Fonds - Danforth family fonds

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Danforth family fonds

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  • 1934-1993 (Creation)
    Danforth (family)

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8 cm of textual records;4 maps;51 photographs

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Harry and Goldie Danforth with two sons Monroe and Norman arrived in Enderby from Washington State in 1923. A third son Frank was born in 1924. Harry was the manager of Hitchner & Hitchner's pole yard in Grindrod and operated numerous bush camps. He was transferred to Oregon in 1935 but returned in 1938 to purchase a farm at the north end of Enderby and continue in the pole business. Hay and grain were dificult commodities to sell at this time, but the poles took off after World War II with rural electrification. Harry operated numerous bush camps in the Kingfisher and Trinity Creek areas and sold poles to B.J. Carney & Co. and other pole companies. Harry's son, Frank Danforth married June G. Brereton in 1952; they had three children: David, Carol and Ralph. Frank worked for his father for many years hauling poles. Frank and June operated Danforth Corner Service in Springbend from 1960-1977. Their children attended school in Enderby.

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Fonds consists of legal documents, correspondence, maps, and photographs concerning the pole industry and farming kept by Harry Danforth, legal documents and maps concerning Danforth Corner Service Ltd. kept by Frank Danforth, and a manuscript and photographs about early industry and businesses in Enderby written by Carol Danforth.

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BCAUL control number: EDM-404

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