Fonds 340 Charles Edgar Sutherland fonds


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1916-1919. — 1 cm of textual records. — 2 photographs.

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Biographical Sketch

Charles Edgar Sutherland and his son, Charles, left Minnesota for Grande Prairie in 1919. He came by train and brought 2 horses, 2 cows, 1 colt and 1 heifer with him. Son Charles took up land in the Beaverlodge area and later found a homestead south of the Wapiti on the north side of Toad Mountain. He married Mary Gordon in 1929 and they had two daughters. Audrey was born in 1930 and Muriel in 1934. C.E.Sutherland lived with his son’s familly until his death in 1935.

Custodial History

These records were originally donated to the South Peace Centennial Museum in Beaverlodge and were transferred to the South Peace Regional Archives by Lori Dalgleish in November, 2008.

Scope and Content

The fonds consists of 2 photographs of C.E. Sutherland, and papers related to his immigration from Verdon, Minnesota, to Grande Prairie in 1919, including the arrangements for shipping household effects, 2 horses, 2 cows, 1 horse and 1 heifer.



Charles E. Sutherland Emigrates, 1916-1917
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Charles Edgar Sutherland leaving Palisades, Minnesota, sitting on top of his wagon, loaded with his effects. A younger man walks alongside.
Location: 2009.008.01
Charles Edgar Sutherland, 1916-1917
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Portrait of Charles Edgar Sutherland believed to be at the time he was leaving Palisades, Minnesota to come to the Beaverlodge district.
Location: 2009.008.02
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