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An Unincorporated Railway Point
on the Canadian National CNR line on map below
originally on a branch line of the Canadian Government owned,
Canadian Northern Railway, and completed in 1911.
from Maryfield, thru Lampman, then to Radville.
called the Maryfield Extension.
Lampman was at mile 67.4
Blewett at mile 89.3
SW Section 12, Township 5, Range 10, W2
Longitude- 103º 14' W
part of 1927 map of this area.
School shown 2
1/2 miles west, and 1/2 mile North of Blewett
on SE Section 16, Township 5, Range 10, W2
is #1907 School District
shown bottom left, 4 miles east of Macoun,
on NE Section 29, Township 4, Range 9, W2
is Ernest George Green Thorson School #1013
located 3 miles north of Macoun then 1 mile East.
Grants show 4 men on Section 12,
NE- Henry Geoffrey Hall
SW- Ernest Brookland
NW- Charley Peterson
SE- Colin Alexander Sinclair
No Post Office
per Macoun history book they had an Elevator until 1950's
as well as a Train Station.
A Mr. Erstgaard settled near the Elevator
Andrew Peterson was the Section Foreman here in 1927-28
Origin of the Name
Blewett is believed to be named after
the Toronto based
Mary Jane "Jean" Blewett, nee McKishnie
(alt spelling, McKishney?)
one record says her name was Janet McKishnie
b- Nov 4, 1872 at Scotia, Lake Erie, ON
d- Aug 19, 1934, in General Hospital, Chatham, ON, age 72
after a 2 month illness.
She is buried in Chatham ON
a number of her Poems were in School Readers.
In 1896 she won an International Poetry Prize.
she was Editor of the Homemaker's Department,
of the Toronto Globe, 1898-1925.
She also wrote under the name Katherine Kent
in 1918 she lived at 399 Keele St, Toronto, ON
She retired in 1925, lived in Lethbridge with her daughter,
until 1927, when she moved back to Toronto.
Father- John McKishnie
b- Nov 1828, in Inverness Scotland
d- Aug 28, 1918 in Chatham ON, almost 90 years old
Resided in Chatham for 10 years before his death,
and 75 years in Kent District, Harwich Township, ON., before that.
Came to Canada, to New Scotland, Harwich Township, ON.,
with his parents in 1833.
He became known as a Naturalist.
1881 census shows family name McKishney
John, age 52, farmer
Mother- Janet "Jane" McKishnie, nee MacIntyre
b- June 1838 (1911 census says b in ON?)
Parents were supposedly natives of Argyllshire, Scotland
1881 she is shown as age 40, born in ON
Jean married Bassett Blewett, native of Cornwall England
b- 1851 (1860?),
d- July 17, 1918, at home in Toronto, after a year illness
they were married June 6, 1876, Chatham, Kent, ON
his father- George Blewett
mother- Elizabeth Blewett, nee ?,
Her mother died Oct 1912 in ON
Bassett worked for the American Customs Department in Toronto
until about 4 years before his death.
member of Howard Park Methodist Church
I know Jean and Bassett had one daughter
Hazel Lucy Blewett,
b- Oct 19, 1888, Blenheim, Kent, ON
She married an Edward A. Kelly
also a son, John George Blewett,
living in Edmonton AB, in 1918.
Born in ON, He died Nov 1958, in Regina Hospital, age 80,
he lived in White Rock BC.
Jean had a
Archibald "Archie" P. McKishnie, (see below)
who was a Novelist, Fiction Writer and Naturalist.
He turned 63, June 20, 1939 in Toronto, ON
b- June 20, ca 1876 per birthday age in 1939
(1901 census says 1873)
(1881 census says age 7), (see below)
d- aft 1939
He married a Joan "Jennie" Murdock
and had at least one daughter
His middle name is recorded as P. in his books etc.
but his birth name was Archibald Lachlan McKishney
b- June 20, 1973 in Harwich, Kent, ON.
Jean had a younger
name unknown, (list below)
who was a journalist in Detroit Michigan.
She had a Sister
named Sadie McKishnie,
b- Dec 1875 in ON
d- ca 1916
Before Jean passed away
she was staying with an older Brother,
b- Jan 1871 in ON
Frank McKishney age 22,
(b- ca 1883 in Harwich) living in Raleigh,
married Eizabeth Smith, age 18,
Nov 18, 1905 at Harwich, Kent Co., ON
daughter of Jos. Smith and Charlotte Dutton
she was born in Reed City, Michigan, USA
Catherine "Kate" McKishney, age 25,
b- ca 1863 in Harwich ON (see below)
married William Stacey, age 25,
Aug 29, 1888, at Harwich
William George Blewett,
Town Treasurer of Kamsack SK. in 1934
was her nephew.
William married Evalena May Hopkins
brothers and sisters of Jean,
attending her father's funeral:
Mrs. Aldrith, and Mrs. W. W. Snyder of Detroit Michigan
Mrs. Stacey of Sandisor?
Frank McKishnie of Erieau? (see above)
from 1881 census
we find 3 older sisters:
Kate McKishnie- age 17 in 1881, b- ca 1864 in ON (see above)
Flora McKishnie, age 14 in 1881, b- ca 1867 in ON
Sarah McKishnie, age 10 in 1881, b- ca 1871 in ON
Uncle to Jean,
brother to John,
Archibald McKishnie, age 24,
married Juliette "Julia" Higgs, age 16.
June 24, 1863, at Howard ON.
Jean, father of John and Archibald,
Grandmother - Katherine Rose
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