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Kimberley Families - Introduction

It was the dream of James (Jim) Harley Robert Davis that a history book of Kimberley would some day be written. In the 1967 Canada Centennial Year, an effort was made to start the book, but to no avail. Again in 1971 when British Columbia commemorated its Centennial Year he tried to get a local writer interested in the book, but still without success. Jim then decided to contact all pioneers living in Kimberley and record their histories on tape until a book could be written.

    In February of 1977, a representative from the New Horizons program from Vancouver, asked if there was any way to help the Senior Citizens of Kimberley. It was learned that many other places were recording their own histories and getting them published with the assistance of a Federal Grant through the New Horizons Committee.

    Mr. Davis immediately formed a local New Horizons Committee to begin what he first thought would be a small but interesting history of the City.

With the co-operation of Grace Leighton, the two started out contacting and interviewing anyone that had been in the area for fifty years or more. As they went along, more names were added to the list until they realized that in no way could they contact everyone. Those who were approached and interviewed, did so willingly, and enthusiasm grew.

    Our goal was to have the book on the market for Christmas, 1979. There was so very much to do and we knew so little about what to do. We could postpone the publishing and keep adding more personal histories, but we felt those we had contacted gave us an overall picture of the growth of the City.

    We apologize to the many we have missed due to lack of time. The delay might gain more histories, but would the book ever go to press? Urgency dictates, while enthusiasm runs high, so we present you with this history as it is.

Book Committee

NEW HORIZONS BOOK COMMITTEE: Seated L. to R. - Mary Charles - Committee Member, Bill Hardy - Committee Member, Betty Oliver - Author of Mine and City History, Grace E. Leighton - Author of Personal Histories, James H R. Davis - Instigator and Co-Author, Marian Craft - Chief Typist, Harry Collett - Proofreader, Olive Musser - Committee Member. Standing L. to R. - Edythe McClure - Pre-Sales, Frank McClure - Treasurer, Renee Hardy - Committee Member, Tommy Leighton - Photographs, Betty Whyte - Committee Member, Albert and Lillian Giles - Committee Members, WaIter Marusyk - Signing Officer.

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The Abbott Family   -   The Adams Family   -   The Adlard Family   -   The Almack Family   -   The Almas Family
The Archibald Family   -   The Armour Family

The Bachinski Family   -   The Backstrom Family   -   The Banks Family   -   The Beduz Family   -   The Bell Family
The Bennett Family   -   The Bentley Family   -   The Bidder Family   -   The Biddlecome Family   -   The Binnie Family
The Blackwell Family   -   The Blayney Family   -   The Blundell Family   -   The Boardman Family   -   The Bonner Family
The Bova Family   -   The Brown Family   -   The Bryant Family   -   The Burch Family   -   The Burdett Family
The Burrin Family   -   The Burrows Family   -   The Buterman Family

The Caire Family   -   The Caldwell Family   -   The Campbell Family   -   The Cannon Family   -   The Carter Family
The Case Family   -   The Caukill Family   -   The Chambers Family   -   The Chatson Family   -   The Clarricoates Family
The Clerf Family   -   The Collett Family   -   The Colthorp Family   -   The Coon Family   -   The Cristford Family
The Cronin Family   -   The Crowe Family

The Dakin Family   -   The Davidson Family   -   The Davies Family   -   The Davis Family   -   The Deschamps Family
The Dicken Family   -   The Dickson Family   -   The Diebolt Family   -   The Doran Family   -   The Dupuis Family

The Eccleston Family   -   The Eckersley Family   -   The Ekskog Family   -   The Ellis Family   -   The (Chris) Evans Family
The (Jack) Evans Family   -   The (Walter) Evans Family

The Fabro Family   -   The Faulds Family   -   The Fisher Family   -   The Fleming Family   -   The Fontaine Family
The Foote Family   -   The Fraser Family

The Garden Family   -   The Gauthier Family   -   The Giegerich Family   -   The Gill Family   -   The Gold Family

The Hagen Family   -   The Hall Family   -   The Handley Familey   -   The Hannington Family   -   The Hart Family
The Hedquist Family   -   The Henderson Family   -   The Hendrickson Family   -   The Hepper Family   -   The Heuscher Family
The Higgins Family   -   The Hild Family   -   The Hodgson Family   -   The Hogg Family   -   The Hoglund Family
The Holland Family   -   The Honeyman Family   -   The Hotchkiss Family   -   The Houle Family   -   The Howe Family
The Hryniuka Family   -   The Hulland Family   -   The Hutchison Family

The Jackson Family   -   The James Family   -   The (Albin) Johnson Family   -   The (John [Seahorse]) Johnson Family   -   The (Matt) Johnson Family
The (Pontius) Johnson Family   -   The (Casey) Jones Family   -   The (Richard) Jones Family   -   The (William) Jones Family

The Kavanagh Family   -   The Keer Family   -   The Kinrade Family   -   The Knickerbocker Family   -   The Kotush Family
The Krigsman Family

The Lafortune Family   -   The Lane Family   -   The Lauzon Family   -   The Leaman Family   -   The Leech Family
The Leggett Family   -   The Leighton Family   -   The Leith Family   -   The Lilley Family   -   The Lindgren Family
The Lindsay Family   -   The Linquist Family   -   The Livingstone Family   -   The Lloyd Family   -   The Loewen Family
The Louis Family   -   The Luberg Family   -   The Lukas Family   -   The Lye Family   -   The Lythgoe Family

The (Bob) MacLeod Family   -   The (Headley) MacLeod Family   -   The Martello Family   -   The Martin Family   -   The Marunchak Family
The Masich Family   -   The McClure Family   -   The McGowan Family   -   The McKay Family   -   The McKenzie (Harvey) Family
The McKenzie (Lester [Mac]) Family   -   The McKenzie (Nick) Family   -   The McKenzie (Walt) Family   -   The McKim Family   -   The McLay Family
The McLeish Family   -   The McLellan Family   -   The McMurray Family   -   The McNicholas Family   -   The McWhirter Family
The Mellor Family   -   The Miles Family   -   The (Elmer) Miller Family   -   The (Thomas) Miller Family   -   The Millner Family
The Mio Family   -   The Montgomery Family   -   The (Joe) Moore Family   -   The (Norman) Moore Family   -   The (John) Morrison Family
The (John A.) Morrison Family   -   The Muddyman Family   -   The Muraca Family   -   The Musser Family

The Nagle Family   -   The Nesbitt Family   -   The Niven Family   -   The Noble Family   -   The Norton Family

The O'Conner Family   -   The Oliver Family   -   The Ordway Family   -   The Osterloh Family   -   The Owen Family

The Parnell Family   -   The Paterson Family   -   The Patience Family   -   The Pearson (Alex) Family   -   The Pearson (Cecil) Family
The Pearson (James) Family   -   The Pedrotti Family   -   The Persson Family   -   The Pighin Family   -   The Pittao Family
The Plant Family   -   The Popovitch Family   -   The Price Family

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The Quong Family

The Richardson Family   -   The Richmond Family   -   The Riddell Family   -   The Roberts Family   -   The Rogers Family
The Rollheiser Family   -   The Roskilly Family   -   The Ross Family   -   The Russell Family

The Sacilotto Family   -   The Selby Family   -   The Sgro Family   -   The Shannon Family   -   The Shaw (Joe) Family
The Shaw (Robert) Family   -   The Shea Family   -   The Skribe Family   -   The Slawter Family   -   The Smith Family
The Smyth Family   -   The Soderholm Family   -   The Sorensen Family   -   The Sortome Family   -   The Spinks Family
The Stanton Family   -   The Stone (Eric) Family   -   The Stone (Harry) Family   -   The Streich Family   -   The Stuart Family
The Summers Family   -   The Sun Family   -   The Suttie Family   -   The Swan Family

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The Tait Family   -   The Tams Family   -   The Taylor Family   -   The Thomas Family   -   The Thompson (Clem) Family
The Thompson (Joe) Family   -   The Thorleifson Family   -   The Torgeson Family   -   The Trinder Family   -   The Turner Family
The Twells Family

The Vance Family

The Waites Family   -   The Walker Family   -   The Walkley Family   -   The Waller Family   -   The Watson Family
The Wells Family   -   The Whitehead Family   -   The Wik Family   -   The Wilson Family   -   The Wirth Family
The Wolstenholme Family   -   The Woodey Family   -   The Woods Family   -   The Woolley Family   -   The Wormington Family
The Wright Family

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The Young (Thomas) Family   -   The Young (William) Family

The Zak Family

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