Office closed- Oct 31, 1923
It was closed in the winter months
|Name of Postmaster||Date of Appointment||Date of Vacancy||Cause of Vacancy|
|James Kelso Gordon||1918-10-01||1918-12-01||Closed|
|George Dover (re-opened)||1919-07-01||1923-10-31||Closed|
This reproduction is NOT
represented as an official version of the materials reproduced,
nor as having been made in affiliation with,
or with the endorsement of the National Archives of Canada.
The source of this material is the National Archives of Canada
James Kelso Gordon
James Kelso Gordon Bio
George William James Dover
b- Dec 17, 1882, in London England
d- Jan 21, 1949, Prince Rupert General Hospital, Prince Rupert, age 66
buried in Kalum Cemetery, Terrace
1911 in Kitsumkalum shown as a Rancher
Prov. Forest Ranger in 1913 in Terrace when he was married age 30
1926 he was Bookkeeper in George Little's Office
Dover Rd in Terrace named after him
Bookkeeper in a retail General Store when he died.
immigrated ca 1909
son of George W. Dover and Sarah Tatum
married Jessie Alberta Morrison Nov 27, 1913, George Little's House, Terrace
b- July 30, 1887, Attwood, Perth Co., ON
age 26, Bookkeeper when she married.
daughter of William Morrison and Elizabeth Little
she was the niece of George Little,
she was a School Teacher in Terrace (see link below)
Names from Amsbury area
Ald. Thomas McClymont and a syndicate of
Prince Rupert men,
were ordering machinery for a Brick Plant at Amsbury
By 1918 he was Mayor of Prince Rupert, and owned
interests in the Telkwa coal fields as well.
McClymont Park in Rupert named after this man
occupation- Real Estate Broker
b- May 1878 in Scotland
d- Dec 17, 1940 in Vancouver BC, age 62
He immigrated in 1901 to Canada per 1911 census
and 1888 per 1921 census
married Jane Morris McLenaghen, Mar 28, 1911, Portage LaPrairie MB
b- May 5, 1882 in Balderson, ON
d- Dec 9, 1954, DOA- Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver BC, age 72
buried in Masonic Cemetery in Vancouver
daughter of John McLenaghen and Elspeth McIlquham
G. Alger- farmer
Samuel "Sam" Alger- farmer
Edward Chesley- Prospector
1916 Autumn Group of mining claims, located
Autumn #1, Autumn #2, Happy, Wellington, and Lottie M. Claims
Claims owned by Edward Chesley, Philip Thomas Chesley,
George W. Kerr, Samuel "Sam" Alger, and Harry McMann
located 5 miles west of Amsbury Station, and 1/2 mile north of the GTP track
They had a good cabin on the property, and the workings were
only a few hundred feet away.
They had a tunnel 80 ft long here.
Western Canada Portland Cement Company
were in this area ca 1914 for the limestone deposits here.
1916 Western Canada Cement Company owned
cement deposits at mile 80
1916- Train Fare, cost $3.40 from Prince Rupert BC
Phillip Thomas Chesley (Thomas Philip
b- Oct 1864 in ON
d- July 21, 1927, age 65
P. Chesley Co-founded the Bear group of claims
in the Kitsumkallum Valley
1911- he was a Prospector in Lakelse Valley
1921- CNR Watchman in Salvus
b- June 1867 in ON
1911- E. Chesley shown as a Conductor on the Railroad,
living on 1st Ave in Prince Rupert.
William McMillan Campbell (Sr.)
b- Feb 17, 1879, in Stranrear, Scotland
d- Aug 25, 1931, in Richmond BC, age 52
son of ? and Mary Hamilton Campbell, nee ?
she was his next of kin in 1916, living in Ayr Scotland
He was single, Oct 10, 1916, in Victoria BC, when he enlisted in WWI
Reg # 1049296, 242nd Batt, CEF, Occupation Logger.
He immigrated in 1897
He was married to ?
They had a son- William McMillan Campbell (Jr.)
James Benjamin "Benny" Agar
b- Oct 21,1894, in Palmerston, Wellington, ON
d- Dec 31, 1943 in Terrace, age 48
son of Charles Agar b- Carleton Place ON
and Annie Warren, b- Carleton Place, ON
Benny was still in Amsbury in 1923,
Feb 7, 1931 his Auto repair garage next to the store and his home,
was destroyed by fire.
he was the General Motors agent.
He operated the J. B. Agar Store in Terrace
he left the Amsbury sawmill when it closed, ca Nov 1923,
and opened a dry goods store, in Terrace
in an old meat market, which was operated by a Mr. Beard.
he married Hazel Lillian Vanderlip, Feb 24, 1923 in Prince Rupert BC
b- ca 1904, in Carbury MB
daughter of William Vanderlip and Jane Gregg
b- ca 1876 in ON
1911 census says b- May 1878, in ON, age 33
living on Park Ave in Prince Rupert
working for a Transfer Co.
Carl Gustav Lindblom
b- Dec 23, 1896 in Metlakatla, BC
d- May 31, 1960 in Royal Columbian Hospital, New Westminster BC, age 63
when he died he was a sawyer for Pacific Pine Co.
son of John Ericson Lindblom and Edith Jenkins
father worked at Inverness Cannery as a fisherman, when he was born
Carl married Doreen Rouleau, Sept 2, 1927 St. Mary's School, Mission BC
b- ca 1905 in Dewdney BC
daughter of George Rouleau and Georgina Hudou
b- ca 1889 in Sweden
b- ca 1889, in Sweden
b- in Russia, age 36
b- in England, age 45
b- in India, age 43
b- in India, age 34
b- in India age 50
b- in India, age 47
b- ca 1890 in ON
b- ca 1860 in ON
Lucy Yen Wong
b- ca 1887 in China
William Charles Brackenbury
CNR Section Foreman
b- Sept 19, 1885 in England
d- June 25, 1977 Skeenaview Lodge, Terrace BC, age 91
buried in Kitwanga BC Cemetery
son of Alfred Brackenbury
Immigrated in 1906
wife- Annie Brackenbury, nee Gilespie
b- Feb 8, 1897 in USA
d- Jan 29, 1974, Wrinch Memorial Hospital, Hazelton BC, age 77
buried in Kitwanga BC, Cemetery
Immigrated in 1910
son- George Brackenbury
b- ca 1916, in BC
daughter- Violet Brackenbury
b- ca 1918, in BC
CNR Section Hand
b- ca 1895 in China
CNR Section Hand
b-ca 1887, in China
CNR Section Hand
b- ca 1890, in China
Aug 1926- T. Erkman was injured at the Amsbury mill
Sept 1927- Orval Kenney
Orval Hall Kenney
b- ca 1909, North Battleford SK
son of Brenton Kenney, b- May 1884, in NS
and Belle Hall, b- Yarmouth, NS
Orval married Jessie Eleanor Dellow
daughter of Edgar George Dellow, b- London England
and Jessie Devereaux, b- London England
Brothers of Brenton, Uncles of Orval:
Bert Kenney- b- Jan 1888 in NS
Edward Kenney- Dec 1899 in NS
All living on farms in Battleford SK area in 1911
on section 20, Township 44, Range 22, W 3rd
Feb 1928- William "Billy" H. Watt
second son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Watt, High River AB
married, Belle Frank, Dec 1, 1924, Presbyterian Manse, Prince Rupert BC
They had a son born Nov 6, 1927 in Prince Rupert
They also had a daughter.
Belle Watt was daughter of Mr and Mrs. Henry L. Frank, of Kitsumkalum
brother Frank Watt, High River AB visited Jan 1928
Nov 1930- G. Wilson
am an Amateur Historian, and Genealogist.
I use every source I can find, old newspapers, census, archives, etc.
I do a quick search for the names on these pages.
Therefore I do NOT profess to have 100% accurate information.
Use my info as a clue to do your own research.
I am not related to these folks, nor do I have hidden info.
I encourage everyone to visit their local Museum,
or buy a local history book for more info.
I attempt to connect people with their ancestor in these places.
If it works on just one person, per page, it is worth the time it takes me.
I do not charge for access to my pages,
I do not have any Ads on my pages.
Please "Link" to my page from Facebook, Blogs, etc.
Please do Not copy the pictures, or text on any page.
Please do Not ask to use pictures etc. on Facebook.
A "Link" to my pages, does the same thing.
Just copy the hyper link, URL, shown in your browser above,
and paste that into facebook etc.,
or copy the links I have on the left side.
That is the honest and proper way to do it!
Little Family story
Picture of Amsbury Station, plus others,
Great map of GTP for this area as well