Fonds CR-69 - Dennison family fonds

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Dennison family fonds

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CA DMA CR-69

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  • [ca. 1920-1995] (Creation)
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    Dennison (family)

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8.5 cm of textual records and other material

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William Dennison (1887-1966) married May Frances (Zoe) Owen (1899-1996) in 1919 in England after serving in WWI. They moved to Ladner BC in 1920, and operated the Ladner Shoe Store for 16 years, later farming and operating a tulip farm in Tsawwassen. William was a member of the I.O.O.F. In 1951 Zoe helped found the Evergreen Garden Club of Delta. They had seven children: Bill (William James), Shane, Neil, Kay, Shirley, Patricia and Shelagh. Bill (1920-1996) was active in politics and the NDP, and served on many community boards including the Museum, Heritage Society, Recycling Society, Delta Arts Council, Boundary Bay Conservation Society, Delta Hospital, and the Delta Credit Union. He was married to Miep and had two children, Brian and Sandy.

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Fonds consists of photographs, an essay entitled "Memoirs of a Ladner Lad" written by William James Dennison, and a family tree prepared by Bill Dennison. The fonds also includes three ledgers from the Ladner Shoe Store. The photographs document many aspects of the Dennison's family life in Delta such as potato farming, gardening and a variety of social activities.

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Reference copies of photographs available for viewing in Photograph Reference binders under photo number.

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BCAUL control number: DMA-324

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