Fonds AM97 - Jessie Hall fonds

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Jessie Hall fonds

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  • 0.1 m of textual records
  • ca. 30 photographs

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Jessie Hall, daughter of Sam Greer, was born June 7, 1872 and was the first white child born in the Cariboo. In 1884 she came with her father to Skwa-yoos Beach [Kitsilano Beach]. In 1893 she married J.Z. Hall, who was a pioneer notary public in Vancouver. In 1911 they built "Killarney" at 2890 Point Grey Road, which became a centre for many community organizations; these included the Hart McHarg Auxiliary from 1914-1918, of which Jessie Hall was president. She was also president of the Victorian Order of Nurses and of Post 1, Native Daughters of B.C. She was an original member of Chirst Church and was a founding member of St. Mark's Church. She also worked for the Children's Aid Society, the Vancouver Welfare Federation, and the Local Council of Women. In 1931 she was president of Burrard Women's Conservation Club. In 1934 she received the Good Citizen award, the first Native Daughter to be chosen. Hall died June 22, 1949.

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The fonds consists of various items in a scrapbook. These include clippings; programmes and invitations to commemorate special events; photographs (some of V.O.N. nurses); and correspondence.

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Presented by Jessie Hall of Vancouver.


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Some contents of the scrapbook have been placed in separate folders for conservation purposes. These have been moved to folders 511-A-06 fld 15-17.

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  • Box: 511-C-03
  • Box: 511-A-06 fld 15-17