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[ca. 1910]-2003 (Creation)
- McCaslin, Alexander Morrison, 1906-1989
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341 prints: b&w, col.
27 negatives, col.
41 postcards: b&w, col.
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Rose C. Gessner was born on April 19, 1908 to Henry and Katharina Gessner. She attended Grenfell High School in Grenfell, Saskatchewan and was the recipient of the Governor General’s Medal in 1925. She attended Normal School in Regina and obtained her teaching certificate in 1926, after which she was employed as a teacher at various schools as follows: Bellmuir School District No. 3120 (1928-1929); Grace Hill School District No. 973 (1929-1932); and Meyronne School District No. 3189 (1932-1938, 1955-1970).
Rose Gessner married Alexander Morrison McCaslin on July 16, 1938. The McCaslins resided in Meyronne, where Alexander McCaslin, born in 1906, was employed as an elevator agent with Saskatchewan Wheat Pool and as an agent with Saskatchewan Government Insurance . The McCaslins had three sons: Lynn, David and Wes. After Alexander McCaslin’s retirement, he and Rose moved to Regina, where Rose was active in various organizations, including the Order of the Eastern Star, until her death on October 1, 2003.
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This fonds consists of records created, accumulated and used mainly by Alex and Rose (Gessner) McCaslin, late of Regina, Saskatchewan. The records relate mainly to Rose McCaslin's education and professional career as a teacher at Bellmuir School District; Grace Hill School District; and Meyronne School District.
The types of records included are local history books; photographs; newspaper articles; a scrapbook; and objects, including a medal, cup, pennants; crests, and pins.
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Meyronne - Description
Teachers - Meyronne
Saskatchewan Wheat Pool
High schools - Grenfell
Meyronne - Schools
Grenfell - Churches
Wood River Rural Municipality No. 74
Teachers colleges - Regina