Located on Section 5, Township 4, Range 6, West of 2nd Meridian
Lat- 49° 16' 00" N - Long- 102° 47' 02" W
Part of my dad's 1927 map showing Kingsford
In 1927 there
was at least one Elevator, a Gas
and a Telegraph Office, besides the Post Office
14km/9mi N, from Bienfait,
13km/8mi S, from Lampman
In RM of Browning #34
Altitude 1914 ft
Situated on the Canadian
National Railroad (CNR)
between Lampman and Bienfait
Origin of the name
From "A Tale That is Told", Estevan History
"A loading platform was built beside the railway track
near the Duncan Gates farmstead. It was named Kingsford,
partly for Kingston, Ontario,
and partly for Kingsford, the poet,
since Lampman and Browning had each been named after poets.
The freight trains came through twice a week"
I would say it was named
strictly after the Poet
same as Lampman
Opened Mar 1, 1917
Closed Aug 24, 1953
First located at
NW 1/4 Sec.32, Twp.3, R.6, W2
SE Sec.5, Twp.4, R.6, W2
|Name of Postmaster||Military Status||
|George H. Gibson||-||unknown||1917-03-01||1918-11-25||Resignation|
d- Jan 24, 1939
John William Wilson
b-June 12, 1879
d- aft Nov 19, 1946
Edward (Ed) George Hofley
Father- George Hofley
June 2, 1916 living in Lampman SK
Franzisky (Frances)(Fanny) Pakorny
(see note below)
b- 1876 in Winkler MB
m- Apr 25, 1893 in Rhineland MB
Sister- Dorothy Hofley,
b- Nov 7, 1895
in Plum Coulee MB
Brother- Leo John Hofley-
b- Sept 4, 1906 in Winkler
Served in WWI
enlisted June 2, 1816
in Carnduff SK
in Winkler MB
d- Feb 13, 1977
in Lampman SK
|John William Wilson||-||b-June 12,1879||1943-06-01||Acting||-|
|John William Wilson||-||b-June 12,1879||1943-08-17||1946-11-19||Resignation|
|Ian Maurice Gibson||-||
b- Aug 9,
d- Mar 23, 1985
on farm near Lampman SK
|Ian Maurice Gibson||-||
only reference info only
Office/Store was held up
late on a Monday night by 3 masked robbers
on Oct 17, 1927.
They held up Edward Chamney, Post Master and Storekeeper,
and H. Johnsrude, a Saskatchewan Pool Elevator buyer.
They rifled thru the Post Office safe and took $3220.00.
For some strange reason they only took the Grain company money,
and told Mr. Chamney they heard their money was insured
so would not suffer any personal financial loss.
They didn't touch the Post office or store money.
They made their escape west towards Bienfait,
in a Buick Master Six Touring Sedan car,
with what was believed were Saskatchewan License Plates.
Mr. Chamney was also agent for the Matheson Lindsay Elevator Company,
and the Saskatchewan Pool Elevator, the 2 elevators in the hamlet.
A shotgun and 2 automatic pistols were used by the bandits.
The safe was in the back of the store.
The robbers had cut the telephone line to Kingsford, from Bienfait.
They also damaged the telephone at the store, so it couldn't be used.
They removed a shotgun and a rifle in the store,
and left them outside, to be found in the morning.
Mr. Chamney and Johnrude had to drive to Bienfait to report the robbery.
At this time only 3 families resided in the hamlet.
The get away car was spotted just east of Kingsford,
by a local farmer, Jack Bore, who reported 3 men
were outside the car at 10 PM pretending to change a tire.
So they obviously had a driver as well.
Percy Gent, grandmother Fanny, and
lived on the John Neering farm,
4mi E and 1mi N of Kingsford
Frances Hofley- took out a US patent
on a new fly catching device
Patent number: 1387716
Sept 15, 1920
patented Aug 16, 1921
At that time she claimed she was a citizen of Czecho-Slovakia
living in Lampman SK.
Hofley was a member of the Bienfait
before the Lampman branch was formed
Lillian Louise Gibson, nee Chamney,
writes her Uncle Ted ran the store
Her and her husband Orion Halliday Gibson ran the store in the 1920's