Fonds F449 - Frank Ford collection

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Frank Ford collection

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  • [Between 1905 and 1920], 1965 (Creation)

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1 cm of textual records
26 photographs

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Frank C. Ford was born in Toronto, Ontario, on March 4, 1873 to James Ford and Catherine Poole. He received his early education in Ontario and earned Bachelor and Doctor of Civil Law degrees from Trinity University. Ford articled with Read, Read and McKnight and was called to the Ontario bar in 1895.

Ford served as the Private Secretary to D'Alton McCarthy from 1893 to 1897, when he became a partner with the firm Denton, Dods and Ford. In 1898, he became Private Secretary and Solicitor to the Honourable Arthur Sturgis Hardy (Premier and Attorney General of Ontario) and for the Honourable J.M. Gibson (Attorney General of Ontario). In 1900, Ford became the Solicitor to the Treasury and remained at that post until 1903.

Frank Ford moved to Western Canada in 1904. He served as Deputy Attorney General for Saskatchewan from 1906 to 1910, when he moved to Edmonton, Alberta to practice law with the firm of Emery, Newell, Ford, Bolton and Mount. He remained with the firm until his appointment to the Supreme Court of Alberta, Trial Division on May 3, 1926. On November 3, 1936, he was appointed a justice of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of Alberta. He retired from the bench in 1954 and died in Edmonton on March 21, 1965.

Ford served as Chancellor of the Edmonton Diocese of the Anglican Church of Canada from 1913 to 1943, and was Chancellor of the University of Alberta from 1941 to 1946.

Frank Ford married Nora Elizabeth Sampson in Toronto on June 28, 1899. They had four children. Nora Ford died in 1920 and Frank Ford married Jane Duff Kerr on July 30, 1923.

Custodial history

Helen Ford, daughter-in-law of Frank Ford, donated these records to the Regina office, Saskatchewan Archives, in one accession in 1987: R87-261 (June 11, 1987).

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This collection consists of photographs and postcards collected by Justice Frank Ford. The materials relate to the 95th Saskatchewan Rifle Regiment (also known as the Royal Regina Rifles). Biographical information on Mr. Ford is also included.

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Records are open for research use.

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Use, publication and/or reproduction of records is subject to terms and conditions of the Copyright Act. Please consult reference archivist for assistance.

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SAFA 293 consists of a collection description and item descriptions of photographs. Item level descriptions of photographs are available in electronic format. Please consult reference archivist for assistance.

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No further accruals are expected.

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Other codes: Textual record: R-E 2556; Photographs and postcards: R-A 33174 to R-A 33199

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