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Alberta, Past and Present, Historical and Biographical
Vol 3
J. W. Frame

J. W. Frame, proprietor of the City Market of Edmonton and also actively interested in the agricultural progress of the province, was born in Hamilton, Scotland, on the 29th of November, 1871. There he was reared and pursued a public school education, while in young manhood he started out in the business world as an employe in a department store. Steadily he worked his way upward as he acquainted himself with business methods and proved his worth in diligence and adaptability. Eventually he became manager of the store and was constantly learning from his experiences lessons of value in business conduct and management.

Mr. Frame has been a resident of Edmonton since October, 1905, corning here as a representative of Swift & Company, with which corporation he remained for six years. He then established a homestead at Athabaska Landing and proved up on the property, which he still owns, comprising six hundred and forty acres of valuable land. He cleared two hundred and fifty acres in the summer of 1922 and has put excellent improvements upon the property, including a large barn seventy by forty feet, with cement foundation. He followed the most progressive methods in the cultivation of the soil and in the work of the farm in every particular and it remains to him a splendid profit-yielding property. In October, 1916, he returned to Edmonton, where he opened the City Market at his Present location and for a period of seven years has successfully conducted the business, which is steadily growing and is now one of substantial proportions.

Fraternally Mr. Frame is a Mason, belonging to the lodge at Hamilton, and in his political views he is a Liberal. He has never sought nor desired office, however, but has concentrated his efforts and attention upon his business affairs and by reason of his energy and close application he has von a substantial measure of success.


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