British Columbia Pioneers

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Date: 2 Aug 1858 to 20 Jul 1871
Location: British Columbia, Canadamap
Surnames/tags: british_columbia pioneers
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This page is designed to help members of the British Columbia Project keep track of notable military figures from British Columbia's history who belong in the British Columbia, Notable Pioneers category.


British Columbia Notable Pioneers Without WikiTree Profiles

You can add profiles for British Columbia notables starting with information from:

The Canadian Encyclopedia
The Dictionary of Canadian Biography
or other sources.
Name Notable As

Please list each person's date and place of birth and death and at least a short biography explaining why the person is important.

Once a profile for a BC Notable has been added to WikiTree, there are a few things which need to be added:

Sticker: {{British Columbian Sticker}} The British Columbian sticker marks this person as an early or significant British Columbian.
Privacy: The privacy level should be set to "Open" for deceased notables. (Please do not add living notables. Contact the leaders of the Canada Project for guidance on this issue.)
Sources: There should be a link under "See also:" to that person's entry in Wikipedia, the Canadian Encyclopedia, the Dictionary of Canadian Biography, KnowBC, or some similar source (and, in the case of people who are listed on Wikipedia, there needs to be a link to their Wikidata entry, and the WikiTree ID needs to be entered into their Wikidata entry). Use these to create Wikipedia links:
  • * Wikipedia: [[wikipedia:Person_Name|Person Name]]
  • * {{Wikidata|Q1234567|enwiki}}
Categories: The appropriate categories should be added: places of birth, longtime residence, and death, occupation(s), honours received, etc.

British Columbia Notable Pioneers In Need Of Improvement

Even once a profile has been added to WikiTree, it often needs further improvement:

a narrative biography
at least one primary source
at least one non-copyrighted picture of that person
and a connection to the global tree.

(If you see links at the bottom of the profile listing how many degrees that person is from other people, then their profile is connected to the main tree. To find out more about getting a profile connected to the main tree, see the Connectors Project page.)

Please review the list below and see if you can assist by improving upon one or more of the profiles.

Name Biography? Sources? Image? Connected?
Charles AlexanderYescould use more/betterYesNo
William "Billy" BarkerYesYesYesNo
George David BeadnellYesYesNoYes
Robert William Weir CarrallYes2YesNo
Mary Ann (Gosselim) GyvesYesYesNoNo
Cecilia (Dougals) Helmckenneeds editingYesNoYes
John Helmckenneeds editingYesYesYes
John Moore RobinsonYesYesNoYes
John "Navvy Jack" ThomasYesYesNoNo

British Columbia Notable Pioneers - Complete

Once a profile meets all of the requirements, it can be duplicated on the British Columbia Notables page. For more details, see the Profile Quality Levels page.

The following profiles for notables of British Columbia have been successfully created, cleaned up, and connected to the main tree. Let's celebrate our successes as we improve upon WikiTree's coverage of British Columbia!

John Callister, Pioneering settler in Granville Townsite (later Gastown) and Hastings Townsite.
Henry James Cambie, Land surveyor
Henry Crease, Lawyer and Supreme Court Judge
Lady Sarah Crease, Painter
Susan Reynolds Crease, Painter and activist for women's rights
John Morton, Pioneering settler of Vancouver, one of Three Greenhorns.
Alexander Robertson, Pioneering settler and Lawyer and Judge
William Fraser Tolmie, Hudson's Bay Company rep and Diarist
Montague Tyrwhitt-Drake, 13th Mayor of Victoria, Supreme court Justice


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