The Village of Craigmyle was built on Wm. Nixon's land and named after Mrs. Eaton's ancestral estate in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
The first homesteader to winter in Craigmyle was the late Ed. Brothers in 1908. Many filed in that year, but it was in 1909 when the homesteaders came thick and fast: Harry Stevenson, Ted Read, Ed. Nelson, Bert Smyth, Reg. Stovel, Kirkeby Bros., Farrow Family, Moodie Family, Sam Martin, Rees Family, Geo. Delsing, Col. Eaton, Tom Owen, Dave Allen, J. Blore, Norlie Family, Jim Smith, Davis Family, Wm. Vernon, Adolph Rhum, G. White, Josh Steele, Horace Martin, Wm. Stevens, G. Wylie, S. Brook, Wm. Reeves, Hunter Bros., H. Nixon, H. Haywood, K. Ashby, Fred Cook, Jim Burrows, Hansteen Family, McKee Bros., Howard Family, M. Kennedy, J. McGuire, Stoddard Bros., R. MacIlveen, Fennel Family, F. Diegel, R. Borland, Wm. Nugent, D. Marshall, Scotty Edgar, Scotty Edwards, J. Fowler, M.F. Rew, J. Connor, F. Borel, Blair Family, Hawk Ellertson, Tillotson Bros., G. Pierce, C. Ellerston, R. O'Neil, E.C. O'Neil, R. McWilliams, R. Boyton, J. Cross, J. Boyd, Pollock Bros., Wm. Dargie, T. Hansen, Anderson Family, S. Boucher, C. Emmons, Wm. Nixon, Sr., Coulson Family, Mrs. Hammond, A. Gordon, C. Potter, F.R.D. Hector, O. Aaserud, E. Jackey, A. Cranston, Wm. Hazelhurst, Wm. Klukus, G. Beakler, I. Whittaker, O. Backus, J. Brasset, M. Bye, H. Joberg, J. Rosin, H. Sams, K. Morton, L. Flett, J. Miller, Moench Family, Lenfesty Family, E. Peacock, Galster Family, Albright Family, Bertsch Family, G. Moulden, Snyder Family, Lavers Family, A. Browning, J. Cole, F. Tadman, Shoults Family, J. Willis, C. Lyons, Darrett Bros., J. Beck, Rex Horner, L. McDonald, R. Shandera, Peet Bros., J. Scott, C. Thomas.
Text courtesy of The Hanna Herald