Fonds MG 46 - Farrar family fonds

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Farrar family fonds

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Charles Farrar fonds

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35 cm of textual records

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John Frederick Farrar, 1845-1925, was born and educated in Elland, West Yorkshire, England. In 1871, he married Mary Anna Townsend, 1849-1933. They had two children: Edith Baker,1876-1963, and John, 1872-1955. John Frederick Farrar was involved in the cloth making business before starting up a brick making firm in 1885. The family moved to Alberta in 1890 and farmed in the Penhold area. John Farrar was heavily involved in the United Farmers movement and was a long-term secretary of the United Grain Growers local

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Inherited by Charles Farrar from his father John Farrar, 1955

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The fonds consists of Farrar family records including birth and marriage certificates (1845-1955); financial records for an unknown cloth manufacturing company in West Yorkshire (1864-1873), financial records for the short-lived Wrose Brow Fire Brick Company (1885-1886),the personal diaries of John Frederick Farrar (1892-1925), and miscellaneous business correspondence (1895-1920). Includes the minute book of the Penhold Branch of the Alberta Farmers Association (1907-1912)

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Gift of the Estate of Charles Farrar, 1994


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No restrictions on access;No copyright restrictions

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See also United Farmers of Alberta, Penhold Local No. 13 fonds (MG 441)

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Record No. MG 46<br><br>

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