Country School Districts – Carroll

In Alix, Alberta on August 5, 2016 at 12:00 PM

The first settlers to arrive in the Carroll district were Mr. and Mrs. John Guss, and Elvey and Mandy;  Mr. and Mrs. Merrifield with Jesten and Ernest; and Mr. and Mrs. W.N. Jaeck.  The Carroll family came to settle in 1903. Other early family names  included Anderson, Bissett , Docherty , Papineau, Jaeck,  Sanderson,  Sundberg , Stothard and Walker. The first meeting to form the Carroll School District No. 1049 was held on June 18, 1904.  The Carroll community Club began in the 1930s, dissolved in 1944, then reorganized in 1951, when they bought the Carroll School building from the Stettler School Division.  It was then known as the Good Will Club, but in 1955 was incorporated under the name, Carroll Community Club.

A letter written by Charles Stothard in 1910 states, “I came to this country in 1893 and settled nine miles east of Lacombe.  I lived there for eleven years… and went back to Ontario.  I stayed in Ontario only two years.  That was enough for me there.  I tried Los Angeles, California…three years was enough and I came back to Sunny Alberta.  I have raised fourteen crops in Alberta and never lost a crop.  For stock this country cannot be beaten.”

(information from Pioneers & Progress Alix Clive Historical Club, 1974)

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