Michael Costello, Vancouver Alderman

This biography of Vancouver Alderman Michael Costello was originally published in the Vancouver Daily World newspaper of December 31, 1888, and transcribed by volunteer Judy Lam Maxwell, owner of Historical Chinatown Tours, in May of 2018. MICHAEL COSTELLO a representative

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Vancouver Mayor & Aldermen for 1888

Vancouver Mayor & Aldermen for 1888

Oppenheimer (b. 1832, Bleiskastel, Germany, d. 1897) was one of early Vancouver’s biggest landowners and businessmen. He was elected by acclamation for two of his four one-year terms. During Oppenheimer’s tenure, the city’s first water main was laid from the

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Vancouver Mayor & Aldermen for 1887

Mayor:  M.A. MacLean Aldermen: Ward 1:  L.A. Hamilton, John M. Lefevre Ward 2:  Joseph Humphries, Joseph Manion Ward 3:  Richard H. Alexander, Robert Clark Ward 4:  Edwin Sanders, George H. Lock Ward 5:  David Oppenheimer, Isaac Oppenheimer information from Vancouver’s

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Vancouver Mayor & Aldermen for 1886

Vancouver’s first election on May 3, 1886, was a wild affair, rife with labour unrest and racism. The favourite going into the election was Hastings Sawmill manager Richard Alexander, of Alexander Street fame. But a strike at Hastings Sawmill divided

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