Edward Siddall Mine

Roche Percee, Saskatchewan, Canada

Edward Siddall Mine Possibly on Section 36, Township 1, Range 7, W2

Operating ca Sept 1931 during Dominion mine strike,
Owned by Edward (Ed) Siddall,
b- Dec, ca 1900, in England

his father, Edwin Siddall,
b- June, ca 1877, in Lancashire, England, (shown age 29 in 1906)
Mother- Anne (Annie) Elizabeth Siddall, nee Hicklin
b- Dec, ca 1877 in England, (shown age 31 in 1906, b- ca 1875?)
married bet July-Sept 1896, reg dist Prestwich, Lancashire UK
Brother- Henry Ashton (Harry) Siddall,
b- June 9, 1897 in Oldham, Manchester, England
d- Nov 10, 1917
H.A. Siddall listed as a Legion member in Bienfait
He enlisted Feb 27, 1916 in Estevan in WWI, Reg #925426,
Private, Army, Canadian Infantry, Saskatchewan Regiment, 5th Battalion
Sister- Nellie Siddall
b- Apr ca 1903, in England
Brother- Thomas Siddall,
b- Feb, ca 1904 in reg dist Prestwich, Lancashire UK
I believe he owned the coal mine on Section 24, Township 1, Range 7 -W2, shown listed below
Sister- Ella Siddall,
b- Oct 26, 1908 at Sec 36, 1, 7 W2
Brother- Matthew Siddall b- 1913 above? my guess is yes.
1881 UK census, Father Edwin Siddall, shown age 3
son of Edwin Siddall, shown age 40, born in Warwick England,
occupation Coal Miner,
living at 772 Mancester Rd, Failsworth, Lancashire, England
Edwin Sr's wife shown as age 42, born in Worcester, England
occupation Bread Baker.
Edwin was youngest of 6 children in 1881.
1906 family living in or near Roche Percee
1908 family living at Sec 36, 1, 7 W2
1911 family living in Estevan
1916, Father Edwin and Harry at least, living in Roche Percee
probably whole family there now.
now the strange part there is an Edwin Siddall age 12,
buried in Taylorton Cemetery, Oct 1912,
b- ca 1900, which fits Edward above. not sure if same or not

Oct 29 1912, newspaper article, Edwin Siddall a young boy was killed
Run over after falling from a wagon load of grain

then if it is Edward, this mine was owned by his father Edwin Siddall,
who went by Edward name possibly?
Other thing is where did this family go?
Edwin Siddall (Jr's) Family immigrated in 1904 to Saskatchewan per census,
but actually they came at separate times
Vessel - Dominion, Arrived at Montreal Quebec, on 14 Aug 1904
Annie E Siddall, 33, wife, mar
Master H Siddall, 10, single (Henry)
Master E Siddall, 4 (Edwin)
Miss E Siddall, 2 (Nellie above is my guess)
with them was Ellen Siddall, 31, wife, mar
and Charles Siddall, 9, child, single
all going to Roche Percee, Assiniboia
Not sure who Ellen was married to, one of Edwin's brothers I guess
who might also have come earlier?
I know he had one brother John William Siddall, not sure if he had more born after 1881.
there was a Edwin Siddall, age 26, miner, from Lancashire,
destination Michel BC, travelling Steerage on the vessel 'Pretorian',
arrived in Montreal, Quebec on 12 Sep 1903.
So now we know he might have come earlier than his wife and family.
So between Sept 1903 and Aug 1904, he moved from BC to Roche Percee.

one of the miner's was Martin Nolan, I have added his pictures to the Roche Percee page
Martin Nolan Pictures

Richard “Dicky” Knight was badly injured in this mine, age 20, ca 1931, and with a back injury was confined to a wheel chair. He passed away age 23 in Roche Percee, and was buried in Taylorton Cemetery


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