Frederick "Fred" Nash

Terrace, British Columbia, Canada

Frederick “Fred” Nash BCLS #22
b- Nov 29, 1880 in Brighton, Sussex, England
d- Dec 27, 1967 at his home, 4450 Park Ave., Terrace BC
Buried in Kitsumgallum Pioneer Cemetery

Nickname- the Dean of Northwest Surveying
son of Architect Ebenezer Nash and Jessie Joanas

Married Jan 24, 1913 in Massett, QCI, a native Princess, Josephine Edenshaw, eldest daughter of a proud Haida Chief, Harry Edenshaw, and his wife Martha.
Fred Nash was a well known Vancouver Surveyor at that time of their marriage, member of the firm Brownell, Nash, and Davidson.
He was raised in New Westminster BC

1905 he was Assistant to H. N. Smith, BCLS in New Westminster.

Fred Nash was the First Patient at Wrinch Memorial Hospital in Hazelton

1891 family living in New Westminster BC
Father shown as a Carpenter-Joiner here
Mother Jessie Joanas born in Bungay, Suffolk, England
Older brother George Nash, who drowned in 1893 in New Westminster, and younger sister Ethel Nash with them
Ethel shown as 3 born in BC, so they immigrated to Canada before 1888. She died in 1959.
another sister Gertrude Nash born 1879, d-1880

1881 family in Brighton Sussex, England,
Father Ebenezer Nash, b- Oct 9, 1838, in Uxbridge, Middlesex, England, showing as a builder and contractor employing 30 men,
Died Sept 27, 1909, buried in Fraser Cemetery, New Westminster BC

Grandfather- William Nash
Grandmother- Charlotte Nash

Fred Nash Jr. was a partner with William Gordon McElhanney, George Smith, and Gordon McRae in 1956.
A fellow named Peter, sent me the correction Nov 21, 2018, that this was Fred Nash Jr. not Sr that was the partner.
Peter lived next door to Fred Nash Sr in the 1950's.

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Fred's granddaughters have donated a bunch of Fred Nash's photograph negatives to The Heritage Museum. (2017)
See the story and his Bio here


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