Fonds F 140 - Samuel Macadam family fonds

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Samuel Macadam family fonds

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F 140

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  • 1871-1992 (Creation)

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7.0 cm of textual records
8 photographs

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Samuel Sydney Thompson Macadam was born on December 26, 1845 in Packenham, Ontario. In 1873, he earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from Queen's College in Kingston, Ontario. Macadam practiced medicine in Ottawa and Pembroke before moving to Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1881. Macadam was registered as a member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba in 1882. He served with the Winnipeg Light Infantry as an assistant physician to Surgeon-Major Pennyfather at Fort Pitt during the North-West Rebellion in 1885. After the Rebellion, he returned to Winnipeg and practiced medicine until February 1889, when he moved to Battleford, North-West Territories to serve as a medical officer with the Battleford Agency of the Department of Indian Affairs . In 1891, he was registered as a member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of the North-West Territories. In 1903, Macadam applied for a homestead on SE12-44-16-W3, but he later cancelled his application. Macadam remained with the Department of Indian Affairs until his retirement.

Mary Amelia Hands was born on June 21, 1855 in Wales. She immigrated to Canada in 1872 and married Samuel Macadam on August 5, 1880 in Ottawa, Ontario. The Macadams had seven children: Arthur (1881); Grant (1888-?); Geddes (1894-?); Evadne (1886-1945); Minota (1892-1968); Lennox (1896-1970); and Forbes (1890-?). Samuel Macadam died in Battleford on August 23, 1918. Mary Macadam died in 1943. Samuel, Mary, Evadne, Minota and Lennox Macadam are buried in the Battleford Community Cemetery.

Custodial history

Donald and Mary Marjory Keith donated some of these records to the Regina office, Saskatchewan Archives in one accession in 1996: R96-171 (March 20, 1996). Mary Marjory Keith is Samuel and Mary Macadam's granddaughter. Donald and Mary Marjory Keith loaned the photographs for copying to the Regina office, Saskatchewan Archives in one accession in 1996: R96-171 (March 20, 1996).

Scope and content

This fonds consists of records created, accumulated and used by members of the Samuel Macadam family, who at one time resided in Battleford, Saskatchewan. Records relating to Samuel Macadam include photographs, medical and military certificates and statements of qualifications, biographical information, correspondence, and newspaper clippings regarding the North-West Rebellion. Records relating to Mary Macadam include photographs, biographical information, newspaper clippings, and poetry. Other family records include Samuel and Mary Macadam's marriage certificate; poetry; photocopied pages of the family bible; photographs, music by Reverend L. Cochin; memorium cards; newspaper clippings; and ten issues of the Battleford Herald published in 1974.

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 and reproduction of records is subject to terms and conditions of the Copyright Act.

Finding aids

SAFA 86 (old guide GR 572) consists of a fonds description, file listings of some of the textual records and item descriptions of photographs. The paper guide consists of a fonds description and file listings of some of the textual records.

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Related material: The Saskatchewan homestead record for Sydney Thomson Macadam is located in the Regina office (file no. 905899).

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No further accruals are expected.

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Other codes: Textual records: old guide GR 572 (R-130.1); R-N630; R-0S 119; Photographs:GM-PH-1619 to GM-PH-1626

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