Bert Mackey Family fonds. — 1941-1948. — 1 cm of textual records.
Gilbert (Bert) and Angeline Mackey arrived in the Peace Country in 1918. After spending three years near Sexsmith, they moved out to their homestead at Teepee Creek in 1921. The couple had five children. Their fourth child, Arthur Mackey, was born at Innisfail, Alberta on August 18, 1914. After completing grade 8 at Teepee Creek, and some high school at Sexsmith and Grande Prairie, Art started farming in the 1930s. He was an active member of the Grande Prairie Grain Club under the leadership of Herman Trelle. In 1935, he and Justyn Rigby won first the Provincial, then the National Championship in junior grain judging at the Toronto Royal Fair. In 1948 Art married Kay Johnson, who taught for many years at Sexsmith. Art continued to farm until his death in 1978.
The records were left in the family farm home when it was sold and preserved by Moneca Hilton, who gave them to nephew Gordon Mackey. Gordon deposited them at South Peace Regional Archives in 2014.
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of a 1941-1942 Canadian Wheat Board Permit for Art Mackey, listing the land owned by the permit holder and crops under cultivation; two 1942 Assessment Slips for Angeline Mackey from the MD of Grande Prairie No. 739; a 1944-1945 Canadian Wheat Board permit application for Art Mackey; a 1946 Assessment Slip for Art Mackey; 1948 Tax Notices for Angeline and Art Mackey; and a 1948 Tax Receipt from the MD of Grande Prairie No. 127 for Art Mackey.
Title based on the contents of the fonds.