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Rae, Lawrence Johnson

  • LR01
  • Person
  • 1900 - February 8, 1961

Lawrence Johnson was born in Squamish to Kate and Allen Rae. He married Violet Jane Smith on September 19, 1921. Violet died on July 28, 1924. Lawrence died in Quesnel at age 61.

Richardson, Elizabeth

  • ER01
  • Person
  • 1938 -

Elizabeth Richardson was born in Squamish in her grandmother Lasser's house on Wilson Crescent. She took all of her grade school in Squamish, moving on to receive a BA in Education at University of British Columbia and another BA in Criminology at Simon Fraser University.

She taught Adult Education in North Vancouver and New Westminster as well as English at the University of Cartagena, in Cartagena, Colombia. Later, she worked for the Saanich Police Department and for the Greater Vancouver Regional District in the Executive Office for 17 years until retirement. Elizabeth Richardson has travelled and lived in approximately fifty countries throughout her life.

Her first marriage produced her son, Terry Alan Kershaw. Her second marriage was to Alan Dwight Richardson. The couple retired early and travelled for ten years. Elizabeth now resides in Aldergrove, B.C.

Judd, Barbara Anne

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  • Person
  • April 3, 1873 - December 16, 1967

Barbara Annie was born on April 3, 1873 to William and Mary (nee Tompkins) Edwards in Gore Bay, Ontario. His brother was Jack Edwards.

In 1888, she came to Vancouver with her parents by rail at age 15. They got off at Fort Langley. She came to Squamish in 1894 with Mr and Mrs Charles Rose who were working at the Squamish Valley Hop Company Ranch.

She married Henry Judd on December 26, 1894. They met at a party at Mr Mashiter's house.

See "Henry Judd" for more information.

Judd, Thomas Wilby

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  • Person
  • December 7, 1875 - March 7, 1961

Born to Thomas (of England) and Nancy Almira (nee Read of Ontario) Judd. Thomas Wilby came to Squamish with his parents and sister Rilla in 1892. He lived with his brother Henry (Harry).

In 1894, Thomas was the best man for his sister Marilla's marriage to Jim Edwards. He himself remained a bachelor.

In 1913, Thomas partnered with Kenneth Dondale in the Howe Sound Realty Co. Squamish was then known as Newport and was experiencing a landboom. He lived in a cabin he had built on Shadow Lake (in the general area of Alpine Lodge). He was forced to move when BC Hudro flooded for the construction of Daisy Laje Dam. He moved to Cheakamus where he had a fntastic rock garden.

Tatlow, Rose Ethel Julia

  • RT01
  • Person
  • April 25, 1915 - July 23, 1998

Rose's maiden name was Rose Ethel Julia Lasser. She was the daughter of Elise Lasser, sister of Freda Clark, Marge Leffler, Bob Lasser, Anne Moore and Lil Neubert. Her father died in a logging accident.

Rose lived near Powell River when she was a baby. Her family moved to Squamish when she was very young. Rose later attended UBC where she obtained her degree in English. During this time she worked as a housekeeper/nanny for a Vancouver family for her room and board.

Rose was predeceased by her daughter Delores Anne Mason in 1969 and her husband Clarence Elmer (Hank) Tatlow in 1981.

Munro, Henry Alexander

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  • Person
  • January 20, 1871 - June 13, 1950

Henry Alexander was born in Quebec to Alexander and Annie (nee Hudson), both of Quebec. He was married to Christina Mcleen Dunlop.

He came to Squamish in 1912 to repair the Newport Hotel. He decided to stay so his wife and 3 sons joined him 3 months later.

Henry Alexander carried on a freighting service, had a livery stable, and a blacksmith shop. He would also make coffins and dig graves. He founded the Squamish Fire Department. Beginning with a bucket brigade and developing it to a $10,000 investment. He was the fire chief right up until he retired a few months before his death. He also advocated for parks in Squamish.

In the 1920's, he logged at Birken. Then he returned to Squamish to frieght material for the Utopia Mine at Britannia by packhorse (Dray Business). In 1934, he was in the dray business for the Asloo Mines. He later began a packhorse service into Black Tusk Meadows of Garibaldi Park.

After his wife died, one of his sons, Alexander ("Young Alex"), died when a locomotive #53 plunged into Seton Lake on january 23, 1950. After he retired as a Fire Chief he was awarded a Good Citizenship medal in March 1950.

He died on June 15, 1950 at age 81.

DeBeck, Dorothy

  • DD01
  • Person

Married to Dennis DeBeck and had daughters Wilma and Barbara (youngest).

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