Antler, Saskatchewan, Canada

Unincorporated Hamlet

  • SW Section 14- Township 7- Range 30- W1
  • Located near North Antler Creek
  • On the CPR Pipestone Branch built in 1900
  • Latitude - 49° 33′ 58″ N
  • Longitude - 101° 27′ 27″ W
  • 205 miles west of Winnipeg
  • 72 miles from Brandon
  • 2 miles from the Manitoba Border
  • 40 miles north of the US Border

Patrolled by the NWMP in 1888, shown as white line in map below

A Methodist Minister visited the area starting in July 1900 per Edgar Haight Letter

By Nov 26, 1900 there was 17 buildings, some small, others large and substantial
A School was planned for the beginning of 1901

Mar 15, 1905 established as Village of Antler. Mar 27, 1905 election for the First Overseer was to be held. Edgar Haight of Antler was appointed Returning Officer.

Antler, part of the 1888 NWMP map in Estevan NWMP Museum,
Copy in Trooper & Redskin Book, by John G. Donkin

In Rural Municipality of Antler #61

Antler Postcard ca 1909

Grain Elevators

Western Elevator Company Elevator visible in foreground

Railroad Station shown in this photo as well

Antler Public School

Ramsay Public School #576 (Antler Village)
Edgar Haight- Secretary-Treasurer- 1910


Methodist Church

Antler Hotel- Totally destroyed, Burned Dec 16, 1912 after an explosion of the Gas Plant

Post Office History

Office Name: Antler

  • Electoral District: Assiniboia (Saskatchewan)
  • Office Established Apr 1, 1884
  • Subsequent Office Info: Subsequent Name = Gainsborough
  • Date of Change Sept 1, 1895
  • Additional Information: Sec.4, Twp.3, R.30, W1
Name of Postmaster Military Status Date of Birth Date of Appointment Date of Vacancy Cause of Vacancy
H. F. Hasteler (see below) 1884-04-01 1892-07-30 Resignation
G. Anderson 1892-10-01

Herman/Harmon Frederick Hostetter
b- Oct 1856 in Niagara Twp., Lincoln Co., Ontario, Canada,
d- July 6, 1925 in Welland Hospital, Welland, Lincoln Co., Ontario, Canada
One of 5 brothers who came to the Antler area
Jake and Charles came in 1892, Joe and Albert in 1893

George Anderson

Office Name: Antler

  • Electoral District: Moose Mountain (Saskatchewan)
  • Office Established Sept 1, 1900
  • Additional Information: Group 3
  • S0C 0E0
  • Sec.14, Twp.7, R.30, W1 - 1900-09-01
Name of Postmaster Military Status Date of Birth Date of Appointment Date of Vacancy Cause of Vacancy
Edgar Haight (see below) 1900-09-01 1901-08-01 Resignation
A. M. Stephen (see below) 1901-10-01 1902-04-07 Resignation
Edgar Haight (see below) 1902-06-01 1911-04-15 Resignation
Harry Hopkins (see below) 1911-05-15 1913-08-22 Resignation
H. S. Campsall (see below) 1913-10-31 1929-09-15 Death
Mrs. Wilhelmina Campsall 1929-11-18 1954-02-24 Death
Miss Ethel Minerva Johnston 1954-02-26 Acting
Miss Ethel Minerva Johnston 1954-08-09 1975-12-30 Retirement
Mrs. Eva Jamieson 1975-12-14 Temporary
Mrs. Eva Jamieson 1976-01-27 1978-08-15 Resignation
Aurele P. Moreau 1978-08-05 1986-05-08 Resignation
Yvonne Bauche                                   1986-08-18       Term P.M.                          

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

First Postmaster-
Edgar Haight
b- May 26, 1857, in Union Hall, Lanark Co, ON
d- May 9, 1949 in Sparta, Elgin, ON, age 92
buried in Sparta Friends Burial Ground, Sparta, Elgin, ON
son of James Wright Haight and Louisa Wood
Edgar left his home at Sparta Apr 2, 1900 and took a week to get to his homestead 20 miles west of Antler area.
But he did not like the look of the land and returned to Antler a new village at the time.
When he arrived there was only one family there.
The First Post Office was in his house established Sept 1, 1900
by 1908 he could issue Marriage Licenses in the area
family were members of the Quakers, descended directly from Pennsylvania
They established a Union First Day School June 1900
married Amelia S. Haight, nee Zavitz, Dec 9, 1885 Middlesex, ON
b- Aug 19, 1858 at Lobo, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada
d- Apr 29, 1953 at Sparta, Elgin, Ontario, Canada
buried in Sparta Friends Burial Ground
daughter- Nellie Marguerite Zavitz
b- 1892, age 14 in 1906 in ON
d- 1982
son- Samuel Herbert Haight
b- 1894, age 12 in 1906 in ON
d- 1983

Alexander McBain Stephen
b- Apr 18, 1863 in ON
d- July 1, 1942 Calgary, AB
Buried in Redvers Cemetery, Redvers SK
Real Estate man in 1911
son of Alexander Stephen and Isabella Stephen nee ?
he was married twice

Harry Samuel Hopkins
b- Aug 12, 1886 Manchester, Jamaica in one source, Dennis MB in another, Pipestone MB in another
d- May 10, 1965 Melrose Private Hospital, New Westminster, BC, Canada, age 79
buried in Fraser Cemetery New Westminster, BC
son of Samuel Hopkins and Harriet

H. S. Campsall
(Hermel) (Hermall) (Heimall) (Herman) Stanley Campsall (Camsell?)
b- Jan 9, 1880 Lennox and Addington, ON
d- Sept 15, 1929 in Winnipeg MB
Buried in Antler Cemetery
Father: John Camsell
Mother: Sarah Babcock
married Wilhelmina Churcher Dec 18, 1912 in Portage LaPrairie MB
She became Postmaster until she died Feb 24, 1954

Population 98

Grain Elevators-
Elevator Capacity 85,000 bushels
Kelly Milling Co - A. Kelly- 30,000 bushels
Western Elevator Company- 25,000 bushels
Doesn't add up to 85,000 so missing one it seems?


Methodist Church- Rev Fleet Pastor
Rev D. H. Fleet
Rev Daniel Herbert Fleet
b-Jan 26, 1884 at Christleton, Cheshire, England
d-Jan 19, 1961 at Dodgeville, Iowa County, Wisconsin, USA
Buried in East Side Cemetery, Dodgeville, Iowa County, Wisconsin, USA
I believe he went to Poynette, Columbia County, Wisconsin after this ca 1914

Presbyterian Church- Rev. Gauthery Pastor
Rev. Gauthery

F.R. Brown Implements
Frederick “Fred” R. Brown
b- abt 1866 in Germany
d- Dec 16, 12, in 1912 in the Antler Hotel
1906 census, age 40, born in Germany, immigrated in 1900
Sept 9, 1912 he was elected Commisioner for oaths in Antler
Assets 4,610.94 and after creditors were satisfied
He died intestate and $1468.72 was left to the Government after a court decision
The fire destroyed all his personal effects.
They tried to locate relatives in Germany where he was born, with no success

J. J. Glassford- CPR Agent
John James Glasford
b- abt 1864 in Cardinal, ON
d- ? Camden NJ?
son of Charles Paul Glasford and Mary Johnson
1901 US census says his name was Glasford, b- Apr 1864 in ON, a railroad clerk in Toledo, Lucas, Ohio.
his wife and 2 children born in Michigan in 1906 census
2nd marriage- Mary E. Davis Aug 8, 1891 in Lansing, Michigan, USA
divorced Dec 11, 1900
his brother George Edward Glasford was a pioneer CPR Engineer

Robert Carscadden- Livery, Feed
b- age 37 in 1906 census, in ON
wife- Sara Jane Carscadden b- age 33 in 1906 in ON
daughter born in MB and a son born in SK

Wesley Cavanagh- General Store
b- age 36 in 1906 in ON
wife- Annie Cavanagh, b- age 35 in 1906 in ON
daughter and son born in ON

Edgar Haight- Postmaster- (see above)

Mrs E. Haight- Temperance House
Amelia S. Haight, nee Zavitz (see above)

W. H. Hales - Blacksmith
should be W. W. Hales in Antler in 1906 census
William Watson Hales
b- Mar 25, 1863 at Otonabee, Peterborough County, Ontario, Canada
d- Nov 29, 1947, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada
buried in Rosedale Cemetery, Moose Jaw SK
son of William Henry Hales
wife- Sara Jane Hales, nee Conkell
b- age 37 in ON
3 daughters, 3 sons in 1906 census. last 2 sons born in SK

H. W. Harvey- Lumber & Implements
Henry Ward Harvey?
b- ?

James Hunter- Implements
James Hunter
b- ?
d- ?
wife- Jane Hunter, nee Miller
b- ?
d- 1915
buried in Antler Cemetery

M. J. McGreevy- Livery
Michael Joseph McGreevy?

James McLellan- Harnessmaker
James Stewart McLellan
b- Dec 1876 Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland
d- Oct 14, 1974 at his home, in Saskatoon, SK, age 98
buried in family plot in Moose Jaw SK
Age 14 he was a Saddler Apprentice in Carluke Scotland, living on Stewart St.
Came to Antler in 1905
Moved to Marquis in 1910
Retired in 1948 as a harnessmaker, and moved to Saskatoon
Father- Hugh McLellan, Coal Miner in 1891 in Scotland
Mother- Henrietta Tenent McLellan, nee Stewart
Grandparents- William McLellan and Esther (Ann?)McLellan, nee Watson
James married Anna Margaretha Sundin in Antler
Anna died in 1919

Massey-Harris Co. Ltd.

Merill Bros. Hardware
should be Merrill Bros.
William R. Merrill
b- 1875
d- 1946 in Antler?
buried in Antler Cemetery

Samuel Mitchell- Butcher
b- ?
d- ?
buried in Antler Cemetery

Alexander Robinson- Carpentry

James Robinson- Farm Implements

Singer Sewing Machines- W. J. Montgomery- Agent

A. E. Steele & Co- Lumber
Albert (Ab) E. Steele
b- 1868
d- Feb 1937 in Antler
buried in Antler SK
wife- Isabella Steele, nee Stephen
b- 1874
d- Mar 1971
buried in Antler Cemetery

A. E. White- General Store
Albert E. White
b- Dec 20, 1868
d- July 1951 in Antler?
wife- Mary A. Stephens
buried in Antler Cemetery

Names listed as I find them

Mrs Margaret Rosina Dickison, nee Stephens
b- Sept 17, 1884 Wiarton, Bruce, ON
d- Feb 17, 1971 in Calgary AB, age 86
Came to Antler in 1903, moved to Calgary in 1955
husband- Thomas Dickison
b- Sept 20, 1878 Hanover, Grey, ON
d- Sept 25, 1931 in Antler SK
farmer 36-7-30-W1 in 1921
1921 census- all children born in Saskatchewan

Arthur McGladdery
b- Jan 5, 1907 at Antler SK
d- July 9, 1982 Nipawin Hospital, SK father- William McGladdery

George and Winona Stuckey

External Links
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Antler Cemetery

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