Kingdon & Coates Mine

Bienfait, Saskatchewan, Canada

Kingdon & Coates Mine
aka: Coates Mine

also seen Coats Mine name

located at LSD 10 & 11, Section 19, Township 2, Range 6, W2 Just south of Bienfait, across from old CN Station

Leslie “Les” Kingdon one of the owners
Leslie (Les) Kingdon
b- July 22, 1893, Barnstable, Devon, England
d- Oct 28, 1986
buried in Bienfait Cemetery
Wife- Margaret Elizabeth (Maggie) Kingdon, nee Graham.
b- Nov 10, 1900
d- Jan 7, 1997
buried in Bienfait Cemetery also
Father and Mother of Stan, Don, Ken, Leslie, & Valerie Kingdon
Leslie enlisted in WWI, May 9, 1918, single, C of E, Miner
Reg #260483, svc #466123
next of kin- Father- Harry John Kingdon
living at Surzern?, Surrey Rd, Bournemouth, Dorset, England
Harry John Kingdon,
born bet July-Sept, 1863, in Barnstable, Devon, England
d- bet Oct-Dec 1937, age 76 in Poole Reg. Dist., Dorset, England
Harry shown as a French Polisher in 1881 census

Man named Coates was also involved with the Kingdon & Coates mine south of Bienfait.
There is a Dick Coates
(b-1901- d- Jan 14, 1983) buried in Bienfait, could be this man?

Researching the Assiniboia and North-West Coal Company, aka Gow Mine, I found one of the shareholders of that mine was Daniel Hugh Coates, from Winnipeg, MB,
Occupation- Fruiterer. My bet it was this man involved with this mine.

Daniel “Dan” Hugh Coates
b- Jan 14, 1866 (1865 in his obit) in Oxford Co., ON (Woodstock?) (age 35 in 1901 Yukon census)
d- Apr 21, 1932, in Dawson, Yukon, Canada
buried in the Masonic Cemetery in Dawson
He was an OddFellow and a Mason
In 1901 this Daniel was already in the Yukon for 4 1/3 years, a partner with a George McLeod, who also came from Winnipeg at the same time.
Sept 1897 he headed to the Yukon with 27 other men from Winnipeg.
Then I found same name in Winnipeg in 1901, shown as a Miner, age 35
1889 he came to Winnipeg from ON
Owner and Operator of the Old Tropical Fruit Depot on Main St. in Winnipeg.
1891 he is age 24, born in ON, living in Winnipeg, shown as a fruiterer and confectioner.
he became a mail carrier in the Yukon at one point. Involved in trade and commerce there after the gold ming ended.
Nov 24, 1923 he was voted the most handsome man in the Yukon, and nickname was “Handsome Dan”
He was President of the Dawson Hockey league at that time
He owned the fastest horse in the Yukon, named “Starlight” that held a pacing record in Vancouver
son of William Wesley Coats
mother Jennett “Janet” Coates, nee Morrison, b- Jan 1, 1846 in Scotland, she immigrated in 1851
Mr. Coates was married twice. 2nd wife survived him.
2nd wife he married ca 1931
2 sisters survived him-

  • Mrs Herbert Sellars- Winnipeg, MB
  • Mrs. Mary Lyle- Winnipeg, MB

2 brothers survived him-

  • Charles W. Coates - Moose Jaw SK
  • William M. Coates -Seattle WA


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