Alberta, Past and Present, Historical and Biographical
Since his arrival in Taber,
Robert Faulds has been honored by his fellow citizens with important
public offices and as chief of the fire and police departments he is
giving to the municipality a most efficient and progressive
administration. A native of Scotland, he was born March 2, 1887, and in
1905, when eighteen years of age, accompanied his parents, Robert and
Jane Faulds, on their emigration to Canada. They first settled at Sault
Ste. Marie, Ontario, and are now living at Hamilton, in that province.
They have reared a family of three children: Annie, Robert and Jane.
After reaching Canada
Robert Faulds lived for a time in the Sudbury district, Ontario, and in
1907 he came to this province, locating at Lethbridge. He secured
employment with the Canadian Bridge Company, afterward becoming a member
of the Lethbridge fire department, and in 1909, when the paid department
was established, he was elevated to the rank of captain. He was
stationed in the first ward and was connected with that organization
until 1913, when he removed to Taber, becoming chief of the local police
and fire departments. lie is now acting in that capacity and has also
been made city supervisor, in which connection all public work is under
his supervision. In his public service he looks beyond the exigencies of
the moment to the needs and possibilities of the future, building not
only for the present but for the time to come, and his course has amply
justified the confidence reposed in his ability. He has thoroughly
systematized the work of the departments of which he has charge and
although a strict disciplinarian, he maintains an attitude of fairness
and consideration toward those who come under his direction and has thus
secured their hearty cooperation and goodwill.
Mr. Faulds married Miss
Hilda Pankhurst, a native of England, whose parents are now residing in
Lethbridge, Alberta, her father being connected with the fire department
of that place. To Mr. and Mrs. Faulds have been born four children:
Hilda, Robert, Olive and Charles. In religious faith Mr. Faulds is a
Presbyterian and fraternally he is identified with the Masonic order.
Intensely loyal and public-spirited in matters of citizenship, he has
ever evinced that hearty cooperation in progressive movements and that
eagerness to promote civic advancement which are embodied in the truest
ideals of public service. His life has never been a self-centered one,
but has reached out along lines of usefulness to his fellowmen and his
efforts have been effective and resultant forces for good.
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