Fonds - Addison family fonds

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Addison family fonds

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  • 1909-1991, predominant [195-] (Creation)
    Addison (family)

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6 cm of textual records;9 photographs

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George and Jane Addison (b. 1888) were born in Scotland. Married in 1912, the Addisons came to Nanaimo in 1913 and George initially worked in the coal mines although he was trained as a plumber in Scotland. George eventually set up his own plumbing business in Nanaimo. The Addisons had three children. George Addison was very active in civic affairs and served as a school trustee from 1936 to 1953 and as an alderman from 1941 to 1953. Jane was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and George was longtime member of the Kiwanis Club, the Grand Lodge AF and AM of Scotland (Freemasons) and on the board at St. Andrew's United Church. George and Jane represented the City of Nanaimo at Queen Elizabeth's coronation in England in 1953.

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Fonds consists of family papers and memorabilia of the Addison family. Includes letters and cards sent for Jane Addison's one-hundredth birthday in 1988, certificates from various fraternal societies and service organizations, materials related to the Queen's 1953 Coronation, photographs predominantly related to George Addison's aldermanic duties. Also includes class lists and other materials related to the John Shaw School reunion organized by Audrey Curtis (nee Addison) in 1991.

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BCAUL control number: NCAI-205

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