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Wicks, Thomas P.

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Wicks, Thomas P.

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Thomas Wicks was born in La Cola, Quebec. In 1882 he signed on an as apprentice on sailing ships and landed in B.C. in 1883. Christened Skookum Tom by the Coast Indians, he lived near Alert Bay. From 1903-1907 he lived in Vancouver, but returned to Alert Bay, serving there as a police officer. In 1911 he married Kate Curling. He helped raise money for the Alert Bay Mission Church. In 1916 he served in the Pioneer Battalion overseas. After the War he farmed in the Chilliwack district, a highly successful market gardener. Briefs were prepared on the operation of the farm for presentation to committees for returned soldiers farms in Britain. In 1938 he moved to Nanaimo.


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