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Originally known as Sunny Plain Saskatchewan
Incorporated as the Village of Bradwell, in Dec 1912
Some books say named after a Mr. Bradwell,
Director of the Grand Trunk Railway.
Found Chief engineer on the GTP,
Sir Collingwood Schreiber,
b. Dec 14,1831, in Bradwell Lodge, Bradwell-on-Sea, in England
did he name it after his home town?
Villages were named alphabetically on this rail line
starting with Allan.
Located about 36 KM SE of Saskatoon
South of Yellowhead Hwy 16, on Highway 763
in the Rural Municipality of Blucher, #343
Between Clavet and Allan,
on the Grand Trunk Pacific
later to become the Canadian National Railway.
8 1/2 miles NW of Allan.
Section 28- Township 34- Range 2- W3
Lat- 51º 56'
Long- 106º 13' 54'' W
unlike most of my history pages,
is not in SE Saskatchewan.
It also does not contain one person that is related to me.
Not that I know of now at least.
Reason this page exists, is some very important documents
sent to me by a friend named Grant Walker,
from Studio City, CA USA.
Grant shared these with me, and now with
everyone else, thanks to him.
Dec 18, 1915, letter to Reeve R. J. Moffat
from Norman Lang
Lt-Colonel, C.C. 65th Overseas Battalion
Norman was inviting the council of Bradwell
to the Officers mess, at 302 Poplar Crescent
at 12:30 PM on Tuesday Dec 21, 1915
They were to present the Field Kitchen.
The Grand Trunk Pacific Telegraph Company
dated Apr 17, 1916, Saskatoon SK
To Reeve Moffat, Bradwell SK,
from C.C. 65th
reporting the back part of the field kitchen
partially destroyed by fire.
Apr 22, 1916
Official letter from the Officer Commanding
65th Overseas Battalion,
Lt. Col. Norman Lang,
Thanking Mr. Moffat for his letter, and offer in the letter.
Here he describes the front part was burnt, and the
back part is in use.
wonder what he offered?
Colonel Norman Lang
Commanding Officer 65th Overseas Battalion
Author of the letters and telegram above
b- Aug 4, 1879 in Exeter, ON
d- July 25, 1930, on his farm from a stroke, age 50
Son of Robert Lang and Elizabeth Wells
He was a farmer, rancher, and politician
Represented Himboldt from 1917-1921,
as a Unionist Party Member
Educated in Manitoba.
Served in the 2nd Boer War
Family farmed near Oak Lake MB until his father died.
Family travelled to Saskatoon in 1885.
1886 they moved to Allan SK.
Served 7 years on town council for Allan.
Commended the 65th Overseas Battalion
part of the CEF, that served in France and Belgium
Married Jean MacDonald in 1920.
Jan 1910, Norman
Lang was one of the First Council Members
of the RM of Blucher #343,
He represented Division 1.
Robert John Moffat
b- Jan 20, 1873 in ON
d- Feb 12, 1941
buried in Bradwell Menonite Cemetery
Married Jane Clare "Jennie" Hutcheon
b- Mar 3, 1875 in ON
d- Feb 9, 1970
buried in Bradwell Mennonite Cemetery
son- Robert Moffat
b- Mar 1906 in MB
son- Maurice? Moffat
b- Apr 1909 in SK
daughter- Mary? Moffat
b- Jan 1911 in SK
daughter- Jean Clare Moffat
b- July 14, 1920
d- Mar 10, 1924
buried in Bradwell Mennonite Cemetery
Robert John Moffat was the FIRST Reeve
of RM of Blucher #343
1911 he was shown as a merchant
He was part of the Farmers Union Committee
that campaigned to form the Sask Wheat Pool.
Became Managing Director of Sask Wheat Pool
Moffat PL named after this man in Bradwell
Bradwell Post Office History
opened Jan 1, 1906
Section 30, Township 34, Range 2, W3
Office closed Ma 30, 1986
Office name changed Dec 1, 1908 from Sunny Plain
NW 1/4 Sec.28, Twp.34, R.2, W3
Stephen Noble Wilson
R. F. Moffatt
Otto Sigfrid Olson
Henry Donald Pryor
Aug 22, 1897
Mrs. Ann Emily Pryor
Mrs. Elaine R. Dunn
This reproduction is NOT
represented as an official version of the materials reproduced,
nor as having been made in affiliation with,
or with the endorsement of the National Archives of Canada.
The source of this material is the National Archives of Canada
my best guess
b- Sept 5, 1860 at Armow, Bruce Co. ON
d- Apr 30, 1947 at Vancouver BC, age 86
son of Austin Wilson and Mary Shufelt
R. F. Moffat
I think this is Robert John Moffat
son, brother, father?
Store closed in late 1980's
Bank of Hamilton
was at Bradwell, ca 1911.
and Supply Co. was in Bradwell, ca 1908.
Brock Carlton was Sec-Treasurer of the RM,
living in Bradwell.
son of Thomas B. Carlton and Caroline
Brock died Feb 11, 1981.
Thomas B. Carlton was the first Sec-Treasurer of the RM
Bradwell was in the Humboldt Dominion Electric District.
They had Telephones,
Bradwell Rural Telephone Co.,
Agent for Sask. Government Telephone Co.
CN Telegraphs and Express,
and Public, and High School.
James Acres- Garage
A. Reis- Garage
Brock Carlton- Broker
R. J. Smith- Brokers
Harry H. Chapman- Barber, Billiards and Confectionary
Mrs. V. M. Hancock- Boarding House
Ben Cook- Hotel Keeper and Machine
Son- Benjamin Dean Cook
b- ca 1922
d- Mar 7, 1942 at Vanscoy SK, age 20
buried in Bradwell Cemetery
son- Henry Cook
son- Doris Cook
Ben Cook's homestead was on a big hill just outside Bradwell
Bradwell Hotel, Lot 3,4 & 5, in block 6, Plan AD 71 on Struan St.
He built the first Hotel
Edward Baldwin- Farm Implements
Henry D. Cook- Machine Agent
John McCallum- Machine Agent
b- Nov 1879, in ON
wife- Mable McCallum
b- Nov 1888
daughter- Jennie McCallum
b- Oct 1909, in SK
family living here in 1911
John McCallum was the FIRST Overseer of Bladwell
Roy S. Jones- Blacksmith
Robert J. Moffat- General Store
Otto Sigfrid Olson- General Store
b- Sept 1889, in USA
son of Augest Olson, and his wife, both born in Sweden
J. A. Vinet- Meats
Monarch Lumber Co.
North American Supply Co. Ltd.
North Canada Lumber Co. Ltd.
Dr. Orson E. Rublee- Physician
McGill graduate from Sherbrooke PQ
Had a daughter Jean Elizabeth Kallio, nee Rublee, (Army Medical Corps).
son Jack Rublee also a Doctor
son- Pilot Officer, William Orson "Bill"
received DFC, J.16205, no 150 Squadron
They had a total of 6 sons, and 2 daughters, so I am missing some.
Dr. O. E. Rublee came in 1908.
His wife died in 1918 during the Flu epidemic
Saskatchewan Co-Operative Elevator co. Ltd.
Pioneer Grain Co. Ltd.
State Elevator Co. Ltd.
Western Elevator Co. Ltd.
In 1936 the Bradwell man was
From radio carbon testing at the University of Saskatchewan
in 1970, the skeleton, with skull,
has been proved back 5,000 years.
It was found in a Bradwell gravel pit
while they were doing road work.
dated to 2,800 BC +-75 years.
In 1970 these were the oldest bones found in Saskatchewan.
Bones were found by Pius Fischer
who still lived in the Bradwell area in 1970.
Found at an elevation of 1,890 ft.
Numerous eagle claws were found nearby,
probably from a necklace,
and a small piece of flint, a chipped scraper.
He was 40-45 years old, approx 5ft 8" tall
1986 the skull was stolen, and later found and returned.
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