Cowper, Saskatchewan, Canada

Unincorporated Railway Point
At mile 30.4, on the Maryfield Blewett, Canadian Northern, later National, Rail Line

In Rural Municipality of Moose Creek #33, which was established Jan 1, 1911.

Located at NE Section 19, Township 8, Range 1, W2

Latitude- 49º 40' N
Longitude- 102º 7' W

Elevation 2141 ft

Located on the Canadian National Railway in 1927
Just east of Cowper Creek, and 3 miles west of Service, NE of Carlyle,
4 miles N, then 2 miles West of Manor SK

Part of My Dad's 1927 Map of this area.

Railway Officials gave Cowper it's name,
Named after the British Poet, who also wrote Hymns

William Cowper
b- Nov 26, 1731, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England
d- Apr 25, 1800, East Dereham, Norfolk, England
He started as a Lawyer, served as a Clerk in the House of Lords,
before turning to writing his Poems and Hymns

Post Office History


Federal Electoral District: Assiniboia (SK)
Office Opened- Aug 1, 1911
at Sec 19, Township 8, Range 1, W2
Office Closed- Dec 31, 1915

Name of Postmaster Military Status Date of Birth Date of
Date of
Cause of Vacancy
Charles Robert Banting (see below) Aug 1, 1911 Dec 17, 1912 Resignation
William Trout (see below) June 15, 1913 Dec 31, 1915 Closed

Disclaimer- This reproduction is NOT represented as an official version of the materials reproduced,
nor as having been made in affiliation with, or with the endorsement of the National Archives of Canada.
The source of this material is the National Archives of Canada

Charles Robert Banting- First Postmaster
b- May 1852 in Cookstown, Simcoe Co., ON
d- May 17, 1941
married Dec 13, 1876, Innisfil, Simcoe, ON
wife- Mary Ann Banting, nee Hill
b- Aug 1859 in ON
d- Dec 9, 1933
daughter of Richard and Priscilla Hill

7 children I know of:
Benjamin Lewis Banting
b- Nov 2, 1877, in Essex, Simcoe, ON

Hiletta C. Banting
b- 1878 in ON

Eva Sarah Priscilla Banting
b- Aug 10, 1891, RM of Oakland, MB

Percival Charles Richard “Percy” Banting
b- Oct 4, 1894 in Oakland, MB
d- Feb 6, 1962 in Saskatoon SK
buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Saskatoon SK
He married Edna Elvira Shaw

Thomas Albert Wilson “Wilber” Banting
b- Dec 17, 1896 near Souris, in RM of Oakland, MB
d- Jan 15, 1979

Bertha Annie Jane Banting
b- Oct 9, 1899 in RM of Oakland, MB

Meredith Black Banting
b- Sept 19, 1901 in Rounthwaite, MB

Father- Benjamin Banting (1820-1891)
Mother- Sarah “Sally” Banting, nee Meredith (1825-1900)

1871 family living in Essa, South Simcoe, ON
1881- Gwillimbury West, Simcoe South, Ontario, Canada
1910 moved to a farm near Cowper
1912 Banting family moved to Richlea SK

Percy and Wilber lived in the Macrorie district for a time.

Mr. William Trout and his wife lived on a farm near Cowper.

William Allen Trout
b- Oct 22, 1853 in Wiarton, Bruce Co., ON
d- May 2 1930 in Bashaw Alberta.
Buried in Bashaw, AB
1881 Mail Carrier, Wiarton, Bruce Co. ON
wife- Agnes Augusta Scott,
b- 1859 in Wallace ON
d- June 2 1948 in Rockwood ON
buried in Bashaw Alberta
daughter of John Scott, and Mary Ann Scott.
married July 21, 1880 in Oxeden, Grey Co. ON

1911 family living on Gould st, in Wiarton, Bruce Co., ON

Father- John Emerson Trout
b- Aug 21, 1819 in Burlington, Nelson Twp, Halton, ON
d- June 6, 1882, Wiarton, Amabel township, Bruce Co. ON, age 62

mother- Frances Amelia Trout, nee Hunter
b- 1824 in Caledon, ON
d- 1863
Father and Mother married Mar 30, 1842, Home District ON

William and Agnes's children:
John Emerson Trout II
b- May 6, 1881 in Wiarton, Bruce Co., ON
d- Apr 30, 1967 in Bashaw AB
buried in Bashaw Cemetery
married Harriet Trout, nee Ogram
b- Aug 25, 1880 in ON
d- Apr 19, 1963 in Bashaw AB

2 sons by 1911
Harry Emerson Trout
b- Apr 1908 in MB

Ross Ogram “Og” Trout
b- Aug 10, 1910 in Manor SK
d- Jan 6, 1973 in Bashaw
1911 family living in Saskatoon SK

William Robert Trout
b- Feb 25, 1913 in Carlyle SK
d- April 27 1996 buried in Bashaw AB

Wilda Eleanor Trout
b- Feb 25 1913 in Carlyle SK
d- 1998 Westlock AB
Jean Olive Trout
b Mar 24 1917 Carlyle SK
d July 27 1993 Edmonton AB
buried Bashaw AB
then 2 daughters in Bashaw AB:
Margaret Harriett Trout
b- Jan 2, 1922, Bashaw AB
d- Dec 10, 1994, Stettler AB
married a Mr. Satre
Patricia Lydia Trout
b- Feb 4, 1926 Bashaw AB
d- Jan 5, 1984 Bashaw AB
married Garnet John Lyle
Annie Mary Trout
b- Feb 17, 1882 in Wiarton, Bruce Co. ON
d- 1982

Eleanor Agnes “Ellen” Trout
b- Aug 20, 1885 in Wiarton ON
(b- Keppel Twp, Grey Co. ON in one record)

Russell “Ross” Hunter Trout
b- Mar 29, 1886 in Wiarton ON
d- May 11, 1953 at his home in Estevan, age 65
buried in Estevan City Cemetery
Came west around turn of the century,
as far as Elgin MB
later going to Arcola in 1906 as a Tinsmith.
Went to Estevan in 1927.
Worked for Perry Motors Co.
Joined that firm as a partner in 1932.
In 1946, he joined his sons R. Gregg Trout and
Allan H. Trout, to buy the firm, and formed Trout Motors
He was Past President of SK Automobile Dealers Assoc.
Director Federated Automobile Dealers Assoc.
Served 2 years on GM Dealers Advisory Council.
Life member Arcola Lodge AF and AM
and Estevan chapter Royal Arch Masons,
member Wa Wa Temple, Order of the Mystic Shrine, Regina.
Apr 1946 part of group trying to organize a flying club in Estevan

Neil Winter Trout
b- July 18, 1890 in Wiarton ON
d- May 2, 1978 in Vernon BC
1911 with his brother John in Saskatoon SK
shown as postmaster of Gold Bridge, BC
from Sept 4, 1941 to Mar 5, 1903
he took over from his brother William Allan Trout,

William Allan Trout
b- Aug 4, 1892 in Amabel Township, Bruce, ON
d- June 19, 1976 in Penticton BC, age 83
Postmaster in Gold Bridge BC, before his brother Neil,
William then moved to Spuzzum and became postmaster there.

Henry Stanley Trout
b- Mar 1, 1896 in Wiarton ON
d- Feb 19, 1917 during WWI, buried in France
reg # 148771, Private, Army, Canadian Infantry, 78th Batt
next of kin, mother Augusta Trout, living at Manor SK. in 1916
He was living at the Mclaren Hotel in Winnipeg
when he enlisted, he was a School Teacher.
shown as son of William and Augusta, in Fawn BC

Father remarried Mary McNeil
10 children with Frances Hunter, and 5 more with Mary McNeil

Thanks to input from Deb Trout on some of the names and info above, William was her Great Grandfather

Arnold Van Heukelom family bought Section 19, Tsp 8, Rge 1, W2 in 1928
they farmed here in until 1952, moving to Manor SK

Originally Created July 25, 2011


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