Hugh Bernard Ashton Birch

Terrace, British Columbia, Canada

Hugh Bernard Ashton “Hughie” Birch

Hughie Birch, ca Feb, 1936, at 4th cabin
photo courtesy McRae Collection, Terrace BC

b- Apr 1889, England (Reg Hendon Dist, Middlesex Co)
d- Sept 19, 1956, Whitehorse, Yukon, age 67
buried in Pioneer Cemetery, Whitehorse Yukon.
Age 27, widower, Dominion Gov't Telegrapher at Terrace when he married.
son of Walter Bernard Birch (Accountant) and Rose Ashton
both Mother and Father born in London England
1911 census shows him at Graveyard Point, shown immigrating in 1897, Dom Gov't Telegraph Operator.
He moved to Whitehorse and was Telegraph Operator up there.
He retired ca 1948, and living in a little cabin at Lower LaBerge.

His first wife- Harriet Maud McNames, he married Aug 25, 1909 in Vancouver.
b- Holland? (1921 census says Ontario?)
He had 3 sons with Harriet
Hugh Ashton Birch
b- ca 1912 in BC (age 9 in 1921)

Walter Ashton Birch
b- Sept 23, 1913 in Port Simpson BC
d- May 16, 1977, near Hazelton BC, Single Vehicle Car Accident
married Elsie Jones Apr 2, 1934, in Vancouver BC

Thomas McNames Birch
b- ca 1916 (age 5 in 1921)
(note- his mother might be the 2nd wife, not sure due to dates)

married 2nd -Priscilla Angeleka (Angelina?) (Angelexa?) Stuart,
Sept 15, 1916, in Government Telegraph Office in Terrace,
by Rev. Thomas Jabez Marsh
b- Dec 5, 1892 in Copper City BC
(marriage cert says born in Victoria, BC)
d- Sept 13, 1920 age 28 in Hazelton BC
buried in Stuart, Dobbie, Private Graveyard
daughter of John “David” Stuart

H. Birch was alive and in Hospital in Feb 1925 with a broken foot.
1927 he was in Hazelton, where he remarried again

3rd wife- Elizabeth Wilson, June 1, 1927,
she was 19, he was 39.
Here he is shown as a Chauffeur, widower


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