Pinto Post Office

Pinto, Saskatchewan, Canada

Post Office Information

Federal Electoral District: Moose Mountain (SK)

Office Opened May 1, 1906 on Sec 25, township 1, Range 6, W2

Office closed June 16, 1952

Locations of the Post Office
NW Sec. 25, Twp.1, Rge.6, W2
NE Sec. 26, Twp.1, Rge.6, W2

Postmaster Information:

Name of Postmaster Date of Appointment Date of Vacancy Cause of Vacancy
Francis Henry Dagg 1906-05-01 1909-10-08 Resignation
Robert Bonar 1910-02-01 1911-08-23 Resignation
Jacob Durfy 1912-02-12 1912-08-10 Death
Mrs. Frances May Langley Allsopp,
(nee Appleford)
1912-11-15 1920-03-29 Resignation
Henry W. Taylor
his wife Ruth was assistant Post Mistress
1920-08-18 1924-03-04 Resignation
Hugh Banks 1924-04-24 1929-04-03 Resignation
Leonard Arthur White 1929-05-04 1929-10-15 Resignation
Ernest Henry Longney 1929-12-18 1951-01-19 Death
Mrs. Florence Louise Gwendolyn Longney,
nee James
1951-01-20 Acting
Mrs Louise Longney 1952-03-04 1952-06-16 Closed

Source: PSFDS03 - 10767
National Archives of Canada
Mail would have been brought in on the railroad.

Genealogy and Bios of Postmaster

First Postmaster -Francis Henry Dagg
b- Aug 19, 1868 in Ontario, Canada,
d- June 4, 1922, age 54, at Turtle Mtn, MB,
He married a Catherine Anderson, Oct 14, 1896 at S. Norfolk, MB,
Irish Farmer near Turtle Mountain, Lisgar, Manitoba, in 1901.

Robert Bonar
A Robert Edward Bonar took out a Western Land Grant on NW Sec 14, Tsp 11, Rge 3, W2
was this him?

Jacob Durfy
Only found this Jacob Durfy below: was it him?
1901 census shows a Jacob Durfy living in Blenheim, Kent, ON
b- Oct 9, 1860, in ON, German Nationality shown as a Grain and Timber buyer
wife- Sarah Durfy, nee Lane, b- Jan 3, 1845
son- Frederick G. Durfy- b- Jan 1, 1883
daughter- Nellie B. Durfy- b- Oct 17, 1885
daughter- Vera Edith Durfy- b- Dec 22, 1887
all born in Ontario, Canada
May 1906 living in Raleigh, Blenheim, ON
Haven't found a Durfy buried near this area.
where did he go?
his father was Jacob Durfy,
d- Mar 16, 1887 in Verona, ON, age 64
mother- Sarah Durfy, nee Smith, b- 1826

Mrs. Frances May Langley Allsopp, (nee Appleford),
b- bet May-June 1881, Sheffied Reg Dist, South Yorkshire, UK.
father Harry Langley Appleford
Husband Thomas William Allsopp,
b- Sept 9, 1880 in Court 2, Union St., Tipton, Staffordshire, UK
married bet Oct-Dec, 1903 in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, UK
Thomas's father, James Allsopp,
mother Martha York.
Feb 26, 1908 they were living in Taylorton for birth of their son Denis Galvin Allsopp, who died in 1981 in Richmond BC.
Thomas William enlisted in WWI, Jan 14, 1916, in Regina SK, shown born Sept 10, 1880, as Postmaster and Farmer at Pinto SK.
He died in Victoria BC, Dec 13, 1960, age 79, no sign of where Frances died though?

Hugh Banks
b- Apr 22, 1893, Golborne, Reg Dist Leigh, Lancashire, UK
d- ?
Father- James Banks, living at 28 Helen St, Golborne, Lancashire, UK, when Hugh enlisted in WWI in Winnipeg Feb 1, 1918, Regimental # 2380285
Hugh was shown as Methodist, single, Occupation- Miner and farmer living at Taylorton SK.
Hugh, His older brother Harry, and younger brother James, all came to Canada in the early 1900's, possibly 1913
Hugh Banks age 27, returned from Liverpool to Quebec City, Canada on SS Megantic, Sept 11, 1928, shown as single,
lived in Canada for 8 years when he came back this time, born in England, heading to Taylorton SK, occupation Miner. returning Canadian on CPR
Then I found Hugh Banks immigrating June 30, 1913, arriving in Quebec City from Liverpool England, on SS Lake Manitoba, age 20,
came with brother Thomas Banks, age 23, both joining a Miner brother at Taylorton SK, both shown as single, both Prim Methodist. both shown as Coal Miners

Hugh's father-
James Banks
b- Apr 2, 1861 in Ashton, in Makerfield, Lancashire, England
he was the 6th child, 3rd son of James Banks, Hugh's grandfather.
Hugh's grandfather was a farmer of Edge Green farm, Edge Green Lane, Ashton, in Makerfield.
Hugh's grandmother Jane Banks, nee Cunliffe

Hugh's father lived with his parents in his grandmother's home, name Wright.

1881 census- shows Hugh's father, James Banks, as a soldier, Hampshire, England, not married.

1891- Hugh's father is now married to Sarah Critchley, with a son Thomas Wright Banks, shown as a coal miner

1901- Hugh's father, James Banks, age 39, Coal Hewer,
wife- Sarah Banks, nee Wright,
6 children:
Thomas Wright Banks, b- abt 1890
Wilfred Harry Banks, b- abt 1891
Hugh Banks, b- abt 1893
Maud Banks, b- abt 1894
James Banks, b- abt 1895
Lewis Banks.b- abt 1900

Hugh's great grandfather- James Banks b- Feb 6, 1833
Hugh's great grandfather- Jane Cunliffe, b- abt 1832

From his genealogy we can see he was born into coal mining.

Ernest Henry Longney
b- July 1, 1903, Gloucestershire, UK
d- Jan 19, 1951,
buried in Estevan City Cemetery
Immigrated to Canada in 1924, arriving at Quebec City port from Liverpool.
Wife- Florence Louise Gwendolyn, nee James
b- registered bet Apr-June 1905, Gloucester district, Gloucestershire, UK
d- Sept 25, 1961
buried in Estevan next to her husband Ernest Henry above


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