Terrace- Terrace Drug Store

Terrace, British Columbia, Canada

Located across the street from the Terrace Hotel originally
NE Corner of Grieg Ave. on Kalum St.
Original photo courtesy Helene McRae Collection,
(see my Terrace Hotel page for original photo)

Pharmacist and Owner
Russell William Riley, Phm. B
b- Apr 3, 1880 in Canfield, Haldimand Co. ON
d- Oct 30, 1947 in Prince Rupert General Hospital
buried in Kalum Pioneer Cemetery, Terrace

Moved to Terrace, ca Dec 1923

Served and was wounded in WWI, but can't find a record of him.

father- William Riley
b- Sept 1, 1855 in ON

mother- Rachel Coverdale
b- May 3, 1855 in ON
Both parents born in ON, English Nationality

Russell married Maude Alberta Meyers Nov 26, 1918, in Belmont Methodist Chapel, Belmont, Victoria BC
b- ca 1890, in NS, age 31 in 1921
both her parents born in NS, Dutch Nationality

Russell had a daughter Dorothy,
who lived in Oakland CA, ca 1980

1901 census shows family in Moulton Dist., Haldimand, ON

1912 shown at Knott Bros. & Brown Ltd.
Real Estate Agents
lived at 1924 Belmont Ave. in Victoria

1915 shown as a druggist at Douglas, Corner Cloverdale YMCA., Victoria

1918 Directory he owned “Rileys Drug Store” in Victoria

1920- Rileys Drug Store corner of Saanich Rd and Cloverdale Ave.

1921 census he was living in Saanich area, with his wife.
Shown as a druggist. address 451 Dupplin St.

1930 he was Treasurer of the Knox United Church in Terrace

Aug 1931 he travelled to Dunnville ON to visit old friends

also see my Kitsumkalum Lake page

His siblings:

brother- Frederick R. Riley
b- Nov 1, 1883 in ON

brother- Andy J. Riley
b- Dec 18, 1885 in ON

brother- Elroy C. Riley
b- July 13, 1889 in ON

sister- Amy A. Riley
b- Feb 20, 1894 in ON


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