G L E N   E W E N

Postmarked 1908

In 1907, George Reading "Tony" Wincott owned the Imperial Hotel in Glen Ewen.   Born in England, Wincott came to Saskatchewan from Ontario in 1896.   While working for a horse trader in Montana, it was said he looked like a Mexican to he was nicknamed Tony.   While operating the Imperial Hotel, Wincott raised Saint Bernard dogs which won may prizes in shows across Canada.   In December of 1908, he married Caroline Erickson who had worked in the dining room of the hotel.   Their son George was born in the hotel in 1910.   Their second son Alusym was born two years later.

Historical information courtesy of Joan Champ