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Series 6.7



Series 6.7 -- Individuals and Groups, Sechelt and District -- N, Page 2

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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1890s -- 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

Photograph by Bailey and Neelands, courtesy the Vancouver City Archives. See also oversize photograph 6.15.127


Date unknown -- Thomas Ralph Nickson, the son of John Joseph Nickson, was president of Sechelt Granite Quarries Ltd, 1912-1928.

Photograph courtesy the Vancouver City Archives. See also oversize photograph 6.15.128


1916 -- 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

Photographer unknown


1917-1918 -- 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. Jane Nickson.

Photograph probably by Miss Gladys Tidy


1918 -- Kate Deal (nee Nickson) and husband Fred Deal

Photographer unknown



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