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Town was about 4 months old,
had Wood Sidewalks on 12th Ave. to 4th St.
then also on 4th St., both sides, East and West.
4th St. was 100 ft wide, and was planned as the future Main St.
They commented on the high elevation of the town,
will provide great drainage?
Tell that to my friends whose basement is flooded, June 2011!
Leaving the Train Station, the
first thing on 6th St.
was 2 Lumber Yards:
W. E. Flumerfelt & Co.
Mr. William Flumerfelt went from Brandon MB
to Oxbow SK, then on to Estevan.
William Elijah Flumerfelt,
b- Oct 27, 1860, in Markham, ON
d- Oct 2, 1925, in Vancouver BC, age 66
(middle name shown as Elizah in death record, but I believe Elijah is
Attended High School in Markham ON
George Flumerfelt and Cynthia Barnes
William had a brother, Alfred
b- Sept 29, 1856 in Markham ON,
d- Nov 29, 1930 in Victoria BC, age 74
Alfred became a very rich and prominent Victoria Businessman.
1881 He Married Ada Annie Kelvington (Kilvingston?)
in 1901 William and Phoebe and family were in Nanaimo BC
William shown as a Merchant, Manager
William Married in 1884
wife- Phoebe Flint Flumerfelt, nee Ross,
b- Apr 18, 1863 in Belleville, ON
William and Phoebe had 3 sons
and 1 daughter:
son- Alfred Ross Flumerfelt,
b- Jan 23, 1885, in Portage LaPrairie, MB
married Helen Madeline Kirk Campbell, June 22, 1912 in Vancouver BC
daughter- Helen Louise Flumerfelt,
b- Aug 5, 1886, in ON
last name shown as Langhorne, first marriage?,
when she married John Scott, Jan 11, 1919 in Vancouver BC
son- William Ross Flumerfelt
b- Mar 31, 1889 in Brandon, MB,
d- Apr 21, 1944 in Vancouver BC
he married Eunice Dorothy Brice, Feb 21, 1920, in New Westminster, BC
son- Herbert "Douglas" Linton Flumerfelt,
b- Mar 17, 1894 in Estevan SK
d- Feb 24, 1972 in Vancouver BC, age 77
married Florence (Noreen?) Elsie McKittrick, Nov 2, 1923 in West
she was born in Winnipeg, daughter of Henry McKittrick
Douglas was a store keeper in Bella Bella at the time of his first
2nd marriage to Georgina Russell Kerr
Mr. William E. Flumerfelt was one of
The first School Trustees in Oxbow, July 2,
In 1894 he was in partnership in a lumber yard in Oxbow, with a Mr.
William Elijah Flumerfelt,
became a prominent BC Citizen:
Director Vancouver Exhibition Association
First Vice-President BC School Trustees Assoc.
Treasurer "Made in Canada" Fair in 1911
Boot and Shoe Business Brandon and Portage La Prairie, 1886-1895
went to BC, Manager of Patterson Shoe Co. Vancouver, 1895-1901
In business in Nanaimo, 1897-1901,
Returned to Vancouver in 1901.
Secretary-Manager Tourist Assoc. Vancouver, 1905-1907
Established his Real Estate Broker Business,
at 522 Pender St. in Vancouver BC, in 1907
Member Vancouver School Board, 1908
Chairman Finance Committee, Vancouver School Board, 1909
General Chairman 1910
Belonged to Societies: A. F. & A. M. and I. O. O. F.
played sports- lacrosse and baseball.
2nd Lumber Yard, was owned by
Mr. Atkinson, from Souris MB
Wilkinson Bros. started a
livery, sale and feed Business.
They built a $1,000 stable.
they also had a coal mine 2 miles south,
of Dominion Coal Co. Mine, at Estevan
A William Wilkinson had a homestead
on SW Sec 30, Tsp 2, Rge8, W2.
found a James Alexander
who was married to Mary Jane Wardell
they had a daughter, Stella May Wilkinson,
b- May 20, 1895, in Estevan
Mr. McLean had a boarding house
on 6th St.
below info from my Hotel site:
A Mr. McLean, from Headingly originally,
built the first 2 story building in Estevan.
Located on 6th st, 4 lots from 12th ave.
(doesn't say which direction)
20x38 ft, with a kitchen,
It is to be used as a restaurant.
and it's position opposite the train
assures it a good trade.
On corner of 12th Ave and 5th
Arthur Kelly's Hotel
I have the history of it in my
Hotels / Motels
It was 3 stories high, 40 x 40, on the main section,
with a 35 x 30 wing.
It was built for 100 guests.
It was opening very shortly.
a Mr. Weir was also involved.
Found a John G. Weir, married to
Nillie (Nellie?) M. Robson
they had a son George Alfred Weir,
b- May 12, 1906 in Estevan
daughter Hazel Weir,
b- Oct 7, 1908, in Estevan
Mr. Bailey and Duncan, both from
had a store next to the Kelly Hotel.
they were taking over the stable, across the street, after Mr. Kelly
the stable was 40 x 50 ft.
Mr. R. Bradshaw had a stock of
and he had an assistant, name unknown to me.
Sang Lee operated a laundry
Mr. Alexander Bennett had a Blacksmith
he was married to Margaret Patterson Moncrieff
they had a son Alexander Bennett,
b- June 2, 1905 in Estevan
Mr. Davis also operated a
Mr. J. M. Beatty had a boot,
and other leather ware Shop.
On East side of 12th Ave.
was Mr. George Stewart's General
It was a branch of his main store at Methven MB
Across the street was
Scott's Office and Post Office.
same building drugs, and stationary store,
run by a Miss Service, from Moosomin.
large building with residence above, cost $1200
Early Doctors section
A. Carman, Real Estate and Commission
James Robertson Stockwell,
J. H. Wham, Barber,
He had a small
store with cigars and tobacco.
came from Winnipeg.
John McLeod- Butcher Shop,
He had residence upstairs.
2 boarding houses:
one owned by Mr. William J.
Hobbs, from Oxbow.
other by Mr. Rooks, who also stocked groceries.
Mr. Mooney was building an
Charles Edmund Phipps,
Government Land Agent.
Building cost $1100.
Price and McKay General
Merchants, had a store that cost $1200
they had a hall upstairs, used as a School and for Church Services
they owned a large ranch with 200 head of cattle.
They also owned and operated a coal mine, 15 miles down river.
Hilliard Edwin Price married
they had a son Russell Aubrey Price, b- July 15, 1898 in Estevan
James Oliver from Hartney, was
he also managed Mr. A. M. Hearn's
a branch of a Deloraine Business.
Building cost $1200
James Oliver married Ella Mabel Cox
they had a daughter Ruth Elizabeth, b- July 23, 1896 in Estevan
Mr. J. Williams,
Real Estate and
Commission and Assurance Agent
more history of some of these
names, in the various Estevan web pages