Fonds F0543 - Shore family fonds

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Shore family fonds

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F0543

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  • 1917-1918 predominant (Creation)
  • 1916-1945 (Creation)

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0.06 m textual records

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(fl. 1890-1920)

Biographical history

Thomas W. and Katherine Shore lived on a farm they owned in Sebringville, Ontario during World War I. They had at least one son, Charles William Shore (b. September 22, 1899) and one daughter, Jennie B. Shore. Misrepresenting his age, Charles W. Shore enlisted in the military in 1916, and was sent overseas to England where he served as a mess orderly in the early stages of the war. His family's efforts to have him discharged on the grounds that he was underage were rebuffed by the war office, although they promised not to send him to France before he turned 19. Shore was eventually sent to France about the time the war ended. In 1920, Jennie married a World War I veteran by the name of Ivan Bradshaw Miles Barr (b. December 31, 1897). After the war, Barr appears to have served with the Kitchener police department, the Customs-Excise Preventive Service, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), as Night Officer with the Royal Connaught Hotel in Hamilton, and as a Flight Sargeant with the Royal Canadian Air Force in Montreal. The family also had a cousin named Andrew Bach.

Scope and content

The fonds consists primarily of approximately 50 letters written to Mrs. Thomas Shore, and one to Jennie Shore. Most of the letters were written by Mrs. Shore's son Charles W. Shore, and about thirteen of these were sent to Mrs. Shore by her cousin, Andy Bach. There are also about a dozen letters of recommendations for Ivan Bradshaw Miles Barr.

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Immediate source of acquisition

Donated by Vicki Ryckman in 2008.

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  • English

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  • Latin

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Access is open.

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archivesfa.library.yorku.ca/fonds/ON00370-f0000543.htm

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The fonds comprises the following accessions: 2008-047. No further accruals are expected.

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F0543

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ON00370

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Status

Final

Level of detail

Partial

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

2008/11/25 Dubeau:. (Creation)
2008/11/25 Awaiting review by the Data Collection Archivist
2008/12/01 Dubeau. Revision of biographical sketch and custodial history. Additional access points created.
2014/10/05 St.Onge. Creation of additional authority records. Broke up family history into authority records.

Language of description

  • English

Script of description

  • Latin

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