Fonds 388 Milton Hommy Family


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1913-1966. — 37 photographs.

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Biographical Sketch

Hans Hommy was born in Vraadal,Telemarken, Norway and immigrated to Minnesota, U.S.A. in 1888. Sidsel Slatte was born in Hol, Halingdul, Norway and immigrated to Minnesota in 1890 where she met Hans. They were married in Crookston, Minnesota and their nine children were born in that state. In 1916, Hans, Sidsel and six of their children arrived in the Peace country to a homestead near Albright, bringing two carloads of effects and animals. The following summer, Lena, Sigrid and Chris joined the family. The six boys all filed on homesteads near their father. They built a three room log home and a barn for their dairy cows. Later a large home was built. The Hommys were known for their hospitality and always welcomed visitors. Mother and father retired to Hythe for their last 17 years. Hans passed away in 1957.

Sigrid taught school in Valhalla Center the first year she was in Canada and married Andrew Johnson in 1918. They had three daughters: Evelyn, Opal, and Viola.

Olaf, a farmer at heart, married Yvonne Gant of Grande Prairie and they had two daughters, Gwen and Dawn. Olaf passed away suddenly in 1964.
Chris farmed and worked as a road construction foreman. He married Svea Anderson and they had sons Wayne, Larry, John, and Franklin. Svea died in 1943 leaving a young family; Chris died in 1959 and young Johnny drowned at age 11. Franklin was adopted by aunt and uncle Lena and Sam Larsen.
Henry Hommy was secretary-treasurer for the Gimle S.D. for 25 years. He married Verna MaDonald of Hythe and they raised three sons and a daughter. Donald was killed in a car accident in 1967; Milton became an electrician in Grande Prairie; Gordon became a bank manager in Fairview; Lorraine (Mrs. Eldon Cage) lived in Beaverlodge.

Lester farmed and worked in the lumber business. He joined the airforce during WWII but did not go overseas. He married May Smith of Grande Prairie and they raised four children: Garnet served four year overseas during WWII; Robert lives in Hythe; Clare served 8 years on Hythe Village Council and then served as Hythe’s mayor; Deanna (Mrs. Arthur Lester) lives in Slave Lake. May passed away in 1959 and Lester in 1968.

Sadie attended Camrose Luthern College in 1921-22 and then worked as a telephone operator in Drumheller and Calgary. She married Claude Taylor of Stoney Plain and they have a daughter, Beth. They have lived in Alaska since 1952.

Alex married Marie Brat, a Norweigan girl, and they had six boys: Wilfred, Carol, Lincoln, Blair, Grant, and Sidney, and two girls: Amy and Janette. Alex suffered from heart trouble and passed away in 1962. Marie sold the farm and moved to Beaverlodge.

Johnny, the youngest of Hans and Sidsel’s children, married Martha Sebastion of Lake Saskatoon and they had five children: Myrna (Mrs. Jerry Truax) nursed in the Hythe Hospital, Mary and Sharon are married and live on Vancouver Island, and their only son was Barry. Johnny was killed while working on the highway south of Hythe in 1955.

Lena was the first teacher at Molde School, where she taught for three years. She married Sam Larsen in 1921.

Custodial History

The records were donated to the South Peace Regional Archives by Milton Hommy in 2009

Scope and Content

The fonds consists of 37 photographs covering 3 generations of the Hommy family.



Table of Contents

Series 388.01 Photographs
Series 388.01 Photographs. — 1913-1966. — 37 photographs.The series consists of 37 photographs covering 3 generations of Hommys.
Lorraine Hommy, ca. 1950
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Lorraine Hommy dressed in oversized boots and gloves.
Location: 0388.01.01 
Martha (Sebastian) Hommy and Barry, [ca. 1950]
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Martha (Sebastian) Hommy with Barry.
Location: 0388.01.02 
Hommy – Larsen Family Members, [ca. 1950]
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4
Hommy – Larsen Family Members. Back Row L-R: Lena (Hommy) Larsen, Phyllis Larsen, Yvonne (Gant) Hommy. Front: Grandma (Sidsel Slette) Hommy and Grandpa Hans O. Hommy.
Location: 0388.01.03 
Hommy Sisters and Children, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
The three Hommy Sisters L-R: Sadie (Mrs. Claude Taylor), Sigrid (Mrs. Andrew Johnson), Lena (Mrs. Sam Larsen). Front: L-R Johnson children, Viola, Opal, Evelyn.
Location: 0388.01.04 
Grandpa Hommy with Grandchildren, [ca. 1956]
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
H.O.Hommy with Grandchildren: Back L-R: Jeanette Hommy, Donald Hommy, Betty Anne Hommy, Barry Hommy.
Location: 0388.01.05 
Olaf Hommy with Children, [1956]
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
“On a Sunday Afternoon, Daddy and I with my little cousins.” L-R: ?, Larry Hommy, Gordon Hommy, Lorraine Hommy, Milton Hommy, Olaf Hommy.
Location: 0388.01.06 
Hommy Park, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Hommy Park on the Beaverlodge River where a campsite is now located.
Location: 0388.01.07 
Henry Hommy’s Boys, [n.d.]
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Henry Hommy’s Boys: L-R: Larry, Gordon, Milton, play with “famous stick with tin can lids – pushed them all over the country.”
Location: 0388.01.08 
Olaf Hommy and His Car, [n.d.]
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Olaf Hommy standing by his car.
Location: 0388.01.09 
Gimle School Gymnastics Group, 1947
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Gimle School Gymnastics Group, Miss Robson’s silver cup gym class. Top L-R: Jack Hommy, Johnny Hommy. Middle L-R: Dawn Hommy, Phyllis Larsen, Milton Hommy, Gwen Hommy, Dennis Dick. Bottom: L-R: Jack Hersher, Francis Sexton, Wayne Hommy.
Location: 0388.01.10 
Hythe High School Students, [1950]
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
A group of five high students from Hythe.
Location: 0388.01.11 
Gwen Hommy, [1950]
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Gwen Hommy, a high student from Hythe participated in an amateur show and captured a special prize for her vocal efforts.
Location: 0388.01.12 
Hythe High School Boys, [1950]
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Three dressed up boys, high students from Hythe, lean up against a car.
Location: 0388.01.13 
Bear Lake Bible Camp Group, 1947
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
A large group of young people pose for a photo in front of the Bear Lake Bible Camp tabernacle. On the building is written, “The Same Lord Over All Is Rich Unto All That Call Upon Him.”
Location: 0388.01.14 
Children in Party Hats Assemble by a Church, 1947
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4
A large group of children pose for a photo in front of their church.
Location: 0388.01.15 
Hommy Kids Playing, 1947
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4
A group of Hommy children pose for a photo while playing. L-R: ?, Larry Hommy, Lorraine Hommy, Gordon Hommy, Milton Hommy..
Location: 0388.01.16 
Gimle School Gymnastics Group, 1947
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Gimle School Gymnastics Group, Back L-R: Gwen Hommy, Dawn, /, Dennis Disk, Phullis Larson, Amy Hommy. Bottom Milton Hommy is third from the left.
Location: 0388.01.17 
Train Derailment by Albright, 1947
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Gimle School children visit a train derailment by Albright.
Location: 0388.01.18 
Hommy Family, 1966
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
The Hommy family in their home, April 12, 1966.
Location: 0388.01.19 
Larger Hommy Family Groups,
4 photographs; b & w; 4 x 6
A group of Hommys.
Location: 0388.01.20-23 
Grandma and Grandpa Hommy, ca. 1895
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Grandma and Grandpa Hommy holding Lena and Olaf.
Location: 0388.01.24 
Grandma Hommy and Others in Garden, [ca. 1930]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
L-R: Johnny, May, Grandma Hommy, Chris, Peggy, Henry.
Location: 0388.01.25 
Grandpa Hommy and Grandchildren, 1945
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Grandpa Hommy and grandchildren, June, 1945, standing with house showing in the background.
Location: 0388.01.26 
Old Tractor and Car, 1957
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 4
Old tractor and car standing in a yard with an old building on the left.
Location: 0388.01.27 
Hommy Family Group, 1937
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Hommy Family Group
Location: 0388.01.28 
Milton Hommy and Siblings, 1947
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Milton Hommy (holding the baby) and his other three siblings sitting on the running board of their car.
Location: 0388.01.29 
Hommy Children & May, 1947
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Hommy children – Gordon, Milton, Shirley and Lorraine with May.
Location: 0388.01.30 
Hommy Brothers,
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Hommy Brothers L-R: Henry, Chris, Alex, Johnny, Olaf.
Location: 0388.01.31 
Hommy Children, 1941
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Hommy children play on a hay rack in Jan. 1941.
Location: 0388.01.32 
Hommy Children Sitting in the Grass, 1947
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Hommy children sitting in the grass: L-R Larry, Wayne, Milton, Gordon.
Location: 0388.01.33 
Hommy Children Build a Tent, 1947
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Hommy children, Wayne, Gordon, Milton and Larry, try to build a tent with a blanket.
Location: 0388.01.34 
Hommy Family Gathering, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Hommy family gathering: L-R Olaf, Larry, Yvonne, Franklin, Chris, John, Martha, Betty Ann (front). Myrna, Hans, Gordon, Verna, Jeanette, Sharon or Mary, Lorraine, Barry (front), Sharon or Mary, Donny, Henry, Sam Larson, Lena, Phyllis.
Location: 0388.01.35 
Sigrid Hommy, 1913
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Sigrid Hommy , May 29, 1913.
Location: 0388.01.36 
Hommy children and friends on a picnic, ca. 1950
1 photograph; b & w; 7.5 x 5 in.
Back Row: Dave Thompson, Franklin Hommy, Milton Hommy, Jack Heucher, Patsy Heucher, Larry Hommy, Gordon Hommy. Front Row: Neil Thompson, Johnny Hommy.
Location: 0388.01.37 
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