The file consists of John Erickson's UFA Co-op business card (ca. 1961), a newspaper reproduction of a United Grain Growers receipt for shipment of beef livestock, a photocopy of a hand-writtten autobiography, and a biographical article from the Lethbridge Herald.
John U. Erickson, 1909- , was born in a railway construction camp in the Prairies to Swedish immigrant parents. He grew up on a farm in the Camrose district of Alberta, and received a post-secondary education in accounting and management. He married Ada "Babs" Renville. He held managerial positions in the retail lumber business, in large-scale farming, and in the provincial parks system of Alberta. He was also an active volunteer in agricultural and community organizations and the Lutheran Church. From 1961 to 1964 he was a Director of UFA Co-op. In 1965 his career in the parks system took him to Lethbridge, where he eventually retired.
File contains a halftone prints of photographs belonging to La Glace UFA agent Norman Edgar used in a 1978 United Farmer magazine article about the Edgar family's involvement with UFA petroleum operation in La Glace. The prints include a photo of Norman Edgar with Oxen in 1912, a ski jump on the Edgars' property from 1919 and a horse-drawn car.
1912 - [ca. 193-] (printed 1978)
In the 1940s Norman Edgar became the UFA petroleum agent at La Glace in conjunction with the La Glace Co-op Association and remained in the position until his death in 1958.
File contains photos of agent Ken Edgar of the La Glace UFA Petroleum Agency, his family members and home.
1967 - 1978
Ken Edgar became the manager of the La Glace Co-op Association's (a UFA-affiliated cooperative) petroleum operations in 1958 following the death of his father, the previous manager. In 1966, his operation became a UFA petroleum agency.