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Hamlet, began in 1893
NW Section 23, Township 3, Range 9, West of the 2nd Meridian
Lat- 49° 13' 40" N - Long- 103° 07' 20" W
1927 Road maps showing Hitchcock
Note at that time the highway to Weyburn
did not follow the railroad
Elevation 1910 ft
Part of RM of Estevan #5
Located on the Canadian Pacific Rail line (CPR)
between Macoun and Estevan, SK.
on the Soo Rail Line
Estevan is 14km/ 8mi SE,
Halkett was 7km/ 4mi SE
of the name Hitchcock
Named after Arthur H. Hitchcock
from Moose Jaw SK
who came to the Hitchcock area,
looking at a new Bank location,
which actually did not materialize.
He was born May 30, 1862 (1861?), in Leicester, England
d- Sept 10, 1932, buried in Moose Jaw City Cemetery,
located at 1005
Caribou Street East.
Immigrated to Canada in 1866, at the age of 4.
married first to Mary Elizabeth (Mamie) (nee?) Hitchcock
b- Feb 24, 1864 in USA,
d- July 25, 1908
1911 census shows him as a widow at 28 River in Moose
He then remarried, after 1911 obviously, Elizabeth Smith,
daughter of Abiel Smith,
the Manager of the CPR Dining Hall in Moose Jaw.
She was the ex wife of Arthur's banking partner, Henry Hamilton McCulloch.
b- Jan 1857 in ON
d- June 12, 1939 (June 9 in one record) in Moose Jaw SK
Funeral was held for Elizabeth June 14, 1939 in Moose Jaw.
buried in Moose Jaw City Cemetery
Immigrated in 1892
Abiel Smith was an English Innkeeper that came to
Canada in 1855
and was an innkeeper at Stratford ON as well as many other places.
Arthur was a
Developer, Land Speculator,
and the First Banker in Moose Jaw SK
received training in banking in New York City,
and reached Moose jaw as a young man.
Weird part of this story
is Henry Hamilton McCulloch first married
a Charlotte Elizabeth Hitchcock, June 11, 1877 in Stratford, Perth, ON
the daughter of a Henry Maulte Hitchcock, and Elizabeth Hitchcock.
they had 5 children.
So looks like he was possibly married into the Hitchcock family
when Arthur and him became partners.
Then Henry must have remarried Elizabeth Smith,
who then divorced him, and she remarried Arthur, so quite confusing.
He built the 105-year-old + mansion, at 112 First Ave, N.E.,
Hitchcock co-founded the first bank in Moose Jaw,
the Prairie Bank of Hitchcock and McCulloch,
in 1891 at Moose Jaw with a silent partner from Calgary,
Henry Hamilton McCulloch. (see above)
In 1892 it was sold to the Royal Bank of Canada
He owned a cottage at Buffalo Lake
1901 census says he was born in 1861,
cemetery headstone records say 1862
Mar 12, 1910 travelled back from Liverpool, England to
arrived in New York, Mar 18, 1910, on SS Mauretania, age 46
shown as a Banker, Moose Jaw SK,
Went to England to possibly visit his brother A. E. Hitchcock
living at Brown's Hotel, Doxer S. London W.
shown born ca 1864 here.
Mar 1, 1894, arrived in New York
travelled age 33, shown as a Banker, citizen of England.
left from Queenstown Ireland, / Liverpool
arriving in New York on the SS Tuetonic
birth here abt 1861
I would bet this is his first trip to US/Canada
May 10, 1899 travelled from New York, to Liverpool
shown as a Banker, age 37, male, single, on SS Germanic
Oct 28, 1912, went from New York, via Port of Fishguard,
to Liverpool England
on Cunard Line, SS Maurentania, age 44
this time with his wife Mary, age 41
shown as both from Canada
travelling first Class
Saskatchewan Government appointed him to a Commission
Jan, 1927, to enquire into the feasibility
of erecting Power Plants throughout the Province.
One of 4 men on the Commision:
L. A. Thornton, Regina,
Prof. A. R. Greig, Saskatoon,
R. N. Blackburn, Chief Mechanical Superintendent for SK.
One of 5 Shareholders of the Saskatchewan and Alberta
It was to build a Railway from Moose Jaw to the US Boundary,
then back up to Swift Current, to form a "V".
Headquarters of the Company was in Moose Jaw.
All shareholders were from Moose Jaw.
President of the Children's Aid Society in Moose Jaw.
Member of the Masons.
Federal Electoral District:
Opened June 1, 1904
Closed July 27, 1957
Dupuis *note 1 below
(probably Francois Xavier?)
Joseph Euclid Duchesneau
d-Jan 22, 1945
buried in Estevan City Cemetery
d-Mar 18, 1961
buried in SVMGC, Estevan
Opened March 1904
A Tale That Is Told, Chapter 11
Pool Elevator closed it's doors
at midnight, July 31, 1979.
It was built in 1927.
Rebuilt in 1969.
It held 45,000 bushels.
Tracy Muth was the last Elevator Agent.
He was transferred to Macoun as Assistant
A Hitchcock area farmer was the last delivery.
It closed with 19,000 bushels of grain in storage.
Hec Lavoy was Pool's Area Superintendent in Estevan.
History of the Hamlet
in the Estevan
Tale That is Told book
Note 1- A Narcine Dupuis was
married to Alphebie Duchesneau,
on May 20, 1904 when a son was born to them
My Uncle William
(Bill) Fiest's family
lived on a farm just south of Hitchcock
where he was born and raised on
Hitchcock ca 1920-21
Population= 10, +75
farmers in the District
CPR Telegraph, and Dominion
and Long Distance Telephones
F. Duchesneau- Barber and
Joseph E. Duchesneau- Postmaster and Government
Joseph Duchesneau & Co.
Pacific Hotel- Phillip Dupuis
Hitchcock Motor Co.
H. H. Tilley- Blacksmith
International Elevator Co. Ltd.
Western Elevator Co. Ltd.