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Shand  Saskatchewan

Village, Unincorporated area, in SE Saskatchewan

My intention is not to repeat Shand History
recorded already, but add to it.
Link below to a great book on the village history
author Alice Pawson.

Located at NW Section 4 (and NE Section 3),
Township 2, Range 7, West of the 2nd Meridian

Lat 49 06' 00" N - Long-102 53' 02" W

Elevation 1850 ft

Located on the Canadian Pacific Railroad (CPR)
Soo Line, between Estevan and Roche Percee

Located in School District # 2927

The Shand Coal and Brick Company
used Lignite Coal in Updraft Kilns
for burning common brick

Origin of the Name
It was named after Percy Duff Shand,
one time Chief Clerk to the Superintendent at Moose Jaw.
He was of Welsh nationality,
Pearcey "Percy" Duff Shand
b- Mar 25, 1880 in Toronto, York, ON
also shown born in Ontario in 1878,
as age 28, in 1906 census.
1891 Ontario census living in London City, Ontario, age 11,
which makes him born ca 1880.
Shown as a member of the Free Church
He was elected Grand Esquire,
in the Dominion Grand Lodge in 1914,
a Member of the Moose Jaw Elks Lodge.
His Father was James Shand,
b- ca 1856
Mother, Isabella Duff,
b- ca 1855
2 younger sisters;
Beatrice Annabell Shand,
 b, Jan 20, 1885 in Toronto, York, ON

Lillian Elizabeth Sydney Shand,
b, Nov 13, 1891, in Toronto, York, ON

Post Office History

Name of Office:


Located at
Sec.3, Twp.2, R.7, W2 - 1912-07-01

Federal Electoral District:
Assiniboia (Saskatchewan)

Office Opened July 1, 1912
Office closed Apr 30, 1945

Postmaster Information:
Name of Postmaster Military
Date of
Date of
Cause of
Jonas Gustaf  (J.G.) Peterson
Director, Mine Operator,
Sask. Coal, Brick and Power Co.
Immigrated to USA from Sweden in 1889,
and Canada in 1903
His wife was
Lydia Campbell Peterson
In 1908 he was on the first Estevan Library Board
Bought the Eureka Coal and Brick Co.  south of Estevan in 1910, changed the name to Estevan Brick and Coal Co., before he moved to Shand in 1913 to buy the Shand Mine and Brick yards.
  b- Aug 22, 1869
in Sweden
d- Apr 14, 1948
1912-07-01 1916-03-14 Resignation
Arthur George Garrish
worked in office of the Union Insurance Society of Canton, London, Eng
immigrated to Canada in spring of 1902.
Came to Saskatoon first.  member of the Rev. Barr Colonists with his brother Julian.  Came to Estevan in 1914
Became Secretary-Treasurer of,
Sask. Coal, Brick and Power Co.
He also was a chartered accountant, Secretary of RM of Estevan#5 ca 1922, Councillor, served 1 term as Mayor of Estevan, 1924-25. Stock holder and helped operate The Estevan Progress until it was sold.
Moved to Vancouver, he owned shares in a shipyard there.
Garrish Place in Estevan named after him
Arthur married Violet Hilda Lancaster Ross end of June, 1907 in Reg. dist. of Camberwell, London, England. She died July 9, 1976 in Vancouver, age 92
-served in the Army in the South African (2nd Boer) War, discharged in June 1901

b-bet Jan-Mar 1879, King's Norton reg dist, England
d- Sept 20, 1963
in Vancouver BC
age 83
1916-05-18 1916-10-17 Resignation
James L. Bolocan
also Store Keeper
Rumanian Nationality,
Religion shown as Jewish
Father Hyam, born Columbus OH, USA, died in Edmonton AB, Mar 10, 2006,
Mother Effy, younger sister Ethel
- b-Apr 1889 in USA
d- ?
1916-11-30 1918-03-25 Resignation
John G. Moffatt
Managing Director of
Sask. Coal, Brick and Power Co.
- b- ?
d- Dec 5, 1918
at Shand
possibly poisoned
Oct 2,1918 Dec 5,1918 Death
Robert MacDonald - - 1919-03-21 1919-10-11 Resignation
Arthur C. Phillips
Book Keeper and Store Keeper of
Sask. Coal, Brick and Power Co.
His Family Story here
OAS WWI b-Aug 12, 1892, South Wales UK
d-1967, Kipling SK
1919-12-09 1926-08-02 Resignation
Jonas Gustaf Peterson
Director, Mine Operator,
Sask. Coal, Brick and Power Co.
- b- Aug 22, 1869
d- Apr 14, 1948
1926-11-01 1945-03-06 Resignation
Source for base info, Canada Archives
Info displayed is not construed to be 100% accurate
Do your own research to verify my additions

Jonas Gustav
Peterson home at Shand
Made from Bricks from his company
This brick house was still standing July 2000
built in 1925 across the road from the Shand School

Stone Powder House building at Shand
Sask. Coal, Brick and Power Co.

From my Lignite Coalmine page

Saskatchewan Coal, Brick
 and Power Company

aka: Shand Coal and
Brick Company

LSD 14, 15, 16
Opened by Joel Bardsley,
(born 1874 in England),
in 1908, on the Soo (CPR) Line,

Sold ca 1912, to
Jonas Gustav Peterson,
B- Aug
22, 1869, died Apr 14, 1948,
buried in Estevan City Cemetery. 
The founder of the Hamlet of Shand.
Deep Seam type Mine.
The mine was open until 1938
Mr Peterson owned the
Eureka Coal and Brick Company
 in Estevan prior to this.
In 1916 this mine produced 23,755 tons of Lignite coal
4th highest in the District.
This Mine was operating in 1917.
Shand NW Section 3, Tsp 2, Rge 7, W2 July 21, 1911 Jonas Gustaf Peterson and Shand School District no. 2927 bought 160 acres for $50/acre from the CPR, including Coal and Surface rights.  One acre in NW corner was reserved for the school, and 6.8 acres reserved for the right of way and station.  July 31, 1913 13.37 acres assigned back to CPR

Shand Power Plant and Greenhouse
With strip mining all around Shand
I doubt if any trace of it is left.

The information above is an addition to this great record below

History of Shand
compiled by Alice May Pawson, nee Czoba, in 1992
My page is dedicated to her.

Alice May Pawson, nee Czoba
b- September 14, 1922 in Shand SK
d- January 12, 2011, in Estevan SK., age 88
buried in Souris Valley Memorial Gardens, Estevan
Husband John (Jack) Mitchell Pawson
b- May 8, 1913
d- Mar 24, 1995
married in 1944
He was the son of George Pawson

Father- Frank Stanley Czoba
b- Oct 5, 1890, in
Husiatyn, Poland
d- June 23, 1971
Came to Canada in 1913
Mother- Margaret Czoba, nee Ashenhurst
October 8, 1902 at Whitewater, MB
d-  Oct 13, 1991 in Estevan SK.
the only daughter of William Ashenhurst,
and Letitia Ashenhurst, nee Woods.
Miner and Bunkhouse Operator at Shand.

Margaret Czoba, nee Ashenhurst, had 2 brothers,
William James Ashenhurst
 and Reuben Ashenhurst.
Frank and Margaret were married
Feb 4, 1921 in United Church Manse, Estevan

Sister of Alice,
Helen Mariam (Marion?) Czoba,
b- July 8, 1926 in Shand
d- Jan 2, 2004
Brother of Alice,
Kenneth  (Ken) Czoba,
b- in Shand

Alice was a Local School Teacher,
and also worked at her Husband's Market Garden.

Sorry the links above to the Estevan cap site are no longer working.
the Estevan Library has closed that history site down,
not sure why, but it is dead, as of Sept 2011.

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