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Edward Gawler Prior
[Edward Gawler Prior]
Provincial Archives
May 21, 1853 - December 12, 1920
Born Dallaghgill, Yorkshire, son of vicar of Boston, Lincolnshire. Educated Leeds Grammar School and studied mining-engineering at Wakefield. Came to BC 1873 as mining engineer for a Vancouver company. Provincial inspector of mines 1878-80 and afterwards a hardware merchant in Victoria. Conservative member of assembly 1886-88. MP 1888-1902. Again member of assembly 1902 (minister of mines; premier until breakup of cabinet 1903). Died in office as lieutenant governor. Married (1) Suzette Work, Victoria; (2) Genevieve Wright, San Francisco.
Initiated: December 29, 1881
Victoria Columbia Lodge No. 1, Victoria

Source: Grand Lodge of British Columbia and Yukon records and BC Archives.

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