Shand, Saskatchewan, Canada

Unincorporated Village

My intention is not to repeat Shand History recorded already, but add to it.
Village History Book, author Alice Pawson. (See Link below)

Part of My Dad's 1927 Map of this area

Located at NW Section 4 (and NE Section 3), Township 2, Range 7, W2

Lat 49° 06' 00“ N
Long-102° 53' 02” W

Elevation 1850 ft

Located on the Canadian Pacific Railroad (CPR) Soo Line, between Estevan and Roche Percee

It was named after Percy Duff Shand,
one time Chief Clerk to the Superintendent at Moose Jaw.
He was of Welsh nationality,

Pearcey “Percy” Duff Shand
b- Mar 25, 1880 in Toronto, York, ON
also shown born in Ontario in 1878, as age 28, in 1906 census.
1891 Ontario census living in London City, Ontario, age 11, which makes him born ca 1880.
d- October 1961
Buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colorado, USA
Shown as a member of the Free Church
He was elected Grand Esquire, in the Dominion Grand Lodge in 1914,
a Member of the Moose Jaw Elks Lodge.
His Father was James Shand,
b- ca 1856
Mother, Isabella Duff,
b- ca 1855
2 younger sisters;
Beatrice Annabell Shand,
b, Jan 20, 1885 in Toronto, York, ON

Lillian Elizabeth Sydney Shand,
b, Nov 13, 1891, in Toronto, York, ON

Post Office History

Name of Office: Shand
Located at Sec.3, Twp.2, R.7, W2 - 1912-07-01
Federal Electoral District: Assiniboia (Saskatchewan)
Office Opened July 1, 1912
Office closed Apr 30, 1945

Name of Postmaster Military
Birth Date Date of
Date of
Cause of Vacancy
Jonas Gustaf (J.G.) Peterson Aug 22, 1869 1912-07-01 1916-03-14 Resignation
Arthur George Garrish Boer War bet Jan-Mar 1879 1916-05-18 1916-10-17 Resignation
James Lionel Bolocan Sept 18, 1892 1916-11-30 1918-03-25 Resignation
John G. Moffatt Oct 2,1918 Dec 5,1918 Death
Robert MacDonald 1919-03-21 1919-10-11 Resignation
Arthur Cynlais Phillips OAS WWI Aug 12, 1892 1919-12-09 1926-08-02 Resignation
Jonas Gustaf Peterson 1926-11-01 1945-03-06 Resignation

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

Info displayed is not construed to be 100% accurate, Do your own research to verify my additions

Post Masters Genealogy and Bios

Jonas Gustaf (J.G.) Peterson

Jonas Gustav Peterson home at Shand,
Made from Bricks from his company.

This brick house was still standing July 2000,
Built in 1925, across the road from the Shand School

Arthur George Garrish
b-bet Jan-Mar 1879, King's Norton reg dist, England
d- Sept 20, 1963 in Vancouver BC , age 83
Worked in office of the Union Insurance Society of Canton, London, Eng,
Immigrated to Canada in spring of 1902.
Came to Saskatoon first. member of the Rev. Barr Colonists with his brother Julian.
Came to Estevan in 1914
Became Secretary-Treasurer of, Sask. Coal, Brick and Power Co. He also was a chartered accountant, Secretary of RM of Estevan #5 ca 1922,
Councillor, served 1 term as Mayor of Estevan, 1924-25.
Stock holder and helped operate The Estevan Progress until it was sold.
Moved to Vancouver, he owned shares in a shipyard there.
Garrish Place in Estevan named after him
Arthur married Violet Hilda Lancaster Ross end of June, 1907 in Reg. dist. of Camberwell, London, England.
She died July 9, 1976 in Vancouver, age 92 Arthur served in the Army in the South African (2nd Boer) War, discharged in June 1901

James Lionel Bolocan
b-Sept 18, 1892 in Ottawa, ON
d- May 5, 1978, in Edmonton AB
Buried in Edmonton Jewish Cemetery
He was a Store Keeper
Rumanian Nationality, Religion shown as Jewish
June 21, 1907, applied for Homestead Number: 264287, NW Section:20, Township: 22, Range: 13, W2
1906 shown as born in ON, age 16, with sister- Regina Bolocan, age 17, sister- Ethel age 8, and brother Alexander age 12? all born in ON
married to Jean Vigdor
They a son Hyam Bolocan born Columbus OH, USA, died in Edmonton AB, Mar 10, 2006,
father- Hyam Bolocan, born in Romania
Mother Etty Bolocan, nee Segell, born in Rumania
Father and family living in Lipton SK area in 1906

John Graham Moffatt
b- Dec 1, 1860, in ON, Canada
d- Dec 5, 1918 at Shand, SK.
buried in Souris-Glenwood Cemetery, Manitoba, Canada
Managing Director of Sask. Coal, Brick and Power Co.
Possibly poisoned
wife- Ann Jane (Annie) Moffatt, nee Rainey
b- 1866 Quebec
d- 1949
daughter of James Rainey and Annie Cochrane
son- Walter Rainey Moffatt
daughter- Minnie Tossie Irene Moffatt
daughter- Annie Isabel Moffatt

Arthur Cynlais Phillips
b- Aug 12, 1892 Ystradgynlais, (alt- Yatradgynlais), Breconshire, South Wales
d- Jan 22, 1967 in Kipling SK
Book Keeper and Store Keeper of Sask. Coal, Brick and Power Co.
Enlisted in WWI in Winnipeg, MB, Apr 21, 1916, single at that time
married to Naomi Morgan (1889-1972)
Father- Howel Phillips

The Shand Coal and Brick Company used Lignite Coal in Updraft Kilns, for burning common brick here.

Stone Powder House building at Shand
Sask. Coal, Brick and Power Co.

Saskatchewan Coal, Brick and Power Company
aka: Shand Coal and Brick Company -Shand
LSD 14, 15, 16
Opened by Joel Bardsley,
(born 1874 in England),
in 1908, on the Soo (CPR) Line,
Sold ca 1912, to Jonas Gustav Peterson,
The founder of the Hamlet of Shand.
Deep Seam type Mine.
The mine was open until 1938
Mr Peterson owned the Eureka Coal and Brick Company in Estevan prior to this.
In 1916 this mine produced 23,755 tons of Lignite coal, 4th highest in the District.
This Mine was operating in 1917.
Shand Mine- NW Section 3, Tsp 2, Rge 7, W2
July 21, 1911 Jonas Gustaf Peterson and Shand School District no. 2927, bought 160 acres for $50/acre from the CPR, including Coal and Surface rights. One acre in NW corner was reserved for the school, and 6.8 acres reserved for the right of way and station. July 31, 1913 13.37 acres assigned back to CPR

Fossilized Leaf Imprint sign at the Shand Greenhouse

Shand Power Plant
Courtesy Adele Trethart, nee Lischka

The information above is an addition to this great record below
compiled by Alice May Pawson, nee Czoba, in 1992
My page is dedicated to her.

Alice May Pawson, nee Czoba
b- September 14, 1922 in Shand SK
d- January 12, 2011, in Estevan SK., age 88
buried in Souris Valley Memorial Gardens, Estevan
Husband John (Jack) Mitchell Pawson
b- May 8, 1913
d- Mar 24, 1995
married in 1944
He was the son of George Pawson
Father- Frank Stanley Czoba
b- Oct 5, 1890, in Husiatyn, Poland
d- June 23, 1971
Came to Canada in 1913
Mother- Margaret Czoba, nee Ashenhurst
b- October 8, 1902 at Whitewater, MB
d- Oct 13, 1991 in Estevan SK.
the only daughter of William Ashenhurst,
and Letitia Ashenhurst, nee Woods.
Miner and Bunkhouse Operator at Shand.

Margaret Czoba, nee Ashenhurst, had 2 brothers,
William James Ashenhurst
and Reuben Ashenhurst.
Frank and Margaret were married
Feb 4, 1921 in United Church Manse, Estevan

Sister of Alice,
Helen Mariam (Marion?) Czoba,
b- July 8, 1926 in Shand
d- Jan 2, 2004
Brother of Alice,
Kenneth (Ken) Czoba,
b- in Shand

Alice was a Local School Teacher,
and also worked at her Husband's Market Garden.


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