Samuel Brighouse, Vancouver Alderman

Samuel Brighouse, Vancouver Alderman
Alderman Sam Brighouse

This biography of Vancouver Alderman Sam Brighouse 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.


was born in Yorkshire, England and re-
mained there assisting his father as a farmer
and overseer of the parish until being per-
suaded that the chances of success were
greater in the New World than at home, he
resolved to go there, and sailed in the Great
Eastern from Milford Haven in May, ’62
On arrival at New York he started out
directly for Cariboo, but the miner’s life
not suiting him he left there in the fall
of the same year, located his Vancouver
property and commenced farming and
stoc raising in New Westminster. After
five years he extended his operations to
Lulu Island, on the North Arm of the
Fraser River, and now holds a farm there
which compares favorably with the others
in that vicinity. He sat in the Richmond
Council for part of a season, having been
elected to that position by the Councillors.
With the new year he commences his sec-
ond season as one of the Aldermen for Ward
1 of the city. Samuel Brighouse is one of
the pioneers of the Province, and has done
much to forward the progress of
Vancouver since its incorporation. He, in
conjunction with Mr. Hailstone, is one of the
largest individual property owners in the
city, and has done efficient work not only
as a member of the Board of Works, but
also in connection with other committees.
He has stood out strongly in all matters re-
quiring reform and is known to be an hon-
est conscientious worker both in the inter-
ests of his ward and the city generally. His
past record in the Council places him on a
very firm footing with all his colleagues in
the new Council. There can be no doubt
that those who re-elected him will have no
reason to regret the step they have taken.