A Township in the
40 miles south of Hazelton, and 14 miles NW of Aldermere
NE of the junction of the Bulkley river and Driftwood Creek
just north of Smithers, in Range 5, Coast Land District
farming settlement 2 miles from Evelyn
In 1911 there were already 75 people living in
Most were involved in farming/ranching.
ca July 1911 they built a bridge
across the Bulkley River at Glentanna
Area can be reached via Telkwa High Rd, or Snake Rd
Had Government Telegraph, Coal Deposits,
and firebrick clay deposits, ca 1921
Glentanna Post Office
Electoral District- Comox- Atlin
Office opened- Oct 1, 1909
Office closed- July 1, 1913
|Name of Postmaster||Date of Appointment||Date of Vacancy||Cause of Vacancy|
|Harry Patrick Jones||1909-10-01||1911-11-04||Resignation|
|Charles J. Hastings||1911-12-15||1913-06-30||Closed|
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Patrick Jones- First Postmaster
I have also seen his name as Henry P. Jones
b- Mar 17, 1872, in Waterford, Ireland
d- Jan 16, 1940 in Vancouver, age 69 (possibly)
or Mar 17, 1958 in Vernon (which one is right?)
son of William Jones and Brigett Martin
Harry was the Store Keeper,
and owned the New Glacier Hotel there.
I know he was married with 2 children in 1915.
He had a son and a daughter
At least one of his children went to University in Victoria
Harry immigrated in 1885 to Canada, per 1901 census
Harry married Mary Ellen Caldwell, June 22,
1895 in Nelson BC
b- May 2, 1875 in Nebraska, US
d- Apr 13, 1948 in Kern CA
daughter of David Caldwell and Ellen Johnson
She was living in Smithers in 1915
Harry enlisted in WWI, Sept 11, 1915 in
Reg # 826102, Army Canadian Infantry, 143rd Batt
Per GeoBC, George Duhamel built the Glacier
Hotel in 1905
on lot 861, later lot 881
b- Mar 1866 in Quebec
in 1911 Duhamel was manager of the 20 mile house
owned by William Patterson
ca: Mar 20, 1913 the Glacier Hotel was sold to
E. Caldwell of Vancouver BC
This fellow has been very difficult to find info on.
Charles A. Chapman- Farmer
Joseph Griffin (Griffen?)- Farmer, bee keeper, land owner
R. E. Kelly- Farmer
J. Maney- Farmer
L. Matheson- Farmer
D. E. Moore- Farmer (D. A. Moore in 1919)
A. P. McCabe- Farmer and prospecting
J. McCraig- Farmer
Patrick A. McPhee- Farmer and Mine Owner
Charles Augustus Newitt- Farmer
b- abt 1859-1860 in England (Oct-Dec 1854 in bmd records)
d- Sept 21, 1937 in Glentanna, age 78
son of Edward Newitt and Elizabeth Law
Charles had a brother Walter Newitt
b- Westbury, Buckinghamshire, England
d- Apr 15, 1936 in Albion, age 75
ca 1894 Charles and Walter had a trading business in Vancouver
under the Newitt Brothers name
Charles lived on lot 3311 in 1921
Immigrated in 1880 per 1921 census
J. O'Herin- Farmer, mixed farmer and mining (John O'Harren in 1919)
P. Skuga- Farmer
W. J. Warren- Farmer
William Wilson- Farmer
William Bridgeman- rancher
James Downey- mixed farming
George Duhamel (Duhemall)- land owner and mining
E. H. Fletcher- Mixed Farming
Fred Harbidge- Mixed Farming
C. G. Narvey- Prospector
John Hynes- Mixed farming
S. Johnston- Ranching and Mining
John Lapidet- Mixed farming
A. R. MacDonald- Mixed farming
George Moore- Mixed Farming
J.C.K. Seeley- Mixed farming and Hotel keeper
John Arthur Clark King Sealy
Edward "Ed" Wilson and William Wilson
-Mixed Farming and Freighting
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