Liebenschel family collection. - - 1920-2007 - - 2.5 cm of textual records. 528 photographs.

Ernie Liebenschel ( 1885-1977 ) was born in Australia. He moved to Canada in 1903 when he was 19 years of age. He worked on a farm in Ladner, then on the Canadian Pacific Railway in Kamloops, and then moved down to Broughton Island. He studied steam engineering in 1904 and worked for Hastings Sawmill, Vancouver Lumber, Rat Portage and Hotel Vancouver. He then went logging up the coast in the Bute Inlet area and after that went to Montana until 1910. He returned to Canada and after working in Victoria he moved to Powell River to work for the Powell River Company in 1911 in the Steam Plant. He was married in 1917 to Grace Fredericks who was from Ladner, B .C. He stayed in the Steam Plant department until 1922 when he quit and bought a cartage company from George Adey. He renamed the company City Transfer which he then sold to Hibbert Long in 1945. He and his wife Grace ( 1895-1952 ) had two children Roy ( 1919-2010 ) who married Ivy (1911-2007 ) and Jack ( ?1927 - 1998 ) who married Velma.

The Liebenschel’s lived at 130 Poplar and then on Maple Ave. They moved to Cranberry in 1917 the house that they designed at 408 Cranberry Lake Road. He was the President of the Cranberry Ratepayer’s Association which organized the first Horticultural Show in 1932. He was a founder of the Cranberry Volunteer Fire Brigade in 1938 and the same year he was elected President of the Powell River Board of Trade. Liebenschel was a member of the local Masonic Lodge. He was elected as a Councilor in 1958 for the Corporation of the District of Powell River.

Roy Liebenschel was the Capt of the Cranberry Volunteer Fire Department for a number of years and worked as a mechanic. Jack Liebenschel worked in the Mill.


The fonds consists of a manuscript written by Ernie Liebenschel, certificates and photographs and a sous fonds of Roy Leibenschel.

Source of material: Janet Byles, granddaughter of Ernie Liebenschel and daughter of Roy Liebenschel.

Title based on contents of collection.

Series description available

Series:

Ernie Liebenschel. - - 1cm of textual records. – 527 photographs

1.
Manuscripts: - unknown. - - .5 cm of textual records.

The series consists of a hand written manuscript and a typewritten copy. ‘ My Experience in Logging Construction Camps’ is a comment on Ernie Liebenschel’s life in various logging camps.

Title based on contents of series.

2.
Certificates. - - 1920,1948,. - - .5 cm of textual records.

The series consists of a 1920 Certificate of Competency for Ernie Liebenschel as a Second Class Engineer

3.
Photographs: 1909-1990’s. - - 528 photographs.

The series consists of three photograph albums and loose photographs. Include photographs of Ernie, Grace, Roy Liebenschel, Bobby Scanlon, City Transfer, Cranberry, trucks, houses in Townsite and Cranberry and unidentified people and places.


Title based on contents of series.


Roy Leibenschel sous – fonds. - - 2cm of textual records. 1 phototgraph.

Roy Leibenschel ( 1919 – 2011 ) went to school in Powell River and married Ivy (1911-2007 ) They had one child. Roy worked as a mechanic and was very involved in the Cranberry Volunteer Fire Department. They built a house on Covey Street and he spent a great deal of energy trying to get the City of Powell River to put in a sewer line.

The sous fonds consists of records of Roy Leibenschel.

Title based on contents of sous-fonds.

Series description available.

Series:

1.
Certificates. - - 1948,2007. - - .5cm of textual records.

The series consists of a certificate 1948 Department of Attorney General Fire Marshall’s Office is for Roy Liebenschel as is the Certificate of Appreciation 2007.

2.
Newspaper Clippings. - - 1992, 2002. - - 1 cm of textual records.

The series consists of newspaper clippings about Roy Liebenschel’s work with the Cranberry Volunteer Fire Department and his days as a paper boy.

Title based on contents of series.

3.
Ephemera. - - 1990, . - - .5cm of textual records.

The series consists of a City Transfer calendar and a Comox Valley map with an ink line drawn on one of the streets.

Title based on contents of series.

4.
Photographs. - - 1991. - - 1 photograph

The series consists of a photograph of Roy with the Cranberry Volunteer Fire Department.

Title based on contents of series.







Accession number 2011.18
Fonds number: 144