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Alberta, Past and Present, Historical and Biographical
Vol 3
Robert Faulds

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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