Ruskin Post Office

My disappearance down the Ruskin rabbit hole continues.

Today I found the very helpful Post Offices and Postmasters tool from Library and Archives Canada, which led me to the record for the Ruskin, PEI post office, and the following information:

  • The post office opened on October 1, 1881 and closed on August 15, 1913
  • Over that period there were five postmasters: Joseph Haley, Jos. McInnis, Mrs. Mary Ann Hayley, Charles Grant and Michael Collins.
  • When the office closed, the reason given was “Closed R.M.D.”

Also from Library and Archives Canada is the Electoral Atlas of the Dominion of Canada, which has an entry for King’s County and an accompanying map:

King's County Electoral District, 1895

Sure enough, at the top of Lot 52 is the Ruskin Post Office, 2¼ miles east of Byrne’s Road:

Ruskin Post Office location, 1895

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