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Unincorporated area

Elevation- 1975 ft above sea level
1474.6 miles from Winnipeg

Burial: Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum
Altadena, Los Angeles County, California, USA, Plot: Mausoleum 


Family, minus his father, living in Port Huron Michigan, in July 27, 1870
 Mother- Elizabeth Quick, nee Brown, age 60,  b- in New York
 Brother- Selden A. Quick, age 24, b- in New York, shown as a painter
John Edward Quick, age 19, b- in New York, shown as a clerk (jewellery)

John Edward Quick, Retired ca June 29, 1918 in Toronto,
after 47 years service.


Married twice
John was married (1) Alice Jones Millen, bet 1870 and 1876
b- Aug 10, 1853 in Michigan, USA
d- Apr 26, 1901, York, Ontario, Canada, age 47
  buried in Lakeside Cemetery, Port Huron Michigan
She was daughter of Fred Millen
 b- Abt 1849, in New York
 and Jane Ann Jones
b- Abt 1851, in New York  

John and Alice had 4 daughters, and 1 son:

daughter- Frances Millen Quick
b- Dec 7, 1876 in Port Huron, MI, USA
 d- July 27, 1925
Birth record shows John as a Baggage Master.

daughter- Bessie White Quick
b- Apr 10, 1880
d- Oct 16, 1903 in Toronto ON, Canada, age 23
  buried in Lakeside Cemetery, Port Huron Michigan

son- Hugh Edward Quick
 b- Jan 28, 1886, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA, 
d- Apr 20, 1978 Deerfield Lake, Illinois, USA
He married Hazel Ruth Vandenwater, Apr 21, 1908 in Chicago, Cook, Il, USA
 Maybe Ruth above is their daughter?

daughter- Alice Quick
b Apr 27, 1894 in Bloomfield
d- Dec 1894, shown as 1 year old
She is also buried with Bessie and her mom, in Lakeside cemetery
Family living in Bloomfield in 1894

Another daughter "not named" was born June 27, 1895 in Port Huron, MI,
 but she died stillborn
 Father shown as a clerk in 1895 birth record

Burial: Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum
Altadena, Los Angeles County, California, USA, Plot: Mausoleum 

a Ruth Quick
b- ca 1913 
 d- Mar 1916, age 3, is buried in same cemetery in Michigan,
 unknown relation possibly, maybe son's daughter?

Post Office History

Quick Station
Changed to Quick, Sept 10, 1959

Post Office established Jan 1, 1923

They had mail delivered 3 times a week,
Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays

Location - Section 35, Township 8, Range 5, Coast District

Name of Postmaster Date of Appointment Date of Vacancy
Wadham Locke Paddon 1923-01-01 1960-01-31
Mrs. Ella Lena Alma Paddon, nee Foerstel 1960-02-01 Acting
        "              " 1960-03-09  

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or with the endorsement of the National Archives of Canada.
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First Post Master
Wadham Locke Paddon
b- Jan 7, 1888 Sligo, Ballinrobe Reg Dist, County Galway, Ireland
d- Mar 8, 1979 Central Saanich BC, age 91
Buried in St. Mary's Anglican Cemetery, Mayne Island, BC

  Father- Rev Canon William Francis Locke Paddon
b- Sept 21, 1844 in Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England
d- Aug 28, 1922 in Ganges, BC
  Mother- Kathleen Rebecca Robinson
 b-  June 3, 1852 in Ireland
d- 1945

His father founded the St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church
on Mayne Island, BC, in 1897.
He came from England with his family in 1889.
William was the son of Thomas Hy Paddon, the Vicar of Wycombe,
b- ca 1807, Fareham, Hampshire, England
and his wife- Anne Paddon, nee ?

  Wadham married first- Jane Lilian "Marian" Evans, July 1, 1920, Mayne Island BC
b- 1880 in Montreal
d- 1954
daughter of Henry Evans and Elizabeth Wilcocks of Exton, Devonshire

married 2nd- Ella Lena Alma Foerstel
b- Oct 14, 1902 in Walthamstow, Essex, England
d- Aug 13, 1991 in Victoria BC, age 88
daughter of Friedrich Gustav Foerstel, a barber in Calgary in 1916
and Lydia Sarah Elder
She graduated as a nurse in 1924 from Calgary General Hospital,
and was an assistant operating room supervisor there.
ca 1935 she was appointed anaesthetist on the staff
of St. Luke's Hospital, in Tokyo Japan.
Obviously she there when war broke out.
Ella was in the Santo Tomas Internment camp in the Philippines.

 Wadham enlisted in WWI, May 5, 1918 at Seaford, Sussex
Reg # 229470
After the war he left Witley Camp, Surrey England,
Arrived Aug 23, 1919 at Halifax, on Belgic

While living in Gosport England Wadham took out a US patent
on a Sleigh Carrier, filed Apr 14, 1919
patented May 11, 1920

I know there was a store, and a school in the Quick area.
The Paddon's store held the Post Office as well.

School teacher in Jan 1923 a Miss Allen.

Early Jan 1923, A Mr. Bruff of the B&B gang
erected the catch post or mail crane
for the mail delivery to the area.

The Quick Bridge was finished in the winter of 1921/22
Howe Truss style

Quick Anglican Church, St. John the Divine
located not far from Highway 16


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