James Parkinson

James “Jimmie” Parkinson
b- Nov 26, 1879 in Abram, Lancashire, England
d- June 18, 1958 Estevan, SK

buried in Estevan City Cemetery

Then 1911 census, there was a James Parkinson living in Estevan
b- Apr 1886 in England, age 25,
brother to a Job Parkinson, whose family he was living with.
Shown as a miner.
Same fellow, or 2 different ones? I think same guy, with an error in dates.

A James Parkinson was Town Councillor, ca 1931, during the Bienfait Miner's riot.
also Chairman of the Relief Committee

A James (Jimmy) Parkinson owned the Victoria Cafe in Estevan at one time

Jimmy Parkinson came from a Lancashire coal mining home.
Described as a “Welshman”.
Came to Canada as a boy of 18 years old, ca 1897.
Spent sometime in the east of Canada, before coming west with a pre-war harvester excursion
Farming wasn't his calling, so he went into a job with the railroad as a pumpman.
While doing this job he went out prospecting for coal.
Before he could buy a coal mine lease with surface rights,
he joined the Army Medical Corps in WWI.
address shown as Abram Lancashire England
next of kin, George Parkinson, Platt Bridge, Lancashire, England.
James showed his occupation as Contractor (waterworks),
not married, enlisted at Valcartier, Sept 23, 1914.
Reg # 33863

25 April 1918- Jimmy Parkinson back from war.

3 October 1918-Pte. Jimmy Parkinson returned from Ottawa on Tuesday and will soldier no more.
He has a record of good service behind him in Flanders and has recently been granted his discharge from the army.

On his return he picked a 300 acre plot, 3 mi SE of Estevan.
in 1930 he was mining coal for 65 cents a ton.
At the Estevan Valley Mine
15 cents of that was clear profit for him.
in 1930 he had a prospect of selling his mine for $4,000,000.00. A lot of money now, never mind then.
he had 3 more mines at this point.

I think George Parkinson was his father- a Collier


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