Classification scheme: 
Hist.Mss.1.342 (s.c.)

Title: Elmon Bender fonds

Dates of creation: 1942-1943

Physical description: 12 photographs ; 2 objects

Biographical sketch: Elmon Bender (1921-1999) was the son of Aaron and Delila Bender. He grew up in East Zorra, Ontario and attended Cassel Mennonite Church. Elmon was a conscientious objector, and served in Alternative Service at Montreal River Alternative Service Work Camp in northern Ontario in the winter of 1942-1943. He married Hilda Roth in 1945. The couple farmed near New Hamburg and later East Zorra. He also ran a cheese booth at the Kitchener Market.

Custodial history: Donated by Elmon Bender's daughters in 2016

Scope and content: Photographs of camp life and work at Montreal River, a homemade calendar for 1942 featuring a picture of the camp, and a colourized photograph of the camp framed with birch bark

Notes: Original archival description created 2021 by Laureen Harder-Gissing
For digital copies of photographs, see the Mennonite Archival Information Database.


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