Once upon a time their relatives were encouraged by Clifford Sifton's Immigration Policy, with a rider, that only the hardiest of Stalwart Peasants should be leaving their homeland for the wheat fields of Canada. Old Sifton leaned towards Europe's cold climate to supply the manpower, and their family, because of the First World War.
From an earlier Post on Emily Carr, along with her sister Elizabeth, were among those invited to stand on the steps of the BC Legislature in 1924 (Page 3 of 43) with only two conditions:
1) They had to have been Born Before 1871 (not necessarily in British Columbia) and;
2) Alive in 1924 for the photograph to be taken (Obviously).
If, Simon Fraser hadn't died in 1862, he too would have been on those steps. As it is, both Simon and Emily have had universities named after them. A much finer form of recognition than simply a Street Sign, even better than having a Bridge named after oneself.
However, somewhere over there where Clifford Sifton had persuaded farmers to come to Canada, there were siblings and parents left behind to wonder, whatever became of HIM and his family of nine children and his wife... Bertha.
There's a possibility here, that within the 1924 photograph there are 33 families who might know what happened those that ended up on our Steps. All they have to do is compare their old family albums to British Columbia's 1924 photograph.
A Name on the Face so that Victoria can name some more streets... after ...., and of course the recognition that the old timers families richly deserve.
7, 9, 18, 26, 27, 33, 51, 52, 67, 70, 77, 78, 80, 82, 84, 96, 100, 102, 103, 104, 110, 113, 122, 125, 131, 135, 143, 144, 149, 163, 189, 190, 191