[[people:eby:edward_ed_1877]]

Edward "Ed" Eby

  • b- Sept 22, 1877 , Elmwood, Bruce Co., Grant Township, ON
  • d- Aug 3, 1964 , Bulkley Valley District Hospital, Smithers BC, age 86, buried in Smithers Cemetery, Smithers BC
  • German ancestry
  • Had lived in BC for 60 years when he died
  • Eby street in Terrace named after him and his Brother
  • May 1906 he came to Kitsumgallum area from Port Essington and founded Eby's Landing ca 1907, complete with General Store, Hotel, Bar, and Post Office
  • enlisted Mar 9, 1916 in Prince Rupert BC, Reg # 704019, Army, Canadian Infantry, 102nd Batt
  • He retired as a merchant in 1963
  • moved to Smithers ca 1919
  • He was 5ft 6 1/2 in tall, dark Complexion
  • Rank- Sgt when he was demobilized May 24, 1919
  • Served 3 months in Canada
  • served 2 months in England
  • served 33 months in France
  • Served with 102nd Btn. Total 3 yrs 2 months.

Vina Olive Foyette

  • b- Oct 24, 1882, Chesley, WI, USA
  • d- 1956 in Bulkley Valley Hospital, Smithers
  • m- 1904 in Victoria BC

Edward “Vernon” Eby (Son)

  • b- Feb 18, 1905, Port Simpson BC
  • d- Aug 9, 1956 in White Rock Hospital, White Rock, BC, age 51, buried in Smithers
  • a Mechanic
  • married a Mary Eleanor Grant

Vina Ellen Eby (Daughter)

  • b- Dec 27, 1911 in Prince Rupert BC
  • d- Aug 1, 1979 in Bulkley Valley Hospital, Smithers BC



Peter Eby (Son)

  • b- 1913 Kitsumkalum
  • d-

I believe he married a Margaret ?

Cornelius Eby

  • b-Jan 10, 1840, Wilmot, Waterloo, ON
  • d-Nov 9, 1927, Grey Co. ON

married Ed's mother- Elizabeth Algier, Nov 24, 1867 in Waterloo Co. ON

Elizabeth Algier

  • b-Dec 28, 1844, in Germany
  • d-

Samuel Algier “Sam” Eby (Brother)

  • b- Apr 15, 1887 in Elmwood, BC
  • d- Aug 12, 1959, in Bulkley Valley Hospital, Smithers, age 72
  • He operated a General Dry Goods Store in Smithers area.
  • Shown as a Mennonite when he married
  • he married a Daisy Isabel Greer Sept 26, 1914, in Vancouver BC
  • his father is shown as Cornelious Eby in death and marriage cert.
  • mother same as Ed above.

  • Last modified: 2018/01/25 19:47
  • by dlgent