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Fonds AM133 - Frank Woodside fonds

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Frank Woodside fonds

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  • 1901-1941 (Creation)
    Woodside, Frank Everett

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  • 0.04 m of textual records (includes 1 photograph and 13 objects)

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Frank Everett Woodside was born in Prince Edward Island in 1875 and moved as a youth to the silver mines of Colorado in 1894. Two years later, he followed the trek to the boomtown of Rossland, B.C., where he mined for seven years. As secretary of the Western Federation of Miners, he was instrumental in influencing the eight-hour work day in B.C. mines. He came to Vancouver in 1903, where he was one of the principal advocates of the annexation of the Hastings Townsite. In 1911, Woodside was elected an alderman for the City of Vancouver, representing the ward of Hastings Townsite, following the merger of Hastings with Vancouver. Woodside's successful lobbying for amalgamation resulted in the first election in B.C. which gave women the right to vote. He held his aldermanic seat from 1911 to 1928, excepting the years 1920 and 1923. As alderman, Woodside was very active in labour and transportation issues. On the founding of the B.C. Chamber of Mines in 1912, Woodside became a charter member and was elected President in 1920. In 1928, he became the Chamber's first paid manager and held that post until retirement in 1955. Woodside died in Vancouver on October 15, 1964, after a prominent career as a miner, public servant and community figure.

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The fonds consists of civic legal documents, correspondence, newspapers, memorabilia, and mine reports. There is also a photograph which was probably taken during the building of the 2nd Narrows Bridge.

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The 13 items of memorabilia are an accrual, December 2006, found in manager's office and labelled "Alderman Woodside 1909-1920's - ribbons, etc."


Photographs in this fonds have been assigned the prefix CVA 696.

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Fonds formerly located at 512-C-03 fld 02-06.

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