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LXX-163


"Town (PO 1904- ) east of Weyburn on #13, #33 and #47. After John Stoughton Dennis, surveyor. J.S. Dennis (1820-85) was a military man and a surveyor for the CPR who later became deputy minister of the interior. CP records seem to indicate that the name honours him, although it at least as likely honours J.S. Dennis Jr. (1856-1938), whose career paralleled his father's and who was senior surveyor for the North West Territories government at the time the Stoughton siding was laid out. Capt. J.S. Dennis Jr. led the Dominion Land Surveyors' Intelligence Unit during the North West Rebellion. After distinguished service with the NWT government, he became chief commissioner of CPR's Department of Colonization and Development. He Also served as Director of Transportation and Intelligence for the Canadian brigade in Siberia during World War I. The orginal PO in the area was New Hope (4-9-8-W2, 1901-04), a descriptive name suggested by Mrs. David Donnelly. Interestingly, the name has been perpetuated by the nursing home in Stoughton, which is known as New Hope Pioneer Lodge."
-from People Places courtesy of Bill Barry