Froude, Saskatchewan, Canada


Located at SE Section 27, Township 8, Range 10, W2

Latitude- 49º 40' N
Longitude- 103º 26' W

Elevation 2012 ft

Located on the Canadian Pacific Railroad in 1927, between Weyburn and Stoughton, on Highway 13

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

Elevator, Post Office, Telegraph Office, School, Church, and Gas Station in 1927

Froude United Church ca 1960

Origin of the Name
Named after an English Historian, Novelist

James Anthony Froude
b- Apr 23, 1818 Darlington Rectory, Devon
d- Oct 20, 1894, The Woodcot, Kingsbridge, Devon, England, age 76

Postmaster History
Federal Electoral District: Moose Mountain (SK)
Office Opened June 1, 1908
Dwelling, Section 27, Township 8, Range 10, W2
Office closed Dec 31, 1969

Postmaster Information:

Name of Postmaster Military Status Date of Birth Date of
Date of
Cause of Vacancy
John James Kehoe (see below) Feb 1867 1908-06-01 1938-11-05 Resignation
James Francis Kehoe (see below) 1938-12-31 1945-11-29 Resignation
Mrs. Hazel Eleanor McCudden (see below) 1941-08-06 Acting
Mrs. Edith Kehoe (see below) 1945-02-01 Acting
James Fletcher McCrum (see below) OAS Feb 11, 1891 1945-11-23 Acting
John Vernon Phillips (see below) OAS 1946-02-16 Acting
John Vernon Phillips OAS 1946-06-06 1946-07-26 Resignation
John Archibald “Keith” McKechnie (see below) 1946-09-01 Acting
John Archibald Keith McKechnie 1946-11-19 1952-09-18 Resignation
Mrs. Daisy L. Sullivan 1952-10-31 Acting
Mrs. Daisy L. Sullivan 1953-03-31

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John James Kehoe, First Postmaster
b- Feb 1867 in ON
d- Jan 1, 1945, in Weyburn General Hospital, Weyburn SK, age 77
buried in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn SK
living at Sec 27, Twp 8, Rge 10 in 1911
Irish, Presbyterian

wife- Emma Kehoe, nee Beach (Beech?)
b- Apr 1877 in ON
1922 her and the family went to Carlyle Lake for a holiday

son- John Howard Kehoe
b- Feb 26, 1896 in Nesbitt, RM of Oakland, MB
d- June 23, 1917
Clerk, living in Weyburn
enlisted May 10, 1918, Reg # 925760
Private, Canadian Infantry, Army, Saskatchewan Regiment, 5th Batt.
killed in action in WWI
Buried in Beehive Cemetery (Willerval)
Pas de Calais, France

daughter- Enid Herla Victoria Kehoe
b- June 23, 1903 in Gull Lake, SK

son- James O. Francis “Frank” “Jimmy” Kehoe
b- Oct 1907 in SK
d- in England
moved back to London England, June 1946
Attached to the Postal Corps during WWII.
Stationed in England and served in Italy
He worked for the War Assets Corp when he returned from the war.
Apr 1942 Corporal Frank Kehoe, RCASC.

son- William “Medford” “Bill” Kehoe
b- Jan 1910 in SK
married a teacher, Frances Mary Iris Graham, 1938

Mrs Edith “Edie” Kehoe, nee Griffin
wife of James O. Francis “Frank” Kehoe
she later married Walter Wilson

Mrs Hazel Eleanor McCudden, nee Griffin
sister of Edith above

James Fletcher McCrum
Served in WWI
b- Feb 11, 1891 in Treesbank, RM of South Cypress, MB
Single Farmer, living at Elmsprings SK when he enlisted,
Aug 12, 1915 at Assiniboia SK.
Rank- LCP, Reg # 104699

Father- James McCrum
Mother- Martha Ann Armstrong

They had 3 more sons I know of:

Norman Wesley Curtis McCrum
b- Apr 22, 1889, RM of South Cypress, MB

Harry Harold McCrum
b- Sept 24, 1892, RM of South Cypress, MB

William Forest McCrum
b- Aug 11, 1894, RM of South Cypress, MB
d- Mar 26, 1957, Vancouver BC

John Vernon Phillips
married Gladys Raymond Caswell
He served in WWII

John Archibald “Keith” McKechnie
b- Oct 22, 1921 at Creelman SK
son of Archie McKechnie
and Charlotte Esther “Lottie” McKechnie, nee McNeil

Froude School #1896
part of Weyburn School Unit #11
organized fall 1907
Closed June 1970

Froude ca 1920-21

Population= 200

CPR Telegraph
Dominion Express

Grain Elevators
Federal Grain Co. Ltd.
North Star Grain Co. Ltd.

Weyburn Security Bank- H. R. Alinquist Manager

Presbyterian Church

Misc Business
Cairns Brothers- Hardware Implements
Bob and Jerry Cairns came in early 1913 to Froude.
operated this store until 1928, sold and moved to McCord.

John James Kehoe- Coal Dealer, Post Master,
Government Telephone Agent, see above

George Stanley “Stan” Thompson- Blacksmith
b- May 1880 in ON
1911, shown as blacksmith, Presbyterian
father- George Henry Thompson
wife- Rebecca “Jane” Thompson, nee Sutton, b- May 1885 in ON
son- George H. Thompson- b- Aug 1907, SK
had 2 more children, Edna and Glen.
He came to Froude from Heward, in 1907
They moved to Dauphin MB

Frederick “Fred” J. Wilbrecht- General Store
b- Jan 2, 1876, Grand Meadow, Mower, Minnesota, USA
d- Mar 1938 buried in Griffin Cemetery
father- Frederick “Fred” Wilbrecht, b- in Germany
mother- Neena Wilbrecht, b- in Germany
Fred Jr. bought the store in 1917
he came from Griffin SK,
where he owned the store from 1913 to 1917.
wife- Matilda Jane Phelps, married in Minnesota in 1906
b- Nov 25, 1881 Star Lake Township, Otter Tail, MN, USA
d- May 2, 1963, in Campbell Minnesota, USA, age 82
daughter of Asa Phelps and Mary Caroline Dalton
had 2 daughters Josie Wilbrecht, (1911 in Midale SK-1928)
and Alice Wilbrecht, (1917 in Griffin SK- ?).

Froude Hero Jack Yateman
July 1920, as a 16 year old Boy Scout, he helped save the life of his Patrol Leader, E. Fox
during a swimming incident at a Boy Scout Camp at Bear Lake.
He was awarded a Bronze Medal, The highest award given to a Boy Scout.

External Links- note Not my sites

History book


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