Dalesboro

Dalesboro, Saskatchewan, Canada

An Unincorporated Locality

Originally located in Assiniboia District, NWT

in RM Moose Creek #33

Located at NW Section 12, Township 6, Range 3, W2

Latitude- 49º 28' N
Longitude- 102º 15' W

13 km - 8 mi from Wordsworth
19 km - 12 mi from Carlyle


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

Part of My Dad's 1927 Map of this area.


One of the few localities not on a Railroad.

Area named Dalesboro, by Mrs. Wesley “Wes” Darby and William Pender Watson (Sr.), Genealogy below (per Carlyle History Book) Why this name is unknown to me.

1882 these men, and others, came from area around Guelph, ON

Cemetery


Dalesboro Cemetery
Located in RM #33
on Highway # 702, I think?
SW Section 15-Township 6- Range 2- W2
3 1/2 miles straight East of Dalesboro
(3 miles East of Highway # 9)
found a burial online for 2011, so still in use it seems.
Dalesboro United Church shown. built in 1900
about 2 miles West of Moose Mountain Creek
shown on map on right side.

School

The Dalesboro School, School District #69 started out as a log structure in 1885/6 and then wasdestroyed in a prairie fire a few years later. 2nd School built in 1900, burned down Dec 1946

School 1- Dalesboro school above ?

School 2- Green Hill School, no 497
shown on SW Section 13
original land grant, NE Section 11, Tsp 6, Rge 3, W2

Pioneers, Early Settlers

Mr. Archie Johnstone
  • farmed north of Dalesboro, on the Manor Rd., in 1943
Mrs. Annie MacDonald
  • turned 96, May 19, 1948
  • b- May 19, 1852, in County of Glengarry ON.
  • Married Andrew MacDonald in 1874, he was from Prescott ON.
  • they lived on a farm near Dalkeith
  • In 1905 they moved to Carlyle, settling in Dalesboro district
  • She was a Life Member of the Dalesboro Ladies Aid.
  • Andrew MacDonald died ca 1944
  • She had a son D. A. MacDonald
  • Youngest daughter Mrs. Belle Maitland, Souris MB
  • They had 6 sons and 3 daughters total.
Jerry Coffey
  • farmed in the area in 1925
  • Karl Sommers was his hired man.
Mr. Frank George
  • farmed in the area,
  • b- Sept 1882, Beaumont Hall, Redbourn, Hertfordshire, England,
  • He came to Canada in 1908, moved in 1911 to the Dalesboro District to farm, He retired in 1951.
  • He married Violet Medford, Mar 26, 1913, at her Father's home,
  • b- Woodlawn ON,
  • came west with her parents in 1900.
  • Had 5 children
Mr. Frederick "Fred" Watson
  • farmed in this area
  • b- 1877, on a farm near Burlington ON
  • d- Oct 14, 1961 in Regina SK
  • buried in Riverside Memorial Park, Regina
  • Came to SK spring of 1897,
  • homesteaded in Dalesboro District.
  • He raised prize Shorthorn cattle and Clydesdale horses.
  • Sec-Treasurer of Dalesboro School District
  • President of the Local Rural Telephone system
  • President of the SK. Checkers Assoc. for 16 years.
  • He was a Champion Checkers and Chess player in Saskatchewan, and was known world wide.
  • Left the farm in 1947 due to ill health and went into Real Estate business in Regina.
  • He was married and had one daughter, who both died before him.
  • western land grant- NW sec 34, tsp 5, rge 2, W2
William Richard Watson
  • came to homestead in 1882
  • He married Elizabeth Napper
  • they had 11 children.
  • one became postmaster, see below
  • His son Richard William Watson, came west in 1883
  • His children and wife came west in 1884
Mr. Alexander "Alex" Cameron
  • was one of the first settlers, writing a note in 1900, describing the area.
  • New houses being built around him, and all land sold, and a new Church near his place was being planned for spring of 1901.
  • 1901 census says his name was Cameron Alexander
  • b- Apr 29, 1841 in NB
  • wife Mary M. Cameron , b- June 29, 1843 in NB
  • son Albert Cameron, b- Jan 16, 1877 in NB
Mr. H. McKeen
  • lived in the district ca 1924,
  • married with one 16 mo child at least.
William Pender Watson
  • b- Aug 15, 1872, in ON, Methodist, Farmer
  • d- 1895, killed by lightning
    • wife Hannah Maria Watson,
      • b- Aug 15, 1875 in ON
  • 2 daughters as of 1901
    • Ruby Alice Watson
      • b- May 7, 1899 in Dalesboro, Assa, NWT (SK)
    • Ida Watson,
      • b- Jan 12, 1901 in Assa.
    • Bella Annie Watson
      • b- Apr 21, 1903 on Section 36, Tsp 5, Rge 2, W2, SK
    • Ethel Hannah Watson
      • b- Mar 11, 1905 on Section 36, Tsp 5, Rge 2, W2, SK
    • Myrtle Zhennia Watson
      • b- July 8, 1907 on Section 34, Tsp 5, Rge 2, W2, SK
    • Mabel Watson
      • b- Nov 1909 in SK
  • Watson Family living in Dalesboro area in 1901
  • 1891 William Watson Sr. was single,
  • living in Nelson Township, Halton Co., ON
Wesley "Wes" Darby
  • took out a land grant on SW Sec 4, Tsp 6, Rge 2, W2.
  • Can't find much about him or his wife.
  • There was a Wesly Darby in 1881 census
  • age 23, in ON
  • father- Robert Darby, age 60, in England
  • mother- Sarah Darby, age 60 in England
  • in Township of Nassagaweya, Halton Co., ON
  • same guy?

Postmaster History

Name of Office: Dalesboro
Federal Electoral District: Assiniboia (SK)
Office Established Sept 1, 1884
on Sec 30, township 5, Range 2, W2
Office Closed Jan 18, 1947

Postmaster Information:

Name of Postmaster Military Status Date of Birth Date of
Appointment
Date of
Vacancy
Cause of Vacancy
John Morrow 1884-09-01 1885-06-09 Resignation
Henry C. Disney (see below) 1885-07-01 1894-05-25 Resignation
Emma Ross 1895-04-01 1896-09-14 Resignation
Mrs. Susanna Eaton (see below) 1897-01-11 1936-09-07 Death
Leslie Arthur Jas. Eaton 1936-09-08 Acting
Leslie Arthur Jas. Eaton 1936-09-28 1939-10-24 Resignation
Vacancy cancelled 1947-01-18

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Henry C. Disney
  • Owned a store in 1885 in Oxbow
  • in a Robert McIlvenna's house,
  • while he was postmaster here.
Susanna Jane Eaton, nee Watson
  • b- 1873
  • d- Sept 7, 1936
  • daughter of William Richard Watson (see above)
  • she married James Presley Eaton, 1896.
  • b- 1856
  • d- 1938
  • James took out western land grant
  • SE Sec 12, Tsp 6, Rge 3, W2
  • she was awarded a medal by the King, for 40 years service.
Leslie Arthur James Eaton
  • b- Aug 1911
  • son of Susanna above




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