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Halkett

Halkett, Saskatchewan, Canada

Hamlet Status

Located at SW Section 5, Township 3, Range 8, West of 2nd meridian

Lat- 49° 11' 00“ N
Long-103° 03' 02” W

Unincorporated area in SE Saskatchewan


Part of My Dad's 1927 map, showing Halkett
Note at that time the highway to Weyburn did not follow the railroad

Elevation 1902 ft

Part of RM of Estevan #5

Located on the Canadian Pacific Rail line (CPR) between Hitchcock and Estevan SK, on the CPR Soo line
Estevan is 7km/ 4mi SE, Hitchcock is 7km/ 4mi NE

I don't have any more info than this on this spot on the map
I haven't even been able to find an elevator here.

Where did the name come from?
My educated guess….


Andrew (Andy) Halkett
b- Nov 11, 1876 in Ottawa ON
d- Nov 22, 1937 in Vancouver BC, age 62
He was buried at sea, His ashes were
consigned to the Pacific Ocean,
from the Canadian Pacific Liner,
Empress of Russia, per his request.

Educated in Ottawa ON.
At the time of his death his wife was living in Vancouver.

Article in Montreal newspaper stated retired official of the CPR,
was found dead beside his parked car, near Marine Dr.,
in suburban West Point Grey, he was age 60 they say here.
Police reported death was due to a bullet wound to the head.
A revolver was found nearby.
No inquest was held. So I assume suicide?
He came to Vancouver in 1931, after retiring as CPR superintendent in Winnipeg.
In 1928-29 he was General Superintendent at North Bay, ON.
One article says from 1928-1932 he was Superintendent of the CPR, Alberta Division
His private car was the “Alberta”, He lived in Calgary at this time.

Father- James Brooke Halkett
Mother- Mary Ann Halkett, nee Wheatley
1891 census in Wellington Ward, Ottawa, ON
wife- Bertha Rachael Farrow
b- ca 1881
d- Nov 14, 1955, in Vancouver BC, age 74
married in 1901
Andrew was the CPR Divisional Superintendent, Moose Jaw Division
He was educated at Ottawa Public and High Schools;
CPR Service- 1897 started as Brakeman
1902- Conductor
1910 Passenger conductor
Assistant Train Master- Vancouver
1910- Divisional Train master, Moose Jaw
1912- Terminal Train

In Calgary, He was a member of the Rotary Club,
the Council of the Board of Trade, the Country Club,
and a member of the Masonic Order.
He served as Assistant Superintendent in Moose Jaw
for several years prior to 1914.
During WWI he was made Superintendent.
He moved to North Bay ON in 1927 as General Superintendent.
the following year he went to Calgary AB.
On Dec 1, 1932 he was transferred to Winnipeg MB as General Superintendent.
Due to poor health he retired May 15, 1933.
while in Winnipeg he and his wife lived in the Royal Alexandra Hotel,
later moving to an apartment in the Hugo Wellington Cres.




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