Cullen, Saskatchewan, Canada

A Hamlet in the Benson RM #35

Located on the Canadian National CNR line on map below
Originally on a branch line of the Canadian Northern Railway from Maryfield, to Lampman, then to Radville.
Lampman was at mile 67.4
Bryant at mile mile 83.1

Located at intersection NW-SW Section 7, Township 5, Range 7, W2
27 km North of Estevan, 12 km West of Lampman, East of Midale (2 1/4 miles east of Hwy 47)

Latitude- 49º 22' N
Longitude- 102º 57' W

Elevation 1955 ft

Today located on Highway 361

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

Map shows Cullen had a Post Office, see history below

School shown- Hill Hall School, in School District #2381
on SE Section 17, Tsp 5, Rge 7, W2

No elevator known here

Post Office History

Moose Mountain Electoral District
Office established Sept 1, 1905
Closed Oct 31, 1964

Former name Benson, changed Oct 1,1911
in 1969 the office moved back to Benson
Sec.34, Twp.4, R.8, W2 - 1905-09-01
Sec.7, Twp.5, R.7, W2 - 1918-01-01
in the Store

Postmaster Information:

Name of Postmaster Military Status Date of Birth Date of
Date of
Cause of Vacancy
Michael Cote 1905-09-01 1911-05-27 Resignation
E. J. Houde (see below) 1911-09-30 1915-11-23 Resignation
Gustav “Gus” Walgram (see below) 1916-01-15 1917-08-20 Resignation
J. H. Lynch 1918-01-01 1921-02-14 Resignation
Charles Henning 1921-04-23 1940-10-15 Resignation
Gabriel Zimmermann 1940-10-31 Acting
Gabriel Zimmermann 1940-11-15 1964-10-31 Permanent closing of Office

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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

First Postmaster- I believe this was Edward J. Houde,
b- June 1881 in USA
immigrated in 1911
sister- Clara Houde, b- Sept 1888 in USA
nephew- Leo Houde- b- Apr 1907 in USA
nephew- Chester Houde, b- Jan 1909 in USA
brother-in-law, Hubert Turgeon, b- Dec 1873 in Quebec
Eva Turgeon, nee Houde- b- Dec 1877 in USA
all in 1911 census Tsp 5, Rge 8, W2

Gustav “Gus” Walgram
He took out western land grant on SW Section 20, tsp 5, rge 7, W2

As far as I know, it is still a mystery who named these towns.
Most in this area, if not all, were named after poets,
and or, writers, but who named them is unknown.
Check my Bryant page, I think it was named after Poet, Journalist, and Editor, William Cullen Bryant


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