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 Willmar - Willocks
 Saskatchewan
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 Willmar Saskatchewan
an Unincorporated Hamlet

Original name
 Willocks, Assiniboia, NWT, 1900-1905
named after the early 3 Willock brothers
Willocks, Saskatchewan, 1905-1911

Then changed to Willmar Station, 1911-1957
Willmar- 1957- ?

Note 1927 map below says Willmar was the name

Located at  NW Section 22, Township 6, Range 4, W2

Latitude- 49 29' N
Longitude- 102 28' W

Elevation 1959 ft

Originally on the Canadian Northern Railroad,
Canadian National Railroad in 1927 below.
 


part of 1927 map of this area.

Origin of name unknown-
but there is a Willmar Minnesota,
and lots of settlers in this area,
were Americans.
Or was it Will from Willock
and mar from ?

Pool Elevator
Gas Station
Rural Telephone System
Post Office
and no doubt a General Store,
all in the Hamlet in 1927

They obviously had a school as well,
May 1925 tenders were asked for
an extension to the Willmar School.
Charles J. F. Lembke, Secretary School district.
Waterman, Waterbury, Regina in control of construction.
It was Wilmar School #60, opened in 1902
It was used for Church services, and Sunday School as well.

School symbol shown, NE Section 18, Tsp 6, Rge 4, W2
Willmar School #3476

First church services were held in the George Willock home


Post Office History

Willmar

Federal Electoral District: Moose Mountain (SK)

Office established- Nov 1, 1900
First called "Willmar Station"

changed to "Willocks", Aug 1, 1911
named after the first Post Master,
located at Sec.24, Twp.6, R.5, W2

changed to "Willmar", June 24, 1957
 
Sec.22, Twp.6, R.4, W2

Closed- Dec 31, 1983

Postmaster Information:

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

David Scott Willock
(see below)

1900-11-01

1911

Death

Ben T. Hallonquist
(see below)

1911-08-01

1912-04-15

Resignation

Raymond "Ray" L. Jones
(see below)

1912-06-15

1914-12-10

Resignation

M. R. Jones

1915-02-15

1920-05

Resignation

Hugh McMillan

1920-08-18

1921-10-28

Death

Orval R. Aiken

1922-01-05

1922-07-15

Resignation

Mrs. Edward H. Jones

1922-09-05

1926-12-29

Resignation

William John James Bedford
b- Nov 1880

1927-01-12

1952-02-14

Resignation

Ralph Lee Clarkson

1952-04-16

Acting

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1952-07-17

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Promotion

Mrs. Lois Clarkson

1976-12-01

Temporary

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Mrs. Loretta M. Heidinger

1977-03-19

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or with the endorsement of the National Archives of Canada.
The source of this material is the National Archives of Canada

David Scott Willock
b- Feb 22, 1828 in Perth, Lanark, ON per 1901 census
d- 1913
Scotch, Presbyterian, Farmer, in 1901
wife- Charlotte Willock nee Graham
b- June 5, 1841 in ON
d- Jan 20, 1925 at home of daughter Emma McGee
in Jubilee (Vancouver) BC, age 83
Funeral in Presbyterian Church in Arcola,
buried in Old Carlyle Cemetery.
She was the midwife in the District.
Farmer and grain merchant in Fenelon Falls.
Fenelon Falls- Owner of 200 acres in Lot 15, Con.7,
 lived in Victoria Co since 1830.

son- Frederick "Fred" William Willock,
b- Oct 27 (Oct 26?), 1874 in Fenelon, Victoria, ON
d- bef 1925
married Mary Ellen Hay,
 b- Nov 9, 1874
her father William Hay and family, were in the district in 1901

son- Robert Willock,
b- Oct 25, 1876 in Fenelon Township, Victoria, ON
d- aft 1925
lived in Willmar in 1925

son- Lawrance (Lawrenece?) G. Willock,
 b- Mar 18 (Mar 17?), 1879 in Fenelon, Victoria, ON
d- aft 1925,
lived in Alsask in 1925

son- Albert "Scott" Willock,
 b- Dec 10, 1862, in ON
d- Dec 21, 1947 in Burnaby BC, age 85, died single
lived in Lemberg SK in 1925

daughter- Annie M. Willock
age 19 in 1881
d- before 1925

daughter- Emma Caroline Willock,
 b- ca 1864, age 15 in 1881, born in Fenelon Township, ON
d- Oct 16, 1939, Burnaby, BC, age 74
married George Henry McGee, age 27, Sept 8, 1891, at Lindsay ON
She was shown age 26 when she married

son- Athelbert  "Bert" C. Willock,  age 13 in 1881,
 b- in ON
d- aft 1925
lived in Alsask in 1925

son- Samual (Samuel?) A. Willock, age 11, in 1881,
 b- ca 1870, in ON
d- bef 1925

son- Francis John Willock,
age 9 in 1881, b- in ON
d- Apr 29, 1898 in SK

son- David Ireton Willock
b- June 28, 1882, Fenelon, Victoria, ON
d- June 9, 1883 in Fenelon, Victoria, ON

Father- Francis Willock
Mother- Margaret Willock, nee Grey

A Francis Willock received patent Lot 24, conc 3, 200 acres,
July 12, 1830 in Ops township, Newcastle district,
discharged as a Sergeant-Major

sister of David- Ann Willock,
b- May 9, 1822 in ON

Sister of David- Josephine Willock, age 26
b- Ops township, Victoria, ON
married Thomas Nugent, age 33, Mar 1, 1861, Victoria Co, ON

brother of David- Francis Willock, age 28,
b- Canada
married Margaret Humphrey, b- in Scotland,
July 1, 1865, St. Andrews Church, Lindsay ON

in 1881 David and family were in Fenelon Falls, Victoria North, ON

There were 2 other Willock brothers of David, that came west.
They originally rented land at Carlyle, when they came from ON
One brother was George Willock, b- 1827 in ON.
his wife was Celia, nee ?

other might be John Willock, who lived in Fenelon as well.
farmer. Is owner of 200 acres in Lots 16 and 17, Con.7.
Born in Victoria Co in 1840.

or was it Francis Willock above?

a place named Dunford, Verulam, ON
was originally called Willock's Setllement,
named after this family


William H. Jones
b- June 1864 in England
wife Martha Jones, nee ?
b- Feb 1864 in ON
William H. Jones was the Station Agent in Wilmar, ca 1017
Baptist, operating a Hardware Store in Arcola, in 1911
Immigrated in 1869
they had 4 sons:
Raymond "Ray" Jones
,
b- Feb 1894 in SK

 Edward H. Jones
b- ?
His wife was Postmaster, (see above)

 George Jones
b- Dec 1891 in SK

Walton Jones
b- Jan 1901 in SK


Bengt  "Ben" T. Hallonquist
b- May 1860 in Sweden (May 1859 in 1911 census)
d- ? probably in Florida
He Immigrated in 1882 to US,
entered Canada in 1887
married Hulda Sophia (Hilda?)(Sofia?) Hallonquist, nee Nelson, (Nilson?)
on July 1, 1884, at St. Paul,  Minn. USA
b- 1862 in Sweden

Ben built the Carlyle Hotel, "Carlyle House" in 1901
on the east side of Main St, the first Hotel in that town.
Ben Hallonquist was a General Merchant in Carlyle and Willmar
Jan 12, 1908, fire destroyed the general store in Carlyle,
name "Hallonquist and Jackson", loss of $17,500.
He was the first Manager, of the new hotel
at Carlyle Lake Resort, in 1909.
He was a Stone Mason by trade.
He only had a Grammar School education.
1914 the family left to West Palm Springs, Florida, USA,
where he operated a grocery and food store.
1935 Ben and his wife were living at
#611 50th St. West Palm Beach, FL, USA., Grocery Merchant.
1936 Ben and his wife visited Carlyle and District.
July 1, 1942, they celebrated their 58th wedding anniv.
Lived on 424 Tenth St., Palm Beach, FL
his birthday was in May, near May 16th.
In 1941 he was 82, she was 70.
they had 3 sons and 1 daughter:

EmmyTheresia Hallonquist
b- Apr 27, 1885, in RM of Sifton, MB
in 1945 she is shown age 52, born in Canada in West Palm Beach, FL
with her, a Rully (Rutherford?) Hallonquist, age 28, born in Canada,
b- Aug 16, 1915,
d- Dec 1985, age 70, in West Palm Beach FL
and Nelson Hallonquist,
 age 25, born in Canada, both in the Army in 1945,
and Mersa? Hollonquist,
age 19, born in Florida, a Telegraph Operator

Oldest son Arthur Hallonquist
b- June 20, 1887 in RM of Sifton, MB
(age 19 in 1906, b- July 1887 in MB, in 1911 Census)
 lived in Alberta, and was a well known curler.
shown as a salesman, in store, in 1911

Earnest (Ernest?) Hjalmar Hallonquist,
b- July 21, 1890 in RM of Sifton, MB
(age 15 in 1906, b- June 1890 in MB)
shown as a salesman, in store, in 1911

Carl Albert Hallonquist,
b- May 12, 1897, in RM of Winchester, MB
(age 9 in 1906, b- May 1897 in MB, in 1911 census)
d- June 1980, in West Palm Beach, FL, age 83

Bengt Hallonquist,
no age shown, so possibly born in 1906, but only a guess

name in 1911 census- Hallinquid, living on Souris Ave in Carlyle.
name in 1906 census- Hallouguish,


Other Pioneers in the District.

Henry and Albertine Luhr
moved to this District in 1903

Frank Craig, Everett Craig, Alex Smith

Earl Leggatt, ca 1915
Lloyd Leggatt ca 1920

3 Schendel Brothers
Charles Schendel came in ca1925

Walter "Walt" Edmonds, ca 1920

Edmonds family were some of the early settlers.
they came west in 1890.
They were United Empire Loyalists.

Peter Brehm, b- Dec 29, 1889

Howard Cadwell family

Thomas Hawkins

Luke Ward

John McGee, and Samuel J. McGee family

Walter Howay family

Milt Brownridge family

Noah Haug family

John H. Moris family

George Henery family

Frank Harris

Herman Cula

H. H. and W. C. Mills
 

 

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