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Weldon, Richard L.
Person

Richard L. Weldon was a barrister and the grandson of Richard Chapman Weldon, founder and first dean of Dalhousie Law School in 1883. He served as Dartmouth alderman for Ward 5 from 1966/67 into the 1970s. In 1971/72 he served as Deputy Mayor. He later became a Progressive Conservative member of Legislature and served on the Utility and Review Board.

Colwell, Henry S.
Person

Henry Stubbs Colwell was a City of Halifax Alderman for Ward 1 between 1915-1925, and was Deputy Mayor in 1917 and again from 1923-1924. He considered running for Mayor in 1925, but withdrew because of ill-health. During the Halifax Explosion, December 6, 1917, Mayor Peter F. Martin was away, so Deputy Mayor Colwell took responsibility for the City's response to the tragedy, and initiated numerous aid committees.

Colwell was born in Saint John, New Brunswick on June 3, 1863. After enlisting in the contingent in 1885 and serving in the North-West Rebellion in Manitoba, Colwell returned to Halifax and established Colwell Brothers Limited in 1891. Colwell Brothers Limited was a succesful clothier, and Colwell was the company president. Colwell died on May 7, 1948, at the age of 85.

Reksten, Ernie
Person · 1912 - 1997

Ernie Reksten was a travelling salesman and compulsive photographer from British Columbia. He was born in Edmonton in 1912, moved to Vancouver ca. 1936, where he died in February 1997.

Jones, Harold F.
Person · 1900 - 1984

Harold F. Jones was an athlete during his youth in Halifax. He was born on 31 October 1900 in Halifax, Nova Scotia the son of Frederick Henry and Jane (Carter) Jones. He was educated in public schools in Halifax and went on to work with Eatons, the Bank of Commerce and subsequently joined the Halifax Rifles, becoming a Sergeant Major at Aldershot. He first married Dorothy Millett Hawboldt on 10 December 1928 in Halifax, Nova Scotia and was later married to Flo Manson. He served for twenty-five years as the Town Clerk in Canning, Nova Scotia and later became the comptroller of the Sherbrooke Village restoration project. He died on 20 September 1984 in Sherbrooke, Nova Scotia.

Jelfs, Frederick
Person

Rick Jelfs has collected transit company ephemera - mostly maps and schedules - and taken pictures of transit vehicles while on vacation. His interest in transportation started as a child when he could rattle off the names of cars as they went by. In 1970, he went to university in Vancouver where he used and studied the city transit systems. After graduating, Jelfs moved to Toronto and discovered the Toronto Transit Commission with its iconic PCC streetcars. He decided that he wanted to operate them and thus started a 30 year career in the transit industry. After retiring to Vancouver Jelfs 'downsized' his collection through donations to local archives, museums and libraries across North America.