Subseries - Lacey Family collection

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Lacey Family collection

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  • Source of title proper: Title of subseries based on provenance as notated by Doug Cox

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  • [189-] - [195-] (Creation)
    Lacey family

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This collection was acquired by Doug Cox in advance to its ultimate donation to UBC Okanagan Special Collections.

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Ed Lacey (1891-1968) lived in the locality of Osoyoos beginning in 1911. He and Katie Helps married in 1918 and in 1919, a son, Ed Lacey Jr. was born. After the death of his father, Nicholas Lacey, in 1917, Ed Lacey managed his father’s ranch on Kruger Mountain. Katie Lacey was a writer who was a frequent and valued contributor to the Okanagan Historical Society’s annual reports.

The Laceys raised grain and beef cattle until 1924 when the first purchase of purebred Jerseys was made. This was the start of the famous Sunflower Jerseys. By 1928, with the summers being too dry to even raise hay on Kruger Mountain, the Laceys moved to Osoyoos. Ed served as a road foreman at Kruger Mountain for about ten years, and after in the Oliver/Osoyoos districts. The Laceys retailed milk in the Osoyoos district from 1934 to 1947, when they sold the Jerseys.
Mrs. Lacey did a considerable amount of work preserving historical sites and data for Osoyoos. She was an active member of the Okanagan Historical Society and in 1954 was awarded the Good Citizenship Award by the Osoyoos Board of Trade. The Laceys are buried at the Pioneer Plot of the Osoyoos Cemetery (copied from Osoyoos Museum website).

Subseries consists of various Lacey family photographs documenting their lives in the Osoyoos and South Okanagan region. Subseries is arranged into 8 files or portions of files.

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Series is intellectually arranged only, and physically does not represent a linear suite of archives. Physically, Lacey photos are often arrayed among family photos also originating with Haynes, Richter, Munro, Phelps, Stelkia, and Armstrong families, variously described in this finding aid, often under headings reflecting geography (South Okanagan, Similkameen).

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Created 2015-06-26 by Paige Hohmann

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Ed Lacey (1891-1968). (n.d.) Osoyoos and District Museum and Archives. Retrieved 23 June 2015
“Katie” Lacey – 1900-1964. (1964). Twenty-eighth report of the Okanagan Historical Society 1964. P. 92 Retrieved 2015-06-26.

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