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Named after John Porter Carnduff
the First Post Master at Old Carnduff.
He owned a stopping house at Old Carnduff.
His family Genealogy is shown below
Status- Town of Carnduff
Sec 35, Township 2, Range 3, W
Latitude- 49º 10' 30'' N,
Longitude- 101º 47' 50'' W
Located at the intersection of Highway
318 and Highway 18
on the CPR
Present Townsite surveyed in 1891
First Overseer John H. Taylor
who became 2nd post master see below.
First Mayor when Carnduff became a Town
James Balmer Preston
b- June 10, 1850, in Halton co. ON
d- Sept 7, 1922 in Winnipeg MB
son of Thomas Preston and Jane Balmer
married Catherine "Kate" Sproat, Mar 2, 1887 in Lucan, ON
b- Feb 11, 1855 in Lucan ON
Clarence Sproat Preston (see below)
b- July 13, 1888 in Carnduff
Victor Balmer Preston
b- May 21, 1891 in Carnduff
Gurney Oliver Preston (see below)
b- Nov 10, 1893 in Carnduff
d- June 6, 1969 on his farm near Carnduff
Marion Louise Preston
b- Dec 26, 1895 in Carnduff
One of the first towns on the first 1882
CPR maps of the area.
Post Office History
Federal Electoral District:
Moose Mountain (SK)
Date opened- Sept 1, 1884
in Carnduff's store, Stopping House,
Sec.35, Twp.2, R.33, WPM
Postal Code- S0C 0S0
Name of Postmaster
Date of Birth
||Date of Vacancy
||Cause of Vacancy
John Porter Carnduff
Removal of Postmaster
John H. Taylor
Dismissal, Political Partisanship
Mrs. Ethel Beatrice Barnes
Herbert Henry Emrick
Mrs. Winnifred Anne Davies
Mrs. Winnifred Anne Davies
Murray W. Turton
W. Storie Cannon
Mrs. Winona A. Fuchs
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
John Porter Carnduff
b- Mar 14, 1851
buried in Carnduff Cemetery
He was 17, his brother Richard 14 when they immigrated in 1871
son of Samuel Carnduff and Sarah Porter
wife- Catherine McLaren
daughter Georgina Carnduff
b- Oct 4, 1884, in Carnduff, Assa, NWT
on Sec 02, Tsp 3, Rge 33, 1
d- July 3, Edmonton AB
son- Peter Carnduff
b- Feb 12, 1889 on Sec 02, Tsp 3, Rge 33, 1
daughter- Florence May Carnduff
b- May 15, 1891 in SK
son- John McLaren Carnduff
b- Mar 8, 1887 in Carlton Pl, ON
d- Dec 22, 1926 in Antler, SK
daughter - Annetta Carnduff
b- ? in Gravestone
d- Nov 10, 1935 in Arcola SK
son- William Hamilton Carnduff
b- May 14, 1875 in Carlton PL, ON
d- Mar 29, 1935 in Carnduff
then in 1901 census we see a different
b- Feb 2, 1853
3 daughters shown in 1901
b- Jan 6, 1880 (1878?) in Smith Falls, Lanark, ON
d- Feb 18, 1918 in Slocan BC
b- Feb 11, 1882 (1880?) Darlingford MB
d- July 4, 1907 in Carnduff
b- June 16, 1884 (1883?) Carnduff, Assa, NWT
d- June 17, 1966 in Carnduff
John H. Taylor
b- Oct 8, 1854 in Paris, Brant Co., ON
In 2 of his sons death certs he is shown as born in England
d- July 21, 1943 in Medicine Hat, AB
1901 shown as a Carpenter in Carnduff
1911 family still in Carnduff
1915 family in Redcliff AB, shown as a merchant.
1916 family in Moose Jaw SK, shown as a builder.
1921 in Medicine Hat, AB, shown as a builder, contractor.
son of Edward Taylor, and Sarah nee ?
Married (1) Eleanor Louise Cowles,
Sept 19, 1878, Paris, Brant, ON
b- Sept 26, 1879, Paris, Brant Co. ON
d- Jan 7, 1956 in Vancouver BC, age 76
1891 in Brantford City, Brant, ON
1901 in Winnipeg MB
married Ethel Watson, Nov 7, 1907 in Winnipeg, MB
married (2) Margaret Curry Hill,
Mar 26, 1883, Paris, Brant Co. , ON
alt- Margaret Currie Hill
b- Dec 22, 1858 in Blenheim Township, ON
d- age 108, North Tonawanda, NY, USA
daughter of Frederick Hill and Elizabeth nee ?
May "Winnie" Taylor
b- Oct 8, 1884 in RM of Deloraine, MB
died age 97
married George Limbert
son- Frederick George "Fred" Taylor
b- Sept 23, 1892 in Assa, NWT
d- Aug 28, 1957 in Victoria BC, age 64
buried in Royal Oak Burial Park, Victoria BC
Lived in Victoria BC, ca 1953 on
married Leona Hemple
son- John Franklin "Jack" Taylor
b- July 4, 1895, (Apr 7, 1895?) in Carnduff, Assa, NWT
Lived in Winnipeg MB
Enlisted in WWI, Mar 27, 1916, Reg # 532238
married Svea Martina Johnson, Mar 17, 1928, in Winnipeg MB
daughter- Muriel Ellen Margaret "Minnie" Taylor
b- Apr 14, 1900 in Carnduff
married William Dewey Weinheimer in 1921, in New York
daughter- Helene Elizabeth Hill "Helen" Taylor
b- Oct 14, 1902, in Carnduff
married Francis E. Haley
1900 Elizabeth McDonald was PO Clerk
Town owned it's own Telephone System and
Had 4 churches,
Public and High School
Fine town Hall
CP Telegraph, and Dominion Express
Mayor- Clarence Sproat Preston
Town Clerk- Robert Young
A. Barnes, J. Hiller, William F. Small, Walter T. Bishop,
John E. R. Ramsay, W. J. McGowan
Anderson Hause, CPR Section Foreman
David Butler, Section Hand, CPR
Joseph P. Campbell, Station Agent, CPR
Avonmore Hotel, Broadway Ave.
Avonmore Hotel, Frank Crozier and Harry Crozier Prop.
Reginald Davies, Porter Avonmore Hotel
Sarah Haughton, Kitchen Helper, Avonmore Hotel
Rosie Hetherington, waitress, Avonmore Hotel
Ansel D. Cressey, Teller Accountant, Merchants Bank
Eli Froon, Janitor Merchants Bank
Merna I. Richardson, Ledger Keeper, Merchants Bank
Frederick N. Langford, clerk Merchants Bank
Murray J. Nicol, Manager Merchants Bank
Canadian Elevator Co. Ltd. , J. F. McGregor Agent
Dominion Elevator Co. Ltd. ,no agent
Farmer's Elevator Co. Ltd. , James Partridge Lessee.
N. M. Patterson Elevator Co., Lorne Lodwick agent
Carnduff Gazette Post-News
George Edward "Burt" Burt-Gerrans, Publisher and Prop,
published on Thursdays.
b- Feb 4, 1877, Merton, Surrey, England
d- Sept 4, 1950, Carnduff, SK
Buried in Carnduff Cemetery, member of the Masons
Richard P. Young, Appr Gazette-Post-News
James R. Shull, Comp Gazette-Post-News
Newspaper is still in business (2013)
Alex B. Ross, MA, Principal, Public School
Lillian Defoe, School Teacher
Muriel McCarty, School Teacher
Violet E. Mclean, School Teacher
Wilda Shiel, 1st Asst. Public School
Town of Carnduff, Agent Sask Govt Tels
Mary Forrest, Sask Govt Tels
Nancy Forest, Sask Govt Tels
Globe Wine & Liquor Co. Ltd. - David Reider Local Manager
Isaac Sair, of Globe Wine and Liquor Co. Ltd.
Jacob Sair, of Globe Wine and Liquor Co. Ltd.
alt spelling Globe Wine & Spirits Co.
Mrs. Nora Reider was a major shareholder, living in Winnipeg
when this company was liquidated ca Dec 1926.
She was married to a David Reider,
who appeared in liquidation court on his sick wife's behalf.
Brothers Isaac and Jacob Sair residing in Oxbow,
were the other shareholders.
Their father Joseph Sair and his family settled at Hirsch
part of the first Jewish settlers in that area.
Assets at that time were approx $33,000.00
In court it was claimed the company was winding up in 1921.
During rum running days the Sair family and their relatives,
appear in many newspaper articles of the time.
All the places along the border were involved in the Rum Running trade.
J. Siddons, Constable Sask Provincial Police.
Doctor / Vet
Floyd C. Stewart, Physician & Surgeon
C. M. Dunnigan- Vet Surgeon
John E. R. Ramsay, Druggist
Lorenz L. Langford, Clerk, John E. R. Ramsay
John Benedick, Barber
Samuel Ballentine- Boots and Shoes
Griffin & Small Coal & Wood Dealers,
William F. Small
Allan Bridges, Teamster
William Welsh, Teamster
Thurlby & Elliott Ltd., General Store
Robert J. Thurlby, Manager, b- Dec 1881 in England
William J. McGowan, Clerk
Arthur Pegg, Clerk
Rose Watling, Clerk
Allan Tennant, Clerk
Myrtle Thompson, Clerk
Saskatchewan Creameries Ltd.
Lorne Frith, Butter Maker
Arthur J. Jones, Manager
Preston Bros. General Store
Clarence Sproat Preston, (Mayor, see above)
Gurney Oliver Preston, of Preston Bros. (see above)
Emma A. Griffith, Clerk
Rabeau & Glazier Hardware
Harry M. Glazier
Lloyd & Heller Hardware
Charles O. Lloyd
John E. Heller
Auto Dealers/ Garages
David Dixon, Mechanic Merritt Garage
Alex and George Fairbairn, Auto Dealers
Richard W. Fairbairn, Ford Dealer
Cecil W. Lownsbrough, Garage & Repairs
Gilbert Horn, Garage and Repairs
Herbert Rawson, Mechanic, Merritt Garage
Herb Shier, Mechanic, Lownsborough Garage
Wilfrid D. Corbett, Farm Implements and
Joseph Johnson, Blacksmith, W. D. Corbett
John R. Davison, Meat market
Robert Davison, Clerk, Davison Meat market
John H. Forsyth, Grocer and Confectioner
Lizzie Lee, Clerk, J. H. Forsyth
Andrew H. Foulds, retired
William R. Foulds, retired
Imperial Oil Ltd. , John Griffin Agent
Bryan Juckes, Poolroom
Frank Kerr, Livery Feed and Stable
Arthur J. Langford, Clerk Rural Municipality of Mt. Pleasant No 2, and Insurance
McIlrath Lumber Co. Ltd. , John A.
Stephen McPherson, Watchmaker
Leslie O. Ramsay, Insurance Agent
William Ira Richardson, Com. Agent
Samuel Shier, Farm Implements
Lee Sing, Laundry
Walter Stovin, Blacksmith
Henry Swayz, Farm Implements
Robert J. Walker, Restaurant and Grocer
Alex Wilson, light harness and shoe repairer
San Yee, Restaurant
Famous folks from Carnduff area
Ernest Charles Manning, 8th Premier of
born Sept 20, 1908, on a farm near Carnduff,
to English Parents, George H. Manning and Elizabeth M. Dickson
Service names I have found
Viterra grain terminal
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8 nice old Pictures of Carnduff
Reference Books, which I have not seen, nor do I own them:
"The Story of SK and its People" John Hawkes,
"A Stake in the West" 1st Edition - $75
"Echoes of the Stake" 2nd Edition - $65
BUY BOTH SETS -$130
created by Carnduff Historical Society
Spectra Credit Union
Town of Carnduff Office
of Carnduff- Official site
I see a history DVD of Pictures
is for sale at the town office.
History of new Carnduff online
Carnduff Cemetery, Mount Pleasant #2