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Coombs History - In the Beginning...
Around 1905 James Dunsmuir, son of Vancouver Island Coal Baron, Robert Dunsmuir, sold the Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railroad ( E & N) to the Canadian Pacific Railway (C P R), who extended the line to Parksville, Alberni Valley (by 1911), Qualicum ( by 1914), Courtenay and also out to Lake Cowichan.....
Charles William "Will" Parker
Charles William Parker, "Will" to his family, was born June 15, 1896 in Scalby, Yorkshire, to John William Parker and Sarah Ann Estill, the second eldest of seven children.
The Salvation Army helped families with no future in England to immigrate to places throughout Canada and other countries. Will Parker, ...
Coombs and Area Maps
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