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Description found in Archives

Bertha Hower fonds [textual record]. 

Date(s)

1942

Place of creation

Canada

1 cm of textual records.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of a brief presented by John Stanton to the Minister of Justice in March 1942, on behalf of Mrs. Bertha Hower, arguing that Mrs. Hower had been unjustly interned.

Textual records
90: Open
Volume
1
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Former archival reference no.

No finding aid

Biography / Administrative history

Bertha Hower, businesswoman and W.W. II internee, was born in 1904 at Salsberg, Austria-Hungary, and immigrated to Canada in 1928. After a few years on the farm near Everts, Alberta, she took a position as a cook at the Deer Lodge Hotel, in Agassiz, B.C., where she remained from 1935 to 1936, when she opened her own restaurant with a friend at Harrison Lake, B.C. She remained there until her arrest and internment on 27 April, 1940. She was released from internment in 1942.

Additional information

Received in 1977 from John Stanton of Vancouver, B.C.

Subject heading

Prisoners of war - Canada, 1942 John Stanton, 1942.

Private

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