File F 733 - Alex and Rose McCaslin fonds

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Alex and Rose McCaslin fonds

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F 733

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  • [ca. 1910]-2003 (Creation)
    McCaslin, Alexander Morrison, 1906-1989

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0.26 m of textual records
341 prints: b&w, col.
27 negatives, col.
41 postcards: b&w, col.
48 objects

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Alexander Morrison McCaslin was born in 1906 to Abram and Cecilia (Morrison) McCaslin. He had five siblings, as follows: Walton; Joy; Gladys; Lloyd; and Mary. Alexander McCaslin married Rose C. Gessner on July 16, 1938. They had three sons: Lynn, David and Wes. The McCaslins resided in Meyronne, where Alexander McCaslin was employed as an elevator agent with Saskatchewan Wheat Pool and as an agent with Saskatchewan Government Insurance . After Alexander McCaslin’s retirement, he and Rose moved to Regina. Alexander McCaslin died in 1989.

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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.

Custodial history

Lynn McCaslin donated these records to the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan in 2010: 2010-216 (May 3, 2010).

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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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The records are in good physical condition.

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The records are open for research use.

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Use, publication and/or reproduction of records subject to terms and conditions of the Copyright Act.

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The photographs were assigned NT numbers and retained in the textual files.

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Meyronne - History
Meyronne - Description
Teachers - Meyronne
McCaslin family
Saskatchewan Wheat Pool
High schools - Grenfell
Meyronne - Schools
Grenfell - Churches
Wood River Rural Municipality No. 74
Teachers colleges - Regina

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Location for retrieval: Regina - Henderson

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