Stewart- Post Office

Stewart, British Columbia, Canada

Post Office History

Name of Office: Stewart

Federal Electoral District: Skeena (BC)

Office Opened May 1, 1905

Postmaster Information:

Name of Postmaster Military Status Date of Birth Date of Appointment Date of Vacancy Cause of Vacancy
Robert Musket Stewart 1905-05-01 1909-06-24 Resignation
Harry Smith 1909-10-19 1910-07-05 Resignation
William Cameron 1910-09-01 1927-08-29 Death
Mrs Dorothy Ada Cameron 1927-12-20 1930-04-21 Resignation
Geo Gordon Patrick Ernest Heinekey OAS 1884-12-23 1930-11-16 1932-06-02 Resignation
James Morrice OAS 1897-09-07 1932-09-01 1942-10-10 Resignation
Alexander “Alex” Russwurm (Jr.) OAS 1873-07-21 1942-11-30 Acting
John Bouzek (Sr.) 1888-05-15 1947-07-01 1959-05-15 Retirement
Mrs Lilian Finney OAS 1959-05-15 Acting
1959-09-25 1964-11-02 Death
Mrs Margie Evelyn Fraser 1964-11-11 Acting
Mrs Ilia Iona Kirkpatrick 1965-01-21 Acting

or with the endorsement of the National Archives of Canada. The source of this material is the National Archives of Canada

Charles W. West is shown as Stewart Postmaster in 1905 directory. he very well could have been the First Postmaster.

First Postmaster per National Archives of Canada:
Robert M. Stewart see bio below

Stewart was founded by Brothers John Wardlaw Stewart and Robert Musket Stewart, who sold the first lots here. They formed the Stewart Land Company, and the Stewart Mining & Development Company See Stewart Brothers Bio and Genealogy here

Harry Smith
b- Apr 1858 in England
Retail Merchant in 1911 in Stewart
immigrated in 1894
Dec 1909- his 2 story General Store, 40 x 120 ft was being built
it was named “The Big Store” on 5th st.
Groceries, Hardware, and Gent's Furnishings

William Cameron
b- Nov 1876 in ON
d- Aug 29, 1927 in Stewart
1918- Collector of Customs as well
married Dorothy Ada Cameron nee ?
b- Aug 1882 in England
d- aft 1930
immigrated in 1889

Son- Eric Cameron b- Nov 1902 in BC d- daughter- Phillis Cameron b- Feb 1904 in BC d-

George Gordon Patrick Ernest Heinekey
b- Dec 23, 1884 Knysna Cape Colony, South Africa
d- Aug 8, 1948 in Saanich BC, age 63
buried in Royal Oak Cemetery
6 years, Imperial Light Horse, S. Africa
5 years, 5th Regt. Garr. Artillery
enlisted in WWI, Lieutenant, Reg # 107299
enlisted in Victoria BC, Nov 16, 1914
occupation Fruit Grower
father- George Marshall Heinekey
d- July 20, 1911 in Victoria BC, age 56
mother- Caroline Rex
d- Mar 31, 1931 in Victoria BC, age 76
married Lily Simpson, Oct 12, 1910 in Victoria BC
b- Sept 5, 1889 in Scotland
d- June 14, 1966 in Victoria BC, age 76
daughter of James Simpson and Elizabeth Adamson

They had 4 children:
George Marshall Heinekey
Patrick Heinekey
Dennis Heinekey
Roderick Bruce Heinekey

brother- Gilbert Austin Heinekey
b- Nov 30, 1890 Knysna Cape Colony, South Africa
d- Dec 17, 1971 in Saanich BC, age 81

James Morrice
b- Sept 7, 1897 Brechue,(aka- Brechin, Brechire?) Forfarshire, Scotland
enlisted in WWI, Reg # 89349
1933- manager of T. H. Zeffertt Ltd., Dry Goods and Men's furnishings
father- James Morrice, (or George Morrice?)
mother- Mary Morrice

Alexander “Alex” Russwurm (Jr.)
b- Nov 21, 1874 (or July 21, 1873?) in Portsmouth (Portsea), Hants, England
d- Dec 28, 1948 in Stewart BC, age 74
Served in a war somewhere, unable to find that info
Came to Canada 17 years before he died
father- Alexander Russwurm (Sr.), b- Portsmouth, Hants, England
Educated at Oxford University, Rev. Alexander Russwurm B.A.
Grammar School, Penny St., Portsmouth, Headmaster
mother- Fanny Hales Slade (Laye?), b- Frome, Somerset, England
Alex married Ethel Violet Winder Aug 20, 1902, in All Saints Church, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, England
b- 1883- d- 1972
they had 3 children, all deceased now

sister- Catherine Emily Russwurm, married Henry Phillip Gibson

brother- William Laye Russwurm

sister- Dora Mary Russwurm, married Charles Talbot Baker

John Bouzek (Sr.)
b- May 15, 1888 in Czechoslovakia
d- Nov 27, 1974, Richmond General Hospital, age 86
buried with his wife in Stewart Cemetery
married Barbara Kratky
b- July 29, 1895 in Czechoslovakia
d- Nov 16, 1952 in Stewart BC, age 57
daughter of Joseph Kratny, b- Bohemia

Link to his son, John Boucek Jr. below
Family arrived in Stewart in 1928 per that article

Mrs. Lilian Finney, nee Whelan
b- Sept 12, 1909, in England
(she might have been born in 1900?)
d- Nov 2, 1964, St Paul Hospital, Vancouver BC, age 55
buried in Mt. View Cemetery in Vancouver
She was Postmistress, living in Stewart before she died.
shown as a widow when she died
came to Canada ca 1954
she was a Church Worker at 15 Rydal Ave, Fleetwood, Lancashire, England
when she went back to England in 1955, for 2 months
married Peter Finney, Apr-June 1924, Wigan Reg Dist, Lancashire, England
b- ?
d- aft 1947
Civil Servant in 1947
they had a son Derek Edward Finney
b- 1925
d- June 10, 1946 in Madras, India, age 20
Flt. Lieutenant , RAF, 356 Squadron
London Gazette Oct 6, 1944 entry- 2204295 Derek Edward Finney (166720)

Everyone else is entering privacy issues, so I will not research them.


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