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William J. Irvine fonds
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- Textual record
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- Irvine, William John, 1892-1985
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0.060m of textual records
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William John Irvine was born on April 4, 1892 in Crumlin County, Antrim, Ireland to John William and Mary Elizabeth (Hunter) Irvine. He immigrated to Canada in 1911 and settled in the Duval, Saskatchewan district before homesteading on SW 15-30-28-W2 in the Young district. Irvine moved to Watrous in 1952. He retired from farming in 1959 and resided in Watrous until 1978, when he moved to Saskatoon.
Irvine was active in numerous local co-operative organizations, including the Young Co-op Store, the Young Credit Union and the Young and Watrous Wheat Pools. He was a charter member of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF).
Irvine died on July 9, 1985 in Saskatoon and was buried in Watrous.
Irvine married Isabella Eliza Woodland on February 18, 1926 in Morrisburg, Ontario. The Irvines had five children: Robert; Eileen; Elizabeth; Gerald and Marion.
William J. Irvine forwarded these records to John E. Brockelbank in 1980. Brockelbank then passed the records on to Ed Tchorzewski, who donated the Irvine records along with his own records to the Regina office, Saskatchewan Archives in 1982.
Scope and content
This fonds consists of a small volume of records created, accumulated and used by William J. Irvine of Young and Watrous, Saskatchewan. The records relate mainly to the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation and New Democratic Party in Saskatchewan. The fonds includes correspondence re beer making and roads in the Rural Municipality of Morris No. 312; Irvine's CCF membership card; publications; song books and a history of the Young Co-op.
No series assignment has been applied to the records in this fonds.
Records are in good physical condition.
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Records are open for research use.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Use, publication and/or reproduction of records subject to terms and conditions of the Copyright Act.
To consult the records, visit or contact the Regina office.
SAFA 472 (old guide GR 327) consists of a fonds description and file listings of textual records.
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No further accruals are expected.
Location for retrieval: Regina - Hillsdale
Conservation practices in place at the time of arrangement were applied to the records in this fonds.
Textual records: old guide GR 327 (R-866)
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Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan
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Saskatchewan Archives. Archival Description Manual 2004.
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