The fonds consists of photographs, correspondence, and other records documenting Milton Ward's involvement in the co-operative sector.
Milton Henry "Milt" Ward, 1890-1994, was born in Nogies Creek, Ontario. In 1905 he migrated with his family to Arrowwood, a community east of High River, Alberta. He assisted his father, and established his own homestead in the district at an early age. He also worked as a ranch hand and blacksmith. He became a manager in the Crowsnest Pass coal mining industry during the First World War, but returned to farming and ranching in the Arrowwood district. He served on the council of the Municipal District of Marquis from 1916 to 1941. He was an active member of the United Farmers of Alberta, serving as a director from 1932 to 1969, a delegate to the Alberta Wheat Pool, and a director of the Arrowwood Co-operative Association. In 1977 he was inducted into the Alberta Agriculture Hall of Fame. He was married twice, to Lena Steiner, ?-1923, and to Myrtle Foreman, 1903-1995. He had six children: Ruby Della (Fletcher), Audrey Helen (Neubauer), Shirley Margaret (Hood), Jack Foreman, George Alan, and Beverly Joan (Weeks).
The fonds includes minute books of Kerndale U.F.A. Local No. 775, 1918-1941, including financial and membership records. Includes a transcription of the 1918-1927 minute book produced in 2003. Includes the By-laws of the North Peace Purchasing Committee (ca. 1935).
The Kerndale U.F.A. Local No. 775, located in the district of Kerndale near the village of Berwyn in the Peace River region of Alberta, was founded in 1918. It became inactive in 1941.
The fonds had been in the possession of Jim and Eileen Allan.
This file consists of newspaper obituaries of: Winnifred Ross; E.J. "Ted" Garland and; Jack Sutherland; a newsclipping on Roy C. Marler and; The Social Philosophy of Henry Wise Wood The Canadian Agrarian Leader by W.L. Morton of the University of Manitoba.
Garland, Edward Joseph
Wood, Henry Wise
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This file contains: When Computer Really Grow Up!; a page from a book containing quotes from Goethe, Mark Twain and Wordsworth; a page from a book containing notes on Oneota; an invitation to a banquet at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (1968); Western People, the magazine insert for the Western Producer (November 1988) including an article on the 1918 influenza epidemic in Milo; Our Purpose and Our Pledge, a reprint of an editorial from the New York Times (January 1941); Unemployment Insurance for Farm Workers (Statement forwarded by Alberta Federation of Agriculture) (1958).
Alberta Federation of Agriculture
Canadian Federation of Agriculture
When Computers Really Grow Up! was originally assigned accession no. UF 2003.0081.120 by Gord Tolton. July 2010 the number was changed to UF 2003.0081.191 to avoid confusion with the photograph UF 2003.0081.12.
This file contains photographs of: Milton Ward; Robert Gardiner, the UFA annual meeting in 1954; meetings of the UFA board of directors 1934, [ca. 1962[, [ca. 1967]; a meeting of the Farmers Union of Alberta; an unknown convention at the provincial legislature of Alberta; and an unknown youth convention.
This series consists of a single file containing photographs of: Milton Ward; Robert Gardiner; the UFA annual meeting in 1954; meetings of the UFA board of directors 1934, [ca. 1962[, [ca. 1967]; a meeting of the Farmers Union of Alberta; an unknown convention at the provincial legislature of Alberta; and an unknown youth convention.
This file contains two documents: Overall Water Authority, A Study as Prepared by Mr. Carl Anderson and Mr. R. Dahl acting as an Alberta Federation of Agriculture Committee (1956); Statement in Support of the Proposal of "A Great Plain Water Authority" by Jack Sutherland for the Officers and Delegates who attended the Seventeenth Annual Meeting of the Alberta Federation of Agriculture (1958).
This file contains: the text of a speech by Sr. M. Thomas More to the FUA convention advocating unity among farm organizations (1969); The Farm Movement in Alberta, a history of the farm movement in Alberta by Norman Priestley, printed by the Alberta Federation of Agriculture (1949); For This We Stand, a Farmers Union Policy Leaflet (No. 11); Alberta Co-operative Leaders produced by the Alberta Livestock Co-operative containing articles by leaders in the co-operative movement advocating the purchase of Victory Bonds (ca. 1945).