Keefer, George Henry

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Keefer, George Henry

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George Henry Keefer was born in Dufferin, Ontario, in 1865 and came to British Columbia in 1885. He was in charge of clearing the right-of-way from Port Moody to English Bay for the last stretch of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Keefer worked on other rail lines in the province and in Washington before serving in France during World War One. Over the years, Keefer found work in various locales, including building construction in San Francisco and Victoria, and prospecting in the Kootenay region. He died in 1957 at the age of 92.


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