Anyox- Police

Anyox, BC, Canada


Chief of Police- 1918- J. W. Shields

ca Mar 1917, J. M. Hutchings- Provincial Police Constable
He was stationed here from 1912 to 1929
1901 John was an Innkeeper, “Greyhound Pub” in Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales
wife shown as Elizabeth A. Hutchings at that time.
Alice Maud Cripps is shown as the servant then, age 17.

John Mason Hutchings
b- July 31, 1870, London Middlesex (Poplar), England
d- Mar 29, 1954, Stewart General Hospital, Stewart BC, age 83
buried in the Stewart Cemetery
Immigrated to Canada 56 years before his death, ca 1898.
Moved to Stewart from Anyox, became a BC Liquor Vendor there.

Correction from Norma Hutchings- Jan 13, 2021- The liquor store vendor was not John Hutchings. It was his son, Oswald.

married 1st- Elizabeth Ann Lewis,
b- Maesteg, Wales (2 years older than John)
they had 4 children:

son- Norman Rathery Hutchings
b- Oct 7, 1897 Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales (b-1896 in death record)
d- Nov 10, 1961, in Oakland, Alameda, CA
Clerk in an Iron Mongers office in 1911 in Chepstow
Served in WWI, enlisted July 29, 1916 in Prince Rupert
Occupation- Electrician
Of course he lived in Anyox when he enlisted
Immigrated in 1913, age 17, to Canada
Emigrated in 1945 to USA, shown as a Lineman.
married by 1921 to Violet Hutchings, nee ?
she was born in India

son- Oswald John “Ozzie” Hutchings
b- Sept 1, 1901 in Wales (one source says BC)
d- Aug 4, 1976 Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria BC, age 74
1911 he was a school boy age 9, in Chepstow Wales
Ozzie wrote a manuscript of his growing up in this area.
Ozzie met, and sold a rifle to “The Mad Trapper of Rat River” a Norwegian from ND, supposedly named Albert Johnson, who worked at Anyox for a brief time, ca 1923.
Lots of books, plus documentaries on TV, about that man.

Correction from Norma Hutchings, Jan 13, 2021- He had a son Norman Oswald Hutchings in 1923 and 2 other children (see below)

daughter- Edith Hutchings (twin)
b- Feb 25, 1906 in Chepstow Wales
d- Mar 1906, Chepstow, Wales

daughter- Kathleen Hutchings (twin)
b- Feb 25, 1906 in Chepstow, Wales
d- Feb 9, 1997 Cardiff County, Wales

John re-married
Alice Maud Cripps, at Chepstow Parish Church, Wales
they had more children:
Robert Griffiths “Hutch” Hutchings
b- June 21, 1921

Correction from Norma Hutchings, Jan 13, 2021- I am the daughter of Norman Oswald Hutchings who is recorded incorrectly on the “Anyox Police” page. My dad, Norman Oswald, born Jan. 14, 1923, was the son of Oswald John Hutchings, (NOT Norman). Oswald J. Hutchings had two other children, named Curwen and Eunice. Norma Hutchings

1921- P. Carr- Provincial Police Constable
Percival Carr MM
b- June 13, 1895 in Sheffield, England
d- Murdered May 23, 1934, on the Canford Reserve, near Merritt BC.
He was beaten to death by Natives, with sticks and rocks.
He served in WWI and was awarded the Medal of Honour
enlisted in Victoria, Nov 9, 1914,
next of kin- Father- Fred Carr, mother- Ellen Harris
married Margaret Loudan Pollock, July 13, 1922 in St. Paul's Church, Burns Lake
School Teacher, age 21, in Burns Lake.
daughter of Alexander Simpson Pollock and Marion Cameron

1930- W. Smith- Constable, Provincial Policeman

1935- G. S. Blaney very possibly George Steele Blaney, died in Nelson, Constable #552

BC Provincial Police Office, Prince Rupert Police District, was closed in Anyox, Aug 3, 1939
3rd Class Constable, John W. Todd, #727. The last one stationed in Anyox, He was transferred to Prince Rupert.
Link below to his picture and story
1945- shows up as 1st class Constable in Youbou
Became a Detective in 1946, moved to Div HQ in Kamloops
Oct 1958 he was a Sgt in RCMP in Kamloops

Another source says A. J. Dillabough was the Officer here in 1938 and 1939.
2nd Class Constable, Albert J. Dillabough, #558
I found he was transferred Apr 1, 1939 to Chilliwack (HP)
He became a Sergeant in the RCMP
I still think J. W. Todd as the last one.

The Granby Company also had their own Security Men in Anyox


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