Type of entity
Authorized form of name
Barbour, Allan Newton
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Dates of existence
September 3, 1869 - October 26, 1953
Allan Barbour was born in New Brunswick to Robert Barbour and ? Newton, both of Scotland. In the early 1900's, Allan and his brother Charlie came to the coast. He worked in the Fraser Valley for two years before the Barbour brothers came to Squamish in 1907. He homesteaded across from the current railway shops.
In 1915, Allan Barbour married Kathleen Boyle. The first of their four children was born in 1916 (Richard). Later on they had Howard, Kenneth, and Kathleen (Mrs Lacey).
Al Barbour retired in 1935 and he died later that year on October 26 at age 84.
Functions, occupations and activities
In 1912, Allan lost his steam donkey as payment of a debt he had accumulated playing poker with Fidelle Laviolette (one of the "French Boys").
Al owned land in Pemberton in the 1920's but he lost it through taxes.
He stopped logging in Squamish in 1928 and went to Vancouver where he got a job at the Harbour Board. He lost much of his timberland due to flooding of his booming operation in Squamish.
Mandates/sources of authority
Squamish Public Library, Squamish Files: Prominent Names.