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Hamilton, Walter Robert

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Hamilton, Walter Robert

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1872-1964

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Walter Robert Hamilton was born in Rawdon, Quebec, July 9, 1872. He travelled to the Yukon during the 1898 gold rush. He later joined the government service in the Yukon and remained there until about 1909. After moving to Vancouver, Hamilton served as an alderman from 1913 to 1918 and also as a police commissioner for that time. He also served on the Federal Milk Committee. He was a partner in several real estate and insurance agencies, primarily with Orr-Hamilton Ltd. He retired around 1945. He remained interested in mining and the development of the Yukon. He became President of the International Sourdoughs in 1960. He died March 23, 1964.

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British Columbia Registration of Death, Registration # 64-09-004692

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