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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1905]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11.7 x 17.0 cm mounted on 20.0 x 25.2 cm cardboard
Item No.
036-001
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Burnaby Exhibit at the Dominion Exhibition held in New Westminster. Fruits, vegetables, grains, and preserves are displayed inside a building. "Burnaby" is spelled out on an arch above the display.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1905]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
036-001
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11.7 x 17.0 cm mounted on 20.0 x 25.2 cm cardboard
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Burnaby Exhibit at the Dominion Exhibition held in New Westminster. Fruits, vegetables, grains, and preserves are displayed inside a building. "Burnaby" is spelled out on an arch above the display.
Photographer
Cornish, New Westminster, BC
Subjects
Agriculture - Crops
Exhibitions - Agricultural
Agriculture - Fruit and Berries
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
British Columbia - New Westminster
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William Whiting's agricultural display

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto34524
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1905]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.4 x 17.0 cm mounted on 19.8 x 24.8 cm cardboard
Item No.
037-001
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of William Whiting's agricultural display at New Westminster. Vegetables, fruit, grains and preserves are displayed inside a building. "W. Whiting" is spelled out at the base of the display. A sign reads "Third Prize."
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1905]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
037-001
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.4 x 17.0 cm mounted on 19.8 x 24.8 cm cardboard
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of William Whiting's agricultural display at New Westminster. Vegetables, fruit, grains and preserves are displayed inside a building. "W. Whiting" is spelled out at the base of the display. A sign reads "Third Prize."
Photographer
Cornish, New Westminster, BC
Subjects
Agriculture - Crops
Exhibitions - Agricultural
Agriculture - Fruit and Berries
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Annotation on back of photograph reads, "This exhibit was grown w. my garden at Burnaby Lake"
Geographic Access
British Columbia - New Westminster
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Louis Claude Hill's Strawberry Farm, Burnaby BC

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1902
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 12.8 x 17.7 cm mounted on grey card 15.0 x 20.0 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of immigrant workers in the field picking strawberries on the farm belonging to Claude Hill. On the left, the Hill family home, Brookfield, can be seen. Claude Hill's daughter, Kitty Hill, is sitting on the steps of the house. The property is the current site of the Burnaby Village Muse…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 12.8 x 17.7 cm mounted on grey card 15.0 x 20.0 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of immigrant workers in the field picking strawberries on the farm belonging to Claude Hill. On the left, the Hill family home, Brookfield, can be seen. Claude Hill's daughter, Kitty Hill, is sitting on the steps of the house. The property is the current site of the Burnaby Village Museum.
Subjects
Agriculture - Farms
Occupations - Agricultural Labourers
Agriculture - Fruit and Berries
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Names
Peers, Katherine Maude Hill "Kitty"
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - Deer Lake Avenue
Accession Code
HV973.40.5
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
1902
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
15-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
W.T. Cooksley
Notes
Title based on caption accompanying photograph
Inscribed on the negative and (therefore) printed on recto of photograph reads: "L.C. Hill's Strawberry Farm, Burnaby, B.C." and "W.T. Cooksley, New Westminster, B.C."
Note written in red pencil on the card reads: "1902 - Grandview H.WAY"
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Jesse Love's Fruit Farm, Burnaby, BC

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1900]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 12.8 x 17.8 cm mounted on cardboard 14.7 x 19.8 cm
Item No.
022-004
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of members of the Love family kneeling in a strawberry field. Left to right: Jesse Love (father), Leonard, Phoebe, Martha, Minnie, Martha Love (mother), and Sarah. The small building at the extreme left of the picture was George Love's (oldest of the Love's children) first sash and doo…
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1900]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
022-004
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 12.8 x 17.8 cm mounted on cardboard 14.7 x 19.8 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of members of the Love family kneeling in a strawberry field. Left to right: Jesse Love (father), Leonard, Phoebe, Martha, Minnie, Martha Love (mother), and Sarah. The small building at the extreme left of the picture was George Love's (oldest of the Love's children) first sash and door outlet. He later built Love's Sash and Door Factory on the south side of Edmonds Street just west of 6th Street. The original farm was located in East Burnaby, on Cumberland Road. In 1988, this house was moved to the site of the Burnaby Village Museum at Deer Lake Avenue.
Photographer
Cooksley, W.T.
Subjects
Agriculture - Farms
Agriculture - Fruit and Berries
Occupations - Farmers
Names
Love, Jesse
Love, Leonard
Love, Martha
Love, Martha Leonard
Love, Minnie
Love, Phoebe
Love, Sarah
Notes
Annotation bottom of the photograph reads, "Jesse Love's Fruit Farm, Burnaby, BC"
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Cumberland Road
Burnaby - Cumberland Street
Burnaby - 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
East Burnaby (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Cariboo-Armstrong Area
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Loading Strawberries, BCERy, Douglas Road, Burnaby BC

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1894
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm on cardboard 22 x 27.5 cm
Item No.
477-938
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a group of farmers loading their crates onto a railway car. Identified (left to right), Bernard R. Hill, Louis Claude Hill, Charles Sprott, George E. Clayton, and Edgar Sprott, who are loading up their strawberries on a street car. The farmers are lined up in a row, each sitting in t…
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1894
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Kitty Hill Peers Family Photographs
Description Level
Item
Item No.
477-938
Accession Number
2007-12
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm on cardboard 22 x 27.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of a group of farmers loading their crates onto a railway car. Identified (left to right), Bernard R. Hill, Louis Claude Hill, Charles Sprott, George E. Clayton, and Edgar Sprott, who are loading up their strawberries on a street car. The farmers are lined up in a row, each sitting in their own horse and cart as they bring their strawberries to the station.
Subjects
Agriculture - Fruit and Berries
Transportation - Electric Railroad
Transportation - Horses
Transportation - Carts
Occupations - Farmers
Transportation - Wagons
Officials - Mayors and Reeves
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Hill, Louis Claude "Claude"
Hill, Bernard R
Sprott, Charles
Clayton, George Evert
Sprott, Edgar
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Caption on recto of photograph reads: "Loading Strawberries, B.C.E.Ry., Douglas Rd., Burnaby, B.C."
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Douglas Road
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
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Edna Bateman Corner family home

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[190-?] (date of original), copied 1979
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.5 x 12.4 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of the family home of Edna Bateman Corner, and Raymond Corner at Glenmore, B.C. which is now a part of Kelowna. The view is of a hillside farmland. There are two houses visible among the fields and trees. Rows of tilled soil and wooden stakes can be seen in the foreground and by the f…
Administrative History
Edna Bateman is the oldest daughter of Edwin W. Bateman.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.5 x 12.4 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of the family home of Edna Bateman Corner, and Raymond Corner at Glenmore, B.C. which is now a part of Kelowna. The view is of a hillside farmland. There are two houses visible among the fields and trees. Rows of tilled soil and wooden stakes can be seen in the foreground and by the foot of the hill. An annotation on the back of the photo reads: "Edna Bateman Corner family home / Glenmore BC, now a part of Kelowna BC / Many years ago." Printed on the original negative and inscribed on the photo, bottom front: "Fruit farm, Kelowna, B.C. / 561."
Administrative History
Edna Bateman is the oldest daughter of Edwin W. Bateman.
Subjects
Agriculture - Farms
Agriculture - Fruit and Berries
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Glenmore
British Columbia - Kelowna
Accession Code
HV979.32.14
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[190-?] (date of original), copied 1979
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
25-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
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Interview with Reidun Seim by Kathy Bossort January 13, 2016 - Track 5

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Reidun Seim talking about the families and the vineyard and apple orchard on Aubrey Street. She tells stories about picking wild blackberries near Aubrey and raspberries grown on her parent’s farm, and about her mother’s large garden and kale grown for chicken…
Date Range
1930-1950
Length
0:09:51
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Reidun Seim talking about the families and the vineyard and apple orchard on Aubrey Street. She tells stories about picking wild blackberries near Aubrey and raspberries grown on her parent’s farm, and about her mother’s large garden and kale grown for chicken feed.
Date Range
1930-1950
Length
0:09:51
Subject
Geographic Features - Neighbourhoods
Geographic Features - Gardens
Agriculture - Fruit and Berries
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 7300 Block Curtis Street
Burnaby - Aubrey Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Lochdale Area
Interviewer
Bossort, Kathy
Interview Date
January 13, 2016
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Reidun Seim conducted by Kathy Bossort. Reidun Seim was one of 23 participants interviewed as part of the Community Heritage Commission’s Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project. The interview is mainly about Reidun Seim’s memories about her parent’s farm on Curtis Street, events in her childhood, and the people who lived in or visited her neighborhood. She takes us on a tour of her neighborhood in the 1940s, telling us stories about families who lived on Curtis Street on and east of 7300 block, including people who lived on Burnaby Mountain in the old Hastings Grove subdivision above the end of municipal water service at Philips Avenue. She describes changes to Curtis Street, particularly after it provided access to Simon Fraser University in 1965. She also talks about her teaching career, and about how she values the green space and conservation area on Burnaby Mountain.
Biographical Notes
Reidun Seim was born in 1931 in Vancouver B.C. to Sjur and Martine Seim. Sjur and Martine Seim emigrated to Canada from Norway in 1930, and after settling in Vancouver, moved to an acre of land and a new home at the base of Burnaby Mountain in 1932. Sjur attended UBC to learn about poultry farming and began his own chicken and egg business in 1935. The farm animals and large garden also contributed to the family’s livelihood and self-sufficiency. The Curtis Street neighborhood was a lively place and extended well up Curtis Street on the west slope of Burnaby Mountain, where Reidun would babysit for families. Reidun attended Sperling Avenue Elementary School (Gr. 1-8), Burnaby North High School, and Vancouver Normal School for teacher training in 1950-1951. She began teaching primary grades in Port Coquitlam at James Park School. Most of her career was spent in North Delta, teaching at Kennedy and Annieville schools from 1954-1958, appointed Primary Consultant (1958-1960) and Primary Supervisor (1960-1985), before retiring in 1986. Reidun lived at home with her parents on Curtis Street, commuting to Delta, and continues to live in the original farmhouse.
Total Tracks
14
Total Length
2:35:58
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Interviewee Name
Seim, Reidun
Interview Location
Burnaby City Hall in the Law Library
Interviewer Bio
Kathy Bossort is a retired archivist living in Ladner, BC. She worked at the Delta Museum and Archives after graduating from SLAIS (UBC) in 2001 with Masters degrees in library science and archival studies. Kathy grew up in Calgary, Alberta, and, prior to this career change, she lived in the West Kootenays, earning her living as a cook for BC tourist lodges and work camps. She continues to be interested in oral histories as a way to fill the gaps in the written record and bring richer meaning to history.
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project series
Item No.
MSS196-017_Track_5
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track five of interview with Reidun Seim

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Murdock and Lillian McMurray interview November 17, 1975 - Track 2

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Murdock McMurray's memories of riding the tram as a young man and briefly, of working for Ed Brown. Murdock mentions Reeve Byrne and the development of first water system in Burnaby. He also discusses Gilley Brother's Logging Company practices near his fath…
Date Range
1906-1975
Length
0:09:00
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Murdock McMurray's memories of riding the tram as a young man and briefly, of working for Ed Brown. Murdock mentions Reeve Byrne and the development of first water system in Burnaby. He also discusses Gilley Brother's Logging Company practices near his father's ranch of six acres, which grew mostly strawberries to sell in Vancouver.
Date Range
1906-1975
Photo Info
Emerson Doran (left) and Murdoch McMurray, 1917. Item no. 229-004
Length
0:09:00
Subject
Agriculture - Fruit and Berries
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Windsor Street
Burnaby - Imperial Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Kingsway-Beresford Area
Interviewer
McGeachie, Pixie
Interview Date
November 17, 1975
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Murdock McMurray and his wife Lillian (Wray) McMurray conducted by Pixie McGeachie on November 17, 1975. Major themes discussed are: Burnaby's development, the Wray Shoe store and Murdock McMurray's cordwood delivery business.
Biographical Notes
Murdock McMurray was born in Vancouver in 1892 to Wilhelmina May and Robert William McMurray. Other children in the family included older siblings John “Jack” and Margaret Lillian, younger siblings Minnie May born May 4, 1895 and Hampton born June 8, 1902. Murdock’s father Robert worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) but retired shortly after moving his family to Burnaby in 1906. He bought six acres of land of what had been previously the Gilley Ranch, the base of operations for Gilley Bros. Ltd. at 2519 Windsor Street (later renumbered and renamed to the 6400 block Imperial Street). Murdock McMurray quit school early to apprentice as a printer. By sixteen he had left the trade and gone into partnership with his older brother Jack. With a team of horses, harness and a wagon, the brothers helped to macadamize roads, haul building supplies for new homes, deliver cord wood for heating, clear land and excavate basements. When Jack McMurray set off to serve overseas during World War I as a driver in the engineer corps, Murdock bought his team of horses and continued working, mainly in the Deer Lake district. In 1916 Murdoch McMurray partnered with Emerson Doran, nephew of the owner of Doran's Mill to buy Edmonds Coal and Wood fuel yard. As everything was geared towards the war effort, Murdock and Emerson soon ran out of work and had to sell the business. Murdock sold off his horses and equipment and went to work at the ship yard on Pitt River. By 1919 Jack McMurray had returned home from overseas and was working as a fireman at the Shull Lumber and Shingle Mill on the Fraser River. In 1921, he and Murdock teamed up with Emerson Doran and repurchased the Edmonds Coal and Wood fuel yard which they ran together until 1947. Murdock McMurray married Lillian Wray on September 17, 1925. Lillian was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Wray, who came to settle in the Jubilee area of Burnaby in 1919. The family lived on Dow Road and Edward Wray operated Jubilee Shoe Store and Post Office. He was known throughout the district as "Wray - The Shoe Man." Mrs. Wray died in 1957 at the age of eight-six and Edward Wray died January 14, 1967 at age of ninety-three. Murdock and Lillian lived at Inverness Street (now Arcola) and raised three children together, Bob, Jack and Bessie. Murdock McMurray died in New Westminster on April 28, 1985 at the age of ninety-two. Lillian Ethel (Wray) McMurray died in Burnaby on February 28, 1986 at the age of eighty-seven.
Total Tracks
7
Total Length
0:58:55
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Interviewee Name
McMurray, Lillian Wray
McMurray, Murdoch
Interviewer Bio
Doreen "Pixie" (Johnson) McGeachie was a resident of Burnaby for over sixty years. Pixie married John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie and raised their children Kathi (Dunlop) and David McGeachie in the house the couple built themselves in 1947. Pixie served as the editor for the Burnaby Examiner newspaper and wrote a column entitled "Burnaby History" for The News. In 1974 she authored her first book titled "Bygones of Burnaby" which was one of the first to develop anecdotal stories about pioneer life in Burnaby. She authored "Burnaby - A Proud Century" in 1992 and in 2002 she wrote a biography of the city's namesake in the book "Land of Promise: Robert Burnaby's letters from Colonial B.C." She also contributed many hours of volunteering; helping to establish Burnaby's first museum Heritage Village in 1971, serving as President of the Burnaby Historical Society from 1991-1993. She served a six year term on Burnaby's Heritage Commission leading the charge to preserve many historic sites throughout the city, and during her twenty years as the Community Archives volunteer archivist for the historical society, she succeeded in gathering thousands of rare and valuable historic photographs and documents which now forms the core of the photograph collection on the Heritage Burnaby website (as these items were donated by the Society to the City Archives in 2007). The City of Burnaby awarded Pixie McGeachie the Kushiro Cup as Citizen of the year in 2002. In 2006 she received a Heritage BC project award for leading the Friends of Interurban 1223 project, and in 2008 Heritage BC recognised her again by presenting her with the Ruby Nobb Award. John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie died October 12, 1981 at the age of sixty-seven. Doreen "Pixie" (Johnson) McGeachie died August 14, 2010 at the age of eighty-nine. On 24 September, 2011, the City of Burnaby dedicated the reading at the City Archives in honour of Pixie and formally named it the Pixie McGeachie Reading Room in recognition of her years of service to the community.
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
MSS137-010_ Track_2
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
Audio Tracks

Track two of recording of interview with Lillian and Murdock McMurray

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Interview with Florence Hart Godwin by Bettina Bradbury July 2, 1975 - Track 1

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Florence (Hart) Godwin's early childhood including the reasons why her family first moved to Burnaby, other early residents of the Deer Lake district, farming practices, and why the Hart family chose to leave Burnaby in 1917.
Date Range
1898-1917
Length
0:06:11
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Florence (Hart) Godwin's early childhood including the reasons why her family first moved to Burnaby, other early residents of the Deer Lake district, farming practices, and why the Hart family chose to leave Burnaby in 1917.
Date Range
1898-1917
Photo Info
Florence Hart Godwin on her wedding day, August 7, 1922. Item no. 477-601
Length
0:06:11
Name
Woodward, Harriet
Subject
Agriculture - Fruit and Berries
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Deer Lake
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Interviewer
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
July 2, 1975
Scope and Content
Recording is a taped interview with Florence Hart Godwin by SFU (Simon Fraser University) graduate student Bettina Bradbury, July 2, 1975. Major themes discussed are: Victoria Order of Nurses (VON) and the Edmonds Historic Neighbourhood. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes."
Biographical Notes
Florence Hart was born in 1898 in New Westminster. Florence first saw Burnaby in April of 1905 on a trip made by horse and buggy from the family home in New Westminster where her father worked as a real estate agent. By 1911, he had built a permanent home for his family in Burnaby, building what is now known as the Hart house and is currently owned by the municipality. Frederick John “Fred” Hart married Alice Chapman in Yale BC on August 13, 1895. They had four children together; Kingsley Chapman born May 27, 1897, Florence Elizabeth born October 23, 1898, and ten years later, Edwyna and Jack. They followed their family nurse, Miss Maude Woodward to Burnaby and purchased thirteen acres of land at Deer Lake to build a summer cottage. Mrs Hill and the children spent the summer months there while Frederick continued working in New Westminster, joining his family on the weekends. Florence Hart attended Douglas Road School before boarding at Crofton House in Vancouver. Kingsley Hart had enlisted in the army on March 23, 1915 when he was only seventeen years old. He was killed in action on September 26, 1916. The Hart family then moved to Kerrisdale, Vancouver. Florence worked at the Carnegie Library. On August 7, 1922 Florence Hart married Harold “Hal” Godwin and moved back to Edmonds in Burnaby where they remained for their entire married lives. In 1929, Florence and Harold’s daughter, Elizabeth Godwin was born. Alice (Chapman) Hart died May 24, 1935 at the age of sixty-eight. Frederick John Hart died August 29, 1945 at the age of seventy-seven. Florence Hart Godwin was named Good Citizen of Burnaby in 1971 and received a life membership to the IODE (Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire) for her long tenure. Both Florence and her husband Harold were awarded life memberships from the VON (Victorian Order of Nurses) for more than half a century of service. Harold Ward Godwin died December 12, 1962 at the age of sixty-six.
Total Tracks
8
Total Length
0:47:57
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Interviewee Name
Godwin, Florence Hart
Interviewer Bio
Bettina Bradbury teaches history and women's studies at York University. She is the author of Wife to Widow. Lives, Laws and Politics in Nineteenth-century Montreal. (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, June 2011), 520p; Working Families. Age, Gender and Daily Survival in Industrializing Montreal. (Toronto: Canadian Social History Series, McClelland and Stewart, 1993); (Republished Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1996) (3rd edition, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007). These interviews were undertaken after she completed her MA at Simon Fraser University in 1975 with the support of an LIP grant.
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-17_Track_1
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
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Track one of interview with Florence Hart Godwin by Bettina Bradbury

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