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British Columbia / B.C. Postal History - 27 / 28 July 1909 - KEREMEOS CENTRE, B.C. (split ring / broken circle cancel / postmark) to Nelson, British Columbia

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Keremeos Centre is a ghost town located in the Similkameen Country region of British Columbia, Canada. The town is situated on the west side of Keremeos Creek. The Keremeos Centre, B.C. Post Office was established - 16 October 1907 and closed - 30 June 1917. Haliburton “Harry” Tweddle was the Postmaster at the Keremeos Centre Post office from - 16 October 1907 to - 18 May 1917. (b. 7 Oct 1876 in Carlisle, City of Carlisle, Cumbria, England - d. 9 Apr 1957 (aged 80) in Keremeos, British Columbia, Canada). - sent from / KEREMEOS CENTRE / JUL 27 / 09 / B.C / - split ring cancel - this split ring hammer (A1-1) was proofed - 2 October 1907 - (RF D). - arrived at - / NELSON, B.C. / JUL 28 / ???? / 1909 / - partial machine backstamp (1) - Message on postcard reads: Keremeos, B.C. / July 26th / 1909 / Dear Bessie - Both got here all safe Saturday morning, and we were so pleased to see her. Just think Mayes and Baby knew me when they saw me at Station. You will be a very brave little girl with Mother away, never mind, soon, it will be your turn next. Love to all from your loving Auntie Kate (2) - Keremeos, B.C. - January 28, 1910 - Dear Bessie, Just another P.C. to ask how you all are. Asking are you still going out sleighing? We are having very mild weather, quite like spring. I will write you soon. I wish George and I are going to Spokane - ???????? on your boat, but will let you know. Give my love to all. Lovingly yours. K. L. (Kate ?) Addressed to: Miss Bessie Clark / (708) 807 Carbonate Street / Nelson / British Columbia Unable to figure out who Bessie Clark and Kate L. was... In the fall of 1910 Clara Mae (nee Manhart) Longhurst and her husband Charles Longhurst (married 14 September 1910 in Nelson, B.C.) moved into the house on 807 Carbonate Street in Nelson, B.C. - Miss Bessie Clark was still living at 807 Carbonate Street in Nelson, B.C. during late January 1910. Was she living with her parents, relatives or friends during this time period, I do not know....and what became of her? The only other "Clark" I can find who was living in Nelson B.C. was - Richard J. Clark - he was the editor of the Nelson Daily News and was living in the Nelson Hotel. Richard Joseph Clark (b. 3 March 1876 in Kingston, Ontario - d. 4 January 1918 in Dorval, Montreal Region, Quebec) His mother - Mary (nee Whitcomb) Clark His father - William Thomas Clark (6 May 1910) - Richard J. Clark, at one time of the Colonist, and well known to printers and newspapermen throughout all sections of British Columbia, has been appointed by the heirs of the late John Houston to take editorial and general charge of the fortunes of the Fort George Tribune, and has already left for Ouesnel en route to his new field of duty. In the Tribune and the making of Fort George, John Houston left a legacy of heavy responsibilities, in the administration of which Mr. Clark will have the best wishes of all the fraternity. THE VANCOUVER WORLD FIFTEEN Saturday, Jan. 5, 1918 FORMER EDITOR AMONG KILLED Late Richard J. Clark, Known as High School Teacher, Was Newspaperman at Hope and Nelson. TOOK M.A. DEGREE AT KINGSTON UNIVERSITY Privates Hunter and Veitch Well Known in the Cariboo Country. Widespread regret will be felt at the news that Mr. Richard J. Clark, who was known in the social circles of several cities of British Columbia, was among those lost in the railway disaster. Mr. Clark, who had the distinction of taking the degree of Master of Arts at Queen's University, Kingston, at an age so young as almost to constitute a record, came .to this province in 1898 and entered the teaching profession as assistant in the Wellington public school, Vancouver Island. He subsequently taught in the Victoria, New Westminster and Nelson high schools, being principal of the latter. While at Nelson he abandoned his profession for that of Journalism, becoming editor of the Nelson News. Subsequently he founded a mining paper at Hope but lost everything in the fire there about a year ago, following which he joined the Railway Guards to die in his country's service. A well - informed man and a brilliant conversationalist, the late Mr. Clark was the delight of the circles which had the privilege of including him. A brother (?- this is not correct as Robert Lennox Clark was born in Scotland / his father was Andrew Clark), Mr. Lennox Clark, who Is on the South Vancouver teaching staff, survives. Private Hunter, who was killed, came from the northern Cariboo country lust June to enlist, and in company with Private E. Veitch, the two men were making their last trip across Canada before going overseas. Veitch, who suffered a broken leg, is a son of one of the Cariboo pioneers, and part owner of one of the biggest ranches in the Quesnel district. He is only 21 years of age. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I dig a bit deeper and find this information: Nelson Daily News - 19 June 1904 - Ymlr Youngsters will Take High School Entrance Examination [Special lo The Daily News,] Ymlr. June 18—1904 - Bessie Clark, Ollie McLeod, Loring McIsaac and Richard Keefe will try their entrance examination for the high school at Nelson, B.C. next Tuesday. Nelson Daily News - 17 May 1906 - McKENZIE-CLARK (Special to The "Nelson" Dally News) Ymlr, May 16, 1906 -This afternoon In the Presbyterian church, by Rev. Walter Ross of Grand Forks, Miss Jean Clark, the eldest daughter of William Clark, furniture dealer was married to B. J. McKenzie. The church wan fittingly decorated for the occasion. Miss Bessie Clark acted us bridesmaid, while Jack Young of Trail, acted as groomsman. After the ceremony a reception was held at the residence of the bride's parents. The couple left for a short honeymoon trip to Trail and will return to Ymir In due course. Mr. McKenzie Is employed at the Porto Rico sawmill. Miss Jean Clark for a term acted as school teacher here and also took an active part In church work. Both are well known and respected young people of Ymlr and The Dally News correspondent, along with the balance of the residents of Ymlr, wishes them long life and much happiness. NELSON. B. C. - 12 February 1907 - News reached Nelson last night of the death (d. 10 February 1907 / from complications during childbirth) at home in New Brunswick yesterday of Mrs. McKenzie, formerly Miss Jean Clark of Ymir. Mrs. McKenzie was only 19 years of age and had been married less than a year. She attended Nelson high school for several years, many of her friends being still pupils of the school. Her sister, Miss Bessie Clark, left for Ymir, B.C. this morning. (Jean's husband was B.J. McKenzie / they were married - 16 May 1906 in Ymir, B.C.). (Ymir, B.C.) - Wednesday Feb. 2, 1910 - Nelson Daily News - Miss Annabie of Nelson, B.C. is spending a few days In town, the guest of Miss Bessie Clark. (Ymir, B.C.) - The Nelson Daily News - 31 July 1910 - Miss Irene Gibson, one of British Columbia's teachers of the young idea, is spending a part of her vacation in town, the guest of Miss Bessie Clark. (Ymir, B.C.) - The Daily News - 17 May 1911 - The Ladles' Aid gave a departing remembrance shower on Saturday evening for Miss Bessie Clark, who will leave tomorrow morning via Spokane for Vancouver, where she intends taking a two year course as nurse. The affair was given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Buckworth, whose hospitality will long be remembered. The Nelson Daily News - 27 March 1919 - Miss Bessie Clark of the staff of the Vancouver General hospital arrived in the city yesterday to meet her mother, Mrs. William Clark; who is in Nelson for medical treatment. They will leave for Ymir Friday. I finally solved the mystery - who was Bessie Clark? Catherine Elizabeth "Bessie" Clark (b. 30 July 1888 in Ingersoll, Ontario - d. 9 February 1971 at age 82 in Trail Regional Hospital, B.C. - her home was Vancouver, B.C.) - her occupation was a nurse. Her mother - Catherine "Kate" (nee Franks) Clark (b. Ontario) Her father - William Clark (b. 15 January 1870 in Ingersoll, Ontario - d. 12 December 1943 at age 73 in Esdondale, B.C.) - LINK to his Personnel Records from the First World War - He served in France - central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B1... Her sister: Jean Clark (d. 10 February 1907 in New Brunswick) Jean's husband - Bertrand James Allan McKenzie (b. 1880 in Restigouche, New Brunswick, Canada - d. )



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