People of Horsefly's Past A-H

Armstrong, Ernest, Edward from Ireland
Allen, Bessie & Bert
Anderson, Robert arrived in 189_ accountant two homestead in Beaver Valley, lot 727 in 1896 (on Roberts Lake - now Longs) & lot ___ (now part of Walters
Alphonse, Family trapped, hunted and picked berries in the area.
Amidon, Verna 1941 - 1942
Brents, Emory Scott "hics", "heck".
Bell, Peter Arrived in 1910 - 1915 lived adjoining lot 1501.
Bell, Chelsey & Lena arrived in 1896 from Texas Chelsey 20 years Lena'a senior lived first at Fish Lake, pre-empted Bellview Ranch (upper Gravel Creek) Sold Ranch to Loberg moved to Dam Cabin, Moffat Creek pre-empted Bell Meadow pre-empted land abonded by Clyde Rose (up 108) opened store (1913) in Walters moved store to Government House bought acre from Ed West and lived in Deair home had store in bunkhouse from mine Lena sold store and property to George Hockley died in Williams Lake in 1943 ?? Chelsey operated store until 1936 died in 1936 and is buried in Horsefly she cooked for Ed West he was ditch rider.
Bell, George
Brown, Fred 1901-1902 (BC Directory) Rancher
Blake, Norma, Govan, James, Jean
Bach, Edward 1919 - 1969 Buried in the Horsefly Cemetary
Boswell, Bill 1870(5) - 1962 buried in the Horsefly Cemetary came from California in San Francisco he operated street cars he arrived in Horsefly in 1908 with Billy Waddell worked at Ward Mine fixed up Delair Home with B & Al Campbell, George Finlayson (Bull Moose Club) pre-empted lot 2596 (1910) new club in summer he and group prospected up Upper Horsefly in winter he trapped up Crooked Lake in early 1930's he and King built house on 2596 also homesteaded on Upper Woodjam Creek (9577) spent some time in Alaska (Boswell & Co.)
Bent, William helped Meiss, McEachern build first bridge across Horsefly River (1912) stayed at Meiss Hotel.
Barrett, Stan & Ruby Stan came into Horsefly 193_ Ruby (nee Aikinhead) taught 1938-1941 bought lot 193 (Meiss property) Stan trapped with Bill Gibbons.
Bates, Family trapped, hunted and picked berries.
Baillon, Noel A.J.P.
Banks, R.G. A.J.P. 1914
Billy, Family trapped, hunted and picked berries.
Borcey, Jack lot 1502 in 1936
Burridge, Aubon School teacher 1932 - 1934
Bourelle, Phil & Amy and family moved to Beaver Valley in 1948 to Horsefly in 1950-1972 lived on a farm 2 miles up river from Horsefly on Thygassen Place and owned Vergal Lowe Place raised 10 children - 3 girls, 7 boys Phil & Amy now live in Salmon Arm, BC.
Brown-John, Victor came from Vancouver in 1924 trapper and prospector.
Cessford, Erma - Grace's daughter married Hooper Pegues. Grace Cessford directed many plays. Erma played in several. - Mrs. Grace (nee Campbell) - lived at Corner House
Campbell, Bob, Jack, Al (A.B.) Agnes, Grace - Bob came first followed by Jack and Al Alice and Grace came Victoria A.B. bought furs Al Campbell married Alva Walters, they lived in Beaver Valley lot 8265 and 8266 in 1943 and 1957 ran store in Likely.
Campbell, John - Sailor
Campbell, Dan - Scholl Teacher late 30's? 1946-1947?
Campbell, Senator R.H. & ?, -  - Emma - Daughter of Senator Campbell Hazel's Photograph's. - Harry - Assistant Engineer at Miocene Mine BC Directories 1901-1902.
Chambers, Ulysses & Mary, Ray, Robert, Hazel, Viola - Pre-ept lot 2568 in 1910 Black Creek came from Oregon came with Gruhs in 1910.
Cotton, Charlie - AJP
Carter, Kay (nee Harris) - taught in 193?
Christie, Ed - Worked in mines in Horsefly and Likely
Claus, R.A. and ?, Frank, Harry - Lived in Beaver Valley.
Climby, - He and Son operated old drilling rig on Sucker Creek; Beaver Valley.
Crosina, W.J. - Pre-empt lots 397 and 398 in 1938 and 1941.
Crosina, L.J. - Pre-empt lots 144 in 1904 lots 195 and 196 in 1903.
Crtichlow, Howard, Ettamae, and Family - came in 1955 bought the General Store from Harry Brown and operated it; burnt down in 1958 had three boys and 1 girl; Cliff, Clyde, Fred and Alice Ettamae's parents, Bill and Mae Taylor helped in the daily operations of the store Store was on the river bank across from where the old Corner House was.
Clayton, Eugene - AJP Horsefly Cemetery Piper at Horsefly Mine Caretaker after Hobson
Chandler, Rena - from Victoria taught 1911 married Bryson Patenaude managed Bluebird Inn.
Cessford, Erma - Grace's daughter married Hooper Pegues. Grace Cessford directed many plays. Erma played in several. - Mrs. Grace (nee Campbell) - lived at Corner House
Campbell, Bob, Jack, Al (A.B.) Agnes, Grace - Bob came first followed by Jack and Al Alice and Grace came Victoria A.B. bought furs Al Campbell married Alva Walters, they lived in Beaver Valley lot 8265 and 8266 in 1943 and 1957 ran store in Likely.
Campbell, John - Sailor
Campbell, Dan - Scholl Teacher late 30's? 1946-1947?
Campbell, Senator R.H. & ?, - Emma - Daughter of Senator Campbell Hazel's Photograph's. - Harry - Assistant Engineer at Miocene Mine BC Directories 1901-1902.
Chambers, Ulysses & Mary, Ray, Robert, Hazel, Viola - Pre-empt lot 2568 in 1910 Black Creek came from Oregon came with Gruhs in 1910.
Cotton, Charlie - AJP.
Carter, Kay (nee Harris) - taught in 193?
Christie, Ed - Worked in mines in Horsefly and Likely.
Climby, - He and Son operated old drilling rig on Sucker Creek; Beaver Valley.
Crosina, W.J. - Pre-empt lots 397 and 398 in 1938 and 1941.
Crosina, L.J. - Pre-empt lots 144 in 1904 lots 195 and 196 in 1903.
Crtichlow, Howard, Ettamae, and Family - came in 1955 bought the General Store from Harry Brown and operated it; burnt down in 1958 had three boys and 1 girl; Cliff, Clyde, Fred and Alice Ettamae's parents, Bill and Mae Taylor helped in the daily operations of the store Store was on the river bank across from where the old Corner House was.
Clayton, Eugene - AJP Horsefly Cemetary Piper at Horsefly Mine Caretaker after Hobson
Chandler, Rena - from Victoria taught 1911 married Bryson Patenaude managed Bluebird Inn.
Carfrae, Charles, Annie (nee Robertson) and Margaret - lived near Bud and Hazel Gibbons
Choate, Fred and Aggie - Pre-empt lot 1921 in 1894 Choate Creek sold to Lou Roberts and Family.
Dewees, Bob & Opal - Children Margaret, Dick, Pete, and Earl Arrived in 1918.
Dalby, Nordal - AJP Harper's Lease Cemetary
Delair, Mr. ? And Mrs. ?, Edith, Ethel, Leslie, Tom - From Ireland Edith married Tom Walters owned house and property which was later sold to the Bell's also used as Bull Moose Club.
Deasy, Tim - Superintendant of horsefly Gold Mining Co. after R.T. Ward BC Directory 1901-1902
Drinkcrow, Harry - Rancher BC Directory 1901-1902
Dillabough, George - Bachelor living up Horsefly Lake Dillabough Bluff operated Horsefly Landing Resort Harness maker and leather worker passed away in Kamloops in 1977
Dogherty, Captain Arthur P. and Marion, Frances, Norma, Dolly - First lived up Beaver Valley then bought 200 acres from John Williams about 1915 lived on Dogherty Flats Built house on River Bank (now sheep barn) Frances married Lloyd Walters in 1921 Norma married Frank McInroy Dolly married Bee Hooker Frances and Dolly died in 1932 (within days of each other) Arthur P. was a river Captain; worked at Soda Creek on Fraser River; also a sea Captain in the Navy Mrs. Dogherty took part in plays as did Dolly Sold ranch to Glenn Walters.
Ecker, Frank - Rancher BC Directories 1901-1902
Edwards, Lela - Horsefly Cemetary 1904-1974
Fitzgerald, David - Managed Walter's Hotel in 1902 with McCrae Pre-empt lot 730 in 1908 Meiss Creek and lot 731 in 1902 in Miocene.
Finlayson, George - Photographs bachelor from Victoria Bull Moose Club
Ford, Cecil and Claire - from Oregon Claire had property up 108, at Squaw Flats, Lemon Lake - lot ? lot 2593 in 1942 lot 8272 in 1954; bought from Hooper Pegues.
Ford, B.R. (Bernard) - AJP bought Bellview Ranch from Lobergs sold to Jas. Robertson
Ford, James Francis - Lot 16 in 1881 South of 150 Mile House
Fraser, Gordon - Government agent in Williams Lake during the 1930's married A. Pigeon
Fraser, Phil - Miner Arrived in 1890's worked at Miocene mine and at Fraser Creek He and 3 others sold Jawbone Mine Holdings to I.D.E. lived at T. Peterson's old cabin
Flenner, "Curly" Jack - wife Inez preempt land on Birch Creek Freighter to stores and machinery to mines.
Finlayson, George - Photographs bachelor from Victoria Bull Moose Club
Forbes, Molly - Clinton Lac La Hache
Flynn, Harry - Horsefly Cemetary 1911-1962
Fallon, S.A. - AJP
Gunderson - operated a sawmill first operated by Patenaude's in Black Breek
Greer, Thos. - AJP
Guy, Francois (Frank) - LDR Lot 159 in 1860 Lot 160, 161 and 162 in 1866; stopping place taken over by Hamilton's
Guy, Jimmy - AJP
Grossen, Mabel E. - taught 1943-1944
Giverson, Mrs. - wife of mine employee
Goetjen, Charles & Tincie - Children Thelma, Ray, Edwin, Ileta, and Alfred Came from Washinton in 1919 to Williams Lake and stayed for 3 years; Charles worked as a pumpman for P.G.E. moved to Black Creek in 1922 came in 2 covered freight wagons, with 2 horse-teams, 12 horses, 2 mules, 10 cattle LDR lot 3773 in 19?? LDR lot 8979, BLB, in 1921 LDR lot 8977 in 1949. Tincie later married A. McDougall Charles and Tincie buried in Horsefly Cemetery. - Thelma -married George Hockley, then Aubrey Williams. -Ileta - married Jenner. - Ed - had A. Pat as a teacher in 1922 preempt land LDR lot 3773.
Gruhs, John - Forest Ranger (according to Dick Dewees married an English girl
Gruhs, Agnes - married Joe Williams
Gots, - ran store after Patenaude's from Vancouver
Gaspard (Versepuech), Fred, Lesue; Ed, Lizzie, Mary, Matilda - Eddy bought lot 1502 in 1925
Gibbons, R.Y. - U.S. Freighter drove stage 1912-1914 arrived 1910 built house later moved to Tom Mart Palce preempt N. 1/2 lot 3768; 3 mi N. Horsefly
Graham, Jack - Horsefly Cemetery. - James - Horsefly Cemetery ashes spread on Timothy Mountain.
Green, Andrew - 1898
Gruhs, Charles - LDR lot 1923 in 1923; Moffat Creek born 1907
Gibbons, Melvin L. (Bud ) - partner to Stan Barrett on Quesnel Lake arrived from Okanagan in 1935. - Harry - Bud's brother managed O.K. Sawmills with Albert Coghill.
Gruhs, Ben - in plays school trustee 1927 (for 20 years) Public Works wife Esther Larson; taught school 193?-193? son Ernest Gruhs Horsefly Cemetery.
Gruhs, Bernhardt - born in Germany married to wife Margaret in 1890 arrived in Horsefly in 1910 from Lewiston, Idaho Horsefly Cemetery 18??-1941 died at age 82. - Margaret - born in Germany children John, Ben, Agnes, Charles, Frank, George (drowned in Horsefly River) Horsefly Cemetery 1870-1967.
Hockley, Hazel (nee Atkins) - George's second wife operated restaurant /store during 1950's-1960's. - Margaret - married Fred Hooker.
 
Hobson, J.B. - born circa 1844 died Jan. 1912 road from Horsefly Mine to Bullion Pit via Polley Lake built ditch from Bootjack and Polley Lake to mine LDR 861 in 1906; Quesnel R. at Lake BC Directory of 1898, 1901-1902; Superintendent of Horsefly Hydraulic Mining Co. was in Horsefly about 18??-19??.
Hagen, Roy (Rory) - killed in collapse of Miocene Shaft about July 1899 Harper's Lease Cemetery.
Hall, Will P. & Rebecca (nee Youngker) - Alva's mother and stepfather miner from Iowa worked for Buffalo Bill Cody in Montana worked in Golden arrived at 150 Mile house in 1893 where he catered at the Hotel there came to Horsefly in 1894 lived in cabin on Harper's Lease worked for for Hobson Operating Dam. Lived at dam She later became Rebecca Mykol returned to States; then back to Horsefly 1903-1907.
Hamilton, - stopping place at Beaver Lake took over property of Fancis Guy. - A. Gavin Hamilton - bought 150 from Bates in 1876 and sold to Veith & Borland in 1886.
Harris, Kay (nee Carter) - taught 1930-1932.
Harper, Thaddeus and brother Jerome
Hanson, -H.P. - AJP.
Harvey Bailey Store - first store in Horsefly.
Hayes, Mrs. - Lived at Miocene Mine husband an electrician.
Hellefeire, - bought Gruhs Ranch sold it to Wynstra wife in Horsefly Cemetery.
Hill, James - LDR lot 1071 in 1909; at Halfway House on 108.
Hooker, T.O. and Laura; Howard, Harry, Bee, Fred, Alice, Tom - from Oregon, Oklahoma came in 19?? - T.O. - Guide, Sawmill, hunting lodge, Bay Ranch. - Mrs. Hooker - in plays. - Bee - married M. Dolly Dogherty then Bessie Hockley Reid Horsefly Cemetery. - Fred - LDR 1502 in 1939; Horsefly died 1969; Horsefly.
Hockley, Dick and Alice; Henry, Sylvester, Marjorie, Nora, Jackson, George, Bessie, Millicent, Margaret - came in 19?? lived up Black Creek - Bessie - married Bill Reid then Bee Hooker. - George - bought Tucker property from Miss Bell in 1936 married Thelma Goetjen then Hazel Atkins.
Holland, John, Edith, Lizzie - from England, Yorkshire. - Lizzie - married Ed Gaspard. - Edith - married Pete Ross.
Hunter, Andrew - lived in Beaver Valley Scots AJP.
Hudgens, Lou - from U.S. bought Woodjam from land settlement board in 19?? bridge across river at Woodjam murdered 1960's by Mary Kroener.
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