Griffin, Saskatchewan, Canada

Official Hamlet Status

Location Section 28- Township 8- Range 11- W2

Latitude 49° 40′ 0″ N
Longitude 103° 26′ 2″ W

Located at the crossroads of the CPR Mainline, and the Grand Trunk Regina-Boundary Branch Line

In Rural Municipality of Griffin #66

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

Origin of the Name

Griffin was named after Frederick T. Griffin, CPR Land Commissioner,

Frederick Thomas Griffin
b- Oct 29, 1853 at Waterdown, ON,
d- Saturday, May 18, 1935 at his residence, 6 Aynesley Court, Winnipeg, MB, age 81
He succeeded L. A. Hamilton as CPR Land Commissioner, doing the job for 22 years, then 5 more as an adviser.
He was Land Commissioner for the Canada North-West Land Company until 1931 when he retired.
Married Edna Edward Walker in Sept 25, 1878 in York, ON
b- Feb 1, 1856, Toronto, ON, d- June 21, 1930 in Homewood Sanitarium, Guelph, ON.
daughter of Charles Walker, b- Ireland, and Mary Jeffrey, b- England
Fred and Edna had 3 sons:
Frank F. Griffin, Gerald H. Griffin, and Arthur L. Griffin who died in 1916, serving as a Captain in CEF.
Fred was the 2nd son of James Kent Griffin,
b- Waterdown ON.
d- Seattle WA age 87.
His father was a Contractor and Inventor.
In 1854 James Griffin built the Road from Hamilton to Waterdown, and it was known as the “Griffin Road”
He invented the “Griffin Mill” a type of Rotating Pendulum Mill, used in the grinding of soft ore.
His Great-Grandfather was Richard Griffin, a United Empire Loyalist.
Who left Dutchess Co, New York in 1780, and settled on a farm, which became part of Grimsby ON
Fred had 3 sisters, and 2 brothers.

Located on the Grand Trunk Railroad / CNR /

Regina-Boundary Branch Line

GTPR Regina Boundary Branch Line

Post Office History
Office Name: Griffin
Electoral District: Moose Mountain (Saskatchewan)
Established Sept 1, 1906
Dwelling owned by Postmaster - 1957-11-18
Private Building
S0C 1C0
Sec.2, Twp.9, R.11, W2 - 1906-09-01
Sec.21, Twp.8, R.11, W2

Name of Postmaster Military Status Date of Birth Date of
Date of
Cause of Vacancy
R. B. Charlton 1906-09-01 1907-08-09 Resignation
B. A. Tedford 1907-10-01 1910-06-14 Resignation
Reginald Grayson 1910-07-12 1912-08-30 Resignation
Mrs. Wilhelmina Tonge 1912-10-24 1939-07-19 Death
James Morley Tonge 1887-03-09 1939-07-26 Acting
Albert Leonard Anderson 1884-09-27 1940-10-08 1950-01-09 Death
Mrs. Anna Ross Anderson 1879-03-10 1950-01-09 Acting
Herbert Clay 1952-02-15
Mrs. Lynn Naylor 1978-06-30
John R. Naylor 1978-07-01

Post Office Information Disclaimer:
This reproduction is NOT represented as an official version of the materials reproduced,
nor as having been made in affiliation with, or with the endorsement of the National Archives of Canada.
The source of this material is the National Archives of Canada

External Links- Note- NOT my sites
Griffin Cemetery

Originally Created Feb 10, 2012**


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