01 January 2008

Okanagan Researcher: Beaverdell and Carmi voters list

Okanagan Researcher, Vol. 15 (4), June 1999

Beaverdell and Carmi Voters' List for the 1935 Federal Election


Extracted and compiled by Kenneth G. Aitken

Copyright June 1999 by Kenneth G. Aitken, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

For the genealogist, the challenge of finding a surrogate for a census when doing early 20th century Canadian research is a real challenge. At the time of writing there is great concern by the historical and genealogical community about Stats Canada's reluctance to make the 1911 and other 20th century censuses available to the public. Until this issue is resolved, the genealogist must continue to search for surrogates for the census. One of the most common surrogates mentioned in the genealogical literature is the voters' list. The List of Electors, 1935 for Beaverdell and Carmi, attached to this article, is a sample of such a voters' list. This voters' list has certain limitations. The greatest limitation is that it is limited to those who are Canadian citizens or British subjects who have lived a certain period of time in the Carmi, Beaverdell area and who are over the age of 21 years, the legal voting age in 1935. Another serious limitation is that married or widowed women are identified solely by their husband's name: "Mrs. Anthony Shavela", rather than something more practical to the genealogists, like: "Ida Mae Shavela". Another limitation is the absence of relationships and ages.

The attached voters list was created under the provision of the Dominion Franchise Act, which directed the federal government to create Lists of Electors for use in federal elections. The List of Electors for 1935 has been microfilmed, as have most other federal voters lists up to at least the late 1970s and are available from the National Archives of Canada.

The Lists of Electors are arranged alphabetically by the name of the electoral district (constituency) within each province. Beaverdell and Carmi fall in the Yale Electoral District. Within the electoral districts the lists are further arranged by polling station number and then by street address. Beaverdell and Carmi fall with Rural polling Station No. 6, "Beaverdell". The only time these polling station lists are arranged alphabetically by the name of the elector is for some of the rural electoral districts and polling stations. Polling Station No. 6, Beaverdell is a good example. The original was not arranged in strict alphabetical order, but by first letter order. I have noted this is quite common on most lists in 1935.

The microfilm series for the 1935 electoral rolls are found in the National Archives of Canada and are listed in their Finding Aid 113-1 which covers the Office of the Chief Returning Officer. This Finding Aid was published in February 1989 and can be purchased from the National Archives of Canada. Yale Electoral District is found on microfilm M-4761.




Dominion Franchise Act

List of Electors, 1935

Electoral District of Yale, Rural Polling Division No. 6, Beaverdell

Surname
Given
Occupation
PO Address
Barrett,
George
miner
Beaverdell
Beamish,
Edward
miner
Beaverdell
Bell,
Alexander John
miner
Beaverdell
Benson,
William
miner
Beaverdell
Berchtold,
Fred
section man
Carmi
Berchtold,
Walter
section man
Carmi
Berger,
Leona, Miss
housekeeper
Carmi
Blackburne,
William
miner
Beaverdell
Bongalis,
George
section foreman
Beaverdell
Bongalis,
George, Mrs.
married woman
Beaverdell
Bongalis,
Paul
section man
Beaverdell
Bongalis,
Paul, Mrs.
married woman
Beaverdell
Bradley,
John
miner
Carmi
Brodie,
John
miner
Beaverdell
Brown,
Richard, Mrs.
married woman
Beaverdell
Brown,
Richard
miner
Beaverdell
Bubar,
Bayard
farmer
Beaverdell
Bubar,
Bayard, Mrs.
married woman
Beaverdell
Bubar,
Chas
farmer
Beaverdell
Bubar,
Chas, Mrs.
married woman
Beaverdell
Cameron,
Angus
miner
Beaverdell
Cameron,
Angus, Mrs.
married woman
Beaverdell
Cappos,
Constantine
section man
Beaverdell
Christisen,
Nels
miner
Carmi
Clarke,
Thos
postmaster
Beaverdell
Clarke,
Thos, Mrs.
married woman
Beaverdell
Cook,
John
cook
Beaverdell
Cousins,
Edward
miner
Beaverdell
Cousins,
Edward, Mrs.
married woman
Beaverdell
Cousins,
Irvine
miner
Beaverdell
Cousins,
Francis
truck driver
Beaverdell
Cousins,
Francis, Mrs.
married woman
Beaverdell
Crowe,
Thos. Edward
blacksmith
Beaverdell
Crowe,
Thos. Edward, Mrs.
married woman
Beaverdell
Cummings,
Ewart Gladstone
miner
Beaverdell
Dickson,
Gordon
miner
Beaverdell
Didcote,
Frank
section forman
Beaverdell
Didcote,
Frank, Mrs.
married woman
Beaverdell
Drum,
James
miner
Beaverdell
Drum,
James, Mrs.
married woman
Beaverdell
Eaton,
John Wesley
farmer
Beaverdell
Eaton,
John Wesley, Mrs.
married woman
Beaverdell
Edstrom,
Elmer Atli Efraim
miner
Beaverdell
Ellett,
Bert Ernest, Mrs.
married woman
Beaverdell
Ellett,
Bert Ernest
miner
Beaverdell
Elliott,
Chas. Franklin
miner
Beaverdell
Elliott,
Chas. Franklin, Mrs.
married woman
Beaverdell
Ferroux,
Jean Francois
farmer
Carmi
Ferroux,
Leon John
section man
Carmi
Ferroux,
Leon, Mrs.
married woman
Carmi
Fletcher,
Alfred Sydney
miner
Beaverdell
Ford,
Henry
section man
Carmi
Foster,
Ira Low
miner
Beaverdell
Fripp,
Humphrey
miner
Beaverdell
Fripp,
Humphrey, Mrs.
married woman
Beaverdell
Fritz,
Frank
blacksmith
Carmi
Fry,
Herbert
miner
Beaverdell
Fry,
Herbert, Mrs.
married woman
Beaverdell
Gachain,
Jean Pierre
carpenter
Carmi
Gallioz,
John B.
postmaster
Carmi
Gallioz,
John B., Mrs.
married woman
Carmi
Gilmore
Chas. Ernest
farmer
Beaverdell
Gilmore
Irma, Miss
housekeeper
Carmi
Gustafson,
Axel, Mrs.
cook
Beaverdell
Gustafson
Kermit
miner
Beaverdell
Halstrom,
John
miner
Beaverdell
Hanna,
Adeline, Miss
spinster
Beaverdell
Hanna,
John, Mrs.
married woman
Beaverdell
Hanna,
John Alex
mine supt.
Beaverdell
Harrison,
James
farmer
Beaverdell
Harrison,
James, Mrs.
married woman
Beaverdell
Henderson,
Thos.
miner
Beaverdell
Henderson,
Thos., Mrs.
married woman
Beaverdell
Hendrickson,
Arthur
miner
Beaverdell
Hood,
Delbert E.
labourer
Beaverdell
Hood,
Delbert, Mrs.
married woman
Beaverdell
Horner,
Geoffrey
farmer
Beaverdell
Houck,
Henry, Mrs.
married woman
Beaverdell
Houck,
Henry
storekeeper
Beaverdell
Houlind,
Oluf
miner
Beaverdell
Hoyes,
Wm. Thomas
physician
Beaverdell
Hurley,
Wm. Allan
miner
Beaverdell
Inglis,
George Ross, Mrs.
married woman
Beaverdell
Inglis,
George Ross
miner
Beaverdell
Jackson,
Eric E.
miner
Beaverdell
Jensen,
Frederick
miner
Beaverdell
Johnson,
Jarl
miner
Beaverdell
Keefe,
Eulie
miner
Beaverdell
Keefe,
Walter
labourer
Beaverdell
Keefe,
Walter, Mrs.
married woman
Beaverdell
Kelley,
George
miner
Carmi
Kennedy,
William
mine foreman
Carmi
Kernaghan,
William
truck driver
Beaverdell
Kernaghan,
Wm, Mrs.
married woman
Beaverdell
Kerr,
James
miner
Carmi
Kerr,
James, Mrs.
married woman
Carmi
Kerr,
Mary, Miss
stenographer
Carmi
Kerr,
Daniel
miner
Beaverdell
Kerr,
John
miner
Carmi
Lane,
John D.
miner
Beaverdell
Legiest,
Raymond
engineer
Carmi
Lind,
Charles
miner
Beaverdell
Lind,
Charles, Mrs.
married woman
Beaverdell
Lindsay,
Thos.
school teacher
Beaverdell
Lord,
Edward
mechanic
Beaverdell
Lowndees,
John
miner
Beaverdell
Lucente,
Leonard
miner
Beaverdell
Lutner,
Edwin Charles
labourer
Beaverdell
Lutner,
Peter
retired man
Beaverdell
Madge,
Victor Edward
miner
Beaverdell
Marsh,
Thomas
section foreman
Carmi
Marsh,
Thomas, Mrs.
married woman
Carmi
Matheson,
James
farmer
Carmi
Mattson,
Nels
mine supt.
Beaverdell
McDonald
Finley
mail carrier
Beaverdell
McKenzie,
Donald Edward
labourer
Beaverdell
McKenzie,
Donald Edward, Mrs.
married woman
Beaverdell
McLanders,
Roy
miner
Beaverdell
McLanders,
Roy, Mrs.
married woman
Beaverdell
McLennon,
Stanley
miner
Beaverdell
McPhee,
Alex
miner
Beaverdell
McPhee,
Alex, Mrs.
married woman
Beaverdell
Michaud,
Albert
miner
Beaverdell
Monroe,
Geo. Alex.
section man
Carmi
Monroe,
Geo. Alex., Mrs.
married woman
Carmi
Montgomery,
Wm. Boydell
surveyor
Beaverdell
Moran,
Patrick, Mrs.
hotel keeper
Beaverdell
Morrison,
Allan Richmond
miner
Beaverdell
Morrison,
John Donald
miner
Beaverdell
Morrison,
John Donald, Mrs.
married woman
Beaverdell
Mosti,
Edward
miner
Beaverdell
Muir,
Thomas, Mrs.
hotel keeper
Carmi
Muir,
Thomas
blacksmith
Carmi
Mulhern,
Samuel
miner
Beaverdell
Mulhern,
Samuel, Mrs.
married woman
Beaverdell
Murray,
Duncan John
miner
Beaverdell
Neaves,
Ira
cook
Beaverdell
Neaves,
William, Mrs.
married woman
Beaverdell
Neaves,
William
miner
Beaverdell
Nordman,
Charles
miner
Beaverdell
Nordman,
Charles, Mrs.
married woman
Beaverdell
Noren,
Carl
farmer
Beaverdell
North,
Albert, Mrs.
housekeeper
Beaverdell
Olsen,
Charles
section man
Carmi
Paterson,
Gordon
miner
Beaverdell
Pederson,
Hans A.
restaurant keeper
Beaverdell
Pederson,
Hans A., Mrs.
married woman
Beaverdell
Perry,
Robt. Henry
miner
Beaverdell
Petterson,
Frank Oscar
farmer
Beaverdell
Rambo,
Washington H.
miner
Beaverdell
Richter,
Frank Edward Sumner
bookkeeper
Beaverdell
Robertson,
Malcolm
section man
Carmi
Rose,
Emil
blacksmith
Beaverdell
Rusch,
Roscoe
section foreman
Carmi
Rusch,
Roscoe, Mrs.
married woman
Carmi
Russell,
Charles
mechanic
Beaverdell
Russell,
Harold
miner
Beaverdell
Russell,
William
miner
Beaverdell
Sargent,
Clayton
section man
Carmi
Saunders,
Thos. Edward
miner
Beaverdell
Saunders,
Thos. Edward, Mrs.
married woman
Beaverdell
Saunier,
Eugene
miner
Carmi
Schofield,
Arthur
steam engineer
Carmi
Schofield,
Arthur, Mrs.
married woman
Carmi
Shavela,
Anthony
cook
Beaverdell
Shavela,
Anthony, Mrs.
married woman
Beaverdell
Shuster,
Anthony
miner
Beaverdell
Smith,
David
retired man
Beaverdell
Smith,
Edward George
trapper
Beaverdell
Smith,
Mark
miner
Beaverdell
Smith,
Mark, Mrs.
married woman
Beaverdell
Snider,
Charles
labourer
Beaverdell
Snider,
Charles, Mrs.
married woman
Beaverdell
Staples,
Edwin Palmer
miner
Beaverdell
Sutherland,
George Duncan
blacksmith
Beaverdell
Sutherland,
James
farmer
Beaverdell
Swanson,
Swan Julius
miner
Beaverdell
Thomas,
Joseph
section man
Carmi
Thompson,
Milton
miner
Beaverdell
Timmermeister,
Frederick
mine foreman
Beaverdell
Vickery,
Aldo
miner
Carmi
Warrington,
Wm.
miner
Beaverdell
Warrington,
Wm., Mrs.
married woman
Beaverdell
Watson,
David
carpenter
Carmi
Worthing,
Reginald
miner
Beaverdell
Worthing,
Reginald, Mrs.
married woman
Beaverdell
Worthing,
Thos.
miner
Beaverdell
Worthing,
Thos., Mrs.
married woman
Beaverdell
Wynne,
Wm. J.
prospector
Beaverdell
Youngson,
Wm.
hotel keeper
Beaverdell
Copyright June 1999 by Kenneth G. Aitken, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED