- 1911-1975 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
75 cm of textual records.
Name of creator
Frederick Naab, 1887-1975, was born in Evansville, Indiana, USA. Between 1906 and 1911 he worked in Evansville as an erecting machinist and traction engine operator with Heilman Machine Works. By 1914 he was employed by J.I. Case Threshing Machine Co. as a salesman, working at first out of Saskatchewan and then Peace River, Alberta. In 1940 he opened a farm implement dealership in Tisdale, Saskatchewan. In 1953 he married Flora Alice Hollopeter Minor, 1895-1972, who had four children: Perry A., Edna May (Smith), Lillian (Clark) and Ruth (Moodie).
Between 1953 and 1955 the Naabs relocated to Medicine Hat where they operated Medicine Hat Distributors, a local distributor for Cominco Elephant Brand fertilizers. Due to an earlier crippling accident, Frederick was forced to sell Tisdale Farm Equipment to Thomas E. Worman in 1958. Throughout his life, Frederick retained close ties with his hometown, family church and the Evansville Masonic Lodge.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Gift of Perry A. Minor, 1976.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
The fonds consists of personal correspondence, citizenship papers, certificates, etc.; and business correspondence, financial statements, tax records, catalogues, price list, etc. pertaining to the farm implement business. Includes photographs of Case farm equipment, southern Saskatchewan and Peace River, Alberta; Minor Brothers Drowning Ford Ranch, north of Medicine Hat, Alberta; and the Minor and Naab family.
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Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
Conditions governing reproduction
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Script of material
Language and script notes
The material is in English.
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Existence and location of copies
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Title based on contents of records.
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Name access points
- Allan, Billie (Subject)
- C.A. de Fehr and Sons (Subject)
- Crutchmer (Kretschmar) family (Subject)
- Fairbanks Morse Company (Subject)
- Hughes Owens Company (Subject)
- Minor, John (Subject)
- Minor, Theodore (Subject)
- North West Commercial Travellers Association (Subject)
- Wright, F.E. (Subject)
- Lawrence, Sheridan (Subject)