Arcola, Saskatchewan, Canada

Arcola was incorporated as a Village in April 11, 1901 and now has Town Status

  • at N Section 9, Township 8, Range 4, W2 between Kisbey and Carlyle
  • Latitude- 49º 38' 8“ N , Longitude- 102º 29' 31” W
  • Elevation 1991 ft
  • Situated in RM #61
  • Located on the Canadian Pacific Railroad, CPR, in 1927, Red line in map below is part of what is now Highway 13

Film “Who has seen the Wind” filmed in Arcola

Part of my Dad's 1927 Map of this area.
Elevator, Post Office, Telegraph Office and Gas Station in 1927

Sept 1903- Elevator in Arcola
R. A. Clever Elevator- Capacity 25,000 bushels

W. H. Bryce farm, Arcola, ca 1907
Homestead- W . H . Bryce, Application Date: 11 Nov 1889, Place: Saskatchewan, Canada
Homestead Number: 44743, Part: SE Section: 22, Township: 8, Range: 4, W2
William Henderson “Scotty” Bryce
b- Nov 16, 1858 in Scotland
d- Sept 27, 1915 SK, Canada Buried in Arcola Cemetery

Saskatchewan Provincial Police -Arcola Detachment-
A. McCutcheon, Constable
Note- Alex E. McCutcheon was Chief of Police in Estevan during the Miner's strike, same guy?

Population= 900

Had SK Govt telephones, CP Telegraph, and Dominion Express
4 Churches, Public and High Schools, and 2 Banks

Mayor 1920-21--

  • Randall L. Clarke


  • Thomas Predemore
  • Lowery Hanna
  • John R. Gillstrap
  • Frank Leible
  • Ross H. Trout (Ross H. Trout bio, see my Cowper page)
  • Ernest Thompson (Postmaster, see below)

Sec-Treasurer, Town Clerk

  • Peter B Thomson

Post Office History

Postal Code- S0C 0G0
Federal Electoral District: Assiniboia (SK)
Office Opened - Feb 1, 1889
Section 14, Township 8, Range 4, W2

Name of Postmaster Military Status Date of Birth Date of
Date of
Cause of Vacancy
Peter McLellan (see below) 1889-02-01 1893-09-30 Resignation
William Alexander Hislop (see below) 1894-06-01 1901-04-01 Closed

Existing Post Offices of Arcola and Clare were closed.
Clare was located 2 miles NE of Arcola today
Moved when the CPR came thru

Federal Electoral District: Moose Mountain (SK)
New Office reopened- Apr 1, 1901
Section 9, Township 8, Range 4, W2
Located in the Railroad Station.

Name of Postmaster Military Status Date of Birth Date of
Date of
Cause of Vacancy
Dougald Strachan (see below) 1901-04-01 1903-01-19 Resignation
Thomas Carlyle Yeoward (see below) 1903-04-16 1913-03-19 Dismissal, Political Partisanship
Ernest Thompson Oct 27, 1888 1913-07-18 1930-01-23 Suspended
Ernest Thompson (Re-instated) Oct 27, 1888 1930-02-28 1943-12-25 Death
Mrs. Helen Lois Thompson 1943-12-28 Acting
Victor Clifford Mahan OAS 1947-06-01 1976-06-25 Retirement
Conrad P. Kuntz 1976-03-04 1982-09-07 Promotion
Marion Jesse 1982-09-04 Acting
Mrs. Winona Fuchs 1983-01-11 1983-06-30 Promotion
Mrs. Marion Jesse 1983-06-28 Temporary
Mrs. E. M. Jesse 1983-11-23

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Arcola Hospital- 1914- Miss Chisholm in charge

1919- St. Andrews Presbyterian Church

1919- Methodist Church
Rev A. Y. Robertson, former Pastor of this church, returned from the war after 4 years, and was heading to Antler.
Alexander Young Robertson
b- July 11, 1867 Galashields, Roxboroughshire, Scotland
d- ?
enlisted in WWI in Regina July 4, 1916
son of David Robertson
Sea Wynd, Eyemouth, Berwickshire, Scotland

1919- Merchants Bank

J, E. Jamieson- Mayor for 3 years- Nov 25, 1919- Moved to Punnichy

Peter McLellan

  • First Postmaster
  • b- Mar 18, 1858 in ON
  • d- Canada
    • Wife- Margaret “Maggie” McLellan, nee Hislop (see below) married 1886 in ON, Canada
      • b- Dec 29, 1864 in ON
      • d- 1912
    • son, Peter McLellan
      • b- Dec 8, 1887 on Sec 14, Twp 8, Rge 4, W2, Assa, NWT (SK)
      • d- Mar 9, 1968 at Castlegar, BC, age 80
      • He married Carol Wales
    • daughter- Janet McLellan
      • b- Mar 8, 1890 in Assa, NWT (SK)
      • d- ?
    • son- Thomas McLellan
      • b- June 3, 1892 in Assa, NWT (SK)
      • d-
    • son- John “Jack” McLellan
      • b- Oct 7, 1895 in Assa, NWT (SK)
      • d- ?
    • son- Archibald “Archie” McLellan
      • b- May 7, 1900 in Clare, Assa, NWT (SK)
      • d- ?

1871- Peter McLellan living at North Easthope, North Perth, ON, age 13
1891- in Broadview, Assa East.
1906 Census- Family shown in Arcola, Sec 31, Tsp-8, rge-4, W2
1911 Census- McLellan Family located at Sec-31, Tsp-8, Rge-4, W2

William Alexander Hislop

  • 2nd postmaster
  • b- Feb 23, 1873 in Grey Township, Huron, ON
  • d- ?
    • father- Thomas Hislop
    • mother- Jennett “Janet” Sillers
    • siblings of William:
      • Annie Hislop, age 19, 1881 census
      • Margaret “Maggie” Hislop, age 17, (see above)
      • John Hislop, age 14
      • Archibald Hislop, age 12
  • William A. Hislop married Janet Welsh Johnstone
  • William and Janet's children:
    • son- Frank Hislop
      • b- May 7, 1904, in Areda SK
    • son- James H. Hislop
      • b- Oct 1, 1887, in SK
    • daughter- Margaret Lambie Hislop
      • b- July 17, 1886 in SK
    • son- Thomas William Hislop
      • b- July 18, 1891, in SK

Dougald Strachan

  • b- Feb 29, 1858 in ON
  • d- Apr 9, 1933 in Vancouver, BC, age 75
    • Father- Thomas Strachan, Mother- Flora Cameron
    • 3 daughters:
      • Jennie Strachan
        • b- June 7, 1886 in ON
      • Flora Strachan
        • b- Apr 20, 1887 in Brussels, Huron, ON
      • Margaret Strachan
        • b- Apr 20, 1890 in ON
  • 1901 in Clare NWT, no wife shown
  • he had married Annie Hislop, summer 1884 in Arcola, NWT

Thomas Carlyle Yeoward

  • b- Aug 1871 in Shakespeare, ON
  • d- July 17, 1946 in Kamloops BC, age 75
    • wife- Isabel Yeoward, nee ?
      • b- Nov 1875 in ON
      • d- bef 1927
  • living on Carlyle St. in 1911
  • When he died, his wife was Mary Mildred Kelly, nee Carse
    • b- 1877 in Detroit Michigan
    • d- July 13, 1942 in Kamloops, BC, age 65
    • Father- James Carse, Mother- Annie Longhurst.
  • married Nov 5, 1927 in Armstrong BC
  • both were widowed at the time.
  • Thomas's Father- William Yeoward, Mother- Grace Austin
  • Thomas Yeoward, was a Pioneer Photographer of the area.

R. A. Clever


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Carlyle History Book
Prairie Trails to Blacktop Carlyle and District, 1882-1982

Old Photo Collection

Wikipedia Link

Official Arcola Town Web Page

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Originally Created Sept 5, 2011


  • Last modified: 2021/04/16 14:48
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