This file consists of the constitution of the Bow River federal U.F.A. & U.F.W.A. constituency association. This file includes 4 copies of the 1921 constitution.
Bow River Federal Constituency Association
Bow River U.F.A. Political Association
Bow River Federal Constituency Association Constitution
Canada -- Politics and government
Garland, Edward Joseph
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1920-1934, predominant 1920-1921
This file includes 4 copies of the 1921 constitution. The boundaries of this constituency changed at some point between 1921 and 1934 (Probably in 1933). Each version contains a map of the constituency boundaries. Edward Joseph Garland was elected MP for this riding from 1921-1925, first as a Progressive candidate and then, from 1926, as the United Farmers candidate.
This file contains a notebook with notes concerning the Arrowwood UFWA local. Pencil written notes state the local was organized March 2, 1923 and records committees, charitable works, etc. such as: "We with other locals were instrumental in getting a District Nurse with the assistance of the Municipal officers, we helped furnish her home. And after that sponsored pre-school clinics."; "Another time we had a bared wire telephone connected to a family with scarlet fever. The University week for Farm Young People is mentioned.
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 consists of a published pamphlet: A Cameo of the West : story of the pioneers of the Sturgeon River district. - [Namao] : U.F.W.A. Local No. 61, 1936; and a collected pamphlet: The magpie menace / by Kerry Wood - Red Deer : K. Wood, c1949.
The Namao U.F.W.A. Local No. 61 was one of the earliest Locals of the United Farm Women of Alberta, located just north of Edmonton. In 1949, when the United Farm Women of Alberta became the Farm Women's Union of Alberta, the local organization became the Namao F.W.U.A.
Ruth McBride was the first president of the Arrowwood local of the United Farm Women of Alberta, formed in 1923. She served as a director of the UFWA for 1934 to 1938, and 1942 to 1944. Mrs. McBride moved to the United States in 1944, and passed away in Glendale, California.
A portrait of UFA MLA Samuel Allen Carson of Namao. Inscription on reverse reads: "S. A. Carson / Sturgeon"
S. A. Carson and J. Paul"1882 History of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Carson and Family as recorded by their son and granddaughter" in A cameo of the West : story of the pioneers of the Sturgeon River district, 1879-1900 (Namao, Alta.: Namao U.C.W/Namao F.U.A. Local No. 539, 1936) p 23 - 26. http://www.ourfutureourpast.ca/loc_hist/toc.aspx?id=1216
Alberta -- Politics and government
Carson, Samuel Allen
[ca. 1921 - 1935]
Samuel Carson was born in Ontario ca. 1870, and moved to the Namao area where his father had bought land ca. 1883. Carson ran as a UFA candidate in the 1921 Alberta general election, defeating incumbent Liberal John Boyle. Carson won the seat again in 1926 and 1930, and retired from politics in 1935. Carson was a trustee and later chairman on the Namao school district for thirty years.