Quest in Roots:
Brookdale Manitoba History

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Oberon had a U.F.M. farmers'' organization in the 1920''s and 30''s. In January 1932 the group folded up and the money on hand was equally divided - one half was given to the Oberon community and the other half went to the U.F.M.

Central Office and Oberon Sports Fund.

Margaret Oliver.(now Wetheril!) sp~nt 13 busy years with the Manitoba Farmers Union havmg served as a district director, women''s first and second presidents and lastly, women''s president for four years (1965-1968). The Harte-Oberon Local No. 344 of the M.F.U. was formed in 1953 and was quite active for a few years. They held regular monthly meetings alternately at Montrose and Auburn schools. The first executive was President E. Thorn, vice pres. - R. Boles, sec.-treas. - E.

Poole. In 1962 this farmers'' organization sponsored a defensive driver''s training course with 40 people participating. . .

The M.F.U. held its first annual provincial convention in 1951 in Winnipeg. In 1968 the last convention was held. In 1969 a National Farmers'' Union was organized and those provinces who had their own unions joined it, thus doing away with the provincial conventions. The Union was an occupational farm organization and did what they could for the farmers involved in agriculture.


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