Herbert William Hutchinson
Father: Nathaniel Gifford Hutchinson
Mother: Sarah Stacey
Family 1: Herbert William Hutchinson
- Sex: M
- Born: 19 MAY 1871
in Cambridgeshire, England
- Died: JUL 1945
- Buried: in Riverview Cemetery; Kamsack, Sk
The following was taken from " Spinning Stories - A Local History",
published in 1988 by the Kamsack History Book Committee:
HUTCHINSON, Herbert William (Bert) ( Submitted by Ida Wotherspoon )
"Herbert was born at Cambridgeshire, England, May 19,1871. He was the
youngest son of Nathaniel and Sarah (Stacy) Hutchinson who had a family
He came to Canada in May 1891. He worked at the O.K. Ranch at Maple
Creek, Saskatchewan for a number of years. He used to train horses for
riding side saddle in England. He went to Grenfell, Saskatchewan for a
while, then to Gladstone, Manitoba (Langruth District) in 1896. There he
farmed with his brother Percy.
He married Annie Florence (Flossy) Howlett in 1905. She had come to the
Portage Plains from Elmira, Ontario with her parents, John and Annie
(Glennie) Howlett, two sisters and one brother about 1890. Another sister
and brother were born there. They moved to the Langruth District in 1902.
I have a wooden chest that Grandfather Howlett made in Ontario to bring
household items to the Prairies. It is made of one wide board 18 inches
by 36 inches by 1inch. It is still being used.
Bert and Flossie had two sons, Tracy and Herbert who were born in the
They came to the Kamsack district in 1912 and farmed in the Silver Creek
District for a few years. The boys started school there. They took up a
homestead North East of Runnymede May 1916, North East Quarter 18-29-30
West of the First Meridian, one half mile south of the Duck Mountains.
The boys went to Runnymede School. There were two daughters born there,
Ida and Nora. We were called the second family.
Both Mother and Dad took an active part in getting Memorial School
District started along with the other families. The school was one half
mile north of home. Mother was Secretary for the school for a few years,
Dad also for a good number of years.
They worked with the United Grain Growers and later with the Saskatchewan
Herbert died September 1930, Mother died January 1933 and Dad died July
1945. Nora married Arthur Finnie in 1939. They had a family of two
daughters Barbara (Ostapowich) and Judith (Lozinsky) and one son David.
Nora died August 1973.
Tracy bought a quarter section of land from Mr. Joe Schindler and farmed
with Dad until 1945.
Ida stayed at the farm until 1942. She was with the R.C.A.F. (W.D.) until
March 1945. She then came back to the farm and stayed there until 1965
when we moved to Whitebeech, Saskatchewan north of Arran. We helped on
the farm of our cousin, Roy Hutchinson and his brother-in-law, Lindsay
Wotherspoon. Ida and Lindsay were married in 1966. They are retired and
still living there. Tracy died May 1983."
- John Tracy Hutchinson
- Ida Gwendolyn Hutchinson
- Nora Hutchinson
- Herbert Percy Hutchinson
Please send corrections, additions or comments to James William Elwood Howlett
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