Hamlet of Cateville, Saskatchewan, Canada

note- this ca 1907 map shows it as Carterville, which obviously is wrong

Not shown on my 1927 map,
Located at NE Section 32, Twp 4, Rge 4, W2

Named after First Post Master, Charlie Cecil Cate, see bio below

No school symbol near this location, on this map, but per Frobisher history book there was a school there.
School was opened in 1908,
Cateville School District #1531.
The school district is described in the Lampman History book, Poet's Corner ( Note- I do not have a copy)
A Mrs Emma Clark, nee Goudy, taught school here prior to her marriage in Feb 1910. She died Aug 17, 1952.
Another teacher here was Blanche Schiestel, nee Knibbs, she taught approx 15 students. grades 1-9.
J. Beninger was Sec-treas of the School District in Apr 1917, when they took an ad out to hire a teacher.

Post Office History

  • Cateville
  • Federal Electoral District: Assiniboia (SK)
  • Office Opened May 1, 1904
  • Section 32, Township 4, Range 4, W2 - 1904-05-01
  • Office closed Apr 30, 1921

Postmaster Information:

Name of Postmaster Military Status Date of Birth Date of
Date of
Cause of Vacancy
Charles “Charlie” Cecil Cate (see below) 1904-05-01 1908-05-20 Resignation
Archibald Buchanan (see below) 1908-12-15 1921-04-30 Closed

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Charles “Charlie” Cecil Cate
b- June 9, 1877, Pine Island, Goodhue, Minnesota, USA, (age 29 in 1906)
d- Apr 23, 1952 in Santa Cruz, CA
1900 in Warner, Brown Co. SD, USA, shown as a Printer in a Printing Office shown immigrated in 1902
Took out a Western Land Grant on Section 32, Township 4, Range 4, W2
Post Office named after him
Shown as Carly Cate in 1906 census
son of Albert Cate
b- Oct 1850 in Wisconsin, USA
and Julia Ann Cate, nee Lyke
b- Nov 1849 in New York, USA
Mother and father married ca 1869
Albert's father born in Vermont, his mother in New Hampshire

married Ethel May Cate, nee Hassard, ca 1900
b- 1878 in Tamworth, Lennox, ON, (age 28 in 1906)
d- 1947
Buried in Riverside Memorial Park, Aberdeen, Brown, SD, USA
daughter of William John Hassard, and Alma Ann Loyst

daughter- Beatrice M. Cate
b- 1901, South Dakota, USA
d- 1977

son- Petrus “Peter” Cate
b- ca 1902, USA, age 4 in 1906

son- Clarence Cecil Cate
b- 1919 in SD, USA

His father- Albert Cate age 55 lived next to Carly in Cateville in 1906
shown immigrating in 1903

Charles sister was Gracie L. Cate
b- Mar 1883 in S. Dakota, USA

Archibald Buchanan
b- Aug 1858 in ON

wife- Barbara Louise Buchanan, nee McLeish
b- Jan 1874 in Scotland

son- Henry Buchanan
b- Aug 1894 in USA

daughter- Daisy Buchanan
b- Dec 1896 in USA

son- Bertrand Alexander “Bertram” Buchanan
b- Dec 17, 1902 on Sec 4, Tsp 5, Rge 4, W2, Sask

daughter- Marjorie Isabel Scott “Marjory” Buchanan
b- Oct 22, 1906 on Sec 4, Tsp 5, Rge 4, W2, Sask

daughter- Inez Buchanan
b- Jan 1909 in Sask

1911 census says Buchanan family were living on Township 5, Range 4, W2

He took out western land grant SW Section 4, Township 5, Range 4, W2
which is just kitty corner to Cates land.

Originally Created Apr 9, 2012


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