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1. William Sinclair GORE


  • Born: 10 Mar 1842, Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts
  • Marriage (1): William Sinclair GORE on 29 Apr 1868 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
  • Died: 28 Jul 1925, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada at age 83

bullet  General Notes:

RELIGIONS: Episcopal
-- Her husband William Sinclair Gore (1842-1919), moved from Ontario, Canada to British Columbia, Canada in 1875 (at age 35) while a dominion land surveyor working on the westward railroad surveys. At the age of 38 William was appointed Surveyor-General for the Province of British Columbia, Canada, a position he held twice for 20 years, the record for this post in the British Columbia government. William was responsible for preliminary land surveys conducted at the north end of Vancouver Island and for several years was the Minister of Lands and Words. It was he who prepared the specifications for the present legislative buildings in Victoria. In 1891, William was appointed Deputy Minister/Commissioner of Lands & Works for the Province of British Columbia. William's many interests included bicycling, golf and canoeing. He was Commodore of the Victoria Yacht Club and designed and built class winning yachts. In his later years, he was secretary of the Corporation of British Columbia Land Surveyors.
-- Her father-in-law Thomas Sinclair Gore (1820-1858) was the founder of Gore's Landing at Rice Lake, Ontario, Canada;
-- Her son Thomas Sinclair Gore (1869-1955), was an architect who designed, built and owned the renowned Hotel Geneve in the historic "Zona Rosa" district of Mexico City (see:
-- Her other son Arthur Sinclair Gore (1879-1976), was a draftsman who started the Electric Blueprint and Map Company in 1907 (at age 28), one of the first engineering supply and blueprint firms, with branches in both Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia. Arthur Gore's home in Victoria, British Columbia (built in 1912 by famed Canadian artichitect Samuel Maclure) eventually became a designated Heritage Site in 1988.
RESIDENCES: Springfield, Massachusetts (1842);
Chicago, Illinois (1868);
Victoria, B.C., Canada (1881)

bullet  Research Notes:

-- Tom Gore (
-- Hotel Geneve (
-- 1881 Census of Canada (Victoria, B.C., Canada)
-- 1891 Census of Canada (Victoria, B.C., Canada)
-- 1901 Census of Canada (Victoria, B.C., Canada)
-- 1911 Census of Canada (Victoria, B.C., Canada)
-- British Columbia, Canada, Death Index (1872-1990)


Jennie married William Sinclair GORE, son of Capt. Thomas Sinclair GORE and Harriette Sarah HITCHCOCK, on 29 Apr 1868 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. (William Sinclair GORE was born on 29 Jun 1842 in London, Ontario, Canada and died on 11 Apr 1919 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.)

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