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Ruth A. Cox-Ingle fonds

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[Digitized 2000 (originally created 1925-1991)]
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20 cm of graphic material and textual records

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History Biographical: 

Ruth Audrey Cox was born on August 8, 1905, the first child of Albert and Alice Cox of Toronto Ontario. She attended night school, the Canadian School of Missions, and Trinity College. In 1933, she began working as the Kitchen Matron at the Indian Residential School in Fort George. Ruth was the Laundry Matron at Shingwauk Indian Residential School from May 1938-1955.

In 1941, she married Fred B. Ingle at the Bishop Fauquier Memorial Chapel. Fred Ingle was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, England. He came to Canada in 1930 and originally settled in the Ottawa valley. Fred began work at the Shingwauk Indian Residential School in 1938. Ruth is the mother of Ken Ingle. Ruth passed away on Palm Sunday in 1993.

Scope Content: 

Fonds comprises three series, the Residential School documents and photographs series, the Cox-Ingle memorial series, and the Anglican parish newsletter series. The first series contains material from Ruth and Fred Cox's time working in Residential Schools. This includes music books, a copy of "Shingwauk Hall" by Fred B. Ingle, and photographs of from Ruth Ingle's time working in residential schools. Photographs include students, staff, and activities at Shingwauk Indian Residential School, Fort George Indian Residential School, and Ruth's time training in Chapleau.

The second series comprises material created during the establishment, development, and implementation of the Ruth and Fred Ingle Memorial collection and fund. The series includes a number of photographs from a photo identification trip taken to Fort George by Don Jackson. The final series comprises Anglican Church monthly newsletters from parishes attended by Ruth Cox-Ingle including St. John's Parish Monthly, Church of St. John the Baptist Parish Monthly, and the Eskimo publications.

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Access Restriction: 

Some restrictions may apply. Consult the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre for more information.

Repro Restriction: 

Permission of the donor is required for reproduction where applicable. Residential School Centre staff must make reproductions. Reproductions are dependent on the fragility of the originals. Researchers must adhere to applicable copyright law and privacy legislation and permission of the copyright holder is required to publish from the fonds. For more information, please contact the Research & Archives Coordinator, Residential School Centre.


Basic conservation performed during processing.

Location Original: 

The photographs in this collection are held at Fort George.

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