Frayne Coal Mine

Roche Percee, Saskatchewan, Canada

Frayne Coal Mine

Located at S1/2 OF LS 16 Section 22, Township 1, Range 6, W2

This Mine was operating in 1917.

Owned by Samuel (Sam) Frayne
He had the Minerals land patent on this land, other than gold and silver.
His name is shown as Samuel Frayn in the land grant.
In 1918 some of Mr. Frayn's farm land was sold by his wife Mary, to Mr. Ernest Leonard.
1901 census says his name was Sam Frayne living in Roche Percee, Methodist religion,
b- Mar 28, 1861, in Ontario, listed as a farmer.
Not able to find where he is buried.
Sam married Mary Balison, b- Jan 13, 1858, in PEI
sister to Joe Balison, pioneer in the area,
The Balison family came to the Coalfield area via Moosomin.
Per Portal history book- Sam was a locomotive engineer at Taylorton, when they hauled coal across the Souris River to a siding near the CPR track where Hwy 39 crosses.
Sam homesteaded the NW Sec 22, Tsp 1, Rge 6, W2
At one time he was a trustee of the Britannia school.


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