Owen Residence / Dominion Meteorological Station

11227 - 63 Street, Edmonton

One of the first residents of this building was 'Weather Lady' Eda Owen, the Provincial Agent and Weather Observer for Alberta in charge of the first-class weather station. For most of her service from 1915, until she resigned her post in 1943, Eda was the only woman employed as an observer at a major Canadian meteorological station. Indeed, she was one of only a handful of woman meteorologists at major stations in the world at the time. She was involved in extensive studies of Aurora Borealis and was seen featured in a newsreel produced by Fox Studios. She was one of the Toronto Star's 'Women of the Year' and was well-known to bush pilots like Wop May, Wiley Post and Grant McConachie. Eda Owen was also a sister-in-law of Edmonton Mayor A.U.G. Bury.

Source: Alberta Culture and Community Spirit, Historic Resources Management Branch, Old St. Stephen's College, 8820 - 112 Street, Edmonton, AB T6G 2P8 (File: Des. 1795)

SEE ALSO:

Alberta Register of Historic Places: Owen Residence / Dominion Meteorological Station

Designation & Awards

Provincial Historic Resource (1994/03/02)

Comments

Margaret Lauzon (nee Bury) - 14 May 2019

This great lady was my great Aunt.

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Jack Ward Owen Patterson - 06 Jul 2019

She was my great Grandmother.

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Era: The War Years
Themes: Homes
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Area: Northeast

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