Schoonover, Elvira

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Schoonover, Elvira

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  • Elvira Bump

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January 7, 1877 - April 15, 1958

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Born in New York City, Elvira Bump's family moved to Pennsylvannia where she met and married Charles Sherman Schoonover (1897). In 1898 they homesteaded in North Dakota and later pre-empted in Upper Squamish in October 1905.

Elvira and Charles Schoonover had two daughters, Mary and Mildred. Mary stayed with her grandparents in Pennsylvannia while Mildred moved to Squamish with them. In 1905 their son Robert was born in Squamish and delivered by an Indian woman. In 1908 the Schoonovers moved to Brackendale. Elvira's daughter Mary moved to Squamish in 1914 and later became Mrs Bruce Wright.

In 1932, the Schoonovers moved to a log cabin north of the Brackendale store. Elvira died in 1958 in Victoria, BC; her husband in 1950 at age 76.

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Charles brought home an orphaned kid goat and Elvira raised it on the bottle. It became quite tame but as it grew it became a loving nuisance. The Schoonovers didn't know where to put it until an ad for "wild" animals in a Vancouver paper gave them an "out". An answer brought the agent for a noble English lord to Schoonover Manor and soon Big Billy was part of the Duke of Bedford's estate.

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Bridge River-Lillooet News. February 9, 1950.

A Centennial Commentary Upon the Early Days of Squamish, BC. 1958.

Death Searches by Vital Statistics. July 25, 1983.

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Shoonover, Charles Sherman (? - January 22, 1956)

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MacDonald, Mildred (January 3, 1902 -)

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Elvira Schoonover was Mildred MacDonald's mother

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MacDonald, Scott (1897 -)

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Elvira Schoonover was Scott MacDonald's mother-in-law

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