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Reginald Pearson
Youngest Son of John Joseph Pearson & Mary Jane Ford.

Circa 1920's
Reg joined the U.S. Army (cavalry) in California before returning to Canada to homestead in the 1930's.

Niapwin Railway Bridge
Reg worked on this bridge while homesteading in Saskatchewan in the 1930's.

Circa 1980's

Notes from Reginald Oldfield Pearson's land file at the Saskatoon Archives:

 

SW quarter Section 35 Township 52 Range 17 west 2nd Meridian

 

Telegrams Pacific Railway Company Telegraph

 

Oct. 22, 1928 Nipawin Sask.

Homestead Entry

 

Oct. 22, 1928 Prince Albert, Sask.

Application noted land reserved

 

Oct. 24, 1928 (stamped) Dominion Land Office

Prince Albert

 

Sub - Agent's Receipt $10 Department of the Interior Dominion Lands

Reginald Pearson, Holland, Man.

 

Homestead Entry Granted Reginald Pearson, Holland, Man.

 

March 2, 1931 Dominion Gov't Lien Form

For Unpatented Lands only

Reginald Pearson, Choiceland $10 relief

-lien due Jan. 1, 1932

 

March 21, 1932 Province of Sask.

Department of Natural Resources

$5 from Mr. A Manke, Garrick

- application for Cancellation ( of Homestead Entry)

 

March 21,1932 Affidavit in Support of Application for Cancellation

Non- Performance of duties

- Alexander Manke, Garrick prior right as an applicant for - cancellation to re-enter for the land within 30 days

- grounds - no residence or cultivation - as of Mar. 15, 1932 ( inspection A. Manke)

 

April 4, 1932 Prince Albert, Sask.

receipt of application for cancellation

 

April 4, 1932 Application for Inspection

sent to Reginald Pearson, Garrick, Sask Holland, Man.

 

April 16, 1932 Statement in defense of homestead entry

Periods of Residence

Oct. 28, 1928 - April 27, 1929

Nov. 11, 1929 - July 19, 1930

Nov. 19, 1930 - June 1, 1931

Feb. 1, 1932 - to present date

Absence - working as a farm hand in the nearby district

- buildings house value $100 barn value $100

- house erected Oct. 1928

- 1930 broke 2 1/2 acres

- 1931 cropped 2 1/2 acres

- 110 acres possibble to cultivate

- 30 acres hay land 20 acres swampland 110 acres timber)

- special circumstances - injury to right hand

Note: " this injury prevented me from using my hand for some time, and as conditions were so poor it also hindered me financily."

 

April 25, 1932 District Superintendent

- receipt of statement of defense of homestead against cancellation proceedings

- entry in default with respect to cultivation.

conditions - 2 1/2 acres crop

- break at least 10 acres by July 1, 1932

 

May 21, 1932 from R.O. Pearson to Sask. Land Office Prince Albert

- fullfilling conditions - note costs $25/acre for clearing 10 acres

 

July 6, 1932 acknowledgement of above letter - cancellation held over to Sept 1.

 

Aug. 18, 1932 Statement - similiar to previous statements

- 1932 broke 4 acres

Note: " I have the require 10 acres practily all cleared but owing to the wet wheather I could not get it brok. And now the harvest is on I would like to get an extension of time."

Aug. 30, 1932 receipt of above statement

- extension to Oct. 15 - Note from Land Office: " As you have held entry for this land since 24 Oct. 1928, you have had ample time in which to place same in good standing and if a satisfactory report is not received from you by the above date action will be taken to cancel your entry."

 

Oct. 3, 1932 from R.O. Pearson, Garrick

- 10 acres off land broken at cost of $25/acre

 

Oct. 14, 1932 receipt of above

- corroboration required - by Inspector of Department

- extension to June 1933

 

June 1, 1933 from R.O. Pearson, Garrick

- intention to complete 15 acres and complete patent

- wet land, crops not seeded - breaking last of July or 1st of August - work already paid for.

 

June 20, 1933 receipt of above

- extension to 1st of August granted

- refer to form 36 - require to show 10 acres in crop, at least 5 acres broken - " I might add, that as you have held the land for some considerable time and have been granted various extensions of time in which to complete your duties, it is expected that you will submit a satisfactory statement by the above date as to the progress made."

 

Aug. 2, 1933 Statement R.O. Pearson

- additional residence Mar. 1 - July 31, 1933

- still working in the near vicinity

- sawyer and millwright

- 1932 10 acres broke 2 1/2 acres cropped

1933 5 acres broke 10 acres cropped

- special circumstances - injury noted before

 

Oct. 20, 1933 receipt of above

- note completion of duties to entitle to receive patent for entry

- forwarding application of transfer

- need 2 bona fide farmers from within 9 miles, to corroborate statements

 

Nov. 21, 1933 Application R.O. Pearson

- statement of costs - clearing $500

- breaking $ 85

- extracting stones and roots $ 50

- record of residence, acres broken and cropped.

 

date ? receipt of above

- transfer of homestead entry recommended

- cancellation proceedings abandoned

 

date ? to Alexander Manke regarding above abandonment of cancellation

 

date ? Application for Transfer

Witnesses J.M. Mc Taggart, Choiceland

George F. Pickering, Choiceland

- house - description - lumber - 12' x 16' - $100

 

Jan 15, 1934 approval recommended

 

April 23, 1934 from R.O. Pearson inquiry concerning application for patent

April 25, 1934 Check on application of Patent (this is a check list which indicates an inspection of the property was done)

Patent Granted

 

May 7, 1934 Transfer of homestead to R.O. Pearson

- 160 acres - purpose Seed Grain

 

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