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 Griffin
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Griffin Saskatchewan

Hamlet

Located at  NE Section 28, Township 8, Range 11, W2

Latitude- 49 40' N
Longitude- 103 26' W

Elevation 1989 ft

Located on the Canadian National Railroad
and Canadian Pacific Railroad in 1927
on Highway 13 between Stoughton and Weyburn


part of 1927 map of this area.
Elevator, Post Office, Telegraph Office,
and Gas Station in 1927

Mar 1966 the Sask Wheat Pool Elevator was broken into


Origin of the Name

Originally called Roxboro, after a County in Scotland
renamed Griffin in honour of
Frederick "Fred" Thomas Griffin
former Land Commissioner of the CPR
Fred
succeeded L. A. Hamilton.
b- Oct 29, 1853, in Waterdown, ON
d- May 19, 1935 in Winnipeg MB, age 81
Welsh nationality, West Methodist religion
2nd son of James Kent Griffin and Almira E. Griffin, nee Dyke

married Edna Edwards (Edward?) Walker, Sept 25, 1878 in Toronto, York, ON
b- ca 1857
d- 1930
daughter of Charles Walker, and Mary Ann Walker.

son- Arthur Lionel Griffin,
b- Oct 2, 1879 in Toronto, ON
d- Mar 23, 1916 in England
died during the war, inquest held at Bramshott.
Served in Canadian Army Service Corps,
3rd Divisional Train, rank Captain
Oct 7, 1915 enlisted in Winnipeg,
living 290 Garry St. Winnipeg, MB, address of his father.
profession- Broker, Church of England
buried in Borden Military Cemetery, Hampshire, England
Inquest to his death ruled suicide, while temporarily insane.
He was the paymaster, at the time, and all accounts were ok.

Son- Frank Frederick Griffin,
b- Apr 8, 1882 in Toronto, ON
d- Aug 8, 1852 in Victoria BC, age 70
married Marietta Irene Hutchinson

son- Gerald Hamilton Griffin,
b- Aug 31, 1889 in Winnipeg MB
d- ?
married Kathleen Elizabeth McManus, May 1, 1920 in Winnipeg, MB

1871 in East Flamborough, North Wentworth, ON
1891 in Ward 2, Winnipeg MB,  age 37
1901 in Winnipeg MB

I believe he had a younger brother
 Arthur K. Griffin, age 12, in 1871


Postmaster History

Griffin

Federal Electoral District: Moose Mountain (SK)

Office Opened Sept 1, 1906
Section 2, Township 9, Range 11, W2
in a small shack owned by the Charlton family
Originally called Roxboro
named by Joe Scott, from a County in Scotland
changed Oct 1, 1907 to Griffin
Moved into a store owned by Mr. B. A. Tedford
on Section 21, Township 8, Range 11, W2
Nov 18, 1957, Dwelling owned by Postmaster

Postal Code S0C 1C0

Postmaster Information:

Name of Postmaster Date of Birth Date of Appointment Date of Vacancy Cause of Vacancy

Robert B. Charlton
(see below)

-

1906-09-01

1907-08-09

Resignation

B. A. Tedford

-

1907-10-01

1910-06-14

Resignation

Reginald Drayson
(see below)

-

1910-07-12

1912-08-30

Resignation

Mrs. Wilhelmina Tonge

-

1912-10-24

1939-07-19

Death

James "Morley" Tonge
(see below)

Mar 9, 1887

1939-07-26

Acting

-

Albert Leonard "Al" Anderson

Sept 27, 1884

1940-10-08

1950-01-09

Death

Mrs. Anna Ross Anderson

Mar 10, 1879

1950-01-09

Acting

-

Herbert Clay

*

1952-02-15

-

-

Mrs. Lynn Naylor

-

1978-06-30

-

-

John R. Naylor

-

1978-07-01

-

-

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The source of this material is the National Archives of Canada

Robert B. "Bob" Charlton
b- Morpeth, Northumberland, England
possibly Robert Bolton Charlton, b- Jan-Mar 1881
brother- John Charlton
There was a Jim Charlton in Griffin in 1957
John had a daughter Shirley

James "Morley" Tonge
b- Mar 9, 1887 in Peel township, Wellington, ON
son of Abraham William Tonge and Eliza Jane Still
 wife- Vera Tonge
son- James Victor Murray "Jamie" Tonge
b- Jan 24, 1945 in Indian Head SK
d- Aug 13, 2007
daughter- Bonnie Tonge

Herbert Clay served in WWII

Reginald Drayson
b- Nov 1881 in Gravesend, Kent, England
d-
Immigrated in 1904
married Sept 14, 1910 at St. Boniface, MB
wife- Mary Ann Drayson, nee Tyler
b- Feb 28, 1886 in Winnipeg, MB
d-
both living on Lot 16, Main St. in Griffin in 1911
Reginald shown as a Merchant.
Mary Ann Tyler's mother, Rosina Johnson
father- Charles Tyler
Reginald and Mary's son- Reginald Garth Drayson
b- Nov 20, 1912 in Griffin SK
d- Sept 11, 1966 in Vanderhoof BC, age 53
he married Lillian Lightfoot.


Roxboro School #1264,
opened Apr 12, 1905


41 men from the Village and District enlisted in WWI
3 men died while serving.
An Honour roll 37 x 39 in was prepared
c/w pictures.
A Mr. J. Leonard, and Mrs. J. Kitchen
did most of the work in preparing the document.

 

St. Elmo Rural Telephone Co of Griffin, Apr 1919
George E. Winfield, Secretary


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