1915 Flood: Evacuating 9842 & 9844 – 100 Street

June 1915

Here we see the evacuation of Edmontonians from their homes during the 1915 Flood. The house on the right remains to this day. One of the people coming from that house was likely Fred J Colvin. Fred J Colvin, a clerk who worked for the Twin City Transfer Co, was listed at this address in 1915. He did not appear in the 1911 census and his first Henderson entry was in the 1912 directory as a timekeeper living in a wooden house at 107 Elizabeth Street (102 Ave & 100a Street). From 1913 through 1915 he was listed at 9844 – 100 Street. After the flood, as seen in the 1916 Henderson, he had moved to higher ground in a wooden house at 10568 – 102 Street.

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9844-100Street (Now)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Pingback: Rossdale: Looking South at the Flood Waters of 1915 | #LostYEG: Lost Edmonton

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