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Unincorporated Railway Point
at Mile 26.6
on the Maryfield Blewett
Canadian Northern, later Canadian National, Rail Line
Municipality of Moose Creek #33
which was established Jan 1, 1911.
SW Section 26, Township 8, Range 1, W2
Longitude- 102º 2' W
Located on the
Canadian National Railway in 1927
near Auburnton Creek,
and 3 miles East of Cowper SK,
NE of Carlyle,
4 miles N, and 1 mile East of Manor SK
part of 1927 map of this area.
School 1 shown,
Moose Mountain School #162
NE, Section 29, Township 8, Range 1, W2
Parents, and John and Jim Sutherland
ere given credit for starting this school in 1889
teacher 1938- Flossie C. L. Thomas, nee Hutchinson
b- Port Burwell, ON
ca 1938- Harry Hindmarch was School Board Secretary
William Fredrick Thomas,
future father in law of Flossie above, was Chairman
School 2 shown
could be Sturgeon School #517
Origin of the Name
Officials gave Service it's name,
named after the Great Poet and Writer,
Robert William Service
aka- Bard of the Yukon
b- Jan. 16, 1874, in Preston, Lancashire, England
d- Sept. 11, 1958,
France, age 84
He moved to
Canada age 21
No Post Office
Pioneers in the District
Burgess, NE Section 26
b- Dec 1876 in England,
immigrated in 1896
could be b- Dec 23, 1877,
who was son of Joseph and Elizabeth Burgess
wife- Kathleen May Burgess, nee Burkey?
b- May 1883 in England
immigrated in 1910
possibly married Jan-Mar 1906, West Derby Reg District, England
NW Section 28
SW Section 28
NE Section 34
he was a resident of Cannington Manor area, ca 1941
Lived at Cannington Manor as early as 1894
in 1897 homesteaded next to Major E. W. Fleming
1904 he moved to the old Umphry farm at Cannington Manor.
this became the JR Ranch.
son John Hewlett was a member of the RCAF
married in Edmonton, AB, Dec 1911
wife- Annie Elizabeth May Brown
b- Feb 25, 1887 in Sutton-on-Hill, Yorkshire, England
d- Apr 9, 1974, Central Park Lodge, Winnipeg, MB
buried in Cannington Manor Church yard.
came to Canada spring of 1911
She taught painting in Banff
Early in 1912 they moved back to Cannington Manor
where they raised 3 sons:
Rupert, John and Alfred
she wrote a couple books,
and recorded the history of Cannington Manor.
the house they owned was built by James Humphrys
in 1888, an English Marine engineer.
Morrison, NW Section 34
SW Section 34
worked with railroad, age 30, ca 1911
Frank Hindmarch family ca 1938
William "Will" Fredrick Thomas
attended Moose Mountain school
his wife, Helen Hindmarch
his family history is in the