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Woodcock

Woodcock, British Columbia, Canada

Woodcock

Woodcock, near Cedarvale, 12 km west of Kitwanga.

Latitude- 55º 4' N
Longitude- 128º 14' W

Also Woodcock Airport, were possibly named after William Henry Woodcock

  • Woodcock Airport was installed during WWII by the RCAF, from everything I can find on it.
  • Woodcock became a train stop for GTP built in 1912, which later became the CNR of today.
  • Also a Telegraph Repeater Station was located here for the Dominion Telegraph line, built in 1901, from Hazelton to Port Simpson, all along the Skeena River.
  • Back in the 1970's I think it was, an artist who lived in that building. They sold their pictures in Terrace for one place. Name I do not know.
  • I see pictures of the station on flicker, so it still exists.

aka- Woodcock Dairy

  • Nov 1923- Northern Cassiar Ranch Ltd. was bought and name changed to Woodcock Dairy by new owners- R. L. Brown and Robert McKay.
  • They supplied milk and cream to Prince Rupert.
  • Mr. Brown had worked for Marshall-Wells prior to this.
  • Brown would look after the farm with 100 cows and MacKay was looking after the operation in Prince Rupert.
  • They were establishing a milk depot in Rupert to Sterilize, Pasteurize and bottle the product.
  • Jan 7, 1925 the Royal Bank foreclosed on the Dairy and were selling everything at public auction.

William Brand owned the farm and sold it to Mr. Medd
Apr 1927 a Prince Albert SK Man, bought the Ranch
William M. Medd

  • b- Dec 1874 in Hoxton, Yorkshire, England
  • d- 1952 in Edson AB
  • buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Edson AB
  • Immigrated in 1881 per 1921 census, 1900 per 1916 census
  • Marriage cert says he was born in Manvers ON about 1875?
  • headstone says born in 1974, other source 1879?
  • William was the son of Samuel Thomas Medd and Jane Brown
  • Grandfather was William Medd, age 57 in 1881 in England
  • William M. Medd married Caroline Rusk, Mar 14, 1904, Durham, ON
    • wife- Caroline Medd, nee Rusk
      • b- Sept 1882 in Manvers, ON
      • d- 1956 Edson AB
      • buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Edson AB
      • she was the daughter of Thomas Rusk and Mary Ann Lunn
    • daughter- Caroline “Mina” Medd
      • b- Jan 1909 in SK
    • brother- John Medd
      • b- Apr 1888 in ON
  • 1911 all on farms near PA
  • 1916 William and family near Prince Albert with:
    • daughter Iola Medd, b- ca 1913 in SK
    • daughter Eva Medd, b- ca 1915 in SK
  • 1921 census added a daughter, Mary Medd
    • b- ca 1915/16 in SK
  • Mr. McNeil was looking after the farm for Mr. Medd
  • Aug 1929- Mr. Alex Thompson was the manager of the ranch
  • owned by Mr. William M. Medd
  • ca 1924- School House at Woodcock

George MacKenzie a former rancher at Woodcock died, May 23, 1924, age 55, at his sister's place in Vancouver.

1921

Joseph H. Brety

Claude Chatham “Claud” Campbell

  • b- Nov 8, 1866 in Clay, Lafayette, Missouri, USA
  • d- Apr 27, 1948, Marion, Oregon
  • Immigrated in 1919
  • - Contractor- Poles
    • wife- Cora Bell Campbell, nee Radcliffe
      • b- Oct 5, 1875 in Oak Grove, Franklin, Missouri, USA
      • d- Apr 11, 1952 in Eugene, Lane, Oregon
    • son- Kel Campbell,
      • b- Sept 12, 1898 in Eugene, Lane, Oregon, USA
      • d- Apr 22, 1982, Walterville, Lane, Oregon
      • - Woodsman
    • son- Roy Campbell
      • b- May 9, 1900 in Eugene, Lane, Oregon, USA
      • d- May 6, 1939 in Salem, Marion, Oregon
      • Immigrated thru Kingsgate WA port, Aug 8, 1919, age 18
      • - Woodsman
  • 1910 family in Camp Creek, Lane, Oregon
  • April 1923- C. C. Campbell returned to the prairies to farm

Angus MacDonald

  • b- ca 1875 in Scotland
  • d- Feb 13, 1942, in Woodcock, age 64
  • Immigrated in 1879
  • - Clearing Own Land
    • wife- Annie MacDonald
      • b- ca 1886 in SK

George Garfield McDowell

  • b- ca 1880 in USA
  • d-
  • Immigrated in 1910
  • - Prospector
  • Not positive but would bet this is the guy, that moved to Russia and married there.

Kris Larmann

  • b- (age 48? in 1921 in Woodcock) in Iceland
  • d-
  • Immigrated in 1904
  • - Contractor- Poles

Neil Patterson

  • b- ca 1875 in Scotland
  • d-
  • Immigrated in 1879
  • - Clearing his own land
    • wife- Hazel Patterson
      • b- ca 1895 in ON
    • son- William Patterson,
      • b- ca 1914 in SK
    • daughter- Jean Patterson,
      • b- ca 1917 in SK
    • daughter- Margaret Patterson,
      • b- ca 1819 in SK
    • daughter- Jessie Patterson,
      • b- 1921 (1 day old at census time) in BC
  • Apr 1923 the Patterson family moved to Edmonton AB

Henry Higgins

  • b- ca 1856 in ON
  • d-
  • - Clearing land on his Pre-Emption
  • 1928 he was still in Woodcock, heading to hospital

William Brand

  • b- ca 1863 in Scotland
  • d- Jan 10,1943 in Prince Rupert BC, age 77
  • Immigrated in 1885
  • - Farm labourer
    • wife- Lulu Etta Brand
      • b- ca 1876 in USA
      • d- June 28, 1933 or 34 in Prince Rupert BC, age 56
  • Immigrated in 1911
    • daughter- Jessie Maud Brand,
      • b- ca 1915, in BC
    • daughter- Minuva Brand,
      • b- ca 1916, in BC

Dugald McLean

  • b- ca 1876 in ON
  • d- Apr 20, 1934 in Hazelton, age 58
  • - Labourer

William Carruthers Little

  • b- Dec 17, 1882 in Ayre, Scotland
  • d- Mar 3, 1954, in Woodcock, age 71
  • buried in Kitsumgallum Cemetery
  • -farmer
  • Immigrated in 1902
    • Father- Peter Little, Mother- Agnus Carruthers
    • wife- Gertrude Alberta Little, nee Hartley
      • b- ca 1889 in ON
    • son- William H. Little,
      • b- aft 1921
    • her father- Thomas Hartley, retired farmer
      • b- ca 1853 in ON
    • William's Niece- Nesta Little,
      • b- ca 1918 in BC
  • Apr 1927- W. C. Little,
  • The “Turnip Farmer” brought in and released
  • 24 pheasants, to control the cut worm problem.

Angus McKenzie

  • b- ca 1876 in Scotland
  • Immigrated in 1919
  • - CNR Section Foreman

Vern Chester

  • b- ca 1895 in USA
  • Immigrated in 1921
  • - CNR Section Hand

Edmond King

  • b- ca 1884 in ON
  • d-
  • - CNR Section Hand

William Minther

  • b- May 1, 1884 in Sweden
  • d- Dec 7, 1961 in Cedarvale area, age 77
  • buried in Anglican Cemetery in Cedarvale
  • Immigrated ca 1911
  • - CNR Section Hand
  • ca 1923- William Minther was an occupation farmer
  • in the Woodcock area, buying some land.

Duncan McGregor

  • b- (age 51, or 57? in 1921 in Woodcock) in Scotland
  • d-
  • - Prospector
  • Immigrated in 1909

James Bell

  • b- ca 1881 in ON
  • d-
  • - Prospector



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