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Located 12 miles
On Highway 6,
Sherwood ND on the American side
Elmore is the most easterly port of entry in Saskatchewan.
Township 1, Range 32, W1
49º 0' N
Long- 101º 38' W
In the middle of
School District #148
Originally referred to as the Burke Settlement
as 7 burke Brothers settled there in 1883,
with Duncan McDougall and James Darouch.
between Workman and Winlaw SK
Post Office History
Federal Electoral District:
Opened- July 1, 1887
Section 16, township 1, Range 31, W1
Closed- June 15, 1915
Closed when they started Rural Mail Delivery
Rural Mail Delivery
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John Fletcher Shillington
b- Apr 2, 1861 in Stittsville, ON
d- Dec 1, 1947 at his home, 562 Langside St, Winnipeg MB, age 86
buried in Carnduff SK
son of John S. Shillington and Ann Kerfoot
He was paid
$5.00 per year for his services in 1887.
and $10 in 1888.
married first to
Feb 2, 1881 in North Gower Township, Carleton Co, ON
married 2nd to
Hannah Shillington, nee Garvin,
Mar 12, 1884 in Goulbourn Township, Carleton Co. ON
b- Oct 1865 in Goulbourn Township, Carleton Co., ON
d- Dec 6, 1948 in Winnipeg MB
Lottie Pearl Shillington
b- Apr 27, 1886 in Carberry, RM of North Cypress, MB
d- Jan 6, 1971 in Deloraine MB
married William Wallace Keeler
b- Mar 16, 1890, RM of Brenda, MB
d- in infancy 1897?
b- July 16, 1893 in Stockton, RM of South Cypress, MB
served in WWI
d- Sept 20, 1974 in Carnduff SK
b- Aug 15, 1894 in Stockton, RM of South Cypress, MB
b- May 30, 1896 in RM of Cameron, MB
d- Nov 1, 1978 in Carnduff SK
John and his 2nd
wife, lived and farmed near Hartney MB
then moved to Elmore SK in 1902.
NE Section 16, Township 1, Range 31, W1
1911 family on
Section 2, Tsp 1, Rge 31, W1
Left the farm in 1926, to youngest son,
retiring at Winnipeg MB
Jacob George "Jake" Burke
married to- Jane
"Jennie" (Hortena?) Hortnauer Smith
son- Delmer Smith Burke
b- Mar 24, 1901 in Elmore
son- Ronald Earl Burke
b- June 22, 1903 in Elmore
daughter- Gertrude Helen Burke
b- Feb 11, 1908 in elmore
lived in Elmore
married to Mary Agness Harkness
son Morton William Burke
b- Jan 26, 1907 in Elmore
lived in Elmore
married Anne "Annie"
son- Gordon Malcolm Burke
b- Oct 7, 1901 in Elmore
son- Clinton Victor
b- Oct 8, 1903 in Elmore
daughter- Vera Margaret Burke
b- Nov 21, 1908 in Elmore
lived in Elmore
married to Clara Watson
daughter- Alice Mary Burke
b- Mar 20, 1901
married to Catherine Watson
son- Arnel Edward Burke
b- Nov 14, 1901 in Elmore
married to Ann Ramsey
son- Roscow Flewuyn Burke
b- Aug 28, 1899 in Elmore
daughter- Lula Gladys Burke
b- Aug 26, 1902 in Elmore
d- Apr 15, 1908 (my guess for this guy)
His will went to probate Arcola judicial district, 1908
married to Theressa McBrien
b- May 1835 in ON
daughter- Charlotte McDougall
b- Aug 1896 in ON
daughter- Alma Ruby McDougall
b- Jan 26, 1903 in Elmore
son- Roy Beverley McDougall
b- Feb 9, 1908 in Elmore
d- 1950 Edmonton AB ?
by 1911 these 3
children were shown as step children
of James Purvis
Work Horses on D. McDougall's Farm, Elmore Assa.
Mar 21, 1904
Aug 20, 1911
a Cyclone hit the Elmore District.
Barn of Donald Colquhoun was blown down,
with 2 men in it, and one very seriously hurt,
and wasn't expected to live.
Other buildings on the farm, plus his machinery,
were all destroyed.
J. S. Shillington's barns, machinery and crops were destroyed.
His neighbour Mr. Brown lost his as well.
John W. Stevenson lost his barn, granary, machinery and crop.
John Carss suffered same loss as Stevenson.
Aug 1971 Re-Union
persons attended a Homecoming Celebration
from Arizona, Michigan, Minnesota, ND, BC, AB, MB and ON.
Dick Southam MP for Qu'Appelle-Moose Mountains,
attended, His wife Helen was a former Elmore resident.
Guests included former teachers of Elmore School.
Registers from as early as 1916 were on display.
Joe and Niame Kemaldean,
who came from Lebanon,
operated a store in Elmore
from 1924 to 1934
when they moved to Carievale
May 19, 1908,
Hugh Campbell Darroch took out a patent,
Carrier Tightener for self binders, patent no 113331
the James Darrouch family moved to this area in 1882
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