Innes, Saskatchewan, Canada

Unincorporated Locality

Located at NE Section 31, Township 7, Range 10, W2

Latitude- 49º 36' N
Longitude- 103º 21' W

Elevation 1979 ft

1910- Innes had 3 houses, a big stone barn, one large implement shed, hog barn and some granaries.

Located on the Canadian National Railroad in 1927

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

Elevator and Post Office in 1927

Co-Operative Grain Elevator built in 1914, and Mr. Lindsey was the first Agent

School shown near Innes, Dunreath School District #2121
built in 1908, burnt down in 1924, then a new brick school was built.
Located at NE Section 32, Township 7, Range 10, W2
First teacher- Norah Nesbitt
First Board Members:
Axel E. Lund -1908-1939 (see below)
Russel Whyte- 1908-1931 (see below)
Andrew Brown- 1908-1911
b- Aug 1877
School closed June 1956

Origin of the Name
Named after George Innes, and the Innes Land Company
Bryce Innes was one of the First Presbyterian ministers
in the area, He came from Ontario, lived at Heward.

Post Office History
Federal Electoral District: Moose Mountain (SK)
Office Opened Aug 15, 1912
on Section 31, Township 7, Range 10, W2 in the store
Office closed Oct 31, 1963
NE 1/4 Sec.31, Twp.7, R.10, W2, dwelling

Postmaster Information:

Name of Postmaster Military Status Date of Birth Date of
Date of
Cause of Vacancy
Charles Samuel Morton (see below) Sept 1881 1912-08-15 1913-03-27 Resignation
A. E. Lund 1913-06-01 1913-07-05 Resignation
Mrs. Annie Elizabeth Morton, nee Akerman (see below) May 1884 1915-08-16 1915-11-24 Resignation
J. L. Henning 1916-02-15 1916-06-05 Resignation
Charles Samuel Morton 1917-01-06 1919-06-19 Resignation
Mrs. Christine Packer 1919-08-30 1921-06-15 Resignation
A. W. Kempthorne 1921-08-05 1927-06-05 Death
Mrs. Charlotte M. Kempthorne 1927-06-25 1927-07-14 Resignation
Mrs. Violet Wilson 1927-08-06 1930-10-07 Resignation
Mrs. Johanna M. McMahon 1930-11-05 1936-03-31 Resignation
Henry James Whyte (see below) 1899-04-05 1936-08-05 1942-12-26 Resignation
Mrs. Almeda Jane Crozier 1887-08-16 1943-01-28 Acting
Mrs. Almeda Jane Crozier 1887-08-16 1943-11-09 1944-06 Resignation
Mrs. Florence Olive Lockhart 1944-07-20 Acting
Mrs. Florence Olive Lockhart 1946-09-12 1947-06-20 Resignation
Earl Albert Lockhart 1947-07-01 Acting
Earl Albert Lockhart 1947-10-21 1948-03-06 Resignation
Mrs. Florence Olive Lockhart 1948-03-23 Acting
Mrs. Eva Ksenyck 1948-07-09 Acting
Mrs. Eva Ksenyck 1948-10-30 1952-03-06 Resignation
Mrs. Mable Irene La Valley 1952-03-30 Acting
Mrs. Mable Irene La Valley 1952-06-05 1955-12-08 Resignation
Mrs. Myrtle Ariel Lund 1956-01-01 Acting
Mrs. Myrtle Ariel Lund 1956-02-24 1961-03-16 Resignation
Roland Harry Lund (see below) 1899-07-20 1961-03-25 Acting
Roland Harry Lund 1899-07-20 1961-04-18 1963-10-31 Resignation, Closed

Post Office Information 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

Post Masters Genealogy
Charles Samuel Morton
b- Sept 1881 in USA
d- Oct 7, 1934
Came to Canada in 1910 from Rushmore, MN, USA
father- Edward Morton, from Pennsylvania
mother- Josephine Chepentier, from Pennsylvania
wife- Anna “Annie” Elizabeth Morton, nee Ackerman
b- May 1884 in USA
she had a brother Harry Ackerman who homesteaded near Huntoon,
and a sister in Rushmore, MN

4 sons, maybe more?
Paul Charles Morton
b- Oct 9, 1908 in Rushmore, MN, USA
d- Feb 20, 1980 Murrayville, BC, age 71
came to Canada when he was 3
married Mary Estelle Weismiller, Oct 13, 1933 in Griffin
at home of his parents.

Glen A. Morton
b- Aug 1910, in USA

George Morton
Secretary of the Griffin RM

David Morton
married Lois Hanson in Griffin

1927 the family moved to Griffin SK where Charles and Al Anderson
bought the Griffin Hardware and Implements Store.

1911 census shows Charles and family at Section 31
he is shown as a Foreman

Axel E. Lund
b- Nov 1871 in Stockholm Sweden
d- 1957
immigrated to USA same year
served on Telephone Board, School Board,
and a Councillor in RM of Griffin.
married Mary Ella Hunter, 1898, at Heckla SD
b- June 1882, USA
d- Mar 1968
Came to Canada in 1906
2 sons, 2 daughters:
Roland Harry Lund
b- July 20, 1899 in USA
Harold Lund
b- in USA
Viola G. Lund
b- June 1901 in USA
Dorothy Lund

Henry James Whyte
b- Apr 5, 1899
son of Russell Whyte
b- July 1876 in ON
and Sophia Whyte, nee Zunn
b- Oct 1871 in ON
sister- Hazel Belle Whyte
b- Aug 10, 1906 in Heward SK
brother- Mason Whyte
b- Mar 6, 1908 in Heward SK, twin
sister- Violet Whyte
b- Mar 6, 1908 in Heward SK, twin

Located on the Grand Trunk Railroad / CNR /

Regina-Boundary Branch Line

GTPR Regina Boundary Branch Line

External Links- note Not my sites

History book
Griffin History books have a few names relevant to this area

Originally Created Feb 10, 2012**


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