Swift Current, Saskatchewan GenWeb Project

Dear Swift Current and Area Gen Web Community,

As RootsWeb transitions to read-only in 2024, we're thrilled to assure you that the cherished Swift Current Gen Web Project will continue to thrive and evolve. Our webpages are relocating to a new domain: https://saskgenweb.ca/skswiftc/SwiftCurrent. Fear not; the commitment to documenting family histories, community heritage, one-room schoolhouses, cemeteries, and more remains unwavering. With the support of our growing Patreon community (https://www.patreon.com/SaskGenWeb), we've secured a new domain and web hosting provider. This enables us to persist year after year in preserving the rich history of Swift Current and its surroundings.

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The Swift Current and Area Gen Web Project Volunteer Team

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Purpose of this page:

The purpose of this surname page is to let other researchers know of the names and places that you are interested in. To help each other to 'fill in the blanks'!


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We believe my father was born 1905 in Maple Creek. He died 1975 in Edmonton, Alberta. He served in the Provo Corp in WW2. If anyone has any information please contact me.
Maple Creek Danny Abraham

Looking for info on the AITKIN name from Beverly, Saskatchewan.

Would love to hear some old stories from the area to pass on to my father Lloyd Aitkin, born in 1911 and left area around 1936.
Beverly John C Aitkin
  ALLAN Swift Current M. Kim Allan
  ANDERSON Shaunavon Jeannette Sauntry
  ANDERSON Swift Current Lea RL Schroeder
  ANDERSON, Ole A. & Elmer O. Palisade Bea Crawford

I am looking for ancestors that immigrated and lived in the Moris, Herbert and Swift Current areas between 1876 to 1940's or later with the names of Jacob ARENS and Franz SAWATSKY.
Swift Current

  BARNES Swift Current Rhona Johnson
  BARRY Swift Current Elaine Barry
  BATTRUM Swift Current John W. Battrum
  BAYNTON Maple Creek Janis Hodgson
  BELLINGER, Jack Swift Current Elaine McNulty
  BETTSCHEN Swift Current Gordon A. Berdahl
  BLODGETT Lancer W. Harvey Blodgett
  BLOMME Shaunavon Allyssa Thienes
  BOCK, Billy (Author) Cypress Hills Andrew McPhee
  BOND, Treen

Treen's maiden name was HARDEN.
Probably born in the Iowa area, could have been raised by an uncle. Last know residence was in Swift Current.
Swift Current Sharon Johnson
  BOWLES Maple Creek Janis Hodgson
  BOYER Maple Creek Cheryl
  BRANIFF Piapot/Maple Creek Suzette Estacaille
  BROWN Success Robert Swanzey
  BROWN Swift Current Lauri Tiemens
  BUCKINGHAM Admiral/Cadillac/
Swift Current
Eileen Morrison
  BUCKLAND Swift Current Ron Buckland
  BURLEY Swift Current Barb Reid
  BYRNE Tompkins Bob Byrne

  CADDEN Swift Current Allen Stuart
  CARLETON, Clayton & Lillian

They were married in 1922. Clayton was born in 1891, he died c.1968.
Orkney Phyllis Sadler

Can anyone help me find information about the town of Cariss?

I know that a post office was established in 1916. My dad was born in Sask. and I was told that a town had been named after his parents.
Cariss Betty (Cariss) DeRespini
  CARROLL Battrum/Pennat Carmen
  CASEY Thompkins Wayne Vizniowski
  CASTLE Webb Gail Pearce
  CHAPMAN Orkney B Baker
  CLARKE Swift Current James R Waller
  CONWAY Swift Current Vincent Ketterick
  COATES Swift Current Colleen Sarazin

I was born in Shaunavon in 1932. My mother died in 1938 and is buried in Shaunavon.

Am interested in trying to find out what happened to my father Angus Gillis MacDonald, who vanished in 1942.
After 57 years of searching I found fathers family in Cape Breton, they (as I) know nothing as to what happened to him.

For a short time after my fathers death I lived with a family named COOK in Swift Current. Any help appreciated.

Swift Current Donald Jack MacDonald

I am looking for information on my grandmother - Emma Jane MILLER (maiden name) or Emma Jane COWARD Married name).

She died April 1, 1962, and was born in Dalhousie NB. She was married to Herbert Coward on February 25, 1918.
Hodgeville Connie
  COYNE, James Edward

My Great Uncle had a wheat farm in Swift Current. He was an epileptic and this along with his age prevented him from working his farm.
He died in 1951 and left his farm to the Catholic Church, or so I believe.
Swift Current Tricia Moceri
  CRAIK, Charles Wolseley Elaine McNulty


DANROTH Swift Current Sharon Stearns
  DAVIS Gull Lake Caroline
  DAY, Helen B.

My grandmother's biological mother was Helen B. DAY of Swift Current.

My grandmother never heard from her mother again after July 16, 1926. She was Roman Catholic and may have died in Swift Current.

It's believed she took care of ill/elderly/dying women. We have been searching for this woman for years! Can anyone help?
Swift Current Margaret L Tomlinson
  DEMCHENKO Maple Creek W Kislanko
  DISTAD, Oliver Lars & Mike Palisade Bea Crawford
  DOBSON Swift Current Barb Reid
  DOESECKLE Lancer Bill Jager

Looking for family history information, Native American
Big Sand Hills Alfred Parker
  DUTHIE Cabri Alex. Gray

  ELLIOTT Swift Current Mel
  ENNS Swift Current Doreen Enns/Reynolds
  ERICKSON Midale/Windthorst Kerstin Erickson
  ESTERBY Shaunavon Walter Noble

  FALCONER Swift Current Shelley Marshall-Watson
  FAYANT Lac-Pelletier/
Sask. Landing
  FEHR, Johan

Johan FEHR and Maria TIECHROB were married in Manitoba in 1924 and left shortly thereafter, we have lost all trace.

They were 67 and 64 years old at the time and likely had children, most probably hers (TIECHROB), in the area.
Swift Current Annabelle Ringash
  FERGUSON Ruthilda/
Penny Webster
  FIZZELL Shaunavon Aysha Fizzell

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This postcard was sent from Maple Creek in the late 1920's by Ingwald FJELD to his brother Alfred in Rudser, ND. I would be interested in advice on how I might research Ingwald and his family.
Maple Creek Lori M. Ostrich

Fred FOSTER was a soldier in WW1 and listed my great grandfather as next of kin, I'd like to know why.
Swift Current David Azevedo
  FULLER Admiral/Shaunavon Carlton Partridge


The GALLOT family is a part of my father's family. I am French and my great grand uncle went from France (close to Saint-Etienne) and settled in Ravenscrag. He wrote to my great grand mother and I still have some of his letters written from 1906 to 1938.

I am deeply interested in any information about this family and also about the city of Ravenscrag (old photos, old pictures...).

I know the current Gallot family, my cousins who live in AB or SASK or even BC but I am mostly interested in our family roots.
Ravenscrag Fabrice Montmartin
  GARFAT Piapot/Swift Current/
Maple Creek
Thom Garfat
  GINTHER   Doreen Enns/Reynolds
  GOBEIL (nee Lacroix)

I am researching my deceased mother's family tree. I have aquired information in a book called Cadillac Prairie Heritage and on pages 457 and 458 they mention my mothers aunt and uncle on her fathers side, their names are Joseph and Emma Gobeil (Lacroix).

It mentions that they bought land and rebuilt an old farm house that they had moved. They lived in Swift Current in 1944 or thereabouts.
Swift Current Joanne Vallee
  GRAHAM Herbert Gail Pearce
  GUDBRANDSEN Webb, Sk Diane Hager or [2]
  GUNDERSON Maple Creek/
Brenda Schneider

  HAGGART Abbey Robert Elwood Haggart
  HANKINS Thompkins Wayne Vizniowski
  HANNA Shaunavon Jeannette Sauntry
  HARATI, Emneh

Emneh was of Lebanese descent. I believe she died in 1978. Her daughter's maiden name was Mae Asker (married surname Gamble).
Swift Current Terry Gamble
  HARDEN Swift Current Marion Alexander

I am a decendent of Roy M. Harden
and I know he lived in Swift Current but I am wondering if there are any thing else on him like land papers,
death, bapt, marriage certs.

We do know he worked for the railroad and got his land through them, is there any papers on this?
Swift Current L.E. Nickel
  HARMER Swift Current Ron Harmer

Searching for brothers James P. HART and John Joseph HART who emigrated from Allamakee County, Iowa, USA to Swift Current around 1913. John returned to Iowa and James stayed on in Canada.
Swift Current Jody Howard
  HATCLIFFE Maple Creek McLuckie
  HAUSCHILD Swift Current/Simmie Clarence

I am interested in any details relating to John T. HAWN, husband, La Vina "Vina" Woodhall HAWN, wife, and daughter Eleanor Mae.

These were residents circa 1915, on a farm. They immigrated from the State of Minnesota, US. La Vina died June 1, 1917, Eleanor believed to be still living in the US.
Maple Creek John Woodhall

Interested in any info on the HEFFLEY family who homesteaded in the Rush Lake area. My father Reinhart (Ronnie) was born in Rush Lake in 1911 to Goffried and Marie Kathrinia HEFFLY.
Rush Lake Charlotte Heffley Diebolt
  HEIN Maple Creek Joan
  HERBEL Rush Lake and
Stewart Valley
Bob Picot
  HEWITT Masefield Bob Harvey
  HIEBERT McMahon Marlene Garelle
  HIENRICHS Swift Current Norm Janzen

I am looking for grandchildren of Francis (Fanny) Cecillia (Hutchinson) and Joseph Herbert HILL. They were born c.1880. Would like to know in what cemetery they are buried.
I believe there children are called Rhoda and "Leggie?" by some of the postcards I have from Fanny.
Eastbrook I. Oliver
  HILLSTEAD Maple Creek Diane Hager or [2]
  HODGSON Cypress Hills Janis Hodgson

  IVERSON Lac Pelletier/
Darlings Beach/
Swift Current
Charlotte Brown

  JAHRAUS Maple Creek Gloria (Jahraus) Fuller
  JASTER Swift Current Ron Harmer
  JEFFRIES Swift Current Ian Jeffries

Searching for James Wallace JONES and wife Rhoda (nee HILKER), Rhoda born in Ont., July 14, 1880.

Son William born in Ont. 1904, family moved shortly after.
Swift Current Marilyn Favaro

A Jacob Jordan lived near and also lived in Swift Current in the early 1900's.

I have found an obituary on Jacob and his wife but am wondering if there is any family members around Swift Current or would like to know if someone knows where they might be living now.
Swift Current Beverley Reid

  KEARNEY Ravenscrag Jeffery
  KECK Admiral Don Corkery
  KISLANKO Consul W Kislanko
  KVELLO Leinen /Swift Current Cheryl Schopff

  LAMPHERE Swift Current/Wakow/Treherose Barbara Donakowski
  LA PLANTE Saskatchewan Landing Clarence De Bruyne
  LECKIE Portreeve(?) Dean Wolbach

My g-grandfather Myer or Joseph LECKER was a cattle dealer and he had a grocery store perhaps in the Swift Current area. He married a Bertha ZERIFF, they were Jewish. They both died in the flu epidemic in 1918.
Swift Current Eileen Lecker
  LECKIE Portreeve/Swift Current Sharon Wolbach

Looking for obit. in Swift Current newspapers of a James Lepper of Medicine Hat, Alberta.

He died at Swift Current while working on the railroad (CPR) of poisoning on 28 Oct 1905. He may have been fired for drinking on 21 Oct 1905.
Swift Current Paul Bunnell
  LETKEMAN Wymark Gaelynn Wall

I am searching for information, especially relatives, of two brothers living in Aneroid, early 1900's - William & Albert (d.1918) LEONARD.
Aneroid Peter Leonard
  LEVESQUE Maple Creek Shawn Smith
  LOKEN Masefield Bob Harvey
  LOTOCHINSKI, CJ Swift Current Yuri Izydor
  LYMAN Maple Creek Lynda Markowski


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