Stewart Brothers: An Alberta Family Business History by Stewart FordStewart Brothers: An Alberta Family Business History by Stewart Ford

Stewart Brothers: An Alberta Family Business History

byStewart Ford

Hardcover | January 29, 2019

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In 1902, in what is now Red Deer County, pioneering brothers Norman and Tom Stewart obtained a $600 loan to start a machine agency. That business - called Stewart Brothers and later Stewart Supplies (Penhold, Ltd.) -  transitioned through three generations of family, from farm machinery to lumber and building supplies, and served Central Alberta’s settlers, farmers, and contractors for more than 100 years.

Tom Stewart’s grandson, Stewart Ford, was the last of the family to run the business, working in it for fifty-one years. Through stories, archival documents, and more than 250 images, his book, Stewart Brothers: An Alberta Family Business History, relates the history of the business and gives insight into the development of the province, the lumber and building supply industry in Alberta, and the author’s life.

Stewart Ford is a Penhold, Alberta-based retired businessman and philanthropist. The third and last generation of one of Central Alberta's earliest businesses, Stewart Brothers (later Stewart Supplies), he worked in the family business for fifty-one years, running it for 25 of those. He served on the Metric Commission of Canada and is ...
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Title:Stewart Brothers: An Alberta Family Business HistoryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:292 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.94 inPublished:January 29, 2019Publisher:Sonderho PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0991748484

ISBN - 13:9780991748488

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