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Helen Dawe Collection

Series 6.14
   Cook Family, 18!!-1911

Cook Family, 1889-1898
Cook Family, 1900s-1920s
    Cook Family, 1912-1944
Dawe Family, 19!!-1983
    Dawe Family, 1917-1983
    Dawe Family, 'Chicken Dinner,' 1913
    Steele, Whittaker Families, 1934-1983

Series 6.14 -- Cook, Dawe, Steele, Whittaker Families -- Cook Family, 18!!-1911, Page 2

A pictorial record of Sechelt pioneers Thomas J. and Sarah Cook and their descendants the Dawe, Steele and Whittaker families in Vancouver, Bowen Island and Sechelt.

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circa 1894-1895 -- Thomas John Cook's sloop "Sechelt" lying off Dead Man's Island in Coal Harbour, Vancouver, under full sail.

Photographer unknown


circa 1899-1900 -- T.J. Cook photographed wearing the uniform of the crew of the Canadian Pacific steamship "Empress of India" on which he served from1897 to 1907.

Photograph by Yee Chun, Hong Kong


circa 1897-1901 -- Photographed on the porch of Mrs. Gill's porch (standing back right) are Sarah Cook and in front Ursula Spinks. All were neighbours in Vancouver.

Photographer unknown


1906 -- Ada Cook (later Dawe), aged thirteen, standing with Vancouver neighbours Mr. and Mrs. Rowe with the Cook family's Vancouver home behind Mr. Rowe. When T. J. Cook sailed on the "Empress of India" (1897-1907) his wife Sarah and daughter Ada moved back from Sechelt, where they had lived from 1894, to live temporarily in Vancouver or visited Sarah's relatives in Montreal.

Photographer unknown


1911 --Sarah Cook (left) and her daughter Ada sitting on the front steps of their Vancouver home when Ada was a volunteer with the St John's Ambulance Brigade.

Photographer unknown



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