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Akrigg, George Philip Vernon

  • Person
  • Aug. 13, 1913-Feb. 8, 2001

Born in Calgary, Akrigg was a professor at UBC and wrote popular history books with his wife, Helen (Manning) Akrigg.

Akrigg, Helen Brown

  • Person
  • Jun. 21, 1921-Jul. 15, 2008

Born in Prince Rupert as Helen Manning, daughter of politician Ernest Manning, Akrigg earned both a BA and an MA from UBC. She wrote popular history books with her husband, George Philip Akrigg.

Alcazar Hotel

  • Corporate body

The Alcazar Hotel, at the corner of Dunsmuir and Homer, opened in 1913. William Stanford Wainwright managed it from 1913 until his death in 1943. After his death, it was managed by Iris Violet Wainwright, his widow. In 1947, the hotel was purchased by Mrs. Wainwright and her two sons, W. F. Wainwright and P.R. Wainwright. The hotel was demolished in 1982.

Alexander, Richard Henry

  • Person
  • 1844-1915

Richard Henry Alexander (1844-1915) was Manager of Hastings Mill and a public official in the Vancouver area.
He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and emigrated to Toronto with his parents. In 1862 he travelled to the Fraser River gold fields. After arriving in New Westminster he was involved in various occupation until he took charge of the Hastings Mill Store in 1870. He soon became accountant for the mill, and then was made the manager of the mill upon the death of Captain Raymur. He also served as a Justice of the Peace, and as a member of the School Board of Granville, Burrard Inlet, and was involved with numerous other public bodies.

Alexander, Robert S.

  • Person
  • 1916-1974

Robert Samuel Alexander was born on August 16, 1916 to Arthur Forbes Alexander and Agnes Boyd in Vancouver, B.C. Robert was an artist and made his living as a painter. He died on April 21, 1974 at 57 years of age.

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