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William Francis Madden
b- Mar 20, 1836 in England
d- Feb 21, 1916, in Prince Rupert BC, age 81
married a Annie LNU, Nov 9, 1882 in
I think? she was a native Tsimshian, possibly?
b- Mar 1856 in BC
in 1891 census Annie shows born in US?
Died Feb, 1916 at Prince Rupert, British
Captain William F. Madden, aged 82,
a pioneer mariner of the Pacific coast,
widely known and much respected.
For years he made his headquarters at Port Essington,
and later in life, retired to a farm on
He ran a Skeena River boat for some time.
He was Captain of Robert Cunningham's
He immigrated in 1870
June 1875- Captain Madden
sailed into Victoria on a new Schooner
named "Micawber", owned by Woodcock & Co.
It sunk Feb 1877, with all 4 hands on board,
between QC Islands and Port Simpson.
Wreck was found in July, on the Alaska side,
her mast was cut off and ship broken in 2.
May 17, 1890 he was Captain of the Skeena
River Steamer "Nell"
Jan 1906 the "Nell" was blown high and dry on a reef
at the entrance of Metlakatla. All hands were saved.
July 1895 he was building a new house on
High St in Victoria BC
1901 family in
Inverness, Cassiar, Skeena,
shown as Sea Captain
Madden became the ferryman at
the Sternwheelers quit.
8 children, all born in BC:
b- Mar 10, 1890 (see below)
b- Oct 30, 1881
she married Milton Christian, Sept 23, 1901
married in English Church, Inverness BC, by Rev B. Appleyard.
Canneryman age 29, son of Nicholas Christian
b- Sept 17, 1883
Johnson "John" Madden
b- Apr 2, 1884
baptized Sept 8, 1886 in Port Essington, mother shown as Sarah?
William "Willie" James Madden-
b- Oct 28, 1888 in Port Simpson BC (age 23 when he married)
married Sarah Haldane, Jan 18, 1911 at St. Andrew's church, Prince
age 22, b- Port Essington,
mother- Mary Ann Haldane
when he married he shows Frank Madden as his father?
b- Mar 23, 1891
(6 mo old at time of 1891 census)
b- July 21, 1894
b- Sept 18, 1896
ca Dec 1901, Hector McKenzie married one of
the daughters, in Vancouver,
He was Manager of the Balmoral Cannery on the Skeena River
just don't know which daughter above he married? my guess
I believe Hector died Jan 17, 1909, age 40, at Port Essington BC
some info above from: Leona Taylor and Dorothy
“Index of Historical Victoria Newspapers,” Victoria’s Victoria,
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