Photograph shows an elderly man and woman seated in a photography studio posing for a formal portrait. The man, James Darroch, is wearing a three-piece suit and is seated in a cane chair. The woman is wearing a black dress and is seated next to her husband.
Writing on the back of the photograph reads: April 11 1913 - 85, Mr. & Mrs. Darroch, parents to Mary Darroch Pope, my grandmother, Fred McG 8.1.90
Mrs. McVicar was Brandon's/Grand Valley's first postmistress. Biographical details about Mrs. McVicar can be found in a newspaper clipping [F.A. ROSSER, “Sunbeams – The Birds Dived Down Like Fighters on Gopher,” Brandon Sun, September 16, 1978, 3] in McG 4.1 File 67.
Photograph was brought to Fred McGuinness by Owen Anderson of Cypress River, Manitoba.
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Photograph is a portrait of Mrs. McVicar sitting outside of her home in Texas.
Writing on the back of the photograph consists of greetings and salutations to the unknown recipients. Photograph "finished by Edrington's Studio, Weslaco, Texas."
A.E. "Alex" Adams (b. 1888?) came to Kenton, MB in 1910, where he worked in Mitchell's store. He married Margaret Snyder (b. 1889?), who taught school in Anworth. The couple lived above the store, and raised Dell and Harold Morton, who where Margaret's sister's children. The Adams' were active in community life. Margaret organized the first Sunday School orchestra and helped with all church groups. Alex and Margaret left Kenton to run a branch store in Lenore, MB and later in Virden, MB. Margaret Adams died on May 14, 1982 in Virden, MB. Alex Adams died in 1985 in Virden, MB. Their ashes were scattered in the Virden Assiniboine River hills in which they spent a great deal of time.
As part of the Westman Oral History Collection, this collection was accessioned by the McKee Archives in 1998. The original tapes from the Westman Oral History project were deposited in the Brandon Public Library. Copies of these originals were made by Margaret Pollex of the Brandon University Language Lab at the request of Eileen McFadden, University Archivist in the early 1990s. These copies compose the collection held in the McKee Archives.
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Item is an audiocassette tape containing an interview with Alex and Margaret Adams about Kenton, MB in early days. Interviewer is Hilda Curry.
History/bio information from the records and Kenton local histories "Cradle to combine vol 2" and "Cradle to combine vol 3." Description by Christy Henry.
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