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).
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.