Boscurvis, Saskatchewan, Canada

Part of my Dad's 1927 map
Do NOT copy

Unicorporated Locality,
Name has been rescinded

Latitude- 49° 3′ 0″ N
Longitude- 102° 10′ 2″ W

Located at Section 14, Township 1, Range 2, W2

Methodist Church located in the District

Boscurvis School in the area, 14 miles from Oxbow, enrollment 15 in 1947
Boscurvis School District no 78, in Oxbow School Unit #1
Mr. W. Galloway, (see below) Sec-Treasurer in 1897
S. O. Campbell, Sec-Treasurer living in Glen Ewen, in 1923, salary of the teacher offered $1,000 per year

Boscurvis Masonic Order located in the district. Mr Richard Henders was a Past Master and charter member. He came west in 1885 from Yelverton, Manvers Co., ON. He moved to Oxbow in 1919. Judge E. R. Wylie from Estevan was his nephew.

Oct 1907, Louis Mellow's Farm on Section 8, Tsp 1, Rge 2, in the Boscurvis district, 8ft Seam of Coal was found while drilling a well

North-west Mounted Police Post located here

June 1882, when the railway reached Moosomin, the first thing set up was a stage service to Fort Ellice, where where the steam boats had a dock on the Qu'Appelle and Assiniboine Rivers. The second route followed the old fur trade route from Fort Ellice to the Moose Mountains. The stage followed this old trail, and continued on to the US border at Boscurvis, which served Cannington Manor, The Moose Mountains, Old Carlyle, and Alameda, ending in Boscurvis.

Richard Henry Grandy Esq. appointed Justice of the Peace, Boscurvis Assa. in Nov 1892

Post Office History

Office Name: Boscurvis
Electoral District: Assiniboia (Saskatchewan)

Established- July 1, 1885
Closed- Apr 3, 1916

Additional Information: Sec.14, Twp.1, R.2, W2 - 1855-07-01
Source: PSFDS03-(9184)
Item Number: 17854

Name of Postmaster Date of Appointment Date of Vacancy Cause of Vacancy
William Galloway 1885-07-01 1916-04-03 Closed, Rural Mail Delivery

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First and only Post Master-
William Galloway
b- Aug 11, 1841 per headstone (age 72 in 1916), South Monoghan, Township of Cavan, Durham, ON
d- 1940 SK
buried in Oxbow Cemetery
son of George Galloway, and Rebecca Richardson, both born in England
married Miriam Jane Fell July 28, 1874 in Lindsay, Victoria Co, ON
b- Oct 28, 1855, (age 60 in 1916), in Township of Manvers, Durham, ON
d- 1941
buried in Oxbow Cemetery
daughter of William Fell, and Jane Handcock, both born in England
They came to Oxbow in in 1882 from Bethany, ON
Mr Galloway was trustee of the Boscurvis School from 1887-1909
He was also trustee of the Boscurvis Methodist Church

daughter- Rebecca Galloway b- age 14 in 1891, in ON, alive in 1938
daughter- Name unknown, alive in 1938
son- William Galloway, b- age 13, in 1891 in ON, alive in 1938
son- Henry Howard Galloway,
b- age 12 in 1891 in Bethany, ON
d- May 1938
occupation 1907- Physician Henry married Vera May McCartney, July 30, 1907, Manvers, Durham Co., ON daughter Miriam Ella Galloway
b- June 1, 1890, in SK


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