- 1921-1959 (Creation)
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4 cm of textual records
Name of creator
James Alexander Cameron, 1886-1965, was born in Minnedosa, Manitoba. He moved to Alberta in 1910 and homesteaded on N1/2-9-31-8-W4, near Youngstown. In 1927 he married Florence Hilda Leard, 1898-1978, who was originally from Bedeque, Prince Edward Island, and who taught at Wistina School near Youngstown. They had six children, James Alan, John Duncan, Glen Douglas Ramsay, Marion Ruth (Shandera), Kenneth Alexander and Jean Kathleen (Whymark). He joined the Carlton local of the United Farmers of Alberta (UFA) in 1911 and was very active in this organization and its successor, the Farmers' Union of Alberta (FUA). He served as reeve of the MD of Sounding Creek No. 273, president of the East Central Irrigation Association, and president of the Western Canada Reclamation Association. He was an advocate of the never-realized scheme to divert the Red Deer River to irrigate land in the Hanna and Youngstown area. He also worked as a hail insurance adjustor.
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Gift of James A. Cameron, 1959-1961.
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The fonds consists of correspondence and notes related to his public activities (1923-1940, 1959); his submission, as president of the WCRA, to the Royal Commission on Canada's Economy (1956); and his submission, as president of ECIA, to the provincial government (1958). Includes financial statements of the MD of Sounding Creek (1921-1934).
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The material is in English.
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No finding aid.
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Tuesday, August 21, 2018