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Norman Meadows

In Clive AB, Pioneer Farming, Westling on August 17, 2020 at 4:12 AM

From “Norman Meadows”

Pioneers and Progress, Alix Clive Historical Club, 1974

In 1904 Norman Meadows came north from South Dakota with a group of other pioneers.  Some of these families settled in what is now the Sargent district but Norman went to his brother Griffin’s area and purchased the land across the road.  In those early times a trainload of settlers’ effects took some time to reach the destination and when Norman arrived in Edmonton, a telegram was waiting for him saying his wife had died.  A sad beginning to a new home in a new country.

Norman was one of the earlier settlers and one of the first five men that bought into the townsite of Clive.  He built a large warehouse along the C.P.R. right of way for the purpose of storing grain.   This was before any elevators were built.  Later this building was moved to the property just north of the Anglican Church.  It was put on a high foundation and used as an implement shed.  Later the school fairs were held in this building. Douglas Wilson also bought and stored grain to be shipped from this building.

He was well known to settlers for miles around as he operated the first threshing machines in the area.

He was community minded and helped in all activities.  One finds his name in the minutes of the annual meetings of the newly established Westling School Division No. 556.

His later years he spent in Clive at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. Morton.

He had one son and one daughter.

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