Usk- Nicholson Mine

Usk, British Columbia, Canada

Nicholson Creek Mine ca 1940
l/r- Maurice Barnes, Effa Duncan, William “Bill” Duncan,
William Richard “Dick” Adams, Ernie Drake and Mrs. Duncan.
Mrs. Duncan was the cook.

Nicholson Creek Mining Corporation

Company was based out of Seattle WA
Buckley “Buck” Shannon was the promoter.He was working on the Diadem Group, 2 1/2 miles north of Usk.

Operated from 1934 to 1955

Mine claim was staked by a Mr. Breckenridge

Buckley “Buck” P. Shannon

  • b- ca 1891, Killarney Ireland (age 33 when he married in 1924)
  • d- July 23, 1949, Kitselas Indian Reserve, BC, age 59
  • buried in Kitsumgallum Cemetery
  • son of Henry Shannon, and Mary Buckley
  • both parents born in Killarney Ireland.
  • married to Beatrice Vera Shannon, nee McCall, Dec 15, 1924 in North Vancouver BC
    • b- Vananda, Texada Island, BC
    • daughter of Albert McCall, b- Charlotteville, ON and Harriet Gibson, b- Chatam ON
  • she was a recent graduate of Hazelton Hospital
  • Buck had 4 children
  • His wife Beatrice had a sister, Mrs. Burgess
  • 1940 he was in Vancouver, shown as a Superintendent
  • 1945, also 1949, a miner in Usk

Nicholson Creek mine is mentioned in 1928, 1934,1935 and 1936 mining reports.Nicholson Creek was also known as Shannon Creek as per below, all in different locations, per official records

Shannon Creek- named after the Shannon family above

Nicholson Creek Mining Corporation Shares, ca 1939

Company Address:
300 Insurance Building
Seattle, WA, USA

Letter accompanying the Certificate

Share Certificate

Thanks to Bob and Jeanne Edgren for this addition
Shares sold to Miss Jean M. Klett, age 8
100 shares for $25.00


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