6.7 -- Individuals and Groups, Sechelt and District -- N, Page 2
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
-- John Joseph Nickson emigrated with his wife Jane and family
from England to Victoria, B.C. where he built bridges for the
E. and N. Railway and supervised the construction of the Victoria
Elk Lake waterworks. In 1888 he was appointed Superintendent of
the Vancouver Waterworks and installed the first water system
in Vancouver from Capilano dam to all parts of the city which
included placing the first pipes under the First Narrows. He oversaw
many engineering projects throughout B.C. and Alberta. He retires
to Sechelt circa 1907 and died in 1912
by Bailey and Neelands, courtesy the Vancouver City Archives.
See also oversize photograph 6.15.127
unknown -- Thomas Ralph Nickson, the son of John Joseph Nickson,
was president of Sechelt Granite Quarries Ltd, 1912-1928.
courtesy the Vancouver City Archives. See also oversize photograph
-- Martha Beatrice Nickson, daughter of John Joseph and Jane Nickson,
with, l-r: Dooley O'Kelly, Pat Paddon, niece of Martha and daughter
of Edith (nee Nickson) and Follet Paddon and Mickey O'Kelly
-- The home of Mrs. Jane Nickson, widow of John Joseph Nickson
on D.L.1384 in Sechelt. The house was named "Rexwood" in memory
of her son John Reginald (Rex) who pre-empted the land in 1912
and died in England in 1918 while training an American pilot.
School teacher, Miss Gladys Tidy occasionally boarded with Mrs.
Photograph probably by Miss Gladys Tidy
-- Kate Deal (nee Nickson) and husband Fred Deal
© The Sechelt Community Archives