Fonds PR2880 - Sid Wheeler fonds

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Sid Wheeler fonds

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    PR2880

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    • 1901 - 1975 (Creation)

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    0.40 m of textual records

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    (1897-1992)

    Biographical history

    Born in Beckenham, Kent, England in 1897, Sidney Maurice Rider Wheeler served with the British Army in the Surrey Lancers Yeomanry during World War I.

    He came to Canada in 1921 and took up land near Innisfail, Alberta through the Soldier Settlement Board, later taking up land in the Pleasant Hill area in 1923. He was a member of the Wheat Pool, beginning in 1923, and served as a delegate for ten years. He also served on the boards of the local rural telephone company, the school board, as well as the seed cleaning plant. During the Second World War, he served in the Veterans Guard of Canada, keeping track of prisoners of war held in Canadian camps.

    He married Frances A. Clark (1902-1989) in Edmonton in 1925, and together they had three children: Valerie (1926-2000), Roger (1929-2000), Audrey (1930-2017). He died in Ponoka, Alberta in 1992.

    Custodial history

    Sid Wheeler received the material related to the Pleasant Hill School District No. 607 from a neighbor.

    Scope and content

    The fonds reflects Sid Wheeler's profession as a farmer and delegate for the Alberta Wheat Pool. The fonds consists of minutes and accounts of the Pleasant Hill School District No. 607 dating from 1901 - 1947; a history of the Pleasant Hill School districts written by an unknown source; Sid Wheeler's diary dating from 1929; a farmer's account book dating from 1936 to 1940; financial statements of the Ponoka Co-op Oils Ltd. 1968; minutes of the Ponoka Co-op Livestock Association dating from the 1960's; minutes of the Alberta Livestock Co-operative dating from the 1950's and 1960's; minutes of the Morningside Farmer's Union of Alberta minutes dating from 1950 to 1974; and a photocopy of the minutes of the Ponoka Co-op Seed Grain Plant dating 1960 - 1962.

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    Sid Wheeler donated the records to the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1984.

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        The material is in English.

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        Access Conditions: None

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        Use Conditions: Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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        Information for the administrative history/biographical sketch sourced from the fonds.

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        Includes accession PR1984.0447.

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