Flows into Athabasca River S of Jasper
52.5783 N 117.8086 W — Map 083C12 — Google — GeoHack
Name officially adopted in 1947
Official in Canada
George Simpson [1792–1860]
Hugh Drummond Allan [1887–1917]
b. 1887 — Partick, Lanarkshire, Scotland
d. 1917 — Croiselles, France
Hugh Drummond Allan was born in Scotland and came to Canada around 1907. He became a British Columbia Land Surveyor in 1912. His professional work was carried on mainly in the Kamloops district and the North Thompson River valley. In 1913 he surveyed in the Canoe River area. “From Mile 49 on the Grand Trunk Pacific I proceeded with my party by wagon and reached the Canoe River in one day,” he reported.
After the start of the first World War he returned to Scotland and enlisted in Princess Louise’s (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders). In 1916 he was wounded, and in 1917 he was killed leading his company at Croiselles, France. Lieutenant (or Captain) Allan was shortly predeceased by his wife and infant child.
The British Columbia Archives has the following items related to Hugh Drummond Allan (none available online as of 2022):
Photograph, ca. 1890
Photograph of Captain Hugh Drummond Allan, ca. 1914
Probate record from Kamloops Supreme Court, 1918
The National Archives of the U.K. has officer service records pertaining to Lieutenant Hugh Drummond Allan of Princess Louise’s (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders).
There is another Canadian figure of Scottish birth named Hugh Allan [1810–1882], a shipping magnate.
A. L. (Pete) Withers
Rollin Thomas Chamberlin [1881–1948]
b. 1881 — Beloit, Wisconsin, USA
Rollin Thomas Chamberlin, 1881-1948, was a geologist and mountaineer at Chicago, Illinois. Chamberlin was an eminent Professor of Geology at the University of Chicago who, in 1910, made numerous guided climbs in the Rocky and Selkirk Mountains, including the Lake Louise, Lake O’Hara, Field and Glacier areas. In 1924, Chamberlin, Allen Carpe and A. L. Withers made a number of first ascents in the Cariboo Mountains, including Mount Titan (now Mount Sir Wilfred Laurier) and Mount Challenger.
Allen Carpé [1894–1932]
b. 1894 — Chicago,
Adopted 1 December 1925 on 93H/16 as labelled on BC-Alberta Boundary sheets 38 & 39. In lieu of original paperwork this name was reconfirmed 16 July 1963. May have previously been labeled as Wapumoon Lake.
A descriptive name given by Samuel Prescott Fay [1884–1971] in 1914, spelled by him “Wapumoon.”
“Wapumun” is recorded as being a Cree word interpreted as “mirror” or “reflection.”