank school teacher's pictures are in major need of
rescanning! Looks like they were part of my early 1996 efforts when I was
using a video camera on a copy stand prior to the first flatbed scanner
purchased October 1996.
The snapshot album is confusing with pictures in nearly random order over
several years and family (Calgary) mixed with school pictures from various
locations 1920-27. One of the best parts of genealogy software scrapbooks is
adding pictures in random order, estimating dates and then sorting until the
pictures are in logical groups by date and topic. Any subject with an
unfamiliar location can have a map and the scrapbook illustrates each
person's life story with the main details in captions.
I've used Springbank as a category and made a PDF file with captions for
three pages to send you separately. There are more pictures in the album and
names of some people. One of the keepsakes is a little booklet of Christmas
Exercises for Schools. Beula's name is written beside "The Marriage of Santa
Claus" so that was around 1925 at Blackie. Not sure of the exact order of
the country schools.
Some of the visitors at the FTM table, Oct 26 FamilyRoots, heard my story
about Beulah's pictures in the scrapbook display. Beulah's family boarded
the teacher and then Beulah came to Calgary and boarded with Uncle Carl. She
took pictures when his kids were small and recently sent them for scanning.
Carl's great-grandsons in the US are named after family members. Beulah
Manville used to work in the LDS library and some people know her family.
Florence's sister Eva was secretary about 1922-24 to Henry Wise Wood,
President of United Farmers of Alberta. They both participated in elocution
contests held by the Womens' Christian Temperance Union. The family
collected a lot of clippings of poetry and stories and the children might
have learned some of the Christmas poems around the time they came to
Calgary 1909. There are notes for a speech given by Eva at a Junior UFA
----- Original Message -----
From: "Xenia Stanford"
> Is there any way to get a copy of the pictures and/or story? I am sure my
> grandneice would love it for the 2003 Heritage Days.