2017 Memory Tree

Incorporated in 1906, Windthorst continues to be a vibrant community, celebrating our past and looking to the future. Windthorst is home to 211 residents (2016 census). The spirit of our pioneers remains strong and the involvement of all of our citizens, young and young at heart, is the lifeline of our community.

We are conveniently located 1.5 hours from Regina, Estevan and Weyburn. Close by are lakes, parks and a multitude of recreational areas. We invite you to browse our website to get to know our village. Better yet, come and visit and get to know us personally!

Your questions and comments are welcome.

Mayor Norm Jones

Councillors  Rhonda Kapell, Dwight Larsen, Brad Allan, Nick Windjack

6 Comments

  1. 6-27-2017

    Based upon family records I have come across, in about 1903/04, my great grandfather, Raymond Anthony Spokes, purchased two quarter sections of land about 2 miles south southwest of Windthorst. One of the sections of land was filed in the name of his son Anthony (Tony) Childs Spokes. I understand they were the first to homestead this land. I believe they continued to farm this land until they moved to Regina in the Fall of 1914.

    Their land may have been located on the Northeast and Northwest quarter of Section 12, Township 13 Range 7W2 .

    As I work on my family’s history, is there any information in Windthorst’s records that could be of value or informative to me.

    Thanks for any assistance you can provide.

    Ray Spokes Jr.

    • 6-27-2017

      Hello.

      I just sent an e-mail to you and I have to correct the name of my great great grandfather. It is George Anthony Spokes and not Raymond Anthony Spokes.

    • 7-5-2017

      Hi Ray. Our records confirm that an Anthony Spokes (NW 12-13-7-W2) and a George Spokes (NE 12-13-7-W2) took out homesteads in 1903. We don’t have any information as to how long they were in the district. For more information you should contact http://www.saskhomesteads.com This site gives you access to the database of homestead files at the Saskatchewan Archives and you can order the information from them. Hope this helps in your search.

  2. 7-7-2017

    Our museum in Indian Head was sent some correspondence from 1913 and 1914 about a homestead patent for Mr. Gabor Marton Jr.
    The land is NE12-12-6.
    Do you have any interest in this? If so please send me the address

    • 7-7-2017

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    • 7-10-2017

      Hi Linda You can send the information to: Village of Windthorst, Box 98, Windthorst, SK S0G 5G0

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