Subseries - Richter and Tweddle Families collection

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Richter and Tweddle Families collection

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  • Source of title proper: Title of subseries based on provenance of materials as labeled by Doug Cox.

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  • ca. [1860?] - 1986, predominant 1900-1913 (Creation)
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    Richter family
  • ca. [1860?] - 1986, predominant 1900-1913 (Creation)
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    Tweddle family

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ca. 300 b&w photographs : ca. 40 sheets 35mm negatives + associated contact sheets ; ca. 90 35mm slide transparencies ; ca. 120 prints 25cm x 20cm and smaller ; ca. 60 12cm x 10cm negatives + some associated prints
3 folders of textual material

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Portions of this series were in the custody of Joe Harris prior to acquisition by Doug Cox and ultimate accession by UBCO-OSC.

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Creator sketch:
The Tweddle and Richter families the Similkameen and South Okanagan have robust family ties
Richter: Francis Xavier Richter (1837-1910) was born in Freidland, Bohemia on November 5, 1837. In 1864 arrived in the Okanagan/Similkameen area to start cattle ranching. He and Lucy Simla (1846-1903, also notated as Lucy simla Acat, also notated as Lucy Sʔímlaʔxʷ), a member of the Okanagan First Nation from Vernon, BC, were married in 1867 or 1868. They had 5 sons: Charles (1869-1949), William (1872-1922), Joseph (1874-1971), Edward (1876-1971), and John “Hans” Richter (1877-1961).
Prior to the death of his first wife, Lucy Simla, F.X. Richter married Florence Elizabeth Loudon (1877 – 1959) in 1894 and fathered six more children: Betty, Freida, Frances, Helen, Kathleen, Francis X. Richter Jr. F.X. Richter’s oldest son, Charles, married Florence Loudon’s sister, Ada, in 1900 (Sources: Keremeosmuseum.ca, Wikipedia, MemoryBC, Findagrave.com, OHS Report 14)
Richter was responsible for starting the fruit industry in the Similkameen Valley and had a major orchard operation. He developed the Richter's Banana Apple, which was the immediate ancestor to the Golden Delicious Apple. Richter's son, Frank, Jr., was a Member of Parliament (MP). (Source: http://www.memorybc.ca/richter-francis-xavier)
Tweddle: Haliburton “Harry” Tweddle (1876-1957) married Florence Elizabeth Richter (née Loudon, F.X. Richter’s second wife and widow) in 1912. They had 4 children: Haliburton T. (Hal), Margaret, Eileen, and Willa. (Sources: Keremeosmuseum.ca, OHS report 23).
Harry Tweddle owned the Central Hotel in Keremeos, B.C., and operated a ranch, livery stable and stage line serving the Similkameen Valley (Source: http://www.memorybc.ca/tweddle-harry)

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Subseries consists of photographic and textual documentation of the F.X. Richter and later Halliburton Tweddle families in the South Okanagan and Similkameen regions. Photographic subject matter treats themes of ranching and orcharding; textual records include copies of correspondence, wills, family trees, etc.
Subseries is arranged into 25 files/albums or parts of files/albums

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Richter Family fonds, British Columbia Archives. Reference code CA BCA MS-1690; 197901-104; BCAUL no. BCA-318. Citation retrieved http://www.memorybc.ca/richter-family-fonds 2015-06-24. (Authority record exists)
Francis Xavier Richter fonds, South Similkameen Museum. BCAUL no. SIM-2816. Citation retrieved http://www.memorybc.ca/francis-xavier-richter-fonds 2015-06-24 (Authority record exists)
Harry Tweddle fonds, Sound Similkameen Museum. BCAUL no. SIM-2808. Citation retrieved http://www.memorybc.ca/harry-tweddle-fonds . 2015-06-24 (Authority record exists)

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OSC-ARC-01-02-26

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Created 2015-06-26 by Paige Hohmann

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“Frank Richter, Sr.” (2015-02-15). Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Richter,_Sr. 2015-06-24
“Karl (‘Charlie’) Richter.” (1950). Fourteenth Report of the Okanagan Historical Society. p. 140. Retrieved http://digitalcollections.library.ubc.ca/cdm/compoundobject/collection/ohs/id/7984/rec/44 2015-06-24
“Mrs. Halliburton Tweddle” [obituary]. (1959). Twenty-Third Report of the Okanagan Historical Society. p. 102. Retrieved http://digitalcollections.library.ubc.ca/cdm/compoundobject/collection/ohs/id/9571/rec/64 2015-06-24
Richter. (2012). Families we have information about. South Similkameen Museum Society. Retrieved http://keremeosmuseum.ca/index.php/families-on-record.html 2015-06-24
Theresa (#46969893). (2013-11-11). George William Loudon (Memorial no. 120189105 ). Find A Grave. Retrieved http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=120189105 2015-06-24.
Tweddle. (2012). Families we have information about. South Similkameen Museum Society. Retrieved http://keremeosmuseum.ca/index.php/families-on-record.html 2015-06-24

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