Tramville, British Columbia, Canada


Located about 2-3 miles east of Carnaby BC

10 miles East from Skeena Crossing
Just a bit west of South Hazelton, on the Grand Trunk Pacific Railroad

Tramway to Rocher De Boule Copper Mine from here.
Ore from the mine was dumped here.
But GTP forced the mine to haul their ore to Carnaby, where it was loaded.

Rocher Déboulé correct name

Meaning of the name Rocher de Boule per salt Lake Mining Review Nov 15, 1911, link below

Had a Government Telegraph Station

Rocher De Boule Copper Company, a Corporation of Arizona USA

  • M. S. Browning- Ogden Utah- President
  • A. Fred Wey- Salt Lake City, Utah- Vice-President
  • John F. Cowan- Salt Lake City, Utah- Secretary, Treasurer and Manager
  • John M. Wright- San Francisco CA

and (Major) William Parnell Despard Pemberton- Victoria BC
b- Nov 12, 1877 in Victoria
d- Jan 27, 1951, Victoria, age 73
buried in St John the Baptist Heritage Church Cemetery, Colwood BC
(see ext link below)

note Mr. Pemberton was the youngest son of Joseph Despard Pemberton, Royal Engineer,
Pemberton BC named after him (see ext link below)

Dec 1916
Certificate of Incorporation in BC, was issued in Victoria BC
for Hazelton Rocher De Boule Mining and Exploration Co., with a capitalization of $2,000,000
Incorporators are H. D. Cameron who had charge of the Chicago Group near Hazelton,
and his Associates principally from Edmonton
Copper and Lead mine.

John F. Cowan- President
ca Nov 1910 he came to the area from Utah
took out a bond and option on 6 of the claims on the mountain.
Claims were found ca Aug 1909.

  • Herbert H. Cohen- Secretary
  • James Murphy- Mining Foreman
  • James Dean- Mining Foreman
  • John Anderson- Foreman
  • William Bell- Engineer
  • James Beaman- Engineer
  • Jens Jensen- Machinist
  • John Johnson- Blacksmith

Post Office History

Name of Office: Tramville
Federal Electoral District: Skeena (BC)
Office Opened- Apr 1, 1916
Office closed- Sept 15, 1918

Postmaster Information:

Name of Postmaster Date of Appointment Date of Vacancy Cause of Vacancy
Daniel John Williams 1916-04-01 1918-09-15 Closed

This reproduction is NOT represented as an official version of the materials reproduced, nor as having been made in affiliation with,
or with the endorsement of the National Archives of Canada. The source of this material is the National Archives of Canada

Only Postmaster
Daniel John Williams
My guess for this fellow is: b- June 11, 1887 Treorchy, Glamorgan, Wales
Manager of the Rocher De Boule Copper Co. 1916
Mining Engineer He enlisted in WWI, Aug 1, 1918 in Vancouver BC
reg # 20249057, single, Occupation shown as a Miner
mother- Mary Ann Williams next of kin

Ext Links

Rocher de Boule Copper Co., History

Pemberton family

1916 report on mines here, good map of area


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