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Adams, Hugh David, 1889-1992

  • PA 432
  • Individual
  • 1889-1992

Hugh David Adams was born on March 4, 1889 in Beckenham, Kent, England to Charles and Emily Frances (Laurie) Adams. Educated in England, Adams left school at the age of fourteen and worked as an apprentice, clerk and farmer.

In 1911, Adams emigrated to Canada and settled in the Chaplin, Saskatchewan district. In 1914, he returned to England to enlist for service in the First World War but was declined for health reasons. On May 11, 1916 Adams enlisted in the Canadian Forces, City of Regina 195th Battalion. He travelled overseas with the 195th Battalion to France and served as a stretcher bearer. In 1918 Adams was transferred to the Army Orchestra in Brussels, Belgium after Armistice. He was demobilized on August 27, 1919 in Quebec.

After the War, Adams resumed farming in the Chaplin district. He later worked in Shamrock, Saskatchewan as a postmaster, village secretary-treasurer and implement agent. He also provided first aid services to the community. In November, 1945 Adams moved to Roberts Creek, British Columbia. He moved to Victoria, British Columbia in 1971 and resided there until his death on January 13, 1992.

Adams' interests included music, drawing, photography, gardening and letter writing.

Adams married Eva Mary Peck in 1919. After Eva Adams' death in 1969, Adams married Violet Goodfellow. Adams did not have any children.

Agnew, Arnold LePage, 1891-1982

  • PA 113
  • Individual
  • 1891-1982

Arnold LePage Agnew was born on January 8, 1891 in Prince Albert, North-West Territories (later known as Saskatchewan) to Thomas James and Ida Mary (Hyslop) Agnew. He worked in the real estate and insurance industry in Prince Albert until his retirement in 1960.

Active in the Prince Albert community, Agnew was a member of the choir of the Cathedral Church of St. Alban the Martyr and served as a lay delegate to the General Synod of the Anglican Church. He was also active in the Prince Albert Historical Society and Prince Albert Little Theatre. A Freemason, Agnew was a Past Master and Life Member of the Kinistino Lodge No. 1 A.F. and A.M. at Prince Albert and an affiliated Past Master of Shellbrook Lodge No. 171 G.R.S. A.F. and A.M.

Agnew died in Prince Albert on August 12, 1982.

Agnew and his wife, Kathleen Dewdney, had five children: Ivan; Daphne; Patricia; Thomas and Arnold.

Allen, Bill James Gilbert, 1946-

  • PA 289
  • Individual
  • 1946-

William James Gilbert (Bill) Allen was born in Regina, Saskatchewan on August 12, 1946 to Alfred B. Allen and Delores M. Holmes. Allen received his early education at Holy Rosary and St. James Schools in Regina, and attended St. Peter's College in Muenster. He graduated from the University of Saskatchewan (Regina) with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

First elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature as a New Democratic Party (NDP) Member representing Regina-Rosemont constituency in the June 1975 General Election, Allen was re-elected in that constituency in October 1978. He was defeated by Gordon Dirks in the April 1982 General Election, but remained active in politics. Allen served as President of the NDP from 1995-2000. He co-chaired the Platform Committee for the September 1999 General Election and chaired the Leadership Committee in 2001.

After leaving public life, Allen worked as a teacher at Riffel and Archbishop M.C. O'Neill High Schools.

Bill Allen married Carolyn Ruth on November 11, 1967. They had two children: Michael Padraic Joseph and Kelsey Maureen.

Allen currently (2005) resides in Regina.

Anderson, Eldon George, 1927-2014

  • PA 36
  • Individual
  • 1927-2014

Eldon George Anderson was born on February 27, 1927 to George and Bertha (Bates) Anderson. He was raised on the family farm near Cadillac, Saskatchewan. Anderson received his primary and secondary education in the Cadillac district and completed an agricultural course at the University of Saskatchewan in 1951.

From 1954 to 1959, Anderson worked in Regina as an information officer with the Saskatchewan Government. He spent two years as a supervisor with the Co-operative Union of Saskatchewan before joining the Credit Union League of Saskatchewan in 1961 as director of public and member relations and editor of its magazine. With the formation of Credit Union Central in 1969, Anderson was named corporate secretary and manager of public affairs. He retired from Credit Union Central around 1986 but continued to work as a consultant until 1989.

Anderson was the founding president of Saskatchewan's first food bank and helped organize Regina's first cooperative daycare. He also served as chairman of the Western Institute of Public Policy; chairman of the Saskatchewan Centre of the Arts; and director of the Sherwood Co-operative Association. He wrote three books: Struggle and Splendor: An illustrated account of creative achievements on the great Canadian prairies (1996); Spirit of Saskatchewan: a collection of photographs [1988?] and A Thread in the Saskatchewan Fabric (2003).

In 1998, Anderson relocated to Kelowna, British Columbia. He died at Kelowna in 2014.

Anderson married Jean Vanstone in 1954. They had two daughters: Tanya and Carmel.

Anderson, Frederick Woodley, 1920-2009

  • PA 155
  • Individual
  • 1920-2009

Frederick Woodley Anderson was born on April 21, 1920 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan to Edward and Leila (Woodley) Anderson. He received his primary and secondary education in Moose Jaw and attended the University of Saskatchewan, where he earned Bachelor of Arts (1948) and Master of Arts (1949) degrees. Anderson also studied at the London School of Economics.

Anderson's career as a teacher and administrator began in 1951, when he accepted a position as special lecturer in Economics and Political Science at Regina College. Anderson subsequently held various positions at the University of Saskatchewan, Regina Campus and the University of Regina as follows: assistant professor of economics (1954-1962); associate professor of economics (1962-1965); professor of economics (1966-1983); associate Dean of Arts and Sciences (Social Sciences) (1969-1975) ; acting chairman of the Department of Anthropology (1972-1975) and coordinator of the Canadian Plains Studies Program (1977-1983). Anderson retired from the University of Regina in 1983.

Throughout his career, Anderson participated in many studies and commissions on transportation policy in Canada and abroad. He served as secretary and director of research for the federal Royal Commission on Transportation (1959-1961) and was the first president of the Western Transportation Advisory Council. Anderson served as a consultant and advisor to numerous government and private organizations, published on the topic and addressed numerous transportation related conferences, symposia, and inquiries.

Anderson died in Regina on September 5, 2009.

Anderson married Betty Ashton of Moose Jaw in 1943. The Andersons had one son, William.

Anderson, James Thomas Milton, 1878-1946

  • PA 522
  • Individual
  • 1878-1946

James Thomas Milton Anderson was born on July 23, 1878, in Fairbank, Ontario, to James and Mary (Ferris) Anderson. He received his early education in Fairbank and in Toronto. He taught for six years in Algoma, Ontario, before relocating to Manitoba in 1906 and subsequently to Saskatchewan in 1908 where he taught at Gravel Plain S.D. #1492 near Melville. He moved to Grenfell in 1910 where he served as teacher and principal of Grenfell Village School. In the fall of 1911, Anderson was appointed Inspector of Schools by the provincial Department of Education and served in this role until 1918. Concurrent to his employment, Anderson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree (1911), a Bachelor of Laws degree (1913), and a Master of Arts degree (1914) from the University of Manitoba, and a Doctorate of Pedagogy from the University of Toronto in 1918. Also in 1918, Anderson's book The Education of the New Canadian: A Treatise on Canada's Greatest Educational Problem was published. From 1918 to 1922, Anderson served as provincial Director of Education Among New Canadians, and from 1922 until 1924, was Inspector of Schools for the Saskatoon City district and an instructor at the Saskatoon Normal School.

Anderson became leader of the Conservative Party in Saskatchewan at its convention in March 1924. He was first elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature in 1925 as the Conservative Party Member of the Legislative Assembly for the Saskatoon City constituency. He was re-elected in the June 1929 general election. On September 4, 1929, the minority Liberal Government was defeated in a motion of confidence by a coalition comprised of Conservative, Progressive and Independent members of the Legislature. Anderson was sworn in as Premier of Saskatchewan and President of the Executive Council on September 9, 1929. He also served as Minister of Education (1929-1934) and Minister of Natural Resources (1930-1934). In response to the socio-economic crisis of the Depression, Anderson's self-described "co-operative government" established the Saskatchewan Relief Commission and the Debt Adjustment Board in 1931. It also made amendments to The School Act in an effort to make public schools more secular, and to The Public Service Act through the establishment of the Public Service Commission. The formal transfer of the jurisdiction of Crown lands and natural resources in 1930 also occurred during Anderson's premiership. The Anderson Government was defeated in the 1934 general election by the Liberal Party led by James Gardiner.

Although he lost his seat in Legislature in the 1934 election, Anderson continued as leader of the Conservative Party until October 1936. He then operated an insurance business in Saskatoon until September 1944 when he was appointed as Acting Superintendent of the Provincial School for the Deaf. Anderson died in Saskatoon on December 29, 1946. He was interred at Woodlawn Cemetery in Saskatoon.

Anderson married Edith Redgwick on July 26, 1911, in Grenfell. They had two children: Byron and Elaine. Edith Anderson died in Saskatoon on July 12, 1947, and was interred beside her husband at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Anderson, Joe, 1922-

  • PA 213
  • Individual
  • 1922-

Joe Anderson was born in Sovereign, SK, in 1922. He was orphaned as a child and raised by a farmer near Semans. After World War II broke out, he joined the Canadian Army, where he served in the medical corps at Dundurn, SK, and in the ordinance corps overseas, from 1941 to 1946.

After his five years of service, Joe returned to Semans. Joe farmed land that he rented from his uncle until about 1953, when the Veterans Land Administration purchased the land from Joe's uncle, whereupon Joe made payments to the VLA until he owned the land. Joe farmed in Semans until his retirement.

In October 1952, Joe married Louise Rudrich in Semans. They had four children: Paul (born 1953); Anne (born 1955); Max (born 1957) and Tom (born 1960. Louise passed away in 1997.

Joe and Louise were active members of the Semans Royal Canadian Legion and the Legion Auxiliary. The couple also undertook a project to commemorate the deaths of 18 active servicemen from the Semans district who died during World War II, as well as two peacekeepers from the district whom died during peace time. Joe and Louise gathered information about these individuals and, at their own expense, placed memorial markers at sites in northern Saskatchewan, northern Manitoba, and in British Columbia which had been named for these fallen servicemen.

Anderson, Matthew S., 1882-1974

  • PA 409
  • Individual
  • 1882-1974

Mathias Sevrin Anderson was born on October 22, 1882 in Hoddevik, Norway to A. and Olina (Amundson) Anderson. In 1902, Anderson emigrated to North America and in 1904, he applied for a homestead in the North-West Territories (later known as Saskatchewan). Anderson farmed in the Bulyea district.

Anderson was elected to the council of McKillop Rural Municipality No. 220 in 1922. He served as a councilor (1922-1930) and reeve (1930-1949). Around 1927, Anderson developed a province-wide health insurance plan which he put before the annual meeting of the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities. When the plan failed to receive support, Anderson focused on developing a health plan for residents of his municipality. After receiving overwhelming support in a 1938 plebiscite, the plan was introduced to the Saskatchewan Legislature. In March, 1939 the bill called 'An Act Respecting Medical and Hospital Services for Municipalities' was passed. Often referred to as the 'Matt Anderson Bill', it allowed municipalities to collect taxes for health services, a concept that was later adopted at the regional and provincial level.

Anderson's memoir, Bold Experiment: a pioneer's vision of health care, written with Harold S. Longman, was published in 1969. Anderson died on July 24, 1974.

Anderson married Martha Amundson in Norway on March 26, 1905. They had seven children: Andrew, Amund, Margaret, Mathew, Helmer, Otto and Dorothy.

Anderson, Palma, 1931-1994

  • PA 319
  • Individual
  • 1931-1994

Palma Annette Anderson was born on October 15, 1931 near Bulyea, Saskatchewan to Olaf and Caroline Anderson. She attended the Provincial Normal School at Moose Jaw in 1949 and 1950, and later earned a Bachelor's degree in Education from the University of Saskatchewan. Anderson taught at Saskatoon, Moose Jaw and Regina during her career that spanned twenty-three years.

Palma Anderson was actively involved in issues related to women's rights. In the 1970s, she joined the Regina Status of Women and soon became its president. Throughout the 1980s, she was president of the Saskatchewan Action Committee, Status of Women (SAC) which lobbied for improvements to minimum wage, pension reform, child care, and women's health rights. From 1986 to 1988, she was the Saskatchewan representative on the executive of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women, serving on a variety of sub-committees. Anderson was a founding member of the Saskatchewan Battered Women's Advocacy Network.

As a member of the Regina Public School Teachers Association, she lobbied on such issues as professional development, affirmative action, sexual harassment, maternity leave, and pensions.

Upon her retirement from teaching, Palma Anderson addressed issues of seniors' education and welfare through her activities in the Regina Council on Aging, the Saskatchewan Senior Citizens Provincial Council, the Saskatchewan Seniors Mechanism, and the Regina Chapter of the Superannuated Teachers of Saskatchewan.

Anderson volunteered for the New Democratic Party on various committees and election campaign teams at the provincial and federal levels. She also briefly volunteered with the Canadian Red Cross Society.

Anderson received the John Stratychuk Memorial Award from the Saskatchewan Human Rights Association and the Soroptimist International of Regina 1988 Woman of Distinction Award in recognition of her outstanding contributions in the field of human rights. She was also honoured with the Regina Y.W.C.A. Award of Merit for her community involvement, and a Vital Link award from the City of Regina in 1993 for her work with the Regina Council on Aging.

Palma Anderson married Dave Treherne in the 1950s; they divorced in the late 1970s. They had three children: Kathy, Karen and Chris. Palma Anderson died in Regina on September 26, 1994.

Andrew, Bob, 1944-

  • PA 250
  • Individual
  • 1944-

Robert Lynal Andrew was born on April 13, 1944 in Eston, Saskatchewan to Robert Elvin Andrew, an elevator agent, and Elizabeth Ann Ellis. Andrew received his primary and secondary education in Eston and earned Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) and Bachelor of Laws degrees from the University of Saskatchewan in 1966 and 1970 respectively.

Andrew's interest in politics was evident at an early age. In 1968, he worked on Robert Stanfield's federal election campaign and worked locally for the federal Progressive Conservatives campaigns in 1972 and 1974.

Andrew worked in the oil and potash industries in Saskatchewan and Alberta from 1967 to 1970, when he began practicing law in Kindersley, Saskatchewan. He was admitted to the Bar of Saskatchewan in 1971 and was the senior partner in the Kindersley firm Andrew, Ritter, Chinn from 1973 to 1980. Andrew was a member of the Eston Town Council (1972-1974) and was active in the Kindersley community. He served as Vice-President of the Chamber of Commerce, treasurer of the Minor Sports Association and President of the Bar Association.

Andrew was first elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature in 1978 and served as a Progressive Conservative MLA for the Kindersley constituency until 1989. Andrew served in the Grant Devine Government as Minister of Finance (1982-1985); Minister of Economic Development and Trade (1985-1988); Minister of Justice and Attorney General (1986-1989) and Minister of Trade and Investment (1988-1989).

Andrew was Minister Responsible for numerous agencies, boards and commissions including Provincial Auditor (1982-1985); Saskatchewan Assessment Authority (1982-1983); Municipal Financing Corporation (1982-1985); Treasury Board (1982-1985); Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (1983-1985); Crown Investments Corporation (1983-1986); Saskatchewan Economic Development Corporation (SEDCO) (1985-1986); Provincial Mediation Board (1987-1989) and Office of the Rentalsman (1987-1989).

Andrew resigned from Cabinet on October 3, 1989. In December, 1989, he vacated his seat in the Legislature and became the agent-general in Saskatchewan's new trade office in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Bill Boyd (PC) became the MLA for the Kindersley constituency in October, 1991.

On November 22, 1991, Andrew was dismissed from his trade post when the NDP government closed all of the province's trade offices. Andrew was appointed to the National Energy Board in December, 1991. He moved to Calgary, Alberta and began his term in March, 1992. Andrew was fired from the National Energy Board in May 1997.

Andrew was a Canadian Permanent Fund Scholar in 1968.

Bob Andrew married Norma Lynne Tunall on December 22, 1964. They have four children: Robert, Kalen, Sharmen, and Dreeson.

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