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Charles Wharton collection
Charles Wharton collection [graphic material]. -- [1921-1963], intermittent.
18 photographs : b&w

Charles Wharton was born in Staffordshire England in 1905 and the family emigrated to Nanaimo in 1907. From 1919 to 1947, Charles worked for Canadian Collieries as a machinist. In 1947, Charles began work at the Meneely and Browne Medical Clinic as an attendant and physiotherapist. In 1957, he worked at Harmac as a first aid attendant. Charles married Evelyn Wilson in 1928 and son Charles Leigh was born in 1933. Charles was very active with St. John Ambulance, receiving many awards over the years. Wharton was also a Nanaimo City Alderman from 1945-1952. Charles died in Nanaimo in 1985; Evelyn died in 2006.

The first group of photographs (2009 002 A) were donated by Leigh Wharton via David Hill-Turner (Nanaimo Museum). The remaining materials were donated directly to the Archives by Leigh Wharton.

Fonds consists of photographs collected or taken by the Wharton family.

Title based on the contents of the fonds.
Item level descriptions available.

Photograph List.

Item 1. Independent Order of Good Templars
Item 2. Board of School Trustees, School District 68, 1967
Item 3. School Trustees, 1956
Item 4. MacMillan Bloedel and Powell River Ltd. scholarship presentation to Ann Whittaker
Item 5. MacMillan Bloedel Ltd. scholarship oresentation to Ulf Christiansen
Item 6. Nanaimo City Council, 1963
Item 7. Nanaimo Fire Department Hose Reel Team
Item 8. Juvenile Foresters, winners of Wardill trophy
Item 9. Civil defence dinner
Item 10. Health Centre project donation presentation
Item 11. Whartons at Government House, Victoria
Item 12. Group at White Rapids Mine slope entrance
Item 13. Group on HMCS Charlottetown
Item 14. Nanaimo City Council, 1956\
Item 15. MacMillan Bloedel and Powell River Scholarship presentation to Wayne Tremblay and Marlene Erickson, presented by principal J.B. Litch and Gordon Woram
Item 16. Banquet at Malaspina Hotel
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