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Dustin, F.W.

  • 1001
  • Person

Mrs. F.W. Dustin owned a boarding house in Conklin Gulch.

Edwards, Abel

  • 1013
  • Person

Abel Edwards served at Fort Churchill, a Hudson's Bay Company fort, from 1813-1814.

Edwards, Frederick C.O.

  • 1015
  • Person

Frederick C.O. Edwards was a resident of Dawson City, Yukon.

Edwards, O.C.

  • 1017
  • Person

O.C. Edwards travelled through the Northwest Territories from 1882 to 1885.

Yates, James

  • 10171
  • Person
  • 1819-1900

James Stuart Yates was born in Linlithgow, Scotland, on Jan. 21, 1819. Yates worked for the Hudson's Bay Company and came to Victoria in 1848. After a breach of contrct and time in jail, Yates opened a saloon called the Ship Inn. He died in 1900.

Ella, Martha

  • 1019
  • Person

Martha Ella, the wife of a ship captain, lived in Victoria, B.C.

Young, Walter Douglas, 1933-1984

  • 10193
  • Person
  • 1933-1984

Walter D. Young was born June 27, 1933 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Young was appointed a Commissioner of the Legal Services Commission by Order-in-council 2649, and his appointment took effect September 1975. In December 1974, the Justice Development Commission's Delivery of Legal Services Project presented its report (the Leask Report) which recommended the creation of a legal service commission.

The Legal Services Commission Act (B.C. Statutes, 1975, c. 36) was proclaimed on 14 August 1975, and the Commission commenced operations on 1 September, with its stated object and purpose "to see that legal services are effectively provided to, and readily obtainable by, the people of British Columbia, with special emphasis on those people to whom those services are not presently available for financial or other reasons." The Commission was established as a Crown Corporation, exempt from the Public Service Act, and its commissioners could hold office for two years. Walter Young tendered his resignation and his appointment as commissioner was rescinded 1 January 1977.

Young died in Victoria on March 11, 1984.

Ellison, Charles

  • 1022
  • Person

Charles Ellison was a track inspector for the Canadian National Railways in the Yale-Lytton area.

Ellison, Price, 1852-1932

  • 1023
  • Person

Price Ellison was born in England. He left for North America in 1873, finally settling in Vernon, B.C., in 1876. He purchased land upon which he raised cattle and grew wheat. In 1884 he married Sophie Johnson, Vernon's first school teacher. Ellison entered provincial politics in 1898 when he was elected for the riding of Yale East. In 1909 he entered the provincial Cabinet, holding the post of Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works. A year later, he became the Minister of Finance and Agriculture. He was defeated in the 1916 general election.

Ells, Sidney

  • 1025
  • Person

Sidney Ells was a researcher based in Ottawa, Ontario.

Elwyn, Thomas, 1838-1888

  • 1026
  • Person
  • 1838-1888

Thomas Elwyn was Gold Commissioner and Deputy Provincial Secretary for B.C.

Ely, Robert

  • 1027
  • Person

Robert Ely was Mayor of Victoria.

Emerson, John, 1911-1968

  • 1028
  • Person

John Emerson (1911-1968) was a prominent Vancouver musician, actor and entertainer who also arranged and conducted musical shows for radio and the stage. He started his musical career in the late 1920s while a student at the University of British Columbia, leading his own band. In the 1930s, he played aboard CNR coastal steamships, in Vancouver nightclubs, and in various radio programs on CJOR and CRCV (the forerunner of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Vancouver station, CBR). As Emerson's career progressed, he expanded from performing into accompanying, arranging, conducting, acting, producing musical theatre, and working with developing actors and singers. He was highly regarded within the Vancouver entertainment community as a raconteur and a (sometimes acerbic) wit. In the 1950s and 1960s (until a debilitating stroke in 1964), he was considered as the complete "entertainer's entertainer".

Emmons, George Thornton

  • 1029
  • Person
  • 1852-1945

G.T. Emmons was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He entered the U.S. Navy and became a midshipman. His travels took him to Alaska where he became knowlegeable about local aboriginal customs and artifacts. He assisted with the Alaska display at the 1893 Columbian Exposition, conducted research and published numerous articles on northwest coast anthropology. He died in Victoria.

Erdman, Alan, collector

  • 1035
  • Person

Alan Erdman was a radio technician who worked for CJOR Radio in Vancouver.

Ermatinger, Francis, 1798-1858

  • 1037
  • Person

Francis Ermatinger was a clerk at Fort Vancouver who participated in the Clallum expedition to find the murderers of Alexander McKenzie.

Evans, Ezra

  • 1041
  • Person

Ezra Evans was a storekeeper in Manson Creek.

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