Fonds A2004-128 - Post Family fonds

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Post Family fonds

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CA UMASC A2004-128

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  • 1903-1958, 1974 (Creation)
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    Post Family

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0.5 m of textual records

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(1903-1958, 1974)

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Stephen Elesworth Post was born on February 24, 1878 in West Bend Iowa, U.S.A. In June 1880, he immigrated to Canada with his parents and settled at Woodmore, Manitoba. He lived and worked with his parents until 1898. He then moved to a homestead near Overstone, Manitoba where he farmed for five years. On November 3, 1903, Stephen Post bought the N.W. quarter 9-3-4 in the R.M. of Franklin (near Dominion City). He moved to the farm on this property in 1904, where he resided until his death.

On March 10, 1908, Stephen Post married Orythia Myrtle Post (maiden name unknown), who was born at Greenridge, Manitoba on May 22, 1887. They had two children: C. Myrtle Post, born on January 25, 1909, and Elesworth F. Post, born on May 18, 1910. Both children worked on the farm with their parents. Stephen Post died on February 19, 1954. Orythia Post died on November 6, 1963. C. Myrtle Post died on September 17, 1983. Elesworth F. Post died in 1998.

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Fonds was donated to the Archives by Bev and Dave Kirkpatrick in 2004.

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This fonds consists of records relating to the daily functions of the Post family farm. Materials include account books and receipts documenting grain and livestock production, Canadian Wheat Board permit books, as well as federal and municipal tax returns and receipts, and notices of land assessments. Financial records such as lease and mortgage papers are also included. The fonds also contains a small collection of personal correspondence. In addition, there exists correspondence between Stephen Post and both the Agricultural College at the University of Manitoba and the Department of Agriculture's Dominion Experimental Farms related to Mr. Post's participation in wheat sample experiments from 1927-1929. This fonds consists of the series: Personal Records; Farm Records.

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Finding aid created by Michelle Rydz (August 2005). Finding aid encoded by Michelle Rydz (August 2005). Finding aid converted by Justin Fuhr (July 2016). Revised by N. Courrier (October 2018).

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