Vancouver City Council 1896

Mayor:
Henry Collins

Aldermen:
H. J. Painter (Ward 1)
H. P. Shaw (Ward 1)
J. J. Banfield (Ward 2)
N. C. Schon (Ward 2)
James Clandenning (Ward 3)
D. McPhaiden (Ward 3)
William Brown (Ward 4)
W. S. Macdonald (Ward 4)
Alexander Bethune (Ward 5)
C. A. Coldwell (Ward 5)

MADDEN, W. D., 2003, Elected Officials of Vancouver, [online],
Internet Archive, https://archive.org/details/PAM200372/mode/2up
April 1, 2020

Vancouver City Council 1895

Mayor:
Henry Collins

Aldermen:
Joseph Coupland (Ward 1)
H. P. Shaw (Ward 1)
W. H. Gallagher (Ward 2)
C. L. Queen (Ward 2)
D. McPhaiden (Ward 3)
H. R. McCraney – resigned (Ward 3)
James Clandenning – elected in byelection (Ward 3)
William Brown (Ward 4)
G. W. Thomas – resigned (Ward 4)
Edwin Sanders – elected in byelection (Ward 4)
Alexander Bethune (Ward 5)
W. P. Brown – resigned (Ward 5)
D. G. McDonald – elected in byelection (Ward 5)

MADDEN, W. D., 2003, Elected Officials of Vancouver, [online],
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April 1, 2020

Vancouver City Council 1894

Mayor:
R. A. Anderson

Aldermen:
W. F. Salsbury (Ward 1)
H. P. Shaw (Ward 1)
Henry Collins (Ward 2)
C. L. Queen (Ward 2)
D. McPhaiden (Ward 3)
H. R. McCraney (Ward 3)
William Brown (Ward 4)
J. L. Franklin (Ward 4)
Alexander Bethune (Ward 5)
C. L. Brown (Ward 5)

MADDEN, W. D., 2003, Elected Officials of Vancouver, [online],
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April 1, 2020

Vancouver City Council 1893

Mayor:
Fred Cope
Aldermen:
R. A. Anderson (Ward 1)
W. F. Salsbury (Ward 1)
Henry Collins (Ward 2)
J. A. Hackett (Ward 2)
William Cargill (Ward 3)
H. R. McCraney (Ward 3)
J. L. Franklin (Ward 4)
George W. Hobson (Ward 4)
C. L. Brown (Ward 5)
William Taylor (Ward 5)

MADDEN, W. D., 2003, Elected Officials of Vancouver, [online],
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Vancouver City Council 1892

Mayor:
Fred Cope
Aldermen:
R. A. Anderson (Ward 1)
H. E. Connon (Ward 1)
Henry Collins (Ward 2)
A. W. Scoullar (Ward 2)*
H. R. McCraney (Ward 3)
W. J. McGuigan (Ward 3)
J. L. Franklin (Ward 4)
Edward Odlum (Ward 4)
J. J. Gavan (Ward 5)
R. Mills (Ward 5)

MADDEN, W. D., 2003, Elected Officials of Vancouver, [online], Internet Archive, https://archive.org/details/PAM200372/mode/2up, April 1, 2020

Vancouver City Council 1891

Mayor: David Oppenheimer

Aldermen:

Ward 1:  Sam Brighouse, J.T. Carroll

Ward 2:  James F. Garden (resigned), Alexander Godfrey, A.W. Scouller (elected in byelection)

Ward 3:  C.G. Hobson, William Templeton

Ward 4:  William Brown, John McDowell

Ward 4:  H. De Pencier (resigned), Charles Doering*, C.L. Brown (elected in byelection)

information from Vancouver’s Elected Representatives by Wayne D. Madden, 2003

* Madden gives Charles Doering’s surname as “Dooring”

Vancouver City Council 1890

Mayor:
David Oppenheimer

Aldermen:
J. M. Browning (Ward 1)
J. T. Carroll (Ward 1)
James F. Garden (Ward 2)
J. W. Horne (Ward 2)
J. M. Fox (Ward 3)
F. W. Sentell (Ward 3)
Michael Costello (Ward 4)
Malcolm McLeod (Ward 4)
Charles Doering (Ward 5)
Hamilton Maston (Ward 5)

MADDEN, W. D., 2003, Elected Officials of Vancouver, [online],
Internet Archive, https://archive.org/details/PAM200372/mode/2up, April 1, 2020

Election results for Vancouver Mayor & Aldermen for 1890

This document was transcribed by volunteer Gerald Soon in July of 2018.

These election results were published in the “Vancouver Daily World” on December 10, 1889.  The winners took office in January of 1890 for a term of one year.  To see the early Vancouver Ward boundaries aldermen were elected to represent, click here.

The official vote is as follows:–

FOR MAYOR

OPPENHEIMER. TEMPLETON.
Ward 1 168 126
Ward 2 167 114
Ward 3 152 80
Ward 4 77 88
Ward 5 21 26
     Total 585 434
Oppenheimer’s Majority 151

Spoiled ballots in all wards 20

FOR ALDERMEN.

Ward II.

Horne 235 Horne 128
Garden 223 Whetham 156
Cotton 178 Beckingsale 39
Spoiled ballots 8 Spoiled 12

Ward III.

Fox 168 Clark 163
Sentell 162 Brewer 82
McGuigan 138 Sentell 81
Spoiled ballots 6 Spoiled 3

Ward IV.

Costello 140 McConnell 66
McLeod 125 Costello 56
McConnell 91 Lockerby 48
McGeer 75
Spoiled ballots 6 Spoiled 3

Ward V.

Mason Oppenheimer 37
Doering Lefevre 28
Edmonds 16
By acclamation 109 Spoiled ballots

The above vote will indicate the growth of the city since last year. In ward V. the ratio is even greater than in any of the other divisions of the city.

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Vancouver City Council 1889

Mayor:
David Oppenheimer

Aldermen:
Sam Brighouse (Ward 1)
J. F. Salsbury (Ward 1)
J. W. Horne (Ward 2)
James Whetham (Ward 2)
M. J. Brower (Ward 3)
Robert Clark (Ward 3)
Michael Costello (Ward 4)
G. S. McConnell (Ward 4)
John M. Lefevre (Ward 5, resigned)
Isaac Oppenheimer (Ward 5)
Hamilton Mason (Ward 5, elected in byelection)

MADDEN, W. D., 2003, Elected Officials of Vancouver, [online],
Internet Archive, https://archive.org/details/PAM200372/mode/2up, April 1, 2020

W. F. Salsbury, Vancouver Alderman

W. F. Salsbury, Vancouver Alderman

This biography of Vancouver Alderman W. F. Salsbury was originally published in the Vancouver Daily World of December 31, 1888, and transcribed by volunteer Lesley H. in May of 2018.


As a representative for Ward I, came out at the recent election in that ward at the head of the poll, which fact of itself speaks clearly of the very high opinion the electors have of him and the great hopes with which they look forward to his actions and good judgment in the Council. Mr. Salsbury was born at the pretty suburb of Kew, in the County of Surrey, England, within a few minutes ride by train of the “little village,” the metropolis of the world, in the year 1847. In his whole career he has shown a remarkable adaptability for figures, which faculty evinced itself at the early age of 4, his memory in that respect being perfectly wonderful, a qualification which we think should certainly cause his being appointed Chairman of the Finance Committee of the new Council. He entered railway life at the early age of 12, and was for some time in the service of the London, Brighton and South Coast Railroad. In the year 1870 he emigrated to Canada and entered the Treasurer’s Department of the Grand Trunk Railway under Mr. Hickson. Later, in 1881, he passed into the service of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company. He landed in this Province in July, 1886, on the first through overland train. Mr. Salsbury has worked hard all his life, and his training is sure to be of the greatest service to him in dealing with any intricate points which may require his attention in the new Council. He has invested considerably in the city, and may be considered one of Vancouver’s solid, broad-minded, go-ahead citizens.