Saskatchewan One Room School Project
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|Map north east of Yorkton around Mulock, SK and Stornoway, SK
One Room School District Maps from Provincial Archives, Regina, Saskatchewan
This is an email in reply to Karen RM as to which schools
were near Mulock, Saskatchewan. Karen confirmed some school house locations in this area as family had been in attendance....|
The Saskatchewan One Room School District online listing the same way as doing genealogy...Sources are cited in geneaological research regarding the source the information from....So maybe in genealogy an ancestor has a census birth date of 1872, yet the baptism papers may say September 1873, and a registration form filed out for a war expedition may give the birth date at 1874...Same with the school locations....The source is cited for the SK One Room School House project for the information as of that date. These may or may not agree for a brief cause of reasons listed at notes.
Additional notes from Karen RM
Re: Mulock post office located at Sec.4, Twp.28, R.1, W2 (open between 1897-10-01 to 1918-04-30 Source: Library and Archives Canada; Philately and Postal History > Post Offices and Postmasters)
You may be interested in the family story I was given, which was: "Bill Ostapowich (who immigrated and homesteaded in 1900) relocated his family in the Mulock District, where he used his residence to provide a store for the surrounding community with the opportunity to purchase items and pick up their mail. After a few years, a hall was constructed near the Mulock Post Office and Store. The Mulock Hall served as a gathering place for dances and for putting on plays. In 1930, George and Nellie Bewcyk established a new location for the Mulock Post Office and Store. Since it was near a lake, both were named Playmore. The family farm was 2 miles south and 1/2 mile east of Playmore Store." (The farm location relative to the store might not be correct.)
The difficulty is in sorting out the first and second Mulock Post Office locations. There are two large-ish lakes in Township 28, Range 1, W2 - spaced about 1 and 1/2 miles apart. One is on Section 3, the other is on Section 14 (northeast).
Based on the family story (with the farm location relative to the Mulock Post Office of 1930), I could guess that the first Post Office was on Section 4-28-1-W2 (which is close to, but west of, the south end of the south lake), and the second was on Section 14 (close to the north lake). Which means the north lake would be Playmore Lake.
However, that would put the Post Office and Store much too close to another family homestead.
Instead, the Post Office and Store could have been moved from Section 4 to Section 3 (the south lake) - or nearby and still on Section 4 - and the south lake would be Playmore Lake.
(The family farm location would then be 2 miles east and 1/2 mile north of Playmore Store.)
Re: Cedric School
Your address of NE-36-28-2-W2 was the original homestead of a family member (by marriage) - a Fedoruk.
He sold it to one of his wife's brothers in 1917. The brother farmed it until 1924, then it was sold again.
At the address for Fedoruk-Cedric School (NE-36-28-2-W2) on the Cummins map, the name of the occupant is the name of the brother who bought the homestead in 1917 and sold it in 1924.
If the family history is correct about those dates, then that narrows the date range for the Cumins map.
Thank you for your interest in all this.
There are at least three free online flistings to discover homestead locations by pioneer name. The Library and Archives Canada Dominion Land Grant listing for successful homesteaders who did prove up their homestead, The Saskatchewan Homestead Index Project (SHIP) for any resident filing an application with the provincial government land title offices, and the Glenbow Archives Canaidan Pacific Railway database. The online links to this sites can be found at
Playmore post office was located at NE 1/4 Sec.14, Twp.28, R.1, W2 - 1938-09-16 until 1963-09-16 according to the Library and Archives Canada; Philately and Postal History > Post Offices and Postmasters.
The map which shows this location is the Cummins Map No. 148
A brief insert from this map is below which shows the quarter section where the Playmore post office was located in pink.
The map image shown above is an malgamation of these two maps:
Duck Mountain Sheet Left SK Large Tsp 25-32 Rge 27-33 West of the 1st Meridian
Yorkton Sheet Right Large Tsp 25-32 Rge 1-6 West of the 2nd Meridian
Added to this map are the above school districts marked in colour and the following placenames. I cannot make out the name north west (close to) Stornoway...It may be Emmendahl possibly.
The following placename locations are from the Post Office archives at the National Library and Archives Canada.
NW Sec.25, Twp.28, R.4, W2
Sec.36, Twp.28, R.4, W2
Brief Introduction to Legal Land Locations -Tsp and Rge: presented below:
The larger the TSP township number the further north.
West of the 3 meridian and the higher the RGE range number, the closer to the Alberta border
West of the 1st or prime meridian with the smaller the range number the closer to the Manitoba border
West of the 2nd meridian in the center of the province, the higher the range number, the further west.
For example these cities are located at:
Saskatoon Tsp 36 Rge 5 W of the 3rd Meridian
Regina Tsp 17 Rge 19 W of the 2nd Meridian