Stoddart

Stoddart Creek

James Stoddart is remembered as, “a general favourite, honest, good natured and of an exceedingly genial disposition.”22

Strictly speaking, Stoddart Creek, located just south of Dry Gulch, is named after James Albert Stoddart, but as the Stoddart family’s influence in the Valley extends well beyond James, this is a broader exploration of the Stoddart family.

James Albert Stoddart

James A. Stoddart was born 13 October 1860 in Bradford, Ontario to parents John Stoddart and Mary A Lovett.1 His father was a farmer, and James was the eldest of at least nine children.2

There isn’t much recorded about James’ early life. Later sources recount that he went West as part of the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway,3 and that he left the construction line initially to work along the Upper Columbia River, and later to settle down.

James Albert Stoddart, c.1900. Windermere Valley Museum and Archives, C1410.

The name “Stoddart” first appears (as a Jno Stoddart) in the Windermere Valley in Public Accounts records for the fiscal year 1st July 1885 to 30th June 1886,4 and then again the following year (as J Stoddart).5 In the first Stoddart was paid for “conveying letters Columbia Lakes to Donald”, and the second for hauling freight up to Golden. These match with a later account, from Stoddart’s nephew Walter, that he poled boats carrying freight on the Columbia River between Golden and the headwaters.6

James A Stoddart recorded a land pre-emption on 4 October 1886 for what became Lot 288, located immediately north of the Shuswap Reserve and along what would become known as Stoddart Creek.7 Whereas many of these early pre-emptions were made but little used, Stoddart’s was one of the earliest active settler ranches in the Valley.

Survey for Crown Land Grant No 2279/74 (James A Stoddart, 11 September 1894). British Columbia. Crown Land Registry and the Office of the Surveyor General. British Columbia Crown Land Grants Vol 74 (no no 2222/0074-2316/0074), 1893-1895. FamilySearch Database, img 418 of 660.

Newspaper reports from 1888 list the Stoddart Ranch as one of four ranches in the Windermere Valley,8 and report his first full season as being a respectable one. Stoddart, “By good hard work … raised a small crop of oats and potatoes. He has got several head of nice cattle on his place.”9 In 1890 the Stoddart Ranch was one of a handful of ranches undertaking “general farming” (planting crops in addition to stock – mixed farming).10

In June 1889, Stoddart married Rose Jerger in Calgary.11 Rose’s sister, Nora, had previously married James’ brother, David Andrew, in Ohio in 1884.12

Rose and Eleanora Jerger, sisters who married brothers James and David Stoddart. Windermere Valley Museum and Archives, C1408.

Less than a year following his marriage, in June 1890, James Albert had gone into the “hotel business” in Windermere,13 operating the Windermere Hotel. Stoddart also became postmaster at Windermere on 1 August 1890.14

At first Stoddart was partnered with George Geary in the hotel venture, although it’s unclear how long Geary was involved. His (Geary’s) name continues to appear in Public Accounts records alongside Stoddarts’ for providing hotel accommodation in Windermere in the fiscal year of 1892 British Columbia,15 while it is only Stoddart listed the following year.16

Although Stoddart became well known as the proprietor of the Windermere Hotel, he continues to be noted on electoral lists through 1894 as a farmer,17 suggesting that he also continued activity on his Stoddart Creek ranch. He shipped out 14 head of cattle in the autumn of 1895.18

James and Rose had two children, James Edgar being born on 17 April 1890,19 and Evelyn (listed as Anna on her birth certificate) on 8 November 1895.20 Tragically, James Edgar drowned in Lake Windermere in April 1896, at the age of just six years.21

Evelyn Stoddart, c1900. Windermere Valley Museum and Archives, C1412.

James Albert Stoddart passed away 18 March 1908, age 47, of pneumonia.22 In his obituary, James is remembered as, “a general favourite, honest, good natured and of an exceedingly genial disposition. He will be much missed by his many friends in this country.”23 Rose and Evelyn continued to live in Windermere after his passing.24

John Edgar Stoddart

John Edgar Stoddart (often Edgar or Ed Stoddart) was nine years younger than James, having been born 4 May 1869 in Ontario.25 Once again, details about his life before coming to the Windermere Valley are scarce. His early interests in the Valley, however, are varied.

Edgar came to the valley from Toronto in autumn 1896,26 and on the 1901 census he is listed as living with James in Windermere with an occupation described as a “compositor.”27 (I looked this up: a compositor does type setting for printing, which would not have been much in demand in Windermere in 1901).

Edgar became active in prospecting circles, including as a partner in both the Hot Punch group at the head of the Delphine Creek Valley,28 and in the Mineral King Mine (during the years of his involvement known as the Silver King).29

Edgar also did work on the Stoddart ranch at Dry Gulch,30 was a founding member of the Game Protection Society,31 and was secretary treasurer for the Windermere Rifle Association.32

In these early years, Edgar gained some local notoriety as the owner of an ice boat – a rather popular winter attraction in the early 1900s. Ed had his boat built in January 1902, with races held against Harold E Forster.33

Following James’ death, in September 1909, the executors of his estate asked for tenders for the purchase of certain lots in Windermere, including the hotel, other buildings, hotel fixtures, furnishings and furniture.34 I was unable to find record of what happened with this sale, but on the 1911 census Edgar Stoddart is listed as a hotel keeper in Windermere,35 and he remained the operator of the hotel until his death.

Edgar Stoddart (standing, far left) in front of the Windermere hotel, c1915. Also pictured, Back Row L-R: Joseph Young; Sinclair Craig (blacksmith); Edward Parry (teamster); H.B. Richardson (carpenter). Front Row L-R: Clessom Hauley (stagecoach driver); ? Connover. Windermere Valley Museum and Archives A1305.

In addition to owning the Windermere Hotel, Edgar continued with his mining interests and seems to have kept up raising cattle (presumably on the Stoddart ranch).36 Edgar is also responsible for opening the first golf course at Windermere: a nine hole course opened in June 1923.37

Edgar passed away suddenly, at age 66, on 8 July 1934 in Windermere.38

Walter Holton Stoddart

The Stoddart clan in the Windermere Valley had grown further in the late 1890s with the arrival of their (James’, John’s, and Rose’s) nephew, Walter. Walter’s mother, Eleanora, had brought eleven old Walter with her in March 1897 when she was convinced by her sister to visit the hot springs at Sinclair for her health.39 During his stay, Walter was told by his uncle, James, who missed his son, that if Walter ever wanted to return and live with them he would give him his own horse.40 In 1899 Walter returned, at the age of 14, to live with his aunt and uncles in Windermere.41

Walter was born in Columbus, Ohio on 14 September 1885 to David Stoddart (James’ younger brother) and Nora Jerger (Rose’s sister).42 Walter’s move to live in Canada seems to have been somewhat gradual. His name is listed on the “Windermere School Report” in April 1900,43 but his name is also included with his family in Columbus on the 1900 United States census (taken 5 June 1900).44

Walter Stoddart, c1900. Windermere Valley Museum and Archives C1413.

The young Stoddart became known in the Valley for his horse jockey skills. On a visit to Golden in August 1901, Walter is pointed out for his “clever riding [which] has been a feature of the two last Windermere race meets.”45 Walter was still in the Valley in January 1902,46 but went to spend the following Christmas with his family in the United States, prompting the remark that, “Everybody will miss his bright, cheerful face and will be glad to hear of his return.”47

Walter returned for a visit to the States again in December 1903,48 but had very much become a Valley resident. In 1905 he and Charles Ellis, at one time a desk clerk at the Windermere Hotel,49 built their own ice boat, the “It”.50 That same year the two also started a ranch, which they called Ellenvale, on the west side of Windermere Lake.

As recalled by Walter’s daughter, Bernice Stoddart Hathaway, “My father, although only 20 at the time, was Charles Ellis’ partner. His uncle (James A. Stoddart) may have loaned him money for the purchase of… [S]ince he was under 21 at the time someone with more capital was required. My father had come west from Ohio and was living with his uncle and aunt at the original Windermere Hotel.”51

Ellis and Stoddart cultivated oats, wheat, barley, timothy, vegetables, and apple trees, as well as raising horses and cattle and having a logging camp.52 In April 1921, Ellenvale (then 5,500 acres) was sold to Captain Albert H McCarthy to become a cattle ranch known as “K2.”53

Charles Ellis and Walter Stoddart at Ellenvale Ranch. Windermere Valley Museum and Archives A379.

Walter remained living in the Valley for a few months following the sale of Ellenvale, being recorded on the 1921 census in June as lodging in Invermere.54 Walter was also one of two local enumerators of the 1921 census,55 and in my opinion was the best enumerator the Valley had up to that date. Among all of the local census enumerators, Walter is the only one to have painstakingly recorded the Lot numbers where people were living, thus preserving an invaluable amount of information.

Walter left the Valley in October 1921 for the Coast,56 and was living in Dewdney (near Mission B.C.) on 17 January 1924 when he married Eleanor Elizabeth Arnott (also a resident of Dewdney).57

Shortly after the marriage Walter became manager of the Deer Creek Ranch near 150 Mile House in the Chilcotin where, in September 1930, a coworker of his was shot and killed, and Walter himself severely injured, by the owner of the ranch, Cosens Spencer. Walter managed to get into a truck and drive some three miles from the ranch before the truck overturned. He was found three hours later and brought to the Williams Lake Hospital where his arm was amputated.58 Walter recovered, and Spencer was found dead in a creek nearby.

Following this incident Walter and his family went to live in Calgary,59 where his parents had relocated sometime between 1910 and 1916.60 Walter’s father passed away on 3 January 1937,61 and his mother moved to Winnipeg some two years later, in 1939.62

Also in 1939 Walter returned to the Windermere Valley with his wife and two daughters, Margaret and Bernice. There he developed property at Windermere Beach into a subdivision (later Terra Vista) of about 50 summer homes known locally as Calberly (there was about 50/50 occupancy by residents of Calgary and Kimberley).63 He retired in 1954.64

Walter passed away in September 1963 in Calgary.65 His widow, Eleanor, and daughter, Margaret Shymko, remained living in Invermere. Both passed away in 1985.66

Other Stoddarts

There were two additional Stoddart siblings who came to live in the Windermere Valley. In 1907 James and Edgar’s sister, Ethel May (Maude), came with her husband, Arthur Chisholm, to visit Windermere and decided to stay. Arthur had been a barrister in Toronto, but decided that Windermere looked like a good place to start a career in writing. He was later forced by the Depression to supplement his writing income with work as a magistrate and local coroner, but he also published half a dozen books as well as countless magazine articles.67

Following Edgar’s death in 1934, Maude took over operation of the Windermere Hotel, which she sold in 1945 to the Wannop family.68 Maude passed away in Invermere in October 1958.69

Edgar and Ethel’s much younger sister, Ella, also came to Windermere and was living with Edgar at the Hotel in 1921.70 Ella became ill and underwent a “serious operation” in Toronto in January 1925.71 She returned to Windermere in the summer of 1926 before relapsing and returning to Toronto, where she passed away in January 1927.72

Stoddart Creek

It is interesting that, of all the activities of the Stoddart family – the Windermere Hotel, Ellenvale Ranch, and Terra Vista – it is James A Stoddart’s early land pre-emption that is remembered with a creek named after him.

Due to Stoddart’s relatively early association with the valley, the name “Stoddart Creek” appears to have been established relatively early, including with a crossed out “Stoddart” labelled on the creek included in a sketch of the lot for his original 1886 pre-emption record. Interestingly, on the official survey sketch of the lot, done in 1892, the creek is labelled differently – possibly as “Willson Creek.”73 The first mention found of Stoddart Creek by name was in the fiscal year of 1896, and remains firmly established from that time.74

Sketch of Stoddart’s pre-emption, reverse side of Stoddart’s original pre-emption record from 4 Oct 1886. British Columbia. Crown Land Registry Services and the Office of the Surveyor General, Sketch of original pre-emption, 1886. Crown Grant No 2279/74, James A Stoddart B.C. Crown Land Grants Vol 74 (no 2222/0074-2316/0074), 1893-1895, FamilySearch database: img 421 of 660.

See Also

George Geary
Mineral King Mine

I came across quite a bit of information about the Windermere Hotel during research for this post, and I had originally included a separate section about the hotel. Then I decided that the hotel was really worth an entirely separate post, so come back two weeks from now for a more thorough look at the Windermere Hotel!

Footnotes

1. Marriage Registration of John Stoddard and Mary A Lovvett, 28 July 1859. York County Marriage Register, Vol 84 (1858-1862), p 169-170. Archives of Ontario. In FamilySearch database “Canada, Ontario County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869.” https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2CY-BC2R
Fourth Census of Canada, 1901. Alberta, District No 5 (Yale and Cariboo), Sub-District D (Kootenay East – North Riding), Division 6, Page 1, Line 47 (James Stoddart). https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1901/Pages/item.aspx?itemid=146716
2. Census of Canada 1871. Ontario, District No 41 (Simcoe South), Sub-District B (Gwillimbury West), Page 31, Line 8-10 (Family of John Stoddart). https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1871/Pages/item.aspx?itemid=2187490
Census of Canada 1891. Ontario, District No 119 (Toronto), Sub-District D (St James’ Ward), Division 9, Page 46, Line 5-13 (Family of Jno Stoddart). https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1891/Pages/item.aspx?itemid=2738193
3. Ken Liddell, “Ken Liddell’s Furrows and Foothills,” The Calgary Herald, 17 August 1955, p 16. https://www.newspapers.com/image/481648085
4. British Columbia. Legislative Assembly. Public Accounts for the Fiscal Year Ended 30th June, 1886. Period from 1st July, 1885 to 30th June 1886 (Victoria: Government Printer, 1887), p 113. https://dx.doi.org/10.14288/1.0065835
5. British Columbia. Legislative Assembly. Public Accounts for the Fiscal Year Ended 30th June, 1887. Period from 1st July, 1886 to 30th June 1887 (Victoria: Government Printer, 1887), p 71. https://dx.doi.org/10.14288/1.0061912
6. Ken Liddell, “Ken Liddell’s Furrows and Foothills,” The Calgary Herald, 17 August 1955, p 16. https://www.newspapers.com/image/481648085
7. British Columbia. Crown Land Registry Services and the Office of the Surveyor General, Pre-emption Record Crown Grant No 2279/74, James A Stoddart, 11 September 1894, B.C. Crown Land Grants Vol 74 (no 2222/0074-2316/0074), 1893-1895, FamilySearch database: img 420 of 660. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89WZ-TZTR?cc=2052510&wc=M738-CNL%3A351099401%2C351593801
8. “Up the Columbia,” The Calgary Tribune, 25 July 1888, p 4. https://cdm22007.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p22007coll2/id/191179
9. “Golden Correspondence,” The Daily Colonist (Victoria B.C.), 17 March 1888, p 2. https://archive.org/embed/dailycolonist18880317uvic
10. “Small Nuggets of News,” The Miner (Nelson B.C.), 6 September 1890, p 8. https://dx.doi.org/10.14288/1.0182757
11. “Personals from Donald “Truth”,” The Victoria Daily Times (Victoria B.C.), 19 June 1889, p 1. https://www.newspapers.com/image/505081039
12. Marriage Registration of David A. Stoddart and Nora Jerger, 9 December 1884 (Franklin County, Ohio). In FamilySearch Database “Ohio, County Marriages 1789-2016.” https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XZBP-2GH
13. Birth Certificate for Edgar Stoddart, 17 April 1890, Reg No 1890-09-282958. BC Archives. http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/ed54b119-bee9-4ab6-9ce0-e206e20dafd6
14. Library and Archives Canada, Post Offices and Postmasters. Item 11447: Windermere, Kootenay East. https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/postal-heritage-philately/post-offices-postmasters/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=11447&
15. British Columbia. Legislative Assembly. Public Accounts for the Fiscal Year Ended 30th June, 1892. Period from 1st July, 1891 to 30th June 1892 (Victoria: Government Printer, 1893), p 59, 63. https://dx.doi.org/10.14288/1.0063506
16. British Columbia. Legislative Assembly. Public Accounts for the Fiscal Year Ended 30th June, 1893. Period from 1st July, 1892 to 30th June 1893 (Victoria: Government Printer, 1894), p 68, 71. https://dx.doi.org/10.14288/1.0063519
17. British Columbia. Legislative Assembly. List of Persons Entitled to Vote in the East Kootenay Electoral District, 10th May 1890 (Victoria: Richard Wolfenden, Government Printer, 1890), p 599. https://dx.doi.org/10.14288/1.0062761
British Columbia. Legislative Assembly. List of Persons Entitled to Vote in the East Kootenay Electoral District, 1st June 1894 (Victoria: Richard Wolfenden, Government Printer, 1894), p 1545. https://dx.doi.org/10.14288/1.0063461
18. “Columbia Valley Beef,” The Golden Era, 9 November 1895, p 1. https://dx.doi.org/10.14288/1.0227243
19. Birth Certificate for Edgar Stoddart, 17 April 1890, Reg No 1890-09-282958. BC Archives. http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/ed54b119-bee9-4ab6-9ce0-e206e20dafd6
20. Birth Certificate for Anna Stoddart, 8 November 1895, Reg No 1895-09-294950. BC Archives.
21. Death Certificate for James Edgar Stoddart, 15 April 1896, Reg No 1896-09-183916. BC Archives.
22. Death Certificate of James Albert Stoddart, 18 March 1908. Reg No 1908-09-183923. BC Archives.
23. “Death of James Stoddard,” The Cranbrook Herald, 26 March 1908, p 2. https://dx.doi.org/10.14288/1.0069505
24. Fifth Census of Canada, 1911. British Columbia, District No 9 (Kootenay), Sub-District No 6 (Columbia), Enumeration District 6, Page 1, Line 14-15 (Family of Rose Stockast [sic]). https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1911/Pages/item.aspx?itemid=6003
25. Fourth Census of Canada, 1901. British Columbia, District No 5 (Yale and Cariboo), Sub-District D (Kootenay East – North Riding), Division 6, Page 1, Line 50 (John Stoddart). https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1901/Pages/item.aspx?itemid=146717
26. “Local News,” The Prospector (Fort Steele B.C.), 7 November 1896, p 1. https://dx.doi.org/10.14288/1.0348441
27. Fourth Census of Canada, 1901. British Columbia, District No 5 (Yale and Cariboo), Sub-District D (Kootenay East – North Riding), Division 6, Page 1, Line 50 (John Stoddart). https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1901/Pages/item.aspx?itemid=146717
28. “Mining at Windermere,” The Golden Era, 16 June 1899, p 1. https://dx.doi.org/10.14288/1.0227381
“Records,” The Outcrop (Canterbury, B.C.), 12 July 1900, p 1. http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/newspapers/OTC/1900/07/12/1/Ar00105.html
British Columbia. Legislative Assembly. Annual Report of the Minister of Mines for the Year Ending 31st December 1915 (Victoria, B.C.: William H Cullin, Government Printer, 1916), K 93. https://dx.doi.org/10.14288/1.0059746
29. British Columbia. Legislative Assembly. Annual Report of the Minister of Mines for the Year Ending 31st December 1919 (Victoria, B.C.: William H Cullin, Government Printer, 1920), p N 146. https://dx.doi.org/10.14288/1.0224426
British Columbia. Legislative Assembly. Annual Report of the Minister of Mines for the Year Ending 31st December 1920 (Victoria, B.C.: William H Cullin, Government Printer, 1921), p N 139. https://dx.doi.org/10.14288/1.0226034
30. “Windermere Tailings,” The Outcrop (Wilmer B.C.), 22 October 1903, p 1. http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/newspapers/OTC/1903/10/22/1/Ar00103.html
31. “For Game Protection,” The Outcrop (Canterbury, B.C.), 25 July 1901, p 1. http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/newspapers/OTC/1901/07/25/1/Ar00110.html
32. “District Croppings,” The Outcrop (Wilmer, B.C.), 19 February 1903, p 1. http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/newspapers/OTC/1903/02/19/1/Ar00103.html
33. “District Croppings,” The Outcrop (Canterbury, B.C.), 16 January 1902, p 1. http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/newspapers/OTC/1902/01/16/1/Ar00107.html
“Strikes in Windermere,” Nelson Daily Miner, 11 March 1902, p 1. https://dx.doi.org/10.14288/1.0084163
34. “Executors Sale of Valuable Hotel Property,” The Cranbrook Herald, 2 September 1909, p 6. https://dx.doi.org/10.14288/1.0070407
35. Fifth Census of Canada, 1911. British Columbia, District No 9 (Kootenay), Sub-District No 6 (Columbia), Enumeration District 6, Page 1, Line 23 (Edgar J Stalnart [sic]). https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1911/Pages/item.aspx?itemid=91836
36. “Town Topics,” The Golden Star, 25 November 1915, p 2.
37. “Windermere Opens a Sporty Gold Course With Sixty Guests,” The Daily News (Nelson B.C.), 12 June 1923, p 5. https://dx.doi.org/10.14288/1.0401065
38. Death Certificate of John Edgar Stoddart, 8 July 1934. Reg No 1934-09-486174. BC Archives.
“E Stoddart, Windermere Pioneer, Passes Away,” The Province (Vancouver B.C.), 9 July 1934, p 2. https://www.newspapers.com/image/499404843
39. “Former Calgarian Dies in Winnipeg,” The Calgary Herald, 14 February 1948, p 23. https://www.newspapers.com/image/481579434
40. Bernice Stoddart Hathaway, “The Stoddart Family: pioneers in the Windermere Valley,” The Columbia Valley Pioneer, 23 December 2016, p 32. https://issuu.com/columbiavalleypioneer/docs/vol13issue52
41. Ken Liddell, “Ken Liddell’s Furrows and Foothills,” The Calgary Herald, 17 August 1955, p 16. https://www.newspapers.com/image/481648085
42. Birth Registration of Walter H Stoddard, 14 September 1885. Franklin County Ohio Record of Births No 3, p 332-333. In FamilySearch Database “Ohio Births and Christenings, 1821-1962.” https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XD1F-WVW
43. “Windermere School Report,” The Golden Era, 13 April 1900, p 4. https://dx.doi.org/10.14288/1.0227225
44. United States Census 1900. Ohio, Franklin County, Montgomery Township, City of Columbus, Precinct C, Ward 4, Sheet No 5, Line 79 (Walter H Stoddart). https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MMZ5-TCC
45. “Town and District,” The Golden Era, 30 August 1901, p 4. https://dx.doi.org/10.14288/1.0227194
46. [no title], The Outcrop (Canterbury, B.C.), 30 January 1902, p 1. http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/newspapers/OTC/1902/01/30/1/Ar00110.html
47. “Windermere Notes,” The Outcrop (Wilmer B.C.), 20 November 1911, p 4. http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/newspapers/OTC/1902/11/20/4/Ar00403.html
48. “Windermere Items,” The Outcrop (Wilmer B.C.), 17 December 1903, p 1. http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/newspapers/OTC/1903/12/17/1/Ar00104.html
49. Bernice Stoddart Hathaway, “The Stoddart Family: pioneers in the Windermere Valley,” The Columbia Valley Pioneer, 23 December 2016, p 32. https://issuu.com/columbiavalleypioneer/docs/vol13issue52
50. “Windermere Items,” The Outcrop (Wilmer B.C.), 4 May 1905, p 1. http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/newspapers/OTC/1905/05/04/1/Ar00105.html
51. “Bernice Stoddart Hathaway: June 12, 2004,” Valley History and the Windermere Valley Museum (August 2018), p 2. https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.233.83/0bs.9b1.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/2018_08.pdf
52. Alex Weller, “Ranches in the Windermere Valley,” (Invermere: Windermere Valley Museum and Archives, 2013), p 18. https://windermeredistricthistoricalsociety.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/ranches-in-the-windermere-valley.pdf
53. “Big Land Sale at Windermere,” The Cranbrook Herald, 21 April 1921, p 1. https://dx.doi.org/10.14288/1.0070413
54. Sixth Census of Canada, 1921. British Columbia, Distirct 17 (Kootenay East), Sub-District 12 (Columbia), Invermere, Page 5, Line 39 (Walter Stoddart). https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1921/Pages/item.aspx?itemid=4478103
55. “Windermere District Notes,” The Cranbrook Herald, 9 June 1921, p 1. https://dx.doi.org/10.14288/1.0069814
56. “Windermere District Notes,” The Cranbrook Herald, 20 October 1921, p 4. https://dx.doi.org/10.14288/1.0069698
57. Marriage Certificate of Walter Holton Stoddart and Eleanor Elizabeth Arnott, 17 January 1924, Reg No 1924-09-275770, BC Archives. http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/bf96b150-3172-46a0-ba19-8ad2bb1dc497
58. “Rancher Slays One and Wounds Another Then Flees to Wilds,” The Daily Colonist (Victoria B.C.), 12 September 1930, p 1-2. https://archive.org/embed/dailycolonist193unse_dti
“Wealthy Rancher Accused of Murdering Storekeeper; Big Man-Hunt Starts in BC,” Edmonton Journal, 12 September 1930, p 12. https://www.newspapers.com/image/468805622
“Ranch Man Tells How he Escaped,” The Province (Vancouver B.C.), 16 September 1930, p 28. https://www.newspapers.com/image/499320425
59. “Invermere,” The Province (Vancouver B.C.), 7 August 1936, p 10. https://www.newspapers.com/image/499258974
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60. United States Census, 1910. Ohio, County of Franklin, Columbus City, Ward 5, Sheet No 10, Line 99-100 (Family of David A Stoddart). https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MLZY-R6P
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61. “David A Stoddart Called by Death,” The Calgary Herald, 4 January 1937, p 9. https://www.newspapers.com/image/481665285
62. “Former Calgarian Dies in Winnipeg,” The Calgary Herald, 14 February 1948, p 23. https://www.newspapers.com/image/481579434
63. Ken Liddell, “Ken Liddell’s Furrows and Foothills,” The Calgary Herald, 17 August 1955, p 16. https://www.newspapers.com/image/481648085
64. “Pioneer Dies at Windermere,” The Calgary Herald, 4 September 1963, p 30. https://www.newspapers.com/image/481495003
65. “Walter H Stoddart – Pioneer Valley Resident,” The Lake Windermere Valley Echo, 5 September 1963, p 1.
“Pioneer Dies at Windermere,” The Calgary Herald, 4 September 1963, p 30. https://www.newspapers.com/image/481495003
66. Death Certificate of Eleanor Elizabeth Stoddart, 4 February 1985, Reg No 1985-09-003264, BC Archives. http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/48fc03b5-a55e-4dca-ba38-b80095cea2d7
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67. Ken Liddell, “Furrows and Foothills,” Calgary Herald, 18 August 1956, p 21. https://www.newspapers.com/image/480882150
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68. “Pioneer Interior Hotel is Sold,” The Province (Vancouver B.C.), 5 September 1945, p 2. https://www.newspapers.com/image/499773783
69. Death Certificate for Ethel May Chisholm, 27 October 1958. Reg No 1958-09-012178. BC Archives. http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/2ec18949-5486-47a2-941f-330e1c265cf0
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73. British Columbia. Crown Land Registry Services and the Office of the Surveyor General, Survey for Crown Grant No 2279/74, James A Stoddart, 11 September 1894, British Columbia Crown Land Grants Vol 74 (no 2222/0074-2316/0074), 1893-1895, FamilySearch database: img 418 of 660. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9WZ-T83G?cc=2052510&wc=M738-CNL%3A351099401%2C351593801
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Other References

BC Geographical Names, “Stoddart Creek,” Accessed 3 September 2021. https://apps.gov.bc.ca/pub/bcgnws/names/7851.html

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