Fonds - Ernest Doe family fonds

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Ernest Doe family fonds

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  • 1948-1991 (Creation)
    Doe (family)

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5 cm of textual records

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Ernest Doe (1912-1986) was a long time resident of Salmon Arm. He was born in Bulwell, England. He worked as an accountant and auditor in Salmon Arm. He was author of "The Centennial History of Salmon Arm" and was named citizen of the year in 1963.

Ernest Doe was active in many of the community's organizations. He was secretary of the Chamber of Commerce for 25 years, secretary of the Salmon Arm Museum for 17 years, was involved with the Salmon Arm Community Association for 11 years, and was Salmon Arm's volunteer weatherman since 1950. Ernest took over the position of volunteer weatherman from his father, who had served from 1925-1950. Ernest was also an amateur radio operator.

Ernest married Margaret Catherine Avery, had two children, Alan and Helen (Hill Tout) and one grandson, David Mathew Hill Tout, at the time of his death.

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The fonds consists of correspondence, a speech and report by Marg Doe, articles by E. Doe, plans for a park and a memorial written about E. Doe by Roland Jamieson.

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BCAUL control number: SAM-3347

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