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Moose Jaw Public Library, Archives Department

Horn, Mary E.

  • SCAA-MJPL-0028
  • Person
  • [18--]-[19--]

Mary E. Horn (nee Gordon) originally came from Peterborough, Ontario. In 1912 she purchased a plot of land in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, numbered lot 6 block 49. She eventually settled in Regina, Saskatchewan in either 1915 or 1916, and married John Horn in either 1920 or 1921.

Walker, John, 1917-1972

  • SCN00103
  • Person
  • 1917-1972

John Walker was born on February 11, 1917. He was educated in Moose Jaw and worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) starting in 1939. From 1940 to 1945 he served with the Royal Winnipeg Rifles. Upon his return John Walker continued working for the CPR and married Muriel Fysh in 1947. He was a member of the United Transportation Union Local 502 and the Moose Jaw Natural History Society. John Walker died on July 6, 1972

Westview Rural Telephone Company

  • SCN00104
  • Corporate body
  • 1911-1976

The Westview Rural Telephone Company was initiated in 1910 and formally incorporated in 1911. W.H. Brown was the first president with John Logan as Secretary/Treasurer. James Gilmour was the first of 34 shareholders in 1911.

The company was given permission to construct the telephone network on March 6, 1911 and a construction tender was awarded to Somerville & Olson of Regina. The area covered was primarily in 18-27 and 18-28 W2 between Archydal and Tuxford.

A rental agreement was made with the Belbeck Rural Telephone Company to connect with Moose Jaw. Major renovations were done to the lines in 1945 and 1964.

On October 18, 1976, the shareholders were in unanimous agreement to accept Sasktel’s offer to assimilate Westview into their system. At the time of dissolution, Alfred Maynard was serving as President while Oliver Spence was Secretary/Treasurer.