Fonds F 598 - K.A. Price fonds

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K.A. Price fonds

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F 598

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  • 1858-1941 (Creation)

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0.3 cm of textual records

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Biographical history

Kenneth A. Price was born in London, England in 1869 to Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Adam Price. He likely pursued higher education at Oxford before emigrating to Canada in 1887. He homesteaded as part of the Cannington Manor settlement near Moosomin, North-West Territories. He left homesteading to run the livery stable at Cannington Manor. His parents and sister moved to the area in 1889.

Price became the first secretary of the Rural Municipality of Martin No. 122 in January 1913. During the First World War, he served as a Captain with the 9th Canadian Mounted Rifles. Upon return from the war, Price became the Postmaster at Moosomin and served until his retirement in 1949. He was also President of the Saskatchewan Postmasters' Association and head of the Canadian Postmasters' Association. Price was also active in his community, particularly with the Badgers Moosomin Intermediate hockey team and as a member of the Masonic Lodge. Price died in 1964.

Price married Helen Mary George in 1904. They had five children: Ethel, Guy, Arthur, Douglas, and Phyllis.

Custodial history

Phyllis Henry, daughter of K.A. Price, donated these records to the Regina office, Saskatchewan Archives in one accession in 1964: 366 (R) (January 7, 1964).

Scope and content

This fonds contains records created, accumulated and used by Kenneth A. Price during his time in Moosomin, Saskatchewan. Records include: a letter from King George regarding Price's service during World War I (1918); a letter from Millington, an acquaintance from Cannington Manor (December 5, 1941); the certificate of the title to the house in Paddington, London, England given to Thomas Taylor (March 22, 1860); and a certificate of the Appointment of Alfred Adam Price as Ensign in the 67th Foot (March 5, 1858).

No series assignment has been applied to the records in this fonds.

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Records are open for research use.

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

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SAFA 505 consists of a fonds level description only and is available in paper format.

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Related material: Clippings from the Moosomin World Spectator about K.A. Price may be found in records of the Saskatchewan Historical Society (SHS 51) and in the Clippings - Biography - Price, K.A file.

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Other codes: Textual records: R-E3624; R-OS102

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