Item RG 946.01.13.04 - Photograph album

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Photograph album

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RG 946.01.13.04

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  • [1935-1945] (Creation)
    Bussell, Annie Isobel

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1 photograph album : 42 prints

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Annie Isobel Bussell was born November 29, 1916 on the family farm in Hornby, Ontario to Marcus James Bussell and Annie Alfaretta (nee Anderson) Bussell. She was the middle child. Her older sister Margaret Bussell married George Gilbert and had 3 children. Her younger brother was John Bussell.
Isobel studied nursing at the Wellesley Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in 1938. After graduation she enlisted and went overseas to serve during World War II. When she returned to Ontario after the war she continued working in convalescent hospitals for wounded air crewmen. She worked for Bell Canada head office in Toronto until her passing June 4, 1962.

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A photograph album created by Isobel Bussell. The majority of the photographs are from her time in Nursing school and with her nursing friends outside of school. There are also photographs of Isobel in her WWII nursing uniform and of her and her friend Ethel from later in her life.
None of the people in the photographs, with the exception of Isobel Bussell and Ethel, have been identified.

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Contact Archives regarding reproduction of photographs.

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