Terrace- Post Office

Terrace, British Columbia, Canada

Office Name- Terrace BC

In Federal Electoral District: Skeena (BC)

Postmaster Information:

Name of Postmaster Military Status Date of Appointment Date of Vacancy Cause of Vacancy
George Little - 1912-01-01 1931-04-22 Resignation
Samuel Neil Gibson Kirkaldy OAS 1931-08-22 1955-09-30 Retirement
William James “Bill” McKenna - 1955-10-01 Acting -
Philip Lyth Watson OAS 1956-06-09 Acting -
R. A. Dumma - 1966-11-15 - -

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Samuel Neil Gibson Kirkaldy
b- Sept 20, 1894, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia (enlistment info)
(Sept 21, 1895 in death reg, and his headstone)
d- Sept 23, 1984 in Matsqui BC, age 89
buried in Terrace Pioneer Cemetery, Terrace BC

Enlisted in WWI in Prince Rupert, Sept 27, 1915
Reg # 154333
shown as a cook, not married.
Next of Kin, John Kirkaldy, father- living in Terrace at the time
b- ca 1874
d- Nov 15, 1921, in Prince Rupert, age 57
buried in Terrace Pioneer Cemetery, Terrace BC

Mother- Annie Jean Fairweather
b- ca 1876
d- Nov 15, 1965 in North Vancouver, age 89
buried in Terrace Pioneer Cemetery, Terrace BC

Samuel married Isabella Onnolee “Isabelle” Greig, Oct 30, 1925 in Prince Rupert BC.
b- July 30, 1906 in Carievale SK.
d- 1994
buried in Terrace Pioneer Cemetery, Terrace BC
daughter of John Greig,
b- Apr 1874, in Scotland, immigrated in 1883, Train Buyer,
and May Almira “Mary Almina” Little,
b- Nov 1876, in ON (1875 in burial record)
d- 1947
buried in Terrace Pioneer Cemetery, Terrace BC Greig Ave in Terrace, named after this family Kirkaldy st. in Thornhill named after the Kirkaldy Family

1911 living on Antler St., Carievale SK.,
brother- John Lawrance Greig, b- Feb 1910 in SK.
Mary Almina Greig shown as Post Mistress in 1921 census

William James “Bill” McKenna
b- Dec 22, 1905 in Kelowna BC
d- Feb 23, 1977, in Burns Lake BC, age 71

married to Jean Margaret Linton
father- James “Jim” “Jimmy” McKenna
mother- Mary Fraser

The McKenna family came to Burns Lake by horse and wagon, from Kelowna in August 1911
Mr. Jim “Jimmy” McKenna worked in the Burns Lake Post Office, until he was very old.
His son Bill took over from him.
They were early settlers in the Burns Lake area. McKenna Ave. in Burns Lake, named after this family

Philip Lyth Watson
b- Oct 9, 1912 in Woodgreen, England
d- Oct 17, 1964, Terrace BC, age 52
buried in Terrace Pioneer Cemetery

father- Philip Watson, a tailor in Whitby England
mother- Catherine Price
grandfather- George Leo Watson, also a tailor

married Helen Mary Coldwell
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