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Note- this is NOT the history of Ellison in
the Okanagan area.
The area called
Ellison, was near
The reason it wasn't chosen as a Townsite,
and Station for the GTPR?
It was on a curve,
and also the grade was too high for a station.
It also ran alongside a 240 ft hill.
1 mile south of lot 851,
where South Hazelton was developed.
Those that bought lots at Ellison were given lots at South Hazelton,
but they had to abandon the Ellison Townsite.
Ellison Townsite was on Lot 699, see map below
It was owned by a Victoria Syndicate in 1909.
They sold their interests to GTPR's land Department in 1909
Ad in paper 1911- For Reservations of lots in
Ellison. Write or wire
Arthur J. W. Bridgman, Victoria B.C.,
Jeremiah H. Kugler, Prince Rupert. B. C.
or the Land Commissioner, GTPR, Co.., Winnipeg.
Inside lots $250 ea, corner lots $350 ea.
Surveyed, planned, some Lots sold, and then all abandoned
There were also lots offered in an addition to
called Rogers Addition
I thought Ellison was not the same place as Sealeyville
until I found a 1941 booklet,
which states Ellison was
also called Sealy.
Lots in Ellison were sold by
the Canadian American Realty Co. Ltd.
Suite 302, Times Building, Victoria BC, in 1911
The area was visited by Mr. G. U. Ryley
the Land Commissioner of the GTPR
who realized lots were sold here for 2 years,
in a place that was not fit for a station.
He then went on to purchase the area that became South Hazelton.
Mr. Price Ellison was a member of the BC
Legislature in 1899
from East Yale. One time Minister of Finance, and of Agriculture.
Aug 1910 he was Minister of Crown Lands.
It is believed Ellison was named after him
Arthur John Weaver
b- ca 1861 in England
buried in Hatley Memorial Gardens, Colwood, Sooke Rd, Vancouver
Came from Kent England to Victoria, 4 years before 1891
He was a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England
1891 shown as Real Estate Agent in Victoria BC
In partnership with A. W. Jones in Victoria in 1891
A. W. Jones & Bridgman was their company name.
married Maud Lillian Bridgman, nee Weaver
b- ca 1869 in BC, age 22 in 1891
d- Feb 20, 1943 in Oak Bay BC, age 74
daughter of A. J. Weaver
Jeremiah H. Kugler
b- July 17, 1862, Rochell, Ill, USA
d- Jan 18, 1916 Seattle, King, WA, age 53
1910 a Broker in Hingham, Plymouth, Mass., USA
son of Isaac Peterson and Margaret Hartenbower
wife- Carrie Lee Kugler, nee Walker
b- Jan 4, 1867, Maryville, Missouri (age 43 in 1910)
d- July 8, 1943 in San Francisco, CA
daughter of Jack Walker and Rillah Waik
son- Jay H. Kugler
b- Apr 19, 1888 at Hopkins, Nodaway County, Missouri USA
1910 he was married living same place as parents, shown as a Broker.
1914 he was living in Seattle WA
George Urquhart Ryley
b- June 16, 1852 (1854?) in ON
d- Apr 16, 1927 in Carleton, ON, age 73
1881- Surveyor, living in Collingwood, Simcoe N, ON
married Eleanor Wallace McQuilkain, (McQuilken?)
Apr 14, 1881 in Toronto, York, ON
daughter of Samuel and Kate McQuilkain
father- John Proud Ryley
b- July 1, 1825, in Birmingham England
mother- Jane Elizabeth Ryley, nee Urquhart
b- ca 1836 in ON, age 45, in 1881
3 younger siblings of
John Edmond Ryley- b- ca 1857 in ON, shipping agent
Alfred Golde Ryley- b- ca 1859 in ON, accountant
May Dickenson Ryley- b- ca 1871 in ON
2 children born in Ottawa
George had land grants on
Sec 28 and 30, Tsp 71, Rge 3, Meridian 6
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