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1921- Incorporated as a Village
1967- Incorporated as a Town
54º 46' 45'' N,
Longitude-127º 10' 34'' W
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,
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
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
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.
page for more info on him
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
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