My great-great aunt Alma Jones was a nurse who worked in northern Canada; to be precise, it was at Mayo.
She travelled quite a bit in Europe while nursing during World War II, and brought back a number of things that have been passed down in the family, first to her sister Annie May Jones (my great-grandmother), then to my little Grandma Doris and Grandma's sister, my Aunt Jean (who also remained single and actually resembled Aunt Alma, I figure) and their brother Uncle Bob (bachelor to his dying day), then to Mom and her three siblings, and to their kids, who include me and my sisters.
I have the honour of caring for her photographs and postcards of life in the Yukon.
|Aunt Alma nursed in the Mayo area.|
If you click on these images, they enlarge.
Did Aunt Alma spend her free time canoeing on the river? There are a number of natural scenery pictures, which I haven't scanned. Could people take day trips on the paddlewheelers?
|This was likely a colleague at the nurses' residence in Mayo.|
|Mail cab fallen through ice|
|The ore house (I lived in a cabin exactly like this once upon a time!)|
In middle age Aunt Alma married a fellow she called Cookie and I think they either lived in or travelled around the States.
I have a gorgeous wide golden brass bracelet that belonged to her. I have her set of copper tea and coffee kettles from France.
Thanks for posting your great-great aunt Alma Jones story and the photo. I grew up in Mayo, Yukon and have heard of Alma Jones, though I was born after she was no longer in Mayo. The doctor who delivered me has written that he worked with your great-great aunt Alma in Mayo. I have a photo of the hospital where she worked from later years before it was taken down. If you are interested in a copy you can reach me at email@example.com.ReplyDelete