Collection - J. Gunnard Anderson family collection

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J. Gunnard Anderson family collection

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  • 1914- 1966 (Creation)
    Anderson, J. Gunnard

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61 photographs

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(1900 - 1978)

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John Gunnard Anderson was born in Malemberget Sweden on 1 October, 1900 and came to Canada ca. 1906. He was the son of Valfrid (Wilfred) Anderson and Elin (Ellen) Erika Nyberg. Wilfred and Ellen's children were John Gunnard, Leonard, and Gertrude. Wilfred worked as a powder monkey in the Anyox mine until he was gassed and developed yellow jaundice. His son Gunnard rode a mail horse to the mine. Wilfred died ca. 1917 in Vancouver. Ellen and the children returned to Prince Rupert where she worked at the Pioneer Laundry and Gunnard worked for the BC Power Company. Gunnard married Olga Johnsen in Prince Rupert on 21 December 1921 and had two daughters, Signe and Elenor. Gunner remarried in 1930 to Elizabeth Andrew Ross who was from Ayre, Scotland. In 1938, Gunnard and his partner Lee Gordon started a hardware store called Gordon and Anderson. Gunnard and Elizabeth had two sons, J. Ross (1936- ) and James (Jim) Bryce (1938-2002). Ross married Nancy Ann Smythe and had three children: Linda Lee, John Gunnard, James Robert. Jim married Andrea Hansen and had three children: Leah, Kirsten, Mark.

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The photographs were in the custody of J. Robert Anderson.

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Collection contains photographs and negatives. Includes family and friends, Gunnard's boat "Ross A", the United Church, and a Grade 3 class photo from Borden Street School (1945).

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Created on May 21, 2014

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