John Mitchell Coal Mine

Taylorton, Roche Percee, Saskatchewan, Canada

John Mitchell Mine

Underground Lignite Coal Mine

Owned by John Mitchell, Estevan SK.

5ft 2“ Seam of coal

Surveyed by Robert John Campbell Lee, RPE

No 1 Mine- Operated by R. Dunn
surveyed Sept 29, 1939

No 2 Mine- Operated by R. Adams
surveyed Sept 27, 1939

No 3 Mine- Operated by J. Stepanski & Co.
surveyed Dec 6, 1939

Located NE 1/4 Section 33, Township 1, Range 6, W2

Mine Survey Map 1 .pdf

Mine Survey Map 2 .pdf

Mine Survey Map 3 .pdf

Mine Plan, Documents, and maps above, copied from Original Documents, held by Saskatchewan Government, Mines Branch, Regina,
Acquired by Richard (Dick) Wright, P. Eng, and contributed by Mr. Wright for viewing here.
He was assured they were Public Documents, and Web Use allowed.

Mine Owner John Mitchell

Pilot Officer Robert George Mitchell, age 22,
only son of Mr. and Mrs. John Mitchell, (this one?)
d- July 1, 1941
Runnymede Memorial
He was reported missing via telegram in Estevan July 17, 1941.
Robert was born in Estevan SK
Attended schools in Estevan, also 2 years at Queens University.
Enlisted July 1940
Reg #55260, Service Number: J/4710, RCAF 50 Sqdn
Went overseas Aug 1941
He got to visit the Palace in England, on his arrival,
and meet Princess Elizabeth, and Margaret Rose.
his father was John Mitchell and mother Jessie Mitchell, nee Laird
so don't think he is related to this John Mitchell.

In 1934 a John Mitchell won the Prairie Nurseries Award of $5.00 worth of trees and shrubs, for the best garden in Estevan, combining Shrubs, Trees, Flowers and Vegetables.

In 1939 a John Mitchell won this trophy again, at his residence on 1st St.

June 7, 1926, a John Mitchell was elected Vice Grand of the Odd Fellows Lodge in Estevan.

then I Found a John George Mitchell, married to Martha Plaice, which I believe is the correct owner here.

John George Mitchell
b- June 1881 in England
Immigrated in 1904
One immigration record shows him born in 1882

Martha Mitchell, nee Plaice
b- Apr 1884 in England
Immigrated early 1907, Bef May 5.

3 children I know of:

daughter- Annie May Mitchell,
b- May 5, 1907, in Bienfait SK
d- Sept 13, 1983 in Lillooet BC, age 76
she married Thomas James Hunt in Trinity United Church, in Bienfait, Apr 21, 1927
she must have remarried as when she died she was widowed from
John Frederick Howarth

daughter- Louisa Lorena “Lulu” Mitchell
b- Aug 11, 1909 in Taylorton, SK
d- Sept 20, 1992 in Nanaimo BC
buried in Cedar BC

daughter- Nellie Mitchell
b- Apr 20, 1913 in Bienfait SK
d- Apr 15, 1971 in Nanaimo BC, age 57
She was married to James Bert Mclellan

1911 family above living in Company House no 12, at Taylorton,
John was a Weighman at the coalmine there.
Anglican Religion

Mine Operators at this mine

R. Dunn
Hugh Hassard's wife, Jane 's mother was a Dunn, relation?

R. Adams
Lots of Adams owned or operated Mines here, but haven't found a R. Adams.

J. Stepanski and Co.

Joseph Stepanski
b- Mar 19, 1882
d- Aug 15, 1964
wife- Marie Stepanski, nee Harasymchuk
b- July 17, 1889
d- July 4, 1956
both buried in Estevan City Cemetery

Nov 9, 1940, Joseph Stepanski,
President of the recently organized Miner's Union,
was severely crushed, and received broken ribs,
He was pushing cars to the hoist, he was caught between 2 cars, when the signal to hoist wasn't given.
He was taken to the Bienfait Hospital
this accident happened at Western Dominion Mines


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