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Marmaduke Wastell, Alfred

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Marmaduke Wastell, Alfred

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Alfred Marmaduke Wastell was born in Haliburton, Dysart County, Ontario, in 1872 and came to British Columbia in 1897. In 1909, he went to Alert Bay to take charge of lumbering and box-making for the B.C. Fishing and Packing Company. Wastell was active in the Victory Loan Drive for both world wars, and later served in several public offices, including Justice of the Peace, Stipendiary Magistrate, Small Debts Court Magistrate and Juvenile Court Judge. Wastell established the small community of Telegraph Cove on his Vancouver Island land holdings. He passed away at the age of 90.


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