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Prince Rupert
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North West BC Area
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Fiddler Creek
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Kemano / Kitimat, mid 1950's
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North Bulkley
Port Edward
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Prince Rupert
Quick Station
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Cassiar District
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Porter Landing/ Thibert Creek
Telegraph Creek

North Coast
Ethelda Bay (DOT site)
Fort / Port Simpson

Georgetown Mills/ Georgetown
Woodcock's Landing

Skeena / Bulkley Pioneers
Arthur Lee Clore
Michaud Brothers
George Albert Kerr
John "David" Stuart
Rev. Thomas Jabez Marsh
James Darius Wells
Frank Lazelle

Frederick "Fred" Hampton
James Kelso Gordon
Frank Phiscator Jr. and Sr.
Oscar Olander / Paul Brodin
Dennis Tulley Christopher

Joel "Joe" Trulson
Samuel Arden Singlehurst
John Arthur Clark King Sealy
William Binnie "Tom" Forrest
Clair Leon Morris Giggey
Charles Merson "Charlie" Adam
Mrs Lanfear, Miss French

Grand Trunk Pacific History
GTP Railway Station Index

GTP Railway Contractors
GTP Railway Medical Service
Grand Trunk Pacific, Page 1 - 2
GTP Steamships-SS Prince Rupert
Foley, Welch and Stewart
Dr. William Percy Johns
Dr. Seymour Traynor
Daniel Joseph Dempsey
Edwin G. Russell
Adolph Butze
Frank Watrous Morse
George Alexander McNicholl
Joseph Frederick "Fred" Ritchie
Ernest Joseph Rowley
Allan Cameron Aldous
William Pitt Murray
Henry H. Brewer
Dr. Francis James Ewing
Western Canadian Immigration Association

Dominion Government Telegraph
Dominion Telegraph System
John Theodore Phelan

Enoch Roscoe Lukens Jones
Hugh Bernard Ashton Birch
Thomas Howard Walsh
John Franklin Richardson

Sternwheeler History
Capt. William Francis Madden
SS Mount Royal Sinking

Capt. George Hamilton Ritchie

SS Princess Norah

SS Prince Rupert / Prince George

Misc Pages
Misc History Info
BC Tel Northern District History
Various Pictures, Northern BC

Skeena River Photos
Copper River Bridge
Russian Stone Fort Mystery
North Route Service Center

Ski Hill History
BC Coastal Airline History
NW BC Logger's Memorial, Usk
Usk Pioneer Chapel
Usk Ferry Page
Forestry Lookouts
Kitselas Tunnel Explosion
New Zealand Moose?
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1978 Flood, Northwest BC
Sunsets, Mountains, Lakes, Creeks
Reg German Anyox Archive Photos
Robert Ridley
Arthur Marsden "Art" Priestley
Monckton Family
Postcard Photographers
Patrick Joseph Ryan
Oolichan Fish

Vancouver Island
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Port Edward  BC

District Municipality

Located at the mouth of the Skeena River,
SE of Prince Rupert, Range 5 Coast Land District

Incorporated as Village Municipality, June 29.1966
Re-Incorporated as a District Municipality, April 17, 1991

Named after King Edward VII
Chosen in a competition, submitted by J. M. Stephens
of the Vancouver Y.M.C.A.
Only 2 people suggested the name Port Edward.

Townsite laid out in 1908
with the approach of the Grand Trunk Pacific railroad

Some lots were sold Oct 17, 1908 in Vancouver.
Mr. Charles Thomas Wood Piper,
 was the sole manager of the sale.
b- Mar 8, ca 1840, England
d- Mar 14, 1924, in Vancouver BC, age 84
married Sarah Elizabeth Balkwill, Oct-Dec 1867,
in Plymouth Reg. Dist. Devon, England
b- Nov 4, ca 1846, in England
d- Apr 1, 1924, in Vancouver BC, age 77
both immigrated in 1891
son- Charles J. Piper
b- Oct 12, 1868 in England
daughter- Minnie Piper
b- July 12, 1872 in England

Mar 27, 1913  lots were sold in Vancouver
Referred to as the Industrial Annex to Prince Rupert
Port Edward Townsite Co. Ltd.

Port Edward GTPR Station
Elevation- 19 ft above sea level
1728.1 miles from Winnipeg
18 miles from Prince Rupert

54 13' 14'' N,
Longitude- 130 17' 22'' W

Subdivision on Porpoise Harbour.

Columbia Cellulose Pulp Mill
this pulp mill has been closed for many years now

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Post Office History

Office Name: Port Edward

Electoral District: Skeena  BC

Located at:
 Mile 110.8 Skeena Sub Division CNR, Dec 21, 1942
Nelson Bros. Cannery Riv. Lot 446 Coast Range- May 1, 1945
Private building

Office Established - Aug 1, 1919
(opened and closed for winter between 1923 and 1930)
Closed Aug 30, 1930
Re-Opened Dec 21, 1942
Closed Aug 31, 1943
Re-Opened May 1, 1945

Name of Postmaster Date of
Date of
Cause of
William Adamson (see below) 1919-08-01 1920-05-21 Resignation
John Grandison Dorman (see below) 1920-07-10 1921-03-23 Resignation
William Adamson (see below) 1921-07-12 1923-03-14 Resignation
Alex Donald Matheson (see below) 1923-04-01 1926-09-28 Resignation
Samuel Venner Christian 1927-03-05 1930-08-30 Closed
Major Ernest Bernard Barker (see below) 1942-12-21 1943-03-03 Resignation
Frank Skuce Williams 1943-02-15 Acting -
George Joseph Waterman 1943-04-07 Acting -
B.C. Bridge and Dredging Co. 1943-05-31 1943-08-31 Closed
Nelson Bros. Fisheries Ltd 1945-05-01 1968-10-31 Resignation
Mr. Allison Ivany 1968-11-01 1969-04-26 -
Mrs. Joy. W. Davis 1969-04-27 1970-02-28 -
Mrs. Barbara Sheppard 1970-03-02   -

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Post Master Genealogy

William Adamson
b- ca 1890, Scotland, age 31 in 1921
wife- Janet Adamson
b- ca 1899, Scotland, age 32 in 1921
son Marta Adamson,
b- ca 1920, in BC
William Shown as Bookkeeper for Fish Cannery in 1921
He immigrated in 1911, his wife in 1912
all 3 living in Port Edward

John Grandison Dorman
b- Oct 17, 1889 in Grenille, Nova Scotia
d- Feb 19, 1969  in Vancouver, age 79
son of Charles Enoch Dorman and Hattie Elizabeth Milton
married Lucy Marion Hudson, Mar 3, 1926 in Vancouver BC

Alex Donald Matheson
b- ca 1877, in Scotland, age 44 in 1921
wife- Elizabeth Matheson, nee ?
b- in Scotland, age 46 in 1921
both living in Port Essington in 1921
He is shown as manager of a Fish Cannery there.
both immigrated in 1911

A. D. Matheson shown in directory as Northern BC Fisheries Ltd, manager

Samuel Verner Christian

Major Ernest Bernard Barker
b- Nov 11, 1887, Dublin Ireland
d- Apr 7, 1945 Vancouver, age 59
Merchant in Winnipeg, when he enlisted in WWI
Enlisted at Valcartier, Sept 22, 1914
next of kin Mrs. H. Ellen Barker, Elgin MB
reg # 642
Received Order of the British Empire, Oct 10, 1919

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