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Series 6.7




Series 6.7 -- Individuals and Groups, Sechelt and District -- V-W, Page 1

Photographs consist of pioneer families, individuals, groups, Mayors and Councillors, members of town service industries of Sechelt listed in alphabetical order. Photographers include Edric Clayton, Charles Bradbury, Helen McCall.

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circa 1907-1908 -- Standing on the steps of the Whitaker house are left-right Sister ?, Sister Theresine, Principal of Sechelt Indian Band boarding school, Edith May Von Alvensleben, wife of Count Von Alvensleben (see photo 6.7.287) and two unnamed sisters. Seated are Evelyn Haslett and on the right her sister Muriel Whitaker sisters of Sechelt pioneer entrepreneur Herbert Whitaker.

Photographer unknown


circa 1907 -- German Count Gustav Von Alvensleben married British Columbian Edith Westcott in 1907. Through the Count's real estate agency Herbert Whitaker sold his Sechelt holdings to a German syndicate in 1913. The Von Alvenslebens fled to the USA in 1914 where he was interred in 1917 and died in Seattle in 1965.

Image A-1965 courtesy the Royal B.C. Museum, B.C. Archives


1927 -- David Wallbridge in front of Quinte Cottage. The Wallbridge family; father and mother David and Bessie and their children Grace, Henry and Eleanor summered in Sechelt from circa 1919 to 1940. They rented cottage #8 then built their own summer home 'Quinte Cottage' on Trail Bay in 1926-1927.

Photographer unknown.


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