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New Hazelton BC
alt- New Town



In 1915 it was connected to Old Hazelton
by Stage Road and Bridge

Located East of South Hazelton on the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway

Portion of 1915 map from Library and Archives Canada, link below

As you can see in the maps above there is 3 Hazeltons.

New Hazelton is on lot 882, 863, and 885

Originally called "Kelly's Townsite"
Owned by Robert Kelly

Jan 1913- Gordon Grassett- Dominion Telegraph Operator
age 25 in one document, 27 in another, in 1913, citizen of Canada
b- possibly Quebec
d- June 4, 1953 in New Westminster BC, age 67
wife- Augusta Grassett, age 26 in 1913

R. J. "Black Jack" McDonnell, Hotel Prop.

New Hazelton Hotel
Located on corner of Pugsley St. and 11th Ave.
Lots 1,2,3, and 4, Block 121, Sec 2, Dist Lot 863
1912- George C. Hartley, Owner, 1915 he moved to Prince George
1928- S. H. Senkpiel, Owner

Name of Office: New Hazelton
Federal Electoral District: Skeena (BC)
Office opened Apr 24, 1912
Postmaster Information:
Name of Postmaster Military
Date of
Date of
Date of
Cause of
James Richmond (acting) - - 1912-04-24 1913-03-05 Resignation
William Patrick Lynch - - 1913-04-24 1915-03-20 Resignation
William Jordan Larkworthy - 1872-01 1915-04-15 1947-04-14 Resignation
Lawrence Bowness Willan OAS * 1947-05-01 Acting -
                     " OAS * 1949-06-04 1950-10-23 Resignation
Alexander Douglas Willan - * 1950-11-30 Acting -
                    " - * 1950-12-05 1958-06-24 Resignation
Mrs. Linda Ninfa McDonald - * 1958-07-01 Acting P.M.G.
                    " - * 1959-01-30 1964-09-04 Resignation
William Leadley - * 1964-10-01 Acting -
                    " - * 1964-12-18 1967-06-28 Resignation
Mrs. Mary L. Sargent - - 1967-07-11 Acting -

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

Postmaster Bios

James Richmond
b- 1871 in Glasgow, Scotland
d- Nov 23, 1927 in Terrace, age 56
buried in Kitsumkalum Cemetery, Terrace
came to Canada in 1911
married Christiana McLeod
b- Sutherlandshire, Scotland
daughter Eric Richmond
wife and daughter immigrated after James
1922 they moved to Terrace
bought the old cooperative business there,
operated a grocery and butcher business in Terrace.

William Patrick Lynch
b- Apr 1864 in NB? (see discrepancy below, born in Hamilton ON?)
d- Nov 12, 1941 in New Westminster BC
married Rosa nee ?
b- Mar 1865 in Germany
son- William "Bill" Lynch (this may or may not be true, due to discrepancy below)
He was part of the Lynch Brothers
They operated a Grocery, Feed and Hardware Store on Pugsley st.
Post Office was in their store.
Dec 1914 the family left to Oakland CA, for the winter.
I imagine I read this in an old newspaper, so assume still correct.
1911- William owns a retail Dept. Store in Prince Rupert, lives on 1st ave.
1921- I show a William P. Lynch, in Port Clements,
Shown as a sawmill manager there, age 54 b- in NB?.

Now here we have a discrepancy, as Greg Lynch
Tells me William Patrick's father was John Lynch and mother Mary.
He also says William was born in Hamilton ON, per death cert.
He says William was a member of the RCMP when he died.
His NWMP file says he was born in Hamilton, father John

son of Patrick Lynch, b- Ireland, age 52 in 1881,
and Ellen nee?, b- NB, age 41
brother- Thomas Lynch, b- in NB, age 22 in 1881
brother- Terance Lynch, b- in NB, age 1 in 1881
all in Northumberland NB in 1881
all of above could be wrong now for father and siblings.
Per email and info from Greg Lynch, Apr 9, 2015,
he was the brother of John Myron Lynch,
b- 1866
  d- Mar 10, 1916 in Hazelton BC, age 50
buried in Fairview Cemetery, Prince Rupert BC
John was a prospector in the Yukon in 1901.
In his Will John was a Merchant in Smithers,
and brother William, was his Executor.
John's wife in the will shown as Mary E. Lynch.

William Jordan Larkworthy
b- Jan 15, 1872 in Stratford, Perth North, ON
d-  May 28, 1950, Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver BC, age 78
buried in Masonic Cemetery, Cambie St, Vancouver BC, with his wife
son of William Larkworthy, b- England,  and Mary Louisa Jordan, b- USA
married Evangeline Mary Martin
b- May 4, 1893 in Newfoundland
d- Aug 26, 1948, Vancouver BC, age 55
daughter of William Martin, b- Newfoundland

He also had a store in Hazelton
Larkworthy St, in New Hazelton named after him
Larkworthy Creek BC named after him
1891 he was in Stratford, father a retail Butcher.
1901 shown as a bookkeeper in Hazelton
1905 he was a Telegraph Lineman in Hazelton
1906 shown as an accountant, returning from Hong Kong.
1935 returning to New Hazelton, via Florida, from Cuba, age 63 

New Hazelton Union Bank of Canada, was robbed by 7 men, Apr 7, 1914
2 robbers shot and killed 50 ft from the bank, see article below
they took $1100.  Leader was a Russian known in Hazelton.
Mr. Gaslin, manager for Lynch Brothers Store was in the Bank.
He was depositing Post Office Money at the time.
Photo Credit:  W.W. Wrathall / Library and Archives Canada / PA-095741
Photographer William Walker Wrathall,
Dominion Government Telegraph Operator

William Walker Wrathall
b- June 2, 1884, Hammersmith, London, England
d- Apr 11, 1957, Prince Rupert General Hospital, Prince Rupert, BC, age 72
buried in Fairview Cemetery, Prince Rupert BC
Occupation Butcher when he married
Telegrapher until 1941.
(Ext photo link below)
son of Richard Parker Wrathall, b- Shipton England,
and Alice Richmond, b- England
married Lydia "Lynn" Haynes, Sept 20, 1908,
married at residence of James Haynes, Oakland, Victoria BC
Jan 1914 the Wrathall family moved to Prince Rupert.
b- Sept 8, 1887, Rickmanworth, London, England
d- June 17, 1953, Prince Rupert BC, age 65
daughter of James Haynes and Julia Jobbins
son- William Robert Wrathall
b- July, 1909 BC
son- John Richmond Wrathall
b- Dec 6, 1910 in Hazelton BC
d- July 28, 1995 in Prince Rupert BC
daughter- Audrey Alice Wrathall
b- Dec 23, 1912 in Hazelton BC

There has been many history books written about this area.
some links below

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