Kemano & Kitimat,
British Columbia, Canada
 ca 1953-1957
 Thomas Raymond "Bud" Walker
 Pictures / Memorabilia

 Morrison-Knudsen Company of Canada Ltd.

Site Index

Kemano Beach
Kemano Tunnel
M-K Tramway
Kemano Powerhouse
Kemano Townsite, Camp 5
Wachwas Camp

Company Phone Book 1954
Workers in Memoriam

Alcan Smeltersite
Labour Management Committee
Kitimat Townsite

Nechako Reservoir
Ootsa Lake Lodge

Ray Edwin "Rep" Powell

McNeely "Mac" Dubose Jr.

G.G. Massey's Visit 1954
T.R. "Bud" Walker
Morrison-Knudsen Co.
Crawley & McCracken Co. Ltd.
Horetzky (Peak, Creek, St,)

Jeff Watts Photos
Jeff Watts Bio
Kemano Boy Scout Troop
Various Photos, ca 1954-56

Jim Hanna Photos
Various Photos ca 1954-56

External Sites

External Links
Contact Web Editor

 NO Reproduction in Whole or in Part, on ANY, and ALL of my Pages,
 Including Text and Pictures,
 May be made, without the express Written Permission
 of Web Editor, Doug Gent

Want to add a link to my pages?
see my
Contact Web Editor Page
for the only Authorized Picture Link allowed.
All Pictures on all my web pages, are now Visibly Watermarked,
All my pages are now Right Click, copy and paste, disabled.
I ask everyone that enjoys free history sites,
to start to policing these violations.
If we don't stop this, no one will donate pictures to me or anyone,
and we all loose.
If you see one of my pictures on facebook, etc.
tell them to remove it.

Morrison-Knudsen Company of Canada Ltd. (MK)

Subsidiary of American Parent Company

Morrison-Knudsen Corporation Inc.

Incorporated in 1923,
Knudsen was President,
Morrison Vice-President
1932, they and 5 other construction companies,
built the Hoover (Boulder) Dam.

March 1912, In Idaho's Boise Valley,
 Morris Hans Knudsen and Harry Winford Morrison
joined forces, and created this Company.

This company built numerous Dams,
and other Huge Mega Projects, all over the World.

Morris Hans Knudsen
b- July 4,1862, in Denmark
d- Nov 14,1943, in San Diego, CA, age 80
 (one source says Nov 15, 1942)
Buried Nov 22, 1942,
 in Morris Hill Cemetery, Boise Idaho, per cemetery transcript
spouse- Emma E. Knudsen, nee Peterson,
married Feb 11, 1892, at ?, Platte Co, Nebraska

Knudsen immigrated from Denmark,
came to Idaho with his wife Emma, in 1905
1920 living in Ada Idaho, age 57, Emma age 52

Father- H. C. Knudsen

Harry Winford Morrison
 (middle name possibly Wenford?)
b- Feb 23, 1885, Kenney Illinois
d- July 19, 1971, in Boise, Idaho, age 83
Buried July 22, 1971,
in Morris Hill Cemetery, Boise, Idaho.
married 1st wife-
Anna "Ann" Morrison, nee Daly, Dec 12, 1914 in Ada, Idaho.
b- Apr 26, 1885, Centerville, Idaho.
d- Friday, Oct 25, 1957, St. Luke's Hospital, Boise, Idaho, age 72
of a cerebral hemorrage
nicknamed "First Lady of Construction"
Daughter of an early day Gold Miner
graduated from a one room school at Quartsburg, Idaho.
Attended business school in Boise
She was one of the last to leave Wake Island
 when it was captured by the Japanese in WWII.
MK was working for the military, and many men were captured.
1953 awarded honorary Doctor of Laws degree
by Pepperdine College, LA
Secretary in the State House when she married Harry Morrison.
2nd wife- Velma Shannon, married in 1959

Morrison was a farm boy native of Illinois,
He moved to Idaho in 1904.
1900, family living in Aetna Township, Logan, IL
1920 living in Ada, Idaho

Father- George Wilson Morrison,
another source says George B. Morrison
b- Nov 16, 1857, Dewitt Co, IL, Stationary Engineer in 1900
d- Apr 23, 1939, Decatur, Macon, IL, age 81
Buried Apr 26, 1939, at Tunbridge Cemetery
Occupation- Grain Dealer in Decatur when he died

Mother- Amey "Alice" Maria Hawkins,
b- Jan 11, 1856, Lafeyette, Madison, OH
married May 25, 1877, Lafeyette, Madison, OH

sister- Edna May Morrison, b- Oct 10, 1882, Kenney, IL

Grandfather- John Morrison, born in Ohio
Grandmother- Angeline Morrison, nee Barngrover, born in Ohio

Company shares went public in 1946

Company now called "Washington Group International"
changed ca 1996

A M-K Company of Canada Ltd. Christmas card
sent from Lionel "Al" Brown,
his wife Lois Brown, and 2 sons,
to the Bud Walker family.
Front of card has a picture from Powell Peak
of Kemano/Camp 5 area.
Inside the card is a picture of the Powerhouse
with 2 generators in place.

got an email from Russ Hamilton Oct 2012
with a picture of his father, a young Professional Engineer
with Morrison-Knudson company of Canada,
Employee Number 1481
His work badge is in the photo below

William George Hamilton

"My Dad worked at the site for Morrison-Knudsen helping to build the dam,
 as one of his first jobs as a young Civil Engineer from UBC,
 from the Fall of 1951 to Spring of 1952.  
 At the time the camp was rather rustic from what he said,
 and very cold over that winter."

Per Russ, William went on to join the Water Board,
and later the BC Government,
heading up a fledgling Pollution Control Branch,
 of the BC Environment Ministry in the 1970's.




No Reproduction in Whole or in Part may be made
without the express Written Permission
 of Doug Gent

Page created by Doug Gent 2016
Created Nov 13, 2010

Click on Forward Electric Bolt above, to View All Pages
or Pick from Fast Links below, to choose a Certain Section
Powerline, Tunnel, Tramway, Powerhouse, Camp 5, Wachwas Camp, 1954 Phone Book,
In Memoriam,
Smeltersite, Labour Management Committee,  Kitimat Townsite, Ootsa Lake Lodge,
Ray Edwin "Rep" Powell,
McNeely "Mac" Dubose Jr., G.G. Massey's Visit 1954, T.R. "Bud" Walker,
Morrison-Knudsen Co., Crawley & McCracken Co. Ltd., Horetzky (Peak, Creek, St,),
External Links,
Contact Web Editor