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

Frederick "Fred" Hampton
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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
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GTP Railway Contractors
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Grand Trunk Pacific, Page 1 - 2
GTP Steamships-SS Prince Rupert
Foley, Welch and Stewart
Dr. William Percy Johns
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Edwin G. Russell
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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

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1978 Flood, Northwest BC
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Monckton Family
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Smithers BC

1921- Incorporated as a Village
1967- Incorporated as a Town

Latitude- 54 46' 45'' N,
Longitude-127 10' 34'' W
Mile 226.5

Lot 5289, Range 5, Coast District.

Became 2nd Divisional Point on the GTP Railroad, East of Rupert.

Elevation- 1631 ft above sea level
About 9 miles from Telkwa and Aldermere
1519.6 miles from Winnipeg

Aug 1913, Townsite lots went up for sale,
by Agents,
Aldous and Murray, Hazelton BC

Town named after

 Sir Alfred Waldron Smithers
b- Oct 4,1850
d- Aug 22, 1924
MP, Chairman of Grand Trunk Pacific Railroad

Post Office History
Skeena Electoral District
Established Oct 13, 1913

Name of Postmaster Date of
Date of
Cause of
Joseph Mason Adams 1913-10-13 1914-12-07 Resignation
Thomas Thompson Dunlop 1915-02-01 1917-05-22 Resignation
Joseph Mason Adams 1917-06-15 1928-03-06 Resignation
Norman Herbert Kilpatrick 1928-08-01 1963-02-16 Retirement
Walter Stirrup Lee 1963-02-17   -
Walter Stirrup Lee 1963-02-17 Acting -

First and 3rd Postmaster
Joseph Mason Adams
b- May 18, 1878, Drayton, Wellington, ON (age 31 in 1909)
d- 1937 Del Mar, CA
son of John Quincy Adams and Sarah Ellen Wales
married Bertha Louise Cooley, Oct 5, 1909 St. James Church, Victoria BC
b- Toronto ON (age 26, in 1909)
daughter of Henry Cooley and Laura Eliza Thomas
Mason was living in Edmonton when they married.
His occupation was druggist.
see my
Telkwa page for more info on him

Thomas Thompson Dunlop
b- Aug 1879 in Scotland
d- May 15, 1924 in Smithers BC, age 46
immigrated in 1895
1911 shown as Asst. Supt. Railroad const. at
married Margaret Ellen McLoughlin Sept 7, 1910,  in Vancouver BC
b- Apr 25, 1878 in Chatham, ON
d- Nov 9, 1947 in Smithers BC
Buried in Smithers Cemetery
daughter of Robert Joseph McLoughlin and Margaret Power
both born in ON
They had at least one son

Norman Herbert Kilpatrick
b-Feb 17, 1896, Emsdale ON
d- Dec 27, 1968 in Smithers, age 72
Buried in Masonic Cemetery in Smithers
Served in WWI
son of Allen Kilpatrick, b- Scotland
and Eliza Ann Usher, b- Ireland
married Jean Christina Grant Apr 28, 1923 in Smithers
b- USA
daughter of William Grant and Jean Angus, both b- Scotland


Smithers is a larger town in the area, with their own Museum,
so I am not going to add anymore information here.
There are many books about the history there
and no point in doing research twice.

Links below will take you to their pages

Bulkley Valley Museum in Smithers

Contact Kelly Guenter, a volunteer at the Museum, for more info.
Note- They now have a great picture of Sir Alfred Smithers on display

Official Town of Smithers Page




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