Fonds 3724 - W. Edward Aldworth fonds

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W. Edward Aldworth fonds

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CA ON00340 3724

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  • 1925-1988 (Creation)
    W. Edward Aldworth

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26 cm of textual records and other material

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William Edward “Ed” Aldworth (1905-1995) was a United Church minister and missionary. He was born in 1905 to parents Rebecca Northcott and Charles Edward Aldworth in Hay Township, Huron County, in Ontario. As a child he worked on his family’s farm and at seventeen left home for a harvest excursion in Saskatchewan. Upon his return home a year later he decided to become a minister and to also attend university in Saskatoon. He finished high school in Ontario and from 1928-1931 he attended the University of Saskatchewan and then St. Andrews College from 1932-1934. In 1927 he became a ministerial candidate and served as student missionary until his ordination in 1934 by the London Conference. He served as a minister for sixty years at the following charges which included student missionary work and rotary work: Springside, Saskatchewan; Golden Prairie, Saskatchewan; Uffington, Muskoka Presbytery; Lintlaw, Saskatchewan; Canora, Saskatchewan; Staffa, London; St. Marys, London Conference; St. Pauls, Tillsonberg; Harrow, Ontario; Merlin-Fletcher; Epworth Kingsville, Former Main St. United Church Exeter. In 1935 he married Janet (Netta) Pryde. In addition to serving as a minister he also served various roles within the Saskatchewan and London Conferences as well as holding positions within the General Council including Commissioner and Executive on the Board of Christian Education. Notably he was a charter board member of Iona College, University of Windsor, and he published a genealogy of his family entitled Western Sunset.

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Fonds contains Rev. Aldworth’s church notes and programmes, sermon notes, correspondence, marriage register transcripts and baptism stubs 1925-1988.

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Includes: 6 photographs, 31 slides, 11 sound recordings.

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