Clemina

Railway Point. British Columbia: CNR, S of Albreda
52°35’00” N 119°06’00” W — Map 83D/11 — GoogleGeoHack
Earliest known reference to this name is 1917 (BC map 3J).
Name officially adopted in 1961. Unofficial in BCCanada

In September 1913, newlyweds Clemina Pearl (Cox) (born ca. 1890) and Charles Wilfrid Buckle came to Thompson Crossing, where Charles was construction engineer for the Canadian Northern Pacific Railway. From her home in Vancouver in 1983, Clemina Buckle wrote, “There had been eleven brides in there and each one had something named after her. My husband drew the maps. He named two places after me. I have never been back but look upon those two years as the happiest of my life.”

Clemina (Station) adopted by the BC Geographical Names Office in 1961 as labelled on BC map 3J, 1917, and on 1950 edition of 83/SW. Rescinded 15 December 1989.

References:

  • Yellowhead Pass and its people. Valemount, B.C.: Valemount Historic Society, 1984

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