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Fonds AM132 - William Pleming fonds

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William Pleming fonds

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AM132

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  • [ca. 1900] - 1914 (Creation)
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    Pleming, William

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  • 64 pages
  • 3 photographs

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(1866-1952)

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William Pleming was a native of Porbus, Cornwall. He came to Vancouver in 1889 and in 1893 married Kate Hawker of Exeter, Devon. Pleming organized the first Labour Day Parade in Vancouver in 1890. He was a member of the South Vancouver School Board in 1911 and served as Health and Sanitation Officer for the Municipality of South Vancouver. After amalgamation he served with the Vancouver Health and Sanitary Department. Pleming also founded the South Vancouver Horticultural Society.

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The fonds consists of Pleming's memoirs (published by the Mount Pleasant News in 1936); programmes of events Pleming participated in; and photographs of the Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners Labour Day Parade (ca. 1900), the South Vancouver School Board (1911), and the South Vancouver Float for the Vancouver Historical Pageant (12 June 1914).

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Presented by William Pleming.

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Folder formerly located at 512-C-03 fld 01

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  • Box: 583-F-02 fld 08