Stewart- Names

Stewart, British Columbia, Canada

Alphabetical by Surname

Edward Turney Applewhaite
b- Nov 23, 1898 in Nelson BC
d- Sept 12, 1964 Prince Rupert General Hospital, Prince Rupert BC, age 65
buried in Fairview Cemetery, Prince Rupert
became a Magistrate in Prince Rupert
Enlisted in WWI, in Creston BC, Reg # 2208394
son of Edward Hay Hines Applewhaite, b- London, England
and Evelyn Nicholson Turney, b- In Scotland
married Dorothy Ada Thompson

Henry “Ward” Brightwell
b- Feb 12, 1861 in Greenford, Mahoning, Ohio
d- May 8, 1941, San Bernardino, CA
Brightwell St in Stewart named after this man,
as well as Ward's Pass.
father- Richard L. Brightwell
mother- Mary Elizabeth Western (Weston?)
He was married then divorced by 1934,
daughter Rebecca Brightwell in CA with him in 1934
he is shown as a miner

Richard Folsom Butler
b- May 9, 1899 in Vancouver BC
d- Sept 17, 1980 in Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria BC, age 81
son of Arthur Everett Butler and Lila Jane Folsom
married Esther Jean Stangland June 27, 1930 in New Westminster, BC
b- Feb 16,1906, in Hanley SK, age 24 in 1930
daughter of Nels L. Stangland, and Elizabeth McKee

George Ambrose Clothier
b- May 1875 in Kemptville, ON
d- Sept 24, 1943, in Nanaimo BC, age 68
Mining Engineer, Assayer
Resident Engineer, No 6 District in Vancouver BC, ca 1928
married Agnes Constance Kingham, Nov 1, 1924 in Prince Rupert BC
b- in Victoria, age 22
Registered Nurse
daughter of Joshua Kingham and Grace Fawcett

Brother- Robert Leroy “Roy” Clothier
b- Dec 28, 1882 in Kemptville, ON
d- Mar 10, 1967 Shaughnessy Hospital, Vancouver BC, age 84
he was shown as a Mining Engineer in Stewart in 1911 as well
1920 shown as a storekeeper in Stewart
He enlisted in WWI in New Hazelton BC, Sept 26, 1915
shown as a miner then, not married.
reg # 154327, Canadian Engineers, Army, 1st Pioneer Batt.
next of kin, father- Ambrose Clothier (see below)
married Patty Margaret Harding

Brother- James Clothier
b- ca 1871 in ON

Sister- Mabel R. Clothier
b- May 28, 1873 in ON

Sister- Rachel E. Clothier
b- Mar 30, 1877, in ON

Sister- Katie B. Clothier
b- Jan 27, 1878, in ON

Sister- Nellie M. Clothier
b- Sept 9, 1880, in ON

sister- Bessie Clothier
b- June 18, 1889, in ON

Sister- Anne Clothier
b- July 21, 1892 in Kemptville, ON, (age 28 in 1925, 1897?) d- she was a nurse in the Stewart Hospital
when she married George Charles Andrew, May 9, 1925 in Stewart
b- England, age 24

Father- Ambrose Clothier
b- Nov 17, 1846 in Kemptville ON
Brickmaker in Kemptville ON
Mother- Catherine Kirkup (sp?)
b- Dec 21, 1849, in England

I think all the children were born in Kemptville Village, Leeds & Grenville, ON

1804-05 - Lyman Clothier Sr. from Connecticut, New England, moves into Oxford-On-Rideau
1814 - Lyman Clothier buys 100 acres in Kemptville
1815 - Clothier family open sawmill, blacksmiths shop, and carding machine for weaving
Lyman Clothier had 15 children

We can see this was an old family in this village
Village was called Clothier's Mill, before changing to Kemptville ca 1829.

John D. Conway
b- Nov 13, 1866 in London, England
some records says 1865, but his retirement announcement
from BC government states 1866, so that should be correct.
d- Mar 19, 1940, at 596 Oliver St, Oak Bay, Victoria, BC
I know he is Buried in Royal Oak Burial Park, Victoria BC
per death cert immigrated in 1898 ( Immigrated in 1889) (1909 below?)
Appointed Deputy Mining Recorder, Skeena Mining Div., Apr 1903
Mining Recorder, Skeena Mining Division, in Stewart in 1911
Mar 1913 appointed Stipendiary Magistrate for County of Atlin.
there was a John Conway appointed Police Constable in Port Simpson in 1907, same guy?

He retired Mar 31, 1933.
He entered Government Service Mar 1903
He received a superannuation allowance of $85.05/ mo.
He held the following positions when he retired:
Government Agent, Cumberland, Dept of Finance
Registrar of the County Court, of Nanaimo
Deputy Assessor, Comox Assessment district
Hospital Director, St. Joseph's and Union Comox District Hospitals.
Registrar of Voters, Comox Electoral District.

John married Mary Conway, nee ?
b- June 1881 in BC
d- aft 1940
Mary's father born in ON, mother in BC
Conway St. in Stewart was named after him.
1921- John and his wife at 722, 5th St W., in Prince Rupert
John age 53, in England, Irish parents, Immigrated in 1909,
Shown as Acting Government Agent in Rupert at that time
Mary shown as age 39
daughter- Sheila Mary Conway, age 7, b- ca 1914 in BC

John Andrew Coughlan
b- ca 1869
d- Nov 3, 1941 in Stewart BC, age 72
July 9, 1923 he entered the Port of Hyder AK, age 53, citizen of Canada

Launcelot “Lance” Craine
b- May 31, 1879, Peel, Isle of Man, age 40 in 1921
d- May 17, 1953, Pacelqua, Lillooet, age 73
immigrated in 1897
son of John Craine and Susan
married Winifred Dixon
b- ca 1899
d- Jan 24, 1942 in Quesnel, age 43

William Dann
b- Oct 14, 1884, Burnley, Lancashire, England, age 35 in 1921
d- July 5, 1959, beach Grove Rd, Boundry Bay BC, age 74
1944 he was on his way to Georgetown, British Guyana, via Los Angeles
shown as a Mining Engineer
lived on Beach Grove, Ladner BC at the time.
son of John Dann (Cotton Weaver, 1891 in Lancashire, England) and Margaret Hargraves
Immigrated in 1905 to Montreal Quebec

wife- Nettie May Dann, nee Wilson
b- Sept 11, 1893 in Arkansas, USA, age 28 in 1921
d- Oct 14, 1980, Melodie Court, Delta BC, age 87
1937 she lived in Vancouver BC

Charles Herbert Dickie
b- Sept 14, 1858, in Beachville, ON
d- Sept 17, 1947 North Vancouver General Hospital, N. Vancouver BC, age 89
He became a Conservative MP and tried to pass
a motion to adopt a national flag, with the Union Jack
as part of the main feature.
Mining Operator
Pulled stumps in Duncan BC area.
son of James Dickie, and Lucretia Burdick
married Edith Amy Bennett

John W. Edgecomb
b-July 1856/57, in Byron, Kent, Michigan USA (age 33 in 1889)
d- July 9, 1947, Seattle, King, WA, age 90
Edgecomb Washington named after this man
He operated his logging camp here.
Known as a Timberman
1889, Lumberman in Seattle, King, WA
1905- in Bailey Building, Seattle WA, USA, under Timber Lands category
July 1, 1910 arrived in Seattle from Prince Rupert, age 54.

father- Silas Asa Edgecomb,
b- Nov 24, 1824, in New York,
d- Apr 18, 1913, Edmonds, Snohomish Co, WA, USA
mother- Anna “Ann”“Annie” Edgecomb, nee Freeman,
b- June 19, 1831, near St. Thomas, Canada West.

John married Margaret “Maggie” May Edgecomb, nee Bogie, in 1883
b- Jan 1858, in NY, (age 30 in 1889)
d- Apr 26, 1941 in Seattle WA, age 83
daughter of Patrick Bogie and Mary Shields

daughter- Winnifred M. Edgecomb
b- Mar 13,1886, in Michigan, (age 3 in 1889)
d- Mar 31, 1979 Seattle, King, WA
daughter- Anna Edgecomb
b- ca 1888, in Washington, USA (age 1 in 1889)
d- possibly died early, not in later census
Elizabeth “Bessie” M. Edgecomb
b- Mar 1891 in WA, USA
d- Mar 26, 1946 in Seattle, King, WA, age 55
both daughters never married

9 siblings of John,
ca 1860 in Byron, Kent, MI
Maria Edgecomb, 12, 1848, MI, F
Nelson Edgecomb, 10, 1850, Mi, M
Mary J. Edgecomb, 6, 1854, MI, F

1870 more added, living in Newaygo Co, MI,
Charles Edgcomb, 9, M, W, MI
Alvaretta Edgcomb, 8, F, W, MI
Arthur Edgcomb, 6, M, W, MI
Anna Edgcomb, 2, F, W, MI
William Edgcomb, 1/12, M, W, MI, April

another in 1874, Thomas Edgecomb

William Judson Elmendorf,
b- Oct 4, 1865 in Jamaica, Queens, New York, USA
d- June 26, 1933 in Seattle, King, WA, age 67
Mining Engineer, came to Stewart in 1910
and stayed for 5 years.
He was a Mining and Metallurgical Engineer,
a member and President of the Seattle Mining Club, 1915-1928+.
He was with the Bunker Hill & Sullivan from 1908-1910.
He was a resident of Spokane for several years, and of Portland from 1910-1915
worked for Portland Canal Mining Company
He attended Brooklyn Polytechnic and Collegiate Institute
Worked first in San Juan District, Colorado
Worked in various mines in Colorado, then Slocan Star Mine, in BC, then Sullivan Group, East Kootenay, then Arctic Chief Copper Company Mine in AK.
1915 his headquarters was in Seattle.
Father- William S. Elmendorf, Mother- Martha Elmendorf, nee Ryder
William Judson was a descendant of Captain John Elmendorf,
1st Regiment, New York Militia
married Mary J. Elmendorf, nee Johnson, Feb 2, 1892 Arapahoe Co, CO
b- 1872
d- 1937

Thomas Wilbert “Tom” Falconer
b- June 20, 1886, Morden, Lisgar dist, Manitoba, age 24 when he was married
son of Duncan Falconer and Kate Hopper
He operated one of the First Grocery Stores in Alice Arm BC
1928 and 1933 he ran in Provincial election in Atlin ridng, for Conservatives
married Ola (Olah?) Juanita Selkirk, Sept 14, 1910 in Port Haney, BC
b-ca 1889, Blytheswand, ON, age 21 in 1910
daughter of James Selkirk, and Willhelmina Armstrong

Percy Francis Godenrath
b- Oct 19, 1874 in Shanghai, China,
d- Mar 13, 1944 in Montreal, Quebec, age 69.
Immigrated in 1888
1897 he was in Spokane WA with his mother
shown as next of kin for his wife, in WWI,
Enlisted in WWI, Nov 11, 1914 in Victoria BC,
Commissioner of Board of Trade for Victoria at the time.
16th Batt., Canadian Scottish.
He travelled the Province recruiting soldiers.
He was Manager and Founder of the publication “The Brazier”
The First frontline paper for men in the trenches in WWI.
Studied law in Calgary AB.
Lived in Ottawa, Grand Forks, etc.
He was Publisher of the “Portland Canal Miner”
Published Catalogue of the Manoir Richlieu Collection, of North American Indians (1830-1840)
Published Stewart, the Pacific's treasure chest a handbook & souvenir,
of Stewart and the Portland canal, British Columbia. (link below)
Published- Canada's national playground a guide and souvenir, of Banff and tourist resorts,
of the Rocky and Selkirk Mountains in Albert and British Columbia, Canada.
Published- Mother Earth's treasure vaults, and other true tales of achievement,
development and opportunity in the Boundary, southern Okanagan,
Similkameen, Nicola districts to British Columbia.
July 1907- Business Manager of Westward Ho! Magazine,
Hastings st., in Vancouver BC.
May 1910, he was a representative of the Stewart Trust Company Ltd.
wife- Eva Blanche Godenrath
b- July 16, 1882, in Glendale, Kentucky, USA, immigrated in 1906
shown as a Nursing Sister in WWI
Canadian Army Medical corps, Army,
enlisted May 12, 1915 in London England

shown marrying again July-Sept 1929 to lady named McCarthy
in Southwark Reg District, England

Percy's mother, Mrs Ariadna E. Godenrath died Mar 18, 1907
in St. Paul Hospital, Vancouver BC, age 67

his father Arianda Godenrath was a field collector in Asia
for Pitt River Museum, Oxford England

Jacob Phillip “Jake” Hawkinson
b- Sept 21, 1877, in Franconia Township, Chisago, Minnesota, USA
d- Mar 20, 1968, Langley Memorial Hospital, Langley BC, age 90
buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver BC
Steam Engineer
lived on a farm 6 miles south of Center City, Franconia Township, MN
lived in Alice Arm when his brother Alfred died in 1931.
son of Gustave (alt- Gustaf) and Carolyn (alt- Carolina) Hawkinson (Hakansson)
2nd wife- Carolina Jonasdotter
they had 8 children,
Gustaf married 1st, Johanna Jonasdotter
they had 4 children

Jake married Ellen Dale, b- 1892
had 2 daughters, Juanita Hawkinson, who married.
and Laverna Hawkinson

brother- David Hawkinson,
b- 1866, Sweden, (1st child of 2nd wife)
lived in Center City, MN, in 1931
David stayed on the family farm in MN
brother- Frans “Frank” Oscar Hawkinson,
b- 1869 at Very, Sweden?
d- Sept 8, 1939, Park City, Utah, age 70, miner
lived in Utah in 1931
brother- Samuel Gustave “Sam” Hawkinson,
lived in Minneapolis, MN in 1931
brother- Dr. Joseph W. “Joe” Hawkinson,
lived in Luverne, Minnesota in 1931
brother- Israel Hawkinson,
b-1875, d- 1909
brother- Theodore Ludwig Hawkinson,
b- 1883, d- 1884
brother- Theodore Wilhelm Hawkinson,
lived in Davenport, Iowa in 1931

Step brother- Johan “John” August Hawkinson, (son of 1st wife)
lived in Douana Texas, when brother Frank died,
and Parkers Prairie MN in 1931 when brother Alfred died
Step brother- Carl Johan Hawkinson,
b- 1855- d-1926 (son of 1st wife)
Step brother- Alfrid Gustafson, (son of 1st wife)
Step brother- Alfred Hawkinson, (son of 1st wife)
b- Nov 16, 1858, in Sweden
d- May 10, 1931, Chisago Co., MN, USA, age 72

Timothy F. Hopkins
b- ca 1853 in US
wife- Florence S. Hopkins, nee Alexander
son born Apr 27, 1916 in Seattle
1899, shown in Butte Montana, as a Mining engineer
1900 as an Engineer in Butte Montana
1902 as an Engineer in Bozeman Montana
1903 there is a Timothy F. Hopkins living in Spokane WA, as a miner
1917 living in Seattle WA with his wife, at h- D1902 Jackson
Timothy left Prince Rupert, on SS Humboldt Feb 25, 1910,
heading back to Seattle WA
He might have been the Timothy F. Hopkins
born as Timothy Nolan, adopted by a Mrs Mary F. Searles
she was married to Mark Hopkins.
He received 3,000,000 from her will.
His natural father Thomas Nolan.
Thomas died in Sacramento CA
This is pure guess on my part for this guy.
His adopted mother said he was born Mar 2, 1850 in Maine
to Patrick Nolan, so who knows for sure.
We know for sure he had the money to build this railroad.

William J. Hughes
b- June 1880 in ON
Photographer of many old pictures in Stewart, ca 1911
He operated a Dry Goods Store,
next to “The Big Store” on 5th st., ca 1911

John Mason Hutchings
b- July 31, 1870, Poplar, England
d- Mar 29, 1954 in Stewart General Hospital, Stewart BC, age 83
buried in Stewart Cemetery
Became Liquor Vender in Stewart until 1949
married Alice Maud Cripps
b- July 24, 1883, Chepstow, Wales
d- Oct 17, 1972, Victoria General Hospital, Victoria BC, age 89
daughter of George Cripps and Sarah Wathen, both b- Wales
John and Alice had 4 children
see my Anyox page for more on him

Petrie Shannan “Peter” Jack
b- May 1, 1878 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
d- Apr 14, 1961 in Kitsilano Private Hospital, Vancouver BC, age 82
Immigrated July 2, 1906 on the Pretorian, to Montreal
shown as an Engineer in Vancouver BC, age 30 in 1911
Clerk, Bookkeeper in Stewart in 1921
Steamship Agent, CNR until 1946
son of William Porteous Jack and Mary Elizabeth Jack, nee MacFarlane
sister- Ada Jane MacFarlane Jack,
brother- Horton William Porteous Jack
Petrie married Mary Florence Cameron, Mar 13, 1912 in Vancouver BC
b- in Scotland, age 37 in 1921
d- before Peter
Immigrated in 1911

4 children I found:
daughter- Mary Jack
b- ca 1913 in BC
son- Horton Cameron Jack
b- July 3, 1914 in BC
d- Sept 25, 1944, in England, age 30
He was overseas, Canadian Army, WWII, married
daughter- Doreen Jack
b- 1918 in BC
son- Peter Stuart Jack

Melbourne Robert Jamieson
b- Jan 1866 in Dunoow, Scotland
d- Sept 2, 1928 in Stewart BC, age 64
immigrated in 1896
age 47 when he married, shown as a saloon keeper
son of John Story Jamieson and Mary Cottier Jamieson, nee ?
married Jessie Kilpatrick Jensen, nee Avison, Oct 6, 1913, Prince Rupert
b- NWT, age 26, shown as a divorcee
daughter of Henry Avison and Kate Gray Avison

Matthew John Knight
b- May 1879, Dorset, England
d- Jan 12, 1950, New Westminster BC, age 70
hardware merchant in New Westminster in 1919
son of Matthew John Knight and Ellen Emma Knight
married Hilda Nellie Eickhoff, Sept 11, 1919, in New Westminster, BC

Sidney Guy Lawrence
b- May 2, 1880, in London England
d- Sept 5, 1970, in Shaughnessy Hospital, Vancouver BC, age 90
Land & Wireless Operator, Yukon Telegraph Line
Immigrated 72 years before he died, ca 1898
son of John Cousins Lawrence and Catherine Baker
married Margery Georgina McGregor

David Owen Lewis, M.E.I.C.
b- July 28, 1865 in Newtown, North Wales
d- Feb 4, 1947 in Vancouver BC, age 81
buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Fraser St
Veteran Railroadman and Civil Engineer
1882-1889 and 1893-1903 with CPR.
1890-1892 Asst. Engineer, Land Surveys for State of Washington,
and later had charge of Land and Townsite Surveys for Gore, Burnet, and Co., of Victoria BC
1903-1921 He was connected with the CNR, Working from Quebec to Stewart BC
1921 he was in private practice, as a Consulting Engineer.
Connected with Engineering Corp. Ltd., in Vancouver for a time.
10 years before his death Consulting Engineer for Pacific Great Eastern Railway.
One article shows D. O. Lewis was the District Engineer for Canadian Northern Pacific Railroad.
In 1917 he was appealing to the government, to hire Canadian Engineers only for Railroad work.
David appears in Victoria Directory in 1912, at 1568 Vining St.
Member of the Engineering Institute of Canada
Immigrated in 1881
Lived in Nelson BC when he was married.
son of William Lewis, and Jane Lewis
married Caroline Martha Hall, Nov 2, 1897, at Church of Redeemer, Toronto, York, ON
b- 1863 in Ireland
d- July 29, 1957 in Vancouver BC
buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Fraser St
Immigrated in 1868
daughter of Thomas Hall, and Martha Caroline
daughter- Kathleen Gwyneth Lewis
b- 1898 in BC
daughter- Margaret Louise Lewis
b- ca 1903 in BC
they had an adopted daughter as well in 1921

John Frederick Lins
b- June 1882, in Sopprufold, Germany, age 28 when he married
d- ?
Immigrated in 1906, naturalized in 1911
son of Ludwig and Barbara Lins
married Edith Emily Wilkerson, Nov 8, 1910, in Bride's parents home, Victoria BC
b- Nov 1888, in Winnipeg MB, age 22 when married

Albert Lund
b- Oct 4, 1869 in Westport Oregon, USA
d- Oct 16, 1962 in Skeenaview Hospital, Terrace BC, age 93
Perm residence Prince Rupert
immigrated 1900

Herbert Whitfield McEwen
b- Mar 8,1882 in Greenwich, Kings, PEI, age 38 in 1921
d- Sept 12, 1959, Terrace, BC, age 76
son of Frederick William McEwen, and Katherine Stewart

John McLeod
b- Nov 23, 1886 Stornoway, Scotland
d- Jan 27, 1952 in Stewart BC
buried in Masonic Cemetery, Stewart BC
son of Donald and Catherine McLeod
wife- Catherine MacLeod
son- “Mr. Stewart” Ian Ewan McLeod
b- July 27, 1927 in Stewart
d- Apr 19, 2011 at Kelowna Hospice, Kelowna BC
son Ian McLeod built the King Edward Motel across the street.
He became Mayor of Stewart for 15 years.

John Mellor
b- ca 1878 in Hatton, Derbyshire, England, age 43 in 1921
d- July 7, 1943 in North Vancouver, age 65
Immigrated in 1898
shown as General Merchant in Stewart in 1921
married Fanny Fowler
b- in Cannock, Staffordshire, England, age 41 in 1921
Immigrated in 1906
daughter- Winifred Mabel Mellor
b- Dec 4, 1906, in Moosomin, SK, age 14 in 1921
she was married in 1932 in Stewart to Arthur E. D. Coggan
son- Staveley John Mellor
b- June 24, 1909, in Rigas SK, age 12 in 1921
d- Jan 11, 1986, Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria BC, age 76
he was married in Prince Rupert in 1936
daughter- Joan Mellor
b- ca 1911, in SK, age 10 in 1921

Royston Gordon “Roy” Moseley
b- Nov 19, 1876 in Virginia, USA
d- Sept 16, 1945 in San Francisco Hospital, San Francisco, CA, age 68
1910 he was in Otter Creek, Alaska, age 37
1913 he owned the Hazelton Hotel
Father born in Virginia and Mother in England
father- Pierson Moseley
mother- Susan Tidy
married Nettie Moody, May 17, 1914 in Vancouver BC

Lawrence Albert Newton Potterton
b- Dec 17, 1894, Yorkshire, England
d- Aug 12, 1992, Prince Rupert Regional Hospital, Prince Rupert BC, age 97
son of Abraham Potterton and Eva Thackery
married Phoebe Wood
b- May 20, 1894, Yorkshire, England
d- Oct 1, 1985, Kelowna BC, age 91
daughter of William Wood and Shirley Walker
they had at least one daughter

David James Rainey
b- Aug 1856 in USA
d- Mar 9, 1917, Bear River District, age 60
Rainey Creek named after D. J. Rainey
spent 15 years in Canada by 1913. Irish nationality
took a trip age 58 to Sydney, Australia, stopped in Hawaii,
arriving back in Vancouver, Mar 4, 1913 on Zealandia
shown married at this time.
shown naturalized Canadian Citizen in 1909
wife- Mary Rainey
b- Nov 1859 in USA
son- Fred Rainey
b- Sept 1886 in USA
Shown as a Miner, same as his Dad in 1911, family in Stewart
Wife and Son immigrated in 1905
David built the first log cabin where Stewart stands today, ca 1898.
Today it is restored, at the Stewart Museum

He was one of the first to pre-empt land here in 1900.

William Ronald “Billy” Reid
b- ca 1882, in Detroit, Michigan, USA, (age 39 in 1921 in Stewart)
d- 1942, in Stewart BC, age 60
Immigrated in 1908
Naturalized citizen, 1913
1919 managed hotel in New Hazelton (Smithers in another source)
son of Charles Reid and Pauline Newman
married Sophie Gladstone, May 29, 1919 in New Hazelton, BC
b- in Skidegate Mission, BC, (age 27 in 1921)
(b- Port Essington on marriage cert)
Sophie had Haida Ancestry, from Village of Tanu, Tanu Island
School Teacher in New Hazelton, in 1919
She lived in Victoria, while he worked in Stewart/Hyder area.
she did live in Hyder for a few years as well.
She ended up getting a separation from Billy Reid.
daughter of Charles Gladstone and Josephine Ellsworth

son- William Ronald “Bill” Reid
b- Jan 12, 1920, in Victoria BC, age 1 in 1921
d- Mar 13, 1998 in Vancouver BC, age 78
He became a World Famous Haida artist.

daughter- Margaret “Peggy” Reid
b- 1921 in Victoria BC

son- Robert Reid
b- 1928 in Stewart BC

Edward Roger Gibson “Ted” Richardson
b- Mar 15, 1901, London, England
d- Jan 25, 1957, at High School, Courtenay, BC, age 55
Became Principal of Courtenay BC High School
son of Frank Richardson and Florence Northey
married Dorothy Eleanor “Dolly” Payne, Aug 25, 1928, St. Mary's Church, Oak Bay BC
they had 4 children

John Vincent Rittenhouse
b- May 4, 1879 Plainfield, Union, New Jersey BC
d- Dec 30, 1956 on Sanibel Island, Lee County, Florida
Consulting Engineer Mining
Pretty sure he is the Rittenhouse that built “Casa Amici”, a Mansion next door, to the famous Crocker-Irwin Mansion at Pebble Beach CA
It became the W. W. Crocker Mansion
John Rittenhouse was one of the first settlers of Pebble Beach.
Feb 1957- His last Will and Testament was proved in Helena Montana
He attended Cornell University
1899 He attended Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Course E. M.
Member of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity, Kappa Nu Chapter
Lived at 76 Market St. B. in Bethlehem PA, USA.
Family home address- 440 E. 6th St. Plainfield, N. J.
He was one of the owners of the North Pacific Iron Mines Ltd., on Summit Creek.
North Side of Summit Creek, 38 miles up the Copper River
Sept 1905 he was in Cuba
Aug 6, 1929 travelled back from France to New York
Sept 26, 1936 travelled from London England to Cape Town, SA
1931- I believe they lived in San Francisco, visiting in Alaska
son of George M. Rittenhouse,
b- Dec 28, 1850
son of John B. Rittenhouse and Ann Barcroft
married A. Frances Mettler, Dec 22, 1874
b- 1852
daughter of William C. Mettler and Jane Britton

John Rittenhouse Died while on a Florida Vacation at Sanibel Island.
his death was unexpected.
He was living in Helena Montana at the time.
He had a friend in the First National bank there that he wrote to,

John married Clara Cobb Murphy, nee Cobb, Feb 1?, in Boston MA, USA
b- Aug 2, 1872, Providence RI
widow of John T. Murphy,(1842-1914) a Helena MO
who was a Pioneer Merchant, Rancher, Banker, and Mine Investor.

siblings of John:
-Walter B. Rittenhouse-
b- 1875,
d- aft 1957
living in Fort Lauderdale FL in 1957
Walter married Lois L. Rogers
- William M. Rittenhouse
b- 1884
d- 1887
-George M. Rittenhouse (Jr)
b- Jan 15, 1889
d- Apr 1, 1972, age 83
Lived at Plainfield NJ in 1957
-Frances Rittenhouse
d- aft 1957
married Theodore Webb
Lived at Pinebluff, North Carolina in 1957

Joseph A. Rogers
b- Oct 1856 in ON
d- ? (see below for one possible date)
1921 he might have been in Prince Rupert owning a pawn shop
did he die in Bothell, King, WA, ?
Joseph Alexander Rogers died Apr 7, 1926, age 69 there.
father- James H. Rogers, and mother- Rachel Clark
is shown in WA.
wife shown as Eleanor Rogers in WA, was he married?

Herbert Williams Michell Rolston
b- Dec 10, 1888, Beulah, RM of Miniota, MB
d- Feb 28, 1940 in Stewart BC, age 51
Contractor and Surveyor when he enlisted in WWI, Sept 1915
Worked on surveying the Yellowhead Pass Railroad route.
Reg # 604797, Rank- LT
father- William G. M. Rolston- next of kin, lived in Victoria
mother- Marion J. Dickson

John Pritchard Scarlett
b- Sept 8, 1887, Writtle, Essex, England
d- Feb 2, 1952, Powell River BC, age 64
Provincial Constable in Sidney BC, when he married
son of Arthur Richard Scarlett and Sarah Emma Pritchard,
married Ethel May Hooton, Mar 1, 1916, St. Andrew's Church, Sidney BC
b- Hull, England, age 24, in 1916
daughter of Thomas Blythe Hooton
and Sarah Hannah Chapman
son- John Scarlett
b- 1921 in BC (4 months old in 1921 census)

James Fuller Shute
b- Aug 31, 1874 Fredrickton, NB
d- Sept 13, 1954, in General Hospital, Quesnel BC, age 80
son of Samuel Fuller, and Margery Ashfield
married Martha Margaret Skinner

Minnie Myrtle Sparhawk
b- Feb 6, 1857 in New York, NY
d- June 1, 1946, In Oakland, Alameda, CA
daughter of Ambrose Sparhawk,
b- Maine, Tanner
and Alice Tyler (Eastwood in death records?),
b- Virginia
1910 she was in Ketchican,
1920, M. M. Sparhawk appears in Ketchikan AK, as a Grocer, until 1937
so she wasn't in Stewart long.
brother- Edward E. “Ed” Sparhawk,
sister- Adah Sparhawk
she had many more brothers and sisters.

Martin I. Stewart
b- no luck finding this fellow at all
1906- Martin I. Stewart in Seattle
b 2404 E. Valley
found a Martin Stewart that died in 1912 in Whatcom Co, WA

Ca Feb 1910- Martin secured a Canadian Rights and Patent, with a Chemist, John Pederson, on a new form of explosive, invented by Prof. W. S. Pierce of Seattle.
At the demonstration in Vancouver, was F. P. Stewart, plus all the Engineers from McKenzie & Mann.
The explosive was in a powder form, not affected by Heat or cold, and not exploded by percussion, so it was safe to transport.

William Henry Tolin
b- Mar 25, 1886 in Maine, USA
d- May 28, 1955 in San Francisco, CA, USA
father- Edward Tolin, mother- Ann Callaghan

wife- Margaret “Minnie” Tolin
b- ca 1890 in USA

son- George Tolin
b- ca 1909 in USA

E. P. Tolin living in King Edward Hotel in 1925

William Rounceval Tonkin
b- Oct-Dec 1869 in Reg Dist., St. Austell, Cornwall, England
d- Dec 31, 1940, Southworth, Kitsap, WA, age 71
Merchant in Butte Montana, and Seattle WA
Immigrated in 1884, Naturalized USA citizen, 1896
1910- Merchant clothier
1910 and 1920- family in Seattle, King, WA
1920- Broker, gold and copper Mine
Widowed before 1930 census

son of William R. Tonkin and Elizabeth Rowling
married 1st- Katherine O'Brien, Oct 15, 1904, Silver Bow, MO, USA
b- ca 1878 in Nevada USA
daughter of Charles O'Brien and Ellen O'Brien

daughter- Kathryn (alt-Katharine) Atterbury Tonkin
b- ca 1906 in Butte, Montana
married a Mr. Pattison

son- W. R. Tonkin Jr.
b- ca 1908 in Washington, USA

I believe he re-married Eva G. Copeland, Dec 31, 1930, King, WA

William Reid “Bill” Tooth
b- Sept 1, 1885, Manti, Sanpete Co., Utah, USA
d- Apr 28, 1968, Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver BC, age 82
son of James Chadwick Tooth (b- 1853, d- 1921)
and Agnes Reid Tooth (b- 1862, d- 1951)
married Hazel Elizabeth Young, Oct 5, 1914, in LA, USA
b- Oct 10, 1886
d- Jan 21, 1967
they had no children

Dr. John Wallace Vosburgh
b- Oct 6, 1905, Fort MacLeod, AB
d- July 2, 1984, St. Mary's Hospital, Sechelt, BC
wife- Mary Vosburgh died before him
son of John George Vosburgh and Mary Peckover

Dr. Henry Alexander Whillans
b- Carleton, ON, age 29 when he married in 1901
d- Apr 20, 1941 in Stewart BC, age 69
son of Robert and Arlene Whillans
Lived in Princeton BC in 1901
married Mary Sophia Bell Dunlop, June 29, 1901, Fairview, BC
b- Carleton, ON, age 21 in 1901
d- Mar 23, 1943 in Victoria BC, age 62
daughter of John and Francis Elizabeth Dunlop

Jack Arlington Williams
b- Winnipeg MB, age 27 when married
Police Officer in Vancouver when he was married
son of Jack Williams, and Ida May Brown
married Lillian Gertrude Cartwright, Aug 9, 1919, St. Paul's Church in Vancouver BC
b- Evrsham, Worcestershire, England, age 23 when she married
daughter of Frederick William Cartwright and Elizabeth Haines

Robert Boyd Young
b- Jan 10, 1877 in Whiting Kansas, USA
d- May 27, 1942, Westview (Bliss Landing), (Bishop Landing) BC, age 65
1911- Retail Merchant, General Store
Owned Outfitters store, “R. Boyd Young Co. Ltd.”, registered Sept 1910 in BC
Owned a retail store in Ketchican AK when he was married.
Government Agent at Port Simpson, ca 1928-29
1935-1942 Postmaster at Bliss Landing BC where he died.
son of James Wright Young and Martha Emaline Cogan
name shown as Joseph W. Young
of J. W. Young & Son, a Gen Merchandise company in Koyukuk, AK in 1902.
One article says Young Brothers were in business here in Stewart.
married- Ina Evalyn “Eva” Young, nee Sill, Nov 29, 1901, Grant's Pass, Oregon
b- May 9, 1877 in Frenso, CA, USA
Feb 1901, she was a teacher at Saxman AK
she was Post Mistress 1933 at Bliss Landing, BC
She was the daughter of a State Senator possibly Oregon?
father- L. Sill, mother I. Townsend
both immigrated in 1907

daughter- Ruth Young
b- Aug 1907 in BC

daughter- Helen May Young
b- 1910 in Port Simpson BC
she married John Frank Meilleur
Helen wrote the book “A Pour of Rain”

a son, L. Young
b- Dec 13, 1915, in Port Simpson


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