Fred Arac came to Cape Breton, Canada from Latvia in 1913 with his brother John. Their older brother, Emil, was there and the 3 of them worked in the coal mines. When the war broke out, Fred enlisted and was posted overseas. After the war Fred (and Pete Stahlberg who he met in the war) came to Sexsmith. Fred settled and homesteaded near Sexsmith on the land that later became the Rasi farm.
Source: Wagon Trails Grown Over p. 259 ( “John Arac Family”)