Fonds RBSC-ARC-1265 - Hundal family fonds

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Hundal family fonds

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RBSC-ARC-1265

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  • 1909-1965 (Creation)
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    Hundal (family)

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20 cm of textual records
77 photographs : b&w, some sepia toned

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Hakim Singh Hundal, a director of the Canadian-Indian Supply and Trust company left India for Canada in 1911 with his family--his mother, Bishan Kaur, and his four sons, Atma, Iqbal [Ikball], Teja, and Jermeja. The family spent two years living in the Hong Kong Sikh Temple awaiting immigration clearance to land in Canada. The family eventually arrived in Canada in 1913 after a barrage of appeals to all levels of government. The Hundal boys went on to become excellent students. They lived in Point Grey and attended Queen Mary Elementary and Prince of Wales High School, then on to the University of British Columbia.

Iqbal [Ikball] (b. 22 Aug. 1902) earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Washington in 1925 and went on to become an aeronautical engineer in the United States. While in the United States, Iqbal also served with the Air Unit of the Reserve Officers Training Corps. Later, he married Ranjit Kaur Bains and had at least one son and one daughter. He also worked in the automobile industry in Oshawa, Ontario.

Teja (5 June 1903-14 Nov. 1971) worked as a lumber grader for 35 years and married Beatrice Evelyn MacDonald. He died in Burnaby, B.C.

Jermeja "Jerry" (5 Apr. [1905 or 1906]-25 May 1991) attended UBC, where he played rugby, and then Oregon State College. Jermeja lived and worked for a time in Toronto where he met his wife, Joyce. The couple moved to Los Angeles in 1957 where Jermeja opened the West Coast office of Air-India. Prior to that he was the commercial assistant to the Indian consul general in San Francisco. In the 1960s, he was also the president of the India-American Society.

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The fonds consists of family documents (passports, U.S. education degrees), some correspondence regarding his initial business and photographs of the family entering Canada, their home in Vancouver, and the universities in the U.S. where family members were educated.

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