SE Saskatchewan Mine Index

SE Saskatchewan, Canada

Range Name of the Mine  Location- LSD#  Section,
Township,  Range, West of 2nd 
 Arranged by Ranges
 Owner(s), Operators, Mine Info
2 Julius Mellom mine SE & SW Section 5
, Township 1
Range 2, W2
Opened by Julius O. Mellom, on SW 1/4
the next year after Bill Druniak mine closed
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2 Bill Druniak Mine NW, Section 5
Township 1
Range 2, W2
Opened by Bill Druniak, the Brother-in-Law
 of the Konopaki brothers, from Bienfait,
 dug a slope in one of the ravines, 
 a cave-in buried all the tools
Opened in the winter,
after the Konopaki mine (next) closed.
2 Konopaki Mine SW 1/4 Section 7
Township 1
Range 2, W2
Owned by the Konopaki brothers from Bienfait
in the early 1930's
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2 Pierce Rock Coal Mine Section 29
Township 1
Range 2 -W2
SE corner of the Province
south of Oxbow
Operating in 1917
Owner-Operator unknown
2 Dominion Government
Coal Test Site #2
NW Section 15
Township 3
Range 2, W2
Located at the Junction of Moose Mountain Creek
and the Souris River
just SW of Oxbow.
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3 None Known
4 None Known
5 Dominion Government
Coal Test Site #1
10 miles East of Roche Percee
Exact location unknown
Section 10 or 11
Township 2
Range 5
W2
View Detailed Mine Web Page Here
 
5 Excelsior Coal
 and Brick Company Mine
aka- Excelsior Coal Company Ltd.
-Pinto
Section 30
Township 1
Range 5 -W2
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5 Winna Banks Mine
-Pinto
Unknown Location
Range 5 or 6?
 operated by H. Banks 
There was Harry and Hugh Banks in this area mining
not sure which one here.
5 H. Banks and Lee Mine
-Pinto
Unknown Location
Range 5 or 6?
There was Harry and Hugh Banks
mining in this area not sure which one mined this mine
. Sam Lee, and his wife, who was born in Nottinghamshire, England,
came to Canada in 1903,
she died in Bienfait, Nov 20, 1944, age 77.
She is buried in Estevan Cemetery.
They first came to Taylorton, where they kept boarding house.
After a few years they moved to Portal to farm.
They lived in Roche Percee, then went to Shand,
where Sam Lee was Mine Manager until 1926.
From 1941-1944 they lived in Bienfait
3 sons, and 5 daughters.
Redvers, Windsor ON, Sam (jr.), Estevan, and William, Hamilton ON, 
Mrs. Matt Limbert, BC, Mrs. Harry Banks, Roche Percee, 
Mrs. Jim Vaughan, Bienfait, Mrs. Nels Anderson, AB,
 and Martha, England.
Assuming daughter married Harry Banks,
we can assume this is Harry.
5 Harry Banks and Son Mine
-Pinto
Range 5 or 6? Wilfred Harry Banks,
see Banks mine, for brothers James and Hugh
6 Beamish Mine
- Roche Percee
Section 19
, Township 1
Range 6 -W2
Approx 1 1/4 miles SW of RP
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6 J. B. Adams Coal Mine Possibly on Section 20
Township 1
Range 6 -W2
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6 Better 'Ole Mine
-Roche Percee
Section 21
Township 1
Range 6 -W2
Owner-Operator unknown
6 William Ostepchuk Mine
-Bienfait
NE 1/4 Section 22
Township 1
Range 6 -W2
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6 Frayne Mine
(Frayn Mine)
-Roche Percee
S1/2 OF LS 16 Section 22
Township 1
Range 6 -W2
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6 Pure Lignite Mine
-Roche Percee
Section 25
Township 1
Range 6 -W2
This Mine was operating in 1917.
Owner-Operator unknown
6 Lee Brothers Mine
- Pinto
Section 25
Township 1
Range 6 -W2
View Detailed Mine Web Page Here
6 Badger Mine
- Pinto
Section 26
Township 1
Range 6 -W2
Operated by Hugh Banks\\
 
6 Banks Mine
-Pinto
LSD 15 Section 26
Township 1
Range 6 -W2
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6 Mine Name Unknown ?
-Pinto
LSD 9 Section 26
Township 1
Range 6 -W2
Operated by Hugh Banks
see the 2 mines shown above, will likely be one of them
6 Thistle Mine
-Roche Percee
Section 29
Township 1
Range 6 -W2
This Mine was operating in 1917.
Owner-Operator Unknown
6 Blue Seam Mine
-Roche Percee
Section 29
Township 1
Range 6 -W2
1 1/2 miles E of RP
E. J. Sinclair CoalMine
aka: Blue Seam Mine
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6 Good Luck Mine
-Roche Percee
SW 1/4 Section 29
Township 1
Range 6 -W2
Brooks and Paluikis Mine, aka- Allan and Lischinsky 
aka- Allan and Baker, aka- Good Luck Mine
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6 Harry Banks Mine
-Pinto
LS 16 Section 31
Township 1
Range 6 -W2
Operated by Harry Banks
Wilfred Harry Banks
   b- Aug 2, 1891, 
   in Golborne, Leigh dist, Lancashire, UK
   d- Apr 28, 1967
   buried in Estevan City Cemetery
More Banks genealogy here:
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6 Michel Mine
-Taylorton
NE 1/4 Section 33
Township 1
Range 6 -W2
obviously owned by a Michel, 
but not known which one
The name can also be spelled Mitchell
There is Michels, and Mitchells, buried in
Estevan Cemetery. Howard Edwin Mitchell
took out a land grant on LS 14 of Section 34
was this his mine?
6 Riverside Mine
-Taylorton
Section 34
Township 1
Range 6 -W2
This Mine was operating in 1917.
William Lemond Hamilton, from Lethbridge AB, Miner
 took out land grants
 on Section 34, Tsp 1, Rge 6, W2
owning the mineral rights on NE LS 10, and NW LS 9
on Section 34
Souris Coal Mine co owned land here as well.
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6 Banner Coal Company Mine
aka- the Uhrich Mine
aka the Black Diamond Mine
-Pinto/Roche Percee
LSD 14 Section 35
Township 1
Range 6 -W2
Banner Coal Company Mine, aka- Uhrich Mine
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6 Rock Springs Coal Company
-Roche Percee
LSD 13 Section 35
Township 1
Range 6 -W2
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6 Rock Springs
 Co-operative Coal Co.
Location Unknown Open at least in 1932-34
Rock Springs Co-operative Coal Co. [Bienfait, SK] 
 Mine operated by Rock Springs Coal Co. after 1934
Before this I believe Empire Collieries Ltd. operated this mine
Same mine as one listed above?
6 Prospect Mine
-Roche Percee
This site was on the lower end of a ravine leading to the Souris River, 1 Mile SE of Taylorton.
Township 1
Range 6 -W2
operated by Mr. Peter Roberts and Mr. Tony Miller.  
Haven't been able to pin these guys down
Next mine is Hugh Roberts, relative of Peter?
one article says this mine was near Pinto, 
and it's miners were returning to work after a strike in 1938
6 Lignite Mines Ltd
aka Lignite Coal Mines Ltd.
-Bienfait
Located SE of Western Dominion Coal Mines
Township 1
Range 6 -W2
Lignite Coal Mines Ltd., aka: South Cambrian Ltd.
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6 Sutherland Mine
-Roche Percee
West of Roche Percee
Tipple was in the village
Located where the Roche Percee Station was located on the Soo line.
Township 1
Range 6 -W2
Located at the junction
of Short Creek
and The Souris River.
Sutherland Mine (Old Mac Coal Mine) 
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6 Souris Coal Mining
Company Ltd.
-Roche Percee
Coalfields Location,
became Taylorton
Township 1
Range 6 -W2
Souris Coal Mining Company Ltd.
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6 West Canada Company Taylorton area Apr 12, 1908, there was a dispute between this
Company and its men.
Judge Myers of Winnipeg was appointed
Chairman of the Inquiry
into this dispute. 
6 Saskatchewan Coal Company George Crow was appointed lawyer for this Company
on the Board of Inquiry, into the West Canada Company
6 Hugh Hassard Mine 
-Roche Percee
 
 SE 1/4 Section 4 
 Township 2 
 Range 6 -W2 
North side of the river.
About 1 1/2 miles east
of Roche Percee
The First Coal Mine in this area 
was operated by Hugh Hassard
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6 Price Coal Mine
-Roche Percee
Very near
Hugh Hassard's mine
Became George Gow Sr. Mine by 1893 \\View Detailed Mine Web Page Here
6 Unknown Name Community of Coalfields
Section 4?
Township 2
Range 6 -W2
Isaac Cockburn owned a mine in the area, ca 1892
6 One of the Big Six Mines ca1931 Riot
Western Dominion Collieries Ltd.
 
Section 3 & 4
Township 2
Range 6 -W2
 
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6 Bienfait Coal, Briquette & Power Co. Ltd. Lignite Coal Mine Next to
Western Dominion Mine
 at Taylorton
Mid April 1929 with $1 Million Capital,
they bought the Lignite mine next to Western Dominion,
and will had Head Offices in either Regina or Weyburn.
They were to develop a new mine on the property
 with a capacity of 200 tons per day.
They were to engage in the making of Briquettes from
Lignite Coal, increasing to 500 tons/day.
Work will be done by English Machines
 the same they used at Merritt BC.
They also planned on a new mine in Nova Scotia.
Investors and Developers involved:
1.  P. T. Roberts, President of 
     The P.T. Roberts Wholesale Lumber Co., Winnipeg.
2. Joseph Meyers, President of the 
    Meyers Steamboat and Coal Co.. Vancouver
3. David Whiteside, K.C. 
   of Whiteside, McQuarry and Duncan, New Westminster, B.C.
4. Ernest C. Whitelow, Superintendent of the I.O.C.O.
    (Imperial Oil Co.) refinery, Vancouver,
5. H. M. Freeman, Managing Director
    of Canadian Coal and Briquet Company, Merritt BC
6. E. V. Campion, President 
    of E. V. Campion Coal and Briquet Company, Merritt, B.C.
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6 Pacific Coal Company Ltd.
-Roche Percee
W 1/2 Section 6
Township 2
Range 6 -W2
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6 Sidney J. Pocock mine Section 8
Township 2
Range 6 -W2
2 miles S of Bienfait
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6 One of the Big Six Mines ca1931 Riot
Manitoba & Saskatchewan
 Coal Co. Ltd
aka the “M&S Mine”
or just M&S
Section 10
Township 2
Range 6 -W2
The Manitoba & Saskatchewan Coal Company (Limited),
 abbreviated to 'M & S' became the operator
 of the Bienfait Mine on February 13, 1907. 
The mine was purchased from the Hudson Bay Coal Co., 
who had commenced operations in 1905
Deep Seam, Shaft type Mine from 1907 to 1942.
Switched to strip mining in 1942.
Alexander Craig McMiken (Alec) (Happy) Wilson manager-
Part of the Big Six time of Sept 29, 1931 riot
This was the largest of the mines in 1931
head office in Winnipeg MB
Tipple was near the Briquette Plant.
Purchased by Luscar.
M & S Mine was known as the Hudson Bay Mine
 in its earlier days of operation, 
It became known as the M & S Mine about 1920
 and strip mining started about 15 years later.
Housing Campsite closed as of June 1967
Operating in 1917.
By Dec 8, 1945 they had an agreement 
with District 18, U.M.A., 
(United Mine Workers of America)
Oct 1, 1924 this Company was one of the sponsors
of the First Air Mail flight in Saskatchewan,
from Estevan to Winnipeg.
Crawford Thompson was manager Dec 1940
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6 One of the Big Six Mines
ca 1931
Bienfait Mines Ltd.

aka: “Hassard Mine”
aka: “Hawkinson Mine”.
aka: “Hosmer Mine”
Section 19
Township 2
Range 6 -W2

Just South of Bienfait
near the CNR tracks.
The Bienfait Mine owned by the
Canadian Pacific Railway was 
opened for business in January 1904
 per 1955 history book.. 
Deep Seam Shaft type, 
was sold to Souris Coal Distributors, 
owned by John Robert Brodie, in 1939, 
under Western Dominion Coal Mines Ltd name.
A J. R. Brodie was vice president of Bienfait Mines,
per Estevan Mercury article on the Royal Commission
after the 1931 strike.

Joseph (Joe) Bembridge was Manager in 1931. 
  b- Nov 12, 1887 (in Reg. Dist. of Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England)
  d- May 27, 1975
  buried in Bienfait Cemetery with his wife Mary
 Joe Bembridge fought in WWI,  Regimental #336933
  May 15, 1915 enlisted in Calgary AB.
  His wife Mary was living at 1408 1st W. in Calgary at the time.
  Occupation shown as Miner.

Robert J. (Bob) Hassard was President. 
He was the 3rd child of Hugh Hassard
 from Roche Percee, Taylorton fame. 
See Hawkinson Mine 
for the rest of the story on this mine.

3rd largest mine in 1931
Part of the Big Six in the area
 at the time of the 1931 riot and strike
They owned the mineral rights,
 in Section 18 and 19, Tsp 2, Rge 6, W2
Tipple would have been in section 19
Operated from 1904 to 1940
Oct 1, 1924 this Company was one of the sponsors
of the First Air Mail flight in Saskatchewan,
from Estevan to Winnipeg.
1928 I found an article that stated the 3 Laidler brothers,
William (Bill) Laidler, Richard (Dick) Laidler and John Laidler, 
worked underground at this mine.
They were from Morpeth Northumberland
Also A. Rambridge, from Wales,
John Diamond, Alex Ferguson, and J. Oprey, from Scotland
Bob (shown as Hazard) Hassard, was the Owner at the time.
“Red” Pickard was the tour guide for the newspaper reporter.
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6
D on this map-
   49 deg, 08’ 22.94” N 
  102 deg, 48’, 05.16” W
 

Oct 1923 article on this mine
6 Coates Mine
- Bienfait
LSD 10 & 11, Section 19
Township 2
Range 6 -W2
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6 North East Mine
-Bienfait
LSD 10, Section 19
Township 2
Range 6 -W2 
1 mi East of Bienfait
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6 Western Dominion
Coal Mines Ltd.
-Bienfait
various locations
Township 2
Range 6 -W2
Amalgamation of Western Dominion Collieries Ltd.,
Truax Traer Coal Co. Ltd., 
and Bienfait Mines Ltd,
 by John Robert Brodie, prior to 1939
See Western Dominion Collieries above
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6 Hawkinson Mine
- Bienfait
Became the Bienfait Mine Co.
later Wilson Mine #1
Township 2
Range 6 -W2
Various owners, 

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6 Bienfait
Commercial
Light and Power
-Bienfait
At the Bienfait Mine
Township 2
Range 6 -W2
Operated at the Bienfait Mine south of Bienfait
Not really a Coal mine, but associated with one
So I included it here.
6 Bienfait 
Commercial Coal Co.
-Bienfait
South Of Bienfait
Township 2
Range 6 -W2
Opened in 1915
 financed by Maurice Hawkinson, 
closed approx 1925 
Hawkinson, shown in 1911 census, 
as a boarder of Albert Rogers family in Bienfait, 
born Dec 1875, in the USA, age 35.
Nationality- Norwegian, religion Presbyterian. 
Shown as a Mine proprietor
Hawkinson sold power to the village of Bienfait, 
sold later to the Dominion Electric Co
1924 M. J. Hawkinson, General Manager,
Shaft mine, Steam Power Plant, Pick Mining, 
Horse haulage, 50 men.

1900 US Census shows a 
Maurice J. Hawkinson
born Dec 1874 in Wisconsin, Single
Lodger with a farmer, Theodore Beaver,
living at Sisseton, Roberts, SD, 
Father and Mother, both born in Norway.  
Occupation- Real Estate and Loans. 
 This probably is him.
There is a Hawkinson Valley in Wisconsin
possibly named after this family?
1880 US census shows a John Hawkinson
age 6, born 1874, living with his family
father- Hawk Hawkinson, age 47
mother, Martha Hawkinson, age 48
both parents born in Norway,
living at Fountain, Juneau, Wisconsin.
Now is this Maurice John Hawkinson our man?
all speculation so far.
Hawkinson leased his mine from the CPR
the first mine in the Bienfait area.
Glenbow museum has a CPR document, 1925-1926, 
re: Bienfait Mine Purchase, M2269, Minutes, meetings 68-75
1920-21 Managers and Employees listed here
Bienfait 1920
6 Pierce McCallum Ltd Unknown- Bienfait Sold the brand “Commercial Coal” Oct 1923
owners unknown, possibly Edward Pierce?
there was a Dr. McCallum in Winnipeg, him?
only seen this one ad for this company
6 Western Collieries of Bienfait Ltd. obviously near Bienfait In an article dated Oct 18, 1938
 this mine is listed showing its workers, 
members of the UMWA, were on strike.
other mines affected were listed: 
Western Dominion Coal Mines Ltd, 
Dominion Briquettes and Chemicals Ltd, 
M&S Coal Company Ltd, 
Bienfait Mines Ltd., 
and Lignite Mines Ltd.
so this is a separate mine from those.
6 “The First”
Crescent Collieries Ltd.
-Bienfait
1 mile East of Bienfait
Township 2
Range 6 -W2
  49 deg, 09’ 09.01” N
 102 deg, 47’ 14.86” W
View Detailed Mine Web Page Here
6 Kingdon Mine
-Bienfait
Township 2
Range 6 -W2
Operated by Leslie (Les) Kingdon
6 Kingdon and Coates Mine
-Bienfait
Township 2
Range 6 -W2
Just south of Bienfait, across from old CN Station
Operated by Leslie (Les) Kingdon and Coates obviously
6 Roche Percee
Coal Company Ltd
-Roche Percee
Located where the CPR station on the Soo Line was located View Detailed Mine Web Page Here
Roche Percee Coal Mine Company
see also Old Mac and Sutherland mine links
 
6 Siddall Coal Mine
-Roche Percee
Unknown Location

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6 Deep Seam
Taylorton Mine
-Taylorton
Location Unknown
Range 6 -W2
Probably Western Dominion Mine
6 Roche Percee Mine
- Roche Percee
Very close to the Hassard,  Taylor and Coulson mines. My mystery picture on the Roche Percee page,
 has Brailsford Estevan written on the picture. 
see Coal Mine Picture
In 1900, Mr. R.R. Taylor managed the Roche Percee Mine,
as well as the Taylor and Hassard Mines. 
He combined all 3 in 1901, and then closed the Taylor mine. 
In the fall of 1904, with increasing demand for output,
a new point of attack was used, and in the center of their
2,600 acres they drove a slope from the surface of the prairie. 
this new mine became known as Taylorton mine.
6 Great West Coal Company Mine
-Roche Percee
2 miles East of Roche Percee
Range 6 -W2
Started in 1906 financed by a man
named Kennedy in Brandon MB.
One article states first Incorporated in 1905 in Saskatchewan.
John Robert Brodie was it's accountant and sales agent.
Note-This wasn't really a working mine, but a Holding Co.
View Detailed Company Web Page Here
6 Roche Percee
Collieries Ltd
-Roche Percee
3 miles East
 of Roche Percee
Operating as early as Aug 1899-
Bought out one of the early Roche Percee mine(s) 
owned by Gow and Russell. 
 It shipped it's coal on the Soo (CPR) Line.
The Hugh Hassard mine was a little
 to the west of this mine.
Prior to 1924, a branch spur was laid
to this mine, for the Spur of the Souris Mine.
Aug 1899- H. Gocher arrived from England 
as a salesman for this company.
Same time Mr. Percerelle and his family arrived,
he was the new bookkeeper for the mine.
William Albert Russell took out land grants on
LS 11, Section 32, Tsp 1, Rge 6, W2
LS 12, Section 32, Tsp 1, Rge 6, W2
LS 13, Section 13, Tsp 1, Rge 6, W2
LS 14, Section 32, Tsp 1, Rge 6, W2
George F. Gow took out his land grant on
NW Section 33, Tsp 1, Rge 6, W2
and SW Section 32, Tsp 1, Rge 6, W2
Leonard Gocher took out a land grant on
 LS 11, Section 34, Tsp 1, Rge 6, W2
relation to H. Gocher?
6 Coulson Mine
-Roche Percee
Close to Hassard mine Operating in 1900, 
located a short distance from the Hassard,
 Roche Percee and Taylor mines, owned by R.R. Taylor.
This is the only mine he did not control as of 1901.
 I found a George Coulson living in Oxbow in 1901,
 as a farm worker.  
Possibly his family formed this mine originally?
6 Taylor Mine
-Roche Percee
Close to Hassard mine Managed by R. R. Taylor as early as 1900,
In 1901 he Combined this mine with the Hassard, 
and Roche Percee Mine, which he also controlled. 
He then closed this Taylor Mine.
6 Russell Mine
-Roche Percee
Near the Gow Mine. 
North side of the river.
Obviously owned by a man named Russell
With the Gow mine, one of the first after the Hassard Mine.
Some articles show Gow and Russell mine.

William Albert Russell 
   took out Land Grants on
LS 11, Section 32, Tsp 1, Rge 6, W2
LS 12, Section 32, Tsp 1, Rge 6, W2
LS 13, Section 13, Tsp 1, Rge 6, W2
LS 14, Section 32, Tsp 1, Rge 6, W2
6 Gow Mine
-Roche Percee
3 Miles east of Roche Percee
1 1/2 miles east of the Hassard mine. North side of the river.
One of the early Coal Mines, after the Hassard Mine.
Bought out and renamed Roche Percee Collieries Ltd.
One article says the name was the Daddy Gow Mine
George Gow Sr.
6 Griffith Mine
- Roche Percee
Located at Coalfields
Range 6
Dec 29, 1904, this mine was in development stage,
It had no Railroad Spur, at that time.
Exact Owner-Operator Unknown

Charles Deacon Griffith
  b- July 19, 1884 in Wales
  d- Aug 24, 1982
was Estevan Postmaster 1919-1955
Seems to me he would be too young in 1904
to own this mine, maybe his father?
7 Thompson Mine
- Estevan
Section 11
Township 1
Range 7 -W2
Owned by a Thompson, but which one?
7 Olson & May Mine
-Roche Percee
W 1/2 Section 13
Township 1
Range 7 -W2
Owned by an Olson and May but which ones?
7 Langen Mine
- Roche Percee
Section 13
Township 1
Range 7 -W2
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7 Hildahl Mine
- Roche Percee
Section 14
Township 1
Range 7 -W2
Operator Hildahl?
Not sure which Hildahl owned this mine
 
7 Poage Mine
-Roche Percee
Section 24
Township 1
Range 7 -W2
View Detailed Mine Web Page Here
Poage Mine
 
7 Thomas Siddall Mine
-Roche Percee
N 1/2 LSD 7
S 1/2 OF SW 1/4
THE N1/2 OF THE
 SW1/4 OF LSD 8
Section 24
Township 1
Range 7 -W2
one and three-quarter miles SW of Roche Percee.
Various spellings of this last name have been used, 
but Siddall is the correct one. 
I believe he married Barbara Annie Campbell, 
who was born in 1914.  
They had 10 children. 
Her brother Duncan Charles Campbell 
also operated a mine in the area. 
 Henry Siddal, who I believe was his brother, died in WWI in 1917.
Thomas was living with his parents
 Edward and Flora Siddall on 36-1-7 W2 in 1906.
 he was age 2 in 1906, born in England,
 immigrated in 1904.
See Edward Siddall mine for more family history
7 Baniulas Mine
- Roche Percee
Section 25
Township 1
Range 7 -W2
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7 McKersie Mine
- Roche Percee
Section 25
Township 1
Range 7 -W2
Operated by a McKersie, which one?
7 Superior Coal Mine
-Roche Percee
Section 25
Township 1
Range 7 -W2
Operating in 1917
Owner-Operator unknown
7 Edward Siddall Mine
-Roche Percee
Possibly Section 36
Township 1
Range 7 -W2
View Detailed Mine Web Page Here
Edward Siddall Mine
7 Saskatchewan Coal, Brick
 and Power Company
aka: Shand Coal and
Brick Company
-Shand
LSD 14, 15, 16 
S OF CPR
Section 4
Township 2
Range 7 -W2
Opened by Joel (Joe) Bardsley, in 1908, on the Soo (CPR) Line,
Sold ca 1912, to Jonas Gustav Peterson
 
Deep Seam type Mine.
The mine was open until 1938

In 1916 this mine produced 23,755 tons of Lignite coal
4th highest in the District.
This Mine was operating in 1917.
Thomas McLean Sr. worked at the Shand mine
 when he first immigrated from Scotland in 1911
(see McLean's Mine below)
Apr 1915, Saskatchewan Coal, Brick & Power, Ltd. Officers
 Company Head Office address- 504 Leader Building, Regina SK
Officers-
President- F. W. Green
Vice-President- Jonas Gustav Peterson
Managing Director- Professor S. M. Darling
Secretary-Treasurer- Thomas Grant
Directors-
 Regina- A. C. Patterson, J. H, Haslam, S. M. Darling
Moose Jaw- F. W. Green, C. M. Wrenshall
Weyburn- Frank B. Moffett, E. V. Campion
Estevan- J. E. Loughlin, James Alpin Smith
Rouleau- Thomas J. How
Carlyle- Hume Robertson
Oxbow- W. O. Fraser
Taylorton- C. C. Symons
Shand- J. G. Peterson
Portal- John Hill
Captial $300,000, 3,000 shares at $100 each.
7 Maple Leaf Mines Shand
6 mi e of Estevan on the CPR
The Saskatchewan Coal, Brick & Power, Ltd. 
in 1915 took out an option on this coal mine.
7 Hugh McLean Mine
(official name unknown)
near Shand Operated by Hugh McLean and William (Bill) McLean
Hugh McLean
b- Feb 1883, (shown as 1865 on cemetery transcription) in Scotland
d- Feb 17, 1951
buried in Estevan City Cemetery
he was married to Elsie Mclean, nee Ferries
        b- July 1876 in Scotland
        d- ?
They both immigrated to Canada in 1907
   son- Hugh McLean, b- Nov 3, 1907 in Brandon MB
   son- William, info below
Hugh was a Brother to Thomas Mclean Sr., 
(see McLean's Mine below for father, mother etc).
William (Bill) Mclean, (son of Hugh McLean, above)
   b- Nov 1909 in SK
He was married, name unknown
   Bill's Son- Name unknown, b- May 7, 1925 at Shand
   Bill's Daughter- Name Unknown, b- May 28, 1930
Hugh and family living at Section 31, Township 7, Range 3, W2 in 1911
Occupation farmer, religion Presbyterian

Thomas McLean Jr. operated this mine at one time, 
switching locations with Hugh and Bill
7 Parkinson Mine
-Shand
 N 1/2 LSD 5 &
S 1/2 OF SW 1/4 OF LS 12
Section 6
Township 2
Range 7 -W2
Operated by Thomas Edward Parkinson- 
  b- Feb 21, 1910, at Abram, England 
  d- July 24, 1975 
  buried in Estevan City Cemetery
7 Hannah Collieries Ltd.
-Bienfait
NW 1/4 Section 8
Township 2
Range 7 -W2
Deep Seam, Shaft Type Mine
located 6 miles East of Estevan, 
opened in the mid 40`s, 
operated for only a few years.  
Owned by Alexander Craig McMiken
 (Alec) (nickname Happy) Wilson.  
What didn't this guy own?
a Larry Hannah was living in Estevan in Dec 1892,
and a newspaper article says
He was to be married soon,
and  it would be the first wedding in Estevan.
wonder if this wasn't his mine first?
Then Oct 11, 1892, Mr. Laurie Hannah was 
building a store on 4th st in Estevan.
Now we have 2 Hannah's? 
But I think Laurie is the correct name.


Mr. Laurie Hannah 1892
Was this the Havannah mine? not sure
7 One of the Big Six Mines ca1931
Eastern Collieries
 of Bienfait Ltd.
aka “Eastern Mine”
 or The “Eastern”
Sections 13 and 24
Township 2
Range 7 -W2
Deep Seam, Shaft type Mine, opened in 1922
Owned by Herbert (Herb) Wallace
 and his brother, of Estevan.
5th largest mine in 1931
Part of the big Six, time of Sept 29,1931 riot. 
ca1930's the size of the mine underground
was about 400 x 800 yds
Edward Pierce Jr. was manager at one point.  
I know a Frank Newsome
 was mine manager at one point.
He was born Aug 1878, died July 5, 1945,
buried in Estevan City Cemetery
He also managed a mine at Bienfait, 
and Crescent Collieries.
A Picture in the museum
 says R.D. Newsome was manager,
 but I think he might have been a lawyer
 in Estevan in the 30's.
My Dad Phil Gent worked underground
 at this mine in the 30's.
Just west of Bienfait, north of Hwy 39
They owned the mineral rights where our farm was.
Operated until the late 40`s

By Dec 8, 1945 they had an agreement 
with District 18, U.M.A., 
(United Mine Workers of America)
Oct 1, 1924 this Company was one of the sponsors
of the First Air Mail flight in Saskatchewan,
from Estevan to Winnipeg.
found a Norman and Lillian Wallace, was Norman the other brother?
Destroyed by fire end of March 1939.
Apr 13, 1939, Herb Wallace announced at the Hotel Saskatchewan
in Regina that the mine would not be rebuilt, die to the labour situation.
Fire damage was reported to be in excess of the First $50,000 estimate.
He reported the mine employed between 40 and 44 men all summer.
In the peak winter season over 100 men were employed.
View Detailed Mine Web Page Here
7
C on this map- 
 49 deg, 08’, 09.31” N 
 102 deg, 49’ 21.12”W
 
7 North Mine
-Bienfait
LSD 14 &
PART LSD 11 
LYING N OF CPR
 Section 22
Township 2
Range 7- W2
2 1/2 miles west of Bienfait, 
north side of Highway 39
Owner-Operator unknown
the following folks homesteaded this section 22
ca1900-1903
NE- Gustave La Coste
NW- Raphael Burlinguette
SE- Athanese La Coste
SW- Napoleon LaCoste
7 North West Coal Company Ltd.
aka Konopaki Mine
- Bienfait
LSD15 & 
LSD 16 &
PART OF 9 &10
 LYING N OF CPR, RR  
Section 22
Township 2
Range 7- W2
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Northwest Coal Company Ltd. (Konopaki Mine)
 
7 Commercial Mine
-Bienfait
Section 23
Township 2
Range 7 -W2
This Mine was not operated in 1917.
Owner-Operator unknown
7 One of the Big Six Mines ca1931
National Mine Ltd
NE 1/4
Section 25
Township 2
Range 7 -W2
 49 deg, 08’ 32.25” N 
102 deg, 50’ 25.13” W
View Detailed Mine Web Page Here
National Mine Ltd.
7 One of the Big Six Mines ca1931
“New”
Crescent Collieries Ltd.
SE 1/4  Section 26
Township 2
Range 7 -W2
 49 deg, 08’, 07.41”N 
102 deg, 51’, 59.12” W
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Crescent Collieries Ltd.  

 
7 North West Coal Co. Ltd.
-Bienfait
NE 1/4  Section 27
Township 2
Range 7-W2
Deep Seam Shaft type Mine. 
Opened in 1932, operated until 1947
 as underground mine, then until 1964 as a strip mine.
Owned and operated by Alex Konopaki and Dan Bozak.
One of the largest mines, ca 1961
This mine was located just north
of where the Battle River Coal Company Ltd. 
tipple and offices were located.
By Dec 8, 1945 they had an agreement 
with District 18, U.M.A., 
(United Mine Workers of America)
7 J. S. Wilbur Mine E 1/2 OF W 1/2 &
W1/2 OF E1/2 LS 61 
14-7-W2
a F. S. Wilbur owned the Elm Valley Coal Mine
 near Roche Percee, same family?
7 Old Mac Coal Co. Ltd.
-Roche Percee
West of Roche Percee
Tipple in the Village
in 1955
Range 7 -W2
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Old Mac Coal Mine
7 Costello Mine
- Bienfait
4 km east of Estevan
Township 2
Range 7 -W2
Opened in 1960, wasn't sure how this mine got its name
until I found a Mannix history book my Dad had.
turns out Chairman of the Board of Loram Holdings Ltd.
was Mr. Everett William Costello, QC
 b- 1909 in Calgary AB
Equipment used at this mine
B.E. (Bucyrus Erie) 5W dragline, 
50B loading shovel, 
Alco locomotive,
and a coal hauler,
are on display at the Estevan museum
just west of Estevan, on highway 39, ca 2010
Mine closed in 1993 due to no demand for the coal.
It re-opened in summer of 1998
as part of Prairie Coal Limited
20 year life expectancy of the mine, at that time
I also find an article that says this mine was at Roche Percee?
Owned by Manalta Coal Corporation 1970-1998
Luscar Coal Corporation took control ca 1998
7 Havanah Coal Company Ltd
(aka Havanah Collieries Ltd.,
Havana, Havanna, 
 & Havannah Coal Company)
-Bienfait
South side of Highway 39, 
and West of Bienfait
Township 2
Range 7 -W2
Operating 1943 for 12 years
Shown on the map in 1955 History book map
 as south side of Highway 39, 
and west of Bienfait, 
between the North West Mine and Eastern Mine
By Dec 8, 1945 they had an agreement 
with District 18, U.M.A., 
(United Mine Workers of America)
June 5, 1946 they signed a wage agreement 
with the UMWA, District 18
Article in newspaper states owner Alex Wilson of
Havana Collieries on Thursday Apr 8, 1948 
announced the underground Mine would close, 
and all equipment would be sold.  Alex claimed labour costs,
were too high to be competitive with strip mining.
30 miners were affected.  He blamed shorter work week,
increased wages, and holidays with pay. 
He said the Company may strip mine on an untouched 
block of land.
In Alexander Craig McMiken Wilson's life history
 he stated the company name was
 Havanah Coal Company Ltd., opened in 1943
and claimed by him to be operated in a small way
for 12 years. He should know the spelling.
His wife was born at Havannah, Parr, Lancashire
and no doubt he named this mine after that name.
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7 Range 8 Township 1 0-6 miles north of US border
8 Petterson, Lee &
 Flower Mine
-Estevan
LSD 14  Section 28
Township 1
Range 8 -W2
Possibly Would have been on land
 owned by James Flower.
He owned the NW 1/4.
b- Mar 1, 1861 in Ohio, USA
d- July 27, 1967.
buried in Estevan City Cemetery
He homesteaded in North Portal area in 1903.
Mine was operated by his sons 
Orville Flower and Roy L. Flower
in partnership with Knute Petterson.
 The Flower boys farmed this area in 1964.

Knute Petterson, husband of Ida Marie Petterson,
worked at this mine in the 1930's
James Flower married Agnes Polly Cook of Roche Percee in 1907
b- Dec 13,1887
d- Aug 28, 1963
buried in Estevan City Cemetery
they had 5 sons, Orville, Roy, Floyd, Garvey and Alfred.
Orville Arthur Flower
b- Nov 26, 1908
d- Apr 6, 1981
buried in Estevan City Cemetery
Roy Lester Flower 
b- Dec 22, 1911, at Estevan
d- May 12, 1974,  at Estevan, age 62
buried in Estevan City Cemetery
Roy Flowers farm was only 400 yards from the 
Dakota air crash in 1946, and he witnessed the whole accident.
8 Kjersem Mine
-Estevan
NW1/4 LS12. 
SW1/4 LS13,
SW1/4 LS13   
  Section 28
Township 1
Range 8 -W2
a Stan Kjersem owned this land in 1964
8 Niels Anderson Mine
-Estevan
NW Section 28
Township 1
Range 8 -W2

SW of Estevan in the Valley, covered by water at Boundary Dam now
Started by Niels Anderson in 1912.  
His son Hans Anderson worked at this mine
until he started his own mine.
Other sons worked at the mine as well. He had 4 sons.
First name spelled Nils as well
Located on the bank of Long Creek.
Mine operated until 1950
Seam was 12-14 ft thick.
 Niels Anderson
 b- Dec 18, 1871 in Denmark,
 d- Oct 4, 1957.
 Buried in Estevan City Cemetery.
Niels and Marie Anderson
 homesteaded on NE section 28, Sept 25, 1923
Other 1/4's of this section 28
 were homesteaded by Con Barabash ca1931
including this NW section 28
Aug 19, 1923 Engineers attending the convention
in Estevan, of the SK Branch 
of the Engineering Institute of Canada
made a visit to this mine, 
and were entertained at the Anderson Home.
8 Bridge Mine No 1
aka “Old Bridge” mine
-Estevan
E 1/2 LSD 1
Section 32
Township 1
Range 8 -W2
View Detailed Mine Web Page Here
Bridge Mine No 1, (Old Bridge Mine)
 
8 Bridge Mine No 2
-Estevan
LSD 1 & LSD 2
Section 32
Township 1
Range 8 -W2
Operated by Edward “Ed” Tajc (see above)
Last name could be spelled Taje, first name could be Edwin?
but I don't think so
8 Black Diamond Coal Mine
-Estevan
LSD 5
Section 33
Township 1
Range 8 -W2
Operated by Joe Anderson.
8 Oak Mine
aka “Hans Anderson Mine”
aka “Anderson Strip Mine”
 -Estevan
NW 1/4 Section 33
Township 1
Range 8 -W2
Operated by Johannes (Hans) Christian Anderson
  b- Nov 24, 1901
  d- Mar 26, 1966, 
  buried in Estevan City Cemetery.
8 Tessier Mine
aka “Bridge Mine”
Section 33
Township 1
Range 8 -W2
 
Opened in the 1930's, for 6 years, 
 by Joseph Tessier, 
  b- Mar 28, 1893 in Casimir, Quebec, 
  d- Oct 19, 1973,
 He is buried in the Estevan City Cemetery. 
Working in the mine were his brother Emanual, 
son Wilfred and Ernie Betland.
8 Tisdale Coal Mine
-Estevan
LSD 11 & 12 Section 33
Township 1
Range 8 -W2
Operating in 1948 for sure
Operated by Adam Edward Tisdale,
 b- Oct 10, 1877, Wellington County, Ontario
 d- Nov 15, 1953 in Moose Jaw SK
Father- John Tisdale born in Ireland
Mother- Susannah Fearns, or possibly Mary Fearns
Mine located 7 miles south of Estevan,   
Operated from 1935-1948.   
It is now flooded and part of Boundary Dam.  
 Dec 8, 1945 they were near an agreement 
with District 18, U.M.W.A., 
(United Mine Workers of America)
June 5, 1946 they signed a wage agreement 
with the UMWA, District 18
All 3 of his sons, Clifford, Melvin, and Murray,
and a Son In Law, worked at the mine.
one record says Adam had 9 children, and 2 died early in life.
His wife, Sarah Hannah Tisdale, nee Clark,
 b- Feb 14, 1876 in Ontario
 d- Mar 17, 1943. 
They married Jan 2, 1906 at Glen Edin, Normanby Ontario
Both Sarah and Adam are buried at Macoun SK. 
where they had a homestead SW 2-5-10-W2, 
until 1920, when they moved to Estevan.
They were Methodists.
The Tisdales operated the “Estevan Hotel”
 on 6th St. for 4 years.
Adam was a rep for Great West Life Assurance Co
as well as owning this mine.
8 Lomnicki Mine
-Estevan
LSD 3 & 14 
Section 1
Township 2
Range 8 -W2
Owner was Leon Lomnicki, 
and Operated by him and his son, 
Joseph (Joe) Lomnicki Sr.
Leon Lomnicki,
  b- Apr 29, 1898,
  d- Aug 15, 1962,
  buried in Souris Valley Memorial Gardens, Estevan SK
8 Jenish Brothers Mine
aka: Jenish Coal Mining Company
-Estevan
LSD 7, 8, 9 & 10
 Section 1
Township 2
Range 8 -W2
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Jenish Brothers Mine
 
8 Estevan Valley Mine
aka J. Parkinson Mine
-Estevan
LSD 11
Section 1
Township 2
Range 8 -W2
View Detailed Mine Web Page Here
Estevan Valley Coal Mine
 (aka Jimmie Parkinson Mine)
 
8 William Gill Mine
-Estevan
 LSD 13
Section 1
Township 2
Range 8 -W2
Operating sometime between 1938-1951
Operated by William Gill Sr.
  b- 1885 
  d- Dec 25, 1943 
  buried in Estevan City Cemetery
8 J. Olshanski Mine
-Estevan
 Section 2
Township 2
Range 8 -W2
(could be spelling error, 
could be OLSHANOSKI, probably Joseph)
8 Nicholson Mine
-Estevan
N1/2 LSD 9 &
 E 1/2 LSD 15
Section 2
Township 2
Range 8 -W2
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Nicholson Mine
 
8 Joyce Mine
-Estevan
S1/2 LSD 2
Section 4
Township 2
Range 8 -W2
Operated by John Joyce
8 Brokenshire Mine
- Estevan
Section 4
Township 2
Range 8 -W2
View Detailed Mine Web Page Here
Brokenshire Mine
 
8 Peterson Mine
-Estevan
W 1/2 OF W 1/2 LSD 3 & 
ALL LSD 4
Section 4
Township 2
Range 8 -W2
Operated by Peterson & Blackburn
William Andrew Blackburn owned land in this area, 
this could be him.
This mine would be very near
 where the Boundary Dam plant is now
8 W. Hudynka &
 T. Mandzuk  Mine
-Estevan
E 1/2 LSD 14 &
W 1/2 LSD 15
 Section 4
Township 2
Range 8 -W2 
No Info On W. Hudynka
Thomas Mandzuk 
  b- 1880
  d- Sep 11, 1951, 
  buried in Estevan City Cemetery
1911 census says name was Thomas Mandzuik
   b-Mar 1879 in Austria, Catholic Religion
immigrated in 1905
8 Palmer Mine
-Estevan
Section 4
Township 2
Range 8 -W2
E1/2 OF LS 2 OF 4
View Detailed Mine Web Page Here
Palmer Mine
 
8 F. L. Thompson Mine
-Estevan
LSD 2   
Section 4
Township 2
Range 8 -W2
Frank Lorenzo Thompson
b- Jan 4, 1879 in Deuel County, SD, USA
d- Oct 12, 1966
buried in Souris Valley Memorial Gardens in Estevan
Father- Abel Thompson
Mother- Helen Thompson, nee ?
immigrated in 1902 from US to Canada
Wife- Mary Thompson, nee Murray
 b- Feb 3, 1884, d May 4, 1970 also buried in SVMG in Estevan
8 children
8 Highway Mine
- Estevan
Section 9
Township 2
Range 8 -W2
M. Murphy
8 Blackhawk Mine
aka Black Hawk Mine
- Estevan
 Section 9
Township 2
Range 8 -W2
C. J. Wheelock
I wouldn't be surprised if this fellow isn't an American
July 17, 1933 a blown safe was found on Prairie land
near this mine, as reported in the Leader Post
as a mine near Bienfait.
The safe was stolen from Harmsworth SK., 2 years prior.
Only problem is I can't find any Harmsworth village,town?
8 W. A. Grawbarger Mine
-Estevan
LSD 14 & 15
Section 9
Township 2
Range 8 -W2
Operated by Wilbert Andrew Grawbarger
   b- Apr 12, 1894 in Restoule, Patterson Township, Ontario, 
   d- Aug 19, 1953 
 Mine located just to the west of Estevan    
Wilbert was the Nephew of George Pawson,
who was the owner of 
Pawson Market Gardens in Estevan.   
Wilbert delivered vegetables to some of the mines.  
He was a veteran, reg #3030822 of WWI 
enlisted 1917, occupation a farmer, 
living in Carr P.O., Parry Sound District, Ontario
out of North Bay Area,  ON.    
He was married to Evelyn Brokenshire in Estevan.
Her family history is recorded in Brokenshire Mine section
Father, Richard Grawbarger (1864-1943)
Mother- Sarah Pawson (1874-1913)
Wilbert was one of 10 children
8 Dawson Mine
-Estevan
Section 10
Township 2
Range 8 -W2
Operating prior to 1917, but not Operating in 1917
Peter Cuthbert Duncan, and George Pawson, 
both had mineral claims in this area.
In the first Estevan Cemetery there is a young boy buried,
his father was J. (Possibly John) Dawson.
or was it a combination of Duncan and Pawson?
8 Parry Mine
- Estevan
LSD 10
Section 10
Township 2
Range 8 -W2
Might have been opened by a William Parry
  b- 1867
  d- Dec 13, 1946 in Estevan SK, age 79
  buried in Estevan City Cemetery
He came from Wrexall, North Wales in 1911,
1912 his wife Mary came with 7 children to Canada
Mary Parry, nee Thomas
  b- 1870
  d- Apr 18, 1930 at age 60
  buried in Estevan City Cemetery
He was the first employee of the Prairie Nursery, 
becoming a foreman with them, until he retired.

Operated by Reidel (Riedel?) Brothers, 
and also E. H. Gillis at one time.

George Pawson owned the mineral rights near this mine.
8 Big Chunk Mine
- Estevan
Section 10
Township 2
Range 8 -W2
This mine operated in 1917
Owner-Operator Unknown
8 Unknown name Section 10
Township 2?
Range 8? -W2
 near Estevan
B. Watt and C. Fallis 
were opening up a mine Aug 10, 1905
8ft seam struck.


1911 there was a Ceph Fallis working in a livery in Estevan, 
born Aug 1878, in Ontario, Prebyterian, 
boarding with a McCrimmon family
but to confuse the issue a Cephas Fallis was living in Estevan
at the same time, boarding with a Waggoner family
He was born Dec 1881 in Ontario.
Also working in a livery. Brothers?
Strange, can't find them in 1906 census.
Cephas Hugh Taylor Fallis took out a western land grant
 on NE Sec 18, Tsp 3, Rge 7, W2
or maybe it was Cecil Ray Fallis, who was in Frobisher
when he enlisted in WWI in 1918 
Section 10, Tsp 2, Rge 8 is same location
where P.C. Duncan and George Pawson had mineral rights.
Same mine location?
8 George Parkinson Mine
aka Johnson Mine
aka Woodlawn mine (ca1949)
-Estevan
LSD 1, 2 & 3
Section 11
Township 2
Range 8 -W2
Operated by George Parkinson-
  b- Dec 14, 1876 in Wigan, England
  d- Aug 26, 1959, age 82
  buried in Estevan City Cemetery, 
He worked his mine until 1945 when he retired
He immigrated in 1906 to Canada
The Johnson Mine was operating in 1917
article in Estevan Mercury July 22, 1926
states the George Parkinson Mine was working at that time.
George Parkinson mine was involved
 in the Dominion wide mine strike in 1931
George Parkinson was councillor of RM#5, 1942-1947
and Reeve in 1948
Married his wife Sydney (Mary) Parkinson, nee Anderson, in 1907
   b- Apr 2, 1881 in Reg. District of Carlisle, England
   d- May 9, 1968 age 87
   buried in Estevan City Cemetery
son Robert born July 1908 in SK
family shown in 1911 census as Methodists
See Louis Parkinson mine for family info
8 White Hope Mine
-Estevan
NW 1/4 LSD 9.
NE 1/4 &
N 1/2 OF SE 1/4 &
NE 1/4 OF SW 1/4 LSD 10
Section 12 and 18
Township 2
Range 8 -W2
 
Started by Louis Emile Bourquin. 
It was named by Henry Gillis. 
Located only a 1/2 mile from the
 Eureka Brick plant at that time. 
Started in 1913. sold to Truax-Traer in 1930.
Louis Bourquin
 b- Nov 22, 1894 in Valentigney, Doubs’ County, France. 
 d- Mar 19, 1985
 buried in Estevan City Cemetery.
This Mine was operating in 1917 at 18-2-8 W2.
Ed Taje worked for this mine ca1940 when he quit
and started the Old Bridge Mine on Long Creek.
8 Southernwood & Rice Mine
- Estevan
Section 13
Township 2
Range 8 -W2
Operators Southernwood and Rice?

One possibility for the Rice name
Frederick C. Rice, 
  b- 1885, 
  d- Oct 23, 1930
  buried in Estevan City Cemetery

One possibility for Southernwood
Golden Oliver (Oly)  Southernwood
  b- Jan 12, 1896 in Fordham, Essex, England
  d- Feb 2, 1957
  buried in Estevan City Cemetery
enlisted in WWI, May 1915 at Estevan
Occupation dairyman, single
next of kin Thomas Southernwood, living at Fordham
Immigrated in 1912
married Doris Jepson in 1921

both of these are wild guesses
now the name is Rice in the history books,
but could it be Nice?, Arthur Nice actually
He was a brother-in-law to George Edgar Southernwood, b-1893
who was Oliver's brother.
again a wild guess
see also the Company Mine, owned by the Southernwood brothers
8 Unknown Coal Mine name SW Section 13
Tsp 2
Rge 8, W2
Sept 25, 1901, Peter C. Duncan, Nels Mikkelson,
 Andrew O. Hidahl, Lars Olsen, and John Rasmussen, 
bought 160 acres at $3/acre from the CPR
Dec 1, 1902 changed to Laura Mikkelson, widow of Nels 
Dec 31, 1905 they paid a premium to purchase the coal rights
8 Rooke & McNeil Mine
- Estevan
Section 14
Township 2
Range 8 -W2
Operators ? Rooke, and Hector James McNeil b- Cranbrook ON, d-Oct 31, 1945, age 74, in winnipeg, MB
8 Munroe Mine
-Estevan
LS1, LS2, LS 7
Section 14
Township 2
Range 8 -W2
Operating in 1917
Operated by Thomas Munroe
  b- Jan 1874
  d- ?
  buried- ?
Eureka Coal Mining Company was very near this mine.
1911 census he was living on Railway Ave.,
with wife Mary, and a daughter.
8 Woolomeloo Mine-
alt. Wooloomooloo Mine
-Estevan
Section 14
Township 2
Range 8 -W2
North side of the Souris River, slightly east of Highway 47.
- in the hill just east of the old bridge on old Hwy 47
Operated in the 1930's, 
by Frank (Bill) Eli Klyne
 b- ?
 d- ?
 buried- ? 
son of Frank Klyne (Lignite Louie 1980).
This Mine was operating in 1917.
8 Eureka Coal
and Brick Company
aka- Estevan Coal and Brick Co. Ltd.
aka- International Clay Products
aka- Estevan Brick Ltd.
-Estevan
Just south-west of the Hwy 47 and Torquay Highway corner.
Section 14
Township 2
Range 8 -W2
View Detailed Mine Web Page Here  
8 Unknown Coal Mine May 13, 1911 NW Section 14, 160 acres 
was bought jointly from the CPR for $35/acre by
George Cooper Campbell, Thomas Kennedy, both from Toronto ON
David D. Christie, Guelph ON, Francis Napier Tenant, of Brampton ON
with coal and Surface rights
8 Unknown Coal Mine Near Estevan Mr. Nichol, no first name known, came to Estevan with
Mr. James Hartney, on Oct 28, 1896, 
to check on the output of his coal mine.
All I know is he was from Winnipeg MB
there is a Nichol Ave in Winnipeg
8 Unknown Coal Mine Near Estevan Mr. James Hartney, from Hartney MB
came to Estevan Oct 28, 1896
to check on the output of his coal mine.
Came with Mr. Nichol above.
8 Blondeau Mine
- Estevan
Section 17
Township 2
Range 8 -W2
Possible operator of this mine,
Joseph Clement Blondeau
  b- November 17, 1890 at Qu'Appelle,
  d-June 22, 1968, age 77, 
  buried- ?
came to Estevan in 1891 with his parents. 
 He operated a coal mine in the Estevan district 
from 1948 until his retirement into Estevan in 1956.
8 Hard Times Mine
- Estevan
Section 17
Township 2
Range 8 -W2
J. Hork  (J. S. Mork below?)
8 Mork Mine
-Estevan
 LSD 5
Section 17
Township 2
Range 8 -W2
Operated by J. S. Mork.  
I know he attended Reddemann School, age 8-10, in 1904.
possibly Julius Mork, 
name is Norwegian ancestry
8 M. L. Ross Mine
aka Blue Ox Mine
-Estevan
LSD 6
Section 17
Township 2
Range 8 -W2
Operated by Matthew (Matt) Leon Ross-
 b- July 7, 1873 near Ottawa ON.,
 d- June 26, 1945 
  Buried in Estevan City Cemetery
In 1906 he was living near Estevan, 6-1-7, W2
8 Cossette Mine
- Estevan
Section 18
Township 2
Range  8 -W2
Cossette Brothers operated this mine. 
The mine was on the level prairie, 
operated from Dec 1, 1931 until mid-March, 1936.
8 Lloyd Mine
-Estevan
SE Section 18
Township 2
Range 8 -W2
View Detailed Mine Web Page Here
Lloyd Mine
 
8 Nordstrom Mine
- Estevan
LSD 15
Section 21
Township 2
Range 8 -W2
Operated by Charlie Nordstrom.
He was single and came from the US.
Shaft type mine, west of Estevan.
He lived in a shack near the mine.
He returned to the US.
8 A. Muirhead &
 W. J. McCleary Mine
-Estevan
 
LSD 12   
Section 22
Township 2
Range 8 -W2
Andrew Muirhead 
and William John McCleary (his brother-in-law) 
- Located just west of ECI, over the hill, 
operated for 15 years.   

Andrew Muirhead    
  b- June 6, 1879 in Bellamena, County Antrim, Ireland,
  d- Nov 22, 1950 in Vancouver BC, age 70
  buried in Ocean View Cemetery in Vancouver B.C.   

William John McCleary 
  b- June 15, 1871 in Lisnamurican, Ireland, 
  d- December 14, 1953 
  buried in Estevan City Cemetery-  
This was a Hillside family in Estevan
8 Valley Street Mine
- Estevan
Section 22
Township 2
Range 8 -W2
Owner-Operator unknown
June 30, 1892, Dominion Coal Coke and Transport Company
bought part of the NW Section 22, 
from the CPR, only 2.3 acres for $10/acre
 I know Major J. M. Walsh bought part of the NW section 22 here
Dec 31, 1892 from the CPR, 157.7 acres for $4 per acre.
also part of NW and SE, 80 acres for $4/acre
was it him that had this mine?  
or was it one of the above or below mines?
8 Anderson Mine
- Estevan
Section 22
Township 2
Range 8 -W2
2g-1-8 W2
Started by Niels Anderson.  
  b- ?
  d- ?
  buried- ? 
His son Hans Anderson worked at this mine
 until he started his own mine. 
This Mine was operating in 1917 at 2g-1-8 W2.
8 The Estevan Transit
 and Power Company Ltd.
-Estevan
Around Section 23, 
Township 2
 Range 8 -W2
Incorporated Dec. 19, 1913,
Directors- Harry Nicholson- Contractor
Hector J. McNeil- Agent
William J. Perkins- Barrister
Ernest C. Hilborn- Salesman
Donald C. Dunbar- Estevan Mercury Owner and Editor
Head Office- Estevan, 
$100,000 Capital Stock, at 1,000 shares @ $100.00 ea.
Licensed to sell Power, own Coal Mines
 and sell Coal, manufacture Brick, 
Construct Warehouses, Hotels, Stations etc, 
and even construct a Railway, 
starting in SE 1/4 sec 23, Tsp 2, Rge 8, 
ending in SE corner Section 11, Tsp 2, Rge 8, W2, 
passing thru NW Sec 14, Sec 15, and NW Sec 10.
James Walsh bought 215 acres of Sec 23, 
at $4 acre Dec 31, 1892 from the CPR
Did the fellows above buy it from him?
8 Lignite Power Company
-Estevan
Section 24
Township 2
Range 8 -W2
Under Development in 1917
NE corner of Estevan, close to the new Hotel
8 Black Lump Coal Mine
- Estevan
 LSD 4.
 Section 27
Township 2
Range 8 -W2
Deep Seam type Mine.
Operated by Gilsoul & Murray, 
a James Gillson lived in this area, 
so very likely a spelling error here.
8 Truax-Traer Coal Co.
-Estevan
LSD 4.
 Section 27
Township 2
Range 8 -W2
View Detailed Mine Web Page Here
8 Coal Sellers Company Ltd. LSD 4.
 Section 27
Township 2
Range 8 -W2
8 Unknown Mine name SW Section 27
Tsp 2
Rge 8, W2
June 30, 1892, 
Dominion Coal, Coke and Transport Company Ltd.. Winnipeg,
 bought 10.03 acres from the CPR, for $10/acre
8 Unknown mine name SE and SW Section 28, 
Tsp 2, 
Rge 8, W2
June 30, 1892, 
Dominion Coal, Coke and Transport Company Ltd., Winnipeg,
bought 114.50 acres in part of SE Section 28 at $10/acre 
also 160 acres whole of SW Section 28, from the CPR
8 Earny Snider Mine
-Estevan
SW 1/2 OF SE 1/4 LSD 9 &
 E 1/2 &SE 1/4 LSD 10 
  Section 29
Township 2
Range 8 -W2
Operated by Earny Ozman Snider,
 b- June 6, 1895 in Hinchinbrook Township, Frontenac Co., ON
 d- Apr 8, 1973 
Buried in Souris Valley Memorial Gardens in Estevan
this land was homesteaded by his father Elmaron Snider.
Elmaron Snider
b- Oct 2, 1860 in Petworth, ON
d- Aug 2, 1931 on the family farm
moved to SK in 1902
mother- Emily Jane Walroth, married 1882
b- Jan 24, 1876, in Petworth, Portland Township, Frontenac Co., ON, 
d- 1943
Emily's father- Jacob Walroth, her mother Isabella McKnight
Earny's siblings- Earl, Etta, Myrl, and Ralph
Elmaron's father- Calab Snider, b- 1831, in ON
Elmaron's mother- Miram Snider, b- 1840 in ON
1881 Earny living in Portland, Addington, ON, 
German Ancestry, Free Methodist religion
mine located approx 2 miles west of Estevan, 
coal mine was just south of the farmstead,
on the edge of the valley.
Coal was sold to settlers in Hitchcock and Macoun area mostly.
8 High Grade Mine
-Estevan
LSD 6
Section 33
Township 2
Range 8 -W2
Operated by Joseph (Joe) Olshanoski
  b- 1890 
  d- Oct 5, 1951 
  buried in Estevan City Cemetery
Married to Anna nee?
8 International Clay Products Ltd.
aka: Estevan Coal and Brick Co.
aka: Estevan Brick Co. Ltd.
-Estevan
South of Estevan
Township 2
Range 8 -W2
View Detailed Mine Web Page Here
International Clay Products Ltd. 
(Eureka Coal and Brick Company) 
(Estevan Coal and Brick Co. Ltd.) 
(Estevan Brick Ltd.)
8 Sunshine Mine Ltd.
-Estevan
1 mile S of Estevan City Limits
Located on the direct southern boundary of the first Pioneer Cemetery in Estevan, just east of the Estevan Brick Plant, near the old Estevan Electric Generating Plant.
Township 2
Range 8 -W2
 View Detailed Mine Web Page Here
Sunshine Mine Ltd.
 
8 The Company Mine
-Estevan
Just west of Alice Road, 
west of Estevan
Township 2
Range 8 -W2
Mine was just west of Alice Road, west of Estevan
Owned by Oliver (Oly) Golden Southernwood
and his brother George Edgar Southernwood. 
Oly served in WWI. 
Oliver (Oly) Golden Southernwood
  b- Jan 12, 1896 in Fordham, Essex, England, 
  d- 1957
  buried- ? 
Edgar the oldest brother also served in WWI, 
George Edgar Southernwood
  b- Sept 22, 1893 in Fordham, Essex, England,
  d- June 13, 1965
  buried- ?
8 Big Lump Coal Co. 
-Estevan
Located Just East
 of the Sunshine Mine
View Detailed Mine Web Page Here
 Big Lump Coal Company
8 Big Co. Coal Mine
-Estevan
End of Third St
in Estevan 1893 
corner of 20th Ave.
This is actually really the “Dominion Coal Company ”.
Shown in old Westview School History book.
They had a Big boarding House
 on block east on SW corner of 3rd St.
8 Dominion Coal Company
-Estevan
Coulee west of Estevan, 
3,000 ft from the Soo Line
Operated from Sept 1892- 1895 
Sept 6, 1892- Drift 20ft wide was being built and timbered,
with a broad landing made.
See my Dominion Coal Company web page
Northwest Coal Company was sold to Dominion Coal Co.
David Elder Adams
   b- Apr 26, 1859 Beaverton ON,
   d- Apr 1919, Pasadena CA, USA
  was manager from 1885-1895
  He was also connected with the Souris Valley Coal Co.
  He sold his interests in 1900.
he owned the D. E. Adams Coal Co. in Winnipeg
then I found this snippet, from a 1896 mining journal
and now I know Arthur Gould Yates from Rochester, NY
did invest in the Dominion Coal Company, 
after his visit Sept 1892.
owned by the Dominion Coal, Coke & Transportation Company,
in Winnipeg MB
incorporated by Dominion charter in 1883
here is a listing of the Directors from the photo
missing in photo, 
David Elder Adams, Director and President.
Head Office- Mr. William McQuaker, Secretary, Winnipeg,
Director- Major James Morrow Walsh, Brockville ON, shown,
 he was on the train with Mr. A. G. Yates.
Director- A. Jardine, Winnipeg.
Director- D. Adams, Winnipeg. (could be D. E. Adams or relative?)
Director- Arthur Gould Yates, Rochester, NY
Part not shown in photo bottom, below:
“Company owns 2,000 acres of coal lands
 in the Province of Assiniboia
(which became Saskatchewan),
 at the town of Estevan in the Souris district
connected with the Souris line of the CPR
 and the main line of the Sault branch
from St. Paul, connecting with the CPR at Pasqua.
Mining for coal began in Nov 1892. (Sept is correct)
output to date averages about 10,000 tons per annum,
sold altogether to Manitoba, 
seam averages 8ft 
opened by 3 side drifts.
500 ft in at time of publication, (1896)
method of working Pillar and room,
50 persons employed”



A. Jardine- Arbuckle Jardine? 
The Jardine name appears in Bienfait later on. Relations?
A. Jardine was Arbuckle Jardine, 
Secretary of Great Life Insurance Co. in Winnipeg, at this time,
who retired in 1927.  reason I suspect this is 
William McQuaker was head of the Accounting Dept.
 with Great West Life, and also involved with 
this Company as per above ad.
Maria Jardine was his spouse.
William McQuaker, lived at 437 Elgin, in Winnipeg, in 1911
b- Apr 1866 in ON. occupation= Accountant
d- Mar 5, 1930 in Winnipeg MB, age 63
Scotch, Presbyterian
married wife- Margaret Mann Forrest, Aug 6, 1899 in Winnipeg
b- May 1872,  d- Feb 26, 1940 in Winnipeg, age 67
 
8 Duncan's Mine
-Estevan
Section 14, near Estevan
Range 8? -W2

 Probably Owned by Peter Cuthbert Duncan
 Mayor of Estevan
8 Yardley Mine
- Estevan
Exact Location Unknown
Range 8?
 
Located in a Coulee south of Estevan,
probably owned by Henry Yardley,
Estevan's first mayor.
He lived at 1010-3rd Street in Estevan
 at one point in time.
Mr Yardley was on the board of the
Statute Labour District No. 140,
before the RM of Estevan was formed.
November 15, 1899 he was elected 
Overseer of the Village of Estevan.
He sold Implements in Estevan for a living.
There was a Amery Yardley in the area as well
who repaired cars.
9 M & C Mine
aka Munshaw &
 Cundall Mine
-Estevan
N 1/2 LS 14
Section 36
Township 1
Range 9 -W2
Mine operated from 1932-1942
Operated by George Edward B. Munshaw,  
and George Cundall

George Edward B. Munshaw
 b- Feb 28, 1879 in Pottageville, King Township, York North, Ontario
 d- Sept 1, 1949, 
 Buried in Estevan City Cemetery
Mother- Elizabeth Munshaw, nee Pottage
  b- Jan 1846 in Ontario
(note- Pottageville was named after an Edward Pottage)
Age 22 in 1901 living in York ON, no father shown in census
with 2 sisters and 2 brothers
1881 census, father shown as George Munshaw, blacksmith
b- 1843, age 32, in King, York North, Ontario
strange his mother here is shown born in 1849 as well, age 32
wife- Mary M. Harnden, 
   b- 1886 in Cobourg, Ontario
married Mar 29, 1907, in Bracebridge, Muskoka County, Ontario
His oldest son Ross Munshaw managed the mine at various times

George Cundall 
   b- Jan 19, 1894, in Harrogate, Reg. District Pateley Bridge, 
         Yorkshire, England
   d- Jan 7, 1980, age 85, St Joseph Hospital, Estevan SK
   buried in Souris Valley Memorial Cemetery
Father- Richard Cundall, born Yorks Leeds, age 36, occupation Carter
Wife- Violet Alice (registered as Agnes not Alice?) Pilcher, 
   b- Jan-Mar 1900 in Elham Reg. Dist. Kent, UK
   d- Dec 19, 1989
   buried in SVMC in Estevan
married Nov 2, 1918 in Elham Reg. district, Kent, UK
George Enlisted in WWI, Apr 27, 1916, 
served in the battle of Vimy Ridge
The Cundall farm, 
became the Pleasantdale subdivision in Estevan.
Mine was on Mr. Cundall's land along the town line
View Detailed Mine Web Page Here
unk Wilson Mine (1 & 2) Wilson Mine #1
 was the Bienfait Mine,
Mine #2 
could be the Eastern mine.
Deep Seam Shaft Type Mine- 
owned by Alexander Craig McMiken \\ (Alec) (Alex) (nickname Happy) Wilson. 
Opened in 1936 until 1938.
J. R. Brodie took over all of this mine,
In return Alec Wilson got half share
 of the Bienfait mine. 
Called the Wilson Mine #1,
 at the time the Eastern Mine tipple burnt down.
Same location as the Battle River Mine in 1980.
Mr. Wilson later opened up the Bienfait No. 2 Mine
using the elevator method of pulling the coal to the surface,
which did not prove too successful.


photo Bienfait Mine #2, Wilson Coal
sent by Margaret Cuddington
from Alex Wilson collection
unk Wilbur Gleason Mine Location Unknown Wilbur Gleason operated a mine in the area
and his partner, an Englishman named Weekes, 
who was fatally injured by a cave-in while working in the mine

W. N. Gleason homesteaded
SW Section 16,  Township 2, Range 8, W2
Date of entry- Apr 28, 1903

A Wilbert W. Gleason died July 24, 1924, 
buried in Estevan City Cemetery
unk J. (Josiah) Bastian Mine Location Unknown
Possibly Section 10
Township 2
Range 8 -W2,
J. Bastian operated a mine in the area
Operating during Sept 1931 Mine Strike
Bastian farm, on Sec 10, Tp 2, Rge. 8,  
was owned by the Bastian family   
 Probably owned in 1911 at least, by a Josiah Bastian
   b-June 1882- d-Jan 26, 1967 in Winfield BC age 83
wife Esther Jane Bastian (nee Millington) 
  b-Jan 1884- d- Dec 16, 1966 in Winfield BC., age 82
married between Oct-Dec 1902 in Wigan Registration district, 
in or near Manchester and Lancashire Counties, of England.
Daughter Ruby Bastian
   b-Aug 3,1909 in Estevan SK., d- Jan 30, 1984 in Kelowna BC, age 74
Ruby Bastian married Thomas Edwin Patterson (b- Feb 12, 1911, at
Estevan SK, d-Feb 21, 1984, at Winfield BC, age 73),
son of Thomas Gail Patterson and Alma Hodgson,
on June 30, 1933, at Estevan SK..
Josiah and Esther immigrated from England in 1904. 
Josiah is shown as a coal miner   They are listed in the
census close to George Pawson.  This section was originally
homesteaded by John Nordstrom in October 1904. The Bastian family
owned a fur shop in Estevan for years on 5th st.. The family name
is still shown as a ladies shop in Estevan on King St. in 2009. 
Not much is written about this family in the Estevan History books,
but they are obviously an old pioneer family of the area.  Josiah's father, 
was Thomas Bastian (Oct 1852 (1853 possibly)- Dec 25, 1928 in
Burnaby BC, age 78) and mother Jane (July 1860- May 20, 1919).  
They are listed directly below the Josiah family in the census.
Thomas is shown as a coal miner as well. The Thomas Bastian Family
originally homesteaded  on Sec 36, Tp1, Rge. 8.  Thomas and Jane
are buried in the Estevan City Cemetery.  They immigrated from
England in 1905.
From the internet I found Donald N. Bastian, who is a retired
 Bishop of The Free Methodist Church of North America,
born in Estevan.  He is Josiah`s son.
Well after a great phone call, Aug 2010, I now find out
Mr. Donald N. Bastian is Bishop Emeritus of the Free Methodist Church.
  He is indeed a brother to Ruby, and a son of Josiah and Esther. 
His father Josiah, and brother Wilfrid Bastian operated the
Red & White Store, 6 doors from the Town Hall, later Wilfrid
owned the Bastian Store, east of the Orpheum, on 4th st, which
became a clothing store, with Dry Cleaners in behind, later became
Bastian Furriers.  Wilfrid, his older brother,  was born ca 1912. 
Doris his sister born ca 1915, and a brother Norman died in infancy,
on Aug 21, 1906 in SK.  ca 1942 Don moved from Estevan, to
Bible School in Moose Jaw SK.
The Bastian property south of the river, was sold
to the Great West Brick and Coal Company
unk Great West Brick
   and Coal Company Ltd.
old Bastian property
south of the Souris River

Nov 30, 1912
Company capitalized at a 1/4 million
will manufacture pressed brick and other clay products,
including tile and hollowware.
Several Coal tipples constructed, gas producer brick kilns
to be installed in the spring of 1913.


June 20, 1913, 
President of the Company
J. A. Kinney, barrister, from Kenora ON

found a James Arthur Kinney, b- Abt. 1877 in Kenora ON
who married Anna Perle Clinton on July 19, 1911
 b- Aug 25, 1885
James was the son of James Kinney and Malina Johnson
his father James, was a lighthouse keeper in 
Gordon Township, Algoma, ON in 1901, b- 1836 in ON
in 1916 in Kenora the coroner was named Kinney
unk Harry Rollinson Mine Location Unknown
SW of Estevan in the Valley, covered by water at Boundary Dam now
Harry Rollinson operated a mine in this area
A William H. Rollinson homesteaded 
SW Section 18, Township 2, Range 8, W2, 
Date of entry- July 28, 1909

Harry Rollinson
  b- Aug 1879 in England
  d- ?
wife Edith Rollinson
  b- Apr 1873 in England
  d- ?
1911 both living at the Estevan Brickyard
They immigrated in 1906
unk McIlvenna Mine Location Unknown
SW of Estevan in the Valley, covered by water at Boundary Dam now
Operated by a McIlvenna in this area
Hard to tell which one below is the right one:
Robert McIlvenna
  b- Dec 28, 1856 in Nassagaweya, Halton, ON. 
  d- Oct 17, 1941 in Estevan
Wife- Mary Elizabeth Reed
   b- Oct 15, 1858 in ON
   d- Oct 10, 1930 in Estevan
   both buried in Estevan City Cemetery
Daughter- Ethel H. McIlvenna
    b- July 1, 1886 in Assiniboia (SK)?
Son- Chester McIlvenna
   b- May 3, 1888 in Assiniboia (SK)?
   d- bef 1982
   He was involved in the miner's riot Sept 1931
Son- Ernest (Earnest?) McIlvenna,
    b- Aug 7, 1890 in Assiniboia (SK)?
    who married Christina Johnston
Daughter- Nellie (Ellen) Louisa McIlvenna
     b- June 20, 1892 in Assiniboia (SK)?
Son- Robert McIlvenna
     b- Sept 24, 1894 in Assiniboia (SK)?
Daughter- Ida C. McIlvenna
     b- July 20, 1896 in Assiniboia (SK)?
1901 and 1911 living in Estevan, 
Robert (Sr.) shown as Irish nationality, Stone Mason and farmer
strange none shown born in SK are in the SK vital stats records?
something tells me they were all born in ON
Percy Ernest McIlvenna
   b- ? 
   d- Aug 7, 1944
Svc #L13364
Commemorated on Page 387
 of the WWII Book of Remembrance
Cpl, Army, SSR, R.C.I.C.
Bayeux War Cemetery, 
Calvados, France, Grave Ref: IV. B. 11.
Geo Memorial- McIlvenna Bay- Lat 54°39' Long 102°50'

I show McIlvenna alumni at ECI
William McIlvenna- mason. Living in 1901 in Estevan, Assiniboia, Saskatchewan
Western land grants:
Robert McIlvenna
   NW 20, 5, 2, W2
   NW 28, 4, 2, W2
William James McIlvenna
   SE 20, 5, 2, W2

then further west,
to Chester McIlvenna
   SW 28, 2, 11, W2
Ernest McIlvenna
   SE 20, 2, 11, W2
Which one owned the mine?
alt spellings: McElvenna, Macalvanna, McElvinna, McIlvanna
unk McLean's Mine Location Unknown
SW of Estevan in the Valley, covered by water at Boundary Dam now
Operating from 1924- ca1930
Operated by Thomas (Tom) Malcolm M. McLean Jr. 
  b-  Feb 14, 1902, Scotland
  d- Feb 26, 1966 in the Taber AB hospital 
buried in Souris Valley Memorial Gardens, Estevan
Very famous in the Estevan area, operating his 5th st.
machine shop, and large trucking business.  Built the first
16 wheel trailer for heavy hauling. Operated
McLean Construction Ltd and McLean Hide and Fur Co.
  His sons have become just as famous.
Father- Thomas McLean (Sr.)
  b- Mar 10, 1880, in Thorniewood, Lanarkshire, Scotland
  d- ?
  Immigrated in 1911 to Shand SK
  Served for 17 yrs in 2nd Lanarkshire Vols, in Scotland
  Served in WWI, enlisted May 8, 1916 in Brandon MB
  Reg #234938, occupation Coal Miner
  Brother- Hugh McLean (see his mine above)
Mother- Jennet (Janet) Mclean, nee ?
  b- ?
  d- ?
Tom Jr's siblings:
brother- James McLean
brother- Robert McLean
brother- John Mclean
sister- Elizabeth McLean
sister- Janet Mclean
Wife- Emily Mclean, nee Howitt
   b- ?
   d- Dec 29, 1996
   buried in Estevan City Cemetery
married Jan 15, 1930
They had four sons:
-David Malcolm H. McLean (deceased 1961), 
-Ernest (Ernie,“Punch”) McLean, 
    Ernie of course the coach of the Estevan Bruins, 
    New Westminster Bruins, at one time.
    Now into Gold Mines in Northern BC
-Allan McLean, 
-Vernon (“Butch”) McLean, 
      owned Perma Glass Industries,
      and was one of the first to make prefab fiberglass tubs
unk Taylorton Truax-Traer Mine
-Taylorton
Western Dominion Mine Thanks to Pictures from Duane Bill in Calgary,
I now know they moved their equipment from Estevan,
to Western Dominion Mine site.
\\ My Truax Traer web page
unk McDonald Mine Location Unknown Owner-Operator Unknown
unk Sunlight
Coal Company Mine
Location Unknown I think this was the Sunshine Mine near Estevan
and the name here is in error.
unk Spring Mine Location Unknown Owner-Operator Unknown
unk High Test Coal Company Location Unknown Owner-Operator Unknown
Apr 1943 the manager of the mine was William Morgan
who had a car accident, 6 miles from Estevan,
suffered a broken back.
unk Louis Parkinson Mine
Lewis Parkinson Mine
Location Unknown Operated by Lewis (Louis) Parkinson
   b- May, 1885 in Platt Bridge, Wigan Reg. District, Lancashire England
   d- Oct 18, 1949, 
Buried Estevan City Cemetery (transcript says died Oct 26)
Died on a Tuesday night,
from injuries he received from falling down the stairs
Thanksgiving day,  at the Princess Cafe in Estevan
wife- Abigail Parkinson, nee Gill
    b- Mar 1885 in Lancashire, England
    d- Nov 9, 1925
Married Apr 20, 1908, at St. John the Evangelist Church,
   located on Warrington rd,
   at Abram, Reg. Dist Wigan, Lancashire, England
Lewis lived at 136 Warrington Rd and
Abigail lived at 132 Warrington Rd, at time of their marriage.
Son- Thomas Gill Parkinson, 
   b- Jan 1910 in Wigan Reg. District, England
Family immigrated in 1911 (or possibly 1905?)
per obit, He worked at coal mines in Lancashire
 until he immigrated in 1910
all shown as Methodists
another? or same son?,
 Thomas Edward Parkinson
   b- Feb 21, 1910 in Abram, Wigan Reg Dist, England
   d- July 24, 1975
interesting enough, both are in the BMD index?
He settled in Estevan in 1910 working at the Parkinson Mine, 
owned by his brother George Parkinson, and in 1949
this mine was called the Woodlawn Mine
He worked at the mine until a few years before he died
when he moved into Estevan, doing janitor work in town.
He had 4 brothers, George Parkinson, James Parkinson, 
and Job Parkinson of Estevan, 
all buried in Estevan City Cemetery
and Simeon Parkinson of Durham, England
and one sister, Annie Parkinson who
married William G. Birchall, bet Jan-Mar 1935 in Wigan Reg dist.
living in Platt Bridge England in 1949
unk Rohatyn Mine Location Unknown Owner-Operator Unknown
Rohatyn, but which one?
unk Winnipeg
Supply And Fuel Co.
Location Unknown originally owned the Old Mac Coal mine location
west of Roche Percee.
Jan 30, 1926 Coal Ad from this Company


Operating in 1942, and later became
 Old Mac, Great West Coal, then Manalta Coal
Mervyn Luther Hewitt worked at this mine
Company originally called “The Winnipeg Supply Company Ltd” 
incorporated Mar 6, 1904
1912 changed to “Winnipeg Supply and Fuel Co.”
unk Golden Glow Mine
aka- Zieglgansberger Mine
Roche Percee
Unknown Location Operated by Ludwig Zieglgansberger 
and Frank Xavier Snr. Zieglgansberger 
Ludwig Zieglgansberger
   b- Oct 9, 1902
   d- Apr 23, 1987
   buried in Bienfait Cemetery, 
Frank Xavier Snr. Zieglgansberger
   b- Jul 15, 1901
   d- Dec 27, 1992
   buried in Souris Valley Cemetery in Estevan.

I had an email from Kyle Zieglgansberger, 
from Pilot Butte SK, and he ensures me
this IS the only way to spell the family name.  
He should know, his Great Uncle was Louis.
Apr 11, 2010 received a nice email from Al Zieglgansberger, 
and he told me that this mine was owned and operated by his grandfather, 
Frank X. Zieglgansberger Sr.,  and Ludwig Zieglgansberger.
He knows of the location, and I am hoping will soon tell me where it was. 
The hill opposite the mine has been stripped of shale, in recent years.
Al did say the mine shaft has been sealed off.
Zieglgansberger Pictures
unk Elm Valley Mine Unknown Location operated by F. S. Wilbur.  
In 1915 he was a member of 
the Short Creek Telephone Company
located in the SE corner of RM #5
His name possibly is Frederick Samuel Wilbur
but this is a wild guess.
unk Frank Adams Coal Mine Unknown Location operated by Francis (Frank) Adams,
He had mineral rights on some land
 about a mile southeast of Taylorton, could be this mine
   b- Jan 12, 1884 at Omemee, Ontario,
   d- August 20, 1966 , 
   buried in Souris Valley Memorial Gardens in Estevan
Federal Elevator was operated by a Frank Adams
unk Auld's Mine Unknown Location operated by a John Auld
In 1911 there was 2 John Auld's living in Roche Percee
Father and son
John Allen Auld the father
He is shown as a Butcher, 
    b- Dec 1883 in Scotland, immigrating in 1903
Wife Agnes (Aggie), 
    b- Jan 1887 in Scotland, immigrating in 1904
then we have their son
John McEwen Auld, 
    b- Dec 17, 1908 in Roche Percee SK
all Presbyterian religion
With no dates to go by, no way to tell which one worked this mine.
There was also a James Auld family in Taylorton area,
whose wife was Helen or Ellen Miller.  But doubt if they are the one.
unk North Deep Seam Unknown Location Owner-Operator Unknown
operating between 1938-1951 time period.  exact time unknown
unk North Star Coal Mine Unknown Location Owner-Operator Unknown
operating between 1938-1951 time period.  exact time unknown
June 5, 1946 they signed a wage agreement 
with the UMWA, District 18
unk Y Mine
- Roche Percee
Unknown Location All I know is a Mr Frank Klyne worked here
sometime in his career (1915-1949) 
Note- Mr. Klyne also owned his own mine, 
the Woolomeloo Mine. (alt. Wooloomooloo Mine)
unk Prankie Mine Unknown Location There was a Thomas Prankie family
living on Section 25, Township 1, Range 6, W2 in 1911
Thomas Prankie, the Father
   b- Dec 1861 in Russia Lithuania (RL)
   d- ?
 shown as a Coal Miner
They all immigrated in 1911,
Wife- Eva, b-Dec 1863 in RL
Son- Victor Prankie, 
    b- Mar 1890, in RL, shown as a Coal Miner
Son- William, 
    b- Feb 1899 in RL
Son- Joseph, 
    b- Aug 1906 in Scotland

Victor enlisted in WWI Oct 1917, in Weyburn,
Reg # 257557
shown b- May 1892, Roman Catholic religion, Farm Labourer,
living at Pinto Sask, his father Thomas Prankie also living at Pinto

Also living on the same section was
Alexander Prankie
   b- May 1883 in RL, shown as a Coal Miner
  d- Dec 3, 1954, buried in Bienfait Cemetery, age 70
   probably son of Thomas above
married to Annie (Ona?) Nee?,
  b- Nov 2, 1884 in RL
  d- Oct 9, 1966, buried in Bienfait Cemetery
Their son Joseph Prankie, b- Feb 1911 in SK
I think they also had a son Adolph Alex (Slim) Prankie
  b- Oct 26, 1916
  d- Jan 1, 1979, buried in Bienfait Cemetery
All I know for sure, is a Mr Frank Klyne worked here
sometime in his career (1915-1949)
unk John Mitchel Mine Unknown Location Owner-Operator John Mitchel
All I know is a Mr Frank Klyne worked here
sometime in his career (1915-1949)
unk South Cambrian Coal Company Ltd Unknown Location
- Estevan?
Operating in 1937
By Dec 8, 1945 they had an agreement 
with District 18, U.M.A., 
(United Mine Workers of America)
June 5, 1946 they signed a wage agreement 
with the UMWA, District 18
Jan 1, 1949, after a strike starting Nov 3, 1948
David Wholley, Estevan Manager of this mine,
announced the mine would close, all equipment,,
 and mine buildings sold, or moved off the property.
It was an underground mine that employed 40 men.
half of whom lived on the property.
unk Unknown Name Unknown Location
Picture from Ron Carpenter of an unknown Mine.  
Any Name Ideas?
unk Winstanley Brothers Mine
-Roche Percee
Unknown Location
Range 6?
Possible owners
William Winstanley and Earl Harold Winstanley, 
from Roche Percee area.  
Both of these fellows served in WWII.
operating sometime between 1938-1951
when they negotiated an agreement
 with the United Mine Workers Union
unk Willa Ma Lou Coal Mine
 
Unknown Location on the bank of the Souris River
is this the same as the Woolomeloo Mine-
alt. Wooloomooloo Mine near Estevan?
unk Newer Mine Names below
unk not a Coal Mine
 but a major owner of mines
Great West Coal Company Ltd.
Company first Incorporated in Saskatchewan in 1905
Ca Sept 21, 1961- President, D. S. Patterson
and Managing Director J. R. Brodie
opened their new mine near Estevan
 
unk Bienfait Coal Co.
-Bienfait
Range 6, W2 Mine Manager 1981 until he retired was Stan Kingdon
See Luscar and Estevan Coal Corporation below
unk Manalta Coal Co. Klimax Mine Tsp 2, Range 7, W2 See Battle River Coal Mine Co. Ltd below.
Klimax Mine
and Luscar below
Klimax Mine prior to ca1971, was Great West Coal Company,
bought by Alberta Coal Ltd., a subsidiary of Mannix Company Ltd. from Calgary.
unk Prairie Coal Limited Range 6, W2 Prairie Coal Limited had 1 mine in 1996
Utility Mine which produced 2,049,086 tonnes.
Costello Mine, reopened in 1997.
unk Luscar Coal Ltd. Nov 1998- Luscar Coal Income Fund, based in Edmonton, Alberta,
and 100% owner of Luscar Ltd., completed a successful takeover
bid for Manalta Ltd. on Sept. 12, 1998. Luscar merged the two coal
operating companies, which had mines in Alberta, Saskatchewan,
and British Columbia. Producing more than 42M mt/yr coal,
Luscar became Canada's largest and North America's seventh-largest
coal producing company, ranking behind Peabody, Arch, Kennecott,
Consolidated Coal, AEI Resources, and Cyprus Amax
2001 they owned the Costello Mine, 
Boundary Dam Mine, Shand Mine and Bienfait Mine
Luscar Coal Ltd. Ordered the P&H 9020 dragline, Jan 1998,
for expansion of it's Estevan Coal Corporation mine. (next entry)
The dragline was commissioned in late 1999
unk Estevan Coal Corporation Production in 1996 for Estevan Coal Corporation's 3 mines was: 
Boundary Dam Mine 2,057,035 tonnes; 
Shand Mine 1,736,109 tonnes, 
Bienfait Mine 1,476,724 tonnes
They also owned the Char Plant south of Bienfait. 
Some 87,000 tonnes of lignite char were produced for
the barbecue briquette industry in 1996
unk Boundary Dam Mine Tsp 1, Range 8, W2 2009- Operated by Sherritt Coal,
 (part of Sherritt International Corporation) 
 (formerly Prairie Mines & Royalites)(formerly Luscar Ltd)
I believe Sherritt and the Ontario Teachers Pension board
 are the co-owners of this mine now
unk The Battle River 
Coal Mine Co Ltd.
Tsp 2, Range 7, W2 see Western Dominion Coal Mine.
 Mannix out of Calgary owned this mine. 
They also owned Utility Coals where my Dad worked.
This mine changed it's name to Manalta Coal after this. 
In my Dad's history book, he writes,
this was the “Wilson mine”, 
at the time the Eastern Mine tipple burnt down.
1971 article states- The Klimax mine was until recently
operated by Great West Coal Company Ltd. which was
purchased by Alberta Coal Ltd. a subsidiary of Mannix Co. Ltd. of Calgary. 
the Company name was changed to Battle River Coal.
Battle River Coal turned out an annual production ranging from 550,000 tons
to 1 million.  the coal is strip mined and hauled to the plant in 40 ton trucks. 
It was dumped into a primary crusher, which reduced the coal to a
predetermined size.  From the crusher the coal is conveyed to the tipple,
a screening and sorting plant built over 9 railroad tracks.  From a master
control panel in the tipple, an operator can load railway coal cars, from the
hoppers in the screening plant, moving the cars along with a tow cable. 
The nine tracks fan out into a switching yard.  In 1971 working at full capacity,
the plant can crush, screen, and load 700 tons per hour.  The coal was
marketed in Manitoba, and Ontario.  It employed up to 60 men
at full capacity in 1971.
Union 1966- Roche Percee Coal Miners' Union, Local No. 1623
unk Utility Coals Ltd. Mine South of Estevan
South and West of SPC
Tsp 1, Range 8, W2
Economical supplies were dwindling in 1998
and operations were moved to Costello mine
Utility Mine located West and South of Boundary Dam, 
where my Dad worked until he retired.
See My Utility Coals Ltd Web Page
2001 SPC owned this mine
Union 1960-1967- Saskatchewan Strip Miners' Union, Local No. 1573
unk Coal Valley Mine 2009- Operated by Sherritt Coal,
 (part of Sherritt International Corporation) 
 (formerly Prairie Mines & Royalites)(formerly Luscar Ltd)
I believe Sherritt and the Ontario Teachers Pension board
 are the co-owners of this mine now
unk Estevan Mine 2009- Operated by Sherritt Coal,
 (part of Sherritt International Corporation) 
 (formerly Prairie Mines & Royalites)(formerly Luscar Ltd)
I believe Sherritt and the Ontario Teachers Pension board
 are the co-owners of this mine now
unk Bienfait Mine 2009- Operated by Sherritt Coal,
 (part of Sherritt International Corporation) 
 (formerly Prairie Mines & Royalty Ltd.)(formerly Luscar Ltd) 
I believe Sherritt and the Ontario Teachers Pension board
 are the co-owners of this mine now
The Bienfait Mine is the longest continuous mining operation in
Saskatchewan and marked its 100th year of operation in 2005
unk Dominion Briquettes and Chemicals Ltd Briquette, char plant
 S of Bienfait
Union 1961- Saskatchewan Coal Products' Workers' Union, Local 335
unk Souris Valley Mine Directly East of Boundary Dam SPC owned mine, one of the smaller in the area.
1980 they used a 7 1/2 yard capacity dragline here.