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Allison (family)

  • 374
  • Family

The Allison family were pioneer ranchers in the Similkameen Valley of B.C.

Anderson (family)

  • 389
  • Family

The Anderson family lived in Sandon, B.C.

Annandale (family)

  • 403
  • Family

The Annandale family, whose descendants lived in Victoria, were paper manufacturers in England.

Baird (family)

  • 432
  • Family

The Baird family lived in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Ball (family)

  • 436
  • Family

The Ball family ran the Diamond B Guest Ranch at Telegraph Creek, B.C. George and his daughter Georgiana were also involved in mining and business activities.

Barkley (family)

  • 448
  • Family

The Barkley family were farmers in the Westholme and Chemainus area of Vancouver Island.

Barnard (family)

  • 451
  • Family

Francis Jones Barnard (1829-1889) arrived in B.C. in 1859 and established the Barnard Express transportation company. His son, Francis Stillman Barnard (1856-1936), worked in the family business and expanded his business interests to lumber, brewing and electrical utilities. He served as Lieutenant-Governor of B.C. from 1914 to 1918 and died in Victoria.

Bayliff (family)

  • 460
  • Family

The Bayliff family owned the Chilancoh Ranch near Redstone in the Chilcotin. The ranch was started by Hugh Peel Lane Bayliff who began the ranch in 1888. The ranch passed to his son and then to his grandson.

Beanlands (family)

  • 464
  • Family

Canon A.J. Beanlands and family lived in Victoria, B.C.

Beeman (family)

  • 476
  • Family

Samuel Beeman was a Hudson's Bay Company clerk based in Victoria, B.C.

Bilow (family)

  • 499
  • Family

The Bilow family were residents of North Bend, B.C. R.J. Bilow was Justice of the Peace and served as Secretary of the North Bend School Board.

Birch (family)

  • 502
  • Family

The Birch family was based in England. In 1864 Arthur Nonus Birch accepted the post as colonial secretary to British Columbia, which he held until 1866. He married Josephine Watt-Russell in 1873, after he had left British Columbia.

Bishop (family)

  • 505
  • Family

R.G. Bishop worked for the federal and provincial governments on telegraph systems.

Borradaile (family)

  • 534
  • Family

The Borradaile family lived on Mayne Island and in Victoria, B.C.

Boyd (family)

  • 546
  • Family

The Boyd family owned Cottonwood House and Cold Spring House, roadside hotels along the Cariboo Wagon Road.

Brandvold (family)

  • 550
  • Family

Emil and Ottar Brandvold and Joan Gambioli (nee Mathews) were Vancouver residents who developed Diamond Head Chalet, the first ski lodge in Garibaldi Park.

Browning (family)

  • 633
  • Family

The Browning family lived at Britannia Beach, B.C.

Burr (family)

  • 651
  • Family

The Burr family were farmers in Ladner (now Delta, B.C.).

Burrell (family)

  • 653
  • Family

The Burrell family were residents of Victoria. Frank Burrell was a manager for Pemberton and Sons, a local real estate firm.

Calder (family)

  • 667
  • Family

The Calder family lived in Victoria, B.C.

Cambie (family)

  • 671
  • Family

The Cambie family lived on Vancouver Island.

Cameron (family)

  • 672
  • Family

The Cameron family were residents of Victoria, B.C.

Chamberlain (family)

  • 741
  • Family

The Chamberlain family lived in Nova Scotia in the 1780s, and descendants moved to Victoria, B.C.

Chambers (family)

  • 745
  • Family

Theodore Gervase Sandeman Chambers (1897-1989) was married to Lilian Therese Victoria Chambers (1897-1986). They were proprietors of the Forbidden Plateau Lodge, near Courtenay, B.C., in the 1940s and 1950s.

Church (family)

  • 768
  • Family

H.E. Church emigrated from England to Canada in 1886. He and his family homesteaded on Sheep Creek, farmed at Comox, and ranched at Church Ranch, Big Creek, B.C.

Clarke, William and Irene

  • 38510
  • Family
  • 1902-1986

William Henry Clarke (1902-1955) and his wife Irene (1903-1986) were book publishers in Toronto who co-founded Clarke Irwin and Company Limited in 1930. They were publishers and friends of Emily Carr, and who published some of her books, notably ‘Klee Wyck’, and ‘Pause’.

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