Fonds AC08 - Frances Robin Ahern Fonds

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Frances Robin Ahern Fonds

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CA ON00416 AC08

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  • 1931, 1934, 1996 (Creation)
    Ahern, Frances Robin

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6 mm of textual material

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Frances Eleanor Ahern (nee Robin) was born in Toronto on May 14, 1904 to the late Jane Caroline (Reid) and Vavasor Robin. In 1928, Frances joined the staff at Appleby School (now College) as the administrative assistant to Headmaster John Guest as served in this role until his retirement in 1934. That same year, Frances married Appleby Old Boy Arthur “Curly” Henry Ahern (class of 1920). Together they had two children Margot and Nick (class of 1958). In 1953, Frances returned to Appleby College as the administrative assistant to Headmaster John Bell till 1958, and returned from 1961 to 1965.

Frances was a founding member and former director of the Oakville Historical Society where she held positions of treasurer and membership secretary. She was also an executive member of the Oakville Ladies Auxiliary.In 1981, Frances published Oakville A Small Town: 1990-1930 and authored the addendum to Oakville and The Sixteen by Hazel Mathews.

Frances died on March 18, 2004 at age 100.

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Nick Ahern son of Frances and Appleby graduate (class of 1958) donated these papers to Appleby College.

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Fonds consists of correspondence from Appleby College Headmaster John Guest to Frances Ahern and related transcriptions of these letters, and photocopied condolence letters on the passing of Frances' husband Arthur Ahern.

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