Fort Qu'Appelle

Fort Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan, Canada

Town Designation

Located at Section 7, Township 21, Range 13, W2

Latitude- 50° 45' 56“ N
Longitude- 103° 47' 25” W

Nose Hill, Qu'Appelle Valley, ca 1954
Photo courtesy Grant Walker, CA

Post Office History

Office Opened - July 1, 1880
Section 7, Township 21, Range 13, W2

Postmaster History:

Name of Postmaster Military Status Date of Birth Date of
Date of
Cause of Vacancy
C. J. Jaffrey 1880-07-01 1883 Left the area
William Sutherland (see below) 1883-10-01 1892-09-12
Frederick Stanley Proctor (see below) 1892-10-01 1901-04-20 Resignation
William Murray Thomson (see below) 1901-06-01 1915-02-09
John Rowland Hamilton (see below) 1915-03-02 1918-01-07 Resignation
James Strathern Harrison (see below) OAS 1918-08-10 1942-01-06 Death
Mrs. Gertrude Kathleen Chaster Harrison 1942-01-07 Acting
“ ” (see below) 1942-05-18 1950-02-28 Retirement
Derek Graham Sumpter Harrison 1950-03-01 Acting
Alfonso Keith McNeill OAS 1951-02-01 Acting
1952-02-01 1959-01-23
Mrs. Evelyn Mae Purves 1959-03-31 Acting
John Maddia OAS 1959-07-29 Acting
OAS 1960-08-05 1973-03-31
John Lennox 1973-03-31 Acting
Maurice B. Lindgren 1973-06-07 1989-03-24

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The source of this material is the National Archives of Canada

Postmasters Bios

C. J. Jaffrey
Can't find anything on this fellow, not in 1881 Canada census which is weird

William Sutherland
b- ON, age 37 in 1891
Father born in Scotland, mother in ON
wife Henrietta A. Sutherland
b- ON, age 30 in 1891
Both of her parents born in ON

Frederick Stanley (or Stephen?) Proctor
birth registered as- Frederick Stephen Proctor
Death Certificate- Frederick Stanley Proctor
b- bet July-Sept 1844, Reg Dist, Shoreditch, Middlesex, England,
age 47 in 1891
d- Jan 11, 1926 in Victoria BC, age 82
Immigrated in 1870 to Canada
1881- Frederick and his brother Thomas
were living in Drayton, ON, both working as printers.
1891- Living in Fort Qu'Appelle
1921- Living in Victoria BC, retired.

Brother- George Proctor
b- Hackney, Middlesex, England, age 18, in 1861

Brother- Thomas Proctor,
b- Shoreditch, Middlesex, England, age 46 in 1891, living with him
shown as a Printer in Fort Qu'Appelle in 1891

Brother- Edwin Proctor
b- Shoreditch, Middlesex, England, age 13 in 1861

Brother- Septimus Proctor (never seen this name before?)
b- Shoreditch, Middlesex, England, age 11 in 1861

Sister- Emma Proctor
b- Shoreditch, Middlesex, England, age 9, in 1861

Sister- Hannah Proctor
b- Shoreditch, Middlesex, England, age 67 in 1921, age 7 in 1861
Immigrated in 1870
She was living with Frederick in 1921 in Victoria BC

Father- William Proctor
b- Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England, age 43, in 1861
His father was also a printer

Mother- Elizabeth Proctor
b- Bethnal Green, Middlesex, England, age 46, in 1861

William Murray Thomson
b- Mar 1859, Scotland
Immigrated in 1884
1898- Living at Fort Qu'Appelle
1921- Living in Fort Qu'Appelle
1935- Station Agent at Hodgeville, Wood Mountain, SK
wife- Grace Jeanie Thomson, nee White
b- Jan 1876 in Scotland,
immigrated in 1889
3 sons and 2 daughters all born in SK

Gertrude M. Thomson
b- ca 1901 in SK

Murray Gladstone Thomson
b- Abt 1897, in Fort Qu'Appelle, SK, (age 8 in 1906)
d- Jan 6, 1916, Carelton, ON, age 19

Arthur D. Thomson
b- ca 1903, in SK

Harold W. Thomson
b- Apr 21, 1906

Grace Rose Thomson
b- Oct 18, 1908 in Fort Qu'Appelle

John Rowland Hamilton
b- 1865 in ON
d- 1952 in Fort Qu'Appelle
Father- James Hamilton, Mother- Sarah Taylor
parents born in Quebec

married Elizabeth Lil Hamilton nee Leach, July 15, 1908, Simcoe, ON
b- in ON (age 32 in 1908 when she married)
Father- James Leach, Mother- Ellen Home Wanless Leach
Father born in USA, Mother in Scotland

daughter- Ellen H. Hamilton
b- ca 1911 in SK

James Strathern Harrison
b- Apr 14, 1881 in England
d- Jan 7, 1942
buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Fort Qu'Appelle SK
Plot 10, Row 2, Block O

Served in WWI, 1916 census shown in France
rank- C.S.M
10th Battalion
Service Number- 81359

father- James Harrison
b- Apr 4, 1849 in England
d- May 11, 1927
buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Fort Qu'Appelle SK
Immigrated in 1908

mother- Anne Strathern “Annie” Harrison,
b- Nov 12, 1850, in England
d- Apr 26, 1931
buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Fort Qu'Appelle SK

sister- Nellie Harrison
b- Sept 1880, in England

brother- Stanley Gordon Harrison,
enlisted in WWI, Feb 7, 1916 in Winnipeg
b- Mar 24, 1885 in Preston England
d- 1980
buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Fort Qu'Appelle SK

Sister- Annie Harrison
b- Mar 1888, in England

Sister- Kate Harrison
b- Oct 1890 in England

Brother- Thomas “Tom” Harrison
b- Oct 1894

James S. Harrison married Gertrude K. Chaster, see below

Mrs. Gertrude Kathleen Chaster Harrison
b- May 31, 1882 in England
d- Oct 25, 1951, age 69
buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Fort Qu'Appelle SK

Rest are entering into Living, protected info.

Fort San

built in 1917

Located on Echo Lake, 3 km NW of Fort Qu'Appelle

Built as a TB Sanatorium

Ext Links
note- not my pages

Lakeview Cemetery Records


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