Fonds 2006.02 - Alba R Calvert fonds

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Alba R Calvert fonds

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CA CPA 2006.02

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  • 1949-1953 (Creation)

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20 cm of textual records

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Alba R Calvert was born to Burnham & Mary Calvert on September 10, 1911 on the Calvert home farm in Pleasant Point in the RM of North Cypress. He attended the Pleasant Point School till 1919, when the family moved to Winnipeg, where he attended Seven Oaks, Victory & Centennial Schools. The family returned to Carberry in 1927, where he completed his education at Carberry Collegiate Institute. Due to a life-long interest in machinery, he started the John Deere & General Motors agencies and a garage in partnership with D.G.Ramsey at the corner of Fanny St & First Avenue in Carberry. He married in 1939. Shortly afterward, he helped start and ran the CVM Cafe with his wife during WW2, but shortly after the war ended, he sold the Cafe and established Massey-Harris, Chrysler, Lockwood and other dealerships, including a garage and service station at the corner of Main Street and First Avenue in Carberry. He sold the business to Mid Plains Implements in 1979. From 1948 to 1951, he was also a member of Carberry's Town Council, and from 1952 to 1971, he was Mayor of Carberry. In 1960, he helped the Carberry & North Cypress Development Corporation with the purchase of the former British Training Base airfield, on which was developed a large potato processing plant still in operation today. He was a member of the Knox-Zion Presbyterian Church in Carberry, a member of the Oddfellows, and a life member of the Elks. He died on March 8, 1988.

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Records were presented to the Carberry Plains Archives by Brent Irwin of Mid Plains Implements, Carberry.

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Fonds consists of 10 cm of cancelled cheques, bank orders and various other financial receipts dating from 1949 to 1953 relating to the business, and six books of cheque stubs dating from the same period.

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