Fonds MJ-147 - Botting Family fonds

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Botting Family fonds

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  • Textual record
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  • Source of title proper: This fonds is called the Botting Family fonds because the records pertained to not only Gordon Botting, but his extended family.

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MJ-147

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  • 1861 (Creation)
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    Botting Family
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    Moose Jaw

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25 cm of textual records

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Name of creator

(1861-)

Biographical history

G. Gordon Botting was born December 25, 1910 in Wallaceburg, Ontario. In 1911, his family moved west when his father bought a farm in the Marquis district. In 1921, the family moved to Moose Jaw. In Moose Jaw, Gordon Botting attended King George Public School and Central Collegiate. In 1930, he graduated from the University of Saskatchewan.
Botting began work for the City of Moose Jaw in 1930 as a cost accountant and office manager of the engineering department. He was in this position until 1945 when he accepted the position of internal auditor with war time housing for the federal government. He took over his father’s farm and became a partner in a consulting firm. In 1957, he resumed his work for the City of Moose Jaw and became a city clerk. In 1961, Botting was made a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Secretaries and Administrators of London, England and in 1967 he was given a centennial medal for public service. In 1971, he was chosen as city commissioner. He retired December 31, 1975. Botting was an active member of the Masonic lodge, the Elks, the Rotary Club and the St. Andrew’s United Church. He died June 20, 1976. Botting had a wife, Murleen, and a son, Gerald.

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Scope and content

This fonds contains the Botting (Barnes) family bible, prayer book and two photo albums. The bible includes genealogical information about the Botting (Barnes) family, including birth and death dates of family members. Only a few individuals in the photo albums are identified.

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This material was donated to the archive by Murleen Botting, Gordon Botting’s wife, in 1977.

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  • English

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No further accruals expected.

Conservation

This fonds was re-boxed and refoldered in 2013.

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Boxes H-103, H-104 and H-105

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