McMahon Family fonds: -- ?1880 - ?1960. - - 4 cm of textual records, 3 photograph albums, 63 photographs

John Chalmers McMahon, born in Ontario (1869 - 1946) and his wife Mary ( nee Dowler ) (1875 – 1947), born in England were married in 1902 in Vancouver. McMahon had four siblings and his wife had eight siblings. They and their two children Christine Janie (1903 -1995) and Alice May (1905 – 1993) moved to Powell River ?1921 after James sold his cartage business in Vancouver. The family owned a farm at 6603 McMahon and delivered milk for many years. Mary’s father, Charles Amos Dowler, lived with them and died in Powell River in 1932. May trained as a nurse in Vancouver in 1930 and worked in Powell River until her retirement in 1974. In 1972 the sisters sold the land.

The fonds consists of records of the McMahon family. Include correspondence, notes and photographs.

Title based on content of fonds.

Series description available.

Series description:

1.
Correspondence. - - 1916. - - .5cm of textual records.

Series consists of a letter from John McMahon to Mac & Mac Cedar Co, a letter from R.H. Scanlon to Reuben Fidler regarding the renting of a shack to the McMahons.

Title based on contents of series.

2.
Notes. - - 1930. - - 3cm of textual records.

Series consists of two notebooks written by May McMahon as a student nurse.

Title based on contents of series.

3.
Photographs. - - 1880-1960. - - 3 photograph albums, 63 photographs.

Series consists of images of the James McMahon, Dowler, Mrs. McMahon, Janie and May, Bill Price, logging railway track in Wildwood, McMahon farm at 6603 McMahon Street, Rev. Campbell, haying in the prairies, homes in Vancouver, J.N. Marles and unknown.

Title based on contents of series.