Service, Saskatchewan, Canada

Unincorporated Railway Point

At Mile 26.6, on the Maryfield Blewett, Canadian Northern, later Canadian National, Rail Line

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

Located at SW Section 26, Township 8, Range 1, W2

Latitude- 49º 40' N
Longitude- 102º 2' W

Elevation 2140 ft

Located on the Canadian National Railway in 1927
near Auburnton Creek, and 3 miles East of Cowper SK, NE of Carlyle, 4 miles N, and 1 mile East of Manor SK

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

School 1 shown, Moose Mountain School #162
NE, Section 29, Township 8, Range 1, W2
Parents, and John and Jim Sutherland
Are given credit for starting this school in 1889
Teacher 1938- Flossie C. L. Thomas, nee Hutchinson
b- Port Burwell, ON
ca 1938- Harry Hindmarch was School Board Secretary
William Fredrick Thomas,
future father in law of Flossie above, was Chairman

School 2 shown could be Sturgeon School #517

Origin of the Name
Railway Officials gave Service it's name, named after the Great Poet and Writer,

Robert William Service
aka- Bard of the Yukon
b- Jan. 16, 1874, in Preston, Lancashire, England
d- Sept. 11, 1958, Lancieux, Côtes-d'Armor, France, age 84

He moved to Canada age 21

No Post Office in Service

Pioneers in the District

Joseph Henry Burgess, NE Section 26
b- Dec 1876 in England,
immigrated in 1896
could be b- Dec 23, 1877,
who was son of Joseph and Elizabeth Burgess
wife- Kathleen May Burgess, nee Burkey?
b- May 1883 in England
immigrated in 1910
possibly married Jan-Mar 1906, West Derby Reg District, England

John McDearmid, NW Section 28

Charles McEwen, SW Section 28

Arthur Hewlett, NE Section 34
d- 1962
he was a resident of Cannington Manor area, ca 1941
Lived at Cannington Manor as early as 1894
in 1897 homesteaded next to Major E. W. Fleming
1904 he moved to the old Humphry farm at Cannington Manor.
this became the JR Ranch.
son John Hewlett was a member of the RCAF
married in Edmonton, AB, Dec 1911
wife- Annie Elizabeth May Brown
b- Feb 25, 1887 in Sutton-on-Hill, Yorkshire, England
d- Apr 9, 1974, Central Park Lodge, Winnipeg, MB
buried in Cannington Manor Church yard.
came to Canada spring of 1911
She taught painting in Banff
Early in 1912 they moved back to Cannington Manor
where they raised 3 sons:
Rupert, John and Alfred
She wrote a couple books, and recorded the history of Cannington Manor.
The house they owned was built by James Humphrys in 1888, an English Marine engineer.

John Morrison, NW Section 34

Irad Morrison, SW Section 34

William Lees worked with railroad, age 30, ca 1911

Frank Hindmarch family ca 1938

William “Will” Fredrick Thomas Family
attended Moose Mountain school
his wife, Helen Hindmarch
his family history is in the Carlyle History Book.


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