We are adding biographies of founding members and long term members.
Currently included are:
At our Spring meeting we had a presentation by Stacy Kaufeld of the Legal Archives society of Alberta. Included in this presentation were some brief biographies of some of the founders of our Branch.
Richard Bedford Bennett was one of our founding Honorary Presidents. He was born in Hopewell Hill, New Brunswick on July 3, 1870. On his father’s side he had Loyalist ancestry.
Clifford Teasdale Jones was the Branch’s first president, according to the article in the Calgary Herald announcing the branch’s formation.
Thomas Mitchell March Tweedie assisted in forming the branch.
Lewis Frederick Clarry is listed as the first President in the Branch history.
Hugh Cragg Farthing was a major founding member.