Fonds 658 Clarence Lampert fonds

Clarence Lampert. — 1961. — 1.5 cm of textual records.

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Biographical Sketch

Clarence Lampert was born in Rice, Minnesota in 1894, when older he attended a business college course in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. In 1912 he made his way to Canada and landed a job with Driscoll & Knight’s survey crew in Edmonton and later worked for Fort Mackay Oil & Ashphalt Co. in Fort McMurray. In 1914 he traveled over the Edson Trail first homesteading in Bezanson which he abandoned once heard the rail was by-passing the town. Clarence then chose Prestville and homesteaded on NE1-78-5-6. In 1919 with the decline in wheat prices Clarence went to work for the Canadian Geological Survey which had him traveling by canoe up the Horn, Beaver and Trout Rivers in the Northwest Territories.

Clarence also became active in politics and ran for election in the Federal Constituency of Peace River in 1957, but was defeated.

Clarence married Laura and they had three children, Vern, Delphine, and Clare. Clarence died in 1969 and is buried in the Wanham Cemetery.

Custodial History

These records originated from Isabel Campbell’s reference files which were acquired from the Grande Prairie Public Library in 2013. These materials were part of a bequest by Isabel Campbell to the Library. The files were then donated to the archives in 2013.

Scope and Content

The fonds consist of a historical sketch of Clarence’s life written by him in 1961 for the Oldtimers’ Association. The sketch was possibly given to Isabel Campbell from Gerald Carveth who was the Oldtimers secretary and who the sketch is addressed to.