Charles William Digby Clifford

British Columbia, Canada

Charles William Digby Clifford
b- Oct 14, 1842 Carrick-on-Shannon, County Leitrim, Ireland
d- May 10, 1916 in Vancouver, BC, age 73

He was Member of the Provincial Legislature, for Cassiar Skeena for 8 years. He was from Vancouver.
He came to BC in 1862 for the gold rush, and entered the Cariboo Country for some time.
1888 he accepted position of Manager for the Hudson Bay Company at Fort Simpson, where he remained until he went into politics.
He lived in Victoria for many years.
He not only bought land here, he also bought Thornhill Landing from Tom Thornhill.
See Kitselas page as well
son of Reverend Richard Samuel Clifford and Harriet Young Cox
His Grandfather was Samuel Clifford and Grandmother- Phoebe Little

Charles married first- Fanny Wale
b- abt 1859 in Hazelton BC
d- abt 1888 in Hazelton BC
They had a son- Charles Gyetemgaldo Clifford,
b- abt 1881 in Hazelton BC,
d- Dec 23, 1953 in Hazelton BC

Charles married 2nd- May 24, 1888 in Hazelton to Lucy Margaret McNeill, of Victoria,
b- June 7, 1864 in Victoria, BC
d- July 5, 1956, Oakhurst Nursing Home, Vancouver, BC
daughter of William McNeill, b- Scotland
and Mary Macauney, b- Victoria BC
She was grandaughter of Captain McNeill, at one time, Chief Factor of the Hudson Bay Company at Victoria.
They had a daughter- Harriet Mary Clifford,
b- Jan 10, 1890 in Victoria, BC
d- July 9, 1962 in Vancouver BC


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