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MSS 202
A.04-128


Title: Post Family fonds

Dates: 1903-1958, 1974

Extent: 0.5m of textual records


Biographical Sketch: 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 in 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.


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


Scope and Content: 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.

Source of supplied title: Title based on provenance of the fonds.

Finding Aids: Finding aid available.