File consists of a letter from Carl Shultz's daughter Mary Stoltz Jones to former UFHS history coordinator Gord Tolton about her family's involvement in UFA, as well as two photos of the agency and a photo of Charlie Stoltz.
Stoltz, C. A.
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[ca. 1940] - 2004
Carl "Charlie" Stoltz was the UFA petroleum agent for Silver Heights from the mid-1930s until his death in 1965.
The file consists of lists of U.F.A. Locals photocopied from the 1915 and 1916 annual reports of the U.F.A.; list of old U.F.A. Locals (ca. 1960-1966) arranged by sub-district, with names and addresses of their secretaries; names and addresses of delegates and directors; and a printout (1965) listing the Locals in alphabetical order.
Locals of the U.F.A. were grouped into sub-districts which elected delegates. The delegates elected a director from each district of the U.F.A. They also attended the annual conference of the U.F.A Central Co-operative Association. This structure remained in place after the reorganization of the U.F.A. in 1948-1949, but ceased to exist upon the winding up of U.F.A. Central Co-op in 1966.
The fonds consists of the constitution and bylaws, minutes, annual financial reports and other documents of the Wetaskiwin Co-op Refineries Limited, and the constitution and bylaws of Wetaskiwin U.F.A. Co-operative Association Limited.
In 1916 several United Farmers of Alberta locals in the Wetaskiwin district organized a bulk goods purchasing consortium, the Westaskiwin District Association of the United Farmers of Alberta. In 1917 it was incorporated as the Wetaskiwin U.F.A. Co-operative Association Limited. In 1931 it established an oil refinery, but apparently it was not capitalized enough to operate on a competitive scale. In 1936 Wetaskiwin Co-op Refineries Limited was incorporated for the purpose of manufacturing and dealing in petroleum products. It never succeeded in building a refinery, but in 1937 it opened a fuel outlet in Wetaskiwin. In 1999 its assets were transferred to the UFA Co-op.
Wetaskiwin Co-op Refineries
Constitutions and Bylaws
Wetaskiwin Co-op Refineries
Wetaskiwin U.F.A. Co-operative Association
Information on Wetaskiwin Co-op based on http://www.wetaskiwincoop.com/history.htm (viewed May 2010).
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.