Auburnton

Auburnton, Saskatchewan, Canada

Auburnton


Part of my Dad's 1927 Map

Located on Section 16, Township 5, Range 1, W2 (in 1905 )

Unincorporated Locality

Location- Section 21, Township 5, Range 1, W2

Latitude- 49° 24′ 0″ N
Longitude- 102° 5′ 2″ W

Located on Highway 603

Today 2018, virtually a ghost town West of Alida

Somewhere on Township 5, Range 1, W2, I think, as that is where Charles Pate lived when he enlisted in WWI.
Which makes sense, since Auburnton Creek runs right thru this Township, north to south

Listed in Cummins Rural Directory

Church

Church shown here on 1927 map above

School

School shown near this area on 1927 map above

Clubs

Had a Canadian Legion Branch 229 located here

In 1949 they were trying to get a Masonic Lodge located here.

Post Office History

T. Decker hauled mail from Oxbow to Auburnton and back in 1914. a distance of 15 miles.

Office Name: Auburnton

Electoral District: Moose Mountain (Saskatchewan)

Established June 1, 1905
Closed- Dec 31, 1918

Established- May 1, 1929
Closed- 1964-07-31

Additional Information:
Dwelling owned by Postmaster - 1957-11-01
NE 1/4 Sec.21, Twp.5, R.1, W2
NE 1/4 Sec.22, Twp.5, R.1, W2 - 1957-11-01
NW 1/2 Sec.22, Twp.5, R.1, W2
NW 1/4 Sec.22, Twp.5, R.1, W2
Sec.16, Twp.5, R.1, W2 - 1905-06-01 Store

Source: PSFDS03-(9029)
Item Number: 15404

Name of Postmaster Military Status Date of Birth Date of Appointment Date of Vacancy Cause of Vacancy
Arthur J. Watson 1905-06-01 1912-06-24 Dismissal, Political Partisanship
Orsean Reid 1912-09-07 1918-11-05 Resignation
Mrs. Clara Maude King 1929-05-01 1930-09 Resignation
Charles Arthur Watson OAS 1899-04-17 1931-06-30 1937-08-06 Resignation
Basil Peter Fraser 1937-08-16 Acting -
Richard John Gendall 1874-12-21 1937-11-01 Acting -
Richard John Gendall 1874-12-21 1938-05-09 1941-10-15 Resignation
Mrs. Ellen Cordelia Fraser 1941-10-31 Acting -
Mrs. Ellen Cordelia Fraser 1942-02-11 1943-10-02 Resignation
John Leverett Humble OAS 1900-01-17 1943-11-01 Acting -
John Leverett Humble OAS 1900-01-17 1943-11-16 1949-04-05 Resignation
William Samuel Dearing 1893-02-15 1949-05-09 Acting -
Victor Ronald Olson OAS 1950-02-01 Acting -
Victor Ronald Olson OAS 1950-04-04 1953-02-28 Resignation
Alfred Thomas McKellar 1953-03-08 Acting -
Alfred Thomas McKellar 1953-07-02 1955-02-17 Resignation
Clayton John Burrill 1955-04-09 Acting -
Clayton John Burrill 1955-08-04 1957-06-17 Resignation
Miss Isabelle Marnel Spearing 1957-07-23 1957-08-24 Acting, Temporarily Closed
Gerald Dene Fraser 1901-03-17 1957-11-01 Acting (Postmaster General)
Gerald Dene Fraser 1901-03-17 1959-01-22 1964-07-08 Death
Miss Donna Fraser 1964-07-09 1964-07-17 Acting, Resignation

History Book

Reflections of Reciprocity and Beyond : Alida, Cantal, Auburnton, Nottingham [Saskatchewan] - Volume 1
ISBN 10: 0889256403 / ISBN 13: 9780889256408
Published by Alida History Book Committee, Alida, SK, 1989
Note- I DO NOT have a copy, nor have I seen one.


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