The file consists of the transcript of an oral history interview with Adolph Mercredi in Yellowknife on February 4, 1977. The interviewer was Joanne Overvold.
Interview notes from 1992 Index: Adolph's father, Victor Mercredi, was born on January 20, 1885 in Fort Chipewyan. Adolph's mother, Elizabeth Mandeville, was born in 1887 in Fort Resolution. There were 9 children born to Victor and Elizabeth. Twin brothers born in 1909 or 1910, Therese born in 1912, Adolph born in 1914 in Fort Chipewyan, Norbert born in 1916, Angelina born in 1918, Agnes born in 1921, Xavier born in 1922 and another brother born in 1930 (who only lived for 1 year). Adolph's paternal grandfather, Pierre Mercredi died in 1947. His paternal grandmother died in about 1952. His maternal grandfather was Michel Mandeville. His grandmother's name was Marie Fabien Mandeville. Adolph's paternal great. grandfather was Joseph McCarthy (the Mercredi name was originally McCarty or McCarthy). His paternal great grandmother was Mary Charlotte Laliberte, from Ile.-a-la-Crosse. She spoke Cree and Chipewyan. She died from the
Spanish Flu in 1922. Adolph married Martha Mcswain. Her parents names were Louise Cardinal and Johnny Mcswain. Adolph and Martha have 5 children: Louise, Josey, Evy, Bill and Nicolas. All were born in Fort Chipewyan except Evy was born in Fort Smith.