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Series GR-1490 - Pioneer medallion application forms

Saul	Bonnell, Vancouver Winifred Amy Brewer, Vanc... Gertrude Brunt, Rutland Mary	Bunbury, Victoria, O... Bertha May Coleman, Victo... Oswald Edward	Cruse, Vict... Harry Ivor	Curtis, Victoria Annie Dawson, Victoria William Wallace	Dawson, F... Edith	Emblem, Nanaimo Anna	 Ewart, Victoria George L. Foerster, Vanco... Edgar Fortier, Barriere Lucy Gillingham, Victoria Thurza Grace, Vancouver Louise Gray, Kelly Lake Agnes Sophia Hobson, West... August Jack, Chemainus Pierre Jack, Vernon Sam Jim, Kamloops Sam Jim, Mount Currie Susan Edward Jim, Dog Creek Ida Irene Kelly, Ganges Eleanor Kirkland	, Vancouver Catherine Knight, Victoria Erir  [nee Tufta] Larson,... Margaret Ellen Leask, Cra... George Joshue Le Marquand... Josephine Lemo, Cowichan Harry McCuaig, Burnaby
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Pioneer medallion application forms

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  • 1970 (Creation)
    British Columbia. Centennial '71 Committee

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Originals, 4 m

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In 1971, to commemorate the centennial of British Columbia's entry into Confederation, the provincial government presented pioneer medallions to B.C. residents who were either born in Canada or were living in Canada prior to 1 January 1897. Persons who were eligible for the medallions were requested to make application through their local centennial committees. The four-part application forms were then forwarded to the office of the Deputy Provincial Secretary who was responsible for distributing the medallions to thousands of pioneers throughout the province.

GR-1490 consists of copies of the medallion application forms. These forms provide the pioneers' names, date and place of birth, and their occupation before retirement. In addition, the forms give the names of applicant's parents, maiden names of wives and mothers, names of brothers and sisters, and other genealogical details. One set of is filed alphabetically by name of community, a second set by name of individual applicant. There is also a file of forms for centenarians as well as chronological lists of pioneers born between 1860 and 1879.

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Transferred from the office of the Deputy Provincial Secretary, 1975.


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Accession number(s): G80-002

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