Yankee School #1235

Browning, Saskatchewan, Canada

The Yankee School District, #1235 was formed Mar 24, 1905, shown just south of Browning on map below
Located on NW Section 33, Township 6, Range 5, W2

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

Senior Trustee at that time- Albert Littlejohn, Willocks, Assiniboia

May 22, 1905 they were allowed to borrow $1,000 to build and furnish the school

Jan 1930 new School Board Trustees elected:
Mrs. John Fieber was elected, she was the first woman to serve on the Board
C. W. Smith- Chairman (see Bio below)
J. M. Singleton (see Bio below)
R. G. Willock (see Bio below) resigned (retired) longtime former Chairman and Trustee

1948- located in the Hamlet of Browning,
It had a furnished teacherage, newly decorated, School enrollment 27, grades 1-10

Bios of Names from Above

R. G. Willock
Robert Gibson Willock
b- Mar 5, 1869, (1868 on headstone?) (shown age 45 in 1916) in ON
d- Dec 3, 1942 at Lampman SK, age 74
1921 family living on Sec 4, Tsp 6, Rge 5, W2
siblings Francis, Ellie and Mary Willock, living in Fenelon Falls Township, ON in 1891
more siblings in 1871 census- Isabella, Margaret and Josephine
father George Willock
mother- Cecilia Willock nee Haye
Robert's wife- Mary Anna Willock nee McKay
b- 1876, age 39 in 1916 in Antrim, MI, USA
d- July 9, 1933 in Browning, SK
son Earle “Earl” Gibson Willock
b- 1915, (9 mo in 1916 census) in SK
d- 1981

J.M. Singleton
James Myers Singelton
b- Apr 10, 1971 in Millom, Bootle Reg Dist. Cumberland, England
d- Oct 21, 1946
father- Thomas Singleton
James married Jane Youart bet Oct-Dec 1896 in Bootle Reg Dist. Cumberland, England

C.W. Smith
Charles W. Smith


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