At the end of December, 1888 the “Vancouver Daily World” newspaper published biographies of Mayor-Elect David Oppenheimer and the Aldermen who would form the Council for 1889.
This biography of Vancouver Alderman W. J. Brewer was originally published in the Vancouver Daily World newspaper of December 31, 1888, and transcribed by volunteer Lesley H. in May of 2018. the colleague of Robt. Clark, in Ward 3, comes
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
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
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
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